Salem Arts Association is excited to open our 2022 exhibition schedule with a showcase of our member artwork. Our current Salem Arts members are exhibiting their best and newest work showing the community what we have to offer in all of our diverse styles and artistic disciplines.
Exhibition Dates: March 5 - April 2
Our Guest Juror:
Sara Ashodian, Salem Arts Association Artist in Residence
As artist in residence I am often roaming around the building. This offered me the opportunity to view this exhibit multiple times. The works chosen for awards are works that drew me in and I kept coming back to looking further. They moved me with emotion thus capturing my attention.
Best of Show
Cheryl Stanton “Heart of the Sky” Acrylic Painting, $375
Sunrise? Sunset? Inclusive of memories of open space, beach, movement of clouds. Drawing me in with use of color. This painting slows my breathing and nudges me to remember beauty.
Daniel Breslin “Thoughts” Oil on Canvas, $450
An imposing presence in this muted portrait. Compelling composition with the eyes looking out to the beyond. Somewhat ghost like and still able to follow you around the room.
Edward Bradstreet “Sunflower #1” Photography, $250
The captured image seems alive as the flower is in the process of becoming fully in bloom. The balance of beauty and formation is full of hope.
Sue Grillo “Sour Apples & Journaling” Ink, Pencil Gouache, $420
Jessica Murdock “Sharkie on a Cushion” Watercolor, NFS
Deb Perez “Bromfield Street” Oil, $900