2022 Arts In Bloom

The Arts in Bloom exhibit is always a hightlight of the HCA's year! This year is no exception. Over 65 artists submitted artwork for consideration from 35 towns and 5 states. We received a wonderful variety of works from Experimental to Classical Realism and everything in between. 

Out of 155 pieces, Juror Sorin Bica selected 40 for display in this year's exhibition. Six pieces were identified for an award and will be honored with fresh flower arrangements designed the Hopkinton Garden Club members that will be on display May 26th - May 29th. 

The HCA Art In Bloom 2022 Exhibition will be available for viewing at the HCA's Lotvin Family gallery May 23 - June 15, 2022 as well as online here.
Opening Reception: May 26th at the Hopkinton Center for the Arts from 6 to 7:00pm.

The HCA gallery hours for public viewing: Monday - Fridays 9 am - 7 pm and Saturdays 9 am - 2 pm. Guests must observe safety protocols when visiting the gallery, masks are recommended but not required. Considering purchasing an artwork? Please call Operations Director Sandee Buckley at 508.435.9222 or via email: sandee@hopartscenter.org.

About the Juror Sorin Bica:
Sorin Bica is a contemporary artist based in the Boston area, frequently sought for his unique large-scale abstract and figurative paintings. The use of intense color and expressive figures can be seen through-out his work. Sorin was born in Bucharest, Romania where he studied at Scoala Populara de Arta. He began his career drawing political cartoons in his native country. He moved to the USA in 1988 where he studied art at Worcester State University. He continued to combine the cartoonish drawings with his painting, subsequently resulting in his present style. Sorin's work can be found in many public, private and corporate collections both in the United States and abroad. He is a resident artist at SOWA artist Studios in Boston and The Mill Contemporary Art in Framingham, MA. Sorin is also the Curator and Owner at Project B Gallery in Framingham, MA. Sorin is represented by Barba Contemporary Art Gallery, Palm Springs CA, Fountain Street Fine Arts, Boston MA, AZ Fine Art, Chestnut Hill MA, Paula Esty Gallery in Newburyport MA and Project B Gallery in Framingham MA.

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"Magic Forest"
"Magic Forest"
Rita Aris


Dimensions: 12 x 6 x 4
Medium: Clay, underglazes, clear glaze.
Year created: 2021
What inspired you to make this work?: “I took a walk in the woods and came out taller than the trees.” Henry David Thoreau
"Enchanted Flowers"
"Enchanted Flowers"
Rita Aris
$1,500.00


Dimensions: 36 x 22 x 5
Medium: The hand built flowers and leaves are made from high fire clay and painted with multicolor glaze. The whole composition is attached to the custom stainless steel frame (the mounting bracket is provided). Weight is 14 lbs.
Year created: 2022
What inspired you to make this work?: My artwork is a bridge between dream, hope, and reality. This art work will be my contribution to helping the Ukrainian refugees. Proceeds from selling this composition will be donated to buying medical supplies for Ukrainian refugees, who were forced to leave their country as a result of Russia's invasion.
Parting Company
Parting Company
Lissa Banks
$2,700.00


Dimensions: 24 x 36 x 1
Medium: Acrylic
Year created: 2020
What inspired you to make this work?: As the pandemic raged we all missed somebody even as we held those nearby closely. Even now we continue to be parted by disease, difference and now war. The familial grouping here seems to be reluctantly diverging onto different paths, an apt metaphor for our times.
Off Key
Off Key
Nancy Best
$150.00


Dimensions: 16 x 20 x 2
Medium: photography
Year created: 2022
What inspired you to make this work?: The "undoing" of an old square piano
red tulip, deconstructed #3
red tulip, deconstructed #3
Paul Bibbo
$150.00


Dimensions: 14 x 11 x 2.5
Medium: photography
Year created: autumn 2021
What inspired you to make this work?: I was intrigued by the withering red tulips in my back yard. I brought them indoors and started photographing....with different backgrounds, different colorations, different cropping.
Symphony Sushi
Symphony Sushi
Patricia Bossange
$1,800.00


Dimensions: 18 x 18 x 0.75
Medium: oil on panel
Year created: 2020
What inspired you to make this work?: The gentleman at the sushi counter worked at the restaurant. He had obviously been working since early morning, and was sound asleep when I saw him there. He was so weary, and I did not want to disturb him, but the image was so lovely.
Who's gonna drive me home tonight?
Who's gonna drive me home tonight?
Chelsea Bradway
$475.00


Dimensions: 24 x 36 x 1.9
Medium: Black and White photograph on hot press rag paper
Year created: 2021
What inspired you to make this work?: I am continually inspired by women's perseverance to do anything they chose to do.
Breaking the Mold
Breaking the Mold
Linda DeStefano Brown
$450.00


Dimensions: 19 x 24 x 1
Medium: Photography
Year created: 2020
What inspired you to make this work?: I was working with the idea of thinking outside the box to create images that show a different way of thinking about things.
Summer Untamed Diptych
Summer Untamed Diptych
Anita Helen Cohen
$1,050.00


Dimensions: 24 x 34
Medium: Watercolor on Yupo
Year created: 2019
What inspired you to make this work?: I love painting landscapes and flowers. This pice was 'in my head' for a long time before it was born as a painting.
April, Town Forest
April, Town Forest
Maura Conron
$350.00


Dimensions: 15 x 12.5 x 1.5
Medium: Archival Inkjet print, 1/6
Year created: 2022
What inspired you to make this work?: April walk
Carrying On
Carrying On
Jean Cummiskey
$175.00


Dimensions: 11 x 14 x 2
Medium: Digital photo print
Year created: 2022
What inspired you to make this work?: The continuing pursuit of love and beauty
Forest Scene
Forest Scene
Mark Dooley
$200.00


Dimensions: 8 x 10
Medium: mixed media on paper
Year created: 2022
What inspired you to make this work?: I enjoy creating collage works the surprising results that can be achieved.
Up To Something
Up To Something
Deborah Drummond
$750.00


Dimensions: 24 x 24 x 1.25
Medium: Acrylic on canvas
Year created: 2022
Respira
Respira
NANCY ENGBERG
$350.00


Dimensions: 20 x 20
Medium: photomontage and paper collage
Year created: 2019
Spring III
Spring III
Jonathan Fisher
$120.00


Dimensions: 8 x 8 x 1.5
Medium: acrylic on panel board
Year created: 2022
What inspired you to make this work?: the change of seasons, particularly the vibrancy of spring after the achromatic drabness of winter
Bloom
Bloom
Catherine Gruetzke-Blais
$600.00


Dimensions: 36 x 24 x 1
Medium: mixed media: acrylic paint and paper on canvas
Year created: 2022
What inspired you to make this work?: I was insipired by nature in the spring time when the wind is blowing and the earth is turning into its new form. Some shapes are reminiscent of tulips, but I was thinking more about the idea of blooming. I also enjoyed playing with color, texture, and the composition as a whole.
Sunflower Nocturne 3
Sunflower Nocturne 3
Masha Hoffey
$750.00


Dimensions: 12 x 12
Medium: gouache, ink, gold leaf on panel
Year created: 2022
What inspired you to make this work?: Solidarity with the people of Ukraine during the brutal Russian invasion of their country.
Spring Collection II
Spring Collection II
Dale Hoopingarner
$230.00


Dimensions: 40 x 32 x 1
Medium: Photography
Year created: 2007
What inspired you to make this work?: After a long winter the daffodils, fern fiddlehead growth heralds the long-awaited spring; I can't wait for the new blooms, not only for the season of growth they portend but the joy of the art they let me capture.
Fallen
Fallen
Laurie Johnston
$250.00


Dimensions: 8 x 8 x 1.625
Medium: photomontage mounted to wood panel
Year created: 2018
What inspired you to make this work?: This body of work came from a need for balance and peace. I spent meditative time in nature looking closely at details we don’t see with the naked eye. The complexity, beauty and power of nature is an inspiration for living as a human being.
On Screen
On Screen
Lydia Kinney
$800.00


Dimensions: 18 x 24 x 0.875
Medium: Acrylic on Panel
Year created: 2021

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