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November 2017
In This Issue
Welcome New 
GALA Members!

 Nicol Wander
Andy Chase


GALA Board of Directors

Deb Giordano  President
Nowell Francis Treasurer
Paula Botch (Secretary)
Guy Biechele
Ashley Bird
Kevin Bird
Chuck Heidorn
Bethany Price
Susan Ellis


GALA was organized to promote the arts as an essential component of a healthy community. We believe that artistic expression is a community's greatest legacy for future generations. GALA will increase awareness and appreciation of the arts by way of exhibits, instruction, theater productions, musical programs and provision of scholarships to students in local schools.
 
GALA 
PO Box 664 
Gardner, MA 01440
a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization

Newsletter Editor
Dana Armstrong

Massachusetts Cultural Council
Send Us Feedback!

feedback@galagardner.org

President's Note

Dear Friends,

Our last Art Critique is this Saturday the 4th
. Lets see what you have been working on this summer. I will be there to say Hello and meet our newcomers. See you there.

Our Spring Show date has changed! Please make a note that the Spring Show will be on May 4th - 6th, 2018. Our "save the date" notice (sent last month), brought to light a conflict with another art show in Leominster. We decided to change our date so artists can attend both.

We need your help in making Christmas tree ornaments for our bare tree. You can make them or purchase them. The theme is "The Arts." Please see below for details. Please do come to the Holiday House Tour.

We are looking to borrow a large heater to heat the art gallery through the winter so we can continue to work inside. If you have one or know a contractor that will let us borrow one let me know.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving and start working on those tree ornaments.

Sincerely,


Deb Giordano
President of GALA
  eventsGALA Events/Announcements
GALA Needs Ornaments    

GALA Needs Ornaments for Our Christmas Tree by Monday, November 27!

 We need your help in making or purchasing Christmas tree ornaments for our GALA Tree. The theme is "THE ARTS", so we are looking for ornaments that speak to all of the Arts. A few examples could be: miniature 3"x3" paintings; miniature scrolls of poetry; musical instruments and notes; or cameras; etc. This is a fun holiday project, so use your creativity and imagination!

The Winchendon History and Cultural Center will be holding their 2017 Tour of Holiday Homes on December 9 starting at 10 am. There will be nine holiday decorated homes to visit and a gift shop. The fee is $15 per person.

GALA's eight foot Christmas tree will be in the mansion. This tour is marvelous! So let's make some ornaments for our bare tree! We will then be able to use these ornaments year after year. Make sure you put your name on the ornaments. Please let Deb know that you will be participating so that we have a good idea of how many ornaments we can expect.

We need the ornaments by Monday, November 27! Call Deb Giordano to arrange for drop off at our Arts Gallery or mail them to Deb Giordano, 151 Glenallen Street, Winchendon, MA 01475.

Debgiordano59@comcast.net, 978-407-1419.
                                   
Thank you!

GALA Artist Critique   
GALA Arts Gallery, 135 Front Street, Winchendon, MA

Don't miss the last GALA Artists Critique of 2017 on Saturday, Nov. 4! Register today-deadline is Nov. 2. Join us for coffee and conversation. Get some feedback on and insight into what you've created. Please bring two pieces of your artwork, in any medium, finished or in progress, to present to the group. Whether you are a novice or a master, it's always a fascinating conversation when creative minds come together to talk about color, composition, and technique.

Saturday, Nov. 4, 10 am-12 noon

GALA Arts Gallery
135 Front St., Winchendon, MA 01475
Directions

Register by Nov. 2

Current GALA members: bring one guest to a meeting for free!

Custom Label Wines to Benefit GALA    



Whether you love art or love wine (or both!), purchasing our wine is a super way to support the local arts community.

These wines make very creative
and tasteful gifts as well.


Get all the info about the wines & order today here and enjoy a toast to art!

MemberNewsMember News & Exhibits
Judy Fava-Houle 
Lunenburg Library Community Room, Lunenburg, MA          

Judy Fava-Houle is having an exhibit of her watercolor paintings at the Lunenburg Library Community Room, 1023 Massachusetts Avenue, Lunenburg, from Nov 9 to Nov 28. You can view her artwork during library hours of 10am to 8pm Monday through Thursday and Saturday from 10am to 2pm. Call ahead at 978-582-4140 to be sure no event is taking place in the library community room. There will be approximately 50 paintings on view, most of which will be on sale.

For more information please call Judy at 978-582-6623.
 
Sally Sargent   
Center for Wound Care, Heywood Hospital, Gardner, MA          

The art of Sally Sargent is available for view and for sale at the Center for Wound Care at Heywood Hospital during November, 2017. The exhibit may be viewed during regular business hours, Monday through Friday.
 
Len Haug: The Scenes and Seasons of a Small New England Village    
Princeton, MA          

Len Haug's book will be released for distribution in November. As reported in the October Newsletter, this fine arts book includes the work of over 40 area artists, poets and writers and is titled "The Scenes and Seasons of a Small New England Village."  

As part of the book roll out over the coming months there will be an art exhibit and sale including all of the original paintings created specifically for the book. Further information regarding the book, the art exhibit and sale, as well as other book related events can be directed to Len Haug at leonardahaug@gmail.com.

Sales in the pre delivery discount period ending October 31 have been brisk. While there is a supply left, this is a limited edition book and anyone with an interest should purchase a book now before the supply is fully depleted. Download the order form.
 
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ArtShowsandExhibits
Art Shows & Exhibits
Mixed Media Exhibit by Bob Askey                      
The Jaffrey Civic Center, Jaffrey, NH

The Generals by Bob Askey
The Jaffrey Civic Center is pleased to host a mixed media exhibit by NH artist, Bob Askey. The exhibit will be held in the Auditorium Gallery from Friday, October 13th through November 11th. Bob was born and raised in Salem, Ohio. He exhibited an early interest in art but it was not until he retired that he once again became involved with art. Bob creates both whimsical and serious art in a variety of styles and media. In the past few years, Bob has won many awards in competitive art exhibitions throughout New England ranging from "Best in Show" at Ogunquit, ME Sidewalk Art Exhibit to blue ribbon awards in three different media in various other competitive exhibitions. His work is owned by patrons in over two dozen states. Bob is involved with a number of organizations where his work is exhibited on a regular basis.

"My primary objective as an artist is to have the viewers of my art enjoy the result as much as I enjoyed creating the work. The smiles and chuckles and the occasional oohs and awes are my barometer for judging my success. When viewers react positively with some measure of appreciation my comfort level as an artist soars." -Bob Askey

The Jaffrey Civic Center, is located at 40 Main Street, Jaffrey, New Hampshire, parking in rear.  We are a designated 501(c)3 non-profit dedicated to art, education and civic activities. Hours are Monday through Friday, 10 am- 12 noon, 1to 5 pm and Sat 10-2. Admission is always free. For more information about us, call 603-532-6527, e-mail us at info@thejaffreyciviccenter.com, visit our website, or "Like" us on Facebook.
 
Waxing into Winter                        
Gallery Sitka, Fitchburg, MA

Three Encaustics Artists Will Be "Waxing into Winter" with Stunning Colors and Textures at Gallery Sitka in Fitchburg

Reverie by Kellie Weeks
With an opening on Saturday, Nov. 4, three fascinating local artists will present works all in the waxy medium of encaustic, yet each approaching it by way of her own distinctive aesthetic. Each artist has a different take on the possibilities of this remarkable medium.

Painter Kellie Weeks considers herself an abstract, not a representational, artist. Indeed her paintings are dynamic studies of pure color, light, and form. She has spent a number of years experimenting with various media but now is focusing on encaustics, incorporating dry pigments, metal leaf, shellac, and other materials. The medium gives her a means of expression of unsurpassed quality, depth, and brilliancy.

Jeanne Borofsky has a wonderful work ethic: "I like to have fun when I work," she says. "Combining two of my favorite activities-folding origami and painting with wax, I construct images that explore the use and interaction of color with whimsical references to my dreams and fantasies."

Artist and Art Therapist Darcy Schultz defines the ingredients of encaustic very precisely as beeswax, Damar varnish (tree sap), and ground rock pigments. She has been working with the medium for eight years, very happy to be handling a natural, non-toxic material. The word "encaustic," she notes, comes from the Greek and means to "burn in." The beeswax is applied molten and hot. It then cures very quickly and once it's solid another layer can be applied over the first, and so on for as many layers as the particular painting seems to require. Because encaustic is so versatile in creating textures, it takes on form in ways that oil paint never could. (Some artists even use it for sculpture.) Because it is translucent, Ms. Schultz says, it reflects light back in fascinating ways-it "glows."

"Waxing into Winter" will open with a reception at Gallery Sitka, 454 Main Street in Fitchburg, MA, 2 - 4 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 4. The show will run through Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018. Art lovers can access the artists' work on Jeanne Borofsky's dreamingprinter.com, Kellie Weeks' kellieweeksart.com, and Darcy Schultz's darcyartstudio.com.

Gallery Sitka
454 Main Street
Fitchburg, MA
978.425.6290
 
Art on the Line                         
ArtsWorcster, Worcester, MA

Saturday, November 4, 2017
660 Main Street
5:00 PM: First-In-Line ticket holders and donating artists admitted ($40 each)
5:20 PM: Next-In-Line ticket holders admitted ($20, free to students with ID)
7:00 PM: Raffle tickets pulled and all sales end

Why you need to be at this mad-cap event:

5) It's your chance to grab the artworks you want most in the online catalogs. You know someone else wants them, too.
4) It's fast. You can hit this event, grab fabulous art at outrageous bargains, support the arts downtown, and still make a 7:00 PM dinner reservation. Or go home to your couch.
3) Real art makes wonderful holiday gifts.
2) For a chance to take home one of the thirteen extraordinary artworks in this year's raffle.
1) Because every cent of your ticket supports our exhibitions, educational events, and opportunities for artists.

Appetizers from Niche Hospitality, music by Crocodile River Music and the Al Vaudreuil Trio, and much more. Get your tickets through the ticket links above, off our website, or by telephone at 508.755.5142. We'll confirm your ticket purchase and hold your name at the door. Credit cards, checks, and cash all accepted that evening. Free parking at Ionic and Beacon Street.

660 Main Street
Worcester, MA 01610
508.755.5142
New exhibitions in the East Wing Gallery                       
Mount Wachusett Community College, Gardner, MA

New Work by Taylor French Benoit
October 11 - December 2, 2017
Reception Fri. Oct. 13 at 3:30-6pm
Gallery Talk Wed. Nov 2 at 12:30 - 1:30

Artist Statement

"Primarily concerned with painting as process, my paintings seek to describe a perceptual process in and of themselves and become frameworks of potentiality rather than images or objects loaded with a specific meaning. Thinking of Painting in this way, as precursory to contextual specificity, I am afforded the ability to examine contemporary issues from a metaphysical vantage, one of openness, emptiness, and potential."     --Taylor French Benoit, October 2017

Taylor French Benoit is a painter/sculptor currently living and working in South Portland, Maine. After receiving his Bachelor of Fine Art degree from Maine College of Art, his interests in Eastern Psychologies led him west, where he studied Transpersonal Psychology at the California Institute of Integral Studies. Now back home in his native New England, Benoit concerns himself with reconciling his psycho-spiritual findings with the process of painting.  

Website: tfbenoit.com   
Instagram: thegenuinefakery

Clay artists from Salmon Falls Gallery in Shelburne Falls, MA
Juliet Bacchas, Cynthia Consentino, Lucy Fagella, Joy Friedman, Chris London, Michael McCarthy, Tom White
October 23 - December 28

All events are free and open to the public.

For more information:
Holiday Art & Fine Craft Sale                     
Petersham Art Center, Petersham, MA

Petersham Art Center's 15th Annual Holiday Art & Fine Craft Sale
Saturday, December 2, 2017
9:00am-4:00pm
Petersham Town Hall on the Common

Fine, handcrafted, unique gifts and d├ęcor!
Bring your holiday gift list!
Live music!
Free admission!

Free portraits with Santa courtesy of Petersham Lions
 
For more information contact: cahvah@gmail.com 
 
Annual Show and Sale                   
Hollis Arts Society, Hollis, NH

Join our party! The Hollis Arts Society will be celebrating its 10th anniversary of our November Holiday Show! November 4th & 5th from 9:30 to 4:00 at the Lawrence Barn, 28 Depot Rd., Hollis, NH. 26 local area artists will be exhibiting their engaging work which includes fine art & crafts. A variety of media on display will include; paintings, drawings, photography, ceramics, sculpture, textiles, fused glass and jewelry. Chat with the artists on site and enjoy some refreshments in the beautiful historic barn! Admission is FREE.

For more information contact Martha at 978-502-3932.
hollisartssociety.com
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ArtClasses
Art Classes & Instruction
Holiday Classes at the Petersham Art Center                
Petersham Art Center, Petersham, MA

The Petersham Art Center is offering four classes leading up to the holiday season for participants to prepare for their family celebrations.

On Sunday, November 12, from 1PM-3PM, students can make fanciful and colorful Paint-A-Pet ornaments with artist Jen Niles. Ms. Niles maintains her art studio in Paxton, where she enjoys capturing the joys of everyday life with her exuberant and colorful paintings. She is well known for her bright, whimsical pet portraits. In this class, students can make up to three wooden ornaments dedicated to their favorite animal friends. $10 mem/$30 nonmem/$10 materials.

Lynn Hartman will teach how to make a holiday wreath on Saturday, November 18, from 10AM-12Noon. Ms. Hartman and her family own Hartman's Herb Farm in Barre where they raise herbs, flowers, and create floral arrangements and wreaths. Participants make a holiday wreath of boxwood, mixed greens, dried flowers, and berries. Beautiful for your holiday joy! $10 mem/$30 nonmem/$25 materials.

On Sunday, November 19, from 9AM-1PM, Sue Morello of Sheldon Farm Baskets will present a class on making a handwoven holiday centerpiece basket. Ms. Morello has been teaching basketry art for many years and has demonstrated at Old Sturbridge Village, as well as and other events. The basket will be perfect for the family table during holiday celebrations.  $20 mem/$40 nonmem/$15 materials.

Marcia Berkall of Whittlin 'n' Wood Studio in Athol will be instructing on carving a hand-created wooden bell and holly ornament on Saturday, December 9, 10AM-5PM. Ms. Berkall is an award-winning woodcarving artist with a portfolio that includes life-sized folk art figures, as well as smaller creations. Students will learn the skills of woodcarving and be able to decorate their home with their own carving creations. $30 mem/$50nonmem/$10 materials.

Call Petersham Art Center at 978-724-3415 for more information and to register. The Art Center is a non-profit venue for the art and craft of the Quabbin region, offering classes and lectures, as well as exhibits and a gift shop of unique hand-created gifts. The Petersham Art Center is located at 8 North Street, just off Route 32, near the Petersham Common. The shop and exhibits are open Wed-Sun, 12Noon to 4PM.

Petersham Art Center
P.O. Box 235
Route 32 North Main Street
978-724-3415
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Pet Portraits in Pastel                 
Monadnock Area Artists Association, Keene, NH

The Monadnock Area Artists Association is pleased to welcome back Lisa Ober for a Pet Portraits in Pastel workshop September 15 & 16, 2018. Registration will begin in January. If enough people are interested the workshop may be expanded to 3 days.

If you are interested in taking this workshop, please contact Carol at pastels@tpdi.biz. A registration form will be sent to you. Please indicate whether you would prefer a 2 or 3 day workshop.

pastels@tpdi.biz
Monadnock Area Artists Association
 
Watercolor: Design and the Creative Process                  
The Guild of Boston Artists, Boston, MA

The New England Watercolor Society proudly presents a workshop with Frederick C. Graff
Watercolor: Design and the Creative Process (Intermediate - Advanced)
February 2 - 4, 2018
The Guild of Boston Artists, 162 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02116

Gate E by Frederick C. Graff
Reserve your spot now to avoid being disappointed.

Register online here
Or print and mail this registration form

Students will enjoy exploring both innovative and traditional watercolor approaches that will further develop and enhance their own personal style of painting. Fred will provide the students with a series of exercises, lectures and demonstrations that will enable each individual to fully understand how to develop a painting that reinforces the elements and principles of design. Emphasis will also be placed on expressing yourself in an artistic and uninhibited manner. The introduced painting approaches and concepts will enlighten both the traditional and contemporary watercolor artists. Some of the different topics that will be presented will include: abstract underglazes, negative painting, understanding how to maintain natural whites, exploring different types of painting surfaces including Yupo, wet-in-wet painting approaches and most importantly, composition and design.

Frederick C. Graff is a signature member of A.W.S. (Dolphin Fellow), N.W.S., and T.W.S.A. (Master Status). His award winning paintings have been featured in numerous publications including Watercolor Techniques For Releasing the Creative Spirit; Creative Watercolor Workshop; International Artist Magazine; and Watercolor Artist Magazine. He received his BS in Education degree from Miami University and has been conducting watercolor workshops throughout the United States and abroad for the past 46 years.

Learn more about Frederick, his work and approach to art.

Tuition for the 3 day workshop is $375 for members, $425 for non-members. A $100 deposit holds your space, with full payment due by January 1st.

This workshop will be limited to 16 participants
Reserve your space via online registration

 
Wood Carving Classes              
Marcia Berkall, Athol, MA

Tuesday evenings, 6:00-9:00pm

Classes on other days may be possible. Marcia Berkall welcomes all skill levels. Once basic techniques are learned she encourages students to express their own visions. Marcia stresses safety, creativity and fun! Marcia has over 20 years of experience teaching carving and now offers classes in her home studio in Athol. Wood carving is relaxing and addictive!

To see Marcia's work, visit:
whittlinsnwood.com
cahvah.wordpress.com
facebook.com/woodcahvah

Marcia Berkall
116 Old Keene Road
Athol, MA 01331
(978) 830-0293
mberkall@roadrunner.com
  
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Public Call of Entry: Annual Autumn Art Exhibit                    
The Jaffrey Civic Center, Jaffrey, NH

The Jaffrey Civic Center is seeking artwork from the public to be included in our Annual Autumn Art Exhibit. We are looking for all types of media including but not limited to: photographs, paintings, drawings, textiles, glassworks, paperworks, pottery pieces, woodwork and other 3D disciplines. The show will run from Friday, November 17th through Saturday, December 16th. There will be an Opening Reception, which is free and open to the public on Saturday, November 18th from 5-7 pm with great food and drink. Dates to drop off artwork are Monday, November 6th through Saturday, November 11th.

Entry forms can be downloaded from our website at www.jaffreyciviccenter.com or at the center. Please call or email us at if you have any questions.

The Jaffrey Civic Center is located at 40 Main Street, Jaffrey, New Hampshire, next to the Library, parking in rear. Hours are Monday-Friday from 10am to 5pm (closed 12-1pm), Sat 10am-2pm. Admission is always free. For more information about us, call 603-532-6527, e-mail us at info@thejaffreyciviccenter.com, visit our website, or "Like" us on Facebook.
 
Call for Entries: Small Works & Holiday Marketplace                      
Princeton Arts Society, Princeton, MA

The Princeton Arts Society's annual holiday sale will happen the first two weekends in December. We invite artists and artisan crafters to submit work for sale.

This show focuses on small, original works and items. All mediums are welcome! We have wall space for framed pieces and have pedestals and tabletops for 3-dimentional work, printed material, and artisan made gift items. We are seeking your paintings, digital art, carvings, pottery, ceramics, ornaments, jewelry, drawings, glass, photographs, artist prints, fiber arts, giclees, cards, sculptures, clothing, books of original writings and poetry, original CDs, and any other gift items your creativity has produced. All entries must be for sale.

For more information please see our Call for Entries and Entry Form. Show dates and times as well as dates and times for work drop-off and pickup are included.

Questions: contact@princetonarts.org
 
Call for Vendors: Holiday Craft Fair                     
The Jaffrey Civic Center, Jaffrey, NH

Saturday, December 9th, 9 am to 2 pm

The Jaffrey Civic Center is seeking vendors for our Holiday Craft Fair, which will be held on Saturday, December 9th from 9 am to 2 pm. The Fair will be held in our beautiful gallery rooms on the ground floor and second floor. We are seeking handmade items, pottery, art, jewelry, gourmet foods and other items which would make desirable holiday gifts. The fee for space is $25. For more information or to reserve a space, please contact us at info@thejaffreyciviccenter.com or call us at 532-6527. The Jaffrey Civic Center is located in beautiful downtown Jaffrey on Main Street next to the Public Library. Space is limited so please reserve your table early.

The Jaffrey Civic Center is located at 40 Main Street, Jaffrey, New Hampshire, next to the Library, parking in rear. Hours are Monday-Friday from 10am to 5pm (closed 12-1pm), Sat 10am-2pm. Admission is always free. For more information about us, call 603-532-6527, e-mail us at info@thejaffreyciviccenter.com, visit our website, or "Like" us on Facebook.
 
Juried Call of Entry: 2018 Quilt and Fiber Arts Exhibit                     
The Jaffrey Civic Center, Jaffrey, NH

The Jaffrey Civic Center announces a Call for Entry for a Quilt and Fiber Arts exhibit in 2018! We are looking for work that explores color relationships. The entry fee is $25 per person, for up to four entries. (Checks are payable to the: Jaffrey Civic Center and mail to: 40 Main Street Jaffrey, NH 03452). Please submit 4 jpeg images ONLY (images should be under 640 x 320 pixels) to: info@jaffreyciviccenter.com. Include Quilt and Fiber in the subject line as well as your contact information and artwork dimensions.  Important Show Facts: JPEG Submissions will be accepted from Oct. 20th-Dec. 16th, 2017. (Do not drop off actual work). Not all entries will be exhibited in the show, but we will attempt to include work from each artist. Work must be ready to hang. Artwork does not have to be for sale.  Sales commission is 30%.  

Artists will be notified via email by Friday, December 22, 2017. DROP OFF will be from Tuesday, January 2nd- Monday, January 8th, 2018. Drop off is during normal business hours.

PICK UP: Saturday, February 10th-Tuesday, February 9th, 2018, during normal business hours.

The Jaffrey Civic Center is located at 40 Main Street, Jaffrey, New Hampshire, next to the Library, parking in rear. Hours are Monday-Friday from 10am to 5pm (closed 12-1pm), Sat 10am-2pm. Admission is always free. For more information about us, call 603-532-6527, e-mail us at info@thejaffreyciviccenter.com, visit our website, or "Like" us on Facebook.
 
Amherst Town Hall Gallery
Amherst Public Art Commission, Amherst, MA

The Amherst Public Art Commission invites area artists or groups of artists to submit work for consideration for exhibition in the Amherst Town Hall Gallery in 2018-2019 (July 2018-June 2019.) Both established and emerging artists are encouraged to apply. Exhibitions are on display for two months, and artists are asked to participate in the monthly Amherst Arts Night Plus (first Thursday of the month) during their show.

Various hanging media including painting, photography, drawing, printmaking, pastels, mixed media, fiber and illustration will be considered.

Submission requirements: Completed application, artist statement and/or resume, and 5 digital images. A $20 entry fee is payable upon acceptance to exhibit. Applications must be received no later than January 20, 2018. Artists will be notified of the jury's decision by February 5, 2018.

Applications may be completed online

To request a paper application or ask additional questions, contact Amy at amy@amyacrawley.com
 
The Art Exhibit Committee
Athol Public Library
Athol Public Library
The Art Exhibit Committee of the Athol Public Library invites area artists to submit work for consideration for exhibition in the library's conference room.

The committee will review work for one person shows on an ongoing basis.

Various hanging media including painting, drawing, printmaking, illustration, photography, textiles and mixed media are eligible.

Application forms with submission requirements are available at the library circulation desk and online at:  www.athollibrary.org and
http://tinyurl.com/ptswy4v

For more information please or call Heidi at 879-248-9995 or email: art@athollibrary.org
 
 
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Resources 
Resources for Artists
The Central Mass Chapter of the Women's Caucus for Art
The Central Mass chapter of the Women's Caucus for Art (CMWCA) is accepting new memberships.   We are a national organization that supports, develops and celebrates art making by women.  We create exhibition opportunities; network with artists regionally, nationally and internationally;  and offer educational programs locally. We are organized as an artists' collective where each member contributes to our vision and works as needed to carry our mission forward. 

For more information, see our websites:  www.centralmasswca.org and  www.nationalwca.org.

Art Support & Other
Art Support  is a website dedicated to providing support and resources for artists of all types. 
 
The following is just a small list of support provided to artists:  Organizations Helping Visual Artists, US Government Art Organizations, State Agencies and Art Commissions, Non Governmental Art Organiz ations, Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts, Laws Regarding Visual Arts, Artist Consultants, Grants for Artists & Grant Assistance, Artist Health Insurance, and many other legal support and resources for Massachusetts artists.
 
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Massachusetts Cultural Council  (MCC)  and check out the MCC blog  ArtSake
    
The Painter's Keys where you can subscribe to twice weekly letters from artist Robert Genn.

Visit the  Arts Marketing Project  website for info, ideas, tools and training on marketing art. 
   
Mini Grants for Professional Development are available through NewVue Communities. More information
 
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Opportunities 
Exhibit & Other Opportunities for Artists & Musicians
(Ongoing)
The Creative Underground

It's time to reveal your hidden talent and show your work!

The Creative Underground is now accepting new members to their artisan gallery. Located at the Hudson Mill, 43 Broad Street in Hudson, TCU offers artists the opportunity to display their work for a low monthly membership fee with an extremely high commission rate back to you!

We are looking for a mix of works - fine art, hand-crafted, glass, wood, metal, and reclaimed, jewelry and out-of-box works.

Applications are now being accepted for new memberships.

Email us at info@thecreativeunderground.org

Provide us with a little info to start: 
  • Contact info
  • 4-6 sample (low-resolution jpeg preferred/zip larger files)
  • Short description and motivation
  • Materials used
  • Price range
  • Quantity of inventory available (small-moderate amount is need to start, but replenishing is needed through the year).

TCU mission is to reveal the hidden talent of artists in your communities to both encourage and support the arts.

www.thecreativeunderground.org 


Exhibit Opportunities
Heywood Hospital Wound Care Center  Gardner, MA   (GALA Sponsored Venue)
Contact Vicki Heidorn a surroundingsgallery@gmail.com  or 978-630-2340

Contact Alice Struthers aastruthers1@comcast.net  or 978-597-2057

The Arts Alliance has quarterly exhibits at the Hudson Town Hall, so if you are interested in a solo exhibit of your work, contact Danielle Moskowitz at (978) 562-1646 or dmoskowitz@upwitharts.org.
 
Falmouth Artists Guild  Falmouth, MA

Post Road Art Center   Marlborough, MA
 
The Library is always looking for exhibitors to show their work in the Art Gallery. If you are interested in exhibiting as an individual or a group, please contact the Library Director, Kathleen D. Leslie at 978-632-5298 or  kleslie@cwmars.org 
 
Workers' Credit Union   Gardner, MA
The bank offers the opportunity for a small display of artwork at the 171 Main St. branch in Gardner. For more info, contact Monica Whitehouse at 978-632-9207.

Art & Music Instruction Opportunity
The  West Boylston Arts Foundation (WBAF) is always looking for artists, crafters, or musicians that would like to offer workshops or classes. 

Donating a portion of the course fee to the WBAF to support school arts & music would be most welcome. 

If interested, please contact  Mark Baldi (508) 767-2803 - work  (508) 835-6489 - home

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More Exhibits & Classes
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We Need Your Help! 
(Ongoing)
There are many ways to volunteer! Please email  info@galagardner.org  to express your interest in helping out with our organization.

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NewsletterSubmissions Newsletter Submissions
Have news about exhibits, awards, events, classes, call for artists
or other art info?
Please send your news "publication ready" to  news@galagardner.org . See  previous newsletters   for example formats and the type of info to provide.  We strongly recommend that you include a digital image related to the news  as well as your website address & links to any venues.  Image filenames should include the name of the artist and the work.  Please post your press releases online whenever possible and submit a link.  

 

Submission deadline is the 23rd of each month 
for publication on the 1st of the following month.

Inclusion of items/announcements is always at the discretion of GALA, but inclusion of submissions from non-members is limited to information deemed to be of benefit to
GALA members.

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award All Star Award

GALA won Constant Contact's All Star Award 8 years in a row (2009-2016) for demonstrating best practices in the use of email marketing.

Award winners were selected from over 500,000 organizations in recognition for setting the standard of being a responsible, engaged, professional, and successful online marketer.

GALA continues its efforts to put out an informational, entertaining newsletter every month to inform its members of recent, current and future art news.
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