Art Dash: one night of original art
December 14, 2019 from 6-9pm
at Beacon Gallery
524B Harrison, Avenue
Boston MA 02118
Preview: Saturday, December 14, 12-6pm
Event: Saturday, December 14, 6-9pm
Beacon Gallery is producing a one-night-only event to directly provide support to visual artists from sales of their work. On Saturday, December 14, 6-9pm, with a preview from 12-6pm, Gallery Owner and Director, Christine O’Donnell, is hosting a juried exhibition of small works entitled Art Dash. All works in this exhibition are priced at $100 and exhibiting artists will receive 100% of the proceeds from their sales. This is a true pop-up event from with a preview during the day so gallery visitors can plan their purchases. Patrons will take work off the walls as sales are made and their newly purchased art can go home with them that night.
Beacon Gallery is proud to be exhibiting work by emerging, mid-career, and established New England based artists Ibrahim Ali-Salaam, Tamara Amoroso, Lorrie Berry, Jamie Cascio, Haley Cloonan-Lisi, Jamison Cloud, Linda Cuccurullo, Malcolm Davis, Susan Emmerson, Jamaal Eversley, Hilary Hanson Bruel, Anita Helen Cohen, Daniel Jay, Aja Johnson, Linda Khachadurian, Sara Li, Joni Lohr, Sherwin Long, Ocllo Mason, Pat Mattina, Elaine McMichael, Cristina Nelson, Anne Piessens, Ponnapa Prakkamakul, Shantel Rich, Nancy Rich, Sharon Schindler, Adrienne Shishko, Niamh Ultaigh, Sarah Valente, James Varnum, Sharon Whitham.
The exhibition was juried by Christine O’Donnell along with Dina Deitsch, Director and Chief Curator, Tufts University Art Galleries and Jessica Burko, Program Manager and Curator, Photographic Resource Center Boston.
Sponsors for Art Dash include Mystic Brewery, Lucas Bols, and The Aquitaine Group. Art Dash is guaranteed to be an event to remember!
Jessica Burko, Artist, Independent Curator, Arts Marketer
Dina Deitsch, Director and Chief Curator, Tufts University Art Galleries
Christine O’Donnell, Owner and Director, Beacon Gallery
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About the jurors:
Jessica Burko has been an exhibiting artist since 1985 and works with photography, encaustic, and found objects from her studio in Boston's SoWa arts district. In 2007 Burko founded the Boston Handmade artist collective and directed the organization until 2014. She also works as an independent curator with more than thirty exhibitions produced since 2000 including STITCH in 2018 at the New Art Center in Newton. Burko was the Carole Calo Gallery Director at Stonehill College from 2000-06 where she spearheaded a visiting artist lecture series and outdoor sculpture program. In addition to these endeavors, she supports artists in achieving their creative and professional goals through Arts Marketing lectures, workshops, and partnerships with organizations such as the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and Mass MoCA’s Assets for Artists program. Jessica Burko holds a BFA in Fine Art Photography from Rhode Island School of Design, and an MFA in Imaging Arts and Science from Rochester Institute of Technology.
Dina Deitsch, director and chief curator of Tufts University art galleries. In 2017 Tufts University named curator Dina Deitsch as its new director and chief curator of the Tufts University Art Galleries. Deitsch joined Tufts from the Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts at Harvard University, and she is a former faculty member of the SMFA at Tufts in the MFA graduate program, and at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design, and until 2015 Deitsch worked as curator of contemporary art at deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum in Lincoln, Massachusetts. Deitsch received a Master of Arts in art history from Williams College, and undertook graduate work at the Institute of Fine Arts at New York University. Her writing has been featured in Phaidon Press's "Vitamin Ph: New Perspectives in Photography," "Art Papers," "C Magazine," MIT's "Thresholds," and "Art Journal Online," among others. Deitsch has also held curatorial positions at the Williams College Museum of Art and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
Christine O’Donnell, the Owner and Gallery Manager of Beacon Gallery, opened Beacon Gallery in Boston, Massachusetts after over a decade spent living and working in Paris, Hong Kong, and Singapore. While living abroad, Christine honed her eye for art in museums and galleries and also befriended local artists. Christine has a master’s degree from Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts and a bachelor’s degree from College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts. Christine and her team bring a fresh perspective and enthusiasm for the arts to the Greater Boston Area and beyond.
About Beacon Gallery:
Beacon Gallery is located on Harrison Ave in the SoWa area of Boston’s South End. The gallery offers original art from both the Boston area as well as around the globe. Representing local artists as well as showing European and Asian artists, Beacon Gallery connects emerging and mid-career artists with new and established collectors and institutions from around the world.