The Guild of Boston Artists
Boston's premier source for contemporary realism

Past Exhibitions

Previous Exhibitions at the Guild of Boston Artists


  The Member's Gallery photographed in 1914

The Member's Gallery photographed in 1914

2018 Events & Exhibitions

December 5 – Jan 27

  • Holiday Exhibition

  • Small Works Wall

February 6 – March 4

  • New England Watercolor Society

  • Reception and Awards:
    Saturday Feb 10th 2pm-4pm

  • Gallery Talks:
    Saturdays 1pm – 3pm

    • February 17 – Bill Lane

    • February 24 – Frank Costantino

    • March 3 – Becky Haletky

  • Painting Demonstrations:
    Sundays 1pm – 3pm

    • February 11 – P. Anthony Visco

    • February 18 – Diane Dubreuil

    • February 25 – Tony Conner

March 10 – April 28

  • Spring Exhibition

  • Free Children’s Art Discovery Classes:

    • Saturday March 17, 10:30-Noon
      Registration Suggested

    • Saturday March 24, 10:30-Noon
      Registration Suggested

April 7 – 28

  • Spring Exhibition in the Member's Gallery

  • Spring Reflections: Paintings by Harley Bartlett and Leonard Mizerek

    • Opening Reception—April 7 3-5pm.

    • Artist Demo: Leonard Mizerek—April 14, 1pm

    • Artist Demo: Harley Bartlett—April 21, 1pm

May 5 – June 2

  • President’s Gallery – Annual Members Juried Exhibition

    • Opening Reception and Awards—May 5, 3 – 5pm

    • Award Winners Panel—May 12, 2pm

  • ART TALK — May 17, 6:30 - 8pm
    An informal forum where you are invited to ask our artists questions about their work in the gallery.
    RSVP required

June 9 – July 7

  • Solo Exhibition: Sergio Roffo

    • Opening Reception – Saturday, June 9, 3-5pm

  • Artist Demo – June 30, 2pm

  • Paint Out – TBD

July and August

  • Summer Exhibition

2017 Events & Exhibitions

January 6 – 24

  • Holiday Exhibition

  • Sergio Roffo (Spotlight Exhibition)

January 31 – February 28

  • New England Watercolor Society

  • Artists Reception and Awards
    Saturday, February 4, 2-4 pm

  • Saturday Free Watercolor Demos, 1-3 pm
    Feb 11 Gerarde Doucette
    Feb 18 Raymond Andreotti, AWS
    Feb 25 Marla Greenfield, AWS

  • Sunday Gallery Talks, 2-3 pm
    Feb 5 Dawn Evans Scaltreto
    Feb 12 Wendy Hale
    Feb 19 Andrew Kusmin, NWS
    Feb 26 Robert Mesrop, AWS

March

  • Spring Exhibition

  • Free Children’s Art Discovery Classes – March 11 & 18, 10:30-Noon
    Registration Suggested

April

  • Spring Exhibition

May 6 – 27

  • President’s Gallery – Annual Members Juried Exhibition

  • Reception and Awards – May 6, 3-5PM
    RSVP Required

  • Juror Talk and Q&A with Donald Jurney – May 13, 3-5PM
    Donald will discuss painting in the context of this year’s Members Juried Exhibition, pointing out the merits of the various paintings on display in the gallery.

  • Art Talk – May 18, 6:30-8:30PM
    An informal forum where you are invited to ask our artists questions about their work in the gallery.

June, July, August

  • Summer Exhibition

  • Paint Out at the Boston Public Garden – June 2, 12-5PM

September 9 – 30

 Power of Culture

Power of Culture

  • President’s Gallery – Annual Regional Juried Exhibition.

  • Reception and Awards Sept 9, 3-5PM
    RSVP Required

October 7 – 28

  • President’s Gallery – New Members Exhibition: Curtis Hanson and Michael Graves

  • Artist Talk and Reception – Oct 7, 3-5PM

November 4 – December 2

  • President’s Gallery – Sam Vokey

  • Free Children’s Art Discovery Classes – Nov 11 & 18, 10:30-Noon

  • Artist’s Talk and Demo – Nov 18, 2PM
    Sam Vokey discusses his work while demonstrating his practice. RSVP to reserve a seat

December 5 – Jan 2

  • Holiday Exhibition

  • Small Works Wall


2016 Events & Exhibitions

January 5 – 23

  • Members’ Exhibition in Both Galleries

January 30 – February 27

  • New England Watercolor Society

March 5 – 26

  • Members’ Exhibition

  • Free Children’s Art Discovery Classes – March 5, 12& 19(10:30- Noon) Art Talk- An informal forum for adults who are invited to ask our artists questions about the work in gallery.
    March 24, 6 – 8 PM (Note that due to illness the event has been rescheduled to March 24.)

April 2 – 30

  • Members’ Exhibition in Members’ Gallery

  • New Members Exhibition in President’s Gallery
    Opening Reception: Saturday, April 2, 2 – 5 PM
    Artists’ Talks Part I: Saturday, April 16, 2 PM
    Pablo Eduardo, Lynne Mehlman, Kelly Carmody, Michelle Jung, Harley Bartlett, Debbie Valeri
    Artists’ Talks Part II: Saturday, April 23, 2 PM
    David Williams-Bulkeley, Andrew Orr, Theresa Pergal, Donald Jurney, Erik Koeppel, Mark Shasha

May 7 – 28

  • Members’ Exhibition in Members’ Gallery

  • Members’ Annual Juried Exhibition in President’s Gallery
    Opening Reception, May 7, 3-5 PM
    Juror’s Panel, May 14, 2 PM

  • Handel & Haydn Society – May 18 (Tickets Required)
    6:00 pm – 8:30 pm. Reception before performance.

June, July, August and September

  • Summer Exhibition in Both the President’s Gallery and the Members’ Gallery

  • President’s Gallery – Academy of Realist Art Figure Painting Competition Awards Ceremony, July 23, 1-4 PM

October 1 – 29

  • 2016 Regional Juried Exhibition
    Opening Reception & Awards Presentation: Sat., Oct 1, 3 – 5 PM RSVP REQUIRED

  • Fall Paint-Out – Boston Public Garden, 12 – 5 PM
    Come paint with the Guild artists!

  • Meet the Award Winners, Sat, Oct 15, 2 – 4 PM
    The Award Winners discuss their work and answer questions

  • ArTalk – An informal adult forum – Thursday, October 20, 6 – 8 PM, RSVP REQUIRED

November 5 – Dec 3

  • New England Impressions: David Curtis, Stapleton Kearns & T.M. Nicholas
    Opening Reception, Sat, Nov 5, 3 – 5 PM,
    Music by classical guitarist Adam Levin

  • Free Children’s Art Discovery Classes – Sat, Nov 12 & 19, 10:20 – 12:00 PM,

  • Artists’ Round-Table , Sat, Nov 19, 2 – 4 PM,
    Hear David Curtis, Stapleton Kearns & T.M. Nicholas discuss their work

December 8 – 29

  • Sergio Roffo (Spotlight Exhibition)

  • Holiday Exhibition

  • Small Works Wall

  • Sergio Roffo Demonstration – Dec 17, 2 – 4 PM, Register Here


2015 Events & Exhibitions

January

  • Members’ Exhibition in Both Galleries

February

  • New England Watercolor Society

March

  • Members’ Exhibition

April

  • Members’ Exhibition

May

  • Members’ Exhibition in Members’ Gallery

  • May 9 – June 6 Member’s Annual Juried Exhibition in the President’s Gallery

June – July – August – September

  • Summer Exhibition in Both the President’s Gallery and the Member’s Gallery

September

  • September 24, 6:00 PM – John Singer Sargent & the Boston School, a Power Point presentation by Paul Ingbretson

October

  • Members’ Exhibition in Members’ Gallery

  • President’s Gallery – 2015 Regional Juried Exhibition, Oct 3 – 24

November

  • November 7 -28 – Dennis Sheehan Solo Exhibition

  • Nov 11, 6:30 – 8:00 PM -Stephen Kurkjian – Talk on the Gardner Museum Theft & Book Signing

  • Nov 19, 6:00 – 8:00 PM – Art Talk, an adult forum with the opportunity to talk to artists about their work

  • Nov 21, 2:00 PM – Dennis Sheehan – Artist’s Demonstration

December

  • Dec 5 – Jan 2 -Holiday Exhibition

  • Dec 5 – Jan 2 – William R. Davis Spotlight Exhibition

  • Dec 19, 2 PM – William Davis discusses his work


2014 Events & Exhibitions

January

  • Members’ Exhibition

February

  • New England Watercolor Society

March

  • Members’ Exhibition

April

  • Members’ Exhibition

  • April 10 – May 10 – Annual Members’ Juried Exhibition in the President’s Gallery

May – June – July

  • Members’ General Exhibition in Members’ Gallery

  • Juried Exhibition

  • May 17 – July 26 – Edmund Tarbell Exhibition in President’s Gallery

  • May 17, 2:00 PM – Lecture: Edmund Tarbell and the Boston School, Paul Ingbretson, President Em

  • July 23, 5:00 – 8:00 PM – WGBH Summer Arts Walk

August

  • August 9 – 28 – Annual Regional Painting Competition in the President’s Gallery

September

  • Members’ Exhibition in the Members’ Gallery

  • September 11 – 27 – Cape Ann Painters Yesterday and Today

  • September 13, 3:00 PM – Artists’ Roundtable – Cape Ann artists discuss their work and the work of their predecessors RSVP required to reserve a seat

  • September 23, 6:00 PM – Neighborhood Association of the Back Bay – Private Cocktail Party with Judith Curtis, guest speaker, who will talk about the current exhibition: Cape Ann Artists Yesterday and Today.

October

  • Members’ Exhibition in Members’ Gallery

  • October 1 – “A Brush with the Past: The Timeless Art of the Boston School” – Jean Lightman and Mary Minifie at the First Church, Back Bay Boston, 7 PM

  • October 9 – November 1 – Robert Douglas Hunter Retrospective

  • October 16, 5:30 – 7:30 – Reception & Mr. Hunter’s students pay him tribute, RSVP required

  • October 25, 10:30 – 12:30, Children’s’ Art Discovery Class

  • October 25, 3:00 PM, “Robert Douglas Hunter from Two Perspectives” – Elizabeth Ives Hunter & Paul Ingbretson

November – December

  • November 1, 10:30 – 12:00, Children’s’ Art Discovery Class

  • November 8, 10:30 – 12:00, Children’s’ Art Discovery Class

  • November 15 – December 30 – 100th Anniversary Exhibition in Both Galleries

  • November 15, 10:30 – 12:00, Children’s’ Art Discovery Class

  • November 20, 6:00 – 9:00 PM – Gala Celebration


2013 Events & Exhibitions

January – February

  • New England Watercolor Society

March

  • Members’ Exhibition in Members’ Gallery

  • New Members Exhibition in the President’s Gallery

April

  • Members’ Exhibition in Members’ Gallery

  • Movalli Boston, April 6 – 27

  • Charles Movalli, Scenes of the City, President’s Gallery

  • Opening Reception, Sat, April 6, 3 – 5 PM

  • Artist’s Talk, Sat, April 20, 2 PM

May

  • Members’ General Exhibition in Members’ Gallery

  • Annual Members’ Juried Exhibition in the President’s Gallery

  • Opening Reception & Awards Presentation: Saturday, May 4, 3 – 5 PM

  • President’s Talk: The Boston School and the Guild in the Early Years -Paul Ingbretson, President, Saturday, May 18, 2 PM

June – July – August

  • Members’ Summer Exhibition in Both Galleries

September

  • Members’ Exhibition in Members’ Gallery

  • Susan Murray Stokes, Featured Artist, in the Upper Gallery

  • William Millett (1923 – 2007) Retrospective & Sale in the President’s Gallery

October

  • Members’ Exhibition in Members’ Gallery

  • Annual Regional Painting Competition in the President’s Gallery

November

  • Members’ Exhibition in Members’ Gallery

  • Special Sale of Works by Former Members of the Guild in the President’s Gallery

December

  • Members’ Holiday Exhibition in Both Galleries


2012 Events & Exhibitions

February

  • Members’ Exhibition in Members’ Gallery

  • Featured Artist: Joseph McGurl in the President’s Gallery

May

  • Members’ Exhibition in Members’ Gallery

  • Annual Member’s Juried Exhibition in the President’s Gallery

June – July

  • Members’ Summer Exhibition in Both Galleries

August

  • Members’ Exhibition in Members’ Gallery

  • Ronald Tinney, Featured Guest Artist in the President’s Gallery

September

  • Members’ Exhibition in Members’ Gallery

  • September 13 – 29, Michael Sorrentino (1931 – 2010) Retrospective in the President’s Gallery

October

  • Members’ Exhibition in Members’ Gallery

  • October 6 – 27, Annual Regional Painting Competition in the President’s Gallery

November

  • Members’ Exhibition in Members’ Gallery

  • In the President’s Gallery – November 8 – December 8, New Works by Three Boston School Artists: Anita I. Johnson, Jean Lightman & Mary Minifie in the President’s Gallery

  • Opening Reception- Sat, Nov 10, 5:30 – 7:30 PM

  • Artists’ Talk: Painting in the Boston School tradition Today, Sat, Nov 17, 11:00 AM

December

  • Members’ Holiday Exhibition in Both Galleries

  • December 13 – January 5

  • December 13, 5:30 – 7:30 – Open House in all of the galleries and businesses in the Guild Building