This page is for individual member’s news, as well as invitations to outside shows, and events of interest to members and everyone else who is interested in art. Check back with us as we continue to update our website!
MEMBER NEWS SPRING 2016
April 26 th 2016,
Invitation to 3 workshops for Artists at Needham Public Library
Community room, 1139 Highland Av, Needham 1.30-3pm
The Working Artist: Creating a Successful Business
The first in a series of three entrepreneurial
workshops designed to help artists build
successful and sustainable careers
For details/see flyer, please click here: Roundtable #1 – Flyer 3-5-16
WSA member, Nan Rumpf is most pleased to announce that she has had a painting accepted by The American Watercolor Society’s 149th annual International Show in New York City. It will be on display from April 4 to April 23 2016 at the Salmagundi Club
47 Fifth Avenue New York NY. The opening reception will be on Tuesday April 5 from 6 – 8.
She will also have a painting in the New England Watercolor Society’s 2016 Signature Members Show at the Guild of Boston Artists Gallery from January 3 to February 27. The Guild is located at 162 Newbury Street in Boston. The opening reception is on Saturday February 6 from 3-5. There are also free demos by some of the artists. Check the NEWS website for details.
The public is invited to both receptions. Or, if you happen to be in either location during the show dates, come by and enjoy the many fine water media paintings on display. Nan
New Paintings and solo Exhibit by Chelsea Sebastian
MEMBER NEWS : SUMMER/FALL 2015
October 1st-31st 2015
WSA Member, Vasilia Laskaris, has an exhibit at the Needham Library for the month of October (1st – 31st). The exhibit “Potpourri’ consists of 22 paintings of landscape, still life and portraits in oil, acrylic, watercolor and pastel.
Everyone is cordially invited to this free exhibition!
Scituate Arts Association-Front Street Gallery
A chance to be part of a highly regarded and well established gallery
The Front Street Art Gallery, a co-operative gallery, locaated at 124 Front Street in Scituate Harbor, is opening its membership to artists in all mediums who are looking to become members of a highly regarded and well established gallery
Artists interested in participating in this unique Gallery which has the Scituate Arts Association as a sponsor, can pick up an application at the Gallery or on the Gallery website: http://frontstartgallery.com .
Completed applications should be mailed back to the Gallery at the address provided on the application or dropped off at the Gallery.
For further information please contact
firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Front Street Art Gallery
124 Front Street, Scituate Harbor
Gallery Open: Tue -Sat 11-5, Sun 12-5
Sept 1st-October 13th 2015
WSA member, Nancy Present-VanBroekhoven, will be having a solo exhibit of her watercolor paintings at Mass Audubon’s Broadmoor Sanctuary from September 1-October 13, 2015.
There will also be a reception open to the public on Sunday, September 13th from 2 to 4 pm. The Broadmoor Sanctuary is located on Route 16 in Natick.
Link for more examples of her work :Please save the date
Now through Sept 18th 2015
WSA president Bobbie Surratt has a One-Women Show at the Metro West Medical Center (otherwise known as Framingham Union Hospital).
|115 Lincoln St, Framingham, MA 01702
Everyone is cordially invited!
June 6th 2015
Needham Spring Arts Festival and Street Fair
Several WSA members are participating in this new event
New this year is the first annual Spring Arts Festival inside Town Hall in Powers Hall. 24 Needham artists and artisans will be displaying and selling various genre of art from painting to pottery to jewelry. In the hallway adjacent to Powers Hall hang representative works from very talented Needham High School senior artists. Needham Art Association will be kicking off the Festival on the Common with art from its members on display in its booth.
Musical performances in Powers Hall to augment the gallery art show and sale.
**Acoustical guitar at 10:30 a.m. by Hunter Fellman-Greene.
**Needham’s light rock cover band “Jam Sandwich” from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m.
For press release please click here: Press Release Spring Arts Festival
May-June 2015 : WSA secretary and past President, Yale Nicolls has a One-Woman Show at Elm Bank called “Elm Bank Tropicals.
12 flower themed paintings are exhibited at the new Mass Horticulture visitor center at Elm Bank. Hours are approximately from 10-4, Tuesday through Sunday.
May 1st 2015: Art Programs presented by New England Wild Flower Society
From: Jessica Nugent at Garden in The Woods
My name is Jessica, and I am the Marketing Intern for New England Wild Flower Society, and I wanted to let you know about our new artistic opportunities available at Garden in the Woods, 180 Hemenway Road, Framingham.
**Our Artists in the Garden series, allows artists access to Garden in the Woods before the doors open to the public, and when the light is especially beautiful. Artists are given a chance to photography, paint, draw, and sketch beautiful landscapes, native wildflowers, pollinators, and more.
*Those who want to get back into watercolor, or are new to it, should check out Watercolor in the Garden, an 8 week program starting indoors, and then, moving to the Garden to paint. This course will offer a unique way to express yourself.
For those who are more technically inclined, and want to create digital art our Landscape Photography class will teach you how to find the best composition, understand focal-length lenses, and use depth of field and filters.
*We also offer a class for those who are into DIY culture, with Papermaking with Plants. You’ll be able to learn how to make beautiful hand-made paper from invasive plants, which supports local biodiversity and native New England plants.
*Please feel free to pass this information along to others who may be interested.If you have any questions about our programs, please feel free to contact the Director of Public Programs, firstname.lastname@example.org, or by phone, (508)877-7630*3303
Eli Cedrone News and workshops May 4th, 11th, 18th and June 1st 2015
Interested in art, peace, and $200?
The Harvard Negotiation and Mediation Clinical Program is searching for artwork that reflects themes of peacekeeping, negotiation, and/or conflict resolution to decorate the walls of its office at Harvard Law School!
Submit your artwork for a chance to win $200 and have your artwork displayed at HLS for a year! To apply, visit http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/hnmcp/hnmcp/news/2015-hnmcp-art-contest/. The deadline is April 24, 2015.
Questions? E-mail email@example.com
WSA Member Julia Blake: latest news!
Hello Artist friends,
I am excited to announce the inaugural Artist Common event. I recently partnered with J. Kirk Richards to purchase an old church in Belchertown. We are using it as an artist gathering place and it will be available soon for artist residencies as well as musical events, weddings and parties.
Call to Artists: Needham Spring Arts Festival
NEEDHAM SPRING ARTS FESTIVAL
As part of the on-going collaboration between the Needham Business Association, the Needham Cultural Council, the Town of Needham and Needham artists, for the first time ever the Spring Arts Festival will be held inside Town Hall in Powers Hall on the date of the NBA Street Fair on Saturday June 6th from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Won’t you sign up to be one of the twenty-six Needham artists and artisans to show and sell in Powers Hall? Space is offered on a first come first serve basis-although the organizers reserve the right to limit the number of artists or artisans displaying the same type of work. Space is also being reserved for our very talented High School art students. Sign-up sheet is below. Reserve a 6′ or 5′ table (6′ tables are limited so again first come first serve) or let us know how you will be setting up your space.
Address: __________________________ (home or business must be in Needham)
Email Address: __________________________________
Telephone Number: ______________________________
Table request: __________6′ ___________5′ ____________ None (check 1)
Set up proposed: ____________________________ (show space will be limited to table
widths and lengths approximately)
Organizers are also arranging to have soft music to accompany the gallery atmosphere-soft rock, light jazz, a cappella and/or orchestral. If you know any groups who would like to perform on the stage at Powers Hall, please let us know.
This is a terrific opportunity for the entire community to come to our Downtown to Discover Needham Local First-shop, dine, and support our local community businesses and artists while enjoying the NBA Street Fair festivities on the Common and in front of our stores and restaurants. Won’t you be part of it all?
If you have any questions or wish to participate, please contact Devra G. Bailin, Needham’s Economic Development Director, via phone 781-455-7550 ext. 213, fax 781-453-2510, email firstname.lastname@example.org<mailto:email@example.com>, or in hand at Public Services Administration Building, 500 Dedham Avenue.
Devra G. Bailin
Economic Development Director
Town of Needham
500 Dedham Avenue
Needham, MA 02492
Tel: 781-455-7550 ext. 213
Workshop opportunity in Boston in July for all you portrait painters!
Subject: Workshop schedule for 2015
Hello friends and fellow painters!
I am just writing to let everyone know my workshop schedule for this year. I have quite a few happening across the country. Most workshops I also include a 3 hour painting demonstration open to the public.
Desiring to be a master of my craft and sharing what I have learned with others is what I do.
Please feel free to come to a demonstration, workshop or both!
All my best to you in 2015!
Sincerely, Kerry Dunn
Chesapeake, Maryland: March 12 – 14.
3 day portrait painting workshop
Atlanta, Georgia: April 30 – May 3.
Portrait Society of America Annual Conference (I will be part of the faculty)
Vancouver, Canada: May 18 – 22 and May 25 – 29
5 day still life painting & 5 day portrait painting workshops back to back!
Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida: June 26 – 28.
3 day portrait painting workshop
Boston, Massachusetts: July 20 – 24.
5 day Alla Prima portrait workshop
Green Bay, Wisconsin: date TBD (probably sometime this summer)
5 day portrait painting workshop
Philadelphia, Pennsylavania: August 3 – 7 & August 17- 21.
5 day still life workshop and 5 day Advanced Portrait workshop
Bay Area, California: December 7 – 11
5 day Portrait Painting Workshop
Thank you so much for taking the time to look at what I have going on and happy painting!
WSA member, Nan Rumpf is teaching a number of art classes locally.
including intermediate and advanced watercolor, Chinese ink painting and various experimental techniques in watermedia.
Click here to see Nan’s schedule: class schedule
Feb 22-March 29th
Lynda Davis Jeha (firstname.lastname@example.org) is offering children’s art classes on Sundays at Wellesley College and on Fridays at “NCE” Newton Community Education.
Multimedia Creations: Ages 5-7
Winter/Spring Session: 6 Sundays: Feb. 22; March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 (Snow Date: April 12) Time: 2-3 pm
6-week session: Members $75 / Non-Members $95
Drawing and Painting: Ages 10-12
Winter/Spring Session: 6 Sundays: Feb. 22; March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 (Snow Date: April 12)
Time: 3:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. 6-week session: Members $75 / Non-Members $95
For 2014-15 Program Brochure for course listings and how to Register for classes please visit: http://www.wellesley.edu/sites/default/files/assets/departments/wcbg/files/wcbg_friends_fy15_brochure.pdf