February 19 to March 29, 2014
Reception: Saturday, February 22, 2 PM to 4 PM
The Whistler House Museum of Art is pleased to present a collection of works by Monique Sakellarios, entitled Monique Sakellarios: Memories. She is well known for her award-winning impressionistic style landscapes, markets and garden scenes. Her most recent work with abstract paintings will also be included in the exhibition. She studied at the Leonardo Da Vinci School of Art and the American University, both in Cairo, Egypt.
Sakellarios is a member of the Lowell Art Association, Inc., juried member of the New Hampshire Art Association, Signature Member of the National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society and a Signature Member of the Oil Painters of America (the only one in New Hampshire). She is also a full juried member of the Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club in New York. She has received countless national awards, including: the Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club – NY, NY (Dorothy Barberis Memorial Award - 2011) and the NOAPS National Juried Competition – Osage Beach, MO (Merit Award - 2010).
On the recommendation of the Franco-American Center in Manchester, NH, Monique received a prestigious invitation from the French Consulate in Boston to participate in the "3eme Festival de l'Ete Indien" (Third Indian Summer Festival). The festival was held in Andrezieux-Boutheon, France. This event celebrates the history, culture, way of life and economic vitality of the Franco-American communities in New England.
Works exhibited will include landscapes from New England as well as France; Tuscany, Italy; Czech Republic, Germany and the Caribbean. Also featured are paintings of the New Hampshire Symphony Orchestra, market scenes from Provence, France and St. Lucia in the Caribbean, and a few abstracts. Sakellarios has been painting abstracts for only about one year. “With an abstract, the artist has no memory, photo or reference to go by and yet the same rules that apply to representational paintings apply as well to abstracts. Composition, values, and harmonious colors all have to be followed and respected,” she said.
Exhibit runs Nov 13 to Dec 21, 2013 (Many are still on view though January)
Reception: Nov 16, 2013 from 2 to 4 pm
This year the artists are:
Ani Babaian, Holly Bedrosian, Donna Berger, Bill Berry, Val Borgal, Karen Bruson, Fran Busse, Elaine Carbonneau, Michele Carrozo, John Cascio, Todd Casey, Kathy Cooper , Robert Louis DelRusso, Linda Demers, Cheryl Dyment, John Ebel, Arthur Ferrier, Diane Francis, Sue Funk, Claire Gagnon, Michelle Garro, Arthur Garrone, Irene Goddu, Jack Holmes, Jay Hungate, Heather Johnson Reid, Brenden Keegan, Alyson Kenney, Connie Lanseigne-Case, Ted Lavash, Dee Lessard, Helene LeVasseur, Dennis Lucas, Steven Lush, Nella Lush, Diane MacPherson, Jennifer McCalmont, Jim McCready, Catherine Meeks, Janet Lambert Moore, Cynthia Morgan, Kate O'Dell, Don Ouellette, Barbara Page, Bethany Peck, Denise Rainis, Coleman Rogers, Kathy Rubado, Monique Sakellarios, Barbara Scott, Emily Sevigny, Bob Stegmaier , Don Sullivan, Rita Thompson, Jean Winslow, and Diana Zipeto
Selected Small Works
Monotype Guild of New England
September 25 to November 2, 2013
Reception Saturday, Oct 26, 2-4 pm
Juror: John Avakian
John Avakian has been committed to the preservation of the art of the unique print—monotypes and monoprints—and to their potential for innovation, for more than 20 years. He holds both a BFA and an MFA from Yale University, and teaches at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
The Monotype Guild of New England is a non-profit organization founded in 1985 that is dedicated to the art of the unique print, is to foster understanding and appreciation of monotypes and monoprints. It sponsors exhibitions, workshops, demonstrations and other special programs for its members and the public.
Artists: Linda Batchelor, Clara Bohrer, Sandra Cardillo, Elizabeth Carter, Wendy Converse, Joanne F. Desmond, Julie Diamond, Soosen Dunholter, Gail Erwin, Diane Francis, Jeff Fullam, Kate Higley, Leo Murphy, Carolyn Letvin, Chippa Martin, Mary Mead, Alice Merlone, Sophia Mone, Cindy Mootz, Barbara Nachmias-Kedesdy, Lyna Lou Nordstrom, Karen Nunley, Iris Osterman, Mary Pollak, Jan Powell, Margot Rocklen, Marilyn Sherman, Jean Winslow, Lynn Yetra, Ginny Zanger
Image: "Tulip," "Temple of Flora" by Jim Dine 21 x 29" , dremel and drypoint, Published by Arion Press
Softscapes & Hardscapes: Landscape & Architecture in Printmaking
Exhibit Runs: Sept 25 to Nov 2, 2013
Lowell, MA -- The Whistler House Museum of Art is pleased to present a collection of works in participation with “Lowell Celebrates Printmaking,” a city wide exposition. The exhibition, Softscapes and Hardscapes: Landscape and Architecture in Printmaking, is a collection of work from Robert Townsend, Michal Truelsen and Remick Neeson.
Robert Townsend, a master printmaker from Georgetown, Massachusetts has worked with many well-known printmakers. Artists, from his personal collection that he is sharing for this show, include: Jim Dine, Peter Milton, Alex Katz, Mike Mazur, Vaino Kola, Aaron Fink, and Bruce Connor.
Townsend has run his studio in Georgetown since 1978 and has worked on several projects including a master printer collaboration at Graphicstudio at the University of South Florida, Tampa; New Provincetown Print Project at the Fine Arts Work Center, Provincetown, MA; a master printer visiting artist program at the Carpenter Center, Harvard University; a master printer visiting artist session with Michael Mazur at Amherst College, Amherst, MA; and a master printer visiting artist program at Brooks School, North Andover, MA.
Michal Truelsen is a local artist and printmaker who is presenting collagraph prints with mixed media inspired by a her 2012 artist residency with the Great Smoky Mountain Park. The works are based on the patterns of contour lines on topographical maps. It’s a labor-intensive technique, but one that she finds immensely satisfying. “For me it is an additional way to explore the landscape, adding a new dimension to what I experience with eyes and feet,” she said.
Remick Neeson is an artist whose work is included in the permanent collection of antique prints at the WHMA. Originally from Plymouth, MA, Neeson, participated in the Works Progress Administration in 1935. His prints are also in collections at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Newark Museum in New Jersey, and Philadelphia Museum of Art.