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  • Sunday, September 21, 2014 2:00 PM | Tommy Gagnon (Administrator)

    Join us for the 4th annual Gimme Shelter Birdhouse Auction event by Salem Collective of Artists and Musicians next door to Salem Arts Association located on Artists Row 24 New Derby St. Salem, Ma.

    This event is always fun and will benefit the animals of Northeast Animal Shelter. We hope to see you there. 

  • Saturday, September 20, 2014 10:00 AM | Tommy Gagnon (Administrator)

    Kate Luchini, Executive Director

    Lynn Museum

    590 Washington Street

    Lynn, MA 01901




    The Lynn Museum holds Artists at the Atlantic exhibit and programs


    LYNN, Mass. (August 18, 2014) undefined This September, the Lynn Museum and LynnArts come together to present a two-month celebration of Artists at the Atlantic. Inspired by the enduring legacy of the Lynn Beach Painters, whose impressionistic style celebrated the beauty of the Lynn Shore and by the caliber of local North Shore artists working today, the Lynn Museum and LynnArts have created a series of opportunities to engage with living as well as historical artists who have captured the beauty of this stretch of coast.  The series includes a number of free programs, an exhibition, and an auction to benefit the Lynn Museum and LynnArts.

    Artists at the Atlantic, Saturday, September 20, 2014 from 10-4 pm (Free) There is no rain date for this event.

    In conjunction with Essex Heritage Trails & Sails weekend, the Artists at the Atlantic series kicks off with a day of artists creating original works “en plein air” or “in the open air” at three locations along the coast: Lynn’s Red Rock Park, Swampscott’s Fisherman’s Beach and Marblehead’s Chandler Hovey Lighthouse Park on the Neck.  Stop by between the hours of 10:00 am and 4:00 pm to observe and interact with artists working in a variety of mediaundefinedpainting, photography, sculpture and more. The work created on location will then be featured in the Lynn Museum’s Artists at the Atlantic exhibition opening Wednesday, October 8. 

    Free Artists at the Atlantic Family Day at the Lynn Museum, Saturday, September 27, 10-2 pm

    Enjoy a nautical afternoon at the Museum during our next free family day! As part of Essex Heritage’s Trails & Sails weekend the Lynn Museum invites you to check out our exhibits and then stay for the fun while you paint your own seashells, try your hand at sketching or watercoloring your own Lynn Beach Painters scene, or make an edible mini lighthouse. There will also be a special performance by You and Me Puppets and showing of the film Finding Nemo. This day has something for everyone!

    This program is generously sponsored by Gayle Richardson and Steve Babbitt.


    MESA: Museum Enrichment Series for Adults, Wednesday, October 8, 2014, Noon (Free)                                 

    On the opening day of the Artists at the Atlantic exhibit, join D. Roger Howlett, author of The Lynn Beach Painters: Art Along the North Shore 1880-1920, as he takes a look at the influence of the sea and Lynn’s great history of seaside painters.  Bring your brown bag lunch and join us at MESA, the Lynn Museum’s signature lunchtime series.                                                             

    Sketching at the Museum, every first Thursday, 4-7pm starting October 2-December 4, 2014 ($5.00 Admission/Free for Members)

    Experiment with different drawing approaches as you sketch from original works of art in the Artists at the Atlantic exhibition galleries. These monthly drop-in sessions are a great way to look at the artwork up close and start to understand the artful way of thinking. Drop in for all or any part of a session. Materials are provided.

    Artists at the Atlantic Exhibit Opening Reception, Thursday, October 9, 4-6 pm (Free)    

    Celebrate the opening of the Artists at the Atlantic exhibit with a toast to the great Lynn Beach Painters, past and present.  The exhibit features the artwork created on location during the Trails & Sails event, along with works by the Lynn Beach Painters from the Museum’s collection as well as a selection from private collections never before on public view.  Light refreshments will be served.                                                                                                                                                

    Artists at the Atlantic ExploraTour, Wednesday, October 15, Noon; Thursday, November 13, Noon; Friday, December 12, Noon (Free)                                                                                                             

    Enjoy a lunchtime tour of the Artists at the Atlantic exhibit led by Lynn Museum Assistant Director Abby Battis.  Learn about the art, culture and history of this magnificent collection of works.  These hour-long ExploraTours will focus solely on the special exhibition and are free with Museum admission.  Please note: ExploraTours are geared toward an adult audience.                       

    Artists at the Atlantic Auction, Saturday, November 15, 7 pm. $35.00 per person.     

    Save the date for this exciting live and silent auction to benefit the Lynn Museum and LynnArts!  Auction items will include contemporary art from the exhibit as well as other non-art items such as show tickets, sports tickets, and gift baskets. Enjoy light refreshments, a cash bar and live music while you bid on your own piece of Lynn Beach history!  


    Lynn Museum & Historical Society, 590 Washington Street, Lynn MA, 01901, 781-581-6200, W&F 12-4pm, Th 12-7pm, Sat. 10-3pm.


    Call for Work

    Artists at the Atlantic

    The Lynn Museum and LynnArts invite all plein air artists to participate in our fall Artists at the Atlantic exhibit, auction and programs.  Inspired by the natural beauty of the North Shore, our series begins with a day of plein air art-making on Saturday, September 20, 2014 from 10-4 pm.  The three locations for this event are Red Rock Park, Lynn; Fisherman’s Beach, Swampscott and Chandler Hovey Park, Marblehead.  Subject matter is not limited to traditional maritime scenes and artists are invited to work in all media. 

    Plein air work created on September 20th, along with other juried artwork and a selection of historical Lynn Beach Painters scenes, will be included in the Artists at the Atlantic exhibit opening at the Lynn Museum on Wednesday, October 8.  The jury will consider including multiple artworks by individual artists in the exhibit if space is available.  There is no entry fee to submit work for this exhibit. There will be a special opening reception on Thursday, October 9 from 4-6 pm.  Finally, on Saturday, November 15, art from the exhibit will be included in an auction to benefit the Lynn Museum and LynnArts.  The auction is an important fundraiser for both organizations to support our educational programs.  Artists are given the option to make a tax-deductible donation of 100% of proceeds from the sale of their work, or to share a percentage of the profits (see below for details). 

    Important Information

    • ·         To participate in Artists at the Atlantic, please complete and return registration form by Friday, Sept. 12th to the LynnMuseum: 590 Washington St., Lynn, MA 01901 or scan and email to:
    • ·         All artwork must be submitted for the exhibit framed or otherwise professionally presented. 
    • ·         All work MUST BE WIRED AND READY TO HANG.  If you are submitting a 3-D piece, we will assist with providing an appropriate base.
    • ·         Drop-off for artwork is Thursday, October 2 from noon-4 pm at the Lynn Museum, 590 Washington St., Lynn, MA 01901.
    • ·         Opening reception is Thursday, October 9 from 4-6 pm.  The reception is free and open to the public and all artists.  Drinks and light refreshments will be served.
    • ·         For a full list of Artists at the Atlantic programs and events, please visit and check us out on Facebook and Twitter.
    • ·         For additional information, please contact Kate Luchini, Executive Director of the Lynn Museum, at or 781-581-6200781-581-6200

    Download the full call here!

  • Saturday, September 06, 2014 8:11 AM | Tommy Gagnon (Administrator)
    8th Peabody Essex Museum Inspirational Show

    Totems: What Guides Us?

    Inspired by the PEM’s exhibit, Raven’s Many Gifts:
    Native Art of the Northwest Coast Judged by Karen Kramer, Curator of Native American Art and Culture at the Peabody Essex Museum. Ribbons will be awarded to Best of Show, Excellence, and Honorable Mention.
    September 6-28, 2014 181 Essex St., Salem, MA Opening Reception September 6 from 5-9pm

    Totem poles may recount familiar legends, clan lineages, or notable events. Some poles celebrate cultural beliefs while others are mostly artistic. The Native American art of the Northwest Coast is rich with patterns depicted include natural forms such as bears, ravens, eagles, orcas, and humans; legendary creatures such as thunder-birds and sisiutls; and abstract forms made up of the characteristic Northwest Coast shapes. Totem poles are the most well-known artifacts produced using this style. "Raven, an iconic trickster and culture hero who appears in countless Northwest Coast origin stories, is credited with carrying light into the world in his beak," says Karen Kramer, PEM's curator of Native American art and culture. "Despite profound cultural changes over the past 200 years, oral histories such as the story of Raven continue to inspire a rich and diverse array of creative expression in tribal communities along the Northwest Coast."
    Call For Art hat cultural, environmental or social elements define you?
    Take-in date are August 31st 11-2pm and September 2nd 5-8pm, IN-PERSON, at 181 Essex Street. 1-2 pieces can be submitted; all pieces need to be framed and WIRED appropriately undefined saw-toothed hangers will be rejected. A 4 foot height limit is applied. Artist will be notified via email if work is accepted. Work not accepted can be picked up on September 6 from 11:00am to 3:00pm. Exhibit closing Pick-up Sunday September 28, 2pm-5pm IN-PERSON. $5 entry for SAA members per piece
    $10 entry fee for non SAA members per piece

    ALL accepted exhibiting artists are required to gallery sit at 181 Essex Street during open hours of the exhibit. A sign-in sheet will be provided at take-in. A minimum of four hours sitting is required for the month; more hours encouraged. The SAA takes a 25% commission on any sales. NFS pieces will be accepted.
    For more info contact or
    Works of fine art and craft with a value under $1,000 are insured for catastrophic loss only. Works with a value over $1,000 are not insured by the SAA. Artist’ must provide their own insurance if they wish.
    Salem Arts Association is a non-profit organization.

    If you wish to download the call to art please visit our "calls" page.

  • Thursday, July 31, 2014 3:28 PM | Tommy Gagnon (Administrator)

    The Salem Arts Association's wanted to try something new by awarding Best of Show, Outstanding work and Honorable Mention for the "From The Earth" Exhibit. We wanted to share with you the winners from the show as well as all of the beautiful artwork that was selected for the exhibit.

    Claudia Kaufman a resident of Marblehead, MA, Kaufman is a member of the Copley Society of Art, North Shore, Rockport, and Marblehead Arts Associations and has been a frequent exhibitor and award winner in Greater Boston area exhibits. Kaufman also an Oil Painter instructor awarded "Best in Show" to Melissa Chouinard for her wonderful work (shown below). You can also see photos from the "Outstanding work" & "Honorable Mentions" winners below. We wanted to congratulate all of the winner of the exhibit as well as all of the artists for their wonderful work displayed in the exhibit. 

    From The Earth Exhibit Winners

    Best In Show Winner

    Outstanding Work & Honorable Mentions Winners



    For more information on the exhibit please visit "From The Earth"


  • Friday, July 18, 2014 6:00 PM | Tommy Gagnon (Administrator)

    Location - Artists Row- Salem, Ma

    When- Today! 6pm-9pm

    Event Page-

    Bring something fun to work on. What do you have in progress and need to finish? What have you lost steam for and need to get back to. Get inspiration and ideas. Meet other artists.
    Free for members of the Salem Arts Association, all others please consider a small donation to help support the space. This is an OPEN group, so you can invite your friends!
    We hope to see you there!
  • Friday, July 11, 2014 8:58 AM | Tommy Gagnon (Administrator)
    Through The Lens-Call To Art!

    August 1st to 31st 2014

    Reception Date: Aug. 9th

    The Salem Arts Association presents it's annual photography show! 

    Exhibit Location: Artist Row Building #2, 24 New Derby St. Salem, Ma

    To find out more about the exhibit please visit our call to art page for details or download the call in .PDF format.

    Anyone who's art is accepted in the show will need to "sit" in the gallery for two hours, you can sign up for a "Sitting" by visiting our Retail Sign Up page.

  • Thursday, July 03, 2014 10:20 AM | Tommy Gagnon (Administrator)

    A Call for Art!  The theme for SAA’s July exhibit is “From the Earth”.  What does that mean to you?  Do you think of planting and gardening, or fossils, rocks and volcanoes?  Supporting locally grown crops?  Do you think of Astrology?  How the Earth was formed?  Do you think of Earth tones?  Or being grounded?  Salt of the earth?  Life on Earth?  Nature?  Earthlings?  Your work can reflect any aspect of or about the earth, in anything from a literal translation to “what on Earth”?  Be adventurous and share your work with the community! 
    The theme for July's exhibit is "From the Earth" please join us at the reception for a truly amazing show! Entry to the exhibit is free, If you wish to purchase artwork from the exhibit we only ask that you keep the piece there until the end of the exhibit.

    What do you think of when you think of our theme "From the earth" do you think of planting & Gardeningold Fossils, volcano's and rocks? Maybe you think of being grounded, salt of the Earth, or life on Earth. The work will reflect what the artists vision was from the theme and can take many forms so be prepared to see a truly organic wonderful exhibit during July.

    Please spread the word, share, and bring in your friends and family to the exhibit. We hope to see you there!


    The theme for SAA’s July exhibit is “From the Earth”.  What does that mean to you?  Do you think of planting and gardening, or fossils, rocks and volcanoes?  Supporting locally grown crops?  Do you think of Astrology?  How the Earth was formed?  Do you think of Earth tones?  Or being grounded?  Salt of the earth?  Life on Earth?  Nature?  Earthlings?  Your work can reflect any aspect of or about the earth, in anything from a literal translation to “what on Earth”?  Be adventurous and share your work with the community! 

  • Wednesday, June 25, 2014 10:10 AM | Tommy Gagnon (Administrator)

    The Salem Arts Associations first seasonal exhibit FIRE & SPICE is almost over, if you haven't already stop by and see the juried exhibit before it ends!

  • Tuesday, April 29, 2014 8:31 AM | Tommy Gagnon (Administrator)

    Join us during the season at these events

    We are so very happy to release the 2014 Salem Arts Association event /exhibit list. Mark the dates in your calendar and prepare to see amazing artwork this season!
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