Congratulations to Joanne Holtje
One of Joanne's recent paintings was selected by
juror Nina Nielsen (of Nielsen Gallery fame) to appear
in the Members Show at the Concord Art Association.
The show runs Jan. 12 - Feb. 7, 2010
Opening Reception: Thursday, Jan. 14th 6-8 pm
Gallery is at 37 Lexington Rd., Concord, MA, 978-369-2578.
The show will also be viewable on-line sometime after the opening at www.concordart.org
Small paintings 1995 - 2008
Charlotte Gibbs of Pepperell, MA will be exhibiting her artwork of paintings and drawings dating from 1995 to 2008 as random acts of spontaneous expression in the first floor Display Cases at the Jaffrey Civic Center from Jan. 6 - Feb. 26, 2010.
Each painting has a story (about its making) and reveals a little about the artist and the kind of things that interest and influence her. Charlotte has exhibited in solo, two-person, and group exhibitions throughout the country and received awards since the mid-1960's. She has taught Portrait and Figure Painting and Still Life Painting at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, MA and the Sharon Arts Center, Sharon, NH.
Peterborough Town Library, 2 Concord St., Peterborough, NH. Call 603-924-8040 for information.
GALA Member Gary Ruuska is a Featured Artist during the month of July at the
Sharon Arts Center
30 Grove Street
Peterborough, NH 03458
Congratulations to GALA member Paula Murphy
She received the Pastel Society of New Hampshire merit award and $100 cash at the Pastel Painters of Maine
Tenth International Juried Exhibition "For Pastels Only"
for her painting "Have You Any Wool?"
The show was held at the Saco Museum in Saco, ME in June.
(The Pastel Society of New Hampshire donated the $100 award to the Pastel Painters of Maine)
GALA member at Fiber Arts Festival
Two of Marion Knoll's silk paintings have been accepted into the exhibition at the Fiber Arts Festival June 12, 13 & 14 in Westminster, MA. It is an Exhibit of Quilts & other Fiber Creations, all owned locally; some for sale. You can find more information about this event at http://www.westminsterhistory.org
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Sat, February 14, 2009, 2-4pm
Artists: Claire Burke, Carol Calabro, Xiaowei Chen, Jane Von Letkemann Coder, Patricia Crotty, Ellen Filreis, Lisa Fowler, Becky Gibbs, Lara Goodman, Liz Webb Green, Maggie Hennessey, C.M. Judge, Linda Kelly, Rochelle Kelly, Erin Long, Ruth Lieberherr, Alison Nesbitt, Camille Maren, Maria Marx, Suzanne McLeod, Christine McShane, Amy Morrison, Melissa Oddi-Morrison, Nicole O'Leary, Ronni Komarow, Ellen Shattuck Pierce, Mia Rosenblatt, Luba Shapiro, Unju Sim, Ellen Wetmore, Claudi Waters, Carolyn Wirth.
GALA Member Jan Queijo (the "Crazy Dog Lady")
currently has a solo exhibit of 60 quilts
(some portraits, some art, and some traditional) at the
Charlton Sewing Center
12 Stafford Street
Charlton, MA 01507
Exhibit runs through January 31, 2009
27 ART WORKS BY SALLY SARGENT
Sally Sargent will be showing her artwork (watercolor, collage, mixed media & pastel) at the Gardner Ale house now to Feb 28.
Opening Reception 3:00 - 5:00 Januay 25, 2009
GARDNER ALE HOUSE, 74 Parker Street, Gardner
GALA artist Lori MacDonald has 5 paintings on exhibit at the Boulder Art Gallery in Fitchburg. The gallery is open Thursday through Saturday, 10 am to 4 pm. or by appointment. Special Gallery Hours on Thursday, February 5th, open until 8 PM. The Gallery is located at 960 Main St. in Fitchburg. Lori's painting "Bandstand Near the Boulder" is shown above. Posted 1-25-09.
Eddy Troxler's Book Signing/Jazz Solo Set
5:00 to 7:00 pm
at the Rabbit Hole
805 Main St., Fitchburg, MA
Receive a free 30 minute introductory guitar lesson at Cornerstone Performing Arts with the purchase of Eddy's book ($10.00)
"From Blues, Rock to Bach",
a beginning guitar method
GALA artist Guy Biechele will have his photograph "Cool Summer Stream" featured on the Massachusetts Municiple Association's 2009 Calendar. There is a statewide competition to pick the photographs used for this calendar each year. Posted 1-25-09.
Ellen Schneeflock is exhibitiong her work in the display cases at the Jaffrey Civic Center. Her artwork will be there from October 13 - November 13th, 2008. Please visit www.jaffreyciviccenter.com for directions and hours.
Gary Ruuska will have two pieces in "H20" Artistic Interpretation of Water, a show presented by New England Chapter 112 of The Colored Pencil Society of America. The show will be held at Spring Bull Studio and Gallery, 55 Bellevue Ave, Newport, RI, Nov 1-30, 2008. Opening reception Saturday, Nov. 1, 5-7 p.m
GALA Member Latrice Cooper is in a new exhibit. "3 Photographers:
Alfred L. Gadway III"
October 20 to November 23, 2008. Reception for the artists: Friday, October 24, 7 to 8:30 pm
The East Wing Gallery
Raymond M. LaFontaine Fine Arts Center
Mount Wachusett Community College
444 Green Street, Gardner, MA 01440
To view the exhibition flyer - click here
Gary Ruuska's colored pencil painting "Two Down, Three to Go" has been
selected as a finalist in the Still Life category of The Artist's
Magazine 25th Annual Art Competition, 2008.
There will be a artists reception for Janet M. Reed from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm on Sunday September 7, at the Gardner Ale House. Janet's work will be on display from September 7, until October 31, 2008. One of her most recent accomplishments has been to be chosen to do the cover of three Regional Yellow Pages Books, featuring "The Red Apple Farm". For more information call 978-249-6812, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lori MacDonald's painting, "Light and Shadow at High Ridge" (acrylic, 20"x16"), won the 3rd Place prize in a juried landscape show at the Post Road Art Center, 1 Boston Post Road (Route 20) East, in Marlborough, MA. Her painting will be on display through September 11, 2008.
Lisa Regopoulos had a painting juried into the Pastel Painters Society of Cape Cod - National Juried Show "For Pastels Only". The show runs through the month of August 2008 at the Creative Arts Center in Chatham, MA. Lisa also had a painting juried into the Pastel Society of New Hampshire's North Eastern juried show. The opening of the show is September 19th through October 18th 2008 to be held at the Library Arts Center in Newport, New Hampshire.
Lisa Regopoulos (GALA member) and Dawn Gardetto have and exhibition at the Petersham Crafts Center. The exhibition is "In the Garden by the Sea: Paintings and Drawings of New England" and runs from April 6 - May 15, 2008. For more information on the Petersham Craft Center visit their web site at www.petershamcraftcenter.org.
GALA member Gary Ruuska won the first place public voting award for "Garden Over the Deerfield" from the Jaffrey Civic Center 2007 Autumn Area Art Exhibit which ran from Nov. 9 through Dec. 15, 2008.
The artwork of Janet M. Reed will be on exhibition at the Gardner Ale House Restaurant, 74 Parker St., Gardner, MA, from November 1st through December 30th, 2007. An Artist's Reception will be held on Sunday, November 11th from 1:00 to 4:00.
Lisa Regopoulos had a painting accepted into the Pastel Painters Society of Cape Cod's 12th Annual "For Pastels Only - On Cape Cod" juried National exhibition. The show runs from August 1st through the 30th 2007 at the Creative Arts Center, 154 Crowell Road, Chatham, MA. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday 9:00 to 4:00. Saturday 10:00 - 4:00 and Sunday 1:00 pm to 3:00 p.m.
The artwork of Janet Reed will be on display from July 11 through August 22, 2007 at the Copper Angel Restaurant in Erving, MA. For more information call the Copper Angel Restaurant at 413-422-2885.
Gary Ruuska's artwork is showing in the Fitchburg Art Museum 72nd Regional Exhibition of Arts and Craft, 2007. Gary has two pieces on display: “Stargazers”, Colored Pencil, 18” x 9” and “Pasadena Amaryllis” (shown above), Colored Pencil, 9" x 13".
New Salem, MA; July 21, 2007--As a last-minute addition to the festivities of New Salem Old Home Day, the 1794 Meeting House will be presenting the first public showing of the short film The Story Of Peter Marlow. The film was directed & produced by Niles Larson of New Salem, with the original score composed by Adam Bergeron of Orange. The film will be shown at 11:45 AM and 12:45 PM, followed by a question-and-answer session with the director & composer. Admission is free and is based on a first-come-first-serve basis. For more information, please contact the 1794 Meeting House at (978) 544-5200 or www.1794meetinghouse.org.
Steven Nossiter juried into Fitchburg Art Museum 72nd Regional Exhibition of
Arts and Craft, 2007.
Image titled "Elements",digital photo, printed approx 29" x 24"
Comment: "Digital photography now renders nature just as well as film does."
Thanks to Chuck and Vicki @ Surroundings Gallery & Framing for such a nice
mat and frame.
GALA artist Gary Ruuska will have four colored pencil pieces in a show titled "June in Bloom" with 15 other artists at the Sharon Arts Center Gallery in Peterborough, NH. The opening is June 1, 5:00-7:00 pm. The show will be up for the month of June 2007, and has a floral/botanical theme. The Gallery is located at 30 Grove St. 603-924-7676.
GALA Photographer Latrice Cooper's solo exhibition is opening at Jumpin Juice & Java (486 Chestnut Street, Gardner, MA) on Sunday May 6, 2007. Your are invited to the reception which will be held from 5:30 to 7:00 pm. The exhibition will run from April 30 to June 30, 2007.
Carla Charter, a freelance writer from Phillipston, Ma. is having her first book, A Necessary Harvest, published in April by Ladder Press. The novel, centers around two elderly characters, Vangie and Elmer, and tells the story of Elmer's desperate and sometimes illegal attempts to assist his wife in battling a reoccurrence of cancer while also trying to find a way to pay their mounting medical expenses.
The book is scheduled to be released the week of April 22-29, 2007, Cover The Uninsured Week. "I specifically asked the novel be released that week, as I am hoping my writing gives a voice to the 45 million uninsured people in this country."
The book is scheduled to become a radio drama at KPHX 1480 in Phoenix, Arizona the same week.
GALA member Carolyn Carter.
Carolyn carter is exhibiting her decorated eggs in the Lithuanian and Ukrainian styles at the Jaffrey Civic Center for the month of March, 2007.
Carolyn Carter is teaching Egg Decorating in March and April as follows: Margutis is designing with beeswax and onion skin dyes in the Lithuanian heritage. March 4 at Fitchburg Art Museum 978-345-4207 and March 10 at Jaffrey Civic Center 603-532-6527.
Pysanky is working with beeswax and aniline dyes in symbolic Ukrainian designs. March 18 & 25 at Fitchburg Art Museum and March 24 at Jaffrey Civic Center. On April 7 there is an egg decorating class for grades 4-8 at the Jaffrey Civic Center.
For more information call Carolyn Carter at 978-630-3657 or the hosting institution. There is a fee for participation. Sessions are 3 hours long for March classes and two hours on April 7.
GALA artist Chuck Nett exhibits Watercolors, Photography, and Pastels at the Peterborough Town Library. Chuck's solo exhibition will be shown from February 1 - February 28, 2007. The Peterborough Town Library is located at 2 Concord St., Peterborough, NH. (603) 924-8040.
GALA artists Sharon Koski and Debra Luoma will be exhibiting their artwork at Ken's American Cafe in Littleton, MA. Please join them for an Artist's Opening Reception on Sunday, January 7th from 4:00 pm - 6:00pm. Ken's is located at 529 King St. next to the Littleton Common. Take Route 495 North to Exit 31. Left at the end of the ramp, take a left at the first stop light. Ken's will be on your left.
GALA photographer Guy Biechele will be having a solo exhibition of his infrared photography at the Jaffrey Civic Center, Jaffrey, NH. The exhibition entitled "New England in a Different Light" will be on display from November 17 to December 21, 2006. For information call 603-532-6527.
Gala artist Liz Nett is organizing a day of
"Everything Eastern". This will be an entertaining and
informative show/demonstration which will present
the relationships between the eastern arts and their influence on
culture, life and health. There will be demos and free mini classes including
Belly Dance, T'ai Chi, Japanese Brush Painting, Karate Demo, Massage Therapy,
Reiki, Yoga, Henna, and Drumming. This event will be held:
GALA artist Linq has recently released her new CD "Fast
Moving Dream" (June 2006, Linqsongs Publishing). This CD is fresh,
uncompromising, decidedly un-stodgy, and lush with life experience. This unique
album reflects a woman who has found her groove: strongly vulnerable,
irresistibly passionate, and dynamically humanistic. For more information visit
Linq's web site
The above Sheraton style writing desk and three other pieces of handcrafted furniture by GALA member Guy Biechele are on display at the Petersham Crafts Center, Petersham, MA. The Exhibition "Out of the Woods: North Quabbin Woodworkers" showcases unique fine furniture, woodturning, instruments, sculpture, and other work by nine regional woodworkers, The exhibition runs from May 7 to June 15, 2006.
GALA artists Carolyn Carter and Guy Biechele win awards at the Jaffrey Civic Center Annual Spring Art Exhibit. Award winners (clockwise from upper left) are Guy Biechele, Carolyn Carter, Phil Bean, Barbara Mahar, Fred Martin, and Kimberly Peck. The Annual Spring Art Exhibit was held from February 24 to March 25, 2006 in Jaffrey, New Hampshire.
Chuck Heidorn has been invited to display his railroad art at the Penn State Altoona 2005 Railroad Heritage Conference - Portraits of Railroading. The conference will be held June 16 - 19. It will feature art, artists, tours, and presentations.
A recent two-day training on grant writing was held at Mount Wachusett Community College. Luis Gonzalez and Vicki Heidorn, GALA board members, attended. The GALA board is interested in developing a wider presence of arts in northern Worcester County. Pictured are the graduating class from the training, with Luis and Vicki in the back row. The event was sponsored by the Institute for Nonprofit Development at MWCC. Their web site is http://inpd.mwcc.edu. If you would like to help develop the arts in North Central Massachusetts, contact Vicki Heidorn at 978-630-2340 or email@example.com.
||GALA Artist Guy Biechele
Contributes to Book That Will Aid Tsunami Victims "IMAGES TO
BRIGHTEN OUR WORLD" a collection of over 130 beautiful and uplifting
photographs by 13 artists is presented in an 8.5 x 11 format and retails for
$34.95. Twenty-five dollars of each sale will be given directly to these
organizations: Salvation Army, Sarvodaya in Sri Lanka and the Humane Society
International Asia. The book is available through the publisher
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