Mon–Sat 10–4
Sun 12–4

Sarah RocheKim Bernard


South Shore Art Center follows the lead of the Cohasset Public Schools when making decisions regarding inclement weather closings. To find out if we’re open during a storm, please check the following resources: or If Cohasset Public Schools are closed, so will the Art Center be. Please note: this only applies for weather-related school closings.

SPRING 2019 PDF (Click to Download)



Apr 1 – Apr 5, 4:00–6:00pm, Art and the Written Word—Youth Exhibition            


Apr 11 – May 19       Bancroft Gallery: Order | Chaos, juried by Kate Kostopoulos, Director,

                                    Chase Young Gallery, Boston

                                   Opening Reception: Thursday, April 11, 6-8pm

                                   Dillon Gallery:Parsing Imagination: Seeing With the Mind's EyeCarol Branton,

                                    Lisa Daria Kennedy, Chippa Martin, Page Pearson Railsback, Judy St. Peter

                                   Manning Gallery: Virginia Holloway



Gallery Artist candidate work drop off dates:

Friday, April 12, 10-4

Saturday, April 13, 10-4

Sunday, April 14, 12-4

Monday, April 15 – HOLIDAY; Art Center closed

Tuesday, April 16 – 10-4

Call SSAC with any questions or concerns.
For more information, click here.


MAY 4–6                    ARTS FESTIVAL EXHIBITION ART WORK DROP-OFF SCHEDULE                  

                                   Arts Festival Juried Show Drop-off
                                   Sat, May 4 10–4
                                   Sun, May 5 Noon–4
                                   Mon, May 6 9–8


                                   Arts Festival Members’ & Young Artists
                                   Thu, May 9 10–8
                                   Fri, May 10 10–4
                                   Sat, May 11 Noon–4


May 16 Watercolor Demonstration featuring Fabriano Paper and Sennelier Paints with Lisa Goren

3:00pm in the Art Center Galleries. $10 Suggested donation. You must register to receive samples.
For details download the pdf here.


Jun 13                   VIP Festival Preview Party
                                Thursday, June 13, 2019, 6:30 pm

Jun 14–16                   64th Annual Arts Festival


                                    JURIED SHOW JURORS (This show is juried by Actual Work)
                                    William Houser, Art Gallery Director & Curator, James Library & Center for the Arts,

                                    Kate James, Executive Director, Concord Center for the Visual Arts, Concord
                                    Cindy Vallino, Director, Focus Gallery, Chatham


                                    MEMBERS/YOUNG ARTISTS SHOW JUDGE

                                    Christina Godfrey, Director of Contemporary & Corporate Art, Sunne Savage Gallery.



                                    Click here to download the PDF prospectus.

Jun 15                   BIG INK Arts Festival Printing Event (for more information, download the pdf)
                                    A One Day event Printing your woodcuts up to 40” x 96” in size!
                                    Saturday, June 15, 10–5 on the Common

                                $315/per person • Limited to 12 participants (Click here to sign up)


May 24 – Jul 14       Bancroft Gallery: Faculty Artist Showcase
                                    Opening Reception: Thursday, February 28, 6-8pm
                                    Dillon Gallery: Gallery Artist Showcase
                                    Manning Lobby Feature: Marcia Ballou, Artist in Residence


Jul 25 – Aug 25          Bancroft & Dillon Galleries: Blue Ribbon Members’ Show
                                   Opening Reception: Thursday, July 25, 6-8pm


Sep 12 – Nov 3           Bancroft Gallery: Coastal Printmakers, organized by Deanne Noiseux and
                                    Nancy Connolly
                                    Opening Reception: Thursday, September 12, 6-8pm  
                                    Dillon Gallery: Jeanne Wiley & Ann Conte

Nov 7 – Dec 20           Bancroft Gallery: Simple Pleasures, National Juried Show.  juror Jen Mergel, is Vice                                    President, Programs,  and Founding Director, Curatorial Network Accelerator BOSTON

                                   ENTRY DEADLINE: Sunday OCTOBER 6, 2019, Click here to Enter via Smarter Entry

                                   or paste this link in your Browser:

                                   Opening Reception: Thursday, November 7, 6-8pm  
                                    Dillon Gallery: Gallery Artist Small Works

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Paul Pratt Memorial Library (Click here for a link to the library)
35 Ripley Road. Cohasset, MA

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South Shore Music Circus Gallery & Robert and Dorothy Palmer Gallery (Click here for Conservatory link)
at South Shore Conservatory, One Conservatory Drive Hingham, MA