Tipping Point
Nov 5—Dec 18

Nov 5 – Dec 18     Tipping Point, National Show juried by Gerry Bergstein, Painter

                               Virtual Opening: Thursday, November 5, 6 pm


Tipping Point—juried by Gerry Bergstein
November 5 – December 18, 2020
Selected Artists and Works (see below for delivery details)

Robert Beaulieu, On the Edge of an Invitation
Robert Beaulieu, Waiting Kyacks
Janet Blagdon, Resolving the Issue
Stephen Boczanowski, The Backyard Team
Stephen Boczanowski, Newbury and Clarendon
Barbara Chaisson, Four Friends
Nancy Colella, Silver Lining
Heather Collins, Tipping Toward Dusk
Heather Collins, Tipping Toward Autumn
Nancy Connolly, Whisper Me
Donald Cooper, Shuffling between Multiverses
Donald Cooper, Reflections in the Multiverse
Donald Cooper, Choosing a Multiverse
David Cucinotta, Approaching Storm
Kathleen Dunn, The Promise of America
Carol Egan Dupont, for a long moment
Susan Scavo Gallagher, The Painter
Drew Gaffney, 36 Straight
Drew Gaffney, It's Over
Alissa Gillis, Tiny Totem 5 (Glasses)
Ann Guiliani, American Portrait
Larry Guilmette, Wants to Fight

Becky Haletky, Life Support
Sara Holbrook, Primal Scream

Virginia Holloway, Curve Ball

Chris Kirtz, Two Peonies: Yellow and Pink (110)
Mary Kostman, Fly Away Home
Yvonne Lamothe, Black's Creek Autumn
C. J. Lori, Adieu

Christine Marohn, Blue Apples and Magenta Clementines
Jan McElhinny, Stacked
Lori Mehta, Cocoon
Judith Montminy, On the Edge
Lori Moretti, Outcome
Gail Nathanson, Broken
Selena Nawrocki, Noir Alley Square
Linda Nelson, Tipping Point #2
Laurinda O’Connor, End of Day
Karie O'Donnell, Indian River Light
Anthony Pilla, Channeling EM
Wen Redmond, Being
Karen Rothman, Will It Ever End
Karen Rothman, Bruegel's Brew
Stephen Sheffield, Walk It Off
Stuart South, How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference
Erika Stern, Both Sides Now
James C Varnum, Perturbation
Michael Weymouth, Merchant's Row
Michael Weymouth, Spruce Island Stone
Annemarie Whilton, No More



Tipping Point—National Exhibition juried by Gerry Bergstein, Painter

Bergstein's work contrasts the awesome and the trivial, the high and the low, the manic and the melancholic using sources from Brueghel to The Simpsons. He is the recipient of  A Massachusetts Cultural Council Grant (2020), an Artadia grant (2007) an career achievement award from the St Botolph Club (2007)  A and two residencies  at the Liguria Study Center in Genoa Italy (2006). His solo shows include Gallery NAGA in Boston (‘06, ‘09, ’17, ’20),The Danforth Museum 09’; Howard Yezerski Gallery, Boston (‘04,  02, 99, 97 );  Stephan Stux Gallery in New York (’87, ‘’91, ’99 ‘17); Galerie Bonnier in Geneva, Switzerland; (’83, ’87 ’90),   Zolla Lieberman Gallery, Chicago (’84); and DeCordova Museum, Lincoln, MA.  (’89), His work has been reiviewed in such publications as ArtForum, Art in America, Art News, TheBoston Globe,  He is represented in the collections of The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; MIT; The Boston Athenaeum DeCordova Museum; Rose Museum; Davis Museum at Wellesley College; IBM; and many others. His work has been reviewed widely in the local press as well as in  Temma Celeste, ARTnews, Art in America, and Artforum.  He was on the Faculty of The School of the Museum of Fine Arts for forty years


November 5 – December 18, 2020
Tipping Point (to be hung in the Bancroft Gallery at SSAC)

National Show Open to all media, original works of the Tipping Point theme.


$25 for three images. $10 for each additional image up to 6 total images.


ALL WORKS MUST BE FOR SALE. South Shore Art Center receives 40% of the purchase price. Please submit only work that will be available at the time of the exhibition and will remain for its entirety. Work must have been created within the past three years. No accepted entry may be withdrawn prior to the close of the exhibition. No pricing changes will be allowed after acceptance. Living artists only. Work that is copied or done under the guidance of an instructor is not eligible. Entries must not have been previously exhibited at SSAC or the SSAC Arts Festival. If the work does not fully reflect what is represented on the submitted image, South Shore Art Center reserves the right to eliminate it from the exhibition.


Two-dimensional work must be professionally presented and firmly wired. No sawtooth hangers, no sandwich frames. 3-D work should include a sturdy pedestal.


Accepted entries will posted on the website by Monday, October 19, 2020.


DELIVERY / RETURN OF ACCEPTED ARTWORK (Please note SSAC will not be open on the weekend)
Shipping, return shipping and a handling fee for shipped work are the responsibility of the artist. Delivery instructions will accompany email notification of acceptance. No Saturday Deliveries. (Delivery by October 29; Hand delivered work drop off: October 27–29, 10:00–4:00; shipped work returned by January 6, 2021.) A handling fee of $25 is required for shipped artwork.



Hand delivered works may be picked up Janury 4—6, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. However, if artists need works earlier, they must be pre-arrange a pick-up date with SSAC staff. Shipped work will be returned January 6, 2021.


I understand that South Shore Art Center will insure work accepted to the extent of 60% of the artist’s stated value while the work is in the Art Center’s custody and control.


Submission to Tipping Point constitutes an agreement with all conditions of this show. South Shore Art Center reserves the right to photograph or use a submitted image for an accepted work for publicity purposes. South Shore Art Center reserves the right to reject any work not resembling the submitted entry or work that is not ready to be shown according to the aforementioned specifications.


PRIZES (Due to COVID-19 there will be no cash prizes)
First Prize

Second Prize

Third Prize

Honorable Mention


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