Announcement of a new exhibition at the Marion Art Center

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MARION – The Marion Art Center presents its latest exhibition of pastels, watercolors and oils by Sarah Brown and Judy Carver, both Marion residents and long-time members of the MAC.

Sarah Brown has been painting the landscape and seascape of the south coast and the Cape for years, first in watercolor and then in pastel. Brown was so excited about the medium’s luscious colors and textures that all of her work is now done in pastel colors. She loves to paint the sea, streams and moors. Brown teaches pastel classes in her home studio on Cove Street in Marion. Judy Carver retired from real estate investing and management at an early age and has pursued her interest in drawing and painting ever since. Carver has taken watercolor classes at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, the Marion Art Center, the Rhode Island School of Design, and with several professional New England watercolor painters. It is inspired by strong color contrasts, especially the play of light and shadow over objects or building structures and in the landscape.

The exhibition runs from September 10th to October 8th with an opening reception on Friday, September 10th, from 5pm to 7pm at the MAC. All visitors to the Marion Art Center must wear a mask.

Weather by Sarah Brown.

Announcement: Along the trails

The Marion Art Center, in partnership with the Sippican Lands Trust, invites local artists to submit works of art for our upcoming fall exhibition entitled “Along the Trails,” which will include works inspired by the natural landscape. This year, experiencing and celebrating the beauty of nature and the outdoors seems more compelling than ever. Exhibit entries must be inspired by Land Trust characteristics of the area or depict identified locations.

In a three-year collaboration, this year MAC and SLT have “expanded the canvas” beyond Marion to include Land Trust properties in Mattapoiset, Rochester and Wareham. All media are eligible and both two- and three-dimensional work is funded. Artists can submit up to three works for the exhibition and at least one work will be selected for the exhibition from each artist. The location (s) that inspired the work must be explicitly named and artists should provide a brief description of the concept if necessary. Artists are encouraged to submit an accompanying digital image of the location (taken by phone or mobile device is fine) if the location is depicted in a medium other than photography.

The exhibition opens on Thursday, October 14th and runs until Friday, November 12th, 2021. An opening evening viewing is planned for Thursday, October 14th from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. sippicanlandstrust.org, mattlandtrust.org, rochesterlandtrust.org, and warehamlandtrust.org.

All works must have been carried out by the artist within the last three years and must not have been shown in the Marion Art Center. The Marion Art Center retains a commission of 40% for all works sold. Deadlines for submitting papers are scheduled for Saturday, October 9th and Tuesday, October 12th. Artists should contact the MAC to exhibit and schedule a deadline by calling 508-748-1266 or emailing info @ marionartcenter.org with “land Trust Show” in the subject line.

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