June 2018
In This Issue
Welcome New 
GALA Members!

 Barbara Danser
Barbara Schieb-Gibbons
Barbara Coburn

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

Hello Friends,

We had a very successful Spring Art Show! I would like to thank everyone for being a part of this delightful and eloquent show. It takes a village to put on this size of a show and we are grateful to all the volunteers! We also want to thank the public for coming and supporting their local artists! We thank and appreciate the local Mass Cultural Councils for supporting us in grants to help pay the expenses that we accumulated in setting up this show.

We can't rest. We are working on completing our art gallery project to be able to have a Grand Opening in August. We set the date and are working hard to stay on schedule.

Now that we have our own gallery, new jobs have to be created. If there is something you are interested in below on the list, let me know at or 978-407-1419
  1. Painting and cleaning the barn
  2. Maintaining the Art Gallery
  3. Yard work, gardening and mowing
  4. Light house cleaning
  5. Be on the Gallery Committee
  6. Help with scheduling art shows and workshops
  7. Supervise art shows and workshops
  8. Help in the gallery
  9. Maintain the membership database in Excel
  10. Computer work, working on the internet, Dropbox, Jotform
  11. Maintain the Website
  12. Office work and keeping supplies organized
We are looking for some artwork to hang in our new gallery during our Grand Opening. If you would like to show a few of your pieces, let me know. They will be displayed for about a month. Then we will be having a photography show in October. Email me photos of your artwork and I will get back to you. Space is limited.

Reminder: If you are planning on entering our "Paint the Town" Art show with Gallery Sitka in July then you better get started now! Not only will there be ribbon awards, there will also be cash awards. This will be fun!

Reminder: Coming to our Artist Critique this Saturday, June 2nd? Don't forget to register. When you register it allows us to know that you are coming and if the critique needs to be rescheduled for some reason then we have a way of contacting you.

Hope to hear from you soon.


Deb Giordano
President of GALA
  eventsGALA Events/Announcements
Thank You to Our Judges 

Our Spring Art Show judges had the challenging task to work together to get the job done. A warm THANK YOU goes to Tamar Brown, Ann Capodagli and Peter Laytin!

Thank You to Our Volunteers  

We want to thank all the volunteers for helping with this year's Spring Art Show. Also a big thank you to Garlold Amadon for doing sound for all three days! Also for the artists doing their demonstrations and to all the musicians who came to play and sing! Here are just a few photos during the show. We will post more photos on our website soon.

GALA "Paint the Town" Art Show     
GALA Arts Gallery, 135 Front Street, Winchendon, MA

GALA "Paint the Town" 2018 Art Show
Call for Entries
July 27 - September 27, 2018
454 Main Street
Fitchburg, MA

Opening Reception Friday, July 27, 6-9 pm
Art Awards at 7 pm

Our Distinguished Judges:
  • Jennifer Jones, Fitchburg Cultural Alliance
  • Susan Navarre, Fitchburg Historical Society
  • Susan Wadsworth, FSU Art History Professor
  • Kledia Spiro, Marketing at The Fitchburg Art Museum (and an artist)
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 July 16.

Please support GALA by donating a Town of Fitchburg artwork to the show raffle.

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 for the duration of the show. If in doubt, please email

See the  Call for Entries for more information.

MemberNewsMember News & Exhibits
Susan Ellis with Maureen Hsu              

"Reality," an exhibit by local artists Susan Ellis and Maureen Hsu, will be on display at Sunflowers Café, 21 Main Street, in Jaffrey, NH from May 30th to June 30th.
There will be an opportunity to meet the artists on Sunday, June 3rd at 3:00 pm.

For more information call 603-593-3303 or email

Susan Ellis
Maureen Hsu

Susan Ellis with Maureen Hsu              

Nature photographer Rick Flematti is currently exhibiting a collection of his nature and landscape images at the Heywood Wound Care Center at Henry Heywood Hospital. He is a freelance photographer who works in the North Quabbin region. His images have been published in several books and calendars. He was recently honored with the coveted calendar cover picture for the Nature Conservancy 2018 calendar. Rick is also a part time staff photographer for Uniquely Quabbin Magazine. His work can seen by visiting his website: Anyone interested in purchasing his work or has questions is encouraged to contact him at 413-695-0789 or you may order directly through his website.

The hospital is located 242 Green St, Gardner, Massachusetts. Across from Mount Wachusett Community College

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Art Shows & Exhibits
Stella Arvanetaki to exhibit at the Jaffrey Civic Center                          
Jaffrey Civic Center, Jaffrey, NH

The Jaffrey Civic Center will host an exhibit of oils by Stella Arvanetaki beginning June 1 - June 29 in the Cunningham Gallery. There will be an opening reception from 5 to 7 pm on Friday, June 1st. Stella, as she is called by her friends, is a mother, nurse, wife, homemaker, gardener, and most important an artist. Having an innate ability, and formal art schooling, she has put to paint and canvas her thoughts and visions. Each rendering has a message, whether a simple country scene or a complex portrait. Although the art is two dimensional, she leaves a portion of herself in each and every piece of art, creating that third dimension of a free spirit. Using her God given talent, she has developed "Stella's Corner" a non-profit business, with all income given to needy charities, national, state and local. This priority has become her calling card, and has become a driving force in her creativity. Stella has a BSN as well as a MBS specializing in children with severe behavioral problems and adults on life support. She taught children art having to use latex house paint and worked with the adults as long as they had use of their hands and on two occasions utilized the use of toes. Stella has shared with many that these two opportunities were the most satisfying experiences of her art career.

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.

All Around Monadnock: The Character & Heritage of the Monadnock Region 
Historical Society of Cheshire County, Keene, NH

The third juried exhibition of contemporary artists will be held on June 1- Sept 7 at the Historical Society of Cheshire County, 246 Main St., Keene, NH.

Opening reception is June 1, 4-6 PM. Join the artists and preview the work of 555 artists which is available for purchase during the opening reception. Exhibit hours are:
Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, 9 AM - 4 PM
Wednesdays, 9 AM - 9 PM
Saturdays, 9 AM - noon

June Events at Gallery Sitka  
Gallery Sitka, Fitchburg, MA

Friday, June 1st 7PM - 9PM Paint Night with Ylenia Mino
$45 per ticket, includes painting supplies, snacks, and beverages

Gallery Sitka West 454 Main St., Fitchburg, MA 01420
Gallery Sitka West: 978.342.1006
Gallery Sitka East: 978.425.6290

Saturday, June 2nd  3PM - 5PM Festa della Repubblica - Our First Italian Art Show
An art opening for Our Italian Artists:

Ylenia Mino
Tommaso Chiappa
Roberto Perotti
Roberto Mazzonetto

Gallery Sitka West 454 Main St., Fitchburg, MA 01420
Gallery Sitka West: 978.342.1006
Gallery Sitka East: 978.425.6290

Saturday, June 16th 11AM - 4PM National Children's Day Book Signing & Art Party
Book signing / art opening by Iphigenia Gossios Burg and friends, as well as classes and other fun for kids

Gallery Sitka West 454 Main St., Fitchburg, MA 01420
Gallery Sitka West: 978.342.1006
Gallery Sitka East: 978.425.6290

Sunday, June 17th 1PM - 3PM Birdie Wolejko - June 2018 Bull Run Artist
Artist's Reception for painter Bridie Wolejko of Lunenburg, MA

The Bull Run Restaurant 215 Great Rd, Shirley, MA 01464
Hosted by Gallery Sitka East
Gallery Sitka West: 978.342.1006
Gallery Sitka East: 978.425.6290

Dave Hay brings "Magic and Flow" to The Greenfield Gallery                           
The Greenfield Gallery, Greenfield, MA

"Magic and Flow: A Collection of Contemporary Paintings," by Dave Hay, on view at The Greenfield Gallery, June 7 through July 21, 2018, with an artist's reception Friday, June 22, 6 to 8 p.m.

Dave Hay likes to have fun when he paints - and it shows. His paintings are bright, energetic and playful. The retired public school art teacher and break dancer describes his aesthetic as: "Color, cool, and a sparkle of fun."

The Springfield artist's exhibit, "Magic and Flow: A Collection of Contemporary Paintings," will be on display at The Greenfield Gallery, June 7 through July 21, with an artist's reception on Friday, June 22, 6 to 8 p.m.

Hay's exhibit includes both abstract and "pop portraits," all painted in his bold palette.

"I like to have fun and make it colorful," Hay says. "You can tell when something 'clicks' in the artwork; it's authentic. You can tell the artist was connected to it and had fun creating it."

For more information:

Check out Dave Hay's website at

The Greenfield Gallery, 231 Main St, Greenfield, MA
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.

Contact The Greenfield Gallery at 413-772-9334
or Trish Crapo at

Keene Art Walk 2018                          
Keene, NH

Enjoy a stroll through downtown Keene, NH and see the storefront displays converted to a gallery walk. Keene's Art Walk is celebrating its 27th year. It is a downtown family event transforming our downtown into a walking art gallery.

The 2018 dates are June 1st through June 10th. Opening Reception June 1, 5-7 PM at Mon Amie Fine Jewelry, 87 Main St Keene, NH.

Sculptures by Ron Edwards                            
Nina's Nook, Turners Falls, MA

Mixed Media Sculpture by Ron Edwards
Nina's Nook presents Sculptures by Ron Edwards
May 12 to June 23

Ron Edwards is a retired mathematics professor and a self-taught artist. The small scale mixed media sculptures on display in this show are made from wood collected along rivers and in forests in western Massachusetts. These are painted with acrylic paint and often have handmade or found  objects affixed to them.

On his trips through the wood and along rivers, Edwards always uses a walking stick. In the last few years, the 82 year-old artist turned to making walking sticks. Each uniquely detailed stick in this show has a specific theme painted in acrylic paint.

Edwards is also the founder of Little River Press, which specializes in volumes of poetry, post card series, graphic art works, and conceptual art projects.

Nina's Nook is next to the Black Cow Burger Bar at 125A Avenue A in Turners Falls, Mass. Hours are Thursday, Friday and Saturdays from 12 to 5 p.m. and by appointment or chance: 413-834-8800.

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Art Classes & Instruction
Reinventing the Art Business                          
Wachusett Business Incubator, Gardner, MA

The Wachusett Business Incubator, located in Gardner Massachusetts is hosting a workshop exploring new ways for you to make money in the art business. During the workshop you will be introduced to Outcome Driven Innovation, and that process will be used to guide the session. The session will be documented with Graphic Recording, an emerging process that utilizes art skills in the business environment. The session will be held the afternoon & evening of June 14th.

Come join business leaders, art supporters, and other artists to both learn and share in the discussion. This may be your opportunity to significantly increase the revenue you make producing art. Dinner and drinks will be served during the workshop. Participation is limited, so respond quickly.

Contact Daniel Farley via phone or email for additional details, and to sign up for this special event. 978-410-9250.

The Wachusett Business Incubator is non profit corporation dedicated to helping promote small business development in Central Massachusetts.
Summer Art Program for Youth and Teens                      
Mount Wachusett Community College, Gardner, MA
24th Annual Summer Art Program for Youth and Teens  *sponsored by the ART DEPT.     
Come work in the college's beautiful art studios for a week you will never forget!
Teen Art School
July 30 - August 3, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Special Program Fee: $249 (Cost includes all materials, supplies and lunch!)

A five-day studio art program designed for the teen interested in visual arts or seeking to create work for a portfolio. This year the focus will be sculpture; working in three dimension with clay, plaster and other mixed media. Create a relief, cast your hand or foot in plaster, a wood assemblage and more. Individual expression is encouraged. Traditional and contemporary works of art will be presented for inspiration.

Introduction to the Potter's Wheel & Drawing
July 16-20, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Special Program Fee: $249 (Cost includes all materials, supplies and lunch!)

Spend your mornings learning new drawing techniques and your afternoons on the potter's wheel trying to center clay, or working with coils or slabs of clay to make vases, cups or bowls. We will glaze and fire several pieces. Charcoal, ink, pencil, clay, slip, and glazes may be used. Dress for mess! Bring a smock and a snack for morning break.

Introduction to the Potter's Wheel & Painting
July 23 - 27, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Special Program Fee: $249 (Cost includes all materials, supplies and lunch!)
Spend your mornings learning watercolor and acrylic painting techniques and your afternoons on the potter's wheel trying to center clay, or working with coils or slabs of clay to make vases, cups or bowls. We will glaze and fire several pieces. Dress for mess! Bring a smock and a snack for morning break.

Paint and Draw like the Masters
July 30 - August 3, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Special Program Fee: $249 (Cost includes all materials, supplies and lunch!)
Come explore the world of art and spend the day drawing and painting using watercolors, acrylics, charcoal, pastel, ink and pencil! We will try to draw like Davinci and paint like Michelangelo and more. Individual expression is encouraged. Supervised outdoor games and fun activities will complement time in the studios. Dress for mess! Bring a smock and a snack for morning break. Daily hot lunch is included.

To register visit:
Or contact: Lifelong Learning at 978-630-9146
Glassblowing Classes                    
Terrapin Glassblowing Studio, Jaffrey, NH

Introduction to Glassblowing

Class size 3-8 students, approximately 2 hour session
Adults (16+) - $60 per person
Ages 12-15 - $70 per person
Ages 7-11 - $75 per person

If you've ever been interested in glassblowing this is the class for you! In this hands-on class you will begin learn the foundations of glassblowing, including the tools, equipment and safety. This class is fast-paced and packed full of information. Make four of your own pieces of glass art to show off to your friends and family! Each student from the class will make their own clear flower, colorful flower, paperweight, and clear blown ornament.

Blow your own Ornament

Class size 4-20 people
Adults (16+) - $25 per person
Ages 12-15 - $30 per person
Ages 7-11 - $35 per person

This class gives you the opportunity to experience glassblowing first-hand without taking a full class. Each person will assist the instructor gathering glass out of our 2,075 degree furnace, choose two colors to swirl into your ornament and blow into the liquid glass. Sound exciting? It is! Give this a try for a brief introduction to this ancient art and make your very own piece of glass art!

Level 2 ~ Egg Paperweights or 'Eggweights'

This class is an hour-long private lesson for 1 or 2 people focusing only on egg shaped paperweights. Without rushing, a total of 5 or more paperweights will easily be made in this class. The prerequisite for this class is that all individuals must that have taken our 2-hour Intro to Glassblowing Class. When signing up, in the box for "leave us a message", please put the approximate date you took the Intro class! Cost = $85 (split cost if 2 people) ~ Price includes a rough grind on the bottom of your paperweights, or you can schedule to learn to grind on another date. +$5 Ages 12-15 +$10 Ages 7-11

Flameworking 1

Check flameworking off your bucket list! Our goal for this class is to make you feel comfortable and competent enough at the torch to practice these skills on your own. After the instructor demonstrates a swirly pendant and a turtle, students take over to create their own! There is plenty of time for each student to make between 3-5 pieces. For those who wish to pursue work on the torch further, these are great projects to start a solid foundation of skills. For those who just want the experience, you will have your own glass items to take home with you once they have been annealed. 2 hour class, 2+ students, $80 per person, all materials included

Decorate your own Egg Pendant

2-9 people
No experience necessary, ages 12+
$40/person for this hour group class

Experience flameworking first-hand by decorating your very own glass egg pendant! In this one hour class, you will learn about safety, tools and equipment in the flameworking shop. After everyone is comfortable, Your instructor will do a quick demonstration on the steps it takes to decorate one of these beautiful egg pendants. Students will then have the rest of the class-time to sit at their own torch and decorate a glass creation!

Level 2 ~ Build Your Own Bunny

2-9 people
Any Flameworking class is required prior to taking this class
$80 per person for this 2 hour class

Have you already taken an intro or seasonal flameworking class? Great! You're ready to create your own adorable bunny just in time for the Spring. This two hour class will cover techniques such as heating and manipulating colored glass, drawing with stringers, and shaping using gravity, heat, and tools.

Terrapin Glassblowing Studio
79 Hadley Road
Jaffrey, NH 03452
(603) 593-5073
NightScapes in Pastel                    
River Valley Artisans, Keene, NH

NightScapes in Pastel with Christine Ivers - June 23 & 24, 2018
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. The registration fee for this 2-day workshop is $230.

Registration form

Please email and you will be notified when the registration form is ready.

River Valley Artisans

2018 Workshops                  
Monadnock Area Artists Association, Keene, NH

Realistic Pet Portraits in Pastel with Lisa Ober
September 15 & 16, 2018

Lisa Ober, PSA, IAPS-MC, will be your instructor in this hands-on workshop sharing her experience creating life-like pastel pet portraits. Lisa's step-by-step approach to teaching pastel pet portraiture insures that when this workshop is complete you will know how to develop a realistic pet portrait from the first sketch through signing the finished painting.

Lisa will talk through the secrets to creating absolutely pet-able fur whether painting cats, dogs, horses, or other furry creatures. She will address the special issues of painting all black or all white fur, a common challenge. She will also show you how to make incredibly life-like eyes, a critical component for a realistic pet portrait that might leap off your paper! Time permitting, Lisa will also provide great tips for photographing pets in order to get the most flattering reference photos. Fee goes up June 7th even though the form says June 1st.

Please make your check payable to: Monadnock Area Artists Association. Please mail your registration form and check to:

Monadnock Area Artists Association
c/o C. Corliss
161 Streeter Hill Road
West Chesterfield, NH 03466

A confirmation will be sent via email, so please print clearly.
If you have any questions, please contact Carol at or 603-363-4205, or visit our website.

Colored Pencil with Kendra Ferreira
November 2018

In this fun and informative workshop students will learn to create vibrant drawings with the simple tool of colored pencils by layering colors, blending, burnishing, and creating rich darks and vibrant colors. Colored pencils are an easy transported medium and can be used for simple sketches to complex layered drawings. In this workshop we will be combining and learning about dry colored pencils with watercolor pencils and how this mixed media approach allows for a quicker build up of color and value. Artists of all levels will enjoy expanding the boundaries of this versatile colored pencil medium.

We will begin with a short discussion on materials then a demo about applying the pencils, mixing and layering colors and burnishing. Students will then work from a still life set up or photos if they wish. I like to work individually with each student during the workshop to their own abilities. Some materials will be provided, I do have some colored pencils and watercolor pencils for students to borrow during the workshop. Registration form
Monadnock Area Artists Association
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.

The Art Department at Mount Wachusett Community College invites you 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 for more information.
Wood Carving Classes              
Marcia Berkall, Athol, MA

Tuesday evenings, 6:00-9:00pm

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

To see Marcia's work, visit:

Marcia Berkall
116 Old Keene Road
Athol, MA 01331
(978) 830-0293
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PaperJam: A month-long riff on paper!                          
Great Falls Discovery Center, Turners Falls, MA

Exploded View, a dynamic group of women artists and writers working together to create original performance and exhibitions, is curating a community art show to premier at the Great Falls Discovery Center in Turners Falls during the month of September.

Artists living in Western Massachusetts are invited to submit artwork on, about or related to paper, its personal or local significance, or your creative interpretation thereof - use your imagination!

Email up to three jpegs, with a brief description of each, including title, dimensions and materials, along with your name, address, and phone number to by August 22 to be juried into the show.

Drop off for accepted work will be September 1, with a reception on Sunday, September 9. Participants who are able to make a small donation of $5 to help with reception costs may do so at drop-off time, but there are no submission fees for this show.

The Farmer and the Flea Seeking Vendors                         
Jaffrey Civic Center, Jaffrey, NH

The Jaffrey Civic Center is now accepting vendor applications for their summer market, The Farmer and the Flea, which runs every Saturday beginning, July 7th through October 6th. This is the second year we are offering the event. Vendors can sell their flea market items/crafts and or locally grown produce. We are especially seeking farm items like fresh flowers and eggs, berries, baked goods as well as honey or maple products. All are welcome.  Centrally located on Main Street in the scenic town of Jaffrey, our spacious lawn offers high visibility to visitors and residents alike. We will plan to open the summer market on Saturdays from 9 am to 1pm. Discounts available for return vendors and Jaffrey residents.  Please download our Farmer and the Flea Vendor application form or contact us at 532-6527 for more information.

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.

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 2018-2019 (July 2018-June 2019.) Both established and emerging artists are encouraged to apply. Exhibitions are on display for two months, and artists are asked to participate in the monthly Amherst Arts Night Plus (first Thursday of the month) during their show.

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

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

Applications may be completed online

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

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

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

Application forms with submission requirements are available at the library circulation desk and online at: and

For more information please or call Heidi at 879-248-9995 or email:
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Resources for Artists
The 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
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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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 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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