Gallery 3

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Gallery 3 is an experimental, pop-up exhibition space on The Umbrella’s third floor dedicated to exhibiting artwork made in the building. Our resident artists, students, and teachers use this space to display recent work in a safe, supportive environment.

Shows change every month, so stop by whenever you’re in the building to take a look!  The third floor can be accessed by the side stairwells at either end of The Umbrella’s front building.


Umbrella Student Art Show!

May 1 - May 31, 2017

Please visit Gallery 3 on the third floor to see oil paintings, woodblock prints and drawings done by students of Lois Andersen.

Opening Thursday, May 4 from 6:00-8:00 pm. 


Past Shows:

Kayo Burmon

October 1 - October 31, 2016

Art provides us with insight into history and culture. There is no doubt about that. American Artists have given us an understanding of our values, lifestyles, wealth and poverty, angst and joy. They have provided us with the opportunity to see the entire country, past and present, urban and rural. We experience the transitions in fashion, architecture and jobs. The list goes on.

“32 American Still Lifes” and a Figure Study” is my way of representing a very important piece of contemporary American culture.

The show will hang at Gallery 3, on the third floor of The Umbrella, 40 Stow Street, Concord, MA. Given how America got it’s start, Concord is the perfect setting and the small, modest gallery is, perhaps, a good choice. There will be an opening on October 6 from 6:00-8:00 pm.

Kayo Burmon is a Painter and Print Maker, living and working in Concord, Massachusetts

Susan Ticknor

September 1 - September 30, 2016


Long Pose Figure Study

March 1 - April 4, 2016

On view during Open Studios on April 2 + 3

The art on this wall was created by members of the Long Pose Figure Study class which meets here at The Umbrella every Thursday morning. The class has no instructor so we serve as a resource to each other, with open and constructive discussion of the work. As you can see, we work in a broad range of media, including graphite, charcoal, pastels, gouache, acrylics, watercolor, and oils. Class typically begins with three short poses, with the balance of the three hours dedicated to one pose. 

Hang it Up
February 1 - February 29, 2016

Hang It Up is a group exhibition representing the new terrains charted by students in an Umbrella ceramic course focusing on tiles and wall reliefs. We began with different starting points, explored ceramic surface, reflected on the work of contemporary artists and planned for how our work would be shown. Students considered how ceramic, drawing, painting and sculpture traditions might inform their work. Each bravely moved out of their comfort zone and engaged in the process of developing new ideas. Artists include Kim Ahern, Beth Dalal, Amy Fennick, Melinda Lindquist, and Peggy Walsh.

- Ellen Huie, Instructor

Preview: Dorothy Arnold Benefit Exhibition 

December 1 - December 31, 2015

We are pleased to partner with The Umbrella Center Community Arts Center and offer for sale a broad representation of the work of Dorothy (Doffie) Arnold. An award-winning painter, Doffie pursued her craft with excellence and commitment for 45 years. Here we have some of Doffie’s works available to be viewed and purchased. 80% of the purchase price goes directly to supporting The Umbrella. Through “The Doffie Project,” Dorothy’s artwork continues to inspire many while also enriching our community.

No doubt you have seen her work in several downtown office buildings, hospitals and museums. Her art graced the lobbies of 100 Federal and of 60 State for more than a decade. It remains in the lobbies of both The Mass. General Hospital and 100 Arch Street. Both the MFA and deCordova museums house part of her collection. Doffie is paying her passion and vitality forward. In myriad ways her project expresses the notion that the transformative power of the arts should be accessible to all.

See more of Doffie’s work in “Dorothy Arnold: The Doffie Project's Culminating Exhibition to benefit The Umbrella Community Arts Center” on view in the main gallery from January 12 – March 1, 2016.

Endurance, Work by Louise Arnold,  Resident Artist

November 1 - November 30, 2015

The current exhibit of my work continues my exploration of  specific New England landscapes and their 'genius loci' or prevailing character.  What appeals to me about the elements in these landscapes is twofold: their staying power over time despite often adverse conditions, and their unique character and personalities.  They are also iconic landscapes within their given locales.

I am also interested in exploring scale changes. I feel that the larger format allows the observer to enter the space of the paintings and participate in them to a greater degree.

Rhythms, work by resident artist Julia Miner

September 1 - October 31, 2015

Rhythms expresses the lyrical nature of farmland.  The rhythmic rounds of seasons, changing light, and landforms, as well as staccato patterns of growth, are reflected in the calligraphy of pastel marks on paper.  After finishing her latest picture book, Julia started the triptychs to explore compositions that, like two-page spreads in a book (or three movements in a symphony) are complete on one page and yet create a larger composition with neighboring pages.

Drawn from the Food Project fields in Lincoln, the show includes new figurative studies highlighting the diverse groups working the land.  Food Project founder Ward Cheney understood how suburban and inner city youth experienced similar feelings of isolation from their surroundings and meaningful work.  His dream was to bring these young people together – connecting their communities in the process – to supply food to deserving organizations. The Lincoln fields have grown from five acres to thirty-one, and farms have opened in Roxbury, Lynn and Beverly.  Employing 100 young people and 25 staff, and engaging nearly 2,000 volunteers each year, the organization grows produce for donations, subsidized sale, and youth-driven food enterprises.  Julia Miner Studio continues to donate part of painting sales to the Food Project.