New England Artists: Showcasing Local Talent

New England Artists:
Showcasing Local Talent

August 26th – October 3rd, 2009
Opening Reception: Thursday, September 17th, 5–9pm

Having enjoyed a tremendously positive response to our previous exhibition, Eastern European Art, Royal Gallery is proud to present the opposite end of the geographic spectrum: no less than ten local artists, all currently living and working in New England. Like the region itself, their artwork is diverse, vibrant, and fresh. Unique mediums such as thickly layered encaustic and meticulously carved bass wood co-exist with more traditional oil and acrylic paints. Subject matter is equally varied; from quiet coastal landscapes and bright, abstract figures to still-lives reminiscent of the Italian heritage of our very own Federal Hill! Come to support local artists by viewing an exhibition of work that was possibly created just around the corner from you.

Gallery Night: Thursday, September 17th, 5–9pm
A Royal Taste of Art: Thursday, September 24th, 5:30–8pm

Bethany Farrell, Looking to Tomorrow, Mixed media on canvas, 19” x 21”
Joe A. Avarista, Flag Jacket, Bass wood and oil paint, 35” x 28” x 4”
Helen Retynsky-Kamins, Tidal Inlet, Plein air oil on canvas, 20” x 16”
Romard, Muted Abstract, Oil on canvas, 23” x 29”

Julienne Saslaw, Marsh Lands, Encaustic, 10” x 19.5” each, four pieces
Jane Puerini, Clementine, Oil on panel, 6” x 6”
Billy Montella, View of the State House, Oil on linen, 24” x 18”
Sandra Wakeen, Little Herreshoff, Oil on linen, 36” x 30”

Susi Franco, Lantern Light – Clamming in Washington, Oil on canvas, 20” x 16”
Mary Jane Q. Cross, Angel Brook Wendel Flats, Oil on panel, 16” x 20”
Del-Bourree Bach, Between Races, Acrylic on panel, 20” x 16”
Margo Takian, Castle – Tuscany, Oil on canvas, 20” x 24”