Call for Black Lives Matter Art by Jamaica Plain Arts Council; Open Studios Cancelled

The Jamaica Plain Art Council has extended its call for Black Lives Matter art. "As a visual arts organization, we want to help make your voices heard (seen) through art," said a JPAC newsletter. "We are offering artists a chance to submit pieces that represent, reflect upon and/or support the Black Live Matter cause and oppose racial injustice in all forms." Selected work with the artist's short statement will be highlighted on JPAC's social media platforms. Art can be submitted by sending your image along with a brief statement (3-5 sentences) and the heading "JPAC BLM Justice for All" to coordinator@jpopenstudios.com. Submissions are requested by August 1, but will be accepted after that date.

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Small Works Fundraiser ‘Art on Tap’ Supporting JP Open Studios on March 10

There will be art, artists, beer and more art at the Jamaica Plain Arts Council Small Works Art on Tap fundraiser on March 10. The fundraiser is a project of the Jamaica Plain Arts Council (JPAC) and will feature small original art pieces from Jamaica Plain Open Studios (JPOS) artists. Works will be for sale at an affordable range of $20 to $50ish. This is a good event to check out local artists' work, meet up with friends, meet local artists, and support a good local art event. And admission is only $5 at the door with free food, and a cash bar.

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26th Annual Jamaica Plain Artists Open Studios!

The premiere annual arts event in one of Boston’s most eclectic neighborhoods, Jamaica Plain Open Studios (JPOS), is returning in 2019 for its 26th year! Open Studios is an opportunity to take a rare public peek at some private spaces. The free event showcases the artwork of up to 200 artists at 40 sites including artists’ studios, the historic Eliot School and more. It runs from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. over the weekend of September 28 - 29, 2019. During JPOS, visitors can experience locally created art, clothing, jewelry, and home accessories, and can buy directly from the artists. JPOS artists include a mixture of newcomers, emerging student artists as well as more established artists, many with quite high profiles in their field. Included among the notable artists showing art this year are Nancy Marks and Remi Picó, who recently created their own installations for the new Egleston Square apartment complex located at 3200 Washington Street.

Jamaica Plain Open Studios is This Weekend

The 26th Annual Jamaica Plain Open Studios are this weekend at 40 different sites with 200 artists throughout the neighborhood. Historically, the free event was at residents artists studios, but through the years the event has also transitioned to have non-JP artists exhibit their work at non-studio locations like businesses and group shows at community spaces. All types of art will be on display: ceramics, drawing, fiber arts, furniture, glass, jewelry, metal, mixed media, mosaic, printmaking, soap, sculpture, wood, and more. Click here for a full map of Jamaica Plain Open Studios. Jamaica Plain Open Studios is Sept.

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Boston Makers Open House @ JP Open Studios

We’ve been working hard to build out the new Boston Makers space, and can’t wait to open our doors and welcome new members this fall! Join us to celebrate the next chapter of Boston Makers at our new space, hosted at the North American Indian Center of Boston, as part of JP Open Studios. Everyone is welcome! Open House
Sunday, September 23, 1-4 p.m.
105 S. Huntington Avenue

Featuring:
The Jamaica Plain Honk Band! Maker demos and exhibits!