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
|Welcome New Members!|
Lori Ann Basile
|GALA Board of Directors
Ed Schneeflock, President
Jeff Gallant, Treasurer
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|The excitement is building again! Mark your calendars!|
The GALA Fall Art Show & Sale will be Nov. 12-14, 2010
Call for Entries coming very soon (deadline is Oct. 1).
Gardner Polish American Citizens Club
171 Kendall Pond Road West, Gardner, MA 01440
Opening Reception: Friday November 12, 6 pm - 9 pm
(Extended Hours) Saturday November 13, 11 am - 9 pm
Sunday November 14, 12 noon - 4 pm
Don't miss this weekend of wonderful art & great music!
Volunteers needed to help build new display panels!
More info/schedule If you can help, contact Mike Williams
This program is supported in part by a grant from the Gardner Cultural Council,
a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a
|Lorraine Leno Watercolor Exhibit at Heywood Hospital|
Watercolor ExhibitSeptember 7 - October 28, 2010
Wound Care Center
(Click on image for larger version.)
|Paula Murphy Accepted as Rollstone Studios Artist|
Congratulations to Paula Murphy
Paula has just been accepted as a Resident Artist
at Rollstone Studios
in Fitchburg, MA.
|Concord Art Association Juried Exhibit Call for Entries|
Concord Art Association
Frances N. Roddy Open CompetitionSubmission Delivery Dates:
Tuesday, September 14, 10 am - 4:30 pm and
Wednesday, September 15, 10 am - 7 pmMore info Entry form
Exhibition Dates: September 18 - October 17, 2010
Opening Reception: Sunday, September 19, 2 - 4 pm
|Ragged Heroes & Vieux Soulier at Sholan Farms|
Sunday, Sept. 12
from approximately 1:30-3:30 pm
Gosselin, fiddler par excellence, has joined the group and has brought a new
sound to Ragged Heroes.
Vieux Soulier will perform Sunday, Sept. 19, 1:30-3:30 pm.
on out and enjoy the shows!
|CommonWalk Arts Festival Call for Entries|
Art that speaks to environmental concerns...
2/D Artists, Sculptors,
Installationists, Performers, and Musicians are invited to participate in the
CommonWalk Arts Festival
this fall, on 10/10/10 Columbus Day Weekend in Fitzwilliam, NH
the historic Fitzwilliam Inn.Entry deadline is October 1, 2010
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|C. M. Judge Juried into Worcester State College Exhibit|
Congratulations to C. M. Judge! "Breath Thread", photos, laminate, pins,
thread & poem
Her work has been juried into the exhibition "In-Between"
Gallery of Worcester State College
artists from throughout New England, the show's theme is inspired by the notion
of combining media, actually
The opening reception Sat. Sept. 11, 6-8 pm
also a celebration of the
136th anniversary of the founding of the College. The gallery is located
in the Ghosh Science and Technology
Building, 486 Chandler St. 508-929-8651.
(For a larger version, click on the detail image of The show runs until Dec.
|Colored Pencil Workshop with Gary Ruuska at Sharon Arts Center|
Colored Pencil for Absolute Beginners
Saturday, November 20, 2010 10 am - 3 pm
Discover how the deceptively
simple and convenient medium of colored pencil can be used to create
wonderfully complex and detailed works of art on a marble-dust coated board.
Working from a photograph and line drawing provided by the instructor, we will focus
on layering techniques for building color, texture and form. We will also
discuss the best ways to seal and protect your new creation so that it can be
displayed like a painting, without glass.
(Click on the image for larger version.)
| Len Haug Juried into Cahoon Museum of
American Art Exhibit|
Congratulations to Len Haug!
Len's collage painting titled "Moon Gazers"
juried into the theme exhibit "Moonstruck"
sponsored byThe Cahoon Museum of American Art
in Cotuit on the Cape.
His work was one of 24 pieces selected for
out of 177 entries submitted by over 90 artists.
The exhibit will run from
Sept. 21 to Nov. 7, 2010
(Click on the image for a larger version.)
MacDonald Acrylic Classes at Boulder Art Gallery|
is now accepting registrations for
two different classes to begin in
October at theBoulder Art Gallery
, 960 Main Street, Fitchburg, MA.
Monday evenings, Lori
will teach her "Intro to Acrylics"
course which runs Oct. 4, 11, 18, & 25
, 6:30 to 9:00 pm
, a new class,"Acrylic
Landscape Painting for Beginners"
This class runs for 6 weeks from 6:30 to 8:30 pm
Call Lori if
you have questions: 978-407-9333
| Lisa Regopoulos Pastel Workshop at Boulder Art Gallery|
will be teaching
a pastel workshop using the "Scribble
at the Boulder Art Gallery
, 960 Main Street, Fitchburg,
It will be held Tuesday, Sept. 28th from 6:30 to 9:00 pm
Pastels & Paper will be included in
the workshop fee of $35.00.
For more information and/or to register for this
please contact Lisa at her
(Click on the image of a piece created using the
"Scribble Technique" for a larger version.)
| Lisa Regopoulos Juried into Pastel
Society of NH Exhibit|
Congratulations to Lisa Regopoulos!
had 2 new pieces,"Hurricane Bill 15 Footer"
and "Thunderous Breaker"
juried into the Pastel Society of New Hampshire's
National Show "It's Pastel!"
. This show will take
place at the Discover Portsmouth Center Gallery
8 Islington St., Portsmouth,
For directions and further information regarding the show see www.portsmouthhistory.org
. Show runs Sept. 18-Oct. 30, 2010
. Opening reception: Saturday, Sept. 18, 5-7 pm
Lisa's website: lisaregopoulos.com (Click "Hurricane Bill 15 Footer" image for larger version.)
|Studio or Exhibition Space Opportunities at Rollstone Studios|
Working studio space in exchange
for gallery sitting hours. Artists cooperative seeks community-minded
artists to join our active and growing collaborative on Main Street in
Fitchburg. Space size varies, open concept
studio spaces. Minimum monetary investment, in exchange for gallery sitting 2
shifts per month and participating in events held at space. www.rollstoneartists.com
space available for solo or small group show. Excellent opportunity to exhibit
2-D and smaller 3-D work at growing studio/gallery in Fitchburg. Introductory
rate for 2011 is a flat fee of $125 for a one month exhibit (no gallery
commission!) The studio accepts VISA/MC, checks and cash. There is
a 5% service fee on any credit card sales.
|Linda Lapham Painting Exhibit in Jaffrey, NH|
exhibiting her paintings at the Jaffrey Civic Center
in the first floor Display
Cases from September 3 through October 7, 2010.
Linda and her husband,
Mark, have completed several long distance walks in England; Hadrian's Wall,
Cornish Coastal Path, the Cotswold Way and others. Most recently, they spent two weeks walking
in the Sorrento Area, visiting the Amalfi Peninsula and the Isles of Capri and
Ischia. She hopes to infuse her
paintings with the spirit and feelings of these places, and yet to portray the beauty of New England and the diversity of the Monadnock
|More Shows, Classes, Etc.|
Mark Fisher Trio (Mark Fisher, Kris Lucander, & Donna Fisher-Russo)
the band website markfishermusic.tripod.com
information on upcoming shows.
Eddy Troxler & The Jazz Depot
their website thejazzdepot.com
information on upcoming shows.
Fitchburg Art Museum
See the work of GALA artists in the 75th Regional Exhibition of Art & Craft until Sept. 5.
Every First Thursday of the month, museum admission is free from 4
to 8 pm
and tours and other activities are offered. Call 978-345-4207 for more
Open every First Thursday of the month from 4 to 8 pm
when you can visit artists at work in their studio spaces. Go to top
|Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC)|
Check out the MCC blog ArtSake, a place to explore & celebrate the creative work of MA artists.|
|GALA Receives 2009 Constant Contact Email Marketing All Star Award|
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|Art Exhibit Opportunities|
Gardner Ale House: contact Janet Reed at firstname.lastname@example.org or 978-249-6812|
Greater Gardner CDC: contact Vicki Heidorn at email@example.com or 978-630-2340
Heywood Hospital Wound Care Center: contact Vicki Heidorn (see above)
Jumpin' Juice & Java in Gardner: contact Andy Erickson at JJJGardner@hotmail.com or
Jumpin' Juice & Java in Worcester: contact Joshua Van Dyke at JJJWorcester@hotmail.com or
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