Art Loan Program      

The seARTS art loan program is an opportunity for artists to display and sell their work in public locations and an opportunity for businesses and organizations to show their support for the arts, and enhance their surroundings with beautiful wall art.

The program is now in its seventh year (2014).  The signature program began at Bass Rocks Golf Club and has been successful in exposing the work of 15-25 new and returning artists each year.  In total, nearly $14K worth of artwork has been sold off the walls of the Golf Club.

The 2014 Opening Reception will take place on May 28 from 6:00-8:30 PM at the Bass Rocks Golf Club. This year, we’re featuring 36 works by 23 artists, both new and returning.  Click here for a complete list of this year’s artists.  To RSVP, click here. For a downloadable postcard you can send to anyone you’d like to invite to the reception, click here.

The 2013 Opening Reception for Art@Bass Rocks was held on May 29th. Maggie Cavallo, Curator of Montserrat College of Art Gallery gave an informative and educational keynote address to a room of nearly 100 artists and guests.

Many thanks to our Jurors, Martha Wakefield, Elizabeth Harty, and Rosalie Sidoi Iacono and our Jury Award sponsors and congratulations to our winners:

  • 1st Prize – Marilyn Swift “Banner Hill” sponsored by Nor-East Frameworks
  • 2nd Prize Bobbi Kovner, “Path” sponsored by Artemis Custom Framing
  • 3rd Prize Judy Robinson-Cox “Lost at Sea” sponsored by Hershey Frame Shop.

2012 Art Loan

See Slide Show of 2012 Art Loan
A second program had a one-year installation at Cape Ann Medical Center on Blackburn Circle, ending in 2011.

 

Each new installation kick-offs with an opening reception and the artists’ work is promoted throughout the year.  Sold work is replaced.

Guidelines for interested artists

  • The artist gives seARTS a 30% commission for sale of the work.
  • All seARTS members are eligible to submit their work for the shows.
  • Each show is created with the host organization”s goals in mind juried by new jurors each year.

 

Guidelines for interested businesses or organizations

  • Host organizations must be a seARTS Annual Sponsor and agree to the terms and conditions of hosting the show.
  • Each show is juried by artists chosen by seARTS
  • Jury Awards of $50-$100 value are sponsored by local businesses.
  • Find out more in this overview document.

For more information on the Art Loan program email us at info@searts.org. seARTS welcomes the chance to discuss a program with your organization.

2012 Art Loan

See Slide Show of 2012 Art Loan

Art Loan 2011

For more information on the Art Loan program email us at info@searts.org. seARTS welcomes the chance to discuss a program with your organization.