Tuesday, May 29, 2012

PAS Spring Show Report

Report from Len Haug

Our 21st Spring Art "Coming of Age" Exhibit and Sale was very successful thanks to all participating artists, volunteers, and some 125 to 150 attendees.  I would like especially to thank the following people:

Close to 50 member artists (including 3 new members) participated in the show. We had over 85 entries. The quality of the art on exhibit was outstanding, and a wide range of subjects and media were represented. We are indeed fortunate to have such talented artists as members. Congratulations to the winning artists: Joanne Talbot Quinn (First Place), Tom Kellner (Second Place), Jean Stabell (Third Place), Sid Solomon (Honorable Mention), and Joe Smith (Honorable Mention).

The show could not have been successful without the help of our members. Special thanks to the following individuals (in alphabetical order) : Jen Caswell, Judy Dino, Christian Gal, Claire Golding, Naoko Gomi, Barbara Krashes, Doreen LaScola, Beth Mellor, Diane Moore, Jean Murphy, Diane Pedersen, Janice Rayner, Karen Rossow, Jean and Harry Strock, Dave and Rosella Stromberg, Mary and Lou Trostel, Judy Tyler, and Susan Ulrich. We also want to recognize the many members who promoted our show and/or brought guests along, as well as the many members who contributed refreshments for our opening night reception. Forgive me for any omissions.

We would also like to thank the following groups and individuals for their contributions:

Thanks to the Wachusett Garden Club members, including  Rosalind Rourn Beck, Kim Houde, Karen Johnson, Beth MacAdams, and Elisabeth Murphy, for their beautiful floral arrangements.

Thanks to Gayle Rollins for the use of the Senior Center Room that provided additional gallery and reception space for opening night.

Thanks to Judy Breen for sponsoring the First Place Prize in memory of Steve Breen, a longtime member and past president of the Princeton Arts Society.

Thanks to our judges, Ralph Caouette and Carol Ranson, faculty members of the Wachusett Regional High School Art Department, for judging the show.

Finally, we are pleased to announce that we were able to sell four pieces of art on behalf of our members and raise over $450.00 for the Society through commissions and donations. Thanks to those who purchased art work and/or made donations to our Society. Your support is very much appreciated in helping us cover our ongoing operational expenses.

Len Haug

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Thanks from Habitat for Humanity

Hi Len,

The items certainly added a lot to the event! In total we raised $980 from 21 pieces of furniture from the artists/tech schools including $200 for a doll house built by the students at Worcester Tech and decorated by an interior design class at Becker College. The 11 pieces PAS donated raised $451.

We are very excited about the relationship we’ve started with PAS and many other area artists. In fact as part of the kickoff event in Wayland, for the 4 homes we will be building in town, the local project committee will be reaching out to artists for decorated planting pots to be sold off at the event at a local greenhouse. It’s a great way to get more people involved and to further promote the local artists. Hopefully Habitat gets promoted to a new audience as well as the artists getting promoted to a new audience as well.

We’re just starting the planning process for the next High Heels and Hard Hats event! Besides the 4 homes we’ll be starting in Wayland this fall, we’re dedicating a home in Sturbridge next month, finishing up one home in Worcester this fall and starting a duplex in the city as well. We’re also in talks with Charlton and Holliston for donations of land in those towns. Our affiliate is expanding rather quickly!

Thank you again for all of the hard work and creativity you and your fellow PAS members put into each piece.

Take care,

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Eileen McCarney Muldoon Exhibit at Mountainside Market

Eileen McCarney Muldoon’s photographic artwork will be displayed at the Mountainside Market, 23 Hubbardston Road in Princeton, MA for the months of June and July.  She will be showing works from her international workshops with Profundo Journeys as well as some local work. 

Opening reception is Saturday, June 16th from 3-5pm.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Promote the Spring Show!

PAS member Liz Carren got in touch to let us know how she is promoting the spring show. You can do the same! Please feel free to post this graphic to you blogs, Facebook pages, etc. Liz will be posting her graphic on Thursday at http://botanicalbeautiesbeasties.com

Friday, May 11, 2012

Plant Sale Saturday!

The Wachusett Garden Club, whose members will be making beautiful arrangements to go with artwork in our spring show, is having a plant sale this Saturday, May 12, from 9 am to noon at the Thomas Prince School, 170 Sterling Road, Princeton. Please come out and support their hard work—and go home with some beautiful plants for your garden!
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