GSAA Shows

During the GSAA "year" (from September to May) we hold two different art shows and sales to showcase the talents of our members and visiting artists, the Winter Art Show and the Spring Fling Art Show.

2021 Winter Art Show Highlights

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Thank you to all who helped make our show a success, and congratulations to the following show winners:

Acrylic

1st place - Pat Pereira, "Plum Island"

2nd place - Diane Amaro, "Ducks' Hideaway"

3rd place - Pat Pereira, "Melinda's Garden"

Oil

1st place - John Kessler, "Summer at the Farm"

2nd place - MaryLou Sears, "Light Through the Island of Trees"

3rd place - Charlotte Huebner, "Early Casts"

Honorable Mention - Margaret Moon Hames, "Suns Up"

Watercolor

1st place - Debbie Lockwood, "Show Offs"

2nd place - Pat Pereira, "Peace"

Other Media

1st place - Charlotte Huebner, "Ellie"

2nd place - Linda Hall, "Abandoned"

3rd place - Sandra Kavanaugh, "Winter Walk"

Honorable Mention - Debbie Lockwood, "Lazy Day"

Special Awards

Best in Show - Sandra Kavanaugh, "Gentle Giants"

Chuck Morin Award - Margaret Moon Hames, "Old Friends"

Founders Award - Barbara Barclay, "Ready for Snow"

Kelley Library Award - John Perkins, "Two Visitors to a Clematis"

Lancaster Award - Sandra Kavanaugh, "Gentle Giants"

People's Choice Award - Margaret Moon Hames, "Old Friends"

 

Salem Intergenerational Council’s Lending Library Project

The week of September 19, 2021, the Salem Intergenerational Council’s lending library was dedicated at the Ingram Senior Center. The project was a year in the making and supports youths and seniors through literacy and art. Five Salem High School CTE students designed and built the four buildings. When a call for artists went out through the senior center and six members of the Greater Salem Art Association took up the challenge. They designed and painted both the insides and outsides of the buildings. Their design revolves around the seasons and resurrection gardens. The Seasons of Our Lives library, as it is now named contains books for children in the spring and summer houses and adult books in the fall and winter houses. If you have a chance, go by the Ingram Senior Center to see the artwork art. Be sure to check out both the inside and outside work. Great job GSAA artists!

Click on the image below to view the various pictures of the completed birdhouses and the artists who helped complete each:

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Color Your World - A Virtual Art Show

June 2 - June 6, 2020

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The GSAA hosted its first virtual art show on the GSAA Facebook ​page from June 2 through June 6, 2020, organized by GSAA member Tina Gagnon. We would like to thank all those who submitted virtual copies of their work for the show, and congratulate all the show winners!

Best in Show: Glad Day at the Barn by Charlotte Huebner

1st Place: Bode Takes a Nap by John Kessler

2nd Place: Leah’s Quiet Place by Joanne Kearney Kun

3rd Place: Cat’s Eyes by Tina Gagnon

Honorable Mention: Breathe by Margaret Moon Hames

People's Choice Award: Leah’s Quiet Place by Joanne Kearney Kun