May 2019
In This Issue
Welcome New 
GALA Members!

Lori MacDonald
Meagan St. Laurent
Lawrence Libby

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
Send Us Feedback!

President's Note

Hello my dear friends,

We had a wonderful art show this past weekend! We had lots of nice compliments from visitors from far and near. I would like to thank all the artists for entering the show, the volunteers for setting up, working the show, and breaking down. Also, I would like to thank all the musicians for their contribution and Garold for working the sound equipment. It's a lot of work, but you should be proud for belonging to an organization that puts on a professional show.

We are now working this week to set up for the May show in the gallery this weekend and we are looking for help. We will be working on Thursday and Friday, so if you have a few hours to volunteer please give me a call. Louise is working on the sitting schedule for Gallery volunteers. Georgia is setting up the calendar. Please contact Louise to tell her what dates you would like to work the gallery this year. It is a lot easier for you to call her than for her to try and reach you.

We will soon be starting up Art Critiques! Watch your email for information. Janet Dupuis will be in charge of critiques this year. We hope to see you there!

We still have the months of August and October available for group shows! If you would like to do a group show or be a part of one, you can register on our website.

Would you like to teach a class? Contact me with what you would like to do.

Music & Arts Festival: we are still seeking artists, artisans, and crafters to rent tent space for our July Music & Arts Festival. We already have four food trucks coming, and a local brewery. The music lineup is looking sweet and there will be great art show in the gallery! Mark your calendars for this event!

Upcoming Events:
More information, applications and deadlines can be obtained on our website.

May- Arts Gallery Art Show: all the award winners from the Spring Show
June- Group Show: Sitka Gallery PopUp (Sitka's artists)
July- Theme Show: "Art of the Animals"
July- Music & Arts Festival: artist and craft vendors, food trucks, art show and more
August- Group Show
September- Group Show: Theme "Rust"
October- Group Show
November- Theme Show: "Small Works"

We are looking to fill the following positions:
  • Marketing
  • En Plein Air events coordinator

Deb Giordano
GALA President


  eventsGALA Events/Announcements
GALA Upcoming Events 

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

Rust: Call for Entries 

RUST, a proposed group show in September at the GALA Gallery, 135 Front St., Winchendon, has openings for more artist members to join in exhibiting their presentations of rust in art forms. Currently the exhibitors are Alicia Drakiotes, Susan Ellis, Louise Parmenter Hammerman, and Brad Willard who have previously exhibited their rust creations as a group at the Jaffrey Civic Center, Jaffrey, NH, and the Heywood Library in Gardner.

We are seeking other members who find the beauty in rust and thus create photographs, paintings, sculpture and innovative art works from this intriguing remnant of civilization. Please keep in mind the limitations of the gallery space. If interested, please submit 3 images of your works and label: Lastname_Firstname_Title_Image #jpg to Images should be no larger than 300kb. Please include a brief statement about your interest in this subject and your contact information.

For more information please call the "Rust" group coordinator: Louise Parmenter Hammerman at 978-874-2660 or email

MemberNewsMember News & Exhibits
Rick Flematti        
Spring Thyme Extravaganza, Gardner, MA

Come join me, Rick Flematti, at the Spring Thyme Extravaganza event on Thursday, May 2 from 6 to 9pm. Located at the PACC on Kendall Pond in Gardner, MA. There will be plenty of vendors to offer their wares in time for Mothers Day.

For more information contact Rick Flematti at

Carrin Culotta         

Tower Hill Botanic Garden, 11 French Drive, Boylston, MA

This spring Tower Hill Botanic Gardens will celebrate heroes from the plant world in order to encourage viewers to become heroes in their own communities. This exhibit will feature portraits by local artists of diverse leaders of horticulture. Carrin Culotta was selected as one of the ten participating artists and completed a portrait of the "Plant Doctor", Cynthia Westcott. The "Horticultural Heroes Exhibit" is on view through May 12 in the Milton Gallery at Tower Hill.

Richard Boyd Art Gallery, 15 Epps Street, Peaks Island Portland, ME

Richard Boyd Art Gallery opens an annual exhibition of original paintings and drawings on
Tuesday, April 2 at 10:00 a.m. The exhibition explores works by artists creating art
on a time honored raw product - paper. An unforgiving surface around for centuries, paper
reveals the artist's proficiency in creating visual art. The show includes a selection of original works in watercolor, acrylic, graphite, mixed media and pastels created en plein air and in studio settings depicting a range of scenes in a variety of styles. The exhibit features works by gallery artists' Patricia Chandler - acrylic, graphite and mixed media; Carrin Culotta - watercolor; Randy Eckard - watercolor; Julianne Garvey - watercolor; Scarlet Kinney - watercolor and pastel; and Bob Santandrea - pastels.

Works on Paper is on view free of charge between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. daily through April 29, 2019

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.

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Art Shows & Exhibits
The Eighteenth ArtsWorcester Biennial              
ArtsWorcester, Worcester, MA

Opening May 2:
The Eighteenth ArtsWorcester Biennial

The event of the season is in our new galleries.

Opening reception: Thursday, May 2, 6:00 to 9:00 PM
44 Portland Street

Join us for the Eighteenth ArtsWorcester Biennial, the grand opening to the public of our new galleries. Since 1985, the ArtsWorcester Biennial has exhibited the region's best visual art, from some of its most ambitious artists. Now in its 18th iteration, this year's Biennial is the first to take place at 44 Portland Street. It only happens every two years--don't miss out!

Out of 440 submissions, juror Nick Capasso, Director of the Fitchburg Art Museum, selected 71 works in a range of media for exhibition. Come see his selections on Thursday, May 2, from 6:00 to 9:00 PM. Prizes will be announced that evening, including the winner of the Sally R. Bishop Prize, who goes on to a solo exhibition at the Worcester Art Museum in 2020. A complete list of featured artists is available here.

The Biennial will be on view in the East and West Galleries through June 8, 2019. Gallery hours will run Tuesdays through Thursdays, 12:00 to 5:00 PM, and Fridays through Saturdays, 12:00 to 7:00 PM, and are free to all.

Music will be courtesy of WICN. Parking is available at the Worcester Public Library, the Federal Plaza Garage, Worcester Common Garage, and Pearl-Elm Garage. Metered street parking is also available.


Princeton Arts Society's 28th Annual May Gallery Show            
Princeton Arts Society, Princeton, MA

Come and surround yourself with art. The Princeton Arts Society's 28th Annual May Gallery Show is the perfect opportunity to view inspiring works of art and perhaps add a piece to your personal collection.

The Annual May Gallery Show is free and open to the public:
Friday, May 3, 6:30-8:30PM - Opening Reception & Live Music
Saturday, May 4, 10 AM to 4 PM
Sunday, May 5, 10 AM to 4 PM
Princeton Community & Senior Center, 206 Worcester Rd. (Post Office Place) Princeton, MA

All work is by the Society's members, many of whom are award winning artists widely recognized in their fields. The show includes works in oils, acrylics, watercolors, pastels, photography, and more, including three-dimensional works, with subject matter as varied as our artists.

Our Opening Reception will include refreshments and live music by Tim Loftus and Mary Carfagna. Ms Carfagna is a cellist with the New England Symphony Orchestra and a cello teacher. Mr Loftus is an instrumentalist (flute, guitar, and tenor banjo) performing often as a soloist, sharing stories, music, and visual presentations on Irish culture.

The Princeton Arts Society is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization encouraging and supporting area visual, literary and performing artists.
Facebook: PrincetonArtsSociety

Mary Ann Sullivan to Exhibit at the JCC               
Jaffrey Civic Center, Jaffrey, NH

New Hampshire artist, Mary Ann Sullivan, will exhibit her artwork at the Jaffrey Civic Center beginning April 26 through June 28th in the Display Case Gallery. Her art journey started in the Chicago area with many dedicated and talented teachers. After moving to New England, Mary Ann worked as an interior designer for 20 years, which gave her the outlet  needed to satisfy her creative urges. She has taken numerous classes at the New Hampshire Institute for Art and her artwork has been exhibited both locally and throughout New Hampshire. The Opening Reception for her exhibit will be Saturday, May 4th at 5 pm. Refreshments included. The exhibit and reception are free and open to the public. For more examples of Mary Ann's work, check out her webpage.

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.

Notown Goods is Now Open!               
Notown Goods, Westminster, MA

A fine craft gallery and gift shop, Notown Goods features works by over 50 American artists, artisans, and apothecaries. At Notown Goods every piece has a story to tell and an American maker behind it. By supporting locally made, handmade goods, every purchase makes an impact.

Local artists featured at Notown include ceramics by Nicole Aquillano, Elizabeth Benotti, Blue Petal Pottery, Claypio, Milltown Pottery, and Tricopot; jewelry by Heather Beck, Beryllina, Elleyo, Rachel Gunnard, Porcelain & Stone, and Shepherd's Run Jewelry; textiles by The Salty Cottage, Raisa Antonia, The Wild Textile, Erin Flett, On the Road Again and Loomination; stationery by Middle Dune and Revel Revel; apothecary by Healing Harbors, Heleka, Herd Supply Co., noon, and Hop Hollow; fine art by Ariel Kessler and Wanderluxe, wood by From Wood 2 Good, Hannon Made, and Gabriel Parker.

Notown Goods is the home of the Loomination® weaving studio. Founded in 2013 by designer Leanne Boudreau, Loomination® is a full-service weaving studio focusing on tabletop and home decor textiles.

We are now open Tuesday-Friday 10am-6pm and Saturday 10am-4pm. Please join us in celebrating our grand opening on Saturday, June 1st from 1-4pm. We are located at 23 Village Inn Road in Westminster. You can find more information on our website at and can follow us on Instagram and Facebook @notowngoods.

Gardner Music Boosters 16th Annual Theme Basket Extravaganza!               
Gardner High School, Gardner, MA

For the benefit of music programs and music students in all of Gardner's public schools

Saturday, May 11, 2019
9:00am - 1:00pm
Gardner High School Cafeteria

Join us for the fun:
  • Door Prize: TBA
  • Drawing at 1 PM
  • Bake sale and refreshment booth
  • Entertainment showcasing a sampling of Gardner's music students! Performances beginning at 10 AM.
For more information contact:

Scott Percifull at 978-632-5281 or
Janet Harris at 508-414-8038

Upcoming Events at Gallery Sitka           
Gallery Sitka

Brattleboro Gallery Walk Pop-Up Show
Friday, May 3, 2019
5:30-8:30 PM
Studio East, 58 Elliot St., Brattleboro, VT

Join us for our fourth gallery walk in Brattleboro, VT. This will be at 58 Elliot Street in Downtown Brattleboro, VT. It will be from 5:30-8:30 PM. Light refreshments will be provided. Artists included: Jonathan Route, Roberto Mazzonetto, Mia Scheffey, Jeanne Borofsky, and Kate Shaffer.

The Awe of Nature
Belated Earth Day Show
Saturday, May 4th from 3-5 PM
Gallery Sitka East
2 Shaker Rd, D101, Shirley, MA

Join us in Shirley for a show celebrating the beauty of the Earth through various media!
Featuring Represented Artists: Iphigenia Burg, Colette Shumate Smith, David Smith, Beth Barry, Ruth LaGue, Susan Wadsworth and Guest Artist Sharon Thompson.

Marston Clough at Zavo
Wednesday, May 8th from 5:30-7:30 PM
Zavo Mediterranean Restaurant
1011 3rd Ave, NY, New York

Join us on Wednesday, May 8, at Zavo NYC, 1011 Third Avenue, for an opening reception featuring new oceanscapes by Marston Clough, a Martha's Vineyard painter. The opening will feature ZAVO appetizers for our guests, and a cash bar. We also welcome Gregory Beltre Photography this month to capture the event!

Linda Cuccurullo at the Bull Run Restaurant
Saturday, May 11th from 1-3 PM
Bull Run Restaurant
215 Great Rd, Shirley, MA

The walls of the Bull Run Restaurant will feature original photography by artist Linda Cuccurullo, through the month of May!

Christa-Belle LaTulippe at the Bull Run Restaurant
Saturday, June 1st from 11:30-1:30 PM
Bull Run Restaurant
215 Great Rd, Shirley, MA

Join us at the Bull Run Restaurant and view Christa-Belle LaTulippe's digital photography, on display until July 1st!

Paint the Common - En Plein Aire (Painting Outdoors in the Air)
Saturday, June 1st from 8-8 PM
On the Common/Center Town Hall

Artists will begin to set-up on the Common between 8-9 AM and continue to paint live until 4 PM. The work will then be delivered to the Town Hall for a Silent Auction and Cocktail Reception: Silent Auction, meet-the-artists, entertainment, hors d'oeuvres (by the Bull Run) and a cash bar will be upstairs in the Center Town Hall from 6-8 PM. Winners will be announced after 7:30 PM. The Shirley Historical Society will get 50% of any sales from the auction. Any remaining artwork not sold will go on display for two weeks at Gallery Sitka in Shirley before returning to the artists.

Group Show at GALA in Winchendon, MA
Sunday, June 2nd from 3-5 PM
GALA Arts Gallery
135 Front Street, Winchendon, MA

Join us for a group show at the GALA Arts Gallery!
Featured artists include Jonathan Route, Lawrence Libby,
Meagan St Laurent, and Iphigenia Gossios Burg.

Brattleboro Gallery Walk
Friday, June 7th from 5:30-8:30 PM
Studio East
58 Elliot Street, Brattleboro, VT

Join us in Vermont for a Pop-Up Gallery Show featuring original work by artists Meagan St Laurent, Mia Scheffey, Susy Gomez Victorica, Marston Clough, and Susan Wadsworth.

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
Arts Alive! Spring Workshops                 
River Valley Artisans, Keene, NH

Build your Buzz
Workshops for both visual & performing artists!

We have heard from you! Across the region artists want more tools to be able to reach out to businesses, venues, and event producers. This spring we've got some amazing programs for you. All programs this spring are $5 for members and $10 for nonmembers. Help us spread the word & share!

About the workshops

Creative Ground & NEST Grants

Where can businesses go to find an artist for a specific item or event? New England Foundation for the Arts's Creative Ground database! Learn how to use this free service. NEFA will also talk about the New England States Touring Grants - and how artists can work with presenters to get paid a fair wage for your performance!
Join us 5pm April 3rd in Peterborough
Landing a Dream Gig

Love gigging? Want to know how to kick it up a notch? Professional performing arts curator Shannon Mayers will share tips on best practices to get noticed by a presenter, prepare promotional materials, and develop a symbiotic relationship for ongoing opportunities.
Join us 5pm April 8th in Keene
Public Speaking

Are you ready to put yourself and your work out there? Lisa Sievers teaches a workshop on public speaking - how to prepare, how to center yourself, and how to shine! If networking or giving an artist talk has seemed intriguing but intimidating, Lisa will demystify the process of finding your clarity and giving your art a voice.
Join us 5pm May 15th in Keene

Biophilic Design

How could a piece of art bring nature into a windowless basement office? Does your art use elements of nature? The Center for Public Health, at Cheshire Medical Center, is helping businesses to invest in Biophilic design in the workplace for the wellbeing of their employees - and that means opportunities for local artists!
Join us 5pm May 28th in Keene

More information

Arts Alive!, Inc.
15 Eagle Court
Keene, NH 03431
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
Upcoming 2019 Workshops                  
Monadnock Area Artists Association, Keene, NH

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

July 20 - Susan Rock - Beginner Watercolor

Plein air if weather permitting, otherwise inside. More information coming soon.

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
Summer and Fall Art Courses                 
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.

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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Call for Artists: Spring Fair and Fairy House Stroll                             
Unitarian Universalist Society, Gardner, MA

Spring Fair & Fairy House Stroll
Unitarian Universalist Society
66 Elm Street, Gardner, MA

Event Date: Saturday, May 18 - 9 AM to 2 PM

The UU Society is seeking Fairy Houses from the public to be included in our Annual Spring Fair and Fairy House Stroll. Your fairy house can be made of any combination of materials - natural, found objects, pre-made items, or whatever suits your fancy (and of course the fairies)! Use a tray or other material for a base. Your fairy house can be any size, but it must be able to be easily picked up and moved by mere mortals. The fairy houses will be displayed outside in the gardens and grounds where guests will stroll along through our gardens and grounds, discovering and admiring your fairy house.

To learn more and to arrange for drop off or pick up of your fairy house, visit or email

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

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
Summer Internship at The Jaffrey Civic Center

The Jaffrey Civic Center is looking for a summer intern for approximately 10 hours a week. Flexible days/hours. This would be a fun opportunity and great resume builder for those interested in art and needing some volunteer credits for either high school or college. Responsibilities include general phone and computer work, greeting guests and patrons, updating artist and patron lists, assisting the Exec. Director with hanging art shows, planning venues/opening receptions and general duties related to the day to day operations of the Center. The mission of the Jaffrey Civic Center is to provide and sustain a public venue where people in the Monadnock Region can pursue artistic, educational and civic activities. The Center's goal is to contribute to the cultural enrichment and enlightenment of the community. Contact Regina for more info. 532-6527.

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 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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award All Star Award
GALA has achieved Constant Contact's All Star Award for 10 years in a row (2009-2018) 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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