Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Boston ARTchives

Hi Friends,

"Inspired by popular and effective CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) models and innovative product-sharing models (Netflix, Zipcar, local tool banks, etc.), Boston area artists are pooling together their art and lending it out through Boston ARTchives. Subscribers select pieces from the large, diverse ARTchives Collection and enjoy a rotating exhibit of local art on their very own walls. Their membership fees are distributed evenly amongst the artists. Boston ARTchives is operated by artists, for artists. Experience the thrill of being a collector without the prohibitive expense and storage concerns. Experience the satisfaction of being a supporter of local arts in a new and exciting way. Become a member today!"

Boston ARTchives is still searching for one more artist to be a part of the collection. If you are interested find us on facebook and send a direct message! Even if you aren't interested in being a participating artist take a moment to check out the site and see what the project is all about - and help us spread the word! You can also become a fan of ARTchives on facebook.

Artsome. Thanks for reading friend.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Exhibition Opportunity

Hi Friends,

Raymond James Financial Services on Cabot Street is looking for a local artist to display artwork in their offices. This is a great opportunity to hang work that all of their (financial!) clients will see - you will be able to leave business cards and a bio as well. The space is modest but very well lit and with a lot of foot traffic. Contact Bea if you are interested!

There is space for large paintings and photographs so this could be a good opportunity to get a few things out of the studio for a month or two...

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Emily Pardoe and Learning to Love You More

Hi Friends,

TCP artist Emily Pardoe is now participating in an international project titled "Learning to Love You More." Check out her blog to see the resulting documentation.

Whoop whoop! Go Emily!

Monday, August 23, 2010

Maud Morgan Arts Faculty Show!

Bea Modisett to be featured in Maud Morgan Arts Faculty Exhibit!

I hope you all will make an effort to be at the opening reception! Put it on your calendars...now!

Bea Modisett at Maud Morgan Art Center

Hi Friends,

I'm happy to say that I have made a career change! I have left my position as an Admissions Counselor at Montserrat College of Art and will be embarking on a new journey as a faculty member at the Maud Morgan Art Center in Cambridge, MA!

I will be teaching three different courses:

Acrylic Painting, a course for adults exploring (duh) acrylic painting, Drawing Safari in Your Own Back Yard where I will work with students in 3rd, 4th and 5th grade to create unique creatures comprised of real and imagined animals (this one is going to be fun), and Draw and Paint Your Way Around the World where I make it no secret that other cultures have a huge impact on my work and try and pass this enthusiasm on to 6th, 7th and 8th graders.

You can see more detailed course descriptions and the other courses being offered at this brand new art center at www.aggasiz.org.

I will also be teaching two classes at Montserrat College of Art this semester - one is a similar Acrylic Painting Workshop for adults and the second is a College Portfolio Prep class for teens interested in applying to art college and who might need some guidance with their portfolios. Visit www.montserrat.edu for more information.

I'm very excited about these opportunities because I love to teach but also because it will leave me more time to paint! I hope you'll help spread the word and help to foster interest in these two wonderful and very different, art institutions.

You're the best!

Anthony Palocci Jr.

Check out what This Collective Pull: A Mass Collaboration artist Anthony Palocci Jr. has been up to. His work was featured in the exhibit at fivesevendelle and a few months later fellow artist Julia Purinton was asking for his contact information to see if he'd be interested in this project.

We're glad to see that one thing led to another!

Remember, if you have any news you'd like to share please email this.collective.pull@gmail.com and we'll help spread the word!

Monday, July 19, 2010

Best Minds Show

This Allen Ginsberg quote serves as the inspiration for a one night only art exhibition being organized by Sara Santarsiero. Read on to find out more about this event.


AUG. 1ST 5:30 PM.

Things to keep in mind.

This exhibition will be installed in a Beverly, MA apartment
and feature live music and poetry readings.
A perfect time to celebrate summer, art and American poet, Allen Ginsberg.

All are welcome to attend - and bring your friends!

If you would like to submit a piece of art work please deliver it to Sara NO LATER than JULY 27TH. Also, please contact Sara if you would like to perform or do a reading.

If you have any questions or would like to mail/hand deliver your piece please email Sara at ssantarsiero@montserrat.edu

For more information visit here and here.

So there you have it folks - yet another ambitious soul making it happen. I hope you all will be able to participate in this event somehow and show your support! If you have an event coming up please let us know so we can help spread the word. Reach us at this.collective.pull@gmail.com
Keep on keeping on.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Friends of This Collective Pull

This Collective Pull has been hibernating! Bea was in the mountains of Georgia for six weeks at the Hambidge Center and Julie has been working it in the fashion world. So - in an effort to post more often on this here blog - and to help spread the love (which is really what This Collective Pull is all about) we are going to start posting the endeavors/exhibits/projects/etc of friends of This Collective Pull, as well as our own news. This project was always about creating community and encouraging others to do the same. If you have any news you'd like to share, an upcoming event or would like us to help spread the word of a project you're working on - please send it our way! Nothing is too big or too small, and you don't have to have exhibited under the This Collective Pull name - you just need to be groovin' to the same tune and in to the whole community thing. You also don't need to be a visual artist...anyone contributing to the Massachusetts creative scene is welcome! Also, if you send us a jpeg image we'll put it in our sidebar with a link to the event's website or blog for the duration of the event. Dig? Send thoughts on over to this.collective.pull@gmail.com.


Now unless you have been hiding out in a cave somewhere (and maybe even then) you should know about this project that began in Berlin in 2006. It has since become a global endeavor and has now found a home in Western Massachusetts thanks to our friends at Now.For.Art.

(Poster designed by the one and only Brendan McCauley - Brendan exhibited in the first and third This Collective Pull)

This is the definition of working to build community and here's your chance to get involved in this awesome project - click the flyer for details and contact Now.For.Art at now.for.art@gmail.com if you have any questions. You can also get more information here, here and here.

Stay in touch friends, and keep us updated!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

North Shore Art*Throb Article!

Dear Friends,

Please take a moment to visit the article that North Shore Art*Throb wrote about our project! We are hoping this article will open up new venues for us to have our next event. And please, if you have any ideas for future projects get in touch! Click the image below for the article.



Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Sans-crowd Documentation

Hi Friends,
Below are a few photographs taken of the exhibit without the crowd of the opening reception.

The figurative work of Justin Bothwell held it's own while sharing a space with the abstract color fields of Rose Olson.

Fellow Montserrat College of Art Alumni Bradford Rusick, Kathleen Gerdon Archer and Catalina Viejo Lopez de Roda share a wall and bring note to their unique styles and approaches.

An installation view of Rusick, Archer and Viejo next to an Anthony Palocci painting, Heather Counselman photograph, and a collage by Hayley Perry.

Julia Purinton brought the outside in with this large landscape.

A collaboration between Bradford Rusick and Allie Hornak is proudly displayed above the mantle with other fabulous works by Luba Shapiro, Anthony Montouri, Peter Brefini and Heather Counselman.

Another view showcasing the unique space and the ecclectic styles of all the artists.

Brendan McCauley, Justin Bothwell and Hayley Perry in the front room.

Jenna Antonangeli's photographs had a great presence in our hallway space bringing people from room to room.

It was so wonderful seeing the relationships between pieces develop as they were hung together in the space. Certain pieces also developed a very unique conversation with the space itself, often complimenting the crumbling texture of the ceiling, or the lines in the hardwood floor! Enjoy the photos, and again, keep an eye out for the interview with North Shore Art Throb! Julie and Bea both have a number of photographs that are not posted here, if you would like to request an image seen here, or of another view of the exhibit please email us at this.collective.pull@gmail.com

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

More to come...

Hi Friends,

This is a placeholder for the up and coming images from the exhibition. We have a lot of images from the opening reception, but also thought it would nice to post images of the exhibition "sans crowd." So for those of you who were un-able to make the opening, stay tuned! Also, keep an eye out for an interview about This Collective Pull in the North Shore Art Throb. We have already started planning for the next big event, which is unlike anything we've done before. Big plans my friends, BIG PLANS!

Monday, February 15, 2010

Opening Reception!

Thank you to all of you who attended the opening reception for This Collective Pull : A Mass Collaboration! We had a wonderful turnout at the reception, received a lot of great feedback, and made a lot of new friends. The work looked great in the space, and Bea has been back a few times since to see the show sans-crowd and to show the exhibit to a few who were un-able to make the opening. While hanging the show it was really wonderful to see the connections between pieces that we didn't see while sorting through the submissions. We also began to see connections that the pieces made with the actual gallery space. We are both so pleased to see the growth of this curatorial project from the first installation (and the second!) Below are a few photos from the evening, with more to follow!

Julie and Bea in front of a collaborative piece by Bradford Rusick and Allie Hornak, and an altered book by Anthony Montouri.

We will be posting a more thorough documentation of the exhibit soon. The work will be up until February 28th. If you would like to view the exhibit please contact Bea at this.collective.pull@gmail.com to set up an appointment! More photos to come, and thank you again to all of the artists who contributed to make this the best installment yet!

All photographs in this post are copyright Julie O'Boyle

Monday, February 1, 2010

Five days and counting!

(left to right)
Top: Jenna Antonangeli, Anthony Montouri, Hayley Perry, Julia Puriton, Catalina Viejo
Middle: Judy Brown, Peter Brefini, Bradford Rusick, Justin Bothwell, Kathy Archer
Bottom: Luba Grenader, Heather Counselman, Rose Olson, Mary Bucci McCoy, Counselman

The work has been juried, the artists have been notified, and we're getting excited! No saturday night plans? Grab some friends and come to the opening on Feb. 6 at 57 Delle Avenue, Boston from 6 to 9!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

You're Invited!

We hope to see you at the opening! Food + drink + dancing + art all over a really cool brownstone in Mission Hill = a blast and a half. See you there!

Monday, January 11, 2010

Open Call & PDF

It's here! You may access the PDF format Open Call for This Collective Pull : A Mass Collaboration, by following the link below. This month long exhibition will be installed at fivesevendelle, an alternative gallery space in Boston, MA. Deadline for submission is January 28th, so hop to it you Massachusetts Artists!

To access the PDF file go


More info to follow shortly, here's a little update:

January 9th: Hi Friends! We (Bea and Julie) had a chance to visit fivesevendelle and were blown away! A big beautiful Brownstone in Mission Hill, complete with fireplace and chandelier. We agreed that the two of us as well as Liz and Eugene from fivesevendelle will be jurying the exhibition. This time around we can accommodate all mediums and are going to be pushing for a performance at the opening. Details are soon to follow but the deadline for submission will be January 28nd and the opening is February 6th! Plan on it!

January 1st: This Collective Pull is happy to announce an upcoming collaboration with fivesevendelle, an alternative artistic venue in Mission Hill, Boston. This round will have an open call to artists working in all mediums from the entire state of Massachusetts. Julie O'Boyle who was co-curator of the last show will be joining Bea again as we work to make this happen!!

Details and a call to artists will follow shortly.