Friday, August 27, 2010

Petersham Call for Artists

Post Road Art Center Call to Artists

"Contrapposto Fragment"
by Elizabeth Harrison
The Post Road Art Center asks artists to submit work for the Figure Show 2010

All media accepted in any style, not to exceed 32" x 40" (3-D not to exceed 20" diameter x 40"). Submissions will be accepted August 23rd – September 2nd. The judge for this show is Bob Collins, from the Danforth Museum School in Framingham, Mass. Prizes Will Be Awarded: 1st Place $75; 2nd Place $50; 3rd Place $25; Peoples Choice $50. Opening Reception September 14th, 5:30-8:00pm. View the show September 8th - 29th. More Info and Registration Form are available at our website

Post Road Art Center
1 Boston Post Road East
Marlborough, Ma 01752

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Pencil Art

Photograph by Dalton Ghetti / Solent News
Bruce Dean found this very cool pencil carving artist online, click the link for more!

W.L.D.G. at the Crossroads

Artist Eleanor J.S.S. Beatty works on her
watercolor painting during the class.
(T&G Staff Photos/STEVE LANAVA)
You all should be familiar with the Worcester Life Drawing Group (W.L.D.G.) by now. The W.L.D.G. workshops have provided a facility for local artists and students to practice figure drawing skills learned in school since the 1970's, when it started at the Grove Street Gallery. The Group has been hosted by the Worcester State College Art Dept. for the past ten years. Unfortunately, the art dept. is moving to the Craft Center and there is no room there for us (Boo hoo!).

I am telling you all this because, although we still have permission to use the studio at Worcester State College, the building it is in is scheduled to be demolished to make way for a new gym, we don't know when.

We are looking for a large room, preferably free, as we are totally non-profit, that we can use one evening a week to pose a model for our usually a dozen or so participants to draw. We are looking for suggestions from the Worcester art community. If you know of such a place, you can do a mitzva (good deed) by contacting Sid Solomon ( or Sam Lalos ( It would be a pity to see such a vital and active group fall by the wayside as so many arts organizations in Worcester do.

Thank you for your attention.
Sid Solomon, Ph.d art theory & criticism ars longus, vita brevis

The Maine Connection

"Farm on a Hill" by Sid Solomon
Dear All, We are having yet another group show by artists from Worcester who have painted in the summer in Maine. This one is at the Worcester Public Library this month, and includes about 30 artists' work. Some of it is from the Isle of Shoals, some from Biddeford Pool, some from other places. It all looks very Maine and very connected.

Submitted by Sid Solomon
Sid Solomon, Ph.d art theory & criticism ars longus, vita brevis

Monday, August 23, 2010

Wachusett Meadow "Heyday" Call to Artists

"Potting Shed" by Joyce Rettstadt

Event Dates: Saturday October 2 and October 3 (Rain Date)

Member artists are invited to participate in this year's Heyday Event co-sponsored by the Audubon Society and the Princeton Arts Society.

This year's event promises to be even more successful than 2009 – with more of everything including food, music, activities, and most importantly lots of attendees!

PAS has reserved most of the large barn with wonderful space for exhibiting, demonstrating, and selling art work. Lighting, tables, and chairs will be provided for artists.

PAS is inviting member artists to reserve space now by contacting Len Haug at or 978-464-2952.

Artists can participate in one of two ways:

1. Be present for the event. Participants will have a 6 X 6 wall space with a 3 X 6 foot table and chair to exhibit their work. Participants will be asked to demonstrate their art or just be available to discuss their art with attendees. In return, participating artists can sell their work with no PAS or Audubon commission taken.

2. Not be present, but submit work to PAS for exhibiting at the Event. PAS will oversee any sales and take the standard 25% commission. In turn, PAS will share 50% of the commission taken with the Audubon Society.

Reservations are on a first come –first serve bases so contact Len Haug now to reserve your space or to indicate your interest in exhibiting a selection of your work. Don't miss out on one of the most heavily visited events in Princeton and forfeit a lot of fun and some possible sales. While we encourage art work that focuses on farm-related and rural landscape-based subjects, all categories of art and art media appropriate for family viewing is eligible for inclusion in the exhibit.

More details will be provided to participants in the coming weeks.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Open Studio

August 15, 2010

MY!  The week just flew, and now it's time for another open studio.  Last weeks was great fun -- Field Trip!  Judy T. and Beth M. gave us tours of their studios.  They have great spaces for their work. 

Len brought back the piece he's been working on for our comments.  Its been great seeing this piece evolve over the weeks -- I was afraid we were not going to see it again after the previous week so its appearance was a pleasant surprise.  Can't wait to see the next project. 

Hope more of you can start making these Monday, 7 - 9 pm sessions.

– Judy Dino & Naoko Gomi


Next Open Studio, Monday August 16th.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Mari Allan at the farmers market

Mari Allan with her beautiful fused glass at the farmer's market in Westminster on Fridays from 3 to 6.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Open Studio 8/9/10

Photos submitted by Naoko Gomi


Next Open Studio, Monday August 16th at the Princeton Arts Room of the Princeton Community Center starting at 7 PM. See you then!

Portrait Group at the Worcester Art Museum

Arranged by Professor David Lucht, members of PAS Portrait Group enjoyed a special tour of the Worcester Art Museum on Thursday 8-13.  Museum Director James A. Welu generously offered personalized insights on several portraits.  The group then enjoyed a leisurely lunch in the museum's cafe. The portrait group brings outstanding artists from Central MA together on weekly three hour live model sessions.

how unusual!

Submitted by Bruce Dean

Monday, August 9, 2010

Open Studio

Open Studio every Monday night at 7pm in the Princeton Arts Society room at the Princeton Center Building.

Past Open Studio session activities have included metal cutting, sketching, rug hooking, basket making, painting, critiquing, crocheting, and chatting. Bring your current project and/or favorite medium/materials. Hope to see you there!

Juried into the Cahoon Museum of American Art

Len Haug's "Moon Gazers" has been juried into the prestigious theme exhibit titled Moonstruck sponsored by the Cahoon Museum of American Art in Cotuit, MA. Len's work was only one of 24 pieces selected for the exhibit out of 177 entries submitted nation-wide by 92 artists. The exhibit will run from September 21 through November 7th.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

America in Color from 1939-1943

Submitted by Bruce Dean

Some of the only color photos taken by the Farm Security Administration
during 1939-43. Pretty cool:
Captured: America in Color from 1939-1943  (click for full photo blog)

Garden adjacent to the dugout home of Jack Whinery, homesteader.
Pie Town, New Mexico, September 1940. Reproduction from color slide.
Photo by Russell Lee. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress

Monday, August 2, 2010

look what happened to us...

Submitted by Jean Murphy

Here is a funny photo of Bruce Dean and I having coffee with the PAS Portrait Group at the Congregational Church. The grid was imposed by Bruce in Photo Shop. Our aprons come from the Art Students League in NYC. – Jean

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