Scituate Arts Asssociation Presents
2017 Annual Juried Show

April 12 through April 30, 2017

Artwork shown "Late Afternoon, Scituate Light" Best in Show, Jeanne MacFarland

Late Afternoon, Scituate Light Hull artist, Jeanne MacFarland, this year’s Best in Show Winner at the Scituate Arts Association's Juried Show is no stranger to such recognition having received four Best in Shows and numerous other awards including a First in Oil from Duxbury’s Winter Show and both the Marine Award and the Phyllis Kendrick Floral Award at North River. Jeanne states that, “I love the honesty of painting from direct observation. Being an alla prima and plein air painter allows me to respond to what is before me, whether it be landscape, still life, figure or portrait and to transfer the experience in paint to the canvas.” A graduate of Maryland Institute, College of Art with a degree in painting, Jeanne has taken classes and workshop with many renowned artists including Daniel J Keys, Ken Auster, John Dimestico, Margaret McWethy, Lois Griffel, Tim Bell, John Kilroy, Jon Redmond, Randy Sexton, Colin Page, Kenn Backhaus, Ray Roberts, Gay Falkenbury and Carol Marine.  Her work has been represented in galleries in Provincetown, MA, Charleston, SC and at La Petite Maison in Hingham.  She is a member of the blog Girls Just Wanna Paint for just about 7 years.

Of her winning piece, Late Afternoon, Scituate Light, MacFarland says, “I was taking a walk around Lighthouse point in the late afternoon last summer when I found this scene.  I loved the long view to the lighthouse across the grasses.  I was attracted to the raking late afternoon light and the way the houses complimented the majesty of the lighthouse. It was a different approach to the Scituate Lighthouse that completely drew me in and I knew I had to try to capture the magnificence of the moment.” In 2011 when she Juried for the Scituate Show, Jeanne revealed that that in her work she offers an impressionistic expression and approaches each painting with the goal to create an objects of beauty which nourishes the viewer on a deep level. The show’s Jurors were immediately drawn to this dramatic piece, citing the works “Superb execution. Captured light. Warm undertones come through painting. Soft, yet bold character.” The Jurors for the 2017 Juried Show were Stephen Boczanowski, who like Edward Hopper, searches out local architecture for unusual memorable settings, fantastic roofs, eye-searing colors and exaggerated textures, Eileen Casey, the SAA’s 2016 Best in Show Winner,who focuses on Nature as a source of artistic inspiration, including the nests, trees, landscapes, koi and water that she enjoys painting and Stephen Holland, an artist from his earliest years, his media include acrylic, gouache and watercolor and his subjects include landscapes, seascapes, still life and portraits done in representational style that exhibits the disciplines of perspective, composition, design and draftsmanship while retaining a loose and painterly effect. Jeanne’s work, along with almost 70 other juried artists' entries from the South Shore and as far as Barnstable and the Bridgewaters to Weston and Wakefield, will be on display at the Front Street Art Gallery through April 30th with an Awards Reception on Friday, April 21st from 6:30 to 9. The Gallery is open Tuesday to Saturday from 11 to 5 and on Sundays from Noon to 5.   The SAA’s Juried Show is sponsored by Business Patrons-Janet Cornacchio, Jack Conway, Scituate and Business Sponsors-- Coastal Heritage Bank and Frame Center of Hanover.


The Scituate Arts Association is very proud to sponsor and support its own gallery on Front Street in Scituate Harbor. Paintings, photographs, sculpture and crafts, created by members, are exhibited and sold. Exhibits featuring members, guest artists and themes are regular events at the gallery.

The Gallery is maintained by its own committee as part of the Scituate Arts Association on a purely volunteer basis. One must be a member of the Scituate Arts Association to ba a member of the Gallery. To become a gallery member, one must submit samples of work for approval and inclusion in the gallery. Gallery member contribute an additional membership fee as well as volunteer a few hours a month, sitting for the gallery.

Throughout the year, special shows and presentations are highlighted. From individual member shows, invited artist guest appearances... to our annual Juried and High School Show, the Sciutate Arts Association gallery is surely worth a visit many times a year. The gallery is a highlight of the Front Street Village with many visitors throughout the year.

We invite you to come down to view the excellent artwork always on display.


Tuesday through Saturday. 11:00 AM to 5:00PM Sunday, 12:00 to 5:00 PM Closed Mondays- Wednesday, Janurary, February and March


Judi Getch Brodman
Maureen K. Brookfield
Candace Clark
Dick Copello
John Cornacchio
Janet Cornacchio
Nancy Coveney
Ray Des Roches
John Hietala
Carol Holder
Carla Huntington
Mary LoPiccolo
James V. LoPiccolo
William Mattern
Edward Mikenas
Paul Mogan
Kathleen Mullins Mogayzel
Linda Pedersern
Irwin Nesoff
Deanne Noiseux
Ted Nystrom
Josephine Schneider
Kay Shaw
Charles W. Stockbridge
Carole Thurlow
Ken Vallario
Marie Wilkes
Leo Dwyer
Volunteers and Artisans
Leo Dwyer
Marian Ives


May 3-May 28
“Coastal Colors: Paintings by Anne Belson and Julie Blanchard” Reception, Friday, June 5 6 †o 8:30

May 31-June 25
“Annual New Members: Ken Vallario Bergman”
Reception, Friday, June 2, 6 to 8:30

June 10 -June 25 “Wet Paint Show”
June 10 and 11 “SAA Arts Alive! Weekend”
Saturday Drop Off, 10AM to 5:00 PM
Sunday Drop off, Noon to 1:00PM
Reception June 11, 2:00 to 4:00 PM; People’s Choice Award 4:00

June 25, 2017 “Solstice Soiree”
Scituate Country Club, 5:00 to 9:00 PM

June 27-July 16 “JF and JL Cornacchio: Father and Daughter”
Reception, Frday July 7

June 28 to July 17 “New Members Show: Ken Vallario”
Scituate Library Gallery

July 4 Gallery closed

July 18-August 13 “Scelebrate Scituate”
Heritage Days, Gallery Artists
Reception, Friday August 5, 6-8:30

August 5-7 “Heritage Days” Events
August 4, Reception 6-8:30
August 5 & 6, 10-5 “Children’s Art Tent”
August 5 & 6, 10-5 Activities in Gallery
August 5 & 6, 1-3 Ellis Open Studios & SAA Members’ Show ,/p>

August 15- September 10
“Invitational, JM LoPiccolo & Jim Retrospective"
Reception, Friday September 2, 6-8:30

August 14 to September 12, “Scelebrate Scituate” Scituate Library Gallery

"Reflections, Gallery Artist"
Reception, Friday September 1, 6-8:30

September 12-October 2 “Invitational” Scituate Library Gallery

September 17- “Meet the Artist:” Sunday, 2-4:00 PM

October 3-October 22 “Nature’s Palette”
Reception, Friday October 6, 6-8:30

October 4 to October 23, “Reflections” Scituate Library Gallery

October 24-Nov 19 “Mantel Art”

Oct 26 “Meet the Artist:” Sunday, 2-4:00 PM

October 25 to November 20, “Nature’s Palette”
Scituate Library Gallery

November 21-Dec 31 “The Art of Giving”
Reception, Friday, December 1, 6 to 8:30PM

November 26 to December 29, “Mantel Art”
Scituate Library Gallery, Nov 26-Dec 29

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

Front Street Gallery

The Front Street Art Gallery
124 Front Street, Unit #8, Scituate MA 02066 781.545.6150