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Autumn exhibitions

I have a couple exhibitions this autumn that I wanted to let you know about.

"Alpine", mixed media painting by Cathy Durso“Alpine”, ready to be hung at Phipps Center for the Arts along with three other works

Coming up is the exhibition “National Parks – Personal Narratives” at the Phipps Center for the Arts in Hudson, WI. My experiences in America’s National Parks were a major source of inspiration as I completed my most recent body of work. I’m looking forward to seeing how National Parks influence other artists’ work, as well.

What: “National Parks – Personal Narratives”, a group exhibition
Where: Phipps Center for the Arts, Hudson, WI
When: Oct 21 – Nov 27, 2016
Opening Reception: Friday, Oct 21, 6:30-8:30 pm
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"Alpine Sunrise", painting by Cathy Durso“Alpine Sunrise”, on view at Wargo Nature Center

I currently have three pieces in a group exhibition at Wargo Nature Center in Lino Lakes, MN. I love the idea of showing work related to nature in a nature center. You can view the art and the inspiration all at once!

What: “Systems in Nature”, a group exhibition
Where: Wargo Nature Center, Lino Lakes, MN
When: on view through December 2016

If you can make it to either of these exhibitions, let me know!

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Solo Exhibition: Menagerie

Jellyfish drawing by Cathy Durso

I’m very excited to announce that my first solo exhibition titled “Menagerie” will be held at Thomas Crane Public Library from September 4th through 28th, 2013.

On exhibition will be recent work exploring humanity’s relationship with animals, from graphite studies of animal dioramas in museums to thread drawings of strange and mysterious sea creatures.

Join: Facebook event page
When: September 4-28, 2013
Where: Coletti Reading Room at Thomas Crane Public Library, 40 Washington St. Quincy, MA 02169
Hours: Mon-Thu 9am-9pm; Fri-Sat 9am-5pm; Sun 1-5pm
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SOWA Open Market – Opening Day

Sowa Open Market
Sunday, May 5 is the date of my first art market of the season, at SOWA Open Market in Boston’s South End. It is also the opening day for this weekly event with over 100 vendors. You can surely expect a fun atmosphere, amazing arts and crafts, and lots of good food. It’s also a great chance to go shopping for Mother’s Day.

I’ll have handbound journals, notebooks, and sketchbooks for sale, as well as some artwork. Many of the books I’ll have at the market are not available in my shop, and have never been seen before.

I hope to see you there!

When: Sunday, May 5, 10 AM to 4 PM
Where: 500 Harrison Ave. Boston, MA 02118

To find out all of the dates I’ll be there, click here.
For more information about the event, click here.

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There’s no backing out now

The holidays are here. Even as we speak, I’m listening to my number one holiday jam:

I’d like to invite you to 2 things this month.

The first is this:

The Old South Church Christmas Craft Fair! I’m very excited about this one, it’s right in downtown Boston in Copley Square, in the beautiful and historic Old South Church. Have you been in this church? I also just learned that the kindly mayor of Boston has allowed for 2 hours of free parking on city streets on Saturdays during the holiday shopping season. Perfect!
When: Saturday, December 1, from 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
Where: 645 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116

The second is the Hundreds Show at the Lincoln Arts Project Gallery. I will have two works on display in this group show full of amazing and affordable artwork! Join me at the reception!
When: December 5 – January 12
Where: LAP Gallery 289 Moody Street, Waltham MA
Reception: Friday, December 7, from 7 pm – 10 pm

Lastly, I have announced holiday shipping deadlines in my Etsy shops (this one, and this one). My suggested order deadline for standard shipping to US locations is December 17. This allows for about a week for me to pack up your gift and for it to arrive in your mailbox, no matter where you live in the country. If you need rush shipping, that is always an option and you can contact me!