Art Events & Happenings


Autumn Birch Trio, 36" x 24", acrylic on canvas

  American Scholar "Portrait of the Artist" profile, March 2017

 

In this interview, I talk about the sources of my inspiration as well as why I paint, and how I hope my collectors feel when viewing my paintings. (Hint: The subtitle of this interview is "Escapism"!)

 

Please check out the article here: https://theamericanscholar.org/marcia-crumley/#

 

 

Storm Clouds Passing, 20" x 20" acrylic on canvas

  Newton Open Studios, April 1st and 2nd, 2017

 

This will be my first time participating in this event, which is one of the largest open studios in greater Boston. Roughly 175 artists will be spread across 50 to 60 pop up exhibition sites. I'll be sharing space in CRG Realty's offices in the Piccadilly Building at 1280 Centre Street, Newton Centre, with 3-4 other artists.  Opening reception Friday, March 31st, 5-7 PM; open studio hours Sat & Sun, April 1st and 2nd, from 11am-5pm. Please stop by and say hello!

 

For additional info and downloadable maps, please see: http://newtonopenstudios.org/index.php

 

 

cover image and profile page

  artmaine profile

 

The 2017 annual guide to Maine artists just came out, and I'm thrilled to be included. You can pick up a copy at any bookstore in Maine or in the Portland Art Gallery at 154 Middle Street in Portland. I'm on page 111, talking about what inspires me and my latest series of landscapes.  

 

View from the Dunes, 36" x 36", acrylic on panel

  East Boston Community Health Center, Winthrop, MA

  Corporate Art Installation, August 16, 2016  

 

Today was the grand opening of the newest East Boston Community Health Center, in Winthrop, which will be providing primary care to local residents. It's in a gorgeous waterfront spot, and to make the center even more welcoming, they selected work from local artists to adorn the walls. I’m thrilled that my “View from the Dunes” original painting on panel will be welcoming patients to the center. Many thanks to Betty Bothereau and her team for selecting my painting for this wonderful new space!!  

 

Before and during the opening party

  Colorscapes Solo Exhibition, StoveFactory Gallery, Charlestown, MA

  April 23-30, 2016  

 

My most recent solo exhibition featured 26 of my colorful, contemporary landscapes. Most were of New England scenes near and dear to my heart, from the beaches of the south coast of Massachusetts where I grew up, to the mountains and lakes of Maine. The opening reception was packed, and was a fun night for all! If you’d like an exclusive invite to my next opening, please visit my contact page and either send me an email or click on the “join my mailing list” link at the bottom of the page. 

 

 Maine Home + Design profile

 

I'm one of two dozen artists with ties to Maine who were selected for profiles in the 2016 Bonus Art Edition of Maine Home + Design. This fall, I visited the Portland, Maine headquarters of the magazine for an interview with Editor at Large Jen DeRose. We spent nearly an hour chatting about sources of artistic inspiration and why paths and journeys play such an important role in many of my paintings.

 

 

 

 Opening Reception, Pompanoosuc Mills Showroom, Boston

 Thursday September 10, 2015, 6-8 PM

 

A dozen of my landscapes are currently on view in the Boston showroom of the Vermont-based handcrafted furniture maker Pompanoosuc Mills. A wine and cheese reception will be held on Thursday, September 10th, from 6-8 PM. The

paintings selected for the Back Bay showroom at 419 Boylston Street include landscapes from around New England as well as the latest paintings in my Night Sky series.

 

 

 Pompanoosuc Mills Showroom, Concord, New Hampshire

 

A dozen of my landscapes will be on view in the downtown Concord, New Hampshire showroom of Pompanoosuc Mills through autumn 2015. The paintings, chosen to complement the locally designed and handcrafted furniture, are placed in different room settings throughout the store.

 

Pale Winter Sky, 24" x 24" acrylic on canvas

My work was featured in the Boston Globe’s Style section.

 

My “Pale Winter Sky” painting was one of six works selected by Marni Elyse Katz for her “Artfully Arranged” column on April 6, 2015.  Here’s a link to the article. 

http://bit.ly/1IK2Xcq

In addition to writing her style columns for the Globe, Marni writes the fabulous design blog stylecarrot.com  -- be sure to    check it out!!  

 

 

Crimson Arabesque, 12" x 12" acrylic on canvas

My first New Hampshire exhibition!

 

Two of my abstract paintings were selected for the 29th Annual Omer T. Lassonde Open Juried Exhibition sponsored by the New Hampshire Art Association in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. The juror was Jessica Roscio, Ph.D., Associate Curator Danforth Art Museum and School. The exhibit is open from April 1-29, with the opening reception on Friday, April 3, 2015, from 5 – 8 PM. The exhibit and reception are being held in the Robert Lincoln Levy Gallery at 136 State Street, Portsmouth, NH. Gallery hours are Wednesday through Saturday 10-5, and Sunday 12-4 PM.

 



Best of Houzz 2015! I was named Best of Houzz in the Arts category for 2015, based on client reviews. If you haven’t checked out Houzz.com, you definitely should. It’s one of the most addictive home design/interior decorating sites around. They have daily and weekly features that offer inspirational ideas on remodeling or decorating specific rooms. You can also post photos of a troublesome spot in your home and ask for community input/suggestions. Please check out the site -- and enjoy!



Exhibit Opening
River's Edge, 12" x 24", acrylic on panel, ©Marcia Crumley

SoWa Open Studios, Sept 20 & 21, 2014 450 Harrison Avenue, Boston, Studio 319. I'll be open both days from 11 am to 6 pm. Every studio in the building is required to open for the weekend, so if you want to experience a wide variety of styles and mediums of art, this is the perfect event.  I'll have lots of new works on display, including newly-finished River's Edge, shown at left.

 

 

 

Exhibit Opening
A River Runs Through It, 12" x 12", acrylic on paper, ©Marcia Crumley

My Art to be Featured in a Movie! Five of my pieces were selected by the set decorator of the upcoming Gus Van Sant Movie "Sea of Trees." While there's no guarantee they will all make it into the final cut, or how visible they will be, it's still super exciting to have this opportunity.

 

Here are links to stories about my work being in "Sea of Trees" in The Boston Globe and Boston.com: 

 

http://bit.ly/VGJXsB


http://bit.ly/1oo8E3Y

 


 

 

Exhibit Opening
What Lies Beneath, 24" x 24", mixed media on board, ©Marcia Crumley

SoWa First Fridays - fall 2014!  I am subletting a studio through mid-January at 450 Harrison Avenue, Boston.  They have open studios the first Friday of every month, and it's quite a lot of fun as there are over 60 artists in the building and most studios are open and serving light refreshments. If you live in the Boston area, please stop by and say hello in Studio 319 on one of these dates:   

 

October 3rd, 5-9 PM

November 7th, 5-9 PM

December 5th, 5-9 PM

 

 

 

 

Exhibit Opening
Monhegan Bluffs, 18" x 24", acrylic on canvas, ©Marcia Crumley

Exhibit Opening!  My Monhegan Bluffs painting has been chosen for the Neighborhood Artists: Charlestown exhibit at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, Boston, MA.  It will be on display there through Saturday, January 25th, 2014.  Please look for it if you are going to a convention in Boston!!  If you live in the area, there is a free opening reception on the evening of Tuesday, November 19th. Details are as follows:   

 

Tuesday, November 19th, 5:30-7:30 PM

Boston Convention & Exhibition Center

Level 2- Northeast, Escalator/Lounge Area

Free Parking, Open to the Public, Light Refreshments & Cash Bar


Exhibit Opening
Autumn Parasols, 24" x 30", acrylic on canvas, ©Marcia Crumley

Horizons Landscape Exhibit  Six of my paintings are on display through October 27th, 2013 in the StoveFactory Gallery in Charlestown, including my recently completed Autumn Parasols. A total of 75 paintings by local artists are in this beautiful curated exhibition.  Details are as follows:   

 

StoveFactory Gallery, 523 Medford Street, Charlestown, MA

Opening Reception: Saturday, October 19th, 5PM-8PM

Free Parking, Open to the Public, Light Refreshments & Open Bar

Gallery Hours, 11AM-5PM, October 19, 20, 26 and 27