WAS this Weekend- February 6th edition

February Open Studios at Western Avenue Studios not only comes at a great time to pick up a few things for your Valentine but also features our Gifts from the HeART event. Visit participating studios, collect stickers, and enter for a chance to win a Western Ave Studios gift card. Open Studios is Feb 6th from 12:00 to 5:00 and is free to park and attend.


The Loading Dock Gallery at Western Avenue Studios is pleased to announce it’s latest exhibit- “The Painted Lady & The Glass Man: A Modern Fairytale.” The reception for this exhibit of works by Tracy Levesque and Peter Zimmerman will take place this Saturday immediately following Open Studios.

Art Ferrier, of studio #503, will be hanging his latest color photography at Bishop’s Legacy Restaurant in downtown Lowell this Sunday.

“Love & Murder: Art to Die For!” an exhibit featuring work from more than two dozen Western Avenue artists, curated by Liz Stewart and Regina McGearty, with an interactive storyline created by Renee Mallett continues at the Ayers Loft Gallery. There will be a special Valentine’s Gift Shopping event held at the gallery on February 11th, starting at 5:00.


Renee Mallett of Amaranth & Rue Handmade Soaps (available in studio #A411 and the Loading Dock Gallery) and Liz Stewart of Lush Beads (studio #A205) will be sharing a space at the 10th annual Great Burlesque Expo in Cambridge, MA this weekend.

Walk on the Moon jewelry, in studio #A206, has two great specials this weekend for Valentines. All heart jewelry will be 15% off. And limited edition Creme Brulee candles will be debuting this weekend in the studio.


On March 5th Pop Culture Place (studio #108) will be hosting the 2nd Annual Doll Show and Meet-Up in the Onyx Room. They currently have vendor tables available for people who make or sell doll specific items. You can find more info about being a vendor at the Doll Show at  www.BJDnerds.org

Jack Attack Clothing will be having a prom dress sample sale this weekend in studio #223. Long and short prom style dresses will be on sale with prices starting as low as $85! The sale will run for 12 to 4.


Diana Zipeto, of studio #A505, is currently showing her collage paintings at Brew’d Awakening on Market Street in Lowell. The show continues through Feb. 19th.

The COPPER MINE COLLECTION has moved across the hall into studio A315, combining space with WREN & ROSE STUDIO.  Please stop by and see our newly arranged accommodations for our JEWELRY and PHOTOGRAPHY. Mention that you saw the WAS this Weekend blog and take 10% off any purchase greater than $50.

WAS this Weekend- January 2016 edition

Western Avenue Studio’s artists are starting the new year off right with a host of new work, new shows, and new opportunities for art lovers. 

Don’t forget to join the artists of Western Avenue Studios this Saturday for the first Open Studios of 2016. The studio building will be open to the public from noon to 5:00. Free parking and no cost to attend the event.


This month Loading Dock Gallery at Western Avenue Studios features “Fresh Visions” over a hundred works created by Lowell High School student artists.Reception to be held on Saturday January 2nd from 5:00 to 7:00

Renee Mallett (studio #A411) has both artwork and a story included in a new anthology that has just been released this past week. The “Alice in Wonderland Anthology” features a collection of work by dozens of writers and artists that were inspired by the classic Lewis Carroll books “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” and “Through the Looking-Glass.” The new Alice anthology can be purchased online on Amazon in both a deluxe full color version or a black and white edition. Copies will be available soon in the studio.

Walk on the Moon Jewelry will be debuting their new “October’s Tale Candleworks” line of small batch, hand poured, all natural Soy Wax Candles! This month’s fragrances include Lemon Pond Cake, Lavender, Coriander & Tonka, and Unscented! Stop by Studio A206 each month for new fragrances & original blends!


Nan Hockenbury has an exhibit of her work “Myths of Creation” at the Groton Library, 99 Main Street, Groton until January 17th. Nan will be speaking on Sunday, January 10th at 3pm, the reception is from 2-3:30.

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Kathy Clericuzio’s colored pencil artwork titled “Ears Two You” is part of the Invitational Members Exhibition at the Whistler House Museum of Art, 243 Worthen St., Lowell from November 18th through January 16th

 

Linda Branch Dunn, in studio #512 is having an excellent sale in her studio this Saturday. 50% off of all Christmas items.


The Onyx Room, Western Ave Studios premier event space, is showing artwork by the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Lowell through January 22nd. A reception for the show will be held in the Onyx Room on January 2nd from 5:00 to 7:00.

Happy New Year from all of us at Western Avenue Studios!

WAS This Weekend November 6th through November 8th – First Saturday Edition

WASStudiosandLofts-LogoforBrochure-300x122First Saturday is here! Visit more than 100 Western Avenue Artists who will Open their doors for browsing, shopping, learning and demonstrations. What a perfect way to spend a beautiful Saturday! See you there.

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Save the Date! October 13th & 14th in the Onyx Room! Happily Never After! Tickets on Sale Now!
Cash bar Doors open at 7pm Show begins at 8pm All proceeds to benefit The Miracle Providers NorthEast, helping children affected by HIV/AIDS.

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Now through November 29th at the Loading Dock Gallery. Natural Selection: Selected works from Jack Holmes, Photographer & Laurie Simko, Painter Opening Reception this Saturday November 7th from 5-7pm

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Wood Sculptor David Crane has a solo exhibit at The Gallery at Villageworks, 525 Mass Ave in West Acton, MA There will be an Artists reception on Friday, November 13th from 6-7:30pm

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Angela Ales and Cheryl Polcaro both have pieces in the small group show “The Human Condition” at Galatea Gallery in Boston. The show opens on Saturday November 7th and runs through the end of the month.

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Abundance: A solo show featuring encaustic paintings by Nancy Tobey will be at the Mandarin Asian Bistro in Lowell from November 3rd through January 2nd with an Opening Reception on Sunday November 8th from 4-6pm

harleyGarry Harley has 3 pieces in the Arts League of Lowell Juried Show Abstractions 2015. The show runs October 9th through November 15th. His work

MALE BONE MAN / from ALIENATION SERIES was awarded THIRD PLACE! Congratulations Garry!!

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Catch Ilene Richard at the show Strokes of Genius: Women Artists of New England- Past and Present; Contemporary Women artists from the National Association of Women Artists. Rockport Art Association, Rockport, MA October 10th-November 14th
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WAS This Weekend 8/28-8/30

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SAVE THE DATE!
Western Avenue Studios Artist Assocation, The Loading Dock Gallery, and The Miracle Providers NorthEast invite you to ARToberfest, a traditional Bavarian-themed Oktoberfest Saturday, October 3 and Sunday October 4, 2015
* Open Studios on both days, with art-themed activities and demonstrations (12-5pm Saturday and Sunday)
* “Artful Biergarten” with local craft beer/mead tastings
* Loading Dock Gallery hosts a new art exhibit opening reception with a Poetry Convergence (5pm-7pm Saturday, Oct. 3)
* Saturday evening – Oom Pa Pas play in The Onyx Room at Western Avenue benefitting the Miracle Providers NorthEast (7pm-11pm, Saturday, Oct. 3). Ticket information will be available soon.
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Register Now! Jennifer Clement of the Artist Bar will be Hosting a Paint & Sip Fundraiser for the Lowell Human Society! The event will take lace on September 10th from 7-9pm.

 

4017336_origNow at the Loading Dock Gallery! Summertime Blues, a juried show which runs through August 30th, in its showcase gallery. This show is its first event for which a national call for art was issued and the first that will award a “Best in Show” monetary prize. Juried by Kate James, director of the Concord Art Association, the show features work from Western Ave Artists as well as pieces from around the country.

 

lionWestern Avenue Studios Artist Association is pleased to announce an ongoing partnership with Merrimack Repertory Theatre! WAS Artists will showcase work in the MRT lobby Gallery for each show this season! The first show The Lion runs from August 26th through September 20th. After 7p show on August 30th stay for an Artists’ Reception!

 

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Fiber Artist Margot Stage‘s fiber sculpture “Umbilical” is in the show Images of Grief and Healing at Maud Morgan Arts, 20 Sacramento St in Cambridge, MA from August 10th through September 11th!

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Two of Garry Harley‘s pieces were selected by a new gallery located in Littleton, MA Gallery 529 – Artist cooperative at 529 King Street, Littleton, MA, for their juried show — DISCOVERY. Show runs August 9th through September 27th with an Artist Reception Sunday – August 16th 4-6pm.
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Tom and Val Borgal are in the Tewksbury Library Monthly Art Show 300 Chandler St., Tewksbury, MA The show, Sticks and Stones, Shells and Bones runs from August 11th – September 1st – during Library hours. LAST CHANCE!
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piece “The Dance” is in the upcoming show “New England Collective 6” at Galatea Fine Art in Boston. The show opens this Friday August 7th and the reception is from 6-8pm that evening. The show runs through August 30th. If anyone is in the area for SOWA Sundays the gallery is right there 🙂 LAST CHANCE!
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Now at the Ayer Lofts GalleryYou’re Living All Over Me, with Nikki Giraffo, Markus Haala, Robb Sandagata, and Emily Sandagata! Show runs through the month of August! LAST CHANCE!

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has a photograph featured at the Fitchburg Art Museum’s 80th Regional Art Exhibit. The exhibit runs all summer!
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Opening July 21 is Summer Selective at NewTV Gallery in Newton, MA. This is an exhibit drawing from the artists that participated in the 2015 Newton Open Studios. See work by WAS painter Deb Bretton Robinson! Show runs through September 30.
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WAS This Weekend 6/5-6/7 First Saturday Edition

First Saturday is here!! Look what else is happening this weekend!

First Saturday Open Studios at Western Ave! Stop by from 12-5pm and see what’s changed since your last visit! Over 100 Artists will be open and are waiting to meet you! See you there!

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Garry Harley is please to announce that several photos from his portfolio are included in the newly published book “COGNITIVE ARCHITECTURE – Designing For How We Respond To The Built Environment” by Ann Sussman & Justin Hollander

 

 

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You can now find work by Priscilla Levesque on sale in the Gift Shop at the Newburyport Art Association. If you’re in the area, stop by and have a peek!

 

 

 

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Congratulations to Daniel Mathieu whose work was prized at the Whistler House “Lowell as We See It” exhibit. You can find more info about the full show below!

 

 

 

Ongoing Exhibitions: Now Showing

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Another beautiful collaborative show is going on at the Loading Dock Gallery! “Lowell Lines” featuring watercolor by Jean Curley & Photographs by Daniel Mathieu This one is a must see! June 3rd- 28th with an Opening Reception on Saturday the 6th from 5-7pm

 

 

Mollie.wedding.present[1]Girl with Marionette copyLaurie Simko & Cheryl Polcaro will both be featured in the Annual Juried Exhibition “Off the Wall” at the Danforth Museum in Framingham. The show runs from June 7th-August 2nd

 

 

 

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Ilene Richard
will also be at the Danforth Museum in Framingham. Her illustration “Boy Scouts” will hang in the children’s gallery show “Picture This” from June 21st-September 20th.

 

 

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You can also catch Ilene’s beautiful painting “A-La Mode” on exhibit in “Women of Vision” Artwork by the National Association of Women Artists, MA Chapter in East Cambridge MA from June 5th-August 28th with a Reception Thursday, June 11th 6-8PM

 

 

 

 

Lepidoptera copyCheryl Polcaro & Tom Veirs are both part of the Cambridge Art Association 14th National Prize Show at Cambridge Art Association. Locations will be at the CAA’s Kathryn Schultz Gallery (25 Lowell St Cambridge) and University Place Gallery (124 Mt Auburn St. Cambridge) which are within walking distance of each other. May 15th- June 25th

 

 

 

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Laurie Simko, Daniel Mathieu and several other WAS Artists are featured in the incredible show “Lowell as We See It”. View their work at the Whistler House from May 6th through June 13th This show is a must see!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Rufiya Blank-Mathieu will be exhibiting in “Arts in Bloom” at THE HOPKINTON CENTER OF THE ARTS from May 8th through June 5th.Her piece “Dreaming Summer” was awarded 2nd prize!! Congrats Rufiya! LAST CHANCE!

 

 

Karen PURPLE HOPEGarry Harley’s image titled KAREN’S PURPLE HOPE (dedicated to his daughter) is ready to ship to Tokyo. This image is one of 80 selected (out of 737 entered) in NYC judging. In Tokyo it will hang with 80 images also selected in Paris and 80 from Tokyo for final judging and awards by 14 judges from NYC, Paris and Tokyo – final judging on June 10th. Show will hang as part of ART OLYMPIA 2015 competition, at new Toshimau-Ku office building June 15-28, 2015. Good Luck Garry!!

 

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You can catch Laurie Simko, Tom Veirs, Adrien Bisson, Gillian Frazier Barbara Guilmet & Janet Wolahan at The Brush Gallery Massachusetts Artists 2015 – Contemporary Art April 18th through June 6, 2015 LAST CHANCE!

 

 

 

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Join your favorite Artists for some Springtime fun!

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You can now find work by Priscilla Levesque on sale in the Gift Shop at the Newburyport Art Association. If you’re in the area, stop by and have a peek!

 

 

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Congratulations to Daniel Mathieu whose work was prized at the Whistler House “Lowell as We See It” exhibit. You can find more info about the full show below!

 

 

 

Ongoing Exhibitions: Now Showing

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An amazing collaborative show is going on at the Loading Dock Gallery! “Down to Earth: Clay, Paper & Wood” featuring Barb Guilmet, Samantha Tucker, Laura Doran & Kevin Connolly! This one is a must see!

 

 

Lepidoptera copyCheryl Polcaro & Tom Veirs are both part of the Cambridge Art Association 14th National Prize Show at Cambridge Art Association. Locations will be at the CAA’s Kathryn Schultz Gallery (25 Lowell St Cambridge) and University Place Gallery (124 Mt Auburn St. Cambridge) which are within walking distance of each other. May 15th- June 25th

 

 

 

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Laurie Simko, Daniel Mathieu and several other WAS Artists are featured in the incredible show “Lowell as We See It”. View their work at the Whistler House from May 6th through June 13th This show is a must see!

 

 

 

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Bruce Wood of the Glass Ingot will be showing his 2D work at Frobies Cafe, 101 Broadway in Dracut throughout the month of May!

 

 

 

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Rufiya Blank-Mathieu will be exhibiting in “Arts in Bloom” at THE HOPKINTON CENTER OF THE ARTS from May 8th through June 5th.Her piece “Dreaming Summer” was awarded 2nd prize!! Congrats Rufiya!

 

 

 

11149806_974824949197162_9216123470007871950_oThe group show “Traveling Artists Roadshow” at the Westford PCA 10 Lincoln Road, Westford MA runs May 1st -31st PCA gallery hours are noon to 2pm on Sundays. This curated show features an eclectic blend of more than 20 artists who reside in a number of cities and towns in the Merrimack Valley, all of them share one thing in common, they either work or live and work on Western Avenue in Lowell.

 

 

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Jewelry from Regina McGearty, based on the elements Fire, Water & Earth will be featured in the Ayer Lofts Residents’ show “The Other Element” The show runs May 3rd through May 31st at 172 Middle St. Lowell.

 

 

 

Karen PURPLE HOPEGarry Harley’s image titled KAREN’S PURPLE HOPE (dedicated to his daughter) is ready to ship to Tokyo. This image is one of 80 selected (out of 737 entered) in NYC judging. In Tokyo it will hang with 80 images also selected in Paris and 80 from Tokyo for final judging and awards by 14 judges from NYC, Paris and Tokyo – final judging on June 10th. Show will hang as part of ART OLYMPIA 2015 competition, at new Toshimau-Ku office building June 15-28, 2015. Good Luck Garry!!

 

 

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Barbara also has a solo exhibition “Menagerie and Myth” at Habitat Gallery Habitat Education Center and Wildlife Sanctuary 10 Juniper Road Belmont, MA
Show runs May 1st through the 31st

 

 

 

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One of Garry Harley’s photographs has been accepted into the Arts League of Lowell (ALL) up-coming show titled EXPOSED 2015 / Open Juried photography show. Show ‘hangs’ April 17th through May 31st

 

 

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You can catch Laurie Simko, Tom Veirs, Adrien Bisson, Gillian Frazier Barbara Guilmet & Janet Wolahan at The Brush Gallery Massachusetts Artists 2015 – Contemporary Art April 18th through June 6, 2015

 

 

 

68935danielRobert Crooker & Daniel Mathieu will both be in the exhibition Art in Motion at Audio Concepts, 870 Comm. Ave., Boston from March 31st to September 28th So Cool! On display during business hours!

 

 

 

 

WAS This Weekend 5/1-5/3 Open Studios Edition

It’s May Open Studios! One of the best of the year!!

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Western Avenue Studios and Lofts presents Spring Art Thing. Guests are encouraged to visit during the Open Studios on May 2nd between 12-5pm to visit artists, browse the art, buy unique gifts, collect fun facts, and tips, as well as stickers for a chance to win prizes. Flower door tags will mark the entryways of participating studios and lofts.

 

1456025_496652433853568_1017901978421781795_nTickets are ON SALE NOW!! Friday May 1st and Saturday May 2nd, The Wearable Arts Extravaganza will take place in the Onyx Room! The Miracle Providers Spring Fundraiser taken to new heights! Featuring handmade wearable Art from the Artists of Western Ave, performances by the Miracle Providers & more! Co-Sponsored by The Miracle Providers Northeast and the Loading Dock Gallery! All proceeds go to MPNE!

 

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Migration Goods
will be out in Holyoke this weekend at the Alchemy Artisan Fair! Looks like lots of fun! Saturday May 2nd 10am -6 pm and Sunday May 3rd 11am -4pm Gateway City Arts, 92-114 Race St, Holyoke, MA

 

 

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Muddy Girls
are moving their studio from the 4th Floor to the 2nd Floor! Help them lighten the load! 20% off select pottery now thru May 2 in Studio 405

 

 

 

Ongoing Exhibitions: Now Showing

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An amazing collaborative show is opening at the Loading Dock Gallery! “Down to Earth: Clay, Paper & Wood” featuring Barb Guilmet, Samantha Tucker, Laura Doran & Kevin Connolly! This one is a must see! Opening Reception Saturday May 2nd from 5-7pm

 

 

 

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Regina McGearty
will be featured in the Ayer Lofts Residents’ show “The Other Element” The show runs May 3rd through May 31st with an Opening Reception on Thursday May 7th from 6-9pm. 172 Middle St. Lowell.

 

 

 
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Garry Harley’s image titled KAREN’S PURPLE HOPE (dedicated to his daughter) is ready to ship to Tokyo. This image is one of 80 selected (out of 737 entered) in NYC judging. In Tokyo it will hang with 80 images also selected in Paris and 80 from Tokyo for final judging and awards by 14 judges from NYC, Paris and Tokyo – final judging on June 10th. Show will hang as part of ART OLYMPIA 2015 competition, at new Toshimau-Ku office building June 15-28, 2015. Good Luck Garry!!

 

 

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You’ll find Barbara Fletcher in The Birds and the Bees” at The Nave Annex Gallery
53 Chester Street Somerville, MA Exhibition dates April 17th through May 10th

 

 

 

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Show runs May 1st through the 31st with an  Artist Reception May 14th 6-8pm

 

 

 

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One of Garry Harley’s photographs has been accepted into the Arts League of Lowell (ALL) up-coming show titled EXPOSED 2015 / Open Juried photography show. Show ‘hangs’ April 17th through May 31st with an Artist reception April 26th from 4-6pm

 

 

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You can catch Laurie Simko, Tom Veirs, Adrien Bisson, Gillian Frazier Barbara Guilmet & Janet Wolahan at The Brush Gallery Massachusetts Artists 2015 – Contemporary Art April 18th through June 6, 2015 with an Opening

 

 

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Valerie Borgal
is in the Tewksbury Library Monthly Art Show – “HOLES” Sponsored by the Tewksbury Community of Artists – Open Library hours from April 7th to May 5th
LAST CHANCE!

 

 

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Photographer Daniel Mathieu is in the show Art unites Communities Group Show at the Attleboro Arts Museum. The show runs through May 9th



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The Garden in the Gallery exhibit at the Chelmsford Center for the Arts runs April 3rd through May 17th and features the work of several WAS artists including Kathy Clericuzio, Denise Rainis, Laurie Simko and Margot Stage!

 

 

 

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r will be in the exhibition Art in Motion at Audio Concepts, 870 Comm. Ave., Boston from March 31st to September 28th So Cool! On display during business hours!

 

 

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Rebecca Killeen-Brown
has two of her beautiful works featured in the show “Bloom” at The Wild Salamander 30 Ash St. Hollis NH The show runs through May 9th

 

 

 

WAS This Weekend 4/3-4/5 First Saturday Edition

Spring is here! & lots of fun activities are happening! This weekend kicks of Downtown First Thursdays & of course its another AMAZING FIRST SATURDAY at Western Ave!

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Join Denise Rainis for her Spring cleaning sale in Studio 404! Half price on select paintings during April Open Studios.

 

 

 

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Muddy Girls are moving their studio from the 4th Floor to the 2nd Floor! Help them lighten the load! 20% off select pottery now thru May 2 in Studio 405

 

 

1456025_496652433853568_1017901978421781795_nTickets are ON SALE NOW!! Coming in May, The Wearable Arts Extravaganza will take place in the Onyx Room! The Miracle Providers Spring Fundraiser taken to new heights! Featuring handmade wearable Art from the Artists of Western Ave, performances by the Miracle Providers & more! Co-Sponsored by The Miracle Providers Northeast and the Loading Dock Gallery! All proceeds go to MPNE!

 

 

Ongoing Exhibitions: Now Showing

5331915_origAnother Stunning show opens at the Loading Dock Gallery! “Layers and Light: Where Sky Meets Sea” Glass work by Aron Leaman and paintings by Bethany Peck! I had a sneek peek already and this show is out of this world!! The show runs now through April 26th with an opening reception Saturday April 4th from 5-7pm

 

 

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Deb Bretton Robinson
has a one woman show “Follow the River” at the Newton Public Library. The show features contemporary river and lake scenes of Northern Mass and Northern NH. and runs through April 29th with a public reception Thursday April 2nd from 7-8:30pm

 

 

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Celebrating Cambodian Ceramics from the studio of Yary Livan & the Lowell Schools will be on display at the LTC Gallery through April 21st with an Opening reception on Thursday April 2nd fro 5-7pm The show features work from Yary Livan and the Muddy Girls (Samantha Tucker & Barb Guilmet).

 

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The Garden in the Gallery exhibit at the Chelmsford Center for the Arts runs April 3rd through May 17th and features the work of several WAS artists including Kathy Clericuzio, Denise Rainis and Margot Stage! Opening reception, Friday April 3rd 5:30-7:30pm

 

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The show will run through April 26th with an Opening on Thursday the 2nd from 6-9pm

 

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r will be in the exhibition Art in Motion at Audio Concepts, 870 Comm. Ave., Boston from March 31st to September 28th So Cool! On display during business hours!

 

 

 

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Ilene Richard
‘s painting “Birthday Bouquet Two” will be on display at the Rockport Art Association from March 15th through April 9th. Rockport, MA

 

 

 

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Rebecca Killeen-Brown
has two of her beautiful works featured in the show “Bloom” at The Wild Salamander 30 Ash St. Hollis NH The show runs through May 9th

 

 
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Laurie Simko will be in a show at the Copley Art Society.”Un·ex·pect·ed: Winter Members’ Juried Show” March 5th through April 16th 158 Newbury Street, Boston, MA

 

 

 

WAS This Weekend – First Saturday Edition

March already? You bet! And it is First Saturday Open Studios this Saturday from 12-5PM. Special events and sales this weekend include:

  • Girl Scout cookies will be for sale in the A-mill loading dock area on the 2nd floor. Stop by and get your sugar fix!
  • Lush Beads in studio A-205 will have select beaded jewelry on sale for 25-30% off.
  • Migration Goods in studio A-303 will have samples and retired designs at up to 40% off! Help pay some of her dog’s vet bills!

And if that isn’t enough for you, here are other places where WAS artists and their fantastic work can be seen this weekend:

Shows/Events this Weekend:
 
Light and ColorAfter Open Studios, stick around for the opening reception of Light and Color on the Edges at The Loading Dock Gallery on the 2nd floor. This show features digital photography by John Wren. The reception runs from 5-7PM and light refreshments will be served.


Near and Far - Laurie SimkoOpening this weekend at the Concord Art Association: Near & Far, featuring work by WAS painter Laurie Simko. Stop by the opening reception on Sunday from 2-4PM! From the show website: “Laurie’s images (Near) celebrate the lush life of the earth’s flora found in the streams, marshes, bogs and woods around us. Her focus is a microview of the natural world with its rhythmic flow of vibrant colors, textures and random shapes.”


Ongoing Exhibitions: Last Chance!
 
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Ending this Saturday at the Arsenal Center for the Arts in Watertown: Members’ Show 2014. See work by WAS artist Susan Plant! The gallery is open Tues-Sat from 12-6PM.
 
 


Closing next Saturday – Vessels: The Art of Containment at The Brush Art Gallery in Lowell. 12 WAS artists are part of this great show – see it before it is gone! The Brush is open from Wed-Sun 12-4pm.


Ongoing Exhibitions: Now Showing
 
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WAS painter Cheryl Polcaro is currently showing work as part of Who We Aren’t, a national juried exhibit at Union Street Gallery in Chicago. Congratulations to Cheryl! The gallery is open Wed-Sat – check their website for hours and directions.
 
 


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Continuing at the Currier Museum of Art: Transforming Lives Through Art: 75 Years at the Currier Art Center. See ceramic work by Dane Esther Designs! This show runs through March 9th.
 


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Now showing at the Chelmsford Center for the Arts: Purple Passion. See work by WAS artist Margot Stage at this show that runs through late March. Contact them for hours and directions.
 

WAS This Weekend – Jan 31 – Feb 2 edition

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It’s First Saturday Open Studios time again! This month, we also have our Gifts from the heART promotion going on, with 46 studios participating this year. Visit participating studios, check out art while collecting stickers on your postcard, and enter to win one of 3 gift certificates.

Shows/Events this Weekend:
 
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The opening reception for From the Land and the Sea is this Saturday from 5-7PM at The Loading Dock Gallery at Western Avenue Studios. Paper and 3D mixed media artist Barbara Fletcher is showing wall art as well as a mobile and free-standing sculpture during this month-long exhibition.
 
 
 


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The opening reception for Garden of Unearthly Delights is this Saturday from 6-9PM at Zeitgeist Gallery on Market St in Lowell. See work by WAS artists Barbara Poole, Laurie Simko, Aron Leaman, and Susan Jaworski-Stranc.
 
 
 


Ongoing Exhibitions: Now Showing
 
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Opening this weekend at The Brush Art Gallery in Lowell – Vessels: The Art of Containment. Participating WAS artists include Laura Doran, Laurie Simko, Peter Zimmerman, Bruce Wood, Nikki Giraffo, Barbara Guilmet, Samantha Tucker, Aron Leaman, Tracy Levesque, Glenn Szegedy, Tom Veirs, and Gay Tracy.
 
 
 
 


Tom VeirsWAS painter Tom Veirs is currently showing some of his work at the Concord Art Association in Concord, MA. Members Juried 1: Painting and Sculpture runs through February 16th. You can get a sneak peek of the pieces being shown on their website. The gallery is open Tuesday–Saturday, 10:00am–4:30pm, and Sunday 12:00noon–4:00pm


Judy Dunn
 
Also at the Concord Art Association in the Members Gallery – Space Between, which opens on February 2nd, featuring work by WAS painter Judy Dunn. This exhibition runs through the month of February.
 
 
 


Susan Plant
Ongoing at the Arsenal Center for the Arts in Watertown: Members’ Show 2014. See 2 pieces of work by WAS artist Susan Plant! This exhibition runs through March 1st, and the gallery is open Tues-Sat from 12-6PM.
 


E Scott Totally Wired
Head over to Salon City in downtown Lowell to see work by E. Scott Totally Wired. Showing now through February – Wire Tree Sculptures. Wall trees as well as self-standing (mounted on stone) models are available for viewing and sale. Check Salon City’s website for hours!