Monday, October 31, 2011

Profundo Journeys International Photography Workshop

September 28 - October 10, 2012

Ireland offers some of the best landscape photography in the world.  Join Cindy Wilson and Eileen McCarney Muldoon as they travel to this small island of extraordinary beauty next September.  Whether the thought of Ireland conjures up images of windswept cliffs, haunting views of castle and abbeys or unspoiled villages alive with the Irish spirit, you will not be disappointed.  This workshop has been designed to increase your artistic and technical photographic skills while you experience an authentic Irish journey.

Our workshop will begin on Galway Bay in a seaside town called Kinvarra.  Kinvarra will serve as our home base while we explore the Cliffs of Moher, the Burren, small villages and Galway Town.  We will then travel to the medieval city of Kilkenny, where we will visit ancient castles, abbeys and ruins along with enchanting countryside and small Irish towns.  One of the many allures of Ireland is the ease at which the old and the new survive together; history is ever present at every curve along the winding roadways.

After spending time in a medieval city, we will relax for an evening in the remote forest park of Gougane Barra, where St. Finbar, according to tradition, built his secluded monastery in the 6th century.  This is an area of profound beauty and simplicity.

Our final destination is the Dingle Peninsula, once cited as "the most beautiful place on earth" by National Geographic.  Our days will be filled with visits to Gallarus Oratory, Inch Beach, beehive huts and weather permitting , the Blasket Islands.

The last night will be spent in a hotel close to Shannon Airport where we will have a closing reception and slide show.

Accommodations: Hotels and Inns picked with care!  Rates based on double occupancy.

Level: Working knowledge of your camera.  Both enthusiasts and professionals will gain from this workshop!

Fee: $4200. Twelve nights and 13 days. Breakfasts and  six dinners included.  All transportation in Ireland during the Workshop is included.  Airfare to and from Ireland is not included.

Contact either for further information:

Eileen: or 401 423-3199
Cindy: or 401 714-4039

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

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Hi, Everyone,
People did especially well today with Patsy. It might be fun in the
future to take photos of one artist's painting as it changes over the
three hours. I have two that Dave Lucht did this week and two, taken
by Bruce Dean, of Jean's work. If I don't have your picture, please
forgive me. It was unintentional. Please let me know of any changes
you would prefer.


New Museum Director Today

See below announcement from the  Worcester Art Museum…. Some changes in the offing…


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October 25, 2011


To our WAM family:


Matthias Waschek

I am delighted to announce that Worcester Art Museum has found a new Director. Matthias Waschek, Ph.D., will officially begin his appointment as Museum Director on November 16, 2011. Matthias will succeed our current Director, Jim Welu, who announced last year that he would be transitioning into the newly-created position of Director Emeritus.


Matthias brings impeccable credentials to this position. His 20 years of scholarship, curatorial skills, and leadership have established him as a true force in the next generation of museum management. These strengths, together with his passion for art and an impressive track record of creatively engaging traditional and new museum audiences, make his appointment an exciting, evolutionary step for Worcester and our amazing Museum.


Most recently, Matthias directed the Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts in St. Louis, Missouri, where among other achievements, he shaped the identity of the new museum, giving it international renown, and doubling the annual operating budget. Previously, he was Director of Academic Programs at the Musée du Louvre in Paris where he honed his experience in curatorial work, academic programs, teaching, lecturing, publishing, and general management. Matthias was born in Germany and earned his Ph.D. at Bonn University, concentrating in art history, classical archaeology, and modern history.


As you know, the search for a successor to Jim has been lengthy, but it has also been comprehensive and thorough. Matthias earned the unanimous recommendation of the search committee and is certainly most qualified to fill this position. We are delighted that we were able to convince him that Worcester provided the most exciting opportunity from among the many other enticing offers he received! I am convinced that he is absolutely the right person to lead the Worcester Art Museum into the future.


I am most grateful for your ongoing support as we begin this new phase in the Museum's history. I hope that you will be able to join me at our annual meeting on November 16 to welcome Matthias Waschek as the new Director, and to thank Jim Welu for his 37 years of outstanding service to Worcester Art Museum.


Sincerely yours, 










Clifford J. Schorer, III, President











David A. Lucht  P.E., FSFPE
Adjunct Professor & Director Emeritus
Center for Firesafety Studies
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Worcester,  Massachusetts   01609  USA
Home office telephone (508) 845-9428



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Sunday, October 23, 2011

Jaffery Civic Center CALL FOR ARTISTS (via GALA)

Jaffrey Civic Center Call for Artists
2011 Autumn Area Art Exhibit
Show Dates: Nov. 18 - Dec. 17, 2011
Opening: Friday, Nov. 18, 5 - 7 pm
Works may be brought in during normal
open hours at the Center beginning
Tuesday, Nov. 8 through Saturday, Nov. 12.
Download the Entry Form:
(from the Jaffrey Civic Center home page - look at lower right)

Portrait Marathon

Linda didn't have time to take photos as they worked but here are some shots of the finished products.

Portrait Marathon Album

Thursday, October 20, 2011


No Theme – No Limits
2011 Winter Sprinkler Factory Exhibition

The Artists' Group of the Sprinkler Factory will present our third open juried show in celebration of the 2011 winter holiday season. Artists in the Worcester area and beyond are invited to submit up to three original works of art created within the past two years. The exhibition will be held in the Sprinkler Factory Gallery, a large, well-lit space that retains the industrial charm of its manufacturing roots. Selection of submitted work will be done by members of the Artists' Group.
The Sprinkler Factory is an emerging artists' colony in the heart of Worcester. It houses a diverse group of accomplished painters, printmakers, potters, glass artists, jewelers, fiber artists, and artists in other media.
For this exhibition there is no theme – no limits on artists' creativity. We are seeking outstanding and impressive visual works of all kinds.
Artists may submit up to three works created within the past two years. Fine art and fine craft in any media is acceptable, but work must be appropriate for display in a fine art/craft gallery. Media may include, but is not limited to, oil, pastel, acrylic, watercolor, collage, photography, video, ceramics, metal, fiber, glass, wood, and stone.
Important Dates:
Completed entry forms are due by 5:00 PM on Saturday, November 5, 2011.
Notification of acceptance will be by Saturday, November 12. All accepted work must be hand-delivered to the second floor Sprinkler Factory Gallery on Saturday, November 19, or Sunday, November 20, between noon and 4:00 PM.
The show will run from Friday, December 2, 2011 through Saturday, January 14, 2012. An opening reception will be held on Saturday, December 3, from 5:00 – 8:00 PM.
Unsold artwork must be picked up Saturday, January 14, 4:00 – 6:00 PM or Sunday, January 15, noon – 4:00 PM. There will be a small reception for artists and their families during art-pick-up hours on Saturday. Customers that purchased artwork are also welcome to attend the reception to pick-up their pieces.
Size Limits:
In order to accommodate as many artists as possible, the suggested size limits are as follows: for two-dimensional work, a maximum width of 80 inches and a maximum height of 80 inches, including frame. For three-dimensional work, a maximum width of 36 inches, a maximum depth of 24 inches, a maximum height of 72 inches, excluding base, with a weight limit of 150 pounds.

All works should be suitably framed, mounted, or otherwise prepared for display in a fine art/craft gallery. Work that arrives in unacceptable or unprofessional condition will not be hung.

Entry Fee:
There is a $10 fee for each submitted work. No cash or credit cards will be accepted. Please make your check payable to AGSF. AGSF stands for the Artists’ Group of the Sprinkler Factory and is a non-profit organization.

A commission of 20% will be charged on all sales.
Submission Procedure:
Jurying will be done from digital images submitted on a CD or e-mailed. No slides will be accepted.
If submitting a CD, print your name and e-mail address on the CD. Include the following files on the CD:
• Image files in JPEG format. You may include up to two views of each artwork.
• A brief biography in WORD having a *.doc extension or PDF format.
• An artist's statement in WORD having a *.doc extension or PDF format.
• A list of artwork titles with the corresponding names of image files.

Mail the CD, along with your completed entry form and a check for the jury fee, to the address shown on the entry form.

A drop-off box will be provided at the front door of the Sprinkler Factory at 38 Harlow Street for those artists who would prefer to deliver their submissions in person.
If submitting by e-mail, then email your image files and document files to In your email also include your name, e-mail address, phone number, the title of each artwork, the type of media, the dimensions, and the price (or Not For Sale). Mail your check for the jury fee to the address shown on the entry form or place your check, in an envelope, in the drop-off box located at the Sprinkler Factory.

The Artists' Group of the Sprinkler Factory will use the utmost care in handling artworks. However, the Artists' Group will assume no responsibility for damaged or lost artwork. Each artist is responsible to insure his/her work, if desired.


Holly Days 2011 is a fantastic and unique shopping experience! We have organized a 3-day Pop-Up Shop (set up like a retail store) held in the Princeton Center gymnasium on November 25, 26 & 27th which will "pop up" just once a year and offer only the finest hand-crafted gift items.

We have assembled a wide array (100+) of amazing artisans. Our goal is to make it possible for great artisan items to get into the hands of those who appreciate quality workmanship and local talent. Unlike a traditional craft-fair, artisans do not have to sit there for 3 days. You drop off your items on Wednesday and pick up your unsold inventory on Sunday. We do all the work (organize, set up, market and work the event)! 

Although we have not made entrance into Holly Days "open", as a member & supporter of PAS, I'd like to extend to members the ability to participate. Please visit to register.  I will need 2 photos of your work for our website and FB page. Drop off is Wednesday ONLY and pick-up is Sunday. No exceptions (sorry, the Princeton Center will not allow us to leave anything). 

If you need more information or require special arrangements, please contact Denyse Dar at Don't forget to send me the 2 photos of your work!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

EXHIBIT: Grabbed From The Attic

Hello Everybody!
If you have nothing better to do on Wednesday 9th of November, join Doris Carter for a "get together" exhibit of paintings & social hour at the EXPRESS YOURSELF CAFE 
Pleasant & Richmond corner, Worcester from: 2:00pm to 3:00 pm. The exhibit runs 2nd to 30th Nov.  

Questions?  or  phone 508 791 5265.
With thanks to Sam Lalos for helping me to hang shows!

Monday, October 17, 2011

A Portrait Is A Lasting Treasure

Still Life Opportunity

PAS – New Opportunity 

"Still Life and Beyond"

Meeting as a group on Wednesday mornings 9 am till 12 noon at the Princeton Center Arts Society Room. Bring your own materials. Work in your preferred medium – and – please bring a drop cloth if necessary.

This is not a class but an opportunity to work with and share insights with fellow artists. No experience is necessary. Participants will share responsibility for set-ups and light refreshments. A fee of $2 per person for use of the room will be charged.

If you are interested, please respond to and we will let you know about the first meeting – proposed for Nov 2.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011


Princeton Arts Society Annual Meeting is coming up THIS WEEK:
Wednesday, October 12, 7 pm at Susan Ulrich’s house
185  Mountain Road, Princeton
Delicious drinks and hors d’oeuvres for all
Come and see old friends, meet new friends, hear what’s in store for the coming year!
Bring your checkbook to pay your dues, if you haven’t paid already!

Len Haug Opening Reception at the Petersham Craft Center

Many thanks to Kathy Hebert for photographing PAS member, Len Haug's opening reception at Petersham Craft Center this past Sunday. Congratulations Len - we hope you have a successful show!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Many many thanks to the Princeton Art Society from Wachusett Meadow

Hey all you awesome artists- not sure I have communicated how much we totally appreciate our partnership with the Princeton Art Society.  We did have 573 people attend Hey Day despite the rainy weather.  I think you have all seen some of the photographs from the event- clearly a very Happy Hey Day was had by all.  We look forward to planning and new ideas for next year.

Now we all get to promote the fabulous CALENDAR!!  We are so honored to be associated…it is just wonderful. 


Deb Cary

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Petersham Exhibit/Opening Reception - Len Haug

Petersham Craft Center presents

Quiet Celebration:
A Collection of Collage Paintings by Len Haug

Opening Reception
This Sunday, October 9
4 - 6 pm

All welcome! ~ Join the artist. Fine art, fine food.

Exhibition on display October 9 - November 17

Morning Sun Light Knocking on My Cottage Door            Collage. Len Haug

About the Artist
Len Haug is a member of ARTSWorcester, Falmouth Artists Guild, Princeton Arts Society, Leominster Art Association, 
Gardner Area League of Artists, Concord Art Association, and the Petersham Craft Center. 
He holds a BA degree from North Central College in Naperville, Illinois with a major in fine arts. 
Throughout his adult life he has  maintained an interest in creative activities 
and has continued to take art courses at regional colleges and art museums. 
Haug has exhibited his work in the Midwest and Eastern United States and enjoys participating 
in area art festivals and shows. His work has been sold to both private and corporate clients. 
Len Haug has been juried into many highly competitive juried shows and has won numerous recognitions and awards 
in multiple juried and judged art shows at the national, regional, and local level.

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Petersham Craft Center, 8 North Street
Off of Rte. 32/North Main Street, a short distance from Petersham Common
Providing a vibrant home for fine craft and art since 1912...

regular Gallery & Shop Hours: 
12 noon - 4 pm

Craft Center web:

Hey Day 2011 Photos

A couple member photographers took some wonderful photos at Hey Day.
Thanks to Bruce Dean. Click here to see Bruce's photos!
And, thanks to Linda Johnson. Click here to see Linda's photos!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Hey Day Report

PAS Hey Day Report

Len Haug, Hey Day Art Exhibit Coordinator

In spite of the weather, this year's Hey Day event was successful with close to 600 visitors.

I would like to thank all those who participated  in or supported this event including the following:

Thanks to our artist-demonstrators who helped to bring the event alive with their art and talent including Bruce Dean, Jen Caswell, Denyse Dar, Andrea Driscoll, Frannie Espy, Kathy Hebert, Luann Hume, Heather March, Diane Pedersen, David and Rosella Stromberg, and Judy Tyler.

Thanks to our volunteers who helped staff the event including Claire Golding (calendar table), Janice Rayner (art raffle table), Jean Murphy and Naoko Gomi (portrait table), and Lou and Mary Trostel (welcome and exhibitor sales tables).

Thanks to all those who helped to plan, prepare, and promote this event including Judy Dino for helping create exhibitor art labels and art installation assistance and Beth Mellor for her assistance in creating banners and signs, and to Judy Tyler for all of her outstanding marketing initiatives.

In total we had over thirty artist-exhibitors who helped to fill the barn with their beautiful art including works by Sharon Bahosh, Guy Biechele, Liz Carren, Doris Carter, Danielle Darling, Mary Dunn, Charles Gray, Linda Johnson, Deborah Roberts Kirk, Naida J. Knox, Michael Lavin , Lorraine Leno, Lori Mac Donald, Susan Manero, Mark Moore, Elieen McCarney Muldoon, Jean Murphy, Paula J. Murphy, Christine Nichols, Marilyn Pratt, Joanne Quinn, Michael Saunders, Pam Short, Sid Solomon, Jean Stabell, Mary Trostel, and Barry Van Dusen.

One of our larger fund raisers this year was our art raffle table and I would like to thank the following art donors for their generosity in donating original art work including Doris Carter, Chet & Sylvia Caswell, Bruce Dean, Andrea Driscoll, Charles Gray, Kathy Hebert, Luann Hume, Jean Murphy, Judy Tyler, and Barry Van Dusen.

Thanks also to Bruce Dean and Linda Johnson and Bob Baron for providing photos of this year's Hey Day event. Visit our blog to see some of these photos at

Of course, at Hey Day, we unveiled our new Audubon and PAS 2012 Calendar and I would like to thank Judy Tyler for her leadership in taking this project from concept to delivery.  The calendar is beautiful and promises to be one of our most successful fund raisers.

A special thanks to Deb Cary and her wonderful Audubon Wachusett Meadow staff who provided this beautiful  setting and met all of our needs.

The art barn helped to attract visitors from all over Massachusetts (including a Gallery owner from Newbury Street in Boston who came specifically to see our show and some of our artists) and gave families and the community a wonderful day to enjoy art in this beautiful  and special place called Wachusett Meadow!

From a financial perspective, initial receipts total over $2,000 in the sale of member and PAS owned art and raffle tickets, not to mention the sale of our 2012 calendar which Judy Tyler will report on separately.

We always wish for a crisp sunny day and we got it this year, at least in the spirit and faces of those who worked at or came to this event.  Thanks to everyone!

Len Haug

Portrait Marathon

Please spread the word by forwarding this flyer to friends. Thank you!

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Hey Day photos

Hi, Everyone,

Bob and I took pictures at Hey Day today, and here are most of
them. If you couldn't make it, you can see what you missed right
here. If you want me to make corrections or additions, please let me know.


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