Our week-long 30th Annual Fresh Paint fundraiser ends tonight with the Fresh Paint Gala and Silent Auction! An annual spring event, Fresh Paint includes plenty of spring-themed artwork and activities, from artists painting en plein air on Fresh Paint Day, to the floral arranging workshop “Florals and Fresh Paint.” Today we are looking back on this fun-filled week in anticipation of the gallery’s most vibrant event of the year!
Fresh Paint began with beautiful spring weather on Fresh Paint Day, April 22nd. Decorated in bright pink and green, the gallery was the first stop for artists before they went off to paint en plein air in Boston.
Dianne Panarelli Miller painting on Fresh Paint Day
Throughout the day, artists set up their easels to paint original works of art in places like the Boston Public Garden, Copley Square, and the North End. And with Fresh Paint Day generating plenty of interest from passersby, the Boston Sun featured an editorial on the artists painting en plein air, which you can read at thebostonsun.com
Geoffrey Chalmers, “Harbor Morning,” oil, 19 x 16”
John Traynor, “Open Newbury Street,” oil on linen, 30 x 24”
After Fresh Paint Day, gallery staff curated and hung more than 80 paintings in the Upper and Lower Gallery for the Fresh Paint 2018 exhibition. Along with the artwork, staff hung up bid sheets, prizes, and decorative paint splotches to make the gallery festive for the fundraiser.
Pairing artwork with springtime flowers, Co|So organized “Florals and Fresh Paint,” an ArtWeek event and floral arrangement workshop by Winston Flowers at the Four Seasons Hotel, Boston. An educational event, participants learned how to make centerpieces and French bouquets while overlooking the Boston Public Garden. The event’s décor featured artwork available in Fresh Paint, including Mary Rose O’Connell’s “The Boston Swan Boats” and Caroline Rufo’s “Nurture.”
Mary Rose O’Connell, “The Boston Swan Boats,” oil, 16 x 19”
Caroline Rufo, “Nurture,” mixed media, 18 x 18”
After an exciting week, Fresh Paint ends tonight with our lively gala and silent auction! Tickets for the auction can be purchased at freshpaint2018.eventbrite.com, or by calling the gallery.