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.

New work for ArtWalk @ Connor Summers Gallery

Connor Summers Gallery continues to bring new work by Michael Updike and Cathy Connor to market. Located just outside the immediate downtown, on Market Street, the gallery is still an easy "walk to" destination.
Michael's slate carvings and intriguing mobile constructions continue to fascinate, while Cathy's acrylic landscapes and figurative paintings offer new ways of seeing familiar icons.
We also have fine collectible pieces from the mid to late 20th century, including works by Marie Laurencin, Georges Braque, Jon Kodwyk, William Lionel Wyllie, Georges Roualt and Jim Mickelson.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Indigo Artist Studio featuring new work

"Fog Bank", monotype, Mary Arthur Pollak
Indigo Artist Studio is featuring new work in oil, mixed media and monotype by Alan Bull and Mary Arthur Pollak for the June ArtWalk.  The studio provides a casual atmosphere where ArtWalk goers can feel free to browse through the work on and off the walls.  As usual, the artists will be available to talk about and demonstrate their techniques in printmaking and painting materials.  
Indigo Artist Studio, located at 53 Middle St., Newburyport (just past Fair St.),  is open from 12-7pm on Saturday, June, 21 and 12-5 on Sunday June 22.  Refreshments will be served from 3-7pm on Saturday during the ArtWalk. We hope to see you then! 
The studio also welcomes visitors by appointment or by chance at times other than ArtWalk open studios.  Please call 978-500-0564 for more information.

Monday, June 16, 2014

A Special Event: Valerie's Gallery

We're hosting a Meet the Artist event with Matthew Smith 
5 - 7 pm, Saturday, June 21. 

Matthew is a talented print maker from New Hampshire known for his detailed copper etchings of sea life. In his early printmaking days, he made many woodblock prints, and has recently returned with a new collection of woodblocks. He's a member of the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen and sold his work through his own gallery in downtown Exeter, NH called "The Copper Canoe" for many years. During his visit, Matthew will have some samples of the materials he uses to work in both mediums. Hope you can join us! Many of Matthew's pieces can be seen on our website:

ArtWalk Weekend @The Firehouse Center for the Arts

The Art Gallery at Firehouse Center for the Arts 
hosts: COLOR an exhibition of paintings by Susan Bailey,  June 18, 2014 - July 13. 

A gallery reception with the artist is scheduled during the Newburyport ArtWalk on Sunday, June 22, 3:30 – 5:30 PM.

Saturday, June 14, 2014

ArtWalk @Sweethaven Studio

Sweethaven Studio & Gallery, located at 25L, Inn Street, will be open this ArtWalk weekend and 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 If you have any questions or would like more info about his work, he can be reached at or 978-465-7656.            
Pictured left: "Hellcat Marsh" - Plum Island at Sunset

Newburyport artist Karen Blackwood, a New Hampshire native, received her BA in the Studio Art program at the University of N.H. with continued studies at the Art Students League in N.Y. and the Institute of Art in CA. After spending the earlier part of her professional life as an Art Director for a major New York City ad agency, she moved to California, picked up her brushes and dedicated herself to painting. Trained in the classical tradition, Karen painted portraits and figurative work before focusing on landscapes. As a member of the California Art Club, Karen's new passion for landscapes bloomed among a group of plein-air painters inspired by the rich tradition in California Impressionism. The clubs renowned members include Granville Redmond and Edgar Payne. Like the California Impressionists, Karen feels light is a defining factor, and it is the atmospheric quality of the light that she captures in her paintings. Her work is a desire to convey an emotional response to the landscape and to attain that perfect state of being that sometimes comes from painting it. Her work can be viewed at
Pictured right: "Breaker at Sea"

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

WHAT:  Encaustic Painting Demonstration with Jim Inzero   
WHERE:  The Walsingham Gallery, 47 Merrimac Street, Newburyport  
WHEN:  Sat. Jun. 21, 3-7 p.m. during ArtWalk Weekend 
TAKE NOTE:  Refreshments will be served    ~    Free and open to the public  

Jim Inzero returns to The Walsingham Gallery with beeswax, pigments, blow torch, and hot iron for his third encaustic painting demonstration, Sat., Jun. 21, from 3 to 7 p.m. during ArtWalk Weekend.

If you’ve yet to witness the encaustic painting process, Jim Inzero’s demo is the perfect opportunity to learn about this fascinating medium. Encaustic paints consist of wax, resin, and pigments. The paint is heated to a liquid state, and applied in the short window of time before it cools, although once solid, it can still be reheated and reworked at any time.

Alongside the demo, Jim will debut a new series paintings built over maritime charts of Plum Island Sound, Ipswich Bay, Boston, Portsmouth and Cape Ann. Layering loose, textured brushstrokes of translucent wax over these precise, linear charts, he creates an evocative contrast between the two modes of description.

Pictured: “Plum Island Sound” Jim Inzero, encaustic, 48x36