JAN COLLINS SELMAN FINE ART GALLERY is located in the scenic pre-revolutionary war coastal village of Falmouth Mass., 1/4 mile from the beach, and only blocks from beautiful Falmouth Harbor (where you can hop hourly boats for Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard), the GALLERY offers a wonderful blend of yesterday and today in a casually elegant setting that offers city quality with country hospitality.
Falmouth itself, just over the Bourne bridge, at the beginning of Cape Cod, is a treasure trove of American history. From Pilgrims and Native Americans (the local Wampanoag tribe were at the FIRST Thanksgiving dinner), to Portuguese fisherman and legendary Pirates (whose ships prowled the waters of early New England) Falmouth waterways played a big part in early America. During the REVOLUTIONARY WAR the British shelled the town and were held off by a ragged and determined group of Patriots.
In the early 20th century, Boston "Society"adopted Falmouth as a convenient summer playground and built magnificent waterfront mansions, some of which still stand today as either " bed and breakfast's" or inherited retreats. Falmouth is a very interesting place!
The diversity of this town; it's history, culture, beauty ...including the beaches, the boating, the sports (six golf courses!), the fine dining, and the GREAT shopping in the old "village" section of the town made this a perfect choice for artist Jan Collins Selman and her partner Joni Rapp to open and Art Gallery. Featured are the talents of many of New England's finest artists (including the pastels, oils and prints of Ms. Selman herself).
Talented award-winning Contemporary Artists are at the core of this Gallery. New England landscapes, monotypes, wood, metal and stone sculpture, and even the latest in Digital Orifginals, and Fine Art prints are available in an attractive professional setting. Remember, it is not unusual on Cape Cod to "bump into" one of the local artists you have been admiring while browsing in the gallery. They often stop by to bring new work or to simply just to"chat". This informal atmosphere lends itself to a relaxing and fun experience while visiting.
Come visit us on your next trip to Cape Cod. We are open ALL YEAR and always have a large selection ofitems for the winter HOLIDAY Season. WE SHIP ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD...
While in Falmouth, spend a day on any of the twenty-two miles of town beaches, or perhaps by just catching dozens of views of Martha's Vineyard from either a restaurant deck or from the famous Nobska Lighthouse (see Jan Selman's prints of Nobska ) overlooking crystal clear Vineyard Sound. The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute is also located in Falmouth. It is one of the foremost marine science laboratories in the world and offers tours to visitors.
Please call the gallery at(508)457-5533)for further information.
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