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  • 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

  • 17 Dec 2012 12:12 PM | Anonymous

    LynnArts Photography Exhibit:
    Take Your Best Shot

    A Curated Show, open to any artist 17 and older

    Saturday, January 26-Friday, March 8, 2013

    Opening reception: Saturday, January 26, 2013, 2-4pm

    Juror: TBD

    Entry Fee: $5 each piece, max of 4 pieces/artist. Non-refundable
    Ribbons Awarded


    Please visit for complete guideline information.

    Media: An image originally created through photography or containing photography; altered images are welcomed.  

    Size limitation: There are no size limitations for this show, except entry through a standard door.

    Conditions: Work submitted for consideration must be in physical form and delivered to LynnArts during the stated drop off times. Do not transmit work electronically or submit on CD, etc. All work must be original, ready for hanging or display.

    Additional Prints: Artists who submit work to be juried are welcome to bring up to six (6) shrink-wrapped prints for the gallery bin. These prints will be for sale during the stated exhibit dates. There is no additional fee; only artists submitting work can be bring prints. LynnArts retains 50% commission on each print sold during the exhibit.

    • Drop-off: Thursday, January 17, Friday, January 18 and Saturday, January 19.
    • Work not accepted: Wednesday, January 23, Thursday, January 24 or Friday, January 25.
    • Accepted work: Saturday, March 9 or by special arrangement.

    Gallery Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 10-4, Thursday, 11-7, Saturday, 11-4. Gallery hours are

    subject to change, please call before visiting.

    Commission: LynnArts, Inc. retains a 25% commission on all work sold during the exhibit.

    The Juror: TBD

  • 03 Nov 2012 5:29 PM | Anonymous
    Paula Beaulieu

    Eleventh Annual

    Open Studio & Show

    Point of View

    Featuring recent watercolors and oils

    From Holland

    On paper and canvas

    November 17-18, 2012


    All paintings 20% off

    The Studio

    2 Emerald Ave., Salem

    (978) 744-8550

    The Eleventh Annual Open Studio & Show by Salem artist and art educator, Paula Beaulieu, takes place on Saturday and Sunday, November 17 and 18 from 1p.m. to 5p.m. at her studio, 2 Emerald Ave., Salem, MA. The Show entitled "Point of View” "was inspired by her Spring trip to Holland to visit the world-renown Keukenhoff gardens and flower fields and to experience the beauty and light of the Dutch countryside. Her signature painting in this show captures the only windmill in the world that still grinds ores into powdered pigments for paint. It is surrounded by the beauty of the Dutch sky. Some of the small works in the show, including one of Serd Kerk, South Church in Amsterdam, were painted “en plein air” from unusual points of view, including those of the flower fields.

    The show includes not only paintings from her trip to Holland but a varied array of subject matter in watercolor, oils, acrylics, and mixed media on paper and canvas. In honor of the eleventh anniversary, all paintings will be 20% off. Prints are also available. Wine and hors d'oeuvres will be served. The public is invited.

    This is not only the Eleventh Anniversary Show of the artist in her studio in Salem, but she is also celebrating the eleventh anniversary of her business, Connect With Your Creativity. Paula provides hands-on art workshops for people from 3 to 101 helping them connect with their innate creativity. The Salem public schools, Salem State University, Salem Recreation Department, Salem Council on Aging, The Peabody Essex Museum, and the House of the Seven Gables have all benefited from her programs. She also provides programs in many other local communities and in her studio as well. For a complete listing of current art programs see her website at

    The Last of the Pigment Grinders
    Watercolor on 260lbs Arches Paper
  • 03 Nov 2012 5:24 PM | Anonymous
    Kensington-Stobart Gallery in Salem’s Historic Hawthorne Hotel announces an exhibition of works by Salem artists who are connected by neighborhood affiliation, personal relationships, or both. Participating artists include Charlie Allen, Katy Bratun, David Decker, Julie Shaw Lutts, Barbara Burgess Maier, Trip Mason, and Racket Shreve.The show runs from Friday, November 2 through Sunday, December 2. An artist reception will be held on Friday, November 9 from 6-8 p.m. and a gallery talk, “Artist Friends and Neighbors--A Hundred Years Ago” by Jim McAllister is planned for Tuesday, November 27th at 7:30 p.m. Reservations are required for the gallery talk and admission is free. Gallery Hours: Monday through Friday, 10am-5pm; Saturday and Sunday, 12pm-5pm. For more information call, The Kensington-Stobart Gallery at 978-825-0022. This event is free and open to the public.
  • 31 Oct 2012 5:43 PM | Anonymous
    Though the summer has passed and the Halloween hubbub is ending, the Salem Arts Association (SAA) will continue to offer art exhibits, retail artwork, music, and workshops to visitors and residents of Salem through the fall and holiday season.

    The SAA will maintain its Retail Gallery and exhibition space at 24 New Derby Street on Artists' Row through December 20. On view in the exhibition space will be Salem-themed and holiday-related art works.

    On Thursdays, the SAA space on Artists' Row will be open during the Salem Winter Market, held in Old Town Hallundefineda great opportunity for one-stop holiday shopping.

    The SAA is also excited to be taking part in Salem First Friday, a Salem Main Streets initiative. In addition to having its retail and gallery space on Artists' Row open on First Fridays from 4 to 8 p.m., the SAA will be featuring its artist members at the Row and around town.

    On First Friday, November 2, the SAA will feature artist Paula Beaulieu at Artists' Row and Patricia Dunbar at Coldwell Banker at 7 1/2 Church Street.

    The SAA will also be open on Artists' Row every Saturday from noon to 6 p.m.

    Salem Arts Association: Fall and Winter at Artists' Row
    • Artists' Row, 24 New Derby Street, Salem, MA
    • Thursdays, 3–6 p.m.
    • Saturdays, noon–6 p.m.
    • First Fridays, 4–8 p.m.
  • 31 Oct 2012 9:30 AM | Tommy Gagnon (Administrator)
    Winter Market

    The Winter market is here! This year in place of the annual group show the Salem Arts Association will feature "Salem Themed" works of art and "Holiday Related" artwork, in addition to that we will also have our regular retail gallery visitors can enjoy!

    For more information such as dates and times please visit our
    "Call For Art" page.

    We hope to see you at the Winter Market extravaganza!


    Take-In is on Thursday, November 1, 3–6 p.m., on Friday,

    November 2, 4–8 p.m., or on Saturday, November 3, 12–6 p.m
  • 30 Oct 2012 12:53 PM | Anonymous

    On November 8, noon to 4 p.m., and November 9, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Brush Strokes is having a take in for an open show. You may submit up to two items at $10 a piece, no bigger then 24" x 30".

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