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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
January, 2011
In This Issue
Ed Schneeflock - GALA Featured Artist
Donate Your Artwork to Benefit Veterans
Marion Knoll Silk Paintings
Baskets, Glass and Linoprints Exhibit
Jan Queijo Solo Exhibit
Lori MacDonald Awards and Landscape Demo
Black & White Photography Class with Guy Biechele
Len Haug Solo Exhibit
Fitchburg State University Juried Student Art Show
More Shows, Classes, Etc.
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Ed Schneeflock, President
Jeff Gallant, Treasurer
Guy Biechele
Nowell Francis
Luis Gonzalez
Chuck Heidorn
Vicki Heidorn
Sally Sargent
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GALA Featured Artist - Ed Schneeflock
Image Ed Schneeflock-Assabet Sunset
Assabet Sunset
       Ed Schneeflock

   GALA Featured Artist
     See Ed's wonderful   
 photography and paintings
   on the GALA website
    and Ed's website at
Beauty is all around us; ugliness too. The frightening thing is how easy it is to become so inured to both that we don't notice the difference. Art can help us here. It serves to help us escape the ordinary, and in that escape, we discover again what it means to be human. So, is this why I'm an artist? No, nothing so noble. It's fun; I like to see what I can do and I really enjoy the occasional pat on the back when I do something well. But I also hope that once in a while my work will rise to the occasion and give someone a glimpse of life with innocent eyes.
Artwork Donations Requested to Benefit Veterans
On February 19, 2011 the Veteran Homestead
(a private nonprofit for wounded soldiers) in Fitchburg will be holding their first annual Snowfest at the Veterans Center on 100 West St. in Fitchburg. During this event a silent auction will be held, and they are currently looking for donations.
If you would be interested in donating art to support the success of the fundraiser please contact Rebecca Korduner at 978-353-0234 or [email protected]
by January 21.
Veteran Homestead website:
Marion Knoll Silk Paintings in Petersham

Image Marion Knoll Silk Painting

Two of Marion's silk paintings

are on display during

the 2010 Members' Show

at the Petersham Craft Center

The show runs into January, 2011.

Baskets, Glass and Linoprints Exhibit

Ken and Karin Kraft will be displaying their handmade baskets, works of fused glass, and original monotype prints
at the Jaffrey Civic Center Jan. 4 - Feb. 10, 2011 more info.

Jan Queijo Solo Exhibit in Townsend

Image Jan Queijo-Autumn Scene Quilt
Autumn Scene
Image Jan Queijo-Ballou Quilt
Jan Queijo, Crazy Dog Lady Quilts
 will have a solo exhibit
 Jan. 16 - Feb. 27, 2011 at the
Meeting Hall Art Gallery in the
Townsend Public Library
12 Dudley Road
Townsend, MA 01469
Visit Jan:

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Lori MacDonald Awards and Landscape Demo

Image Lori MacDonald-The Old Shed in New Light                  Image Lori MacDonald-Stone House Remembered
     The Old Shed in New Light                  The Stone House Remembered
Congratulations to Lori MacDonald
Her painting "The Old Shed in New Light" won the People's Choice award in the December Juried Show of the Art on Rotation Gallery at the High Street Cafe in Clinton.

Lori received the Popular Vote Second Place award in the Jaffrey Civic Center Fall Exhibit
for her painting "The Stone House Remembered".
Lori will be giving a landscape demonstration on January 18, 2011
at the Leominster Art Association's monthly meeting.

Visit Lori's website:

Guy Biechele - Black & White Photography Class
Image Guy Biechele-Lighthouse Interior        Creating Dynamic Black and White Digital Images
          Saturday, February 5, 2011   10:00 am - 2:30 pm
          Sharon Arts Center  457 Route 123, Sharon, NH
                 Guy's website:
Digital photography has offered photographers a tremendous degree of control in creating and printing color images. These benefits are also available to those who are interested in creating dynamic black and white photographs. In this workshop you will learn why you should photograph in color with your digital camera in order to create the best black and white images. At the Sharon Arts Center state of the art digital imaging lab, you will learn how to use PhotoShop techniques to get the most out of your black and white images. Participants are encouraged to bring their own photographs to work on during the workshop. The workshop will include lecture, demonstration and "hands-on" work.
To register or for course fee, see the Sharon Arts Center course catalog or call 603-924-7256.

Len Haug Solo Exhibit in Worcester

Image Len Haug-Orange and Green Melon Breakfast
Orange and Green Melon Breakfast

Quiet Celebration

A collection of over twenty original collage "paintings"
by Leonard A. Haug on exhibit from
January 4 through February 28, 2011
at the Gallery at the Worcester Jewish Community Center,
633 Salisbury Street, Worcester, Massachusetts 01609.

See the show announcement
Visit Len's website:

Fitchburg State University Juried Student Art Show

Image from Fitchburg State University juried student show
CenterStage at Fitchburg State University

ARTeries January 26 - February 23, 2011
Campus Center Art Gallery (Hammond Campus Center)
Opening Reception: Wed., January 26,  6:30 - 8:00 pm
 Admission: free
ARTeries is the Fitchburg State University Art Department's juried exhibition that showcases the strongest original student work in drawing, painting, sculpture and mixed-media art. The show is held every two years and provides an opportunity for the university community to celebrate the artistic talents of Fitchburg State students.

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More Shows, Classes, Etc.
Eddy Troxler & The Jazz Depot
See their website for information on upcoming shows.

Townsend Meeting Hall Art Gallery
Winter Impressions: a winter themed exhibit of art & photography, now until Jan. 14.

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.

Websites of Interest to Artists
Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC) and check out the MCC blog ArtSake.

The Painter's Key where you can subscribe to twice weekly letters from artist Robert Genn.

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Art Exhibit Opportunities
Greater Gardner CDC: contact Vicki Heidorn at i[email protected] or 978-630-2340
Heywood Hospital Wound Care Center: contact Vicki Heidorn (see above)

The Townsend Meeting Hall Gallery: contact Alice Struthers at [email protected] or
              978- 597-2057

Gardner Ale House: contact Janet Reed at [email protected] or 978-249-6812
NU Café in Gardner: contact Andy Erickson at [email protected] or
NU Café in Worcester: contact Joshua Van Dyke at [email protected] or
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