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Sarah Brown & Judy Carver
Pastels, Watercolors, Oils
Friday, September 10 - Friday, October 8, 2021
Opening Reception: Friday, September 10, 5:00-7:00pm
The Marion Art Center is pleased to present its newest exhibit featuring pastels, watercolors, and oils by Sarah Brown and Judy Carver, both Marion residents and longtime members of the MAC.
Sarah Brown has been painting the landscape and seascape of the SouthCoast and Cape for years, first in watercolor and then pastel. Brown was so excited by the luscious colors and textures of the medium that all her work is now in pastel. She loves painting the sea, streams, and bogs. Brown teaches pastel classes at her home studio on Cove Street in Marion.
Judy Carver retired early from real estate investment and management, and his since pursued her interest in drawing and painting. Carver has taken watercolor classes at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, the Marion Art Center, the Rhode Island School of Design, and with several professional New England watercolorists. She is inspired by strong color contrasts, particularly the way light and shadow play over objects or building structures and across the landscape.
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October 15 - November 12: Along the Trails
Works inspired by the natural landscape of local lands trust properties
Opening Reception: Thursday, October 14, 5:00-7:00pm
The Marion Art Center, in collaboration with the Sippican Lands Trust, extends an invitation to area artists to submit works of art for our upcoming fall exhibition entitled Along the Trails, which will include works inspired by the natural landscape. This year, experiencing and celebrating the beauty of nature and outdoor spaces seem more compelling than ever. Exhibition entries must be inspired by, or depicting identified locations at, area land trust properties.
A triannual collaboration, the MAC and SLT have expanded “the canvas” this year beyond Marion to include land trust properties in Mattapoisett, Rochester, and Wareham. Property maps can be found online (click the town names to link to land trust sites).
All mediums are eligible and both two- and three-dimensional works are encouraged. Artists may submit up to three pieces for exhibition and a minimum of one work from each artist will be chosen for display. The location(s) that inspired the work must be specifically identified, and artists should provide a brief description of the concept, if applicable. Artists are encouraged to submit an accompanying digital image of the location (taken with one’s phone or mobile device is fine), if depicting the location in a medium other than photography.
All works must have been executed by the artist within the last five years and must not have been previously shown at the Marion Art Center. The Marion Art Center will retain a 40% commission for any sold works. Drop off dates for work are scheduled on Saturday, October 9 and Tuesday, October 12. Artists should contact the MAC with intent to exhibit and to schedule a drop off appointment by calling 508-748-1266 or by emailing email@example.com with “land trust show” in the subject line.
Featured images from 2018 show Images: The Lands of the Sippican Lands Trust: Patricia White, Osprey Nest at Brainard Marsh, pen & ink drawing; Jane Egan, Denizen #1, oil pastel
Virtual Student Exhibits
Young Artist Program
The Marion Art Center is pleased to offer a Young Artist Program, a new collaboration between the Marion Art Center and local high schools. Our YA Program features an online exhibit, rotating student artwork on display at the MAC, student art shows, small group student tours, a mentor program to pair professional artists with young artists, free time in the MAC studio for student members, and an emerging artist lab.