Entry is open to all artists. Work must be created outside a class or workshop environment and completed within the last 3 years. No maximum.
All works on paper or canvas must be properly framed and wired for hanging (no clip-on frames or saw tooth hooks). Sculpture or other 3D works must have a suitable display. Due to space limitations the SAA reserves the right to refuse oversize works (over 40”) or works whose subject is deemed non-PG.
Hand deliver work to the SAA’s Ellis House, 709 Country Way, Scituate Thurs, March 30, 5-7 pm or Sat, April 1, 11 am-2 pm. SASE (self-addressed stamped envelope) requested, stamps available for purchase.
Nonmembers fee: S12 per entry / 3 for $30 at registration.
Members fee: $10 per entry /3 for $25.
You may join or renew membership at time of registration. SAA will retain 33% of sales from artwork sold.
JURORS: (see bio below)
Stephen Boczanowski, Eileen Casey and Stephen Holland.
$500 prize for Best In Show (a total of up to $1000 in prizes to be awarded). Ribbons awarded for first, second and third place in each category: oil/acrylic, watercolor, pastel, drawing/printmaking/mixed media, photography and 3-d works. Sufficient numbers are required per category to receive an award.
Friday, April 21st from 6:30 to 9 at the Front Street Art Gallery, 124 Front Street, Scituate. Works will remain on display during Gallery hours 4/12 through 4/30.
Non-accepted works will be notified by mail the week of April 9th. Pickup at the Ellis House, 709 Country Way, Scituate on Sat, April 15, 11am -2 pm or Thursday, April 20, 2 -7 pm.
ACCEPTED WORKS PICKUIP:
Front St. Art Gallery, 124 Front St, Scituate on Sun, April 30, at 3-5 pm or Monday, May 1, 3-7 pm. Gallery hours: Tues to Sat 11 am-5 pm. A storage fee of $5 per entry will be charged after May 5.
Though care will be taken in the handling of works, the SAA/Front Street Gallery is not responsible for loss or damage.
Direct questions to Janet Cornacchio at email@example.com or 781-545-7613.
Stephen Holland, a native of Bryn Mawr, PA, began drawing and painting at the age of seven. He states he "right brained it" his entire life. A graduate of Winthrop High, he is a recipient of the United Nations Art Award & student of the New England School of Art. Summers were spent at Prout's Neck painting the Maine Coast & Cape Cod doing pastel street portraits which forced him to observe & draw quickly and accurately. After studies, he worked as an illustrator then Creative Director before moving on to freelancing and teaching. His studio has at least three projects going at one time-to keep the work fresh. His media include acrylic, gouache and watercolor; subjects include landscapes, seascapes, still life and portraits done in representational style that exhibits the disciplines of perspective, composition, design and draftsmanship yet retain a loose and painterly effect. A winner of numerous awards throughout the region, Stephen is a member of the Copley Society & the New England Watercolor Society plus many local associations, including the SAA. Today, he concentrates on more personal work, painting for himself with no deadlines.
Stephen Boczanowski, Eileen Casey and Stephen Holland. Stephen Boczanowski grew up in Boston. Summers in the Scituate-Marshfield area influenced his paintings of local scenes: “As I revisited these places, I realized how much our local environment is enriched with quaint harbors…that echo an era long gone by. These boats had character, and the play of sunlight & shadow on their unpainted forms paid tribute to these rugged vessels.” Like Edward Hopper, he searches out local architecture for unusual memorable settings, fantastic roofs, eye-searing colors and exaggerated textures. “In keeping with ‘practicing what I teach,’ I try to experiment with various techniques and mediums and to explore places that are new as well as remembered.” He is a graduate of Tufts University, Boston Museum School with MS in Art Education from Mass College of Art. Along with many shows & exhibits in the New England Area, he has memberships with the Scituate Arts Association and other local associations. He has taught art in the Marshfield Schools and at Providence College where he continues to teach photography.
Eileen Casey, 2016’s Best in Show Winner at the SAA’s Juried Show for her work New England Peak, is no stranger to such recognition having received four Best in Shows and along with other awards since her exploration of pastel painting began in 2007. Her works have focused on Nature as a source of artistic inspiration ever since she began drawing as a child. Nature continues to spark her imagination now as she paints and draws nests, trees and landscapes. A graduate of Scituate High & Emmanuel College, she taught Elementary Art in Scituate prior to a move to California & now resides in Sandwich where she works as School Age Director for Cape Cod Child Development. She is Vice-President of the Pastel Painters of Cape Cod and a number of other national and regional Pastel Societies.