The majority of Artist Association of Nantucket exhibitions feature work solely by AAN artist members, but every year they invite artists from across the island community to enter work in their annual “10 x 10 Open Exhibition.”
Now in its twelfth year, the “10 x 10 Open” (formally called Collaboration) has become a popular and beloved AAN tradition. Island artists may submit up to six pieces of work for this community exhibit, 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 gallery.
“It is such an intriguing exhibition and amazing to see the many different ways an artist approaches a 10 x 10 canvas, all the same size, and yet each piece has its own individual character,” said Peter J. Greenhalgh AAN gallery sales manager. “This is an often-askedfor exhibition and because of the vast number of works, the walls are literally covered in a mosaic pattern that is not often seen in galleries. It is clearly 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.”
Judy Greenberg Seinfeld will lead an informal discussion at the Spotlight Series Artist talk on Saturday, September 10 at 10 am in the gallery, 19 Washington Street.
The 10 x 10 Open Exhibition will open with an evening reception on Friday, September 9, from 6 to 8 pm, and will be on display from September 9 to 26 at the Cecelia Joyce & Seward Johnson Gallery, 19 Washington Street, in the heart of Nantucket’s Cultural District.