Winter Member Exhibit
Hooper’s Treasures Pieces of Eight – Fundraiser Exhibit
November 21 – January 3, 2016
99 Pieces of Art on the wall, 99 Pieces of Art!
An Opening reception for the Winter Member Exhibit, on Sunday, November 22, the weekend before Thanksgiving, kicked off the festive holiday season at the Marblehead Arts Associastion. A wide variety of MAA members’ work was displayed and enjoyed throughout the MAA galleries. Many different mediums were well represented; paintings, prints, photographs, collage, sculpture, art glass and jewelry. There was a lot of traffic through the galleries to view and to buy up until the MAA closed for Winter Break on December 24. Sales of artwork were brisk and many a lucky recipient received a unique original piece of art as a holiday gift.
Hooper’s Treasures Pieces of Eight Fundraiser Exhibit
In keeping with the MAA’s long-standing history of offering small works, during the MAA December exhibit, called “Hooper’s Treasures”, the 2015 variation; Pieces of Eight was presented in the dining room gallery. These pieces were freshly created by MAA artists and presented at a uniform 8″ x 8″ size and affordable price in time for Holiday gift giving. When installed in a frieze like grid pattern on the dining room walls, the exhibit was intended to give an impression of an unified work of art in and of itself. The MAA split the commission of each piece with the artist; thus the Fundraiser benefited both artists and the Arts. .A week or so before the holidays, these works went “on sale” to provide further buying opportunity and they were allowed to be taken before the close of the exhibit.