Friday, July 30, 2010

Local Classes We Know About So Far

The following classes are being offered this fall in our area:

Ron Harrison
Ron Harrison will offer watercolor classes at Tabernacle Church in Salem, starting Oct. 7. The class is from 9:30 to 11:30 on Thursdays, and costs $20 a session. Call Liz at the church at (978) 744-3164. The group is congenial, and you can meet the artist at his web site thru the link above.
Virginia Hill will present "Watercolor for All" at the Danvers Senior Center 25 Stone Road, in Danvers, on Wednesdays, from Sept. 13 to Oct. 22. Class runs from 1:00-3:00, and the cost is $55 for Danvers residents/$75 for non-residents. Registration begins Aug. 19 (8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.). Call Paul Corcoran at (978) 762-0208 EX 104 (program coordinator). Class is limited to the first 28.

Robin Samiljan will offer a watercolor class at Montserrat, for 8 weeks, from Sept.23 to Nov. 18, on Thursday nights, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. She will include instruction on understanding and using watercolor, with focus on landscapes and balance, and the dichotomy of realism versus impressionism. For additional information, go to the Montserrat web site.

Our Annual Summer Picnic

President Barbara Gherzi welcomes members and guests to the annual SAA picnic, at the home of board member, Ruth Rooks. The food was delicious, and we stayed till the mosquitos came out. Thank you, George and Ruth, for your warm hospitality.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Summer show recap

President Barbara Gherzi announces awards

SAA is proud to announce the following winners for the Summer Show, 2010: Honorable Mentions to Fiona Buchanan, "Figure Study" in oils; Jerilyn Morgan, "View from High Street" in watercolor; and Marilyn Cloran, "Reflection Sunset at Annisquam", a digital photo. Third place was awarded to Ruth Rooks, "Sunset on the Beach", watercolor. Second place was given to Rick Cloran, for "Boston on the Fourth", a digital photo. The first place ribbon went to Clayton Curtis for his pastel, "Still Life with Crab." The Marian Court Award was given to Robin Samiljan for her encaustic image transfer, "Pathway". The Lucy Winant Award was won by Carmela Martin for "Maui Sunset", a watercolor.

Three award winners, Robin Samiljan, Clayton Curtis and Carmela Martin

Mercy Center, exhibit space, Marian Court College

A lovely reception was sponsored by Marian Court College. The exhibit will be on view at the college, 35 Littles Point Road, in Swampscott, until August 9th. Viewing hours are from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. weekdays.

FYI: Three of the paintings in the exhibit have been sold!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010


Welcome to the SAA blog. If you want a place to show your art, you are invited to join us. If you are looking for workshops and demonstrations, we offer several a year. This summer, we are featuring "small"works of art in our summer show, which opens Thursday, July 22, at 6:30.

Our home is Marian Court College (MCC), a beautiful seaside campus on Littles Point Road. The fall show, at MCC, will open on Sept. 22nd. And our first workshop/demo., on 9/16, will feature presentations on using a grid (from image to canvas), matting and framing how-to, and photography for the submission of finished works. We're calling it "from soup to nuts!" Workshops and demos are open to the public. Exhibits are open during school hours.