The Art of Observation: Summer in Somerville

DEADLINE: The deadline for this has passed and the program has been revamped to include local student artists. Stay tuned for more information.

Summer in Somerville: Draw What You Love!
Call for Artwork
Summer 2020

Are you out of school for the Summer and looking for a fun activity? In collaboration with our next exhibit, “The Art of Observation,” we’re putting out a call for your artwork. 

Artist, David Campbell, featured in this exhibit, is well known for his drawings of everyday cityscapes. Campbell is a local artist who lives and works out of Brickbottom Artists Building and can often be found drawing with his young neighbor, Augustin. They find things they love to draw and spend hours together sketching. This event is based on their shared love of drawing ordinary things. 

David Campbell, ‘The Street,’ Watercolor on paper, 1980-1983

What do David and Augustin draw together? One example is the Green Line Extension (GLX) construction outside of their building. 

Somerville is filled with everyday objects, landscapes, and activity that make great subject matter. What do you love to draw? Maybe its cars, cityscapes, food or people. Whatever it is, take this opportunity to create artwork from around Somerville and submit it to us for our next virtual exhibit, “Summer in Somerville.” 

There is beauty all around us – go out and find yours! 

The Museum will present selected entries in a virtual exhibit on our website. 

A special thank you to the MassHumanities CARES Grant program and the National Endowment for Humanities CARES program for their contributions which help the Museum fund staff and programs during the COVID-19 pandemic.