Events and Shows

Events & Shows

Annual Summer Community Show

Fine Arts and Crafts by Westport Art Group artists

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Reception: Friday, July 28 at 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM. Exhibition: Saturday, July 29 through Saturday, August 5, 10 AM – 4 PM.

The Annual Summer Community Show is a much-loved event featuring fine art and crafts created by our member artists. All artwork and crafts will be for sale. Please join us and see for yourself what talent we have right here on the South Coast! 

Small Painting Raffle

As in years past, we will have raffle tickets available for purchase for chances to win a small painting of your choice. Place your chances on one particular painting, or distribute them to a few! All the raffle paintings will be displayed at the show.

The Raffle Drawing is on Saturday, August 5, 2017 at 3 PM, and prizes may be picked-up at the close of the exhibition on Saturday, August 5 until 5 PM, on Monday, August 7, 5 PM to 6 PM or on Wednesday, August 9, 9 AM – 3 PM.

Call to Artists

Prospectus
Artist Intake Form
Craft Intake Form

All Westport Art Group members are cordially invited to participate in the 2017 Summer Community Show! You must be a member to participate. Proceeds from the show fund our programs and support the arts in our community. Please download the Prospectus and appropriate intake form above.   

Intake will take place Wednesday, July 26, 9 AM to 3 noon and Thursday, July 27, from 5 PM to 7 PM. As in years past, we are seeking a donation of an unframed 5×7 painting for our small painting raffle. You can submit your small painting at the Thursday Plein Air classes. In addition, there is a box in the WAG library for depositing your artwork on Wednesdays from 9 to 3 PM and during classes throughout July.

Please read the Prospectus for all the details!

South Coast Artists Studio Tours | Participation at The Westport Art Group July 15-16 and August 19-20

sca-2619Sticker-final.inddSCA features two open studio tour weekends, July 15–16 and August 19–20, 2017. The 2017 Tours mark the Fourteenth Annual South Coast Artists Studio Tours.

The Westport Art Group is proud to present seven different artists on each weekend at the Westport Art Group building at 1740 Main Road in Westport, and many more WAG members are showing in their individual studios. Please stop by and visit our talented artists!

July artists at Westport Art Group, 1740 Main Road, Westport: Robert Abele, Mary Benefiel, Arthur Cintron, Christina GlaserPeter Lenrow, Linda Rogers, and Susan Prideaux.

August artists at Westport Art Group, 1740 Main Road, Westport: Madeline Ferraz,  Peter Lenrow, Charlene Mackiewicz, Judy McLean, Karen Melanson, Sara Miquelle, and Susan Prideaux.

For information and map, visit the South Coast Artists website at southcoastartists.org.

Upcoming: Photography Presentation: Visual Memoir and Family Fiction, by Karen Davis

Friday, August 25 at Westport Art Group

Karen Davis, photographer, teacher and gallery co-owner of the Davis Orton Gallery in Hudson NY, will give a presentation at the Westport Art Group 1740 Main Road, on Friday, August 25 from 6 to 8 p.m. Karen was the juror for WAG’s June photography kick off exhibit. She has taught at the Radcliffe Seminars, Lesley University and theGriffin Museum of Photography.

Her topic will be visual memoir and family fictions: photographic series and single images that reveal the family in fine art photography. Her presentation will include images of 20th and 21st artists such as Carrie Mae Weems, Larry Sultan, Sage Sohier, Philip-Lorca DiCorcia, Gregory Crewdson and Tina Barney as well as work that hasn’t made it into the history books but are worthy and help expand our vision of ways to approach these subjects. Additionally she will offer critique of work brought by attendees to the event.

Photographers interested in learning different approaches to story and memoir should not miss this opportunity. Attendees must register at info@westportartgroup.com by August 15th. A $5 donation is suggested.

Watercolor Demo with Fairhaven artist Jay Ryan – July 18 at WAG

By Jay Ryan

Please join us for a watercolor demonstration with Fairhaven artist Jay Ryan, Tuesday, July 18th, from 6:30-8pm at Westport Art Group, 1740 Main Road, Westport. $5 suggested donation.

Self-portrait by Jay Ryan

Jay Ryan is a Fairhaven painter and a Gallery Instructor at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Jay has studied at Massachusetts College of Art, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, and Framingham State and Lesley Universities. His work has been locally shown at the Judith Klein Gallery, ArtWorks! and Gallery X in New Bedford, and the Marion Art Center.

New at WAG! Open Hours

Wednesdays 9 AM – 3 PM
WAG is also open during classes and events and by appointment

The Periwinkle Shop

We have carved out space at WAG to revive The Periwinkle Shop, now open Wednesdays 9 AM to 3 PM and by appointment at 1740 Main Road, Westport Point, MA.

The original Periwinkle Shop was in operation from 1966 to 1972, April through September. WAG members sold handcrafted items and artwork. Volunteers staffed the small store, located across from the Westport Point post office.

Member Artists and Artisans are invited to sell their artwork in the shop. Contact WAG at info@westportartgroup.com if you are interested in adding your artwork or handcrafted items to the shop.