Monday, November 29, 2010

Booksigning 11-28-10

Bruce Dean and Susan Roney O'Brien celebrated the publication of their book of photographs and poems, Earth, on Sunday afternoon, November 28 at the Princeton Center. Susan read a selection of poems, Bruce talked about the photographs, and they both described their collaboration. The heat in the building wasn't working, but there was great warmth and admiration in the air. About 30 people attended.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Open Studio

It was a fun night yesterday. Mary stopped by, we had sketching, pirouette making(with fabric), painting, ribbon making and crochet-ing.  
Next open studio on the 29th. Submitted by Naoko Gomi

Friday, November 19, 2010

Red Dot Art Group Rides Again

Hello All, We hope You will have a chance to stop by and buy! Or at least meet our friends and enjoy the art!
Heather Marsh is our own Heather March!!! We are sorry for the mistake!!!
Happy Thanksgiving!

Bobbye and The Red Dot Art Group
508 868 9446

Small Works Show & Sale

Dear Princeton Arts Society Artist

In preparation for the upcoming Small Artworks and Handmade Gift Sale Event on December 3rd, 4th, and 5th, it would be helpful if those submitting work for exhibit and sale would complete the attached form in advance and bring the completed form with you at time of drop off (Saturday, November 27th 1-4 PM or Tuesday, November 30th 9 AM -12 Noon).

Please note that there are three sections on the form that may apply in part or in total to participating artists. The first section is for items to be displayed in the gallery (up to three small pieces per artist) that include title, media, size, and price. The second section is to record miniature 5 X 5 paintings that many of our member artists have been creating and will be donating to raise funds for the Society, and lastly, a third section to capture all the information related to items to be displayed and sold in our "art shop" on tables and racks in and outside the gallery area.

In order to control all incoming work, all pieces also need to include proper identification on the back of each piece that links to the inventory form including artist name, title and or description, and price. Please individually tag jewelry and other small items.

As previously communicated in our Call for Artists and our subsequent correspondence we are looking to have as much affordable art as possible on display and for sale. As a reminder, PAS will be taking a smaller commission on all pieces of art being sold for less than $75.00. The reduced commission rate for all work sold for those donating two or more miniatures will also be 15%. All other work sold at this event will be subject to the standard 25% rate.

If you have racks or bins to display your "art shop prints, photos, unframed originals, etc.", please bring them with you at time of drop off. We will also have additional racks as well if needed.

Also, if you have gift boxes and holiday wrapping paper, ribbon or other materials appropriate for gift wrapping your art work please bring as well as we will be providing complimentary gift wrapping services.

Finally, we are still in need of volunteers for the staffing the event on Saturday and Sunday. See attached volunteer slots that still need to be filled. Let me know if you can volunteer for any of these time slots.

If you have any questions regarding any aspect of this upcoming event, please contact me at or give me a call at 978-464-2952.

Thanks for all your support in making this a successful exhibit and sale!

Artworks Submission Form
Volunteer List

Len Haug

Chain of Energy

Shared by Bruce Dean

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Doris M. Carter Exhibit

The Princeton Arts Society and the Princeton Branch of the Barre Bank and the Town Administrator at Bagg Hall are proud to present the art work of PAS member, Doris M. Carter. The exhibit of her work with a common theme "Under the Trees" will be on display from November 15th through January 15, 2011. Works in acrylics, watercolor and mixed media are for sale and can be purchased by contacting the artist directly. All proceeds will be donated by the artist to The Worcester County Food Bank. 

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

What is art?

Shared by Bruce Dean

What is art?

Small Works Painting Party 11-17-10

Small Works Painting Party, Saturday, November 17 at 1:00 at the Center

Come and have some fun painting our small canvases for the Small Works show.  Canvases will be available.  Bring your own art supplies.  Remember that you will pay a lower percentage on your sales at the small works show if you contribute at least two of these to PAS.  Refreshments will be provided.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Sharon Bahosh Open Studio

You Are Invited to:
The Salt Box "OPEN" Studio on Sunday, November 28, 2010 from 1:00 - 5:00 pm

National and Regional Award Winning Artist Sharon Jordan Bahosh Presents: A Major Collection of Sunsets, Seaside Villages, Harbors of New England, Religious, Portraits The Historic Preserved on canvas and more displayed on THREE FLOORS. All One of a Kind, gallery framed, Museum Quality

Sharon Jordan Bahosh, The Salt Box Studio, 89 Intervale Rd, Gardner MA 01440

First Place for Len Haug

The Gardner Area League of Artists Fall Exhibit and Sale awarded Len Haug's mixed media art work titled "Water Lilies at Wachusett Meadow" First Place at this weekend's judged show.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Meet Mrs. Mary Rowlandson

Master Storyteller and National Award Winner, Katie Green of Princeton, MA will present her program, "Meet Mrs. Mary Rowlandson", on Sunday. November 14 at the PrincetonCenter. This presentation, appropriate for adults and mature students, will begin at 2:00 PM.

Mary Rowlandson was a Puritan who was held in captivity by the Indians during King Philip's War in 1676. Her husband was the first minister of Lancaster, Massachusetts. During her eleven week captivity Mary Rowlandson traveled through many towns in Massachusetts, and even into New Hampshire and Vermont before she was returned to the English in Princeton.

Discussion and a question-answer time may follow this little-studied period of Early American history. This program is sponsored by the Princeton Historical Society through a grant from the Princeton Cultural Council which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency. More information about Katie Green's work is available on her website

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Small Works 2010 Exhibit

Dear PAS Artists and Supporting Members;

As the Small Works 2010 Exhibit and Sale nears, it is important that all artists make their preparations for the exhibit and sale and that we fully promote this holiday event and fund raiser.

Attached is the flyer/poster that will be used to announce and promote the event to the public. I would like to thank Beth Mellor for her expertise and skill in helping me create this document. Also thanks to Jean Murphy, Mary and Lou Trostel, Judy Tyler, and Claire Golding for their inputs. We ask that all members forward this flyer to their distribution lists and contacts. Please contact Len ( or Beth ( if you would like a PDF of the show poster suitable for print/display sent via email. We appreciate your assistance in promoting the event!

In regards to marketing the event, we have made contact with the First Congregational Church and will be collaborating on newspaper and radio advertisements. Gina Constantino will be leading this effort in behalf of the Princeton Arts Society. We hope that through this cooperative effort we will be able to increase attendance at both events.

Artists are reminded that we want to fill our space with as much artwork and items appropriate for gift giving as possible. Please refer to the previously distributed Call for Artists communication or for more information call me at 978-464-2952 or email at

Increased advertisement and larger amounts of affordable and beautiful art and gifts will be key to the success of this event.

Finally, I would like to thank those members who have already volunteered to help with this event. Judy Tyler will be creating labels and we have a number of members who have already volunteered to either receive work on drop off dates, hang the show, staff the function during event hours, or release work after the show. We still need additional volunteers, especially for staffing the function. Also we need donations of wrapping materials (paper, boxes, ribbon, etc) as we will be offering gift wrapping services for small items.

And a final word to our non-artist but supporting and sustaining members, we thank you for your support and hope that you will also attend and promote this upcoming event.

Regards, Len Haug

Monday, November 1, 2010

October Portrait Marathon Photos

Submitted by Naoko Gomi

Theater at College of the Holy Cross

Fenwick Theater. O'Kane Hall
"Hay Fever" by Noel Coward
Nov 11-13
College of the Holy Cross
8 PM
$10 admission

If people were interested in going, they could email me at I would pick Friday, Nov 12 to start with. I could order a block of tickets, I guess. Mary T

CALL FOR ENTRIES Small Works 2010

Please find attached the call-to-artists for the December 2010 Small Works Exhibit and Sale. If you have questions please contact Len Haug at 978-464-2952


Changing Landscape of Princeton

We hope you can join Princeton Land Trust for its 2010 Annual Meeting at 7 p.m. Nov. 10 in the Spruce Room of Wachusett Mountain Ski Area.

John Mirick will talk about "The Changing Landscape of Princeton Over Seven Generations". John's family has been active in settling our Town, and in stewardship of a family farm through slow transition from field to forest, with rising human presence in the world around. In addition to John's talk, there will be a brief business meeting.

The evening starts with a cash bar and complimentary hors d'oeuvres courtesy of Wachusett Mountain Ski Area. A ski pass will be raffled as door prize at the end of the evening. Please come and celebrate our common goal of protecting the natural heritage and rural beauty of Princeton through conservation of land and bodies of water that preserve forever the qualities that ake our Town a very special place to live. We can't do it without you.

Roger Leo/PLT President

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