paint. charcoal. ink. words.


Joyful Nude, 2016, Oil on Canvas, 12 x 12″ 


 Jo Hay Open Studio

Created at PAAM


About:  Laura Shabott came to Provincetown in 1992 and has been a part of the century-old arts colony ever since. She returned to painting and drawing in 2015 through a Romano Rizk Scholarship from the Provincetown Art Association and Museum (PAAM.)

In the summer of 2016, Shabott received a Fine Arts Work Center scholarship to study with painters Marjorie Portnow and Robert Henry. She was selected for a week-long Returning Residency this past September.

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.


2016                Women Choose Women    Berta Walker Gallery

2016                Open Call: Portraits             Jo Hay Open Studio

2016                Members’ 12 x 12                 PAAM

2015                Townie Show                         FAWC

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:  Telephone: 508-246-8087

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