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149 South Street, Hingham, MA
 
149 South Street, Hingham, MA 02043


UPCOMING EVENT

The month of December will feature paintings by Lisa Daria Kennedy,
who is one of the Twelve Gallery Artists.
On Saturday, December 2nd, from 1 to 3pm,
Lisa will talk about her daily painting project and will perform a painting demonstration.
Stop by!

FINE ART APPRAISALS

Arthur T. Garrity of Hingham, a professional auctioneer and fine art appraiser, offers verbal appraisals at our Gallery. Etchings, prints or original oil or watercolor paintings may be submitted for review for a small fee: $15 per one appraisal, $25 for two appraisals, $33 for three appraisals. The proceeds are donated to local non-profit organizations. Hours for these appraisals are from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM, usually every other month on a Saturday. There is a limit of three items per person per visit. We try to make appointments for people in order to avoid long wait.
The next Art Appraisal Day will probably be in winter of 2018. Check back with us!

 

PORTRAIT & FIGURE SKETCHING FROM LIFE
"YOU CAN BE THE ARTIST'S MODEL!"

Series of live painting sessions with local artists which involve portrait and figure sketching for public take place approximately every other month, always on a Saturday from 11am to 2pm. Visitors are encouraged to chat with the artists, view the exhibited work, and pose for a quick sketch or painting, with an option, but no obligation, to purchase the result. The cost of the work starts at $100. Sketches are done in pencil, watercolor or oil paint. 

 

Painters Who Love to Paint, “PAINT THE SQUARE" !

New England artists participate in “Paint the Square” in Hingham, a two-day "plein-air" painting experience. Each artist paints impressions of the Hingham Square, and  can paint up to two pieces that are auctioned at a silent auction held on a Saturday evening at our Gallery.

"Paint the Square 2012" was a great success. 28 artists produced 46 paintings and 20 of them sold. Please, click here to see the artists "in action".

 

SMALL PAINTING SHOW

Over 30 regional painters participate in our popular “Small Painting Show", always around Christmas time. Each invited artist submits up to two small paintings of local scenes, landscapes and still-lives no larger than11 inches by 14 inches. There is always up to 100 to choose from. Our goal is to offer "affordable" gifts for the holidays.

 

LECTURE SERIES for art investors/collectors

Beginning and seasoned art collectors / investors are invited to the series of yearlong lectures. Our first lecture "The Beginning Collector / Collection Development" was held on Saturday, November 22, 2003. We talked about how to identify and choose what makes a good investment, what types of artwork are increasing in value, and how to successfully develop an art collection based on individuals taste or theme. This lecture was conducted at our Gallery by Hingham resident Arthur T. Garrity Jr., a professional auctioneer and fine art appraiser, know nationally for his historical art expertise and appraisal work.
The second lecture "Painting Restoration and Conservation" was led by Jim Roszel, Conservator at The Oil Painting Conservation Studio, and was held on Saturday, January 10, 2004. He explained the process of caring for art, and how to both preserve and restore oil paintings, including some do's and don'ts (don't leave artwork over heaters or in direct sunlight), as well as some tips on advanced art care and restoration (what to do with artwork where paint has flaked off or the painting has been stored in the attic).
The third lecture "What Makes a Good Painting" was held on Saturday, June 26, 2004, and was led by renowned artist Charles Movalli of Gloucester. He tied the techniques to the famous group of painters known as the “Old Cape Ann School ”, including Aldro Hibbard, Lester Stevens, Carl Peters and Emile Gruppe. Movalli used simple charcoal drawing to enhance his “chalk talk” format for showing visitors how they can incorporate the methods into their own work.
Proceeds from the lecture will be donated to the Hingham Cultural Council, an organization responsible for offering grants to artists and art organizations. The Hingham Cultural Council ( www.mass-culture.org ) supports arts and artists in the community. There is no fee to attend these lectures, but individuals are urged to consider bringing a donation of at least $10 to support the work of the Hingham Cultural Council.

 

 

We are also interested in hearing from you concerning activities that the Gallery might become engaged. In an effort to keep fine art in the front of the public's eye, new ideas and approaches are helpful.