Joshua Flint: Second Lives -- Opening Friday, May 9th, 6:30-9pm


Art Fair: AD 20/21 -- March 27th-30th, 2014

Gregory Prestegord, 'The Brewery', 48 x 48, Oil on Panel

Jeremy Durling, 'April Sitting', 21 x 21, Oil on Linen

This year's fair -- in its 7th year -- is the feature event for Boston Design Week 2014!  The first annual design week "seeks to increase public awareness and appreciation of all aspects of design, foster recognition of the vital role design plays in our lives, and bring new audiences to a wide array of design industries and organizations."  What better way to support that mission than by attending AD 20/21 which brings together a variety of exhibitors offering contemporary fine art, photography, jewelry, handmade furniture, decorative arts, sculpture, drawings, and more.

Mary Sauer, 'Lauren', 6 x 4, Oil on Paper on Panel

Michelle Arnold Paine, 'South Street, Snowy Day', 12 x 12, Oil on Canvas

AD 20/21 kicks off Thursday, March 27th from 5:30-8:30pm with the Gala Preview -- a catered event with music, a first look at all of the fine art and designs, in addition to a complimentary catalog and readmission throughout the weekend.  All proceeds benefit the Boston Architectural College, New England’s largest independent, accredited college of spatial design.  Gala tickets are available for $250.

Weekend hours are as follows:

Friday, March 28th: 1pm - 8pm
Saturday, March 29th: 11am - 8pm  
Sunday, March 30th: 11am - 5pm

The fair also features a number of special programs and guest speakers throughout the weekend. 

Daniel Robbins, 'The Mansion', 35 x 45, Oil on Canvas on Panel

Joshua Flint, 'Even Keel #6', 14 x 17, Oil on Mylar

Tickets are also available at the door for $15.  We look forward to seeing you all at Booth #3!

Inside Out[side] -- Opening Friday, March 21st, 6:30-9pm

Come kick off our spring season next Friday, March 21st, 2014 from 6:30-9pm for the opening of Inside Out[side]!

Daniel Robbins, 'The Mehrige Farm', 30 x 90, Oil on Canvas on Panel

Inside Out[side] Exhibition -- Friday, March 21st, 6:30-9pm

Inside Out[side] will feature new landscapes, interiors, and florals centered around the idea that spring is near! New work from Kyle Bartlett, Sally Ladd Cole, Jeremy Durling, Greg Horwitch, Leo Mancini-Hresko, Michelle Arnold Paine, Jussi Poyhonen, & Daniel Robbins.

We look forward to seeing you as the days get longer and warmer!

Holiday Open House Party -- Saturday, December 14th, 1-5pm

Join us Saturday, December 14th from 1-5pm as we celebrate the season and open our doors to friends, neighbors, art lovers, and festive passers-by!  Our walls will be hung with works big and small, but pay special attention to what we call the "littles" as they are all from local Boston and New England painters -- Local Littles!  There is nothing better then supporting your community and that's exactly what we hope to do by featuring these small works by New England based artists:

We will also be showcasing a handful of recently arrived paintings from gallery favorite Gregory Prestegord.  We're thrilled with this new work!

If you aren't able to join us on Saturday, be sure to stop by Thursday, December 19th at 5pm to celebrate our  holiday collaboration with [Beyt] by 2b design: a wine & cheese soiree!  Invitation & details to come...

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Beacon Hill Holiday Stroll -- This Thursday!

Mark your calendars because the Annual Beacon Hill Holiday Stroll is fast approaching!  The festive time of year has arrived when Charles Street is decorated and then shuts down for the celebration.

Join Sloane Merrill Gallery & all Charles Street business on Thursday, December 12th from 6-9pm as we stay open late to welcome and celebrate the holiday season in style.  

With seasonal appropriate entertainment, carol your way down the street while stopping to shop and grab a festive beverage as you go!

17th Annual Boston International Fine Art Show

We hope you'll visit us this weekend at the 17th Annual Boston International Fine Art Show! 

Thomas Torak Solo Exhibition: 'Alive with Paint' -- Opening Friday, October 18th, 6:30-9pm

October brings us into prime leaf peeping season with the work of Thomas Torak, a Vermont-based artist whose landscapes capture our love of nature and still lifes make us want to reach out and snatch a piece of fruit.  Thomas will be in attendance on Friday, October 18th, from 6:30-9pm to open 'Alive with Paint' an exhibition of work being featured in the October 2013 issue of The Artists Magazine.

Tom received his training from the prestigious Art Students League of New York, mostly under the instruction of Frank Mason.  He learned how to prepare his own canvas', mediums and varnishes -- techniques he continues to use today along with grinding his own paint.  Passionate about sharing his knowledge and experience with others, Tom travels down to New York City twice a week to teach at the Art Students League. 

Please let us know if you would like a preview of the show -- we hope to see you all there! 

Rick Berry -- Solo Exhibition -- Friday, September 27th, 6:30-9pm

We're excited to announce the opening of a solo exhibition of work by Boston-based artist Rick Berry!  Opening on Friday, September 27th from 6:30-9pm the show will feature a collection of his newest oil paintings.  Rick is a talented artist and illustrator whose work has graced the pages of novels by Neil Gaiman, Stephen King, & William Gibson.  Many of you may remember that Rick was a part of our 'Back to Back' show in April with his piece 'Prototype' and after a visit to his electric studio we're eagerly waiting to see what he produces for his solo exhibition!  

Rick Berry, 24 x 18, Oil on Panel

Rick Berry, 24 x 18, Oil on Panel

We hope to see you there!  The show will run from September 27th - October 16th, 2013.

Check out a great interview with Rick from Thursday's preview event written by Ava Wright here.

Leo Mancini-Hresko -- Artist Demonstration -- Saturday, July 20th, 12pm-3pm

We are happy to announce that Waltham-based artist Leo Mancini-Hresko will be joining us on Saturday, July 20th from 12pm - 3pm for a painting demonstration!  In addition to painting, Leo will answer any and all questions about his technique and the thought process behind his work.

Leo painting during a portrait demonstration in March 2013.

Leo answering questions and discussing his technique & process.

We're excited to see whether he'll be painting a beautiful portrait or tackling a local Beacon Hill streetscape!  

Check out a sampling of some of Leo's most recent pieces that are currently in the gallery.  We should have some incredible new pieces from his recent trip to Maine arriving in the gallery for a first look on the day of the demo! 

The Foundry Equation -- Pop-up Exhibition -- Saturday, June 22nd, 11am-3pm

Join us this Saturday, June 22nd from 11am-3pm as we participate in The Foundry Equation -- a one-day art initiative & open house!  We will be showcasing work by Waltham-based and Boston-born artist Leo Mancini-Hresko and Italian artist Daniele Cestari who recently spent time in Boston capturing the city.

Leo Mancini-Hresko, 'Studio Hallway', 24 x 30, Oil on Linen.

Leo Mancini-Hresko, 'Christ Church, Waltham', 12 x 16, Oil on Panel.

Located at 101 Rogers Street, The Foundry is a 52,000 square foot building that was once a pump manufacturing facility, a motor freight station, and an aircraft parts factory among other things.  Donated to the City of Cambridge nearly two years ago, the building has remained empty since.  Due to growing worries about the building, the city is finally taking a good look at what would be the best use for the space.  While 10,000 sq. ft. has already been designated as "community space" there is still a bit of uncertainty about what to do with the rest of the space.

Here's where we come in!  The city has granted permission to hold a one day event in the space -- hoping to show off how creatively it can be used.  Thankfully, even with short notice, the great minds at FLUX BostonOpus AffairVoltage Coffee & Art, and Yes.Oui.Si have banded together over the past week to organize what is sure to be a wonderful event!  The art initiative and open house will feature a range of local creatives including artists, musicians, galleries, and numerous other art related organizations.

Daniele Cestari, 'Yellow Line', 40 x 40, Oil on Linen.

Daniele Cestari, 'White Light', 30 x 30, Oil on Linen.

As Liz from FLUX Boston said:

"This isn’t a pipe dream. And 10,000 square feet of “community space” may just be the beginning. If enough troops are rallied, and enough buzz is generated, and enough $$$ ends up making enough ¢¢¢ to the city, the entire building could transform into a dedicated arts space; an art mecca right in the heart of Cambridge for students, performers, theater companies, teachers, musicians, arts organizations, and EVERYONE to enjoy."

Join the cause

'Back to Back' Paint Off -- this Saturday, April 20th, 2-5pm

Damon Lehrer, 'Girl with Banana', 24 x 18, Oil on Canvas

Britt Snyder, 'Carolyn'

Please join us along with members of the Boston Figurative Art Center for a paint off demo this Saturday, April 20th from 2-5pm!

Four artists, Damon Lehrer, Jeremy Durling, Britt Snyder, and Jon Nix, will paint the same model at the same time. Each artists has his own unique style and technique -- they are excited to share their process with you!

The artists will paint in 30 minute sessions and then break for questions.

 

Jeremy Durling, 'Anika', 16 x 20, Oil on Paper on Panel

Jon Nix, 'Insomnia'

We look forward to seeing you on Saturday -- it's going to be an exciting afternoon!

Back to Back -- Opening Friday, April 12th, 6:30-9pm

Leo Mancini-Hresko, 'Portrait of Pablo', 38 x 28, Oil on Linen.

Damon Lehrer, 'Green Chair Nude', 16 x 14, Oil on Linen.

Please join us in collaboration with the Boston Figurative Art Center on Friday, April 12th from 6:30-9pm for the opening of Back to Back!

The collaborative exhibition highlights the figure as an important subject in our modern world -- one that is both beautiful and a struggle to capture.  The theme of the show marries the often sacred and sensual use of the human back to represent form with the more abstract concept of what it means to be "back to back".  The participating figurative artists explored this theme in oils and their visual experiences will be shared at the exhibition opening.

Brett Gamache, 'Reclining Figure', 9 x 9, Oil on Linen.

Tom Grady, 'Spine', 34 x 34, Oil on Linen.

Back to Back has two distinct components -- one half is an invitational and the other is juried.  Invitational artists include: Damon Lehrer, Jon Nix, Leo Mancini-Hresko, Nick Ward, Rick Berry, Tony Apesos, Gene Dorgan, Paul Goodnight, Brett Gamache, Jim Burke, Freda Nemirovsky, Britt Snyder, Ann Hirsch, Tom Grady, Janet Monafo, Paul Rahilly, & Kelly Carmody.

Jurors are Damon Lehrer of BFAC, Liz Devlin of FLUX. Boston, Jon Nix, Fr. Iain MacLellan of Saint Anselm College, and Ali Ringenburg of Sloane Merrill Gallery. 

Nick Ward's painting for Back to Back in his studio.

Drawing the nude figure from life requires a particular kind of optimism,” says Aristides, “to see the importance of the figure as a subject matter in a time when many do not consider the human being as the crowning glory of nature or art.
— Classical Drawing Atelier: A Complete Course in Traditional Studio Practice

Many of the artists will be in attendance at the opening to discuss their work and how the theme inspired them!  We look forward to seeing you!

Art Fair: AD 20/21 -- March 21st-24th

Join us at the Cyclorama at the Boston Center for the Arts from March 21st-24th for AD 20/21: Art & Design of the 20th & 21st Centuries.  We'll be showcasing new works from artists Daniele Cestari & Gregory Prestegord in addition to great works by Danny McCaw, Terry Miura, Joshua Flint, Gary Weisman, Aaron Westerberg, Carlo Russo, Sally Ladd Cole and more.

Daniele Cestari, 'The City', 16 x 34, Oil on Linen, 2013.

The fair -- in its 6th year -- brings together a variety of exhibitors offering contemporary fine art, photography, jewelry, handmade furniture, decorative arts, sculpture, drawings, and more.

AD 20/21 kicks off Thursday, March 21st from 5:30-9pm with the Gala Preview -- a catered event with music, a first look at all of the fine art and designs, in addition to a complimentary catalog and readmission throughout the weekend.  All proceeds benefit the Boston Architectural College, New England’s largest independent, accredited college of spatial design.  Gala tickets are available for $100 and $250.

Danny McCaw, 'Red Rug', 16 x 12, Oil on Panel, 2012.

Terry Miura, 'Turning Towards Light', 16 x 12, Oil on Linen on Panel, 2012.

Weekend hours are as follows:

  • Friday, March 22nd: 1pm - 8pm
  • Saturday, March 23rd: 11am - 8pm  
  • Sunday, March 24th: 11am - 5pm

The fair also features a number of special programs and guest speakers throughout the weekend. 

Gregory Prestegord, 'Old Tower Records', 47 x 47, Oil on Panel, 2013.

Joshua Flint, 'Perfect Temperature', 18 x 18, Oil on Panel, 2013.

Contact the gallery for passes to the fair.  Tickets are also available at the door & online for $15.  We look forward to seeing you all at Booth #5!

Gregory Prestegord Solo Exhibition: 'Safe Haven' -- Opening Friday, March 15th, 6:30-9pm

Safe Haven -- opening Friday, March 15, 2013 -- will feature new works from Philadelphia-based artist Gregory Prestegord.  

Gregory Prestegord, 'Untitled', 47 x 47, Oil on Panel, 2013.

Born and raised in Philadelphia, Gregory is a talented painter with an even more contagious personality.  He trained at the prestigious Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and has put together a collection of paintings based on time spent in Boston and New York City.  Greg's gritty, textured cityscapes capture the movement, energy, and architectural beauty of these two iconic American cities.

Gregory Prestegord, 'Prince & Salem', 37 x 37, Oil on Panel, 2013. 

Gregory Prestegord, 'In the Rain', 48 x 48, Oil on Panel, 2013.

Greg will be in attendance at the opening to discuss his work, inspiration for this series, and to talk with collectors!  

We look forward to seeing you all!  Please don't hesitate to contact us with interest or for a preview of the show.

Gregory Prestegord, 'State House from Bowdoin', 47 x 47, Oil on Panel, 2013.

Gregory Prestegord, 'Old Tower Records', 47 x 47, Oil on Panel, 2013.

By Land or Sea -- Opening Friday, February 22nd, 6:30-9pm

Join us on Friday, February 22nd from 6:30-9pm for our 'By Land or Sea' opening reception!  

Geoff Krueger, 'The Narrow Canal', 18 x 24, Oil on Canvas.

Terry Miura, 'After the Rain', 11 x 14, Oil on Linen.

Phyllis Hewitt, 'Dafuskie Island', 22 x 30, Oil on Canvas.

Kevin Shea, 'Mirrors of the Soul', 9 x 12, Oil on Panel.

Kicking off our spring exhibition schedule, 'By Land or Sea' will feature new landscapes and seascapes by Sloane Merrill Gallery painters Kathleen Dunphy, Joshua Flint, Terry Miura, Geoff Krueger, and Jussi Poyhonen in addition to paintings by talented New England based artists Kyle Bartlett, Sally Ladd Cole, Phyllis Hewitt, Kevin Shea, Frank Strazzulla, Thomas Torak, and more.  A number of the artists will be in attendance for the opening reception!

Kathleen Dunphy, 'Winter's End', 20 x 40, Oil on Linen.

Beacon Hill Holiday Stroll & SMG Winter Arrivals Show

Join us on Thursday, December 6th from 6-9pm as we celebrate the holidays the Beacon Hill way!  We'll have new works from Justin Hess, Terry Miura, Kathleen Dunphy, Jussi Poyhonen, Gregory Prestegord, and Terry Trambauer Norris and hot beverages to accompany them. The annual Beacon Hill Holiday Stroll lights up the neighborhood and fills Charles Street with carolers, festive locals, and fabulous shoppers! 

We look forward to seeing you and sharing our new arrival paintings!