Thursday, September 29, 2011

October 15th ArtWalk...Saturday!

The LAST Newburyport ARTWALK of 2011 happens on Saturday October 15 from 3 – 7 PM. Eighteen galleries located in or near downtown Newburyport participate in this free introduction to the visual arts in Newburyport. This year’s three previous Artwalks saw an increase in participating galleries and an increase in attendance, despite weather, competing events and the introduction of parking fees in downtown Newburyport. Gallery Members are considering an increase in scheduled Artwalks in 2012.

Now, 2011, is the right time to add to an existing collection or to begin a personal collection of art. The Artwalk galleries represent a broad spectrum of art and media. Lush landscapes, seascapes, abstracts, portraits, photography, monoprints, ink, oil, watercolor, pastel, and collage by area artists are all on display and for sale. Art buyers look for this opportunity to view new artists and new works and for artists whose work may be new or undervalued, art which will increase in value and at the same time provide enjoyment for the owner. Artwalks are an excellent opportunity to meet artists and Gallery representatives who can discuss the art on view and add to the viewer’s appreciation of an artist’s work.

The October 15 Artwalk finds Newburyport alive with nature’s Autumn-hued palette. The streets of antique houses and brick-paved walks are shaded by large old trees with gold and scarlet foliage in mid-October. The map-guided walk from gallery to gallery takes you through the Market Square area, saved from destruction decades ago and now reflecting centuries of Newburyport’s history and commerce. There are galleries located on residential streets as well and visitors will pass restored small houses with ornate fences and gardens and large homes reflecting Newburyport’s 17th,18th and 19th century architecture.

The ArtWalk brochure with map is available at galleries, the Newburyport Chamber of Commerce, the middle passage way between State State and Inn Street, and many restaurants and inns. For more information please visit online at or find Newburyport ArtWalk on Facebook at

All activities are FREE and include:

Walsingham Gallery

Featuring a painting demonstration by Jim Karlovich, reception of wine and cheese, and raffle to win a framed, limited edition Giclee signed by the artist. “Purple Irises,” valued at $800, will be raffled off to a winner drawn at random from the names of those who sign the gallery’s guestbook during the demonstration, 1-5pm, on ArtWalk, October 15th.

"Purple Irises"  by Jim Karlovich

Bridge Gallery

Featured Artist, Tony Cerra, has captured the colors of Autumn for an exhibit of his landscapes. Working primarily in oils and on site, Cerra’s work masterfully displays the complexity of light and shadows. His paintings virtually glow as they convey the mood and emotion of time and place. “Painting is a passion of mine, and in what better season than Autumn do you find natures beauty so inspiring”.

"The Woods" by Tony Cerra

Connor Summers Gallery

Featuring slate carvings by Newbury sculptor Michael Updike. Among the beautifully carved images are renderings of birds and fish. They are a must see. Also on exhibit are paintings by Catherine Connor, Jim Mickelson, and Jon Kodwyck.

Slate Carving by Michael Updike

Indigo Artist Studio

A variety of framed and unframed work is available as well as commissions. Refreshments will be served during the ArtWalk. The artists will be available to demonstrate or answer any questions regarding their work. The studio will be open from 11-7 on October 15.

"Coast" by Mary Pollack

Firehouse Gallery's Firehouse Center for the Arts, Market Square

Daniel Gottsegen’s one-man show features large canvases filled light and movement. He juxtaposes scenes and abstracts elements of landscapes in images that reflect New England. The Firehouse Gallery will be open Saturday October 15 from 12 noon – 6:30 PM. Reception 3 – 5pm.

"Moving Closer" by Daniel Gottsegen

Newburyport Art Association

"Exalted" by Jennifer Burnham

Congratulations to the Fall Members Juried Exhibition, Part I Award Winners!
**Exhibit is hanging through October 15th so make sure to stop by during the ArtWalk.'

Sam Sargent Award for Best of Show
Jennifer Burnham, Exalted, Acrylic

Alan Bull Studio

A studio, classroom and gallery featuring paintings, monotypes, and drawings by Alan Bull. Located in the Newburyport Industrial Park near the Rail Trail, AB Studio will be open from 3-7 on Saturday the 15th, or other hours by appointment.

"Lower Green" by Alan Bull
Sweethaven Studio & Gallery

The gallery specializes in and is dedicated to the art of photography and features Newburyport photographer Greg Nikas, a commercial photographer for over 28 years. Photographing the landscape is nourishment for his creative soul, deeply personal, and the reason he became a photographer. If you appreciate beautiful photography, his work is not to be missed.  ArtWalk October 15th hours 10 - 7pm. For information or an appointment, call 978-465-7656.

Lepore Fine Arts

Late 19th to 20th century paintings & Hand-crafted Furnishings. Lepore is now at Henry Fox’s studio, melding Sandy Lepore’s carefully chosen art with the East Coast Modern work of John May and Jeremy Greer in a light and airy contemporary space, an eclectic mix of old and new.

Churchill Gallery

The Gallery is open Monday, Thursday and Friday 1 – 5, Tuesday & Wednesday – By Appointment, Saturday 10 – 5 and Sunday 12:30 – 5.

Valerie’s Gallery

Fine American crafts, jewelry and artwork from local and national artists.

MPG Home Design

Located in a 2000 sq ft former motorcycle repair shop, the gallery specializes in contemporary art and representing artists from coast to coast, including paintings, jewelry, artful furniture design and more.

Spirit of Newburyport

Featuring exclusive limited edition Newburyport prints of artist/photographer Jon-William Brown.

Nantucket Stock ExchangeToo

Featuring fine art, folk art, scrimshaw, whirligigs, nautical antiques and one-of-a-kind art objects.

Sisters We Three

An artisan shop featuring an eclectic mix of fine art and handmade items


An ever-changing collection of fine art, jewelry, objects, and whimsy.

Sommersby Landing Sculpture Park

Waterfront Park at the west end of the boardwalk next to the Black Cow Tap and Grill. Featuring its 8th annual year-long exhibit of large, outdoor, contemporary sculptures from New England artists. Always open.
Public transportation is available. The MBTA’s Newburyport station is located at the southern end of the new Rail Trail, a 1-mile scenic walk to Newburyport’s riverfront. Two galleries are located less than half a mile from the station. A taxi service is available at the train station or call 978-499-9990. Paid-parking lots are located near Market Square and there is convenient on-street parking throughout the downtown area.

TICKETS: This event is free and open to the public. More information at