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