December 2017
In This Issue
Welcome New 
GALA Members!

 Mandy Engelmann

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.
PO Box 664 
Gardner, MA 01440
a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization

Newsletter Editor
Dana Armstrong

Massachusetts Cultural Council
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President's Note

Dear Friends,

Wow! Where has the time gone? It's December and lots to do on my list!

Our art critique in November was the last one for the year. It was awesome and I could see some artists taking new directions in their skills and mediums. Not only is it educational, but it's so much fun to listen to artists explain how they do it. Thank you Dan Mortell for coordinating the critiques. See you for the next one in April!

A big thank you to all the artists and artist supporters for bringing us your ornaments! Our tree is finished and we hope you will come to the WHCC Holiday House Tour on December 9th and see our GALA Tree! The tree came out awesome and we also have special lighting! I would like to thank art teacher and GALA member, Janet Dupuis, and her students at the Narragansett school for making some ornaments for us. Below is a sneak peak of our tree.

Our winter project is to finish the Art Gallery in the barn and open next year. If you would like to give us a Christmas gift to go towards finishing our Art Gallery you may donate at We are only up to $460. Please think of giving to GALA so we can open next summer.

I would like to give a warm thank you to EVERYONE who has helped GALA in any way this year! I cannot name you all, but you know who you are and I do too. Without volunteers we would not have a wonderful art organization. I hope you will be looking forward to participating in our Spring Show!

Merry Christmas!


Deb Giordano
President of GALA
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Your Tax Return Can Help GALA  

You can help GALA by filing your taxes with H&R Block or Block Advisors. For every new client who files their taxes with H&R Block or Block Advisors, $20 will be donated to GALA. The total donation amount is unlimited! Find an office near you at or Make sure you give them GALA's code #40010001096225.

Christmas Photoshoot   

Come have your family photos taken in front of a gorgeous tree in a beautiful mansion. Use your photos as gifts or greeting cards.

At the Winchendon History & Culture Center
151 Front Street, Winchendon, MA
Saturday, December 9, 10:00am-4:00pm, during the Holiday Tour for walk-ins and
Sunday, December 10, 7:00-9:00pm for reservations

$20 for a family photoshoot and you will receive 2 JPG files by email. By GALA member and photographer David Alexander.

Pay by cash or check-no credit cards. To make a Sunday reservation, call Davis at 978-846-7551 and leave a message.

For more information call Deb at 978-407-1419

Proceeds will go towards WHCC, GALA, and the photographer.

Working on our GALA Christmas Tree    

We have received many beautiful and creative ornaments for our GALA tree. Thank you! A few members got together and made some ornaments and decorated the tree. Thank you all for helping with this project. Come to the WHCC Holiday House Tour on December 9th and see our special tree with special lighting.


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

Mark Your Calendars with the 2018 Artists Critique Dates!

The spring meetings will be held on April 7, May 5 & June 2 and the fall meetings on September 1, October 6, & November 3. The time and location will continue to be 10 am-Noon at the GALA Arts Gallery. Have a great winter creating art!

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

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

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Finishing Up the Year with November's Critique  

GALA's last critique for 2017 was very educational. Everyone brought their talents in several mediums, which included oils, wool, paper, photos, pastel, watercolor, wax, acrylic and even poetry. Yes, we also critique poetry because it too is an art form. We look forward to starting up again in April 2018.

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
Donna Eaton  
Lunenburg Library Community Room, Lunenburg, MA          

Dreaming Daisies by Donna Eaton
Donna Eaton will be showing two watercolors at the Jaffrey Civic Center in Jaffrey, NH, November 17th through December 16th.

The Jaffrey Civic Center, is located at 40 Main Street, Jaffrey, New Hampshire, parking in rear. Hours are Monday through Friday, 10 am- 12 noon, 1 to 5 pm and Sat 10-2. Admission is always free.

Donna Eaton
Denise Jacques    
Center for Wound Care, Heywood Hospital, Gardner, MA          

Amateur photographer, Denise A. Jacques of Phillipston, will be exhibiting her photos at the The Center for Wound Care at Heywood Hospital in Gardner for the months of December and January. Her subject matter varies from flowers to scenic venues and will include photos from her recent visit to the Albuquerque International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta. The exhibit may be viewed during regular business hours Monday through Friday at the Clinic.
Alicia Drakiotes              

Artist Alicia Drakiotes will hold an open studio on Saturday Dec 9th 10 Am - 4PM in her Marlborough, NH Studio at 16 Church St., Marlborough, NH. Alicia works primarily in oil medium and will have original works on display and other smaller items for Holiday gifting. The public is invited to drop bring these open hours.

Alicia Drakiotes is the featured artist at Sunflowers Restauraunt, 21 Main ST, Jaffrey, NH. Degrees of Light showcases 21 new oil paintings honoring the region in landscape from Nov 1- through Dec 5th.

Alicia was recently honored with a Ruth and James Ewing Award as a Presenter of the Arts for her work with the Historical Society of Cheshire County in developing and establishing a creative arts venue for the region. The award was co-presented to Alicia Drakiotes and Alan Rumrill on behalf of the HSCC.
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Art Shows & Exhibits
Small Works & Holiday Marketplace                        
Princeton Arts Society, Princeton, MA

Come browse, shop and enjoy hundreds of fine art and artisan-made, affordable holiday gift items made by members of the Princeton Arts Society. Wonderful small wall art will be available and tables will overflow with jewelry, cards, prints, ornaments, fabric items, original books, bags, and much, much more. Your holiday shopping will be all the more meaningful by supporting our local artists.
Friday, Dec. 1:  6-8:30pm - Opening Reception (public welcome)
Saturday, Dec. 2:   10am-4pm
Sunday, Dec. 3:  10am-4pm
Friday, Dec. 8:  2-6pm
Saturday, Dec. 9:  10am-4pm

Location:  206 Worcester Road, (Post Office Place - backside lower lobby entrance), Princeton MA

Almost 30 years old, the Princeton Arts Society is a nonprofit organization promoting the arts in Central Massachusetts through programs, events, and shows.

For more information contact Jean Strock at:
Holiday Doll Display                       
The Jaffrey Civic Center, Jaffrey, NH

The Jaffrey Civic Center is delighted to host a Carolerâ„¢ Holiday Doll Display in the Display Case Gallery beginning on Monday, November 20th through Saturday, December 23rd. The display is a private collection, courtesy of Jaffrey resident, Millie Vigneault, who started collecting the Caroler brand dolls about 10 years ago. She now has about 35 of the dolls in her collection which she acquired through gifts from family and friends over the years. According to Millie, the factory where the dolls are produced is in Chalfont, PA between Philadelphia and Lancaster. Their website can be found at Locally, the dolls can be found at The Black Swan in Peterborough. The Display is free and open to the public.

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, visit our website, or "Like" us on Facebook.
Still Life in Dialogue: Cliff Hunt                         
ArtsWorcester, Worcester, MA

Peeled and Looking at You
by Cliff Hunt
The Hanover Theatre
2 Southbridge Street
Artist Reception: December 6, 6:00 to 8:00 PM

Join us to celebrate Still Life in Dialogue, a solo exhibition of paintings by Cliff Hunt. At 6:15 PM that evening, Hunt will give a brief artist talk explaining his process and inspirations. The artist's reception is open and free to all.

At sixteen, Hunt created his first oil painting and went on to attend the School of the Worcester Art Museum. Thirty-eight years later, in February of 2014, he returned to his artistic pursuits and set his focus on painting traditional still lifes.

Hunt's technique invokes Old Master still life paintings, with luminescent fruits, vegetables, and domestic objects in casual disarray on humble tables. The objects in this series, however, are infused with far more personality than their historical antecedent. A clique of olives rejects a silver dish that seeks their company; an onion fights with its lurid backdrop; a gang of peaches rot together. A quiet humor informs these confident, masterly paintings.

After the reception, viewings are by appointment (also free) through February 10, 2018. To make an appointment, please email us or call 508-755-5142. Parking for the opening and viewing appointments is available in the City's Federal Square lot, across Main Street from the Hanover Theatre.

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
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 run through Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018. Art lovers can access the artists' work on Jeanne Borofsky's, Kellie Weeks', and Darcy Schultz's

Gallery Sitka
454 Main Street
Fitchburg, MA
New exhibitions in the East Wing Gallery                       
Mount Wachusett Community College, Gardner, MA

New Work by Taylor French Benoit
October 11 - December 2, 2017

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.  

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
Petersham Town Hall on the Common

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

Free portraits with Santa courtesy of Petersham Lions
For more information contact: 
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Art Classes & Instruction
Art Instruction with Richard Whitney                 
Hawthorne Academy, Antrim, NH

Hawthorne Academy, 100 Old North Branch Road, Antrim is sponsoring art instruction from Richard Whitney, PhD.H this Saturday from 10-12:30 and Saturdays beginning December 2. Dr. Whitney was recently given the Lotte Jacobi Living Treasure Award from Gov. Sununu.  Please call Richard at 446-7476 or for more information.
Holiday Classes at the Petersham Art Center                
Petersham Art Center, Petersham, MA

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
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 A registration form will be sent to you. Please indicate whether you would prefer a 2 or 3 day workshop.
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:

Marcia Berkall
116 Old Keene Road
Athol, MA 01331
(978) 830-0293
Art Courses at MWCC               
Mount Wachusett Community College, Gardner, MA

Fall Art Courses at MWCC

 All levels of Drawing, Figure Drawing, Painting, Ceramics, Sculpture, 2D and 3D Design. Classes are open to majors, non-majors, and seniors (tuition free). Students 60 years and older are eligible for a waiver of tuition and fees. Call 978-630-9270.
Contact Thomas Matsuda at for more information.

Life Drawing
January 17 through February 21, 2018      
5:30 - 8pm

Join a talented artist for a life drawing class using a live model. Students will bring their own supplies and draw or paint independently of the instructor. The model will be set up for different lengths of time for various poses. The instructor will be available if help is needed. Completed work will be shown during the last session. Space is very limited. Model fees are included in the cost of the course. This is an opportunity to practice drawing from a nude model without formal instruction. Register

Instructor: Corrine Goodrich

Gardner Main Campus
444 Green St, Gardner, MA
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Call for Artists: All Around Monadnock Art Exhibition                     
Historical Society of Cheshire County, Keene, NH

June 1-September 7, 2018

The Monadnock Region means many things to many people. It is recognized for its natural beauty. It is known as the "Currier & Ives Corner" of New Hampshire because of its remarkably intact early New England historical record and built environment. It is known for its quintessential New England festivals and cultural events. And it is known for its people, from old-time New England characters to those who have come to love the region's heritage, culture and landscape. Our region illustrates the story of New England history, culture and natural environment.

What does the Monadnock Region mean to you? The Historical Society of Cheshire County and the region's artists are collaborating on an exhibit that will allow the artists to answer this question. The people, places, heritage, and culture of the Monadnock area will be recognized and celebrated in this collaborative exhibit. Artists are encouraged to create works that illustrate what the region means to them and how it impacts their own lives. The 40 towns of the Monadnock Region are recognized for their natural beauty and cultural heritage. This exhibit is paying homage to those characteristics of "our" region.

For more information:
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 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, 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: 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, 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
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: and

For more information please or call Heidi at 879-248-9995 or email:
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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: and

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.
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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Exhibit & Other Opportunities for Artists & Musicians
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

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. 

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

Contact Alice Struthers  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
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 
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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There are many ways to volunteer! Please email  to express your interest in helping out with our organization.

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Have news about exhibits, awards, events, classes, call for artists
or other art info?
Please send your news "publication ready" to . 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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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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