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Galleries, Exhibitions, Awards, Notable Honors

- - - - 2012 - - - -

May Newton Open Studios, Sat/Sun from May 19 ~ May 20 11~6. This year after a three year hiatus I am planning to have a totally new body of light sculpture work. Showing with three other artists in The Villa at 22 Burnham Road, West Newton, MA. This year we “bring the art home” by hanging and exhibiting our works on the walls throughout the first floor rooms of this historic Arts and Crafts home on West Newton Hill. This art is not made for gallery walls, it is made for you and your home. For more information or private viewing please contact me, John Borchard at 617-407-3713 or jb@johnborchard.com

May The SOWA Art Walk, Studio 223-B, 450 Harrison Ave, Boston MA, Sun 11~6 is where I will be. For more information on this huge event, see sowa art walk.com, south end open market.com, SoWa Antiques market.com.

Apr Massachusetts College of Art and Design (Boston) has selected one of my photographs for the 4th year in a row for their annual high-profile auction

Jan Ken Saunders Gallery of Chicago will be showing my two latest collaborations with Sidney Hutter at the big ArtPalmBeach 2012 exhibition at the Palm Beach County Convention Center. ArtPalmBeach is considered one of the most influential contemporary art fairs on Florida's Gold Coast by both critics and art enthusiasts since its opening in 1997.

Jan Liminal: The Space Between — an Exhibition of Contemporary Photography, Emerson Umbrella Center for the Arts, 40 Stow Street, Concord MA 01742 (Juror: Barbara Hitchcock, formerly the director of cultural affairs for Polaroid Corporation). Monday-Saturday: 9 am – 5 pm Sunday: 1-5 pm. Reception Jan 26 7-9 pm!

- - - - 2011 - - - -

Sep Then & Now: "The Enduring Allure of Light & Photography", The Copley Society of Art, Boston MA. Juried by Joel Meyerowitz. Opening Reception - September 15, 5:30 - 7:30pm . Gallery hours Tues-Sat 11:00-6:00, Sunday 12:00-5:00. (617) 536-5049, 158 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02116. My Venetian Angels was selected for this show.

May From 11-6, I hope to be showing my exciting new work at the South End Open Studios in the studio I share with my wife Marian. I don't know what surprises I will have, so come by to find out!

Apr Schantz Gallery of Stockbridge MA is showing my first Architectural Light Vessel collaboration with Sidney Hutter at the Sculpture Objects & Functional Art Fair at the Park Avenue Armory in NYC. It's the ALV's debutante ball, as it were!

Feb Concord Art Association, 2011 MJ-II Competition, Concord MA (Juror:Karen Haas, Curator of the Lane Collection, Museum of Fine Arts (MFA), Boston MA), OPENING RECEPTION: Thursday Feb 17 6-8pm. My Grass on the Lake was selected from over 500 submissions to this show. 37 Lexington Road, Concord MA 01742 | 978-369-2578 | Hours: Tuesday–10:00am–4:30pm | Sunday 12:00noon–4:00pm | Closed Mondays | Free Admission

Feb I'll be at Wife Marian's reception, BUT our studio, 223B, will be open and full of new and interesting works, projects by mysterious and happy artists.

- - - - 2010 - - - -

Paradise City Arts Festival in Marlborough MA

Paradise City Arts Festival in Northampton MA

The South End Open Studios, Studio 223-B, 450 Harrison Ave, Boston MA, Sat and Sun 11~6 is where I will be. It promises to be a huge event, spread over several large artist buildings. Visit me, then make a day of it!

Concord Art Association, 2010 Roddy Competition, Concord MA (Juror:Victoria Munroe, Victoria Munroe Fine Art, Boston, MA), OPENING RECEPTION: September 19, 2:00-4:00pm. My Quiet Trees was selected from over 500 submissions to this show. 37 Lexington Road, Concord MA 01742 | 978-369-2578 | Hours: Tuesday–10:00am–4:30pm | Sunday 12:00noon–4:00pm | Closed Mondays | Free Admission

Wanderlust, The Copley Society of Art, Boston MA. Reception Thursday July 29 from 5.30-7.30. Gallery hours Tues-Sat 11:00-6:00, Sunday 12:00-5:00. (617) 536-5049, 158 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02116. My Mountain Dawn was selected from over 200 submissions to this show.

I am pleased to say I have a (large of course) piece in BIG, a show of work that is Oversized or challenges the idea of scale, at the Brickbottom Gallery in Somerville. Opening Reception Sunday July 18 from 6-8pm

My La Porta Verde will be hung at the Attleboro Arts Museum's Seeing Double juried exhibition. The opening reception is Wed July 7 from 7-9pm. Juror: Kristina Durocher, Curator of Collections at the Fitchburg Art Museum.

For a second year running, I have had a piece accepted into the Danforth Museum of Art Off The Wall Juried Exhibition, Reception June 17, 2010, 5.30-7.30 pm

You are invited to make a fun day trip of it … John Borchard has been invited to show at the Paradise City Arts Festival in Northampton MA Saturday-Sunday-Monday of Memorial Day weekend, May 29-31. See Paradise City Arts Festival.

The SOWA Art Walk, Studio 223-B, 450 Harrison Ave, Boston MA, Sat and Sun 11~6 is where I will be. For more information on this huge event, see
www.sowaartwalk.com
www.southendopenmarket.com
www.SoWaAntiquesmarket.com.

Art at the Villa for Newton Open Studios. I will once again be represented by Marian for the Newton Open Studios 2010 . Both Saturday and 11 am to 5 pm in my home studio, 22 Burnham Road, West Newton MA. I'll be showing with Marian Dioguardi, Will Kirkpatrick and Edward Friedman. See Newton Open Studios for information and directions and more.

Paradise City Arts Festival in Marlborough MA

Two of my pieces are in the Art In Giving Exhibit at Hammond Real Estate's South Boston office, Reception April 15 6-8pm at 10 Berkeley Street • ATELIER | 505 Building. The food is catered by Sibling Rivalry around the corner, so this should be fun!

Reflections, The Copley Society of Art, Boston MA. Reception Thursday February 18 from 5.30-7.30. Gallery hours Tues-Sat 11:00-6:00, Sunday 12:00-5:00. (617) 536-5049, 158 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02116 (Jurors: Karen Quinn, Kristin and Roger Servison Curator of Paintings, Art of the Americas at the MFA and Susan Lanoue of Lanoue Fine Art)

Concord Art Association, Members Juried Show II, 2010, Concord MA (Juror: Dana Salvo, owner Clark Gallery, Lincoln MA)

New Members Show, The Copley Society of Art, Boston MA. I am a new member of The Copley Society, and one of my largest pieces (The Blue Cloud at 88") was selected for this show, and seeing as how it is my first show at The Copley Society, this should be fun. Reception Thursday January 14 from 5.30-7.30. Gallery hours Tues-Sat 11:00-6:00, Sunday 12:00-5:00. (617) 536-5049, 158 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02116

Solo Magical Mists show of 23 of my works at the Gallery Seven in Maynard MA. Reception January 16 from 7-9pm. Gallery Hours Tues.-Fri. 10-6 • Sat. 10-5. 7 Nason St. • Maynard, MA 01754, 978.897.9777

- - - - 2009 - - - -

Two of my largest pieces are in the United South End Artists juried show at The Harriet Tubman House. Open between 8:30 to 7:00 Monday through Friday and closed on the weekend. 566 Columbus Avenue, corner of Mass & Columbus, Boston MA (jurors Sara Ashodian and Anita Turner)

Paradise City Arts Festival in Marlborough MA

Newton Open Studios Show, Newton MA (Juror: DeCordova Corporate Program Director Elizabeth Geller; Juror Award) - Hours 11-5 both weekend days

Concord Art Association, Solo Show, Concord MA. The dramatic photography of John Borchard has been chosen for the inaugural exhibit for the 92-year Association's newly renovated gallery space. The exhibit will run from November 3rd through Dec 28th, with a reception on November 12th.  Now Handicap Accessible. Reception November 12 6-8pm

Paradise City Arts Festival in Northampton MA

Goodnow Library, Solo Mist Show, Sudbury MA

The South End Open Studios, Studio 223-B, 450 Harrison Ave, Boston MA, Sat and Sun 11~6 is where I will be. It promises to be a huge event, spread over several large artist buildings. Visit me, then make a day of it!

New Media Exhibition, Scollay Gallery in Boston's City Hall. Eight of my largest pieces including The Blue Cloud and La Porta Verde

Becket Arts Center, 2-person show Opposites Attract with Marian Dioguardi, Becket MA (Reception Sat August 8 1pm ~ 4pm) This exhibition features my Mist photography alongside Marian Dioguardi's oil paintings. "He is an MIT Engineering graduate. She is a U Mass Liberal Arts grad. He defines and analyzes details. She only needs "the big picture". He is meticulous, and focused. She multitasks. He wears bright, cheerful colors. She wears black. Then there is their art. He is a digital photographer. She is an oil painter. He is fascinated by grand vistas of nature shrouded. She is captivated by prosaic objects in her domestic life. His images are soft, veiled mysteries. Her paintings are decisive and clear. His images explore monochromatic worlds. Her paintings scream with color saturation. His images or dreamlike; transporting you into another place and time. Her paintings simply make you smile. Yes, they are married. Opposites do attract."

Shaw Jewelry Gallery, 126 Main Street, Northeast Harbor ME. Digital Collage. Photography is forever changed with the possibilities available to those with digital scissors. These artists rearrange the familiar into unexpected images with a nod to cubism and surrealism. Opening Reception July 23, 5–7pm.

Scandinavian Center, Solo Small Works Show, Newton MA

Gallery 333, New and small work will be presented at Arlene Hecht's Gallery 333 in a group show, 333 Old Main Road, North Falmouth MA, Open Wednesday thru 12 to 5:30 PM and by appointment. Opening Reception on Saturday afternoon June 27th. 508-564-4467

The Beacon Hill Art Walk is an annual event that takes place on the first Sunday in June, throughout the nooks and crannies of Beacon Hill. Residents open up their private gardens, alleyways, and courtyards and allow artists to display and sell their artwork. You get to tour for free the private spaces of Beacon Hill. It is a popular event (thousands!) in the neighborhood, with a festive atmosphere and volunteer musicians playing in various gardens throughout the day.

Danforth Museum of Art Off The Wall Juried Exhibition (Juried by staff), Reception June 3, 2009, 6 - 8 pm

Wellesley Public Library, Solo Fogs Show, Wellesley MA

Paradise City Arts Festival in Northampton MA

Concord Art Association, Paint The Town Auction, 2009, Concord MA

The SOWA Art Walk, Studio 223-B, 450 Harrison Ave, Boston MA, Sat and Sun 11~6 is where I will be. For more information on this huge event, see
www.sowaartwalk.com
www.southendopenmarket.com
www.SoWaAntiquesmarket.com.

Art at the Villa for Newton Open Studios. I will be represented by Marian for the Newton Open Studios 2009 . Both Saturday and 11 am to 5 pm in my home studio, 22 Burnham Road, West Newton MA. I'll be showing with Marian Dioguardi, Will Kirkpatrick and Edward Friedman. See Newton Open Studios for information and directions and more.

Separately selected (the second year running) for two books: American Art Collector 2009 and Studio Visit 2009

Emerging Artists Series, Arsenal Center for the Arts, 2-person show with Leah Piepgras, Watertown MA

Krause Gallery, Out of the Mist, Moses Brown, Providence MA (Reception Thurs April 16 5pm ~ 9pm)

Massachusetts College of Art and Design - 20th Annual Benefit Art Auction, A Fogdrift Off Maine, Boston MA

Paradise City Arts Festival in Marlborough MA

The Finer Things Gallery, Nashville TN

Concord Art Association, Members Juried Show II, 2009, Concord MA (Juror: Meredyth Hyatt Moses, founder Clark Gallery, Lincoln MA)

Watertown Public Library, Solo The World in Mist Show, Watertown MA

Cambridge Art Association, Point of View Show, Cambridge MA (juror: Arthur Dion, Director, Gallery NAGA) (Reception January 31, 12-2pm)

Morse Institute Library, Solo The World in Mist Show, Natick MA (Receptions Sun Jan 18 and Sun Mar 29, both 1pm ~ 3pm)

- - - - 2008 - - - -

Belmont Public Library, Solo Fogs Show, Belmont MA

Newton Open Studios Show, Newton MA (Juror: DeCordova Curatorial Fellow Nina Bozicnik; Juror Award)

InsideOut: The MFA Museum School Art Sale - For 28 years the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (SMFA) has hosted the annual December Sale, an art sale and fundraiser for student scholarships. Featuring work by hundreds of established and emerging artists each year—including internationally known SMFA alumni and faculty, current students, and affiliated artists—the Sale has become the largest public art sale in New England, grossing over $1.1 million in 2007

Cambridge Art Association, Prize Show, Cambridge MA (Juror: Nick Capasso, Curator, DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park)

Illuminations, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston MA

Needham Public Library, Solo Fogs Show, Needham MA

Museum of Fine Arts Summer party Auction (jury of MFA curators), Donadea Trees, Boston MA

Lincoln Public Library, Lincoln MA

Concord Art Association, Paint The Town Auction, 2008, Concord MA

Newton Open Studios, Newton MA

Cambridge Art Association, New England Prize Show, Cambridge MA

Separately selected for two books: American Art Collector 2008 and Studio Visit 2008

Massachusetts Hynes Convention Center, James King Bonnar “Red”, Boston MA

Brush Gallery, "Going to the Dogs", Lowell MA (Juror Katherine French, Director, Danforth Museum of Art, Framingham, MA)

Mass Audubon, “Clouds … Sky Escape”, Sharon MA (Jurors: Bill St. George, St. George Gallery, Boston MA and Diana Hampe, Boston Globe Art Awards Advisory Board) Best in Show

Concord Art Association, Members Juried Show II, 2008, Concord MA (Juror: Fabio Fernández, Exhibition Manager, Society of Arts and Crafts, Boston MA)

Duxbury Art Association, Winter Juried Show, Duxbury MA (Juror: Emily Corbató, Resident Scholar, Brandeis). Honorable Mention

Newton Art Association, Members’ show, Newton MA Honorable Mention

Cambridge Art Association, "Shape", Cambridge MA (Juror: Joseph Wheelwright)

- - - - 2007 - - - -

The Village Bank, Solo show, Newton Highlands MA

Arsenal Center for the Arts, Watertown MA (Juror: Leonie Bradbury, Curator, Montserrat College of Art)

Clark Gallery, Salon Show 2007, Lincoln MA

Daniels Gallery, Solo show, Roslindale MA

Cambridge Art Association, "Red", Cambridge MA (Juror: Jane Farver, Director, MIT List Visual Arts Center)

New Hampshire Institute of Art, Biennial 2007, Manchester NH (Juror: Pamela Clark Cochrane, Clark Gallery)

Cultural Arts Alliance, Hopkington MA

Newton Open Studios Fall Art Show, Newton MA

Concord Art Association, 2007 Juried II, Concord MA. Digital Photography Prize (Juror: Lucy Lacoste, Lacoste Gallery, Concord MA)

- - - - 2006 - - - -

Newton Open Studios, Newton MA

- - - - 2005 - - - -

Newton Open Studios, Newton MA

2-Person Passages show, Newtonville Books, Newton MA

- - - - 2004 - - - -

Newton Open Studios, Newton MA

Solo Passages show, West Newton Cinema, Newton MA

- - - - 2003 - - - -

Newton Open Studios, Newton MA

Solo Venice Windows show, West Newton Cinema, Newton MA

2-Person Venice Windows show, Newton Free Library, Newton MA

Alpers Fine Art, Andover MA

Solo Venice Windows, curator Ingrid Carls, Harvard Vanguard Hospital, Wellesley MA

 

Arsenal Center for the Arts, Watertown MA

Concord Art Association, Concord MA

Copley Society of Art, Boston MA

Newton Art Association, Newton MA

1982-2004 Invented technology, designed robotics, programmed calibration algorithms for Dendritics gemscales. President of company

1976 Graduated MIT with a combined Bachelor and Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering. Thesis: A Computer Simulation of Milling Machines

1952 Credit my mother for this, I was born

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