Scituate Education Foundation: Light Up the Night

This April 6th, the Scituate Education Foundation will hold their annual gala, “Light Up the Night” benefiting educational programs in the community. I am so pleased to have been asked to donate a piece to their photography auction. The ‘Colorscape Gallery’, showcases work from area artists highlighting the range of colors seen throughout the region.

This is an unusual piece for me as I typically use my photography as reference, not as the final piece. See a sneak peak below:

Jess Hurley Scott, Light Up the Night, SEF, Scituate Education Foundation, waves

“Summer Ripple”, 8×8″ digital print, 2019

As of now, this is a single print so in order to bid, you will have to see it at the event! For tickets, see their website, and hopefully I’ll see you on April 6th!

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


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.

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!


©JessHurleyScott, art, fine artist

“Dunes” at South Shore Art Center Festival

Last week, the South Shore Art Center informed me that my small work, “Dunes”, had been awarded an honorable mention at this year’s Arts Festival on Cohasset common. What a happy little surprise to brighten your day!

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“Dunes”, 5″ x 7″ x 2″, acrylic on multiple acrylic panels, 2015 ©JessHurleyScott

The piece is a respite from my current water-work, but in these smaller pieces I like to change things up from time to time. If you would like to come see the work, it will be in the big tent on Cohasset common for the weekend of June 17th – June 19th. There is an award ceremony for all of the prize winners at the stage on the common at 5pm on the 17th if you want to stop by and say ‘hi’ and glad a lobster roll or strawberry shortcake!


More info at:


New Britain Muesum of American Art, Photograph by The Defining Photo

“Nor-Easter” exhibition at the New Britain Museum of American Art


New Britain Muesum of American Art, Photograph by The Defining Photo

New Britain Muesum of American Art, Photograph by The Defining Photo

Along with my new exhibition in New York, I’m looking forward to heading to to New Britain, CT  this Sunday to attend the opening for a new exhibit I am so excited to be part of, “Nor-Easter” at the New Britain Museum of American Art.

My recent piece, “Mercury, #2” took third prize and will be on view at the museum from January 9th to February 14th, 2016.

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“Mercury, #2″, 20″x 30″x2”, acrylic on multiple acrylic panels © Jess Hurley Scott

The Opening Reception will be from 1pm to 2:30pm on January 10th.

A Sunday mid-day opening seems so different and kind of awesome. I am so looking forward to seeing the latest at the museum as well! It’ll be quite the weekend as I’ll be in NYC for my other exhibition opening at the Woodward Gallery the day before, “New Work, New York” (see more on the show here).

Whew! Here’s to an exciting start to 2016!

“New Work, New York” at the Woodward Gallery, NY, NY

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Here’s to 2016! I am completely thrilled to be invited to the exhibition, “New Work, New York” at the Woodward Gallery, in Manhattan. The exhibition highlights the art of 18 artists, none of which have shown at the gallery before.

My piece, “And Again”,  was selected and will be on display until the end of February.

"And Again", 2015. 32" x 40"x 2", acrylic on multiple layers of acrylic panel. ©JessHurleyScott, art, painter, contemporary art

“And Again”, 2015. 32″ x 40″x 2″, acrylic on multiple layers of acrylic panel. ©JessHurleyScott

Woodward Gallery:
New Work, New York

January 9th – February 27th, 2016
Artist Reception: Sat., Jan. 9th from 6-8pm

It’s even more special that the gallery is around the corner from my first apartment in New York when I moved to the Lower East Side in 2000. Kind of fun to be near my old hood (even though it is SOOO much nicer now than back then)! Hope to see you at the opening!

Gallery Night, Oct. 30th, 6 – 8pm

Just a reminder, this Friday I’ll be at the space from 6-8 pm, hope you can join us!

Join us at The Lucky Finn, 206 Front Street on Friday night! art show, art exhibition