A Starling in Shadow

The idea for this exhibition is inspired by the concurrent two-venue exhibition selected by Laurel McLaughlin and Mechella Yezernitskaya at Bryn Mawr College (where they are students) and PAFA.  Their exhibition includes some of the works from a community-based art project with which I was deeply involved twenty-six years ago.  Revisiting that earlier project through their curatorial work served as a springboard in planning this group exhibition -- the fourth I have organized with Tina Rocha and Michael Kowbuz at Cerulean Arts.  I have known all but two of the artists represented in this show. I worked with several of them while they were students and attended art school with others who are closer to my age.  Two of the artists who are a generation older than me were heroes of mine when I was a student.  While organizing this I reconnected with someone I first met when I was about eight years old but with whom I'd later lost touch.  After not seeing her for the past 45 years it was a delight to learn she has been painting the whole time.  I've titled the exhibition after Julie Zahn's, A Starling In Shadow, because it is the most poetic way to state -- whether known nationally or recognized primarily within their own communities -- that all these artists deserve to have a brighter light shining on their work.           -- Bill Scott


Linda Lee Alter, Partly Cloudy & Hot, acrylic on birch plywood, 9" x 12"

Linda Lee Alter, Sunset, acrylic on birch plywood, 9" x 12"  

Linda Lee Alter, Toward Nightfall, acrylic on birch plywood, 9" x 12" 

Jennifer Baker, Snow, View from my Bathroom Window, oil on Mylar, 12.5" x 17"  

Betsey Batchelor, Untitled, gouache on paper, 6" x 8"   

Rosemarie Beck, Study: Prospero & Ariel, oil on paper, 11 1/4" x 15 3/8"

Nell Blaine, Cove with White Schooner, watercolor, 9" x 12"  

Nell Blaine, Three Palms on a Hillside, watercolor, 14" x 20"  

Rachel Bliss, Untitled, oil, acrylic and graphite on Masonite, 9" x 12" 

Sheila Chimes, Still Life, oil on canvas, 22" x 24"  SOLD

Joan Wadleigh Curran, Cuttings, gouache on paper, 12" x 14.25"  SOLD  

Cindi Ettinger, Uncity, plaster background, etching & aquatint, 12 1/16" x 11 3/8" 

Mary Frank, Untitled (Horses), ink on paper, 24" x 18"  

Sarah Gutwirth, Clay Pot, oil on canvas, 6" x 6"  

Carolyn Harris, Soldiers and Sailors, Riverside Park, pastel, 10" x 10"   

Carolyn Harris, Autumn, Essex, oil on canvas, 22" x 18"  

Elizabeth Heller, Still Life with Dahlias, oil on panel, 14" x 13"  SOLD

Morgan Hobbs, Night Visions, oil on panel, 5.5" x 6"  

Heidi Leitzke, Looking Up, embroidery and acrylic on linen, 10" x 10"  

Aubrey Levinthal, Irish Driving, oil on panel, 18.5" x 18.5"  SOLD  

Heather McMordie, Factor of Five: B5C4H4E5J4, assemblage of collograph and lithograph prints, 8.5" x 7.5"  

Peggy Merves, Sunflowers and Lake Garda, oil on flashe ground on canvas, 18" x 18"  

Mary Nomecos, Opposing Views, oil on canvas, 28" x 28"  

Andrea Packard, Studio Dream II, mixed media on carved wood, 14" x 20"   

Marie Davis Samohod, Garden Tomatoes, watercolor and graphite, 11" x 17.5"  

Liza Samuel, Shell Dial, carbonized bone, oil, wax on panel, 10" x 7.25"   

Julie Saecker Schneider, Gaze Direct (Aspasia), carbon dust, 12" x 12"  

Emily Steinberg, Empire Teacup, oil on panel, 12" x 12"  

Mickayel Thurin, Morning Ritual, mixed media, 32" x 20"  SOLD

Jenn Warpole, 1999, oil on panel, 9" x 12"  

Leigh Werrell, Outerwear, oil on panel, 12" x 15"  

Sophie White, Miller St. (Day), gouache and latex on paper, mounted on board, 10" x 7"  SOLD

Sophie White, Miller St. (Night), gouache on paper, mounted on board, 10" x 7"  SOLD

Barbara Wolanin, Cone Flowers - Dark, acrylic on canvas, 14" x 11" 

Julie Zahn, A Starling in Shadow, mixed media on Rives BFK paper, 9.5" x 9.5"  SOLD

Zoe Zurad, Harmony (After Matisse), chalk on paper, 12" x 12"