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Priscilla Barrett, Jackie Harrington & Judy Schmidt Juried into Marblehead Arts Association’s 1st National Show

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Judith Schmid, “HeartAche”, Illuminated Mixed Media

Feb. 25, 2021

Experimental Group members Priscilla Barrett, Jackie Harrington and Judy Schmidt were juried into “Variations”, Marblehead Arts Association’s first national show.  Missy Fisher, Co-President of Marblehead Arts said of the exhibit “This year, for the first time, we cast a wider net and opened our Call for Works to a national audience of artists. The response was overwhelming with almost 600 pieces submitted for consideration.

Three respected judges representing Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts, the Newport Art Museum, and the Fuller Craft Museum juried the works for acceptance and judged for prizes.
The Variations exhibit will run through March 14 and will be available for viewing in person Wednesday – Saturday.

The MAA galleries are currently open to the public (adhering to CDC guidelines). The exhibit will run from through March 14 and will be available for viewing in person Wednesday – Saturday. As with all Marblehead Arts exhibits, the artwork of Variations will be available for online viewing in a virtual exhibit located through the MAA

2 It's Complicated by Priscilla Barrett, acrylic, 20x10
Priscilla Barrett, “It’s Complicated”, acrylic, 20×10
Autumn Leftovers by Jacqueline Harrington, Ecoprint, 16 x 16
Jacqueline Harrington, “Autumn Leftovers”, Ecoprint, 16 x 16


New Series by Otto Laske:

Homage to R. Diebenkorn,

a 26 Piece Collection on Saatchi Art

Feb. 17, 2021

“This collection originates in the intention to let go of painterly accuracy and top-down design to enable instantaneous inspiration to have a say. It pays homage to the sense of color and design of Richard Diebenkorn whose work inspired it. Working digitally, the artist felt released from self-imposed strictures, enough to forget about perfection such as clear separation of colors and lines. These compositions often embody free, childlike drawings, used either to enliven surfaces, create imaginary space, break regularity, compete with color values, create patterns, or tell a story. Some of works feature social commentary.” – Otto Laske

Otto Laske: “Homage to Diebenkorn No. 14”, Limited Edition 1/10 24 W x 30 H x 0.1 D in


Experimental Group Members in

Rocky Neck Art Colony Online Exhibition

Feb. 12, 2021

Rocky Neck Now 2021: STOP / LOOK (Part One) is up and running online now through March 21.
Experimental Group artists exhibiting work in the show are: Judythe Evans Meagher, Katherine Coakley, Leslie Heffron, Ed Mowery, Ken King, Michele Champion, Pamela Stratton, Candace Stella and Brian Murphy. Click here to see the show.

Part Two of the exhibition opens March 22, and will include 12 other EG artists. When it goes live, a link to the show and participating EG artist names will be posted.



EG Artist Interviews on
Cape Ann ARTWaves TV Series 

Feb. 8, 2021

Thirteen Experimental Group members have been interviewed for 1623 Studios’ ARTWaves TV series, hosted by Jacqueline Ganim-Defalco and EG member Kristine Fisher.  The “EG 13” are: Joan Bediz, Donna Caselden, Matt Cegelis, Jan Charles, Kathy Coakley, Terry Delpercio-Piemonte, Loren Doucette, Leslie Heffron, Nella Lush, Steve Lush, Sarah LL Milton, Sinnika Nogelo, and Pam Stratton. Here’s a link to the series archive on YouTube, where there are 32 episodes as of this writing.



Nella and Steve Lush Featured in Media Interviews

Feb. 5, 2021

Nella was interviewed in her studio by Parker Kelley, host and co-producer of the Home Life & Style television show. It aired this week on channel 5, and can be seen here.

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Nella Lush, “Where Do We Go from Here”, Oil & mixed media ‐ Canvas ‐ 48 x 48 –

Steve and Nella had a joint interview with The ANDOVERS Magazine. You can read the article, “Air, Light and Art” by clicking here and then going to page 36.

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Steven Lush, “The Outside Machinist” ‐ Oil ‐ Canvas ‐ 36” x 36” x 2” –

RAA&M Opens Digital Archives of Past Exhibitions

Feb. 5, 2021

The Rockport Art Association & Museum has made digital archives of recent RAA&M exhibitions, including Experimental Group exhibitions at RAA&M, available to the public on the RAA&M website. Online sales functionality is not enabled, but visitors to the site are advised “to inquire about works from our past exhibitions, please call the RAA&M at 978-546-0664, or email”.

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From “Unexpected #13”: Jeanne Carey, “DeKoononing in my Driveway”, oil, 24 x 30 in.


Otto Laske Profiled in Singapore Art magazine

Dec. 12, 2020

Otto is profiled in a Special Edition of JaamZIN Creative, a Singapore based art magazine featuring contemporary visual artists. The issue includes an extensive interview with Otto, and a beautifully presented retrospective of 25 of his recent works. Click here to see it.

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Otto Laske, “Cathedral Window” – 24 W x 30 H x 0.1 D in –


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