Saturday, December 20, 2014

Join us this sunday, Meet Jewelry Artist, Suzanne Finn



Join artist Suzanne Finn of The Modern Victorian, for a one-day artist showcase at the Guild from 11am to 2pm.

"I love jewelry, all things Victorian and vintage items. Always have, always will! Why not combine my favorite things and create pieces of repurposed art and jewelry that allows you to wear and bring into your home pieces of history. I create repurposed jewelry from common items to breathe new life into them. Coins, keys, old gears are some of my favorite supplies. I look for the unexpected supplies (copper pipe, insect parts) and put them together in fun ways. I proudly live in Dedham and am so excited to see the arts community growing here every year. I shop locally and support local business".



Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Artist's Showcase: Alice Donaldson and Tsun Ming Chmielinski



Join us on Saturday December 20th from 12pm to 4pm for 2 one-day showcases by artists Alice Donaldson (Photography) and Tsun Ming Chmielinski (sumo-e painting).

Alice will be showcasing her Christmas Collection of photos.
"Christmas, besides being my favorite, is a wonderful time of year. Let's celebrate with bright colors, lights and most important, giving. — Alice Donaldson


"My small Sumi-e paintings are done with watercolor and ink spontaneously painted on rice paper. My paintings are inspired by nature. It could be a scene, people, animals or plants. I have been and continue to try to capture the moment of calmness and peacefulness that I sense and to share them through my art." — Tsun Ming Chmielinski

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Join us this Thursday at the Guild, Special show for Marie Lim


Join us on Thursday December 18th from 10am to 6pm for a one-day artist showcase featuring work by artist Marie Lim.

Marie Lim is a printmaker, potter and fiber artist, who after studying art and literature in college, went on to become a Waldorf School educator.

In teaching the arts and mythology of Africa, she developed motifs that are essential to all of her creative media. Whether the Tsui-goab (the rain god), Aido-hwedo (the rainbow serpent) or other images, each of her prints are hand-carved and inked with subtle and sometimes vibrant earth tones, then printed and matted for display.

Recently diagnosed at age 58 with early-onset Alzheimer’s, Marie and her family are offering her intriguing limited edition prints for purchase.

A separate donation to the Alzheimer’s Association will be made in honor of Marie by members of
the Dedham Square Artist Guild.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Join artist Karen Meninno of Indaly Designs, for a Trunk Show at the Guild on Saturday



Join artist Karen Meninno of Indaly Designs, for a Trunk Show at the Guild on Saturday December 13th from 12pm to 4pm.

Karen was born in New Delhi, India and raised in London, UK. She became an American citizen and graduated with distinction, from MassArt with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Sculpture. Her fine art sculptures and drawings have been exhibited for the last ten years in area galleries and museums. She is branching out into public art installations and decorating a holiday window this year at Natick Mall.

Karen makes ethnic and vintage style jewelry, art and designs. Her inspirations are color, India, ornament, textiles, interior design, fashion and jewelry design, fine art.

At Dedham Square Artists guild, she will be having a trunk show showcasing her jewelry designs and new fascinator hat designs. Her jewelry designs involve a process of sculpting clay and embedding vintage rhinestones, glitter, fabrics, stones, gold leaf in vintage style findings. Her hat designs are inspired by forties and fifties Hollywood glamor and of course, the British Royals.

To see more of her designs, check out her etsy store at www.indalydesigns.etsy.com

For custom art installations contact karenmeninno@gmail.com

Thursday, December 4, 2014

“Reflection” opens tonight by Lisa W.B. Walker

Artist Challenge: REFLECTION ... “As the seasons change, so does reflection. We see reflection in light or hear it in sound. When the year comes to a close, do you reflect on what was, what will be? How can a reflection be cool or warm? How will you define it in your medium?"

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Once the materials ignite, the containers are closed. This produces an intense reduction atmosphere which effects the colors in glazes and clay bodies. This when the wonderful reflective coppery sheen happens.
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The drastic thermal shock also produces cracking; therefore, Raku is fragile and cannot withstand water. The non functional aspect means that the interior is unoccupied and light travels in to reflect the copper red glaze.

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Come see my vases and the work of other artists as they respond to "Reflection" in their mediums.

Participating Artists Include:
Lisa W B Walker, Cindy Mootz, Lonnie Landrey, Gretje Ferguson, Fred Smith, Rali Weaver, Dennis Stein, Kerry Hawkins, Alice Donaldson, Wendy Birchmire, Danielle Leveille, Sharon Pierce, Nancy Walton, Anna Gemelli, and Gillian Jackson
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Raku is always one of a kind. It is a ceramic sculpture that has captured a moment in time where artist, fire and process become one. Enjoy the luminosity of the copper reds that come to life in the reduction process, and the exterior brushwork and crackle that reflect nature in a season of change.

"Reflection", a Dedham Square Artist Guild Artist Challenge, opens tonight, Thursday, December 4th from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. This show will be hosted in the lower gallery at the Dedham Community Theatre. 580 High Street, Dedham, MA.http://www.dedhamcommunitytheatre.com


Exhibition Dates: December 4th, 2014 to January 30th, 2015

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Sue Hoy, Artist of the Month


Sue Hoy is our December artist of the Month and will be at the Guild Friday night 6:30 - 8pm 
during the Holiday Stroll



“As an artist, I am trying to capture the spirit of my subject by reducing details and concentrating on light and shape. My paintings are rich in color and bold in brushwork. I am inspired by nature’s beauty and the chance to interpret it in simple, yet compelling ways.”

Sue Hoy is a painter, graphic designer and art teacher living in Milton MA. Her inspiration comes from her family and the endless beauty of New England. Choosing subjects that capture attention and emotion, Sue strives to simplify shape and color to reflect the essence of her subject. Her voyage toward simplicity, versus over-working and illustrating with paint, is ongoing. Her paintings have been in numerous shows in Massachusetts and she currently has a solo show at Abby Park in Milton, MA. She teaches painting and clay classes for children in the Milton public schools and at Milton Art Center.

Education
UMASS Dartmouth, BFA Visual Design
Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Studio Art/Painting

suehoy.com

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Holiday Stroll, Guild Trunk Shows


Join the Guild on Friday December 5th Holiday Stroll 5:30 pm to 7:30pm Guild open until 9pm!!

We have TWO LOCATIONS for the stroll this year, both open until 9pm!:
553 High Street: Featuring artwork from ALL of our members plus a trunk show featuring Jewelry Artist Barbara Trainer and Painter, Sue Hoy!

 549 High Street open at 5pm:
Featuring trunk shows by Guild members: Jill Barry, Gary Koeppel, Kevin Becker, Alice Donaldson, Gillian Jackson, Monica Fairbairn, Cat Tucker, Pat Hawkins.

Monday, December 1, 2014

Reflection, Opening at the Dedham Community Theatre




December 2014 — January 2015 Challenge: REFLECTION
A special exhibition hosted at the Dedham Community Theatre
Opening Reception: Thursday December 4th, 6pm to 8pm
Exhibition Dates: December 4th, 2014 to January 30th, 2015

“As the seasons change, so does reflection. We see reflection in light or hear it in sound. When the year comes to a close, do you reflect on what was, what will be? How can a reflection be cool or warm? How will you define it in your medium?"

This Challenge was open to all artists, working in any medium, who work/reside in eastern Massachusetts. This magnificent show will be hosted in the lower gallery at the Dedham Community Theatre! 580 High Street, Dedham, MA. http://www.dedhamcommunitytheatre.com

Participating Artists Include:
Lisa W B Walker, Cindy Mootz,
Lonnie Landrey, Gretje Ferguson,
Fred Smith, Rali Weaver,
Dennis Stein, Kerry Hawkins,
Alice Donaldson, Wendy Birchmire,
Danielle Leveille, Sharon Pierce,
Nancy Walton, Anna Gemelli,
Gillian Jackson

Friday, November 28, 2014

Small Business Saturday with Special Guest Eileen Kelly



Come on out and support your local merchants by getting an early start on your holiday shopping On Small Business Saturday. The Guild participates every year in this wonderful promotion of small business.

By supporting local business it keeps our downtowns vibrant. Get much better service and get to know your merchants and neighbors.

The Guild will be open from 12pm to 6pm for Small Business Saturday! One-Day Artist Showcase at the Guild featuring textile artist Eileen Kelly, from 1pm to 4pm. See her create her wonderful wool felted animals and talk with her about her process.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Barbara Trainer Jewelry Trunk Show: November 28


Join jewelry artist Barbara Trainer on Friday November 28th from 10am to 6pm for a Trunk Show at the Dedham Square Artist Guild. Meet Barbara and talk about her work and process




Barbara Trainer — New Works
Barbara's exhibit will feature necklaces and earrings made from sterling silver, gold plate and other precious/semi-precious metals, hand-blown glass, with antique or eclectic beads/stones strung on various kinds of chain, leather cord. Findings are all sterling or gold plate.

"Inspiration for these pieces come from many sources—an unusual texture found in nature or art, non-traditional color pairings or some element in another jeweler's work which leads me to create an entirely different new piece."

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

New work in the Guild


Glass Pumpkins by Kevin Becker, These pumpkins are small and light and make a great decorating 
for the Holidays


Tea Bag Plates by Lisa Walker. Or you could use them for just about anything, keys, earrings, rings, or any small item etc.


Barbara Trainer has new jewelry in the Guild. Lots of new necklaces, earrings 
and necklace/earring sets


New Plein Air paintings by Gary Koeppel. 

Monday, November 3, 2014

Pat Hawkins Trunk Show: November 8th 12-4pm


Join Pat Hawkins at the Dedham Square Artist Guild on November 8th from 12pm to 4pm.
Pat paints and designs glassware for special occasions and everyday use. They make great gifts




Saturday, November 1, 2014

Opening Reception at the Guild, Thursday Nov 6th



Join us Thursday November 6th from 6pm to 8pm, for an opening reception featuring our artists of the month, Cindy Mootz and Barbara Trainer.


Cindy Mootz — Gelatin Monotypes
Cindy will be exhibiting new gelatin monotypes, framed 8"x10" and 11"x14". She will also have unframed pieces, magnets and cards. Cindy will also be doing a demo on how her prints are made.

"The pieces in this exhibit are all gelatin monotypes. I've been experimenting with this printing process for several years. Cut-out templates, found objects such as plant material, bubble wrap or nearly anything, are gently pressed into an inked gelatin plate then printed onto paper to create a unique design. The technique does not require a press and is non-toxic, which makes it easy to do at home. It's also highly fun and addictive!"

Barbara Trainer — New Works
Barbara's exhibit will feature necklaces and earrings made from sterling silver, gold plate and other precious/semi-precious metals, hand-blown glass, with antique or eclectic beads/stones strung on various kinds of chain, leather cord. Findings are all sterling or gold plate.

"Inspiration for these pieces come from many sources—an unusual texture found in nature or art, non-traditional color pairings or some element in another jeweler's work which leads me to create an entirely different new piece."

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Lisa Walker Special Pottery Show at the Guild

Join Lisa W. B. Walker on Saturday, November 1st 1-5 PM 
for a Trunk Show featuring Hand Thrown Pottery Mugs (Novelty, Sneak a Peak, Traveling, and Polka Dots). Plus a great selection of her one of a kind wheel thrown and hand built pottery for gift giving.


Lisa W. B. Walker is an Artist working in clay who lives in Westwood, Massachusetts. She creates wheel thrown or hand built functional ware to explore surface decoration in order to create one of a kind original work. Lisa received her Studio Art Degree from Skidmore College, continuing with additional classes at the Museum School of Fine Arts Boston and the Art Institute of Boston. She writes a weekly blog, www.lisawbwalker.wordpress.com, participates in local arts related community service, and, shares her knowledge through workshops.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Call to Artists, Reflection




December 2014 — January 2015 Challenge: REFLECTION
A special exhibition hosted at the Dedham Community Theatre
Opening Reception: Thursday December 4th, 6pm to 8pm
Exhibition Dates: December 4th, 2014 to January 30th, 2015

“As the seasons change, so does reflection. We see reflection in light or hear it in sound. When the year comes to a close, do you reflect on what was, what will be? How can a reflection be cool or warm? How will you define it in your medium?"

This Challenge is open to all artists, working in any medium, who work/reside in eastern Massachusetts. This magnificent show will be hosted in the lower gallery at the Dedham Community Theatre! 580 High Street, Dedham, MA. http://www.dedhamcommunitytheatre.com

Open to all artists in Eastern Massachusetts.
The non-refundable submission fee of $25 for up to 2 pieces must be paid online via the paypal button below, on or before the published deadline for the Challenge. Guild Patron Members Fridalevel pay $20, Guild Patron Members M.C. Escher level pay $15 (for one show only).

Entry fees, signed prospectus and jpg samples of your current work (Artists must submit 3 examples of recent work via email (which may be any work in same medium you will be submitting to the Challenge, or Challenge pieces if they are ready) by November 17. (Please see PROSPECTUS pdf located at the bottom of this page for download, for additional dates and details.) -- PLEASE READ FULL PROSPECTUS FOR MORE INFORMATION.



Monday, October 6, 2014

Trunk show this Friday Night 6-8pm at the Guild





ONE-DAY ARTIST SHOWCASE
BEV FELDMAN
October 10, 2014 6pm to 8pm
Dedham Square Artist Guild Gallery

For as long as I can remember, I have loved making jewelry. Over the years I have experimented with different styles, from making my own clay beads to metalsmithing. In 2011 I discovered chainmaille jewelry on Etsy. I was fascinated by the look of it and decided to try it out. Before long I was hooked; I knew I had found my medium.

My jewelry features handcrafted modern and elegant sterling silver chainmaille jewelry for weddings, special occasions, and every day. The pieces are made primarily from recycled silver made in the US and features freshwater pearls, found items, and hand-forged elements. I am also happy to work with you to create custom pieces!

Saturday, October 4, 2014

The Guild Turns 3 today!



DEDHAM GUILD TURNS 3! By Lisa Walker


My guild in Dedham will celebrate it’s third birthday tonight, Saturday, October 4th from 6-8pm. There will be music, food and drink, and a great raffle filled with art. It is the perfect time to visit the guild to meet and purchase directly from the 23 guild member artists.

I am the featured artist of the month at the guild. My “By the Ocean” collection will be featured up front for the party. You can find photos of this collection by visiting my flickr account but I recommend visiting the guild, located at 553 High Street in Dedham, MA to see my work, feel the texture and weight and enjoy the colors of this low fire collection.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

WORD, a Dedham Square Artist Guild Artist Challenge by Lisa Walker



The Challenge:

“A picture is worth a thousand words”Is it? Show us! We are challenging all artists working in any medium to create new work with the theme “Word.” Will you translate common expressions such as “there are no words”… “I give you my word”…”word up”? Will you incorporate words into your work? Will you explore a world without words at all? We can’t wait to find out!


This Challenge is open to all artists, working in any medium, who work/reside in eastern Massachusetts. This magnificent show will be hosted in the lower gallery at the Dedham Community Theatre! 580 High Street, Dedham, MA.http://www.dedhamcommunitytheatre.com


I decided to create a tile for this challenge. The piece has an indent on the back side for easy hanging. It can also be used as a trivet, or grouted and incorporated into a tile wall.


My piece is entitled "Pause". Letters are pressed into the surface of the clay... pause... reflect. welcome... change. The words are symbolic for both seasonal change and life change.


Working out the composition and laying the under color.


Laying down the second color grouping of paint


Carving images of the sun or moon "reflecting" onto the water. Carving images of "changing" leaves to reference seasonal change. Enjoying the colors coming through and adding more paint for contrast.


The image is glazed with a clear and the words are unglazed. The tile is ready to be fired in the kiln.



Finished tile

October — November 2014 Challenge: WORD. A special exhibition hosted at the Dedham Community Theatre

Opening Reception: Thursday October 2nd, 6pm to 8pm. Exhibition Dates: October 2 to November 30


This piece may be purchased through the Dedham Square Artist Guild atwww.dedhamguild.com

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

The Guild Celebrates 3 years



Come one, come all!

Help us ring in the new Guild year, by celebrating our 3rd Anniversary!

Saturday October 4th, 6pm to 8pm

Artwork raffle featuring 10 original pieces by Guild members! 
Special free SECRET item raffle for Customers and Patrons! 
Music by Band-Gig! 
Artist of the Month Opening Reception featuring Lisa Walker! 
Refreshments, Food and Fun!!!

All are welcome!

553 High Street, Dedham MA, 02026 • 781.329.1890
staff@dedhamguild.com

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Art Opening this Thursday, Word




Join us on Thursday October 2nd from 6pm to 8pm for an opening reception featuring participating artists in our newest Artist Callenge show: WORD

The is show is located in the lower level gallery of the Dedham Community Theatre.
Dedham Square Artist Guild


The Dedham Theatre is playing these movies: Love is Strange and 
THE DISAPPEARANCE OF ELEANOR RIGBY and is located in beautiful Downtown Dedham

Theatre website for information


Monday, September 29, 2014

Interview with Lisa Walker, October Artist of the Month




1. When did you first begin working with ceramics?
I took my first ceramics class as a senior in High School. That experience changed the direction of the college process for me to one that included studio arts.


2. What kind of pieces do you focus on?
My work is functional: mugs, bowls, vases, platters. I like to have a variety in my inventory.


3. What is your favorite part of creating ceramic pieces?
My favorite part of creating a piece is the process… the idea, working with the clay, decorating the surface, firing the piece, and interacting with the customer.


4. Do you work with any other mediums?
I use my skills in drawing, painting and photography in my ceramic process.


5. How did you become involved with the Dedham Square Artist Guild?
One of the founders of the guild, photographer Kerry Hawkins and I both sell our work at Custom Art Framing & Gallery 9 in Norwood. It was through that connection that I found out about the guild and applied for membership.


b. Can you explain a little more about what it means to be a featured artist at the gallery?
Over the course of a year, all of the 23 artist members have the opportunity to be a featured artist (wall and/or tabletop) as part of the cooperative spirit of our guild. A featured artist’s work is placed at the front of the gallery in a larger area. Every month, the gallery hosts receptions for featured artists. It is a great opportunity to meet and purchase directly from the artist.


c. The work I am featuring is called “By the Ocean”. It is a collection of functional low fire pottery that has been embellished with images symbolic of summers spent by the ocean with my family.