Synergy is where the sum of the whole becomes greater than its parts, generating something new.
Mary Doering, Barbara Ford Doyle and Martine Jore formed ArtSynergies in 2006. They met regularly to share information about digital image-making and computer technology. Each experimented with integrating inkjet printing with traditional art materials. In 2008 they organized a group show, Digital Transformations, followed in 2011 by Digital Printmaking for Fine Art, and TRANSFERmations: Mixed Media Digital Printmaking. In 2013, they curated an invitational exhibit, Interplay: Mixed Media Digital Art of twenty-one artists at the Cotuit Center for the Arts.
In 2013, five artists joined the group—Lee Connolly-Weill, Amy Heller, Sara David Ringler,
Alan Trugman, and Joyce Gardner Zavorskas. The expanded group was part of Printmaking Invitational: Alternative Processes in 2014 at Higgins Gallery (Cape Cod Community College), and one year later organized Exposure: Beneath the Layers at Cotuit Center for the Arts. In 2016, ArtSynergies participated in another invitational/educational exhibition at the Higgins Gallery, Alternative Photography and Digital Techniques.
Collaborative projects and shared techniques augment their individual work. Seven members are “in production” for a group show, Fusion, November 11, 2018 – February 17, 2019 at The Art Complex Museum, Duxbury, MA.