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  • 20 Jun 2013 1:15 PM | Tommy Gagnon (Administrator)


     July 4- July 31, 2013   

    Opening Reception

    July 13 from 4-6 pm

    Faces of Salem


    Salem Arts is still receiving work for the FACES OF SALEM show because drop-off times were inconsistent.  Please contact <> through July 3rd if you have an entry. We apologize for the inconvenience. 

    The Salem Arts Association Faces Of Salem exhibit is almost here! Join us for the opening reception meet artists from the show and enjoy the amazing artwork!

    For more information about the exhibit please visit our "Calls to art" page. If your an artist you can submit work to be in the show by downloading the entry form located at the bottom of the calls page.

    We hope to see you at the Faces Of Salem art exhibit!

  • 14 Jun 2013 11:07 AM | Tommy Gagnon (Administrator)

    Salem Arts Association Artist Call for the

    Grand Opening of OPUS ART GALLERY


    Opus is passionate about supporting our local artists and we are pleased to be showcasing your work within the larger Salem community. The Opus Art Gallery is one way we have found to not only support local artists, but to connect your work with the Salem Arts Association and the Salem Education Foundation and create a win/win for the entire community. The theme of the first show is “OPENING” a  group exhibition of Salem Arts Association members that will hang for the month of July 2013. Subsequent shows will be solo artist exhibitions. If you would like to be considered for a future show please indicate a preferred month with your JPG submissions.

    For more information on this call please visit our "Call to art" page for details, dates & times.

    Thank you!


  • 31 May 2013 2:16 PM | Tommy Gagnon (Administrator)

    Call for Art! 2013 Season

    We want your artwork

    for Sale at the SAA Gallery Artists’ Row Retail Shop.


    Friday May 31 5PM-7PM


    Sat June 1 11AM-1PM

    The SAA Gallery is located at Artists’ Row on New Derby Street in Salem. Parking

    is available adjacent to the Gallery in Klop Alley.

    Please bring items for drop‐off only at the stated times in the call.

    Members of the retail committee who can sign work in will be there only at these times. Otherwise a special appointment must be made with a Retail Committee Member.

    At other times, the person gallery sitting may not be familiar with the Take-In process!

    For more information on take-in of artwork for the SAA retail store visit our "Call To Art" page

  • 02 Apr 2013 12:19 PM | Anonymous

    Applications should be completed and submitted by April 8. Applications can be found and submitted via the Salem Arts Festival website, While the festival prefers electronic applications, applicants are welcome to pick up and drop off hard copies of the form at Salem Arts Festival/Salem Main Streets, 265 Essex St., Salem, MA 01970 by the March 31st deadline.

    The Salem Arts Festival has announced an invitation to local artists to submit their work for festival exhibition consideration. Now in its fifth year, the Festival will take place from June 7-9, 2013. Thousands are expected to attend this annual event which lights up Salem’s downtown corridor with an art show, street fair and live performances.

    "We welcome visual artists, musicians, poets, dancers and more to submit" said Festival Committee Chair Laura Potter. "Salem is a fantastic venue to showcase local talents, and both emerging artists and established artist are encouraged to apply." The deadline for submission is set for March 31st

    This free family-friendly festival celebrates all the arts: painting, installation, digital art, photography, sculpture, dance, music, writing, film, new media, performance, theatre, poetry, culinary, etc. All events take place in downtown Salem, within walking distance of public transportation.

    The 2013 festival will consist of:

    • a gallery of juried artists’ work in Old Town Hall
    • an outdoor stage venue for performance and dance at the East India Fountain
    • an indoor performance space in Old Town Hall
    • a juried street fair on Essex Street Pedestrian Mall and Derby Square
    • a community arts space for open exhibition and participation (screening process required)
    • film screenings


    Selected artists will have an opportunity to sell their work at the Old Town Hall gallery (with 10% of proceeds going to Salem Arts Festival) and at the juried street fair (all proceeds go to the artists.) The community arts space welcomes all artists – children to adults - and encourages public participation.

    Applications should be completed and submitted by April 8. Applications can be found and submitted via the Salem Arts Festival website, While the festival prefers electronic applications, applicants are welcome to pick up and drop off hard copies of the form at Salem Arts Festival/Salem Main Streets, 265 Essex St., Salem, MA 01970 by the March 31st deadline.

    The Salem Arts Festival is organized by Salem Main Streets and a collaboration of Salem organizations which provide support and jurors for the festival, including the Salem Arts Association, Salem State University’s Center for Creative and Performing Arts, the Peabody Essex Museum and Salem Collective of Artists and Musicians. This program is supported in part by a grant from the Salem Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

    For more information, please see or contact Laura Potter at or (978)744-0004 (x15).

    Matt Caruso (Office Hours 10-3pm Mon/Tues/Thurs/Fri)

    Acting Main Streets Manager

    Salem Main Streets

    265 Essex Street

    Salem, MA 01970

    Phone: (978)744-0004 x15

    Fax: (978)745-3855

    The Salem Main Street Initiative is a preservation-based, volunteer driven strategy for commercial district revitalization.  The Initiative is modeled on the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s National Main Street Program.  Main Streets works because it involves all interested stakeholders in the downtown and provides a comprehensive strategy of work, tailored to local needs and opportunities of the community.

  • 20 Mar 2013 10:15 AM | Tommy Gagnon (Administrator)
    ARTISTS at the 7 Gables
    Salem, Ma. House Of Seven Gables

    Date: 18 Apr 2013 9:00 AM EDT

    ARTISTS at the 7 Gables:

    The Salem Arts Association is pleased to announce a collaborative effort, with the House of the Seven Gables, April 18th-25th.  It is an en plein air or outdoor art event. 

    Reception: Friday, April 26th, 5-8 PM

    We hope to see you there!

    April 18-25, 9:00 am -5:00pm  Salem Arts En Plein Air at The Gables

      April 25, Overnight storage of artwork, easels or display ( not paints and mediums) In Gables AV room

       April 26, 5:00pm-8:00pm Artists Reception

      • All sales split 50/50 with Gables
      • All set up and take down done by Salem Arts

      Non-Members Register Online

      Participation is free to Salem Arts and Gables members.  $20 fee for non-members to cover the cost of advertising and event fees. Please register by Friday, April 12th.  Non-members, either register online or send your admission fee in the mail, payable to

      Members Registration

      If your a member and wish to register please send your info to Laura Dandaneau,

      Salem Arts Association, P.O. BOX 226, Salem, MA. 01970 Attn: Artists at the Gables

      Register Online!

    • 13 Mar 2013 8:24 PM | Anonymous
      SAA member, Sheila Farren Billings is taking part in an Art Show at Salem Old Town Hall March 22-24, 2013. A reception with silent art auction, live music and refreshments will be held on March 22, 7-9 p.m. All proceeds benefit iSanctuary, a non-profit that helps restore the lives of girls and women who have been victimized by human trafficking. Sheila's donation is an original painting "Seasons", a tree through the four seasons on a metallic background. Acrylic, 16"x20", framed.
    • 13 Mar 2013 7:44 PM | Ellen Garvey (Administrator)
      Open to non-members!
      Take-in continues tomorrow, Thurs 3/14 2-4PM

      The "Fine Art of Craft" group exhibit at Marblehead Arts Association will run from March 16 to April 21 with the opening reception this Sunday, March 17 
      Description of Exhibit:

      To see craft is to enter a world of wonderful things which can be challenging, beautiful, sometimes useful, tactile, artistic and extraordinary - and to understand and enjoy the care which has gone into their making. Contemporary craft is about making hand crafted objects of art and ensures the highest standard of workmanship exhibiting a working knowledge of tools and materials.

      The Marblehead Arts Association (MAA) is presenting “Fine Art of Craft”, an exhibit from March 16-April 21. This juried exhibit invites both MAA and non-MAA artisans in the general categories of ceramics/pottery; fiber/textile; metalwork/silversmith; woodwork/furniture and glass and the creative overlap or blending of these mediums. Jurying is based on creativity of design, quality of materials and attention to detail in overall workmanship and presentation.

      Please see the MAA website for more details.

    • 08 Mar 2013 2:02 PM | Anonymous

      Winners to Receive Significant Visibility & $500

      Utility to Beauty
      The City of Salem calls all artists to submit proposals to paint one out of six downtown utility boxes as part of ArtBox 2013. Winning artists will have their work in front of one million people annually and will receive $500.

      With the recent announcement of the Peabody Essex Museum’s pending expansion and last year’s successful Rob Lorenson sculpture series, the city is on the rise as a regional, national and international arts destination.

      In the hopes of promoting individual artists as well as the community’s burgeoning arts scene, ArtBox asks all interested to propose a piece of art that presents his or her visual interpretation of Salem’s cityscape, culture, community pride or art itself.

      Project Background
      Salem’s first art box, located on Essex Street in front of its sponsor’s popular café, has been received very positively. Inspired by its success and the city’s increased artistic momentum, a group of local art appreciators and community leaders came together at the end of 2011 to spearhead ArtBox, a program to transform these utilitarian eyesores into original works of art.

      Beyond adding to Salem’s spirit of creativity, sense of place and cultural identify, these boxes are meant to beautify and inspire. If successful, ArtBox will be a perennial project. These first boxes will set the bar, generating the buzz and spurring future boxes in the coming yearsundefinedjust as painter Greg Orfanos’ vanguard box on Essex Street has done by adding a splash of creative genius to the street.

      Nuts & Bolts
      Open to all skilled and talented artists, the deadline for submission is before 4:00 PM Monday, April 8th. The work will be judged by an independent group of creative professionals, including Steven Zevitas, President and Publisher New American Painting and owner of the Boston-based Steven Zevitas Gallery. One box will be painted weekly starting in June.

      A special thanks to local sponsors Waters & Brown Paint & Decorating for providing paint supplies and Gorilla Printing for providing a tent. Winners will be publically announced at the Salem Arts Festival on June 1.

    • 06 Mar 2013 2:12 PM | Anonymous

      Call For Work
      *All mediums/subjects accepted*

      The Friends of Danvers Dog Park is planning a fundraiser art auction showcasing the talent of local artists, but we need your help! For our fundraiser to be a success we are asking local artists to donate work of any size, any subject matter, and any medium. However, if your work is HUGE contact use first to make sure we have room to store it.

      About the initiative: The Friends of Danvers Dog Park is a group of dog-loving Danvers residents who joined together in 2009 to start the process of establishing an official dog park. In 2010, the Town of Danvers granted the group the approvals needed, and in 2011, the site at Endicott Park was chosen. The main goal of the Friends is to create a fenced-in, off-leash dog park where well-behaved canines can exercise in a clean, safe environment under the watchful eye of their owners.

      About the show: The Artful Dogger fundraiser will be held at the Danvers Art Association (DAA), whose vision is “to inspire, educate and enhance the quality of life for the community of Danvers, through the fine arts.”  The DAA is located in the former Williams School, a beautifully restored building originally constructed in 1916 and located on Route 62 at 105 Elliot St.  The event will be held in the association’s two-room gallery.

      Donated work will be available to preview in a dedicated photo album on The Friends of Danvers Dog Park’s Facebook page.  A reception with silent auction will take place on April 11th beginning at 7pm.  Any donated work that is not auctioned off may be picked up at the end of the night.

      The submission deadline is: April 1st. Work may be mailed or delivered during business hours (beginning March 18th) to New England Dog Biscuit Company, 11 Maple St, Danvers, MA 01923.  Neither New England Dog Biscuit Company nor the Friends of Danvers Dog Park is responsible for work that is left outside unattended.

      Please complete the form on the second page and return it with your work.


      The Friends of Danvers Dog Park
      Pam Crum, Fundraising Events Committee Chair

      A link to the complete call for submission:

      The Danvers Dog Park Art Auction Art Submission Form
      (please complete in full)

      Artist Information:

      Full Name:__________________________________________________
      Full Address: ________________________________________________
      Phone: _____________________ E-mail: _________________________
      Website: ____________________________________________________

      Artist’s Bio/Statement: Please attach a brief history of yourself and your work.

      How may we promote your work? (website/blog/gallery, etc.)

      About the Work:

      Title: _______________________________________________
      Year: _______________________________________________
      Medium: ____________________________________________
      Dimensions: _________________________________________

      Please note submitted work should be gallery ready. Works on paper and wall mounted works should be ready to hang. Please include any display instructions, such as orientation, when submitting your work.

      By signing below you acknowledge that New England Dog Biscuit Company, The Friends of Danvers Dog Park and the Danvers Art Association take no responsibility for work left unattended upon delivery or work not picked up in a timely manner after the fundraiser. You also acknowledge that you will receive no payment for any work sold/displayed.

      Signature: _______________________________________ Date: __________________

      Printed Name: ___________________________________________________________


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