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  • Wednesday, August 22, 2012 9:40 AM | Tommy Gagnon
    SEASONS
    September Gallery Exhibit
    A Group show sponsored by the Salem Arts Association

    Please join us for the month of September in our Salem Arts gallery for the "Seasons" art exhibit. The Salem Arts Association "Seasons" art exhibit is a public exhibit all are welcome to come and view the artwork, artists are able to submit up to 2 pieces that have to do with the "Seasons" of the year.

    Each month we have a new art exhibit in our gallery and each month we have a new theme for that exhibit, located on the "Row" as we like to call it, Artists Row to be exact, across from Front St. & on the other side Walgreens in down town Salem, All are welcome to view each exhibit for free. Non-Members are also welcome to submit works of art as well however a small fee is required per submission. Our gallery is is in the same location as the retail store where one can purchase various types of artwork from many of our members. Our August art show called "Seasons" is about the seasons of the year, we hope to inspired not only the members who create submissions for the exhibit but also patrons who love to "eye-ball" art to come in and enjoy the works created for the show!

    For more information about the exhibit "Seasons" please visit our "Call to Art" page where you can download a detail .PDF of the exhibit as well as the submission form for the event. If you have any questions please feel free to contact us!

    Thank you,
    And we hope to see you there!
    SAA-Team



    August 30–September 30, 2012 
    Exhibition reception: Saturday, September 15, 4–6 p.m.
    Exhibit Location: Artists' Row, 24 New Derby St., Unit #4.


    Artists - please see "Calls for Art" for submission details
  • Monday, August 20, 2012 6:49 PM | Deleted user


    August 4 through September 2, 2012

    Artist’s Reception: Sunday August 5 from 2 to 4pm

    Marblehead, MA – Fran Gardino will be exhibiting his large format photography at the Marblehead Arts Association, 8 Hooper Street, Marblehead from August 4- Sept 2 in the Ballroom Gallery.  

    The exhibit "At the Ocean’s Edge” includes seaside photos from his recent visit to Sicily, honoring the year 2012, 100th anniversary of his grandfather’s emigration to Boston. All of Fran’s grandparents were born in Sicily, and those on his father’s side were fisherman.  His ancestors were told that the ocean was “full of gold”, cod that is. The Old Italian expression “America was made for me” indicated the abundance of “new world” resources available to the arriving masses of immigrants.  Fran’s new Italian American expression “Sicily was made for me” refers to the abundance of photographic subjects that he has recently discovered in Sicily, some of which will be shown in this show including a 10 foot long panorama photo on canvas of the yellow rock laden Sciacca Italy coast, and a 7 foot long print of the Capri Harbor sunset.

    Following Fran’s 2010 MAA photo show “Down by the Riverside” in the ballroom of the Hooper mansion, this show represents an expansion of his horizon in several ways. First, there are coastal images from many locations including Boston’s north and south shore, Canadian Maritimes, Martha’s Vineyard and Cape Cod, Grand Isle Louisiana, Malibu California, as well as the Sicilian cities of Sciacca, Taormina and Siracusa.  Secondly, the prints on Moab Unryu rice paper of naturally formed calligraphic markings found on the beach in Brewster MA.  Quoting his friend and calligraphy artist Michiko Imai, “These photos are beautiful and new, unlike any other”.

    Finally, there are several large and small photos printed on Hahnemuhle Bamboo paper. This paper was specially chosen to present the striking tone and detail of his “Cactus Plant over Taormina Bay”.

    The exhibit runs from August 4 through September 2, 2012 with an opening reception on Sunday, August 5, 2-4pm.

    On August 31 Fran invites all to visit the southern end of Revere Beach at sunset for the “Low Sun Moon Celebration” on the occurrence of a simultaneous Low Tide, Sunset and Moonrise, which was inspired by, and the location of Fran’s 10 foot photo image “Revere Beach Sunset” that happens to be currently showing until August 5th in the Off the Wall” exhibit juried by MFA’s Cody Hartley at the Danforth Museum of Art in Framingham MA.

    Fran Gardino

    In addition to having 2 large-scale photo installations at Logan airport, several long panorama photos in the offices of the Charles River Conservancy in Harvard Square, the Mystic River Watershed in Arlington MA and 12 photos in the Wellness Center in Dedham MA, Fran has participated in local solo and group shows with a constantly evolving series of photographic work. His landscape photos reflect the combination of photographic and painterly influences accumulated while earning a BFA in Painting from Mass College of Art.

    All of his panorama photos are shot in multiple shot sequences and stitched together using Photoshop Merge. The images reflect the process of him panning and tilting his camera to capture the scene, much like a cinematographer would capture a movie scene.  Like watching a wide screen movie or TV, his panorama photos are a series of curiosities assembled into one image.

    He has managed to generate an appeal to a variety of age groups, tree huggers and ocean and river lovers and city dwellers alike, through his careful photographic observations, sense of humor, high-octane artistic energy and total devotion to art.  He has shown his work in numerous shows including the Danforth Museum in Framingham, the Print Triennial in Krakow Poland, the Brighton/Allston Historical Museum, Allston/Brighton Open Studios, NewTV and the Vermont Artisans and Gallery 2 in Brattleboro VT.  Jurors from the Boston MFA and DeCordova Museums have accepted his work.

    Fran has self-published two blurb.com photo books named “Paint the Sky Fiery” of the Boston Pops fireworks and “Touch the Sky” of cloud photos taken from the cabin of commercial flights. In the spring of 2012 twenty of Fran’s “Touch the Sky” photos on canvas were exhibited in the Alden B. Dow Museum of Science and Art of the Midland Center for the Arts in Midland MI.  He has hundreds of photos posted on “Google Maps” and “Sewers of the World Unite” websites.

    Fran Gardino

    www.frangardino.com

    ”At the Ocean’s Edge”

    Artist’s Statement

    One year ago, a friend of mine told me of an Ansel Adams photo show at PEM (Peabody Essex Museum) in Salem, MA. We promptly arrived on the first Sunday in June of 2011, only to find that the show was planned for June of 2012.  We had to wait an entire year!

    During the intervening winter, after reading the Ansel Adams autobiography, the dream of my own photo show on a similar subject matter began.  For years, I had already photographed the ocean's edge, primarily in Boston and the surrounding areas.  Coincidentally, I had also planned a trip this past May to Sicily, home of my grandparents on the 100th anniversary of their emigration to the USA.  My father’s ancestors were fishermen and chose Boston due to the fact that the ocean here is “full of gold” --- cod fish, that is.

    My show “At the Ocean’s Edge” at the Marblehead Art Association includes 30+ of my photos of the old and new homelands as well as western USA coastal locations.  The similarities and differences are striking. The photos show the majesty, strength and power of the oceans, of plush coastal seaweed, shellfish and the life sustaining natural wealth of our local oceans and the hardened Sicilian coast.

    As a photo artist, I try to capture the beauty, boldness and elemental spirit of each location.  In the process, it becomes clear to me why my ancestors came to, and stayed in, the USA.  As America was made for them to fish, the ocean’s edges were made for me to photograph.

    FG - June 2012

    www.frangardino.com

    On August 31 I invite all to visit the southern end of Revere Beach at sunset for the “Low Sun Moon Celebration” on the occurrence of a simultaneous Low Tide, Sunset and Moonrise, which was inspired by, and the location of my 10 foot photo image “Revere Beach Sunset” currently showing until August 5th in the "Off the Wall” exhibit juried by MFA’s Cody Hartley at the Danforth Museum of Art in Framingham MA.



  • Saturday, August 18, 2012 4:55 PM | Deleted user


    SALEM, MA--The Salem Arts Association (SAA) announces Seasons, its September Exhibit at Artists' Row, on view from August 30 through September 30, 2012. A public reception for Seasons will be held on Saturday, September 15, at the SAA space on Artists' Row at 24 New Derby Street.

    Seasons
    • Exhibition Dates: August 30–September 30, 2012
    • Opening Reception: September 15, 4–6 p.m.
    • Artists' Row Hours: Thursday, 11 a.m.–7 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.; and Sunday, 12–6 p.m.
    • Location: Artists' Row, Building #4, 24 New Derby St, Salem, MA (across from the Lobster Shanty)

    About the Salem Arts Association:
    The Salem Arts Association, Inc. is an entirely volunteer-run nonprofit arts organization. In our mission statement, the stress is on the arts, plural. Artists working in all media and all disciplines are welcome, as are arts lovers, enthusiasts, and patrons. Since incorporating as a non-profit corporation on August 31 2007, Salem Arts Association (SAA) has produced over 40 exhibits, events, and workshops, all free of charge to Salem’s residents and visitors. To date, SAA programming has reached close to 20,000 people. This has been made possible in part through collaborations with numerous local businesses and organizations, including the Art Corner, the City of Salem, Salem Main Streets, the Peabody Essex Museum, the Salem Chamber of Commerce, and Salem State University.

    ____________________
    Julia C. Bookout
    Communications Chair
    Salem Arts Association
    P.O. Box 226
    Salem, MA 01970
    http://www.salemartsassociation.org/
  • Wednesday, August 15, 2012 7:45 PM | Deleted user


    We are very excited to announce our newest addition to the New England Open Market family, the Salem Open Market. No place in the world celebrates Halloween with such fun and magic as Salem, Massachusetts! As the fall landscape unfolds its colorful palette, the fun and excitement of Halloween fills the streets of Salem. The Salem Open Market will take place right smack in the middle of all the festivities. 80 juried vendors will line the cobblestone walkways, streets and parks of this beautifully spooky seaside town.
     
    The market will take place during Haunted Happenings, Saturdays and Sundays, starting the second weekend of October. Scheduled dates are:

    October 13 & 14, 2012
    October 20 & 21, 2012
    October 27 & 28, 2012
    11:00AM - 6:00PM

    Interested in being a vendor at the Salem Open Market? There's just a bit more city paperwork to be completed on our end before applications officially open in mid-August. But no need to wait! Submit your Early Bird Application between now and August 15 and be notified on August 20th! Can't get the application in early? No worries, applications will be juried on a rolling basis throughout the season until all available spots are filled.

    Click HERE to apply early to the Salem Open Market.
    PLEASE NOTE, you will not receive notification of acceptance until August 20th. Early Bird applications are tentative and contingent upon final approval for the Market by the City of Salem.

    More info on the application process HERE

    Have a question for us? Email info@salemopenmarket.com



  • Monday, August 13, 2012 8:26 PM | Deleted user

  • Tuesday, July 31, 2012 7:59 AM | Deleted user
     
    The Salem Arts Association (SAA) is proud to announce its 6th Annual Peabody Essex Museum Complement Show: Off the Top of Your Head.

    SALEM, MA—The Salem Arts Association (SAA) is proud to announce its 6th Annual Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) Complement Show: Off the Top of Your Head, which will be on view from September 8 through September 30, 2012, at the Carriage Barn of the Andrew-Safford House on Salem's Washington Square. The exhibit will feature artwork inspired by the PEM exhibit, Hats: An Anthology by Stephen Jones, and will be juried by Paula B. Richter, Curator for Exhibitions and Research at the PEM. The SAA is grateful to the PEM for the gift of the Carriage Barn as the SAA Complement Show's exhibition space for the second consecutive year.

    The opening reception for Off the Top of Your Head will be held on Saturday, September 8, from 4 to 6 p.m. Live music will be provided by the Bad Actors. There will be a private reception on September 6, from 5 to 8 p.m.

    The PEM’s Hats: An Anthology—a travelling show organized by the Victoria and Albert Museum of London—is a meditation on hats as works of art by British milliner-to-the-stars Stephen Jones. The show displays a multitude of creations for the head, from Sarah Jessica Parker’s lime-green fascinator to plumed bonnets and silk turbans. 

    This range of styles, from the bizarre to beautiful, will provide abundant inspiration for a vibrant complement show of artwork in an array of mediums. In addition to providing a thoughtful meditation on the PEM show, Off the Top of Your Head will offer a local perspective from the British roots of Hats: An Anthology

    The 6th Annual Peabody Essex Museum Complement Show: Off the Top of Your Head
    • Exhibition Dates: September 8–30, 2012
    • Private Reception: September 6, 5–8 p.m.
    • Public Opening Reception: September 8, 4–6 p.m.
    • Location: The Carriage Barn of the Andrew-Safford House, 13 Washington Square, Salem, MA

    About the Salem Arts Association: The Salem Arts Association, Inc. is an entirely volunteer-run nonprofit arts organization. In our mission statement, the stress is on the arts, plural. Artists working in all media and all disciplines are welcome, as are arts lovers, enthusiasts, and patrons. Since incorporating as a non-profit corporation on August 31 2007, Salem Arts Association (SAA) has produced over 40 exhibits, events, and workshops, all free of charge to Salem’s residents and visitors. To date, SAA programming has reached close to 20,000 people. This has been made possible in part through collaborations with numerous local businesses and organizations, including the Art Corner, the City of Salem, Salem Main Streets, the Peabody Essex Museum, the Salem Chamber of Commerce, and Salem State University.

    For more information or to join the SAA, visit http://www.salemartsassociation.org/ or e-mail info@salemartsassociation.org
    SAA contact: Henry Zbyszynski, SAA President, president@salemartsassociation.org/ (978) 783-6591
    Co-chairs for Off the Top of Your Head: Ellen Hardy, Jaclyn White, and Monique Luijben, events@salemartsassociation.org
    ______________________
    Julia C. Bookout
    Communications Chair
    Salem Arts Association
    P.O. Box 226
    Salem, MA  01970
    http://www.salemartsassociation.org/

  • Tuesday, July 31, 2012 7:49 AM | Deleted user
    The Salem Arts Association (SAA) announces Starry Starry Night, its August Exhibit at Artists' Row.

    SALEM, MA—The Salem Arts Association (SAA) announces Starry Starry Night, its August Exhibit at Artists' Row, on view from August 2 through August 26, 2012. The opening reception for Starry Starry Night will be held on Saturday, August 11, at the SAA space on Artists' Row at 24 New Derby Street.

    Starry Starry Night
    • Exhibition Dates: August 2–26, 2012
    • Opening Reception: August 11, 4–6 p.m.
    • Artists' Row Hours: Thursday, 11 a.m.–7 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.; and Sunday, 12–6 p.m.
    • Location: Artists' Row, Building #4, 24 New Derby St, Salem, MA (across from the Lobster Shanty)


    About the Salem Arts Association: The Salem Arts Association, Inc. is an entirely volunteer-run nonprofit arts organization. In our mission statement, the stress is on the arts, plural. Artists working in all media and all disciplines are welcome, as are arts lovers, enthusiasts, and patrons. Since incorporating as a non-profit corporation on August 31 2007, Salem Arts Association (SAA) has produced over 40 exhibits, events, and workshops, all free of charge to Salem’s residents and visitors. To date, SAA programming has reached close to 20,000 people. This has been made possible in part through collaborations with numerous local businesses and organizations, including the Art Corner, the City of Salem, Salem Main Streets, the Peabody Essex Museum, the Salem Chamber of Commerce, and Salem State University.

    For more information or to join the SAA, visit http://www.salemartsassociation.org/ or e-mail info@salemartsassociation.org
    SAA contact: Henry Zbyszynski, SAA President, president@salemartsassociation.org/ (978) 745-4850

    ______________________
    Julia C. Bookout
    Communications Chair
    Salem Arts Association
    P.O. Box 226
    Salem, MA  01970
    http://www.salemartsassociation.org/
  • Sunday, July 29, 2012 1:53 PM | Deleted user

    By Holly Aloha Jaynes and Sandra Winter

    The Dames: Honoring The Good Women of Farrell Court, Powder House Court and Roads School is a photography exhibit at the Virginia Carten Gallery at Abbot Public Library, 235 Pleasant Street, in Marblehead. Mixed media artist, Holly Aloha Jaynes photographed sixteen women ages 70-99, who volunteered to be in this exhibit. These woman are brave to show their images and words confronting issues of aging. These are black and white images of dignity, beauty and soul revealing the hearts of these women. The community is invited to meet our guests of honor, the Dames, at the opening reception, Saturday, August 4, from 1-3 PM. Senior citizens are the largest population today, and we need to continue confronting issues of aging and ageism to help reverse the stereotypes for the potential of social change, a critical issue of our time. It’s my hope that these images will dispel the ageist attitudes that continue to dominate our society. Sandra Winter interviewed the Dames and text of each woman accompanies her picture. We are gifted by these courageous women who have found their personal paths and the encouragement to share their thoughts and insights through their images and words.

    In addition Jaynes and Winter just completed a book, The Dames: Honoring The Good Women of Farrell Court, Powder House Court and Roads School, Marblehead MA 01945, to be given to each Dame and their families at the opening reception. The book will also be distributed at libraries, councils on aging and elder services in the area.

    The intergenerational experience of this project are the six students from the Marblehead Community Charter Public School who worked with five of the Dames during their spring enrichment program. Enjoy the Dames of Farrell Court scrapbook, a timeline of a 94 year old and view a video made by the students, who will also be present. We honor the Dames. These women have shown us that old is an accumulation of experience that one does not deny in body or mind.

    Holly Aloha Jaynes is a member of Salem Arts Association and maintains Muse Art Studio in Salem. She is a member of Marblehead Arts Association as well. Sandra Winter is an artist and award winning writer.


    Farrell Court Dames Dora Karachakova, Mary Spelta seated and Betty Ann Downs and Carol Crook, standing
  • Friday, July 20, 2012 8:28 AM | Deleted user

    From Salem Sound Coastwatch:

    Year-long contest begins March, 2012; ends March 1, 2013

    • One-time entry fee is required. You can pay online at our secure site, or send a check.
    • Click here for Complete contest rules and information (PDF 365KB)

    We are pleased to announce a digital photo contest focused on capturing the beauty, essence, nature and uses--in each of the four seasons, of
    Salem Sound and its watershed communities of Beverly, Danvers, Manchester-by-the-Sea, Marblehead, Peabody and Salem.
     
    Our goal is to capture the flavor of Salem Sound, including its watershed. The Salem Sound ecosystem includes the salt marshes, rocky coastline, beaches, waters, harbors and islands in Salem Sound, as well as the upland rivers, ponds and streams that flow into Salem Sound.

    Photos should depict images showing the themes Salem Sound Coastwatch is passionate about: preserving, protecting and renewing our waters and marine habitats for recreational and commercial uses. Photos may include activities and/or wildlife using these natural resources.

    Highlights:
    •Participants can submit up to 2 photos per month.
    •Contest is open to all ages and levels of experience.
    •There is a one-time entry fee of $5 for SSCW members; $15 for non-members. Become a member at $35 or above and entry fee is waived!
    •Prizes include "Best in Show" - $100.

    For more information: http://www.salemsound.org/photoContest.html

  • Thursday, July 19, 2012 2:59 PM | Ellen Garvey (Administrator)
    At Monday's meeting of SAA Board of Directors Ellen Hardy submitted her resiHenry Zbyszynski, Ellen Hardy at PEM Complement Show 2011gnation citing a change in her work status causing her to reallocate her resources. After accepting her resignation the Board voted to have Henry Zbyszynski serve the remainder of her term.

    Be sure to wish Ellen the best when you see her, and join the board in supporting Henry in his new role
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