Friday, August 15, 2014

This ArtWalk Weekend at the Firehouse

Firehouse Center for the Arts features Emily Corbato's photography exhibit, "Glorious Women" in the Firehouse Art Gallery through September 7. Meet the Artist during ArtWalk on Saturday, August 16, 3:30 - 5:30 PM.
Corbato's black and white photography documents women from many parts of the world, all engaged in ordinary daily activities. The universality of women's lives is apparent: in a city in Peru, or New York, or Martha's Vinyeard; sewing, shopping, laughing, enjoying Plum Island, Disneyland or Coney Island, the location on the globe can change but the experience does not. 

Visitors will have an opportunity to write their creative profiles of the women, or stories or poems about them, and submit them to the Firehouse gallery, on paper or by email. A panel of editors will read them all and select the five best which will be made available on the Firehouse website.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Meet the Artist - Featured artist Jan Roy, will be in the gallery Saturday, August 16, 4-6 PM

Sweethaven Gallery is very excited to exhibit the work of Newburyport artist Jan Roy for this ArtWalk. Jan V. Roy began her artistic career as a silk-screen artist in 1979, when she received her first commission from the Portland Symphony Orchestra. For 25 years she designed and printed over 40 posters for various cultural organizations including The Nature Conservancy, The New England Conservatory and the Massachusetts Horticultural Society, for whom she designed an annual poster from 1982 to 2000. Jan's highly successful Brooklyn Bridge Centennial poster crystallized attention on her talent, resulting in one-man shows in Rome, Italy and Paris, France. She also maintained a notecard company, Salt Marsh Graphics.
In 1999 Jan turned her attention to painting. She quickly moved on from pastels to acrylics and oil, and now works almost exclusively in oil.
Jan can be reached at, and her work can be seen at

"Banana Market" Morocco - by Jan Roy

Sweethaven Gallery also has many landscape images of Newburyport & Plum Island by local photographer Greg Nikas. Greg began his photographic career as a landscape photographer and shows his work exclusively at Sweethaven Gallery. His landscapes can be viewed at - click on the Newburyport Prints For Sale & Plum Island Prints for Sale links in the Portfolio section. If you have any questions or would like more info about his work, he can be reached at or 978-465-7656.

"Sunflowers and Morning Fog" - by Greg Nikas

Thursday, August 7, 2014

An August ArtWalk Frame of Mind

Nothing compares to an August late afternoon along the river in Newburyport. The intensity of light,  slowly fading toward evening as the day's heat succumbs to cool breezes off the water, and the smells of the tidal basin, pungent, salty, and reminiscent of times long ago.
Haven't you been here before?

Acrylic on canvas, 16 x 32, Cathy Connor

Join us for the Newburyport ArtWalk, August 16 & 17, 2014. Saturday 1~7 pm: Sunday 12~5 pm                                             
Light refreshments served beginning about 3 pm on Saturday.

Walsingham Gallery presents Sara Demrow Dent

The Walsingham Gallery presents a painting demonstration with West Newbury artist Sara Demrow Dent on Sat., August 16, from 3 to 7 p.m.
Demrow Dent, a multi award-winning artist, has been writing and painting for over fifteen years. The artist describes her work as striving to “wed wild nature with a more architectural line,” and her unique style combines imagery with poetry.

The artist’s latest series is inspired by 19th Century wallpaper and incorporates elements of nature, such as birds and flowers, with her own original poetry woven in and out of the branches and stems.

In describing her process, Demrow Dent writes “My work begins quietly; I write a series of poetry that relates to my life and what I am going through at the time.” The artist’s words are woven into the scene with such subtlety, they are often not noticed at first glance. Their purpose is not to be read but to “impart the emotions of the writing within the work.”

This event is part of Artwalk. 

WHAT:  Sara Demrow Dent Painting Demonstration  WHERE:  The Walsingham Gallery, 47 Merrimac Street, Newburyport  WHEN:  Sat., Aug. 16, 3-7 p.m. TAKE NOTE: refreshments will be served  COST:  Free and open to the public  INFO: 978-499-4411;

Pictured: detail from "Abundant Joy" by Sara Demrow Dent

Sunday, August 3, 2014

"Paint the Street" with Mary, Alan, and The Funky Fedoras

Indigo Artist Studio will be exhibiting an array of monotype and mixed media work during Newburyport’s upcoming ArtWalk Weekend by Mary Arthur Pollak and Alan Bull. The artists will be available to discuss and demonstrate their work during the ArtWalk.

As a special ArtWalk event on Saturday from 12-1pm, Indigo Artist Studio invites you to “paint the street” while enjoying the the groove and blues of the local ensemble, The Funky Fedoras.  Bring your friends and family to participate in a unique music and art event. All materials will be provided.(weather permitting).
Hours for the weekend are Saturday from 12-7pm or Sunday 12-5pm. Come by for wine and cheese during the ArtWalk from 3-7pm. Indigo Artist Studio is located at 53 Middle Street, Newburyport (just past Fair Street). The studio/gallery is open by appointment or chance outside of Newburyport ArtWalk Weekends.  Call 978-500-0564 for more information.

Saturday, August 2, 2014

I mean, really…!

How fortunate is this?

Tax holiday to coincide with Nbpt. ArtWalk Weekend
What more could you want? As we recall, those are the very dates of the next 

Newburyport ArtWalk Weekend

Why not save some $ and support your local artist community at the same time?
Seems like a win/win to us.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

August ArtWalk is Sizzling! @PEG


3 Harris Street

#16 on the Nbpt. ArtWalk Map

Dates: August 16 & 17

Hours: Sat. 3-8pm ~ Sun. 12-5pm

Saturday Reception with PEG Photographer Jay McCarthy, showing BRAND NEW large format imagery.

Chuck Walker Trio playing from 5-7!!! 

Sunday, reception with our Featured Artist, this month, Boston-based artist Beverly Rippel. Artist talk 3pm, discussing her extraordinary series of Cap Gun paintings. All artists will have new work at the Gallery, with a brand new exhibition. 

Hope to see you then.

Monday, July 14, 2014

New work for Summer at Connor Summers Gallery

C. Connor
Acrylic on board
11.25 x 10.25 (framed)

                                         M. Updike
                    Carved Slate Fragment
                    7.25 x 6.25 (floatmount)



There's always something new to see. 
T~F: 10-6  Sat: 10-4  Sun: 12-4
48 Market Street, Nbpt.  (978) 462-9196

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Chameleon's Early Summer Show opens ArtWalk Weekend

Chameleon celebrates the lush scenes and colors of summer in all its permutations – join us Saturday, June 21st from 11a – 7p; light refreshments served from 3p – 7p.  Continue your artwalk on Sunday from 12 – 5p.

Work shown in Photo (clockwise from top left): Joan Kocak, Maria Malatesta, Jeanette Griffith, Gordon Przybyla, Marcia Hermann, Dale Rogers, Gordon Przybyla, Lucy Sander Sceery.