Jamaica Plain Arts Council- JP Open Studios

Jamaica Plain Arts Council- JP Open Studios

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LONG POSE FIGURE DRAWING GROUP, in Jamaica Plain. We are starting another session Oct. 29-Dec. 17 and looking for a few new members. We meet Tuesday nights from 7:00-10:00 in my studio. The model does a long pose so there is plenty of time to draw or paint. All levels and mediums welcome. $200. for 8 weeks to cover the model. DM me for more info. or contact me at [email protected] You can see the work of our group on the Instagram feed: raylandartstudio
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Hi Friends, I am looking for a table (small) and wall to showcase my art work for this years open studios. If anyone would like a share their space, it will be great. thank you all.
Studio Share - Small producer, craftsperson or artist wanted. Artist/craftsperson looking to share/sublet newly renovated studio space with small producer, craftsperson or artist. Located 20-30 min. south of downtown Boston. 2000 s/f total, 900-1000 s/f would be available to sublet June 1st. My use will be production studio with showroom/gallery space. Total build out costs to be determined but rent would be in the range of $8.50 – 9.50 s/f (.70-.80 s/f p/mo) plus electric, internet. Heat is included. I have signed a Letter of Intent with the owners. If interested call or text 617.504.3543 for more information.
Trying to find this potter. Can anyone help and tell me name and where they will be at JPOS. Thank you.
September 22-23 JPOS artists will ROCK the Sam Adams BREWERY site, #6, with another Main Event. Featured are: Atomic Earrings, Beadcraft Etc., Fire Garden Pottery, Cinderloop, Folk Couture/Taskwear, Rocks & Salt, Shepherd's Run Jewelry and Turtle Island Rd Ceramics. Also look for Erica Baptiste (Visual 2D Art), Kristine Church,(Encaustic), Elizabeth Hopkins, (Photography), Abby Neale (Printmaking), Jason Rimmer (Photography), Patricia Thaxton (Mixed Media) & Ryan Wall (photography) Don't miss the 25 hand painted chairs installation in honor of 25 years of JPOS--many artists interpretations. And pick up your fresh local/regional fruits & veggies that Saturday 10am-2pm at the Farmer's Market for on Germania St within the Brewery complex. Looking forward to meeting new and old friends.
LONG POSE FIGURE DRAWING GROUP, in Jamaica Plain. We are starting another session Sept.11 and looking for a few new members. We meet Tuesday nights from 7:00-10:00 in my studio. The model does a long pose so there is plenty of time to draw or paint. All levels and mediums welcome. $150. for 6 weeks or $25. drop in fee to cover the model. PM me for more info.or contact me at [email protected] You can see the work of our group on the Instagram feed: raylandartstudio
Anyone willing to share their space so that I can sell my Andy and Fifa (we name our product after our cat and dog) natural soaps? Please let me know. Thanks. Teresa.
Any JP artists interested in a group painting space for the month of August and or September? My idea is get at least 3-5 artists willing to commit to this space and paint every weekend together and show your work at the same time. Create energy around your work that you would never have before this. More exposure but be willing to let people watch you work on occasion. Please see the link below. I checked out the space. Right in Roslindale square. Farmers market on Saturday morning . Open til midnight for you to paint in the space. Not sure of light but great day.light . Need your own easel. I am interested but only if I can take breaks with other artists as if it were a class with no teacher. 😁
Hi neighbors, Just wanted to send a quick note to let you know I am having a Spring Open Studio! *tomorrow* from 11-6pm. I'll have lots of new ceramics and make sure to bring kids if ya got them and I'll set them up with some clay! I'm at 95 St Rose Street and more info is at bit.ly/springClaySale Hope to see you tomorrow! Best, Jeremy
Would you like to channel your creative spirit? Sign up for Robin Radin's Street Photography class beginning on Tuesday, May 8 Eliot School of Fine & Applied Arts.

The mission of the Jamaica Plain Arts Council, a 501(c)3 non-profit, is to support artists in the Jamaica Plain Communty through the JP Open Studios event, exhibitions, professional development and cultivating an audience.

The Jamaica Plain Arts Council (JPAC) was incorporated in 1984 as a non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization to create a multicultural arts center in the community of Jamaica Plain. The Jamaica Plain Multicultural Arts Center opened in 1987 and due to funding and business partnership challenges closed in the mid-1990’s. During the planning stages for the Arts Center, a group of artists in the Amory Street building set aside one weekend in the fall to invite the public into their studio spaces to see their work and tour their studios. The group coordinated with the Jamaica Plain Arts Council and in 1993, Jamaica Plain Open Studios became a community wide event coordinated through the Jamaica Plain Arts Council. When the Arts Center closed, the Jamaica Plain Arts Council remained to organize, oversee, and coordinate Jamaica Plain Open Studios. Jamaica Plain Open Studios (JPOS) has been an annual weekend-long celebration of the arts that provides an opportunity for Jamaica Plain artists to show and sell their work for the past seventeen years. Because of the growth and complexity of the event, and because a major source of financial support expired in 2005, a committee was convened to develop a strategic plan for JPOS that would clarify an overall vision of the JPOS event as well as address issues of governance, staffing, fundraising, and marketing. This committee transitioned, with the vote of the membership into the Jamaica Plain Arts Council (JPAC) Board of Directors in 2005 As one of the oldest Open Studios programs in New England, JPOS continues to expand and promote artists to new audiences every year. JPOS is a fun and unique way for the public to meet the artists, see where art work is created, explore the wealth of interesting neighborhoods in JP and purchase wonderful works of art. JPAC Board: Brian Bishop Gail Bos (Vice President) Anne Brown (Treasurer) Joy Cochran (co-President, Organization Chair) Thomas Durand (Juried Show Chair) Rob Festa Matt McKee (co-President) Kate Moss Shawn Provencher Robin Radin (Local Ad Sales Chair) Bill Shamlian

search #jamaicaplainarts to see some work of our local JP artists!

Mission: The mission of the Jamaica Plain Arts Council is to support artists in the Jamaica Plain community through the Open Studios event, exhibitions, professional development and cultivating an audience

Operating as usual

Jamaica Plain Open Studios is proud to support the Black Lives Matter movement. Through our BLM Voices Seen campaign we invited artist to submit pieces that represent, support and speak to Black Lives Matter. These pieces were presented over the past two months. Sharif Muhammad's image presented here is the last in our series, however, our commitment to supporting diversity and equality will continue. On this weekend, which would have been the 27th annual Jamaica Plain Open Studios, we hope you will remember to support local artists throughout the JP community - whether in person or online.

Image: “The Black Body” by Sharif Muhammad

Thank you to all the artists who took part in our BLM Voices Seen campaign. All submissions from BLM Voices Seen will be posted on our website in October.

#BlackLivesMatter #BLMVoicesSeen

~BLM Voices Seen~

“I Can’t Breathe,” “Let it Fly,” “Protect His Young Highness”
Digital Paintings Part 2

“My art lately has acted as an emotional outlet during these trying times. The flag is a symbol that continues to come up in my work. I’m a black man and I’ve been thinking a lot about the flag that I’ve been expected to salute and pledge allegiance to during my whole life. That flag has never meant liberty and justice for all. I’m supposed to show pride in my flag because it represents my home, but I cannot until I feel that my people matter under that flag. As it stands, the flag is an assault on black and brown bodies.” -Sharif Muhammad

#BLM #BlackLivesMatter #BLMVoicesSeen

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“Black Liberty,” “We Are Kings,” “George”
Digital Paintings

“My art lately has acted as an emotional outlet during these trying times. The flag is a symbol that continues to come up in my work. I’m a black man and I’ve been thinking a lot about the flag that I’ve been expected to salute and pledge allegiance to during my whole life. That flag has never meant liberty and justice for all. I’m supposed to show pride in my flag because it represents my home, but I cannot until I feel that my people matter under that flag. As it stands, the flag is an assault on black and brown bodies.” -Sharif Muhammad

#BLM #BlackLivesMatter #BLMVoicesSeen

~BLM Voices Seen~

“I’m an activist-artist based throughout Los Angeles, so as you can imagine, times have been tough for me. But that toughness is nothing compared to what I've seen of video after video, article after article, song after song about the terrible conditions Black people have found themselves in due to the actions of police officers who claim that their job is to ‘protect.’ I hope my art can be a worthy addition to the many brilliant pieces being made in support of Black Lives Matter, a movement EVERYBODY should be a part of.” -Jared Schwartz

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"They try to burn us yet the Water is our Mother"
Acrylic on canvas 12x24

“This work is meant to remind Black people that though we suffer now, our souls our essence, our humanity are unbreakable. We are one with the universe, the Water is our Mother.” -Taffie Lucia Gwitimah

#BLM #BlackLivesMatter #RaiseYourVoice #BLMVoicesSeen

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“Silent Gesture”
Wax, 2020

Inspired by the “Human Right Salute” by the Athletes Tommie Smith and John Carlos during the Olympics games in 1968.

Artist: Silvina Mizrahi

"Race and racism is a reality that so many of us grow up learning to just deal with. It is up to all of us -Black, White, everyone- no matter how well-meaning we think we might be, to do the honest, uncomfortable work of rooting it out” -Michelle Obama

#BLM #BlackLivesMatter #BLMVoicesSeen

~BLM Voices Seen~

“The Stars Falling Off”
Acrylic on canvas 16" x 20"

“I watched our flag reshaped by wind and was humbled. The length and width of the stripes shifting , accompanied by the repositioning of stars... the fluidity, the freedom with which familar symbols  merged, then disappeared... thick stripes transformed into fine squiggly lines and some times appearing as dots and dashes. I think It was then I saw the perfect metephor, the best description of what it was/is to be Black, Brown, Red, Yellow in America.

We are forever engaged in the struggle to assert our presence/our story
in a country that seems committed to dismissing, if not eradicating, our presence on this planet. We know our lives matter despite all efforts to erase our presence.  Our love is so deep and profound, we will cling to the flag and assert who we are and what we gave and continue to give here now and forever.” -Janet Cormier

“Slipping/Holding On”
Acrylic on canvas 18” x 20”

“Black Lives Matter. Our belief in the American Dream has worn thin, but we continue to march and assert  our right to be here.” -Janet Cormier 

#BLMVoicesSeen #BlackLivesMatter #RaiseYourVoice

~BLM Voices Seen~

"Memorial Day", acrylic on canvas, 2020.

“I'm an abstract painter who ordinarily doesn't work with a social theme as a framework for my art.

However, given our current times and the awakening of people to the plight of African Americans within our society, I've been exploring themes of loss and redemption. We're all impacted by the implications of George Floyd's death and the many others brutalized by mindless forces of society.

My painting was influenced by Picasso's ‘Weeping Woman’ - a painting completed during the period of ‘Guernica,’ his anti-Fascist masterwork. This abstract work is suggestive of a female figure, responding to the death of George Floyd, murdered on Memorial Day.” -Diane Novetsky

#BLM #BlackLivesMatter #RaiseYourVoice

~BLM Voices Seen~

“‘Middle Passage’ (charcoal pencil and sumi ink wash on paper) expresses the experience of an enslaved African woman (one of more than 60 million Africans, according to the acclaimed novelist, Toni Morrison) en route to the Americas in the Atlantic slave trade during the 16th – 19th centuries. Lost to her homeland, lost to her freedom, identity and self -- but ultimately found?” -Sandra Clyne

#BLM #BlackLivesMatter #BLMVoicesSeen

~BLM Voices Seen~

“I want to highlight two quotes that were as important and impactful in history as they are today:

‘If you're not careful the papers will have you hating the people who are being opressed, and loving the people who are doing the oppressing.’ -Malcolm X

‘Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the one's we've been waiting for. We are the change we seek.’ -Barack Obama

The first photo took place on Centre Street while the entire street was down on one knee. The second is an aerial view of the march afterwards. ” -Julio Aguilar

#BLM #BlackLivesMatter #BLMVoicesSeen

~BLM Voices Seen~

“These designs were created in response to the current racial uprising and social justice movement. Each element of the designs, from the masks and shirts, the hair, the names, and the yellow circle hold weight and are there to draw the viewer's attention to different facets of the Black struggle and movement for equity. For example, the names of people murdered at the hands of police and/or in a hate crime can be found in the hair of the masked women. ‘Blacktivated’ is a term that I (as far as I know) have coined to describe the feeling I have been experiencing as people rise up in the name of social equity.” -Desiree Okoh

#BLM #BlackLivesMatter #BLMVoicesSeen

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“This is a poster design that I made and posted around the city. As an educator with the Eliot School of Applied Arts' community partnership program, I designed this for my virtual and nonvirtual classrooms. It holds me accountable to sticking with antiracist work in teaching and in citizenship. If people want, they can do one hour of antiracist activism and download it!”

-Abigail Neale

#BLM #BlackLivesMatter #BLMVoicesSeen

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‘Algia Benjamin, Spare Change News Vendor’

“I met Algia, who has been with Spare Change News since 1992 at Porter Square. I would see him each time I had to go to work at Sign of the Dove Gallery, a cooperative where I am a member, always playing jazz while selling his paper. I was struck by his gentle, and kind personality. He is a beautiful man, large in stature, but soft spoken and courteous. A Zen like spirit, I found him very moving. I invited him to model for my portrait class at my studio. The attached image is my sculpture of him. You can read more about him here: http://sparechangenews.net/2011/12/algia-benjamin-spare-change-news-vendor/

Not unlike many people, I have had to face unemployment due to this pandemic myself, but he on the other hand has had to deal with much more. I have not seen him since the start of COVID-19. I have often worried about him, hoping he is okay.” -Sholeh Regna

#BlackLivesMatter #BLM #BLMVoicesSeen

~BLM Voices Seen~

“My photography is a celebration of the people who reside within Jamaica Plain. With each new portrait I make, it is my hope that I find a deeper and more meaningful understanding and appreciation for the diversity of people, cultures, and ideas that grace our community. In sharing my work with others I seek to expand my audience's awareness for the complex, layered, and rich amalgam of the people and places of Jamaica Plain.” -Robin Radin

#BlackLivesMatter #BLM #BLMVoicesSeen

JPOS (Jamaica Plain Open Studios) is proud to support the Black Lives Matter movement. Inspired by the momentum and opportunity for change of the Black Lives Matter movement, the JPOS board has selected four JP local organizations that support BIPOC as recipients for donations; Hyde Square Task Force, Tony Williams Dance Center, Teen Bridge c/o Eliot School and Urbano Project. These organizations work to assist young people who are pursuing artistic paths. It is our hope that these donations can provide a positive impact to the organizations’ programming efforts to support upcoming generations, build artistic skills and foster love for the arts.

We are also launching our BLM Voices Seen campaign. We asked artist to submit pieces that represent, support and speak to Black Lives Matter. We are happy to be able to present these works to you over the next few weeks on our Facebook and Instagram pages!

(Image credit: The Black Body-Digital Painting-Sharif Muhammad. Cropped image-the full piece will be featured in a future post)

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BLM CALL FOR ART EXTENDED

BLM CALL FOR ART EXTENDED

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[07/01/20]   REMINDER: JP Call To Artists

JPAC remains committed to assuring JPOS is reflective of our entire artist community and the JP community at large. We support Black Lives Matter and justice for all.

As a visual arts organization, we want to help make your voices heard (seen) through art. We are offering artists a chance to submit pieces that represent and support BLM, oppose racial injustice in all forms, and support equality for all. We will highlight selected work along with the artist’s short statement either daily or weekly depending on the number of submissions we receive.

And JPAC has committed to donate to organizations that support people of color including JP local groups: Hyde Square Task Force, Teen Bridge at Eliot School, and Urbano. We will also be making a donation to The Massachusetts Bail Fund on behalf of all artists who participate.

WE ARE HOPING YOU WILL WANT TO BE A PART OF THIS!
If you have relevant art you would like to be considered please send your image along with a brief statement (3-5 sentences) to [email protected] with the heading "JPAC BLM Justice for All".

This campaign will run across all of our social media sites.

Feel free to let us know if you have any questions.

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JPAC Call For ART!

JPAC Call For ART!

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[06/25/20]   Jamaica Plain Open Studios 2020 is canceled due to PUBLIC SAFETY concerns during this continuing Covid-19 pandemic. We will continue to meet virtually and discuss possiblities to safely share the creativity, vibrancy and artistry in our community. We celebrate the strength and scope of this creative energy. It is what inspires and fuels us to make Jamaica Plain Open Studios the annual celebration of art for the past 27 years.

The Jamaica Plain Arts Council looks forward to JP Open Studios 2021: September 25th-26th, 2021

If you have ideas for alternatives to our traditional open studios event, please email [email protected]. Please provide as many details as possible.

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JPAC Call For ART!

JPAC Call For ART!

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Register for Sharing & Selling Your Art during Social Distancing FREE Webinars

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A message from JP Arts Council

A message from JP Arts Council

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JPOS 2020: Announcement for Artists

Artist Announcement JPOS 2020

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JPOS 2020: Announcement for Artists

Artist Announcement JPOS 2020

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TONIGHT! Small Works 2020!

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