Artists and Muses,” Featured Group Art Exhibit at Barnstable Town Hall

Works on display March 19th through April 20th, 2018, Reception April 13th
Paul Schulenburg and fellow artists painting in his Eastham Studio. The model in the photograph is Stephanie Sykes, a Chatham fisherwoman. (Courtesy of the artist)

A multi-artist exhibit featuring 30 Cape Cod artists. The group gathers weekly to paint together at the studio of nationally acclaimed artist, Paul Schulenburg.
Barnstable Town Hall Hearing Room and Selectman’s Conference Room

March 19th through April 20th, 2018


Meet the Artist reception - Friday, April 13th, 2018 - 5:00-6:30 pm.


HYANNIS, MA, March 12th, 2018--The "Art on Loan" program displays the works of local artists on meeting room walls in Barnstable Town Hall.   “Artists and Muses,” will be on display in the Barnstable Town Hall, from March 19 to April 20, 2018.  This exhibit features portraits, figure paintings, drawings and sculpture, in a wide range of styles and mediums. The public is invited to attend a reception in the Town Hall Hearing Room to meet the artists on Friday, April 13th, 2018 from 5:00pm-6:30 pm.


“The artists represented gather weekly to paint from the figure at the Eastham studio of nationally acclaimed artist Paul Schulenburg,” said Joan Lockhart who organized the show and is one of the artists in the group.  “Some, like Paul, are very well-known and represented by prestigious galleries on- and off-Cape; others are emerging artists who exhibit at local and national art shows; and some are just beginning their artistic journeys.”  In addition to painting in Schulenburg’s studio, the group has also painted in the historic Hawthorne Barn, as well as on the beach in Provincetown, a Cape Cod art tradition. The painting group consists of Cape Cod artists, residing from Falmouth to Provincetown. 


“Depicting the human form -- trying to capture the essence of gesture, personality and facial expression – is one of biggest challenges an artist can confront. It’s a subject that must be practiced in order to achieve any degree of facility of craft,” said Paul Schulenburg.  “By organizing a regular session in my studio for artists to paint from the live model, I am able to make sure I get in my painting time, with the added benefit of maintaining a social connection with like-minded artists.”  He adds, “While there are times we paint side-by-side in complete silence, these are often broken up by lively discussions, music and refreshments, contributing to our creative energy and sense of camaraderie.”


“The muses,” explains Joan Lockhart, “include professional art models, although many others are local writers, artists, fishermen, dancers and friends, who pose in all manners of attire including their oilskins, evening gowns or vintage dress.  The group has also painted a number of Cape and Boston-area musicians, who treat the artists to mini-concerts during breaks and often perform new works-in-progress.  What the Schulenburg group’s muses have in common are interesting personalities, attire and faces that pique the artists’ creativity -- as well as the ability to hold a pose for a 3-hour session!“


Rosalie Nadeau, a local artist who has been painting with Schulenburg and his weekly group for the past 10 years, states:  “We are serious about getting work done, but truth-be-told, it’s a weekly painting party.  For many of us who spend much of our time working alone in our studios, it’s our favorite night of the week!”


The exhibition is open to the public and on display March 19-April 20, 2018, in the Barnstable Town Hall Hearing Room and Selectmen’s Conference Room. 
Town Hall is open Monday through Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm (except State and Federal holidays) and frequently opens during evening hours for scheduled meetings.  A meet the artists reception and an “Artists and Muses” panel discussion will be held on Friday, April 13th at 5pm in the Town Hall Hearing Room, 2nd floor, Barnstable Town Hall, 367 Main Street, Hyannis.   


For more information on this program email [email protected]

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Artists whose work is included in “Artists and Muses” include:

  • Paul Schulenburg, Eastham. Represented by The Addison Art Gallery, Orleans and the George Billis Gallery, NYC
  • Laura Balboni, Harwich. Represented by Gallery 820 Main, Harwich Port
  • Hiram Ball, Orleans. Represented by Gallery Antonia, Chatham
  • Shawn Dahlstrom, East Dennis
  • Maryalice Eisenberg, Chatham. Represented by The Addison Art Gallery, Orleans
  • Taylor Fox, Orleans
  • Sandra Ginnis, Orleans
  • Jerome Greene, Provincetown. Represented by The Arthur Egeli Gallery, Provincetown
  • Lila Grilli, Harwich
  • Damon Guyer (In Memoriam), Falmouth
  • Catherine Hess, Wellfleet
  • Ken Higgins, Eastham
  • Pam Hudson, Wellfleet
  • Steve Kennedy, Brewster. Represented by The Addison Gallery, Orleans, Kiley Court Gallery, Provincetown, The Left Bank Gallery, Wellfleet and The Gallery at Mystic Seaport, Mystic, CT
  • Ron Lindholm, Harwich
  • Terry Lindholm, Harwich
  • Joan Lockhart, Eastham
  • Peg LoPresto, Orleans
  • Irene McGrath, Harwich
  • Dale Michaels Wade, Eastham
  • Rosalie Nadeau, Orleans. Represented by Tree’s Place Gallery, Orleans, and The Left Bank, Wellfleet
  • Susan O’Brien McLean, Osterville. Represented by The Chapman Gallery, Cotuit, and the Marin-Price Gallery in Bethesda, Maryland.
  • Karen Ojala, Provincetown. Karen Ojala Studio, Provincetown
  • Susan Overstreet, Brewster. Represented by the Addison Art Gallery, Orleans
  • Andrea Petitto, Harwich. Represented by The Addison Art Gallery, Orleans
  • Carol Petretti, Orleans. Represented by Tree’s Place Gallery, Orleans
  • Snefrid Sneve-Schultze, Eastham. Represented by Gallery 31, Orleans
  • Susan Termyn, Eastham, represented by Zullo Gallery, Medfield, MA
  • Ewa Tomasian, Orleans
  • Robin Wessman, Eastham. Represented by The Larkin Gallery, Provincetown, Post Office Gallery, Truro and Gallery Artrio, Hyannis welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on