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MEMBERSHIP YEAR June 1, 2016 to May 31, 2017
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Thursday Painters Map

Join us as we visit some new places to paint and will be returning to some of our great past locations, including many special private places.
Click here for the 2016 Thursday Painters Map!

Fall Marsh by Peggy Call-Conley

Fall Marsh by Peggy Call-Conley

Watercolor Painting Class
for Beginners

Seven-­week session starting Thursday, September 14

6 to 8:30 PM
Instructor: Peggy Call-­Conley
FEE:  Members $125; Non-Members $160

If you are a beginner this is the class for you! Learn the basic skills of watercolor techniques and possibilities. Explore the medium, value, color, intensity, mixing, glazing and brush application. Engage in simple exercises that will build skills, confidence and expertise. e exposure and practice of techniques, combined with experimentation will lead to success!

Peggy is an accomplished watercolorist and has over 35 years of teaching experience.

Click here for the registration form.

Watercolor Painting Class for Advanced Beginners

Seven-­week session starting in the Fall

6 to 8:30 PM
Instructor: Peggy Call-­Conley

This class is for those who have already experienced the Watercolor for Beginners Class. Building upon the prior class exercises, deepening painting experiences, sharpening skills and expanding practices for successful paintings will be the goals of the sessions in this series of classes.

A new Advanced Beginners Group will be formed after the new Beginners complete their cycle.

Email us for more information on classes and events: info@westportartgroup.com.

WAG at Cherry + Web Gallery in Fall River

Call for Artists

Group Show: Our Artist Neighbors

Sponsored by the Greater Fall River Art Association
Cherry & Webb Gallery, 139 S. Main St., Fall River

The group show Our Artist Neighbors, at the Cherry & Webb Gallery, 139 S. Main St., Fall River, MA, has been slated to run from mid-October through December 31, 2016. This will allow for a long show time, plus the opportunity for two receptions, on the AHA! Fall River dates of Oct. 20 and Dec.15. There is substantial wall space available in the gallery, plus folding panels to hang work on if needed.

There is no limit on number of artists, but there is a limit of 5 pieces each. This is a non-juried show.

Tuesday Oct. 11, 10 AM – 1 PM, with an additional date of Saturday October 15, 9 AM – noon. (The building is open on weekdays and Saturday mornings only.)

Help with intake and hanging is needed and appreciated. Curator Bryson Dean-Gauthier will be there to assist and discuss details of the AHA! night reception on Thursday 10/20. You can plan artist talks if you like, or not; it’s always very casual.

Pieces should be ready to hang, no sawtooth hangers. For 3D work there are a few small pillar stands, but larger work should be ready to present. Again, the gallery will be available to help and provide hooks, etc. but artists will collaboratively hang their own work. The gallery will also provide white labels; artists are welcome to bring their own as well.

Pricing work for sale is at the artist’s discretion, and sales are to be arranged between artist and buyer; GFRAA will not be involved and will take no commission. (Include your contact information on a label for any work that is sale.) Artist business cards and bios are welcomed and will be displayed.

$20 per person for up to 5 pieces; checks may be made out to the Greater Fall River Art Association. Insurance is the artist’s responsibility. The gallery is staffed with a security guard during all open hours.

The GFRAA will promote the show through its social media channels, and individual artist promotion is encouraged as well. A limited number of 11 x 17”  posters can be made at no charge; contact curator for more information.

Thursday October 20; 5 – 8 pm. (This is the fall AHA! Fall River evening.) Artists will provide refreshments; tables will be available for them. Cleanup at end of evening is expected to be a collaborative effort. (Artists are welcome to schedule an artist talk during the exhibit on a date of their choosing, if they wish. They will be responsible for working out the details with the Cherry and Webb security staff, providing refreshments, promotion, etc.)

TBA; early January 2017. If people can’t pick up on the date chosen, work may be retrieved after that date during business hours and on Saturday mornings. Ask the security guard and you’ll be let into the back room where the work will be securely stored. (Prompt pickup is requested.)

For questions please contact:
Bryson Dean-Gauthier, curator
Greater Fall River Art Association
508.982.4411 (call or text)

Save Your Lee’s Receipts!

Please save your receipts from Lee’s, circle the totals and drop them in the box on the desk at the WAG building. Lee’s will donate 1% of the total. Thank you to our members who donate their slips to us. WE WOULD RECEIVE MORE THAN $850 IF 10 MEMBERS (an average size family) DONATED ALL THEIR SLIPS FOR JUST ONE YEAR. We have over 200 members!