Monday, December 10, 2012

2012 Small Works Show Report

Dear Members,
By all accounts, this year's show was one of our best, especially as measured by the number of participating artists and by the variety and quality of art and artisan items on display, not to mention the very affordable prices offered by our exhibiting members. The Opening Reception on Friday evening was well attended, and we had a steady flow of art lovers and holiday shoppers from within and outside the immediate community on both Saturday and Sunday.
I would like to thank all the volunteers who helped to make this event successful including Beth Mellor who with assistance from Claire Golding created our show posters and member show communications;  Judy Tyler who did such a marvelous job of promoting and marketing the show; Emilie Astell who assisted in receiving work; Diane Pedersen for lending us her display panels; Judy Dino, Mary Trostel and Susan Ulrich who helped to hang the show;  Dave and Rosella Stromberg, who among other things, planned and oversaw the Opening Reception of the food and beverage table; Jen Caswell, who provided the live music for the Opening Reception;  and all the Officers, Board Members and Society Members who staffed the event including some of those already mentioned along with Andrea Driscoll, Christian Gal, Kathy Hebert, Rosanne Mapp, Diane Pedersen, Joanne Quinn, Janice Rayner, Joyce Rettstadt, Karen Rossow, Bobbye Samdahl, Jean Strock, and Barry Van Dusen; and finally, Naoko Gomi, who will shortly be issuing checks to all those members who sold work during the show.
I would also like to thank our exhibiting members ( including a number of new members) for their participation, with a special thanks to those members who created and donated pieces of their work to help fund our Society, including Sharon Bahosh, Robert Baron, Jen Caswell, Bruce Dean, Judy Dino, Andrea Driscoll, Charles Gray, Mary Haggar, Kathy Hebert, Jenny Hersh, Linda Lee Johnson, Dave Lucht, Lori MacDonald, Heather March, Mary Anne Magiera, Beth Mellor, Priscilla Messinger, Jean Murphy, Marjorie Needles, Diane Pedersen, Marilyn Pratt, Janice Rayner, Michael Rogan, Mary Trostel, Judy Tyler, and Barry Van Dusen.
Finally, I would like to thank the Gardner Area League of Artists (GALA)  for promoting the show in their electronic newsletters as well as all other Princeton Arts Society members and other associations who helped to spread the word regarding our great show. Please forgive me if I have neglected to recognize anyone in the above acknowledgements.
Besides enriching our community with this event, I am happy to report that we sold a great deal of art. In fact, this year sales exceeded all recent prior year results, with 80% of all artists selling at least one piece.! We are very grateful for the turnout and support given to us by both members and the public.
With the above said, I now officially close the books on yet another great holiday show. I look forward to next Spring and our annual judged show in May. I now happily retreat into my own studio for a long winter's nap and hopefully a period of creative productivity.
Len Haug, PAS Exhibit Coordinator

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Marjorie Lepore

Marjorie Lepore
The Princeton Arts Society wishes to express its deep sympathy to the family of PAS member Marjorie Lepore, who died peacefully in her home on Wednesday, December 5, 2012.  She was eighty-five.
Here is the text of the obituary that went out to local newspapers:

Born in Pawtucket, Rhode Island in 1927, the daughter of Rudolph Zecher and Mabel Jameson Zecher, Marjorie grew up in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. She graduated from Shrewsbury High School in 1945. She studied art at the College of New Rochelle, graduating in 1949. She married Francis E.
Lepore, of West Boylston, in 1956 and enjoyed a long, tender, and loving marriage. She was an art teacher in the West Boylston schools for many years, and later a writer for the West Boylston Banner.
A talented, prolific and passionate artist, she painted portraits all of her life, attending a painting workshop in Princeton up until her death.
Her husband Frank died earlier this year. She is survived by her sister, Eleanor Decker, of St. Petersburg, Florida; four children, Anne Cogswell and her husband John Cogswell, Joan Skagerlind and her husband Gary Skagerlind, Jack Lepore and his wife Janet Lepore, all of Holden, and Dr. Jill Lepore and her husband Timothy Leek, of Cambridge; several nieces and nephews; and thirteen grandchildren:  John and Matthew Cogswell; James, Jenna, Kyle, Kevin, and Katy Skagerlind; Nicholas, Carly, and Paige Lepore; and Gideon, Simon, and Oliver Leek.
She was dearly beloved as a wife, a mother, a grandmother, a teacher, and a friend.
Calling hours will be held Friday, December 7, from 9-10:30 a.m. at Miles Funeral Home, Sterling, followed by a Mass, celebrated at 11:00
a.m. at St. Richard¹s Church, Sterling.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Princeton Arts Society, PO Box 28, Massachusetts 01541, or to the Sterling Senior Center, PO Box 243, Sterling, MA 01564.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Princeton Arts Chorale in Concert

On Saturday, December 15 at 5 pm the Princeton Arts Chorale will present a free Christmas concert in the Congregational Church on the Common in Princeton, Massachusetts. A wonderful event for the whole family, the Chorale will sing glorious Christmas carols and offer many sing-alongs of old favorites. Larry Sigler directs the Chorale; Janeen Baker will accompany on the piano, and there will be special contributions by Denis Coughlin, Megan Cumming, Terry and Livy Hart, and Rachel Kopec (on the flute). Larry Greene will start the program by reading “The Night Before Christmas.”

There is no charge for admission, but donations for Hearts For Heat will be cheerfully accepted in the hope of equaling or exceeding last year’s gifts to that very worthwhile charity. We'll also raffle off a Christmas tree!

Seating is limited, so come early and join us in song!

A New Book for Artists

PAS Member Kathy Hebert has written a book that she’d like everyone to know about. No Talent Required:  My Journey from Paint by Numbers to Art Instructor is now available in print or ebook formats. Here’s how Kathy describes it:

Have you ever wanted to learn to draw and paint but were afraid you had no talent? This book will open your eyes to what it's all about. Talent is not required. Follow one woman's journey of discovery and share her stories of what it took to become an artist. Meet her teachers, the good and the bad. Share her years of learning from her students, the tips and tricks it takes to be an artist.

You can find No Talent Required in the following places:
·         In any ebook format (epub, mobi, pdf, etc.) at Smashwords:          

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Small Works Holiday Show this weekend!

We are in the final stages of preparation and the 2012 Princeton Arts Society Small Works Holiday Show promises to be one of the best ever! We have over 40 participating member artists. There will be hundreds of works on exhibit and for sale including a larger than ever selection of beautiful arts and crafts suitable for holiday gift giving.  As in the past we will even provide complimentary gift wrapping for smaller items. There will be a beautiful refreshment table and live music for the opening reception on Friday from 7 to 9 PM! 

The event will take place in the Princeton Arts Society and the Senior Center at the Center Building on Boylston Avenue in Princeton.  The gallery/art shop hours will be from 10 AM to 4 PM on Saturday and from 12 Noon to 4 PM on Sunday.

Of course, attendance will be the real key to success. See attached photos for a preview of some of the beautiful artworks available. Please spread the word and help bring in family, friends, art lovers, and holiday shoppers!

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Art Materials Available to PAS Members

Thanks to the generosity of PAS member Judy Breen, the Princeton Arts Society has been given a fairly large quantity of unused lengths of wood and metal framing material as well as unopened boxes of picture glass of various sizes. We are making these items available to interested members in return for donations to the Society. As many of you know, Judy's husband, Steve, was a past president of PAS, an art instructor, and on the side he provided framing services for local artists for many years prior to his passing. Following are a few more details regarding available items.

Framing Material

There is a stock of thirty-five to fifty 7- to 10-foot lengths of wood and metal framing material in various colors, sizes and styles, from simple to ornate. A portion of these are in original protective wrapping. There is a supply of metal corners for assembling metal frames.


There are 4 to 5 unopened cartons of picture glass in sizes ranging from 16 x 20” to 24” and 26” x 36”. Some are regular glass while others are conservation quality glass.

These items would be perfect for members with appropriate cutting tools or for those who have an interest in learning to cut and make custom frames and glass.

Items are being offered for a donation to the Princeton Arts Society. Interested parties may send a note of interest to Once we have determined who the interested members are we will arrange a date and time for viewing these items.

Thanks again to Judy Breen for thinking of the Princeton Arts Society.

Monday, November 26, 2012

PAS Award Winners in Gala Show

Congratulations to the following PAS Members who received awards in this year's Fall Gardner Area League of Artists (GALA)  Judged Show held Nov 16 through Nov 18:
  • Andrea Driscoll - First Place in Open Category for  monoprint " The Earth is Fragile" and Second Place in Open Category for mixed fiber  "The View From My Garden"
  • Len Haug - First Place and Best in Show for Mixed Media Category for collage "The Love Bug"
  • Naida Knox - Second Place in 3 Dimensional Category for "The Family Tree"
  • Lori MacDonald - Popular Choice Award for Acrylic " The Routine Life of a Gloucester Dog"
  • Michael Rogan - Third Place in Oil for "View of Barre Falls Dam"
  • Lisa Rogopoulos - Second Place in Pastel for "It's a Climb"
  • Gary Ruuska - Second Place in Acrylic for "After the Harvest"

Monday, November 19, 2012

Solo Show Opportunities for 2013

Dear Princeton Arts Society Member,

Over the last three years, the PAS has showcased the work of fifteen member artists. In 2013 we will enter our fourth year of providing this opportunity to artists and enriching the community in the process.

One-person shows are now being scheduled for each quarter of 2013: January through March, April through June, July through September, and October through December.  Each show can accommodate between 20 and 25 framed pieces of art. Art is evenly distributed and exhibited at the Princeton Branch of the Barre Bank and at Princeton’s Town Hall.

The Princeton Arts Society installs, markets, and oversees the shows and requires a 25% donation by the artists on all sales generated by the show. Members interested in scheduling a show should contact the Princeton Arts Society at

Monday, November 5, 2012

Small Works Show coming up: Spread the word!

The Small Works Show and Holiday Sale is coming up soon! Please help spread the word in whatever ways you can—we’d like to bring in as many people as possible for this three-day event. We are also soliciting small works of art from our members (in any media and style) that would make an attractive holiday gift, as these will be another great fundraising source. You may drop these items off when you drop off your other entries on Saturday November 24th or Tuesday November 27th.
Thanks to those who have already volunteered to help with the event. A sign up sheet for opening reception food and beverages and for staffing the event will also be available at drop off times.  Questions regarding the event may be submitted to Many thanks! –Len Haug, Exhibits Coordinator

Still Life Group Now “Studio 8”

The Still Life Group has been reincarnated as "Studio 8" to better reflect the open nature of our activity every Wednesday from 9:00 - 12:00 at our room in the Princeton Center, 18 Boylston Ave.  We bring our own art supplies and work in a variety of media.  Some of us bring a still life set-up.  Others work on a project of our choice.  We offer each other support, suggestions, and critique if requested by the artist.  The atmosphere is relaxed.  Bottom line, we have FUN.  Come and join us if you are looking for a little nudge to get those art supplies out of the closet.

Mountainside Market November Exhibit

More than 25 members of the Princeton Arts Society have their work on display at the Mountainside Market, 23 Hubbardston Rd. (Rt. 62) in Princeton for the month of November.  Stop in and grab a bite to eat or something to take home and enjoy the beautiful selection of artwork that includes oil paintings, pastels, watercolors, acrylics, photography, collage, sculpture, and even floral arrangements.  A special wine tasting and “meet the artists” is scheduled for Saturday, November 17, 3-5 pm, just in time for the holidays. 

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Prints and Presentation Program November 5

REMINDER: The program re. creating art prints and matting and framing is scheduled for this coming Monday night, Nov. 5, at 6:30 p.m. at Gaston Art and Frame on Route 9 in Shrewsbury. Please RSVP to Judy Tyler at or call 978-464-5226 or 508-414-0705. Guests welcome.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

GALA 2012 Fall Art Show

You’re Invited!
Come to the Gardner Area League of Artists (GALA)
2012 Fall Art Show! For more information, here’s the link:

Call for Entries: Small Works 2012!

Call for Entries: Small Works 2012!
Our annual Small Works Show and Holiday Sale will be held November 30 through December 2, 2012 at the Princeton Center Building. All entries must be submitted by paid-up PAS members, and must be ready to submit by November 27. To obtain all event details, please email We’re looking forward to seeing your work in the show!

Hey Day Show Report


If there is such a thing as a perfect day, the October 6 Hey Day Event came very close to being just that – perfect!
The weather (except for some windy gusts) was great, and warmer than usual for this time of the year. Over 1,000 people came out to enjoy the weather, the sanctuary, the many activities, the great music, the food and beverages, and of course, the art.

In fact, Audubon has told us that the Art Barn has become a key component of the event! It was great to see so many, including families with children, enjoying the art and interacting with our Demonstrators.

Beyond the sheer pleasure of knowing that we added to the success of the day, it was also rewarding to see such brisk sales. In total $4,500 of art was sold in just 5 hours- which speaks to the quality of the art exhibited by both exhibitors and demonstrators. 2012 Hey Day art sales exceeded those for the past two seasons!

I would like to take this opportunity to thank the 26 artists who participated in the Exhibit and the 9 Demonstrators who gave of their time and talent to make this event so wonderful!

In addition, I would like to thank those who helped me before, during, or after the event, including Susan Ulrich, Mary and Lou Trostel, Claire Golding, Janice Rayner, Jean Murphy, Naoko Gomi, Judy Tyler, and Judy Dino.

Thanks also to the staff at Wachusett Meadow, the Wachusett Garden Club, and our jurors, Ron Wolanin and Karen Tucker. Congratulations to both adult and student winners of our first special theme judged show! Thanks also to plein air painter Michael Rogan, who was on site painting throughout the event.

To all on distribution, thanks again and please send any recommendations you may have on how we might further improve the art experience for both attendees and participants next year.
Until then,
Len Haug, Hey Day PAS Art Barn Coordinator

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

PAS Framing Event November 5!

Princeton Arts invites you to learn about fine art reproduction and framing and matting at

GASTON ART and FRAME, Route 9, Shrewsbury, MA
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

John H. Gaston, Certified Picture Framer, will give an overview of the fine art reproduction process. Attendees will learn about digital print making from image capture to final printing. We will scan an original watercolor, do the color correction, proof and produce a final print. Also, we will discuss some of the many different digital printing media options and their appropriate uses.

In the second part, we will discuss appropriate framing for original artwork. We will cover the "dos and don'ts" of “do-it-yourself” framing and knowing when you should consult a professional framer.

Meet at Gaston at 6:30 p.m. or the Princeton Center Building at 5:30 p.m. if you would like to car pool.

Please R.S.V.P. to Judy Tyler via email at or call H: 978-464-5226 or C: 508-414-0705.

Gaston Art & Fame is located at 257 Boston Turnpike Rd. Shrewsbury, MA
(corner of Rt 9 & Elm St. westbound next to Patrick Motors – two blocks before the old Spag’s) • Tel. 508-754-3700 •

Portrait Marathon Photos 2012

Friday, October 19, 2012

Hey Day: October 6, 2012

Visitors to the Art Barn at Wachusett Meadow Wildlife Sanctuary were surrounded by nature-related artworks by over 35 artists from around the region, as well as demonstrations of various techniques and processes. In spite of a pesky breeze, it was a lovely day. Len Haug, Naoko Gomi, Jean Murphy, Janice Rayner, Mary and Lou Trostel, Susan Ulrich, and a host of other PAS members contributed to the event’s success.

Mason Gathering, October 14

Last Sunday afternoon, a crowd gathered in the camp room of Wachusett Meadow Wildlife Sanctuary to hear reminiscences of the life and many talents of Fred Mason, a Princeton resident who was an illustrator, an author, and the designer of the renowned dioramas at the Museum of Natural History in New York City. After the storytelling, many attendees adjourned to the Crocker House to enjoy the display of Mason’s books and artwork, and to bid by silent auction on some of Mason’s prints, printed from his original copper plates. This event, and the exhibit, were the result of a joint effort by the Princeton Arts Society, the Princeton Historical Society, and MassAudubon. PAS members Jen Hilton and Mary Trostel (printing), and Susan Ulrich (matting and exhibit hanging) were key participants.

Monday, October 15, 2012

PAS member Janet Tibert exhibits in Princeton

From October through December 31, 2012, Janet Tibert’s oil paintings will be exhibited at the Princeton Branch of the Barre Bank and Princeton’s Town Hall.
Leominster resident Tibert strives to transform the simple beauty of nature and common objects around her into paintings that evoke a sense of peace and tranquility. Her work includes landscapes, seascapes, and still lifes. A member of the Princeton Arts Society, the Leominster Art Association, the Leominster Art Center and the Gardner Area League of Artists, Tibert has won several awards for her oil paintings.
Stop by Barre Bank and Bagg Hall (Princeton Town Hall) during business hours to view the exhibit. For more information on the exhibit, e-mail



The Mountainside Market in Princeton has invited the Princeton Arts Society to show two-dimensional works during the month of November. Paid-up members interested in the opportunity should call Mary Trostel 978-464-2469 or email her at or Janice Rayner at 508-791-6034 or email her at by OCTOBER 20.

Works do not have to be for sale, although this is a great marketing opportunity with the holidays coming up soon.

Space is limited: only 25 entries can be accepted, at a maximum size of 24" x 30".

Work must be dropped off at the PAS Room in the Princeton Center, wired and ready to hang, on one of the following dates:
                Tuesday October 23 between 9:30 am and 12 noon
Wednesday October 24 between 9:30 am and 12 noon
Saturday October 27th between 10 am to 12 noon.

On the back of your work, please list the title of your work, your name, phone number, the medium and the price or NFS.

If works are sold, the usual 25% donation to the Princeton Arts Society will be taken.

Call SOON!  Space is limited – the show is only 3 weeks off!!

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Portrait Marathon 2012 is coming up October 20!

If you want to give a portrait of yourself or a loved one as a holiday present, this is your chance! Or perhaps you know someone who has children or grandchildren who are the right age for a portrait sitting—this is a unique approach to portraiture that gives purchasers several portraits to choose from. Sign up now! Here are the details! (click image to enlarge)

Quick Yard Sale Report from Claire Golding

In spite of mildly uncooperative weather, the PAS Yard Sale, part of the Princeton Townwide Yard Sale on Saturday, September 29, generated a very nice $223 for the Society—as Len pointed out, that’s the equivalent of about 8 new memberships! Many thanks to everyone who donated materials and supplies, and also to those who helped out in various ways: Jen Caswell, David Cruise, Dominic Golding, Naoko Gomi, Len Haug, Beth Mellor, Judy Tyler, and the Princeton Historical Society, who very kindly sent people our way from the gym. It was a fun time! We may do it again!

Monday, October 1, 2012

Yard sale success!

It was a perfect fall day for the PAS yard sale.

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Yard Sale Today!!

Stop by the PAS builing before 2 pm, Art supplies for all!!

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Hey Day Oct 6, 2012

PAS at Townwide Yard Sale!

Come visit our art table at the Princeton Townwide Yard Sale, on the front lawn of the Princeton Center, 18 Boylston Avenue, this Saturday, September 29, from 8 am to 2 pm. Pay your dues or become a member for 2012-2013 and receive a special price for the art materials of your choice! See you there!

Reopening of the Gallery of African Art, Clinton, MA

Reopening of the Gallery of African Art, Clinton, MA
Saturday October 27, 2012, 2 pm-6pm
Reception and Issa Coulibaly Drum Demo
For more information, visit:

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Come to the PAS Annual Meeting tonight!

Come to the PAS Annual Meeting tonight!
Please join us for our Annual Meeting tonight, Wednesday, September 19 at 7 pm at Jen Caswell’s Storm Hill Farm, 32 Grow Lane (off Ball Hill Road) in Princeton. There will be refreshments and merriment, and talk about the future and the immediate past. Come hear the artful ideas we’re planning for 2012-2013. Bring your checkbook and get those dues off your mind at the same time!
Hope to see you there!!

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Annual Meeting: Please Come!!

Please join us for the Princeton Arts Society Annual Meeting, Wednesday, September 19 at 7 pm at Jen Caswell’s Storm Hill Farm, Grow Lane, Princeton. We’ll eat, drink, be merry, vote on our slate of officers for 2012-2013, review what went on in the past year and what we’re planning for this year, and, with a bit of luck, collect dues for the year ahead (bring a checkbook!). It’s always a fun evening, so come along! Refreshments will be served, courtesy of PAS Board Members. See you there!

Don’t Forget: Hey Day Deadline September 15!!

Hey Day is just around the corner on October 6, and the deadline for registration is this Saturday, September 15.
This annual event offers art, food, music, nature, and family activities in a beautiful setting. The Princeton Arts Society has a wonderful space in the large barn for exhibiting and selling artwork. Central Massachusetts artists 18 years and older may register on or before September 15, but submitted artwork must comply with the theme of country living/wildlife. For detailed information and registration forms, email

Monday, September 10, 2012

PAS Member Show/Reception

Joanne Talbot Quinn, a painter and PAS member, invites all PAS members to a show/reception of her work at the Princeton Library, 2 Town Hall Drive, on Saturday, September 15, from 10:30 am to 2:30 pm. Visit, view the artwork (many new pieces that haven't been shown before) and enjoy some refreshments. Also, the library itself is an architectural gem and something to see. Hope to see you there!

Friday, September 7, 2012

GALA Fall 2012 Art Show Call for Entries

Call for Entries!

The Gardner Area League of Artists (GALA) will hold its 2012 Fall Art Show & Sale 
November 16-18, 2012 at the Gardner Senior Center
at 294 Pleasant St., Gardner, MA 01440
Entry Deadline: October 5, 2012
Opening Reception 11/16, 6-9:30 pm (Art Awards at 7 pm) 

WB Fall Festival Call for Artists/Crafters

West Boylston Fall Festival Call for Artists/Crafters
The West Boylston Arts Foundation is seeking artists, crafters, and vendors for its fourth annual West Boylston Fall Festival, 10am-4pm, Saturday, October 13, on the West Boylston Town Common.  Features include vendor booths, entertainment, children's activities, scarecrow contest, pie eating contest, and more.  Registration is $30 for a 10x10 booth space.  Proceeds support school arts & music programs. To learn more, visit the WBAF website at

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Save the date! PAS Annual Meeting

Save the date! PAS Annual Meeting
Wednesday, September 19, 2012, 7pm
At Jen Caswell’s Storm Hill Farm, Grow Lane, Princeton

Join us for our annual sociable, informative gathering! We’ll elect new Board members, eat, drink, be merry, and talk about what we’ve done this year and what we’re doing in the year ahead. All members are welcome and encouraged to come! Hors d’oeuvres and lovely beverages will be served. For more information, email

Needed: Art-Related Yard Sale Items!

Do you have clean, usable art supplies you’d like to give away? The Princeton Arts Society will be staffing a table at the Townwide Yard Sale on Saturday, September 29 from 8 am to 2 pm on the front lawn at The Princeton Center. We’re accepting art-related donations from members to help us make a little extra money from this annual town event. If you have drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking, photographic, theatrical, or literary supplies, including frames, mat board, paints, modeling materials, brushes, pencils, sketchbooks, easels, or other clean, presentable materials that you’d like to donate to the PAS for the sale, please contact Claire Golding via email before Saturday, September 15 at No junk, please!! All proceeds will be used to fund PAS programming. If you’d like to help staff our table, please get in touch. Thank you!! 

Monday, August 13, 2012

Still Life Group - Restart this Wednesday!

"Still Life and Beyond"
the Wednesday painting group
will resume this
Wednesday August 15th
from 9 to 12
in the PAS room at the Center.

Some of us will be working on paintings for the Hey Day Show.

Come join us for shared ideas and inspiration!

Monday, August 6, 2012

Spring Exhibit photos

Lots of art, food, flowers, music and awards at the Princeton Arts Society 20th Birthday "Coming of Age" Spring Exhibit and Sale. 

Judy Breen and Len Haug

Sid Solomon (honorable mention)

Joe Smith (honorable mention)

Jean Stabell (third place)

Tom Kellner (second place)

Note, Joanne Quinn was first place but didn't attend Friday night.

Friday, July 20, 2012

Storytelling Soiree

PAS member Katie Green invites all interested PAS members to an evening of storytelling at her home, 73 Bullard Road, Princeton, on Friday July 27 at 7 PM
Laura Packer, a national-award-winning storyteller, will perform the stories that she’ll be recording on her newest CD. Laura is a storyteller, writer, and a "real-time dreamer".  Her stories for adults and teens are fanciful, unique and wonderfully lyrical. The performance will begin at 7:30 PM.
PLEASE let Katie know if you are coming  by Thursday, July 26th, so she can find enough chairs!!! Phone: 978-464-5146  Email:

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

"Close to Home" paintings by Barry Van Dusen


paintings by Barry Van Dusen

at the Petersham Art Center

August 5 - September 13, 2012

Artist's Reception August 5, from 4 to 6 pm

As part of their 100th Anniversary, the Petersham Art Center (Petersham Craft Center), is presenting a one-person exhibition by Barry Van Dusen of Princeton Massachusetts.  The exhibit will focus on subjects from North Central Massachusetts, including landscapes, birds, flowers and plants, butterflies and dragonflies.  More than thirty original watercolors and oil paintings will be on display.   

The Petersham Art Center (8 North Street, Petersham, Massachusetts) is open Thursday-Sunday, 12 - 4 pm.  For more information contact the Center at 978-724-3415.

To see more of the paintings that will be on display, go to Barry's website and click on the EXHIBITIONS tab:

Call for Artists (HEY DAY in Princeton)

Call for Artists (HEY DAY in Princeton) 
Event Date: Saturday October 6, 2012
Artists are invited to participate in this year’s HEY DAY event co-sponsored by the Mass Audubon at Wachusett Meadow  Wildlife Sanctuary, the Princeton Arts Society, and the Princeton Agricultural Commission. This year’s event promises to be even more successful than 2011 with more of everything including food, music, family activities, and most importantly lots of attendees!  Depending on weather, attendance normally ranges between 500 and 1,000 people. PAS has reserved most of the large barn with wonderful space for exhibiting & selling art work. with questions.
Thank you!

Thursday, June 14, 2012


Don’t forget to RSVP now for the PAS Painting Party and potluck BBQ, happening this Saturday, June 16 at 1 pm at Jen Caswell’s Storm Hill Farm, Grow Lane, Princeton. Please let Jen know if you’re bringing a dessert, a salad, or an appetizer. BYOB and also bring painting supplies and swimming attire if you wish (the pool is open). Come and join the fun!

RSVP by June 14th to Jen at 
978-464-2343 (home), 978-660-6143 (cell) or

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Local artist's yard sale!

Jen Hilton, a Princeton printmaker and book artist, is having a barn sale
this coming Friday and Saturday at her house at the corner of Merriam Road
and Mountain Road. Come out and see if anything takes your fancy! Hours:
Friday 8-12; Saturday 8-2. All welcome. Stop by on Saturday before you go to
the painting party at Jen Caswell's (but don't forget to RSVP to Jen C)!

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Painting Party & Pot Luck

Plein Air/Experimental Painting Party (1 pm)
& Pot-Luck Barbecue (5 pm)
June 16
Rain or Shine
At Jen Caswell's Farm (Storm Hill)
We're having another Experimental Painting Party – This time capped off with a pot-luck Bar-B-CuePlease bring a beverage, an appetizer, and "fixens" as Jen is providing the meats only – and a lawn chair if you can, with an 18" x 24" canvas or larger paints & easels. Spouses & significant others most welcome.
RSVP by June 14th to Jen at 
978-464-2343 (home), 978-660-6143 (cell) or
Jen's farm is located on Grow Lane in Princeton

Monday, June 4, 2012

Help Save Mechanics Hall

The Friends of Mechanics Hall is a new volunteer organization dedicated to saving Princeton’s oldest municipal building.  Its goal is to stop further deterioration of this historic landmark and explore options for restoration and reuse. While complete restoration of Mechanics Hall will be costly, FMH believes its preservation can be accomplished in phases, aided by hands-on involvement and activism. An April grounds clean-up event drew enthusiastic volunteers and strong support from all over Princeton. FMH meets once a month; Friends receive e-mail notification of these meetings.  Membership is free, but FMH welcomes donations of any amount.

To become a Friend:

Go to, click on the “Join Us” tab and follow the instructions. You will receive a confirming e-mail.

Or send your name, e-mail, telephone and address to Friends of Mechanics Hall, 104 Main Street, Princeton, MA 01541.
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