Shown, Best In Show
"Cape Dunes" by Christine Bodnar


April 11 thorugh April 30

Awards Reception, Friday, April 20, 6:30 to 9:00 PM
Entertainment provided by the Driftway Jazz

Marshfield artist, Christine Bodnar, this year’s Best in Show Winner at the Scituate Arts Association's Juried Show has worked in all media but pastel painting is her medium of choice. She received her B.A at Central Michigan University in 1982 with a studio major in painting and subsequently attended the Massachusetts College of Art and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. Her artwork has been selected for exhibition in many national and international juried pastel exhibits, and she has received awards from numerous art associations and publications, including the International Association of Pastel Artists and Artists Magazine. In May 2011 she was awarded Master Circle status from the International Association of Pastel Societies.

Christine states that, “ My paintings are inspired by how light sets the drama of color, shadow, and the rhythm in a composition. I do most of my painting on the southern shores of Massachusetts, where every day you can find a new challenge with the constant change of chromatic schemes and seasonal personalities. My work is derived from observing my natural surroundings, interpretation is contemporary realism with an expressive style. Whether it is the glorious hues of an evening sky or the interesting play of water reflections, I react and respond with pastel as my voice.”

Of her winning piece, Cape Dunes, Bodnar says, “As a painter who likes to work from life as much as possible, I find myself traveling to new locales offering new surroundings. For this painting a trip to the cape, which is always encouraging and inspiring, put me at Sandy Neck Beach in Barnstable. A quick study, since it was a bit breezy, launched two other paintings, this being one of them. I was triggered immediately to capture the light on the dunes and the sloping of the landscape. Another trip back is due.” The show’s Jurors-Scott Ketchum, Jeanne MacFarland & Anthony Visco- were immediately drawn to this dramatic piece, citing the works “Immediacy. Beautifully abstracted. Incredible contrast of strong lights against darks. Simple yet great design.”

Christine’s work, along with almost 80 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 29th with an Awards Reception on Friday, April 20st 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.ring lyrics that these works inspire. Co me and take part in this rite of Spring.


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 5:00 PM Closed Mondays- Wednesday, Janurary, February and March


Bart Blumberg
Judi Getch Brodman
Maureen K. Brookfield
Candace Clark
Dick Copello
John Cornacchio
Janet Cornacchio
Nancy Coveney
Ray Des Roches
John Hietala Carol Holder
Mary LoPiccolo
William Mattern
Edward Mikenas
Paul Mogan
Ted Nystrom
Linda Pedersen
Dorothy Pentheny
Josephine Schneider
Kay Shaw
Charles W. Stockbridge
Carole Thurlow
Ken Vallario
Marie Wilkes
Leo Dwyer
Volunteers and Artisans
Leo Dwyer
Marian Ives


MAY May 2-May 27
“A Brush with Nature: Watercolor by Barry VanDusen”
First Friday Reception, Fri 5/4 6-8:30

JUNE May 29-June 24
“New Members I: David Macauley & Bart Blumberg,
Reception, Friday June 1, 6-8:30PM

June 10-June 25 Wet Paint Show”
Drop off Noon-1 Reception 2-4
People’s Choice Award 4:00

JULY June 26-July 15
“Judi & Josie: Floriday(ze)s”
Reception, Fridat July 6 6-8:30

AUGUST July 17-August 12
“Scelebrate Scituate” Heritage Days, Gallery Artists
Reception, Friday August 3, 6-8:30PM

AUGUST August 14- September 9
“New Members II: Jim Burke & Dorothy Pentheny
Reception, Friday September 7, 6-8:30PM

SEPTEMBER September 11-September 30
“Gallery Show” Gallery Artists

OCTOBER October 2-October 21
“Gallery Show”
Reception, Friday October 5, 6-8:30PM

NOVEMBER October 23-November 18
“Virginia Wilson”
Reception, Friday November 2, 6-8:30PM

DECEMBER November 20-December 30
“The Art of Giving”
Reception, Fri 12/7, 6-8:30PM

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Front Street Gallery

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