August 20, 2020

This week we're presenting Attleboro Arts Museum, Shelburne Museum and Springfield Museums, each with unique exhibits to enjoy before summer's end. We decided to do a continuation of the last e-blast and profile more newly-reopened museums for you and your family to visit.

Artscope is sponsoring Fresh Paint 2020: Hidden Gems on September 17. This annual Copley Society of Art fundraising event will take place as a live Zoom auction from 6:007:30 p.m., where you can bid on art pieces by over 50 artists. To participate in the auction, make a donation of any amount and you'll receive the Zoom link 24 hours before the event. Learn more on the Copley Society of Art's website.

The advertising deadline for the September/October 2020 issue of Artscope has been extended to August 22. To get in contact with our staff about advertising, email or call (617) 639-5771. For more information, click here.

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- Kristin Wissler

8 Visions at Attleboro Arts Museum
in Attleboro, Massachusetts through August 28

Attleboro Art Museum
Carolann Tebbetts, Grotesque: A Different Kind of Beauty detail, felt installation.

8 Visions is on view both in-person and online at Attleboro Arts Museum through August 28. Since 2002, the museum has hosted a late summer "Visions" exhibit of juried member artists. Over 60 artists applied and were considered by the jurors: Skye Gallery Associate Director Annabelle Grimes, gallery twist Co-Owner Gillian Ross and artist, educator and curator Catherine Graffam. In the end, eight artists were chosen from across Massachusetts to take part in the exhibition. The featured artists are Nancy Beams, Linda DiFrenna, Michael Evans, Linda Pearlman Karlsberg, Meghan Murray, Carolann Tebbetts, Jess Tracey and Steven Wiseman. These artists work with various media including photography, oil on canvas, charcoal, felt and more. The common thread between the artistsaside from the fact that they're all based in Massachusettsis the skill they have in their chosen medium and their ability to create beauty. Even Carolann Tebbetts Grotesque Pods series, made with the intention of appearing abnormal and ugly, has a quality to it that makes the viewer want to keep looking. 8 Visions shows some of the best contemporary artwork (and artists) that Massachusetts has to offer, making it a must-see as summer comes to a close. Attleboro Arts Museum is located at 86 Park Street in Attleboro, Massachusetts and is open TuesdaySaturday 10:00 a.m.4:00 p.m. For more information and to view the exhibit online, visit

Sponsored by: Augusta Savage Gallery, Maine Crafts Association, Bennington Museum, Capeann MADE, VCollection, Bromfield Gallery, Kingston Gallery, Concord Center for the Visual Arts, Solomon Rugs and the Artscope Tablet Edition.

Augusta Savage Gallery
Augusta Savage Gallery
Saleh Lo, I can't breathe, 2020, acrylic and oil on canvas, 100 cm x 95 cm.

September 1November 20 | Zoom Opening: September 1, 6:00 p.m.
Online exhibit of 50 artists response to recent and ongoing slaughter of Black Americans.
REVIVAL/50: YouTube video premieres
Fridays 4:00 p.m. September 11November 20

Maine Crafts Association

The Maine Crafts Association is now proudly offering handmade craft objects made by hundreds of Maine craft artists online! Please click, browse, and shop to your heart's desire and have your selected items shipped directly to you. Your purchases directly support Maine craft artists and the Maine Crafts Association.

Bennington Museum
NBOSS at the Museum
Bennington Museum
Joe Chirchirillo, Crooked Crow, 2018.

Bennington Museum is pleased to host an extension of the North Bennington Outdoor Sculpture Show, NBOSS at the Museum, where 20 sculptures from 18 regional artists will be displayed on our beautiful 10acre property in Old Bennington, Vermont through November 1.

Capeann MADE
capeann MADE

Capeann MADE is a new online gallery connecting New England artists and makers to buyers everywhere. This virtual site was created to help artists and makers promote their own work/websites during this challenging time. Go to and click on an artist to view and shop from their individual website.

Come visit and support local art. Enjoy!

Interested Artists and Makers go to the "participate" page on website for details.


Creature Comfort: Animals in the House and Peter Kirkiles: At Scale at Shelburne Museum
in Shelburne, Vermont through October 12

Shelburne Museum

Shelburne Museum is offering two shows through October 12, Creature Comfort: Animals in the House and Peter Kirkiles: At Scale. Creature Comfort is comprised of works from Shelbrune Museum's permanent collection as well as various loans from contemporary artists and private collectors. The exhibit observes how animals have become an innate part of our lives and a near-permanent fixture in our homes, beginning in the literal sense with pet ownership, now extending to interior design inspired by animal forms. Ranging in date from the 18th century to the present day, the decorative art objects in Creature Comfort evoke themes of human/animal bonding, domestication and ethical treatment. Meanwhile, on the southern half of Shelburne Museum's campus is Peter Kirkiles: At Scale, a collection of fourteen sculptures by the titular artist. Kirkiles enjoys playing with scale and materials, resulting in unconventional and intriguing sculptures. Ordinary objects like antique grandfather clocks and measuring rules are re-imagined, giving us new ways at looking at these objects and the concepts they represent. His huge measuring rules in particular are evocative of our physical relationship to the material world around us, playfully asking us to examine this relationship more closely. Both Creature Comforts and At Scale offer viewers new perspectives on the common and mundane, something we could all use during these strange times. Shelburne Museum is located at 6000 Shelburne Road in Shelburne, Vermont and is open ThursdaySunday 10:00 a.m.4:00 p.m. For more information, visit

Voices of Resilience: The Intersection of Women on the Move, Chance Encounters: Mixed Media Constructions by Shawn Farley and Heroes in Healthcare: Celebrating Springfield's Medical Community at Springfield Museums
in Springfield, Massachusetts through 2021

Springfield Museums
Shawn Farley, Abstract Boy, 2018, painted wood and found material; Musician II, 2017, painted wood and found material; Troubled Mind, 2020, painted wood and found material.

Springfield Museum is currently offering three excellent exhibits through the rest of the year and into 2021. Two of these exhibits are featured at The Michele and Donald D'Amour Museum of Fine Arts. Voices of Resilience: The Intersection of Women on the Move is on view through January 3, 2021, and Chance Encounters: Mixed Media Constructions by Shawn Farley is on view through March 7, 2021. Voices of Resilience celebrates the lives of local women who have changed the course of history. The guest curator of Voices of Resilience is Janine Fondon, Assistant Professor and Chair of Undergraduate Communications at Bay Path University as well as President and CEO of Fondon and D'Amour Museum have created an exhibit highlighting the interconnected and lesser-known stories of social, educational and cultural change as told by womenparticularly women of color. Chance Encounters, meanwhile, features the work of Massachusetts sculptor Shawn Farley. Farley endeavors to give new life to found objects such as old foundry molds through her compositions. Each of her works seem to have its own personality in its construction, as the obsolete objects that make them up meld together to create a new identity. Last but not least, The Lyman and Merrie Wood Museum of Springfield History offers Heroes in Healthcare: Celebrating Springfield's Medical Community, on view through Janurary 24, 2021. Heroes in Healthcare honors Springfield's medical community throughout history, from Civil War doctors and nurses to the present day essential medical workers on the front lines of the pandemic. Each of these three exhibits at Springfield Museums offers its own unique and thought-provoking experience. Springfield Museums is located at 21 Edwards Street in Springfield, Massachusetts and is open MondaySaturday 10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m. and Sunday 11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m. For more information, visit

SOLO 2021 Competition
Deadline: October 1, 2020

Two artists each win a solo exhibition in January 2021 at Bromfield Gallery in Boston. Open to New England artists who have not had a solo show in a commercial gallery (universities, libraries, etc. do not disqualify). Fee: $35. All media. Juror: Meg White, Director, Gallery Naga, Boston. Deadline: October 1, 2020. Apply online with up to 5 jpgs at Questions? Gary Duehr, Manager,

Bromfield Gallery
450 Harrison Ave., Boston, MA
FridaySunday, 12:005:00 p.m.
(617) 451-3605

Kingston Gallery
Kingston Gallery
Bonnie Donohue, A Thin Green Line (video still). 2019.

August 26September 20
Cree Bruins: Drawn to Film
Yuri Shimojo: Unbroken Line
Jennifer Moses: Protest
September 23October 18:
Bonnie Donohue: A Thin Green Line: Borderlands
Lynda Schlosberg: Never Forgotten

Kingston Gallery
450 Harrison Avenue, No. 43
Boston MA 02118
(617) 423-4113
Hours: WednesdaySunday 12:00-5:00 p.m.

Concord Center for the Visual Arts
Concord Art

September 25October 22
21st Annual Frances N. Roddy Open Juried Competition
Online Reception: Friday, September 25 from 7:008:00 p.m.
Exhibition Viewing: Virtual and/or in the gallery TBD
Visits currently by appointment only
Online Submissions Open Until September 9

Online submissions available via website

37 Lexington Road,
Concord, MA 01742
(978) 369-2578

Solomon Rugs
Solomon Rugs

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