Salem Arts Association's Galleries and Artisan Shop are located at "The Bridge at 211" in Salem, MA. This facility provides the Salem Arts with excellent gallery exhibition space, a gallery shop, workshop area, and event facilities. This facility offers Salem Arts members, and the public, unprecedented exhibition and learning opportunities. Plus our home allows Salem Arts to take advantage of performance and event space available at “The Bridge” and better deliver our mission “To bring art, in all its forms, to the community and bring the community, in all its diversity, to the arts in Salem, Massachusetts.”
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We’re very proud to announce that two of Salem’s most energetic cultural organizations will join forces to honor film and art in the official public kick-off to SFF 2019. Meet visiting filmmakers, VIPs, friends old and new for lite nibbles supplied by Three Kitchens Catering and drinks hosted by North Shore Bartending.
Join us 5:30-7:30pm at the galleries.
Salem Arts will also sponsor New England debut of the film “The End of Fear” that will be presented on Saturday March 30 at 1:00 PM at the PEM Morse Auditorium.
Barnett Newman’s trailblazing abstract expressionist painting, Who’s Afraid of Red, Yellow and Blue III, has been controversial since it burst onto the art scene in 1967, raising questions, triggering emotions and provoking reactions. From the moment the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam acquired the large and primarily monochrome red painting in 1969, the museum has had to justify its purchase to those questioning its economic, artistic and social value.
THE END OF FEAR chronicles the 1986 brutal knife attack on the piece and the aftermath of its unconventional and contentious restoration. After lawsuits, settlements, gag orders and further restoration, the resurrected abstract icon is again on display in Amsterdam, raising the same questions it did at its 1967 début: What is the possible value of art? What makes something a work of art? Who decides this? What does it mean? And who is (still) afraid of red, yellow and blue?
FILMMAKER Q&A FOLLOWS SCREENING
Salem Arts Association is excited to announce the opportunity to exhibit at Old Town Hall. All current Salem Arts members are eligible. Bring us your best work. Lets show the community what we have to offer in all of our diverse styles and artistic disciplines.
You are welcome to submit work that you previously showed in exhibitions at Salem Arts Association. It is also possible to show larger work. If you are submitting larger work please include a detailed description including weight with your submission.
Salem Arts Association is bringing figure drawing opportunities to Old Town Hall This spring!
Drawing from life has been an essential tool in the history of the arts. Figure models are an essential part of learning to draw the human figure.
Two evenings are planned:
Doors open at 6:30 to prepare and settle in.
These workshops will be held at Old Town Hall in Salem, MA on the lower level.
We’ll have a live model for a two-hour session to practicing drawing a model from life. There will be no instruction.Model will pose for various durations between 7 and 9 p.m.
Our event is hosted by Sue Grillo And Beki Ferrari; two members of the Salem Arts Association who have founded and have been hosting Salem’s premier weekly Drink n’ Draw for over 2 and a half years at the Gulu Gulu Cafe.
Get more information here... Figure Drawing at Salem Old Town Hall
Salem Arts Association is offering the opportunity to submit work exploring the meaning of "Roots" for an exhibit at Old Town Hall. All current Salem Arts members are eligible. “Roots” is one of the themes of this year's Salem Arts Festival. Interpretations include living things and their roots, ancestry, home and country, family and any other creative explorations of this theme.
Drop Off Submissions: Sunday, May 5, 12:00 - 3:00 p.m. at Old Town Hall, Salem, MA.
Open Call, Non-Members Welcome to submit
Salem Arts Scholarships are awarded each spring to a students pursuing the arts either through a university program or through an art school. We offer two scholarships, The Paula Beaulieu Art Scholarship for $1000 to a Salem High School senior, and the Ellen Hardy Memorial Scholarships for $500 to any Salem resident graduating from a Salem school.
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