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  • 23 May 2015 9:16 PM | Tommy Gagnon (Administrator)

    Paint for the Park!

    Artists Wanted for Trash Barrel Beautification Project!

    paint for the park


    Create beautiful trash barrels to maintain a beautiful park!A project of Salem Sound Coast watch’s “Talking Trash for Clean Oceans” Initiative Do you think the amount of litter in a park decreases its value?Would you avoid a park if it was “dirty”?Would you avoid a trash bin because it is filthy?“Paint for the Park”has been created by students participating in Salem Sound Coast watch’s “Talking Trash for Clean Oceans”project to address these issues at Salem Willows Park. The goal is to reduce litter, increase the use of trash barrels, prevent trash from becoming marine debris and sustain Salem Willows’ reputation as a historically fun an awesome park.Artists are invited to submit designs that will draw attention to the trash barrels.Those that are selected will be painted by the artists on one “painting day.”Designs should relate to the environment, the ocean, sustainability, recycling or anything positive.Designs that catch the eye and encourage people to properly dispose of trash are more likely to be selected.Approximately 50,000 visitors to Salem Willows will view the trash barrel search year. Artists will sign their work and will be recognized on Salem Sound Coast watch’s web site, through social media and in print media.This project is part of Salem Sound Coast watch’s Talking Trash for Clean Oceans Initiative, a NOAA funded outreach and educational project focused on preventing street trash from be coming marine debris. Talking Trash participants are Salem High students who are participating in this semester-long service learning project. Salem Sound Coast watch is a local environmental organization working for clean and safe water.


    Criteria for “Paint for the Park”


    •Artists will submit a sketch of their design. Deadline for submissions is May 29, 2015. •Supplies: All paint will be supplied. Artists are also are welcome to bring their own. Oil based (acrylic; latex) paints are strongly recommended. •Selection Process: Artists will be notified by email by June 10, 2015 if their design was selected. •Bins will be painted by the artist on a specific date/time when the paint event will be held.•Submission information must include:Name Contact Information –Address, Phone, Email Artist Biography and Resume Sketch of artwork for “Paint for the Park” design To receive more information contact:Salem Sound Coastwatch201 Washington Street, Suite 9Salem MA 01970info@salemsound.org978-741-7900.
  • 12 May 2015 5:41 PM | Kimberly Underhill (Administrator)

     
    SAA's first Mixed Media Mixer will be May 13th at Murphy's Pub from 6:30 - 9:30pm and every second Wednesday of the month going forward.  Come for 5 minutes or come for 3 hours, but definitely come and connect!  Everyone is welcome to join us, and Murphy's offers half priced appetizers on Wednesday, so it's a win-win!

  • 24 Apr 2015 5:51 PM | Kimberly Underhill (Administrator)

    Anne Brown Assemblages from Beaches, Woods & Fields
    Artist open house | Thursday, May 7th | 6pm to 8pm
    on view May 7th through May 31st


    Please come by Kensington-Stobart Gallery to view a collection of artwork by Marblehead native Anne Brown. We're excited about a selection of her driftwood mirrors that we will have on display in the gallery as well as her driftwood sculpture, sculpture to wear, assemblage plaques and collage assemblages.


     Meet Anne at the artist open house from 6pm to 8pm on Thursday, May 7th. If you can't make it to the open house please come by the gallery at any time between then and  May 31st. 


    Anne collected everything imaginable from the beach, woods and fields as a child in Marblehead. Her childhood attraction to the natural world and found objects resurfaced as an adult and has led her to creating beautiful pieces of art from what is at hand.


    She is a member of Salem Arts Association and The Copley Society, and her work has been exhibited nationally and been illustrated in numerous publications. For more about Anne and the exhibit click here.


  • 24 Apr 2015 2:43 PM | Kimberly Underhill (Administrator)

    Craft Night for the Community Art Installation: 

    FRONT YARD STREET ART

    at the 

    Ugly Mug Diner 122 Washington Street 

    Monday, April 27th, 6:00 - 10:00 PM

    Join in this community craft night where you’ll help make creatures, flowers, grass and any flora or fauna you can imagine. The finished pieces will be a part of the community fiber art installation, “Front Yard Street Art” at the Salem Arts Festival, June 5th-7th. The installation will be a patchwork of handmade outdoor spaces (yards) that will line Front Street during the Arts Festival. Materials will be provided, but feel free to bring your own fabric, yarn, thread, tools, up-cyclable goods too.

    If you’re not crafty but want to contribute, email kate@creativesalem.com.

    Open to all ages and skill levels

  • 16 Apr 2015 4:30 PM | Kimberly Underhill (Administrator)

    Montserrat College of Art would like to welcome the public to an artist lecture by internationally renowned Kenyan-born, New York-based artist and activist Wangechi Mutu on Thursday, May 14 at 6 p.m. at The Cabot Theatre, 286 Cabot Street, Beverly. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Mutu has been called the most important African artist today. She is also the keynote commencement speaker and honorary doctoral recipient at Montserrat’s graduation ceremonies the following day. The lecture is free but registration is requested by contacting Margaret.Waugh@montserrat.edu.

    “We are extremely honored to have an artist of Ms. Mutu’s caliber speaking to our community,” said Stephen D. Immerman, president of Montserrat College of Art. “Her successful career both in the US and abroad will be inspirational to our community. We are excited to welcome her to the campus and to the North Shore.” Mutu joins a long list of illustrious commencement speakers at Montserrat including Bryan Konietzko, Gregory Crewdson, Amy Sillman, Jenny Holzer, Janine Antoni and James Rosenquist, to name a few. 

    Mutu is the recipient of the United States Artist Grant (2014), the Brooklyn Museum’s Artist of the Year Award (2013), and was honored as Deutsche Bank’s first Artist of the Year (2010). She received an MFA from Yale and BFA from Cooper Union.She will be just returning to the US from her appearance at the Venice Biennale. See Mutu’s work at wangechimutu.com.

    For further information, contact Jo Broderick at jo.broderick@montserrat.edu or 978.867.9613.

    Full press release document and photo by Kathryn Parker Almanas.

        
    Montserrat Hosts Wangechi Mutu Public Artist Talk.docx


    Elizabeth GianinoMedia Relations Coordinator23 Essex St, Beverly, MA978.921.4242 x 1121
        
  • 14 Apr 2015 12:23 PM | Kimberly Underhill (Administrator)

    For the third year in a row The House of Seven Gables will allow Salem Arts members on the grounds of their property during their normal hours of operation of 10 am to 5 pm daily to sketch, paint, photograph, and write without the need to pay entrance admission between Saturday May 16 and Saturday May 30, 2015.

    EXHIBITION: Sunday, June 7th, 3-6 pm and June 8th 10 am to 4 pm

    RECEPTION: Sunday, June 7th, 3-6 pm

    DEADLINE and ELIGIBILITY: Open only to SAA members. Application and $10 fee per SAA member must be sent by May 4th via email to one of the co-chairs or to our PO Box 226, Salem MA 01970.

    Please refer your questions to:

    Co-chairs: Sue Grillo:<sgrillov@comcast.net>

    Sheryl Lilly Pond:<sherylpond3@gmail.com>


    See the attached PDF for more details. 




  • 04 Apr 2015 12:39 PM | Kimberly Underhill (Administrator)

    Tuesday April 7 from 6-8pm come celebrate the community-service initiative and art program with Salem's elementary school students.  There will be a reception, exhibition, and auction.  Admission is one unexpired can of food or other nonperishable food item per person.  More information can be found at PEM.org.

  • 04 Apr 2015 9:46 AM | Kimberly Underhill (Administrator)

    Are you an artist who likes to perform, display and/or sell your work, or lead an art-making activity? The annual Salem Arts Festival (June 5-7, 2015) is your chance! The call for artist deadline is April 10, 2015.  Participation information is available online. 

  • 02 Apr 2015 12:45 PM | Kimberly Underhill (Administrator)

    For 50 years, the Marblehead Festival of Arts, a year-round all-volunteer organization, has produced a summer arts Festival over the July 4th holiday.

    This year's festival promises to be outstanding, a days-long free event comprising art exhibits, performances, a logo contest, a culinary arts reception, a street festival, and more. The call for art is located on their Art exhibits page. 

    Check out their webpage for special events being planned for the 50th Festival Celebration, which will run concurrently with the festival, July 2–5, 2015.


  • 02 Apr 2015 11:32 AM | Kimberly Underhill (Administrator)

    The Winthrop Art Association 2015 Festival and Craft Fair will be held from April 24th - 26th at the EB Newton Cultural Center, Winthrop, MA. They are seeking artists to enter the Festival with original art works and crafters for the Craft Fair. Entry forms are due by April 15th according to the instructions on the formsVisit their website for more information about the festival.

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