paint. charcoal. words.

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About:  Laura Shabott first came to Provincetown in 1992 and has been part of the century-old arts colony ever since. She has returned to painting and drawing through a Romano Rizk Scholarship from the Provincetown Art Association and Museum, a Fine Arts Work Center Scholarship and a returning residency this past September. She is influenced by master painters Robert Henry and Paul Resika, both student of Hofmann’s Provincetown school. 

She is working from life – figure drawings, still life and paintings of her garden and Beech Forest’s lily ponds.  

Statement: I am shaped by Provincetown, salt-sprayed; imbued with the essence of life in a town that changes with the seasons, the tides, the weeks. Extremes. Isolation. Raw Beauty. Excess. It inspires me.

Education: Parsons School of Design (NY), Philadelphia College of Art (PA), School of the Museum of Fine Arts (MA),  Provincetown Art Association and Museum (PAAM) and Fine Arts Work Center (FAWC), both in Provincetown.

Exhibits 2016-15

SMFA Art Sale: SMFA, Boston

Women Choose Women: Berta Walker Gallery, Provincetown

Open Call: Jo Hay Open Studio, Provincetown

Members’ 12 x 12: PAAM, Provincetown (2015 and 16)

All Townie Show: FAWC, Provincetown (2015 and 16)

Open Members Small Works, PAAM (2015 and 16)

Selections from Arts Writing

“Cornered: Interview with Michael Roberts, Executive Director of the Fine Arts Work Center, Provincetown” Artscope Magazine, Sept/Oct 2015, p. 9

“Paul Resika: A Master Continues to Evolve” Artscope Magazine, July/Aug 2015, pgs. 13-14

“Provincetown Art Association and Museum: The Country’s Oldest Arts Colony Continues to Inspire”, “Between Form and Freedom: Trailblazer Karl Knath” Artscope Magazine, Sept/Oct 2014, pages 31-4

Contact: laurashabott@gmail.com  Telephone: 508-246-8087 

Work on view: Joyful Nude, 2016, Oil on Canvas, 12 x 12″  Open Members’ Small Works through 1/8/2017 paam.org

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