Vermont or Bust ;)

As I mentioned in my last post, I’ve been accepted to do a 4-week artist residency at Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, VT.  This competitive and well-regarded program puts 50+ artists and writers together on the beautiful campus of VSC, providing good meals, a private studio and lodgings, and the experience of meeting and working alongside fellow creative types for a solid month.  I’m super-excited and honored to have been accepted, and I’m already mentally packing my studio for the trip.

While I was fortunate to receive some financial aid — in the form of a small but generous merit-based VSC grant, plus their 10 hr/wk. work-exchange program — there will still be a good chunk of money to put down by early April, so I’m turning to my friends and supporters for a little help.  I’ve launched a crowdfunding campaign at GoFundMe.com, hoping to raise enough to cover the cost of the residency and perhaps to buy out my work-exchange hours (giving me extra time in the studio!).

If you can contribute to this worthy cause, I'd be most grateful.  Grateful enough, in fact, to offer you original works of art as rewards for your generosity.  Check out my campaign at www.gofundme.com/anthonyfalcettavsc , and thank you in advance for your support.

Group show at Porter Mill Gallery

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I'm excited to be showing brand-new work this month as part of the five-person show ABOVE / BELOW / WITHIN.  Featuring artists from Boston's North Shore, this exhibition focuses on our immediate surroundings: the coastline, the small town, the salt-marsh... the memory of living in and being shaped by a place both enduring and constantly changing.  The works presented range from full abstraction to finely detailed realism, but at every point along the spectrum, it's clear that these pieces share a common territory.

ABOVE / BELOW / WITHIN runs from October 3 to November 1 with an artists' reception on Thursday, October 22 from 6- 9PM.  All are invited... hope to see you there!  (The gallery and studios are also a featured stop on the trolley route during Beverly Arts District's kickoff-day celebration... so if you can't make the reception, check us out on Saturday, Oct. 17.)

Porter Mill Studios and Gallery, 95 Rantoul St., Beverly MA.  www.portermillstudios.com