Selected for “Secret Garden” at Nave Gallery in Somerville, Mass. May 4 -June 17. The Singing Tree 14, version 2, oil, wax, graphite on panel, 40 x 49 inches

The Singing Tree 14, version 2, oil, wax, graphite on panel, 40 x 49 inches

This large piece on panel has been selected for “Secret Gardens”, from 490 submissions from 190 artists. The exhibition at Nave Gallery in Somerville, Mass., will run from May 4 through June 17, 2018. An Artists’ Reception Garden Party is scheduled for Saturday, March 19; 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm.

Here’s what Curator Tori Costa says about the theme in the Call for Entry:
“Secret Gardens seeks to revel in the beauty and wonder of botany, but also explore how botanical imagery can symbolize ideas, attributes, morality lessons and more. We think of sexuality, fertility and feminine power when looking at O’Keefe’s flower paintings; conversely, of death, vice and virtue in Bosch’s The Garden of Earthly Delights. In literature, the garden motif is often used. Gardens are places representing wonder and innocence (Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland) that can quickly turn to a place of sorrow with a single misstep (Garden of Eden). They are places where secrets are buried and forbidden romantic liaisons take place. They are sources of nourishment—both literal and figurative—where life can end and, yet, rejuvenation begins (The Secret Garden).”

It would be wonderful to see you there!

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