October 17, 2019
This week we're presenting Bruce Museum, Southern Vermont Arts Center and South Shore Art Center with exhibitions of elegant artworks by highly skilled artists. There are other interesting and exciting events happening soon for those who want more.
Come see Striking Gold: Fuller at Fifty at Fuller Craft Museum, sponsored by Artscope. This exhibition celebrates Fuller Craft's 50th anniversary by exploring the use of gold as an artistic material and its cultural and sociopolitical associations. The exhibit will be on view until April 5, 2020, so there's plenty of time to give it a look!
We're sponsoring MONOTHON 2019 at the Center for Contemporary Printmaking. MONOTHON is an annual two-part printmaking program and celebratory auction and party, as well as the Center for Contemporary Printmaking's biggest fundraising event of the year. The auction and party will take place on Saturday, November 9 from 5:30 p.m.–8:00 p.m. Tickets are $50 in advance and $60 the day of, and can be purchased by calling (203) 899-7999 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Contemporary Artists/Traditional Forms: Chinese Brushwork at Bruce Museum
in Greenwich, Connecticut, through December 8
Wenzhang, Sun, The end of spring, painted in Beijing.
Bruce Museum will be showing Contemporary Artists/Traditional Forms: Chinese Brushwork through December 8. This exhibition debuts 15 contemporary Chinese brushwork pieces to the U.S. The pieces, gifted to the Town of Greenwich through the 2019 U.S.-China Art and Culture Exchange, introduce viewers to the tools and concepts of brushwork. Brushwork, also called water-painting, was developed in China during the Han Dynasty (220-589 AD) from calligraphy. Traditional brushwork was made by amateur artists known as Scholar Artists, who had mastered calligraphy and often incorporated brushwork into their poems. The works in Contemporary Artists/Traditional Forms: Chinese Brushwork highlight the connection between calligraphy and brushwork found in contemporary Chinese brushwork art, as well as the connection between the traditional expression of the art form and its modern one. Though the artists exhibited utilize an established language of brushstrokes, color, and images, they use these ancient techniques to put forth their own perspective. The result is an exhibition that demonstrates the intersection of past and present and image and writing. Bruce Museum is located at 1 Museum Drive in Greenwich, Connecticut and is open Tuesday–Sunday 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. For more information, visit brucemuseum.org/contemporary-artists-traditional-forms-chinese-brushwork.
Sponsored by: Fuller Craft Museum, Roslindale Open Studios, Holliston Mill Open Studios, Boston International Fine Arts Show, Brookline Arts Center, Vizivel, Augusta Savage Gallery, Hampden Gallery, Art Providence Show, Bromfield Gallery and the Artscope Tablet Edition.
Fuller Craft Museum
Get your ticket today for the 1969 Celebration, Fuller Craft Museum's 50th Anniversary Gala, Saturday, October 19, 2019, 6:30–9:30 p.m. This will be the swankiest evening of the museum's year-long "Fuller at 50" celebration. 1969 Celebration will gather 200+ of the region's most prominent and influential artists, collectors, business leaders and style-makers for an elegant evening in support of one of New England's most innovative and cherished cultural organizations.
Roslindale Open Studios
Holliston Mill Artists' Open Studios
Saturday and Sunday, November 2 and 3, 11:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Live music each day.
Craft beer and wine tasting Sunday, 1:00–3:00 p.m.
Free. Open to the public.
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"EMERGE" - a new special section within BIFAS for individual artists and contemporary galleries specializing in emerging and mid-career artists. Launched in collaboration with Art New England magazine, celebrating its 40th Anniversary. Join us for the entire day on Friday, October 25 from 1:00–8:00 p.m. to explore "Emerge", enjoy special programs and speakers and celebrate the magazine. Details: FineArtBoston.com/special-programs. Complimentary Friday tickets at bifasemerge.eventbrite.com.
Boston International Fine Art Show
Cyclorama, Boston Center for the Arts
Brookline Arts Center
Call for Art: Activation
Call for Art: Activation
Exhibition: March 13–April 10, 2020
Juror: Arlette Kayafas, Gallery Kayafas Director
Submission Deadline: January 1, 2020, 11:59 p.m.
Submission Fee: $25 for 1–3 submissions, $35 for 4–6 submissions
The Brookline Arts Center invites artists of all media residing in the United States to submit work for Activation. Artists have explored the nature of vision and movement in art since the early twentieth century. For this exhibition, we are seeking works that move or are activated to perform. A call for Kinetic Art: art of both real and apparent motion. Works should explore the element of time, or reflect on the modern world through technology. Learn more.
Brookline Arts Center
Call for Public Art
Call for Public Art
Monmouth Park Exhibition
May 1–October 31, 2020
Submission Deadline: January 1, 2020, 11:59 p.m.
Submission Fee: $25
The Brookline Arts Center is seeking proposals for a six-month public art installation in beautiful Monmouth Park. One dynamic solo artist or small collaborative group will have the opportunity to experiment and develop their work with the support of the BAC. Artist(s) selected will design, create and exhibit their proposed installation. Learn more.
Gallery One Series: Andō Hiroshige Woodblock Prints at Southern Vermont Arts Center
in Manchester, Vermont, through November 17
Andō Hiroshige, Autumn Moon on the Tama River.
Southern Vermont Arts Center is now showing Gallery One Series: Andō Hiroshige Woodblock Prints through November 17. This exhibition, curated by guest curator Steven Schlussel, celebrates the work of woodblock artist Andō Hiroshige, born Andō Tokutarō in 1797. He is revered as one of the great masters of the color woodblock print, so much so that an estimated 10,000 copies were made from some of his woodblocks. It is believed he created over 5,000 prints in his lifetime. Hiroshige's prints were simple yet decorative, filtering his own perceptions down to their barest essence and using them to create effective and beautiful compositions. The prints featured in Gallery One Series: Andō Hiroshige Woodblock Prints are genuine Japanese woodblocks, made in the 20th century. Each one was meticulously reproduced from recut woodblocks using traditional methods, made just as it would have been during Hiroshige's time. Even hundreds of years after the original prints were created, each piece in Gallery One Series: Andō Hiroshige Woodblock Prints continues to captivate viewers with its simple yet elegant beauty. Southern Vermont Arts Center is located at 930 SVAC Drive West Road in Manchester, Vermont and is open Tuesday–Saturday 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. and Sunday 12:00–5:00 p.m. For more information, please visit https://www.svac.org/gallery-one-series-ando-hiroshige-woodblock-prints.
Pressing Matters: The Unique Print and Contexture at South Shore Art Center
in Cohasset, Massachusetts through November 3
Deedee Agee, Waiting, 2013, monotype, 26" x 32".
South Shore Art Center currently has two exhibitions on view through November 3. In Bancroft Gallery is Pressing Matters: The Unique Print, curated by Terry Coleman, Nancy Connolly, Donna Ingemanson and Deanne Noiseux. This exhibit features an array of monotype prints made by members of the Coastal Print Makers. One artist, Jane Johnston, left her career as an art teacher to focus on printmaking, and now works with hundreds of students a year as a docent at South Shore Art Center. According to an interview, Johnston says that "printmaking gives her a way to express herself in many different ways in every piece she makes." The same is true for Pressing Matters as a whole, which displays a wide variety of monotypes that each express the perspectives of the artists who made them. Meanwhile, Dillon Gallery is showing Contexture, a collaborative exhibit featuring the work of Ann Conte and Jeanne Wiley. According to the exhibit page, "contexture" means "a mass of things interwoven together" or "the fact or manner of being woven or linked together to form a connected whole." Conte and Wiley have been collaborating for over a decade, and are thus able to not only weave together disparate mediums like glass, oil, encaustic, ceramic and watercolor but also develop compositions on boards by working together directly. One artists paints, and the other artist reinterprets the painting, creating a new work. Both Pressing Matters: The Unique Print and Contexture reveal beauty and skill across many mediums, artists, and perspectives. South Shore Art Center is located at 119 Ripley Road in Cohasset, Massachusetts and is open Monday–Saturday 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. and Sunday 12:00–4:00 p.m. For more information, please visit ssac.org/bancroft and ssac.org/dillon.
Augusta Savage Gallery
Lois Guarino, untitled, ink on wood panel, 12" x 12".
103 New Africa House
Amherst, MA 01003 (413) 545-5177
Monday and Tuesday, 1:00–7:00 p.m., Wednesday–Friday, 1:00–5:00 p.m. (closed academic breaks)
November 6–November 26 | Opening Reception: Wednesday, November 6 | 5:00–7:00 p.m.
Shawn Farley's mixed-media constructions apply discarded and found materials to yield soulful results. Lois Guarino exhibits pen drawings that she creates by making marks, which she follows obsessively until completion.
Deborah Garner, Water Garden (detail), oil on canvas, 24" x 36".
131 Southwest Circle,
Amherst, MA 01003, (413) 545-0680
Tuesday–Friday, 1:00–6:00 p.m., Sunday 2:00–5:00 p.m.
November 10–December 6, opening Reception: Sunday, November 10 from 2:00–4:00 p.m.
Upstream: Deborah Garner: Improvisational Paintings via Personal Immersions in the Collective Stream of Consciousness and Kintsugi: Karen Loomis. Kintsugi does not attempt to disguise damage, but to make the fault lines beautiful & strong, offering a metaphor for recovery from trauma, expressing the resilience of nature.
Art Providence Show
November 8–10: Buy handmade and meet the artists at the Art Providence Show in the RI Convention Center. Shop tax free with 150 makers from New England and beyond, including RISD alumni. ENTER NOW TO WIN a free overnight stay, breakfast for two and show tickets! Learn more at ArtProvidenceShow.com/
Small Stones Festival of the Arts
Call for Entries
"Winter Works" at Bromfield Gallery
Bromfield Gallery in Boston's South End seeks 2D work whose longest side is 16" including frame (if framed), with sale price of $100- $1000 for its annual juried holiday show, December 4–22. "Winter Works" features dozens of local artists whose work is hung salon-style. Entry fee: $35 for up to 3 jpgs online. Deadline: Wednesday, November. 13. Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit bromfieldgallery.com. Bromfield Gallery, 450 Harrison Ave.,
Boston, MA 02118.
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