August 17, 2023

Artistic analysis

In this blast

:: Grey Areas at Kingston Gallery

:: There are no Strangers at Hera Gallery

:: Bob Dilworth: Backyard at Newport Art Museum

Sponsored By: Bromfield Gallery, Hopkinton Center for the Arts, Portland Fine Craft Show, NAWAMA, South Coast Artists, GallerySitka and the Artscope Tablet Edition


This week we're presenting Kingston Gallery, Hera Gallery and the Newport Art Museum.

These three shows analyze the "grey areas" of life, from the experience of living as an immigrant in the United States to the issues of race, ethnicity and other facets of the human experience.

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Grey Areas at Kingston Gallery

in Boston, Massachusetts through August 27

Sally Dion, Dreamers Journey, monotype on paper, 36” x 31”, 2023. Photo courtesy Kingston Gallery.

Kingston Gallery presents Grey Areas which showcases the work of 10 artists who were asked to interpret the theme of "grey areas." The artists, Stacey Cushner, Sally Dion, Madge Evers, Jim Fenzel, R. Galvan, Jane Lincoln, Jeffrey Nowlin, Jade Olson, Brett S. Poza, and Anne Sargent Walker "explore liminal places, ideas, and eras that generate questions - many without answers." The gallery is open Wednesday to Sunday, 12 to 5 p.m., or by appointment. Kingston Gallery is located at 450 Harrison Ave, No. 43, Boston, MA. For more information, please visit here.

There Are No Strangers at Hera Gallery

in Wakefield, Rhode Island through September 2

Astrid Reishwitz, Heroic Harvest, archival pigment print with hand-sewn embroidery, 2021. Photo courtesy Hera Gallery.

Hera Gallery presents There Are No Strangers, an exhibition featuring the work of 11 artists who were born outside of the United States: Anthony Abu, Nenée Angulo, Joseph Mushipi, Zuly Palomino, Julio Berroa, Agustina Markez, Becky Behar, Astrid Reischwitz, Mari Claudia Garcia, Edward Vasquez and Fritz Eichenberg. With this exhibition, which is based in part on an essay written by Thomas Merton, Hera Gallery "acknowledges that, except those of us who are Native People, all of us are immigrants and that this nation was built by immigrants." The gallery is open Wednesday through Friday from 1-5 p.m., and Saturday from 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Hera Gallery is located at 10 High Street

Wakefield, RI. For more information, please visit here.

Bob Dilworth: Backyard at Newport Art Museum

in Newport, Rhode Island through December 31

Bob Dilworth, Backyard, 2014, acrylic, oil, acrylic-based spray paint, paint markers and paper on canvas, 80" x 92", partial gift of Dr. Joseph A. Chazan and partial museum purchase. Photo courtesy Newport Art Museum.

Newport Art Museum presents Bob Dilworth: Backyard, a show featuring the fiber work of Providence-based multi media artist Bob Dilworth. In this show, Dilworth "draws on the memories and experiences from the [his] life in Providence and home of Lawrenceville, fifty miles south of Richmond, Virginia." Dilworth describes his artwork as tackling "issues of race, culture, ethnicity, family, myths, folktales, and religious beliefs through metaphor and allegory." The museum is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., and Sunday from 12-5 p.m. Newport Art Museum is located at 26 Liberty Street

Newport, RI. For more information, please visit here.

Sponsored By: Bromfield Gallery, Hopkinton Center for the Arts, Portland Fine Craft Show, NAWAMA, South Coast Artists, GallerySitka and the Artscope Tablet Edition


SOLO 2024 Competition


October 1, 2023 

Two artists each win a solo exhibition in January 2024, at Bromfield Gallery in Boston.

Open to New England artists who have not had a solo show in a commercial gallery (universities, libraries, etc. do not disqualify).

Fee: $35. All media. Juror: Ben Sloat, director of the MFA in Visual Arts program at Lesley University in Cambridge, MA.

Deadline: October 1, 2023. Apply online with up to 5 jpgs at

Questions? Gary Duehr, Manager,

Bromfield Gallery

450 Harrison Ave., Boston, MA

Fri-Sun, 12-5

(617) 451-3605

South Coast Artists


'FEMALE' at Berkshire Art Museum runs through October 7, North Adams; check out the article

Without females, could we survive? Your touch is courage; we journey through you, and a person's desire reflects in you. You tame even the wildest storm; the climate changes from overwhelmed to admiration, a tutor of life regardless of race, language, creed, and culture.

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Portland Fine

Craft Show

Buckland Ceramics, Liz Clark Jewelry, Maggie’s Farm, Gordo Glass, Hello Hue Studio 

Eighth Annual Portland Fine Craft Show

120 Free Street, Portland, ME Saturday, August 26, 2023

10 am - 5 pm | Rain or shine

Shop fine craft items to live with, wear and cherish! Shop Maine Craft proudly presents the Portland Fine Craft Show.

This single-day, outdoor event features 100+ juried exhibitors from all over Maine and the greater Northeast exhibiting in basketry, ceramics, decorative and wearable fiber, furniture, glass, jewelry, metal, mixed media, paper, printmaking, stone, and wood. 

120 Free St. Portland, ME 

(207) 205-0791

Hopkinton Center

for the Arts

“Portraits of Dementia” and

"A Bus Tour in the Woods"

August 29-September 29th 


Joe Wallace and Monica DeSalvo present exhibitions about the impact of dementia.


'Nothing Permanent' runs from July 14-August 26 at Dartmouth Cultural Center. Contact: Jill Law, Gallery Director Check out the article.

The artists in this exhibition question, celebrate, and explore Mother Earth's beauty. They are concerned with the planet's fate from our gluttony, searching for empowerment, and never stopping to encourage change. 


“Hopscotch Game of Wonder” is a multi-media and poetry exhibition. Show through August 24 with Gallery hours daily from 11-5, located at 227 Spring St. Newport, RI.

Open to all,

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