Past Exhibits


 
Sept 22 to November 3, 2018
Making Connections: The 40th Anniversary of Lowell National Historical Park image Exhibit runs: September 22 to November 3, 2018
Reception: September 29, from 2 to 4 PM


Lowell Gallery Partners with Lowell National Historical Park
As a longtime partner, the Brush Art Gallery and Studios is proud to host “Making Connections: The 40th Anniversary of Lowell National Historical Park.” Forty years ago, Congress established a National Historical Park in Lowell, Massachusetts. This exhibition, featuring objects from Lowell National Historical Park’s collection, celebrates the park’s anniversary. These objects enable us to reflect on the past, present, and future of Lowell and the Park.

Themed sections of the exhibit include: Before the Park, an introductory section of pre-Park objects; Making the Park, Lowell’s physical restoration; Telling the Story, education and interpretation; Living Lowell, Lowell Folk Festival and other cultural features; and The Future Park, visitor interactives and future plans and proposals. In addition to historical items, the exhibition also includes interactive elements and commissioned renditions of a futuristic Lowell National Historical Park.

Photo: U.S. President Jimmy Carter with Ted Kennedy and Paul Tsongas as he signs the creation of Lowell National Historical Park (1978).
 
image August 4 to September 15, 2018
Something Boro’d Something Blue – an exhibit of Quilts influenced by the Japanese Boro traditions and techniques of layered and stitched patchwork.
Demonstration: Thursday, August 2 at 6:00 PM
Reception: Sat, August 11 from 2:00 to 4:00 PM

 
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June 16 to July 29, 2018
Reflections: Homage to a Friend -- Annual Studio Artists Exhibition
Reception: Thur, June 21, from 5:00 to 7:00 PM
Artist Talk: Sun, July 22 from 1:00 to 3:00 PM

 
image Lowell's Asian American Heritage
(In Partnership with the Cambodian Mutual Assistance Association (CMAA), Angkor Dance Troupe, SayDaNar Community Development Center, George Chen, and Soumita Acharya.)

Exhibit Dates: May 5 to Jun 7, 2018
Reception: Sat, May 5, from 2 to 4 PM

Related Event: May 19, 2018, 12:00 to 2:00PM, Lowell Telecommunications Corp., 246 Market St., Lowell, MA. Performance by Srabonti Bandyopadhyay, an Odissi dancer from India followed by a workshop and question and answer session.

Lowell’s Asian American Heritage Exhibition” which aligns with Asian Pacific American Heritage Month in May is a partnership with the Brush Art Gallery and Studios, the Cambodian Mutual Assistance Association (CMAA), Angkor Dance Troupe, SayDaNar Community Development Center, George Chen, and Soumita Acharya. The exhibition presents a collection of artwork and cultural items from four ethnic groups: Cambodian, Burmese, Indian, and Chinese. Several wall labels will display information in native languages. The idea for this exhibition was conceived by Sovanna Pouv of the CMAA. At the reception on May 5th, representatives from the four groups will be available to answer questions on exhibited items.

With the coordination of Sovanna Pouv, several cultural items belonging to the CMAA will be loaned for exhibition including paintings, sculpture, and implements used for gardening and catching fish.

Co-founder of Angkor Dance Troupe, Tim Thou, Artistic Director, Phousita Huy, and Executive Director, Dahvy Tran Pech, have prepared five costumes representing different roles in Cambodian Classical performing arts to a Folk Dance that depicts an aspect of the past daily lives of the Cambodian people.

George Chen, a local artist who was trained as a traditional Chinese painter has loaned several his paintings, which depict the different social classes of Chinese history.

Ardeth Thawnghmung from SayDaNar Community Development Center has gathered crafts and national costumes from her travels to Burma and Soumita Acharya has shared sarees, a wall hanging and jewelry from India.

Image: Reproduction of a Face-tower at Bayon-temple in Angkor, Cambodia
 

Mar 31 to Apr 29, 2018
Visual Voices (Lowell Public Elementary Schools)
Reception April 7, from 1 to 3 PM

 

Feb 24 to March 24, 2018
UMass Lowell Faculty
Reception: Feb 24 from 2 to 4 PM
(Ayer Lofts Gallery and Arts League of Lowell) also Feb 24

 

Feb 24 to March 24, 2018
Four by Four for Education
Raffle date: March 24
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Jan 6 to Feb 17, 2018
A Picture Is Worth 1.5 Words (in conjunction with the Boston Printmakers Biennial)
Reception: Sun, Jan 28 from 2 to 4 PM
SNOW DATE: Sat, Feb 4

 
Annual Members Exhibit image Photo by Nick Depasquale

Exhibit dates: Nov. 18 to Dec. 23, 2017
Reception: Dec. 9, from 2 to 4 p.m.


Artist members of The Brush Art Gallery & Studios and the New England Sculptors Association were eligible for this exhibition. This year we have an open call with no theme. All media was welcomed.

Notice the end date of the exhibit. Purchases can be taken home for Holiday gifts on the last day, December 23. Members also enjoy a 10% discount on purchases from the main gallery.

Juror: Ellen J. Wetmore, Associate Professor of Art, University of Massachusetts Lowell

This year artists include: Louise Abbott, Laurel Bates, Donna Berger, Michele Boll, Rose Carney, George Chen, Christine Chisholm, Anita Helen Cohen, Jody Cross-Hansen, Michael delaVega, Linda Demers, Nick DePasquale, David Drinon, Elisa Ferriter, Tracy Fischer, Barbara Fletcher, Diane Francis, Claire Gagnon, Janice Jones, David R. Jones, Peggy Jungbluth, Mary-Ellen Latino, Ted Lavash, Nancy Lessard Downing, Valery Mahuchy, Monica McDermott, Ivan Orlinsky, David Phaneuf, Carol Rissman, Dan Rocha, Catherine Satsuk, Elaine Seidel Shea, Ellen Sidor, Ioana Singureanu, Peter Spampinato, Marie Stabile, Bob Stegmaier, Don Sullivan, Trina Teele, Kelly Tierney, William Turner, Victoria Voner, Pamela Wamala, Jean Winslow, and Deb Wolf.
 
Honoring Our Veterans
image My Boots by Steve Medeiros,
Exhibit dates: Sept. 30 to Nov. 11, 2017
Closing Reception: Nov. 11, from 2 to 4 p.m.


Brush Art Gallery and Studios partners with Ironstone Farm to present ‘Honoring Our Veterans’ Exhibition

Two nonprofit organizations are working together to organize a special veteran-themed exhibition this fall. Artwork accepted will be inspired by veteran-related subjects such as art by veterans, art of veterans, military images, veterans’ activities after service, and veteran programs. The exhibition includes painting, mixed media, works on paper, and photography. The winner of Best in Show will receive a $200 cash prize.

The Equine Encounters/Veterans Experience program at Ironstone Farm in Andover uses horses to help veterans adjust to their non-combat and/or post-military lives.
 
Aug 5 to Sep 23, 2017
Juried Quilt Exhibit (Little Black Dress)
Reception: August 26 from 2 to 4 PM
 

ROOT PROCESS: Annual Studio Artist Exhibition

image Demers, Hughes, Singureanu
Exhibit: June 17 to July 30, 2017; Reception: Thurs, June 29, 5 to 7 PM; Artist Talk: Sun, July 23, 1 to 3 PM

Vision Statement: This exhibit is an opportunity to witness the creative process, highlighting the subtleties and intricacies from which art emerges. Through this focus on the process of art making, the studio artists of the Brush Art Gallery and Studios invite you to see beneath the surface to the root of their inspirations - the vision, passion, serendipity, experience, hard work and talent that combine with the ideas, images, materials or found objects that inspire and fire their process.


Studio Artists, Medium, Hometown
Penelope Cox, Hand-made Jewelry, Lowell
Debbe Daley, Designer, Portsmouth, NH
Lolita Demers, Ceramics and Mixed-Media, Methuen
Deirdre McCullough Grunwald, Painting, Lowell
Cynthia Hughes, Textile Art (Weaving), Chelmsford
Chrissy Theo Hungate, Sculpture/Painting, Lowell
Paul Richardson, Photography, Lowell
Ioana Singureanu, Painter, Windham, NH
Victoria Voner, Painter, Lowell
Gay Tracy, Painting and Mixed-Media, North Andover
Will Winslow, Designer/Illustrator, Lowell
 

Apr 22 to Jun 8, 2017
Contemporary Visions of Greece’s Golden Age
Reception: April 23, 2 to 4 PM

 

Mar 18 to Apr 15, 2017
Instructors & Students

 
A Sign of the Times
Exhibition Dates: Jan 7 to Mar 11, 2017
Reception: Sat, Jan 28, 2:00 to 4:00 PM
image "Pepsi Cola Refreshes" by Kaliontzis

A Sign of the Times brings visitors down memory lane with a mixture of Americana, typography, vintage styles, and design. The exhibition creates a time capsule that offers up an array of work that is both nostalgic and original.

John Antonellis’ art is influenced by pop culture imagery including Adventure Comics, sci-fi ‘B’ movies, and pulp paperbacks. An illustrator and designer from Boston, John dreamed in storyboards as a child.

Zachary Gabbard is a sculptor who runs a foundry in Hyde Park. His creative output includes not only fashioned objects, but performance and video art. His sculptures of neon and LED lighting catch the viewer off guard with unexpected messages.

A graphic designer from Boston, Joanne Kaliontzis uses images from greeting cards, packaging and signs to create bold, colorful collages. Employing equal parts color and composition, she transforms vintage graphics into layers of textures that elevate the images from advertising into artful reconstructions.

 

November 12 to December 23, 2016
Annual Juried Members' Exhibition
Reception: Dec 3, from 3 to 5 PM

 

September 28 to November 5, 2016
History of The Brush Studio Artist Retrospective
Artist Reception: October 1, 2 to 4 PM
Closing Reception with Blues Performance: Nov 4, 7 to 9 PM (Admission Fee $20 in advance and $25 at the door)

 
August 7 to September 18, 2016
Currents -- SAQA MA/RI Regional Quilt Exhibit
Artist Reception: Sunday August 7th, 2 to 4 PM

 

June 18 to July 31, 2016
Elemental: Studio Artists Annual Exhibition

 

May 7 to June 10, 2016
Telling America's Stories: Celebrating 100 Years of National Parks

 

April 28 to May 1, 2016
Senior Series and Junior Portfolio -- Innovation Academy

 

March 19 to April 23, 2016
Visual Voices -- Lowell School System

 

February 3, March 12, 2016
Fundraising Event: March 12 from 2 to 5
4x4 For Education
Details here LINK
Link to see canvases LINK

 
image“Winter House on My Walk," Nita Leger-Casey

Houses and Homes: Annual Members' Exhibition
Exhibit Dates: December 12 to January 24, 2016
Reception: January 16, 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
SNOW DATE: Jan 17

Artists who are members of the Brush Art Gallery and Studios OR the New England Sculptors Association submitted to this juried exhibition. The theme is the concept of home, including tree houses, nests, traditional homes, and futuristic homes. All media was welcomed.

The guest juror was Michael Roundy, Visiting Lecturer and Foundations Coordinator, Art and Design Department, University of Massachusetts Lowell

Artists Featured include: Donna Berger, William Berry, Rose Carney, George Chen, Michael delaVega, Barbara Fletcher, Barbara Gagel, Claire Gagnon, Bill Giavis, Tom Gill, Ingrid Hess, Arlene Huard, David R. Jones, Priti Lathia, Mary-Ellen Latino, Ted Lavash, Nita Leger-Casey, Dennis Lucas, Maria Luongo, Fred Manasse, Monica McDermott, Barbara Nolan, Don Ouellette, Dan Rocha, Coleman Rogers, Laurie Simko, Pete Spampinato, Bob Stegmaier, Don Sullivan, Rita Thompson, Mary Walter, Jean Winslow, Nancy Wormwood, and Frank Wyman

 

October 31 - December 5, 2015
Visioni di Venezia: Pamela Wamala and Steve Noroian

 

September 19 - October 24, 2015
New England Society of Botanical Artists: Rivers, Textile and Dye Plants

 

Book Illustration: Nancy Drew and The Hardy Boys

image August 8 - September 12, 2015

August 11 at 10:30 AM: Junior Detective Club at Pollard Memorial Library (Sign Up Required at Children's Reference Desk: 978-674-1529)

August 15: Reception at 2:00 PM and Artist Talk at 3:00 PM by well-known children's book illustrator Ruth Sanderson at The Brush

The Brush Art Gallery and Studios (The Brush) is pleased to exhibit the artwork created to illustrate the books you read during your childhood, the "Nancy Drew" and "The Hardy Boys" series. Over forty book titles are showcased, along with corresponding paintings, drawings, model photographs and a few surprises. The timeline tracks a mix of old and new work spanning more than sixty years for all generations.

The educational exhibition, “Book Illustration: Nancy Drew & The Hardy Boys,” will be on display from August 8 to September 12, 2015 in the Susan E. Leggat Memorial Gallery within The Brush. A related event includes an artist talk by Ruth Sanderson, an award winning illustrator and author, on August 15 at 3:00 PM. She was an illustrator for the Nancy Drew series from 1979 to 1983. Also, Children's Librarian, Lori Eldred has planned a mystery event at the Pollard Memorial Library to accompany the exhibition called Junior Detective Club.

Work from the following illustrators will be included in the exhibition: Rudy Nappi, Ruth Sanderson, George Gaadt, Paul Frame, Steven Stroud, Tricia Zimic, Garin Baker, Paul Bachem, Frank Sofo, Bob Berran, Hector Garrido, Aleta (Jenks) Rafton, Erin Mcguire, Mary Stevens, and Harry Bennett.

Sponsored by the Nathaniel & Elizabeth P. Stevens Foundation
Captive Witness book cover Image: Ruth Sanderson

 
image“Gigantesque” by Maddie Burke
 

August 1-29, 2015
Broad Stokes - Pushing Quilts to Art
Exhibition location: Lowell Telecommunications Corporation. Presented by The Brush Art Gallery & Studios and Merrimack Valley Quilters -- In conjunction with " A Summer Celebration of New England Quilts" and coordinated by New England Quilt Museum

August 8, 2 PM: Lecture/Demo at The Brush by Broad Strokes quilters

 
imageCelebrating the Spirit of the "artistic journey"
 

June 14 - July 26, 2015
Journeys: 13 Perspectives
(Annual Studio Artists' Exhibition)

June 18, 5 to 7 PM: Reception
July 19, 1 to 3 PM: Artist Talk with Artists

 

Massachusetts Artists 2015: Showcase of Contemporary Art

First place winner: Janet Wolahan.

imageApril 18 - June 6, 2015

The Brush Art Gallery and Studios is pleased to announce “Massachusetts Artists 2015: Showcase of Contemporary Art," a biennial exhibition of artists living or working in Massachusetts. A wide variety of styles and techniques are on display from April 18 through June 6. Artists accepted into the exhibit come from Amesbury, Andover, Boston, Boxborough, Brookline, Cambridge, Carlisle, Chelmsford, Clinton, Dracut, Groton, Hopedale, Ipswich, Jamaica Plain, Lowell, Northborough, Rochester, Salem, Somerville, Stoughton, Stow, Tyngsborough, and Wrentham.

Artists included in the exhibition: Janet Albert, Jessica Aye, Judith Belben, Adrien Bisson, Jane Coder, Linda Demers, Samuel Dionne, ZsuZsanna Donnell, Dave Drinon, Craig Eastland, Gillian Frazier, Barbara Guilmet, Rosemary Hoffenberg, Marjorie Kaye, Mary-Ellen Latino, Robin MacDonald-Foley, Marshall Marice, Hanna Melnyczuk, Crissie Murphy, Paul Noel, David Phoenix, Sarah Roche, Sally Russell, Emily Sandagata, Denn Santoro, George Shaw, Laurie Simko, Robert Thurlow, Sophy Tuttle, Miranda Updike, Tom Veirs, Neil Wilkins, Timothy Wilson, Janet Wolahan, and Deborah Wolf.

 

Brush Gallery

Four by Four for Education

Exhibit: March 7 to April 11, 2015

Fundraising Event: April 11, 2 to 5 PM, $25 per ticket

View of Canvases Here

The Four By Four Exhibit raises funds for a UMass Lowell Art Scholarship. This scholarship in the amount of $1000.00 is granted to a deserving University of Massachusetts student majoring in the visual arts.

We asked visual artists to create a 4” by 4” work of art. The Brush Art Gallery provided a blank, stretched canvas. Artists created artwork with whatever media and materials they preferred. Each artist has donated their time and talent to this program.

The day of the fundraising event, guests buy tickets and everyone leaves with a work of art. Names are drawn at random and your place in line is determined by the drawing. Be prepared with a list of choices.
Tickets are $25 and are purchased at the door.

As an added attraction this year, a current UMass student will be curating artwork from fellow classmates to be on exhibit in conjunction with the Four by Four exhibit.

This program is sponsored in part by the Arts and Ideas department at UMass Lowell.

 

Brush Gallery

Hudson Valley Haze, oil, 36 x 36" by Rob Longley

Impressionism from the Cape School of Art

January 17 - February 28, 2015
Reception: MOVED to SUNDAY, January 25, 2:00 to 4:00 PM

The Brush Art Gallery and Studios presents six artists that have carried on the tradition of Provincetown Impressionism: John Clayton, Robert Louis Del Russo, Arthur Egeli, Rob Longley, Dennis Lucas, and Margaret McWethy. The exhibit is titled “Impressionism from the Cape School of Art.”

The Cape School of Art has a long history of teaching a method of plein air painting where students learn to see color in its purest forms and paint the illusion of light. The technique was first introduced to Provincetown at the turn of the twentieth century by Charles Webster Hawthorne, who at one point was an assistant to instructor William Merritt Chase, another well-known American Impressionist.

Henry Hensche, who learned from Hawthorne, ran the Cape School of Art for over fifty years and taught his technique to countless students. Now, we are lucky to have a group of artists that preserve this tradition, exhibiting in Lowell.

Exhibits before this are located on old webpages March 2012 to January 2015
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