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January/February 2017 Centerfold

Artscope 66, January/February 2017 Jamaica Pond Installation by Jenine Shereos | Artscope Magazine
art: Jamaica Pond Installation
artist: Jenine Shereos
medium: natural elements

I created this installation at Jamaica Pond in Boston, Massachusetts towards the end of a long New England winter. The piece consisted of five bottle-shaped forms made of ice and containing various frozen flower and plant specimens. Over the course of the next several days I visited the site to photo-document the melting process and the temporary formations that emerged. I chose the location of Jamaica Pond because of its popular destination as a walking path for local residents and also for its historic context. Jamaica Pond is considered a “gem” of the Emerald Necklace in Boston, a strand of parks and parkways designed by Fredrick Law Olmsted in the late 1800s. As a kettle pond, its formation began thousands of years before that as a result of the melting of ancient glaciers. I wanted to reference this near and ancient past, exploring natural processes in the context of personal and collective memory, and a shared natural history.

  • Jurors:
  • Beth C. McLaughlin, Chief Curator of Exhibitions & Collections Fuller Craft Museum
  • Diane Reed Sawyer, Chair, Gallery Committee, Gallery 334, Milton Art Center
  • Sally Curcio, Gallery Manager, UMass Amherst Hampden Gallery

Centerfold Contest

Artscope 67, March/April: in the category Artificial Intelligence

Your work could be Artscope Magazine‘s next centerfold. Work by established and emerging artists welcome.For theMarch/April 2017 issue, we will be accepting submissions of in the category of artificial intelligence. Please send up to three digital still images (if chosen, minimum for the images must be reproduced at 300dpi). Also include your statement. Send submissions to:, no later than February 10, 2017. Though smaller files may be submitted, images must be available to be reproduced up to 9″ x 12″ at 300 dpi dependent on your work selected by the jurors. Entries not following these specifications will not be considered.

No resumes please; the cover piece will be selected based on visual and/or conceptual quality, by a jury of one Artscope staff member, and two New England art professionals.