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Exhibitions

Salem Arts Association takes this opportunity to bring the galleries to you. In response to the Global Coronavirus Pandemic we strive to continue to deliver on our mission " To bring art, in all its forms, to the community and bring the community, in all its diversity, to the arts in Salem, Massachusetts."  Please enjoy our 3D Tours and virtual versions of these exhibitions. 

Current Exhibits


Inspired by the exhibition "In American Waters" of the Peabody Essex Museum, local artists came up with imaginative creations showing how the sea is a reflection of American culture and environment and their own personal and psychological meditations on its beauty, violence, poetry and transformative power.

Exhibition Dates: July 3 – August 28

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An exhibition of images inspired by the landscape, cities and people of Massachusetts’s North Shore.   Subjects include but are not limited to seascapes, woods, historic buildings, local attractions such as diners, depictions of events and portraits of the people of the North Shore. 

Exhibition Dates: July 3 – August 28

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Paul Nathan Gallery


We're proud to host the largest collection of Paul Nathan artworks in the world. Nathan's unique process starts with acrylic paintings which are then photographed and composed as collage creating a whimsical and wonderful world uniquely their own. 


Paul Nathan has occupied this location since the mid-1980's and through his generosity and vision as an artist Salem Arts Association enjoys presenting our galleries in this space with Paul.


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Previous Exhibitions

2021



Spring 2021 - Primavera - from the Italian - "in the style of springtime."  In “Primavera” Salem Arts Association invited the community to share work in all mediums around the themes of the spring season, fresh starts, healing and any other interpretation applicable to this theme.  

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Spring 2021 - Image / Imagination is an exhibit that considers the way the artist imbues artwork with their personal statement.  All art can be viewed as an imaginative interpretation of the physical world.  Exhibited work includes but is not limited to surreal art, fantasy art, dystopic images, wearable apparel that serves as a costume or disguise and masks.  

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June 2021  - An exhibit of artwork produced during the Drawn Together sessions. Every Tuesday night since 2016 Sue Grillo and Beki Ferrari have put together uniquely eclectic scenes featuring live models as inspiration for drawing. This is an exhibit of these drawings curated by Sue and Beki.



May 2021 - An exhibit of our Master Circle Artists showcasing the breadth and diversity of their work

2020


November 2020 - Salem Arts Association is excited to close our 2020 exhibition schedule with a showcase of our member artwork. 

It's a great opportunity to consider the gift of art for your friends, family, or to treat yourself to something beautiful. 

Our current Salem Arts members are exhibiting their best work showing the community what we have to offer in all of our diverse styles and artistic disciplines.  

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"The aspect of the venerable mansion has always affected me like a human countenance... It was itself like a great human heart, with a life of its own, and full of rich and sombre reminisces."
- Nath
aniel Hawthorne

November 2020 - Salem Arts Association members show art in a variety of styles and media based on the historic buildings and gardens of the House of the Seven Gables. 

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Inspired by PEM

September 2020 - Salem Arts Association presents an exhibition by local artists inspired by the Peabody Essex Museum's collections of art.  Artists draw inspiration from any of the work in the PEM's outstanding special exhibits and permanent collection of art and architecture. 


Artoberfest

October 2020 - Salem Arts Association members and community of artists explore Salem’s history with Autumn, Halloween, Witchcraft, and the Spirit of the season.  The resulting exhibit represents diverse interpretations of the theme and how, by bringing them together, we create a collective understanding of it.


Grand Opening Exhibition

Member Showcase

Summer 2020 - Our first Member Showcase Exhibit in the new galleries offers the diverse styles and artistic disciplines of Salem Arts members. Also featuring the Paul Nathan Gallery. More than 200 artworks by 80+ regional artists are included making this our largest exhibition ever. 

We're excited to inaugurate our new galleries with a monumental showcase of member artworks. 

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