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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
July, 2010
In This Issue
Julie Tremblay Exhibit in Provincetown, MA
Jan Queijo Juried into Lowell Quilt Show
Art Alonzo Performs in NY
GALA Seeking Volunteer Coordinator for Art Venues
Ann & Tracey Howe Exhibit at Gardner CDC
St. Paul's Gospel Bluegrass Band Play at Church Service
Len Haug First Place Awards
Murphy & Ruuska Awarded FAM Honorable Mentions
Jaffrey Photography Exhibit Call for Entries
Paula Murphy NatureWorks Exhibit Award
Lori MacDonald Introduction to Acrylics Class
More Shows, Classes, Etc.
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GALA  Board of  Directors
Ed Schneeflock, President
Jeff Gallant, Treasurer
Guy Biechele
Nowell Francis
Luis Gonzalez
Chuck Heidorn
Vicki Heidorn
Sally Sargent
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The Gardner Heritage State Park Visitors Center & GALA have partnered to present an art exhibition in celebration of Gardner's 225th anniversary! 

"Pride of Place, Gardner through the Arts"
exhibit will be on display at the Visitors Center at
26 Lake Street, Gardner, MA until July 16, 2010.
Julie Tremblay Exhibit in Provincetown, MA
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Image Tremblay Artist Trap Shed Show
  Julie will be showing her fine art work in an
Artist Trap Shed on MacMillan Pier in Provincetown, MA
July 26 - August 8, 2010

Her work will include photography and
copper sculpture.
Hours: 7 am-8 pm daily
Visit Julie at:
Cape Light Fine Art Gallery & Luchima Gallery, both on Commercial Street in Provincetown, now feature Julie's work.
Jan Queijo Juried into Lowell Quilt Show
Image Queijo Wild Flowers Quilt    
Jan Queijo's "WILD Flowers" quilt
  has been juried into the
Lowell Quilt Festival's annual
"Images Quilt Show 2011"
in the Lowell Memorial Auditorium August 12 through August 14, 2010
For Information and hours go to
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Jan's website:
Art Alonzo Performs at Exit 9 in New York
Art Alonzo will play jazz piano at Exit 9 Wine and Liquor
54 Crossing Blvd, Clifton Park, NY   518-688-0153
July 3, 2010  from 3 - 5 pm
GALA Volunteer Position Available
Coordinator, Public Location Art Displays
Time commitment: about 2 hours per month to:
  • Invite artists to show for 2 months at either the Greater Gardner CDC or Heywood Hospital Wound Care Center.
  • Coordinate change of show with artists & venues.
  • Provide show info to GALA e-newsletter editor and other publicity as desired.
The program has been ongoing for almost 3 years and the Coordinator is a welcome addition to our growing list of regular volunteers doing specific tasks. For more information, contact Vicki Heidorn at [email protected] or 978-630-2340.
Ann & Tracey Howe Exhibit at Gardner CDC
Pitcher of Flowers
(Acrylic on Canvas)
Image Ann Howe Pitcher of Flowers
The Greater Gardner Community Development Corporation
will feature an exhibit by
Ann Howe                       Tracey M. Howe
         (Paintings & Drawings)                (Photography)
July 1st through July 30th, 2010
Image Tracey Howe No War
No War (Digital Photography)
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St. Paul's Gospel Bluegrass Band Perform at Church Service
The St. Paul's Gospel Bluegrass Band will be playing at the church service on July 18, 2010.
 St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 79 Cross St., Gardner, MA  978-632-0925
The service starts at 10:20 am. All welcome.
Len Haug First Place Awards
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Image Haug Cottage Door
Congratulations to Len Haug
Len was awarded first place for his collage painting
"Morning Light Knocking on My Cottage Door"
at the opening reception of the NatureWorks Exhibit
hosted by the Rollstone Studios on June 26.
The exhibit runs through August 22.
The same painting also took first place at this
Spring's 45th Annual Leominster Art Association Show
in the Advance Division.

FAM Exhibit Awards to GALA Members Paula Murphy & Gary Ruuska
Congratulations to GALA Members
for their Honorable Mention awards at the
Fitchburg Art Museum 75th Regional Exhibition of Art and Craft
Be sure to see the wonderful work of a number of GALA members juried into the
exhibit on display through September 5, 2010

Image Murphy TipsyImage Ruuska The Shadow
Paula Murphy
won for her pastel painting
titled "Tipsy"

Gary Ruuska
won for his
colored pencil painting
titled "The Shadow"

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Jaffrey Civic Center Photography Exhibit Call for Entries
Jaffrey Civic Center Annual Photography Exhibit
Bring your work to the Center beginning Tuesday, July 13 through Saturday, July 17.
Exhibit: July 21- August 21, 2010
Opening Reception: Wednesday, July 21, 5 - 7 pm

Click here for the entry form
For more info, call 603-532-6527 or e-mail [email protected]
The opening is followed the next evening by the legendary "Night of 1,000 Cupcakes",
which will draw many viewers to the Photography Exhibit.
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Paula Murphy NatureWorks Exhibit Award
Image Murphy Have You Any Wool?   
Congratulations to Paula Murphy

Paula won second place for her pastel titled
"Have You Any Wool?"
at the opening reception of the
Rollstone Studios NatureWorks Exhibit on June 26.
The exhibit runs through August 22.

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Intro to Acrylics Classes with Lori MacDonald
Image The Boulder Gallery Lori MacDonald is still accepting registrations for her Introduction to Acrylics painting classes on Monday evenings in July.  The class runs from 6:30 - 9 pm beginning July 5 and continuing July 12, 19, and 26.
To learn more, please call 978-407-9333 or contact
Lori through her website:
click on "Classes in Fitchburg".
The Boulder Art Gallery is located at
960 Main St., Fitchburg, MA
More Shows, Classes, Etc.
Mark Fisher Trio  (Mark Fisher, Kris Lucander, & Donna Fisher-Russo)
Appearing at: Destaré   320 Main St., Fitchburg, MA
Thursday July 15 at 8 pm   
[email protected] or call 978-345-5734

Vieux Soulier and
The Jazz Depot
will perform in the gazebo on the Upper Common in Fitchburg, MA July 3, 6:30-8:30 pm.

Ragged Heroes
will appear in the free Family Concert Series
at the PineCroft Restaurant, 539 Prospect Street, West Boylston, MA
Sat., July 10, 5-7 pm 
See more info & entire series.

Eddy Troxler & The Jazz Depot
See their website for information on upcoming shows.

Lisa Regopoulos Solo Exhibit Paved Paradise..."Protected Places"
High Street Cafe, 310 High St., Clinton, MA
Show dates: July 1 - August 1, 2010    Opening: July 10, 11 am-1 pm

Heywood Hospital Wound Care Center

Jean Stabell (Photography) now to July 9

Jaffrey Civic Center
The Painting Challenge - a unique show of artwork done by nine painters and photographers...
all pushed outside their comfort zones!  First Floor Display Cases now to July 29.  Read more


Rollstone Studios
NatureWorks Exhibit through Aug. 22
Open every First Thursday of the month from 4 to 8 pm
when you can visit artists at work in their studio spaces.
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Rollstone Studios Resident Artist Opportunity
Rollstone Studios, 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.
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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 Vicki Heidorn at i[email protected] or 978-630-2340
Heywood Hospital Wound Care Center: contact Vicki Heidorn (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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Have news about awards, shows, events, classes, or new gallery representation?
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 [email protected] or the GALA mailing address.
Submission deadline is the 21st of each month.

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