Sunday, July 24, 2011

our NEW WEBSITE is now replacing this BLOG !

We're no longer keeping a regular update on this case you've noticed!...because we now have a terrific new WEBSITE (same name, that allows us to enter and treat it as a blog. All our links are still there. All our Archives are there.
Thanks to our wonderful designers, Hitomi Fukui & Nobu Tamagawa of ART TECH SOLUTIONS ( I can navigate this site to include both up-to-date messages and dates as well as collecting past events.
The picture is of LAURA GRAF collecting her photo prints from Down to the Sea, which were hightighted in outr COVER article in the latest issue (July-August) of ARTSCOPE MAGAZINE.

Saturday, May 14, 2011 installation in the WENHAM MUSEUM

At the Wenham Museum on Route 1-A, I'm included in their 3rd Annual Interior Design Exhibition...(my 2nd annual). Northshore Designers created Rooms throughout the Museum to showcase their specialties. My 'Room' is an 'Italian' garden patio, inspired by my collection of PIERO FORNASETTI plates...with the exhibition of Stephanie McGrail-Letendre's intricate white-on-white cut-paper works; Ingrid Johnson's Silk Wall-Hanging; my own drawings of views at Castle Hill, Ipswich; and the 1930's charcoal drawings of my uncle, Rafael Della Piana, when he was a student at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts...back when beginners' lessons were to draw from classic Roman sculptures.
The exhibit will be on view through May 22, including Sundays.

Thursday, March 31, 2011

"DOWN TO THE SEA..." May 28 through July 15th.

Maryclaire Wellinger drops off a variety of Sea images: Oils, Watercolors; views/memories...
We have now collected MOST of our expected art works, donated to our Call-For-Entries...We have a wonderful selection of about 200 images...many 3-D as well as quite a few very large pieces. So many crowded event dates up to now, that FINAL SELECTIONS are just being made! So, please wait a few more days for us to get in touch!
Postcard Mailings will be made this weekend! Hopefully, many of you took a handful of cards to distribute also.

Remember... NEW DATE for the OPENING of "Down to the SEA..." (we originally thought, the 15th) NOW MAY 28th, Saturday, from 4 to 6 PM, with informal poetry readings at 5PM. We had to shift the date to allow for several conflicting event dates..... Sorry to inconvenience you all; hoping this is enough time to repoint your calendars! no limit to entries, all media; $7 per processing fee.

Friday, February 25, 2011

My Gallery is not a "white box" gallery, and I was challenged to display extremely contemporary works in such a 'soft' or Livable space.

We were rewarded with a Wonderful Spread in SALEM NEWS.
written by Amanda McGregor, it covers just about
what I hoped to express with this exhibit. So pleased that she 'gets it' and quoted my remarks so carefully...."SOMETHING FROM NOTHING - Wenham gallery takes 'a big leap' into the world of abstract art..."/..."Della-Piana Gallery in Wenham show takes a break from representational art"...the writer goes on to describe each of our six artist's mediums and working methods. to read more; Lifestyles Editor Amanda McGregor can be reached at and on Twitter@AmandaSalemNews.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

STUDIO VISITS and SELECTING the gorgeous art works for this exhibit is all over but for the Raves! Hope to see you in the crowd on this Sunday, 3 to 5 PM.
Our notice for "POINTS of DEPARTURE" is well advertised and getting lots of attention on the back cover of ARTSCOPE Magazine. We mailed out a few hundred cards...are you on our mailing list? And we've printed a beautiful full color Poster of the show, for sale at the Gallery, ($2).