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 01440www.galagardner.org
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|The Gardner Heritage State Park Visitors Center (which is reopening this summer) & GALA are partnering to present an art exhibition in celebration of Gardner's 225th anniversary! |
We invite all to submit to the juried show titled
"Pride of Place, Gardner through the Arts"
which will be on display at the Visitors Center at
26 Lake Street, Gardner, MA from June 25 to July 16, 2010.
The entry deadline is June 15, so please hurry!
Click here for entry form and information about the exhibit.
We need people to be in the gallery space while the center is open to greet visitors and monitor the artwork. You need not submit work to the show to "gallery sit". If you can volunteer some time, please contact Vicki at 978-630-2340.
|Chris Grossman Solo Photography Exhibit|
Solitude on Lake Superior
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Solo Photography Exhibit
at the Gardner Ale House
74 Parker St., Gardner, MAJune
6 - July 25, 2010
A collection that spans 10
Email Chris at [email protected]
|Intro to Acrylics Class with Lori MacDonald|
is offering another
of herIntroduction to Acrylics
class on Monday
in June atThe Boulder Art Gallery
960 Main St. Fitchburg, MA
The next class is scheduled to begin on June 7, continues June
14, 21, & 28 and runs from 6:30 to 9 pm.
Please visit Lori's website www.macdonaldartist.com
click on "Classes in Fitchburg" to learn more.
Fitchburg Cultural Alliance 2010
|The 2010 Fitchburg Cultural Alliance Paint-In is entitled "Along the Nashua River".
The artwork will be exhibited at the
Johnsonia Art Gallery
516 Main Street, Fitchburg, MAOpening: Thursday, June
17, 2010 from 6 - 8 pm
The show will continue through
Sunday, June 20.
|June Photography Workshops with Guy Biechele|
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"Techniques for Creative
Saturday, June 19, 2010 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
with Your Digital Camera"
Great photographs communicate their message to us with strength and
This workshop will help you increase the impact of your photographs
creative composition. We will explore framing, format, subject
camera angles, and ways to discover alternate compositions. We will also
discuss the tools for composition including lens focal length, depth of
tripods, etc. After discussion we will spend time in the field
and then finish by reviewing and discussing the photographs we made. Sharon Arts Cente
r, 457 Route 123,
To register or for course fee, see
the Sharon Arts Center Spring Catalog
or call 603-924-7256.
"Macro and Close Up
Photography" Saturday, June 26 , 2010 10:00 am - 2:30 pm Go to top
Through macro photography we can enjoy a whole new world of photographic
and opportunities. Insects, interesting flora, tiny details and patterns
fill our photographs. During this workshop we will discuss equipment and
techniques for macro photography, spend time in the field photographing,
finish by reviewing and discussing the photographs we made.
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Soulier Performing at Msgr. Ducharme Center|
Soulier will be performing at Monsignor Ducharme Center, Dupont Street,
evening, June 12.
The event is
sponsored by Holy Family Parish and co-sponsered by Conseil Franchere Laurier
#56, L'Union Saint-Jean- Baptiste, a Division of Catholic Family Life Insurance.
It will be an
evening of French Canadian music & dancing
(Including instruction in
two-step & line dancing).
& dessert crepes will be served (Price range: $3-$6).
For tickets, call
Yvette Prosser at (508) 755-5724, $12/adult, $6/children 12 & under.
$48 (table of 4) & $96 (table of 8).
|Len Haug in Danforth Art Museum Juried Exhibit|
Congratulations to Len Haug|
His collage painting titled "Our
has been accepted into the 2010 Juried
at the Danforth Art Museum in Framingham, MA.
pieces by some 452 artists were submitted,
of which only 144 were accepted. Jurors
for the show
include the Beal Family Senior Curator of Contemporary Art at
Boston's Museum of Fine Arts and the
Chief Curator at the Boston's Institute of
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The exhibit will run from June 12 to August 8
Don't miss Len's wonderful artwork as the Featured Artist on the GALA website!
|Teachers as Artists Exhibit at MWCC in Gardner|
"Teachers as Artists"
Gardner Public Schools Art Faculty Show
East Wing Gallery at Mount
Wachusett Community College, 444 Green St., Gardner, MA
May 26 thru June 23, 2010
(Mon-Fri, 8 am - 5 pm) Reception: Tuesday, June 8, 5 - 7 pm See artwork images
|Jaffrey Civic Center Exhibits|
Paintings by Vinoy
in the first floor Display CasesFriday, May 21 through Thursday,
June 24 Read moreWildlife Photography by Fred
in the first floor Auditorium GalleryFriday, June 11
through Saturday, July 17 Read more
|Rollstone Studios Call for Entries|
Inspired by nature? Announcing a Call to Artists for NatureWorks, a juried exhibition
Submissions due June 3-5, 2010, Show: Thursday, June 17 - Sunday August 22, 2010
The exhibition will feature
artists working in 2 or 3-dimensional art or high quality craft, all media,
that has an underlying theme of nature. I had a blast at last years juried show
at Rollstone, says artist Susan Matusen. I have already planned for this years
for details and
|Rollstone Studios Resident Artist Opportunity|
, 633 Main Street, Fitchburg, has one or
two openings for Resident Artists.
If you are interested, please contact the Studio Director, Anne Giancola, at the studio 978-348-2781,
or at 978-582-9741, or email her at [email protected]
for more details about the opportunity. This is not a paid position, but an opportunity to have work space in the studio and be part of a community
of fellow artists.
|More Shows, Classes, Etc.|
|GALA Receives 2009 Constant Contact Email Marketing All Star Award|
GALA has been named an Email Marketing All Star by Constant Contact for demonstrating best practices in the use of email marketing throughout 2009.
Award winners were selected for meeting the standards of
a responsible, professional, and successful email marketer.
|Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC)|
Check out the MCC blog ArtSake, a place to explore & celebrate the creative work of MA artists.|
|Art Exhibit Opportunities
Gardner Ale House: contact Janet Reed at [email protected] or 978-249-6812
Greater Gardner CDC: contact Sally
Sargent at [email protected] or 978-939-5454
Heywood Hospital Wound Care Center: contact Sally
Sargent (see above)
Jumpin' Juice & Java in Gardner: contact Andy Erickson at [email protected] or
Jumpin' Juice & Java in Worcester: contact Joshua Van Dyke at [email protected] or
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to Anna Ruuska at [email protected]
or the GALA mailing address.Submission deadline is the
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