Novograts Holiday Pop-Up Shop!

Whew, what a whirlwind of a December! Between openings and auctions, commissions and holiday gifts, I have been a little winded. It has taken me a a couple of weeks to pull my bits and pieces back together! Now that I’m slightly less disorganized (for the moment) I wanted to share one of the highlights of the season, my invitation to work with the Novogratz as part of their Holiday Pop-Up Shop!

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On Thursday, December 14th, I was lucky enough to be part of their month long celebration of design, art, music and good cheer! I spent the day in the shop on 14th Street live painting one-of-a-kind ornaments using my acrylic techniques. A few lucky people were able to take one home, FOR FREE, courtesy of the lovely and generous Novogratz. I also had a larger piece of my work on display and was able to talk art, holidays, and generally just hang in a gorgeous space with cool people for the day! There were musicians on hand with jazzy-seasonal songs, time to hang with Robert Novogratz and Kristine Woodward of the Woodward Gallery as well as all the other staff and visitors! It really was such an awesome experience and feel so lucky to have been a part of it! As it turns out, the Woodward Gallery has held onto the piece I brought down, “Amplified” to be part of their upcoming, so stay tuned to hear more about that!

 

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So grateful to be a small part of this amazing project, many thanks to the Woodward Gallery for the recommendation, to Robert for spending so much of his day with me, you are so kind and real, and to all the friends, family and visitors who came out! For more on the day and the other artists featured, see the Woodward Gallery’s site,  and the Novogratz’ blog, Cheers!

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St. John’s Holiday Boutique

Jingle HEYYY!! The Holiday’s are here!!!?

Looking forward to being part of a Hingham original, The St. John’s Holiday Boutique.

I’ll be joined by some of my favorite creative people including Falk Jewelry Designs, Emma Ferioli, KJeld Mahoney Photography and Bridier Baubles. It’s my first time at the Boutique so I’m excited to bring my paintings and new pendant pieces to a whole new audience.

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My new collection of Pendant Paintings will be available at the show!

I’ll be bringing a few medium sized and more smaller sized paintings for holiday gift giving, but will have a stock list of more available or see my “Paintings” page.

For more information on the St. John’s Boutique itselve, see their site.

There is a private shopping cocktail party Friday, November 17th, from 7 – 9 pm

The hours on Saturday, November 18th, are from 9am – 4pm. There will be a cafe, Santa, and 2 floors of local business to explore, with a benefit the the parish.

If you are in the area, stop by to say hey, and maybe kick off your holiday shopping!

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Scituate Education Foundation: Seaside Kitchens

November 12th, 2017

Benefiting the Scituate Education Foundation:

Seaside Kitchen Tour

Sirens: Opening Reception

IN-PERSON EVENT

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Please join RSM and the exhibiting artists

for a cocktail reception in the RSM Art Gallery.

Thursday, June 8, 2017 | 5:30–7:30 p.m.

RSM Art Gallery
Boston, Mass.

SIRENS

Sirens: Three female artists focus on the sea
May 4–July 31, 2017

Exhibiting Artists:
Gretchen Greene, Michele Lauriat and Jess Hurley Scott

Curated by Christina Godfrey, Sunne Savage Gallery

Twenty percent of sales will be donated to the RSM Boston Foundation.

REGISTER

Sirens, RSM Gallery

SIRENS: Three female artists focus on the sea

May 4–July 31, 2017

Reception: Thursday, June 8th, 2017, 5:30–7:30 p.m. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR RECEPTION!

RSVP: Nicole Appet at Nicole.Appet@rsmus.com or +1 617 241 2335 with any questions.

Exhibiting artists: Gretchen Greene, Michele Lauriat and Jess Hurley Scott

Curated by Christina Godfrey, Sunne Savage Gallery

 

SIRENS is a group show featuring three female artists. The artists, all local, are exhibiting artwork that focuses on the sea, the life systems within it and its dynamic coast line. Each artist is exhibiting a different medium: Gretchen Greene sculpts with steel and bronze, Michele Lauriat creates mixed media paintings on paper, and Jess Hurley Scott paints on multi-layered Plexiglas. The thematic yet diverse exhibition will portray the beauty, chaos and life-force of the ocean.

 

Gretchen Greene “paints with heat,” and “carves with lightning”; she sculpts bronze and steel intuitively with a plasma cutter, die grinder, angle grinder and TIG welder. The metal, malleable while she is working, is cut, marked and sculpted into waves, corals, and kelp evoking memories of locations and times past. Seeking the limits of her tools and materials, Greene creates large scale wall reliefs, unique furniture and small table top sculptures. A suite of small works will be on display at the RSM Art Gallery for the SIRENS exhibit.

 

Michele Lauriat paints locations she experiences through work, vacation and in between. Her York Beach Series, on display in the SIRENS exhibition, is inspired by annual summer trips to the beautiful Maine coast. “The interaction of pattern, order, design, chaos, and the push of organic systems, direct [her] attention and mark making.” Lauriat captures moments of interest with onsite sketches and photography which she explores further in the studio by enlarging, abstracting and combining the scenes. The results are dynamic mixed media watercolors full of gesture, pattern and color. This is the second exhibition of Michele Lauriat’s artwork at the RSM Art Gallery. Her works are also in the firm’s collection.

 

Jess Hurley Scott is a contemporary seascape painter.  Scott’s process begins with a wetsuit and camera; she captures waves first hand in sun and storm, warmth and winter. Her dimensional paintings consist of layers of individually painted acrylic panels and deal with light, illusion, and perception.  Scott plays with the intricacies of the natural world, digital technology, and translucency in her work. The result is bold realism and a unique interpretation of seascape in “paint and pane.” Her scale ranges from near miniature scale vignettes to dramatic, sweeping seascapes. A range of sizes will be on display at the RSM Art Gallery.

 

Founded in 2002, the RSM Art Gallery focuses on thematic group exhibitions of local artists. Quarterly exhibitions are curated by Christina Godfrey of Sunne Savage Gallery. For each exhibition, RSM Art Gallery partners with a non-profit organization who receives 20% of sales during the exhibition.  

Proceeds from the SIRENS exhibition will be donated to the RSM Boston Foundation.

http://www.rsmbostonfoundation.com/

 

Image text:

Jess Hurley Scott, Back Lit 1, 2017, acrylic on multiple layers of acrylic panel, 32 x 40 x 2 inches

Gretchen Greene, Hazelnut Rush, 2015, bronze, 12 x 41 x 14 inches

Michel Lauriat, York Beach, 2017, mixed media on paper, 55 x 63 inches

Quinlan Visual Arts Center: 17th National Marine Art Exhibition

The next stop on the national tour of the American Society of Marine Artists is opening next week! If you are in the Gainesville area, please stop by!

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My piece, “Heading Out”, is part of the exhibition, more information here.

Cheers!

American Society of Marine Artists, 17th National Exhibition

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I am honored to be part of the American Society of Marine Artists latest juried national show. It is a traveling exhibition of a talented group of marine artists, all members of the society. The collection will travel to half a dozen museums between 2016 and 2017.  I have one piece, “Heading Out”, that was included in the exhibition.

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“Heading Out”, 5″x 7″ x 2″, acrylic on multiple layers of acrylic panel, ©Jess Hurley Scott

For more information and to see the entire exhibition by artist:

17th National Exhibition

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The exhibition travels to the following museums:

Muscarelle Museum in Williamsburg, VA,

The Academy Art Museum and The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, Easton and St. Michaels, MD

Quinlan Visual Arts Center in Gainesville, GA,

The Minnesota Marine Art Museum, Winona, MN

Mystic Seaport Museum, Mystic, CT.

See details, dates and more information on the Events page.