artscope magazine
Surveying Summer...And Us!
June 20, 2013

In accordance with last blast!'s goodbye to spring, we've set up this week's blast! to offer you a whole smorgasbord of summer shows. While you're surveying the art of the start of this season, please don't forget to survey us! We would greatly appreciate your feedback in our brief survey so we can learn how to better serve you. Participating in the survey will enter you in a drawing for the chance to win an artscope tshirt, artscope mug, or a pair of tickets to the Newport Art Museum, which you will be able to claim right at the museum!

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As always, you can send information on upcoming exhibitions and performance events for both the magazine and these e-mail blasts to [email protected]; reach us to advertise. To learn more about sponsoring these email blast!s, contact Christina Huang at [email protected] or call 617-639-5771.

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Light, Landscapes and Lilies at Newton Public Library
in Newton, Massachusetts now through June 27th

Amidst Lotus II by Linda Pearlman Karlsberg.

Light frequents the seasons in various forms and is typically present and enfolding during the summer months. The current exhibition at Newton Public Library encapsulates the element of light and all of its complex relationships. Light, Landscapes and Lilies displays the oil paintings of New England artist Linda Pearlman Karlsberg. Her work explores the conflicts of light and shadow, desolation and beauty and the emotional responses light provokes. In her depictions of fleeting visual elements, Pearlman Karlsberg paints the striking color relationships that flicker and bring momentary expressiveness to the otherwise tranquil scenes. Alive within her paintings is nature's ever-present cycle of abundance and loss, which is rendered so delicately on the canvas. In each painting the challenge is to capture the beauty and ambivalence of these moments through random intersection of light, color, texture, shape and form and to hold onto the melancholy caused by this perpetual play of birth, growth and death. Light, Landscapes and Lilies is on view now through Thursday, June 27th in the Main Hall Gallery at Newton Public Library. Come see Pearlman Karlsberg's paintings and become witness to life's cycles and infinite creativity. The Newton Free Library hosts the works of contemporary artists with juried monthly exhibitions.

Sponsored by: South Coast Artists, Western Avenue Studios, Museum of Russian Icons, Fuller Craft Museum, artscope app, Galatea Fine Art, Artist's Resource Trust (A.R.T.) Fund, Albright Art Gallery and Jamestown Arts Center

South Coast Artists


10th annual South Coast Artists Studio Tours is scheduled for July 20-21 and August 17-18, from 11- 5. The tours showcase 77 artists in the coastal communities of Dartmouth and Westport, MA, and Tiverton and Little Compton, RI. This FREE tour is for the whole family, especially children.

For information, visit

Western Avenue Studios


Rentals Available.

Where you live/work can be inspiring! Join our creative community of 300+ artists. Live/Work LOFTS: average $1/sqft/month plus electric/water.
Work STUDIOS: $8.72/sqft/year plus electric/internet.
Free parking. Participate in monthly Open Studios.

122/160 Western Avenue
Lowell, MA 01851
Call 978-710-8605 to view available units

Museum of Russian Icons


Matryoshka: The Russian Nesting Doll, on view until July 20 at the Museum of Russian Icons, features 83 Matryoshka sets of lavishly painted wooden nesting dolls of decreasing size placed one inside the other. Whether depicting ancient legends, religious themes, or political caricatures, Matryoshkas can reveal a compelling story about the culture and history of Russia.

203 Union Street
Clinton, MA 01520

Fuller Craft Museum


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Images of Land and Sea at Tao Water Gallery
in West Barnstable, Massachusetts June 22nd through July 19th

Zinnia by Jim Holland.

Summers on Cape Cod are quaint and picturesque. It's these breathtaking scenes that will adorn the walls of the Tao Water Art Gallery in West Barnstable during a major exhibition of work by Cape Cod Artists. If you've gotten your hands on Deborah Forman's new book, Contemporary Cape Cod Artists: Images of Land and Sea (Schiffer Publishing, 2013), you may catch yourself doing a double take at the exhibition. From Saturday, June 22nd through Friday, July 19th, the gallery will exhibit works by a selection of artists featured in Forman's new book. This exhibition grants you the opportunity to explore the range of these artists and their talents when depicting the Cape. Some of the featured artists include Donald Beal, Karen Cappotto, Elspeth Halvorsen, Jim Holland, Joyce Johnson, Bao Lede, Sky Power, Matthew Schulz, Cleber Stecei and Bert Yarborough. Forman, the author of Perspectives on the Provincetown Art Colony (Schiffer Publishing, 2011), has been covering the art scene for thirty years. At the exhibition opening, she will discuss her new book and her journey across the Cape encountering artists, who have been inspired by the air and water in this region to create their distinctive views and perceptions of the peninsula. Their work is a celebration of this precious place. An opening reception and book signing with Deborah Forman will be held from 5-7pm on June 22nd. The gallery is open daily from 11am to 6pm.

Selections from the Griffin Museum's Photography Atelier 17 at The Cultural Center at Rocky Neck
in Gloucester, Massachusetts now through July 7th

Frieda B. Fabulous Prepares to Hit the Streets to Raise Money for the Red Cross by Meg Birnbaum.

The current exhibition at the Cultural Center at Rocky Neck might make you want to take a class or two. Why do we say this? The Center has partnered with the Griffin Museum of Photography to present a selection of impressive photographs from the Griffin Museum's recent Photography Atelier exhibition. Photography Atelier is a unique portfolio-building course for emerging to advanced photographers, offered through the Griffin Museum of Photography. In addition to guidance and support in the creation of a body of work, the class helps prepare artists to market, exhibit and present their work to industry professionals. Pretty solid class, right? Well wait, there's more. In the Atelier, participating photographers choose to photograph with any form of image capture and any option for image presentation. Instruction in the Atelier includes slide presentations and discussions that consider contemporary trends as well as the history of photography. Now in it's eighteenth year, the course is taught by Karen Davis. Her photographs are featured in the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA), the Boston Drawing Project/Carroll and Sons Gallery and the Clark Gallery, Lincoln, MA, among others. Davis is the recipient of the 2009 Artists Fellowship Award from the CPW, and a 2011 New York Foundation for the Arts' (NYFA) MARK artist. Selections from the Griffin Museum's Photography Atelier 17 will feature fifteen accomplished and rising photographers and is on view now through Sunday, July 7th. The public is invited to meet the artists at a reception to be held at the Cultural Center at Rocky Neck on Sunday, June 23rd from 2-4pm.

Galatea Fine Art

Call for Artists:The Fourth Annual New England Collective Juried Exhibition at Galatea Fine Art in Boston's SOWA Thayer Street Art District. All media.

Jurors: Kaveh Mojtabai, Founder and Publisher, ArtScope Magazine; Brian Goslow, Managing Editor, ArtScope Magazine.

Entry deadline: July 10, 2013. For prospectus: 617-542-1500.

Artist's Resource Trust (A.R.T.) Fund

August 1st Deadline

Grants available in painting, sculpture, printmaking, or mixed media to mid-career artists with financial need in New England and Columbia and Northeast Dutchess counties, NY. Non-profit organizations wishing to show, commission, or purchase work by mature artists living in New England may also apply. Grants range from $2,000 to $10,000. Applications and artwork must be submitted through our online grant portal at

Deadline August 1st

Berkshire Taconic
800 N Main Street
PO Box 400
Sheffield, MA 01257

Albright Art Gallery


Strata: Meaning Between the Lines
Jim McManus + Holly Harrison
May 29-July 28, reception June 8, 6-8pm

New at Concord's Albright Gallery, husband-and-wife artists Jim McManus and Holly Harrison explore the theme of Strata and the meanings found within and across layers. In their own styles, they stack linear fields of color, texture and content. Like an archeologist, the viewer gleans meaning from the layers of artifacts.

Jamestown Arts Center


On Friday, July 5 from 6-9pm, the Jamestown Arts Center in RI will host the third annual Summer Soirée, and a preview of OUTSIDE IN, an exhibit of exceptional outsider art. Highlights include handcrafted cuisine from Stoneacre Pantry and musical entertainment from Tricky Britches, a high-energy string band.

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Lacey Daley
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