Two Lexington Artists in Cambridge Art Association’s 2014 Artists of the Year Exhibition

Public Reception October 8, 6-8

Jeanine Sobell-Pastore & Zoe Perry-Wood

Two Lexington artists exhibiting at Cambridge Art Association’s 2014 Artists of the Year small group show.

This exhibition is a testament to the energy and diversity, which I sought to reflect when awarding prizes. Abstraction, representation, beauty, humor, printmaking, painting, and photography can all be seen among them. ”  Juror Al Miner,  Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

In the Fall of 2014, Al Miner chose 5 pieces of art from hundreds of submissions for the Cambridge Art Association’s 2014 Members Prize Show.  The five artists chosen by Miner were given awards and the promise of a small group show in 2015.  This exhibition is the culmination of Al Miner’s curation coming together one year later.

Lexington artists, Jeanine Sobell-Pastore and Zoe Perry-Wood are among the five artists. Lexington residents may also take interest that Perry-Wood’s work is represented by eight images from her portrait series of the Lexington resident and art patron, the late Elsa O. Sullivan.

Join the artists October 8 from 6-8 for a reception at 25 Lowell St. Cambridge.

GALLERY BLINK opens in Lexington

Historic Home Hosts Pop-Up Art Gallery

blink logoThe grand opening and reception for “Connections”
Friday, Oct 16th from 5 – 9pm
1963 Massachusetts Ave. Lexington.

Lexington, Mass.—What do you get when you cross a pop-up art show with an art gallery?  In Lexington Center, the answer is gallery blink, a new art space in a 150-year-old home near the Battle Green. The gallery will open its doors on October 15, 2015 with its premier exhibit called “Connections” featuring works by Gillian Ross, Emily Passman and Joan Garcia. True to the concept of a pop-up venue, the exhibit will be open for only four days, followed by private viewing times until the end of the month.  Then the gallery will morph back into a private home again until the next show.

Gillian Ross is the creative force behind gallery blink. She and her husband John decided to open gallery blink in their yellow Victorian home at 1963 Massachusetts Avenue.  The gallery will display an eclectic mix of traditional and contemporary artwork on two floors of the home including the large foyer, living room, library, dining room, a double bridal staircase and upstairs hall.

Both 2D and 3D art will be featured at gallery blink.  Ross anticipates original paintings in watercolor, oil and acrylic as well as encaustic art, pastels, drawings, fiber arts, ceramics, printmaking, sculpture and photography.

Ross has extensive experience curating art exhibitions.  For the past six years, she has been Gallery Director of Grace Chapel’s Art Gallery in Lexington, a role in which she will continue to serve.  A printmaker and painter, Ross was also an artist member of Depot Square Gallery, which operated a gallery in Lexington Center for 28 years.

“We have this beautiful space and have always thought it would make the perfect setting for a gallery. Viewing art in a private home means that visitors can see art above the fireplace or next to a table.  This might help them better imagine the art in their own home or office, regardless of their architectural style because this is such a warm, inviting space,” explained Ross.

Despite the grandeur of the home, Ross plans to set a more relaxed tone in gallery blink.  “Shopping for art can be an intimidating experience.  We want to change that by creating a very welcoming environment for visitors and by offering original artwork at a variety of price points.”

The first show at gallery blink, “Connections,” will be open for four days beginning October 15, 2015.  There will be an opening reception on Friday, October 16, 2015 from 5-9 pm. “Connections” will display art in groupings that ‘talk’ to each other.  Art will also connect visually and thematically to the space in which it is displayed.  “Don’t blink…. or you’ll miss it!”

For further information, contact Gallery Blink at :
email  ::  info@galleryblink.co
tel  ::  781-698-9994
1963 Massachusetts Avenue, Lexington, MA 02421
Website : www.galleryblink.com

Munroe Gallery – request for proposals

The Gallery at the Munroe Center for the Arts (MCA), Lexington is currently seeking requests for proposals from local artists. MCA is a long established art center with high quality visual and performing arts education classes and studio spaces for ten artists. The gallery is highly prominent and receives significant daily foot traffic. The gallery is available for exhibitions in four to six week blocks. Proposals will be reviewed by the gallery committee on a rolling basis.

This link will take you to the proposal form:

http://goo.gl/forms/2WbX8ufp3I

Contact gallery committee members Zoe Perry-Wood or LaiSun Keane for more information. zoe@zoeperrywood.com or laisunk@gmail.com