on April 1, 2013

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Our April exhibition featured works of five women, award-winning, acclaimed artists who work in pastel medium: Christine Bodnar, Ann M. Murphy and Donna Rossetti-Bailey of Marshfield, Eileen Casey of Sandwich, and Kim Morin Weineck of Attleboro. The exhibit was on display April 1-30, 2013. This was the very first time in all the 11 years that South Street Gallery featured only pastel artwork.

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Christine moved to New England from Michigan after earning a degree in the fine arts from Central Michigan University in 1982. She continued her studies in painting at two local art schools, Massachusetts College of Art and Design as well as the School of the Museum of Fine Arts. Her paintings are inspired by how light sets the drama of color, shadow and the rhythm in a composition. She does most of her painting on the southern shores of Massachusetts , where everyday you can find a new challenge with the constant change of chromatic schemes and seasonal personalities, the mood they set are evident in her work. Her work is by conveyed by observing her natural surroundings with a contemporary and expressive interpretation. She is a painter who has worked in other media but has embraced soft pastels for their intensity and immediacy to design her landscapes. Whether it is the glorious hues of an evening sky or the interesting play of water reflections, she reacts and responds with pastel as her voice. She is a signature member of the Connecticut Pastel Society and the Pastel Painters of Maine. She has earned Master Circle membership from the International Association of Pastel Societies which she received during the IAPS convention in New Mexico in June, 2011. She also has memberships with Pastel Painter Society of Cape Cod. She currently gives workshops at the Plymouth.

"Aqua Sailor", 16"x12"


"Daybreak at Mary's", 14"x11"


"On Monhegan", 12"x9"


"Chasing Light", 12"x12"


"Mary's Morning", 12"x12"


"River Bend", 12"x12"


"Last Light", 15"x17"


"Paddle I.", 10"x10"


"Paddle II.", 10"x10"



"Awaiting Tide", 12"x15"




Eileen Casey has been creating art since she was a child. She has a Bachelor's in Art from Emmanuel College , where she concentrated on pencil drawing and printmaking of plants, flowers and organic materials. She produced prints until she began teaching Elementary Art in Scituate , MA . Following a move to California , Eileen relocated to Cape Cod , where she currently resides and holds a position as Director of a School Age Child Care Program. She began pastel painting five years ago and is now a Signature Member of the Pastel Society of America, the Pastel Painters Society of Cape Cod, the Pastel Painters Society of Maine, as well as PPSCC Recording Secretary. She enjoys painting from nature, especially nests, trees and landscapes, as well as experimenting with pastels, printmaking, and encaustics. Artist Memberships include the Cape Cod & Islands Art Educators Association, the Cape Cod Art Association, the Cape Cod Museum of Art, the Cultural Center of Cape Cod, the North River Arts Society, the Pastel Painters Society of Cape Cod, and the Connecticut Pastel Society. She will receive the International Association of Pastel Societies Master Circle Award in 2013.

"Apples and Ironstone", 12"x12"


"Reflections on Lily Pond", 18"x18"


"Sill Life", 11"x11", SOLD


"Autumn Nest", 13"x13"


"Back to the Nest", 13"x13"


"Celebrating the Equinox", 9"x9"


"Nested Interest", 10"x10"


"Out on the Ledge Again", 10"x10"


"Return to the Nest", 11"x11"



"Sparkler", 10"x10"




“My paintings are impressions of found and imagined landscapes. I hope to share the magic sense of place in some of my favorite locations, while leaving something unsaid for the viewer's imagination.” Ann Marguerite Murphy grew up in Lexington , Massachusetts and York Harbor , Maine , attended schools in Lexington , graduated from Lasell College , and has studied with nationally recognized artists and prominent New England artists. Her love of the ocean began as a young child when her summers were spent at her grandparents' cottage in Scarborough , Maine . She and her husband live on the southern coast of Massachusetts. The artist paints in pastel, oil, and watercolor, ranging from representational landscape and seascape to a semi-abstract series of shorebirds and sealife. The sensitive and ethereal quality of these paintings gives her work distinction.

"Harvest Moon", 26"x27"


"Higher Ground", 30"x39"


"October Glow", 22"x22"


"June Mist", 35"x28"


"Green Melody", 11"x31", SOLD


"Field in Spring", 22"x15" SOLD



Pastel landscape artist, Donna Rossetti-Bailey, has been teaching for 38 years. She graduated from Boston University 's School of Fine Arts in 1974 and taught an award winning art program in the Rockland Public Schools for twenty-three years. Donna teaches pastel and drawing classes in the Marshfield , MA area, south of Boston , where she resides. She also instructs workshops at the national, regional and local levels. She has won numerous national awards for her soft pastel paintings and holds memberships in several local and national art associations, including signature membership in the Connecticut Pastel Society, Pastel Society of Cape Cod, Pastel Painters of Maine, American Artists Professional League, Academic Artists of America and is a Juried Associate in the Pastel Society of America. Donna is a member of several committees including the Arts Committee at North River Arts Society; Signature Jury Committee of Pastel Painters Society of Cape Cod; Painting New England in Pastel Committee of Pastel Painters Society of Cape Cod and she is also the Coordinator of Awards of “For Pastels Only on Cape Cod ". Donnas' pastel paintings are featured in the Kennedy Publications Best of America Pastel II . She is represented by Lorica Artworks in Andover, MA.

"Heading In", 9"x9"


"Foggy Cedars", 7"x15"


"Looking East", 12"x12"


"Lavender Sky I., 6"x6"


"Marsh Ribbon", 7"x18"


"Lavender Sky II.", 6"x6"


"Last Light at Chandlers Bog", 10"x12"


"South River View", 10"x19"


"Summer Falls", 9"x12"



"World's End Trees", 13"x10"


"Morning Light", 15"x15"




Kim Morin Weineck is a pastel and oil painter who concentrates on the beauty of interpretive landscapes. She is a juried member of the Pastel Society of America (PSA), Signature Member of the Pastel Painters Society of Cape Cod (PPSCC), Artist member of the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod (AFCC), Foxboro Art Association (FAA), and the Marion Art Center (MAC) and Founder and Instructor of the Neponset Valley Artists (NVA). Kim holds a BFA in Fine Art, 2D from Massachusetts College of Art and Design where she graduated with distinction and found her artist-voice studying in Pont-Aven , Brittany , France . Kim has served as Gallery Director at Gallery9, Norwood , MA .
A mother to two young daughters, Kim describes herself as a happy wife struggling to juggle it all, which includes teaching and painting but also making homemade jam for fresh scones in the morning.

"Late Summer Color", 9"x12"


"Marsh Greens", 9"x12"


"Pink Marsh Sky", 9"x12"


"Speckled Beach Sand", 9"x12"


"Sunlit Path", 14"x11"


"Warm Clouds", 6"x6" SOLD


"Cloud Strata", 6"x6"


"Last Light on the Sand", 6"x6"


"Morning Light", 6"x6"


"Red Summer Sky", 6"x6"


"Pink Marsh Morning", 6"x6"


"Purple in the Marsh", 6"x6"