Tuesday, December 4, 2012

SAA Winter Shows

The Swampscott Arts Association will be exhibiting in two locations this winter, starting with the annual SAA Winter Show being hosted in the Gallery at Grosvenor Park in Salem. The opening reception will be Sunday, January 6, 3 - 5pm. The show will run from January 5 - January 30, 2013. Additional show details are listed on announcement card above.

The second winter show, "Retrospective", will be hosted at the Abbot library in the Virginia Carten Gallery in Marblehead, January 4 - January 29, 2013. Opening reception is January 12, 2 - 4pm.

January will be a busy and exciting month for the SAA. Try and make time to visit both of these shows to start off the new year celebrating with many of our local artists.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

SAA Autumn Show Winners

The Autumn Show in the Swampscott Senior Center brought together much of the SAA membership despite bad weather preceding the arrival of Hurricane Sandy. 

Pictured left to right - Gail Gallop, Judy Moynihan, Marge Snow, Ginger Zeller

Jeannette Yeaple, Liz Murphy, Brenda Rangel

Ann Kimmelman, Joanie Johnson, Judy Moynihan, Marilyn Cloran, Rick Cloran

Peggy Farrell, Ginger Zeller, Herb Goldberg

Winners included: 
1st - Marilyn Cloran, photo, "Reflected Tree"

2nd - Barbara Gherzi, acrylic, "In Coming from Egg Rock"

Honorable Mentions: 
Ruth Rooks, watercolor, "Dusk"

Karen Hosking, photo, "Magnolia Plantation"

Jeri Rabchenuk, oil, "Happy Spirits"

Many thanks to our judge, Norman Laliiberte.

Sunday, September 30, 2012

SAA News, Fall 2012

Fall Demo - Marty Riskin

What has Marty Riskin been up to for the last 50 years? Ad agency art director with years of successful graphic design experience. Working from his own Boston art studio designing countless design campaigns, games, calendars and promotions of all kinds. He has illustrated over 250 books and created editorial cartoons for dozens of local newspapers. His real calling is painting in oils, acrylics, watercolors and drawing. Not only does he paint, but he teaches painting as well and is good at it. His friendly "hands-on" style gets great results with both beginners or accomplished students.
Marty's demo is free and open to the public.
October 11, 7pm at the Swampscott Senior Center, 200 Essex St. rear, Swampscott, Ma.

Member News

Congratulations to Janet Cook. She was juried into the PEM Compliment show, "Off the Top of Your Head". Show runs through Sept. 30 at the Andrew Stafford House in Salem.

Rick and Marilyn Cloren were honored at the 67th annual Conference of the New England Camera Club Council. They also announced the Greater Lynn Photographic Association is running a photo course on Oct. 20, Nov. 3, and Nov. 17, 2012. More information is available at GreaterLynnPhoto.org.

Kudos to Ruth Rooks for winning Best of Show at the small works exhibit at the North Shore Arts Association.

Ron Harrison will be showing New Works in Watercolor at Grosvenor Park in Salem, opening October 7, 3 - 5pm.

Brenda Rangel is part of the Artist Anonymous group exhibiting at the Virgina Carten Gallery in the Marblehead Library. Her Tuesday painters group is also showing in the medical center at 4 Centennial Dr. in Peabody through October 6.

Robin Samiljan is offering an encaustic workshop at Brush Strokes Studio in Marblehead this October. For more information visit www.brushstrokesgallerymarblehead.com

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Summer Recap/ Fall Show

Annual Summer Picnic -

A wonderful mix of old and new members celebrated summer on a perfect summer’s day at the home of George and Ruth Rooks. It was eat, drink and be merry, while we celebrated our beautiful summer show, and our success in connecting with the Swampscott Senior Center for the next show this fall.  We have held 2 popular demos at the Senior Center, and look forward to many more opportunities in this lovely, brand new facility. 

Above, pictured are SAA member D.L. Kaulbach with our hostess for the event, Ruth Rooks.

Our next show -

We are delighted to announce that our next show will be at the Swampscott Senior Center, in the back of the new Swampscott High School, on Essex Street.  Take-in will be on Friday, October 26th from 2:00 to 6:00.  We will hang and judge that night.  We will open on Sunday, with a reception from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. All members are invited to join in the inaugural party! Take-down is Nov. 26th, from 2:00 to 6:00.         

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Summer Show Winners at Grosvenor Park

Another opening ..... another beautiful show!  Congratulations to Fiona Buchanan, Di Athas and Ellen Granpre (1st, 2nd and 3rd place), and to Honorable Mentions: Connie Donovan, Karen Hosking, Ruth Rooks, K. Jean Fisher, and Barbara Rafferty.  This show is a "must see"!

The next big event is the summer BBQ at Ruth Rooks, for members and friends.  RSVP to Judy Moynihan required.

First Place - Fiona Buchanan, "Untitled Marriage", oil

Second Place - Ellen Granpre, "Clara Rose", oil

Third Place - Dimetrius Athas, "Harbor Twilight Nahant", oil

Honorable Mentions -

Barbara Rafferty, "Red Rock at Ghost Ranch", watercolor

Connie Donovan, "Flowers for Mother's Day", oil

Karen Hosking, "Moods", photo

Ruth Rooks, "It's a Marsh!, watercolor

K. Jean Fisher, "Blue Heron Returns", watercolor

Lucy Clark Winant Award - Eileen Young, "Becoming Buddha", watercolor

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Member News

2nd Annual Open Studios at Porter Mill, Beverly, MA
Amy Roberts will be participating in Open Studios, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm with a reception at 5:00 - 7:00 pm on June 16.
more information - Porter Mill Studios

Artists Anonymous Group Show at the Beverly Farms Library
Brenda Rangel is participating in this group show of Rockport Artists being hosted at the Beverly Farms Library. The opening reception is June 14, 6:00 - 8:00 pm.
more information - Beverly Farms Library

"From the Garden", a summer show at Gallery Della Piana in Wenham, MA will be featuring work from both local and national artists. Robin Samiljan and Carmela Martin both have works in the show. The opening reception is June 21, 4:00 - 6:00pm. The show runs from June 21 - August 25, 2012.
more information - Gallery Della Piana

Many of our artist members will be participating in the upcoming Festival of Arts hosted by the town of Marblehead. Congratulations to all of those members that were juried into the show!
more information - Festival of Arts

We are pleased to announce the 2012 Swampscott High School scholarship winner awarded to graduating senior, Ye Xiong. Our criteria was: "A student who has been accepted and is planning to attend art school in the fall. The winner will have demonstrated a commitment and passion toward the creative process and the arts." Congratulations, Ye!

Friday, May 4, 2012

Spring Events Summary

Last night was the opening reception for the SAA Spring Show at Marian Court College. We were pleased to see works from both new and old members. The show runs from May 3 - 24 in Mercy Center at Marian Court College on Little's Point in Swampscott, MA.

The award winners were not all present at the reception however below you can view the award winning pieces:

First prize - "Kimono", oil, Ellen Grand Pre

Second prize - "North American River Otters", oil, Dimetrious Athas

Third prize - "Kendra", oil, Fiona Buchanan

Honorable Mention - "Climbing Great Sand Dunes", photo, Marilyn Cloran

Honorable Mention - "Monet's Garden", encaustic, Ginger Zeller

Honorable Mention - "Topsy Turvy House #55", watercolor, Judy Moynihan

Honorable Mention - "Afternoon Lull", oil, Dr. Richard Pohl

Other News:

One of our members, Carmela Martin, is having a show with her sister Barbara in the Beverly Farms Library, May 2 - 30, 2012.

"Carmela Martin and Barbara DiCaprio present an exhibit of their recent paintings in pastel and acrylic.  The sisters share a love of painting and encourage each other in their artistic journeys.  However, each has followed her own creative path.  Barbara’s style focuses on strong color, pattern, and design in painting the still life and landscape pieces seen in her collection.  Carmela’s landscapes present the beauty and serenity of the places that captivate her and invite the viewer on a journey of imagination and discovery".

All are invited to a reception with the artists on Thursday, May 17th, from 6-8:30pm at the Beverly Farms Library.

Last month was our second and final demo of the spring season and Carolyn Latanision had a full house in attendance. She demonstrated working wet on dry with watercolor and creating depth and layers of color in sky.

Our next event will be the summer show, hosted in the Gallery at Grosvenor Park, Salem, MA, July 8 - Augist 9, 2012.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Demo with Carolyn Lantanision

The SAA is proud to announce the second demo of the Spring season. Carolyn Lantanision will be demonstrating watercolor techniques in landscape painting. She has donated these 4 small giclee prints of her work to be raffled off at the demo.

Carolyn Latanision, a member of the National Watercolor Society, is a nationally recognized artist working primarily in water media, exploring its unique challenges and possibilities. She has been distinguished with invitational memberships to national societies including the Hudson Valley Art Association, and National Association of Women Artists. The Pennsylvania Watercolor society has honored her with inclusion in their Sylvan Grouse Guild. Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club in NYC has three times awarded her their Medal of Honor for Watercolor at the National Arts Club. She is a Copley Master in the Copley Society of Art, Boston, and a member of Rockport Art Association. She has also exhibited with The American Watercolor Society. Her awards are numerous, and her work is included in more than 30 corporate collections.

This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served, and we will be raffling Carolyn's prints to attendees.

To reach the center on Essex Road in Swampscott, drive around the high school building and enter at the rear. There is a sign on Essex St. for the school/senior center.