SAA News

"Sunset Over Scituate Harbor" by

Bart Blumberg 

"Pipe Dreams"  by Ray Des Roches

Discover the Art of Scituate Through the "Moments in Time" Photography of Bart Blumberg and Ray Des Roches

The Front street Art Gallery begins their “Discover the Art of Scituate” year on January 3rd with “Moments in Time’, the art of photography highlighting featured artist/photographers Bart Blumberg and Ray Des Roches. Come and enjoy these “Moments in Time” – local and faraway –that fill the Gallery!



A resident of Boston’s South Shore for more than two decades, Bart Blumberg has photographed and exhibited much of the natural beauty and iconic features of the area.  His coastal landscapes, moonrises, sunrises, and sunsets are well known through exhibitions, social media, and his occasional appearance at arts festivals and shows.  Bart is also an avid world traveler and enjoys the challenge of capturing an area’s people, culture, architecture, and natural beauty.


Ray Des Roches fell in love with photography in a basic photography and darkroom course in graduate school at California State College at Long Beach, California. Now retired, he’s developed photography and framing into a part time career. He and his wife have taken to the road with their RV, traveling coast to coast. His camera goes everywhere with him including on his 30’ sailboat. Loving both nature and photography, he shares his way of looking at the world through his photographs.

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Scituate Front Street Art Gallery

“Discover the Art of Giving”

Come to the Front Street Art Gallery in Scituate Harbor this holiday season and choose the perfect gift for yourself or someone else – a special piece of art for under the tree, children’s books or published  novels, or children’s puppet kits for your gift giving or personal collection – gift wrapped if you like.  Come in while the supply lasts! 


 Paul has assembled his most popular and affordable watercolor originals as well as framed Giclee prints tailored for holiday gift giving.


"Paint What You Like" is Paul’s favorite quote.   A lifelong affinity for anything maritime energizes his paintings. His maritime paintings appear regularly in juried shows including the New England Watercolor Society’s annual exhibits. Paul has recently been designated a “New England Watercolor Society Signature Artist."

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Scituate’s Front Street Art Gallery Presents
“Discover the Colors of Fall”

From Wednesday October 13th to Sunday November 21st, the Front Street Art Gallery will embody the warmth and glow of the “Colors of Fall”.  Come in and feel the still-warm ocean breeze over the ever-changing colors of the seagrass; walk along a path covered with long shadows haloed by overhanging red, yellow and purple leaves; see the last fall apple on the tree covered with a dusting of snow; sail for the last time as the seasons change; and many, many more paintings and photographs which highlight nature’s ever-changing beauty.  Stop by and browse.

Carol is currently focusing on oil paintings of nature scenes and still life. Her powerful paintings of the sea are in demand wherever they are on display. Her work has been shown in the following galleries: Wynne/Falconer Gallery, Chatham; Wellesley Art Gallery; and the Longborg - Feeney Gallery, Scituate.  She is an artist member of the Front Street Gallery for over twenty years.

She received a BS from Massachusetts College of Art and an MA from Bridgewater State College.  She continued on through the years with postgraduate studies in art and education at the Massachusetts College of Art, Bridgewater State College, Framingham State College and Boston University. Carol is a retired public school art teacher who has taught at all levels.  She also conducted art and social studies workshops for fellow teachers.

Front Street Art Gallery, a juried cooperative gallery of over twenty local artists and artisans, is located at 124 Front Street, Scituate Harbor.  Gallery hours are Thursday through Sunday, noon to 5 PM or arrange for a private showing by appointment.  The Gallery is closed Monday through Wednesday. 

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Scituate’s Front Street Art Gallery Hosts
“Discover Stories in Art and Books” Featuring Artists/Authors Judi Getch Brodman and Maureen Brookfield 

From Wednesday September 15th to Sunday October 10th, the Front Street Art Gallery will be filled with stories depicted both in the artwork in the Gallery as well as in the books of Judi Getch Brodman and Maureen Brookfield.  On October 1st, guests are invited to come and meet the two artists/authors at the First Friday book signing reception at the Gallery from 5 to 7PM. Chose a piece of art or a book that might work as a holiday gift! It’s never too early to begin shopping for the holidays.

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Scituate Arts Association’s Announces “Celebration”- SAA Members’ Show 2021 Featuring Michelle Clark
August 18th to September 12th

From Wednesday August 18th to Sunday September 12th, the Front Street Art Gallery will be in a festive mood as it celebrates the new look of the Gallery, new members and all things joyful. Gallery artists have filled the Gallery walls with happiness!  Come, enjoy and chose a piece of art that with brighten your home or office.    

FEATURED ARTIST:  Michelle Clarke

Michelle Clarke speaks of her art background as self-taught; she maintains a studio shared by many talented artists who share their knowledge with each other. Her goal is to create a piece of art that cannot be passed by without a connection, even if only for a moment; to draw your attention to her technique, vibrant colors, texture or design.  Her works are described as conversation pieces.  She starts a piece with the choice of colors, shapes, textures, mediums and then finds something – a figure, story, landscape, symbol, a meaning, and begins.  Her works are described as “fascinating abstractions with enough structure, color complements, mixed with a variety of space both negative and positive to explore and keep the viewer’s interest.”  Michelle exhibits in local South Shore shows. 

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Scituate Arts Association Announces

SAA Members’ Show at Scituate Library Gallery

The SAA Members Show is now on display at the Scituate Library Gallery through Sunday August 15th.  From there, the award-winning works will go on  display in the SAA’s Front Street Art Gallery window.  
The award winners were selected by SAA Gallery artist Kathleen Mogayzel—Marianne Buckley-Curran’s oil, “Shutter Island,” as First. Of Marianne’s work, Kathy stated:  “The application of rich oil colors and the intimate subject pulls the viewer into this tiny work.  Such a little gem of a painting.”  And two Honorable mentions were awarded to Janet Cornacchio’s watercolor of “Malta Roses” and Sandra Weeks’ pencil drawing of “Coral Bells.”  Of Janet’s Roses, the Juror noted that “The loose and juicy treatment of the watercolor medium and underdrawing coming through makes this a fresh and uncomplicted still life.” And of Sandra’s Coral Bells she observes that “The illustration skill and design placement of the foliage make this a fine drawing.  The colors and negative space also make it a lovely piece.” Finally, the Scituate Library staff selected Kathy Mogayzel’s Great Egret, a mixed media work for their Librarians’ Choice Award.  The 4 award winning works will be shown in the Front Street Gallery window from Wednesday, August 18th through Sunday, September 12th.


Calling all Scituate Art Association members!

Please join us for a Members’ Show to be held in the Scituate Library Art Gallery managed by the SAA. We will be awarding First through Third judged by Kathy Mogayzel plus a Librarians’ Choice Award.  Prizes will be given up to $150.  The award-winning works will be shown in Front Street Art Gallery during the month of August/September from August 18 to September 12.

As always with Members’ Shows, your membership must be current, one painting per member, a $10 entry fee and there is a max size including frame of 20” x 24.”  

Show Drop Off—Ellis House, 709 Country Way

Dates & Times—Thursday, July 15 from 4-6 pm

Entry Fee—$10

Pick-up—Front St Gallery

Dates & Times—Front Street Gallery, August 18 to 21, (Wed-Sat) during business hours, Noon-5.  Gallery phone 781-545-6150.

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Scituate Arts Association Congratulates
2021 SHS Scholarship Winner
Noelle Schillberg

Scituate Arts Association is proud to recognize Noelle Schillberg as this year’s Scituate High School Scholarship Award winner.  The SAA’s scholarship honors an emerging artist who as a member of this year’s Scituate graduating class demonstrates a dedicated interest and aptitude in the visual arts either 2D or 3D, including painting, printmaking, sculpture and pottery, as well as a good academic record.  Honorees must intend to pursue further education and training in the arts leading to a career than will employ that expertise. 


A digital portfolio was also presented for review as part of the selection process.  In presenting her award online the SHS Art Department congratulated Noelle stating “Noelle Schillberg has an impressive sense of visual acuity and her heightened sensitivity to materials and processes often leads to a sophistication in her artwork that distinguishes her from so many others.  Moreover, the price and joy she expresses when she shares her work is a delight to witness and an exciting indicator of her full potential.” 


She expects to matriculate at Emerson College in the Fall.

This year we were once again able to meet with our honoree at the Ellis and introduced Noelle to two of our most generous patrons Casiana and Barry Hilton.  The Hiltons are supporters of the Gallery and plan to help with our 2022 scholarship. 


And to Noelle, we look forward to seeing what else you create as you explore your talents and other mediums.  Remember that the best thing about being an artist is that it is more of an avocation and passion than a job.  Good luck and congratulations again on your award.”     


Scituate Arts Association is proud to be able to help further Noelle’s artistic goals.  Congratulations!