Events and Shows

Events & Shows

Upcoming! Annual Fine Arts and Crafts Holiday Fair

Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017 – 10 AM to 4 PM at the Westport Art Group building at 1740 Main Road, Westport Point, MA

Join us for our Annual Holiday Fair featuring:

  • Fine Art created by Westport Art Group members, “the perfect size for a perfect price” – all works are priced at $200 or less. Framed oil, pastel, watercolor, and acrylic paintings, collages, photography, hand-pulled prints, and more.
  • Fine Craft: handmade items crafted by Westport Art Group members and local artisans, such as pottery, jewelry, textiles, glasswork, woodcraft, and more.
  • Holiday Greens
  • Raffle of Donated Gifts
  • Silent Auction of Artwork
  • Rediscovered Treasures

Call to Artists and Artisans

DESIGNER GREENS AND SWAGS
Donations of greens (pine, balsam, spruce, holly and red berries) for our swags and greens are needed. Designer William Burdett will create the swags and is willing to gather them from your location.

REDISCOVERED TREASURES
We are also looking for donations for the Rediscovered Treasures Table (antiques, art supplies, unique items and more). Please bring Rediscovered Treasures to the Holiday Show intake at the Westport Art Group building at 1740 Main Road, Westport Point, MA, on Wednesday, November 29, from 5 PM to 7 PM, Thursday or Wednesday mornings, or by appointment.

GROUP CRAFT TABLE FOR MEMBERS: WAG has reserved a 6 ft. table for members who have a few small items to display and sell. Fee: $5

Contact WAG at info@westportartgroup.com, WAG Phone at (508) 636-2114 or Mobile, (508) 525-3901.

Proceeds from items sold are used to support educations programs at the Westport Art Group.

Please download the call to artists or artisans, as appropriate, for complete details.

Artists:   Call to Artists     Art Intake Form 
To participate as an artist, you must be a WAG member. Entries must be original work completed within the last three years. Three-dimensional pieces must be able to hang from a wall or displayed on a stand provided by the artist. 

DROP OFF: Hand delivered only. Entries may be dropped off at the WAG Center, 1740 Main Road, Westport Point, MA, on Wednesday, November 29, from 5 PM to 7 PM.

Crafters:   Crafters – Call to Artists      Craft Table Registration 
The WAG Annual Holiday Fair will feature handmade items crafted by members and local artisans. 

Show Schedule

CRAFT SET-UP: Friday afternoon, December 1, 2017, from 4 PM to 7 PM or Saturday morning, December 2, 2017 from 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM.
FINE ARTS & CRAFTS HOLIDAY FAIR: Saturday, December 2, 2017 – 10 AM to 4 PM
PICK-UP: Crafts may be picked up on Saturday, December 2, 4 PM to 5 PM or Monday, December 4, 5 PM to 6 PM. 
REGISTRATION/INTAKE FORM: Please download the intake form above and mail to: The Westport Art Group, PO Box 157, Westport Point, MA 02791

For questions or to reserve a table, contact Mary Benefiel, Exhibitions Chair at marybenefielart@gmail.com or call (508) 990-7685.

Thrifty Sea View by Mary Benefiel

Autumn Members’ Show 

Saturday, October 14 through Sunday, November 5
Gallery Hours: Weekends 10 am to 4 pm, and Wednesdays 9 am to 3 pm

All are welcome to come and enjoy artwork created by Westport Art Group members  at the Westport Art Group building at 1740 Main Road, Westport, MA. Most pieces will be for sale!

The Westport Art Group Annual Members’ Meeting

Monday, October 16, 2017 – 5:30 to 8 pm

Brief Meeting, Pot-Luck Dinner, and Guest Speaker William Evaul. Bring a Tasty Dish and a Guest!

Artist William Evaul and The White-Line Print Tradition

Bill Evaul is a painter and printmaker who studied at Syracuse University, the Whitney Museum and Pratt Institute with Jacob Landau and George McNeil.

Bill Evaul

He received two fellowships from the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown and has lived and worked on Cape Cod ever since, giving lectures, leading workshops, producing artwork in a variety of media, and specializing in the white-line woodcut. As a contributing writer for Print Review and other magazines, he produced reviews and scholarly articles, including “The Provincetown Printers: Genesis of a Unique Woodcut Tradition,” which helped revive the obscure and nearly lost technique.

Evaul’s work is in numerous public collections including The Library of Congress, Robert Blackburn’s Printmaking Workshop, The Zimmerli Museum of Art at Rutgers University, The Georgia Museum of Art, The Sunrise Art Museum, The Kresge Art Museum, and the Provincetown Art Association and Museum.

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.