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 - a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization
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GALA Board of Directors
Kevin Bird, Chairperson
Jeff Gallant, Treasurer
Vicki Heidorn, Secretary
Happy Holidays and a Joyful New Year!
|Birds & Butterflies Art Class with Carolyn Carter|
Birds & ButterfliesDrawing - Painting - Various Mediumswith artist Carolyn Carter
Six adult art classes. All levels welcome.Saturdays, Jan. 5-Feb. 9, 2013 (Snow day-Feb. 16), 1-4 pm
at the Jaffrey Civic Center
, 40 Main St., Jaffrey, NH
Registration/Materials List: 603-532-6527 or 978-630-3657
Fee: $98. Limit 12 adults. More info
|Bluegrass Gospel Jam|
|Concord Art Association Call for Artists|
Concord Art Association Members Juried Shows
(Artists may become members at artwork drop-off)
Members Juried 1: Painting and Sculpture
Drop-off: Jan. 3, 10 am - 7 pm or Jan. 4, 10 am - 4 pm
Show Dates: Jan. 13 - Feb. 10. Reception: Jan. 13, 2 - 4 pm Members Juried 2:Photography, Drawing, Mixed Media, Crafts and Graphics
Drop-off: Feb. 12, 10:30 am - 7 pm or Feb. 13, 10 am - 4 pm
Show Dates: Feb. 17 - Mar. 17. Reception: Feb. 17, 2 - 4 pm
See the CAA website
for show prospectus & artwork labels (scroll down to bottom right side of page)
|Fiber Show Call for Artists-Townsend Meeting Hall Gallery|
"Fiber Explorations" February 8 - March 24, 2013
All area artists are challenged to explore the use of fiber in new, exceptional and amazing ways. Whether your work includes yarn, fabric, roving, weaving, spinning, felting, quilting, dyeing or another fiber related form of art, it belongs in this show. Email
or drop off at the Library
. Get paper applications at the Library or Meeting Hall
. Application deadline: Jan. 26.
|Figure/Portrait Call for Artists at Post Road Art Center|
|Call for Artists: Figure/Portrait Show
. Drop-off: until Jan. 3. Opening Reception: Jan. 10, 5:30-8 pm
. Show comes down Jan. 31. The judge will be Bob Collins from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts. See Post Road Art Center website for registration form & show flyer.
|Call for Artists - Sharon Arts Center|
|66th Annual Members Exhibit
Show: January 11 - February 23, 2013 Drop-off: January 5 & 6, 11 am - 5 pm
Reception: January 11, 5 - 7 pm.Artists may become members at artwork drop off. More info
| Len Haug Juried into Sprinkler Factory Exhibit |
| Congratulations to Len Haug
Len's two pieces "The Love Bug"
(shown at right) and "The Fall"
were juried into the 2012 Sprinkler Factory Gallery
"No Themes, No Limits" Exhibition in Worcester which runs through January 12
. The show features 23 artists and 41 pieces of art. The Love Bug won Best in Show & 1st Place Mixed Media in the recent GALA Fall Show. Len's website
| Lisa Regopoulos Solo Exhibit in Princeton|
| Lisa Regopoulos
will be hanging a solo show split between two venues in Princeton, MA: Princeton Town Hall (Bagg Hall)
and the Princeton Branch of the Barre Bank
. The show featuring original pastels and a few giclee prints will be hung January 3 through March 28, 2013
. Lisa will be at the Barre Bank
, 206 Worcester Road, Princeton on March 28 from 2-4 pm
for anyone interested in meeting her to answer questions about her work. Lisa's website Image: It's the Climb
|Arts Alliance After School Art Programs & Performance Groups|
|Arts After School
will offer the following eight week classes (fees vary). Register by Jan. 4.
Spotlight on You! Grades 6-8, begins January 7.
You've Got Talent! Grades 1-5, begins January 8.
Guitar For Beginners I. Grades 4 & 5, begins January 9.
Guitar For Beginners II. Grades 4-7, begins January 10.Course descriptions & registration form
. General info about the program
.River's Edge Youth Chorus.
Grades 3-12, rehearsals begin March 11.More info
if the link to the registration form is broken on their web page, contact them at 978-562-1646 or [email protected]River's Edge Vibe:
a "Glee"-like performing group. Grades 6-12. Ten weeks beginning Jan. 12. Register by Jan. 10. Fee: $300 Members/$270 Non-members. More info on flyer
|Joanne Holtje at Freedom Trails Gallery |
| Freedom Trails Gallery at Valley Frameworks
: Joanne has a new
oil painting titled "Finding My Way"
(shown at left) in a "small works" show juried by Trevor Richardson, director of the Herter Gallery and
Tony Maroulis former director of Wunderarts Gallery.Show runs until Jan. 26, 2013
at 534 Main St., Amherst, MA Visit Joanne's blog and website
|Mother Seeks Art Lessons for Child|
A mother is looking for low cost art lessons in the Gardner area for her 7 1/2-year-old daughter. The child could attend Monday or Thursday 3 pm or later; Friday 1:30 or later, or Saturday or Sunday any time. Individual or group classes desired. Email Vicki Heidorn at [email protected]
Colored Pencil Workshop with Nicole Caulfield
Monadnock Area Artists Association presents
Colored Pencil with Nicole Caulfield
Saturday, January 26, 2013, 10 am - 4 pm
Salvation Army, 15 Roxbury Plaza, Keene, NH
Learn the basics of drawing with colored pencils on sandpaper. You will learn how to layer the pencil, under-painting techniques, and create a small finished picture to take home. Colored pencils behave differently on sanded paper creating bold saturated color right away and without the need to preserve whites.
Nicole Caulfield is a signature member of the Colored Pencil Society of America and has won many awards including 3rd place in the Portrait Society of America Members Competition 2008, Best of Show at the Thorne Sagendorph biennial show, and 1st place in the United Kingdom Colored Pencil Society International Competition. Her work has also been published in 3 art books and on the tin of Derwent Coloursoft pencils available worldwide. $60 members/$85 non-members. More info & registration form Nicole's website
| Princeton Arts Society 2013 Member Solo Shows |
The Princeton Arts Society
is happy to announce the following member solo shows for 2013:
Quarter 1: Lisa Regopoulos
- Pastels (see article above)
Quarter 2: Emilie Astell and Dave Kaphamme
r - Pastels
Quarter 3: Mary Anne Magiera
Quarter 4: Lori MacDonald
The work of these artists will be on exhibit at both the Princeton Town Hall (Bagg Hall) and at the Princeton Branch of the Barre Bank. Each show will consist of 20 to 25 pieces split between these two locations. Any questions or comments regarding these shows can be sent to [email protected]
| Monadnock Area Artists Association 2013 Workshop Schedule|
|Monadnock Area Artists Association 2013 Workshops
Bob Askey - pen & ink - Feb. 9, 1-2:30 pm (this is a free
workshop) Reg. form
Steve Previte - Hurry Up & Paint - March 23
Lori Simmons - watercolor - April 20
Linda Widstrand - mixed media - May 18
Photoshop Elements - Sept. 21
Robert Carsten - pastels - October 5
|More Shows, Classes, Etc.|
|Fitchburg Art Museum
Every First Thursday
of the month, museum admission is free from 4 to 8 pm
Guy Biechele's photography is featured in the Winter 2012 issue
and tours and other activities are offered. Call 978-345-4207 for more information.
See their schedule for upcoming exhibit opportunities. Registration form (all exhibits).Falmouth Artists Guild 2013 Exhibition Schedule
Warner Babcock Institute of Green Chemistry
The artwork of Joanne Holtje will appear along with works by Andrew Duncan, Lionel Reinford,
and Emily Sandagata in the show "Tales From a Test Tube" curated by Jerry Beck
Exhibit will be on view until Jan. 11 by appointment only. Contact Jerry Beck.
Art & Music Instruction Opportunity
The West Boylston Arts Foundation
(WBAF) is always looking for artists, crafters, or musicians that would like to offer workshops or classes. Donating a portion of the course fee to the WBAF to support school arts & music would be most welcome. If interested, please contact Mark Baldi (508) 767-2803 - work (508) 835-6489 - homeCharlotte Wharton Studio
2013 artists workshop schedule
64 MILES: The Ashuelot River Art Exhibit & Sale, July through Sept. of 2013
at the Historical Society of Cheshire County
. Go to the 64 Miles Facebook page
a registration form and a map marking off dams and points of interest or contact
the coordinator of the event, Alicia Drakiotes at [email protected]
of the magazine "Maine Boats, Homes and Harbors".
The feature, "The Maine I Love" is in both the print version & and on their website at
The Jazz Depot
: see thejazzdepot.com
for 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.Visit the Arts Marketing Project website
for info, ideas, tools and training on marketing art. Princeton Arts Society Blog
|Art Exhibit Opportunities|
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.Inclusion of items/announcements is always at the discretion of GALA,but inclusion of submissions from non-members is limited toinformation deemed to be of benefit to GALA members.
|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.