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!|
Sharon Jordan Bahosh
|GALA Board of Directors
Ed Schneeflock, President
Jeff Gallant, Treasurer
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|The GALA Fall Art Show & Sale will be Nov. 12-14, 2010|
Please 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.
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
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
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
|GALA Featured Artist - Latrice Cooper|
Photography 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: photosbylatrice.com
|Mark Fisher Trio & Jonathan Edwards Trio at Bull Run|
Sat. 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 www.myspace.com/markfishermusic
| Pre-Owned Guitars For Sale|
Student size guitar, used once, Johnson brand, $80.00
Yamaha jumbo guitar, gold tuning pegs,
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 isFarming 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
Her painting "Sky color,
will be in The Academic Artist Association
Anniversary Invitational Exhibition at theMichele and Donald D'Amour Museum of
in Springfield, MA from Sept. 21 through Oct. 24, 2010
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.
| Landscape Digital Photography Workshop with Guy Biechele|
Better Landscape Photography With Your Digital CameraSaturday, 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.
|Crazy Dog Lady Exhibiting Like Crazy!|
(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
Event Timeline Tickets and Directions
| Len Haug Juried into Concord Art Association Exhibit|
Congratulations to Len Haug!
Len has been juried into the
Concord Art Association11th Annual Frances N. Roddy Open Competition
His collage, "Our
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.)
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
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|History of Gardner Website|
An Invitation to Artists & Musicians
, 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.
|Colored Pencil Workshops with Gary Ruuska in Sharon & Fitchburg|
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. For more info, see the
|Hey Day Fall Festival in Princeton, MA|
Hey Day/Farm Day Saturday, October 2, 2010 11 am - 4 pm
|Jules Aarons Photography Exhibit at Fitchburg State|
Life in the Streets:
Revisiting Boston's North End through the Lens of Jules Aarons
|Pastel Painting Class
with Alicia Drakiotes|
"VIBRANCE - PAINTING With Broken Color!" pastel class
with Alicia Drakiotes6 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
for a relaxing fall afternoon exploring the plant and wildlife of
the Squannacook River.
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.|
|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|
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.
|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)
Caf� in Gardner: contact Andy Erickson at [email protected] or
Caf� in Worcester: contact Joshua Van Dyke at [email protected] or
Have news about awards, shows, events, classes, or new gallery representation?
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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
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