Past Exhibitions

A Change in Atmosphere Installation Shot

2022-2023 Visual Arts Season

Go Out Doors - Neighbors 2022 - The Umbrella's expansive and evolving regional public art project returns this year with new displays of creatively painted and sculptural "artdoors" installed in surprising locations around Concord and in Man National Historical Park. Through November 15, 2022

"Are We Home Yet?" Culminating solo exhibition of work from 2021-2022 Umbrella Artist-in-Residence, Sally Lee. October 6-November 12, 2022

Work by Umbrella Studio Artists - Black Box Gallery featuring work by Umbrella Studio Artists Max Payne and Craig Elliott, selected in collaboration with The Umbrella Stage Company's production of Dracula, A feminist revenge fantasy, really. September 30-October 23, 2022 

Barefoot Books 30th Anniversary Exhibition: Interactive gallery exhibit commemorates the 30th anniversary of the global multicultural children's publisher, Barefoot Books, with related free, family friendly activities every weekend and a live theatrical production of The Boy Who Grew Flowers, adapted from the book by Jen Wojtowicz, by Manhattan-based Treehouse Shakers. September 9-25, 2022

Boutique Guitar Showcase: Minuteman Guitars presents the New England premier of the internationally-acclaimed Boutique Guitar Showcase - a unique collection of world class guitars handmade by luthier artisans from around the globe. September 4

Sustainable Solutions: Documentary Photographers Explore the Climate Crisis - In partnership with ZEKE Magazine and Social Documentary Network. July 5-August 15, 2022

2021-2022 Gallery Season

The Colored Museum: Past, Present, Future: Works by Thomas "Kwest" Burns, Justin Printice Douglass, Barrington Edwards, Ifé Franklin, Nettrice Gaskins, Nicholas Johnson, Shea Justice, Chaz Maviyane-Davies, Keith Morris Washington, curated by Cedric Vise1 Douglas. May 20-June 30, 2022

Emergence: Umbrella Studio Artists Group Exhibition: April 29 - May 13, 2022

Stories from the Earth: 2022 Earth Month Exhibition: April 6 - 23, 2022

"Home": The 2022 Artrageous Art Exhibition and Auction: March 23 - April 1, 2022

Artcubator Pop-Up: Nicholas Johnson: March 3 - 13, 2022

ArtSpace Maynard @ The Umbrella: Visiting exhibition by artists from ArtSpace Maynard - Jan 20 - Feb 26, 2022

New Directions: Creating in Chaotic Times, Works by five new Studio Artists, Linda Bond, Sally Lee, Kim Blodgett, Jared Green and Jill Goldman-Callahan, and faculty of The Umbrella Ceramics Studio - Nov 19, 2021 - Jan 3, 2022

2020-2021 Gallery Season

Off-the-Wall: Annual Holiday Season Small Works Show 

Wrack Line, Solo exhibition featuring the work of Michael MacMahon, The Umbrella Arts Center Artist in Residence 2020-2021 -  Sep 23 - Oct 31, 2021 

Dazzleship, Multimedia Group Exhibition, July 21 - Sept 12, 2021

Pop Up Show, informal show featuring Umbrella artists' works in progress, June 7 - July 7, 2021

Artfest Auction Exhibition, May 1, 2021 - May 15, 2021

Change is in the Air, Annual Musketaquid Earth Month Exhibition, February 15-April 25, 2021

Natural Form: Three Journeys, work by Louise Arnold, Craig Elliott, and Suzanne Hill, December 7, 2020 - January 31, 2021

2019-2020 Gallery Season

One Day I Will Walk Into The Umbrella, September 1 - December 1, 2020

Earth Month: Fresh Water and Our Watershed, Annual Musketaquid Earth Month Exhibition, April 15 - May 20, 2020

Voyage of the Yellow Wellies, interactive digital installation by Liz Helfer, April 15 - May 20, 2020

Aperture, The Umbrella Studio Artists Annual Group Exhibition, March 2 - May 1, 2020

A Change in Atmosphere, January 9 - February 16 2020

She4She, in collaboration with Heading Home, November 14 2019 - February 16 2020

Off the Wall 2019, November 14 2019 - January 3 2020

StoryArt: Children’s Book Illustration, September 26 - November 3 2019

2018-2019 Artist-in-Residence: Nicholas Mancini, August 1 - September 15 2019

 

2018-2019 Gallery Season

Beginning at the End: Portraits of Dementia, Photography and text by Joe Wallace, May 17 - July 7 2019

The Art of Craft Beer, at The Gallery at Villageworks, Mar 7 - May 29 2019

Embracing Diversity in a Climate of Change, Annual Musketaquid Earth Month Exhibition, April 18 - May 14 2019

Passage, an exhibition on new and in process work, The Umbrella Studio Artists Annual Group Exhibition, Mar 7 - Apr 7 2019

Migration, a curated fiber arts exhibition, January 10 - February 28 2019

Off the Wall 2018: Transitions, our annual small works show, November 30 2018 - January 3 2019

The Umbrella ‘Pops-up’ Summer 2018, July 1 - September 1, various artists & locations filled spaces with art while 40 Stow Street was under construction 2018

seasonal affections: Elizabeth King, 2017-2018 Artist-in-Residence Exhibition, June 26 - September 10 2018 at the Trinity Episcopal Church

 

2017-2018 Gallery Season

Parallel Paths: Andy Newman & Gregory Maguire, May 10 - June 5, 2018

Gathering Places: Annual Earth Month Exhibition 2018

DUALITIES on view during Open Studios 2018

Off the Wall: A small works show December 1, 2017- January 30, 2018

Contemporary Traditions: The Work of North Bennet Street School October 26 – November 26, 2017

Driven to Abstraction @ Villageworks A juried show inspired by Gifford Pierce October 1 – October 31, 2017 Presented by The Umbrella Community Arts Center in The Gallery at Villageworks

Steve Klein: Breaking the Mold, 50 Years of Innovation in the Art of Guitar Building, September 21 – October 22, 2017

Art and Agriculture @ the Concord Council on Aging August 25 – October 27, 2017 Presented by The Umbrella Community Arts Center in the Harvey Wheeler Community Center

Selfless: An Exploration of Relationships through Portraiture, 2016-2017 Artist-in-Residence Show, Aug. 16 – Sep. 14, 2017

 

2016-2017 Gallery Season

Stillness, featuring Lois Andersen, Sing Hanson, Lonnie Harvey, and Max Payne: June 14 - August 16, 2017

Where Am I, When Am I: Spring Time by a Vernal Pool, featuring Students in the Concord River Institute: May 12 – June 11, 2017

Gathering Places: April 6 - May 7, 2017

Then and Now: 34 Years, 55 Artists: March 2 – April 2, 2017

Michio Ihara: Paper and Steel: January 12 – February 26, 2017

Off the Wall: A juried small works show: November 17, 2016 - January 6, 2017

Art and Agriculture: Four Seasons on Concord Farms: September 23 – November 13, 2016

2015-2016 Gallery Season

Accumulations, 2015-2016 Artist-in-Residence Exhibition- August 18 - September 18, 2016

Mark Makers: Cameralass Images - June 16 - August 14, 2016

River and Revolutions Exhibition - May 12 - June 13, 2016

Open Studios 2016 - March 3 - April 4, 2016

Dorothy Arnold: A Benefit Exhibition - January 12 - March 1, 2016

Off the Wall - November 20, 2015 - January 8, 2016

BIG Art; Tiny House - September 18 - November 15, 2015

 

Previous Gallery Exhibitions

Across the Land and the Water - August 17 - September 15, 2015

Evans, Avery, Savage: 30 Years Under The Umbrella - June 18 - August 12, 2015

Concord River Institute: Learning Made Visual - May 12 - June 15, 2015

25th Anniversary Earth Month - April 2 - April 30, 2015

MAR(T)CH MADNESS - February 25 - March 30, 2015

Driven to Abstraction - Janury 7 - February 23, 2015

Off the Wall - November 21, 2014 - January 5, 2015

Fred Becker - October 3 - November 17, 2014

Rivers and Revolutions: End of Year Exhibit - June, 2014

Earth Month Exhibit - April, 2014

Resident Artists Open Studio Show - March, 2014

Lot F Gallery: Graffiti in the Gallery - January and February, 2014

Winter Market Show - December, 2013

Retrospective of Jean Paul Carlhian - November, 2013

Louise Arnold and Kat O'Connor - September and October, 2013

Summer Salon - June through August, 2013

Rivers and Revolutions: Synthesis - June, 2013

30th Anniversary Retrospective - May, 2013

Earth Month Exhibit: Edges - April, 2013

Resident Artists Open Studio Show - March, 2013

East Meets West with Bradford Mills - February, 2013

Andy Newman and David Newman, Two Brothers: Reciprocal Influences - January 2013

Winter Market Show - December, 2012