News Archive


10 EG Artists in Spring Group Show at
Rockport Art Association & Museum

May 2, 2021

Dale Sherman Blodget, Judy Robinson-Cox, Lynda Goldberg, Law Hamilton, Otto Laske, Nella Lush, Steve Lush, David Piemonte, Karen Watson and Heidi Caswell Zander are exhibiting work in the 2021 RAA&M Spring Group Show.  The exhibition is open in the Pearson and Wengenroth Galleries through Sunday, May 9, 2021, and online at


Kat Masella Solo Show:

Up Close, a Rocky Neck Art Colony Virtual Exhibition

Kat Masella, “Love no. 10”, 26 x 18, oil/mixed

May 2, 2021

Kat Masella was born in Connecticut, spent time in London, studied at Harvard and has run her own art business. She’s now settled into making her own art and this solo show celebrates her work. It includes a three-minute video of Kat’s amazing technique. Click here to see the show.


Art by Kathy Roberts at
Santander Bank,

Art by Kathy Roberts

May 2, 2021

Kathy Roberts has a show at Santander Bank, Union St.,  Manchester-by-the-Sea. The show is open until Wednesday, May 5, during banking hours.


9 EG Artists in “BIG WORKS” Show at
Newburyport Art Association


April 9, 2021

BIG WORKS, co-presented by the NAA and the Firehouse Center for the Arts and sponsored by the Institution for Savings, features 32 large-scale artworks by NAA artists spread across two locations, the NAA Sargent Gallery and the Institution for Savings Gallery at the Firehouse Center for the Arts. EG Artists include Donna Caselden, Cheryl Dyment, Jeannette Steele Esposito, Kristine Fisher, Heather Karp, Carmela Martin, Sinikka Nogelo, Karen Rovner and Robin Thornhill.

Enjoy a short stroll through historic Newburyport in the beautiful spring weather and visit the full exhibition in both locations. BIG WORKS runs from April 2-April 24th, Tuesday through Sunday at the NAA, and Thursday through Sunday at the Firehouse.

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Loren Doucette Workshop Announcement


April 1, 2021

In this Rocky Neck Art Colony Zoom workshop, inspired by artist Joan Snyder, participants will be led by artist Loren Doucette in creating a three-part, (3 panel) project that will help them to find their personal symbols and imagery. This workshop will be broken up into two days. Starts April 10th, details and sign up here.


Leslie Heffron in 2 Artist Show

at Jane Deering Gallery

March 31, 2021

Leslie Heffron and Jacqueline Ganim-DeFalco are exhibiting new and recent work in “A Line in the Sand”, a two artist show at the Jane Deering Gallery 19 Pleasant St., Goucester, April 2-30.

Leslie Heffron, “Swimming”, Acrylic on panel, 10 1/4 x 10 1/2 inches
Jacqueline Ganim-DeFalco


12 EG Artists in “Thaw” Show at

Rockport Art Assoc. & Museum

March 24, 2021

“Thaw”, Rockport Art Association & Museum’s Winter Members Show, is up and running now through April 10. The exhibition is a hybrid of virtual online and private viewings by appointment.

EG Member Artists with work in the show: Cheryl Dyment, David Piemonte, Carmela Martin, Heidi Caswell Zander, Lynda Goldberg, Kat Masella, Karen Watson, Steve Lush, Nella Lush, Law Hamilton, Janice Charles and Judy Schmid. All work is for sale.

For more information, and to access the online exhibition now, click here.


12 EG Artists in Stop / Look

Rocky Neck Now 2021: Part 2

March 22, 2021

Rocky Neck Now 2021: STOP / LOOK (Part Two) is up and running online now through April 30.
Experimental Group artists exhibiting work in the show are: John Bassett, Elizabeth Bish, Janice Brand, Matt Cegelis, Yhanna Coffin, Terry Del Percio, Cheryl Dyment, Otto Laske, Nella Lush, Carmela Martin, Kat Masella, and Judy Robinson-Cox. Click here to see the show.


5 EG Artists in

OUTSIDE @ MANSHIP Virtual Exhibition

March 12, 2021

Donna Caselden, Sarah LL Milton, Nancy Muise, Judy Robinson-Cox, and Heidi Caswell Zander are among the 57 artists in the OUTSIDE @ MANSHIP Virtual Exhibition. The exhibition is free and open to the public.

From the exhibition website: “This virtual exhibition is a celebration of the work produced by artists who participated in Outside @ Manship. This program was created in response to the Covid pandemic, to provide a place for artists living and working on Cape Ann to be for a little while on the beautiful grounds of the Manship Artists Residency + Studios (MARS) in the summer and fall of 2020. Information about accompanying exhibition programming is accessible through this link”


Donna Caselden & Heidi Zander in

Panel Discussion

March 1, 2021

Donna Caselden and Heidi Zander will participate in a Zoom panel discussion as part of the OUTSIDE @ MANSHIP ARTISTS SALON 2021 SERIES. The program, titled “I KNOW WHAT I LIKE!“, will be live on Zoom Thursday, April 22, from 7-8pm. Registration and sign-up in advance are required. Zoom space is limited, reserve your spot here:

From the Manship website: “Artists give us an opportunity to see things differently, in ways that are engaging, unexpected and perplexing. Our view of the world can be turned upside down and inside out by looking at artwork of a place that we may recognize, but which is rendered in such a way as to invite us to look again. Join three Outside @ Manship artists as they talk about the way they see the world. With Heidi Caswell Zander, Andrew Fish and Donna Caselden.”

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Donna Caselden, “Manship Quarry”, 30x24x1.5, Oil on canvas

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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