Tuesday, June 30, 2015

A Great Success: 'North Greets South Paint-Out'!

Watercolor sketch by Jody Regan
At the invitation of The Board of Trustees of the North Shore Arts Association, artists from communities south of Boston mixed and mingled with NSAA members in a full day of plein air painting in Gloucester, on Tuesday, June 23rd.
Seventy artists, many of whom are nationally and internationally  known, painted en plein air at six private property locations on Rocky Neck, opened only to them for this special event, and at the harbor side grounds of the historic North Shore Arts Association overlooking East Gloucester's sparkling Smith Cove.
In spite of brief mid day showers, it was a fun-filled day for all. The visiting artists were captivated by the beauty of Gloucester harbor, it's coves and street scenes. A special thank you goes out to the private property owners who graciously invited our artists to paint from sites with  access to some of the most beautiful views of our historic, coastal city. The artists were all smiles, enjoying the North Shore Arts Association's hospitality and the opportunity to form new and lasting relationships that will enhance the already formidable reputation of the eastern Massachusetts art community and add to our region's creative economy.
By all accounts the North Greets South Paint-Out was a great success and one that we hope will become a yearly event!
Paint Out Coordinators Nancy Colella and Judythe Evans Meagher
With special thanks to the originators and coordinators of this enormously successful event: artist Judythe Evans Meagher, coordinator for the North Shore; jemeagher@comcast.net, and artist Nancy Colella, coordinator for the South Shore; saltydogstudio@comcast.net. Paint On!


  1. What a fabulous day. Thank you for the great energy and hospitality.

    1. Thanks for participating in our first North South Paint Out and for the use of your terrific watercolor of NSAA's old red barn. You captured the spirit of the day!


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