artscope magazine
Doors Are Open!
July 18, 2013

The galleries featured below have already opened their doors to some remarkable exhibitions, and you're invited! Come see what Rachel Thern has been producing, view Barbara Ernst Prey's never before seen paintings or swing by ArsenalARTS to check out what the members have been up to. And, to add to all the excitement, don't forget that artscope issues are now available in Apple Newsstand! To find our and purchase your own artscope interactive digital edition, just use this link to connect to our Newsstand issues, or search "artscope" in the App Store. Once downloaded, our available issues will show up in your Newsstand. You can purchase new issues as soon as they hit the press or set up a year subscription to guarantee you'll never miss a beat. In Twitter news, join the conversation by tweeting #artscope and have your tweets showcased on the artscope feed, allowing you to directly interact with us here at the magazine!

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Annual Members' Show at Arsenal Center for the Arts
in Watertown, Massachusetts now through August 23rd

Blue Arrow by Susan Bregman.

It's that time of year again where Arsenal Center for the Arts opens its gallery doors to the biggest exhibition of the year. That's right, the Annual Members' Show is here and has a lot to offer. Featuring 68 artists, the Members' Show is the Arsenal Center's longest-running, largest and most-applied-to exhibition each year, drawing a large percentage of new members eager to show their work. This juried exhibition is open to all members of the center and showcases a large variety of work in 2D and 3D forms. This year, the show features colorful collages, drawings, prints, photographs, paintings, sculpture and mixed media creations. The works range from the finely-drawn quirky Pen & Doodle Series by Carolyn Bensinger to Richard Hill's large-scale acrylic take on Paul Bunyan sitting down to breakfast in the great outdoors with Johnny Appleseed, humorously entitled: At Least We Can All Agree on Flapjacks. Other featured artists evoke the subtle, flowing movement of a dancer in Water & Rust/Horizontal Movement (Alice Leigh Faramarzapour), the weathered wood of a Concord Barn in Ruth Nelson's tangibly close photo printed on archival paper or an abstract burst of energy in brightly colored up-strokes in Cindy Cuba Clements' Finally Spring. Members' Show is on view now through Friday, August 23rd in both the 1st and 2nd Floor Galleries. Events at the Center are free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Sunday, Noon to 6pm, open later on show nights. ArsenalARTS programs and exhibitions are sponsored in part by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

Sponsored by: Crowell's Fine Art, Adria Arch, Surroundings Art Gallery, Western Avenue Studios, Artist's Resource Trust (A.R.T.) Fund, Grand Circle Gallery, Warren Croce, Habitat for Humanity, Aquatro Gallery, Fuller Craft Museum and artscope Newsstand App

Crowell's Fine Art


Crowell's is exhibiting the photographs of artist Marilyn Szabo. A selection of photographs has been made from the large series of black and white images called "Uncomfortable Places." These images range from solemn to erotic, taking the viewer around the world both physically and emotionally. Showing through July 31st.

Crowell's Fine Art
382 Acushnet Ave
New Bedford, MA 02740
(508) 992-5231
[email protected]

Adria Arch


Adria Arch: Iconic

May 26 through August 18, 2013

The Art Complex Museum
189 Alden Street,Duxbury MA
Hours: 1 - 4 pm, Wednesday through Sunday

The shapes and lines that we draw in a state of reverie have been Arch's subject for the past several years. Her paintings turn the humble doodle into energetic and colorful compositions that command the viewer's attention.

Surroundings Art Gallery

Beyond the Blue by Celia Judge.

Original Representational Landscapes of the NH Lakes Region and White Mountains, Folk Art, Wood Carvings and more by regionally connected artists.
Also available are original children's book illustrations by David McPhail and Karel Hayes. Gallery is in a restored barn in the quintessential New Hampshire town of Sandwich near Squam Lake.

Gallery Open: 10-5 Mon - Sat and
12-5 on Sundays during July and August.
Weekends during the Fall.

12 Main Street
Center Sandwich, NH 03227

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

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

Grand Circle Gallery

Grand Circle

Innovation & Inspiration: Advertising in the Golden Age of Travel.
View vintage posters and see how innovations in printing and the dawn of the advertising poster inspired travelers to see the world in the early 1900s.

Hours: Wed, Fri, Sat, 12-6 p.m., Thur 12-7 p.m.

347 Congress Street Boston, MA 02210
Free, through September 20th, 2013

East Meets West at Blue Water Fine Arts
in Port Clyde, Maine now through August 31st

Old School by Barbara Ernst Prey, watercolor, 22" x 28".

The doors of Blue Water Fine Arts have already opened for an internationally acclaimed artist. Considered one of the most significant painters of our time, Barbara Ernst Prey is showcasing a compelling collection of forty never before seen watercolors, dry-brush and oil paintings in her exhibition, East Meets West. This show continues Prey's exploration and documentation of Eastern and Western landscapes and society's complex relationship with the environment. The monumental paintings featured in this exhibit take a new direction, continuing the tradition of American landscape paintings and pioneering a path for the contemporary concerns for the environment and exploring new terrain. Of her vision and mission, Prey said, "My commissions with NASA, a Fulbright scholarship and my work on the advisory board of the National Endowment for the Arts have given me a global appreciation of the world and the necessity and importance of our responsibility as stewards." Her experimental and imaginative paintings examine the urgency of open spaces. The exhibition also includes paintings from Prey's year as a Luce Scholar in Asia and the American West. The exhibit fills the 100-year-old former Village Inn and is dedicated to the memory of S. Lane Faison, Prey's mentor at Williams College and dean of the "Williams Art Mafia," of which she is perhaps the last student. East Meets West takes to a new level Prey's virtuosic ability to observe, study and capture her environment. It is on view now through Saturday, August 31st at Blue Water Fine Arts. An opening reception is scheduled for Thursday, August 1st from 6-8pm.

Curves at Kingston Gallery
in Boston, Massachusetts now through July 28th

              Curves, 5 by Rachel Thern, 2012, oil pastel and ink on illustration board, 24" x 20".

The solo exhibition currently on view at Kingston Gallery is one you won't want to miss. They have opened the doors of their Center Gallery to artist Rachel Thern and her exhibition, Curves. In her featured body of work, Thern hones in on curved lines through intuition and organic gestures. She also works to incorporate mathematical curves as they reflect in natural phenomena and living organisms. Her paintings can be seen as a visual exploration through these repetitions and interactions, as well as representations of instinctive movement. Of her process, Thern said the following: "I usually work with oil pastel because of the versatility of the medium. My current process begins with laying a smooth layer of color and then covering it with another layer of a darker color, I scrape and rub through the darker surface, while also adding new layers of color on top, in order to work in both an additive and subtractive manner." In other words, the process of painting itself is important to the creation of her images. Thern has been an Associate Member of Kingston Gallery for two years and mounted an extremely successful exhibit, Rings/Coronae, last year in the Members' Gallery. Though born and educated on the east coast, Thern has traveled to China and spent time living in San Diego, California. She currently lives in Western Massachusetts. Curves is on view now through Sunday, July 28th at Kingston Gallery. Special Public Relations Hours will take place on Wednesday, July 24th from 2-4pm.

Warren Croce


Portrait Commissions

Portraits make wonderful gifts!

My portraits are reasonably priced and I offer a choice of sizes.
I paint from photos which are yours to keep.

Warren Croce
[email protected]

Come visit my studio:
10 Trapelo Road
Belmont, MA

See more examples:

Habitat for Humanity


Artisans & Crafters Wanted
for the Habitat for Humanity Craft Fair

November 2, 2013 at Braintree Town Hall

Registration form is available at
or by calling 781-337-7744, ext. 10

Aquatro Gallery


Aquatro Gallery announces a Meet The Artist Reception for Brian Murphy on Sunday, July 28th from 3-5 PM. Equal parts intelligent humor and deceptive simplicity, artist Brian Murphy's wire sculptures charm. Come by and see his newest work on view at 77 Rocky Neck Avenue, Gallery #4, Gloucester MA.

Fuller Craft Museum


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Lacey Daley
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