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  • 25 Feb 2013 8:24 PM | Anonymous
    Katherine Howe, author of The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane and The House of Velvet and Glass will participate as an author at this year's Artists & Authors Winter Exhibition.

    Katherine Howe was born in Houston, Texas, and holds degrees in Art History and Philosophy from Columbia and in American and New England Studies from Boston University. She is the author of The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane, a novel of the Salem witch trials which debuted at #2 on the New York Times bestseller list, and which has been translated into twenty-five languages. This past year she hosted the Expedition Week special “Salem: Unmasking the Devil” on the National Geographic Channel, and taught a seminar on historical fiction at Cornell University. Her bestselling new novel, a historical thriller set in Boston in the aftermath of the Titanic sinking, is entitled The House of Velvet and Glass. She lives in Marblehead, Massachusetts, and upstate New York, where she is at work on her next novel.

    The FREE main event is from 6 to 9 p.m. in the ballroom of the Hawthorne Hotel in Salem, MA, 18 Washington Square West.

    A special demonstration by Frank Costantino will take place from 5 to 6 p.m. Entrance will be $7 online and $10 at the door.
  • 22 Feb 2013 3:31 PM | Anonymous
    On Thursday, February 28, the third annual Artists & Authors Winter Exhibition will bring together in one ballroom for the pleasure of the public the following talented authors, artists, and creatives:

    Amanda Bright
    Dan Browne
    Jan Condon
    Chris Cuddy
    Laura Dandaneau
    Nelson Dionne
    Matthew Fraser
    Peter Grimshaw
    Ellen Hardy
    Karen Hosking
    Katherine Howe
    Aziz Isaak
    Morgan Leshinsky
    North Shore Writers
    Terri O'Brien
    Jeannine Pelkey
    Salem Theatre Co
    Salem Film Fest 
    Scarlet Letter Press
    Elizabeth Sheehan
    Salem Collective Artists & Musicians 
    Jack Walsh 
    Margaret Young 

    The FREE main event is 6–9 p.m. in the ballroom of the Hawthorne Hotel in Salem, MA, 18 Washington Square West.

    A special demonstration by Frank Costantino will take place from 5 to 6 p.m. Entrance to the special demonstration is $7 online and $10 at the door.

  • 21 Feb 2013 6:41 PM | Anonymous

    A call for art from Highrock North Shore:

    Help us get word out to local artists!  If you or someone you know is an artist, we’d love art submissions for our art exhibition and concert to benefit iSanctuary.  With questions or to get involved, contact

    Art Show Description and Theme

    We are surrounded by beauty. That beauty, however, is often neglected and abused, hiding it from our senses, our hearts, and our minds.  Artspeak: Restore is an art show that celebrates the unearthing of forgotten and neglected beauty. 

    We’ll be displaying works of art, in various mediums and dimensions, that explore the idea of restoration in all its facets. The works will be on display at Salem Old Town Hall the weekend of March 22-24, 2013. Opening night will be on March 22, 2013 from 7-9pm.  On opening night, there will be local music and refreshments, and all art will be on sale through silent auction. All auction proceeds will benefit iSanctuary.


    iSanctuary is a non-profit organization that helps restore the lives of girls and women who have been victimized by human trafficking. Since 2007, they have worked internationally not only to rescue victims of human trafficking, but also to teach them marketable skills as jewelry makers and stationary designers.  Some of this handcrafted jewelry and stationary will be sold along with the donated art on opening night. Proceeds will benefit the women of iSanctuary.

  • 20 Feb 2013 12:53 PM | Anonymous

    On Thursday, February 28 2013 at the Hawthorne Hotel—from 6 to 9 p.m. and with a special demonstration by Frank Costantino from 5 to 6 p.m.—the Hawthorne Hotel and the Salem Arts Association will hold the third annual Artists & Authors Winter Exhibition. Once again, the Ballroom of the Hawthorne Hotel will be brimming with local artists and authors displaying and selling their work. The Artists & Authors Winter Exhibition will be free and open to the public. 

    The Salem Arts Association and the Hawthorne Hotel look forward to providing visitors and residents of Salem a night's reprieve from the chill and stillness of late February at the third annual Artists & Authors Winter Exhibition.

    Artists & Authors Winter Exhibition:

    • Main event is free and open to the public
    • Presented by the Salem Arts Association and the Hawthorne Hotel
    • In the Ballroom of the Hawthorne Hotel, 18 Washington Square West, Salem, MA
    • Thursday, February 28 2013, 6–9 p.m. 

    Special painting demonstration by Frank Costantino: 

    • 5–6 p.m.
    • $7 in advance, $10 at the door
  • 18 Feb 2013 1:23 PM | Anonymous
    The upcoming third annual Artists & Authors Winter Exhibition presented by the Salem Arts Association and the Hawthorne Hotel on Thursday, February 28 2013, at the Hawthorne Hotel will be accompanied by a demonstration by award-winning and nationally recognized artist Frank Costantino. 

    About the painting demonstration and Frank Costantino:

    During his painting demonstration, Frank Costantino will engage the audience and explain his artistic process. Last summer, Costantino was invited by Mayor Menino's office to present a similar painting demonstration for a fundraiser at Boston's Kelleher Garden. He is currently featured in Fine Art Connoisseur magazine. Another article currently appears in the February/March issue of Plein Air Magazine. Both magazines are national publications.

    In transitioning from a highly successful career as an award-winning architectural illustrator to fine art watercolor, Frank has developed an increasingly diverse and accomplished body of work. He paints primarily en plein air his own vision of urban scenes, New England locales, seascapes, birds, animals, and portraits, among other interests.

    With signature member status in the New England Watercolor Society , Boston, and the North East Watercolor Society in New York, and elected member of New York’s Salmagundi Club, Frank is also a long-standing member and supporter of other art associations in the Boston area. He has been annually selected for many Plein Air events, including Plein Air Easton, MD; Cranford Plein Air, NJ; St. Simons Island Plein Air Affair, GA; and Plein Air Vermont, of which he is also a co-founder.

    His watercolor work is exhibited throughout the Northeast, as well as West Coast venues in juried, group or solo shows, and is represented in various galleries and retail locations, with limited edition prints and card series. His work has also been featured in national magazines. Frank also conducts watercolor workshops at all levels of skill in numerous venues.

    He enjoys the fluid challenge of the watercolor medium, and its vibrant, luminous qualities. His preference for the plein-air method of painting affords him ever new discoveries and directions from vistas that become exciting subjects for his paintings. By developing his style, looking for power in composition and color, Frank captures the unusual view in a fleeting moment.

    Artists & Authors Winter Exhibition:
    • Main event is free and open to the public
    • Presented by the Salem Arts Association and the Hawthorne Hotel
    • In the Ballroom of the Hawthorne Hotel, 18 Washington Square West, Salem, MA
    • Thursday, February 28 2013, 6–9 p.m.

    Special painting demonstration by Frank Costantino:
    • 5–6 p.m.
    • $7 in advance, $10 at the door
  • 28 Jan 2013 1:03 PM | Anonymous

    All in the Eyes

    Feb 9–Mar 10, 2013
    Opening Reception: Feb 10, 2-4 p.m.

    In portraiture, their expressions, inner beauty and strengths are what are deemed most important and hopefully inherent in each image. Drawn from ideas of strength, rage, beauty and humanity that are in each of us and make us the people we are, may be also seen in nature. Each subject is defined by ever-changing moods, unique emotion, and their own style, grace, and color. While they might not be perfect, the subtle qualities beneath the surface that shine through are what make each meaningful to me.

    Elisabeth has created her own photography business connected to her photographic interest; portraiture. Elisabeth s personal photographic work explores portraiture. Her work has been shown in many national group shows. Recently in Gallery Z s AFROCENTRIC: From the Perspective of Black Women, and Marblehead Artist Association s New Member Show. Also multiple solo showings in the New England area. Recently, October 2011, Neville had a collaborative show with her late Father at The Griffin Museum in Winchester MA., with her photography and his sketches. Eidetic Image . Elisabeth has also been closely involved with many artists associations, national and international. Presently she is a member of the Marblehead and Salem Artist Association, Artists Under the Dome initiative, working for the rights of Artists involved with the Copyright Alliance.

    8 Hooper Street
    Marblehead, MA 01945
    P 781.631.2608
    F 781.631.7890
  • 17 Jan 2013 4:37 PM | Ellen Garvey (Administrator)

    Creative Economy Association of the North Shore
    presents an evening of networking and to view the exhibition 
    Absent | Present 

    on Tuesday, February 5, 2013, 5:30 - 7:30 pm   
    at Montserrat College of Art Gallery, 23 Essex St., Beverly, MA  
    The evening will feature an update from Massachusetts Creative Economy Industry Director Helena Fruscio, and a short gallery talk by Curator Leonie  Bradbury.  
    Please rsvp to Elizabeth Gianino
    at or 978.921.4242 x1121

    Kate Gilmore, Sudden as a Massacre, 2012, video (still) 
  • 14 Jan 2013 10:05 AM | Tommy Gagnon (Administrator)
    Artists And Authors

    The Salem Arts Association 3rd annual "Artists and Authors" will be held at the Hawthorne Hotel, for more information about this event please visit the "Call to art" page and download the .pdf to submit your application. We look forward to seeing your there.
    Exhibit Date:
    February 28, 2013 from 6 to 9 p.m.
    Artists must arrive by 5 p.m. and be set up completely before the 6 p.m. opening.
    Breakdown will occur directly after the event at 9 p.m. Tables will be provided by the
    Hawthorne Hotel.

    Exhibit Location:
    The Hawthorne Hotel Ballroom, Salem, MA

    Go To "Call For Art Page"

  • 07 Jan 2013 2:20 PM | Ellen Hardy (Administrator)
    SSU and the Mass Poetry Festival have asked SAA to have an exhibition during the Festival this year May 2-5, 2013. Mass Po invites all Festival participants throughout the state to discuss 10 poems each year. Five are chosen from poets who have passed away and five poems are chosen from living poets. Often a living poet will attend the Festival.

    The Salem Arts Association members are asked to respond to one of the 10 poems with their artwork. Location for the exhibit will be announced. Artists should be prepared to show their work on their own easels if we get a location not suitable for hanging on the wall. A full packet with the CALL FOR PROPOSALS will be posted in February. Deadline will be early April.

    Artists who would like to submit artwork for the Mass Po program (which may or may not be part of the exhibition), please email to <>

    Links to the 10 poems—

    Common Threads 2013: TEN PASTORALS (10 poems about the outside)

    1. Patricia Smith: What to Tweak

    2. Matt Miller: Tuggin’

    3. Andrea Cohen: To Whom It May Concern

    4. Frank O'Hara: Autobiographia Literaria

    5. Jack Gilbert: Cherishing What Isn't

    6. Robert Frost: Range-Finding

    7. Martha Collins: [white paper #38]

    8. Lloyd Schwartz: Leaves

    9. Afaa Michael Weaver: Leaves

    10. Stephen Jonas: To a Strayed Cat (to be included in February packet)

  • 17 Dec 2012 12:17 PM | Anonymous

    Hamilton-Wenham Library is looking to fill approximately 30 spaces in their popular public displays for January. The library is also interested in finding artists to display work for future months.            

    Contact: Rebecca Shea,  Administrative Librarian
    Hamilton-Wenham Public Library
    978-468-5577  x20

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