American Impressionism: Harbor Scenes

american impressionism harbor scenesExhibition:  April 1 to May 26, 2017
Reception: Saturday April 8 from 2 to 4 pm

American Impressionism: Harbor Scenes is the first in a series of three exquisite exhibitions showcasing works from the private collection of Stan Fry. The show will feature over 65 works of art by some of the most important American Impressionist artists of the twentieth century, including Emile and Charles Gruppe, Guy Wiggins, Anthony Thieme, Jane Peterson, Arthur Ward and countless others. Settings include stunning scenes of New England harbors, marinas, waterfronts, and ports from Rockport, Gloucester, and Essex, Massachusetts to Camden, Maine, Long Island, and Martha's Vineyard. Selected works from the collection will be for sale throughout the entire exhibition.  

 As an art collector, Stan Fry specializes in early twentieth-century American Impressionism. He began collecting over twenty years ago and has since held a number of exhibitions in public locations and in his private gallery. Fry has commissioned books about multiple facets of art history, including those focusing on artists William Jurian Kaula and Walter Franklin Lansil. His collection features nearly 2000 works. Recently, Fry began Fry Fine Art, an online gallery where parts of his collection are for sale. 

In his professional career, Fry is the founder, chairman, and chief executive officer of FlashPoint Technology Inc. He is also the founder and chairman of PictureWorks Technology, Image Software, Pixami, Optical Devices, and Collision Technology. He served as Director for Research and Development of Wang Laboratories from January 1979 until May 1995. He is an acknowledged imaging technology expert in the computer industry. Throughout his career, his contributions have helped shape the development, conceptualization, design, and creation of dozens of hardware and software imaging products. He is recognized as a pioneer and expert in optical character recognition, imaging scanning technology, mobile computing, image storage, and video processing. He also holds nearly 1,400 patents and developed the first commercially available scanner.

American Impressionism: Harbor Scenes was curated by Mindy Taylor, the Gallery Director of Fry Fine Art, along with the Whistler House curatorial staff. Taylor is gallery director of Fry Fine Art and works to manage, document, preserve, and exhibit paintings from the vast collection. 

"We are delighted to be featuring this extraordinary collection filled with some of the most prolific artists of the American Impressionist period," says President and Executive Director Sara Bogosian. "The Whistler House Museum of Art invites everyone to experience the works of these truly remarkable artists."

 

Image: "Harbor Scene", Emile Gruppe.

2016 Fall Juried Members Exhibition

David JonesExhibition:  November 16, 2016 to January 21, 2017
Reception: Saturday November 19 from 2 to 4 pm

The Lowell Art Association, Inc. (LAA) is the oldest incorporated art association in the country. In this year's Fall Juried Members Exhibition, see works from the artist members of the LAA in a range of subjects and mediums. From oils to photographs, seascapes to city streets, experience the world through varying perspectives in this exciting new show.

Jurors Glenn Szegedy and Lynne B. Mehlman selected 70 works from more than 250 submissions by over 110 artist members of the Lowell Art Association, Inc. Judged on such criteria as technique, composition, perspective, and originality, the paintings, sculptures, and photographs featured in the exhibition represent both modernist and traditional methods and aesthetics.
 
Szegedy graduated summa cum laude with a BFA from the University of New Hampshire, where he received degrees in sculpture and drawing, with a minor in art history. He also holds a degree from the New England School of Art and Design, specializing in environmental design.  Throughout his career, he has curated, juried, and hung work for numerous museums and galleries throughout New England, including the New Bedford Museum of Fine Art, the R. Levy Gallery, and the Time Warner Gallery. Additionally, Szegedy exhibits his paintings in many museums and galleries and has numerous works in private and public collections. He also enjoys teaching art to children and adults in the Merrimack Valley Region.

Mehlman is a juried member of the Guild of Boston Artists, the Rockport Art Association & Museum, and the Lowell Art Association, Inc., where she exhibits regularly. She is an artist who has studied under Robert Cormier and David Curtis, and has won numerous awards. She has previously juried for the Boston Guild. Additionally, Mehlman is a member of and participates in regional and international competitions at the International ARC Salon, the Academic Artists Association, the Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club, the American Artists Professional League, and the Oil Painters of America.
 
"We were overwhelmed and impressed by the number of fine works that were submitted for this Juried Members Exhibition by our ever-growing artist membership," says President and Executive Director Sara Bogosian. "I believe our viewing audience will be intrigued and elated by the range of works that are a part of this exciting exhibition." 

 

Image: "Le Carnevale", David Jones.

 

 

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