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Salem Arts Association offers fun and creative events throughout the year at the gallery and around Salem. Exhibitions, workshops, artist talks, and other events are always open to the public. We hope you join us. 

Salem Arts Association is located at "The Bridge at 211" in Salem Massachusetts. Find our entrance on the Ash Street side of the former Universalist Society facility. 


Upcoming events

    • Wednesday, January 16, 2019
    • Sunday, December 15, 2019
    • 7 sessions
    • Salem Arts Gallery, 211 Bridge Street, Salem MA 01970


    Salem Arts Board of Directors will meet on alternating months in 2018.

    Meeting will be scheduled on the third Wednesday of the month at 7:00 PM.

    Meeting Agenda, previous meeting notes, and other relevant information will be email to board members prior to each meeting for review. There will be no need to print these materials. Copies will be available. 

    Important updates and board votes may be conducted via email between meetings. 

    Meeting Dates:

    January, 16

    March, 20

    May, 15

    July, 17

    September, 18

    November, 20

    Annual Meeting: Sunday December 15


    • Wednesday, February 13, 2019
    • Wednesday, November 13, 2019
    • 10 sessions
    • Opus 87 Washington Street, Salem MA 01970

    Salem Arts is happy to host our monthly Artists' Meet-Up at Opus Underground. 

    All are welcome! Artists and Art Lovers, Performers and Musicians, Poets and Writers, or however you define your creativity! Join us to mix and mingle with local creatives from across the North Shore. light appetizers are provided and great conversations and friendships to be made. 

    We encourage all to bring new work in progress, impromptu performance, and share upcoming events. Consider it an “Open Mind Night”. 

    We'll meet up every second Wednesday of every month. 

    6:00 until 8:00 PM

    At Opus Underground

    87 Washington St., Salem, Massachusetts




    • Sunday, February 24, 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Salem Arts Association 211 Bridge St. Salem (Ash St. Entrance)


    The Salem Arts Association is excited to open our 2019 exhibition schedule with “Young at Art”, a showcase of artwork from local teenagers. All current Salem residents, Salem public, private, charter school students, and members of any Salem-based organization between the ages of 13 -19 are invited to bring on your best work. Let’s show the community what you have to offer in all of your diverse styles and artistic disciplines. Submission details are below

    Additionally, Salem Arts will be awarding scholarships to local High School seniors who will be pursuing a higher education in the Arts. The Paula Beaulieu Scholarship, will be awarded to one deserving Salem High Senior. The Ellen Hardy Scholarship will be awarded to a deserving graduating senior from any Salem school, program, or graduating Salem Arts Association student member. Application forms and rules for these scholarships are available on our website (salemarts.org/scholarship). Scholarship winners will be announced in May 2019. 

    Submission Criteria: All teen artists may submit artwork in a variety of 2D & 3D media for the juror’s consideration. Young at Art encourages artists to submit artwork of any subject matter, medium, style, or inspiration.

    Submission Fee: Submission fees are waived for this exhibit; artists may submit up to three artworks.

    Submission Form: Please download the gallery submission form below and provide all required information requested, and follow instructions on the form. Printed copies must be submitted with your artworks.

    Gallery-Exhibition-TakeIn-Form.pdf

    Exhibition Jurying: Exhibit Chairpersons and Salem Arts Gallery Committee will jury this exhibit. Criteria will be based on execution quality and space available. Every effort will be made to include as many submissions as possible.

    Awards: Our guest judge(TBD)  will select submissions for awards.

    Ribbons and prizes will be awarded for Best in Show, Second Place, Third Place, and Honorable Mention. Prizes to be determined

    IMPORTANT DATES:

    • Drop Off Submissions:  Sunday, February 24, 2019, 12:00 – 3:00 p.m.
    • Notification of inclusion/exclusion:  Notification by email by Wednesday February 27, 2019.
    • Pick up of unaccepted work: Any work not accepted will need to be picked up Saturday, March 2, 12:00 – 3:00 p.m.
    • Opening Reception: Friday, March 1, 2019, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
    • Exhibition Dates: March 1 – 31, 2019
    • Gallery Hours are every Saturday and Sunday from 12:00 – 5:00 p.m.
    • Pick Up of Artwork: Sunday, March 31, 2019 from 3:00 to 5:00 PM.

    Rules & Regulations: 

    All 2D artwork must be framed and ready to hang, with proper hanging wire. Photographs and paper images bust be matter and framed with glass. (no sawtooth hangers, please. They do not work with our gallery hanging system)


    Download Info: Call_Young-at-Art-2019.pdf


    Salem Arts Association

    211 Bridge St. Salem (Ash St. Entrance)

    Located at the Bridge at 211

    • Sunday, February 24, 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Salem Arts Association Gallery and Shop - 211 Bridge Street, Salem MA 01970
    Register


    We will be opening our 2019 Season with a tribute to Ellen Hardy and Paula Beaulieu. This exhibit will feature artworks by these honorees and all proceeds benefit our Art School Scholarship Programs

    Salem Arts invites all interested Salem Arts Members to donate their own artworks to display with all sales benefiting the scholarship programs. 

    This exhibition complements our “Young at Art” exhibit featuring artwork by local teens.

    Submission Criteria: This exhibit is open to current Salem Arts member artists who may submit work in any medium. This exhibit will not be juried. 

    Framed items will be displayed in the gallery. Other donations of prints, jewelry, etc will be sold in the shop. 

    Sales proceeds will be applied to our scholarship funds. Work not sold during the exhibition will become property of Salem Arts Association and will continue to be available for sale in the gallery shop.  


    PLEASE CLICK THE REGISTRATION BUTTON

    TO SUBMIT YOUR ARTWORK DETAILS


    IMPORTANT DATES: 

    Drop Off Submissions: Sunday, February 24, 12:00 – 3:00 p.m.  

    Opening Reception: Friday, March 1, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.

    Exhibition Dates: March 1 -31 2019

    Gallery Hours: every Saturday and Sunday from 12:00 – 5:00 p.m.

    Presentation and framing: All submissions must be properly framed, matted, appropriately wired (no saw tooth hangars), and ready to hang. Wired images must have a tight wire positioned within the top quarter of the image height. All submissions will be inspected at take-in to assure they adhere to gallery standards. Submissions not meeting our standards may be rejected. 

    Please contact gallery@salemarts.org with questions. 


    • Sunday, February 24, 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • 211 Bridge St Salem MA 01970

    Gallery Shop Take In

    The Salem Arts Gallery Shop is opening for the season on March 1st 2019.

    Take-in for the shop will be Sunday, February 24th from 12-3.

    This take in will coincide with the gallery exhibition of Young At Art and the Scholarship Fundraiser featuring Ellen Hardy and Paula Beaulieu.

    In addition, Salem Arts invites members to donate some of their own work to benefit the scholarship program. Your donations can be dropped off at the same time as the shop take-in.

    Submission Criteria:

    All pieces must be original work by the artist, priced up to $500. Paintings, wall art and photographs can go up to $500. We welcome crafts: jewelry, ceramics and glass vessels, pendants, mixed media; textiles: scarves, hats, dresses and other garments, and handmade quilts; medium sized wall art, prints and cards; and miscellaneous like moon calendars, small sculptures and tarot cards. Arts/crafts will be juried on a quality and space-dependent basis.

    See the Gallery Info page for additional requirements.

    If you choose to donate any piece, all donations become the property of Salem
    Arts and proceeds will go to our scholarship funds.

    Submission Form:

    Please download the retail shop submission form and provide all information requested. Printed copies of the form must be submitted with your artwork. Everyone who has work in the shop and the gallery must volunteer at least 3 hours a month. Bring your calendar because you’ll be asked to sign up at the time of submission.

    Inventory sheets will need to be filled out and updated when entering or removing artwork

    Gallery Shop Inventory Instructions

    Gallery Shop Inventory Form (excel Spreadsheet) 

    See the Gallery Info page for detailed instructions on how to access the spreadsheet and alternatives for different types of devices.

    • Friday, March 01, 2019
    • Sunday, March 31, 2019
    • Salem Arts Association 211 Bridge St. Salem (Ash St. Entrance)


    The Salem Arts Association is excited to open our 2019 exhibition schedule with “Young at Art”, a showcase of artwork from local teenagers. All current Salem residents, Salem public, private, charter school students, and members of any Salem-based organization between the ages of 13 -19 are invited to bring on your best work. Let’s show the community what you have to offer in all of your diverse styles and artistic disciplines.

    Opening Reception: Friday, March 1, 2019, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.

    Exhibition Dates: March 1 – 31, 2019

    Gallery Hours: Saturdays and Sundays from 12:00 – 5:00 p.m.


    Salem Arts Association

    211 Bridge St. Salem (Ash St. Entrance)

    Located at the Bridge at 211

    • Friday, March 01, 2019
    • Sunday, March 31, 2019
    • Salem Arts Association, 211 Bridge Street Salem MA 01970

    We will be opening our 2019 Season with a tribute to Ellen Hardy and Paula Beaulieu. This exhibit will feature artworks by these honorees and all proceeds benefit our Art School Scholarship Programs

    Salem Arts also invites all interested Salem Arts Members to donate their own artworks to display with all sales benefiting the scholarship programs. 

    This exhibition complements our “Young at Art” exhibit featuring artwork by local teens.

    All sales proceeds will be directly applied to our scholarship programs


    Opening Reception: Friday, March 1, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.

    Exhibition Dates: March 1 -31 2019

    Gallery Hours: every Saturday and Sunday from 12:00 – 5:00 p.m.

    Please contact gallery@salemarts.orgwith questions. 


    • Friday, March 01, 2019
    • Sunday, March 31, 2019
    • Salem Arts Association 211 Bridge St. Salem (Ash St. Entrance)



    The Salem Arts Association is excited to open our 2018 exhibition schedule with “Young at Art”, a showcase of artwork from local teenagers. All current Salem residents, Salem public, private, charter school students, and members of any Salem-based organization between the ages of 13 -19 are invited to bring on your best work. Let’s show the community what you have to offer in all of your diverse styles and artistic disciplines.

    Opening Reception: Friday, March 1, 2019, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.

    Exhibition Dates: March 1 – March 31, 2019

    Gallery Hours are every Saturday and Sunday from 12:00 – 5:00 p.m.


    Salem Arts Association

    211 Bridge St. Salem (Ash St. Entrance)

    Located at the Bridge at 211

    • Friday, March 01, 2019
    • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Salem Arts Association 211 Bridge St. Salem (Ash St. Entrance)


    The Salem Arts Association is excited to open our 2018 exhibition schedule with “Young at Art”, a showcase of artwork from local teenagers. All current Salem residents, Salem public, private, charter school students, and members of any Salem-based organization between the ages of 13 -19 are invited to bring on your best work. Let’s show the community what you have to offer in all of your diverse styles and artistic disciplines.



    In Addition to "Young at Art" we will also include a display of artworks by Ellen Hardy and Paula Beaulieu. These artists have had a profound impact on the arts and artists on Salem. We celebrate them with this exhibit and two Art School Scholarships in their honor. 

    Additional artworks by Salem Arts Members have been donated to accompany this fundraiser. 


    All proceeds from this exhibition will benefit our scholarship programs. 

    For more information see Scholarship Programs


    Opening Reception: Friday, March 1, 2019, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.

    Exhibition Dates: March 1 – 31, 2019

    Gallery Hours are every Saturday and Sunday from 12:00 – 5:00 p.m.


    Salem Arts Association

    211 Bridge St. Salem (Ash St. Entrance)

    Located at the Bridge at 211

    • Sunday, March 31, 2019
    • 211 Bridge Street, Salem MA 01970
    Register


    Salem Arts is offering two solo exhibition opportunities. 

    Submissions must be delivered by 6:00 PM on Sunday March 31, 2019. 

    Exhibit Opportunities are 

    1. July 6 - 28

    2. August 2 - 31

    You may submit your application to be considered by providing the information requested below.

    Members of the Salem Arts Gallery Committee and Board of Directors will jury submissions. 

    Interested artists may hand-deliver their application to the Salem Arts Gallery at 211 Bridge Street. OR use the REGISTRATION BUTTON on this page, or email to gallery@salemarts.org (Snail-Mail submissions will not be accepted).

    How to enter:

    1.    Provide 10-15 JPG images of your current work via the REGISTRATION BUTTON on this page, flash drive, digital download (e.g iCloud or Dropbox), or a CD-ROM disc.

    1.    Minimum image file size should be 1024 pixels in width or height for each sample image

    2.   Images must be labeled with the artists first initial, last name, and the file number. (Example jdoe-1.jpg)

    3.   A numbered list of the images must be included. This should be printed and included with your proposal statement and exhibition description. Do not just include in in your disc or drive. 

    2.   Submitted images should be recently produced and not have been exhibited previously at Salem Arts galleries. 

    3.   Submitted images must be representative of the quality, medium, and content to be exhibited. 

    4.   The exhibition will be awarded based on the work that is submitted. It is expected that some, if not all of the submitted work to be included in the exhibit. 

    5.    The majority of the artwork should be for sale; Salem Arts encourages gallery sales and receives a 25% commission on all work sold.  

    6.   New and/or additional work may be added to an accepted exhibit proposal but should be characteristic of the work submitted with your proposal and discussed with the gallery chairperson.    

    7.   Provide the following information as a PDF or printed on 8.5x11 letter size paper with your digital image submissions.

    1.    Resume/Vitae containing your background, contact information, email address, phone, and website.

    2.   Written description of your proposed exhibition, theme, content, and any special needs for display.

    3.   The numbered list of images provided in your digital samples. 

    Incomplete submissions will not be considered.

    Artists will be notified on on or before April 15 of the juror’s decisions. 


    If your exhibition proposal is accepted:

    1.    A fee of $100.00 will be required for the use of the gallery. 

    2.   The awarded solo exhibition will be in the gallery room on the left (across from the Hill room). This gallery offers approximately 40 linear feet of wall space. 

    3.   Exhibit will be open for one month

    4.   Installation will be done the week prior to the opening day. Times may be negotiated with the gallery chairperson. 

    5.   Work must be removed from the gallery the last Sunday of the month.

    6.   The artist is expected to host an exhibition reception. Reception date must be negotiated with the gallery chairperson.

    7.   The artist is expected to host a workshop or gallery talk event in the gallery during the exhibition. Date may be planned with the gallery chairperson.

    8.   Salem Arts will promote the exhibition on our website and social media.

    9.   Salem Arts will provide 100 postcards and 10 posters. Design assistance will be offered with collaboration from the selected artist. 

    Questions should be directed to the Gallery Committee by emailing to gallery@salemarts.org

    • Wednesday, May 01, 2019
    • 11:30 PM


    Sponsored through the Salem Arts Association, SalemArts.org/Scholarship

    Salem Arts Scholarships are awarded each spring to 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 $1000 to any Salem resident graduating from any Salem school. 

    CLICK HERE FOR FORMS AND DETAILS

    The Paula Beaulieu Art Scholarship

    Paula Frances Beaulieu (May 28, 1947 — January 24, 2014)

    Paula obtained her B.S. degree from Lowell State University before obtaining her M.S. in Arts & Education at Florida Atlantic University. Her career included teaching grades 2 and 5 at Pearl St. School in Reading, Mass., author of children’s educational books, counselor and educational toy developer to name a few. Most notably, Paula was an art educator, running her own business teaching people of all ages to “Connect with Their Creativity” for over 15 years. Paula was an artist throughout her life, a legacy she brought forward from her mother Rita Casey.

    After growing up in Methuen, Mass., Paula resided in Hollywood, Florida and Reading, Mass. (where she raised her two sons Dan and Matt) before moving to Salem, Mass., where she spent her remaining years. “Creativity occurs in the moment, and in the moment we are timeless.”

    —The Artist’s Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity by Julia Cameron

    Award Purpose and eligibility:

    The Paula Beaulieu Scholarship will award $1000 each spring to a Salem High School Senior who is pursuing visual arts education either through a university program or through an art school in the fall following their graduation. All of the visual arts will be considered. Paula Beaulieu was an active artist in the Salem Arts Association and taught young and old alike through her program “Connect with Their Creativity.” Her family has chosen Salem Arts Association and Salem High School as beneficiaries of any donations made in her honor.

    CLICK HERE FOR FORMS AND DETAILS


    The Ellen Hardy Memorial Scholarship

    Ellen Gibson Hardy(May 18, 1952 — June 18, 2017)

    An artist at heart, Ellen forged a career in the Art, Graphic Design, and Publishing world. She founded her own company, Hardy House, which was a full-service Art and Design business of which she was the proprietor for over 19-years working with the likes of MIT, Harvard, Yale, and many other educational and professional organizations. During the years as president of Hardy House she began to exhibit her own artwork at galleries throughout New England and taught Graphic Arts at the Cambridge Adult Center for Education and at Phillips Academy where she also served as Director of Publications for over 14 years. 

    Ellen was a profound influence on the Salem artistic scene through her involvement with the Salem Public Arts Commission, the annual Salem Arts Festival, and Salem Arts Association, which she advocated heavily for. Ellen served for several years as a member and president of Salem Arts Association. 

    Award Purpose and Eligibility:

    The Ellen Hardy Memorial Scholarship will award one or more scholarships of $1000 each spring to a senior-year student attending any Salem school (public, charter, or private) who is pursuing visual arts education either through a university program or through an art school in the fall following their graduation. Visual arts, graphic design, performing arts, music, acting, or other areas of creative expression will be considered. Ellen Hardy was a founding member and served as President of the Salem Arts Association through 2015. She was very active in contributing to the Salem Arts Associations success and was also a prolific artist and performer herself. We are honored to offer this scholarship program in her memory.

    CLICK HERE FOR FORMS AND DETAILS


    • Sunday, December 15, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Salem Arts Gallery

    Hello Salem Arts Members!

    This Sunday, December 15th is our Annual Membership Meeting with Voting for our next Board members and Executive Committee.  

    Please join us at our gallery at 211 Bridge Street in Salem, we welcome all members to come vote and hear a short update on the Association by our current president and treasurer. 

    Afterwords per tradition, we will have a potluck dinner with refreshments provided and live music (wear your dancing shoes). 

    Members may also bring your spouse or a date. 

    We will provide some food, beer, and wine. Potluck contributions and beverages to share are encouraged. 

    This is also the last day the gallery is open for our 2018 season. We hosted 12 fantastic exhibits along with several other events making 2018 our most energetic year yet. All artwork must be removed from the gallery and shop on Sunday. Do not remove artwork before 5PM Please. The gallery will reopen in March. 

    Schedule as follows:

    • Last Day Open, Sunday, Dec. 15, 12pm-5pm
    • PICK UP of ALL Artwork 4pm-7pm
    • Pot Luck and Refreshments from 6-9pm
    • Voting 6pm-7pm
    • Business Meeting 7:15-7:30pm
    • Voting Results Announced  7:30pm
    • Live Music from 6:30 until 8:30
    • Final Closing 9pm


    Voting Information has been sent previously to our artist members who are eligible to vote for officers and board members. Non-Artist members may not vote. 

    If you cannot attend the Annual Meeting you may submit an absentee ballot. Download the ballot form here SAA Ballot 2018.pdf, print and fill out the form and mail to Salem Arts Association PO Box 226, Salem MA 01970.

    For more information on voting visit this page on our website...

    2018 Board Nominations

    Please either attend the annual meeting to vote or mark your voting preferences on the form provided above and mail to Salem Arts Association, PO Box 226, Salem MA 01970.

    Absentee ballots must be received by December 12, 2018 for processing prior to the annual meeting. The Nominating Committee will tabulate the absentee ballots, but these votes will not be associated with specific names to maintain anonymity. 

Past events

Sunday, December 16, 2018 Annual Membership Meeting with Voting for our next Board Members and Executive Committee
Sunday, December 16, 2018 Art Pick Up - Member Showcase
Saturday, November 24, 2018 Salem Arts Holiday Artists' Market at Salem Old Town Hall
Friday, November 09, 2018 Opening Reception - Member Showcase Exhibit
Friday, November 09, 2018 Exhibit: Member Showcase
Sunday, November 04, 2018 2018 Holiday Artists' Market Registration - Deadline 11/04/18
Sunday, November 04, 2018 Art Pick Up: "Untold Stories" - November 4, 5-7 pm
Sunday, November 04, 2018 Call for Art: Member Showcase - November 4, 4-7
Sunday, November 04, 2018 Art Pick Up: "Dark Arts" - November 4, 4-7 pm
Sunday, October 14, 2018 Spooky Toons Concert - Sunday October 14 at 8PM
Saturday, October 13, 2018 Creative Collective Merchant Marketplace in October on the Essex Street Walking Mall
Friday, October 05, 2018 Reception: "Dark Arts," Friday October 5, 5-8 PM
Friday, October 05, 2018 Exhibition: "Dark Arts" - October 5 through November 4, 2018
Sunday, September 30, 2018 Inventory Take In - Creative Collective Merchant Marketplace in October on the Essex Street Walking Mall
Sunday, September 30, 2018 Call for Art: "Dark Arts" Art Drop Off Sunday, September 30, 4-7 PM
Sunday, September 30, 2018 Art Pick Up: "Land and Sea" - September 30, 4-7 pm
Saturday, September 15, 2018 WORKSHOP: Creative Mind Mapping as Meditative Journaling (3 hrs.)
Friday, August 31, 2018 Reception: 12th Annual PEM Inspirational Exhibition, "Untold Stories," Friday August 31, 5-8 PM
Friday, August 31, 2018 Exhibition: “Untold Stories” Local Artists Explore Untold Stories and Hidden Relationships
Tuesday, August 28, 2018 Exhibition Sponsorship Form
Sunday, August 26, 2018 Retail Shop Take In
Sunday, August 26, 2018 Call for Art: “Untold Stories” Local Artists Explore Untold Stories and Hidden Relationships
Sunday, August 26, 2018 Artist Talk: Raymond Gilbert - Works of a New Millennium
Saturday, August 18, 2018 Exhibition: Art in the Park: En Plein Air Inspired By Salem Maritime Historic Site Maritime Festival
Saturday, August 04, 2018 Art in the Park: En Plein Air at the Salem Maritime Historic Site Maritime Festival
Friday, August 03, 2018 Reception: Raymond Gilbert - Works of a New Millennium
Friday, August 03, 2018 Reception: "Land and Sea," Friday August 3, 5-8 PM
Friday, August 03, 2018 Exhibition: "Land and Sea" - August 3 through September 30, 2018
Friday, August 03, 2018 Exhibition: Raymond Gilbert - Works of a New Millennium
Sunday, July 29, 2018 Art Pick Up: "Game On!" - July 29, 5-7 pm
Sunday, July 29, 2018 Call for Art: “Land and Sea” Art Drop Off Sunday, July 29, 5-7 PM
Friday, July 06, 2018 Artist Reception: Frank Nagorka: Paintings, Sculptures, and Dioramas
Friday, July 06, 2018 Exhibit: Frank Nagorka: Paintings, Sculptures, and Dioramas
Saturday, June 23, 2018 Walk with Salem Arts at Northshore Pride Parade
Friday, June 08, 2018 Reception: "Game On!" Friday June 8, 5-8 PM
Sunday, June 03, 2018 Reception: "En Plein Air of the House of Seven Gables", Sunday June 3, 3-5 PM
Saturday, June 02, 2018 Exhibit: “Works In Plein Air at The House of The Seven Gables” 6th Annual Artists’ Residency with Salem Arts Association Members
Saturday, June 02, 2018 Exhibition: "Game On!" - June 2 through July 29, 2018
Thursday, May 31, 2018 Reception and Exhibit: “Works In Plein Air at The House of The Seven Gables” 6th Annual Artists’ Residency with Salem Arts Association Members
Sunday, May 27, 2018 Art Pick Up: "Go Away"- May 27, 5-8 pm
Sunday, May 27, 2018 Call for Art: “Game On!” Art Drop Off Sunday, May 27, 5-8 PM
Thursday, May 24, 2018 Mercy Tavern Open Mic Takeover
Sunday, May 20, 2018 Workshop: Open Air Painting On the grounds of The House of the Seven Gables with Sue Grillo
Sunday, May 20, 2018 Painting the Gallery
Monday, May 14, 2018 Artists' Residency: “Works In Plein Air at The House of the Seven Gables” - 6th Annual Artists’ Residency with Salem Arts Association Members
Friday, May 04, 2018 Reception: “Go Away” Friday May 4, 5-8 PM
Friday, May 04, 2018 Exhibition: "Go Away" - May 4 through May 27, 2018
Sunday, April 29, 2018 Call for Art: “Go Away” Artwork Drop-Off: Sunday April 29, 2018
Friday, April 13, 2018 Reception: “Exhibition Exhibition” Friday April 13, 5-8 PM
Saturday, April 07, 2018 Exhibition: "Exhibition Exhibition" - April 7 through May 27, 2018
Sunday, April 01, 2018 Call for Artist Deadline: Solo Exhibition at the Salem Arts Gallery
Saturday, March 31, 2018 Call for Art: “Exhibition Exhibition” Art Drop Off Saturday March 31, 5-8 PM
Saturday, March 24, 2018 Workshop: Paint landscapes: Push Limits, Take Risks, Have Fun
Friday, March 09, 2018 Reception: Young at Art - FRIDAY MARCH 9
Friday, March 09, 2018 Reception: MUSE, Friday March 9, 508 PM
Friday, March 02, 2018 Exhibition: MUSE - March 2 through April 29, 2018
Sunday, February 25, 2018 Call for Art - Young At Art - Submissions Due February 25, 5-8 PM
Sunday, February 25, 2018 Call for Art: “Muse”, Deadline for Entry February 25, 2018
Friday, February 02, 2018 Exhibit: Young at Art
Wednesday, January 10, 2018 Monthly Artists' Meet-Up at Opus Underground
Monday, January 01, 2018 Salem Arts Winter Break
Sunday, December 10, 2017 Annual Membership Meeting with Voting for our next Board Members and Executive Committee
Sunday, December 10, 2017 Art Pick Up - Member Showcase
Sunday, November 26, 2017 Salem Arts Holiday Artists' Market at Salem Old Town Hall
Saturday, November 11, 2017 Salem Arts 10th Anniversay Gala and Fundraiser
Wednesday, November 08, 2017 Holiday Artists' Market Registration - Deadline Extended 11/06/17
Friday, November 03, 2017 Opening Reception - Member Showcase Exhibit
Friday, November 03, 2017 Exhibit: Member Showcase
Sunday, October 29, 2017 Call for Art: Member Showcase
Sunday, October 29, 2017 Art Pick Up - Volunteer Appreciation Exhibition
Sunday, October 29, 2017 Art Pick Up - Faint of Art
Friday, October 06, 2017 Opening Reception: Volunteer Appreciation Exhibition
Thursday, October 05, 2017 "An Alien Adventure" with the "Lost In Space Chariot" - Join Salem Arts in the Salem Haunted Happenings Grand Parade on Thursday October 5th
Saturday, September 30, 2017 Exhibit: Volunteer Appreciation Exhibition
Sunday, September 24, 2017 Art Pick Up - From the Hip Photography Exhibition
Friday, September 01, 2017 Opening Reception: “Faint of Art” Local Artists Explore the Fear Factor!
Friday, September 01, 2017 Exhibit: “Faint of Art” Local Artists Explore the Fear Factor!
Sunday, August 27, 2017 Call for Art: “Faint of Art” Local Artists Explore the Fear Factor!
Sunday, August 27, 2017 Art Pick Up - Uncommon Threads
Friday, August 04, 2017 Exhibit: “From The Hip” Photos of Life at Street Level
Friday, August 04, 2017 Opening Reception: “From The Hip” Photos of Life at Street Level
Sunday, July 30, 2017 Call for Art: “From The Hip” Photos of Life at Street Level
Saturday, July 22, 2017 Workshop: Learn to Crochet Today with Megan Donoghue
Thursday, July 20, 2017 Salem Chamber of Commerce Coffee Connection at Salem Arts Association
Saturday, July 15, 2017 Salem Arts at the Salem Flea Market
Sunday, July 09, 2017 Gallery Talk and Artist Reception: "Perspective" Paintings by Kevin Kusiolek
Friday, July 07, 2017 Opening Reception: Uncommon Threads
Saturday, July 01, 2017 Exhibit: “Uncommon Threads” NOT your Grandmother’s Sewing Circle!
Saturday, July 01, 2017 Exhibit: “Perspective” Paintings by Kevin Kusiolek
Sunday, June 25, 2017 Call for Art: “Uncommon Threads” NOT your Grandmother’s Sewing Circle!
Sunday, June 25, 2017 Art Pick Up - “Works In Plein Air at The House of The Seven Gables” 5th Annual Artists’ Residency with Salem Arts Association Members
Sunday, June 25, 2017 Art Pick Up - ReVISION
Saturday, June 24, 2017 Join Salem Arts in the North Shore Gay Pride Parade
Saturday, June 03, 2017 Salem Arts Festival at The Bridge at 211
Friday, June 02, 2017 Exhibit: “Works In Plein Air at The House of The Seven Gables” 5th Annual Artists’ Residency with Salem Arts Association Members
Thursday, June 01, 2017 Reception and Exhibit: “Works In Plein Air at The House of The Seven Gables” 5th Annual Artists’ Residency with Salem Arts Association Members
Sunday, May 28, 2017 Art Pick Up - Lit & Legit
Sunday, May 28, 2017 Workshop: Open Air Painting On the grounds of The House of the Seven Gables with Sue Grillo
Sunday, May 28, 2017 Call for Artist Deadline: Solo Exhibition at the Salem Arts Gallery
Saturday, May 20, 2017 Gallery Shop Take In
Saturday, May 20, 2017 Artists' Residency: “Works In Plein Air at The House of the Seven Gables” - 5th Annual Artists’ Residency with Salem Arts Association Members
Saturday, May 13, 2017 Shop and Gallery Open
Sunday, May 07, 2017 Exhibit: Lit & Legit Student Exhibition
Sunday, May 07, 2017 Art Reception: Lit & Legit Student Exhibition
Friday, May 05, 2017 Art Reception: “ReVISION” Looking at Old Things in New Ways!
Friday, May 05, 2017 Exhibit: “ReVISION” Looking at Old Things in New Ways!
Sunday, April 30, 2017 Call for Art: “ReVISION” Looking at Old Things in New Ways!
Sunday, April 30, 2017 Art Pick Up - Member Showcase
Sunday, April 30, 2017 Call for Art - Lit Legit Studen Exhibition Drop Off
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 Volunteer Training for Gallery Shop
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 Volunteer Training for Gallery Shop
Saturday, March 25, 2017 Volunteer Training for Gallery Shop
Saturday, March 04, 2017 Grand Opening Art Reception - Member Showcase Exhibit
Saturday, March 04, 2017 Exhibit: Member Showcase
Friday, February 24, 2017 Call for Art: Gallery Shop at Salem Arts Association
Friday, February 24, 2017 Call for Art: Member Showcase - Grand Opening!
Wednesday, February 08, 2017 Salem Arts Monthly Artists' Meet-Up at Opus Underground
Monday, December 05, 2016 Annual Meeting and Holiday Party for Salem Arts Association
Sunday, November 27, 2016 Salem Arts Holiday Artists' Market at Salem Old Town Hall
Saturday, November 12, 2016 Holiday Artists' Market Registration - Deadline 11/12/16
Wednesday, October 12, 2016 Tarot Card Collage Workshop with Monica Bodirsky
Thursday, October 06, 2016 "Parks In Space" with the "Lost In Space Chariot" - Join Salem Arts in the Salem Haunted Happenings Grand Parade on Thursday October 6th
Wednesday, September 21, 2016 Art Critique Workshop with Elizabeth Sultzer
Saturday, September 10, 2016 Opening Reception: Impressions of Salem Inspired by “American Impressionist Childe Hassam and the Isle of Shoals” Salem Arts Associations’ 10th Annual PEM Inspirational Exhibition
Thursday, September 01, 2016 Art Drop Off for Impressions of Salem Inspired by “American Impressionist Childe Hassam and the Isle of Shoals” Salem Arts Associations’ 10th Annual PEM Inspirational Exhibition
Wednesday, August 10, 2016 Gallery Volunteer Training
Saturday, August 06, 2016 Art Reception: WORLD VIEW Photography Exhibition
Wednesday, August 03, 2016 Developing and Organizing your Photos Using Adobe Lightroom - with Ellen Garvey
Saturday, July 30, 2016 Art Drop Off for WORLD VIEW Photography Exhibition.
Wednesday, July 27, 2016 Gallery Volunteer Training
Saturday, June 25, 2016 Join Salem Arts in the North Shore Gay Pride Parade
Wednesday, June 22, 2016 GOLDEN Acrylics from A to Z
Sunday, June 12, 2016 Artists' Yard Sale
Friday, June 03, 2016 Salem Arts Festival June 3-5
Thursday, June 02, 2016 En Plein Air and Beyond Exhibit - 4th annual residency at the House of the Seven Gables
Wednesday, June 01, 2016 Gallery Volunteer Training - Wednesday June 1
Sunday, May 29, 2016 In the Garden: Open Air Painting at The House of the Seven Gables with Sue Grillo
Monday, May 23, 2016 En Plein Air and Beyond - 4th Annual Artists’ Residency at the House of the Seven Gables
Saturday, April 23, 2016 Gallery Artwork Take-In/Pick-Up
Saturday, April 16, 2016 Art Reception: Beyond Words Exhibit
Saturday, April 16, 2016 Pick up unaccepted art works - Beyond Words Submissions
Saturday, April 16, 2016 Beyond Words: A Mixed Media Art Event
Wednesday, April 13, 2016 Artist Statement Workshop with Emma Thurgood
Sunday, April 10, 2016 Artwork Drop Off - Beyond Words: A Mixed Media Art Event
Wednesday, March 30, 2016 Book-Play for Artists Workshop
Wednesday, February 24, 2016 Portrait Drawing Workshop with Instructor Daniel Ferrin
Wednesday, February 10, 2016 Salem Arts Mixed Media Member Mixer
Thursday, April 18, 2013 Artists At 7 Gables
Sunday, May 06, 2012 SAA Annual Meeting
Saturday, October 15, 2011 The Salem Arts History Ball: Saturday October 15th 7-11pm
Thursday, June 09, 2011 Ditto Editions new owner to visit SAA
Saturday, October 16, 2010 The Salem Arts History Ball: Saturday October 16th 7-11pm
Friday, October 15, 2010 Magic & Music: Friday October 15th 7-11pm
Saturday, July 11, 2009 Alter-A-Tions Opening Reception
Saturday, June 27, 2009 House Concert with Marji Zintz and Julian Baptista
Saturday, June 27, 2009 "Important Things" Opening Reception at The Little Gallery Under the Stairs
Sunday, June 21, 2009 Holly Aloha Jaynes, Closing Reception
Wednesday, June 17, 2009 SALON NIGHT at Ditto Editions
Saturday, June 13, 2009 Large Scale Works - Reception
Friday, June 05, 2009 Wild Kingdom Reception
Wednesday, June 03, 2009 SAA Operations & Joint Committee Meeting
Thursday, May 28, 2009 Opening Reception - GaGa Gallery - Swampscott
Saturday, May 16, 2009 Northshore Folk Festival
Monday, May 04, 2009 The Harvard Student Art Show
Friday, May 01, 2009 John Singer Sargent: Love at First (and Second) Sight!
Saturday, April 25, 2009 Experimental Pre- View
Saturday, April 18, 2009 Salem Jazz & Soul Festival Spring Gala
Thursday, April 16, 2009 The Bauhaus and Mass Culture Lecture
Wednesday, April 15, 2009 SALON NIGHT at Ditto Editions
Monday, April 13, 2009 Exhibition Night at the Phoenix School
Sunday, April 05, 2009 The Green Show - Artists' Reception
Saturday, April 04, 2009 Michiko Imai at The Little Gallery Under the Stairs
Wednesday, April 01, 2009 Elise & Sara: Experimental Pre-View
Sunday, March 29, 2009 Dirty Water Reading Series: Cowgirls & Couplets
Saturday, March 28, 2009 SAA Lit Bop (part of the Salem Lit Fest)
Saturday, March 28, 2009 Quick Fiction - Afternoon Delight
Thursday, March 19, 2009 Jennifer Twigg at Beverly Cooperative Bank
Wednesday, March 18, 2009 March SALON NIGHT
Friday, March 13, 2009 Dancing with the Arts
Saturday, March 07, 2009 Gallery Talk for Balance: Mothers Who Create
Wednesday, March 04, 2009 Salem Film Fest WRAP PARTY
Sunday, March 01, 2009 SAA Sponsored Film/Salem Film Fest: Archeology of Memory
Saturday, February 28, 2009 Lit Bop
Friday, February 20, 2009 Ga Ga Gallery reception: Suzanne Schireson (Exhibit continues through March 8)
Wednesday, February 18, 2009 Salon Night at Ditto Editions
Saturday, February 14, 2009 Balance: Mothers Who Create
Saturday, February 07, 2009 Reception: People, Places & Things
Friday, February 06, 2009 Opening Reception, James Creighton Long, Jr., The Beebe Estate
Sunday, February 01, 2009 Basque Impressions Opening Reception
Sunday, February 01, 2009 People, Places and Things: Documenting Our Lives Through Art
Saturday, December 13, 2008 A3D Fundraiser: Hope for The Holidays - A Khaware Celebration
Friday, December 12, 2008 SAA Christmas/Holiday Party
Sunday, December 07, 2008 SUSAN BURGESS AT THE CLOISTER GALLERY
Saturday, November 29, 2008 Urban Landscapes - from Revere Beach to Tuscany and beyond...
Saturday, November 22, 2008 Salem Open Studios
Thursday, November 13, 2008 The Big Reveal - The SAA's First Annual Benefit Celebration
Tuesday, November 04, 2008 SAA Year End Culmination Show
Sunday, November 02, 2008 Drumming with MAMADOU at Saint Peter's Episcopal Church
Saturday, November 01, 2008 Destination Newburyport - Terry Slater Exhibit
Friday, October 31, 2008 MAMADOU at East India Square
Friday, October 24, 2008 MAMADOU Drum Workshop at Glen Urquhart School
Friday, October 24, 2008 MAMADOU at the Brown School
Friday, October 17, 2008 Sketch Group Meeting
Tuesday, October 14, 2008 Haitian Art Exhibit at Kensington-Stobart
Friday, October 10, 2008 Terror Fantasies Halloween Art Exhibit 2008
Thursday, October 09, 2008 Washington Square Studio - Charles Lang, Kathleen Ward, Wendy Snow-Lang
Thursday, October 02, 2008 John Patterson: A Halloween Valentine to Salem
Wednesday, October 01, 2008 BEth Ferris Art Exhibit - Starbucks in Marblehead
Friday, September 19, 2008 "Beyond and Within" Art Exhibit at New Civilitea
Wednesday, September 17, 2008 Salon Night at Ditto Editions
Saturday, September 13, 2008 Lit Bop
Friday, September 12, 2008 The Pickelpot Presents: Artists Trading Cards Meeting
Friday, September 05, 2008 'Sense and Sensibility'
Friday, September 05, 2008 Thresholds at the Salem Arts Association Gallery
Thursday, September 04, 2008 Judy Metcalfe at The Washington Square Studio
Monday, August 25, 2008 Classical Maritime Paintings by Ray Crane
Sunday, August 10, 2008 Boston Horns with Barrence Whitfield
Saturday, August 09, 2008 Manami Morita
Saturday, August 09, 2008 PHAT MAXX
Saturday, August 09, 2008 FREEZE FRAME: Shake, Rattle and Roll
Tuesday, August 05, 2008 Jeannine Pelkey Exhibit
Saturday, August 02, 2008 The Art of Bellydance
Friday, August 01, 2008 Heidi Kepnes Exhibit at Front Street
Thursday, July 31, 2008 Elisa Nicolas at Gulu Gulu Cafe
Wednesday, July 30, 2008 Nonfiction Kickstart
Monday, July 28, 2008 Andrew Swaine "Famous Faces" at Washington Square Studio
Saturday, July 26, 2008 2008 Culture Fest
Friday, July 25, 2008 Machine 475
Tuesday, July 22, 2008 How to Write a Press Release
Saturday, July 19, 2008 Novelist Hanna Tinti
Saturday, July 19, 2008 REBEL SHAKESPEARE: A Celebration of Shakespeare in the Park
Saturday, July 19, 2008 Radio ScotVoid
Wednesday, July 16, 2008 "Recent Work in Encaustic" at Kensington-Stobart Gallery
Saturday, July 12, 2008 Salem Jazz and Soul Presents LA TIMBISTICA
Saturday, July 12, 2008 Artists' Reception - Selections
Saturday, July 12, 2008 Paula Morin
Saturday, July 12, 2008 Mementos of Celebration
Saturday, July 12, 2008 Donna Albino - Paper Making Demonstration
Friday, July 11, 2008 Opening Reception - Mementos of Celebration
Friday, July 11, 2008 Meadows to Marines - Reception for Ron Harrison
Thursday, July 10, 2008 Dolly (Dolores) Reid Exhibit at Washington Square Studio
Saturday, July 05, 2008 Max Ex
Thursday, July 03, 2008 Selections - an exhibit of choices from selected members
Sunday, June 29, 2008 Let Beauty Awake - Classical Afternoon Recital and Garden Reception
Saturday, June 28, 2008 TOAST - A benefit for The Art Corner
Saturday, June 28, 2008 Casting Workshop with "Boston Legal" Director Bill Aydelott
Friday, June 27, 2008 The Best of the Playomatic: A Short Film Screening
Saturday, June 21, 2008 Sunset Ceili
Saturday, June 21, 2008 Member Stephanie Williams at Red Brick Open Studio
Friday, June 20, 2008 Charles Dickens: Public Passion
Thursday, June 19, 2008 Ditto Editions Spring SALON Night
Sunday, June 15, 2008 Moments of Play
Saturday, June 14, 2008 Salem Jazz and Soul Festival Derby Square Concert
Saturday, June 14, 2008 Opening Reception - Salem Sketches
Saturday, June 14, 2008 Small Works - Opening Reception
Friday, June 13, 2008 Artist Row Grand Opening Weekend
Monday, June 09, 2008 Elizabeth Benson - Paintings
Saturday, June 07, 2008 Visions and Revisions - New Gallery Grand Opening
Saturday, June 07, 2008 Salem Sketches: Studies from the Kiosk Project
Friday, June 06, 2008 "Small Works" Exhibit
Sunday, June 01, 2008 "Summer Days"
Friday, May 23, 2008 Inspired: A Converstaion with Nathaniel Hawthorne
Sunday, May 18, 2008 Sticks and Stones: The Sculptural Landscape
Saturday, May 17, 2008 "Dancing on Top of the Canvas"
Saturday, May 17, 2008 "Spring in Salem" Fasion Show
Saturday, May 17, 2008 Plant Sale on Common Hosted by Beautification Committee
Friday, May 16, 2008 The Big Show: A Staged Reading of a New Comedy
Friday, May 16, 2008 Images, Monologues & More - Live Performance Event
Thursday, May 15, 2008 Five Minute Student Film Fest
Thursday, May 15, 2008 Ditto Editions Salon Night for May
Saturday, May 10, 2008 Salem Jazz and Soul - Second Saturday Concert Series
Saturday, May 10, 2008 Salem Arts Association and Barnes & Noble Bookfair
Friday, May 09, 2008 Carol Dearborn at Washington Square Gallery
Wednesday, May 07, 2008 Leighton O'Connor - Pics and Tips Talk
Sunday, May 04, 2008 Umanita Bloom Exhibit Reception
Saturday, May 03, 2008 "SALEM CLEAN SWEEPS"
Saturday, April 26, 2008 SAA Annual Meeting
Friday, April 25, 2008 "A Weekend in the City" Photographs by Jason Liu
Wednesday, April 23, 2008 Shakespeare Open Mic Night
Thursday, April 17, 2008 Salon Night at Ditto Editions - Marketing Fine Art Reproductions
Thursday, April 17, 2008 "Who Knew"
Sunday, April 13, 2008 Members Goncalves, Jones & Morin - B&W Photographs
Saturday, April 12, 2008 Salem Jazz and Soul Festival Fundraiser
Saturday, April 12, 2008 Marblehead Art Walk
Friday, April 11, 2008 Artist Member Stephanie Williams - Artist Reception
Friday, April 11, 2008 The Glass Half Empty - Salem Theatre Company
Sunday, April 06, 2008 Member Reception: Barbara Rafferty "9 Lives"
Friday, April 04, 2008 SAA Artist Reception - Brand Spankin' New
Tuesday, April 01, 2008 Caffeine and Color
Tuesday, April 01, 2008 SAA Exhibit: Brand Spankin' New - New Art by Members of the SAA
Sunday, March 30, 2008 Lost and Found
Friday, March 28, 2008 Marblehead and Salem Arts Assoications Pot Luck Dinner
Thursday, March 20, 2008 Promoting Your Art
Thursday, March 20, 2008 Salem Theatre Co. presents Seneca's Oedipus
Saturday, March 15, 2008 Spring Fling and Earthly Delights
Thursday, March 13, 2008 Artist Reception: Visual Narratives, Visual Espressions
Monday, March 10, 2008 Movie Night: Vantage Point


The Salem Arts Association is excited to open our 2018 exhibition schedule with “Young at Art”, a showcase of artwork from local teenagers. All current Salem residents, Salem public, private, charter school students, and members of any Salem-based organization between the ages of 13 -19 are invited to bring on your best work. Let’s show the community what you have to offer in all of your diverse styles and artistic disciplines.



In Addition to "Young at Art" we will also include a display of artworks by Ellen Hardy and Paula Beaulieu. These artists have had a profound impact on the arts and artists on Salem. We celebrate them with this exhibit and two Art School Scholarships in their honor. 

Additional artworks by Salem Arts Members have been donated to accompany this fundraiser. 

All proceeds from this exhibition will benefit our scholarship programs. 

For more information see Scholarship Programs

  • Opening Reception: Friday, March 1, 2019, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
  • Exhibition Dates: March 1 – 31, 2019
  • Gallery Hours are every Saturday and Sunday from 12:00 – 5:00 p.m.

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