This weekend is the 29th Annual Jamaica Plain Open Studios, a free event for people to check out great artists from around the area. Organized by the Jamaica Plain Arts Council (JPAC), the event is from 11 am to 6 pm, on both Saturday on Sunday. Open Studios will showcase the work of more than 100 artists at 40-plus sites across the neighborhood -- some right from the artists’ creative spaces, to the outside of Jameson & Thompson Picture Framers in Bartlett Square, to the schoolyard at the historic Eliot School of Fine & Applied Arts. There will be art from ironworkers, jewelers, painters, potters, printmakers, quilt-makers, sculptors, woodcarvers and more. Former JPAC board member and current volunteer Lisa Goren, a Hyde Park-based watercolorist, has participated in JPOS for more than a decade, and will be sharing her paintings based on her travels to Alaska, Antarctica, Iceland and near the North Pole.
Artist registration for the 29th Jamaica Plain Open Studios is now open. Organized by nonprofit Jamaica Plain Arts Council, Open Studios provides the opportunity for artists to showcase their work at group sites, as well as personal studios and shared spaces. Artist registration is open through to June 30, 2022. A new system is being used this year, and artists are being strongly encouraged to review the step-by-step instructions by clicking here. And you can register by clicking here.
The Jamaica Plain Arts Council and Artists welcome you back to celebrate 28 years of art and community at Jamaica Plain Open Studios, 2021. This foremost annual arts event in one of Boston’s most eclectic neighborhoods, Jamaica Plain Open Studios (JPOS) is an opportunity for the public to meet some of Boston’s premier artists and experience their work first hand. We believe in the healing and transformative power of art and a supportive community. Therefore, as we connect to neighbors and friends again, our primary focus is on the safety of our artists, volunteers, and visitors. While JPOS has historically been an opportunity to enter artist’s studios and personal creative spaces, JPOS 2021 will be an outside only event.
The Jamaica Plain Arts Council sent out an email newsletter detailing their plans for 2021, a plea for new members, workshops, a call to artists for an upcoming show, and their thoughts on JP's Open Studios. "While we were all disappointed to cancel JPOS for 2020, the JP Arts Council Board continued planning. JPOS for 2021 is scheduled for September 25 & 26. This year, like last, the health and safety of our artists, sponsors, and community remains our paramount concern," said the newsletter. A call to artists will be put out soon for Projections, a juried show in the spring that they're planning on being a virtual show -- with a hope it could be in-person if safe.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Submissions are requested by August 1, but will be accepted after that date.
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.
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.
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.
The 25th Annual Jamaica Plain Open Studios is taking place this weekend at 47 different locations displaying paintings, sculptures, woodwork, ceramics and more. This year's open studios is from 11 am to 6 pm on both Saturday and Sunday and it is free to visit any of the locations, which are spread out throughout Jamaica Plain. There are singular artist shows like Sharif Muhammad's oil and acrylic paintings at 213A Lamartine St.; Molly Landman's fiber arts, collage and quilting at 96 Rossmore Road #1; and Barbara Ellen Watkins painting and drawing at 6 Everett St. If you're looking to take in many artists at the same time you'll want to visit the Courtyard at the Brewery (31 Germania St.); First Baptist Church (633 Centre St.) with artists' works inside and outside; the Eliot School of Fine & Applied Art (24 Eliot St.); the Loring-Greenough House (12 South St.) with works on the inside and outside; and other locations. Numerous businesses are also hosting artists' works, including Coldwell Banker, FOCUS Real Estate, Fresh Hair, Rockland Trust, The Real Deal and more.
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
The Jamaica Plain Honk Band! Maker demos and exhibits!