Thursday, December 31, 2015

OLIVER — Call to Artists

OLIVER — Call to Artists

A special exhibition hosted at the Dedham Community Theatre
Opening Reception: Thursday March 3rd, 6pm to 8pm

Exhibition Dates: March 3, 2016 to April 30, 2016

Opening Reception: March 3, 6pm to 8pm

What does grit look like … courage, bravery, strength of character? We’re paying tribute to Charles Dickens’ Oliver Twist in conjunction with the Parish Players production of OLIVER! Dickens sets the innocence of childhood against the squalor and corruption of the city. He showed us what grit meant to him in his novel. We challenge you to define grit in your art… in a portrait of a hard scrabble city dweller? In the stark landscape of urban industrialism? Show us!

This show will be hosted in the lower gallery at the Dedham Community Theatre! 580 High Street, Dedham, MA.

Cost for entry is $25, payable via credit card through link below. Download Prospectus and read thoroughly before applying. Entry deadline is February 12, 2016.

Guild Members may enter at no cost, but must email with intent to show. High School art students may also enter at no charge, but must also email with intent to show as well as jpgs of work per Prospectus.

Questions? Email

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Dedham Square Artists Guild's opening showcase set for January 7

Dedham Square Artist Guild will hold the opening reception for their new showcase, Small Works, from 6 to 8 p.m. Jan. 7 at the Dedham Community Theatre, 580 High St.

Dedham Square Artist Guild members and Dedham High School students will showcase their work for the show’s challenge. Artists had to submit artwork that had to be 8 inches by 10 inches instead of focusing on a theme. The work can be in 2-D or 3-D using any medium. Artists can submit up to two pieces for consideration in the show. Artists are not charged to participate in the shows.

Dedham Guild members participating in Small Works are Cindy Mootz, Sue Hoy, Dennis Stein, Kerry Hawkins, Sandrine Colson-Inam, Mark Dooley, Marietta Apollonio, Jill Barry, Matt Miller, Fred Smith, Wendy Birchmire, Alice Donaldson, Lisa W B Walker, Gretje Ferguson and 
Zelayna Rauch.

Dedham High School students participating are Jade Sao, Khanyja Tolbert, Chloe Adams, Lydia Baker and Michael Diaz.

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Two show on Saturday at the Gulld, Join us

This Saturday, Dec 19 at The Dedham Square Artist Guild

2-5pm: for Pat Hawkins Trunk Show,
featuring fingerless gloves and scarves
Handcrafted Scarves and Fingerless Gloves.
A gift of Warmth. Original designs on Hand Painted
glassware, a sure to please gift, for the Holidays.

5-7pm: Alice Donaldson Photography Trunk Show,
Meet the Artist and talk photography

Also shop last minute locally made gifts

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Join us Saturday for a trunk and and egg Decorating Demo

Join us Saturday, Dec 12th, 
1 - 4pm for a trunk show 
Featuring Guild member Cindy Mootz
See her new work and watch a Ukrainian Egg 
decorating demonstration. 

For sale will be egg ornaments, Christmas cards, magnets and matted artwork. 

Something for everyone on your list!

About the Artist
Art is my passion. It has always been part of my life in some way. I grew up in Arlington, VA and was fortunate to have access to many wonderful free art museums in the D.C. Area. Although my parents were not very educated about art, they felt it was important to expose us to it's many forms. Art was always my favorite class in school, but when I thought about choosing a career, I decided I wanted to keep my art as something I loved to do instead of making it something a HAD to do. Throughout my career as an occupational therapist, art continued to be my creative outlet. I first started getting serious about my art when I took a watercolor class at the Brookline Arts Center about 20 years ago. I still love watercolor and also have dabbled in oil and acrylic, but much of my recent work has focused on creating monotypes. I was introduced to the technique about 12 years ago by Gema Phillips, a Brookline artist, with whom I still work. Monotype printing is a process that produces one unique print at a time. The possibilities with the technique are endless and am always surprised by the results! I love playing with composition and color and use the world around me as my inspiration. I belong to both the Dedham and West Roxbury Art Associations and the Monotype Guild of New England.

I've exhibited frequently in the area over the past several years and am happy to have been part of the first Dedham Open Studios.

Monday, December 7, 2015

December Artists of the Month opening Reception Friday December 11th, 6-8pm

Opening Reception
Friday December 11th, 6-8pm

Gary Koeppel — Painter
The elements that attract me to a scene have to do with composition, color, contrasts of light and dark. In addition to on site (Plein Air) painting I have been working on larger studio pieces from photographic reference of interesting compositions and lighting. Working in this controlled environment affords me the luxury of time to work larger and push the image in a slightly different and compelling direction.

Barbara Trainer — Jewelry Artist
Barbara began jewelry designing in 2007 as another creative outlet in her life. Her career as a certified landscape designer led to her interest in other kinds of design. With a background in needle and fabric crafts, she started working with jewelry components such as hand-blown imported glass, sterling silver, other metals and many other unusual, eclectic materials. Her pieces are meant to catch and reflect light and color in a delicate interplay. And she strives to create necklaces and earrings of unique textures and forms.

Friday, December 4, 2015

The Square will be Hopping So come do some Shopping! Saturday, December 5th

Holly Faire
First Church of Dedham
670 High St., 9 AM - 2 PM

The Holly Faire is the oldest
continuous Holiday Fair in
Trading Post Greens, special treasures crafts, gifts, raflfes, fresh baked goods, jams and jellies, books, gently used toys and a lot more! Stop by for one of the best lunches in town 

Annual Christmas Tree & Wreath Sale
Dedham Community House
671 High Street.  
10 AM - 3 PM
Head to the Dedham Community House to pick out that perfect Christmas tree and wreath to complete your holiday decorations. Enjoy Christmas carols while browsing through their selection of 
6’ to 10’ Balsam Firs sent directly from Nova Scotia. 

Annual Snowflake Fair
Allin Congregational Church, 683 High St.  
9 AM - 2 PM
Head over to Allin Church’s Annual Snowflake Fair to enjoy some baked goods and browse the variety of handmade gift items and holiday decorations for sale.Handmade gift items, holiday decorations, Christmas greens, White Elephant, baked goods and more.

St. Paul’s Church, 59 Court St.  9 AM - 2 PM
St Paul’s Christmas 
Market and Greens sale! 
Homemade wreaths and 
Christmas decorations, Baked goods table, Bells & Whistles, gently used treasures for sale. Merchandise from The Blue Bunny* and The Dedham Exchange,  Heifer International, Harding Lane - hats, key fobs and belts 
*Children’s book author and illustrator Peter H.  Reynolds, also owner of Blue Bunny,  will be there signing books. 
St. Nicholas will be making a special appearance from 10 - 12 that day!

553 High Street, Dedham, MA
Dedham Art Association Members, Watercolor Artists, Barbara Reynolds & Catherine Perrone: Art show 

566 High St, Dedham
11am - 4pm 
Please join us for An Afternoon of Holiday Shopping, to benefit The Dedham Food Pantry. There will be a collection of 
non- perishable food if you would like to donate. Vendors Include Artists from The Dedham Artist Guild, Not So Cliche Crochet, 
Mary K, Arbonne, Thirty~One Gifts, & many more unique, hand made, one of a kind gifts!

Also Shop
Blue Bunny Books & Toys 593 High St.
Courthouse Cigar 366 Washington St.
Dedham Bike, 403 Washington St.
626 on High, 626 High St.
Dedham Exchange, 445 Washington St.
Dedham Square Country Store, 3 Harris St.
Heart of the Square, 574 High St.
nest, 622 High St.

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

This Saturday see Dedham Art Association at the Dedham Guild

Join us for a trunk show on Saturday December 5, 1-5pm

About the Artists:

Barbara Reynolds
"Barbara has spent the better part of her life in apparel design, for Carter's when that company was in Needham, and as a freelance designer after Carter's left the area. In more recent years, Barbara and her business partner designed home furnishings textile prints. After retirement last year, she began focusing on watercolor painting for creative expression. Barbara lives in Dedham with her handler, Fenway the Dachshund. "

Catherine Perrone
“This collection of Catherine Perrone’s paintings evoke a sense of expectation and wonder at the world around us. She wants you to sense the calm of a snowy winter morning, experience the tense stillness of a massive buck surprised in the forest, and stand in awe of the forces of wind and austere conditions which shaped the gnarled old canyon tree.The artist employs rich colors and sinewy lines to capture the delicate petals of spring flowers. She wants your mind to wander into the scene of sailboats waiting patiently for their captain to glide through summer days. Her work is influenced by Andrew Wyeth’s emotional narrative, the serenity of Emil Carlson’s paintings and especially by the master of watercolor, John Singer Sargent.

Catherine earned her MBA and worked in Information Technology as a project manager for the DuPont company and Accenture. She has studied painting independently and at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. She is currently a member of the Dedham Art Association and the Needham Art Association. She lives in Westwood, Massachusetts.”

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Holiday Stroll this Friday Night, 5:30-7:30pm

Join the festivities as we kick off the holiday season in Dedham Square! 

See Jill Barry at the Holiday stroll at the Dedham Guild, see her new jewelry and artwork

Square merchants will stay open late with special offers and promotions

Enjoy your favorite holiday tunes performed by the Dedham High School band, entertainers and street performers, costumed characters and fun for all ages!

Visit booths hosted by our sponsors & community organizations for free holiday treats

Stop by the Animal Rescue League of Boston’s mobile pet adoption unit to meet some furry friends

Bring an unwrapped toy for Rep. Paul McMurtry's Holiday Toy Drive in the lobby of the Dedham Community Theatre
Check out the Dedham Jr. Women’s Club’s Christmas Tree Jubilee to benefit the Dedham Food Pantry 

Stop by the AMP 103.3 booth for cool prizes and giveaways!

Join Santa and Mrs. Claus for the ceremonial lighting of the Town's Christmas Tree at 6:30 pm!