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Galleries & Exhibitions

The Emerald Pool

Revisiting a Once-Iconic White Mountain Landmark

Edwards Art Gallery, The Holderness School

Sept. 17 – mid-October

Information may be found here about The Emerald Pool exhibition.

Gallery Representation

John Raimondi

Patricia Ladd Carega Gallery, Center Sandwich, NH

Bowersock Gallery, Provincetown, MA

Kennedy Gallery, Portsmouth, NH

Susan Powell Fine Art, Madison, CT

Todd Bonita Gallery, Ogunquit, ME


Nor Roots Nor Stars

Christopher Volpe & Margery Thomas Mueller

In partnership with the Patricia Ladd Carega Gallery, available paintings from the LOOMINGS series are being exhibited alongside work by Alton artist Margery Thomas Mueller, recipient of this year’s St. Botolph Foundation Emerging Artist and Nellie Taft awards.

From the press release:

In Thomas-Mueller’s large-scale works in ink and graphite on Yupo paper, tangled tree branches seem to both shelter and snag pale remnants of nomadic humanity. In Volpe’s canvases combining oil paint and liquid tar, stormy abstractions stand in for seascapes and ghostly tall ships flicker on bleak horizons. For both artists, a major theme ishumanity uprooted and “lost at sea.”

Gallerist Patricia Carega says, “The title, Nor Roots Nor Stars, refers to both Margery’s huddled, rootless figures and Christopher’s port-less ships, in each case representatives of humanity seeking a solid resting place in a space in flux. As artists, Margery and Christopher have an exceptional ability to enrich natural imagery with metaphor as well as to convey messages badly needed in troubled times.”

Please contact Patricia Ladd Carega to schedule a viewing.

July 1, 2019 – October 28, 2019


Summer Landscape Show

In Wildness: Paintings of the White Mountains

The Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC) Highland Center this summer will exhibit In Wildness: Paintings of the White Mountains, a varied series of landscapes executed in a contemporary mode. The title refers to Thoreau’s belief that “in wildness” is the spiritual (and let’s add to that, the physical) preservation of humankind. A portion of sales will benefit the work of the Appalachian Mountain Club.

July 1, 2019 – September 28, 2019

Opening reception July 6, 2019 4:30 – 6 p.m.


Environmental Impact 2

Event Horizon, tar and oil on canvas, 48″ x 48″

Several works in tar will be included in a traveling museum exhibition called Environmental Impact 2. Here is the exhibition’s current itinerary:

August 24 - December 1, 2019 
The James Museum 
St. Petersburg, Florida

January 13 - May 11, 2020 
The North Carolina Arboretum 
Asheville, North Carolina

June 7 - September 6, 2020 
Dennos Museum Center 
Northwestern Michigan College 
Traverse City, Michigan

October 9 - December 31, 2021
Museum of The Rockies 
Montana State University 
Bozeman, MT

March 1 to June 15, 2021 
Alexandria Museum of Art 
Alexandria, Louisiana

(Additional Venues May Be Added.  List subject to change.)

CALL FOR ART

EXTRACTION: Art on the Edge of the Abyss

I am working on curating EXTRACTION New England: Art on the Edge of the Abyss, a group exhibition seeking work by New England artists addressing the implications of the unsustainable commercial over-exploitation of the planet’s natural resources. Included will be multimedia paintings, sculpture, video, audio, and site-specific installations.

Artists working in any medium are invited to submit proposals. Accepted art will expose and interrogate the negative social and environmental consequences of the suicidal, unsustainable consumption of the planet’s natural resources by extractive industry, from the damage done to people, especially indigenous and disenfranchised communities, to ravaged landscapes and poisoned water to climate change and its many troubling implications.

EXTRACTION New England joins a cross-border conversation that will take place in multiple locations throughout the U.S. and abroad during the summer and fall of 2021. EXTRACTION: Art on the Edge of the Abyss is a constellation of simultaneous and overlapping exhibits, installations, performances, site-specific works, land art, street art, and cross-media interventions investigating extractive industry in all of its forms, from mining and drilling to the reckless exploitation of water, soil, trees, marine life, and other natural resources. Due to the far-reaching scope of our ambition, the project has adopted through necessity an unconventional approach—de-centralized, non-hierarchical, and self-organizing.

Email me proposals in the form of a singlePDF, Word, or Apple Pages document containing text, images, and contact information with “EXTRACTION New England” in the subject line.

EXTRACTION: Art on the Edge of the Abyss is a special project of the Codex Foundation (codexfoundation.org).


Monthly Open Studio


Lowell, MA, first Saturday of each month, noon – 4 p.m.

View past and current work on the first Saturday of every month at Western Avenue Studios in Lowell, MA. Dozens of artists participate each month. Studio #521 from noon-5. If you’re making the trip, it’s a good idea to contact me first to make sure I’ll be open.


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