Our upcoming Mixed Messages Show

We are so excited about our summertime Mixed Messages show, featuring the crowd-sourced Tiny Pricks Project.

With a shout-out in the January-February 2020 Art New England, it’s starting to feel real!

This show, one of our most sensitive and ambitious yet, will be tackling the subject of rape and sexual assault & violence. As such, we have been consulting with the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center on the topic and how to approach it in an appropriate way. This show can and won’t be an “end all and be all” in the conversation around such a huge topic – but we hope to contribute to the ongoing discussion of sexual violence and hopefully bring some new and local voices into the conversation.

The show will feature multiple different artists and disciplines.

As mentioned above, the Tiny Pricks Project, which has spread around the globe, will be shown as part of Mixed Messages, but we will be curating pieces that fit our theme. This means selecting specific quotes by President Trump that are demeaning to women. Please note that as this is a crowdsourced project, Beacon Gallery will be accepting submissions to the Tiny Pricks Project starting May 1st.*

In addition, the show will feature the “dresses in water” series by Jean Sbarra Jones, and a series of works on sexual harassment by Ibrahim Ali-Salaam.

We are excited (and honestly, a bit apprehensive!) about this upcoming show and the chance to explore a difficult topic through art!

*NB Pieces submitted to the gallery after June 1 may not be catalogued in time to be displayed as part of the show. Work not appropriate for Mixed Messages will also become part of the general Tiny Pricks Project of record for future display. See https://www.tinypricksproject.com for more info.

Artists Selected for Beacon Gallery's 2020 International Juried Show

We are delighted to share the list of artists who will be showing as part of Beacon Gallery’s upcoming juried show, Totems. These artists were chosen by the jury from a roster of approximately 250 artists who submitted almost 900 pieces of artwork. The work submitted was very strong, and choosing the work this year was very difficult. Many worthy pieces were not able to be included.

Neville Barbour (Silver Spring, MD)
Jill Bell (Brooklyn, NY)
Douglas Bentham (Saskatoon, Canada) 
Undine Brod (Rhinebeck, NY)
Julie Cavaz (Sonoma, CA) 
Sammy Chong (West Roxbury, MA)
April Claggett (Dublin, NH) 
Harriett Cortez (New Orleans, LA)
Jim Creighton (Brunswick, ME)
Julia Csekö (Somerville, MA)
Mark Del Guidice (Concord, MA)
Sarah DePetris (Dallas, TX) 
Sean Dunstan-Halliday (Brookline, MA)
James Dye (Worcester, MA) 
Auguste Elder (New York, NY)
Susan Greer Emmerson (Dorchester, MA) 
Leo Franco (Denver, CO) 
Herbert Friedson (Lawrence, KS) 
Nic Galloro (Havre de Grace, MD) 
Ronald Gonzalez (Johnson City, NY) 
Emma Hadzi Antich (Austin, TX) 
Helen Hierta (Greenbush, MI) 
Sarah J. Hull (Washington DC) 
Shana Kohnstamm (Bethesda, MD) 
Yael Kupiec-Dar (Sudbury, MA) 
Michael McLaughlin (Peabody, MA)
Ponnapa Prakkamakul (Cambridge, MA)
Brian Reeves (South Portland, ME) 
Kristina Rismondo (Zagreb, Croatia) 
Jiela Rufeh (Encinitas, CA) 
Erika Schwarz (Watertown, MA) 
Benjamin Sears (Granby, MA) 
Nicci Sevier-Vuyk (Katy, TX) 
Adrienne Shishko (Brookline, MA) 
Michael Spillers (Kansas City, MO) 
Fleur Thesmar (Belmont, MA) 
Rebecca McGee Tuck (Natick, MA)
Erin Zerbe (Marietta, OH) 

Those in the art world: Can you comment with any art shippers you could recommend? Some of the artists listed here will be sending their work from afar and don’t have a lot of experience doing so!

Beacon Gallery and its artists in the media

Beacon Gallery’s Caron Tabb was honored with the nod to make the Boston Museum of Fine Art’s menorah for this year’s Hannukah celebration. Hyperallergic wrote a fabulous article on the event, and on Tabb’s piece.

Check it out here!

Beacon Gallery’s Art Dash also got a mention in Wicked Local’s Newton Tab!

For a full listing of Beacon Gallery’s media mentions, head over to our Press Release and Media page!

Raquel Fornasaro @ Aqua Art Miami

Raquel Fornasaro is currently showing in a solo exhibition at Aqua Art Miami in room 218. Enjoy some photos of the space!

The works have been extremely well-received and we are all delighted to be here!

Palm Tree Reflection into Beacon Gallery’s Space
Aqua Room 218, Art Week 2019
Trophy Hunting, Brumadinho and Sampa by Raquel Fornasaro
Turtles, April, Off My Lawn and Gentoo by Raquel Fornasaro
Checking out the 3D Photomanipulation by Raquel Fornasaro, “The Things We Miss”

Beacon Gallery in Art New England

We were delighted that Art New England remembered last spring’s Photographing The Female exhibition and included us in their “Art New England Photography Index”!

It was fun to try to come up with facts to amaze and amuse – and we loved the one that they chose! Read the article and enjoy!

As always, we maintain an archive of all our mentions in the press as well as all our press releases on our website. Just head over to “Press and Media Info” on beacongallery.com for more!

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“Number of artists featured in Beacon Gallery’s 2019 exhibition Photographing the Female: 22”

Emily Bass, Art New England Magazine