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.

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