Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Munchies and McKinley!

On Wednesday, January 11 at 7:00 pm The Princeton Arts Society will be showing the movie "A Studio Session with Richard McKinley" in the PAS Room of the Princeton Center Building, 18 Boylston Avenue, Princeton. This pastel landscape DVD shows how Richard McKinley paints his award-winning pastels. Important topics that he discusses include simultaneous contrast, aerial perspective and refraction.  This show is appropriate for both beginning and advanced artists. Even if you are not a pastel painter you will enjoy it. The PAS wishes to thank the Pastel Painters Society of Cape Cod for lending us this DVD. Admission is free. Refreshments will be available.

Friday, December 16, 2011

2012 Princeton/Wachusett Calendars

Need last minute holiday gifts?  The 2012 Princeton/Wachusett calendar makes a wonderful gift for friends, family, customers, and other special people you would like remember.  It features the artwork of 29 local artists and 13 pages of frameable art. 

Calendars are on sale at the following locations.  
Princeton: Mass Audubon at Wachusett Meadow Wildlife Sanctuary, 113 Goodnow Rd.; the Princeton branch of the Barre Bank, 206 Worcester Road, at Post Office Place; & the Mountainside Market, 23 Hubbardston Rd. 
Sterling: Over Easy CafĂ©, Rt. 140. 
Fitchburg:  Boulder Gallery, 960 Main St. & Rollstone Studios, 633 Main St.
Leominster:  Dippin Donuts, 519 Main St
Worcester:  Mass Audubon at Broad Meadow Brook Sanctuary, 414 Massasoit Road & C.C. Lowell’s, 258  Park Ave.

Calendars are $12 each; $10 for members of Mass. Audubon, Princeton Arts Society, seniors over 65 or if purchasing three or more calendars.  Proceeds benefit the Princeton Arts Society and Mass Audubon at Wachusett Meadow.  For more information email:  contact@princetonarts.org.

More 2012 Calendar Art Exhibit Opportunities

Dear 2012 Calendar Artists,

We have two more exciting exhibit opportunities to tell you about!
  • The Paxton library has invited us to exhibit the 2012 Princeton/Wachusett calendar and some of the smaller pieces of original art in their display case for the month of January.
  • The PAS room is available for the months of January, February, and March to display some of the larger pieces. 

We are excited about these opportunities to expand beyond Princeton and enhance our new PAS room!  We will handle all the logistics, just please let us know if you are agreeable or if you need your artwork back before a certain date.

Happy Holidays!

And best regards,

Judy Tyler, Calendar Team
Len Haug, Exhibit Manager
Princeton Arts Society

Monday, December 12, 2011

Call for Proposals - Worcester Polytechnic Institute Public Art Residency

Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) seeks an accomplished artist to
create a work of public art during our inaugural artist residency to be
held in Spring 2012. 

The goals of this project are to:

*             Create a unique, site-specific artwork in any medium (sculpture,
installation, mural, video, performance, etc.) that will enliven a
public space at WPI 
*             Promote curiosity and dialogue among the diverse members of our
*             Engage in an on-site artistic process in collaboration with WPI
students and faculty
*             Create artwork that is safe and easily maintained for the
duration of the installation period 
*             Proposals that creatively link art with science and/or
technology are encouraged, but not required

The chosen artist will visit the WPI campus for a week-long residency in
April 2012, during which time their artwork will be realized and
installed in a public location. A team of WPI students with experience
in the arts will assist the visiting artist in the preparation and
installation of the finished artwork. A WPI faculty member will serve as
the liaison between the artist, students, and staff. The residency will
culminate in a public event for the presentation of the new work, as
well as an artist's talk to introduce and contextualize the project.

Artist honorarium - $5000
Artist travel & accommodation -  up to $2000
Art materials and supplies - $2000

Project dates:
January 9, 2012 - Proposals due
January 23, 2012 - Selected artist notified
April 12-19, 2012 - Residency period
April 19, 2012 - Public presentation of finished work

Submissions will be evaluated by a jury of WPI faculty and
staff on the following criteria: 

*             Artist's qualifications as demonstrated by past works and
*             Quality, strength and artistic merit of past artworks
*             Experience in or willingness to work in a public setting.
*             Demonstrated experience fabricating and installing site-specific
public artworks

Interested parties should submit the following documents by January 9,

*             Detailed project proposal (including designs, timeline, and
technical requirements)
*             Documentation of previous works of public art
*             Curriculum Vitae or exhibition record

Please send submission materials or questions to:

Prof. Joshua Rosenstock
Humanities & Arts
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
100 Institute Rd.
Worcester, MA 01609
Or email jrosen@wpi.edu


The project is open to all artists, age 18 and over, regardless of race,
color, religion, national origin, gender, age, military status, sexual
orientation, marital status, or physical or mental disability. Artist
teams are eligible to apply, including teams of artists from multiple

About WPI:

Worcester Polytechnic Institute is a highly selective private university
located one hour west of Boston. WPI was founded in 1865 to create and
convey the latest science and engineering knowledge in ways that are
most beneficial to society. WPI's founding motto of Theory and Practice continues to underlie our
academic programs. WPI graduates emerge ready to take on critical
challenges in science and technology, knowing how their work can impact
society and improve the quality of life.

Friday, December 9, 2011

PAS Member Exhibit: Kathy Hebert

Kathy Hebert to Exhibit at Hudson Town Hall
PAS member Kathy Hebert, known for her paintings of New England landscapes, animals, portraits, and flowers, will be exhibiting her work at the Hudson Town Hall, 78 Main Street in Hudson, MA, from December 10, 2011 to March 16, 2012. The opening reception will be held Sunday, January 8 at 1 pm (snow date is Sunday, January 15). Come and see Kathy and her work and enjoy live music and delicious refreshments!

Report: 2011 Small Works & Holiday Gift Exhibit

I am pleased to report that the show was very successful in terms of attendance and in terms of sales.  We had a steady flow of visitors from the opening reception on Friday night right through closing on Sunday afternoon.
The art work and gifts on sale were of very high quality and priced at an affordable level.
Over the three days we sold over $3700 of art (originals, prints, and other gift items).  Of the proceeds, artists received over $2600 and the Society received over $1100.00.  Eighty per cent of all thirty six participating member artists sold at least one piece.  Thanks and congratulations to all participating artists.
I attribute our success largely to the active support of our membership who shared their talents and time before, during and after the event including:
Emilie Astell, Judy Dino, Andrea Driscoll, Frances Espy, Christian Gal, Claire Golding, David Hummon, Patricia King, Doreen La Scola, Beth Mellor, Jean Murphy, Karen Rossow, Bobbye Samdahl, the Sancho-Rosi Family, Jean Strock , David and Rosella Stromberg, Lou and Mary Trostel, Judy Tyler, and Susan Ulrich
I would also like to thank those members who created and donated slate paintings and other art work to benefit the Society.  Sale of donated art work raised $400 with all proceeds going to the Society.  Contributors included:
Frances Espy, Dawn Gardetto, Charles Gray, Kathy Hebert, Luann Hume, Naida Knox, Doreen La Scola, Linda Johnson, Lori Mac Donald, Jean Murphy, Paula Murphy, Karen Rossow, Pam Short, David Stromberg, Mary Trostel, and Judy Tyler.
Thanks also to all those who prepared and provided refreshments that helped to make the opening reception so enjoyable.
Finally, we are most appreciative of the many Princeton and area residents who attended our exhibit and sale.
Forgive me if I have omitted any one from the above acknowledgements.
Happy Holidays!

Len Haug
Exhibit Coordinator

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Slate for Sale!

Eileen Krouse and her husband have approximately 40 pieces of thick gauge 8x15” classic historical slate which would make nice signs.  If you are interested, they’d be happy to sell them for $1.00 a piece or $30 for the lot.

Contact Eileen at 508-612-2953.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Small Works Show this weekend!

Opening Reception: Friday, December 2, 7-9pm
Saturday, December 3, 10am-4pm and Sunday December 4, Noon-4pm

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