May 2017
In This Issue
Welcome New 
GALA Members!

 Nicole Lachance
Terri Mullen
Joe Lambert

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,

Did you catch it? Our Photography Show was just amazing! Our photographers wanted their own show and we had a show! The Old Murdock Senior Center's auditorium has beautiful architectural woodwork. Soon, we will have some photos of the show on our website to share. The May Day Basket Workshop was a BIG hit; we had to do three workshops. Thanks to the Winchendon Cultural Council's grant that helped with the cost of the materials. Now we are preparing for our big Spring Show and it is going to be big this year! We have several new artists and looking forward to seeing the show!

We have been getting many questions from artists on how to write an artist statement. I think we should plan on having a class on how to write an artist statement at some point.  Anyone want to volunteer to give a class who is knowledgeable in this area?

Saturday, June 3rd. The Winchendon Garden Club will be on our outside lawn selling plants and will have vendors selling arts and crafts. Our house will be open. If you are interested in selling your arts and crafts we will be setting up inside.  No booth fees.  If you are interested, let me know to schedule space for you. Call 978-407-1419.

It's Time To Renew Your Membership!

Art Critique, May 6th  10 - Noon
En Plein Air - Lilacland, Pelham - May 13th, 10 am
Annual Spring Show - May 19th - 21st
Special Collage Workshop by Jill Pottle on June 11th

Help Us by Donating Your 5x7s

Pieces must be exactly 5"x7" in size, and do not have to be framed. Put your name and title on the back of the piece.  If not framed, GALA will then frame the pieces. Art work will be $60 to purchase and photos will be $40. The artist & GALA will each receive 50% of the sale proceeds. Please create some pieces to donate for THE WALL and you may bring them during drop off OR drop them off at Surroundings Gallery in Gardner (377 Main St, 978-630-2340). This will be Fun!


Deb Giordano
President of GALA
  eventsGALA Events/Announcements
All Star Award 

We are pleased and honored to announce that GALA is a Constant Contact All Star Award recipient for the 8th year in a row. More information
Part-Time Event Coordinator

Gardner Area League of Artists (GALA) is a growing organization of artists and musicians headquartered at 135 Front Street in Winchendon. We are seeking a part time volunteer willing to commit an average of four to eight hours a week as our Events Coordinator for our new Arts Gallery. We are looking for a dynamic individual who works well with people, computer literate, good organization and communication skills. We will train the right person to join our group. Interested candidates should submit a resume to:

Gardner Area League of Artists
P.O. Box 664
Gardner, MA 01440

En Plein Air 
Lilacland, Pelham, MA

This activity is a free benefit for GALA members.
Not a member? Join Now

Saturday, May 13, 2017, 10:00 AM to whenever

Rain Date: Saturday, May 27th
Register online
Deadline is Wednesday, May 10

The first GALA Plein Air outing of the year will be held at Lilacland in Pelham.  Lilacland is a unique and beautiful spot where the Lumley family has for many years collected and planted a wide variety of lilacs as well as other flowering and fruit trees.  The property has over 300 varieties of hybrid lilacs, as well as wisteria, crabapple and dogwoods. Our visit is timed to coincide with the flowering of the lilacs.

Saturday, June 10, 10 am to whenever - Rhododendron State Park, Fitzwilliam, NH

Rhododendron State Park is named after its unusual 16-acre grove of wild rhododendron.  The rhododendron grove, which is the largest in northern New England, was designated a National Natural Landmark in 1982. A 0.6 mile-long universally accessible trail encircles the grove and a wildflower trail winds through the forest adjacent to the grove. From early spring to the first frost, wildflowers bloom throughout the park. Visitors exploring the trails are often serenaded by song birds which live in the grove.

Rain date: June 17

Rhododendron State Park
424 Rockwood Pond Rd
Fitzwilliam, NH 03447

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

Saturday, September 9 - To be determined.

I am trying to set up a visit to Cape Ann for the September Plein Air outing.  Details to follow.

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

Email for your membership status.

GALA 2017 Spring Art Show 
May 19, 20, & 21

Gardner Area League of Artists (GALA)
Spring Art Show with Live Music!

Opening Reception: Friday, May 19, 6-9 (Awards at 7 pm) at a new location: Winchendon American Legion
295 School Street (Route 12), Winchendon, MA 01475

Free Admission (donations welcome)
Artwork Raffle & Off the Wall Art Sale
For More Info

GALA Renovations Update     

In response to the February GALA newsletter, we were delighted to see some participation in the GoFundMe campaign. Thanks! We will use these funds to make GALA's space truly special: lighting system, flooring, artwork hanging supplies, and sound equipment for our musicians.  

A boost now would enable us to finance the improvements in time for our good weather open season. If 100 people donate $10, that gets us $1,000 closer. Any amount helps! For this campaign, use this link, GoFundMe, or if you prefer, mail a check to GALA, PO Box 664, Gardner, MA  01440, with GALA Arts Gallery Project in the subject line.

See a photo gallery of our project. Spread the word and help us reach this goal for 2017! Show Your Support Now!

Artist's Collage Workshop
GALA Arts Gallery, Winchendon, MA

Instructor: Jill Pottle

Sunday, June 11,
10 am - 2 pm

GALA Members: $45  per person
Not a member? Join Now!
Non-Members: $55 per person

To be held at the GALA Arts Gallery at
135 Front Street, Winchendon MA 01475

For Workshop Details

To enroll and pay online with a credit/debit card
or PayPal account, click here

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

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

Get some feedback on and insight into what you've created. Please bring two pieces of your artwork, in any medium, finished or in progress, to present to the group. Whether you are a novice or a master, it's always a fascinating conversation when creative minds come together to talk about color, composition, and technique.

Artist critiques are held on the first Saturday of each month during May and June

May 6, 2017 10am-12noon
GALA Arts Gallery
135 Front Street, Winchendon, MA.

Register by May 4 for the next critique to be held on May 6

GALA Online Auction  

We sure could use more items for our Online Auction.

It is spring cleaning time-do you have quality items that you would like to donate to help us out?

Gift certificates are great for our auction. Reach out to your local businesses; we still need your help!  
Please call 978-407-1419 to make arrangements to drop-off your donations. We will also make arrangements to pick up because we need our track lighting system.
Print the Donor Item Form
Please fill out this form for each item donated and attach it to the item.  
The auction will begin as soon as we get enough items.

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.

They 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
Terri Whitney
Terri Whitney will be teaching Temari, a 1500 year old Japanese thread art. It brings together color, pattern, geometry, precision, and beauty, all wrapped up into one piece. Temari is a pathway to peace, mindfulness, and serenity, one stitch at a time-and there is only one stitch to learn! Terri has been making Temari since 1999.

Classes will be held on Thursday, May 4 at St. Richard's of Chichester in Sterling at 10:00am-12:00 and Friday, May 5 at the Leominster Senior Center from 1:00-3:00pm. The price is $15 for non-members and $10 for members.

No matter what your color or pattern preference is there are Temari for you!

Terri Whitney

Graphite Works         
Center for Wound Care, Heywood Hospital, Gardner, MA

May 2 - 26, 2017 
Heywood Hospital Center for Wound Care 
242 Green St., Gardner, MA  01440 
Open weekdays, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Artist Carolyn Carter is pleased to announce Fine Art Works in the graphite medium of her students: Karen Chiasson, having a fondness for birds, made a rendition of her "Chicadees;" Lara dePlante, a lover of animals, created a "Deer Study;" Sonjia McNear did a fond tribute to "My Mother, Marian Evangeline;" and Patricia Read did a patriotic tribute to "My Father, Robert Warren Read."

As the presentation is merely "Art for Art's sake," all works in the exhibit are not for sale.  Please note there will be artist statements and a guest book. Your name, address, and comments will be very much appreciated.

As instructor and lover of history, Carolyn Carter presents her works, also in graphite:  "Tadeusz Kosciuszko 1746-1817," "Count Casimir Pulaski 1748-1779," and "Molly Pitcher of the American Revolution."

On a personal note, Carolyn shares her pride of each of the student artists. She appreciates that GALA coordinates the exhibits for GALA members and the Wound Care Center offers space to share the fruits of their labors.

Artists interested in exhibiting at the Center for Wound Care should contact Vicki Heidorn,

JoAnn Pellecchia
Apple Blossom Festival, Leominster, MA    
The Friends of Sholan Farms will be hosting a home/hand craft show at the 15th Annual Apple Blossom Festival Saturday May 20, 2017, 10:00-4:00 (rain date May 21, 2017) at Sholan Farms, 1125 Pleasant Street, Leominster MA. JoAnn Pellecchia will be presenting artwork at the show.
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Art Shows & Exhibits
Catch and Release              
Great Falls Discovery Center, Turners Falls, MA

Photo by Julian Parker-Burns
Exploded View, a local art, word and performance group, presents Catch and Release, a community art show and an Exploded View: River performance at the Great Falls Discovery Center on Sunday, May 7 at 2 p.m. Catch and Release includes art by dozens of local artists on the theme of Rivers, Water, and Fish, and opens with an artists reception in the Great Hall of the Discovery Center. River premiers collaborative performance of word and image by the Exploded View group: Trish Crapo, Edite Cunha, Candace Curran, Leah Banks, Nina Rossi and Samantha Wood.

Come celebrate the River with the Shad Sister, take a picture with Annie Adromous, help make a river installation, meet the post-apocalyptic turtle. This is a free event for all ages. Catch and Release exhibit through May 5-May 30. Great Falls Discovery Center, 2 Avenue A, Turners Falls. For more information: 413-863-3221. Online:
Continuum: Variations on a Theme             
The Jaffrey Civic Center, Jaffrey, NH

Group Art Exhibit at Jaffrey Civic Center
"Continuum: Variations on a Theme"
Seven artists: Susan Ellis, Barbara Danser, Lulu Fichter, Marsha Hewitt, Maureen Hsu, Earl Schofield, Pam Tarbell

Open Reception Friday, May 26th 5-7
May 26th - June 27th
Exhibit Hours: Mon-Fri, 10 am-Noon, Sat 10-2

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.
Young Person's Art Exhibit              
The Jaffrey Civic Center, Jaffrey, NH

Jaffrey Civic Center hosts Annual Young Person's Art Exhibit

The Jaffrey Civic Center is excited to announce that once again we will be hosting the Annual Young Person's Show which showcases the artwork of Jaffrey and Rindge school age children from Kindergarten through grade 12. The exhibit is open to all youth in the district and includes home schooled children as well as children from the schools in the district including the Jaffrey Grade School, Rindge Memorial School, Jaffrey-Rindge Middle School and Conant High School. The exhibit will be held in the upstairs Cunningham Gallery and opens Friday, April  21st. The Opening Reception for this show will be held at our annual Founder's Day Celebration, on Saturday, May 13th, from 12 to 2 pm. Founder's Day commemorates Marion Mack Johnson, the Founder of the Jaffrey Civic Center, who was a local teacher dedicated to community service. The exhibit runs through May 20th.

We hope you can come celebrate with us at this very special event. As always, the reception is open to the public and admission is always FREE.

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.
Spring Exhibitions          
East Wing Gallery, Mount Wachusett Community College

46th Annual MWCC Student Art Exhibition 
Work from foundation & advanced art courses
May 5 - May 17

For more information contact: Joyce Miller, Gallery Director or visit MWCC Art Dept. Facebook page

Small Pieces from a Large World              
The Domestic Darling's Art Salon, Turners Falls, MA

Small Pieces from a Large World: watercolors, pen and ink, drawings, woodblocks, mosaics, and other works of art from local luminary, Robert Markey. Principles of place and form from his world travels are on display through April 30.

The Domestic Darling's Art Salon
69 Second Street
Turners Falls, MA

Lawrence Barn
28 Depot Road, Hollis NH

Hollis Pop-Up Art Show             
Hollis Arts Society, Hollis, NH

May 6 - May 7, 2017 @ 10:00 AM

Do you have a craving for art, music and yummy desserts? Join the members of the Hollis Arts Society for an uplifting day of amazing 2D and 3D art by local artists. There will be live art with a variety of engaging demonstrations going on throughout the weekend. Sit down and relax with light music and a cozy dessert cafe. For more information, visit or call 978.597.5749.

Lawrence Barn
28 Depot Road, Hollis NH

Fine Art & Fine Tea            
Petersham Art Center, Petersham, MA

Saturday, May 13, 4PM. "Fine Art & Fine Tea", a special event with artist Candace Anderson. Candace will share stories about her close artistic relationship with Barbara Ellis, the artist for whom the gallery at Petersham Art Center is named. Candace often traveled on painting adventures with Barbara and treasured her friendship and inspiration for many memorable years. Candace will weave in her own artistic journey as she herself developed and matured as an artist. Guests will enjoy fine tea and fine refreshments as they share in the celebration. This event is  free, although a donation basket will be available. RESERVATIONS ARE A MUST due to limited space.

For more information, please call the Petersham Art Center at 978-724-3415. PAC is located at 8 North Street, just off Route 32, near the Petersham Common.
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston             
Saxtons River Art Guild

Bus to Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Saxtons River Art Guild is sponsoring a trip to the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston on Wednesday, May 17th. Of special interest are the exhibits "Matisse in the Studio", the first major international exhibition to examine the importance of Matisse's personal collection of objects, paired with his paintings, and "Botticelli and the Search for the Divine" the largest and most important display of Botticelli's works in the United States, featuring 24 paintings from international lenders.

The bus will be leaving from the Airport in Swanzey, NH at 8:00 a.m. and return at about 5:30 p.m.

The cost of trip will be $58.00 for members and $68.00 for non-members. This will cover the bus and admission, lunch will be on your own. There are three eateries at the Museum and we will have that information and more if needed. To reserve the bus and to ensure that we have enough participants to make the trip, let your family and friends know and please make your reservations as soon as possible. We must have solid numbers for the bus company by the beginning of May.

Please call Kathy Greve at 802-874-4403, or Nancy DiMauro at 802-257-4489 to reserve.

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Art Classes & Instruction
Framing 101             
ArtsWorcester, Worcester, MA

Framing 101
Led by Amanda Kidd Schall
Saturday, May 13, 
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Join us to learn about the basics of framing with Amanda Kidd Schall, Master Certified Picture Framerâ„¢. This session will address the choices we make in basic frame design, and the importance of conservation.

This educational session is not a hands-on workshop. Bring your questions for Amanda, but please do not bring in artwork.

Amanda Kidd Schall is a Master Certified Picture Framerâ„¢, one of two in Central Massachusetts. Amanda moved to Worcester in 2007 to attend Clark University, where she majored in Studio Art with a minor in Geography. She has worked at Framed In Tatnuck since 2011. Just ask her about the color fidelity of Artglass UV!

You must be a current member of ArtsWorcester to attend this session. The workshop is free, but limited to twenty members. Registration is first come, first served. A wait-list will be held. Register using SignUp Genius.

We thank the Melvin S. Cutler Charitable Foundation for its support of the Artist Business Workshops.

660 Main Street
Worcester, MA 01610

Seascapes in Pastel with Liz Haywood Sullivan           
Monadnock Area Artists Association, Keene, NH

September 30 & October 1, 2017
Rescheduled due to April snowstorm
Four openings left
In this two-day intensive workshop we will explore the intricacies of painting moving water and the seascape in pastel. We will use underpainting to assist the development of the layers of transparency found in water. Topics to be covered include how to depict sea spray and sea foam, creating depth and distance in water, wet sand, creating strong compositions and working with values in water. There will be a daily demonstration and group critiques, along with plenty of one-on-one instruction at your easel.

For more information and a registration form, please visit our website.

Only 4 spaces left. Please contact Carol at with questions.

New Classes at Petersham Art Center            
Petersham Art Center, Petersham, MA

Saturday, May 6th, 9AM-12Noon. "Creative Book Making" with Chris Eaton.  Ages 6 & Up. Participants will learn how to construct a handmade book with unique covers. Each person will make three  blank books, one with a classic marbleized cover and two with creative and whimsical themes. You can start your own spring journals or give them as gifts. Cost is $15 mem/$35 nonmem/$7 materials fee.

Saturday, May 20, 9AM-12Noon. "Pastel Masterpieces" with fine artist Lisa Regopoulos. Ages 18 & Up. Create your own masterpiece with an experienced artist to guide your work. Each person will create a small, finished painting, achieving a luminous effect with the use of pastel paired with the technique of alcohol underpainting. Cost is $15 mem/$35 nonmem. All skill levels are invited. Participants must bring their own art supplies. A list of what is needed can be obtained by contacting the Petersham Art Center at 978-724-3415 or

For any of these events, please call the Petersham Art Center at 978-724-3415. PAC is located at 8 North Street, just off Route 32, near the Petersham Common.

Summer Landscape Workshop with Jill Pottle            
Orr's and Bailey Islands, ME

June 25 - June 29, 2017

This will be Jill's 6th year taking a group of artists to paint on the lovely coast of Maine. Workshop fee includes a lesson each day, most of the meals, and time to connect with other artists. Sure to be a great experience.

If interested please contact Jill Pottle at or 978-582-0985.

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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Call for Artists: Arts Crafts, and Vendor Marketplace
UU Society of Gardner, Gardner, MA

Arts, Crafts, and Vendor Marketplace, May 6, 2017 
UU Society of Gardner, 66 Elm Street, Gardner, MA 
Festive art and wares for all occasions
Public invited, Deadline to register May 3

The Unitarian Universalist Society of Gardner invites artists and artisans to offer their work for sale Saturday, May 6, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event features independent artists, craftspeople, and specialty vendors.

For more information and to register visit 
Call for Artists: The Ellen DiGeronimo Plein Air Paint-In
Fitchburg, MA

New this year! 
Cash prizes and expanded opportunities for exhibiting work.

We invite the artists to set up their easels around rural areas of Fitchburg to capture the beauty and sense of place!

When: During the weeks of September 1-15th, 2017
Where: Rural areas of Fitchburg including conservation land, farms, fields, hills, orchards, and agricultural areas.

The entry fee is $10.00 made payable to the Fitchburg Cultural Alliance. To waive your entry fee we ask you to secure a $25.00 sponsor.

Guidelines and application forms available at:
For questions, contact:

Deadline for applications: August 1, 2017 
Call for Artists: Annual Spring Art Exhibit and Sale
Princeton Arts Society, Princeton, MA

The Princeton Arts Society invites current and new members to participate in "Awakenings", our 26th Annual Spring Exhibit and Sale, May 6 and 7, 2017. Opening Reception May 5. Signup for new members can be done at the time of art drop-off.

The show is open to two and three-dimensional media artists and will be judged as a single body of work with cash prizes awarded. Entries are limited to three (3) pieces per artist. There is a $5 hanging fee required for each piece entered.

Please go to for the Call for Artists, Show Entry Form and membership information.

Art in the Park
Keene, NH

September 2nd and 3rd, 2017; 10 AM - 4 PM

Annual Labor Day event with over 80 artists at Ashuelot River Park, West St., Keene, NH. Music provided by Keene Music Festival.

Food, music, raffles; free and open to the public.

Deadline: If you want the same space you had last year, your application must be received by April 30th, 2017. Thereafter, all applications will be handled on a first-come, first-served basis. No exceptions! Deadline for all applications is Friday, July 7th, 2017. Participation will be limited to 85 exhibitors.

Entry Fee: MAAA members: $100 Non-members: $150. Fees are Non-Refundable.

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
Custom Canvas Stretching
Doreen LaScola is offering services for stretching custom sized blank canvases. You supply the materials, and she will do the work. 

Please call 978-297-3427 for a labor-only quote and to arrange an appointment.  
Contact Doreen by email at:
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 proceeding 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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