Morini Gallery “Abstractions”

Morini Gallery Juried “Abstractions”

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Juried Exhibition

The Morini Gallery at the Mass Arts Center (formerly MMAS) features its upcoming juried exhibition “Abstractions.”  Within this theme, artists will express interpretations of the vague, but essential elements that portray notions of Time, Place and Memory. These visual notions may precipitate deep feelings from the past or display one’s hopeful vision of the future, all inviting the viewer into a place of thoughtful emotion and curiosity.

Show dates: March 2 – April 29

Juried art selections for the exhibit:

Anne Fontaine, Blue and Orange Cityscape, 24×30, acrylic and marker,  $350

Alexander Morris, Listen No. 2, 26×34, acrylic on panel, $1,750

Amy Radcliffe, Highs and Lows, 30×15, Oil on Canvas, $975

CJ Daly, Finding a Way, 24×30, oil, dirt and beads, $250

Carolyn Hendrie Bargmann, CHB2, 9×12, watercolor, $540

Cynthia Kerr, After The Rain, 16×20, Acrylic, $300

Devin DiChiara, Night Snow in the dark woods, 16×20, acrylic paint, glass-beaded gel, medium and coarse pumice, $175

Donald Smith, Carnival of Souls, 15×19, pencil and colored pencil, $500

Debbie White, 15 minutes on the Meter, 12×12, mixed media, $250

Gail Eckberg, Forest From the Trees, 14×11, oil monoprint reconstructed, $200

Hillary Hanson Bruel, Clark’s Island VIII, 20x16x1.5, encaustic/mixed media, $850

Heidi Cerullo, When We Went West, 12×12, cold wax on birch panel, $295

Ian Childs, Urbanscape, 14×18, oil on panel, $300

Joan Kent, Sun Effects, 18×24, acrylic, $400

Jade Nichole Beals, In Rhythm, 28×22, acrylic, $575

Karol Nicholson, Wayfinding, 24×24, mixed media collage, $600

Kathleen Steele, Landscape of a Heart, Winter II, 12×16, mixed media: acrylic, ink, gold powder, tempura, $500

Karen Vradenburg, Planet Claire, 10×10, encaustic, shellac, $175

Larissa Altshul, Colors of Caribbean, 30×24, acrylic, $500

Lisa Bailey, Nana’s Kitch-N-Caboodle, 26.75×34.75, watercolor, $2,000

Laura Lester, The Circus That Overwhelmed Us All, 30x 22, acrylic on paper mounted on cradled board, $1,485

Louise Pirrotta, Discovery, 12×12, acrylics on canvas, $175

Lisa Shea, Abstract 3, 12×12, acrylic, $100

Meren Kim, Convergence, 14x11x1.5, acrylic, $200

Nancy Scacchi Evans, Orange and Green, 6x12x1.5, acrylic, $175

Paul Walcott, Burning Daylight, 34x 33, mixed media, $2,500

Rosemary Mamakos, Chubasco, 22×28, acrylic, $750

Artists Gallery Reception:

Artwork Pick-up: Monday, April 24, 10am-3pm, and Tuesday, April 25, 10am-3pm

JUROR – Amalia Tagaris

Amalia Tagaris (website) is a first-generation Greek-American contemporary artist who shares her time between her studios in Brookline, MA and Kennebunkport, ME. Her mixed media artworks are mostly abstract in style, and are often a combination of encaustic medium, photographic imagery, fine Japanese papers, and oil paint. Her technical background in computer science, combined with training to see light, and develop composition through a camera’s lens at the New England School of Photography in Boston, MA, have contributed to her visual language and skill as expressed in her artwork. 

Over the last several years Amalia has spent much time exploring the versatility and luminous characteristics of encaustic wax painting.  She has taught encaustic workshops out of her studio, and has exhibited in many regional juried exhibitions. Notably, in 2021, Amalia was selected to show her encaustic artwork, titled “Envy”, in the “Women in Abstraction” exhibition at the New Art Center in Newton, MA.  Her past curatorial experience has allowed Amalia the opportunity to work with a variety of artists and exhibitions, including abstract, contemporary, and traditional styles. 

She has a deep appreciation for the creative process and the many ways in which art can communicate ideas, emotions, and experiences.  She looks forward to viewing and selecting submissions for the “Abstractions” Interpretations of Time, Place & Memory exhibition at the Mass Arts Center’s Morini Gallery in March 2023.  A range of factors will be considered, not only on quality, originality, and relevance to the show’s theme, but the artist’s technical skills, the conceptual strength of their work, and the impact that it has on the viewer.  Ultimately, the goal is to create a cohesive and thought-provoking exhibition that showcases a variety of abstract artworks that will engage the audience in a meaningful way.