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The Artists' Guild of Shrewsbury holds an annual spring members' show, as well as other shows during the year. We are also planning to participate in other local arts-related events.

The Artists' Guild of Shrewsbury usually meets on the first Monday of the month at Southgate Living Center, Julio Drive, Shrewsbury, at 6.45 PM. There is usually a program or demonstration, and guests are most welcome.

This facility is handicap accessible.

You can see highlights of past meetings here.

Cancellation information:

  • Cancellations will be posted on the AGS website

  • All members will be emailed by 4:00PM.

  • Any member may call Robert Wilson (774-275-0827), Cindy Staub (508-829-5679 )or Lee Smith (508-754-8954) to confirm a cancellation.

Upcoming Meetings

 

Next Meeting:

 

Monet's "Waterloo Bridge"

Waterloo Bridge

 

Past Meetings

 

Monday, Oct 2, 2017 "Marketing Your Art"

At the October 2 meeting of the Artist Guild of Shrewsbury  a panel discussion will focus on marketing your artwork. Panelists will be Juliet Feibel and Sue Dion, and the topics will include marketing basics, marketing with social media, presentation of work and first steps to take. There will be opportunity for questions, and there is certain to be lively discussion. If you are already focusing on selling your art, wondering how to start, or simply curious about this topic, this will be a meeting you don't want to miss.
Juliet Feibel is Executive Director of Arts Worcester, (www.artsworcester.org), a cultural organization serving the arts community of Worcester through exhibits and other programming.
Sue Dion (www.suediongallery.com) is an artist, teacher and gallery owner. She has a long history as a business owner, art exhibitor, and teaches at her studio and at the Worcester Art Museum.
If you have an interest in arts marketing, come hear our panelists, and bring your own questions and insights to share with others.

This event is Monday,  October 2, at 7:00 p.m  in the Community Room at Southgate Living Center, Julio Drive, Shrewsbury (fully accessible). All are welcome (5.00 fee for non-members). Visit www.artistguildshrewsbury.com for more information and schedule of other events.

 

Monday, May 1, 2017

Lighting up the New Burns Memorial Bridge

Burns bridge night

If you are very new to the area, you may not even remember the former bridge that carried Route 9 across Lake Quinsigamond. And if you do remember the old bridge, you know that it was functional, yet not striking in design. The new design is dramatic, and even more so when you see it at night, with its changing lighting schemes.
For their May 1 meeting, the Artist Guild of Shrewsbury will have a presentation by architectural lighting designer Faith E. Baum.
Her talk will focus on her design processes and services. Her business has designed hundreds of projects including lighting on bridges some we all know. Faith will highlight her work on the Kenneth F. Burns Memorial Bridge, which looks beautiful at night.

Faith Baum

With over twenty-five years in architectural lighting design and several years as a theatrical lighting designer, Faith Baum brings a passion and understanding of light to her roles as principal and founder of Illumination Arts (http://www.illuminationarts.com).

Faith has designed the lighting for a wide variety of projects, including The National Audubon Society Headquarters; Hoboken Ferry Terminal Clock Tower; Columbia University’s School of Social Work; Veterans Glass City Skyway in Toledo; and Congregation B’nai Israel in New Jersey. Her recent commissions include signature bridges across the country

 

 

 

 

Monday, April 3, 2017

Nan Hass Feldman

Nan Hass Feldman will demonstrate how she takes her sketch and begins to transform it into a colorful, textured, unpredictable subjective artwork. She will begin with a charcoal line sketch, then accent the lines with Caran d'ache wax crayons to define the composition. Then she will choose various oil pastels to partially fill in the composition, leaving spaces for the last layer, watercolors, to fill in all the rest of the spaces and also create an unusual texture.


Nan Hass Feldman has been painting for more than 40 years. In that time she has had 49 solo exhibitions and has been included in over 50 group shows, and 28 museum exhibitions. She has work in private collections in five countries; in corporate collections such as Fidelity Investments, Meditech, and Veryfine Products; and in hospital collections, including Boston Children’s, Brigham and Womens, and the Mayo Clinic. You can learn more about Nan and see her work at  www.nanhassfeldman.com.

This event is Monday,  April 3, at 7:00 p.m  in the Community Room at Southgate Living Center, Julio Drive, Shrewsbury. All are welcome (5.00 fee for non-members). Visit www.artistguildshrewsbury.com for more information and schedule of other events.

 

This facility is handicap accessible.

 

 

 

 

New England Farm

Monday, March 6 2017

On Monday, March 6, 2017, the monthly meeting of the Artist Guild of Shrewsbury will have a presentation by Northborough Artist M. J. Clark on the use of oil paint sticks as an art medium.
"I've come to love the immediacy, yet low stress approach to painting with sticks. Paint sticks don't dry out, are easy to use, easy to clean up and provide the most luscious goopy colors that always remain vibrant. I will talk about "opening the paint", the best tools to make a variety of textures and show my methods of mixing colors directly on the work. I will show you how to "cut out the middleman" and get right to beautiful color and vivid expression. Whether you want light and detailed or heavy and thick, paint sticks are as malleable as clay."

This event is Monday,  March 6,  2017, at 7:00 p.m  in the Community Room at Southgate Living Center, Julio Drive, Shrewsbury. All are welcome (5.00 fee for non-members).

 

Monday, February 6, 2017

Printmaker and Teacher Randy LeSage

Randy LeSage

 

Randy will provide a discussion/demonstration of printmaking and will bring a selection of his prints handled in various printmaking methods, including relief, intaglio, lithography and monotype. He will be demonstrating monotype printing without a press, using 'gelli' plates. Inking with rollers, brushes and other materials, I will use water-based "akua kolor" inks on these reusable gelli plates, printed easily and literally, by hand."

Randy LeSage enjoys teaching in various media including Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, and has been teaching at Worcester Art Museum for over 20 years. He's also taught at various institutions since 1982, including Framingham State College, Clark University, Worcester State College, the Danforth Museum in Framingham. He's also a librarian at the Goodnow Library in Sudbury. He values the written word as well as a wide range of exploration to inform one's creativity. Randy enjoys creating in various visual media and also enjoys writing and going outdoors to draw and paint. While appreciative of various ways to make art, he considers the use of and hand and eye coordination in artmaking a vital aspect.

This event is Monday,  February 6,  2017, at 7:00 p.m  in the Community Room at Southgate Living Center, Julio Drive, Shrewsbury. This facility is completely accessible.  Meeting  is open to all;  free to AGS members, guest fee is $5.00.

Monday, January 9, 2017

Work by Patti Kelly

Our first meeting of the new year will feature Patti Kelly.

Up for an adventure?  Feeling like an explorer?  Come and experience painting in a new way!

Feel your inner motif take shape!  By deconstructing images from nature, the human figure or personal images from drawings,  you can form and transform these images with color, line, shapes and texture while creating exciting abstract works of art.  Abstract art is relevant and rewarding.  It's definitely inspiring!

 

Monday, November 7, 2016

Ron Rosenstock, Environmental Photographer

Iceland

“The World is my palette." Ron Rosenstock will talk about his life in photography and show photographs he has made from his many destinations where he has led groups of photographers. His photographs are not about where he is photographing, but WHAT he is photographing. He will show photographs from Iceland, Greenland, Ireland, Italy, Bhutan, New Zealand, Cuba, The Czech Republic, India, Galapagos Islands and Peru.

Ron Rosenstock has been creating images of the world and its people since the 1950's.  His work has had many incarnations from vivid colors to black and white, from the darkroom to digital, from large format cameras to full-frame digital, from early dawn to infrared dusk.  His images are real, though real is hardly subjective. Viewed in objective terms, color is far more real than black and white is - if only because color is such a defining element of reality as experienced by the human eye.

Ron has published six books of his photographs and written numerous articles on the art and craft of photography.  We has been featured on the WGBH nightly news with Emily Rooney in Boston and numerous cable programs around New England. Ron still continues to exhibit his work, most recently at The National Museum of Iceland, lectures at camera clubs and professional organizations and serves as a Board member of NANPA (The North American Nature Photography Association). He also leads tours around the world for professional and amateur photographers including Bhutan, Iceland, Italy, Morocco, New Zealand, Greenland and Cuba. 

See more of Ron's work at www.ronrosenstock.com

Monday, December 5:

Holiday Party

 

 

 

 

Monday, October 3
Betsy Athens from Worcester Art Museum "Artistic Centers of the Anglo-American Colonies"

 

 

 

Sepember 12, 2016

"Working with Yupo"

Underwater Gwen Chasan

Gwen Chasan will demonstrate her abstract painting style on Yupo paper. Yupo is an environmentally friendly synthetic art paper that presents both challenges and opportunities for creative work. You can see more of Gwen's work at www.gwenchasan.com.

This event is Monday,  September 12,  2016, at 7:00 p.m  in the Community Room at Southgate Living Center, Julio Drive, Shrewsbury. All are welcome (5.00 fee for non-members). Visit www.artistguildshrewsbury.com for more information and schedule of other events.

 

 

June 6, 2016

Elisabeth's Garden

 

Worcester artist Sid Solomon will be demonstrating a unique abstract approach to painting the subject of nature in oils. Sid is an artist well known in the Worcester area, with expertise in figure, portrait, plein air landscapes and almost any other subject.
Usually he works directly from natural settings, but at our presentation he will be take a realistic painting from his work as his subject, and create a new painting with the same subject matter utilizing an abstract technique. He will show his working process,  and discuss his original technique. The audience will have the opportunity to ask questions.

Meeting is in the Community Room at Southgate Living Center, Julio Drive, Shrewsbury. All are welcome (5.00 fee for non-members).

 

 

Monday, May 2, 2016

 

Martha Wakefield Painting

Martha Wakefield, an abstract painter, will be the presenter at the May 2 meeting of the Artist Guild of Shrewsbury,  Her work is noted for its sensitive use of color and form, evoking land, sea and architecture.
Martha was born in Maine, and studied fashion design at the University of Vermont and the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York. After a successful career in New York City’s fashion industry she moved to the Boston area and continued to consult to the fashion world. This business provided opportunities to return to her avocation in art before becoming fully committed to painting in 2007. Examples of her work can be seen at http://marthawakefield.com.
Wakefield has studied with Wolf Kahn, Jon Imber and Skip Lawrence. Each of these artists has inspired her color perception and composition.

This event is Monday, May 2,  2016, at 7:00 p.m  in the Community Room at Southgate Living Center, Julio Drive, Shrewsbury. All are welcome (5.00 fee for non-members)

 

Monday, March 7, 6:45 - Pop-Up Art with Jenn Falcon

This month we will be having a workshop you can participate in. Try your hand or just watch. We’ll be covering the basics of pop-up paper engineering. If you’ve tried this before, there are some more challenging techniques you can try as well. If you have scissors or double stick tape, bring them in, but we will have some to share as well.

 

 

Monday, January 11, 6:45

Please Note: This meeting will be the second Monday in January

At our next meeting Carolann Tebbetts will present the Art of Felt Sculpture.She will demonstrate her recent accomplishment of creating beautiful felted sculpture elements from three installations that were part of her MFA show.

.December 7, 6:45 pm

Holiday get-together. Bring something for the buffet table, and a piece of art work you would like to talk about

November 2, 6:45 pm

Experience a presentation by artist Bayda Asbridge of Asian Brush Painting and weaving. She will give a demonstration of some Asian themes such as the bamboo, the orchid, the lotus flower, etc. She will also introduce the unique art form of saori weaving and show how it differs from traditional weaving.
Both demos will be complemented with art and weavings for viewing and some pieces may combine both forms where the weaving becomes the canvas for her Asian painting.

 

 

There will be unfinished works from our sister group in Japan. You will be able to take them home, finish them, bring them back, and we will mail them to Japan! Then, if you take one, you can start a new unfinished one to bring to the November meeting and it will be included in the package
Also, join us for Irina Parfenova’s workshop. There will be a discussion and demo of head/ portrait drawing. The talk will cover proportional specifics and anatomical bony landmarks of the skull. There will be a model, however participants may also alternate modeling for each other for short periods of time (10-15 minutes).
www.ArtistGuildShrewsbury.com

Bob Wilson will supply 9x6 inch drawing paper and #2 pencils for everyone. Optionally, Irina also suggests: 1. Graphite pencils ranging from HB to 5B. 2. Erasers (kneaded or polymer). 3. Drawing pad or a couple of sheets of drawing paper (preferably acid free, no less than 140 lb). 4. Drawing board, same size as drawing pad/sheet or slightly larger. Read more at: www.irinaparfenova.org

Monday, Sept. 14 at 6:45 pm

Welcome back! First meeting:
Join us for Pam Haynes’ presentation. See how her unique Rock Art became a specialty.
"Pam's Art Journey-Rocks". We’re also going to try a 'Get to know you' ten minute intro at the beginning of each meeting by a member who will tell a little about their art, themselves, or things that just make them smile. This is so we all put a face to a name and get to know you. Sue Fleishman will be first.

 

 

April 6: "Sustainable Wood Turning" with Eric Meskus

Vase


Eric Meskus is a master carpenter located in Central Massachusetts, with over thirty years of experience working with wood in all facets of the building industry. As a hobby, Eric spends many hours in his wood shop, creating art and working with his lathe. He finds it very relaxing and enjoys having the ability to be the designer of each unique piece he produces.
Eric does not cut down healthy trees to make his items, instead he relies on those that have already fallen or that have been removed.  He will gladly be the first one to show up in your yard with his chain saw if a tree falls due to a storm, or if you had to have a tree taken down.  Hardwoods such as cherry, ash, black walnut, mahogany, and most fruit trees are great for wood turning on the lathe, and make excellent pieces.  Eric has used other types of wood as well as the most popular hardwoods in creating his art pieces.  It can take up to a year from the start of the design, to the finished sanded and waxed.
His works are shown in various shows and  galleries, as well as through online venues and his website: www.eturnwoodart.com

This event is Monday,  April 6, at 7:00 p.m  in the Community Room at Southgate Living Center, Julio Drive, Shrewsbury. All are welcome (5.00 fee for non-members).

February 2, 2015

Our February 2 meeting has been cancelled due to weather conditions. We hope to reschedule Adam for a future meeting.

"Not Your Grandfather's Museum"

Adam Rozan

While the Worcester Art Museum is one of the best known cultural facilities in our area, if you are not a regular or recent visitor you may surprised at some of the recent changes to exhibits, programs and activities. From the installation of the Higgins Armory collection with its knight on a hot pink horse, to weekly nude drawing sessions in the galleries, to interactive experiences, the museum has shed any image of  being stuck in the past.
Whether showing the most current art trends, or having us look at older art in a new way, the museum focuses on making art interesting, accessible, and yes, even fun!
Adam Rozan, Director of Audience Engagement for the Worcester Art Museum will be guest speaker for the Artists Guild of Shrewsbury February 2, 2015.  Adam will talk about how the museum strives to remain a dynamic, exciting institution, and an active part of the community. Prepare to hear about both the recent changes to the museum, as well as news of some new, exciting, and maybe unconventional plans as the museum continues to move forward.
Adam Rozan has held marketing, public relations, teaching and programming positions at a number of Boston-area cultural institutions, including Harvard University Art Museums, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Children’s Museum, Boston Public Library, and the Children’s Museum.
This event is Monday,  February 2, at 7:00 p.m  in the community room at Southgate Living Center, Julio Drive, Shrewsbury. All are welcome (5.00 fee for non-members). Visit www.artistguildshrewsbury.com for more information and schedule of other events.

 

 

 

January 5, 2015

Steve Faucher Painting

AGS member Steven Faucherr will offer a presentation where he will talk about his philosophy of landscape painting, give insights from the teachings of earlier artists, and demonstrate his application of these ideas. This promises to be an interesting evening, whether you are an experience painter, a beginner, or simply interested in the visual arts.
This is the first Guild meeting of the year; all are welcome and for this meeting there is no guest fee.

Southgate Living Center, Julio Drive, Shrewsbury, at 6.45

 

 

Monday, November 3

Presenter: Laureen Hylka Plein Air Painter

Laureen and works

 

 

October 6, 2014
Southgate Living Center, Julio Drive, Shrewsbury, at 6.45 PM.

Our presenter will be Carol Lebeaux, silhouette artist. She will demonstrate, and also have a hands-on activity (please bring a small pair of scissors).

At this meeting we will also distribute the Japan Art Exchange material.

September 8, 2014 Kickoff meeting for year, JoEllen Reinhardt "Portraits"
Southgate Living Center, Julio Drive, Shrewsbury, at 6.45 PM.

The Artists Guild of Shrewsbury will start their monthly 2014-2015 program schedule on September 8 with a presentation by JoEllen Reinhardt, in which she will create a charcoal portrait from life.

Jo Ellen Reinhardt’s work has been shown in many museums, prestigious galleries, and exhibitions throughout the North East. An award-winning artist best known for her still life paintings, she is also an accomplished portrait painter having received many notable commissions. She lives and works in Worcester, and is an instructor at the Worcester Art Museum. Works can be seen at her website, joellenreinhardt.com.

Reinhardt portrait

 

 

 

 

May 5, 2014 - Election of officers and potluck.

April 14, 2014 at 6:45 (Postponed from the February 3 meeting cancelled due to snow)

An informal slideshow presentation by Pauline Bergassi will provide information on preserving botanicals and will present possible applications in various art mediums from pressed botanical art to pottery to encaustic art to sun prints.  Different methods of preservation will be explained to establish how each works best with various types of flowers.  A “pressing” demonstration will be included to explain the layering process necessary for the best results. 

Community Room, Southgate Living Center, Julio Drive, Shrewsbury.

March 3, 2014 at 6:45

Michael Graves, a well known plein air painter will have tips, techniques and tools for working outdoors.

Bar Harbor Michael Graves

Michael is a nationally-recognized landscape artist based in central Massachusetts.  As a plein air artist, Graves paints on location, braving the elements, to capture the many moods and temperaments of the natural world.  Over a 30 year career, Graves has received over 70 awards and medals, been featured in a variety of books and publications, and inducted into numerous national art associations.

You can see more about Mike and his art work on his web site.

Community Room, Southgate Living Center, Julio Drive, Shrewsbury.

 

 

 

January 6, 2014 at 6:45
AGS member, Melissa Maglio, will share her experiences learning the human head, likeness and working
as an artist with law enforcement. Forensics, she says, is a perfect combination of science and art and a wonderful
learning tool for any artist.
In addition, we will hear about an interesting new community project for our members. If you missed out in the creation of our last mural, here is another opportunity to grow and have fun collaborating with paint!

Fall Kickoff Meeting: September 9th, 6:45 PM in the Community Room at Southgate, 30 Julio Drive.

Monday, October 7

Bret Herholz

It might not be your usual array of sunny landscapes when graphic novelist/illustrator Bret Herholz is be the guest speaker for the Artists Guild of Shrewsbury on Monday, October 7 at 7:00 pm. As the days grow shorter, and with Halloween is coming up, it is only appropriate that we have someone with a gothic sensibility, whose work often shows the sinister, macabre and other-worldly.

Bret has created illustrations for The Mystery Review, The Berkeley Fiction Review, Dark Horizons Magazine, Otherworlds Sci-Fi Magazine and the South Boston Literary Gazette, as well as for his own publications. His latest book is A Study in Sherlock: 13 Years of Sherlock Holmes Artwork 2000-2013.

Mad Hatter

Bret resides in the Worcester Massachusetts area with his wife Syd and their bitey cat Ruben and swatty cat Kitten. You can learn more about Bret's work at: http://herbertzohl.blogspot.com/

Come on out and let’s get started! Please note that we will begin a little earlier this year so that we have time to renew our friendships. Our Program Chairs have enlisted a superb roster of guest demonstrators. First up is John Gaston, the founder of our guild. He will talk about our history as a group and show some of his recent work. Remember to bring your dues, and finished works for the Art Exchange.

Monday, May 6: Monthly meeting at Shrewsbury Crossings, 311 Main St., Shrewsbury. Wrap up meeting before we take a summer break (from monthly meeting schedule) including pot luck snacks, art critique and fun. Meeting starts at 7:00 pm.

Monday, April 15: Movie Night - 6:30 pm. "Vincent and Theo", the story of Vincent and Theo Van Gogh at Shrewsbury Crossings, 311 Main St., Shrewsbury.

Monday, April 1: Monthly meeting at Shrewsbury Crossings, 311 Main St., Shrewsbury. Our program, "Talent from Within" will be a presentation by members.. Pottery and portraiture will be subjects discussed by our own members Lee Smith and Melissa Maglio as each shares their expertise. Meeting starts at 7:00 pm.

Monday, March 4: We will use pastels to create our own interpretation of Starry Night. Then our webmaster, Joseph Rice, will share his reverse glass painting technique! Again, art books will be available for a small donation to the guild. Southgate, 7:00 pm.

Monday, March 11: MOVIE NIGHT Van Gogh will live on in “Lust for Life” (1956) starring Kirk Douglas as the tortured artist and Anthony Quinn as Gauguin. In April, we will see another version of events centered on the Van Gogh brothers, in “Vincent and Theo.” Both movies are free, open to all and show at Southgate’s Theater. Come learn your art history through entertainment!

Monday, February 4: Carolann Tebbetts will present her fiber art! This will be very different from our other presenters and promises much learning. A very interesting and color-rich medium. Southgate, 7:00 pm.

Monday, January 21, 2013: MOVIE NIGHT- : “The Agony and the Ecstasy”starring Charlton Heston in a biographical story of Michelangelo’s troubles while painting the Sistine Chapel. " at 7 PM in the Southgate’s theater.

Monday, January 7, 2013:

ELLA DELYANIS will present her beautiful pastel artwork! Don’t miss this accomplished artist as she talks and creates her terrific color-soaked imagery. Southgate Living Center, Julio Drive, Shrewsbury, at 7:00 PM.

Monday, December 3, 2012: Meeting at Southgate Living Center, Julio Drive, Shrewsbury, at 7:00 PM.International Holiday Party! Bring a snack and an artwork to share. Also last year’s Art Exchange pictures will be returned. The Japanese movie of our artwork will be seen along with delicious tea being served. Also time to pick up paper for next year’s Art Exchange as well.

Monday, November 5, 2012: Meeting at Southgate Living Center, Julio Drive, Shrewsbury, at 7:00 PM. Community service project– Members will be making holiday cards for veteran.

Monday, October 22: MOVIE NIGHT- "Pollock" at 7 PM in the Southgate’s theater.
The movie will be “Pollock”, A film about the life and career of the American painter, Jackson Pollock. This is a free event and all are welcome, so please bring a friend and stay for an artful discussion following the movie. The film does have adult content, so please no children under 17. Click here to see the trailer for the move on Youtube

Monday, October 1, 2012: Meeting at Southgate Living Center, Julio Drive, Shrewsbury, at 7:00 PM.

Susan Demchak will present her beautiful landscapes. She is a primer watercolor artist from
Lexington. Visit her website at http://www.susandemchak.com. You are sure to enjoy her talk about
how art and life merge in her paintings. There is no visitor fee in October, so spread the word to
people who might be interested.

Monday, September 10, 2012: First meeting of 2012-13 program season. James Bavosi will give a presentation on photography. Guests are welcome. Business session will be for updates on our participation in Spirit of Shrewsbury Festival (members may bring in art work they wish to display at the AGS table). Membership year begins August 31; please bring your membership renewals to this meeting if you have not already mailed it.

Southgate Living Center, Julio Drive, Shrewsbury, at 7:00 PM.

     
   

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