July 2017
In This Issue
Welcome New 
GALA Members!

 Deborah Paquin
Dominique Caissie
Janet Dupuis
Maggie Sullivan

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,

GALA is proud to share with you some exciting news! We recently were approved a grant from the Robinson-Broadhurst Foundation for the Arts Gallery renovation project to support the arts and culture in the community and in the North Central Massachusetts area. We are blessed to be recognized by the grant committees that we are important to their community in supporting the arts.

Since 1984, the Robinson Broadhurst Foundation has been working to improve the quality of life for the residents of Stamford and Worcester, New York, and Winchendon, Massachusetts. To learn more, visit the Robinson Broadhurst Foundation, Inc. website.

Thank you for your donations for the yard sale. The yard sale was very successful! Thanks to those who also came to help that day!

We are now in the process of scheduling carpenters to help start work on the Arts Gallery. Our first steps are to order the shiplap that we want installed on the ceiling and gables. Next, we plan to insulate and sheetrock the second level. If anyone can find a few hours here and there to help stain the shiplap when it arrives, please call me. Our goal is to finish the Arts Gallery and be open in the Spring of 2018 to have more art exhibits and programs.

Summer is a very busy season! We are all working on our arts and preparing for upcoming shows. Try to attend our Plein-air outings and then bring your finished work to our Fall Art Critiques.

My number is 978-407-1419


Deb Giordano
President of GALA
  eventsGALA Events/Announcements
En Plein Air

These activities are free benefits for GALA members.
Not a member? Join Now

Saturday, July 8, 10am
Joe Smith's Home
Phillipston, MA

Denise's gardens will be in full bloom!

Register online. Deadline is Wednesday, July 5 .

For more info, please contact Joe Smith 978-249-2306, or

August 18-20 - Savoy, MA

Once again, Doreen LaScola's niece, Taryn LaScola and her sweetheart Peter Miner have offered to host us for a weekend of outdoor art and camaraderie in the beautiful Berkshires. The main event will be Saturday, but we are welcome to bring our tents and/or campers (they have a really big yard) to stay from Friday to Sunday. We'll have art during the day and s'mores by the camp fire at night. Bring your own food, camping stuff, spouses etc. (not necessarily in that order!), and, of course, your art supplies.

Location: Peter Miner & Taryn LaScola's
53 Hawley Rd.
Savoy MA

Email for your membership status.

GALA Renovations Update     

We are now scheduling carpenters to start work on the ceiling and gables. We will be using shiplap for the ceiling and gables to look like barn board to keep the beautiful look of a barn. We are looking for volunteers to help stain 1600 LF of boards. The boards need to be stained before they go up. If you want to help give us a call at 978-407-1419.

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

Bring your work to share-paintings, photos, all mediums accepted.

The GALA Artists Critiques will return in the fall on the following dates:

Saturdays: Sept 2, Oct. 7, and Nov. 4 from 10 am to 12 pm

Get feedback on and insight into what you create during the summer!
GALA Arts Gallery
135 Front Street, Winchendon, MA

Canon PIXMA Printer for Sale   

GALA is selling a Canon PIXMA Pro9000 Mark II Inkjet Photo Printer for $200. Hardly used, perfect for photographers. If interested, please call 978-407-1419.

Canon PIXMA Pro9000 Mark II Inkjet Photo Printer

Volunteer Request  

GALA Color Logo Volunteer Coordinator

Do you have good organization skills? Do you love helping people and enjoy putting events together?

GALA is growing and we need help in this area. We need someone with fun energy to join our team and help coordinate our events. This is a volunteer position about six hours per week with training. If you are interested in helping with the Arts, email your letter of interest to or mail to GALA, PO Box 664, Gardner MA 01440.

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
Alicia Drakiotes           

Alicia Drakiotes is one of 44 artists juried into the 2017 Thorne Sagendorph Gallery Biennial Art Exhibition. The exhibition runs at the TS Gallery June 3 through September 3rd and is located on Wyman Way on the Keene State College campus. Summer hours (June-August) for viewing this exhibition are: noon to 4 pm, Wednesday thru Sunday. All exhibits, receptions, and programs are free and open to the public.

The gallery is accessible to people with disabilities. To request accommodations for a disability, please call the gallery at least two weeks before your visit. For more information, call 603-358-2720.

On Saturday, September 2, noon - 1 PM  a gallery walk-through with exhibition juror Allie Foradas and closing reception and peoples' choice award for the artists (organized with the day-long Keene Music Festival).


Alicia Drakiotes has been selected one of 16 recipients of a 2017 Ewing Arts Award-an annual event which celebrates and focuses attention on the excellence and myriad of artists in this region. The award recognizes the work Drakiotes has done, in partnership with the Historical Society of Cheshire County, to establish and curate some incredible shows celebrating our sense of place in the Monadnock region. The award ceremony is on July 19th at the Redfern Arts Center in Keene.

For more information on attending the Award ceremony:
Arts Alive
15 Eagle Court
Keene, NH 03431

Solo Exhibit: Joanne Holtje
Oxbow Gallery, Northampton, MA

Odysseus Slaughters the Suitors
by Joanne Holtje
New Abstract Paintings Celebrate Homer's Classic 
Odyssey: New Paintings by Joanne Holtje 
June 29- July 30, 2017 
Oxbow Gallery 
275 Pleasant Street, Northampton, MA

Artist's Reception, July 14 from 5-8 p.m.

On view at Oxbow Gallery June 29-July 30, Joanne Holtje's vibrant, expressive paintings explore scenes and characters from the classic epic, The Odyssey. Her abstract interpretations overflow with energy and drama.

Holtje's work has been shown throughout New England and collected internationally. A Massachusetts native, she has made the Pioneer Valley her home for the past four years and has been a member of The Oxbow Gallery Since 2015.

The Oxbow Gallery, an artist owned and operated gallery, has been an important fixture in the Northampton art scene for over thirteen years.

A public reception with light refreshments will be hosted in conjunction with Arts Night Out on July14 from 5-8 p.m. at 275 Pleasant Street, Northampton.

Reception: July 14, 5-8 p.m.
Hours: Thurs-Sun, 12-5 p.m.

275 Pleasant Street
Northampton, MA 01060

More information at or "Like" us on Facebook.

Liz Winchester-Larson
Rodgers Memorial Library, Hudson, NH 

Art in the Family 
Liz Winchester-Larson and Harriet Winchester 
Recent Drawings and Paintings

Rodgers Memorial Library - Community Room
194 Derry Road, (Rt 102) Hudson, NH
July 2 - July 30, 2017

Liz Winchester-Larson
Focused primarily on the medium of colored pencil, Liz achieves rich color and intricate detail in her work. She has a studio in Keene filled with the objects and plants that inspire her still- life paintings.

Harriet Winchester
Working in a realistic style with oils, Harriet enjoys both still-life and landscape subjects, including a recent interest in portraying old trees. She lives in Nashua with her engineer husband, Jim Kuzdrall.

Please Join Us
Meet the Artists - Reception / Demonstration
Saturday July 8, 2017 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Liz will share her colored pencil techniques and Harriet will work in oils.
Light refreshments will also be enjoyed

Rodgers Memorial Library Summer Hours:
Monday - Thursday 9 am - 9 pm
Friday 9 am - 6 pm
Saturday 9 am - 1 pm
closed on Tuesday July 4

Please call the library at 603-886-6030 to check the availability of the Community Room to view the exhibition as it is sometimes used for meetings.

Artist Contact:
Liz Winchester-Larson
Harriet Winchester

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Art Shows & Exhibits
Patty B. Driscoll               
The Jaffrey Civic Center, Jaffrey, NH

Matriarch by Patty B. Driscoll
The Jaffrey Civic Center is excited to host an oil exhibit by Birmingham, Alabama artist, Patty B. Driscoll in the first floor Display Case Gallery from June 23rd to July 30th. A frequent visitor to Jaffrey, Patty's career in still life painting arose from her love of the decorative arts and the potential of realism to convey a symbolic narrative. Driscoll distills moments, where light, object, and flowers reveal themselves like characters on a stage. The paintings invite the viewer into an ephemeral world, where compositions are carefully prepared as treats for the eye. Driscoll considers each object as a memory keeper, family artifacts that represent the history of gatherings and celebrations. Awed by the magic of realism, Driscoll draws inspiration from the often overlooked female Still-life painters of the Golden Age; particularly works by Fede Galizia, Giovanna Garzoni, and Maria Van Oosterwyck. Considered the lowest genre of academic art during the Renaissance, still-life painting was considered an acceptable realm of painting for these women to express themselves and earn a living. After years of working with the intricate processes of weaving and cake decorating, Driscoll is attracted to the exacting detail of the seventeenth century masterpieces and their depictions of intimate settings within the domestic interior. Driscoll received her MFA from the California College of Arts after completing her undergraduate work in Studio Art and Art History at Skidmore College. She now lives and works in her hometown of Birmingham, Alabama with her husband, two children, two dogs, and two cats. The exhibit and reception are free and open to the public.

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.
Theo Fadel                
Nina's Nook, Turners Falls, MA

Theo Fadel presents prints and small carvings at Nina's Nook from July 1 to August 8. Described as "a small show to celebrate heroic vulnerability and the ownership of imperfection," there will be an opening reception from 4 to 7pm on Saturday July 8.

Nina's Nook is located in Turners Falls next to the Black Cow Burger Bar on Avenue A. Hours are Thursday through Saturday, 12 to 5pm and by appointment. Info: 413.834.8800 and
Wildlife Watercolor Exhibit by Jeanette Fournier                
The Jaffrey Civic Center, Jaffrey, NH

Birds Eye View by Jeanette Fournier
The Jaffrey Civic Center is hosting a Wildlife Watercolor Exhibit by wildlife artist Jeanette Fournier from June 30th to July 28th in the Auditorium Gallery. Jeanette is a wildlife artist whose work is inspired by nature, particularly the mountainous areas of New Hampshire and Vermont. Growing up with family ties in both the White Mountains of New Hampshire and northern Vermont, she spent a great deal of time in the woods observing and drawing nature. It was during this formative period when she began developing her artistic skills.  She is a self-taught artist and specializes in detailed graphite drawings and illustrative watercolor paintings of animals, birds and nature, which reflect a distinct and original style. Her meticulous attention to detail is one of the hallmarks of her artwork.

Jeanette's work hangs in private collections throughout New England and beyond. Her art has received numerous awards and been accepted in the Art of The Animal Kingdom, the Adirondacks National Exhibition of American Watercolors, and the North East Watercolor Society International Exhibition. She has also exhibited with the national organization, The Society of Animal Artists.

Her artwork can be found at the galleries of WREN in Bethlehem, New Hampshire and the Mount Washington Hotel, Bretton Woods, New Hampshire and the Bryan Memorial Gallery in Jeffersonville, Vermont. She is a member of the Society of Animal Artists, the Pencil Art Society, a Signature member of the North East Watercolor Society and the Vermont Watercolor Society, the Women's Caucus for the Arts and the W.R.E.N. organization. The exhibit and the reception are free and open to the public.

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.
It's in the Bag              
Post Road Art Center, Marlborough, MA

Join us for the opening reception of our annual It's in the Bag Exhibit on Thursday July 13th, 5:30-8:00pm.

All the participating artists were given an identical, mixed bag of mystery supplies. Each artist used some or all of these supplies to create their own unique art piece. We will be showcasing these creative works in our gallery for the month of July. We hope to see you during the opening!
Kira Cline
Post Road Art Center
1 Boston Post Road East
Marlborough, MA  01752

Mixed media exhibit by Penelope Arms and Margo Hrubec 
The Jaffrey Civic Center, Jaffrey, NH

The Jaffrey Civic Center is hosting a mixed media exhibit by Vermont artists, Penelope Arms and Margo Hrubec. The exhibit will be held in the Cunningham Gallery from June 30th through August 1. There will be an Opening Reception held on Saturday, July 8th from 3 pm to 6 pm.

Penelope Arms
Penelope's love for art was developed early on at her Mother's side sketching at a very young age but it was not until just recently that she has devoted more time to her paintings. Through the years, she has traveled to Mexico several times and the Greek Isles to study with various internationally known instructors. She currently travels to Nashua, New Hampshire each month to study with Steve Previte. Penelope has also been accepted at The Vermont Studio Center on a scholarship program and has won a first place People's Choice Award for emerging artist in the Wet Paint Live event in Springfield, Vermont as well as an award at Stonewall Farms juried show this past Spring. Her works have been shown throughout Vermont and New Hampshire including Southern Vermont Art Center, the Gallery at Okemo Mountain, Southern Vermont Art Center outdoor show, Stonewall Farm, Vermont Welcome Center and the Bellows Walpole Inn in Walpole, New Hampshire.

She is currently or has been a member of the Monadnock Art Association, Saxtons River Art Guild, Vermont Watercolor Society and Southern Vermont Art Center. When asked what her credentials are, she will tell you that they are her brushes, her love of nature, contrasting values of light and dark and her eyes with the vision to see and feel the beauty that is abundant in our universe. Her inspiration is nature which is renewed each day from her beautiful setting in Westminster, Vermont. Her mediums are oil, acrylic and watercolor.

Margo Hrubec
Margo was born and raised in and around New York City. Surrounded by art and art schools for most of her life, she went to the Art Student League on 57th Street, then the first year of college studied art at various studios. She also studied the French language, European art, architecture and history at the Sorbonne in Paris, France. Returning to NYC, she studied graphic design at the Parsons School of Design. Her career has also included graphic design and educational publishing. Margo became a free lance artist and has also worked with publishers such as Harcourt Brace Javonovich, Children's Workshop, Holt Rinehart, Henry Holt, and Stereo Review. She has studied various art techniques at The Art Students League, Fashion Institute of Technology, The School for Visual Arts and Parsons School of Design and has worked in various mediums including textiles, fabric design, acrylics, watercolor and oil paints.

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 10 am to 5pm (closed 12-1pm), 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.
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Art Classes & Instruction
Upcoming MAAA Workshops             
Monadnock Area Artists Association, Keene, NH

The Monadnock Area Artists Association is pleased to announce the following workshops:

One-day watercolor painting workshop en plein air with Boston-based watercolorist Gary Tucker 
Walpole Mountain View Vineyard, Walpole, NH 
Saturday, September 9, 2017,  10:00 - 4:00 
RAIN DATE: Sunday, September 10, 2017 10:00 - 4:00

If it is cancelled Sunday due to rain, your fee will be refunded.

One-day watercolor painting workshop en plein air with Boston-based watercolorist Gary Tucker.  Paint on location at the Walpole Mountain View Vineyard in Walpole, NH. Breathtaking views of rolling hills and grapevines bursting with grapes ready to be harvested. Morning demonstration and lots of painting time, followed by a critique.

Website for Gary Tucker, Fine Artist:

For more information, please visit: MAAA Workshops

Linoleum Block & Monotype Printing" without a press 
Liz Winchester Larson 
Saturday, November 4, 2017, 9:00 - 4:00 
Keene, NH

This workshop is designed to be an introduction to print-making. Each participant will be able to complete a linoleum block print and a monotype. Supplies (linoleum block, cutters, Japanese printmaking papers, and water-base print-making inks) are included in the fee.

For each participant, please bring an idea sketch on tracing paper for the 6" X 8" block to be transferred to the linoleum block. Note, a drawing can be done directly on the linoleum block, but the image is reversed when printed.

For more information, please visit:  MAAA Workshops

Monadnock Area Artists Association
PO Box 864
Keene, NH

Summer and Fall Art Courses at MWCC             
Mount Wachusett Community College, Gardner, MA

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  
for more information.
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2017 Ellen DiGeronimo Plein Air Paint-In
Fitchburg, MA

Are you a Plein Air Painter? Then we hope you will sign up for the 2017 Ellen DiGeronimo Fitchburg Plein Air Paint-In. Painting starts on September 1! The Jury Day will be Saturday, September 16 at Hollis Hills Farm in Fitchburg, MA. The Artist's Reception, for winners, will be September 30th at Gallery Sitka on Main Street in Fitchburg, MA.

All the applications you will need to sign up can be found here: FORMS

For questions, write to:   
Call for Erotic Art
Nina's Nook, Turners Falls, MA

September will see the return of Triple S: Sensual, Sexual, Smut at Nina's Nook in Turners Falls. This will be the fourth Exhibit of Triple S at the little gallery, and the first Triple S to be held in September rather than February. Submit work along the continuum "from mild to wild." Please limit the size of works to no more than 20 by 30 inches. Sculpture welcome as well, but should either hang on the wall or fit on a small shelf. If it is weather-proof, larger sculpture may be permitted. Call for details: Nina's Nook, 413-834-8800.

Submission deadline is September 1. Send up to three jpegs of your submission pieces to Participants will be asked to make a ten dollar contribution towards expenses at drop off.  
Call for Exhibitors - Art in the Park 2017
Keene, NH

Only 20 Spaces Left Available-Deadline extended to July 15

Sponsored by the Monadnock Area Artists Association, the Art in the Park outdoor art show is now accepting artists applications for its 60th Annual Show to be held in Ashuelot River Park, West Street, Keene, NH on Labor Day Weekend, Saturday and Sunday September 2 & 3, 2017 from 10 am-4 pm both days, rain or shine.

All exhibitors are required to have their work on display for both days from 10 am - 4 pm, rain or shine. Artists or a representative must be present at their booth during show hours. Site dimensions are approximately 10' X 10'. Exhibitors provide: tents, weights, display systems, and original artwork. Your booth should be at least 75% framed fine art/photography, or sculpture and only 25% additional products such as note cards, calendars, or bins of matted prints/photographs, if applicable. No nudes due to the City of Keene regulations for Art in the Parks. No crafts will be accepted. Security will be provided in the park overnight on Saturday evening - Sunday morning, tents and furnishing may be left up, but all artworks on display should be taken home and re-installed Sunday morning before 10 am.

Media accepted for Display: Oil, Water Media, Acrylic, Pastel, Colored Pencil, Charcoal, Pen & Ink, Printmaking, Photography/Digital Art, Collage / Mixed Media, and Sculpture.

Fees: Monadnock Area Artists Association members, $100, non-members, $150. Please note: Fees are non-refundable.

Judges will award Cash Prizes of: First Place $150, Second Place $100, and Third Place $50, and Honorable Mention Ribbons in Six Categories: (1)Water-Media (watercolor, acrylic, gouache), (2)Oil, (3)Pastel, Charcoal, (4)Pen and Ink, Colored Pencil, and Original Printmaking, (5)Photography/Digital Art, (6)Sculpture, Mixed Media and Collage.

The Requirements and Application Form are available on the Monadnock Area Artists Association website. Deadline for applications is: Saturday July 15, 2017

For further information or questions, please contact: Wendi Hulslander at

Download the application or visit our website for more information

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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We Need Your Help! 
There are many ways to volunteer! Please email  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 . 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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