Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Our Current Show

Congratulations to the winners of our current show at Grosvenor Park Gallery!

Outstanding work in painting:  Janet Cook, "Atlantic Beach, NC"  (oil)
Outstanding work in Photography: Herb Goldberg, "The Dog Walker" (b/w photo)

Honorable Mentions: Di Athas, "Red Flamingos" (oil); Ruth Rooks, "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" (watercolor); Pat Marshall, "Regatta" (oil); and Marina Zeller, "Encore" (photo).

This show will hang until August 1st!

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

SAA Scholarship Recipient

Meet Scott Powell

Scott is a senior at Swampscott High School, and recipient of our Anne Kemelman Memorial Gift and Scholarship. Pictured below, presentation of scholarship by Ruth Rooks (Anne's daughter) on the immediate left of Scott, and Barbara Gherzi (SAA president) on the right. Also pictured are proud parents Robert and Amy Powell. Scott will be attending Savannah College of Art and Design in the fall.

Another opening, Another show

Members Ruth Rooks (left to right) Robin Samiljan, and Barbara Gherzi celebrate the recent opening of the Peggy Farrell and Jan Condon show at Grosvenor Park Gallery. Ruth and Barbara bid Robin adieu in light of her upcoming move to Chicago.

Upcoming show opportunities

Our summer show, at Grosvenor Park Gallery, will open with a reception, on Sunday, June 30th from 3:00 to 5:00.  Take-in for SAA members will be on Friday, June 28th from 8:00 to 10:30. This will be a judged show, with prizes and ribbons.

Another show opportunity this summer will be at Brush Strokes gallery in Marblehead, the Annual Summer "Open" Show. For more information click on the link below:

Monday, January 7, 2013

Award Winners, Grosvenor Park show

Caleb Stone was our judge at the SAA winter show which opened yesterday. Pictured below are the award winning pieces.

First place - "Darling Clementines" by Ellen Grandpre

 2nd place - "Strider and Unicorn" by J. J. Cook

3rd place - "Mohegan Headlands" by Pat Flahery

Honorable Mentions:

Ruth Rooks, "In For Repairs"

Rick Cloren, "Dory's Rest"

Richard Pohl, "Sally in Sienna 1"

The show runs until the end of the month and is free and open to the public. For hours and more information contact Grosvenor Park directly.

Friday, January 4, 2013

Retrospective Show opens today!

Write up in the Swampscott Reporter and

WHAT Exhibit by Swampscott Arts Association members
WHEN Jan. 4-29
WHERE Abbot Public Library, 235 Pleasant St., Marblehead
INFO Call 781-631-1481
The Abbot Public Library in Marblehead is exhibiting work in a variety of media by members of the Swampscott Arts Association in the Virginia A. Carten Gallery. This retrospective show celebrates the Association’s 30 years of serving its local communities with art exhibits and demonstrations, and will be on view Friday, Jan. 4, through Tuesday, Jan. 29. All are invited to the opening gala on Saturday, Jan. 12, from 2-4 p.m.
The Swampscott Arts Association currently has 72 members, bringing together artists from several local communities including Swampscott, Marblehead, Lynn, Salem and Nahant. Many of the artists represented in the show are well known. Outstanding photographers Peggy Farrell and Herb Goldberg, along with award-winning artists Dr. Richard Pohl and K. Jean Fisher among many others, join longtime members Doris Avedikian and D. L. Kaulbach. It is with pride and pleasure that Swampscott Arts presents what promises to be “the best of the best” in artistic talent on the North Shore.