WAS this Weekend 10/31-11/2 First Saturday Edition

Lucky you! Its first Saturday this weekend! Come see us at WAS, as well as out & about in the world!!

Shows/Events this Weekend:

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Its First Saturday! Come by Western Ave to visit with 100+ Artists in their studios! Browse to your heart’s content and get an early jump on your Holiday Shopping!! Western Ave will be open from 12-5pm. FREE parking and a FREE shuttle bus for overflow parking is available (provided by TWC Limousine).

 

 

 

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Migration Goods will be having a yarn + seconds/sample sale in her studio on Saturday!
Handspun yarn will be 20% off and lots of samples/discontinued designs/seconds for up to 50% off. Studio 316 at Western Avenue Studios!

 

 

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Vanny Sok will be hosting a Grand opening of her Studio 209 at Western Ave on Saturday from 12-5pm! Come by and see her beautiful new work!

 

 

 

 

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Lush Beads, Heather Wang Jewelry, Migration Goods and  Arlette Laan Photography and Dolls will be at Feelin’ Good Marketplace at Mill No. 5 on Sunday November 2nd from 10AM-3PM!

silentnightGary Frascarelli will be hosting a One Day Class with Guest Artist California PBS artist Kevin Hill in his Studio 116 at Western Avenue Studios on November 8th. Pre-Register for the class by contacting Gary directly. There is fee of $50. This will be a one-day class to paint “Silent Night” a holiday themed oil painting (16”x20”). They will provide paint and brushes (canvas available at studio).

 

Ongoing Exhibitions: Now Showing

 

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The Loading Dock Gallery’s new Show “Dual Interpretations”, featuring the work of Denise Rainis & Paula Mingolelli  will be up through November 30th with a reception this Saturday after Open Studios!

 

 

 

allrainiscemeteryCheck out the multi-talented Stephan Anstey at the ALL Gallery’s “Art in the Cemetery” Show! Juried Plein Air Exhibit, OCT.10, thru NOV. 30. 4-6 PM at the Arts League of Lowell Gallery on Market St. Stephan will have three pieces of Art & Poetry featured in this show. You can also catch some beautiful work by Denise Rainis at this show!

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You can also catch Denise‘s work at “It’s Pastel!” Pastel Society of New Hampshire National Juried Show October 26 – November 30 Discover Portsmouth Center, Portsmouth, NH Reception and awards: Saturday, Oct 25th, 4-6 PM deniserainis.com

 

 

 

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The incomparable Ann Lee will have two jackets in GIFTS FROM OUR HANDS – what we do BEST at the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen Headquarters Gallery 49 South Main St, Suite 100 Concord, NH 03301 October 10-December 19, 2014

 

 

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Robert Crooker will be part of a Group Show at the Tewksbury Public Library Oct. 14 – Nov. 11 Check out their website for Library Hours & Directions

 

 

 

whistler show

 

The “Making Art in the Park” exhibit at the Whistler House Museum features several Western Ave Artists including Denise Rainis, Jack Holmes & Art Ferrier! This show runs through November 8th!

 

 

 

WAS this Weekend 10/24-10/26

A spooktacular weekend full of ART!!!

Shows/Events this Weekend:

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Lush Beads and Arlette Laan Photography and Dolls will be at the Salem Open Market on Saturday October 25th from 11AM-10PM.  Look for these amazing people on Essex Street in Salem, MA.  Boo!

 

 

 

 

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Eling Chang of Migration Goods will be at the On Trend Handmade Craft Fair at the Hadley Farms Meeting House, Hadley, MA this Saturday, October 25th, from 9am to 3pm.

 

 

 

 

10014086_10152287987961594_9090326141129360853_oSaturday night October 25th at 8pm join the Miracle Providers NE for a Rocky Horror Halloween Party! Suggested donation of $10.00 or $15.00 a couple
Costume contest Cash Prizes Totaling $300.00 Cash Bar
Proceeds benefit children impacted by HIV/AIDS

On Saturday the 25th, Mill City Grows Scarecrow Festival!! You can find several WAS artists with their Scarecrow creations at this wonderful event! Check out their facebook page for more info!

DHCJEWELRY will be at the craft fair at Tyngsboro American Legion Post 90 Pawtucket Blvd Tyngsboro 10-4
silentnightGary Frascarelli will be hosting a One Day Class with Guest Artist California PBS artist Kevin Hill in his Studio 116 at Western Avenue Studios on November 8th. Pre-Register for the class by contacting Gary directly. There is fee of $50. This will be a one-day class to paint “Silent Night” a holiday themed oil painting (16”x20”). They will provide paint and brushes (canvas available at studio).

 

Ongoing Exhibitions: Now Showing

ldg

 

The Loading Dock Gallery Group Show “Unified Dissonance: The Art of Coming Together” will be up through October 26th! View pieces on display from several LDG artists!

 

 

 

allrainiscemeteryCheck out the multi-talented Stephan Anstey at the ALL Gallery’s “Art in the Cemetery” Show! Juried Plein Air Exhibit, OCT.10, thru NOV. 30. Reception: SAT. OCT. 25, 4-6 PM at the Arts League of Lowell Gallery on Market St.
Stephan will have three pieces of Art & Poetry featured in this show. You can also catch some beautiful work by Denise Rainis at this show!

drainis
You can also catch Denise‘s work at “It’s Pastel!” Pastel Society of New Hampshire National Juried Show October 26 – November 30 Discover Portsmouth Center, Portsmouth, NH Reception and awards: Saturday, Oct 25th, 4-6 PM deniserainis.com

 

 

 

Obsession-Front-for-web

 

The incomparable Ann Lee will have two jackets in GIFTS FROM OUR HANDS – what we do BEST at the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen Headquarters Gallery 49 South Main St, Suite 100 Concord, NH 03301 October 10-December 19, 2014

 

 

 

 

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Zeitgeist Gallery. October 1- October 26, 2014. “The Good People of Lowell” A juried Exhibit of Street Photography and Stories about Lowell’s people by local photographers and writers. This show features Stephan Anstey as well as some other spectacular WAS artists!

 

 

 

 

crooker

 

Robert Crooker will be part of a Group Show at the Tewksbury Public Library Oct. 14 – Nov. 11 Check out their website for Library Hours & Directions

 

 

 

whistler show

 

The “Making Art in the Park” exhibit at the Whistler House Museum features several Western Ave Artists including Denise Rainis, Jack Holmes & Art Ferrier! This show runs through November 8th!

 

 

 

 

 

Rebecca Alden Designs

 

Rebecca Alden Designs continues to have her work featured at the Carlisle Artisan Gallery! You can catch her beautiful work on display throughout the month of October.

 

 

WAS this Weekend 10/17-10/19

Fall fun is here! Check out what WAS artists are up to this weekend!

Shows/Events this Weekend:

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The amazingly talented Nancy Tobey will be at New England Bead Society presents “The 36th Bead Affaire” October 18th 10 am-5pm at Armenian Cultural Center 47 Nichols Ave in Watertown MA

 

 

 

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See amazing work from Leanne Tremblay of Loomination! Catch her at the 63rd Annual Charles River School Craft Fair Saturday, October 18, 10:30am-3:30pm
6 Old Meadow Road, Dover, MA

 

 

 

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Stephan Anstey will be hosting Lowell Writers Group Next Saturday at 10:30am  at 122 Western Ave in Lowell. Check out their Facebook page for more Info!

 

 

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Pam Wamala of the Brush Gallery in Lowell will be having a round-table discussion on building and nurturing your art business in the Loading Dock Gallery, 2-3pm, Sun. Oct. 19th. Topics include priorities, presentation, and professionalism. For details, visit the Loading Dock Gallery Website.

 

 

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Tarja Cockell will be at The Merrimack Valley Artisans 2014 Annual Show on Oct 18 & 19 at Voyagers, 530 Main St., Route 27, in Acton. Show hours are noon to 5 p.m., each day. The event will include refreshments and a door prize of $75 toward work from our artists.

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Beaded jewelry designer Liz Stewart of Lush Beads will be in Worcester at the Ralph’s Hopped Up Halloween Flea on Sunday October 19 from 12-6PM!  Liz will have Halloween items as well as her Industrial jewelry.

 

Gary Frascarelli will be hosting a One Day Class with Guest Artist California PBS artist Kevin Hill in his Studio 116 at Western Avenue Studios on November 8th. Pre-Register for the class by contacting Gary directly. There is fee of $50. This will be a one-day class to paint “Silent Night” a holiday themed oil painting (16”x20”).  They will provide paint and brushes (canvas available at studio).

 

Ongoing Exhibitions: Now Showing

ldg

 

The Loading Dock Gallery Group Show “Unified Dissonance: The Art of Coming Together” will be up through October 26th! View pieces on display from several LDG artists!

 

 

 

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Check out the multi-talented Stephan Anstey at the ALL Gallery’s “Art in the Cemetery” Show! Juried Plein Air Exhibit, OCT.10, thru NOV. 30. Reception: SAT. OCT. 25, 4-6 PM at the Arts League of Lowell Gallery on Market St.
Stephan will have three pieces of Art & Poetry featured in this show. You can also catch some beautiful work by Denise Rainis at this show!

 

 

 

 

Obsession-Front-for-web

 

The incomparable Ann Lee will have two jackets in GIFTS FROM OUR HANDS – what we do BEST at the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen Headquarters Gallery 49 South Main St, Suite 100 Concord, NH 03301 October 10-December 19, 2014

 

 

 

 

zeitgeist

Zeitgeist Gallery. October 1- October 26, 2014.  “The Good People of Lowell” A juried Exhibit of Street Photography and Stories about Lowell’s people by local photographers and writers. This show features Stephan Anstey as well as some other spectacular WAS artists!

 

 

 

 

crooker

 

Robert Crooker will be part of a Group Show at the Tewksbury Public Library Oct. 14 – Nov. 11 Check out their website for Library Hours & Directions

 

 

 

whistler show

 

The “Making Art in the Park” exhibit at the Whistler House Museum features several Western Ave Artists including Denise Rainis, Jack Holmes & Art Ferrier! This show runs through November 8th!

 

 

 

 

 

Rebecca Alden Designs

 

Rebecca Alden Designs continues to have her work featured at the Carlisle Artisan Gallery! You can catch her beautiful work on display throughout the month of October.

 

 

 

 

Roddy2014
Congratulations to WAS artists Cheryl Polcaro, Bethany Peck, Tom Veirs, and Janet Wolahan for their acceptance into the 15th Annual Francis N. Roddy Open Competition, a prestigious competition held by the Concord Art Association. Check out the 100 pieces that were chosen for this exhibition now through October 17.

 

 

IleneRichard-Aerdale

If you are in Boston, stop by Quincy Market to see What is Your Vision?, a show by the National Association of Women Artists, Inc. (MA Chapter). See work by WAS painter Ilene Richard! This show is located at 1 South Market Building, 4th Floor, and runs through October 23.

 

WAS this Weekend 10/10-10/12

There’s a nip in the air & the leaves are out in all their glory!! Check out these Fall happenings to catch up with your favorite WAS artists!

Shows/Events this Weekend:

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Clothing Designer Antoinette Indge of Cinderloop will be at Greenway Open Market, Rose Kennedy Greenway, Boston, MA. Saturday, October 11, 11am to 5pm and SOWA Open Market 460 Harrison Ave, Boston, MA. Sunday, October 12, 10am to 4pm.

 

 

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The incomparable Ann Lee will have two jackets in GIFTS FROM OUR HANDS – what we do BEST at the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen Headquarters Gallery 49 South Main St, Suite 100 Concord, NH 03301 October 10-December 19, 2014 Opening Reception Oct. 10, 4:30-7:30 pm

 

 

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Author AND Soaper Renee Mallett (Amaranth & Rue Handmade Soaps) will be at Salem Open Market Derby Square with glorious smelling soap and spine chilling tales of the Supernatural!! Do not miss!

 


Ongoing Exhibitions: Now Showing

ldg

 

The Loading Dock Gallery Group Show “Unified Dissonance: The Art of Coming Together” will be up through October 26th! View pieces on display for several LDG artists!

 

 

 

whistler show

 

The “Making Art in the Park” exhibit at the Whistler House Museum features several Western Ave Artists including Denise Rainis, Jack Holmes & Art Ferrier! This show runs through November 8th!

 

 

 

 

plevesque

Priscilla Levesque is participating in a group show, “Seeing the Light-Plein Air Landscapes from Painters on Cape Cod” at Cataumet Arts Center, 76 Scraggy Neck Rd., Cataumet MA. The show is on view through October 13th!

 

 

Rebecca Alden Designs

Rebecca Alden Designs continues to have her work featured at the Carlisle Artisan Gallery! You can catch her beautiful work on display throughout the month of October.

 

 

 

 

Roddy2014
Congratulations to WAS artists Cheryl Polcaro, Bethany Peck, Tom Veirs, and Janet Wolahan for their acceptance into the 15th Annual Francis N. Roddy Open Competition, a prestigious competition held by the Concord Art Association. Check out the 100 pieces that were chosen for this exhibition now through October 17.

 

 

IleneRichard-Aerdale

If you are in Boston, stop by Quincy Market to see What is Your Vision?, a show by the National Association of Women Artists, Inc. (MA Chapter). See work by WAS painter Ilene Richard! This show is located at 1 South Market Building, 4th Floor, and runs through October 23.

 

WAS this Weekend LOWELL OPEN STUDIOS Edition 10/3-10/5

It’s October! My favorite month of the year! Firstly because of Pumpkin flavored EVERYTHING! but MOSTLY because of Lowell Open Studios!! It’s such a fabulous time in our fair City! Check out all that’s going on with your friends from Western Ave:

Shows/Events this Weekend:

LOWELL OPEN STUDIOS & ARTWEEK BOSTON!!

LOS2014Logo-SquareLowell Open Studios is our yearly Citywide Open Studios! The city is ALIVE with Art! Galleries & Studios throughout Lowell will be open for your perusal including our ever fabulous Western Avenue Studios with HUNDREDS of artists all in one place! This is a great time to begin your Holiday Shopping! Lowell Open Studios takes place Saturday the 4th & Sunday the 5th from 11am through 5pm

Maybe the most exciting part of the weekend is that Simple Pleasures Cupcake truck will be parked right in Western Ave’s main lot so you can feed your sweet tooth as well as your yearning for Art!!

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Lowell is participating in ArtWeek Boston again & you’ll see some really special events that you wouldn’t otherwise! Throughout both days, many of the artists have special demos & events planned in their studios!

 

 

 
SONY DSCCheck out Bruce Wood of the Glass Ingot in Studio 427 for “Thinking Outside the Recycle Bin” An interactive approach to increasing creative awareness. Learn to combine recycled objects into imaginary creatures, improbable vehicles & whimsical steampunk adornment as Bruce shares his vision, techniques & unique perspective on the creative process. Recommended for ages 15 and above & takes place October 4th 4:30-5:30 p.m

 

 

 

 

 

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After Open Studios we have a whole night of activities planned for you! Stick around for the Opening of the new Loading Dock Gallery Group Show “Unified Dissonance: The Art of Coming Together” at 5:30 in the 2nd Floor Loading Dock!

 

 

 

 

artwearmainRight after the Opening, mosey on down to the Onyx Room on the First Floor at Western Ave for the Wearable Art Extravaganza! from the mild to the wild.   Artists from all media will be creating and showcasing wearable art.  Attendees will see everything from traditional clothing and earrings, to drag queens in “wearable” art.  This event will raise money, through your generous donations, for children impacted by HIV/AIDS.   The Miracle Providers Northeast (MPs) and the Loading Dock Gallery are partnering to raise money for the MPs annual holiday gift event.   Each year the MPs provide a wish list of gifts for approximately 400 children, through various agencies, whose lives have been affected by HIV/AIDS.   The event will begin at 6:30 pm following open studios and the artist reception in the Loading Dock Gallery.  Cash bar and refreshments will be available.   Suggested donation is $10 per person, $15 per couple. Tickets:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wearable-art-extravaganza-tickets-12369715151

Other events going on during Open Studios:

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Swing by the Grand Opening of Voltaire Design Studios in 218! The lovely Kelly creates everything from clothing to jewelry and accessories for the goth, steampunk and renaissance community. Seen at the Steampunk World’s Fair and other local themes events, now as a brick and mortar store. She’ll also be taking orders for Halloween costumes, Cosplay and King Richard’s Faire costumes for children and adults.

 

E. Scott – Totally Wired in Studio 218 is having a Customer Appreciation Special Oct 4th & 5th 11-5 10% off all items $5-$45 20% off all items $50 and Up Don’t miss this great opportunity to get a great deal on one of his amazing wire sculptures!

HasTagWhat Studios in number 122 is  having a 1 year anniversary sale on Sat Oct 4th! Buy an item at regular price get a second item 1/2 price (50% off)! Sukey has some great work that will make lovely gifts!

Megpix Photography Studio #229 will be doing demos on how to relax and look comfortable in your photos. Meghan does free portraits in the studio, and then, just as you guessed, offers prints or downloads for sale. This is always a fun experience!!

 


Ongoing Exhibitions: Now Showing

whistler show

 

The “Making Art in the Park” exhibit at the Whistler House Museum features several Western Ave Artists including Denise Rainis, Jack Holmes & Art Ferrier! This show runs through November 8th with a Reception on October 4, 2-4 PM

 

 

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Robert Crooker will have a beautiful piece in the Tewksbury Community of Artists’ 21st Annual Art Show October 3 and 4, 2014 at Wynn Middle School, 1 Griffin Way, Tewksbury Saturday the 4th hours 10 am to 3 pm

 

 

 

 

plevesque

Priscilla Levesque is participating in a group show, “Seeing the Light-Plein Air Landscapes from Painters on Cape Cod” at Cataumet Arts Center, 76 Scraggy Neck Rd., Cataumet MA. The show is on view through October 13th with an Artist Reception this Sunday September 21st from 3-5pm

 

 

Rebecca Alden Designs

Rebecca Alden Designs continues to have her work featured at the Carlisle Artisan Gallery! You can catch her beautiful work on display throughout the month of October.

 

 

 

 

Roddy2014
Congratulations to WAS artists Cheryl Polcaro, Bethany Peck, Tom Veirs, and Janet Wolahan for their acceptance into the 15th Annual Francis N. Roddy Open Competition, a prestigious competition held by the Concord Art Association. Check out the 100 pieces that were chosen for this exhibition now through October 17.

 

 

IleneRichard-Aerdale

If you are in Boston, stop by Quincy Market to see What is Your Vision?, a show by the National Association of Women Artists, Inc. (MA Chapter). See work by WAS painter Ilene Richard! This show is located at 1 South Market Building, 4th Floor, and runs through October 23.

 

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See Regina McGearty’s sparkling jewelry at the Ayer Lofts Gallery! Another Season, Another Reason features work from The Ayer Lofts Gallery Committee and runs through mid October. The gallery is open on weekends – check their website for hours.