Gallery Sitka opened in May 2014 and was part of Sitka Creations. We adopted the name Gallery Sitka in August of 2015. We are located in the Phoenix Park Mill in Shirley, MA.
We hold art exhibits in our space in Shirley. We also manage the Artist’s Walkway at The Bull Run in Shirley, MA, as well as a number of other restaurants and offices in New England.
We opened another location on Friday, July 8, 2016 in downtown Fitchburg, MA. Our Ribbon Cutting was at 10 AM on July 8th and our Grand Opening and Solo Reception for Gosha Karpowicz was on July 9th from 1-4 PM. Our Shirley location will continue to exist, though the majority of the work will be on display in Fitchburg.
We have now separated the gallery spaces by name. Gallery Sitka West is in Fitchburg, MA and our Shirley, MA gallery is Gallery Sitka East.
OUR MISSION is to support the arts, to be part of the creative economy and provide a space for emerging artists to be seen and to have the experience of showing their work in a gallery-style atmosphere.
In terms of the style that we wish to share with the public, we feel as one of our favorite artists, Ilse Buchert Nesbitt, that “art should uplift”. To that end the work that we carry, will tend to be enhance spaces, rather than make statements. We also seek to host the work of artists different than our neighbor gallery, The Boulder Art Gallery.
In terms of policies on work that we accept, as we are a family-friendly gallery, we limit the amount of nude work that comes in the door. We also do not wish to display work that makes grand political, religious or social statements, preferring to beautify our walls and provide refreshment to viewers, than to engage in deep conversations via the work about the state of the world. We hope you will find the work we display encouraging and “uplifting”.
Tamar Russell Brown, Gallery Owner/Founder/Lead Curator
Kelly Bornt, Gallery Co-Owner/Gallery CFO
Meagan St. Laurent, Gallery Assistant
To read more about the owner and our team, visit sitkacreations.com.