Salem Arts Association takes this opportunity to bring the galleries to you. In response to the Global Coronavirus Pandemic we strive to continue to deliver on our mission " To bring art, in all its forms, to the community and bring the community, in all its diversity, to the arts in Salem, Massachusetts." Please enjoy our 3D Tours and virtual versions of these exhibitions.
Paul Nathan Gallery
We're proud to host the largest collection of Paul Nathan artworks in the world. Nathan's unique process starts with acrylic paintings which are then photographed and composed as collage creating a whimsical and wonderful world uniquely their own.
Paul Nathan has occupied this location since the mid-1980's and through his generosity and vision as an artist Salem Arts Association enjoys presenting our galleries in this space with Paul.
We invited our our local artist to explore Salem’s history with witchcraft, religion, and Halloween. The resulting exhibit represents their diverse interpretations of the theme and how, by bringing them together, we create a collective understanding of it.
SEPTEMBER 3 THROUGH NOVEMBER 6, 2021
Opening Reception Friday September 3 - 6 to 8 PMExhibit Info
Inspired by the exhibition "In American Waters" of the Peabody Essex Museum, local artists came up with imaginative creations showing how the sea is a reflection of American culture and environment and their own personal and psychological meditations on its beauty, violence, poetry and transformative power.
Exhibition Dates: July 3 – August 28
An exhibition of images inspired by the landscape, cities and people of Massachusetts’s North Shore. Subjects include but are not limited to seascapes, woods, historic buildings, local attractions such as diners, depictions of events and portraits of the people of the North Shore.
Exhibition Dates: July 3 – August 28View Exhibit Online
Spring 2021 - Primavera - from the Italian - "in the style of springtime." In “Primavera” Salem Arts Association invited the community to share work in all mediums around the themes of the spring season, fresh starts, healing and any other interpretation applicable to this theme.Virtual Tour
Spring 2021 - Image / Imagination is an exhibit that considers the way the artist imbues artwork with their personal statement. All art can be viewed as an imaginative interpretation of the physical world. Exhibited work includes but is not limited to surreal art, fantasy art, dystopic images, wearable apparel that serves as a costume or disguise and masks.Virtual Tour
June 2021 - An exhibit of artwork produced during the Drawn Together sessions. Every Tuesday night since 2016 Sue Grillo and Beki Ferrari have put together uniquely eclectic scenes featuring live models as inspiration for drawing. This is an exhibit of these drawings curated by Sue and Beki.
May 2021 - An exhibit of our Master Circle Artists showcasing the breadth and diversity of their work