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Art Show Committee Mission Statement

The goal of the Art Show Committee is to provide a venue in the Town of Monson for artists, from throughout New England and beyond, who produce quality art in a variety of media, to exhibit and sell their work to a regional audience. The Committee will seek to engage the residents and businesses of Monson in its work to enhance the sense of community pride and foster a greater appreciation of the visual arts. By doing so, the Monson Arts Council will increasingly become recognized as a catalyst for the arts in the region. Unanimously approved 8/3/09


Important Show Info & Pickup Dates - Click here.


Anderson, Ronald Trent
Winged Victory
1-Photography - Photography
21 x 31
$750





Bacchas, Juliet
'Paradise'
Honorable Mention
4-Multi-Dim. - Clay

$600





Bacchas, Juliet
'Go With The Flo'
4-Multi-Dim. - Clay

$2800





Bacchas, Juliet
'Ginger Blossom'
First Prize Multi-Dimensional + Outstanding Monson Artist in Show
4-Multi-Dim. - Clay

$600





Bach, Del-Bourree
Some Enchanted Evening
2-Painting - Acrylic on Panel
30 x 30
$8200





Bach, Del-Bourree
Inarajan Ruin
2-Painting - Transparent Watercolor on Paper
36 x 29
$4500





Bajek, Beverly Mary A
Black Roots
Honorable Mention
5-Graphics - Monotype
31 x 41
$1000





Bajek, Patricia
Firewater
5-Graphics - Monotype
12 x 15
$250





Barnett, Peter
50 Years Behind the Plow
2-Painting - Oil on Panel
22-1/2 x 30
$800





Beall, Tod
Secondary to None
4-Multi-Dim. - Glass
15-1/2 x 19-1/4
$450





Bell, Joanne
Sentinel
1-Photography - Digital Photograph
13-1/2 x 19-1/2
$125





Bell, Joanne
Come to the Stillness
1-Photography - Digital Photograph
22 x 18
$175





Bigda, Kara
July Geraniums
2-Painting - Watercolor on Aquabord
17 x 21
$650





Bryant, Nancy
Paine's Creek
1-Photography - Photo
18 x 12
$225





Busky, Demetra
Find Tweety
2-Painting - Acrylic / collage
31 x 42
$500





Busky, Demetra
Leafless in Massachusetts
2-Painting - Acrylic
21 x 18
$500





Campbell, Les
Water Magic
1-Photography - Photograph
22 x 30
$190





Catania, Madeline
Water Lilly
1-Photography - Photograph
16-1/2 x 20-1/4
$325





Cenedella, Laura
Ole Truck # 2
5-Graphics - Pastel
26 x 30
$400





Cerpovicz, Michael
Old Timer
People's Choice Award
5-Graphics - Pastel
24 x 16-1/2
$750





Cichocki, Florence
New England Frost
2-Painting - Watercolor
26 x 32
$3000





Cichocki, Florence
Aggies, Peewees and Shooters
2-Painting - Watercolor
21-3/4 x 27-3/4
$1800





Cichocki, Florence
Nature's Palette
2-Painting - Watercolor
22 x 27-1/2
$1900





Clark, Judith Freeman
Santa on Vacation
Honorable Mention
2-Painting - Transparent Watercolor
19 x 24
$500





Clark, Pamela
Water Dance
1-Photography - Digital Image
18 x 24
$200





Clark, Pamela
Misty Morning
1-Photography - Digital Image
11 x 14
$140





Collins, Jane
Barn with Corncrib
2-Painting - Oil
20 x 20
$750





Comstock, Leon A. Jr.
Old Man Winter
2nd Prize – Graphics
5-Graphics - Pencil
34-1/2 x 26-1/2
$8250





Connell, Neil
Sunflowers Past
2-Painting - Acrylic
27 x 15
$845





Dane, Amy
Vanity
1-Photography - Photograph
16 x 20
$115





Dane, Amy
Exuberance
1-Photography - Photograph
18 x 18
$95





Davis, Ruth
Pom Tree
First Prize Fiber Arts + Emerging Artist
3-Fiber Arts - Fiber Arts
16-1/2 x 36
$1800





Duval, Madeline
Monoliths at Bandon
1-Photography - Giclee Framed With Museum Glass
25 x 33
$750





Fijal, Ted
Dock Shadows
2-Painting - Acrylic
24 x 24
$4500





Finch, Cara
Real Fiction
2-Painting - Acrylic
18 x 24
$2000





Finkelstein, Ellen
Nesting Osprey with Sunglasses
1-Photography - Digital
16 x 20
$275





Fowler, Bruce
Patent Pending #14
Best of Show
4-Multi-Dim. - Mixed Media
60 x 24 x 24
$4200





Fowler, Bruce
Patent Pending #16
Honorable Mention
4-Multi-Dim. - Mixed Media
22 x 28 x 4
$4500





Gabel, Marilyn
Urban Stonehenge I
2-Painting - 0
39 x 26-1/2
$3600





Gambaro, Jim
Wood Grain Spirits Rise for Abstract Rendering
1-Photography - Digital Print
12 x 17
$250





Gambaro, Jim
Bryce at Dusk
1-Photography - Digital Print
12 x 17
$250





Gillette, Douglas
Power of the 3B
Honorable Mention
5-Graphics - Graphite
23 x 29
$2000





Gillette, Douglas
Rusty Roost
First Prize Graphics
5-Graphics - Graphite
23 x 29
$1300





Gillette, Douglas
Ambiguous Configuration #3
5-Graphics - Pen & Ink
27 x 27
$1800





Gingold, Stephen
Quabbin Red and Yellow
1-Photography - Color Photography
19 x 26
$250





Guthrie, Carole
Flash of Red
Honorable Mention
2-Painting - Acrylic
26 x 32
$3800





Guthrie, Carole
The Supplicant
2-Painting - Acrylic
26 x 32
$2500





Guthrie, Carole
Bridging the Gap
2-Painting - Acrylic
34 x 44
$3000





Hamlin, Steve
To the Woods (White-Tail Deer)
2-Painting - Watercolor
25 x 30-1/2
$1800





Hetzel, Paul
Sunset Boulder Utah
1-Photography - Digital
16 x 20
$300





Hetzel, Paul
Mono Lake Sunset
Honorable Mention
1-Photography - Digital
16 x 20
$300





Hodges, Maggie
Looking Over You
2-Painting - Oil
16 x 20
$450





Holowitz, Jack
Old Sheldon Church
First Prize Photography
1-Photography - Black & White Silver Gelatin Print
20 x 24
$400





Holowitz, Jack
On the Rocks
1-Photography - Black & White Silver Gelatin Print
11 x 14
$350





Hurlburt, Nan
Antiqua
2-Painting - Acrylics
28 x 40
$1200





Ingraham, Roger
November Oaks
1-Photography - Photographic Print
20 x 30
$350





Jalbert, Christopher
Cuppa Tea
5-Graphics - Linocut on Paper
12 x 15
$75





Jones, Meredith Howe
Floating Leaves
1-Photography - Inkjet Print
25-1/2 x 14
$250





Jones, Meredith Howe
Submerged Leaves
1-Photography - Inkjet Print
14-1/2 x 14-1/2
$250





Kennedy, Thomas
15th South @ Mauna Lani
2-Painting - Oil
24 x 36
$175





Keough, Jack
Warm Reception
Honorable Mention
2-Painting - Oil Pastel
16 x 20
$3200





Keough, Maureen
Tea Party
2nd Prize Painting
2-Painting - Pastel
18 x 24
$500





Keough, Maureen
Study in Red
Honorable Mention
2-Painting - Pastel
16 x 20
$500





Knapp, Karl
Dr. Demeter's Original Time Machine
Honorable Mention
2-Painting - Oil
18 x 14
$3000





Knapp, Karl
Holyoke Water Works
2-Painting - Oil
16 x 12
$3200





Knapp, Karl
Still Life with Garlic
4-Multi-Dim. - Wood Etc.
30 x 17 x 8
$3200





Kubiak, Bernie
Front Street
1-Photography - Pigment Print
16 x 20
$175





Kubiak, Bernie
Convergence
Second Prize Photography
1-Photography - Pigment Print
16 x 20
$175





Lagrant, Sophie
Witch's Bathroom
5-Graphics - Pen & Ink
10 x 14
$50

SOLD!

Lanzi, Elisa
Rivers to Cross
5-Graphics - Monotype Collage
23 x 29
$400





LaPalme, Michele
Early Autumn
5-Graphics - Primsmacolor
20 x 24
$700





LaScola, Doreen
Autumnal Fire
2-Painting - Oil on Canvas
26 x 26
$650





LaScola, Doreen
Bloomin'
2-Painting - Oil on Canvas
26 x 26
$650





Lincoln Andrews, Cynthia
Caribbean Garden Path
Committee Choice Award
2-Painting - Oil
36 x 36
$2000





Los, Edward
Inner Light 1
1-Photography - Photograph
14 x 16
$500





Maggio, Ronald
From the House of Cicero
Honorable Mention
5-Graphics - Mixed
12.75 x 12.75
$650





Mayberry Sr., Peter
Up Stream
4-Multi-Dim. - Stainless Steel Wall Sculpture
27 x 12
$575





McCarthy, Shannon
Sisters of Mercy
5-Graphics - Graphite and Colored Pencil
14 x 18
$600





Medeiros, Loretta
Early Morning Mist
President’s Award
2-Painting - Oil
13 x 15
$995





Morrissey, Leanne Irion
Three Sisters
2-Painting - Watercolor/Gouache/Pen/Ink
26 x 31
$950





Noonan, Mary
Roots & Water
2-Painting - Encaustic
18 x 14
$375





O'Brien-Briere, Patricia
Red Petal Dress
4-Multi-Dim. - Wire Screening, Staples, Wire
72 x 24 x 36
$175





Ozolins, Anna
Birches
2-Painting - Watercolor
18 x 14
$175





Paprzyca, Chuck
Winter Afternoon
2-Painting - Oil
14-1/2 x 18-1/2
$300





Paprzyca, Chuck
After Moran
Honorable Mention
2-Painting - Oil
15 x 19
$300





Personette, Susanne
Saltmarsh Morning
2-Painting - Soft Pastel
21 x 27
$350





Personette, Susanne
Summer's Hills
Honorable Mention
2-Painting - Soft Pastel
18 x 20
$250





Phaneuf, Beverly
Escaping Color
2-Painting - Pastel
14 x 16
$425





Phaneuf, Beverly
After Rush Hour
2-Painting - Pastel
17 x 20
$625





Phillips-Vabre, Keara
Fury
1-Photography - Photography
15 x 14
$450





Podell, Judith
Pussy Power
Honorable Mention
2-Painting - Acrylic on Canvas
30 x 40
$1000





Podell, Judith
Shedding My Skin
First Prize Painting
2-Painting - Acrylic on Canvas
36 x 36
$1300





Polletta, Rosemary
Old Roses
1-Photography - Digital B&W Print
16 x 20
$250





Polletta, Rosemary
Madam Sherri's, Electrified
1-Photography - Digital Print on Metallic Canvas
16 x 20
$195





Pyzocha, Sylvia
Winter Dream
Honorable Mention
1-Photography - Print on Canvas
16 x 24
$250





Rankin, Larry
Ripples
1-Photography - Photograph --- Archival Digital Print
24 x 28
$300





Rhoades, Elizabeth
A Natural Celebration
Honorable Mention
2-Painting - Pastel
18 x 22
$1200





Rhoades, Elizabeth
Counting my Blessings
2-Painting - Pastel
22 x 26
$1750





Riley, Michael
Dogwood Blossoms
4-Multi-Dim. - Wood
10 x 20 x 10
$275





Rogers, Gregory
Dinner and the Delightful Fire
2-Painting - Oil
31? x 25?
$1700





Rogers, Gregory
Sunflower Sex and Daisy
2-Painting - Oil
35 x 29
$1300





Rossi, Ceil
Koi Pool
2nd Prize – Multi-Dimensional
4-Multi-Dim. - Gourd
N/A
$245





Rossi, Ceil
Underwater
4-Multi-Dim. - Gourd
N/A
$200





Schooley, Kitty
Purple Clover, Queen Anne's Lace
1-Photography - Photograph
17 x 20
$150





Shenkman, Randi
Butterfly on Cone Flower
1-Photography - print on paper
18 x 24
$250





Shenkman, Randi
Drama
1-Photography - Print on Paper
11 x 14
$200





Smith, Catherine
Grab and Go
3-Fiber Arts - Fiber Art
35 x 40
$950





Smith, Gary
Morning Crackle
2-Painting - Oil
12 x 16
$350





Solomon, Maureen
Sunset St. George Island
Honorable Mention
1-Photography - Digital Image
16 x 20
$225





Solomon, Maureen
Japanese Stroll Garden Pond, Hammond Museum
2-Painting - Oil on Canvas Board
12 x 12
$300





Solomon, Richard J.
Cathy's Garden, Thomasville, GA
1-Photography - Digital print from 4x5 inch film
16 x 20
$300





St. John, Joe
Rocking Horse Heart
4-Multi-Dim. - Sawdust Pot
12 x 10
$175





St. John, Joe
Side by Side
Honorable Mention
4-Multi-Dim. - Sawdust Pot
12 x 10
$125





Taborda, Jaimee
Orbital Rise
5-Graphics - Mixed Media Layered Collage on Duralar
34 x 23
$950





Taylor, Anne-Marie
Mandarins with Blue Napkin
2-Painting - Oil on Canvas
13.6 x 10.6
$425





Thomson, Steve
Free Form
Honorable Mention
4-Multi-Dim. - Cast Silver
2 x 2
$115





Thomson, Steve
Sun Flower
4-Multi-Dim. - Cloisonnι, Enamel, cast silver
2 x 6
$185





Urbanowicz, Penny
Of One Mind
5-Graphics - Graphite
22 x 25
$1200





Villamaino, Donna
Cape Cod House with Fence
2-Painting - Watercolor
11 x 13
$65

SOLD!

Wilson, Jerry
Horns
4-Multi-Dim. - Stone
0
$600





Wilson, Roberta
You are my Sunshine
2-Painting - Oil
36 x 24
$500





Wrona, Lynn
September Sunset
2-Painting - Oil
23 x 37
$650







Important Show Info

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MAC Art Show Committee:
Coordinators: David Dupuis, Susan James
Committee: Reed Coles, Tim Denney, Elizabeth Eisold, Mickey Kusek, Alan Morin, Lynn Salem, Maureen Solomon, Dave Taupier, Roberta Wilson

Contact:
monsonartscouncil@yahoo.com
413-267-0343 or 413-267-3042

Location:
House of Art
200 Main Street
Monson, MA 01057


Important Dates

Click here for a printable show-date calendar.

Show Hours ~ 2017
Saturday, April 8 • 10am - 5pm
1 - 4pm • Artists Reception
3pm • Prize Award Ceremony

Sunday, April 9 • Noon - 5pm

Wednesday, April 12 - 6:30 - 8:30pm: Fearless Drawing Workshop - $10 includes materials. Roberta Wilson will offer a 2-hour workshop for anyone who wants to give drawing a shot. No experience necessary, but all drawing experience welcome. Leave your fear at the door. This workshop is funded with a Massachusetts Cultural Council grant.

Artist, Roberta Wilson draws wherever she goes. She is a former teacher who has been painting in her Indian Orchard Mills studio for seventeen years. Her work was recently exhibited at the Springfield Civic Center. Reservations please: monsonartscouncil@yahoo.com.

Saturday April 15 • 10am - 5pm.

Closed Easter Sunday

Wednesday, April 19 - 6:30 - 8:30pm: Poetry Workshop - $5. Maria Luisa Arroyo will return to offer her acclaimed Ekphrasitic poetry workshop. Participants will view our art show and write poems about the work that moves them. The poems are shared with the artists when they come to pick up their work at the end of the show, and they LOVE it. Register early, as this is a popular event – maximum of 20 participants.

Ms. Arroyo is a poet and educator. She has offered this workshop at our show since 2012. Maria, a 2016 NEPR Arts & Humanities Award recipient served as the Springfield, MA Inaugural Poet Laureate 2014 – 2016. She was 2015 & 2016 Poetry Workshop Facilitator at the Massachusetts Poetry Festival, Salem, MA. and a 2004 Massachusetts Cultural Council Fellow in Poetry. Reservations please: monsonartscouncil@yahoo.com.

Saturday, April 22 • 10am - 5pm

Sunday, April 23 • Noon - 5pm: with Closing Day Reception • 1 - 4pm featuring Monson's own Tree House Brewing Co Beer Tasting AND the fabulous Bluegrass Band, Livestock, who come to us this year with a Massachusetts Cultural Council grant.

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Saturday, April 29 • 9am - 11am: Art Pickup/Artists' Breakfast

Sunday, May 6 • 9am - 10am: Final Pickup

Show Us Your Colors
Open Weekends, April 8th to 23rd, 2017
House of Art
200 Main Street
Monson, MA 01057

Pickup of Work

  • Artists are responsible for prompt pickup of work when required. This includes work not accepted for the show and unsold work following the show. See Calendar.
  • There is a $10/week charge for all art not picked up on schedule.
  • Any artwork not picked up after 60 days will become the property of the Monson Arts Council.
  • No art may be removed from the show during the exhibit.
  • You may send a representative to pick up or deliver artwork. Receipt or letter with ID will be required for pick-up. We can ship artwork through an art mailing service, cost will be billed to the artist.

Jurors

Betsy Feick • Painter, printer and photographer, her work is drawn from nature and the landscape. She recently exhibited at Robert Floyd Photography Gallery. www.betsyfeick.com

Dean Nimmer • Chair of Painting, Printmaking programs at Mass College of Art, where he taught from 1970 to 2004, now Adjunct Professor at Holyoke Community College. www.deannimmer.com

Dimitrios Klitsas • Master wood carver and teacher trained in the classical European tradition at the Ioannina Technical School in Greece, now in Hampden, MA. www.klitsas.com

Prizes

All Prize Winning work is featured in our Program. This program is mailed to museums, galleries and media throughout the region. To see programs from previous years, click here.

Best of Show - Selected by Jurors - $1000

In the following categories, awards selected by the jurors will include a First Prize of $400, a 2nd Prize of $100, and Honorable Mentions, no cash award.

  • Photography/Video
  • Painting
  • Fiber Arts
  • Multi-Dimensional Art
  • Graphic Arts – including drawing and printmaking

President's Choice - Selected by Steven Lowell, President, Monson Savings Bank - $300

Outstanding Monson Artist - $300 – Selected by our Jurors, Sponsored by Moulton Insurance Agency, Inc.

Committee Choice - Selected by Committee Ballot - $200

Emerging artist - Prize for artist who has not previously exhibited in a juried show - $50 Gift Certificate from Giclee Printing and Framing of New England ~ Selected by Jurors

People's Choice - Voted by Visitors at Artists' Reception – $10 Gift Certificate in our Print Shop

Online Exhibit

MAC will exhibit and sell all work selected for the show, for which we have received digital images, in our Online Exhibit. If you want to be part of our online show, please photograph your work and submit a digital image following the guidelines at Preparing and Submitting Digital Images.

You do not have to submit the digital photos for the Online Exhibit. This is offered for artists who want greater exposure.

Photographs are best taken before the work is behind glass. We will reduce any submitted image to 600x600 pixels for use on the website.

Sales Shop Guidelines

Artist exhibitors & committee members may sell work in our Sales Shop, open during the three weekends of our exhibit. Please prepare your items and your list in advance of delivery.

Items should be delivered on Saturday, April 1 - 9am - 1pm or on Saturday, April 8, 10am – Noon. (May not be properly exhibited in time for reception, though we will try.)

Up to 20 items which may be 10 individual items, 10 sets, or a combination of these - priced. Unpriced items will not accepted. [A set of cards or prints packaged as a set is considered one item. Simply pricing your work “3 for $10" does not constitute a set.

Your list of items should include your name, item name, number of each item, size, description, & price. You must have this list to sell items in the gift shop. Use list form included here.

Prices must be whole numbers ($10 rather than $9.95 for example)

Each artist may submit the following:

  • Small items such as note cards or postcards, 10 each, 10 sets or combination of these for a total of 10 items.
  • Medium items such as prints up to 11x17, 5 each or 5 sets
  • Large items (matted unframed prints over 11x17), 5 each
  • Small 3-dimensional items, 5 each

Please note:

  • No framed work.
  • Original work on cards is accepted.
  • Large/medium sized original work is not accepted. Submit your prints instead.
  • Small 3-dimensional items may be original. Jewelry is a 3-dimensional item.
  • No additional work may be entered during the show.

The pick-up date for unsold merchandise is April 29, 9-11am or May 6, 9-10am. You may have a representative pick up your items for you, representative should have receipt or letter plus ID from you giving them permission for the pickup.


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