The majority of Artists Association of Nantucket (AAN) exhibitions feature work solely by AAN artist members, however the annual 10 x 10 Open Exhibition that will be unveiled this Friday, September 8 with a reception from 6 to 8 pm includes participants from the entire island community.
Now in its thirteenth year, the 10 x 10 Open Exhibition is a popular and beloved AAN tradition, with every piece in the show measuring 10 inches by 10 inches. The work is hung in a grid-like pattern on the walls throughout the two-story Cecelia Joyce & Seward Johnson Gallery, 19 Washington Street. “It is always a fascinating show and amazing to see the many different ways an artist approaches a 10 x 10 canvas, all the same size yet each piece has its own individual character,” said Peter J. Greenhalgh AAN gallery manager. “The walls are literally covered in a mosaic pattern that is not often seen in galleries. It is a favorite among our artists as well as our visitors, who come to the gallery to see the works done by their friends, neighbors, and community members.”
The Solo Show Spotlight Artist during this exhibition is Susan Coyne, who will also lead an informal discussion at the Spotlight Series Artist Talk this Saturday, September 9 at 10 am in the gallery on Washington Street. The 10 x 10 Open Exhibition will be on display through Monday, September 25.
To learn more about the AAN, their programs, and upcoming events, visit nantucketarts.org or call 508-228-0722.