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.



Still Lifes

Phaneuf Con Spirito 34x34 oilExhibition:  September 28 to November 12
Reception: Saturday October 8 from 2 to 4 pm

The still life has always been a popular subject in the art world. Whether intended to represent the beauty of valuable objects, allegorical and religious symbolism, or the fleeting, ephemeral qualities of life, such paintings have been the subject of admiration for patrons throughout history. From Rembrandt to Cezanne to Braque, artists with drastically different styles and approaches to form have mastered the genre. The artists represented in The Whistler House Museum of Art's collection are no different, ranging from George Loftus Noyes and his post-impressionistic floral arrangement to Arshile Gorky, who painted modernist pink roses. 

The Whistler House's latest exhibition features still life paintings from artists who are members of the Lowell Art Association, Inc, the oldest incorporated art association in the country. Still Lifes will include both traditional and more modern approaches to the subject through more than fifty paintings by twelve well-known New England artists who were invited to participate in the show. Included in the exhibition will be works by Dee Lessard, Todd Casey, Priti Lathia, Deirdre Grunwald, Lisa Kovvuri, Mary Rose O'Connell, Helene Levasseur, Jennifer McCalmont, Lucinda Britton, Melody Phaneuf, Meredith Fife Day, and Mary Minifie.  
From traditional golden hues reminiscent of the seventeenth-century Dutch masters to dynamic strokes and splashes of color, the works in Still Lifes demonstrate a variety of interpretations of the traditional genre. Unique compositions feature flowers, sculptures, pumpkins, and an array of subjects as the artists pay homage to still life paintings and explore the possibilities of representing objects in pigment.  
"It is so interesting to see the varied interpretations of still lifes by the artists of the Lowell Art Association," says President and Executive Director Sara Bogosian. "We invite guests of all ages to experience this impressive and skillful collection of paintings."

Image: "Con Spirito", Melody Phaneuf.



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