Monday, October 31, 2011

Upcoming Holiday Open Studios and Small Works Exhibition

We hope you will join us to help celebrate the holidays and support the local arts! The thirty artists at Porter Mill will open their doors and invite the public in to see their latest creations and to ask questions.

If you would like to submit work to the Small Works Exhibition, please click here

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Thursday, October 13, 2011

Open Call to Artists

Hi Everyone,

CLICK HERE for the Open Call Prospectus for the upcoming exhibition in the Gallery at Porter Mill. This is a Juried Small Works Exhibition that will be hung in conjunction with the Holiday Open Studios at Porter Mill. Please see the prospectus for details. This is a great opportunity to be a part of the Porter Mill community and expose your artwork to the wide and appreciative audience the Open Studios attract. 

(Our beloved gallery)

Submissions are due Wednesday November 16th.

Please email Bea Modisett at with any questions.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

An Open Studios and Grand Opening Celebration Success Story!

On Saturday, September 24th over two hundred guests visited the Studios at Porter Mill to celebrate the Grand Opening of the North Shore’s newest artist studio building. Over twenty artists, including painters, photographers and printmakers, opened the doors of their studios to the public and shared their art, and the spaces in which they create. As day transitioned into evening we continued the celebration by enjoying art, food, drinks and music in the large, first floor gallery. Below are some photos that document the amazing time that was had by all.

Guests visiting Mary O'Malley in her studio.
Illustrator Adam Ziskie in his studio.

Guests discuss the work of Sandy Belock-Phippen.

Danielle Dugan and Jesse Potwin's studio.

Painter Jessica Michelson Berger in her studio.

Painter Laura Clark in her studio with visitors.

 Artist Kristine Roan visits Jordan Elquist in his Porter Mill Studio
 Small works on the wall of Bea Modisett's studio.
 Local artists attending the Reception of Inaugural: The Artists of Porter Mill
 SWAY provided us with sweet, sweet music
 Salem artist Sara Ashodian with Porter Mill artist Christine O'Brien
 Porter Mill artists Siobhan McDonald and Ken Goldstrom at the opening.
 Local artist and curator Bradford Rusick makes an appearance. 

 Beverly artists Mary Bucci McCoy and David McCoy at the opening reception

We had a blast!

Thank you to everyone who came out to help us celebrate, thanks to SWAY for the groovin' tunes, thanks to Luigi's for the tasty pizza and thanks to the artists of Porter Mill who made this building come alive!
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All photographs from the Open Studios are courtesy Dan Wagner. Thanks Dan! 

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Porter Mill Artist Elisabeth Neville @ Griffin Museum

"Star" by Elisabeth Neville

Elisabeth Neville and Joseph Neville
Eidetic Image
September 8th through November 27th.
Opening Reception: October 11th, 6:00 - 7:30 pm

"These images are made up of a series of lives and souls. Each portrait is based on the knowledge I gain from each subject. Their expressions, their inner beauty and strengths are what are most important and hopefully inherent in these images. How they live, how they love, how their strength drives them; these are the intangible qualities that are visually conveyed in these photographs." - Elisabeth Neville

For more information about the exhibition and Elisabeth's father Joseph click here. 

Congratulations Elisabeth!