Summer at Star Gallery, Northeast Harbor, ME

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After a wonderful time last summer, I am thrilled to be back at Star Gallery, on Mount Desert Island, Maine, for a second summer! This time, instead of an exhibition, I will have work available at the gallery throughout the summer. Mostly small work, as well as a few medium sized pieces to see if you are up in Acadia. Katherine always has some fantastic artists in her space. I love Michele Lauriat, who I have exhibited with in the past, her watercolor work is inspired (she’ll be exhibiting Aug 2nd) and Robert S. Neuman is another personal favorite who will be in later August.

A preview of the work is below, any questions can be directed to the gallery (information below):

Visit Star Gallery:

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image courtesy of Star Gallery

Visual Destination: at Woodward Gallery, NYC

I am totally thrilled to be part of a new exhibition, “Visual Destination”, at the Woodward Gallery from June 21 – July 27th. Showcasing 3 female artists: myself, Susan Breen, and Margaret Morrison (both of which I am a huge fan) the exhibit celebrates different ideas of nature. More on the show at the Woodward Gallery’s website here.

wave, visual desintation, image courtesy of the Woodward Gallery

image courtesy of the Woodward Gallery

Two of my larger works, “Breakwall” and “Backlit, #1”, will be on display in the Woodward’s amazing gallery windows, 24hs a day! If you are in the Lower East Side and need a breath of ocean air, please stop by any time!

"Breakwall", 32x40", acrylic on multilayered acrylic panels. © Jess Hurley Scott, art, painting, ocean, waves, landscape, contemporary art

“Breakwall”, 32″x40″x2″, acrylic on multilayered acrylic panels. © Jess Hurley Scott

 

Jess Hurley Scott, Back Lit 1, 2017, acrylic on multiple layers of acrylic panel, seascape, ocean, contemporary painting, dioramic painting, marine art, artist, boston artist

“Backlit, #1″, 32″x40″x2”, acrylic on multiple layers of acrylic panel © Jess Hurley Scott

Visual Destination

June 21st – July 27th

 

Solace Gallery: Summer Work

Thrilled to be showing at Solace Gallery this summer in Surf City, NJ on Long Beach Island! The gallery is a seasonal space filled with amazing artists. If you are in the area, stop by and see, Franny Andahazy, the artist/owner and her fantastic space.

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image courtesy of Solace Studio + Gallery

I have a number of small scale pieces and a medium there at the moment, previews below!

Solace Studio + Gallery

2312 Long Beach Blvd
Surf City, NJ 08008

(609) 848-9702

Open daily through Labor Day, weekends through October or by appointment.

 

 

 

Making Waves, Cohasset, MA

March 1st – April 30th, 2018

Artist Reception: Friday, April 13th, 6-8pm

South Shore people! Kick off your spring with a new exhibition of my work, organized by the South Shore Art Center! I will be showcasing close to 20 works spanning the last 3 years including new work.

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Paul Pratt Memorial Library (Click here for a link to the library)
35 Ripley Road. Cohasset, MA
Library hours
Mon-Thurs 10-8 | Fri-Sat 10-5

 

Sirens: Opening Reception

IN-PERSON EVENT

RSM

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

Summer Exhibition: Thomas Henry Gallery, Nantucket

As the summer rolls along, I wanted to update you that I have five pieces currently on Nantucket with the Thomas Henry Gallery for their summer exhibition. I’m new to Paul Copson’s assortment, so if you are on the island, stop by his place to see!

Thomas Henry Gallery

The Lockhart Collection and Thomas Henry Gallery

15 Centre Street, Nantucket, MA

The work on view include the follow pieces:

Paul is a wonderful man, and has quite a story about how his career came about in the art world, starting out as a lighthouse keeper. I’m so fortunate to gotten to know him and be invited to show this summer with his group of very talented artists. Three of the works including “Morning Break”, “Amplified”, and “Nantucket Sound, #3” are island based paintings if you are in the market to bring part of the island surf home.

Hope you can stop by while in town and avoiding the heat!

Cheers.