Our new sign
Our new sign

Construction Staff
Nicholas, grandson of Paul Vien, Building Committee Chairperson, brought his tools to lend a hand during the our wing construction.

Construction Staff
Please donate an unframed 5˝ x 7˝ original painting for this year's Small Painting Raffle Wall during the Summer Community Show.

The Raffle Wall
“Surf and Turf” Second Place
“Surf and Turf”, oil
by Robert Abele III

Jordan Wolfson
“Surf and Turf” Third Place
“Fish and Chops”, woodblock print by Vidar Haaland

Holiday Fair
Holiday Fair

Painting at Pardon Gray
Painting at Pardon Gray
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The mission of the Westport Art Group is to stimulate and promote the appreciation and encouragement of the arts and crafts.

The Westport Art Group was formed by a group of amateur and professional artists early in 1956. The members held classes in each others’ homes. The first Community Show was held in July, 1956 in the Westport Point School. It attracted a large crowd. In 1971, Elizabeth Yeomans Booth donated land to WAG in memory of Edward, Julia and their son, Andrew Yeomans, for the encouragement of the arts and crafts. She stipulated that a building was to be erected on the property within two years. The members raised funds and worked hard to do that and that is how 1740 Main Road came about.

WAG celebrated 50 years by honoring Dorothy Gifford Curtis, the last surviving Founding member, with a plaque at a Valentine’s Tea and an exhibit of her paintings in February, 2006.


Download a pdf copy of our brochure here!
WAG Brochure
Westport Art Group
1740 Main Road, Westport Point, MA 02791
508-636-2114
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 157, Westport Point, MA 02791

For more information, email info@westportartgroup.com

Click here for driving directions

Donate!

Donations to WAG are tax deductible as allowed by law.

PLEASE NOTE:
Classes are back at WAG!

Monday Drawing 9am to 12pm. Contact info@westport.com to register.

Thursday Painters 9am to 12pm. Meet on location (see map) or in case of inclement weather meet at WAG. Click here for Map.

Wednesday Figure Group 9am to 12pm. No instruction.

Volunteers Needed

WAG Summer Community Show Gallery Volunteers are needed in the galleries during the 10 day Summer Community Show. Show dates are Saturday, August 22 to Sunday, August 30, 2015, 10 am to 4 pm. Please choose a two-hour time slot that will work for you: 10 am to 12 noon, 12 noon to 2 pm or 2 pm to 4 pm. Click here to sign up!

New Wing
Construction Update

We are adding the finishing touches to the New Wing which will be formally present to the community on Friday, August 21, 5 PM – 7 PM. Renovations to the kitchen and all-person accessible bathrooms will begin after Labor Day. This schedule allows WAG to offer programs and events throughout the summer.

The project has been a labor of love with members pitching in to make it all happen. WAG is grateful for support and encouragement from the community. Thank you!

Project Team

Building Committee: Paul Vien (Chair), Mary Benefiel, Heide Hallemeier, Bruce Hubbard and Peter Lenrow
MAY Architects: Damon F. May, AIA Yates
Construction & Restorations Services: Joe Yates
SITEC, Inc: Sean Leach

Pastel Demonstration

by WAG Member Janet Gendreau
DATE: Tuesday, August 11, 6:30 PM
PLACE: Westport Art Group, 1740 Main Road, Westport, MA
SUGGESTED DONATION: $5
FURTHER INFORMATION:
Email info@westportartgroup.com

Bristol artist and Westport Art Group member Janet Gendreau will be holding a pastel demonstration at the Westport Art Group building on Tuesday, August 11 beginning at 6:30 PM. The public is invited with a suggested donation of $5 to fund Westport Art Group’s ongoing activities. To view a selection of Gendreau’s art, please click here.

Janet says “Working in pastel allows ​me a full range of rich, vibrant color to capture the effects of light and atmosphere on subjects, especially when working outdoors. Pastels offer immediacy of application and flexibility that are so important when working in changing light and weather conditions.”

New Wing Dedication & Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Friday, August 21, 2015
5 to 7 PM
Opening Reception for the
Summer Community Show 

Friday, August 21, 5 to 7 PM

Light refreshments will be served, and The Spindle Rock River Rats will be performing during the Reception. Please call 508.636.2114 or email info@westportartgroup.com to RSVP by August 18.

Summer Community Show
Fine Arts & Crafts

August 22 – 30, 2015
10 AM – 4 PM
Click here for more information!

Painting the South Coast Landscape

Six Tuesday evenings starting August 4
5 PM to 7:30 PM
Instructor Robert Abele
Fee for Six-Week Session: $75 for WAG members,
$90 for non-WAG members
Oil, watercolor and acrylic

This will be an enjoyable, six-week series of classes involving painting on-site in the South Coast landscape. Participants will explore the advantages of plein air painting, as well as the various approaches to working on-site and how to efficiently compose and complete plein air paintings.

For questions: robert@robertabele.com.

REGISTER HERE!

Plein Air Workshop
with Rosalie Nadeau

September 12 – 13, 9AM – 4PM
Register by July 15th for the early discount:
$200 for members; $235 for non-members


Well known for her generous “coaching”, Rosalie will facilitate your own unique hand to bring more impact, brilliance, depth and emphasis where you want it in your own work. Revitalize your affair with paint or pastels as you come to see that light is the subject!

Click here for more information or to register.

Scam Alert!

Some WAG artists are getting quite a few scam emails about buying paintings. The scammer asks to buy a painting, but sends a check for 3 or 4 times the value of the painting, and asks for the additional money to be sent back in cash. Robert Abele suggests that artists only accept Paypal for internet sales. If you reply to any inquiries with “I only accept Paypal because of scams”, you usually will not hear from them again. Artists have gotten 2 or more of these emails with the exact same wording from different names. There are many different scams that target artists, so please be alert. Be sure you have payment for the art and shipping costs in hand before you ship a piece of art!

WAG Adds a Wing!

Slideshow courtesy of Mary Benefiel.


Save Your Lee’s Receipts!

Please save your receipts from Lee’s 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!

NOTE: Please do not circle anything on the slips, leave them as is!
Thank you!

Monday Painters Map

Join the Monday Morning Painters every Monday from 9am to 12pm on location for plein air painting. It’s free for everyone.
Click here for the 2015 Monday Painters Map!


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