For many years, the beauty of the South Shore has been creatively expressed through the Scituate Arts Association (SAA). The SAA has nurtured the talent of budding artists, young and old, enriching the community with breathtaking works of art and appreciation of life in New England through the artist's eye.

Whether it reflects the innocence of a child, the angst of a teen, or the wisdom of an adult, the SAA is the perfect forum for visual communication using every medium imaginable.

The Scituate Arts Association is an important part of the community, from public art demonstrations, High School Scholarships, art and healing programs, to adult and children's classes, watercolor instruction, life drawing workshops or spending the day outdoors creating that unique landscape. The Scituate Arts Association runs a full range of programs that create...ART FOR LIFE.

The Scituate Arts Association in addition, is unique in having its own Art Gallery, located on Front Street in Scituate where many members have the opportunity to show and sell their creations. The SAA are also the stewards of the Historic Ellis House located on Country Way in Scituate. The Ellis House, a unique Victorian Mansion is home to all our indoor classes, workshops as well hosting 1/2 dozen studios for artist. With the addition of your help, we are in the process of restoring this unique home into its former glory.

If you have ever desired to wield a brush over canvas, inscribe in pen and ink, or transform wood into carved treasure, or just enjoy the company and talent of fellow artist, we then encourage you to become a member of the SAA and discover your talent that may lie within.

Watercolor - Oils - Portraits - Calligraphy - Woodcarving - Pastels...and more!

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Besides Gallery Information on this site, find out more about gallery artist, current shows, and art for purchase.

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The Annual Scituate High School Show

January 31 through February 24, 2019
Reception: Friday, February 1, 6:00 to 8:30PM
Music provIded by The Driftway Jazz
Snow date for receptions, Sunday, February 3, 2:00 to 4:00 PM

Illustration by: Halle Dowling, "Face"

2019 SAA Juried Show Prospectus and here

2019 House Tour:
A Job Well Done By All!

Scituate Arts Association Celebrates A Tour Well Done! Scituate Arts Associations celebrated its seventh successful Holiday House Tour! Held biennially, the first tour was in 2006.   As anyone who has ever organized a house tour knows, they involve home owners and volunteers who help with decorating, publicity, staffing and oh-so-much more. Lots of working parts! As these photos indicate, the ‎holiday house tour provides a great opportunity to jump-start the holidays with homes decked out for the season. This year’s tour had five homes which were in large part antiques and, of course, the SAA’s Ellis House.

The following homes were involved: a Dutch Colonial built in the early 1900’s by Murray Trefry and well loved by the 4 families who’ve live there (including the Stewart family, childhood home of Scituate’s current Chief of Police); a classic Center Entry Cape, the John Hayden house, one of the early homes in Scituate, which has been tastefully updated while respecting its origins; in Minot, a traditional Shingle-Style home built by Herbert K. Sparrell, one of the developers of Minot, and now, reimagined for the 21st Century; a 1960’s California-Style Embankment Ranch in the Bulrush Farms area with wonderful views of the marsh and ocean peaks including waves cresting over the homes on Surfside during storms; and finally, a Modular Ranch designed by its owners to display their collections and for ease as they age. Each home reflected the unique tastes and interests of their owners. And last, the tour ended at the Ellis House, the SAA’s Victorian High Gothic Manse with Romanesque details. Of course, all of the homes featured art from our Front Street Gallery Artists.

The final stop on our Holiday House Tour was the Ellis House, standing proudly with a new roof, historic colors on all four sides and a drainage system in front to wick water away from its fieldstone basement walls. The Ellis is the site of the Charles Mahoney Studios and the Scituate Arts Association’s classes and workshops.

Many thanks to the local Scituate and South Shore businesses whose donations were raffled and feasted upon at the reception following the Tour. And thanks to the funding from our Community Preservation Commission who along with the MCCFF has supported our ongoing restoration efforts. One and all were able to close the day’s events in festive and elegant environs.

The Scituate Arts Association would like to thank the homeowners who have made this tour possible by graciously opening their homes, Ray Des Roches & Alma Morrison; Danielle & Luke Driscoll; Barbara & Walter Heyde; Sheri & James Nidositko; and Shelley & Bill Signorelli, and the many volunteers who contributed their time and services. We thank our contributors, sponsors, patrons and advertisers for their support. Specific mention must be made of our Tour Sponsors: Frame Center of Hanover, Image Resolutions and Kukstis Woodcarving and our Business Sponsors—Coastal Heritage Bank, Harbour Insurance and the Inn at Scituate Harbor, as well as Business Patron-Janet Cornacchio, Realtor at Jack Conway. And mention should be made of the SAA Board Members and volunteers all of whom deserve credit for their hard work: Committee Members-Candy Clarke, Thresa Dewar, Robin Glazier, Desi Maheras, Belaine McCabe and Kathy Mogayzel; Advertising Coordinators-Janet Cornacchio, Thresa Dewar, Desi Maheras, & Belaine McCabe; Painting Coordinators at the Tour Houses-Maureen Brookfield, Candy Clark, Kathy Mogayzel, Paul Mogan & Dorothy Pentheny; and the Volunteers at the Tour Houses & Ellis— Nancy Amado, Joyce Bacci, Linda Bornstein, Lisa Brennan, Don Burris, Candy Clarke, Ray Des Roches, Thresa & Mark Dewar, Carla Getto, Robin Glazier, Peg Haldoupis, Teri Hensick, John Hietala, Richard Hom, Helen Jablonski, Lainey Laing, Kay & Mark Leahy, Mary Beth LoPiccolo, Mary Ann Longergan, Mark and Belaine McCabe, Marla Minier, Paul Mogan, Brad Mogan, Kay O’Neil, Linda Osborne, Mary Ann Palleiko, Maura Prouty, and Marie Wilkes. The Ellis reception was delightful, in part due to the music provide by Driftway Jazz. And finally, grateful thanks go to Bob Beaulieu who photographed the Tour Houses, and formatted the Tour Booklet which was copy written by Janet Cornacchio and edited by Robin Glazier. We couldn’t do it without you, Bob!

Scituate Arts Association
Still Life Instructional video"

The latest video from Scituate Arts Association discusses the build and creativity of a still life. Watch Robert Beaulieu start with a blank canvas to a finished piece.

Scituate Federal Savings Jack Pelrine, VP
Jack Conway Company Janet Cornacchio, Scituate
Harbour Insurance Steve Drew
Frame Center of Hanover Dave Petty
Curtis Liquors Rick Curtis esq.
Image Resolution Bill & Phyllis Wenzel


With your help, the Ellis Tower has now been repaired and painted.

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