Eyes Wide Open

Had so much fun at the Opening Reception for, “Eyes Wide Open”, at the Cambridge School of Weston. There was such a festive vibe and got to spend time with some very talented female artists from the National Association of Women Artists.

December 19th, 2017 – March 2nd, 2018

The Thompson Gallery, The Cambridge School of Weston

NAWA- With Eyes Open

Opening Reception: December 19th, 4pm – 7pm

45 Georgian Road, Weston, MA

My piece, “Caught Inside”, is 29x44x2″ acrylic on multiple panels of acrylic.

It was a scene, I came with my posse of little ladies, their daddy and the infamous Uncle Paddy Cakes in town from Montana.

 

Thanks everyone for making it out! The exhibition runs through March 2nd!

Cheers!

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!

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

ASMA, American Society of Marine Artists, seascape, marine art, painting

Exhibition: “Reflections” at the Gadsden Arts Center

ASMA, American Society of Marine Artists, seascape, marine art, painting

I’m very pleased to announced that I have work that has been accepted in the South Region American Society of Marine Artists Juried Exhibition. The show entitled, “Reflections”, will open April 10th and run till June 20th at the Gadsden Arts Center in Quincy, Florida. This is my first exhibit with the ASMA and I’m so happy to be a part of it.

The piece that will be part of the exhibition is a 21″ x 30″ multiple layered acrylic titled “The Wave Falters”, it’s shipped out an on its way now!

"The Wave Falters", 21"h x 31"w, acrylic on multiple acrylic panels, © Jess Hurley Scott

The Wave Falters, 21×31″, acrylic on multiple acrylic panels, © Jess Hurley Scott

I only wish I could work out a way to get to the opening. Could use a little Florida sun right about now! If you are in the area, the opening will be April 10th from 6-9 pm. Along with this exhibition there will be some other simultaneous events at the center that evening.

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Cheers!

"And Again", 2015, 32" x 40", Acrylic on multiple acrylic panels. ©Jess Hurley Scott"And Again", 2015, 32" x 40", Acrylic on multiple acrylic panels. ©Jess Hurley Scott, painting, ocean painting, marine artist, art, painter, seascape, contemporary art

New Painting: And Again

A new painting in my Spindrift series, “And Again”. This new painting is 32″ x 40″ and is painted in acrylic on three layers of acrylic panel. The framing is also routered acrylic.

"And Again", 2015, 32" x 40", Acrylic on multiple acrylic panels. ©Jess Hurley Scott"And Again", 2015, 32" x 40", Acrylic on multiple acrylic panels. ©Jess Hurley Scott, painting, ocean painting, marine artist, art, painter, seascape, contemporary art

“And Again”, 2015, 32″ x 40″, Acrylic on multiple acrylic panels. ©Jess Hurley Scott

This is the third large piece in the series which joins “Caught Inside” and “Breakwall” and I love the emotion that water and storms can convey. I have more on the way!

"Caught Inside", 29x44" acrylic on multilayered acrylic panels. © Jess Hurley Scott, art, painting, ocean, waves, landscape, contemporary art

Myth & Memory at the South Shore Art Center

Along with the juried show, “Journeys”, that includes two of my pieces, I am currently in a small group show, “Myth & Memory” at the South Shore Art Center in the Dillon Gallery. The show runs from now until February 15th so please stop by if you are in the neighborhood!

Joining me in the show are fellow gallery artists Danguole Rita Kuolas, Michele Meister, Marie Peters, and Judy Rossman.

Journeys | Myth & Memory | ART Off the Wall

I’ll have 8 pieces in this show,  all of which have never been shown at the Art Center before. All of my work shown are multilayered acrylic paintings of sea scapes. The show is a quick survey of what I’ve been working on in this medium over the last year spanning multiple different series.

The South Shore Art Center is located at:

119 Ripley Road, Cohasset, MA

They’re open 10-4 Mon to Sat, and 12-4 on Sundays.

Thank you to everyone for all the support this past year, it’s been very busy and so exciting and I can’t wait to see what 2015 holds!