Artscope Magazine
February 23, 2017.
in this blast

The days are getting longer and the sun is getting warmer and we feel the beginnings of Spring. Cool mornings, warm afternoons and the desire to spend time outside. With Spring in New England, there's often colder days that creep into the warmer weather. This week, we're featuring the Rocky Neck Art Colony, the Good Purpose Gallery and the Society of Arts and Crafts which exhibitions that are educational, empowering and exciting and perfect for those colder Spring days. Don't forget to check out the upcoming event we're sponsoring, Fresh, at the Rocky Neck Art Colony through March 12. Additionally, be on the look out for our 11th Anniversary March/April 2017 issue coming out on the first Friday of March. For more information on how to subscribe or where to pick up copies, click here.

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Fresh at The Rocky Neck Art Colony
in Gloucester, Massachusetts now through March 12

                          "Pineapple" by Hillary Irvine

The Rocky Neck Art Colony is pleased to present a variety of artists in their current exhibition Fresh. On view through March 12, there is still time to see the unique works of artists with different styles, techniques and mediums. Juried by local artist Dawn Southworth, Fresh features over twenty artists who work in mediums such as drawings and sketches, charcoal, oil paintings, photographs, ink drawings and monoprints and features content from still life and portraiture to landscapes and abstract pieces. Focusing on fresh foods and their origins, the exhibit is both interesting and educational for artists and viewers alike. Fresh features artists Phyllis Bezanson, Carie Bristow, Stevens Brosniham, Georgina Carley, Donna Caseldon, Matt Cegelis and Leon Doucette among many others. Featured artist Hillary Irvine creates realistic portraits, still-lifes and landscapes using graphite on bristol while Ruth Schneider uses oil on canvas to create a wide variety of pieces. Ruth notes, "I love to paint different subjects matter and intensity whether by the colour or texture or to compliment the interior.." Artist Elizabeth Slayton uses oil on canvas for her Abstract Onions series which features and up-close point of view on very detailed onions. Artist Wilson Hunt creates more abstract pieces and finds inspiration through abstract expressionist painters such as De Kooning or color painters such as Wolf Kahn. Hunt notes, "My work, to me, has an organic look, which comes from an appreciation of the sometimes chaotic beauty of nature" while Matt Cegelis uses photography and digital mixed media to create primarily abstract pieces. Fresh at the Rocky Neck Art Colony is on view through March 12 in Gloucester, Massachusetts and features several events and workshops. For more information click here.

Sponsored by: Art League Rhode Island Call for Art, Foster Gallery at Noble and Greenough School, Call for ART The Great Big 'small works' Art Event, KAHBAHBLOOOM: The Art and Storytelling of Ed Emberley Through April 9, Encaustic Art Feb 9 - March 25, 2017 at Francesca Anderson Fine Art, Gallery 344 at the Milton Art Center, The James Library and Center for the Arts, School of Fashion Design OPEN HOUSE, Artscope Newsstand Tablet Edition, Newburyport Art Association, Solomon's Collection and Fine Rugs, "Specimentos" by Carol McMahon, "Time Being" by Barbara Burgess Maier at Bromfield in March, Fresh at Rocky Neck Art Colony, Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Art Gallery College of the Holy Cross and The Brush Art Gallery

Art League Rhode Island Call for Art

Boats, Surf and Beaches
Entry Deadline Extended to March 1st!

Boats, surf and beaches - whether combined or separate, active or passive, foreground or background - are often the intrinsic ingredients of coastal recreation for many who live in, or visit, Southern New England. While Summer is certainly a highpoint in the recreation calendar, many enjoy the opportunities of Fall, Spring - and, even Winter. Let your art portray or interpret in whatever way you want some aspect of these recreational opportunities or activities.

Click here for more information and to submit your artwork via CaFÉ.

Juror: Anthony D. Tomaselli,
Exhibition: April 7 - May 27 at the VETS Gallery in Providence, RI
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Foster Gallery at Noble and Greenough School


Feb 23 - April 7: Of Heaven and Hearth, David Shannon-Lier will display his large format, black and white photographs that explore the relationship between celestial time and space and a manipulated landscape that dwells underneath it.

Foster Gallery at Noble and Greenough School
10 Campus Dr, Dedham, MA
M-F 9-5, Sa & Su by appointment

Call for ART

Start creating now and donate one or more 5" x 7" work(s) of art.
Subject matter is open to any thing that brings you joy.
Get Prospectus Here
Please mail or drop off your artwork by March 28th
"THE GREAT BIG 'small works' ART EVENT"
Saturday, APRIL FOOLS DAY, (no joke!)from 3 - 8 pm

Concord Art Main Gallery at 37 Lexington Road, Concord, MA .

KAHBAHBLOOOM: The Art and Storytelling of Ed Emberley
Through April 9

This first museum retrospective of Massachusetts artist Ed Emberley draws on his personal archive of original hand-drawn sketches, woodblock prints, final proofs, and first edition books to survey his career and examine his influence on generations of readers and nascent artists. Bring your favorite budding artist to try out Ed Emberley's techniques in Helmutt's Drop-in Studio.

For more information click here.

Encaustic Art
Feb 9 - March 25, 2017
At Francesca Anderson Fine Art

Walzer, SH, "Sprite," 22x28

Goldfinger, "Girl with Options"

13 artists from New England are showing their encaustic paintings and sculpture from the book Encaustic Art in the Twenty First Century written by Anne Lee and Ashley Rooney

Kim Bernard, ME; Barb Cone, MA; Linda Cordner, MA; Angel Dean, RI; Jennifer Goldfinger, MA; Sharon Ligorner, MA; Carol Odell, MA; Beverly Ripple, MA; Tracy Spadafora, MA; Felicia Touhey, RI; Sirarpi Heghinnian Walzer, MA; Kellie Weeks, MA; and Charyl Weissback, MA

Gallery Party Sat. March 4~ 4pm - 6pm
Full Bar, Hors D'oeuvres

Talk on Bees Sat March 11~ 2pm - 3pm
How beeswax is made, How bees help us, how we can help them
Master Beekeeper, Alexandra Bartsch

Francesca Anderson Fine Art
56 Adams St, Lexington, Massachusetts.
Gallery Hours
Wed - Sat 10:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday 12:00pm- 5:00pm
781 862.0660

Gallery 334 at the Milton Art Center

Call for Artists: The Second Annual Juried Exhibition at Gallery 334 of the Milton Art Center, Milton MA. Dates: March 24 through May 12, 2017. Submissions Deadline: March 1st, at All media. Juror: Brian Goslow - ArtScope Magazine. For prospectus:

The James Library & Center for the Arts


In January of 1943, Peggy Guggenheim shocked the art world by devoting an entire exhibition at her Art of This Century Gallery to women artists only. Exhibition on 31 Women was the first of its kind, devoting the gallery space exclusively to modern women artists, most of whom were operating in New York.
The James Library & Center for the Arts in Norwell is reinterpreting this revolutionary exhibition during Women ' s History Month as a fundraiser for 2017.

Opening Benefit Reception March 3, 6-9
Light Fare and Wine
$25 per person, proceeds benefit the James ' arts programming

On view in art gallery March 3-31
Tickets here

School of Fashion Design

March 11, 10am-noon
Full time, Part time, Continuing Ed.
Your fashion education begins here!
136 Newbury Street, Boston

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Divergent Expressions at Good Purpose Gallery
in Lee, Massachusetts now through March 27

Featured Image From "Divergent Expressions"

The Good Purpose Gallery is proud to present Divergent Expressions running through March 27. Featuring artists Margaret Buchte and Kimberly Gerry-Tucker, Divergent Expressions features complementary pieces in order to create a cohesive collection of work. Margaret Buchte and Kimberly Gerry-Tucker have been painting for over twenty years and each have impressive accomplishments that display the passion that they have for the arts. While each artist has a different style, their dedication to their work is clear. Buchte tends to display local landmarks, streetscapes, historic buildings and nature views including mountains, rivers and seasscapes. She often works with oil on canvas and has a very painterly quality, with soft edges and clear brush strokes. Gerry-Tucker has a love for all arts, including writing, poetry and visual art. Before her Asperger's diagnosis, Kimberly loved art and began to paint more frequently in order to deal with her emotions in a therapeutic and creative way. Using art as a mechanism for teaching, learning and growth is something that has helped Kimberly and many others diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder and The Good Purpose Gallery stands by their mission and to remind their students "you were made for good purpose and are inherently valuable." Kimberly expresses herself through writing, acrylic, collage, woodcarving and mosaic work. Her work often depicts her personal journey and has been a very "cathartic outlet for frustration at not 'measuring up.'" Though both Margaret Buchte and Kimberly Gerry-Tucker have wildly different backgrounds and relationships with art, Divergent Expressions clearly displays the passion and talent that each artist has. With different styles and subject matters, the works complement one another while providing the audience with a wide variety of work. Divergent Expressions is on view now through March 27 at The Good Purpose Gallery in Lee, Massachusetts with an opening reception on Thursday, February 23 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. For more information click here.

I.M.A.G.I.N.E Peace Now at The Society of Arts + Crafts
in Boston, Massachusetts now through June 10

                "Swords Into Plowshares" by Cynthia Eid

The Society of Arts and Crafts presents Boris Bally's I.M.A.G.I.N.E. Peace Now February 23 through June 10. Featuring over 90 decommissioned guns transformed into art objects, the exhibition is unique and features beautiful works of art while challenging audience members to think about gun violence in America through artistic expressions of peace. The Innovative Merger of Art & Guns to Inspire New Expressions, or IMAGINE PEACE NOW Exhibition wants to create a space where individuals can acknowledge the urgency of gun violence in America. Contemporary metal artists Marilyn da Silva, Linda Savineau, Stacey Lee Webber, John Huckins, Christine Clark, Cynthia Eid and Matthew Hollern create a wide variety of innovative pieces focused around the gun. The work comes in a variety of mediums including wax, paint, 3D printed plastic, a Bible, human hair, wood, sterling silver, steel, glass and even an artist's son's baby tooth. Artist Rebecca Strzelec uses 3D printed ABS plastic and gun grips to create a bubble-blowing tray. Gubbles was created using 3D modeling and assembly and shows childhood innocence while Gerald Weckesser creates a darker conversation by using a gun, the Bible and wood in his piece The American Conversation which features a one-hundred dollar bill peaking out of a Bible with a gun fitting neatly into the hollowed space, commenting on the complexities of what American's currently value. Cynthia Eid's piece Swords Into Plowshares features a flower blooming in between two guns. With a gun, bullets, nickel alloy and sterling silver, Eid used several techniques including fusing, hammer-forming, hydraulic press embossing, sawing and soldering in order to create her piece. Boris Bally notes, "Hands make pistols. And pistols fit ergonomically in the hand; we respect the handcraft that goes into making the weapon as object. Do we not have the power to transcend these threatening objects by transforming them beyond their deadly utilitarian design? Can't art diffuse violence?" I.M.A.G.I.N.E. Peace Now will be on view at the Society of Arts and Crafts through June 10 in Boston, Massachusetts with an opening reception on Thursday, February 23 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. For more information click here.

Newburyport Art Association


Newburyport Art Association

20th Annual Regional Juried Show

May 5 - June 3, 2017

Juried by Janis Sanders

Click here for Call for Entry Details

Digital submissions only

NEW Entry Submission Deadline: MONDAY, MARCH 6, 5PM

Solomon's Collection and Fine Rugs


"Specimentos" by Carol McMahon,
"Time Being" by Barbara Burgess Maier
at Bromfield in March

Carol McMahon: Nitty Gritty," wood, plastic, lint, 3.5" x 5" x 2", 2016. ( Photo: Stewart Clements)

Barbara Burgess Maier: "Catch me if you can," mixed media on canvas, 48" x 36", 2011.

From March 1 - 26, Bromfield presents "Specimentos" by Carol McMahon, paintings and 3D objects representing mementos and specimens, and "Time Being" by Barbara Burgess Maier, mixed media work about being a sentient and reflective being. The opening reception is Friday, March 3, from 6-8:30 pm.

Bromfield Gallery
450 Harrison Ave., Boston, MA
Wed-Sun, 12-5
(617) 451-3605

Fresh at Rocky Neck Art Colony


Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Art Gallery
College of the Holy Cross

Línea Punteada, 2007-2014, Claudia Vásquez Gómez

Last Frontier / Última Frontera: La Subjetividad del Territorio
January 25 - April 14, 2017
Curated by V. Nicolás Koralsky
Original Concept: Arte Bajo Cero (Julio Gaete Ardiles and Sebastián Trujillo)

ARTISTS Arte bajo Cero: Julio Gaete Ardiles + Sebastián Trujillo (Argentina - Chile) Colectivo Últimaesperanza: Sandra Ulloa + Nataniel Álvarez (Chile) | Claudia Vásquez (Chile) | Ж Carlos Barbosa Pinheiro (Brasil) Gabriela Munguía (México) | Marco Saravia (Ecuador) | Paola Michaels (Colombia) | Felipe García Huidobro (Chile) The Last Frontier presents the work of contemporary Latin American artists from a diverse arrayof perspectives and geographies exploring the border/frontier as a dividing line between states; the reality of lived experience vs. what is portrayed in the media; the dissolution of borders through globalization; borders as an experience of 'us' vs. 'them'; and the blurring lines between virtual and natural spaces.

Brush Art Gallery


Calls For Entry

The Brush Art Gallery & Studios and Hellenic Culture and Heritage Society Seek entries for "Contemporary Visions of Greece's Golden Age"


Art work accepted will be inspired by artistic ideals and achievements of the classical (500-323 BC) and Hellenistic (323-146 BC) periods in Greek history as an imaginative springboard for a contemporary twist on Greek sculpture, low and high relief, painting, pottery, frescoes, mosaics, and architecture. Consider the definition of beauty in human terms, with an emphasis on harmony, balance, order and moderation, vitality of life, clarity, and depictions of everyday life as well as mythology. Full Prospectus HERE

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