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Current Shows & Exhibits

August 30 - September 26, 2014
"Connecticut Women Artists 85th Annual National Open Juried Exhibition" www.ctwomenartists.org
Hosted by Slater Memorial Museum, Converse Art Gallery 108 Crescent Street, Norwich, CT www.SlaterMuseum.org
Featured Paintings: "Ladybug Picnic ~ Chanticleer", Oil on Linen and "Windchimes Softyly", Oil on Linen, Awarded First Prize
Opening Reception and Awards: Saturday, September 6, 2014, 1 - 3:30pm
Gallery Hours: Monday - Friday 9 - 4pm Saturday and Sunday 1 - 4pm, Closed Holidays.

September 5 - 26 2014
Cambridge Art Association "70th Fall Salon" in Honor of Mary Schein
Kathryn Schultz Gallery and University Place Gallery Harvard Square, Cambridge MA www.CambridgeArt.org
Featured Painting: "Symphonic Lilies", Oil on Linen
Opening Reception: Friday September 12, 2014, 5:30 - 7:30pm
Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 11 - 5pm.

September 12 - October 13, 2014
"47th Plymouth Guild Open Juried Exhibition"
Hosted by Plymouth Center for the Arts 11 North Street, Plymouth, MA www.plymouthguild.org
Jurors of Selection and Awards: Richard A Sabin, Hiram Ball and Vincent Alabiso
Selected Painting: "Sun Dappled Swimming Hole", Watercolour
Opening Gala & Awards Reception: September 12, 7pm.

August 29 - October 26, 2014
"Nature and the Architectonic"
Solo Exhibition Featuring over 40 Paintings
Hosted by The Gallery at Mayflower Place 579 Buck Island Road, West Yarmouth
Opening Reception: Friday, August 29, 6 - 8pm
For Gallery Hours and inquiries ring 508 790 0200, as this is a multi-function Gallery.

September 26 - November 8, 2014 "New England Landscape Invitational"
Hosted by Lyme Art Association 90 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT 06371 Phone: 860-434-7802 www.lymeartassociation.org
Juror of Selection: Jeffrey W Anderson, Director, Florence Griswold Museum
Selected Painting: "Tea with H. F. at Three ~ Winterthur", Oil on linen
Reception: October 3, 2014
This themed exhibition features the very best landscape Art by Member Artists and
Invited Guests. It is the Association's Premier Exhibition. Lyme Art Association is the
Oldest Art Association in America, est 1914!

October 25 - November 20, 2014
"Northeast Regional Watermedia Competition"
Hosted by Rhode Island Watercolor Society,est 1896 Slater Memorial Park, Armistice Blvd, Pawtucket, RI www.riws.org
Juror: Stephen Quiller www.quillergallery.com
Selected Painting: "Fog Descends in an Amber Fugue", Watercolour
Opening Reception and awards will be presented October 25, 4 - 7, 2014
Gallery Hours: Tues - Saturday 10 - 4pm, Sunday 12 - 4pm, free and open to the public
Closed Mondays and holidays.

November 10 - November 21, 2014
"American Artists Professional League 86th Grand National Exhibition" www.aaplinc.org
Hosted by Salmagundi Club 47 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY Salmagundi.org
Jury of Awards: Claudia Seymour and Elizabeth Spencer
Selected Painting: "Blue Skies Smiling at Me", Oil on Linen
Awards Reception: Sunday, November 16, 2014

Past Shows & Exhibits

August 1 - September 20, 2014
"The 58th Regional Juried Exhibition"
Hosted by Mystic Art Center 9 Water Street, Mystic CT www.mysticarts.org
Juror: Power Boothe, Art and Educator; Hartford Art School
Featured Painting: "Ancient Way ~ Provincetown", Watercolour
Opening Reception and Awards: August 7, 5:30 - 7pm
Gallery Hours: Open Daily, 11 - 5pm.

May 2 - July 6, 2014
"Bristol Art Museum 50 Year Anniversary Juried Exhibition"
Hosted by Bristol Art Museum 10 Wardwell Street, Bristol, RI www.bristolartmuseum.org
Juror of Selection and Awards: John Udvardy
Selected Painting: "Ladybug Picnic ~ Chanticleer", Oil on Linen
Artist Reception and Awards: May 2nd, 7 - 9pm
Museum Hours: Wednesday through Sunday 1 - 4pm

June 6 - July 27, 2014
"American Waters: A Marine Art Exhibition"
Featuring Members of the America Society of Marine Artists as Invited Guests
Invited Juror Russ Kramer, American Society of Marine Artists, Signature Member
Rotunda Gallery: Selections from the Estate of Yves Parent
Selected Paintings: From the Hand of Aquarius", Watercolour and
"Ancient Way ~ Provincetown, Watercolour
Enjoy an evening of Art, Music, and Refreshments June 13, 6 - 8 pm
Gallery Hours: Monday - Saturday 10 - 5, Sunday 1 - 5

June 13 - July 26, 2014
Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts 103rd Exhibition
http://www.ctacademy.org
Jurors of Selections and Awards: www.ClaudiaSeymour.com www.WilliamButcherpainting.com
Hosted by The Mystic Arts Center 9 Water Street, Mystic CT www.mysticarts.org
Featured Painting: "Blue Skies Smiling at Me", Oil on Linen
Gallery hours: Daily, 11 - 5pm and weekends
Awards and Reception information to follow

June 29 - August 8, 2014
"Athenaeum of Philadelphia 200th Anniversary Art Exhibition"
Featuring Art depicting historic properties and landmarks listed on
the National Register of Historic Places listings in Philadelphia.
Jurors of Selection and Awards; Sandra Tatman, John Blatteau, William Valerio
Selected Painting: "Masonic Temple ~ Philadelphia", Oil on Linen
Awards Reception: Sunday, June 2, 2 - 5 pm, Awards at 3 pm

April 21 - May 9, 2014
"Providence Art Club Nationwide All Media Open Juried Exhibition"
Hosted by Maxwell Mays Gallery Providence Art Club, est 1880, 11 Thomas Street, Providence, RI www.ProvidenceArtClub.org
Juror of Selection and Awards: Claudia Seymour, President of The Salmagundi Club
Selected Painting: "Memories of Infinitude", Watercolour
Opening Reception: April 27, 2 - 4, Awards presented by PAC President David DePetrillo at 3pm
Reception is free and open to the public
Gallery Hours: Monday - Friday 12 - 4 and Saturday and Sunday 2 - 4
The Galleries will be closed April 20th in observance of Easter Sunday.

April 24 - May 24, 2014
"Open Juried Painting & Drawing, 2014"
Hosted by South County Art Association www.SouthCountyArt.org
Historic Helme House 2587 Kingstown Road Kingston, RI 401-783-2195
Juror of Selection and Awards: Kate Blacklock
Selected Painting: "Tea with H. F. at Three ~ Winterthur", Oil on linen
Awards Reception: April 24, 7 - 9 pm
Gallery Hours: Wednesday through Sunday, 1 - 5 pm

May 24 - June 6, 2014
"The Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club 2014 Annual Members Exhibition"
Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club www.CLWAC.org
Sponsored by The Salmagundi Club, 47 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY.
Awards Judges: Judith Levy Director of Gallery North, Setauket, NY and
Andrew Liss Assistant Director and Art Consultant for Gallery Henoch, New York, NY
Featured Paintings: "Windchimes", Oil on linen and "Saint Andrews Sunset Glow", Oil on Linen
Awards Reception: Friday, June 6, 6 - 8 pm; Demonstration May 29, 6 - 8 pm

March 30 - April 24, 2014
"118th Annual Artist Member Exhibition"
Hosted by Rhode Island Watercolor Society,est 1896 Slater Memorial Park, Armistice Blvd, Pawtucket, RI www.riws.org
Juror of Awards: Leslie Bostrom
Selected Painting: "Woodend Light ~ Provincetown", Watercolour
Opening Reception: March 30, 1 - 4pm
Gallery Hours: Tues - Saturday 10 - 4pm, Sunday 12 - 4pm, free and open to the public
Closed Mondays and holidays.

April 6 - 26, 2014
"64th Annual National Exhibition of Contemporary Realism"
Academic Artists Association www.AcademicArtistsAssociation.com
Hosted by Vernon Community Art Center 709 Hartford Turnpike, Vernon, CT
Featured Work: "Fog Descends in an Amber Fugue", watercolour
Jury of Selection and Awards: Jeremiah Patterson, Fred Wessel
Opening Reception: Sunday, April 6, 1 - 4pm.

January 24 - April 27, 2014
Member Exhibition "Fresh" In Celebration of the Museum's Centennial Year
Hosted by Provincetown Art Association & Museum, est 1914 460 Commercial Street, Provincetown, MA www.paam.org
Featured Work: "The Ocean Sings to my Soul", Oil on linen
Opening Reception: Friday, January 31st, 6pm.
Admission: $7 General Admission, free for PAAM members and children 12 and under.
Gallery Hours: September 30 - May 30, Thursday - Sunday 12 - 5.

January 12 - February 6, 2014
"Annual New Artist Members Exhibition"
(Brenda is a new Signature Member. Artists are awarded this honor after inclusion in three National Watermedia Exhibitions within five years)
Rhode Island Watercolor Society, est 1896 Slater Memorial Park www.RhodeIslandWatercolorSociety.WildApricot.org
Opening reception January 12, Sunday 1 - 4pm.

January 3 - 25, 2014
"Domenic DiStefano Memorial Works on Paper"
The Philadelphia Sketch Club, est 1860 235 Camac Street, Philadelphia, PA www.sketchclub.org
Jurors: Garth Herrick, Beatrice Bork, Diane Hark
FeaturedWork: "Memories of Infinitude, Watercolour
Honored with the "John Geizel Award for Best Transparent Watercolour"
Opening Reception and Awards: January 5, 2 - 4pm
Gallery Hours: Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday 1 - 5pm.

October 5 - December 30, 2013
"85th Grand National Exhibition"
The American Artists Professional League Salmagundi Club, 47 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY
Juror: Gregg Kreutz, Master Artist
Featured Painting: "Memories of Infinitude" Watercolour
Awards Reception and Demonstration by Gregg Kreutz, December 7, 2013
This Exhibition is available for viewing and sales online while restoration of the historic Salmagundi Club progresses:
www.americanartistsprofessionalleague.org

November 30 - December 22
"Annual Artist Members, Students and Faculty Exhibition"
Cotuit Center for the Arts 440 Falmouth Road, Cotuit, MA www.ArtsOnTheCape.org
Featured Work: "Masonic Temple ~ Philadelphia", Oil on Linen
Opening Reception: Saturday, November 30, 5 - 7pm
Annual Members Talent Show 7pm
"Following Friday Artist Talk/Lecture" brown bag lunch
Gallery Hours: 10 - 4pm, Monday - Saturday.

September 14 - October 13, 2013
"Plymouth Guild 46th Annual Juried Exhibition"
Hosted by Plymouth Center for the Arts 11 North Street, Plymouth, MA www.plymouthguild.org
Judges: Roy Davies, Director Rose Museum of Brandeis University, Derek Harding, Maureen Mills
Featured Work: "Whimsical Baler of the Mills" Oil
Opening Gala & Awards: Friday, September 20th, 7 - 10pm. Live Music, Hors d'oeuvres, Cash Bar.

September 27 - November 9, 2013
"New England Landscape Invitational"
Lyme Art Association 90 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT 06371 Phone: 860-434-7802 www.lymeartassociation.org
Guest Juror: Harley Bartlett
Featured Work: "Sun Dappled Swimming Hole", Watercolour
Opening Reception: Friday, October 4th, 6 - 8pm
Gallery Hours: Monday thru Saturday 10-5pm, Sunday 1-5pm.

October 1 - 25, 2013
"Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club 117th Annual National Juried Exhibition"
Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club www.CLWAC.org
Hosted by The National Arts Club, 15 Gramercy Park South (20th Street), New York, NY.
Award Jurors: Bob Bahr, Editor for Plein Air Magazine, Beth Carver Wees, Curator of American Decorative Arts
at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gary Erbe, Award winning Artist.
Sculpture Award Jurors: Gary Sussman, Sculptor and Director Vytlacil Campus of the Art Students League and
Marc Mellon, Representational Sculptor and Medalist.
Featured Works: "Windchimes", Oil on linen.
Benefit Reception: Friday, October 11, 5:30 - 8:pm at the National Arts Club
Awards Dinner: October 25th at the National Arts Club
Gallery hours: Monday thru Friday, 12 - 6pm, Weekends 1 - 6pm. Please call National Arts Club at 212-475-3424 to confirm the Galleries are open (they sometimes close for private functions).

October 5 - 26, 2013
"2013 Annual Regional Painting Competition"
Hosted by The Guild of Boston Artists, est 1914 www.guildofbostonartists.org
At the historic President's Gallery, 162 Newbury Street, Boston, Massachusetts
Jurors: Ralph S. (Stoney) Jacobs, Fred MacNeill, Peter Tysver
Featured Painting "Tea with H.F. at Three ~ Winterthur" Oil on Linen
Opening Reception and Awards: Saturday, October 5th, 3 - 5pm
Gallery Hours: Monday - Saturday 10:30 - 5:30, Sunday 12 - 5

October 27 - November 21, 2013
"20th Annual National Watermedia Competition"
Hosted by Rhode Island Watercolor Society www.riws.org
Slater Memorial Park, Armistice Boulevard, Pawtucket, RI
Juror of Selection and Awards: Barbara Nechis www.barbaranechis.com
Featured Painting: "Memories of Infinitude" Watercolour
Opening Reception: Sunday, October 27th, 1 - 4pm. Awards Presentation at 2pm

August 2 - September 21, 2013
"Summer Painting & Sculpture Exhibition" (Cooper/Ferry South & Cole Galleries)
"The Sporting Life" (Goodman Gallery)
"Yves Parent (1941 - 2011) New Maritime Paintings" (at LAA) Never before seen
Hosted by Lyme Art Association 90 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT 06371 Phone: 860-434-7802 www.lymeartassociation.org
Featured Work: "Woodend Light ~ Provincetown", Watercolour
Opening Reception: Friday, August 9th, 6 - 8 pm
Gallery Hours: Monday thru Saturday 10-5pm, Sunday 1-5pm.

September 6 - 26, 2013
"69th Fall Salon in Honor of Mary Schein"
University Place Gallery 124 Mt Auburn Street, Harvard Square, Cambridge MA
Hosted by Cambridge Art Association www.CambridgeArt.org
Featured Work: "Windchimes", Oil on Linen
Awards selected by Ed Schein
Opening Reception: Thursday, September 12th, 5:30 - 7:30pm, Awards Presented 7 pm.
Gallery Hours: Monday thru Friday 9-5pm, Saturday 9-1pm

July 21 - August 10, 2013
"63rd Annual National Exhibition of Contemporary Realism in Art"
Academic Artists Association www.AcademicArtistsAssociation.com
Juried by Charles Movalli, Artist/Author & Claudia Seymour, President, Salmagundi Club
Hosted by Vernon Community Art Center 709 Hartford Turnpike (Rte 30), Vernon, CT
Featured Work: "Memories of Infinitude" Watercolour
Opening Reception: Sunday, July 21, 1-4pm, Awards at 3pm
Gallery Hours: TBA

July 11 - August 12, 2013
"The National, 2013"
The Cape Cod Art Association 3480 Route 6A, Barnstable, MA 02630 www.capecodartassoc.org
Jurors: Suzanne Packer, Sarah Bates Washburn, Ron Rosenstock
Featured Work: "Tea with H. F. at Three ~ Winterthur" Oil on Linen
Opening Reception: July 12th, 4 - 6 pm, Awards at 5 pm.

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