Friday, January 29, 2016

Grab a Fellow Artist and Collaborate!

Arts at the Amory are taking submissions for their exciting "Collaborative Sketch Show"! This show will be a great experience for artists of all ages to share their skills with other artists and exhibit their work. The deadline for submission is February 10th and the exhibit will run through the month of March in the Armory Cafe.
This exhibit is unique because it will focus on the collaborative aspect of the art work, so artists who plan on participating in this show must find a partner to work with. Submission guidelines and information about the exhibit can be found on  website http://artsatthearmory.org/exhibit/

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

LIGHT.MATTER.ENERGY - Sculpture and Paintings by Marjorie Kaye

LIGHT.MATTER.ENERGY
Sculpture and Paintings by Marjorie Kaye

January 25-February 25, 2016
Artist's Reception:  February 4, 6-8pm

HARBOR GALLERY
University of Massachusetts, Boston

The spacious exhibition rooms at Harbor Gallery at the University of Massachusetts in Boston will be hosting the work of Marjorie Kaye, who will be showing sculpture, both wall relief and free standing, as well as gouache paintings.
Her work utilizes classical structure as a vehicle for blatant expression. The work is boldly color saturated and organic. Forms point upward or sideways from a centrifugal base, hunting and seeking. Observation of the work stands on the edge of a physical experience. Passion and complexity of expression emerge within the form.
The sculptures consist of individual forms cut from plywood, nailed and layered with wood glue. Some of the pieces are painted with gouache and sealed with acrylic medium. Others are made to be either interior or exterior pieces harmoniously settled within the environment, painted with exterior house paint. Whether free-standing or wall mounted, the pieces are built out from a mass or a singular point. Many are layered in a circular formation, forming cone-like attached entities. The small gouache paintings are deconstructed form, patterns being blown apart to reveal the motion within.  Rhythm comes from the sum of its parts, rather than an attempt to organize them. Ms. Kaye observes that within the etheric universe lies the mechanics of duality, vibrating between the laws of intention and those of magnetism. She perceives drifting pockets of chance, coming together in an ocean of predetermination all around her. Her work casts shadows and questions within these planes of energy.

HARBOR GALLERY
University of Massachusetts, Boston
1st floor - McCormack Hall
100 Morrissey Boulevard,
Boston, MA   02125

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

On Exactitude in Science - Featuring Four International Artists at the SMFA

January 28–March 6, 2016, the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (SMFA), will present “On Exactitude in Science,” an exhibition featuring four international artists—Jennifer Bornstein, Aslı Çavuşoğlu, Jumana Manna, Elizabeth McAlpine—who address questions of representation through tactile approaches to material surfaces in image and object making. Guest curated by Dina Deitsch.

Opening Reception | January 28, 5–7 pm
Visiting Artist Lecture with Jennifer Bornstein | February 2, 6:30 pm
Breakfast and Tour with Guest Curator Dina Deitsch | February 9, 8:30–10 am
Bi-weekly Re-Reading Group: “On Exactitude in Science” | Starting February 9, 5:30 pm
Artist Talk with Aslı Çavuşoğlu | March 3, 12:30 pm
Performance by Aslı Çavuşoğlu: Words Dash Against the Façade | March 5, 1 pm

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Etsy Artists of Boston Winter Bazaar 2015!

Stop by and check out a spectacular assortment of handmade items by local Boston artists and crafters! From intricate jewelry and pet portraits to dino planters, you'll be able to find the most unique gifts for everyone! Not to mention, there will also be beautiful soaps and body products for mom and grandma, and tasty artisanal foods for dad and grandpa! ;)
When: December 19 - December 20, 10am - 6pm
Where: 485 Arsenal St, Watertown, MA 02472

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Harvard Ceramics Holiday Show and Sale - Featuring Functional Dinnerware and Sculptural Masterpieces

The Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard presents its annual Holidiay Show and Sale December 10–13 in its state-of-the-art facility at 224 Western Avenue, Allston, MA.

More than seventy artists will present an extraordinary selection of ceramic work for sale. From functional dinnerware to sculptural masterpieces, this popular exhibition has something for everyone and attracts several thousand visitors each year.

Free cups made by each exhibiting artist will be given away on a first-come, first-served basis during the festive opening reception on Thursday, Dec. 10, 4-8 PM.

The Studio is wheelchair accessible.
Sneak peek pics!
Alice Abrams

Justin Goedde

Lansing Wagner

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving!

We are thankful for all of the Boston artists who inspire us every day!
Pies by Megan Smith: http://themegansmith.com

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

The SMFA Art Sale Is Back!

The SMFA Art Sale returns November 19–22, 2015, showcasing an impressive range of the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston’s (SMFA) emerging and established artists—from students and alumni to faculty and affiliated artists. An eclectic mix of artworks will adorn the first floor of SMFA, including paintings, drawings, prints, sculptures, photographs, and digital videos, alongside a pop-up jewelry shop and the popular bins of unframed works.
                                        
As the School’s largest fundraiser, the Sale is a unique opportunity to support artists before they make their mark in the world at-large. All works, which rotate daily, are priced by individual artists and sales are split 50/50 between the artists and the School. SMFA’s portion directly contributes to scholarships and resources essential to fostering a creative environment for SMFA students. Admission is free.

SMFA Art Sale
November 19–2110 am–8 pm + November 22, 10 am–5 pm
November 19 5–8 pm | Opening Reception

FEATURING:
 Jim Dow

 Graham Yeager

Dara Cheek

For more information, visit smfa.edu/artsale


Saturday, November 7, 2015

changes // △ // metamorphosis

millennial shaman gregor spamsa presents with Industry Lab
an interactive art exhibition + i-ching readings for a public in flux:
changes // △ // metamorphosis
note: everything is subject to change
The show will be up for a limited time only from Saturday, November 7th through Saturday, November 21st.
Opening Night: Reception, Performances & I Ching Readings
7pm-midnight at Industry Lab | 288 Norfolk St. Cambridge, MA 02144
Performances from 8:30-9:30pm by Erik P. Kraft, Ricky Orng, Jackie Wang, Anthony Fischer & Gregor Spamsa
Refreshments will be served to the public
Information on workshops, gallery hours, screenings, artist talks & i ching readings are available on the site (http://www.changes.space/) and are subject to change.
Industry Lab and gregor spamsa are delighted to present changes // △ // metamorphosis, a group exhibition and divination series on the theme of change inspired by the I Ching, which is commonly known as the Book of Changes, or simply, the Changes. The exhibit is curated by gregor spamsa, a millennial shaman and multidisciplinary artist based in Cambridge, MA. The exhibit is the final part of spamsa's artist residency with the Cambridge-based Industry Lab and will be hosted in the Industry Lab event space from November 7th-21st.
changes // △ // metamorphosis and Consulting the I Ching
For thousands of years, people have consulted the oracular prowess of the Changes to make difficult decisions, from the quotidian to matters of war. The book and its contents have functioned as both a divination manual and a philosophical text addressing the constancy of change and the eternal concerns of timing and timeliness. It continues to serve as a guide for making sense in an uncertain world and confronting inner tumult and external chaos with wisdom. Gregor Spamsa and the artists in the show invite you to consider change in its mysterious and manifold forms.
Featuring over 20 artists from the Greater Boston area and beyond, the exhibit explores the experience, process, and comprehensibility of change expressed through a variety of mediums including video, performance, multimedia sculpture, projection, animation, interactive olfactory painting, digital works, sentient jellyfish, collaborative drawings, print-making, ceramics, i ching readings, screenings, workshops, and artist talks. Topics range from enacting inner turmoil, acts of change, attempts for social change, experiences that radicalize, mining, alternate narratives of history, bodily movement, narratives of the family, divination, a fear of change, noticing change, objects that change, and more.
Building on the theme of metamorphosis, the exhibit will be translated into a digital format on the web at the site www.changes.space. After the show's opening on November 7th, the site will be updated with digital representations of the pieces in the show as well as timely content on the show's artists and artistic practice. Visit soon and visit again.
Featuring an evolving cast of artists, presenters, and shape-shifters
Unlike most traditional gallery shows, changes // △ // metamorphosis embraces uncertainty and a looseness to bringing together makers of art to create an atmosphere that makes change possible. While curating the show, spamsa specifically sought artists who were interested in moving their practice in a new direction, revamping previous work, trying something completely new, or grappling with deeply personal states of uncertainty and change. This population includes individuals who normally would not consider themselves artists or have never exhibited in a gallery space. With this in mind, the show remains open to plans changing, artists changing their minds, and the scope of the show transforming into something unexpected. We are thrilled to be opening up this experience to audiences soon to explore change and to magnify it in the space.
As of November 5th, 2015, the following artists and makers are presenting work or performances for the show:
Jackie Wang, Ricardo de Lima, Erik P. Kraft, Emily Garfield, Ryan Kuo, Catherine Siller, Kevin Frances, Colin McSwiggen, Julian Arni, Amy Collier, My Ngoc To, Ricky Orng, Ellie Kitsch, Helen Miller, Dr. Peter Davis & Dr. Paul VanKoughnett, Amy Wang, Charles Talbot, Anthony Fischer, Katya Popova, Elizabeth Watkins, Nadege R-R, GAIA IT (Noah Kelley, Emily Royall & Julia Litman-Cleper), Hongye Wu, Sami Giarratani, Trevor Wallace, Susan Shian, Alahna Watson, Gregor Spamsa, and more.
Presenters include prison abolitionist, queer poet, and artist Jackie Wang; visual artist, technologist, dj, and 2015 James and Audrey Foster Prize recipient Ricardo de Lima; academic and interrogator of commercial instruments for the production of media Elizabeth Watkins; artist, writer, dj, and former Kill Screen editor Ryan Kuo; performance artist and technologist Catherine Siller; artist, ceramicist, and print-maker Kevin Frances; mapmaker and digital artist Emily Garfield, award-winning children's book author and illustrator Erik P. Kraft; and GAIA Information Technology (GAIA IT), a cyberfeminist tech and art collective. Presenters come from a wide variety of cultural, academic, artistic, and professional backgrounds and are drawn together by the curiosity for letting things be different.
gregor spamsa (글해골 스팸사) is a millennial shaman and existential creepy crawly to guide us through the times we’re living in and to help define what the times are. They seek to make sense of the world while exorcising oppressive forces from it by making art and creating moments in space and time for creative interaction. gregor spamsa co-directs EMW Bookstore's Drink Salon on Tech & Ethics, a monthly gathering to foster thoughtful discussions on what technology is and how to participate mindfully in tech culture.
Industry Lab is an artful coworking space in Cambridge, Massachusetts. We are a curated community of artists, entrepreneurs and inventors who gather in mutual support to work, play and learn in a lovely brick building with wood floors and lots of windows. Industry Lab hosts a seasonal Artist-in-Residence program for local makers of all kinds.

HAYMARKET - The Soul of the City

The Mary L. Fifield Art Gallery at Bunker Hill Community College presents

HAYMARKET
The Soul of the City

Photographs by
Justin Goodstein

November 2 - December 18, 2015

Artist’s Reception 
Tuesday, November 17, 2015 • 6 - 8 p.m.

Film Screening, Gallery Talk and Book Signing
Thursday, December 3, 2015 • 6 p.m. 
A300 Auditorium, Art Gallery and Lounge

Collection organized by Historic New England
Oral History interviews curated by Ken Turino

For more information, images, book preface, artist’s statement, please see: http://justingoodstein.com/
For more information about Historic New England please visit: http://www.historicnewengland.org/
Haymarket, The Soul of the City film uses photographs and oral history interviews with workers, shoppers, fans, and historians to tell the story of this beloved marketplace. To view the trailer:http://www.historicnewengland.org/events-programs/everyones-history/everyones-history-projects/the-haymarket-project/the-haymarket-project

Monday, November 2, 2015

Most Creative Female Halloween Costumes of 2015

The Boston Artists Blog has carefully selected the most creative female Halloween costumes of 2015. These impressive costumes are all DIY with self applied makeup!  From Silence of the Lambs to Lydia Deetz, feast your eyes on the outstanding creativity!
Steph Love - Silence of the Lambs

Lorrinda Cerrutti and Alannah - Frida Kahlo painting

Chelsea Brown - Bloody Mary

Rebecca Rivera Scotti - Lantern Fish

Alli Olwell - Everest Fatality

Daria Berkowska - Aaahh!!! Real Monsters

Kelly Dudash - Mary Poppins and Chimney Sweep

Tara Ozella - Maltese Dog

Leigh Zoto - Ghost

Becca Blacker, Victoria Crowley, and Suzie Blacker - Witches from Hocus Pocus 

Ming Doyle - Julie Newmar Catwoman

Emmy Cicierega - Lydia Deetz from Beetle Juice



Saturday, October 24, 2015

Reclamation: Emerging Female Artists

Reclamation: Emerging Female Artists

Part I: Saturday, November 7–Sunday, November 22, 2015,
Opening Reception, Saturday, November 14, 6pm – 8pm

Part II: Saturday, December 5–Sunday, December 20, 2015,
Opening Reception, Saturday, December 5, 6pm-8pm

The Nave Gallery, Clarendon Hill Presbyterian Church
155 Powderhouse Blvd., Somerville, MA 02144

Curated by Yosra Emamizadeh, Vanessa Marcoux, and Cory Munro Shea, Reclamation: Emerging Female Artists, surveys the talent of over 50 artists in two consecutive exhibits at the Nave Gallery this Fall. These exhibits focus on the the work of local emerging female artists through out New England – specifically those who have been making art professionally or as a student for 10 years or less.

In an era where women are still fighting for their rights and their significant yet underestimated role in society, Reclamation offers women a platform to present their work and reclaim their role as makers and creators through art.

Works in each show range from photography and printmaking to sculpture and oil painting. Through each medium, the artists examine complex themes such as female empowerment, stereotypes, sexuality, motherhood, and self image.

In Carbon Dioxide, Noelle Fiori, a New England native who recently received her Master of Fine Arts in Visual Arts from the Lesley University College of Art in Design, uses collaged images to communicate how mass media and products negatively impact the way women view and construct their own identities.
https://docs.google.com/drawings/d/sAFUAOYxgP7trcZ_4XbMiLg/image?w=364&h=337&rev=64&ac=1
Boston-area multi-media artist Christina Balch examines people’s identification through the use of mobile technology and self documentation. In her piece, Awake, Balch creates a series of repetitive images of herself to explore and redefine the various constructs and standards of visual language, especially as how they relate to women.
https://docs.google.com/drawings/d/sxvWVZaPh7VnttbtNQlPrtQ/image?w=456&h=355&rev=47&ac=1
In her piece The Whore of Babylon, textile artist and 2015 RISD grad Abigail Gallagher explores the emotion and complexities of trauma through swollen and stuffed fabric forms reminiscent of a domestic object.

https://docs.google.com/drawings/d/sEclmop6nkD3kO4czHzjmfw/image?w=394&h=377&rev=44&ac=1
Reclamation I:
An opening reception with the artists will be held Saturday, November 14, from 6 – 8pm. The exhibition will be up for two weeks from November 7– 22. Gallery hours are 1pm – 5pm Saturday and Sunday.  More information and a full list of artists can be found at http://navegallery.org/wp/reclamation/.

Reclamation II:
An opening reception with the artists will be held Saturday, December 5, from 6 – 8pm. The exhibition will be up for two weeks from December 5– 20. Gallery hours are 1pm – 5pm Saturday and Sunday.  More information and a full list of artists can be found at http://navegallery.org/wp/reclamation-part-2/.

Reclamation I participating artists:
Jamie Andrade
SaraMarie Bottaro
Sage Brousseau   
Perry Carter
Jenna DeLuca
Ariel DiOrio and Rebecca Hsieh
Hannah Earley
Shoshanna Ehrlich
Noelle Fiori
Jessica Gaddis
Abigail Gallagher
Robin Hackett
Dena Haden
Lauren Hayes
Gina Heeren
Sara Higger
Helena Hsieh
Jennifer Koch
Cassandra Klos
Kate Lenahan
Jessica Liggero
Brittany Marcoux and Diana Jean Puglisi
Elizabeth Menges
Shelby Wynne Richardson
Carly Rose Roy
Ruth T. Segaloff
Krista Stanowicz
Tania Dias Vasconcelos
Anne Sommers Welch
Sandrea Lovelock-Williams

Reclamation II participating artists:
Christina Balch
Victoria Barquin
Sally Chapman
Mira Dayal
Chloë Feldman Emison
Crystal Johnson
Brittany Synott Johnston
Boriana Kantcheva
Ali Keller
Catherine Kirsch
Alexis Kochka
Jessica L’Abbe
Colleen Mann
Sarah May
Ashley Normal
Jill O’Rourke
Joni Sullivan
Natalie Titone
Stephanie Todhunter
Danielle Tolson
Meg Turner

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