In the late 19th and early 20th Century, Currier & Ives were known for their quintessential New England prints, like The American national game of baseball and American Homestead Winter. But what is it about New England that makes it such a charming artistic subject? In this New England Charm exhibit, we are showcasing visual depictions of New England and what makes it a unique and distinct part of America, from the costal and woodland landscapes, to its Colonial or contemporary architecture, to the wildlife and the weather.
About the Jurors
Jill Anderson is a signature member of the New England Watercolor Society, and holds a BS, a BFA, and a Certificate in electronic design. Her visual expressions are in drawing, painting, and silkscreen design and printing. Jill lives in eastern Massachusetts, where she has raised two daughters, and taught art to children and adults. Her art is influenced by the seasons, by childhood drives in the Wisconsin countryside with her dad, her mom’s stories and poems, and her artist aunt, Catherine. You can view Jill’s work on her website.
Lisa Houck works in watercolor, oil on wood, ceramics, mosaics and etching. “Each medium allows me to invent new ways to express my view of nature through color and pattern. My artwork has been exhibited widely, and is in numerous public and private collections, including The Boston Athenaeum, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston Children’s Hospital, Fidelity Investments, four libraries in Broward County Florida, Hale and Dorr, Massachusetts General Hospital, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.” You can view Lisa’s work on her website.