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
|Confirm Dates & Times|
For shows/events, please contact the facility to confirm dates and times.
GALA Board of Directors
Ed Schneeflock, President
Jeff Gallant, Treasurer
Congratulations to our GALA Treasurer, Jeff Gallant!
Jeff was named Citizen of the Year by the
Greater Gardner Chamber of Commerce.
|Lisa Regopoulos - Commissions for Pastel Paintings|
| Lisa Regopoulos is accepting commissions|
of pastel paintings featuring houses.
Image: A recent commission of a home in Westminster
| Call for Entries - FAM 77th Regional Exhibition|
|Fitchburg Art Museum
77th Regional Exhibition of Art and Craft
Exhibit Dates: June 27-September 5, 2012
Entries should be postmarked by Saturday, May 12, 2012
Opening Reception: June 24, 1-3 pm. Awards at 1:30 pm. For more info & entry form
| Call for Entries - PAS Spring Art Exhibit|
|Princeton Arts Society 21st Spring Art Exhibit & Sale
titled "Coming of Age"
, May 18 - 20, 2012
Entry forms & fees can be delivered with artwork on Sat. May 12, 12-4 pm or Tues. May 15, 9 am-12 pm
.Opening Reception: Fri. May 18, 6-9 pm
Gallery hours: Sat., 10 am-4 pm & Sun, 12-4 pm. For more info Entry Form Show Poster
| Ragged Heroes to Perform at Sholan Farms|
(Darlene Gaudet, John Sullivan,
Rich Gosselin & Paul Luria) will be performing at Sholan Farms 11th Annual Apple Blossom Festival Saturday, May 5, 2012 from 1 - 2:30 pm
Rain date Sunday, May 6.
|Rockport Art Association Spring Group Show|
The Rockport Art Association Spring Group Show
Now through May 8, 2012 in the Wengenroth and Tavern Galleries.
The show announcement included
the Sharon Jordan Bahosh
piece shown at right.
The show is free to the public.
|C. M. Judge Video Installation at Somerville Open Studios|
| C. M. Judge's
video installation Mater Panis (Mother Bread)
co-created with Paula Rendino Zaentz
will be shown at the Somerville Open Studios
on May 5 from 10 am-5 pm
The Divine Feminine at
The Temple of Infinite Love,
19 Cypress Street.Show info Mater Panis clip
Video still from Mater Panis
|Jan Queijo Juried into Animal Art Show|
|Congratulations to Jan Queijo (Crazy Dog Lady Quilts)!
Jan had two quilts juried into the annual Animal Art Show
at the Post Road Art Center
, 1 Boston Post Road East, Marlborough, MA. Opening Reception: May 3, 5:30 - 8 pm
|Art in Bloom at the Fitchburg Art Museum|
|First Annual Winchendon Arts Festival|
|First Annual Winchendon Arts FestivalSaturday May 12, 9 am - 4 pm
52 Murdock Ave., Winchendon, MA "Old Murdock"More info Go to top
|State of Play Exhibit of Painting & Sculpture in Worcester|
State of Play May 5 - 27, 2012
Recent works of painting and sculpture by Joanne Holtje, Christine Croteau,
Ted Lilley, Philip Marshall, Lynn Simmons, and Mark Spencer at The Sprinkler Factory
38 Harlow Street, Worcester, MA. Opening Reception: May 5, 6-9 pm
food, wine, and live music by Don Prange.Artist talks: May 20, 2 - 3:30 pmState of Play Blog
Image:"Wandering Mind" detail, artwork, Joanne Holtje
|Lisa Regopoulos Wins Award in Westford Show & Will Exhibit In Jaffrey|
Congratulations to Lisa Regopoulos!
Lisa took 3rd place
in the Professional division at the Parish Center for the Arts
Westford Regional Show for her pastel "Hurricane Bill, Ogunquit" (shown at left)
During the month of June, Lisa will be in a show at the
Jaffrey Civic Center "A Series of Series"
featuring 20+ artists who have been working in a series.
The opening reception is Thursday, June 14, 5-7 pm
Meet the artists, enjoy some refreshments and get inspired to create a series.
|An Evening with Folk Writer Scott Alarik at Bruce's Browser in Athol|
| Attention folkies, fans and friends
Dar Williams says that Scott Alarik is "the finest folk writer in the country" and Pete Seeger says he's "one of the best writers in America", but don't just take their word for it. Come to "the back corner" at Bruce's Browser,
1497 Main Street, Athol, MA and meet Scott in person. Browser owner
Diane Lincoln (AKA GALA singer-songwriter Linq) is pleased to host an evening with Scott on Friday, May 11 at 7 pm. There's no admission fee.
More information is available here
and at www.ScottAlarik.com
|Intro to Acrylics Through Landscape Painting Class with Lori MacDonald|
is taking registrations for her next
"Intro to Acrylics through Landscape Painting"
to run Mondays for 6 weeks from June 11 - July 16, 6:30-8:30 pm.
This class is ideal for beginners and for seasoned artists
wishing to try a new medium. Cost is $75 plus materials.
Please contact Lori: 978-407-9333 or through her website
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|Guy Biechele Landscape Photography Workshop & Infrared Photography Exhibit|
| "Better Landscape Photography with Your Digital Camera" May 19, 2012 - 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
at the Petersham Craft Center
In this 4 hour 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 half-hour lunch break (please bring your own), we will return to the classroom to review and discuss the photographs we made.
Cost: $20.00 members / $35.00 non-members. Open to teens and adults.
Guy's exhibit, "New England in a Different Light - Infrared New England Landscapes"
continues until May 16, 2012 at the Petersham Craft Center
Examples of Biechele's infrared photography can be viewed on his website
|Sharon Jordan Bahosh Solo Exhibit in Gloucester|
Sharon Jordan Bahosh New England Inland and By the Sea
A collection of nearly 100 of Sharon's paintings on view May 5 - 24, 2012.
Opening reception: Sunday, May 6, 1-4 pm in the Gordon Grant Room
at the North Shore Arts Association in Gloucester.
Image: 1927 Custom International
For more info, see Sharon's website. Visit her blog.
| Visions in Verse - An Evening of Poetry in Gardner|
Visions in Verse - An evening of poetry inspired by art
featuring five poets from Women of Words
and the work of six artists from
the Greater Gardner Artists Association Spring 2012 Art Exhibit
.Wednesday, May 23, 2012 at 7 pm in the Boland Room
at 65 Lake Street in Gardner, MA.
Free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.
|Baskets by Jacqueline O'Hare in Jaffrey|
| Woven Baskets by Jacqueline O'Hare
at the Jaffrey Civic Center
in the first floor Display Cases, May 4 - 31, 2012
The exhibit contains some Shaker influenced baskets
made of ash and some contemporary weavings from paper. Go to top
|Helen Bergner Porcelains and Pastel Paintings|
|Porcelains and pastel paintings by Helen Bergner
on display in the 1st floor Display Cases at the Jaffrey Civic CenterNow through May 3. More info
|Charcoal Portraiture Workshop with Aline Ordman|
The Monadnock Area Artists Association
a Charcoal Portraiture
workshop with Aline Ordman
on Saturday, May 19, 2012 from 10 am - 4 pm
in Keene, NH.
This class will explore doing the head structurally in terms of planes of the head, then structure of the features and on to the likenesses. Demonstrations of all of this from a live model. When we go into likenesses, we will also draw each other. More info & registration form
Aline Ordman website
|Young People's Art Exhibit in Jaffrey|
Annual Young People's Art Exhibit at the Jaffrey Civic Center now until May 23.
Imaginative and wonderfully presented artwork by children from grades K through 12 in the
Rindge and Jaffrey public schools as well as the students at St. Patrick's School.
|Special Event at Jaffrey Civic Center on Founders Day|
The Jaffrey Civic Center gallery will be open on a special evening, Founder's Day, May 10 beginning at 7 pm. This evening commemorates the woman, Marion Mack Johnson, who built the Jaffrey Civic Center. Musical students who represent each of the schools will perform with their voices or instruments. The evening is open to the public and admission is free.
|Landscape Needle Felting Workshop with Lyn Slade |
, an accomplished needle felter will be holding a one-day workshop
Jaffrey Civic Center on Sunday, May 6, 12-4
. $80 will include all needle felting specific materials. More info Go to top
|More Shows, Classes, Etc.|
|Art Exhibit Opportunities|
|GALA Receives 2011 Constant Contact Email Marketing All Star Award!|
For the third year in a row, GALA has been named an All Star by Constant Contact for demonstrating best practices in the use of email marketing.
Award winners were selected from over 500,000 organizations in recognition for setting the standard of being a responsible, engaged, professional, and successful online marketer.
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