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.
t'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
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
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
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
800 N Main Street
PO Box 400
Sheffield, MA 01257
Grand Circle Gallery
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".
he 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
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".
he 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
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.
Come visit my studio:
10 Trapelo Road
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 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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