2020 Season Preview & Highlights
The Schoolhouse Gallery is well known for presenting the finest in collaboration and new thought in our Provincetown gallery space and at a variety of fairs and outside exhibition projects.
We represent a roster of over 50 artists while maintaining a large inventory of related works. We produce a rigorous annual exhibition schedule designed to connect clients and visitors directly with our artist’s studios and to provide access to new and interesting ideas about contemporary art-making.
We are pleased in this our 23rd year to continue to offer a rich program of painting, photography, sculpture, and alternative material. Here is a preview of our season…
SPECIAL FOR 2020
RICHARD SAJA/ NEW WORK
September 4 – October 4, 2020
RICHARD SAJA is an artist making work in Catskill, New York. After first attending the University of the Arts in Philadelphia to study surface design, he devoted his studies to the great books of Western Civilization at St Johns College in Santa Fe, NM and received a BA as a math and philosophy major. After a brief stint working as an art director on Madison Ave., all his interests coalesced and a small design firm, Historically Inaccurate Decorative Arts, was born in the early aughts.
Though he occasionally feels the need to explore avenues of expression beyond that of the needle, the majority of Saja’s work focuses on creating “interferences” of the formal patterns of French toile through embroidery.
He has exhibited internationally with shows in New York, Paris, London and Berlin and the National Museum of Embroidery in South Korea and his work has recently been exhibited at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston and the Toile de Jouy Museum in Josas, France.
JEANNIE MOTHERWELL MULTIPLES
July 24 – August 12, 2020
Born and raised in New York City, JEANNIE MOTHERWELL inherited a love of painting from her father, Robert Motherwell, and stepmother, Helen Frankenthaler, two pillars of mid-century abstraction. She studied painting at Bard College and the Art Students League in New York. Continuing with her art after college, she became active in arts education at the Bruce Museum in Greenwich, CT, until relocating to Cambridge, MA, where she worked at Boston University for the graduate program in Arts Administration until 2015. She served on the Cambridge Arts Council Public Art Commission from 2004 – 2007, is currently on the Advisory Board for Joy Street Artists Open Studios in Somerville, MA. and serves on the Board of Directors for Provincetown Arts Magazine Her work has been featured in public and private collections throughout the US and abroad.
IN THE GALLERIES:
Theatre of Operations:
Kahn & Selesnick on the Outer Cape 1989-2019
at The Provincetown Art Association and Museum
The public is warmly invited to an exhibition of work by Kahn & Selesnick at Provincetown Art Association and Museum (PAAM) curated by Mark Adams and Maura Coughlin. The exhibition is on view September 18 – November 1, 2020.
We are thrilled to present Iconic, an exhibition of photographs hand selected from this important photographer’s significant career during which she has defined the form’s possibilities and legacy.
July 24 – August 10
Ramon Alcolea will present a suite of new wall sculptures titled, ‘MAJA’ in an exhibition scheduled from September 4 – October 4.
Alcolea was born in Sevilla, Spain, in 1958. He attended the Corcoran School of Art in Washington, DC and graduated with a BFA from Parsons School of Design, New York City. He has received grants from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, the Massachusetts Cultural Council, and the New York State Council on the Arts. He has had residencies at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, the Ragdale Foundation, Blue Mountain Center, the Cummington Community of the Arts, and the Helen Wurlitzer Foundation as well as a fellowship from the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture.
He has exhibited widely throughout the U.S. and his work is in numerous collections including the Provincetown Art Association and Museum. His work has been written about in The Honolulu Advertiser, The San Francisco Bay Guardian, Provincetown Arts, and The Boston Globe, among other publications.
NEWS FOR 2020
We have joined forces with Ptown Gallery Stroll, a newly formed group of more than thirty galleries in Provincetown working together to provide information about how to safely engage with the arts in the nation’s oldest continuous art colony. The Ptown Gallery Stroll is working collectively to ensure that art collectors, buyers and visitors realize that Provincetown galleries are operating in the current health crisis and travel conditions. This important alliance of small business and its new web site guide people through our spaces, both virtually and physically, and offer safe assistance with viewing and purchasing art. On www.ptowngallerystroll.com you can see streaming content from over 30 art galleries, obtain information about how to safely visit the galleries in person and how to continue to engage with arts and culture in Provincetown in new ways. The group is committed to following safety protocols and to extending a warm invitation to discover or continue to explore the material culture, townscape and the natural beauty of Provincetown and the Outer Cope. Visit www.ptowngallerystroll.com for more information.
JUNE 5 – 27, 2020
Pompette ~ Including: Kahn & Selesnick/ Mark Adams/ Ramon Alcolea/ Bailey Bob Bailey/ Anne Beresford/ Jen Bradley/ Kathy Cotter/ Marty Davis/ Rebecca Doughty/ Breon Dunigan/ Damien Hoar de Galvan/ Elliott Green/ Jefferson Hayman/ Joel Janowitz/ Lynne Kortenhaus/ Sebastian Li/ Sarah Lutz/ Jeannie Motherwell/ Anna Poor/ Sandra Ramos/ Donald Traver/ Andre Van der Wende
JULY 3 – 19, 2020
Proximate A group show of gallery artists with projects from Vicky Tomayko, Paul Stopforth, Lauren Ewing, Kahn & Selesnick, Frankie Rice
JULY 24 – AUGUST 10, 2020
Amy Arbus/ Breon Dunigan/ Lynne Kortenhaus/ Jeannie Motherwell
AUGUST 14 – 31, 2020
Mark Adams/ Rebecca Doughty/ Francis Olschafskie/ Ellen Rich/ Jason Rohlf/ Frankie Rice
SEPTEMBER 4 – OCTOBER 4, 2020
Ramon Alcolea/ Bailey Bob Bailey/ Sarah Lutz/ Dermot Meagher/ Richard Saja/ Simone Siegel
SEPTEMBER 18 – NOVEMBER 1, 2020
Kahn & Selesnick @ PAAM