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.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Special show this Saturday, Dennis Stein



Join us Saturday September 27th from 3-6pm for a trunk show featuring artist Dennis Stein.

Dennis's website: http://djsteinphotography.com/home/ 

I have become an iPhoneographer. At least, for the most part. After years of using film, a wide range of cameras, and even black-and-white printing, I have come to covet the iPhone and all its wonderful apps. My creative juices flow constantly, and the iPhone is always with me, begging me to use it.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Membership News - Open Studios

Lisa Walker, Pottery

Powisset Farm in Dover on Saturday, September 20th from 10 am till 5 pm.

Powisset Farm in Dover on Saturday, October 18th from 10 am till 5 pm

Harvest Fair in Newton on Sunday, October 19th from 10:30 am till 4:30 pm




Barbara Trainer, Jewelry

Jamaica Plain Open Studios at location #9/The Courtyard of Sam Adams Brewery

Brigg's Nursery Holiday Show 10/18 & 19 from 10am to 4 pm in Attleboro. 

Roslindale Open Studios on Nov 1 & 2 from 11am - 5pm. 







Gary Koeppel, Painting

Roslindale Open Studios on Nov 1 & 2 from 11am - 5pm.
Location: Home Studio - 2 Vista Street


Gillian Jackson, Painting and Photography

Mother Brook Open Studios, which btw is open to guest artists on a juried basis
 - see below. Nov 15/16


Roslindale Open Studios
Nov 1/2




Jamaica Plain Open Studios this coming Saturday and Sunday. Tsun Ming will be outside of the Unitarian Church at the corner of Eliot and Centre streets. www.jpopenstudios.com



Melanie Guerra, Jewelry and Photography

Nov 1/2

in the Congregational church nov 1 & 2 with her photography and jewelry


Thursday, September 11, 2014

Join us Tonight!

September Artist of the Month Reception: Iris Sonnenschein



Join us on Thursday September 11th from 6pm to 8pm for our Artist of the Month Series, featuring founding Guild member and Motherbrook Arts & Community Center artist, Iris Sonnenschein. 

"Music to Quilt by", will feature quilts that were inspired by music, with a recording of each piece, for the viewer to hear the inspiration behind the quilts.

"I find inspiration in nature, music and works of art, and I love combining textures and colors to evoke a general sense of place, as opposed to one particular object. The idea of creating a piece of art that can be touched, and can reflect a mood or a moment, feeds my creative energies; working with clients to create art that speaks uniquely to them, feeds my spirit."— Iris Sonnenschein

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Member News!

New Member Artist, Nancy Walton, has a solo show at the Wellesley Public Library for the month of September. Read about Nancy here


During the school year, Nancy teaches adult watercolor classes at her home in Needham, as well as the JCC in Newton and Mother Brook Art Center in Dedham as of the Fall 2014. Her work can be seen on her website www.nancywalton.com, and she can be contacted atnbmwalton@verizon.net.





Artist Gary Koeppel, was commissioned to paint a mural at the Norfolk & Dedham Company on Ames Steet near Dedham Square

More outdoor work is this Utility Box painted by Artist Member, Sue Hoy. This box is part of the Dedham Public Art Project. It is at the Corner of Harmony Hill and Washington Street. 

Look around town for more painted boxes.


Guild Member, Mark Dooley has been experimenting with different media and will be bringing in his art soon to the Guild

This is a collages made from a variety of papers including newspaper and tissue paper. There is also some watercolor painting done and it is finished with a gloss medium.

Yellow and Green Forest
mixed media collage
5 x 7"




Artist Dennis Stein will be at have a trunk show at the Guild. 
Join us Saturday September 27th from 3-6pm for a trunk show featuring artist Dennis Stein. See his new work and meet the Artist




Saturday, September 6, 2014

Upcoming happenings at the Guild

IRIS SONNENSCHEIN
Music to Quilt by

Artist Reception: September 11th 6pm to 8pm

Join us on Thursday September 11th from 6pm to 8pm for our Artist of the Month Series, featuring founding Guild member and Motherbrook Arts & Community Center artist, Iris Sonnenschein. "Music to Quilt by", will feature quilts inspired by music, with a recording of each piece, for the viewer to hear the inspiration behind the quilts.



CALL TO ARTISTS

October — November 2014 Challenge



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

“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.

For more information and to submit:
http://dedhamguild.com/word2014



IDENTITY
Exhibition Dates: July 31 – Sept 29



“Identity” Who are you? Who are we? Who was that masked man, anyway? Let’s explore identity in all its forms, perceptions and definitions. Consider who you are, what you stand for, your roots. Discover how another person or group identifies himself/herself/themselves…through their culture, interests, history.

This show is on display at the Dedham Community Theatre

Participating Artists:
Marietta Apollonio, Kevin Becker, Anna Gemelli, Kerry Hawkins, Alicia Heaney, Gary Koeppel,
Stephanie Marcus, Cindy Mootz, Isabel Shamitz, Fred Smith, Vanessa Tedesco, Lisa Walker

Visit our website for more information

Farmer's Market


The Guild will be at the Dedham Farmer's Market on September 17th, 12pm to 3pm! Visit our tent and catch up with an Artist Member.

TRUNK SHOWS
We've got some trunk shows lined up for the fall!
Saturday September 27th, 3-6pm: Dennis Stein Photography



WELCOME: Joanne Cornell
A big welcome to our newest artist member,Joanne Cornell.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Our Newest Art Challenge, "Word"




Call to Artists

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

“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

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, which may be any work in same medium you will be submitting to the Challenge, including Challenge pieces if they are ready) are due by September 19. (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.

Link Here: http://dedhamguild.com/word2014

Monday, September 1, 2014

September Artist of the Month, Iris Sonnenschein



Join us on Thursday September 11th from 6pm to 8pm for our Artist of the Month Series, featuring founding Guild member and Motherbrook Arts & Community Center artist, Iris Sonnenschein.

"Music to Quilt by", will feature quilts that were inspired by music, with a recording of each piece, for the viewer to hear the inspiration behind the quilts.

"I find inspiration in nature, music and works of art, and I love combining textures and colors to evoke a general sense of place, as opposed to one particular object. The idea of creating a piece of art that can be touched, and can reflect a mood or a moment, feeds my creative energies; working with clients to create art that speaks uniquely to them, feeds my spirit."— Iris Sonnenschein