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Tale of Two Sally’s

16 June @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm


“A Tale of Two Sally’s”

A celebration of pastel and watercolor art at the Good Purpose Gallery in Berkshire County, Massachusetts. The exhibition will be on display from May 16th to July 11th, 2023, with a reception to meet and greet the artists on Friday, June 16th, from 5 pm to 7:30 pm at 40 Main St Lee, Massachusetts 01238.

This exhibition features the work of two talented artists, Sally Lebwohl a pastel artist and Sally Tiska Rice displaying her watercolor works. With music accompaniment from Mary Ann Palermo with Rich Hommel & Ryan Hommel.

Sally Lebwohl is a pastel artist from Summerville and Berkshire County, Massachusetts. She earned a BA in studio art and worked in publications for art galleries in New York City. She has worked with photography, drawing, and painting with watercolor but discovered her strengths working with the rich pigment of soft pastels. Sally has had many gallery shows in the northeast and has won several awards for her portrayal in pastel. She is also a member of various art associations, including the Pastel Society of New Jersey, Connecticut Pastel Society, Pastel Society of Cape Cod, Cambridge Art Association, Berkshire Artist’s Guild, and Housatonic Valley Art Association. You can find more information about Sally Lebwohl and her work on her website,

Sally Tiska Rice was born and raised in the Berkshires and is a multi-media artist who employs many different techniques into her paintings, using acrylic, watercolors, oil paints, pastels, as well as mixed media pieces. Sally’s work for this particular show is in watercolor media, and she is inspired by her surroundings in the rural town where she lives with her husband and pets. Sally uses spontaneity to compose artwork, but she also creates personal commission paintings, including people, pets, homes, and churches. Sally hand painted stationery for Crane Co. were she was employed for 25 years. Sally’s work has won awards nationally and internationally, and she is a member of the Clock Tower Artist’s of Pittsfield MA, The Guild of Berkshire Artists, Berkshire Art Association and Becket Arts Center.  You can find more about Sally Tiska Rice’s  artwork on her website, Call to set up an studio appointment at the Clocktower business Center, 75 South Church St., third floor, studio #302, Pittsfield, Massachusetts, 413–446–8469. Follow on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram. Find quality affordable prints of Sally’s work at

Mary Ann Palermo is a singer/songwriter who has performed widely across the Berkshires for many years as a multi-genre solo performer and with some of the best Jazz musicians who call the region their home seven years leading Mary Ann Palermo & First Take Band. She has published many original songs and her work is available through major streaming platforms, and her latest album is Jazz on the Rocks, released in November of 2022, a collaboration with producer and musician Tom Teeley that transforms a captivating blend of iconic songs into Latin Jazz, Jazz Ballad, Jazz Rock, Jazz Pop, and Jazz Soul.

Rich Hommel guitarist and bassist and long-time studio artist who has performed in the Berkshires for many years. In the last three years he has been lead guitarist in Mary Ann Palermo & First Take Band.

Grammy nominee Ryan Hommel has produced or co-produced more than one hundred songs. He is a guitarist, songwriter, and studio musician who has worked extensively with singer/songwriter Amos Lee.

The Good Purpose Gallery is located in Berkshire County, Massachusetts, and it has a sweet coffee shop, “The Starving Artist Creperie & Cafe.” There is free parking on the street as well as a parking lot behind the building. The exhibition will be open on Sundays, Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm, and it will be closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. The reception to meet and greet the artists will be on Friday, June 16th, from 5 pm to 7:30 pm.

Come and join us at “A Tale of Two Sally’s” to experience the beauty and elegance of pastel and watercolor art in the tranquil and serene setting of the Berkshire County.


16 June
5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Good Purpose Gallery
40 Main Street
Lee, 01238 Lee
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