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Selected Solo Exhibits

Slips, SheBreathes, Walpole, MA. 2016
Wild Beauty, Gallery 53, Gloucester, MA. 2015
Wild Beauty, Barb Jackson Gallery, Rockport, ME. 2014
Slipping the Knot, Summer Artist Series, Rocky Neck Gallery, Gloucester, MA. 2011
Slipping the Knot, Hope Gallery Fine Arts, Bristol, RI. 2011

 

2 Person Show

Law and Water Gallery, Gloucester, MA. Summer 2017

 

3 Person Show

Detangled: Artists Joseph Fontinha, Martha Wakefield & Wendy Young, Kathryn Schultz Gallery, Cambridge, MA. Fall 2015

 

Selected Invitational Exhibits

In Memory of Jon Imber, RiverSea Gallery, Dover, NH, 2017
Small Works Show, Courthouse Gallery, Ellsworth ME, 2016
Beyond Plein Air, Rocky Neck Art Colony Cultural Center, Gloucester, MA. 2016
Greater than the Sum of its Parts, Lasell College, Newton, MA. 2014
Love Shack, Nave Gallery Annex, Somerville, MA. 2014
SouthEnd by NorthEast, Cultural Center at Rocky Neck, Gloucester, MA. 2013
A Room of Our Own, Concord Art Association, Concord, MA. 2013
6 Artists, 2 Days, Gallery 206, Amesbury, MA. 2012
WGBH Art Auction, Boston, MA. Juror Larry Powers of Powers Gallery, Acton, MA. 2012
Paint the Town, Concord Art Association, Concord, MA. 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012

 

Selected Juried Exhibits

8th Annual ISAP international Open Online Show, Juror Carole Pickle
Members Juried I, Concord Art Association, Juror Joanna Fink, Director Alpha Gallery, Boston 2016
18th Annual ISAP International Open Exhibition, Paso Robles, CA. Juror Myrna Wacknov. 2015
Abstract, River Arts, Damariscotta, ME. Juror Dozier Bell. 2015
14th National Prize Show, Cambridge Art Association, Cambridge, MA. Caitlyn Doherty, Curator & Deputy Director of Curatorial Affairs at the
Eli & Edythe Broad Art Museum, Michigan State University, Honoring the vision of Founding Director Michael Rush. 2015
Paint, Cambridge Art Association, Cambridge, MA. Juror Ali Ringenburg, Director/Owner Sloane Merrill Gallery, Boston, MA. 2015
Driven to Abstraction, The Umbrella Arts Gallery, Concord, MA. Juror Dana Salvo, Owner Clark Gallery, Lincoln, MA. 2015
Platinum, Cambridge Art Association, Cambridge, MA. Juror Alise Upitis, Assistant Curator, MIT List Visual Art Center. 2014
Artists In The Arboretum 2014, The Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University, Jamaica Plain, MA. 2014
6th Annual ISAP (International Society of Acrylic Painters) Signature Members Online Show. Juror: Robert Burridge. 2013
69th Members Prize Show, Cambridge Art Association, Cambridge, MA. 2013
Juror Kate McNamara, Director & Chief Curator Boston University Art Gallery. 2013
14th Annual Frances N. Roddy Open Competition, Concord Art Association, Concord, MA. 2013
Juror: Nick Capasso, Director Fitchburg Art Museum. 2013
Map It, National Juried Exhibit, Riverside Arts Center, Ypsilanti, MI. 2013
16th Annual Open ISAP International Exhibition, Paso Robles, CA. Juror: Christopher Schink. 2013
5th Annual Open ISAP International Online Exhibition. Juror: Skip Lawrence. 2013
Members Juried I: Paintings & Sculpture, Concord Art Association, Concord, MA. Juror: George Nick. 2013
ART02478: Memory, Belmont Gallery of Art, Belmont, MA. 2012
Scratching the Surface, Cambridge Art Association, Cambridge, MA. Juror: Joseph Carroll of Carroll and Sons Gallery. 2012
15th Annual ISAP International Open Exhibition, Paso Robles, CA. Juror: Katherine Chang Liu. 2012
Rhode Island Watercolor Society 18th Annual National Show, Pawtucket, RI. 2011
BLUE, Cambridge Art Association, Cambridge, MA. 2010
Beyond Wild Apples: Dwelling, Refuge, Shelter, Owen Smith Schuman Gallery, Groton Public Library, Groton, MA. 2010
SeARTS Loan Program, Cape Ann Medical Center, Gloucester, MA. 2010
Members Juried I: Paintings & Sculpture, Concord Art Association, Concord, MA.
Juror: Nina Nielsen, Nielsen Gallery, Boston, MA. 2010
Flower Fantasy, Rhode Island Watercolor Society, Pawtucket, RI.
Juror: Mim Fawcett, Director, Attleboro Arts Museum, Attleboro, MA. 2010
Rhode Island Watercolor Society 16th Annual National Show, Pawtucket, RI. 2009
Members Juried I: Paintings & Sculpture, Concord Art Association, Concord, MA.
Juror: Larry Powers, Powers Gallery, Acton, MA. 2009
Rhode Island Watercolor Society’s 15th Annual National Show, Pawtucket, RI. Juror: Edward Minchin. 2008
Seeing Red, Gallery 297, Bristol, RI. Juror: Kristin Grimm, Director of Galleries, Providence Art Club. 2008
SeARTS Cape Ann TV Exhibit, Gloucester, MA. Juror: Mary Beth Bainbridge, Assistant Curator, Peabody Essex Museum. 2008
Treehouse 6" x 6",” Treehouse Studios, Martha’s Vineyard, MA. 2007
Bon Appetit, Rhode Island Watercolor Society, Pawtucket, MA. Juror: Robert Hsiung. 2007
Homage to Seasons, 7th Annual Great River Show, Greenfield, MA. Juror: Ellie Lazarus, Director of DeCordova Museum School of Art. 2007
Environments - A Sense of Place, Bryan Gallery, Gloucester, MA. Juror: Katherine French, Director of the Danforth Museum of Art. 2007

Selected Group Exhibits

Grey Matter, The Cultural Center at Rocky Neck, Gloucester, MA. 2017
Flirt, Mother Brook Arts, Dedham, MA. 2014
Slips and Sips, The Art Gallery of First Rugs, Acton, MA. 2011
The Best of Rocky Neck Spring Show, Rocky Neck Art Colony, Gloucester, MA. 2010
New Members’ Show, Kathryn Schultz Gallery, Cambridge Art Association, Cambridge, MA. 2009
Art in the Barn, Essex County Greenbelt Association, Essex, MA. 2009, 2010, 2011
18th Annual Les Petites Oeuvres, Spring Bull Gallery, Newport, RI. 2008
Martinis and Masterpieces, Arts & Business Council of Greater Boston, Harvard Club, Boston, MA. 2008

 

Awards/Grants/Residencies

Watercolor Artist Magazine: “Ones to Watch 2017”
Artist in Residency, Chateau Orquevaux, Orquevaux, France. 2 week grant award, 2017
M Graham & Co Award, 18th Annual ISAP International Open Exhibition, Paso Robles, CA. Juror Myrna Wacknov. 2015
Juror’s Choice, Paint, Cambridge Art Association, Cambridge, MA. Juror Ali Ringenburg, Sloane Merrill Gallery, Boston, MA. 2015
2nd Place Award, 6th Annual ISAP (International Society of Acrylic Painters) Signature Members Online Show. Juror: Robert Burridge. 2013
Artist in Residence, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT. One month grant award. 2012
Most Experimental Award, 15th Annual ISAP International Open Exhibition, Paso Robles, CA. Juror: Katherine Chang Lui. 2012
2nd Place Award, “Members Juried I: Paintings & Sculpture,” Concord Art Association, Concord, MA. 2009
1st Place Award, Rhode Island Watercolor Society 15th Annual National Show, Pawtucket, RI. 2008
Cheap Joe’s Art Award, Art League of Rhode Island Associate Members’ Juried Show, Bristol, RI. 2008
3rd Place Award, “Seeing Red,” Gallery 297, Bristol, RI. 2008
3rd Place Award, “Bon Appétit,” Rhode Island Watercolor Society, Pawtucket, RI. 2007

Artist Demo and Talks

Artist Demo & Talk, Newton Art Association, Newtonville, MA. October 2017
Artist Demo & Talk, Watertown Art Association, Watertown, MA. February 2017
Artist Demo & Talk, Shrewsbury Artist Guild, Shrewsbury, MA. May 2016
Artist Demo and Talk: Concord Art Association, Concord, MA. December 2015
Artist Demo and Talk: Lexington Arts and Crafts Society, Lexington, MA. October 2014
Artist Demo and Talk: Working in Series: Concord Art Association, Concord, MA. March 2012
Artist Talk, Artist in Residence, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT. November 2012
Artist Talk: “Slipping the Knot,” Rocky Neck Gallery, Gloucester, MA. August 2011
Artist Demo and Talk: Techniques in Framing Watercolors, Pemaquid, ME. June 2011

 

Bibliography

Watercolor Artist Magazine, November/December 2017. Ones to Watch by Anne Hevener
The Camden Herald, July 31, 2014. Four Seasons of Maine Landscapes
Artscope, March/April 2014. Renewal Mother Brook Arts Flirts with a New Direction by Meredith Cutler
Artscope blog, August 2013.
Shadow and Light, A Literary Anthology on Memory, 2011. Monadnock Writers’ Group. Cover Art.
Wild Apples, A Journal of Nature, Art and Inquiry, Fall/Winter 2011, Issue Six. Artwork: Inside cover, pgs 34-37.
The Nashua Telegraph, April 20, 2008. “Prism Painters Play Hues in Milford Shop.”
The Monadnock Home Companion, August 31, 2007. “Color My World.”

 

Publications

“Intellect and Intuition: Laura Jackson’s Surreal World,” The Palette Magazine, January 2016.
“Pushing the Edge,” Artist Richard Diedrich,” The Palette Magazine, September/October 2015.
“Clean, Precise, & Personal: Artist Vera Bobson,” The Palette Magazine, June/July 2015.
“Artist Everett Webber Discovers the Power of 20,” The Palette Magazine, January 2015.
“Vera’s Girls, The Fascinating Portraits by Vera Dickerson,” The Palette Magazine, September/October 2014.
“Shape Shifting Into Series, Artist Thyra Moore Creates Magic,” The Palette Magazine, April/June 2014.
“Series,” The Palette Magazine, January 2014.
“Series, Series, Series,” The Palette Magazine, September/October 2013.
“Gutsy Color, Poetic Light: Maine Artist Dianne Schelble Captures a Moment,” The Palette Magazine, June/July 2013.
“Passion and Paint: Massachusetts Artist Tom Sutherland,” The Palette Magazine, June/July 2013.
“Similar but Different: Meet Artists Rona Shuster and Catherine Maunsell,” The Palette Magazine, December 2012/January 2013.
“Life’s Challenges Lead to Collage: Meet Ethel Hills,” The Palette Magazine September/October 2012.
“Forging the Masters: Helen Frankenthaler,” The Palette Magazine September/October 2012.
“Forging the Masters: Romare Bearden,” The Palette Magazine June/July 2012.
“Forging the Masters: Nathan Oliveira,” The Palette Magazine, March/April 2012.
“Forging the Masters: John Marin,” The Palette Magazine, December 2011/January 2012.
“Finding His Own View,” The Palette Magazine, September/October 2011.
“Forging the Masters: Edward Hopper,” The Palette Magazine, June/July 2011.
“Framing without Glass,” The Palette Magazine, June/July 2011.
“Forging the Masters: Milton Avery,” The Palette Magazine, March/April 2011.
“Forging the Masters: Elmer Bischoff,” The Palette Magazine, September/October 2010.
“Floating Your Watercolor,” The Palette Magazine, September/October 2010.
“Paper to Canvas,” The Palette Magazine, March/April 2009

 

Gallery Representation

Powers Gallery, Acton, MA.

 

Curatorial Experience

Curator: Grey Matter, Rocky Neck Art Colony Cultural Center, Gloucester, MA. 2017.
Co-Curator: Flirt, Inaugural Art Exhibit, Mother Brook Arts and Community Center, Dedham, MA. 2014.
Juror: 2013 SeArts @ Bass Rocks, Gloucester, MA. 2013.
Juror: Summer Artist Series, Rocky Neck Gallery, Gloucester, MA. 2012.

 

Collections

Meditech Corporation, Westwood, MA
Great-West Financial, Kansas City, KS
Numerous Private Collections

 

Licensed Images

Wendover Art Group, Largo, FL
Image Conscious, San Francisco, CA
Indigo Books and Music, Inc., Toronto, Canada.

 

Professional Affiliations

International Society of Acrylic Painters (ISAP), Paso Robles, CA. Signature Member.
Cambridge Art Association, Cambridge, MA. Juried Member.
Concord Art Association, Concord, MA.
Medici Society, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA. 2009/2010.

 

Education

Studied with Wolf Kahn, Skip Lawrence and Jon Imber
Studied at the Museum School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, MA
Artist Professional Toolbox, Boston, MA. 2008
University of Vermont, Burlington, VT. Bachelor of Science. 1978
Fashion Institute of Technology, New York, NY. Associate of Applied Science. 1977

 
 

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