Lucy Sur Exhibit at the Natick Town Hall

New WSA  member Lucy Sur is having an exhibit of her landscapes in acrylic at the Natick Town Hall located at 13 E. Central St. Lucy usually does botanical paintings so this is a great opportunity to see some of her landscapes. The show is up until February 25th. The Town Hall is open M-Th 8am -5pm Fri. 8am-12:30pm, and closed on weekends. 

Welcome New Members Mary Hunt and Margie Michals


“My Morning Glory” 18 x 11  by Mary Hunt

The WSA is happy to announce two new members, Mary Hunt and Margie Michals, both of who are from Needham. Mary Hunt is a watercolorist and enjoys painting flowers and everyday objects. She been juried in as an exhibiting member, to see more of her work visit her WSA  artist page . Margie Michals has joined the WSA as an associate member. We look forward to seeing Mary and Margie at our upcoming events. Welcome to the WSA!

More news for Lori Mehta…Copley Society of Art to a Boston Globe Feature

In case you missed it, Lori Mehta was recently featured in the Boston Globe. The piece which was called “My Instagram” included an interview with Lori, highlighting her unique ability to capture life’s simplest moments.

Lori Mehta was recently accepted as a member of the Copley Society of Art in Boston. In addition, she received an award of merit in their Small Holiday Works show, for her painting “Sunday Best”.

The Copley Society of Art (COA) will present the “New Members Show” an exhibition in the Upper Gallery that features the 22 new members accepted into the gallery in 2017. The membership committee of the COA selects new members for membership only if their work is truly outstanding. To celebrate the “New Members Show”, an opening reception will be held on Thursday, January 11 from 5:30pm – 7:30pm at the COA Gallery located at 158 Newbury St in Boston. Lori was recognized as one of the COA notable emerging artists. 


About the Copley Society of Art…

The Copley Society of Art, Co|So, is the oldest non-profit art association in the United States, with a history dating back to 1879.

They currently represent over 400 living artist members ranging in experience from students to nationally-recognized artists and in style from traditional and academic realists to contemporary and abstract painters, photographers, and sculptors.

Dedicated to the enjoyment of visual arts, the organization provides a platform for arts cultivation while engaging and educating the public. Artist membership is comprised of contemporary and traditional artists admitted by a credentialed committee. The gallery hosts between 15 and 20 exhibitions each year, including solo exhibitions thematic group shows, juried competitions, and fundraising events.

Naomi Wilsey Solo Show at Needham Library

WSA exhibiting member, Naomi Wilsey, will be having a solo exhibit entitled “Facets: The Art of Naomi Wilsey” in the Needham Library Friends Gallery from January 6-31, 2018.

The Needham Library is located at 1139 Highland Avenue in Needham. The library is open Monday-Thursday 9am-9pm, Friday 9am-5:30pm, Saturday 9am-5pm, Sunday 1pm-7pm.


John MacDonald Demo Video Available on WSA Website

In case you missed the John MacDonald landscape demonstration last month at the Wellesley Free Library, thanks to Wellesley Public Media and Paul Falcone, a video is available on the WSA website. We are grateful to Wellesley Public Media for making these videos possible. Also included in the video is a slide show and awards presentation of the November library show. 

Lavallée Paintings in International  Exhibitions

WSA exhibiting member, Michelle Lavallée’s painting “Bordering The Sky II,” oil on canvas, 24×36 inches, was exhibited at the renowned Art Gallery “In Arte Werkkunst” in Berlin, Germany. She was among 60 artists representing the International Contemporary Art in Berlin in this show from September 16th to 28th, 2017. 
In addition, another painting “Sunset Uphill”, oil on canvas, 24×30 inches, was exhibited at the MEAM – the European Museum of Modern Artin the Bienal De Arte – Barcelona, May 5th to 7th 2017, in Spain.

Eddie Bruckner in Show at Attleboro Arts Museum and More

Eddie Bruckner will be exhibiting 3 pieces of artwork at the Attleboro Arts Museum, in the “Arts for Everyone” member show. The exhibit runs from December 9 – February 1, 2018

*Please note the Museum will be closed December 26, 2017 and reopen January 6, 2018. 

Eddie is also participating in the Gorse Mill Holiday Open Studios, in Needham Heights on December 2 and 3rd, and the 3rd Annual Needham Winter Arts Festival on December 9th, 10am – 3pm at the Needham Town Hall.

WSA Welcomes New Exhibiting Member Teresa Higgins

The WSA is happy to announce that Teresa Higgins from Natick has been juried in as WSA exhibiting member. Teresa has a passion for portraiture and has been doing portrait commissions since 1974. In addition to being an artist herself , she also teaches art to young children, teenagers and adults. To see some of Teresa’s work, visit her WSA web page. Welcome Teresa!

Library Show Opening and John MacDonald Demo a Great Success

The opening of the WSA Library Show and landscape oil demo by renown landscape painter John MacDonald proved to be an informative and entertaining Sunday afternoon.

John MacDonald shared a wealth of information to an audience of nearly 60 who came to see his masterful painting techniques and learn more about his artistic process. The audience comprised almost entirely of artists was not disappointed. John, an equally talented teacher imparted many important concepts throughout the demo. It was an inspiring afternoon! If you would like to see more of John McDonald’s work, visit his website John has a new instructional DVD available for purchase on his website.

The Library Show awards were also presented, which included the Margaret Fitzwilliam Award for Excellence in watercolor which was given to Evelyn Bernal for her painting “Poppies”, First Place was awarded to Nan Daly for her watercolor, “Celestial Ink”, Second Place was awarded to Deb Friedman for colored pencil, “Radiance and Light” and Third Place was awarded to Fritz Kubitz’s oil painting  “Gloucester Harbor c. 1900”. Honorable mentions were awarded to Elizabeth Fawcett for her watercolor “Tree Peony”, Julia Greenway’s watercolor “Sub Aqua”, Dayle Bodnar’s acrylic “Into the Garden”, and Linda Zug’s oil “Monastery”. The WSA is grateful to Michelle Jung for the time and attention she took to judge this show of nearly 50 members paintings. In addition to these awards, Michelle Lavallee’s pastel “Autumn at the Charles River, Dover” received the “Best Presentation” award chosen and given by John Fournier of Framed In Time. Go to the Award Winners Gallery to see the artwork. A lot of time and effort goes into making these exhibits a success and an enormous thank you goes to Yale Nicolls and Yvonne Unger for organizing this show. Thanks to the “hangers”,  Mick Watson, Linda Porreca, Nancy Levin and Terry Christopher who all helped Yale and Yvonne hang the show. Appreciation goes to Maria Babb for organizing the festive and delicious hospitality. We still want to know who made the beautiful “palette” cookies!