Events and Shows

Events & Shows

Spring Open Juried Show: In My Life

The theme this year is inspired by the Beatles lyrics: In My Life… There are places I’ll remember / All my life, though some have changed / Some forever, not for better / Some have gone and some remain.

Friday, April 21, Opening Reception 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Prizes awarded at 6 PM.
Show Dates: Saturday, April 22 – Sunday, April 30, 2017, 10 AM to 4 PM.

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CALL FOR GALLERY ATTENDANTS

We are in need of gallery attendant volunteers. Each volunteer signs up for a 3-hour stint and is always accompanied by another volunteer. It’s fun! Please sign up at:

www.SignUpGenius.com

Thank you for contributing to the success of our show.

CALL TO ARTISTS

Please download both the Call to Artists and Intake Form for important information.

ELIGIBILITY AND ARTWORK: Open to all artists working in Oil, Watercolor, Acrylic, Pastel, Photography, Mixed Media (encaustic photography and painting, artwork with more than one medium applied), Collage (assemblage of different forms), Prints (one of a kind, hand pulled) and Digitally Assisted art. No Giclée reproductions.

DROP-OFF: Hand delivered only. Entries may be dropped off at WAG, 1740 Main Road, Westport Point, MA, on Tuesday, April 18, 4 – 6 pm and Wednesday, April 19, 9 am – 12 Noon.

FEES: Up to three works of art allowed per artist. Members: $15 (one), $20 (two) and $25 (three). Non-members: $25 (one), $30 (two) and $35 (three). All art must be for sale. Sales are subject to WAG’s 25 % commission.

PRESENTATION: Work must be properly framed and wired for hanging. Gallery wrapped canvases and panels are acceptable. No saw-tooth hangers. Please have your name, address, phone number and price on the back of your work. Entries must have been completed within the last three years.

SIZE: The distance around each, framed artwork should not exceed 144 inches.

AWARDS AND CATEGORIES

Best Interpretation of Theme, In My Life: Sponsor Organization Judge: Director of the Westport Historical Society, Jenny O’Neil.

Artist Judge: Jay Ryan, Wilbur Point Studio, jayryanpaints.com, Artist and Educator
View Jay Ryan’s Artist Statement and Bio

ARTIST JUDGE AWARDS:
CATEGORY I: Oil, Watercolor, Acrylic, Pastel and Drawing
First Prize: $100, Second Prize: $50, Three Honorable Mention Recognitions
CATEGORY II: Photography, Mixed Media (encaustic photography and painting, artwork with more than one medium applied, Collage (assemblage of different forms), Prints (one of a kind, hand-pulled), and Digitally Assisted art.
First Prize: $100, Second Prize: $50, Three Honorable Mention Recognitions

New! WAG Photography Show: Treasure

photographyThe Westport Art Group launches a new initiative: WAG PHOTOGRAPHY with a juried exhibition accepting all mediums of photography, running June 16 through July 2. WAG is 45 minutes from Providence and Newport, and 75 minutes from Boston. All New England artists are welcome to apply and we hope you will visit our beautiful new gallery in this wonderful coastal town – this side of the Bourne Bridge!

CALL TO ARTISTS

THEME: TREASURE: a place, an object, a person, a time, your own idea of “treasure” be it noun or verb. We invite your participation in any photographic medium. Our deadline for receipt of applications is May 19.

AWARDS: Two best in show photographers will have a two person show in the Manton Room of the Westport Free Public Library in the fall of 2017.

For complete details go to www.callforentry.org. In the field asking for event name, enter “TREASURE.” Entries accepted and fee paid only through www.callforentry.org. Do not email WAG. Fee $25 for up to 5 entries. You need to register with callforentry but you do not need to be a member of WAG to apply.

JUROR: Karen Davis of the Davis Orton Gallery, Hudson New York, www.davisortongallery.com. Karen is a photographer, gallerist and teacher. She is the co-owner and curator of the Davis Orton Gallery. Her photographs are in both national and international museum and gallery collections.

If you have further questions, please email info@westportartgroup.com, or call Linda Rogers at 508-636-7129.

Golden Paint Demo

Golden  representative Adria Arch is coming to Westport Art Group to give a demo on various paints and mediums from the Golden line.

GoldenPaintsTuesday, May 16th, 2017, 6:30 to 8 PM

Westport Art Group
 1740 Main Road
 Westport Point, Massachusetts, United States

This is a free event but space is limited, so you must register to attend. To register, please email Barbara Healy at edlundhealy@comcast.net.


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.

South Coast Artists Studio Tours | Participation at The Westport Art Group

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 offers eight spaces in July and eight spaces in August for artists participating in the Tours. FEE to WAG: $75.

If you are interested in participating, please complete the form below and return it to WAG by email, info@westportartgroup.com, or mail: PO 157, Main Road, Westport Point, MA 02791. For questions contact Nancy Nagle: NandD121@icloud.com.

  • Deadline to submit form: March 12, 2017. If there are more participants than places (8 for each Tour), a lottery will be held. If not selected, the $75 fee will be refunded.
  • Please request a place for one tour only, July or August. You must participate both days of the weekend tour. Set up is on Friday afternoon. Participants are responsible to set up and take down their own art display.
  • Westport Art Group membership is required. To renew or join WAG, please complete the registration form on the righthand side of this page and mail with payment to WAG, or pay by PayPal at Join WAG.

This year, participants must be South Coast Artists Studio Tour members. Please be sure to renew or sign up for the 2017 membership ($35.00) by March 31.

Download South Coast/WAG PDF form here: SCA_WAG_form