An Exploration of Plein Air

By admin on March 23, 2017

With Fresh Paint arriving soon at The Copley Society of Art, we wanted to revisit the concept and development the fantastic process of plein air painting. (John Singer Sargent painting outdoors) En plein air is a French phrase meaning “in the open air” and is often translated as simply, “outdoors”. To paint en plein air, […]


Lecturer Tom Butterfield’s Journey of Bermudian Art

By Aly Schuman on March 9, 2017

Nestled in Bermuda’s Botanical Gardens, a transformed arrowroot factory is now a treasure trove of Bermuda art. Light bounces off the white building surrounded by lush tropical greenery, the very landscape that inspired many famous artists such as Marsden Hartley, Georgia O’Keeffe, and Winslow Homer. Executive Director Tom Butterfield saw that many illustrious artists were […]


Spring is Coming to the Copley Society!

By admin on March 2, 2017

The snow has melted, warmer days creep into our usually frigidly cold weeks, and the days are starting to get longer. This can only mean one thing: spring is beginning to arrive in Boston! The Copley Society of Art is very excited for this change of weather and wanted to share with you some works […]


Featured Artwork of Our Winter Members’ Show

By Aly Schuman on February 23, 2017

Our Winter Members’ Show, Shaken and Stirred, has just been installed and will be officially welcomed tonight at our opening reception. There are 37 works of art, in mediums from oil paint to watercolor to scratchboard. Have a sneak peek at some of the works below!   Grey Geese Straight Up with Ice on the […]


Upcoming Exhibition: Shaken and Stirred

By admin on February 16, 2017

The Copley Society of Art is gearing up for our upcoming show, Shaken and Stirred! This juried exhibition aims to showcase Copley members who work in a variety of mediums and subject matter. Additionally, four selected works have been awarded for their excellence: “North Shore” by Dan Dalton, “Yesterday” by Bobby Baker, “17 Cups” by […]


New Member Highlight: Chris Firger

By admin on February 11, 2017

Chris Firger, a new member of the Copley Society of Art, creates vividly colored impressionistic style landscapes of the New England area. Born in Massachusetts, Chris went on to college in Montreal where he became inspired by a collective of Canadian artists, called the ‘Group of Seven’. This 1920’s artist group was interested in creating […]


Sparkle and Shine at the Prudential Center

By admin on February 2, 2017

The Prudential Center is sparkling with the addition of our new exhibition, Deborah Quinn-Munson’s Sparkle. These pastel works depict relaxing, shimmering scenes of water and natural shores. The sun hitting the water creates an illusion of sparkle, drawing the viewer in with its intensity and leaving them to gaze into the scene and contemplate.   […]


Looking Forward to Gary Tucker’s Watercolor Demonstration

By admin on January 26, 2017

Join us for an afternoon of learning under the instruction of Gary Tucker, a new member to the Copley Society of Art. He will be holding an instructional demonstration in the art of painting in watercolor at Co|So on Sunday, February 12th from 1-3. In this demonstration, Tucker will create and explain the techniques involved […]


New Member Highlights

By admin on January 12, 2017

Our New Members Show opens tonight with a reception from 5:30-7:30, where we proudly welcome the 21 newly accepted members into the gallery in 2016. This week’s blog highlights three new members and their pieces currently on display through February 9. Caroline Rufo brings varying sizes of abstract painting to Co|So, seen in the Upper […]


New Year, New Exhibitions!

By admin on January 5, 2017

Co|So is reopening after our holiday break with an exciting lineup of new exhibitions! Opening with a reception on January 12th is our New Members’ Show 2017, featuring the work of Co|So’s 21 new artists accepted in 2016, and our Small Works: Shake It Up exhibition. To get you excited, here is a sneak peek […]