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Artists’ Residency: “Works En Plein Air at The House of the Seven Gables” – 10th Annual Artists’ Residency with Salem Arts Association Members

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May 29 @ 10:00 am 5:00 pm

FREE – For Salem Arts Members Only, Painting Only!

Thursday, May 19 – Tuesday, May 31, during regular business hours at the House of Seven Gables (10am-5pm daily).  

Please note:  The grounds will be used for events on May 21, 27 and 28 – artists are discouraged form visiting on those dates.

We invite our members to set up on the grounds during the peak season of the Spring flowering at the Gables; to be inspired, and reflect that inspiration in their paintings. 

Plein Air inspiration is a way we can interact with all  the elements,  we as artists will represent Light and Air.  

We will also be working among the visitors from all over the world which lends a lot of spontaneity to the authentic Plein Air experience. 

At the residency’s end, we will have a one night to exhibit the works of this year’s residency at the House of the Seven Gables.

  • The residency will be held on the grounds of the House of the Seven Gables
  • From May 19th until May 31st during their hours of operation 10 a.m. until  5 p.m.
  • Please note:  The grounds will be used for events on May 21, 27 and 28 – artists are discouraged form visiting on those dates.
  • Artists must be cleaned up and exiting by 5 p.m. and adhere to the guidelines made by the H7G events coordinator. 
  • The House of the Seven Gables is located at  115 Derby Street, Salem, MA.  Parking is available
  • There’s a list of guidelines that need to be reviewed and adhered to for the duration of the residency.

Exhibit:

  • The exhibit and reception will be held On Thursday June 2 at the Visitor Center of the House of Seven Gables
  • We encourage and ask all participants to bring something to eat or drink for the reception. 

Work Sought:  

Only painting done during the 2022 residency at the House of the Seven Gables will qualify and be accepted for the exhibit at the Gables.

Eligibility:

  • You must be a current Salem Arts member.
  • Registration is FREE using the button on this page 

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Residency Dates:  

  • Thursday, May 19 – Tuesday, May 31, 2022 (except My 21, 27 and 28 when the grounds will be used for events).
  • During their normal hours of operation of 10:00am to 5:00pm daily.

The following guidelines will apply:

  • You will need to sign in at the H7G each day we attend and wear name tags.
  • Salem Arts Stickers will also be available to wear proudly to identify yourself as a member. 
  • You will need to protect the grounds from our art materials with drop cloths.
  • You will be able to use provided tables, but not the iron tables which are for H7G visitors.
  • You may use your own easels or other tools.
  • You will be able to show & sell our work during the Salem Arts Festival at the Salem Arts Association Gallery and participate in our reception at the House of the Seven Gables.

Art Exhibit and Reception:

There will be a one night reception and exhibition of the art work created on Thursday, June 2. Artists will need to pick up their work when they leave the reception

The House of the Seven Gables Reception

All participating En Plein Air artists are invited to join in the exhibition to be held at the House of the Seven Gables during the Salem Arts Festival following our En Plein Air Residency. 

  • Reception: Thursday,June 2, 2022 at The House of the Seven Gables 
  • Art drop-off: Participating registered artists may drop off for the The House of the Seven Gables for the reception on Monday, May 29 through Wednesday June 1 from 10:00 am until 4:00 PM or Thursday June 2 from 10:00 AM until Noon. ABSOLUTELY no work will be accepted after 12:00 PM on Thursday. 
  • All work for exhibition must have its own easel (table or floor)
  • All submissions must be dry and ready to display.  
  • All exhibiting artists need to supply table easels and free standing easels to exhibit their work for the evening of the exhibit since their will be no hanging of art work in the exhibit room.  
  • Work needs to be dry; No submissions will be accepted after Thursday, June 2 at NOON (firm).
  • Public Reception with food and beverage 6-8 pm
115 Derby St
Salem, Massachusetts 01970 United States
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