Gallery Openings, Special Events, and DEMOS

“Springing Up” in alcohol ink on yupo paper by Mary Wojciechowski / 8 x 10

“Springing Up” in alcohol ink on yupo paper by Mary Wojciechowski / 8 x 10

May 3 / Friday 12:30 to 3:30
“Alcohol Inks: New Explorations!” A Workshop by Mary Wojciechowski

Mary Wojciechowski will teach a three hour workshop in the serendipitous medium of alcohol ink. Accomplished artists and first timers are welcome. All materials provided. This workshop is a part of ARTWEEK 2019 sponsored statewide.

Mary Wojciechowski is a professional artist who is well known for her workshops in watercolor and alcohol inks. She is a member of the Board of Directors of the Rhode Island Watercolor Society and has received numerous awards, including BEST OF SHOW, for her interpretive and representational artwork in alcohol ink.

This is Mary’s third workshop at the gallery in this medium and is sure to fill quickly.

For information / To register, click here. Space is limited; pre-registration is required.

Cost: $50 per person, materials included. Bring an apron, and come prepared to have fun!

May 25 — June 15: Visiting Artists Exhibition “From Motion to Stillness in Pastel”

Evocative pastel paintings of Janet Schwartz and Dave Kaphammer / This Spring Exhibition runs closes with a 4pm demo at the gallery on Saturday, June 15 by Janet Schwartz. Join us!

No More Toll Booths 12 x 18 pastel by Janet Schwartz / $850

No More Toll Booths 12 x 18 pastel by Janet Schwartz / $850

Saturday, May 25 / 2pm: Demo at the gallery by Dave Kaphammer
4:30 to 6:30pm: Opening Reception for Spring Guest Artists’ Exhibition “From Motion to Stillness in Pastel”

Saturday, June 15 / 4 pm: Demo by Janet Schwartz in pastel and reception at the gallery

On the Pond 12x9 Pastel by Dave Kaphammer $475

On the Pond 12x9 Pastel by Dave Kaphammer $475

Saturday, June 29: Summer Opening Exhibition “Cape Cod and the Nearby Sea” / William Gotha

2 pm: Demo by William Gotha in oil at the gallery

Gallery 31 Fine Art on Cape Cod is presenting “Cape Cod and the Nearby Sea,” a collection of ocean and beach scapes by nationally recognized New England artist William Gotha that demonstrate the intimate relationship between the Cape to its ocean environment.

Reception at the gallery 4 to 6PM: with WILLIAM GOTHA and artists from the “Orleans Garden Tour” — Paula David and Sissi Sneve-Schultze from Gallery 31 Fine Art participating.

Painting on location in spectacular Orleans gardens during the day
Reception following at Gallery 31 with artists and a "wet painting sale"
4 pm to 6pm

This is an annual event of the Orleans Improvement Association, a non-profit of 30 plus years committed to preserving and enhancing the physical beauty and unique character of Orleans. We are delighted to partner with this fine organization.

Summertime Blues 11 x 14 Oi by Snefrid Sneve-Schultze / $575

Summertime Blues 11 x 14 Oi by Snefrid Sneve-Schultze / $575

Saturday, July 6:  "Hydrangeas in Bloom"

Artist demonstrations of painting hydrangeas in oil and pastel inside the gallery, with a reception and "wet paint sale" from 4:30 to 6:30 as part of the Cape Cod Hydrangea Festival sponsored by the Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce.

Gallery 31 Artists participating include Sherry Rhyno, Sissi Sneve-Schultze, and Paula David.

Simple Joys   by Jeanne Rosier Smith 18 x 24” pastel $2900

Simple Joys by Jeanne Rosier Smith 18 x 24” pastel $2900

Saturday, July 20:  "Simple Pleasures"  
Artist Demonstration by Jeanne Rosier-Smith in Pastel at 2pm
with Opening Reception til 6pm

Jeanne Rosier Smith’s summer solo exhibition is always a high point in the summer on Cape Cod. A master artist of Boston’s Copley Society of Art, Jeanne’s pastel paintings are representational yet lean more and more to the abstract.

“Increasingly, I’m becoming interested in the intersection of abstraction and realism between the 2-D surface of the paper and the 3-D world that I’m trying to re-create,” says Rosier Smith. “I love it when I can stand in front of a painting at different distances and have a different experience. Joaquín Sorolla y Bastida and Anders Zorn’s work is like that. You get up close and it looks abstract, but if you stand back, it looks so real. I love that effect. In the future, I want to say more with less, to keep things abstract as long as possible, put in just enough details and stop when those details are enough.”

Saturday, August 3:  "Summer Scents"  Artist Demonstration by Jennifer McCalmont in Oil at 2pm with an Opening Reception til 6pm

Nautical Escape 14 x 18 Oil by jen McCalmont $1400

Nautical Escape 14 x 18 Oil by jen McCalmont $1400

“I am in love with color. I never tire of the subtle interactions that I am looking at while painting. All the time I am trying to find the right colors and harmonize them as if they were musical notes. I strive for the most accurate depiction as possible, while creating a dimension as if you could walk into the world that is in my painting.” — Jen McCalmont

Jen is an oil painter who subscribes to the Boston School of Art’s painting style. She paints from life using defined techniques which capture the light and shadow falling upon her subject in a very skillful manner. Her demo will show this approach to her painting and provide information and expertise to viewers during several stages of a painting.

Saturday, August 10: “Abstracts Attract” Artist Demonstration by Arnie Casavant at 2pm
Reception to follow from 4 to 6:30.

This exhibition features the work of award-winning artists Tony Allain (pastels), guest artist Arnie Casavant (acrylics), guest artist Kelly Milukas (encaustics), Deborah Quinn-Munson (oils, pastels, watercolors), Jeanne Rosier Smith (pastels and encaustics), Sherry Rhyno (oils and pastels), and Mary Wojciechowski (alcohol inks and watercolors.”


Beach Day Alcohol ink 6 x 6 Mary Wojciechowski $125

Beach Day Alcohol ink 6 x 6 Mary Wojciechowski $125

October 12, Saturday, "Changing Seasons, Changing Light" featuring Gallery 31 Fine Artists as we celebrate "Fall for the Arts" on Columbus Day Weekend with artist demonstrations, a small works sale, and refreshments!

During the day we will be painting in and around the gallery with a "fresh paint sale" of our newly created works available.

Meet some of the painters of Gallery 31 and watch how they develop a painting from beginning to end.