Woah, yes, I am in the blogosphere. Welcome to my blog! Let me catch you up on new stuff, old stuff, other stuff. I am a watercolorist, teacher and artist from Watertown, Massachusetts. My big news of right now is that I have just qualified to be a member of the New England Watercolor Society by having my 4th painting accepted into one of their shows, one of which had to be a National exhbition. So, hooray, Dawn, it took 5 years but it is so infinitely worth it. What does it all mean, you ask? I'm excited because it puts me in the company of Childe Hassam, John Singer Sargent, Frank W. Benson, Andrew Wyeth and Maurice Prendergast, all signature members of the society. Find out more at http://www.newenglandwatercolorsociety.org/ where you can also get a look at the recent show which has my painting, The Venetians, pictured right, on display through January 24, 2010, at the Art Complex Museum in Duxbury.
I also have a painting in the North East Watercolor Society International Exhibition, which is on display through November 7 at the Kent Art Association in Kent, Connecticut. For more information on this organization, please visit their website at http://www.northeastws.com/ The painting on display is Sun Dreamer featuring my lovely cat, Miss Kes. My husband, David and I had a lovely weekend down there, and especially enjoyed visiting the stunning Kent Falls State Park. We also believe we saw the covered bridge spanning the Housatonic River that the hapless Maitlands crashed through in the movie Beetlejuice.
I also invite artists who create art, work or reside in Watertown or Belmont to join me for the First Annual Watertown & Belmont Open Studios, which will take place on April 24 and 25, 2010. It's going to be wonderful, and to make sure you get all the latest information, please shoot me an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org I am helping to organize the event, so watch this space for more information!
Visual Artist and Educator. My main medium is watercolor, but I also paint in acrylic and oil, and use pencil, pen & ink and airbrush. I am a Signature Member of the New England Watercolor Society. I create public art for Childrens' Hospital Boston and other facilities, and have a studio at the Arsenal Center for the Arts in Watertown. I have been on the board of the Arsenal Center since before it was created, and have been a board member of the Watertown Art Association, Watertown's oldest arts organization, for over 20 years. I teach at the Watertown, Brighton and Waltham Senior Centers, in adult classes at the Arsenal Center and through Watertown Community Education, and in many youth and intergenerational programs. I have been married for over 25 years to the best husband in the world, David Scaltreto, and we have a fantastic smart and talented son, Jake. David and I are musicians who play in a classic rock band, Perfect Crime. We are also in the Saint Patrick's of Watertown Choir under the direction of Paul White, the best choir in the Boston Archdiocese! In addition to my full life of art and music, I love to travel, photography and organic gardening.