ArtSynergies: The power of sharing
Art is a solitary business. Besides the passion to create, being an artist requires training, experience, and skills of entrepreneurship. When a group of artists works well together, it can accomplish more than one artist working alone. Benefits of collaboration include the exchanging of techniques, group discussions of art in progress, and the division of work when planning exhibitions. When creative people work together, there may be varying perspectives, shifts in thinking, and opposing points of view. Each member is encouraged to learn new skills, and to try out different forms of art in a non-competitive atmosphere of mutual encouragement.
Today’s digital tools achieve results that would be nearly impossible to accomplish by conventional artistic techniques. The computer is an interactive partner for many artists. We explore the potential of alternative image-making in combination with photography, painting, printmaking, and three-dimensional work. Overall control of the creative process remains in the artists’ hands—in varying depths of engagement with the computer and classic disciplines.
List of former ArtSynergies members:
Martine Jore, founding member
2006: ArtSynergies founded: Mary Doering, Barbara Ford Doyle, Martine Jore
2008: ArtSynergies: Digital Transformations, Brewster Ladies' Library, Brewster, MA
2011: ArtSynergies: Digital Printmaking for Fine Art, Cultural Center of Cape Cod, South Yarmouth, MA
2011: ArtSynergies: TRANSFERmations: Mixed Media Digital Printmaking, Cotuit Center for the Arts, Cotuit, MA
2013: ArtSynergies: Interplay: Mixed Media Digital Art, invitational exhibit, Cotuit Center for the Arts, Cotuit, MA
2014: Printmaking Invitational: Alternative Processes, Higgins Gallery, Cape Cod Community College
2015: ArtSynergies: Exposure: Beneath the Layers, Cotuit Center for the Arts, Cotuit, MA
2016: Alternative Photography and Digital Techniques, invitational exhibit, Higgins Gallery, Cape Cod Community College
2018: ArtSynergies presents: Fusion, The Art Complex Museum, Duxbury, MA 02332 November 11, 2018-February 17, 2019
2021: ArtSynergies presents: Altered Realities, Cotuit Center for the Arts, Cotuit, MA