Mattapoisett library to host painting exhibition

Dec 1, 2022

MATTAPOISETT – The Mattapoisett Free Public Library will host an exhibit of watercolor and acrylic paintings by South Dartmouth artist Peggy Call-Conley from Dec. 15 to Jan. 14, 2023.

Call-Conley earned her BFA in Art Education from Southeastern MA University. She found her artistic inspiration early, and a childhood move from Boston to rural Middleboro afforded Peggy solace and adventures in nature. These were reinforced when she arrived in the SouthCoast for college, living in New Bedford and the coastal villages of Dartmouth and Adamsville. She eventually made her home in South Dartmouth and taught art in private and public schools for 35 years.

Call-Conley has travelled to the Maine coast annually for art retreats, creating photographs and paintings that reflect her passion for the ocean and rocky coastline. Graduate courses in art developed her desire to pursue fine arts further, especially with watercolor painting. She currently teaches adult watercolor classes at the Dartmouth Grange. Her acrylic and watercolor paintings are in private, local, national, and international collections. She has done commissions for private home views and landscapes of sentimental value for patrons.

Call-Conley has earned numerous awards in juried exhibitions, including the 2015 and 2016 David Aldrich Award for Excellence in the juried Little Compton Summer Art Show.

She is an exhibiting member of the Marion Art Center, Rhode Island Watercolor Society and exhibits annually on The Art Drive Studio Tour in Dartmouth, Massachusetts. Call-Conley is a current Gallery Artist at True Grit Art Gallery in Middleboro, Massachusetts.

The library is handicapped accessible and programs are free and open to the public.