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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


    • Thursday, April 11, 2019
    • Thursday, November 14, 2019
    • 8 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 Thursday of every month. 

    6:00 until 8:00 PM

    At Opus Underground

    87 Washington St., Salem, Massachusetts




    • Friday, June 07, 2019
    • Sunday, June 30, 2019
    • Salem Arts Gallery


    “Works En Plein Air at The House of The Seven Gables” 

    7th Annual Artists’ Residency with Salem Arts Association Members

    Art Exhibit and Reception:

    All participating En Plein Air artists are invited to join in the exhibition to be held at the Salem Arts Galleries during the Salem Arts Festival following our En Plein Air Residency. 

    Reception: Friday June 7, 5-8 PM

    After this evening the entire exhibit will be moved to the Salem Arts Galleries at The Bridge at 211 (211 Bridge Street) where it can be viewed during the Salem Arts Festival and through the month of June.


    • Saturday, June 08, 2019
    • 12:00 PM
    • Sunday, July 28, 2019
    • 5:00 PM
    • Salem Arts Association Galleries at 211 Bridge Street, Salem MA

    Exhibition “Salon des Refuses"

    In 1863 the most prestigious exhibition in Paris, the Paris Salon, rejected art work in the new Impressionist style.  Manet, Courbet, Whistler and Pissaro were among the rejected artists.  In protest they exhibited their work in their own exhibit, the now famous "Salon des Refuses," which brought their beautiful and innovative work to the public - and made them famous.

    In recognition of the fact that a lot of wonderful work doesn't get accepted into art exhibits we are holding our own "Salon Des Refuses."  

    Juror:  Dr. Dena Gilby, Professor, Endicott College received her Ph.D. in Art History with the dissertation, “Weeping Rocks: The Stone Transformation of Niobe and her Children,” from the University of Wisconsin-Madison where she also received her Master’s degree. Her Bachelor’s degrees in English Literature and Classical Humanities was obtained from St. Louis University in St. Louis, Missouri. She has held positions in the Wisconsin Percent for Art Program, as an intern at the St. Louis Art Museum and at the Getty Research Institute. Prior to arriving at Endicott College in 1997, Dr. Gilby taught a survey of Art History at Montserrat College of Art. Dr. Gilby’s research is broad-based and covers a variety of chronological periods, but is united by its focus on identity. In addition to her teaching of a variety of periods and themes within the history of art, Dr. Gilby also acts as a faculty leader for Endicott College's Spanish Culture Course held each January in Madrid, Spain.

    Opening Reception: Friday, June 7, 5-8pm

    Exhibition Dates: June 8, 2019 - July 28, 2019

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

    Salem Arts Association Gallery
    211 Bridge Street

    Salem, MA

    Please contact gallery@salemarts.org with questions.

    • Friday, July 05, 2019
    • Sunday, July 28, 2019
    • Salem Arts Association Gallery - 211 Bridge Street

    Jennifer's Body - A Solo Exhibit by Emily Kwong

    Reception: Friday, July 12 from 5:00 to 8:00 pm

    Exhibit  July 5 - 28

    With the huge influence that instagram culture has had on today, the new definition of beauty has been defined by filters and lip fillers in hopes of gaining enough attention to be the next Kardashian.Women in particular, are meant to look unnaturally beautiful, a sight to look at and praise regardless of the physical pains and labors it took for them to get there.

    In this body of work Emily Kwong will explore this notion unnatural beauty. Of what gets to be defined as unattractive. What could be consider attractive if thrown in the right light. Baggy eyes? Large Nostrils? Sagging skin? If treated like any well sought out feature of the human anatomy, could it be considered a beautiful trait rather than something to hide?

    A little fun fact, the title is inspired by Kwong's favorite movie of the same name, as in the movie the main character, Jennifer, is accidentally turned into a demon for how beautiful she was.


    About the artist:

    My body of work originally began as an exploration into the human form. I wanted to improve my depictions of the human form, but then drew further away as I decided to base it more on emotion. My work bloomed into an exploration of this feeling of melancholy, a sadness without a cause. Using the human form and primary colors, I explored how we as people communicate in ways other than words, how our bodies can speak with as much volume as any crowd. Twisting into one another to try and tell eachother what we’re thinking without really saying anything.

    Art can sing and cry in ways we find hard to do. In our lives today I find it difficult to really express what you’re feeling without fear of judgement. We are expected to be happy unless we have a reason to state otherwise, and if we do it had better be a good one. I just find it terrible that we can’t be honest with how we feel. Forcing ourselves to keep these emotions bottled up inside until they burst right back up as this sadness, anger, anxiety, depression. The list goes on, and I’ve found that happiness isn’t the cure for me.

    With basic acrylic paints I go at it, try to follow that feeling I want to bring to the surface as fast as possible before it escapes. It gets a bit tricky because if I’m not fast enough sometimes the paint manages to dry so fast I lose the idea, and it gets frustrating. But it’s worth repainting if I must in order to create a piece that gets down to that core emotion. That melancholy that I’m after with so much more to give to it.

    I want to see how far I can push my work, what I’ll have to give for the sake of conveying a feeling rather than outrighting stating the obvious. Whether  It’s something that I can achieve under the right circumstances, giving not only myself but my art 100%  of my time and effort in order to push the limits.

    • Friday, July 12, 2019
    • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Salem Arts Association Gallery - 211 Bridge Street

    Jennifer's Body - A Solo Exhibit by Emily Kwong

    Reception: Friday, July 12 from 5:00 to 8:00 pm

    Exhibit  July 5 - 28

    With the huge influence that instagram culture has had on today, the new definition of beauty has been defined by filters and lip fillers in hopes of gaining enough attention to be the next Kardashian.Women in particular, are meant to look unnaturally beautiful, a sight to look at and praise regardless of the physical pains and labors it took for them to get there.

    In this body of work Emily Kwong will explore this notion unnatural beauty. Of what gets to be defined as unattractive. What could be consider attractive if thrown in the right light. Baggy eyes? Large Nostrils? Sagging skin? If treated like any well sought out feature of the human anatomy, could it be considered a beautiful trait rather than something to hide?

    A little fun fact, the title is inspired by Kwong's favorite movie of the same name, as in the movie the main character, Jennifer, is accidentally turned into a demon for how beautiful she was.


    About the artist:

    My body of work originally began as an exploration into the human form. I wanted to improve my depictions of the human form, but then drew further away as I decided to base it more on emotion. My work bloomed into an exploration of this feeling of melancholy, a sadness without a cause. Using the human form and primary colors, I explored how we as people communicate in ways other than words, how our bodies can speak with as much volume as any crowd. Twisting into one another to try and tell eachother what we’re thinking without really saying anything.

    Art can sing and cry in ways we find hard to do. In our lives today I find it difficult to really express what you’re feeling without fear of judgement. We are expected to be happy unless we have a reason to state otherwise, and if we do it had better be a good one. I just find it terrible that we can’t be honest with how we feel. Forcing ourselves to keep these emotions bottled up inside until they burst right back up as this sadness, anger, anxiety, depression. The list goes on, and I’ve found that happiness isn’t the cure for me.

    With basic acrylic paints I go at it, try to follow that feeling I want to bring to the surface as fast as possible before it escapes. It gets a bit tricky because if I’m not fast enough sometimes the paint manages to dry so fast I lose the idea, and it gets frustrating. But it’s worth repainting if I must in order to create a piece that gets down to that core emotion. That melancholy that I’m after with so much more to give to it.

    I want to see how far I can push my work, what I’ll have to give for the sake of conveying a feeling rather than outrighting stating the obvious. Whether  It’s something that I can achieve under the right circumstances, giving not only myself but my art 100%  of my time and effort in order to push the limits.

    • Sunday, July 28, 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Salem Arts Galleries at 211 Bridge Street, Salem, MA

    Art Pick Up

    Thanks to all artists who participated in this exhibition. We are proud to display your work. But all good things come to an end and it's time to retrieve your artwork. 

    Times for Pick Up:

    • Saturday, July 28, 2019 from 12-3pm PM at 211 Bridge Street, Salem, MA
    If you can not retrieve your work at this time please send an assigned representative to pick up your work or contact gallery@salemarts.org to make special arrangements.


    Pick Up of Artwork: Please note that artwork must be picked up on the designated dates/time specified in the exhibit Call for Art unless other arrangements have been made. If artwork is not picked up then, it will be moved temporarily to an unsecured basement location. If artwork is not claimed within 14 days after notice from the Salem Arts Association the work/items become property of the Salem Arts Association and will be disposed of as seen fit. It is the responsibility of the artist to pick up their work in a timely manner and to insure that this is noted in the Inventory Book at the time of removal.

    Liability & Agreement: By accepting this agreement, the Artist agrees to release, defend and hold harmless Salem Arts Association, and all their officials and volunteers from and against any and all losses, costs, damages, liability, or expenses (including any attorney’s fees) arising out of or resulting from any accident, bodily injury, property loss of the occurrences to any person or persons in service of this Agreement or any part thereof. Salem Arts Association is not responsible for loss or damage and does not carry insurance on artwork/items. Insurance of artwork/items is the individual artist’s own responsibility.

    • Sunday, July 28, 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Salem Arts Gallery 211 Bridge Street

    Call for Art: “All of the Arts are Sisters”

    Nietzsche wrote that "all of the arts are sisters."  We invite artists to submit work about or inspired by dance, music, theater, poetry (or any writing), or the visual arts or that incorporates visual elements from them (e.g., words, letters, musical notes, musical instruments) or otherwise explores this theme. 

    • Artwork Drop-Off: Sunday, July 28, 2019, 12:00-3:00pm at 211 Bridge Street
    • Exhibit Dates: Saturday, August 3 - Sunday, August 25
    • Opening Reception: Friday, August 2
    • Location: Salem Arts Association Galleries at 211 Bridge Street, Salem MA 01970

    Submission Criteria: This exhibit is open artists who may submit work in any medium for the juror’s consideration. This exhibit encourages artists to submit artworks that adhere to our theme.  

    Submission Fees: Salem Arts members fee is $5.00 per image submission.  Non members fee is $10.00 per submission.  Artists may submit up to three (3) items.

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

    Exhibition Jurying: Salem Arts Gallery Committee representatives will jury this exhibit. Criteria will be based on execution quality, presentation/framing, and space availability.  


    IMPORTANT DATES:

    • Drop Off Submissions: Sunday, July 28, 2019, 12:00 - 3:00 PM 
    • Notification of inclusion/exclusion:  Notification by email by Wednesday, July 31.
    •  Pick up of unaccepted work: Any work not accepted will need to be picked up Saturday, August 3, 12:00 – 2:00 p.m.
    • Opening Reception: Friday, August 2, 2019.
    • Exhibition Dates: Saturday, August 3, through Sunday August 25, 2019
    • Gallery Hours are every Saturday and Sunday from 12:00 – 5:00 p.m.
    • Pick Up of Artwork: Sunday, August 25, 12:00 – 3:00 p.m.

    Rules & Regulations: Please be sure to read the Salem Arts Association Artist Agreement and ensure you accept the agreement on your online member profile page. Non-members must also agree to our agreement provided at the gallery.

    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 will be rejected.

    Sales and Volunteer Requirements: Exhibiting Salem Arts member artists are required to volunteer 3+ hours per month when your artwork is on display in the gallery or the gallery shop. Please sign up for a gallery host time slot or make arrangements for alternate volunteer opportunities. Click here for volunteer information and sign up.

    * Non-member artists are not required to volunteer but are subject to a 40% sales commission. Member artist sales commission is 20%.


    Please contact gallery@salemarts.org with questions.

    • Friday, August 02, 2019
    • Sunday, August 25, 2019
    • Salem Arts Association Gallery at 211 Bridge Street

    Daniel Breslin

    Don’t Talk Politics or Religion

    Reception: Friday, August 2 from 5:00 to 8:00 pm

    Exhibit  August 2 - 25

    Politics and religion are recurring themes in Daniel Breslin’s work. Found objects, words, religious symbols, and political references all contribute to the artist’s visual vocabulary. Most pieces are intended to question our expected norms – or in the case of the current political climate, the lack of norms. Each piece starts as a concept that is worked out through drawings before building the final piece. Encaustic is the primary media used in most of this work with wood substrates created specifically for each piece.


    Artist Statement 

    For me, art has always been a religion. So it is no surprise that religious themes and images are common in my work. Encaustic has become my primary medium for several reasons. Texture. Speed. Luminosity. Workability. The ability to melt and rework the paint, even after it has set.

    Most of my recent work begins with found objects, scavenged or found at flea markets. There are times these objects present an immediate direction, but more often the spark is small and I need to live with the objects, finding relationships between objects and establishing color schemes that determine the final direction, determine what the finished work will be. As ideas surface they are sketched small, then sketched to size. Pencil and watercolor are combined to determine composition and color, with construction of the wood foundation coming next. Then I melt the wax.

    What gives an object value and meaning? What makes an object a relic or a talisman? These questions drive my work. The symbols of Western religion are reoccurring themes in my work. Recently I find a social and political emphasis seeping into my art, which is no surprise considering our current social and political climate. Whatever the emphasis or leaning, I use found objects to explore the power of the objects, their spiritual and social meaning – for both myself and the viewer.

    • Friday, August 02, 2019
    • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Salem Arts Galleries at 211 Bridge Street, Salem, MA
    Nietzsche wrote that "all of the arts are sisters."  We invited artists to submit work about or inspired by dance, music, theater, poetry (or any writing), or the visual arts or that incorporates visual elements from them (e.g., words, letters, musical notes, musical instruments) or otherwise explores this theme. 

    Opening Reception: Friday, August 2, 2019, 5-8pm

    Exhibition Dates: August 3 – 25, 2019

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


    Please contact gallery@salemarts.org with questions.

    • Friday, August 02, 2019
    • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Salem Arts Association Gallery at 211 Bridge Street

    Daniel Breslin

    Don’t Talk Politics or Religion

    Reception: Friday, August 2 from 5:00 to 8:00 pm

    Exhibit  August 2 - 25

    Politics and religion are recurring themes in Daniel Breslin’s work. Found objects, words, religious symbols, and political references all contribute to the artist’s visual vocabulary. Most pieces are intended to question our expected norms – or in the case of the current political climate, the lack of norms. Each piece starts as a concept that is worked out through drawings before building the final piece. Encaustic is the primary media used in most of this work with wood substrates created specifically for each piece.


    Artist Statement 

    For me, art has always been a religion. So it is no surprise that religious themes and images are common in my work. Encaustic has become my primary medium for several reasons. Texture. Speed. Luminosity. Workability. The ability to melt and rework the paint, even after it has set.

    Most of my recent work begins with found objects, scavenged or found at flea markets. There are times these objects present an immediate direction, but more often the spark is small and I need to live with the objects, finding relationships between objects and establishing color schemes that determine the final direction, determine what the finished work will be. As ideas surface they are sketched small, then sketched to size. Pencil and watercolor are combined to determine composition and color, with construction of the wood foundation coming next. Then I melt the wax.

    What gives an object value and meaning? What makes an object a relic or a talisman? These questions drive my work. The symbols of Western religion are reoccurring themes in my work. Recently I find a social and political emphasis seeping into my art, which is no surprise considering our current social and political climate. Whatever the emphasis or leaning, I use found objects to explore the power of the objects, their spiritual and social meaning – for both myself and the viewer.

    • Saturday, August 03, 2019
    • 12:00 PM
    • Sunday, August 25, 2019
    • 5:00 PM
    • Salem Arts Association Galleries at 211 Bridge Street, Salem MA

    Exhibition: “All of the Arts are Sisters”

    Nietzsche wrote that "all of the arts are sisters."  We invited artists to submit work about or inspired by dance, music, theater, poetry (or any writing), or the visual arts or that incorporates visual elements from them (e.g., words, letters, musical notes, musical instruments) or otherwise explores this theme. 

    Opening Reception: August 2, 2019

    Exhibition Dates: August 3, 2019 - August 25, 2019

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

    Salem Arts Association Gallery
    211 Bridge Street

    Salem, MA

    Please contact gallery@salemarts.org with questions.

    • Sunday, August 25, 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Salem Arts Galleries at 211 Bridge Street, Salem, MA

    Art Pick Up

    Thanks to all artists who participated in this exhibition. We are proud to display your work. But all good things come to an end and it's time to retrieve your artwork. 

    Times for Pick Up:

    • Sunday, August 25, 2019 from 12-3pm PM at 211 Bridge Street, Salem, MA
    If you can not retrieve your work at this time please send an assigned representative to pick up your work or contact gallery@salemarts.org to make special arrangements.

    Pick Up of Artwork: Please note that artwork must be picked up on the designated dates/time specified in the exhibit Call for Art unless other arrangements have been made. If artwork is not picked up then, it will be moved temporarily to an unsecured basement location. If artwork is not claimed within 14 days after notice from the Salem Arts Association the work/items become property of the Salem Arts Association and will be disposed of as seen fit. It is the responsibility of the artist to pick up their work in a timely manner and to insure that this is noted in the Inventory Book at the time of removal.

    Liability & Agreement: By accepting this agreement, the Artist agrees to release, defend and hold harmless Salem Arts Association, and all their officials and volunteers from and against any and all losses, costs, damages, liability, or expenses (including any attorney’s fees) arising out of or resulting from any accident, bodily injury, property loss of the occurrences to any person or persons in service of this Agreement or any part thereof. Salem Arts Association is not responsible for loss or damage and does not carry insurance on artwork/items. Insurance of artwork/items is the individual artist’s own responsibility.

    • Sunday, August 25, 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Salem Arts Gallery 211 Bridge Street

    Call for Art: 

    "Picturing America"

    13th Annual PEM Inspirational Exhibition

    Salem Art Association presents an exhibition by local artists inspired by the Peabody Essex Museum collections of art and the exhibition of "A Passion for American Art: Selections from the Carolyn and Peter Lynch Collection". 

    Call for Art: Sunday, August 25, 12:00 - 3:00 pm 

    Reception: Friday August 30 from 5:00 to 8:00 pm

    Exhibit  August 30 - September 29Art Take In Sunday August 25, 12-3 PM

    Exhibition Dates August 31 through September 29
    Opening Reception: Friday August 30 from 5:00 to 8:00 PM

    Submission Criteria: This exhibit is open non-members and current Salem Arts member artists who may submit work in any medium for the juror’s consideration. This exhibit encourages artists to submit images that adhere to our theme.

    Submission Fees: Salem Arts members fee is $5.00 per image submission. Non-members fee is $10.00 per submission. Artists may submit up to three pieces.

    Creative Salem members pay the Salem Arts member fee discount.*

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

    Exhibition Jurying: Salem Arts Gallery Committee representatives will jury this exhibit. Criteria will be based on execution quality, presentation/framing, and space availability.  


    IMPORTANT DATES:

    Drop Off Submissions:  Sunday, August 25, 12:00 – 3:00 p.m.

    Notification of inclusion/exclusion:  Notification by email by August 28, 2019. 

    Pick up of unaccepted work: Any work not accepted will need to be picked up Saturday, August 31, 12:00 – 2:00 p.m.

    Opening Reception: Friday, August 30, 2017, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.

    Exhibition Dates: August 31 – September 29, 2019

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

    Pick Up of Artwork: Sunday, September 29, 12:00 – 3:00 p.m. 


    Rules & Regulations: Please be sure to read the Salem Arts Association Artist Agreement and ensure you accept the agreement on your online member profile page. Non-members must also agree to our agreement provided at the gallery.

    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 will be rejected.

    Sales and Volunteer Requirements: Exhibiting Salem Arts member artists are required to volunteer 3+ hours per month when your artwork is on display in the gallery or the gallery shop. Please sign up for a gallery host time slot or make arrangements for alternate volunteer opportunities. Click here for volunteer information and sign up.

    * Non-member artists are not required to volunteer but are subject to a 40% sales commission. Member artist sales commission is 20%.


    Please contact gallery@salemarts.org with questions.

    • Sunday, August 25, 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Salem Arts Gallery 211 Bridge Street

    Call for Art: Photo Noir

    Salem Arts Association seeks black and white photography or photography captures the essence of Film Noir style.  It will complement the 13th Annual PEM Inspirational Exhibit and Dark Arts exhibitions.

    Art Take In Sunday August 25, 12-3 PM

    Exhibition Dates August 31 through November 3
    Opening Reception: Friday August 30  from 5:00 to 8:00 PM

    Submission Criteria: This exhibit is open non-members and current Salem Arts member artists who may submit work in any medium for the juror’s consideration. This exhibit encourages artists to submit images that adhere to our theme.

    Submission Fees: Salem Arts members fee is $5.00 per image submission. Non-members fee is $10.00 per submission. Artists may submit up to three pieces.

    Creative Salem members pay the Salem Arts member fee discount.*

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

    Exhibition Jurying: Salem Arts Gallery Committee representatives will jury this exhibit. Criteria will be based on execution quality, presentation/framing, and space availability.  


    IMPORTANT DATES:

    Drop Off Submissions:  Sunday, August 25, 12:00 – 3:00 p.m.

    Notification of inclusion/exclusion:  Notification by email by August 28, 2018. 

    Pick up of unaccepted work: Any work not accepted will need to be picked up Saturday, August 31, 12:00 – 2:00 p.m.

    Opening Reception: Friday, August 30, 2017, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.

    Exhibition Dates: August 31 – November 4, 2018

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

    Pick Up of Artwork: Sunday, November 3, 12:00 – 3:00 p.m. 

    Rules & Regulations: Please be sure to read the Salem Arts Association Artist Agreement and ensure you accept the agreement on your online member profile page. Non-members must also agree to our agreement provided at the gallery.

    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 will be rejected.

    Sales and Volunteer Requirements: Exhibiting Salem Arts member artists are required to volunteer 3+ hours per month when your artwork is on display in the gallery or the gallery shop. Please sign up for a gallery host time slot or make arrangements for alternate volunteer opportunities. Click here for volunteer information and sign up.

    * Non-member artists are not required to volunteer but are subject to a 40% sales commission. Member artist sales commission is 20%.


    Please contact gallery@salemarts.org with questions.

    • Friday, August 30, 2019
    • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Salem Arts Galleries at 211 Bridge Street, Salem, MA

    "Picturing America"

    13th Annual PEM Inspirational Exhibition

    Salem Art Association presents an exhibition by local artists inspired by the Peabody Essex Museum collections of art and the exhibition of "A Passion for American Art: Selections from the Carolyn and Peter Lynch Collection". 

    13th Annual PEM Inspirational Exhibit

    August 31 through September 29, 2019

    Opening Reception Friday August 30 from 5:00 to 8:00 PM

    Salem Arts Galleries and Shop are located in "The Bridge at 211" at 211 Bridge Street. The gallery entrance is located on Ash Street. 

    Regular hours are Saturdays and Sundays, Noon until 6:00 PM.

    • Friday, August 30, 2019
    • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Salem Arts Galleries at 211 Bridge Street, Salem, MA
    Photography by local artists celebrates black & white photography and Film Noir.  

    Opening Reception: Friday, August 30, 2019

    Exhibition Dates: August 31 – November 3, 2019

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

    Please contact gallery@salemarts.org with questions.

    • Saturday, August 31, 2019
    • Sunday, September 29, 2019
    • Salem Arts Gallery and Shop, 211 Bridge Street, Salem MA 01970

    "Picturing America"

    13th Annual PEM Inspirational Exhibition

    Salem Art Association presents an exhibition by local artists inspired by the Peabody Essex Museum collections of art and the exhibition of "A Passion for American Art: Selections from the Carolyn and Peter Lynch Collection". 

    13th Annual PEM Inspirational Exhibit

    August 31 through September 29, 2019

    Opening Reception Friday August 30 from 5:00 to 8:00 PM

    Salem Arts Galleries and Shop are located in "The Bridge at 211" at 211 Bridge Street. The gallery entrance is located on Ash Street. 

    Regular hours are Saturdays and Sundays, Noon until 6:00 PM.

    • Saturday, August 31, 2019
    • 12:00 PM
    • Sunday, November 03, 2019
    • 5:00 PM
    • Salem Arts Association Galleries at 211 Bridge Street, Salem MA
    Salem Arts Association presents and exhibition of photography that celebrates black & white photography and Film Noir.  It will complement the 13th Annual PEM Inspirational Exhibit which is being held at the same time.

    Opening Reception: August 30, 2019

    Exhibition Dates: August 31, 2019 - November 3, 2019

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

    Salem Arts Association Gallery
    211 Bridge Street

    Salem, MA

    Please contact gallery@salemarts.org with questions.

    • Sunday, September 29, 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Salem Arts Galleries at 211 Bridge Street, Salem, MA

    Art Pick Up

    Thanks to all artists who participated in this exhibition. We are proud to display your work. But all good things come to an end and it's time to retrieve your artwork. 

    Times for Pick Up:

    • Sunday, September 29, 2019 from 12-3pm PM at 211 Bridge Street, Salem, MA
    If you can not retrieve your work at this time please send an assigned representative to pick up your work or contact gallery@salemarts.org to make special arrangements.

    Pick Up of Artwork: Please note that artwork must be picked up on the designated dates/time specified in the exhibit Call for Art unless other arrangements have been made. If artwork is not picked up then, it will be moved temporarily to an unsecured basement location. If artwork is not claimed within 14 days after notice from the Salem Arts Association the work/items become property of the Salem Arts Association and will be disposed of as seen fit. It is the responsibility of the artist to pick up their work in a timely manner and to insure that this is noted in the Inventory Book at the time of removal.

    Liability & Agreement: By accepting this agreement, the Artist agrees to release, defend and hold harmless Salem Arts Association, and all their officials and volunteers from and against any and all losses, costs, damages, liability, or expenses (including any attorney’s fees) arising out of or resulting from any accident, bodily injury, property loss of the occurrences to any person or persons in service of this Agreement or any part thereof. Salem Arts Association is not responsible for loss or damage and does not carry insurance on artwork/items. Insurance of artwork/items is the individual artist’s own responsibility.

    • Sunday, September 29, 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Salem Arts Gallery 211 Bridge Street

    Call for Art: “Dark Arts”

    A seasonal exhibit exploring Salem’s history with witchcraft, religion, and Halloween festivities. And we can't have dark without light so be free to share your fun art too. Salem Arts encourages member artists to explore their interpretation of these themes in various mediums and styles. 

    • Artwork Drop-Off: Sunday, September 29, 2019 (or by appointment)
    • Exhibit Dates: Friday October 5 - Sunday November 3
    • Opening Reception: Friday October 4 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM
    • Location: Salem Arts Association Gallery, 211 Bridge Street (Ash St. Entrance) Salem MA 01970

    We're proud to announce a Call for Art for “Dark Arts”, a seasonal exhibition exploring Salem’s history with witchcraft, religion, and Halloween. Salem Arts encourages member artists to explore their interpretation of these themes in various mediums and styles. 

    Salem Arts encourages all member artists to submit their interpretation of these themes by entering artwork in any medium or style

    Submission Criteria: This exhibit is open only to current Salem Arts member artists who may submit work in any medium for the juror’s consideration. This exhibit encourages artists to submit artworks that adhere to our theme.  

    Submission Fees: Salem Arts members fee is $5.00 per image submission. Artists may submit up to three items.

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

    Exhibition Jurying: Salem Arts Gallery Committee representatives will jury this exhibit. Criteria will be based on execution quality, presentation/framing, and space availability.  


    IMPORTANT DATES:

    • Drop Off Submissions: Sunday, September 29, 2019, 12:00 PM - 3:00
    • Notification of inclusion/exclusion:  Notification by email by Wednesday, October 2.
    •  Pick up of unaccepted work: Any work not accepted will need to be picked up Saturday, October 5, 12:00 – 2:00 p.m.
    • Opening Reception: Friday, October 4, 2019, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
    • Exhibition Dates: Friday October 5, through Sunday November 3, 2019
    • Gallery Hours are every Saturday and Sunday from 12:00 – 5:00 p.m.
    • Pick Up of Artwork: Sunday, November 3, 12:00 – 3:00 p.m.

    Rules & Regulations: Please be sure to read the Salem Arts Association Artist Agreement and ensure you accept the agreement on your online member profile page. Non-members must also agree to our agreement provided at the gallery.

    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 will be rejected.

    Sales and Volunteer Requirements: Exhibiting Salem Arts member artists are required to volunteer 3+ hours per month when your artwork is on display in the gallery or the gallery shop. Please sign up for a gallery host time slot or make arrangements for alternate volunteer opportunities. Click here for volunteer information and sign up.

    * Non-member artists are not required to volunteer but are subject to a 40% sales commission. Member artist sales commission is 20%.


    Please contact gallery@salemarts.org with questions.

    • Friday, October 04, 2019
    • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Salem Arts Association 211 Bridge Street Ash Street Entrance


    October 5 through November 3, 2019

    Opening Reception: Friday October 4 from 5:00 to 8:00 PM

    Salem Arts Association Presents “Dark Arts”. We invited our Salem Art Association members to explore Salem’s history with witchcraft, religion, and Halloween.  

    Opening Reception: Friday, October 4 2018, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.

    Exhibition Dates: October 5 through Sunday November 3, 2019

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


    Salem Arts Association

    211 Bridge Street

    Ash Street Entrance

    info@SalemARts.org


    • Saturday, October 05, 2019
    • 12:00 PM
    • Sunday, November 03, 2019
    • 5:00 PM
    • Salem Arts Association 211 Bridge Street Ash Street Entrance

    October 5 through November 3, 2019

    Opening Reception: Friday October 4 from 5:00 to 8:00 PM

    Salem Arts Association Presents “Dark Arts”. We invited our Salem Art Association members to explore Salem’s history with witchcraft, religion, and Halloween. 

    Opening Reception: Friday, October 4 2018, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.

    Exhibition Dates: Friday October 5 through Sunday November 3, 2018

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


    Salem Arts Association

    211 Bridge Street

    Ash Street Entrance

    info@SalemARts.org


    • Sunday, November 03, 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Salem Arts Galleries at 211 Bridge Street, Salem, MA

    Art Pick Up

    Thanks to all artists who participated in this exhibition. We are proud to display your work. But all good things come to an end and it's time to retrieve your artwork. 

    Times for Pick Up:

    • Sunday, November 3, 2019 from 12-3pm PM at 211 Bridge Street, Salem, MA
    If you can not retrieve your work at this time please send an assigned representative to pick up your work or contact gallery@salemarts.org to make special arrangements.

    Pick Up of Artwork: Please note that artwork must be picked up on the designated dates/time specified in the exhibit Call for Art unless other arrangements have been made. If artwork is not picked up then, it will be moved temporarily to an unsecured basement location. If artwork is not claimed within 14 days after notice from the Salem Arts Association the work/items become property of the Salem Arts Association and will be disposed of as seen fit. It is the responsibility of the artist to pick up their work in a timely manner and to insure that this is noted in the Inventory Book at the time of removal.

    Liability & Agreement: By accepting this agreement, the Artist agrees to release, defend and hold harmless Salem Arts Association, and all their officials and volunteers from and against any and all losses, costs, damages, liability, or expenses (including any attorney’s fees) arising out of or resulting from any accident, bodily injury, property loss of the occurrences to any person or persons in service of this Agreement or any part thereof. Salem Arts Association is not responsible for loss or damage and does not carry insurance on artwork/items. Insurance of artwork/items is the individual artist’s own responsibility.

    • Sunday, November 03, 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Salem Arts Gallery 211 Bridge Street, Salem MA 01970

    Art Pick Up

    Thanks to all artists who participated in this exhibition. We are proud to display your work. But all good things come to an end and it's time to retrieve your artwork. 

    Times for Pick Up:

    Sunday November 3, 2019 from 12-3 PM

    If you can not retrieve your work at this time please send an assigned representative to pick up your work or contact gallery@salemarts.org to make special arrangements.


    Pick Up of Artwork: Please note that artwork must be picked up on the designated dates/time specified in the exhibit Call for Art unless other arrangements have been made. If artwork is not picked up then, it will be moved temporarily to an unsecured basement location. If artwork is not claimed within 14 days after notice from the Salem Arts Association the work/items become property of the Salem Arts Association and will be disposed of as seen fit. It is the responsibility of the artist to pick up their work in a timely manner and to insure that this is noted in the Inventory Book at the time of removal.

    Liability & Agreement: By accepting this agreement, the Artist agrees to release, defend and hold harmless Salem Arts Association, and all their officials and volunteers from and against any and all losses, costs, damages, liability, or expenses (including any attorney’s fees) arising out of or resulting from any accident, bodily injury, property loss of the occurrences to any person or persons in service of this Agreement or any part thereof. Salem Arts Association is not responsible for loss or damage and does not carry insurance on artwork/items. Insurance of artwork/items is the individual artist’s own responsibility.

    • Sunday, November 03, 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Salem Arts Association Galleries at 211 Bridge Street

    CALL FOR ART


    Call for Art “Salem Arts Membership Showcase”

    Salem Arts Association is excited to close our 2019 exhibition schedule with a showcase of our member artwork. All current Salem Arts members are invited to bring on your best work. Lets show the community what we have to offer in all of our diverse styles and artistic disciplines.  

    Submission Criteria: All current member artists may submit artwork in a variety of 2D & 3D media for the juror’s consideration. This Membership Showcase encourages artists to submit artwork of any subject matter, medium, style, or inspiration.

    Submission Fee: $5.00 per artwork; artists may submit up to FIVE artworks. Special Discount is 5 pieces for $20.

    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 submissions.

    Gallery-Exhibition-TakeIn-Form.docx

    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. 


    IMPORTANT DATES:

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

    Notification of inclusion/exclusion:  Notification by email by Wednesday November 6, 2018. 

    Pick up of unaccepted work: Any work not accepted will need to be picked up Saturday, November 9, 12:00 – 2:00 p.m. 

    Opening Reception: Friday, November 8, 2018, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.

    Exhibition Dates: November 9 – December 15, 2018

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

    Pick Up of Artwork: Sunday December 15, 2018 from 4:00 to 7:00 PM.

    Rules & Regulations: Please be sure to read the Salem Arts Association Artist Agreement and ensure you accept the agreement on your online member profile page. Non-members must also agree to our agreement provided at the gallery.

    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 will be rejected.

    Sales and Volunteer Requirements: Exhibiting Salem Arts member artists are required to volunteer 3+ hours per month when your artwork is on display in the gallery or the gallery shop. Please sign up for a gallery host time slot or make arrangements for alternate volunteer opportunities. Click here for volunteer information and sign up.

    Please contact gallery@salemarts.org with questions.

    • Friday, November 08, 2019
    • 12:00 PM
    • Sunday, December 15, 2019
    • 5:00 PM
    • 211 Bridge Street, Salem MA 01970

    Salem Arts Association is excited to close our 2019 exhibition schedule with a showcase of our member artwork. All current Salem Arts members are invited to bring on your best work. Lets show the community what we have to offer in all of our diverse styles and artistic disciplines.  


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

    Exhibition Dates: November 9 – December 15, 2019

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

    Please contact gallery@salemarts.org with questions.

    • Friday, November 08, 2019
    • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Salem Arts at The Bridge at 211, 211 Bridge Street, Salem MA

    Salem Arts Association is excited to close our 2019 exhibition schedule with a showcase of our member artwork. Our current Salem Arts members are exhibiting their best work showing the community what we have to offer in all of our diverse styles and artistic disciplines.  


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

    Exhibition Dates: November 9 – December 15, 2019

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


    Please contact gallery@salemarts.org with questions.

    • Saturday, November 30, 2019
    • Sunday, December 01, 2019
    • 2 sessions
    • Salem Old Town Hall, Derby Square, Salem MA


    Artists Holiday Market

    Salem Arts Association is pleased to invite you to our 6th Annual Holiday Artists’Market At Salem Old Town Hall


    Saturday, November 24, 10AM to 5PM

    Sunday, November 25, 10AM to 5PM


    We are planning a festive market with live music and a seasonal theme. We are looking forward to seeing a lively market with all kinds of opportunities for our community to browse and shop for treasures for yourself, friends, and family.

    Featuring a variety of local artisans and crafters offering original artwork, unique gifts, and hand-made housewares to delight yourself or gift to others.


    • Sunday, December 15, 2019
    • 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Salem Arts Gallery 211 Bridge Street, Salem MA 01970

    Art Pick Up

    Thanks to all artists who participated in this exhibition. We are proud to display your work. But all good things come to an end and it's time to retrieve your artwork. 

    Times for Pick Up:

    • Sunday December 15, 2019 from 4-7 PM
    If you can not retrieve your work at this time please send an assigned representative to pick up your work or contact gallery@salemarts.org to make special arrangements.


    Pick Up of Artwork: Please note that artwork must be picked up on the designated dates/time specified in the exhibit Call for Art unless other arrangements have been made. If artwork is not picked up then, it will be moved temporarily to an unsecured basement location. If artwork is not claimed within 14 days after notice from the Salem Arts Association the work/items become property of the Salem Arts Association and will be disposed of as seen fit. It is the responsibility of the artist to pick up their work in a timely manner and to insure that this is noted in the Inventory Book at the time of removal.

    Liability & Agreement: By accepting this agreement, the Artist agrees to release, defend and hold harmless Salem Arts Association, and all their officials and volunteers from and against any and all losses, costs, damages, liability, or expenses (including any attorney’s fees) arising out of or resulting from any accident, bodily injury, property loss of the occurrences to any person or persons in service of this Agreement or any part thereof. Salem Arts Association is not responsible for loss or damage and does not carry insurance on artwork/items. Insurance of artwork/items is the individual artist’s own responsibility.

    • 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

Friday, June 07, 2019 Opening Reception - "Salon Des Refusés" Exhibit - Friday June 7, 5-8PM
Sunday, June 02, 2019 Call for Art: “Salon Des Refusés” Art Drop Off Sunday, June 2, Monday June 3
Thursday, May 30, 2019 Reception and Exhibit: “Works En Plein Air at The House of The Seven Gables” 7th Annual Artists’ Residency with Salem Arts Association Members
Monday, May 27, 2019 Art Pick Up - Roots Exhibit and Gallery Shop
Sunday, May 19, 2019 Workshop: Open Air Painting On the grounds of The House of the Seven Gables with Sue Grillo
Wednesday, May 15, 2019 Artists' Residency: “Works En Plein Air at The House of the Seven Gables” - 7th Annual Artists’ Residency with Salem Arts Association Members
Saturday, May 11, 2019 Exhibition: Roots at Old Town Hall - May 10-26, 2019
Friday, May 10, 2019 Opening Reception - Roots Exhibit at Salem's Old Town Hall
Sunday, May 05, 2019 Art School Scholarship Application DUE DATE EXTENDED to May 5
Sunday, May 05, 2019 Call for Art: Roots Exhibition - May 5 & 6
Saturday, April 20, 2019 Art Pick Up - Member Showcase
Monday, April 15, 2019 Figure Drawing at Salem Old Town Hall
Sunday, April 14, 2019 Call for Artist Deadline: Solo Exhibition at the Salem Arts Gallery
Thursday, April 11, 2019 Call for Wearable Art: Salem Arts Festival Fashion Show
Saturday, April 06, 2019 Exhibition: Member Showcase at Old Town Hall - April 6 - 20, 2019
Friday, April 05, 2019 Opening Reception - Member Showcase Exhibit at Salem's Old Town Hall
Sunday, March 31, 2019 Call for Gallery Shop at Old Town Hall
Sunday, March 31, 2019 Call for Art: Member Showcase at Old Town Hall - March 31, 12-3pm
Friday, March 29, 2019 SALEM FILM FEST KICK-OFF PARTY
Friday, March 01, 2019 Reception: Young at Art, Ellen Hardy, Paula Beaulieu, and Scholarship Fundraiser Exhibitions - FRIDAY MARCH 1
Friday, March 01, 2019 Exhibit: Young at Art
Friday, March 01, 2019 Exhibit: Scholarship Fundraiser Featuring Ellen Hardy and Paula Beaulieu
Friday, March 01, 2019 Exhibit: Young at Art
Sunday, February 24, 2019 Retail Shop Spring Inventory Take In
Sunday, February 24, 2019 Call for Art: Scholarship Fundraiser Art Donations Drop Off Sunday February 24
Sunday, February 24, 2019 Call for Art - Young At Art - Submissions Due February 24, 12-3 PM
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

Upcoming Events



In 1863 the most prestigious exhibition in Paris, the Paris Salon, rejected art work in the new Impressionist style.  Manet, Courbet, Whistler and Pissaro were among the rejected artists.  In protest they exhibited their work in their own exhibit, the now famous "Salon des Refuses," which brought their beautiful and innovative work to the public - and made them famous.

In recognition of the fact that a lot of wonderful work doesn't get accepted into art exhibits we are holding our own "Salon Des Refuses" including work not accepted in the Salem Arts Festival Exhibit, other exhibits and other innovative and avant garde work.

Live Music by JOHNNY FIRESEED & THE JUNKYARD DOGS

Original EARTH ROCK, GREEN PUNK and JUNK FUNK


Opening Reception: Friday June 7, 5-8 PM

Exhibition Dates: June 8 – July 28, 2019

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

Please contact gallery@salemarts.org with questions.


2019 Season Overview


June


“Works In Plein Air at The House of The Seven Gables” 
Exhibit: “Works En Plein Air at The House of The Seven Gables” Through June 30 

7th Annual Artists’ Residency with Salem Arts Association Members

All participating En Plein Air artists are invited to join in the exhibition to be held at the House of the Seven Gables during the Salem Arts Festival following our En Plein Air Residency. After this evening the entire exhibit will be moved to the Salem Arts Galleries at The Bridge at 211 (211 Bridge Street) where it can be viewed during the Salem Arts Festival and through the month of June.


Reception at H7G: Thursday May 30 from 6 to 8 PM. 

Gallery Reception: Friday June 7 from 5:00 to 8:00 pm

Exhibit June 7 - 30



June 

Salon des Refuses

In 1863 the most prestigious exhibition in Paris, the Paris Salon, rejected art work in the new Impressionist style.  Manet, Courbet, Whistler and Pissaro were among the rejected artists.  In protest they exhibited their work in their own exhibit, the now famous "Salon des Refuses," which brought their beautiful and innovative work to the public - and made them famous.

In recognition of the fact that a lot of wonderful work doesn't get accepted into art exhibits we are holding our own "Salon Des Refuses."  

Call for Art: Sunday, June 2, 12:00 - 3:00 pm 
Call for Art: “Salon Des Refusés” Art Drop Off Sunday, June 2, Monday June 3

Reception: Friday June 7 from 5:00 to 8:00 pm
Opening Reception - "Salon Des Refusés" Exhibit - Friday June 7, 5-8PM

Exhibit June 7 - July 28
Exhibition: Salon des Refuses - June 8-July 28, 2019

Note: Salem Arts Festival June 7-9



July 

"Jennifer's Body"
Emily Kwong - Solo Show

Reception: Friday, July 12 from 5:00 to 8:00 pm

Exhibit  July 5 - 28




August

All of the Arts are Sisters

Nietzsche wrote that "all of the arts are sisters."  We invited artists to submit work about or inspired by dance, music, theater, poetry (or any writing), or the visual arts or that incorporates visual elements from them (e.g., words, letters, musical notes, musical instruments) or otherwise explores this theme. 

Call for Art: Sunday, July 28, 12:00 - 3:00 pm 
Call for Art: “All of the Arts are Sisters” Art Drop Off Sunday, July 28, 12-3pm

Reception: Friday August 2 from 5:00 to 8:00 pm
Opening Reception - "All of the Arts are Sisters" Exhibit - Friday, August 2, 2019, 5-8pm


Exhibit  August 2 - 25
Exhibition: All of the Arts are Sisters, August 3 - 25, 2019



Don’t Talk Politics or Religion

 Dan Breslin – Solo Show

Reception: Friday, August 2 from 5:00 to 8:00 pm

Exhibit  August 2 - 25



September
"Picturing America"

13th Annual PEM Inspirational Exhibition

Salem Art Association presents an exhibition by local artists inspired by the Peabody Essex Museum collections of art and the exhibition of "A Passion for American Art: Selections from the Carolyn and Peter Lynch Collection". 

Call for Art: Sunday, August 25, 12:00 - 3:00 pm 

Call for Art: "Picturing America" Our 13th Annual PEM Inspirational - Local Artists Explore the Peabody Essex Museum

Reception: Friday August 30 from 5:00 to 8:00 pm

Opening Reception - 13th Annual PEM Inspirational Exhibit - Friday, August 30, 2019

Exhibit  August 30 - September 29

Picturing America - Our 13th Annual PEM Inspirational Exhibit - August 30 - September 29, 2019




Photo Nior

Salem Arts Association presents and exhibition of photography that celebrates black & white photography and Film Noir. 

Call for Art: Sunday, August 25, 12:00 - 3:00 pm 

Call for Art: Photo Noir Exhibit

Reception: Friday August 30 from 5:00 to 8:00 pm

Opening Reception - Photo Noir Exhibit - Friday, August 30, 2019

Exhibit  August 30 - November 3

Exhibition: Photo Noir Exhibition, August 31 - November 3, 2019



October

Dark Arts

Salem Arts Association Presents “Dark Arts”. We invited our Salem Art Association members to explore Salem’s history with witchcraft, religion, and Halloween. 

Call for Art: Sunday, September 29, 12:00 - 3:00 pm 

Call for Art: "Dark Arts" Art Drop Off Sunday, September 29, 12-3 PM

Reception: Friday September 4 from 5:00 to 8:00 pm

Reception: "Dark Arts," Friday October 4, 5-8 PM

Exhibit  September 4 - November 3

Exhibition: "Dark Arts" - October 5 through November 3, 2019



November

Member Showcase

Salem Arts Association is excited to announce a Member Showcase exhibit at Old Town Hall showing the community what we have to offer in all of our diverse styles and artistic disciplines.

Call for Art: Sunday, November 3, 12:00 to 3:00 pm 

Call for Art: Member Showcase - November 3, 12-3

Reception: Friday, November 8, 5:00 to 8:00 pm

Opening Reception - Member Showcase Exhibit

Exhibit: November 8 - December 15

Exhibit: Member Showcase





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