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 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.

GALA, PO Box 1158, 377 Main St., Gardner, MA 01440
September, 2008
In This Issue
General Meeting Sept. 25
Fall Art show Nov. 7, 8 & 9
Art Exhibit Opportunities
Quick Links
Fall Show Call for Artists
Join Our Mailing List!
Welcome New Member
Ann Howe
GALA  Board of  Directors
Chuck Heidorn, President
Guy Biechele
Nowell Francis
Jeff Gallant, Treasurer
Luis Gonzalez
Vicki Heidorn
Janet Reed
Sally Sargent
Ed Schneeflock
Help Wanted
Help us write a grant proprosal for art administration and an art center.
Contact Nowell Francis at
or Vicki Heidorn at 978-630-2340.
Need Studio Space?
Are you interested in renting studio space?
Contact John LaRoche at (978) 632-8638 x21.
Welcome to our first email newsletter! Our goal is to use this as a vehicle to stay in better communication with our members and friends. Please send us your comments, suggestions, and news. See below for submitting
General Meeting Thursday, Sept. 25
Join us this Thursday, Sept. 25th for Raemi Wood's contract lecture, "Navigating Gallery and Non-gallery Exhibitions".

When: 6-9:30 pm (6-7 informal time; 7-9:30 program)
Where: Boland Room at Heywood-Wakefield Place,
            61 Lake Street, Gardner, MA

Please bring:
One piece of artwork
Artist statement/biography
Food or beverages to share

Contact Vicki at 978-630-2340 or email if you will bring refreshments or art.
Fall Art Show  Nov. 7, 8 & 9
The time for the Fall Art Show is drawing near!
All professional and amateur artists, 18 years and over are welcome to submit three original and recent (within past 2 years) works. The show will be judged and prizes awarded at the opening reception.

Show your support by placing an ad in the show program for only $10 for the business card size.

Financially Challenged? Hanging fees are waived with $30 in donations or ads. Other creative funding will be approved at the discretion of the treasurer.

Important dates to remember:
Deadline for entries                                 Wed., October 15
Art drop-off                          Wed., November 5,  4 to 6 pm
Reception                               Fri., November 7,  6 to 9 pm
Art pick-up                            Sun., November 9,  4 to 5 pm
Deadline for ad & donation copy       Fri., October 24, 5 pm

Get the Call for Artists on the GALA web site

Show coordinator: Vicki Heidorn or 978-630-2340

Music coordinator: Luis Gonzalez or 978-895-6162
Art Exhibit Opportunities
GALA artists are invited to show their work at the Greater Gardner CDC, 246 Central Street, Gardner. The Greater Gardner CDC is a non-profit organization that provides an Internet café and learning center, helps people and small businesses get on track, and also offers classes and opportunities for first-time home buyers. 
Now showing through October 20th:  Daniel M. Groth, Naida J. Knox, Sally Sargent, Mary Dunn, Priscilla Mavrikis-Walker, and Gary Ruuska.
We are looking to fill in the schedule of exhibitors on a six-week rotation.
Contact Sally Sargent, 978-939-5454, or, if you would like to be a one-person show or be part of a group show.

Look for articles on other venues for showing your work in future newsletters including:
Gardner Ale House: contact Janet Reed at or 978-249-6812
Jumpin' Juice & Java: contact Maria Curcio at or 978-939-2695
SubmissionsNewsletter Submissions
Have news about awards, shows, events, or workshops?
Send us the basic "what", "when" and "where".
Have an article you would like to submit?
Please send it "publication ready", as we need to minimize the need for editing.
Send submissions including your contact info
to Anna Ruuska at or the GALA mailing address.