Saturday, July 24, 2010

Provincetown Art Association and Museum

MEMBER'S 12x12

Annual Members’ 12x12 Exhibition and Silent Auction
July 23-Sept 11, 2010

Closing party September 11, 4pm
Final Bidding: September 11, 5pm

The 12x12 Exhibition and Silent Auction is an exciting event that draws artists and collectors together in support of the Provincetown Art Association and Museum.

Works by emerging and established artists hang side by side in this Members’ Open Exhibition, expressing a high level of achievement and a wide variety of subjects and styles. The Annual 12 x 12 is a perfect opportunity for collectors to view a broad range of local talent, and an exceptional venue for emerging artists seeking visibility.

Bidding starts at $125, climbing by demand throughout the one-month exhibition until the final hour of the silent auction. Participating artists agree to a 50% commission, with an option to donate their own percentage of the final sale to PAAM.

These commissions and donations provide funding for year-round art exhibitions and educational programming.

Diva, ink on panel, 2010 by Donna Dodson

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Children's Hospital Boston

Donna’s pre-med studies and her passion for Egyptian art led her to study wood and stone sculpture. African sculptures and Native American totems also influence her work. These iconic goddess figures are crafted with chainsaw, belt sanders, chisels, rasps and files. The figures are smoothed with sandpaper, colored with paint or pigment and finished with varnish and wax. She uses logs of osage orange wood from her grandfather’s farm in Illinois, and ash, pine and maple from New England. Each wood speaks a different language. Her figures are always female and range in size from one to four feet tall.
“My artwork celebrates the mystical relationship between human beings and the animal kingdom…The forms say something that words could simply not express. There is a tremendous challenge in making a work of art for all the trials, and progressions one experiences before the form will come alive and begin to resolve itself. Sculpture is labor and time intensive and making art is a lifelong study with lessons for the eye, the hand, the mind and the spirit.”
-Donna Dodson
July-September 2010

Monday, July 12, 2010

119 Gallery

July 13-31st
Tuesday-Saturday, 12p-5p
Opening Reception:
Saturday, July 17th @ 3pm

Featuring the work of Marc Bisson, Amy Boger, Anne Brown, Joe Brown, Kathleen Cammarata, Steven Carvalho, Deidre Christiansen, David Crane, Mike Dailey, Ivy Demos, Donna Dodson, Lillian Hellen Graham, Chehalis Hegner, Jim Higgins, Dian Hosmer, Anna Isaak-Ross, Jim Jeffers, Jan M Johnson, Alyshia Lien, Denise Manseau, Nicole Mason, Bill McCann, Stephen Mishol, Andy Moerlein, Noredin Morgan, Dorothy Oja, John Riedell, Dan Rocha, Elaine Seidel, Dave Robinson, Dan Rocha, Elizabeth Sheehan, Margot Stage, Steve Syverson, Emile Tobenfeld, Gay Tracy, Michal Truelsen, Brenda Van Der Beek, Kellie Weeks, Jean Winslow & Jennifer Yeunger.

119 Gallery
119 Chelmsford St
Lowell MA 01851

Elephant Matador, 20" tall, cherry wood & paint, 2008

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

On/Of/Like/About Paper

July 7 – August 15, 2010
Boston Sculptors Gallery
486 Harrison Avenue

First Friday Reception: July 9, 5 - 8pm
Opening Reception: August 6, 5 - 8pm
Gallery Hours: Wednesday - Sunday, 12pm – 6pm

Boston, MA: Paper is a rudimentary, but also versatile medium. It can be folded, cut, crumpled, scored, drawn on and written across. It can be used to convey important news, give instructions, tell stories, and reflect the most delicate of feelings. But, mainly, in On/Of/Like/About Paper at the Boston Sculptors Gallery this summer, it also occupies space.

On/Of/Like/About Paper celebrates this highly expressive medium with work by twenty-two of its members: B Amore, Caroline Bagenal, Kim Bernard, Ben Cariens, Murray Dewart, Donna Dodson, Rosalyn Driscoll, Laura Evans, Sarah Hutt, Peter Lipsitt, Michelle Lougee, Eric Sealine, Liz Shepherd, Julia Shepley, Mary Sherman, Jessica Straus, Marilu Swett, Hannah Verlin, Ellen Wetmore, Leslie Wilcox, Andy Zimmermann, and Leila Daw.

Some of the works suggest architectural models. Some are free-standing sculptures, reliefs, or installations. Still others are the stuff of a performance piece. However, all address the nature of paper -- its ability to convey ideas as well as its translucency, strength, frailty, texture, and above all, its marvelous mutability.

About the Boston Sculptors Gallery: Boston Sculptors Gallery is a landmark cooperative and has served as an alternative venue for exciting, innovative solo sculpture exhibitions since 1992. It is Boston’s premier venue for sculpture, featuring exciting and varied contemporary work by Boston area artists. Gallery membership has expanded to thirty-four exhibiting sculptors including returning members and a stable of new members.

This gallery is unusual in that it exclusively shows sculpture in a large space which is transformed every month by two of the thirty-four members of this group. Nick Capasso, Senior Curator of the DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park says, “the Boston Sculptors Gallery, one of the few cooperative sculpture galleries in the country, is among the most stimulating venues for three-dimensional contemporary art in the Northeast.”

For more information contact: Jean Mineo, Director


White Elephant, 48" tall, paper & styrofoam, 2010

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Gallery Ehva

July 2-21, Opening Friday, July 2, 6-8pm

Donna Dodson: Sculpture: Elephant Parade
Lorrie Fredette: Extracting (in) formation
Joseph Knight: Jewelry: Elephant Princess Pendant Design
Andy Moerlein: Sculpture: Inside, Outside

~ Meet the Artists + Poetry Reading by Charlanne Kallay
Saturday, July 3, 2-4pm

Gallery Ehva
74 Shank Painter Road
Provincetown, MA 02657

Elephant Princess, 19" tall, white cedar, pigment & paint, 2008
Photo credit: Clements Howcroft photography