Artists Participating in Open Studios

All of the artists below are participating in Open Studios this year. In some cases, this includes "Friends of the Building" that aren't permanent residents.

Abrazos Print Studio

Founded by Sandra Butler, Nina Wishnok and Annie Silverman in 2008, ABRAZOS is a professional printshop and teaching studio where workshops are conducted for all experience levels in relief printmaking and artist books. Continue reading

Ola Aksan

My work relates ideas of perception to the systemic nature of physics. With the aid of gravity, my manipulation of pouring and dripping various densities of latex and enamel paints onto different surfaces allows for the materials to behave naturally … Continue reading

Sandra Allik

Sandra Allik’s work is both abstract and representational. Color is the most important component in all her paintings: vibrant primaries, layered and opaque or translucent and fragile. The works are subtly narrative with hidden meanings under vibrant surfaces that are both simple and complex. Continue reading

Karen Aqua

Karen Aqua (1954-2011)

Karen’s film “TWIST OF FATE” received awards at Ann Arbor Film Festival, Black Maria Film/Video Festival, James River Film Festival, and Mostra de Ciencia e Cinema (Spain). It screened at the ICA, Telluride Film Festival, Ottawa International Animation Festival, Stockholm Film Festival, and Kos International Health Film Festival (Greece). Continue reading

Peggy Badenhausen

Peggy Badenhausen is a painter and printmaker with a Takach press in her studio. She has recently shown her monotypes at the Flatrocks Gallery in Gloucester, MA. Her work is nonrepresentational, and focuses on color and the relationship between geometric … Continue reading

McKey W. Berkman

McKey Berkman is a graduate of the North Bennet Street School program in Bookbinding and Conservation. Her work for clients includes new bindings, rebindings, conservation and repair of old bindings, clamshell boxes and other protective enclosures for books of all … Continue reading

Jane Bernstein

The energy of the lines, the evocative shapes, the gracefulness and sometimes, awkwardness of the landscape become the material for Jane Bernstein’s drawings, monoprints and paintings. During the past year Jane has been in juried shows at South Shore Art … Continue reading

Annie Blazejack

Annie Blazejack grew up in Miami, Florida, went to college at Brown University, and got her MFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Art, Boston / Tufts University. Annie’s work this year has been primarily collaborative: she is … Continue reading

Michael Brook

Michael Brook’s photographs illuminate people, events, artifacts and places in a clear colorful style.  The studio specializes in commercial photography, portraiture, and wedding photography. Growing up as the child of an immigrant, he was especially aware of how diverse families … Continue reading

Jodi Colella

Mixed Media Sculpture and Installation. As a sculptor who uses soft materials to create provocative, tactile works about human relationship I redefine traditional needle arts and found objects into artworks of contemporary relevance. There’s a presence of the maker in … Continue reading

Michael Compton

Ira F. Cummings

Ira F. Cummings’s work has always revolved around the act of drawing. Primarily based in abstraction, he explores themes of form and color by the gradual build-up of layers, marks and textures. His recent work has begun to incorporate pieces … Continue reading

Rebecca Doughty

Rebecca Doughty’s work is populated by comic and tragic animal characters. Her drawings and paintings range from miniature narratives where characters navigate a world of human predicaments, to large scale figures tumbling alone through space. Rebecca’s work has been exhibited … Continue reading

Stephanie Goode

Stephanie is a multi disciplinarian born and raised in Boston. She received her BFA in Photography from Massachusetts College of Art in 2004.

Richard Hackel

I am interested in how things change: for better or worse, or just as a matter of time. I work with a variety of time spans, from a few minutes to a few days or months. There are changes of day and night, different weather, seasons, and ocean tides. I want to see different times at the same time. Continue reading

Barbara Halporn

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Brian Hart

The subjects and themes of the work I make owe a lot to the traditions of history painting. Themes in the paintings are often derived from stories and myths I enjoyed as a child. Instead of a straightforward didactic approach, … Continue reading

Chris Hartelius

Chris “Horse” Hartelius received his BFA in Film/Animation/Video from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2004. Since 2005, he has been an Animator and Technical Artist at Harmonix Music Systems in Cambridge, MA, where he has worked on video … Continue reading

Kata Hull

Kata Hull draws and paints in oils and mixed media. She currently teaches at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts, Boston, and at Tufts University; she has led drawing and collage workshops and retreats for individuals … Continue reading

Sarah Hulsey

My work is concerned with the hidden, structural beauty of language. Language is a deeply human trait that we use in every aspect of our lives, though its workings are largely mysterious to us as speakers. From a very young … Continue reading

Steve Imrich

Steve is an architect and painter. His work focuses on experiments with ways of seeing environments from partially abstracted and detached overhead vantage points. Steve’s background as a pilot and designer has influenced this investigation as it delves into the … Continue reading

Paul Silin Levenson

As a psychologist I have always been interested in the struggles of people’s past and how this affects their ongoing lives… the relationship between personal memory and universal humanity. I work in a number of media (clay, wood, metal, found … Continue reading

Judith Levine

Judith Levine is an artist and psychotherapist working in oil, acrylic ad mixed media on paper.

Linda Lichtman

I apply a painter’s methods to handblown stained and flashed glass. My ongoing work includes glass paintings, many of which are now in public and private collections in the U.S., U.K., Europe and Japan. I have also completed many architectural glass artworks including commissions for Harvard, the MBTA and the Maud Morgan Visual Arts Center. One of the main goals of my architectural work in glass is to apply a human element to the architectural scale.

My glass paintings have appeared in several solo exhibitions in the U.S. and the U.K. as well as in group exhibitions in the U.S., Germany, England, Wales, Iceland, Ireland, Austria, France, Canada and Japan.

I began my studies in glass with Patrick Reyntiens, OBE in 1973 at Burleighfield House in England. With a BFA in painting from Massachusetts College of Art, I continued studies with other glass artists and at the Museum School in Boston. Since 1978 I have maintained a glass studio in Cambridge, MA and more recently in Somerville, MA. Continue reading

Kathryn Lloyd

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Leo Muellner

Leo Muellner is a painter of history, politics, and memory. While rooted in the tradition of the epic narrative, his work is more historiographic than historical. There is still a tragic story to be told, but it is far more … Continue reading

Charles Norris

Pier Noir XV Sunset; Edition of 20, 10”x 24”, 2016 Charles Norris is a woodblock print maker, photographer, architect and waterfront planner who lives and works in Cambridge, Massachusetts and Popham Beach, Maine. His interests in photography and watercolor painting … Continue reading

Diane Charyk Norris

Diane Charyk Norris is a painter of elemental aspects of the natural environment, often tied to water, rocks, ice, glaciers, mountains, and islands.  Her new series, “Cascade & Fall”, presents paintings, monotypes, and charcoal drawings of falling water and meandering … Continue reading

John O’Regan

John O’Regan is a bookbinder specializing in book repair and conservation.  He has had a private practice at Miller Street since 1998.  He has also worked at the Harvard College Library, the MIT Libraries, and the Harvard Medical School library. … Continue reading

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Andrea Oseas

Andrea Oseas’ paintings and mixed media works have been exhibited at the Herbert Johnson Museum of Art, the Berkshire Museum, the DeCordova Museum, the Pratt Institute, the Elmira Museum, and numerous galleries in Boston, New York, and San Francisco. She … Continue reading

Chris Pullman

My paintings consist mostly of landscapes in watercolor and oil from Cape Ann, where I share a summer cottage with my wife Esther, a photographer (, and from Maine, where I have traveled most summers for a week of painting … Continue reading

Jeanée Redmond

Jeanée Redmond has received numerous grants and is represented in many permanent collections. Her work has long been concerned with narrative content, often applying the graphic languages of science and nature as decorative patterns. Her latest installation at the Harvard … Continue reading

Beverly Reifman

My grandfather was a tailor. I never met him. When I was a young girl my mother showed me a few pieces of clothing that he had designed and sewed for her. I took in the joy on her face … Continue reading

Annie Silverman

Annie Silverman is a relief printmaker and book artist who for over 20 years has been creating experimental work with print installations, dimensional objects and books. Continue reading

Nick Sullivan

Nick Sullivan studied illustration at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design and began working as a freelance illustrator in 2011, doing work for Cross Pens, Zink Imaging, and local periodicals. His art comes from a love of portraiture, caricature, … Continue reading


DANCING ARTWORKS: Choreographed creations that combine technology and (e)motion, with compositions ranging from silent duets to exuberant dances set to music. About our Dancing Iron Dust piece: “…nothing can quite prepare you for the ticklish charm and wacky inventiveness…amazing anthropomorphic … Continue reading

The Three Ring Binders (Amy Lapidow)

I am a hand bookbinder, specializing in blank journals, photo albums, and boxes to protect books. I teach bookbinding and consult with artists concerning their book projects

James Weinberg

James Weinberg is a designer and artist based out of Somerville, Massachusetts. His inspiration comes from natural history, folk-art, printed ephemera, op-art and typography. Using these elements he creates layered silkscreens art prints and posters that collage discarded printed matter … Continue reading

Nina Wishnok

Nina Wishnok prints at Abrazos Press where she mixes techniques such as woodcut and paper lithography, intaglio, trace monotype, and encaustic. She has been awarded a Mass Cultural Council Artist Grant, and fellowships from the St. Botolph Club Foundation and Anderson Ranch in Colorado, where she’s been a resident artist. Continue reading

Nyia Yannatos

My recent work is a series of wall reliefs called Playing with Fire. I am continually drawn to the shapes, rhythms, and textures of the natural world … a paper wasp nest, the bark of trees, or lichen. 

Dion Yannatos

Dion Yannatos has shown nationally in New York, New England and on the west coast including shows at the Bellevue Art Museum, the Tacoma Art Museum, the Bellingham Museum of Art, and at the Boise State Visual Arts Center as … Continue reading