The WSA is happy to announce that Teresa Higgins from Natick has been juried in as WSA exhibiting member. Teresa has a passion for portraiture and has been doing portrait commissions since 1974. In addition to being an artist herself , she also teaches art to young children, teenagers and adults. To see some of Teresa’s work, visit her WSA web page. Welcome Teresa!
Lori Mehta was recently accepted as a member of the Copley Society of Art in Boston. In addition, she received an award of merit in their Small Holiday Works show, for her painting “Sunday Best”.
About the Copley Society of Art…
The Copley Society of Art, Co|So, is the oldest non-profit art association in the United States, with a history dating back to 1879.
They currently represent over 400 living artist members ranging in experience from students to nationally-recognized artists and in style from traditional and academic realists to contemporary and abstract painters, photographers, and sculptors.
Dedicated to the enjoyment of visual arts, the organization provides a platform for arts cultivation while engaging and educating the public. Artist membership is comprised of contemporary and traditional artists admitted by a credentialed committee. The gallery hosts between 15 and 20 exhibitions each year, including solo exhibitions thematic group shows, juried competitions, and fundraising events.
Mother Brook Arts Open Studios
Mother Brook Arts & Community Center’s Fall Open Studios is a juried event showcasing works of artists from around the New England region. Our center is located in Dedham, MA, ideally situated in metropolitan Boston, drawing visitors from Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire and Connecticut. Our patrons, resident artists and visiting artists look forward to our show each year, as it is always filled with great energy, great people and great art.
123 High Street in Dedham, MA
December 2 and 3, 2017
11:00 – 5:00 pm
The opening of the WSA Library Show and landscape oil demo by renown landscape painter John MacDonald proved to be an informative and entertaining Sunday afternoon.
John MacDonald shared a wealth of information to an audience of nearly 60 who came to see his masterful painting techniques and learn more about his artistic process. The audience comprised almost entirely of artists was not disappointed. John, an equally talented teacher imparted many important concepts throughout the demo. It was an inspiring afternoon! If you would like to see more of John McDonald’s work, visit his website jmacdonald.com. John has a new instructional DVD available for purchase on his website.
The Library Show awards were also presented, which included the Margaret Fitzwilliam Award for Excellence in watercolor which was given to Evelyn Bernal for her painting “Poppies”, First Place was awarded to Nan Daly for her watercolor, “Celestial Ink”, Second Place was awarded to Deb Friedman for colored pencil, “Radiance and Light” and Third Place was awarded to Fritz Kubitz’s oil painting “Gloucester Harbor c. 1900”. Honorable mentions were awarded to Elizabeth Fawcett for her watercolor “Tree Peony”, Julia Greenway’s watercolor “Sub Aqua”, Dayle Bodnar’s acrylic “Into the Garden”, and Linda Zug’s oil “Monastery”. The WSA is grateful to Michelle Jung for the time and attention she took to judge this show of nearly 50 members paintings. In addition to these awards, Michelle Lavallee’s pastel “Autumn at the Charles River, Dover” received the “Best Presentation” award chosen and given by John Fournier of Framed In Time. Go to the Award Winners Gallery to see the artwork. A lot of time and effort goes into making these exhibits a success and an enormous thank you goes to Yale Nicolls and Yvonne Unger for organizing this show. Thanks to the “hangers”, Mick Watson, Linda Porreca, Nancy Levin and Terry Christopher who all helped Yale and Yvonne hang the show. Appreciation goes to Maria Babb for organizing the festive and delicious hospitality. We still want to know who made the beautiful “palette” cookies!
Cabot Street Books in downtown Beverly is hosting a show of oil paintings by WSA exhibiting member, Mary Forte Hayes. The show continues through December. Cabot Street Books is located at 272 Cabot St. in Beverly and open Monday-Saturday 10-6 pm and Sunday 11-5 pm.
WSA Exhibiting Member, Phyllis Paster will be participating in the Celebrate Newton Holiday Craft Fair on Sunday December 3rd, 10-4pm, at the Newton South High School. Phyllis will be selling notecards of her artwork as well as hand painted ceramic tiles.
The WSA is delighted to announce three new members, Joanna Dole, Lucy Sur and Sara Scolnick, who have all been juried in as exhibiting members. Joanna is rejoining the WSA now that she has more time to devote to painting. She is a watercolorist and enjoys painting nature and portraits. Lucy is a botanical watercolorist, although she is equally adept painting the landscape in oils or acrylics. Sara works in both pastels and oils, and especially enjoys portrait work. Their work may be seen in our member gallery. Welcome to the WSA Joanna, Lucy and Sara!
WSA members, Nancy Present-Van Broekhoven and Mi Herzog, share a love of watercolor painting and a love of travel. They built on these combined interests in a show entitled ” From Here to There, Travels in Watercolor”. The exhibit can be seen November 1-30 at the Broadmoor, Mass Audubon’s Wildlife Sanctuary, 280 Eliot Street, in South Natick.
An artists’ reception will be held on Sunday, November 12th from 2-4 pm and the public is invited to attend.
The weather cooperated this time for the third annual Arts on the Green at Elm Bank. The gardens provided a spectacular backdrop for participating WSA artists Maria Babb, Mi Herzog, Sally Meding, Dottie Laughlin, and Bobbie Suratt who showed their work. Many other local artists also showcased their work on the Art Walk. Visitors enjoyed garden tours, picnics and music by LIVEWIRE BOSTON.
Wellesley Society of Artists member Eddie Bruckner was chosen to be a part of the Davis Gallery’s latest juried show, “Nonobjective Now: New England Artists Explore Abstraction.” The opening reception will be held at the Davis Gallery in Worcester on September 22, 2017 and the exhibit will run though January 5, 2018. The painting chosen for this exhibit, “Mosaic Color Grid: The Dance, Structure & Movement” was recently exhibited at the Wellesley Society of Artists’ 2017 Spring Show at the Wellesley Community Center.