Ariadne, Bronze, 2017
The Newburyport Art Association was founded in 1948. The Association brought together artists under the leadership of Sam Sargent, a painter and art teacher and native of Newburyport. The founding members included Laura Coombs Hills, a member of a flourishing group of aspiring women artists in nineteenth century Boston. She rose to national prominence as a painter of landscapes, pastel floral subjects, and miniatures.
The Association’s first exhibition was held in July 1948 at the old courthouse on Bartlet Mall during “Open House” in Newburyport. The Association leased space on Threadneedle Alley, State Street and at the YWCA before purchasing the building at 65 Water Street in 1969. The building is one of the few surviving late eighteenth-century brick buildings on Newburyport‘s waterfront. The historic building houses the NAA’s office, galleries, studio and library.
This is an open-theme exhibit and an annual event. This year’s juror, Christine McCarthy is the Executive Director of the Provincetown Art Association and Museum.
The exhibition opens May 3, 2019 and runs through June 1, 2019.
Gallery is open Tuesday–Saturday 11am to 5pm and Sunday 1pm to 5pm. Galleries closed Mondays.