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Teacher’s Turn: Spring 2023

Spring 2023

We are giving teachers a turn as a follow-up to our student display by the Art Club and National Art Honor Society of Groton-Dunstable Regional High School. They deserve recognition for the time, energy, patience, and dedication needed to nurture young artists and art appreciators. Such efforts can drain the will to pursue one’s passions, so it is impressive that our teachers find free time in their demanding schedules to create the art featured in this show.

Participants in this exhibit include Rebecca Kostich and Jonathan O’Connor from Groton-Dunstable Regional High School. Andrea Wilson from Swallow Union Elementary. Dina Mordeno, Laurie McGowan, and Zack Dawson from Lawrence Academy. Joni Parker-Roach of NOA Gallery & Art School.

Thank you to Rebecca Kostich for organizing the group.

Ken Hansen,

Generously supported by the Groton Public Library Endowment Trust.

Exhibition Photo Gallery

  • Zack Dawson, Lawrence Academy, Untitled, found objects
  • Rebecca Kostich, GDRHS, “H & I,” inks and watercolor
  • Joni Parker-Roach, NOA Gallery Art School, ”Study in White,” watercolor
  • Jonathan O’Connor, GDRHS, Untitled, mixed media encaustic on panel
  • Dina Mordeno, Lawrence Academy, “As the Fog Lifts,” acrylic on canvas
  • Andrea Wilson, Swallow Union, Untitled, oil and thread on canvas

The Owen Smith Shuman Art Gallery exhibits several shows each year, featuring artists from Groton and area communities, in both solo and group shows.

  • Guidelines for Submitting Artwork / Exhibition Proposals

    The Owen Smith Shuman Gallery of the Groton Public Library accepts submissions for art exhibits on a rolling basis. The Curator is responsible for selecting art for exhibits. In general, preference is given to group shows over solo exhibits and to local artists in Groton and surrounding communities

    About the Venue
    The Owen Smith Shuman Gallery is a beautiful, well-lit gallery that is supported by the Groton Public Library Endowment Trust and is an integral part of the local art scene. The Endowment provides for receptions, publicity, and a curator. Artists should carry their own insurance as the gallery does not have insurance for exhibited works.


    • Submit 16-20 slides or digital images with the artist’s name and the title of the image on the slide. A CD or USB submission must have the artist name on it as well as a separate document listing the titles, media, and size of each piece.
    • A complete proposal should contain: your images, a current resumé, list of images (with titles, media, and size), and an artist’s statement.
    • Please submit an appropriately stamped envelope for return of your materials, if desired.
    • If you are submitting digital images, you may email all of the above.
    • Artists may include a link to their websites, but that does not replace a submission proposal.
    • Optional: a small stipend is available for an artist’s talk. If interested, submit a description of your talk and list public speaking experience on your resumé.
    • Work submitted must be appropriately framed with eye hooks and wire on the back. Any exceptions to this rule should be submitted to the curator for approval.

    Sales of Work

    The Gallery requests a 10% donation to the Groton Public Library Endowment Trust for all work sold.


    Ken Hansen, Gallery Curator,

    Groton Public Library 99 Main Street, Groton, MA 01450