January 24, 2019

This week we're presenting BabsonARTS, Beacon Gallery, and Fountain Street Gallery with exhibitions that explore ideas and opinions on topics regarding everything from news media to quantum theory. There are also other interesting and exciting events happening soon for those who want more.

Artscope is sponsoring "Corncobs to Cosmonauts: Redefining the Holidays in the Soviet Era" at the Museum of Russian Icons through January 27. This exhibition displays over 150 Soviet-era ornaments, books, toys, and more. Check it out!

- Kristin Wissler

World News: Alternate Views at BabsonARTS
in Wellesley, Massachusetts, from January 31 through March 1

Nancy Jenner.

Starting Thursday, January 31, BabsonART's Hollister Gallery will be showing World News: Alternate Views through March 1. World News: Alternate Views showcases the provocative work of artist Nancy Jenner. Her two installations challenge the viewer's perception of the issues of environmental pollution and how political turmoil affects families. Her works use different media and materials, such as archival paper and gouache, to build a visual narrative on each topic. Today's media-rich culture allows a person to consume only the news media that confirms their own biases, and Jenner's installations aim to offer a new perspective for the viewer to consider. There will be an artist's talk and reception for World News: Alternate Views on Thursday, January 31 from 5:00 p.m.7:00 p.m. BabsonART's Hollister Gallery is located at 231 Forest Street in Wellesley, Massachusetts and is open MondayFriday 9:00 a.m.7:00 p.m. For more information, please visit babson.edu/babsonarts/next-at-babsonarts.

Sponsored by: ArtSpace Maynard, Bromfield Gallery, Laconia Gallery, UMCA at UMass Amherst, Solomon's Collection and Fine Rugs, The Boston Printmakers, MAKE BIG PRINTS, ArtsWorcester, Springfield College, Regis College Carney Gallery, Fitchburg Art Museum and the Artscope Tablet Edition.

Outdoor Sculpture Opportunity
ArtSpace Maynard
ArtSpace Maynard

ArtSpace Maynard is pleased to announce ArtSpace Outdoors 2019, our fourth annual exhibit on the grounds of our historic building. We are now seeking proposals for our outdoor sculpture space.


This juried exhibition is open to sculptors 18 years or older.
(Preference given to Massachusetts-based artists).
Submitted work must be the property of the artist.
Up to 3 individual works may be submitted by each artist.
Work must be suitable for an extended outdoor exhibition.
Work must be secured for both the safety of visitors and the artwork itself.

ABOUT US: ArtSpace Maynard is a nonprofit community art center located in the former 55,000 square foot Fowler Middle School in Maynard MA. Currently in its 17th year of operation, ArtSpace is one of the largest and most vital art centers in New England. In addition to our gallery, we also provide studio space to over 70 artists, a printmaking studio, and home to the 70-seat Acme Theater.

ENTRY DEADLINE: All applications and materials must be received by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, March 4, 2019.

Artist Notification Date: March 18, 2019.

Installation Dates: April 15 through April 25.

Exhibition Dates: April 26 through October 19.

Take Down of Work: October 20 through October 31.

For Entry Details: artspacemaynard.com.

at Bromfield in February
Barbara Burgess Maier, All You Need Is...Joy (Calder & Miró Dancing at LaCoupole), mixed media on canvas, 36" x 48".

From January 30February 24, Bromfield Gallery presents "ALL YOU NEED IS..." For this unique exhibition, featuring a wide variety of media, each gallery artist answers the big question with their artwork. The opening reception is Friday, February 1, from 6:00 p.m.8:30 p.m.

Bromfield Gallery
450 Harrison Ave., Boston, MA
WednesdaySunday, 12:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
(617) 451-3605
[email protected] bromfieldgallery.com


February 1March 24, 2019
February 1, First Friday Opening, 5:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
February 9, Artist Talk, 2:00 p.m.
March 1, First Friday Reception

Gallery Hours: Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays 12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m. and by appointment

Laconia Gallery is pleased to present "Gods, Totems and Tricksters," a solo Show by Joe Caruso. With references to the field of archaeology, the paintings and sculptures in this exhibition explore the themes of discovery, time and transformation. The large sculptural assemblages form an imaginary kingdom with references to Aboriginal totems, Nkisi Nkondi Kongo Power figures, spires from Buddhist temples and symbols from ancient Egyptian culture.

Laconia Gallery
Joe Caruso.

LACONIA GALLERY, 433 Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA 02118
[email protected]

UMCA at UMass Amherst
Terry Winters, Untitled (2), 1999, gouache on paper; 44 ¼" x 30 ½", image courtesy of The Drawing Center, New York.

Xylor Jane, Untitled, 2016, ink and oil on panel, 30" x 24", image courtesy of CANADA Gallery, New York.

January 31April 28
Opening Reception: Wed, January 30, 5:00 p.m.7:30 p.m. / Walk-through with Xylor Jane and Conversation with Terry Winters
University Museum of Contemporary Art
Fine Arts Center, UMass Amherst
TuesdayFriday, 11:00 a.m.4:30 p.m., Saturday & Sunday 2:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.; until 8:00 p.m. on first Thursdays.
Admission is Free / umass.edu/umca / (413) 545-3672

Solomon's Collection and Fine Rugs
Solomon Rugs

2019 International Juried Show at Beacon Gallery
in Boston, Massachusetts through February 24

Beacon Gallery
Michael Spillers, The Last Selfie, acrylic.

Beacon Gallery is showing their 2019 International Juried Show through February 24. This exhibition features works by 23 artists from across the United States centered around the theme of "ANALOG | DIGITAL THE ORIGINAL BRIEF." The artists were asked to show how the analog-to-digital transition that technology has gone through has affected them as artists. The selected works reflect a wide range of opinions and ideas, both positive and negative. However the viewer feels about the transition, they will find works that both empathize with their opinions and that show them a different perspective. Beacon Gallery is located at 524B Harrison Avenue in Boston, Massachusetts, and is open WednesdayThursday 10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m., Friday 10:00 a.m.6:00 p.m., Saturday 12:00 p.m.6:00 p.m., and Sunday 12:00 p.m.5:00 p.m. For more information, please visit beacongallery.com/exhibition/2019-international-juried-show.

Lydia Kinney, Steve Sangapore and Casey Stanberry at Fountain Street Gallery
in Boston, Massachusetts from January 30 through February 24

Fountain Street Gallery
Steve Sangapore, Collapse: Of the Self, 2018, oil and ink on wood panel, 14" x 11" x 1.5."

Fountain Street Gallery's ANNEX will be showing the work of artists Lydia Kinney, Steve Sangapore and Casey Stanberry from January 30 through February 24. Lydia Kinney's works focus on spatial relationships and haphazard structure, creating tense and almost unbelievable environments. Her works contain both painted and drawn elements, giving each piece contrast and depth. Steve Sangapore's works explore the scientific idea that consciousness creates the universe. His pieces are split down the middle, with one side showing what we perceive, and the other demonstrating the quantum world that we can't see. Casey Stanberry's art focuses on architecture and environment. He creates each piece with the help of photo documentation, satellite imagery, and his own urban explorations to make analytical yet surrealist works. Fountain Street Gallery is located at 460 Harrison Avenue Suite 2 in Boston, Massachusetts and is open WednesdaySunday 12:00 p.m.6:00 p.m. For more information, please visit fsfaboston.com/annex-feb-2019.

Boston Printmakers

Entries accepted through 3/15/19

Exhibition Dates:
8/269/29, Jewett Art Gallery, Wellesley College

Juror: Shelley R. Langdale, President, Print Council of America;
Associate Curator of Prints and Drawings, Philadelphia Museum of Art

$10,000 in prizes
Full prospectus & link to online entry.

Up to 44" x 96"
On Any Photo Media

Make Big Prints

Print on watercolor paper, canvas, vinyl, fabric or photo paper. From digital files or your original art. The Epson 9890 at my Somerville studio uses archival pigment ink. Email Gary Duehr at [email protected] for a quote or more info. Use code AS18 for 10% off your first job.


Eighteenth ArtsWorcester Biennial, to be held in our new galleries on Portland Street: Deadline March 10, 2018. Juried by Nick Capasso, Director of the Fitchburg Art Museum. Winner of Sally Bishop Prize receives solo exhibit at Worcester Art Museum and $1,000 award. Over $2,000 in additional prizes. Membership ($55 annually) required; $15 per submission (up to 3 permitted). Exhibition runs May 1 to June 8. Information and links online at artsworcester.org/artist-opportunities.

Springfield College
Springfield College

Close Encounters: Fafnir Adamites, Kim Carlino, Jorge Costa and Maggie Nowinski. Curated by Jessica Poser. February 8April 12. Closing Reception April 11, 5:00 p.m.7:00 p.m. William Blizard Gallery, Springfield College.

Regis College Carney Gallery
Regis College Carney Gallery

Kate Shaffer.

Women of Jazz
Portraits by Kate Shaffer

Reflecting the diverse spectrum of talent from the 1920s to the present, from composers and bandleaders, to singers and producers, this exhibit honors the remarkable contribution women have made to this truly American form of musical expression. Opening: Thursday, February 7 at 6:00 p.m.


Fitchburg Art Museum
Fitchburg Art Museum
Otto Piene, Plusquamperfect (Past Perfect Participle), 2003, oil and fire on canvas, 31 ½ x 39 ⅖, Private Collection, Photograph © Ante Glibota.

Fire and Light: Otto Piene in Groton, 19832014
at Fitchburg Art Museum
February 9June 2, 2019

Fire and Light presents the work of internationally renowned artist, Otto Piene (b. Germany, 19282014), focusing on artworks created since the mid-1980s when he moved to Groton, MA. Piene's relentless exploration of light, fire and air led to groundbreaking achievements in art and technology. Fire and Light offers a rare opportunity for visitors to experience Piene's immersive artworks and contemplate Piene's vision and practice.

Fitchburg Art Museum
185 Elm St. Fitchburg, MA
(978) 345-4207
WednesdayFriday 12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday 11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.

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