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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
October, 2010
In This Issue
Latrice Cooper, GALA Featured Artist
Mark Fisher Trio & Jonathan Edwards Trio at Bull Run
Guitars For Sale, Pre-Owned
Petersham 2010 Art Show & Sale Call for Artists
Sharon Jordan Bahosh in Springfield MFA Exhibit
Guy Biechele Landscape Photography Workshop
Crazy Dog Lady Exhibiting Like Crazy!
Len Haug Juried into Concord Art Assoc. Exhibit
Lori MacDonald Acrylic Classes in Fitchburg, MA
History of Gardner Website Invitation to Artists/Musicians
Gary Ruuska CP Workshops in Fitchburg & Sharon
Hey Day Fall Festival in Princeton, MA
Jules Aarons Photography Exhibit at Fitchburg State
Alicia Drakiotes Pastel Painting Class
FAM River Paddle & Paint with Matthew Gray
More Shows, Classes, Etc.
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Welcome New Members!
Sharon Jordan Bahosh
Kevin Engelmann
GALA  Board of  Directors
Ed Schneeflock, President
Jeff Gallant, Treasurer
Guy Biechele
Nowell Francis
Luis Gonzalez
Chuck Heidorn
Vicki Heidorn
Sally Sargent
Ellen Schneeflock
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The GALA Fall Art Show & Sale will be Nov. 12-14, 2010
submit your entry now (deadline is Oct. 13)!
If you have trouble with the online submission,
please print entry and mail or drop-off instead.
Show location
Gardner Polish American Citizens Club
171 Kendall Pond Road West, Gardner, MA 01440
Show Hours
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
Join us Friday evening for the opening reception
with award announcements at 7:00 pm!
Volunteers needed to help build new display panels!
If you can help, please contact Mike Williams
Image Mass. Cultural Council LogoThis 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 state agency.

GALA Featured Artist - Latrice Cooper
Image Latrice Cooper-Woman in Hat.jpgPhotography is my life and passion. It is not just my occupation, it is my identity.
I have always been focused on creating powerful imagery and building a strong and stable photography business.
I believe in setting goals but also being flexible, since flexibility allows me to adapt to the challenges and opportunities that come my way. I love the freedom and creativity I find within portrait photography. What's more compelling than a human face? No matter whom I'm photographing, I approach every subject with empathy, humor and intense curiosity. 
See Latrice's wonderful work on the GALA Website
and at her website:
Mark Fisher Trio & Jonathan Edwards Trio at Bull Run
Image Mark Fisher TrioSat. Oct. 2, 2010, 8:00 pm 
The Mark Fisher Trio
With guests: Stuart Schulman & Mark Chenevert
Opening set with:
Jonathan Edwards Trio
Featuring Stuart Schulman & Taylor Armerding
(Click on image for larger version.)
Live at:  The Bull Run on Rt. 2A in Shirley MA  
978-425-4311 or  877-536-7190
Visit Mark at
Pre-Owned Guitars For Sale
Student size guitar, used once, Johnson brand, $80.00
Yamaha jumbo guitar, gold tuning pegs, sunburst face,
used twice, $600.00
Contact Pam Harris at [email protected]
Call for Artists for Petersham Art Show & Sale
The theme for the Petersham 2010 Art Show & Sale is
Farming in New England (broad interpretation encouraged).
Entry due Oct. 25. Submission on Nov. 3, 4-6:30 pm.
Artists' opening celebration on the evening of Nov. 5 with music & wine & food in the Petersham Town Hall.
Show dates: Nov. 5, 6 & 7.   For more info & entry form
Sharon Jordan Bahosh Selected for Springfield Museum of Fine Arts Exhibit
Congratulations to New GALA Member Sharon Jordan Bahosh!
Image Sharon Jordan Bahosh Sky Color Monadnock Mountain Her painting "Sky color, Monadnock Mountain"
will be in The Academic Artist Association
60th Anniversary Invitational Exhibition at the
Michele and Donald D'Amour Museum of Fine Arts
in Springfield, MA from Sept. 21 through Oct. 24, 2010.
The selection and invitation committee went through
archives of 60 previous shows to invite living artists who are Grand Prize and Honor Award recipients from this national association. Sharon is honored to be among them.
  (Click on image for larger version)            Visit Sharon at:
Landscape Digital Photography Workshop with Guy Biechele
Image Guy Biechele-Country LupinesBetter Landscape Photography With Your Digital Camera
Saturday, October 16, 2010   10:00 am - 4:30 pm   
In this day long workshop you will learn how to make better landscape photographs. We will explore how to use the special features of your digital camera to make landscape photography techniques easier. After a discussion of the elements of good landscape photography, we will head into the field to practice at a couple of local sites. After a picnic lunch (please bring your own) and more photography, we will return to the classroom to review and discuss the photographs we made.
          Sharon Arts Center, 457 Route 123, Sharon, NH             (Click on image for larger version)
To register or for course fee, see the Sharon Arts Center course catalog or call 603-924-7256
Guy's website:
Crazy Dog Lady Exhibiting Like Crazy!
Image Jan Queijo-Georgia custom dog portrait            Image Jan Queijo-Someone to Watch Over Me
(Click on "Georgia - custom dog portrait" or "Someone to Watch Over Me" for larger versions)
Congratulations to Jan Queijo (Crazy Dog Lady Quilts)!

Jan has been accepted as an Associate Artist and her work is now displayed at the
Brush Art Gallery & Studios, 256 Market Street, Lowell , MA, 978-459-7819.
She will have a solo exhibit at the Peterborough Library  November 1 - 30, 2010
2 Concord Street, Peterborough, NH  603-924-8040

Jan has been juried into the Bowditch Field Grand Opening "Arts Sunday" event
 to be held on October 10, 2010  12 noon - 6:30 pm  (Rain date: Monday, October 11).
This art/music celebration is hosted by the Amazing Things Arts Center at the newly renovated Bowditch Field on Main Street in
Framingham. Arlo Guthrie is a featured performer, and there will be approximately 70 artisans and crafts people exhibiting and selling.
Event Timeline       Tickets and Directions

Len Haug Juried into Concord Art Association Exhibit
Image Len Haug-Our DailyThanksgivingCongratulations to Len Haug!
Len has been juried into the Concord Art Association
11th Annual Frances N. Roddy Open Competition.
His collage, "Our Daily Thanksgiving" was
one of 96 pieces accepted out of over 500 works submitted.
 The show runs from Sept. 18 to Oct. 17 at the Concord Art Association, 37 Lexington Rd, just off the Concord Common.
(Click on the image for a larger version.)
Lori MacDonald Acrylic Classes at Boulder Art Gallery
Image Boulder Art Gallery in Fitchburg, MA 
Lori MacDonald
is now accepting registrations for
two different classes to begin in October at the
Boulder 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.
On Wednesday, October 6th, a new class,
"Acrylic Landscape Painting for Beginners" will start.
This class runs for 6 weeks from 6:30 to 8:30 pm.
To learn more about these classes, please visit Lori's website:
Call Lori if you have questions:  978-407-9333
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History of Gardner Website
An Invitation to Artists & Musicians
LuAnn Thibodeau, a lifelong Gardner resident, is building a website on the history of the city.
She would like to hear from any of our members who might be interested in being included on the website. She would conduct a short interview in which she could learn your background, get a brief bio, and perhaps obtain one or two photographs of your work.
Please contact LuAnn at [email protected] or 978-894-4621.
History of Gardner website (construction has just begun):
Colored Pencil Workshops with Gary Ruuska in Sharon & Fitchburg
Image Gary Ruuska-Fresh CherriesColored 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. For more info, see the
(Click on image for larger version)      Sharon Arts Center course catalog or call 603-924-7256.

Gary has a couple of openings in his colored pencil workshop at the Boulder Art Gallery in Fitchburg on Saturday, Oct. 9, 2010  from 10 am - 4 pm.  For more info, contact Gary.
Gary's website:
Hey Day Fall Festival in Princeton, MA
Hey Day/Farm Day   Saturday, October 2, 2010    11 am - 4 pm
The Princeton Arts Society co-sponsors this annual event and will exhibit, demonstrate and sell artworks at the Mass Audubon's Wachusett Meadow Wildlife Sanctuary
113 Goodnow Rd. Princeton, MA    For more info
Jules Aarons Photography Exhibit at Fitchburg State
Life in the Streets: Revisiting Boston's North End through the Lens of Jules Aarons
Sept. 15 - Oct. 26, 2010     Free admission     Read more
Campus Center Art Gallery (Hammond Campus Center), Fitchburg State University
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Pastel Painting Class with Alicia Drakiotes
"VIBRANCE - PAINTING With Broken Color!" pastel class with Alicia Drakiotes
6 weeks on Tuesdays from Oct. 19 to Nov. 23, 2010    10:30 am - 12:30 pm
  in the second floor classroom at the Jaffrey Civic Center in Jaffrey, NH.
 Fee: $110.00 for 6 weeks or drop ins $22 per class.  To register call Dion at 603 532-6527.
For more info see Alicia's website
Fitchburg Art Museum River Paddle & Paint
FAM Excursion-River Paddle and Paint  Sunday, October 17, 2010  1 - 4  pm
Join local artist Matthew Gray, along with canoe guides from Nashoba Paddler of Groton,
for a relaxing fall afternoon exploring the plant and wildlife of the Squannacook River.
No previous canoeing or drawing experience necessary. For children over age 12 and adults.
For more info, go to the FAM website and select Calendar/Events in the menu
or call 978-345-4207 x306.
More Shows, Classes, Etc.
St. Paul's Episcopal
Bluegrass Gospel Music at Church Service, 79 Cross St. Gardner, MA
Oct. 17, 2010  10:20 am starting time.  All welcome.

Mark Fisher Trio  (Mark Fisher, Kris Lucander, & Donna Fisher-Russo)
See the band website for information on upcoming shows.

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

Greater Gardner Community Development Corporation
Guy Biechele (Photography) now to November 18.

Heywood Hospital Wound Care Center
Lorraine Leno (Watercolors) now to October 28

Fitchburg Art Museum
 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 information.

Rollstone Studios
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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Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC)
Check out the MCC blog ArtSake, a place to explore & celebrate the creative work of MA artists.
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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)
NU Caf� in Gardner: contact Andy Erickson at [email protected] or
NU Caf� 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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