About Laura Shabott

I am first and foremost a Provincetown artist. It really doesn’t matter if the medium is paint, charcoal, ink, pencil, words, body or voice. I am shaped by Land’s End, salt-sprayed; imbued with the essence of life in a town that changes with the seasons, the weeks and the tides. Extremes. Hardship. Raw Beauty. Excess. This is at the heart of all of my work.

In 1992,  at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, my drawing instructor and mentor asked me to choose between paint/charcoal or film/stage. I went for the medium of our times and am accomplished and awarded in film-making, acting for stage and screen as well as writing blogs, articles, plays, screenplays and the self-publishing guide "Confessions of an eBook Virgin: What Everyone Should Know Before They Publish on the Internet."

As if time-traveling back to that decisive moment twenty-two years ago in an art school cafeteria, I now turn toward the other fork in that road and begin again, ready to face how much painting and drawing scared me back then in what it reveals; how naked I feel.


2015    Lillian Orlowsky and William Freed Museum School at PAAM, Provincetown, Massachusetts

Recipient of the Romano Rizk Scholarship        Open Life Drawing/Painting

2011    Fine Arts Work Center, Provincetown

Recipient of a Cape Resident Summer Scholarship        Creative Writing

1992/5 School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Ma.        Diploma in Art

Collaborative Film Workshop with Richard Broadman

1976/9 PCA, now University of the Arts, Philadelphia, Pa.        Painting/Printmaking

1975    Albertus Magnus College, New Haven, Ct.        Art History: The Book of Kells

1975    Intern to designer Joy Wulke        Weaving

Commission for World Trade Center, New York, New York

1974    Parsons School of Design New York        Drawing

Pre-College Summer Course

Solo Exhibitions

1996 – Provincetown Group Gallery, Provincetown, Ma.

1992 – Melford Hamilton III Gallery, Provincetown, Ma.

1991 – Wave Gallery, New Haven, Ct.

Selections from Arts Writing

“Cornered: Interview with Michael Roberts, Executive Director of the Fine Arts Work Center, Provincetown” Artscope Magazine, Sept/Oct 2015, p. 9

“Paul Resika: A Master Continues to Evolve” Artscope Magazine, July/Aug 2015, pgs. 13-14

“Provincetown Art Association and Museum: The Country’s Oldest Arts Colony Continues to Inspire”, “Between Form and Freedom: Trailblazer Karl Knath” Artscope Magazine, Sept/Oct 2014, pages 31-4


2015 “Copyright: A Course for Artists”  Truro Public Library, Truro, Ma.

2014/5 “Promote Yourself”, “Building Your Media Kit”, “The Art of Public Relations” PAAM, Provincetown, Ma.

2015 Speaking

November 1: How to Self Publish a Novel. Brooks Free Library

June 19th: Self Publishing a Book: An Interactive Workshop. Snow Library

April 22/25: How to Self Publish A Book: Live Course with PCClasses Online now on YouTube

March 24: Self-Publishing a Book: An Interactive Workshop. Eldredge Public Library

January 14: Writer’s Voice Café – Featured Speaker. Provincetown Public Library
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Self-Publishing Press:
Publisher’s Weekly: October 24, 2014

Provincetown Banner: November 13, 2013

Publishers Weekly: September 6, 2013

Provincetown Magazine: July 17, 2013

Provincetown Banner: May 2, 2013

The Library as Incubator Project: May 3, 2013

She shares a home and a garden with Jacques Macara, a retired commercial fisherman and a Provincetown native son. Tweet @laurashabott and email laurashabott@gmail.com.



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