March 2019
In This Issue
Welcome New 
GALA Members!

Helen Christine Bibby
Candace Hardy
Chris Ouellette

GALA Board of Directors

Deb Giordano  President
Nowell Francis Treasurer
Paula Botch (Secretary)
Guy Biechele  
Chuck Heidorn
Bethany Price
Susan Ellis
Georgia Griffin

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

Hello my dear friends,

You all should have received notification of our new membership rates. We will be very active in our gallery and you will have many great opportunities to sell a lot of art this year!

Upcoming Events:
More information, applications and deadlines can be obtained on our website.
  • GALA Spring Art Show - April 26th-28th.
  • May Arts Gallery Art Show - all the award winners from the Spring Show
  • June Group Show - TBA
  • July Theme Show - Art of the Animals
  • July Music & Arts Festival
  • August Group Show - TBA
  • September Group Show - Theme "Rust"
  • October Group Show - TBA
  • November Theme Show - Small Works
We are looking for the following positions:
  • Treasurer
  • Marketing
  • En Plein Air events coordinator
  • Bi-Monthly membership meetings coordinator
If you or someone you know would be interested in helping, please let me know.

If you are interested in teaching a class, let me know.


Deb Giordano
GALA President


  eventsGALA Events/Announcements
GALA 2019 Spring Art Show with Live Music

April 26 -28, 2019 at the Winchendon American Legion
295 School Street (Route 12), Winchendon, MA 01475

Opening Reception Fri., 6-9 pm (Art Awards at 7 pm)

Two options for entering the show:

Option 1: Online entry which submits your information & payment to GALA electronically.

Option 2: Paper entry form. A PDF Call for Entries which includes a form that you print & mail with payment to GALA, PO Box 664, Gardner, MA 01440. ** Please allow enough time for mailing so that your entry is received by the deadline. **

With either option, your entry is due by April 14th

Please support GALA by donating to the "Off the Wall Art Sale" and/or Artwork Raffle. See the Call for Entries for details on these important fundraising events.

NEW & Upcoming!
The Art Show in the GALA Gallery for the month of MAY will be all the ribbon holders of the Spring Show.

Please consider demonstrating your creative process at the show. Indicate your interest on your entry form.

You will need to renew your GALA membership on your entry form unless you are a current member. If in doubt, please email

Advice on How to Write an Artist Statement
Call for Artists: Art of the Animals  

"Art of the Animals" Theme Art Show - Call for Artists
Show runs July 6th-Aug 2nd
Opening Reception: Saturday, July 13th
GALA Arts Gallery
135 Front Street, Winchendon, MA 01475

Entry Deadline: June 30th

Register online or download an entry form.

GALA's artists are teaming up with Ahimsa Haven Animal Rescue for a theme art show to benefit both artists and the animals. Proceeds will be split between the artists and Ahimsa Haven Animal Rescue.

The theme is Animals, which includes all media, photography, and 3D. Animals can be pets, nature, wildlife, birds, farm, and other small or large creatures.

Join us in supporting a wonderful cause. GALA's art sales will raise funds to help pay medical bills for animals in need. This is your chance to help local animals and do what you love to do...create!
Call For Artists & Artisans

Music & Arts Festival
Saturday, July 20th  1:00 - 6:30pm

GALA Arts Gallery
135 Front Street, Winchendon, MA 01475

GALA is seeking applications from New England craft artists and Fine Art artists making original work. Festival is a one-day outdoor show featuring work of artists from the area.

Booth, one side open - $25
Booth, corner two sides open - $40
Free Wi-Fi

If you are interested in selling your art, please see the Application Form for more details.

This is a hard copy Artist Application Form that you print & mail with payment to
GALA, PO Box 664, Gardner, MA 01440

** Please allow enough time for mailing so that your entry is received by the deadline. **

Applications are Due by May 12th

You do not have to be a member of GALA.
Questions? Call 978-407-1419

MemberNewsMember News & Exhibits
Len Haug       
Center for Wound Care, Heywood Hospital, Gardner, MA

Mountain River Sunset by Len Haug
The art of Len Haug will be on display during regular business hours at the Center for Wound Care, in Heywood Hospital, 242 Green Street, Gardner, through May, 2019. The show, with original art for sale, will include a selection of his cut paper mosaic and collage paintings created over the past five or ten years.

Alicia Drakiotes: Creating a Series      
New Hampshire Institute of Art, Sharon, NH

Winter Stream
Join Alicia Drakiotes at Sharon Arts Center for "Creating A Series"
March 5 - April 23

Level: Special Topic
Prerequisite: None
Sharon Campus / PTN001SA
Instructor: Alicia Drakiotes
March 5 - April 23
Tuesdays, 10am-1pm

Sometimes it takes more than one work of art to convey an idea or technique. In this class, you will identify your artistic longing and formulate realistic goals for a series of paintings or drawings to express it. You will work towards those goals in a supportive group environment, producing pieces both in and outside of class.

All 2D media are welcome. Participants should have basic skills in their chosen medium and should be prepared to share work and works-in-progress with the class.

Register here

For more information please visit the NHIA website.

Alicia Drakiotes is the featured artist through March 31st at Ramunto's Pizza
176 Main St, Keene, NH

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Art Shows & Exhibits
ArtsWorcester, Worcester, MA

Opening March 30: Paperphilia
Celebrating the Printers Building

Member and donor preview: Saturday, March 30, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Opening reception: Saturday, March 30, 12:00 to 3:00 PM

Our new galleries open with this first exhibition. Join us for a daytime event and get the first look.

Juror Nancy Burns, Associate Curator of Prints, Drawings, and Photographs at the Worcester Art Museum, selected 58 works for inclusion, all saluting the many possibilities of paper.

Artist members, annual supporters and campaign donors are invited to be the first through the doors with a morning champagne reception (if you are not sure of your status, please give us a call).

This exhibition is the "soft" opening of the new facility; some minor construction may still be ongoing.

Paperphilia will be on view March 30 through April 13, 2019. Gallery hours will run Tuesdays through Thursdays, 12:00 to 5:00 PM, and Fridays through Saturdays, 12:00 to 7:00 PM.

660 Main Street
Worcester, MA 01610

Oil Exhibit by Amherst, NH Artist Dick Fischer            
Jaffrey Civic Center, Jaffrey, NH

The Jaffrey Civic Center will host an oil exhibit by Amherst, NH artist, Dick Fischer. The exhibit will be held through March 15th in the Cunningham Gallery. Dick Fischer started painting in oils at the age of 32. Following the advice of Artist John F. Carlson in his classic book on landscape painting, he decided he would first try to master the skill of painting in oils before moving on to the more difficult medium of watercolors. Now, 50 years later, he is "still trying to master the oil medium." There will be an Opening Reception on Friday, Feb. 15th with light refreshments from 5 pm to 7 pm. 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 Library, parking in rear. Hours are Monday through Friday, 10 am- 12 noon, 1 pm to 5 pm and Sat 10-2. Admission is always free. For more information about us, call 603-532-6527, e-mail us at find our website,, or "Like" us on Facebook.

The Long View, New Paintings by Marjorie Morgan         
The Greenfield Gallery, Greenfield, MA

Marjorie Morgan's dream landscapes come to The Greenfield Gallery

You wouldn't know, looking at the two dozen or more landscape paintings in Marjorie Morgan's new collection, The Long View, on display at The Greenfield Galley through March 15, that Morgan had started out trying to paint abstractly. Each landscape is an exploration of the same motif - a body of water bounded on the right by a steep-sided cliff, on the left by a low, sloping spit of land. Clouds mass in the sky and varying amounts of light spill from the sky onto the water. It seems to be early morning or perhaps the middle of the night.

Hours: Tuesdays and Wednesdays 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Thursdays and Fridays, noon to 8 p.m.; Saturdays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information:

The Greenfield Gallery
231 Main Street
Greenfield, MA 01301

Abstract Exhibit           
Post Road Art Center, Marlborough, MA

Join us for the wine and cheese opening reception of the Abstract Exhibit! (Free submission!)

Opening Reception: Thursday, March 7, 5:30-8:00pm
All artwork will be for sale and on view until March 28th.
*Support a local artist by voting for your favorite piece. The artist with the most votes will win the people's choice award.

Post Road Art Center
1 Boston Post Road E.
Marlborough MA 01745

Spring 2019 Exhibitions, Gallery Talks & Events         
East Wing Gallery, Mount Wachusett Community College, Gardner, MA

Gardner Makes: Steamroller Prints from Chair City Community Workshop
February 1 - March 12
Gallery Talk & Presentation by Tracie Pouliot
Monday, March 11 at 12:30-1:30 pm
"Make Art on the Street! Collaboration, Community building & Printmaking"

Metal sculptures by Matthew Evald Johnson
February 1 - March 12
Welding demonstration at artist's studio
Thursday, February 28 at 12:30-2 p.m.
138 Holyoke Street, Easthampton, MA
Free and open to the public. *weather permitting

Artist Presentation and Q & A
Wednesday, March 6 at 12:30-1:30pm in Multipurpose room 115
"Let's Get Real: What It Means to Work In Animation"
by Katie Taccone

Co-founder & Creative at OpenPixel Studios, a virtual animation production studio, in Springfield, MA. Her experience ranges from AAA game titles to commercials. She gives new insights to students & professionals alike who are pursuing a career in Animation.

The East Wing Gallery
Raymond LaFontaine Fine Art Center
Gallery Hours: Monday-Thursday: 8am - 8pm
Friday: 8am - 5pm & open during theatre events
Closed Sept. 3; Oct. 8; Nov 12, 22, 23; Dec. 24, 25

For more information contact:
Joyce Miller, Gallery Director:
Tom Matsuda, Dept. Chair:

Gallery Sitka March Events           
Gallery Sitka

Friday, March 1st from 5:30-8:30 PM
Brattleboro, VT

One night only Pop-Up Gallery Walk at Studio East located at 58 Elliot St., Brattleboro, VT. Light refreshments provided.

Artists to be included: Mia Scheffey, Nina Arnold, Jen Hemenway, Tomasso Chiappa, and Jonathan Route.

Saturday, March 2nd 11:30-1:30 PM
Shirley, MA

Art Opening featuring Colette Shumate-Smith at the Bull Run Restaurant located at 215 Great Rd., Shirley, MA. The show will be called "Alice and Friends, It's About Time!" and will show work from Colette Shumate-Smith as well as guest artists David Smith, Sharon Thompson, and Susan Blanchard.

Join us as we transport you into the Rabbit tunnel via a hallway lined with clocks, pictures of clocks, and art relating to time. Costumes optional. Light refreshments provided.

Saturday, March 2nd 2-4 PM
Shirley, MA

"Winter Doldrums" Art Opening at Gallery Sitka East located at 2 Shaker Rd. Suite D101, Shirley, MA. Curated by NH Artist, Melissa Richard. Light refreshments provided.

Tuesday, March 12th 5:30-7:30 PM
New York, NY

Art Opening featuring Natalia Bieganska at Zavo Mediterranean Restaurant located at 1011 Third Ave., New York, NY. Light refreshments provided.

Friday, April 5th from 5:30-8:30 PM
Brattleboro, VT

One night only Pop-Up Gallery Walk at Studio East located at 58 Eliot St., Brattleboro, VT. Light refreshments provided.

For more information contact Meagan St. Laurent, Gallery Assistant
Gallery Sitka East at Sitka Creations
2 Shaker Rd., D101
Shirley, MA 01464

Phone: 978.425.6290
Fax: 978.425.6280

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Art Classes & Instruction
NightScapes in Pastel                
River Valley Artisans, Keene, NH

NightScapes in Pastel
Christine Ivers
Saturday & Sunday, April 6 & 7, 2019
10:00am - 4:30pm
Stone Arch Village Community Room
835 Court St.
Keene, NH
This is a two-day workshop that explores texture, temperature and the medium of pure pigment. Students will have the opportunity to paint from their own photos or photos that will be available. They will also be able to purchase pre-prepared boards that incorporate the surface that I work on. All levels are invited.

The registration fee for this 2-day workshop is $250. Price will increase to $300 after March 20th, 2019. This fee is non-refundable unless the minimum number of students is not met or the class is cancelled by this art group or the instructor.

Please contact for more information or a registration form.
Spring Art Classes                 
Petersham Art Center, Petersham, MA

The Petersham Art Center has several spring classes coming up. All classes are held at the Petersham Art Center, 8 North Street, Petersham. Call 978-724-3415 for more information and to register.

Sat, March 23, 1-4PM: Pysanky egg decorating in time for Easter. Mark Hamel and Ed LeSage are stained glass and tapestry artists who have been teaching traditional Ukrainian Pysanky egg decorating at PAC for many years. Well over 2,000 years ago, people were carrying on the custom of decorating eggs. Learn the techniques to create treasures, using wax and dye.
Ages: 8 & up  Cost: $15 mem/ $35 nonmember/$3  materials.

Sat, April 13, 10AM-4PM: "From Capture to Display" Ron Rosenstock, internationally known photographer, will conduct a one-day workshop on how to prepare photographs for an exhibition. Learn how to cut mats and frame your photographs to museum standards. Everyone will have a hands-on experience with a 32-inch, classic Logan mat cutter. All materials needed will be supplied.  Topics to be covered include: choosing a theme for your exhibit, effective editing, pricing your work, and finding a venue in which to exhibit. Cost: $65 members/$85 nonmembers (includes $25 material fee)

Wednesdays, March 27, April 3, 10, 17, 24, and May 1, 6-8PM: Learn the art of fly tying from Bill Manser, member of Trout Unlimited, Millers River Chapter, and instructor for fly fishing with Veterans Outreach. You will learn fly tying techniques for capturing northeast trout and others. Get ready for the spring fishing season!  $60 members/$80 nonmembers/$20 materials fee.
Workshop with Antonio Masi                 
New England Watercolor Society, Boston, MA

Three days:
MAY 29, 30 & 31, 2019
9am - 4pm
at Strawbery Banke, Portsmouth, NH
Download the flyer

Antonio Masi is President of the American Watercolor Society. He has developed a novel way to use watercolor thickly, in the same way that others use oils thickly. It is an approach that produces exceptional results. Masi's use of watercolor allows him to capture mass, power, and delicacy.

The workshop will be limited to 20 participants. Tuition for the 3 day workshop:

$450 for NEWS & HNE members
$525 for non-members.
A $100 deposit holds your space, Full payment by April 15, 2019.

Register on the NEWS website or mail your registration and check to:

New England Watercolor Society
P.O. Box 170140
Boston, MA 02117
Art Classes Starting in March!                     
Post Road Art Center, Marlborough, MA

Adult Classes
Printmaking with Helen Downey: March 5 - April 9, 10:30-12:30 | $150 + supplies
Drawing with Helen Downey: March 5 - April 9, 1:30-3:30 | $150 + supplies
Watercolor with Sandra St. Amour: March 6 - April 10, 1:30-3:30 or 3:45-5:45 | $150 + supplies
Art Journaling with Sandra St. Amour: March 11 - April 29 (no class April 15 & 22), 6:00-8:00 | $150 + supplies

Kids Classes
Ages 9-11 Acrylic Painting with Helen Downey | March 5 - April 9 | 4:00-5:30 | $120 + supplies
Ages 11-14 Art for All Mediums with Erin Grocki | March 23 - May 11 (no class April 13 & 20) | 10:00-11:30 | $120 + supplies

Explore all our art classes. Bob Collins teaches several week by week workshops and students can sign up for any class currently running that has room.

Post Road Art Center
1 Boston Post Road E.
Marlborough MA 01745
Upcoming 2019 Workshops                  
Monadnock Area Artists Association, Keene, NH

Framing Your Art - Demo by The Framery of Chester, VT

Saturday, March 30, 2019 10:00am-2:00pm
Sponsored by Monadnock Area Artists Association
Location: Stone Arch Village, 835 Court Street, Keene, NH

This demo will discuss how and why you should frame photographs, oil, pastel and watercolor paintings.

This demo is free to Monadnock Area Artist Association's members. You must be a current member and must send in the registration form.
Non members-$5.00 (registration also required). Become a member.

For more information, please contact Carol at or 603-363-4205.

Registration form

April 13 - Steve Previte - Hurry Up & Paint (oil), 9:00am-4:00pm

The purpose of this workshop is to completely remove you from your normal comfort zone and methods of painting. It is designed to force you into growth as an artist in the following ways:

   * Thinking and approach
   * Use of color
   * Brushwork and paint application
   * Ability to make a quick statement
   * Help you to dominate your painting
   * Have more fun and satisfaction with the painting process.

You will work on 5 or 6 paintings during the day with a time limit of 1/2 hour each. Expect to do great things and maybe even finish some paintings. I will paint 2 demos as well. Only 8-10 students for this workshop.

More information on registration form

April 27 & 28 - Jim Murphy - Impressionism (acrylic), 9:00am-4:00pm

This is a two-day workshop at Jim's studio in Keene, NH. There will be both indoor and outdoor possibilities to paint the landscape.

Impressionist Influenced Painting- There will be emphasis on loose, spontaneous, visible brushstrokes, emphasis on the depiction of light in its changing qualities, the inclusion of movement and bright and varied use of color. There will also be emphasis on expressing an internal energy and an emotional connection to your subject matter. Only 6-8 students for this workshop.

More information on registration form

Lisa Ober-November 2 & 3, 2019

Artist Lisa Ober, PSA, will teach a color-filled workshop on how to create beautifully detailed still life paintings in pastel. Lisa will take a step-by-step approach through her unique still life technique, from the first sketch to the finished piece using a photo reference (provided). Short demonstrations followed by plenty of class work time will ignite a passion for still life painting as students see their colorful paintings take shape. Participants will learn the skills needed to create believable and realistic still life paintings that are loaded with impressive details. Lisa will discuss developing keen observation skills, color selection, pastel application, and she will disclose her secrets for handling difficult surfaces such as glass or metal-giving special attention to this area.

Students will get plenty of personal attention, and Lisa's enthusiasm for still life painting is as contagious for the beginner as it is for the experienced painter. Regardless of favorite subject matter, students will leave with some hot tips for making their future paintings stand out in a crowd. If those in the class aren't already in love with still life painting, they will be by the end of this one!

For registration forms write to be notified when ready.

Monadnock Area Artists Association
Keene, NH
Spring Art Courses               
Mount Wachusett Community College, Gardner, MA

Life Drawing
Wednesdays, April 3 through May 8, 6:30 - 9:00pm

Join a talented artist for a life drawing class using a live model. Bring your 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 limited. Model fees are included in the cost of the course.

Instructor: Corrine Goodrich

No waivers accepted for this class.

Spring Art Courses

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.

The Art Department at Mount Wachusett Community College invites you to remind your art students to consider our program this fall. We have an Art degree for students considering transfer to an art school or a four year institution majoring in Art. We also recently added a Liberal Arts Degree with a Concentration in Art for students who want to minor in Art and pursue other studies, or pursue related fields such as museum studies, art education, art therapy, art administration, and art history.

The Associate Degree in Fine Art is a cost effective way to begin a college degree and minimize debt after graduation. We assist students in creating a strong portfolio and application for transfer and potential scholarships. Our students have successfully transferred to Massachusetts College of Art and Design, University of Massachusetts, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Montserrat College of Art, Maine College of Art, Boston University, Hartford Art School, Pratt Institute, and others.

Visit our website to learn more about our program, facilities, and student work.

Contact Thomas Matsuda at for more information.
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Public Call-of-Entry                           
Jaffrey Civic Center, Jaffrey, NH

Jaffrey Civic Center Annual Spring Art Exhibit

The Jaffrey Civic Center is seeking artwork from the public to be included in our Annual Spring 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, March 22 through Friday, April  19th. There will be an Opening Reception, which is free and open to the public on Saturday, March 23  from 5-7 pm with great food and drink.  The deadlines to drop off artwork: Monday, March 9th through Saturday, March 16th, 2019.

Entry forms are available on our website at or at the center. Please call or email us at if you have any questions. The Center is located at 40 Main Street, Jaffrey, New Hampshire (next to Library, parking in rear.) Like us on Facebook.

The Jaffrey Civic Center is located at 40 Main Street, Jaffrey, New Hampshire, next to Library, parking in rear. Hours are Monday through Friday, 10 am- 12 noon, 1 pm to 5 pm and Sat 10-2. Admission is always free. For more information about us, call 603-532-6527, e-mail us at find our website,, or "Like" us on Facebook.

Call for Artists                            
Princeton Arts Society, Princeton, MA

2019 Princeton Arts Society May Gallery Show & Sale

EVENT DATES: Opening Reception - Friday, May 3, 6:30 to 8:30 PM
Gallery hours - May 4 and 5, 10 AM to 4 PM
LOCATION: 206 Worcester Road, Princeton MA

This will be our 28th annual spring show, showcasing the work of 40-plus artists.

Call for Artist and Entry Form

Questions? Reach us at or phone 508-746-4175.

Keene Art Walk                             
Keene, NH

Join over 60 New Hampshire artists as downtown Keene is turned into an outdoor gallery.
May 31st - June 9th
Main Street, Keene, NH

Starting Friday, May 31st, art in mediums such as oil, pastel, photography, watercolor, mixed media and more will take over storefront windows to connect artists of all ages with the community of Keene. Live painting, music events, and more are available for the whole family during Art Walk.

Download the artist application

For more information visit

2019 New England Regional Juried Exhibition                           
Historic New England, Portsmouth, NH

Over $5,000 in Awards

Hosted by Historic New England
Governor John Langdon House
143 Pleasant St.
Portsmouth, NH 03801

Show dates: June 1, 2019-October 13, 2019
Deadline for entries: April 15

Download the prospectus

Open to any artist age 18 and older residing in New England or represented by a New England gallery. All work must be painted with aqua media. These include watercolor, acrylic, casein, egg tempera, gouache and inks on unvarnished paper or synthetic paper such as Yupo. Please see the prospectus or the NEWS website for full details.

New England Watercolor Society
PO Box 170140
Boston, MA 02117

Call for Artists: Made in Mass                      
The Brick Room Gallery, Gardner, MA

Rome Furniture, at 562 Main St. in Gardner, MA, is looking for art to fill The Brick Room gallery. We are interested in any art and craft works "Made in Mass." For more information call Linda Ruscio at 978-632-0687, or email inquiries to This opportunity is in the beginning stages.

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 2019-2020 (July 2019-June 2020.) 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, 2019. Artists will be notified of the jury's decision by February 5, 2019.

Applications may be completed online

Please send questions to 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
Piano Parts 

When I bought my house there was an old piano left behind. We've tried for 2 years to find a home for it with no luck. Recently we decided to dismantle it, so we have a bunch of piano parts to get rid of. Anyone who would like some for sculptures is more than welcome to it. I'll help you load your car. There is some potentially decent wood and lots of hammers that could be animal feet or heads or anything you can think of!

For more information:
Marcia Berkall
978 830-0293


The Fitchburg Cultural Alliance

Go to our website to sign up for our newsletter and check out our calendar of events in the North Central region.

A vibrant force advancing arts and culture in the Fitchburg community and in the North Central Massachusetts region.

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 Organizations, 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.

Princeton Arts Society Blog

Mini Grants for Professional Development are available through NewVue Communities. More information.

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Exhibit & Other Opportunities for Artists & Musicians
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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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 9 years in a row (2009-2017) 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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