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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
November, 2011
In This Issue
Joan Sinatra Hathaway in Cup & Mug Invitational
Call for Artists - Townsend Meeting Hall Art Gallery
Call for Entries - PAS Small Works Exhibit & Sale
Workers' Credit Union Offers Artwork Exhibit Venue
Jan Queijo Juried into Nashua, NH Quilt Exhibit
Len Haug Solo Exhibit
Lori MacDonald Solo Exhibit
Luann Hume at Boulder Art Gallery in Fitchburg, MA
Call for Artists - Jaffrey Civic Center Autumn Area Exhibit
FSU Faculty Exhibit
Water Soluble Oil Painting Classes by Betty Glass
Latrice Cooper in Petersham Cultural Council Show
NewHAT Artists Exhibit
Carol Corliss Exhibit
More Shows, Classes, Etc
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Jeff Gallant, Treasurer
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 GALA 2011 Fall Art Show with Live Music
November 4 - 6, 2011
at the
American Legion Hall,
22 Elm Street, Gardner, MA
Coffee House Music Night Fri., 6-9 pm
Artist Reception Sat., 6-9 pm (Art Awards at 7 pm)
Art Show hours: Fri. 6-9 pm; Sat. 1-9 pm; Sun. 12-4 pm
Popular Choice and Raffle announced Sunday, 3:15 pm


Ethan Stone in Concert with Special Guests
Saturday, December 3, 2011 at 7 pm
U. U. Church Hall, 66 Elm St., Gardner, MA
Tickets $10 on sale now at

Surroundings Gallery & Custom Framing
377 Main Street, Gardner, MA
All proceeds benefit GALA!
GALA invitational show at the Gardner Museum
28 Pearl St., Gardner runs now until Dec. 31, 2011.
GALA artists are exhibiting ceramic, 3-dimensional,
and 2-dimensional works for sale.

Joan Sinatra Hathaway in Cup & Mug Invitational  

Image Joan Sinatra Hathaway - Mugs Joan Sinatra Hathaway
will have work on view at
  Artisan Gallery
 in Northampton MA
as part of their exhibition
Cup and Mug Invitational: Consider the Cup.

The work of over 50 ceramics artists will be on view
from November 11 through December 31, 2011.
Reception: Friday, November 11, 5 - 7 pm
Artisan Gallery is located at 162 Main St., Northampton, MA.
Visit Joan's website:
Call for Artists - Townsend Meeting Hall Art Gallery
Call for Art and Photography for "Snow and Ice"
a winter exhibition in the Townsend Meeting Hall Art Gallery.
All artwork should portray the theme of snow and ice.
The exhibition will run from Dec. 10, 2011 to Jan. 14, 2012.
Artists' Reception: Saturday, December 10, 12 - 2 pm
For more info & download the entry form
  Completed entry forms are due Saturday, Dec. 3, 2011.
Call for Entries - PAS Small Works Exhibit & Sale
Princeton Arts Society Annual Holiday Sale & Exhibit
"Small Works 2011"  Show: December 2-4, 2011
Drop-Off: Sat. Nov. 26, 1-4 pm; Tues. Nov. 29, 9 am-12 pm
Call for Entry      Entry Form
Use this Poster to promote the show
via email, print, or online posting
Workers Credit Union Offers Artwork Exhibit Venue
Workers' Credit Union is offering artists who are members of the credit union, the opportunity to display work at the bank at
171 Main St., Gardner, MA. For more info: 978-345-1021.
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Jan Queijo Juried into Nashua, NH Quilt Exhibit   

Image Jan Queijo-Zebra detail from Baby, It's a Jungle Out There quilt      Image Jan Queijo-Lion detail from Baby, It's a Jungle Out There quilt     Image Jan Queijo-Leopold detail from Baby, It's a Jungle Out There quilt 
Congratulations to Jan Queijo (Crazy Dog Lady Quilts)

"Baby, It's A Jungle Out There" has been juried into
  A Quilters' Gathering, sponsored by the Eastcoast Quilters Alliance.
The show runs from November 3 - 6, 2011 at the Radisson Hotel in Nashua, NH.
This large quilt is 95" high x 84" wide and features 10 jungle animal portraits.
The zebra, lion and leopard blocks from the quilt are shown above.

Len Haug Solo Exhibit at Petersham Craft Center  

Image Len Haug - Hubbard Farm 

A Solo Exhibit by Len Haug

at Petersham Craft Center in Petersham, MA.
Over 20 of Len's collage paintings consisting of both original
and limited edition prints are on display until Nov. 17.
Visit Len's website:  

  Image: Hubbard Farm         
Lori MacDonald Solo Exhibit at Heywood Hospital in Gardner 

Image Lori MacDonald - MacDonald-A Fleeting January Thaw    

An Acrylic Painting Exhibit by Lori MacDonald

   at the Center for Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine

Heywood Hospital   242 Green Street, Gardner, MA

Exhibit on display until Nov 30, 2011

 Lori's website:  


                                                  Image: A Fleeting January Thaw

Luann Hume New Featured Artist at Boulder Art Gallery in Fitchburg 

Image Luann Hume - Winter BirchesThe Boulder Art Gallery would like to welcome Leominster
watercolor and pastel artist Luann Hume as a new
"Featured Artist" in the Gallery. Luann, a well known local artist,
has exhibited widely and her work is held in many private and corporate collections in the U.S. as well as abroad. Stop by and
see her work, now on display. Open Thurs.-Sat., 10 am-4 pm.

  Image: Winter Birches, watercolor
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Jaffrey Civic Center Call for Artists

2011 Autumn Area Art Exhibit
Show Dates: Nov. 18 - Dec. 17, 2011        Opening: Friday, Nov. 18, 5 - 7 pm
Works may be brought in during normal open hours at the Center beginning
Tuesday, Nov. 8 through Saturday, Nov. 12.
Download the Entry Form:
As a Microsoft Word document (from the Jaffrey Civic Center home page - look at lower right)

FSU Art & Communications Faculty Exhibit 

Image Petri Flint - Open Field  
The best works by Fitchburg State University's
art and communications faculty
will be on display
from Nov. 9 to Dec. 20, 2011 in the FSU Art Gallery
in the Sanders Administration Building, 300 Highland Ave.
Opening reception: Wed., Nov. 9 at 6:30 pm in the gallery,
  followed by a video screening at 7:30 pm. Admission is free.
               More info
          Image: Open Field by Professor Petri Flint

Water Soluble Oil Painting Classes by Betty Glass   

Betty Glass is offering a 6 week painting class using water soluble oils at the Jaffrey Civic Center on Wednesdays, November 9 through December 14, 2011 from 1-4 pmMore info

Latrice Cooper in Petersham Cultural Council Show

Image Latrice Cooper photograph
Latrice Cooper
will exhibit 4 new photographs in the
2011 Petersham Art Show & Sale
Sponsored by the Petersham Cultural Council
at the Petersham Town Hall, 3 South Main St, Petersham, MA
Show Dates: November 4 - 6, 2011
Opening Reception: November 4, 7-9 pm

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NewHAT Artists Exhibit in Jaffrey     

"NewHAT Artists: Jaffrey Explored" at the Jaffrey Civic Center
On exhibit now until November 12, 2011

The NewHAT artists are a group of talented plein air painters who travel to New Hampshire each summer to paint the charm and beauty of the Monadnock region  More info

Carol Corliss Exhibit in Jaffrey 

 Carol Corliss is exhibiting her pastel paintings in the first floor Display Cases
at the Jaffrey Civic Center now through November 17, 2011.   More info
More Shows, Classes, Etc.
Mount Wachusett Community College
Exhibit of recent work by Janet Dupuis now until November 17.
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.
 Museum of Science, Boston
Guy Biechele's solo exhibition

New England in a Different Light - Infrared Landscape Photography

(Show end date is unknown at this time.)  See Guy's infrared photographs at his website


Jaffrey Civic Center
"Explorations Inner and Outer" with Betty Freed & Suzie Ulfelder- now to Nov. 12. More info 

Eddy Troxler & The Jazz Depot
 See their website for information on upcoming shows.
Websites of Interest to Artists
 Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC) and check out the MCC blog ArtSake.
 The Painter's Keys where you can subscribe to twice weekly letters from artist Robert Genn.
Princeton Arts Society Blog
Art Exhibit Opportunities
Greater Gardner CDC: contact Vicki Heidorn at or 978-630-2340
Heywood Hospital Wound Care Center: contact Vicki Heidorn (see above)
The Townsend Meeting Hall Art Gallery: contact Alice Struthers at or
 GALA Receives 2010 Constant Contact Email Marketing All Star Award!
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