Monday, April 29, 2013

Birds, Beasts and Blossomspaintings by Barry Van Dusenat Tower Hill Botanic Garden

Artist's Reception Thursday May 9, 6 - 7:30 pm
(refreshment served, free admission)

Please join Barry for his third solo show at Tower Hill Botanic Garden.  More than forty original watercolors will be on display in the Alice Milton Gallery starting May 7 and continuing through June 16, 2013.  Many subjects from North Central Massachusetts will be on display, including Plants and Flowers, Birds, Butterflies, Dragonflies, Farm Subjects and Landscapes.  All works will be for sale, with a portion to benefit programs at Tower Hill.

Tower Hill Botanic Garden is located at 11 French Drive in Boylston, MA.  Hours: Tues - Sun, 9am - 5pm, Wednesday evenings til 9pm.

The May 9 reception is free and open to the public.  Please Come!

for more information contact Tower Hill at 508-869-6111 or visit

see more pictures on Barry's website at

Friday, April 26, 2013

Spring Show and Sale, May 17-19, 2013


Just a reminder that TERRY FARISH, New Hampshire author of THE GOOD BRAIDER, will be reading from and discussing her book on Sunday, April 28 at 2 pm in the PAS Room, The Princeton Center, 18 Boylston Ave, Princeton. The Good Braider is a novel in verse for young adults about a young refugee who flees war-torn South Sudan with her family and comes to live in Portland, Maine.  Refreshments will be served, and all are welcome.
This event is made possible in part by a grant from the Princeton Cultural Council, a local agency supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.
This will be a lovely afternoon—we hope to see you there!

Monday, April 22, 2013

Call to Artists: 2013 Spring Show

Call to Artists: Princeton Arts Society 2013 Spring Art Exhibit and Sale

EVENT DATES: Friday May 17 through Sunday May 19, 2013. Opening Reception will be on Friday from 6:30 to 9:00 PM. Gallery hours on Saturday May 18 from 10 AM to 4 PM and Sunday May 19 from Noon to 4 PM.

INTRODUCTION: All member artists are invited to participate in our annual upcoming Judged Spring Art Exhibit & Sale. Details as follows:

LOCATION: Princeton Arts Society (first floor) of the Princeton Center Building at 18 Boylston Ave.

ARTIST ELIGIBILITY: All adult member artists 18 years and older are invited to participate. Non-members may participate by becoming members at the time of art drop off. Membership fees are $30 for adults and $40 for families.

MEDIUMS: The show is open to all two and three dimensional media.

ENTRY PROCEDURE & ART DROP OFF DATE/TIME: Saturday, May 11 from Noon to 4PM and 9 AM to 12 Noon on Tuesday, May 14 at the Center. Artist Entry Forms will be provided to artists and completed by artists during designated drop off times

HANGING DATE: The Princeton Arts Society will hang exhibitor art on Wednesday, May 15 and the judging will occur on May 16.

ART SPECIFICATIONS: Two dimensional artists will be limited to two entries. Maximum size is 30” in any one direction including frame. Artists wishing to exhibit larger pieces will be limited to one entry. Artists exhibiting three dimensional work or craft items will also be limited to two pieces. Three dimensional items cannot require any special installation.

LIABILITY: While the Princeton Arts Society will do everything possible to carefully handle art work and maintain security from point of drop off to point of pick up, the Princeton Arts Society cannot accept any liability for lost or damaged artwork at the show. Artists will also be responsible for any tax liability resulting from the sale of art work.

PRIZES AND AWARDS: There will be ribbons and cash prizes with awards including First Place (Best in Show), Second Place, and Third Place. In addition, Honorable Mention Awards will be presented based on the judge’s discretion. Prizes will be announced and presented at the opening reception on Friday, May 17.

SALE OF ART WORK: PAS will handle all sales of art work during the show and will retain a 25% commission on sales to support its ongoing programs.

ART PICK UP TIME: Sunday, May 19 from 4 to 6 PM or Tuesday, May 21 from 9 AM to 12 Noon.

QUESTIONS: Contact Len Haug at

The Princeton Arts Society is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. All donations are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.

Current PAS member exhibits in Princeton

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

An Afternoon Reading and Discussion

An Afternoon Reading and Discussion
Featuring Terry Farish, author of The Good Braider
Sunday, April 28, 2 pm
The Princeton Arts Society
18 Boylston Ave., Princeton, MA

Please join us as Terry Farish, the New Hampshire-based author of The Good Braider, reads from her work and engages in discussion of the book and its emotionally affecting content.

The Good Braider is a story in free verse about the journey of Viola, a Sudanese girl, who flees the horrors of Sudan’s civil war with her family and eventually finds herself in cold, alien, Portland, Maine.

Free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. For more information, contact Claire Golding at (978) 464-2973.

This event is supported in part by a grant from the Princeton Cultural Council, a local agency supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

The Princeton Arts Society is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. All donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

An Opportunity for The Princeton Arts Society!

For PAS members who live in Princeton, Sterling, Rutland, Paxton, and Holden

This Thursday, April 11, 2013, The Landmark NON Issue will be distributed to all households in the towns it serves.  A list of all non-profit organizations in the region will be included in this week’s issue, along with a “voucher card” and a golden envelope. When you receive this issue, please take the time to designate The Princeton Arts Society as your favorite non-profit organization, and mail the card back to The Landmark in the golden envelope. The PAS may thus receive advertising vouchers with which to promote membership and events, thank volunteers, or otherwise publicize our organization.

Please help us amplify our voice! For more details, check recent issues of The Landmark or visit Thank you!!
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