Diane Charyk Norris: Blog https://www.charyknorris.net/blog en-us (C) Diane Charyk Norris (Diane Charyk Norris) Sun, 18 Feb 2024 21:42:00 GMT Sun, 18 Feb 2024 21:42:00 GMT https://www.charyknorris.net/img/s/v-12/u113559723-o788511842-50.jpg Diane Charyk Norris: Blog https://www.charyknorris.net/blog 120 120 Members Juried 2, Feb 22 - March 22, 2024 https://www.charyknorris.net/blog/2024/2/members-juried-2-feb-22---march-22-2024 Emerge & Submerge, 2023, watercolor monotype, 18" x 21".<em>Emerge &amp; Submerge 1.</em> 2023. watercolor monotype. 11&quot; x 14&quot;. Members Juried 2
Concord Art

Feb 22 - March 22, 2024

Curated by Candice Smith Corby

Reception: Thurs Feb 22, 5:30 pm

Concord Art
37 Lexington Rd
Concord, MA


(Diane Charyk Norris) https://www.charyknorris.net/blog/2024/2/members-juried-2-feb-22---march-22-2024 Sun, 18 Feb 2024 21:41:14 GMT
Watercolors in 'Translucent/Opaque' at Shaira Ali Gallery Thru March 27, 2024 https://www.charyknorris.net/blog/2024/2/watercolors-in-translucent/opaque-at-shaira-ali-gallery-thru-march-27-2024 Lotus Interlude. 2020. watercolor. 11" x 17" in 18 1/2" x 24" custom archival frame.

Circumnavigating. 2018. watercolor on yupo. 19 1/2" x 26". Salt Water Farm. 2018. watercolor monotype. 16" x 20".

I am pleased to have 3 watercolors in 'Translucent/Opaque'.  Curated by Marjorie Glick and Vicki Paret, the show features watercolor and gouaches by contemporary artists in the Greater Boston area.

Feb 1 - March 27, 2024
Hours: Mon-Fri, 9 am - 5 pm 

Reception: Thurs Feb 15, 6-7:30 pm
Curators Workshop: March 2, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Tour/talk with 9 participating artists:  March 21, 6:30-8 pm

Shaira Ali Gallery @ ACARTS
20 Academy St, Arlington, MA

see ACARTS.org

(Diane Charyk Norris) https://www.charyknorris.net/blog/2024/2/watercolors-in-translucent/opaque-at-shaira-ali-gallery-thru-march-27-2024 Sun, 11 Feb 2024 22:39:10 GMT
Kendall Square Installation https://www.charyknorris.net/blog/2023/9/artwork-installed-in-kendall-square I am very pleased to have 6 works installed at 255 Main Street in Kendall Square up through September 2024.  Thank you to Boston Properties and Cambridge Arts Creative Marketplace for this opportunity.  The office lobby space is close to Kendall/MIT T stop and Boston Marriott Cambridge.

(Diane Charyk Norris) https://www.charyknorris.net/blog/2023/9/artwork-installed-in-kendall-square Mon, 04 Sep 2023 17:42:52 GMT
SOS 2023 & First Look Show https://www.charyknorris.net/blog/2023/4/first-look-show-sos-2023 Join me for Somerville Open Studios 2023 at 11 Miller Street Studios, Studio 301.

Sat May 5 & Sun May 6, 12-6, 11 Miller Street, Somerville, MA 02143 (near Porter Square, Cambridge).  I will be featuring new paintings on ocean tidal waters and salt marshes. 

See https://www.somervilleopenstudios.org/

We will have 28 artists on 3 floors open, to preview work, click "Artists" and search "11 Miller Street Studios"

I also have a watercolor in the First Look Show at Somerville Museum,

April 21 - May 13, Thurs 2-7, Fri 2-5, Sat 12-5 and 12-6 during SOS.

1 Westwood Road, Somerville 02143




(Diane Charyk Norris) https://www.charyknorris.net/blog/2023/4/first-look-show-sos-2023 Sun, 23 Apr 2023 19:58:17 GMT
"Cove Trail" at Concord Art 'MJ2', on view thru Mar 23, 2023 https://www.charyknorris.net/blog/2023/2/-cove-trail-at-concord-art-mj2-on-view-thru-mar-23-2023 I am pleased to have an ink drawing selected for Concord Art's annual 'MJ2' curated by Kellie Lehr, owner of Greenhut Galleries and Cove Street Arts in Portland, Maine.

Cove Trail. 2021. ink wash. 11" x 15" in 12" x 16" floating frame. private collection.
Feb 23 - Mar 23, 2023

Gallery hours:  Tues - Sat 10-4:30, Sun 2-4

Concord Art Association, 37 Lexington Rd, Concord, MA


(Diane Charyk Norris) https://www.charyknorris.net/blog/2023/2/-cove-trail-at-concord-art-mj2-on-view-thru-mar-23-2023 Sat, 18 Feb 2023 13:56:13 GMT
Best in Show at Concord Art 'MJ1' Painting & Sculpture, on view thru Feb 12, 2023 https://www.charyknorris.net/blog/2023/1/best-in-show-at-concord-art-mj1-painting-sculpture-thru-feb-12-2023 I am pleased to have a 'Best in Show' award at Concord Art's annual 'MJ1' curated by Leonie Bradbury.

Jan 12 - Feb 12, 2023

Gallery hours:  Tues - Sat 10-4:30, Sun 2-4

Concord Art Association, 37 Lexington Rd, Concord, MA


(Diane Charyk Norris) https://www.charyknorris.net/blog/2023/1/best-in-show-at-concord-art-mj1-painting-sculpture-thru-feb-12-2023 Sun, 22 Jan 2023 22:18:06 GMT
Flights of Fancy at Gallery Twist 9/23 - 10/16, 2022 https://www.charyknorris.net/blog/2022/9/flights-of-fancy-at-gallery-twist-thru-oct-16-2022 Charley and I are pleased to have work in Flights of Fancy, "a diverse, flighty, & fanciful exhibition of paintings, photography, collages, printmaking, encaustic art, mixed media, marquetry, ceramics, fiber pieces, drawings, batik, mosaics, and 3D sculpture."  

Sep, 23 - Oct 16, Hours Wed - Sun, 11-5

Gallery Twist, 1963 Massachusetts Ave, Lexington, MA

Here is more information:


(Diane Charyk Norris) https://www.charyknorris.net/blog/2022/9/flights-of-fancy-at-gallery-twist-thru-oct-16-2022 Mon, 26 Sep 2022 14:56:35 GMT
Roddy Exhibition at Concord Art, 9/15 - 10/23/22 https://www.charyknorris.net/blog/2022/9/roddy-exhibition-at-concord-art-9/15---10/23/22 I am pleased to have this watercolor selected (on far right) for the Annual Frances N. Roddy Exhibition at Concord Art, juried by Shana Dumont Garr. See https://concordart.org/exhibition/23rd-annual-frances-n-roddy-exhibition/
Looking Glass, 2022, watercolor, 21 1/2" x 29 1/4". (image on right)

(Diane Charyk Norris) https://www.charyknorris.net/blog/2022/9/roddy-exhibition-at-concord-art-9/15---10/23/22 Wed, 21 Sep 2022 16:03:32 GMT
H20: A Deep Dive at Rocky Neck, June 30 - Aug 7, 2022 https://www.charyknorris.net/blog/2022/7/h20-a-deep-dive-group-juried-show-june-30---aug-7-2022 On the Rocks with a Twist, 2021, ink & watercolor, 20" x 27".<em>Harbor Island</em>. 2021. ink &amp; watercolor. 15&quot; x 22 1/2&quot; in 20&quot; x 27&quot; custom archival floating frame.


I am pleased to have 2 artworks featured in H20: A Deep Dive, juried by Katherine French at

Cultural Center at Rocky Neck

6 Wonson Street, Gloucester, MA

Gallery Hours: Thurs - Sun, 12-5

Reception:  Sat, July 9, 4-6 pm

Cultural Center at Rocky Neck


(Diane Charyk Norris) https://www.charyknorris.net/blog/2022/7/h20-a-deep-dive-group-juried-show-june-30---aug-7-2022 Fri, 01 Jul 2022 15:38:32 GMT
Somerville Open Studios, April 30-May 1, 2022 https://www.charyknorris.net/blog/2022/4/somerville-open-studios-april-30-may-1-2022 Looking Glass 4. 15" x 22 1/2". watercolor. 2022 Join us for Somerville Open Studios, IN PERSON, April 30 & May 1, 12-6

11 Miller Street, Somerville, MA


(Diane Charyk Norris) https://www.charyknorris.net/blog/2022/4/somerville-open-studios-april-30-may-1-2022 Sat, 23 Apr 2022 14:39:40 GMT
Somerville Open Studios May 1 + 2, 2021, In-Person & Virtual https://www.charyknorris.net/blog/2021/4/somerville-open-studios-may-1-2-2021-in-person-virtual Please join us.  I am virtual, but please contact me for in person viewing by appointment.

Beauties of the Swamp. 2021. watercolor.






(Diane Charyk Norris) https://www.charyknorris.net/blog/2021/4/somerville-open-studios-may-1-2-2021-in-person-virtual Wed, 28 Apr 2021 14:32:37 GMT
Revitalized at Stovefactory Gallery, April 2-25, 2021 https://www.charyknorris.net/blog/2021/4/revitalized-at-stovefactory-gallery-april-2-25-2021 Malela. acrylic on canvas. 48" x 12" each. I am pleased to have my Malela waterfall paintings featured in this group show.

REVITALIZED:  Through times of fear and uncertainty, collapse and grief, we are somehow able to find what we need to turn our difficulties into meaning, purpose and beauty. REVITALIZED is the Artist’s expression of renewal and rebirth through the artistic process. 

Stovefactory Gallery

523 Medford St, Charlestown, MA

April 2-25, By appointment.

Many thanks to Artists' Group of Charlestown (AGC). 

(Diane Charyk Norris) https://www.charyknorris.net/blog/2021/4/revitalized-at-stovefactory-gallery-april-2-25-2021 Tue, 13 Apr 2021 15:57:46 GMT
Cambridge Arts Creative Marketplace Online Now https://www.charyknorris.net/blog/2020/10/cambridge-arts-creative-marketplace New work in Cambridge Arts Open Studios, see https://csartcambridge.com

Floating Water Lily. 2020. watercolor. 11" x 17" in 18 1/2” x 24”.

(Diane Charyk Norris) https://www.charyknorris.net/blog/2020/10/cambridge-arts-creative-marketplace Fri, 02 Oct 2020 20:10:25 GMT
Miller Street Open Studios 2019, April 5,6,7 https://www.charyknorris.net/blog/2019/4/miller-street-open-studios-2019-april-5-6-7 Please join us for Miller Street Open Studios

(Diane Charyk Norris) https://www.charyknorris.net/blog/2019/4/miller-street-open-studios-2019-april-5-6-7 Tue, 02 Apr 2019 00:33:55 GMT
Cambridge Open Studios Sat & Sun Sep 29 & 30, 12-6 pm https://www.charyknorris.net/blog/2018/9/cambridge-open-studios-sat-sun-sep-29-30-12-6-pm Join us to celebrate a new fall venue for the 10th anniversary of Cambridge Open Studios.  My work will be up at Lesley University, Lunder Art Center, 1801 Mass Ave, Sat and Sun 12-6pm.


(Diane Charyk Norris) https://www.charyknorris.net/blog/2018/9/cambridge-open-studios-sat-sun-sep-29-30-12-6-pm Wed, 19 Sep 2018 12:49:28 GMT
Community Watercolor Workshop Sat Sep 29, 2018 https://www.charyknorris.net/blog/2018/9/community-watercolor-workshop-sat-sep-29-2018 I am pleased to announce that I will be doing a watercolor workshop at Lesley University, Lunder Art Center, 1801 Mass Ave. Cambridge on Sat Sep 29, 10-11:30 as part of Cambridge Open Studios.  No experience necessary.

See eventbrite link below to sign up, free but registration required.


(Diane Charyk Norris) https://www.charyknorris.net/blog/2018/9/community-watercolor-workshop-sat-sep-29-2018 Wed, 19 Sep 2018 12:44:15 GMT
Damariscotta Show Sep 15 - Oct 27, 2017 https://www.charyknorris.net/blog/2017/9/damariscotta-show-sep-15---oct-27

Charles Norris & Diane Charyk Norris


September 15 – October 27, 2017             

Legacy Properties/Sotheby’s International Realty

170 Main St. Damariscotta, ME

M-F 9am to 5 pm     Reception:  Sep 15, 4pm to 7 pm

Everyone Welcome!

The public is welcome to view the show during office hours.

(Diane Charyk Norris) https://www.charyknorris.net/blog/2017/9/damariscotta-show-sep-15---oct-27 Sat, 09 Sep 2017 13:13:13 GMT
Join Us for Miller Street Open Studios 2017, Fri Mar 31, April 1-2 https://www.charyknorris.net/blog/2017/3/join-us-for-miller-street-open-studios-2017-3/31-4/1-4/2

(Diane Charyk Norris) https://www.charyknorris.net/blog/2017/3/join-us-for-miller-street-open-studios-2017-3/31-4/1-4/2 Fri, 17 Mar 2017 21:34:51 GMT
Somerville Open Studios Sat 4/30, Sun May 1, 12-6 https://www.charyknorris.net/blog/2016/4/somerville-open-studios-sat-4/30-sun-may-1-12-6 New and recent work up in my studio this weekend, 11 Miller Street, 3rd floor, Somerville


(Diane Charyk Norris) https://www.charyknorris.net/blog/2016/4/somerville-open-studios-sat-4/30-sun-may-1-12-6 Thu, 28 Apr 2016 13:22:50 GMT
Solo Show in Brunswick, Maine, April 14 - May 15, 2016 https://www.charyknorris.net/blog/2016/4/solo-show-in-brunswick-maine I am pleased to announce: 

Meltwaters. 2016, Charcoal. 30" x 22"

Cascade & Fall, Drawings & Paintings from coastal Maine to glacial waters beyond. April 14 – May 15, 2016.  

UUCB Fellowship Gallery, 1 Middle Street, Brunswick, Maine.  Gallery Hours: T-F, 10-4, Sun 10-12

Meandering meltwaters cascade and fall.  Each drawing is its own particular journey of following the intricate paths that water takes as it plunges through a glacial gorge or down a rocky terrain.  Interconnected soft passages and restless marks eventually take form from the hidden and often complex structures underneath.  These landscapes of light, air, and water are unsettled by their allusion to climate change, but are intended to convey a calming and energizing renewal.  

(Diane Charyk Norris) https://www.charyknorris.net/blog/2016/4/solo-show-in-brunswick-maine Fri, 01 Apr 2016 19:03:27 GMT
Thesis/Antithesis, Small Works 2016 at Maud Morgan Arts https://www.charyknorris.net/blog/2016/3/thesis/antithesis-small-works-2016-at-maud-morgan-arts I am pleased to have a drawing in this show, juried by Gerry Bergstein.

March 21-April 15, Reception Sun Apr 3, 3-5


It's Only A Matter of Time. 2016. charcoal. 22" x 18".

(Diane Charyk Norris) https://www.charyknorris.net/blog/2016/3/thesis/antithesis-small-works-2016-at-maud-morgan-arts Sun, 20 Mar 2016 14:58:50 GMT
Artwork at Mt Auburn Hospital Stanton Wing 11/2015 - 11/2016 https://www.charyknorris.net/blog/2015/12/artwork-at-mt-auburn-hospital-up-through-nov-2016

I am pleased to announce that five of my paintings were selected to be included in the Mount Auburn Hospital Rotating Exhibition, Stanton Wing, Nov 4, 2015 through Nov. 2016. This program is in its 6th year as a partnership with patients, staff, and visitors of Mt Auburn and Cambridge Arts.

(Diane Charyk Norris) https://www.charyknorris.net/blog/2015/12/artwork-at-mt-auburn-hospital-up-through-nov-2016 Sun, 20 Dec 2015 15:13:12 GMT
Taking Flight at Gladstone May 15 - July 8, 2015 https://www.charyknorris.net/blog/2015/5/taking-flight-at-gladstone-may-15---july-8-2015 I am pleased to announce a show of recent work opening this Friday at Gladstone in Manchester-by-the-Sea.




(Diane Charyk Norris) https://www.charyknorris.net/blog/2015/5/taking-flight-at-gladstone-may-15---july-8-2015 Mon, 11 May 2015 16:05:45 GMT
Small Works Show at Maud Morgan Arts https://www.charyknorris.net/blog/2015/4/small-works-salon-2015-word-image Small Works Salon 2015: Word + Image
Artwork incorporating text and image.

A juried exhibition of artwork at the Chandler Gallery
Juried by Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons
Distinguished artist and long time Professor at the 
School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

April 10 to May 15, 2015

Reception: Sunday, April 12, 2015, 3 to 5 PM

To see artwork and artists participating, go to http://maudmorgan.com/gallery/smallworks2015_call.htm


(Diane Charyk Norris) https://www.charyknorris.net/blog/2015/4/small-works-salon-2015-word-image Thu, 09 Apr 2015 12:56:26 GMT
Miller Street Open Studios April 10,11,12, 2015 https://www.charyknorris.net/blog/2015/3/miller-street-open-studios-april-10-11-12-2015 Join us for 11 Miller Street  Open Studios 2015. 

After Dark, Fri Night April 10, 5:30-9:30.

In the Daylight, Sat April 11 & Sun April 12, 12-5.

Please see http://www.millerstreetstudios.net/


(Diane Charyk Norris) https://www.charyknorris.net/blog/2015/3/miller-street-open-studios-april-10-11-12-2015 Sun, 29 Mar 2015 16:41:08 GMT
Gladstone Show Reminder & Popham Art Show Th July 31 - Sun Aug 3 https://www.charyknorris.net/blog/2014/7/popham-art-show-th-july-31---sun-aug-3 Don't miss my show at the Gladstone Gallery in Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA through Sep. 9, see Art New England, July/Aug issue, page 51. 

...and coming next week


Thurs. July 31 – Sun. Aug 3, 2014

Painting, printmaking, photography, & fine craft.  Free admission.

Popham Beach Gallery. ME

Opening Reception:  Thurs July 31, 5-7 pm  Gallery Hours:  Thurs-Sat 10 am-5 pm,  Sun 11 am-4 pm

Participating Artists:  Bev Bevilacqua, Judie Freer, Claudette Gamache, Elizabeth Johnson, Sandra Johnson, Tara Marean, Charles Norris, Diane Charyk Norris, Tom Percy, Claire Winston-Wade, David Wade, Jean Wyman

(Diane Charyk Norris) https://www.charyknorris.net/blog/2014/7/popham-art-show-th-july-31---sun-aug-3 Sat, 26 Jul 2014 23:23:31 GMT
Summer 2014 Shows https://www.charyknorris.net/blog/2014/6/summer-2014-shows I am pleased to announce summer shows, including my recent work at Gladstone and Charley’s woodblock prints at Cambridge Seven, Danforth Art juried exhibitions, and Popham Art show in Maine.  We hope you can stop by or join us at the openings!


Diane Charyk Norris

Paintings, Monotypes, Drawings

Gladstone Gallery

JUNE 20 - SEP 9, 2014

OPENING, FRI JUNE 20, 5-8 pm

Tombolo Crossing. 2013. acrylic on wood. 24" x 12".

36 ½ Union St.

Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA



Charles Norris

Recent Woodcuts

PAUL DIETRICH GALLERY AT Cambridge Seven Associates

JUNE 16 – SEP 12, 2014

OPENING TH JUNE 26, 6-8 pm



Danforth Art

Annual Juried Exhbitions

JUNE 8 – AUG 3, 2014

Over the Moon Open House




Popham Art Show

JULY 31 – AUG 4, 2014

OPENING TH JULY 31, 5-7 pm


Have a good summer!  Diane

(Diane Charyk Norris) https://www.charyknorris.net/blog/2014/6/summer-2014-shows Mon, 02 Jun 2014 12:16:27 GMT
Open Studios https://www.charyknorris.net/blog/2014/4/open-studios Emerging. 2014. monotype. Diane Norris  New Paintings & Monotypes

Somerville Open Studios, May 3 & 4, 12-6

Miller Street Studios

11 Miller St. 3rd Floor







(Diane Charyk Norris) https://www.charyknorris.net/blog/2014/4/open-studios Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:39:26 GMT
Show for Bob at Gallery NAGA https://www.charyknorris.net/blog/2014/2/show-for-bob-at-gallery-naga Please join us.  Boston Painting to Benefit Robert Ferrandini, Reception Fri. Feb. 7, 6-8 pm.  Show 2/7 - 3/1

Gerry Bergstein        Emily Harris
Gail Boyajian            Roger Kizik           
Peter Brooke            John McNamara
Alice Denison            David Moore
Robert Ferrandini     Charles Norris
Jeremy Foss             Diane Norris
Rick Harlow              Jonathan Stangroom  
See link, http://www.gallerynaga.com/?q=next-exhibition


(Diane Charyk Norris) https://www.charyknorris.net/blog/2014/2/show-for-bob-at-gallery-naga Wed, 05 Feb 2014 23:14:00 GMT
New Monotypes at Kathryn Schultz Gallery, Feb. 1, 12-2 https://www.charyknorris.net/blog/2014/2/new-monotypes-at-kathryn-schultz-gallery-feb-1-12-2 Join us at the Kathryn Schultz Gallery for a Creative Collaborative Reception featuring new Monotypes and Monoprints from the Maud Morgan Arts Master Printer Workshop.  25 Lowell Street, Cambridge

(Diane Charyk Norris) https://www.charyknorris.net/blog/2014/2/new-monotypes-at-kathryn-schultz-gallery-feb-1-12-2 Sat, 01 Feb 2014 14:58:58 GMT
Shoreline/Coastline at New England Biolabs https://www.charyknorris.net/blog/2013/12/show-at-new-england-biolabs I am pleased to announce that I am an exhibiting artist at New England Biolabs (NEB) from December 17 to January 28, 2014 through Art Focus.  The show is open during the weekday by appointment.  You are most welcome to contact me to arrange a visit.

Shoreline/Coastline #2. 2013. Acrylic on wood. ARTIST STATEMENT


“In the world there is nothing softer and more yielding than water.  Yet, when it attacks things hard and resistant, there is not one of them that can prevail.”  Lao-Tzu (6th C BC)


On an incoming tide, there is a moment when water and land float in equilibrium.  Land hovers over water in dissolving fingers of currents until they are gone.  Ultimately, water is transformed by sky in an ever-changing floating environment.  This systemic network of channels weaves a timeless pattern of vast elemental space.


The dialogue between sky, water, and land is generated in circulating pathways in tide flats at the mouth of a river, rocky tidal coves, and submerging seaweed.  My response is this series of paintings made of interconnected marks, blended light, and color passages to invite contemplation and exploration beyond the surface.


Tidal bodies are dynamic natural forces that symbolize the ongoing change in our environment.  As an artist and architect living on the ocean, I have a visceral response to barrier beaches, coastal storms, and changing coastlines.  I pause to think of the current erosion cycle we are facing on the New England coast with deep respect.  For now, the land simply disappears, then reappears when the tide turns or the storm subsides.


I invite the viewer to enjoy these watery worlds, and ponder on the forces that shape them.



“It is the constant destruction and renewal that keep barrier beach islands healthy.  As long as such a beach can move, pulsate, and grow, it can continue to reform and gradually migrate landward.” 

William Sargent (2013)




December 2013

(Diane Charyk Norris) https://www.charyknorris.net/blog/2013/12/show-at-new-england-biolabs Wed, 11 Dec 2013 03:46:39 GMT
Landscape Photography Show at RISD Blog https://www.charyknorris.net/blog/2013/10/landscape-photography-show-at-risd-blog Enjoyed this posting of text and photos by Dr. Marcus Bunyan on RISD show earlier this year, see http://artblart.com/2013/01/06/exhibition-america-in-view-landscape-photography-1865-to-now-at-the-museum-of-art-risd-providence/

(Diane Charyk Norris) https://www.charyknorris.net/blog/2013/10/landscape-photography-show-at-risd-blog Wed, 30 Oct 2013 01:00:38 GMT
Popham Art Show Aug.1-Aug.4, 2013 https://www.charyknorris.net/blog/2013/7/popham-art-show-aug-1-aug-4-2013 Island Cove 3.  acrylic on canvas.  2013

Popham Art Group Show, Th. Aug. 1 - Sun. Aug. 4, 2013

971 Popham Rd., Phippsburg, ME

Reception:  Thurs. Aug. 1, 5-7 pm, Gallery Hours:  11 am - 5 pm

(Diane Charyk Norris) https://www.charyknorris.net/blog/2013/7/popham-art-show-aug-1-aug-4-2013 Wed, 31 Jul 2013 15:07:27 GMT
Juried Show at Danforth Museum June 9 - Aug. 4, 2013 https://www.charyknorris.net/blog/2013/5/juried-show-at-danforth-museum-june-9---aug-4-2013 I am pleased to announce Charley and I have work in the Community of Artists show at the Danforth Museum.  

Gala reception Sat. June 8, 6:30-9.



(Diane Charyk Norris) https://www.charyknorris.net/blog/2013/5/juried-show-at-danforth-museum-june-9---aug-4-2013 Wed, 29 May 2013 17:39:57 GMT
Cambridge River Festival Program Saturday June 1, 2013, Noon-6 https://www.charyknorris.net/blog/2013/5/cambridge-river-festival-program-saturday-june-1-2013 Don't miss this free celebration of Cambridge Arts on the river brought to you by the Cambridge Arts Council!  Enjoy music, performance, dance, food, crafts, art making, and so much more.  Stop by the Cambridge Creativity Commons tent and Maud Morgan Arts areas!

For detailed program, see http://www2.cambridgema.gov/CityOfCambridge_Content/documents/Riverfest2013_FULL.pdf  

(Diane Charyk Norris) https://www.charyknorris.net/blog/2013/5/cambridge-river-festival-program-saturday-june-1-2013 Wed, 29 May 2013 17:30:10 GMT
Group Show at Danforth Museum https://www.charyknorris.net/blog/2013/3/group-show-at-danforth-museum I am pleased to announce my work is included in this show, March 3-April 28,2013.  Reception (tentative) Saturday April 6, 6-8 pm.

see link http://www.danforthmuseum.org/roundRoom.html



(Diane Charyk Norris) https://www.charyknorris.net/blog/2013/3/group-show-at-danforth-museum Mon, 04 Mar 2013 18:30:38 GMT
13 Lessons for Painting with George Nick https://www.charyknorris.net/blog/2013/1/13-lessons-for-painting-with-george-nick  

Through early February 2013, I am enjoying a unique opportunity to work with George Nick, a renowned painter and lifelong teacher of painters.  In "13 Lessons for Painting", Nick synthesizes his knowledge and experience in a theoretical, practical, and creative masterclass.  It is a practicum in oil painting from observation for experienced painters and teachers who wish to revisit key issues of value, color, paint handling and composition and partake in the tradition of Chase, Hawthorne, and Dickinson. A culminating work of his professorial career, this course distills the problems explored by Nick in the past 50 years of his teaching career into one single class in his studio.

"Despite the limitation of living in a three-dimensional world, paintings can still be made which reconstruct an expressive parallel reality that hold more than a ring of truth to them."

(Diane Charyk Norris) https://www.charyknorris.net/blog/2013/1/13-lessons-for-painting-with-george-nick Thu, 03 Jan 2013 03:49:41 GMT
Recent Work at Half Crown Design & Furniture https://www.charyknorris.net/blog/2012/12/recent-work-at-half-crown-design-furniture I am delighted to announce that Charley and I have a sample of recent monotypes and woodblock prints up at Half Crown Design & Furniture at 357 Huron Ave in Cambridge.  We will be having a show in February with an opening reception on February 7, 2013.

(Diane Charyk Norris) https://www.charyknorris.net/blog/2012/12/recent-work-at-half-crown-design-furniture Wed, 12 Dec 2012 04:17:09 GMT
MCC Award to Maud Morgan Arts https://www.charyknorris.net/blog/2012/10/mcc-award-to-maud-morgan-arts  


Massachusetts Cultural Council Recognizes Maud Morgan Arts as a Leader in Arts Education 


Terry DeLancey, the Executive Director of  the Agassiz Baldwin Community (ABC),  recently received some good news. The  Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC) has  awarded DeLancey's agency $2,500 in the Peers Category of the Cultural Investment Portfolio to support the work of Maud Morgan Arts, a program of ABC.


Since state grants are awarded through a competitive process, this award signifies that ABC provides a high level of service to community members through its programs. According to the award letter, "MCC staff and panelists were impressed by the innovative work [ABC is] doing to increase public value for the citizens of Massachusetts." DeLancey calls this award "an honor."


"All the faculty at Maud Morgan Arts are artists in their own right," says DeLancey. "The students receive a first-rate arts experience with extended classes in studios that are specific for the medium. This grant gives us the opportunity to serve more students."


MCC Logo The MCC's mission is to promote  excellence, education, access and diversity  in the arts, humanities and sciences in  order to improve the quality of life for all  Massachusetts residents and to contribute to the economic vitality of our communities. The MCC has a budget of $11.2 million, including an appropriation of $9.5 million from the state of Massachusetts and grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and other sources. Its funds reach every community in Massachusetts. The not-for-profit cultural industry has a $4.2 billion economic impact in the state. 

(Diane Charyk Norris) https://www.charyknorris.net/blog/2012/10/mcc-award-to-maud-morgan-arts Thu, 25 Oct 2012 22:43:51 GMT
Painting Perceptions https://www.charyknorris.net/blog/2012/9/painting-perceptions Enjoying this blog, commentary on perceptual painting:  http://paintingperceptions.com/

(Diane Charyk Norris) https://www.charyknorris.net/blog/2012/9/painting-perceptions Tue, 11 Sep 2012 14:55:08 GMT
Popham Art Show Aug 2-5, 2012 https://www.charyknorris.net/blog/2012/8/popham-art-show-aug-2-5-2012 Charley and I are pleased to have paintings, prints, woodcuts, and photography featured at the annual Popham Beach Art Show, Popham Chapel House, Phippsburg, ME. Aug. 2-5, 9-5.  Opening Reception 8/2, 4-7 pm.

(Diane Charyk Norris) https://www.charyknorris.net/blog/2012/8/popham-art-show-aug-2-5-2012 Fri, 03 Aug 2012 16:13:51 GMT
Danforth Museum Annual Juried Exhibition https://www.charyknorris.net/blog/2012/5/danforth-museum-annual-juried-exhibition I am delighted to announce that I will have two new works in the:



Community of Artists

6/3 – 8/5

Opening Reception Sat 6/2

123 Union Avenue

Framingham, MA


(Diane Charyk Norris) https://www.charyknorris.net/blog/2012/5/danforth-museum-annual-juried-exhibition Sat, 19 May 2012 22:57:41 GMT
Cambridge Open Studios 2012: N & W 5/19 and 5/20, 12-6 https://www.charyknorris.net/blog/2012/5/cambridge-open-studios-2012-n-w-5/19-and-5/20-12-6  

Join us this weekend, we will have recent and new work in the COS common venue next to Anna's Taqueria.
Porter Square Mall
One Porter Square
Cambridge, MA
For more info about COS, see
(Diane Charyk Norris) https://www.charyknorris.net/blog/2012/5/cambridge-open-studios-2012-n-w-5/19-and-5/20-12-6 Mon, 14 May 2012 20:45:39 GMT
Art of Craft Sat. 5/12/12, 10-4 https://www.charyknorris.net/blog/2012/5/art-of-craft-sat-5/12/12-10-4 Come join over 50 local Artists, Designers, and Artisans at this indoor/outdoor open market of traditional and contemporary art on Mother's Day weekend.  Charley Norris and I have paintings, prints, and photography in this event, an annual fundraiser!

Fayerweather Street School, 765 Concord Avenue, Cambridge, MA

For more info., visit http://fsstheartofcraft.wordpress.com/




(Diane Charyk Norris) https://www.charyknorris.net/blog/2012/5/art-of-craft-sat-5/12/12-10-4 Fri, 11 May 2012 23:08:05 GMT
ReThink Ink: 25 years of Mix-It Print Studio at Boston Public Library https://www.charyknorris.net/blog/2012/4/rethink-ink-25-years-of-mix-it-print-studio-at-boston-public-library This is an absolutely stunning show of Boston artists, not to be missed.



(Diane Charyk Norris) https://www.charyknorris.net/blog/2012/4/rethink-ink-25-years-of-mix-it-print-studio-at-boston-public-library Fri, 13 Apr 2012 02:43:05 GMT
101 Photos for Press Freedom at AIB through 4/22 https://www.charyknorris.net/blog/2012/4/101-photos-for-press-freedom-at-aib-through-4/22 Very powerful show, highly recommended.



(Diane Charyk Norris) https://www.charyknorris.net/blog/2012/4/101-photos-for-press-freedom-at-aib-through-4/22 Thu, 05 Apr 2012 21:34:04 GMT
2D Small Works Salon 2012 Opening Reception Today at Maud Morgan Arts https://www.charyknorris.net/blog/2012/4/http--maudmorgan-com/gallery/currentexhibition-htm http://maudmorgan.com/gallery/currentexhibition.htm

(Diane Charyk Norris) https://www.charyknorris.net/blog/2012/4/http--maudmorgan-com/gallery/currentexhibition-htm Thu, 05 Apr 2012 21:31:17 GMT
Foolery & Delight at Maud Morgan Arts https://www.charyknorris.net/blog/2012/3/foolery-delight-at-maud-morgan-arts Come celebrate the arts with Foolery & Delight, Sunday April 1, 3-6 pm



(Diane Charyk Norris) https://www.charyknorris.net/blog/2012/3/foolery-delight-at-maud-morgan-arts Fri, 16 Mar 2012 18:16:23 GMT
BU Bridge Photography by Madeline Drexler opens today https://www.charyknorris.net/blog/2012/3/photography-by-madeline-drexler-opens-3/8 I'm looking forward to seeing this show.

Only the Seen: 36 Views from the BU Bridge
Photography by Madeline Drexler

Artist Reception, Sunday March 11, 2-5pm
Artist Talk, Friday March 16, 7pm
Exhibition March 8-25, 2012


(Diane Charyk Norris) https://www.charyknorris.net/blog/2012/3/photography-by-madeline-drexler-opens-3/8 Thu, 08 Mar 2012 12:59:17 GMT
Save the Dates for Cambridge Open Studios https://www.charyknorris.net/blog/2012/3/save-the-dates-for-cambridge-open-studios I will be showing new work at COS N/W 5/19,5/20



(Diane Charyk Norris) https://www.charyknorris.net/blog/2012/3/save-the-dates-for-cambridge-open-studios Tue, 06 Mar 2012 16:57:57 GMT
How One Gallery Closing Affects The Art Market Food Chain https://www.charyknorris.net/blog/2012/3/how-one-gallery-closing-affects-the-art-market-food-chain http://www.wbur.org/2012/03/02/gallery-closing

(Diane Charyk Norris) https://www.charyknorris.net/blog/2012/3/how-one-gallery-closing-affects-the-art-market-food-chain Sat, 03 Mar 2012 18:45:56 GMT
Boston Ten at Danforth Museum Opens 3/4 https://www.charyknorris.net/blog/2012/3/boston-ten-at-danforth-museum-opens-today http://www.danforthmuseum.org/bostonten.html


(Diane Charyk Norris) https://www.charyknorris.net/blog/2012/3/boston-ten-at-danforth-museum-opens-today Sat, 03 Mar 2012 18:40:05 GMT