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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 664, 205 School Street, Gardner, MA 01440 - a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization   Visit GALA on Facebook  
March 2015
In This Issue
GALA News & Events
Art Shows & Exhibits
Art Classes & Instruction
Call for Artists
Quick Links
Welcome New Members!
Sandy Kocher

Susan Paju 

David L. Smith   Website:  
Facebook:  Surrealportals

Heidi Strickland

GALA Board of Directors


Kevin Bird, President
Mike Williams, Chairperson
Jeff Gallant, Treasurer
Vicki Heidorn, Secretary
Guy Biechele
Ashley Bird
Chuck Heidorn 

Doreen LaScola

Newsletter Editor
Kimberly Beckham
Art Center Events
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Art Center Events    
Poetry Open Mic
Another GALA First!
Sunday  March 1, 2015  2-3:30 pm
at the GALA Art Center

Join us for an afternoon of poetry - share your own work or simply sit back and enjoy listening. A sign-up sheet will be available for anyone wishing to participate. Time allotted to each poet will depend on how many sign up. This event is free for both the participants and the public, although GALA appreciates donations at the door.

For more info, contact Paula J. Botch by phone: 978-575-0863 or email:


GALA Coffee House
A Night Out 
Acoustic Music & Song 
Friday, March 6, 7:30 pm

Mark Frederick Fisher will feature at the GALA Coffeehouse on Friday March 6th.

Mark Frederick Fisher has been captivating audiences for nearly four decades. He has been playing his own diverse mix of comedic, personal, and socio-political songs since releasing his CD They went North in 1995.  Read More About Mark and His 2 Opening Acts:  Dave Gaudet and Jeanne Sable by clicking here to go to the music section! 
$5 donation at the door
205 School Street, Lower Level, Gardner, MA
These are alcohol free events.
Refreshments will be available.
For more information, please contact Vicki Heidorn at
Additional coming events and notices are listed below in the Member News, Call to Artists, Music and other Sections.   
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Welcome New Newsletter Editor!

With the next GALA Newsletter, we welcome Emily Ruth Royal as the new Newsletter Editor.  We thank Kim Beckham for her great work putting together the newsletter over the past year and Emily for volunteering to take things over.  

Our newsletter has AGAIN been named a Constant Contact All-Star for the 6th year in a row!  We look forward to continuing to put out a valuable resource for our artists and community. 

The editor contact and submission email address will remain the same:  Remember submitting an image with your news always makes it more likely people will read about you!
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Sally Sargent, Wound Care Center, Gardner, MA
GALA Member, Sally Sargent is exhibiting at the Wound Care Center at Heywood Hospital.  Her exhibit will be up through March.

Click here for more information about Heywood Hospital Wound Care Center.
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Joanne Holtje, The Book Show, Taber Gallery, Holyoke, MA
Show Extended Until March 12th, 2015

As a contributing artist to Dean Nimmer's latest book, "Creating Abstract Art", GALA Member Joanne Holtje will have a painting in "The Book Show"  at the Taber Gallery, Holyoke Community College through March 12, 2015.

Vermont Hillside by Joanne Holtje

Located at 303 Homestead Ave, Holyoke, The Taber Art Gallery is open to the public and is conveniently located through the HCC Campus Library lobby in the Donahue Bldg. Please call for current gallery hours during regular school sessions: 413-552-2614

Visit the Gallery Website:

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Len Haug, Eagle Hill Cultural Center, Hardwick, MA
Approximately 30 pieces of GALA Member Len Haug's art work are now on display at the Eagle Hill Cultural Center in Hardwick through the end of April.  The Center is located at 242 Old Petersham Rd and the gallery is opened from 3:30 to 5 pm weekdays or by appointment. The Cultural Center hosts professional theatrical and musical events throughout the school year. Eagle Hill is a boarding school for grades 8 through 12. While members may have seen many of Len's works on display, a visit to attend one of the Center's Spring events is definitely worth the trip.

Read about Len's exhibit here:  Eagle Hill Exhibitions

Check out Len's Website here:

Visit their website at for more details.
Alice Drakiotes Exhibit, The Works Bakery, Keene, NH
Alicia Drakiotes is the featured artist exhibiting at The Works Bakery ( formerly Bagel Works) 

Exhibit Location: 120 Main ST, Keene,NH 
Dates:  March 5 through April 2nd.
Business hours: 6 am - 6 pm daily.
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Lisa Regopoulos, "Pure Pigment", Parish Center for the Arts, Westford, MA
Lisa Regopoulos will be having a solo show "Pure Pigment" the entire month of April at the Parish Center for the Arts in Westford, MA.  She will be at the PCA on Sundays during the month of April from 12:00 - 2:00 pm and will be demonstrating her techniques during this time.

An opening reception is scheduled for April 12, with extended gallery hours.

Westford Parish Center for the Arts
10 Lincoln Street, Westford, MA
(978) 692-6333
For more information:

Visit Lisa's Website Here:

Len Haug, Monmouth Museum, Lincroft, NJ
GALA Member Len Haug has been juried into the 36th Annual National Art Exhibit sponsored by the Monmouth Museum located in Lincroft, New Jersey. His piece "Morning Sunlight" was selected along with the work of 80 other artists from across the U.S. The exhibit will be on display in the museum's main gallery through March 9th.  Congratulations Len!

Check out Len's Website here:

Visit the Monmouth Museum Site for more details.
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Grey Beard Artists - GALA Art Center, Gardner, MA 
GALA is proud to present Grey Beard Artists, a show featuring veteran GALA members James O'Rourke, Gary Ruuska and Joe Smith.  Selected works by these award-winning artists will be shown at the GALA Art Center from March 7th through March 29th.  An artists' reception will be held on Saturday, March 7th, 6:30 to 9:00 pm. 

All three artists are recent winners of Popular Choice Awards at GALA shows. James O'Rourke of Townsend, MA ( has been an artist for almost 40 years.  His work is primarily land and seascape, still life and object painting and drawing, and his preferred media are oil, acrylic, watercolor, pencil, colored pencil and pastel.

James O'Rourke "Visual Optimism"  (charcoal)
Gary Ruuska of Gardner (, who for many years produced stunning colored pencil art of still life, landscapes and cityscapes, as well as ink and graphite drawings, has now turned his attention to acrylics.  

Gary Ruuska "Rock Garden"  (acrylic)
Joe Smith of Phillipston, MA (, has been drawing and sketching since he was a lad back in the 60's.  He expresses his love for trees, forests and special places he's known in detailed scratchboard art, but occasionally loosens up with oils, watercolor, and pen & ink. 
Joe Smith "Englishman's Bay"  (scratchboard)
These three grey beard artists bring a fresh vision and energy to their art born of years of experience and they look forward to showing their latest works to you. 

Please Help Publicize Our Show
- Invite family & friends to attend the show.
- Post show info on your blog, Facebook, Twitter, website, etc.
- Download a poster for display and distribution.  8x11 PDF   JPG for social media   2-Up PDF  

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"Passions" - GALA Art Center, Gardner, MA

GALA's themed show "Passions" is still on exhibit through March 1st.  Stop by and visit.  Be sure to vote for your favorite artwork. The Popular Choice winners will be announced at the close of the show on Sunday, March 1st at 4 pm.

Visit the Art Shop where you will find small artworks & crafts perfect as gifts for yourself or others!

Admission is always free & all are welcome (Donations are encouraged)

Show Location
GALA Art Center
205 School Street (Lower Level), Gardner, MA 01440
This location is wheelchair accessible

Gallery Hours
Wednesdays: 11 am - 1 pm
Fridays: 7 - 9 pm
Saturdays & Sundays: 1 - 4 pm
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GALA 2015 Annual Spring Art Show, Gardner, MA

2015 Annual Spring Show with Live Music!

Show Dates: March 27-29, 2015
at the Polish American Citizens Club (PACC)
171 Kendall Pond Rd West, Gardner, MA
Opening reception: Friday, March 27, 6-9 pm with Judges' Awards at 7 pm

Buy some chances to win beautiful artwork.  Bid on the wonderful artwork in our Silent Auction. 
Engage with artists as they demonstrate their creative process.  Read about our distinguished show judges.

More details including the music schedule and auction items will be posted here as they become available.

Show Hours
Friday, March 27, 6 - 9 pm
Saturday, March 28, 11 am - 5 pm
Sunday, March 29, 12 Noon - 4 pm

Please Help Publicize Our Show
                            - Invite your family and friends to attend the show.
                            - Post show info on your blog, Facebook, Twitter, website.
                            - Download the 8x11 poster for display & distribution.

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 state agency.
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"Inspired by Great Artists" - Post Road Art Center, Marlborough, MA

Please join us at the Post Road Art Center for the free opening reception of the "Inspired by Great Artists" Exhibit on Thursday, March 5th from 5:30 - 8:00 pm. There will be plenty of great artwork, refreshments, and good company.  This show was judged by Bob Collins, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Danforth Museum.

Post Road Art Center  (click to check out their newly designed site!)
1 Boston Post Road, E
Marlborough, MA  (508) 485-2580
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Pastels Workshops with Lisa Regopoulos
Lisa Regopoulos will be teaching a one day workshop "Painting Sand Dunes in Pastel" at Sanctuary Arts, Eliot Maine, Saturday, March 7th, 9:30 -3:30 p.m.  Bring your own sand dune photo and learn the techniques to create sand dunes with movement, depth and light.

To register and for more information, please log onto:

Lisa also teaches "Painting the Landscape in Pastel" on Monday afternoon 1:00 - 3:30 p.m. at her School Street Studio in Gardner, MA.  This class has room for one more person. 

She is also offering a Monday morning Beginners Pastel Class at her studio beginning March 23, 9:30 - 12:00 p.m. For more information and to register, please contact her at or 978-400-1151.  Tuition for either class is $100.00 for five weeks.  Class size is limited to 6 people so each student has lots of individual attention.

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Photography Workshop with Guy Biechele
March 14, 2015 - "I'm Smarter Than My Camera!  Taking Charge." Saturday 10:00 am - 2:30 pm to be held at the Sharon Arts Center, Sharon, NH.

Your interchangeable lens camera (DSLR or new Mirrorless type) is a powerful photographic tool. It is easy to feel overwhelmed by all the choices they offer,  metering and exposure modes, lens choices, flash options, JPEG vs. RAW, etc. Learn how to take advantage of the flexibility of your interchangeable lens camera to become a better photographer. This workshop will help you to make the most of you interchangeable lens camera whether you use your camera for family portraits, landscapes, or other subjects. Participants should bring their camera, camera manual, and any accessories such as lenses, flash attachments, filters, etc for discussion.

Link for more information:

Photography Techniques with Mike Williams
Photography Techniques  with Mike Williams
Sat., March 14, 2015, 10 am-2 pm

The workshop is intended for amateurs who wish to practice their techniques.

Aperture priority, shutter speed priority or auto, what does all of this mean? We will explore these settings on your camera and how they affect your photographs. In this hands-on workshop, you'll learn how to access these controls on your camera and develop basic techniques to make more creative photographs.This combination of instruction, practical application, and real-time feedback will allow you to walk away with the foundational skills and confidence necessary to make the most of your camera.

Just bring your camera. Any camera will do as long as it has aperture, shutter and ISO settings.

Mike Williams - GALA member and Chair of the GALA Board of Directors. Mike has over 30 years experience in photography with a focus on the technical aspects of cameras.

Fees - All proceeds go to benefit GALA
Current Members: $15/person
Non-members: $30/person (Join at time of registration & pay the discounted member fee!)

Online registration required by March 12  
Questions? Email

Acrylics Workshop with Kate Shaffer
Kate Shaffer of Outside the Lines is taking registrations for a 3 day "Textures in Acrylic" workshop. Mar 20 - 22, 2015. Friday 7 - 9 pm. Sat and Sun 9 - 4. Cost is $125 for 16 hours of instruction.

Friday small demo and canvas prep for Saturday's class.  On Sat you will have guided experimentation and play to discover what all the textures mediums do and how they react with various viscosities of acrylic paints. At the end of the day you will prepare your final canvas using the mediums you have chosen from your experiments. Sunday you will work on your final piece.

Texture mediums are included. You will need to bring the paints, brushes and various common tools like pallet knives. Supply list will be emailed upon registration.

For more info, location and the link for paypal payment, please email Kate Shaffer at  Come join the fun!
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2015 Workshops: Pastels, Oils, Drawing - Monadnock Area Artists Association
Monadnock Area Artists Association Presents its 2015 Workshops:

Jeannie Rosier Smith - pastels - "Loosen Up Your Landscape"  March 21
Collette Lucas- "Yes You CAN Draw!" - May 2
Monique Sakellirous-oils-Sunday, June 7
Robert Carsten - pastels -September 12

All workshops are on Saturdays unless otherwise noted.
Registration forms will not be available until mid-January. 

Please check our website: or write Carol at
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More Exhibits & Classes
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SpringShow2015 GALA Annual Spring Show, PACC, Gardner, MA

Call for Entries - 2015 Annual Spring Show with Live Music!

March 27-29, 2015 at the PACC in Gardner, MA

Save the dates for our always well attended annual Spring Show.  Read about our distinguished judges for this show, Stephen Jareckie & Jill Pottle.  


Join us at the Opening Reception on Friday, March 27 from 6-9 pm with announcement of the judges' awards at 7 pm. Non-members are welcome to join at time of entry.


Entry Deadline:            Friday, March 6th 

Art Drop-off at PACC:  Wed., March 25, 4-6 pm (artwork arriving after 6 pm cannot be included in the judging.)
Art Pick-up at PACC:     Sun., March 29, 4:15-5:15 pm


Popular Choice Awards presented on Sunday, March 29 at 4 pm.

More Information and entry forms can be found here:  Call for Entries

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GALA Wine Label Design Competition - Call for Entries
GALA's Wine Label Design Competition!
Entry Deadline: March 15, 2015
Winners announced on March 27th at our Spring Show

GALA is pleased to launch a new fundraising program in partnership with Benefit Wines to offer GALA private label wines. We will offer six varieties of wine, each with a custom label featuring the artwork of our members. The public will be able to purchase the GALA branded wines online or via a paper form and our nonprofit will receive a portion of the proceeds. You are invited to submit your artwork to be considered for selection by the Wine Label Committee.

Submission of your entry & artwork images must be completed online. Be sure to review the Call for Entries  as you will be asked to agree to the specified terms & conditions on the entry form.

More Info Click Here 

Questions?  Email 
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"Abstraction" Exhibit, Post Road Art Center, Marlborough, MA
"Abstraction" Exhibit 2015: Call to Artists
Gottlieb Interpretations by Julie Peck

The Post Road Art Center will be having an Abstract themed art exhibit in April. Submissions for theshow will be accepted from March 19th - 26th and the opening reception will be Thursday April 12th  from 5:30-8:00 pm.

If you are interested in submitting work, please follow the link below for more information and the registration form.

Registration Form

 Post Road Art Center
1 Boston Post Road, E
Marlborough, MA 
(508) 485-2580

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Art in the City Gala Event for Family Health Ctr, Worcester, MA

Art in the City Gala Event 
May 1, 2015
Mechanics Hall, Worcester, MA

The Family Health Center of Worcester is a non-profit community health center serving Worcester and many surrounding communities.  On May 1, 2015 they will host their 16th annual live fundraising event, Art in the City at Mechanics Hall which features donated work by many artists. Click Here for their Call to Artists information & Donation Form. 

"We're very grateful to the generous artists who share their talents each year and would greatly appreciate the consideration of additional artists to join our event." 

Georgianna Sgariglia
Executive Assistant, Development
Family Health Center of Worcester, Inc.
26 Queen Street, Worcester, MA  01610
Agency Website:

Wachusett Reservoir Art Path 2015
The Wachusett Reservoir Art Path - WRAP 2015 
Seeking Artists & Artisans for Self-Guided Artist Studio Tour 

The Wachusett Reservoir Art Path (WRAP) 2015, a self-guided tour of artists' open studios, homes, and galleries around the reservoir, has something for every art lover. Area arts include pottery, woodwork, African art, Russian icons,watercolors, oils & acrylics, fashion accessories, and antiques. This year will also feature artist sales space at The Mill Restaurant in West Boylston, where you can also enjoy a bite or refreshment on your tour of the Wachusett Reservoir Art Path.

WRAP 2014 is happening on Saturday, March 14, 2014 from 10 am to 3 pm. If you are an artist in the towns of West Boylston, Boylston, Clinton, and Sterling who would like to participate in WRAP 2015, please contact Lynn Babineau at
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Treasured Places, Protected Spaces - Keene, NH
The Historical Society of Cheshire County has just released the prospectus & registration form for their exciting new art exhibit "Treasured Places, Protected Spaces" scheduled for May- Sept 2015.  Registration ends April 1st.

The exhibit will consist of artwork depicting historic, conservation, or other protected properties in a widespread area under the rather loose canopy of "Monadnock Region" (it covers areas as far north as Hillsborough and as far east as Milford and all the way out to the VT and MA borders on west and south).

Click here to read additional information in their brochure. 

For further information contact event chair:  Alicia Drakiotes at  or Alan Rumrill at HSCC, 246 Main St, Keene,NH  603-352-1895.

For more info on the Historical Society of Cheshire County's Exhibits, click here.
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Call to Artists, Art Swap/Sale, Hollis Arts Society, Hollis, NH

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ExhibitOppsExhibit & Other Opportunities for Artists - Ongoing
Exhibit Opportunities
 Heywood Hospital Wound Care Center Gardner, MA  (GALA Sponsored Venue)
Contact Vicki Heidorn at or 978-630-2340

The Townsend Meeting Hall Art Gallery  Townsend, MA
Contact Alice Struthers at or 978-597-2057

River's Edge Arts Alliance  Hudson, MA

The Arts Alliance has quarterly exhibits at the Hudson Town Hall, so if you are interested in a solo exhibit of your work, contact Lyn Johnson at (978) 562-1646 or


Falmouth Artists Guild  Falmouth, MA

 Post Road Art Center  Marlborough, MA

Levi Heywood Memorial Library Gardner, MA 

The Library is always looking for exhibitors to show their work in the Art Gallery.
If you are interested in exhibiting as an individual or a group,
please see the guidelines and other pertinent information here.

You can contact the Library Director, Kathleen D. Leslie at 978-632-5298 or


Workers' Credit Union  Gardner, MA
The bank offers the opportunity for a small display of artwork at the 171 Main St. branch in Gardner. For more info, contact Monica Whitehouse at 978-632-9207.
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 - home
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MusicMusic & Performing Arts Opportunities
 GALA Coffee House 
Acoustic Music & Song 
Friday, March 6, 7:30 pm

Featured Musical Artist:  Mark Frederick Fisher
Opening Act:  Dave Gaudet
Opening Act:  Jeanne Sable

Mark Frederick Fisher has been captivating audiences for nearly four decades. He has been playing
Mark Frederick Fisher
his own diverse mix of comedic, personal, and socio-political songs since releasing his CD They went North in 1995. At Home Alone, his 6th CD, was released on April Fool's Day of 2012. Mark has taught songwriting classes, won in the South Florida songwriting contest and won two awards for "Best Male Vocalist" & "Best Solo Performer" and has been a three time nominee for " Best Folk Act" in the Worcester Phoenix music poll.

 "Mark's acoustic style combines a wonderful blend of Celtic, New age and Folk. A genial storyteller with a heart full of music."               Metronome Magazine

 "Mark's lyrics paint a picture in the listeners' mind. He's convincing and that's what matters.  Worcester Telegram & Gazette

Dave Gaudet
"Fisher has the ability to transport audiences to different places and seasons while   keeping them involved with his down to earth approach and his sense of humor."       Gardner News

Our first opening act is Dave Gaudet - Ashby Massachusetts' best kept secret!

This multi-talented musician does it all. He's a superb guitar player, a great vocalist, an amazing songwriter and a captivating performer.


Our second opening act is
Jeanne Prevett Sable, a singer/songwriter and finger-style folk
Jeanne Prevett Sable
guitarist specializing in contemporary songs of farm, garden, and the environment.  She also performs with the group, Friendly Folk, and the duo, Solar Sisters.  Her artistic and compelling    music is not to be missed!

$5 donation at the door
205 School Street, Lower Level, Gardner, MA
These are alcohol free events.
Refreshments will be available. 
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River's Edge Youth Chorus - Hudson High School
River's Edge Youth Chorus - Registration Now Open for a Community Chorus for children ages 8 to 18 who love having fun and making music.  Direct by Lisa Schliker, Assisted by Edj. Andrews, Accompanist Stanley Hanson. 
Rehearsing on Mondays 6:30 to 8:00 pm Room C110/Chorus Room, Hudson High School 69 Brigham Street.  Rehearsals resume in March, Join us for an Open Sing and Party on Monday, March 2nd.  All current singers are encourage to bring a friend to the event.  Come and try out!

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Bluegrass/Gospel Jam - St. Paul's, Gardner, MA
Bluegrass/Gospel Jam
Saturday March 7th - 7 pm to 12 Midnight
St. Paul's Episcopal Church
79 Cross St.,Gardner MA

All are welcome to stop by and enjoy our Bluegrass/Gospel Jam at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Gardner, MA.  Bring your acoustic instrument and join in!  Bring your voice and sing along!  Bring yourself (and friends) to watch and enjoy!   Look for the door with the light on - music awaits. 

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ResourcesResources for Artists
Custom Canvas Stretching - Service Offered

Doreen LaScola offers services for stretching custom sized blank canvases. You supply the materials, and she will do the work. Please call 978-297-3427 for a labor-only quote and to arrange an appointment.  Contact Doreen by email at:

The Central Mass chapter of the Women's Caucus for Art
The Central Mass chapter of the Women's Caucus for Art (CMWCA) is accepting new memberships.   We are a national organization that supports, develops and celebrates art making by women.  We create exhibition opportunities; network with artists regionally, nationally and internationally;  and offer educational programs locally. We are organized as an artists' collective where each member contributes to our vision and works as needed to carry our mission forward.

For more information, see our websites: and


Art Support

Art Support is a website dedicated to providing support and resources for artists of all types. The following is just a small list of support provided to artists: 
Organizations Helping Visual Artists, US Government Art Organizations, State Agencies and Art Commissions, Non Governmental Art Organizations, Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts, Laws Regarding Visual Arts, Artist Consultants, Grants for Artists & Grant Assistance, Artist Health Insurance, and many other legal support and resources for Massachusetts artists.      

Massachusetts Cultural Council
(MCC) and check out the MCC blog ArtSake

Leominster Art Cener has launched a new website: 
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.
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VolOppsVolunteer Opportunities
   Meeting Minutes and Note Taking  (Ongoing Opportunity)

The Art Center Committee and the GALA Board of Directors is in need of someone who might be willing to sit in on meetings and take notes and write up minutes and transmit them electronically. Board Meetings are on the 2nd Wednesday of the month and other meetings are usually on a week night, monthly or as needed, negotiated with the members.

If you are interested, please send a message introducing yourself and your experience with this type of activity to Vicki Heidorn or call 978-630-2340.

Fundraising Seminar Attendee (Individual/Single Event Opportunity)

We are looking for someone with a fundraising background to attend a seminar being presented in Nashua, NH on March 19th and report back to the Board on the information and how it can work for GALA. If you are interested, please send a message introducing yourself and your experience with fundraising to Vicki Heidorn or call 978-630-2340.


There are many ways to volunteer, especially with the upcoming Spring Show. Please contact Vicki Heidorn to express your interest in helping out with our organization.

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SubmitNewsNewsletter Submissions
Have news about exhibits, awards, events, classes, Call for Artists or other art info?

Please send your news "publication ready" to
See previous newsletters 
for example formats and the type of info to provide.

We strongly recommend that you include a digital image related to the news
as well as your website address & links to any venues.  

Image filenames should include the name of the artist and the work.   

Please post your press releases online whenever possible and submit a link.  


Submission deadline is generally the 23rd of each month for publication on the 1st.
Inclusion of items/announcements is always at the discretion of GALA,
but inclusion of submissions from non-members is limited to
information deemed to be of benefit to GALA members.
All Star Award
2014 Winner

GALA won Constant Contact's All Star Award 6 years in a row (2008-2014) 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.

GALA continues its efforts to put out an informational, entertaining newsletter every month to inform its members of recent, current and future art news.
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