COLOR/AID

May 12 - June 18, 2017

Curated by:
Lynn Stanley
Opening Reception:
Friday, May 12, 6pm

About the Exhibition

Color! After the gray-blue months of a long New England winter, the desire to experience the full spectrum of color can feel like a physical need. PAAM is happy to oblige with the return of COLOR/AID, a fundraising exhibition for PAAM’s youth programs.

The work in this exhibition has been created by the artists who taught in PAAM’s 2016-17 youth programs: Tracey Anderson, Cheryl Carlson-Perrow, Michael Gillane, Traci Harmon-Hay, Megan Hinton, Becky Sellinger, Vicky Tomayko, and Lynn Stanley, who teaches in and administers PAAM’s youth and school programs. All work is for sale, and is available for purchase online.

These gifted artists and educators bring an expansive range of skills to the table-from traditional practices such as dry-point etching, silkscreen printing, and plein air painting, to the twenty-first century applications of origami, and the development of digital games and website design. PAAM’s foundation is built on the generous tradition of artists teaching the next generation, ensuring the continued vitality of our creative community.

PAAM’s donor and grant-funded programs are offered to local youth and public school educators free-of-charge, and provide instruction, materials and transportation. The programs include: Art Reach for 13-21 year-olds meets on Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday afternoons; Art on the Edge (AOTE) Saturdays for middle-schoolers meet October-March Saturday mornings; Reaching Forward Paid Mentorships for 17-22 year-olds meet Friday and Saturdays in conjunction with AOTE; and the Lenore Ross Curating Program, which provides in and out-of-school learning opportunities for K-12 students and teachers. Visit www.paam.org/youtheducation for more info.

PAAM is grateful to the artists and educators who enrich the lives of young people along Cape Cod every day. PAAM’s youth programs are supported in part by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency; the Bilezikian Family Foundation; the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod; Ted Jones and Peter Petas; the Aeroflex Foundation: an anonymous donor; Shirl Roccapriore and Oils by the Sea Gallery; the Provincetown Community Compact and the Provincetown Swim for Life; Keith Hayes and Teresa Townsend; Barbara Anthony; Sean McCabe and the Provincetown 10K; and in partnership with the Provincetown, Nauset, and Monomoy School Districts; Cape Cod Regional Technical High School and Cape Cod Lighthouse Charter School.

About the Artists

Tracey Sandford Anderson

Tracey Anderson graduated Drawing & Painting, Edinburgh College of Art, Scotland, 1988 and completed Post Graduate Studies at The Royal College of Art, London, 1990. She was one of 5 artists featured in the 2004 Emerging Artists exhibition at the Provincetown Art Association and Museum (PAAM), and has participated in group and solo exhibitions in the UK, New York, and Provincetown. She has taught classes in traditional and digital media for children and adults at PAAM’s Museum School and Curating Program; Castle Hill Center for the Arts Truro, MA; and Great River Arts Institute of Bellows Falls, VT. She is also a trained studio musician and provides a broad spectrum of knowledge in, and passion for: digital music composition; graphic novels and comics; digital game design; and website/app development. She has served as a lead teacher in PAAM’s out-of-school Art on the Edge and Art Reach programs and is a Technology Integration Specialist for Provincetown Schools.

Cheryl Carlson-Perrow

Cheryl’s art reflects the adventure in the creative process. She is known as an innovative studio artist exploring new relationships between materials, techniques and mediums. Her insight into blending these relationships has led her to create beautiful one of a kind fine art. She is an award winning artist whose work has been exhibited in multiple juried shows at the Brand Library and Jocelyn Center for the Arts in California, Provincetown Art Association and Museum, Schoolhouse Gallery, Cultural Center for the Arts and a solo show at the Cape Cod Museum of Art. She has been featured in Cape Cod Magazine. Her work is represented in private collections nationally and internationally. She received her B.F.A. from UMass Dartmouth and has studied with many exceptional artists whose talents and wisdom have shaped her work and her life. Professional experiences have included commercial art, calligraphic and graphic design studios, teaching classes and workshops in private and public schools, art conservatories and higher education. During her 22 years as a professional calligrapher, her clients included Disneyland, the Crystal Cathedral, and BayBanks among many others. Currently, she is exploring new ideas in her own artwork, teaching workshops, and continuously developing her beautiful one of a kind fine art collections. To see ideas develop, take shape, and breathe in harmony invites celebration and joy in the creation of art. Each day brings a new discovery. Each of Cheryl’s pieces reflects these thoughts.

Traci Harmon-Hay

Traci Harmon-Hay is the third generation of a family of female painters. She received her BFA from the Maryland Institute of Art, pursued further studies with Michael David Brown of the Schuler School of Fine Arts and spent four years at Studio Six, a Baltimore artist’s cooperative. Her watercolors are in collections across the country. She is the founder and member of the Harmon Gallery in Wellfleet, which shows her work, as well as fourteen other artists.

Megan Hinton

Megan Hinton has been exhibiting her work in New England and beyond for over fifteen years. Hinton holds degrees from Ohio Wesleyan University, The School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, and New York University. Hinton has been awarded artist residencies from The Women’s Studio Workshop, The Vermont Studio Center, Nantucket Island School of Design, Les Amis de la Grande Vigne in Brittany, France, and The Frans Masereel Centrum in Belgium. She has been the recipient of three local Massachusetts Cultural Council grants for recent exhibitions in Wellfleet, Massachusetts at Preservation Hall and The Harbor Stage Company. Her paintings are included in the permanent collections of The Cape Cod Museum of Art, The Provincetown Art Association and Museum, and The Artists Association of Nantucket. Megan is an art writer, educator, and avid traveler. She lives in Wellfleet, Massachusetts.

Michael Gillane

Michael P. Gillane is a multimedia artist and educator whose work can best be described as expressive realism, a style in which the viewer can almost recognize the content of the image but must imagine for themselves what is being described and what story is being told. After earning his BFA in printmaking from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Michael completed the Master Printer Training Program at the Tamarind Institute of Lithography in Albuquerque, NM. He then went on to receive his MFA in printmaking from Pratt Institute. In addition to being a working artist, Michael has taught Visual Art in public schools in Amherst and Springfield Massachusetts. He currently teaches Visual Art at the Provincetown Schools, an IB World School in Provincetown, Massachusetts. His prints, paintings and drawings are in private collections and have been shown in galleries nationally.

Becky Sellinger

Becky Sellinger is a multidisciplinary artist living and working in New York. Becky received her BFA in sculpture from SUNY Purchase in 2011, and MFA from VCU Sculpture in 2015. She has been awarded residencies at Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture (2012), Artpark (2015), and a fellowship at Fine Arts Work Center (2016-17). Becky’s work employs her admiration for physical comedy to highlight the performance of femininity and our society’s brand of social conditioning.

Lynn Stanley

Lynn Stanley attended the School of Visual Arts and Queens College with a focus on painting. She received her BA in studio Art from Smith College through the Ada Comstock Scholars Program. She works in mixed media and both traditional and non-conventional book forms. A writer, as well as a visual artist, Stanley received an MFA in Creative Writing, Poetry from the University of Michigan. She is the Curator of Education at the Provincetown Art Association and Museum, where she develops and administers education programs and facilitates workshops for children, youth and adults that combine creative writing, art history, and the visual arts. She lives in Provincetown, MA.

Vicky Tomayko

Vicky Tomayko is an artist/printmaker with a studio in Truro. She was a fellow at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown in 1985-86 and has an MFA in printmaking from Western Michigan University. In addition to teaching in PAAM’s youth programs Art Reach and Art on the Edge, she manages the print studio for the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown and teaches at Cape Cod Community College. She was an artist-in-residence at the Cape Cod Lighthouse Charter School in Orleans for ten years. Tomayko was assistant professor of printmaking at Connecticut College. She is represented by the Schoolhouse Gallery in Provincetown and the A.I.R. Gallery in Brooklyn, NY.