David in the News
Below you will find a list of recent news relating to Dave’s work and involvement in the community.
June 25, 2017 – Dave Drinon Painting Demonstration
Haverhill Art Association
When: Sunday, June 25, 2017 – 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Where: Buttonwoods Museum
240 Water Street
At the Buttonwoods Museum on June 25, 2017, Dave Drinon will demonstrate painting an impressionist seascape in oils.
Originally from Maine and from an artistic family, the Andover artist calls his style ‘expressive realism’. He considers himself a ‘SCAPE” painter – sea, land, city being his subjects. He loves being out in nature and painting on location even in winter – Lowell, Ogunquit, Cape Ann – and uses his own sketches and photos to finish work in his studio.
He has been the artist-in-residence at the Whistler House in Lowell, and presently maintains a studio at Western Avenue in Lowell.
Demos are free to GHAA members, a donation of $5 is
Lowell artists’ work on display at Statehouse
By Felicia Gans
State Senator Eileen M. Donoghue and the Whistler House Museum of Art will host a Senate art exhibit at the State House, titled Artists of Lowell. Artists from the City of Lowell will be given the opportunity to present their works, which will adorn the Senate chamber lobby from September 30 through November 18. The exhibition, curated by Sara Bogosian, President and Executive Director of the Whistler House Museum of Art, will showcase works that depict landscapes, portraits, and still lifes from Lowell, Boston, and New England. Featured artists include Tom Gill, Mary Rose O’Connell, Lisa Kovvuri, and Dave Drinon, who will each present their unique perspective of the First Middlesex District and beyond. (READ MORE)
My oil painting ” At Rest on Rocky Neck” won the top prize at the North Shore Arts Association associates show in Gloucester Massachusetts. I was honored and thrilled to have won the ” Constance Mullen Memorial Award ” for “Excellence in Painting “out of 111 paintings on exhibit. The 11 x 14 was done on location in the historic Rocky Neck section of Gloucester.
Thank you to David Drinon for his excellent painting demo tonight, as part of Downtown Lowell First Thursdays!
The City of Lowell honored all the artist who’s paintings were selected last year to hang in the beautiful City Council Chambers room in City Hall. The selected art work was purchased by generous donors who then gifted the paintings to the City. My painting “First Snow, Merrimack Street” is a 22 x 28 oil painting. Lowell City Hall was built in 1890. The interior includes stained glass, cast iron stair railings, and ornate gold oak woodworking.
North Shore Arts Association
The recent artist reception at the North Shore Arts Association in Gloucester was well attended with music and plenty of horsdoeuvres! My painting, “Bass Rocks, Gloucester” received the “Jack Richeson & Co.,Inc. award for second place at the Associates Members juried exhibit
BEST in SHOW
Thanks to the Andover Historical Society for hosting a fabulous reception for the “West Parish Garden Cemetery” juried art show. There was a great crowd and a fun atmosphere throughout the historic building. I am also pleased that my 22×28 oil took first place and best of show. I want to thank all the friends and supporters of my art who came out on a rainy night To attend including friends from the Whistler House Museum of Art and the Rotary Club of Andover. The exhibit will run throughout the month of October.
This wonderful piece by Dave Drinon, artist in residence at the Whistler House Museum of Art / Lowell Art Association, Inc., was recently purchased via www.artuplowell.com. Thanks to a generous donor, Dave’s work will be on permanent display at the Lowell Community Health Center. “The Gas Light Building After the Storm of 2015” by Dave Drinon.
Lowell Artists Poster
If you are ever in downtown Lowell check out the large poster with many of the artist and art venues that Lowell has to offer! Yours truly and the Whistler House team are quite visible in the middle of the poster. This was a lot of fun having the picture taken and I had no idea what the City was using it for and then I see a large crane installing it on the side of a building one day as I walked by!
ArtUp Lowell on 980WCAP
Myself along with Lowell Attorney Michael Gallagher and Jack Moynihan were interviewed on 980WCAP radio this morning about the “ArtUpLowell.com” program. Jack is an art collector and a major supporter of all the arts in Lowell and gives of his time as a volunteer to many organizations! The Art Up program is Michaels creative idea that is a win win for all involved! Check out the short YouTube on the website!
Rotary Club of Andover Massachusetts Breakfast Meeting
Sara Bogosian executive director of the Whistler House Museum of Art and myself were guest speakers at the Rotary Club of Andover Massachusetts breakfast meeting. They asked me to speak on my decision to transition from the financial world to becoming a full time artist. Sara spoke about the Whistler House and all the great things they are doing for the community including the “Summer Youth Program” and she invited everyone to come visit , tour and view the incredible collection of late nineteenth century and early twentieth century American Art. The museum also has an early collection of Arshile Gorky’s early works. I was a founding member of the Andover Rotary Club 20 years ago and I served on the board and several other committees over my 14 years as a member so it was great to be back at Rotary and see old friends!
“Hidden Cottage, Rockport”
I am pleased to announce that my painting, “Hidden Cottage, Rockport” was juried into the “Massachusetts Artist 2015 Showcase of Contemporary Art” at the Brush Gallery in Lowell. The exhibit runs from April 18 to June 6 with a reception on April 25 from 2-4pm.
The Whistler House Museum of Art
Artist-in-Residence at Whistler House VIDEO
Painting a new career in Lowell
By Lisa Redmond
The Whistler House Museum of Art
Whistler House Museum of Art Welcomes New Artist-in-Residence
Art & Soul: NHIA’s 4th Annual Benefit Auction to Support Student Scholarships
The New Hampshire Institute of Art
Painting a picture of his own Retirement Plan
By John Hancock Financial Services
Sharing Visions of Treasures Lost
By Grant Walker
Gardner heist inspires Chelmsford Library exhibit
By Nancye Tuttle