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*NEW* Call for Entries

Living Uncertainty

The Marion Art Center announces a call for entries for a new online exhibition titled Living Uncertainty. The call will remain open while the MAC is closed to the public.

The current national and global situation has left many of us with immediate, unexpected challenges without knowing how to plan for the weeks and months ahead. Many feel isolated or worried about the future. Others are able to take time to experiment with art, become closer with family members, or even get creative in the kitchen – out of necessity. How are you coping with our new social structure, which seems to change daily?

We invite anyone to participate in Living Uncertainty, a virtual gallery to be featured on the MAC’s new website when it launches in just a few weeks. All forms of creative expression are welcome – poems, visual arts, recipes, music, creative projects, and more.  We encourage you to share your ideas and become part of the conversation!

Please submit all entries (high resolution photos or videos when possible) via email with the subject line “Living Uncertainty” to marionartcenter@verizon.net. Please email or call the MAC at 508-748-1266 with any questions. All participants and members will be notified when the virtual gallery goes live!

In the Galleries

Thor’s Hammer
John Magnan

February 21 – TBD

Thor’s Hammer is a socio-political exhibit inspired by and based on Marvel Comics imagery (knowledge of Marvel comics or movies not required!). Each sculpture re-imagines an aspect of Marvel Comics in the context of current issues. The exhibit follows in the Marvel tradition of using fantasy imagery to comment on the human condition and examine some of today’s social challenges. The art questions whether the fabric of democracy can survive the pull and tug of the many struggles confronting us today. 


2019 Past Exhibitions

Paintings by Anne Holtermann
Photography by Nancy Rich
October 4 – November 16

Anne Holtermann
| Botanics / Float I | acrylic on canvas | 30″ x 40″

Nancy Rich
| Old Stern | photographic print on canvas | 12″ x 16″

Nancy Dyer Mitton & Robert Seyffert
August 16 – September 28

Janet Gendreau & Peter Hussey

May 24 – July 7

Art in Bloom!
June 14 – 15

Inventive floral arrangements on display from the Marion Garden Group and others inspired by artworks by Janet Gendreau and Peter Hussey.

Lori Bradley & John Irwin

Winter Members’ Show

Small Works on the Wall

November 23 – December 22, 2018

Images: The Lands of the Sippican Lands Trust

October 12, 2018 through November 17, 2018

Opening Reception: Friday, October 12, 6-8 PM

This non-juried exhibition features a number of artists, and all works are inspired by, or are representations of, locations or scenes from the Sippican Lands Trust.


Taking Flight

August 31, 2018 through October 6, 2018

Opening Reception: Friday, August 31, 6-8 PM

Summer Members’ Show

July 20, 2018 through August 25, 2018

Opening Reception: Friday, July 20, 6 – 8 PM

The Marion Art Center will host the opening of an exhibition of artwork by its members. A reception honoring the artists and their guests will be held on Friday, July 20, 2017 at the Marion Art Center from 6-8 PM.

Deborah Quinn-Munson

Friday June 8, through  Saturday July 14, 2018

When I paint, I am interested in bold color, energetic line, and strong composition to convey a powerful image filled with atmosphere and light. I enjoy the contrast between the spirited execution of a painting and the serenity and peacefulness of the scene. Clear brush and pastel strokes have become an important aspect of my work and bring vitality and movement to the painting.”  Deborah Quinn-Munson

Barbara Healy/Sharlie Sudduth

Fri., Apr. 20 through Sat., Jun. 2, 2018

Local artists Barbara Healy and Sharlie Sudduth are known in Marion and throughout the Southcoast area for their expressive watercolor and oil paintings. Their artowrk often features waterfront scenes as well as homes with summer gardens in bloom or with snow-covered yards. New England at its best – colorful and realistic yet interpretive. An opening reception with the artists will be hosted by the Marion Art Center on Friday, April 20, from 6:00pm to 8:00pm.

Found Objects Show

Fri., Mar. 2 through Sat., Apr. 14, 2018

The exhibition showcases repurposed and upcycled materials made into art and features seven artists including Bo Burbank, John deMelim, David Allen Edgar, Angela Fiori, Teale Haley, Joan Hausrath, and John Nadeau. Both the Cecil Clarke Davis Gallery and the Patsy Francis Gallery will display a selection of sculptures, furniture, mixed media and collage artwork. An opening reception with the artists will be hosted by the Marion Art Center on Friday, March 2, from 6:00pm to 8:00pm.

Winter Members Show

Fri., Jan. 12 through Sat., Feb. 24, 2018

All members in good standing of the Marion Art Center are invited to submit 3 pieces for this non-juried exhibition. Number of pieces hung will be at the discretion of the Marion art Center Exhibition Committee and is dependent upon total number of pieces submitted, size of the pieces, and available wall space. (More information about exhibiting may be found here.) Art pieces must be appropriately matted, framed, and ready to hang (with hanging wire on the back affixed securely to the frame with eye hooks – no sawtooth hangers will be accepted) and must not have been shown at MAC previously. Drop off for member artwork will take place on Tuesday, Jan. 9th, from 1 to 5pm. Although not required, the Marion Art Center would appreciate hearing ahead of time from those planning to exhibit by emailing your name, a photo of an art piece you plan to exhibit, along with a short bio about yourself (no more than 150 words) to marionartcenter@verizon.net.

A reception will be held from 6 to 8pm on Friday, January 12th for the participating artists and their guests. The body of work in the exhibition is anticipated to represent more than 40 artists and to include watercolors, oils, acrylics and pastel paintings, as well as photography, collage, and wood carvings. The Marion Art Center is a not-for-profit organization located at 80 Pleasant St., Marion, MA 02738. The gallery is free and open to the public. For more information, call 508-748-1266 or email marionartcenter@verizon.net.