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.

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