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Gallery 137

by swiftriverarts , July 21, 2008—12:00 AM

Topics: Abstract Expressionism, Dane Gallery, Gallery 137, Jackie Griswold, expressionism, mixed media

Recently I became a Member Artist at Gallery 137 in Indian Orchard, MA. It's a lovely gallery that is part of the Indian Orchard Main Street Partnership. One reason I joined is so that I could participate in the First Annual Members Juried Show that begins at the Dane Gallery at the Indian Orchard Mills on Saturday, July 26, 2008. There is an opening reception at the Dane from 1-3 p.m. on July 26, and an Awards Reception at Gallery 137 on August 2, 2008 from 3-5 p.m.

This is the first time I've exhibited any of my paintings. "The Garden," pictured above is one of the three paintings I dropped off at the Dane Gallery this afternoon. I am very excited, and would truly welcome comments/criticisms/praise about the work I'm doing.

This is really a mixed media acrylic painting, because there is an underlayer of tissue paper that is glued onto the masonite board. The wrinkles of the tissue paper create a lovely texture and depth that you really can't see in the painting. Abstract expressionism is simply calling to me right now. I didn't have a name for it, but when my husband saw it he said it reminded him of a garden, with all the brightly colored flowers.

Please visit to learn more about Gallery 137, as well as the Dane Gallery in the Indian Orchard Mills. Please also visit my website at to see some of my other work.

Thank you for reading my blog.

Jackie Griswold



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