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Fine Art in the Summer — Blue Heron Fine Art Blog

Fine Art in the Summer

by Jim Puzinas on July 31, 2010

Summer months are normally a busy time of the year for us at Blue Heron Fine Art.  These steamy days are filled with planning and preparing many new acquisitions for our upcoming fall and early winter Show Schedule, including the USArtists Show in Philadelphia this October and the Boston International Fine Art Show in November.

What has made it a little more exciting this summer is that Blue Heron Fine Art has been invited to lend several of our gallery works to two very worthwhile exhibitions being held this July and August at two of my favorite vacation destinations, Provincetown, MA and Northeast Harbor, Maine.

Vaclav Vytlacil, "Boats at the Dock", Oil on Canvasboard, 11"x14"

Vaclav Vytlacil, "Boats at the Dock", Oil on Canvasboard, 11"x14"

On July 10, 2010 an exhibition titled DAYS LUMBERYARD STUDIOS 1914-1972 opened at the newly refurbished galleries of the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown. This survey exhibition curated by David Cowan of Acme Fine Art, Boston, MA  features artwork spanning almost one hundred years that was created by artists who once occupied studios at Days Lumberyard in Provincetown.

“The Days Lumberyard Studios in Provincetown Massachusetts ranks among the most important incubators for artists of the twentieth century. Two of that century’s most influential teachers –Charles Webster Hawthorne and Hans Hofmann- and many of their students, worked in studios there. In fact, more than one hundred artists had studios at the lumberyard and/or the adjacent Brewster Street annex between 1914 and 1972. Some of the most highly regarded American artists of the time maintained studios at Days for at least one season. Among them were: Edwin Dickinson, Ross Moffett, Charles Hawthorne, Vaclav Vytlacil, Myron Stout, Fritz Bultman, George McNeil, John Grillo, Peter Busa, Robert Motherwell, Lester Johnson, and Jan Muller. ”   To read more  ClickHere.


Jane Peterson, Oil on Board, 11' x14"

Also, being held at the Redfield Gallery, 125 Main Street,  Northeast Harbor, Maine starting August 4 and running through August 17th will be a showing of wonderful Maine related paintings selected by Sunne Savage, including several modernist pieces  as well as a lovely Jane Peterson on loan from our gallery. To read more ClickHere.

If your vacation plans this summer include a visit to either area, these stops should be circled on your calendar as “Must Sees”.


Nancy Medina August 1, 2010 at 10:51 am

I love Jane’s painting, and sure wish I could trek up to the Northeast to see the show in Maine – what a nice getaway that would be from the Dallas heat!
warm regards from your friends down South!

Jim Puzinas August 2, 2010 at 10:52 am

Northeast Harbor is a special place, particularly in the summer. President Obama said his recent trip to Acadia was one of the highlights of his summer. The Redfield Gallery always has a wonderful selection of fine art and the show should prove to be a real treat for artlovers. Thanks for the nice comment, Nancy!

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