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Transformative Journeys + Summer Member Showcase

The mythical hero’s journey is a tale of an ordinary person who goes on an adventure, meets their mentor, endures life-changing trials, learns an important lesson, transforms, and returns a hero. What is your transformative journey? This exhibition features artwork that is inspired by artists' transformative journeys and acts of becoming.

ReceptionFriday,  August 4, 2023, 6:00 - 8:00 PM

Musical Guest: Brian Cogger performing original compositions

Exhibition Dates: August 5-September 9, 2023

Gallery Hours are every Saturday and Sunday from 12:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Please contact with questions.

Our Guest Juror: Rinus Oosthoek

Executive Director of the Salem (MA) Chamber of Commerce

Rinus Oosthoek is the Executive Director of the Salem (MA) Chamber of Commerce.  In his role, Rinus overseas all operations and management of the 500+ member organization.

Rinus is the ED of the Chamber since 2005, after a career in international business in management positions both in the United States and in his native Netherlands. His background and experience are in non-profit administration, business consulting, fundraising, volunteer management, and event organization. Rinus’ local knowledge, world view, and team building approach represent an ideal combination for Salem’s business community.

Prior to his work experience on Boston’s North Shore, Oosthoek managed large-scale international events through Oosthoek Group, RAI Exhibitions and was the International Trade Advisor at the Netherlands Chamber of Commerce in New York. Before coming to Salem, Rinus was the executive director of Beverly Main Streets.  

Rinus is born in Vlissingen, the Netherlands, and moved to the U.S. in 1992. He has lived in New York City and Cambridge, and currently resides in Beverly with his wife Gina and dog Buddy.


“The Root” by Jack Walsh

Where did the journey start or end? Does it? With the house, the tree or even the window or glass leaf? A beautifully sculpted piece of glass and wood to illustrate change and transformation in an ever-changing world.

-- Rinus Oosthoek

    “Come Away with Me” by Sarah Bossert

    Journey to the moon. An amazing photograph highlights an aspirational (but impossible) story.  Beautifully captured. Great colors and composition.

    -- Rinus Oosthoek

      “Before and After” by Patricia Dunbar

      Life is short, the transformation is quick and always on-going. A classic and well executed beautiful image of a brief journey, allowing for many interpretations of the story behind the photo.

      -- Rinus Oosthoek


      “The Knight Before”

      by James Bostick

      “Pears” by Ronald Bourgeois

      “Erin” by Patricia Scialo

        “Unmasked” by Kristen Nyberg




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