Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Last Minute Shopping Event at the Dedham Guild



Need to do some last minute shopping?

HOW? Our way is to do it with a glass of wine or hot cider. And maybe a cookie or two!

WHEN? Thursday, December 22nd. At 5:30 we'll open the wine,
warm the cider and put out the cookies.

WHERE? Dedham Square Artists Guild 155 High St. Dedham Center.

We have lots of great stocking stuffers, decorative glass, cool coasters with photos, wonderful watercolors, opulent oils, clever computer clocks/mirrors, perfect pottery, fabulous fiber arts, dear
dollies and a joyous jamboree of jewelry.

So JOIN US for the fun, gift ideas and refreshments. We'll be looking forward to seeing you!

Coasters by Gretje Ferguson, Ornaments by Lisa Walker, Necklace by Jill Barry, and earring by Sandrine Colson

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Events at the Dedham Guild this week, check them out here

Wednesday, December 14th
6pm to 8pm
Artists of the Month opening reception featuring 
Matt Miller (painting) and Barbara Trainer (Jewelry)

Read more about the Artists Here

Friday December 16th  
3pm to 6pm
Artists trunk show featuring photography by Alice Donaldson 
and painted glassware by Pat Hawkins.


About Pat Hawkins

I started painting with Watercolors and moved on to Acrylics, Pen and Ink approximately 30 years ago. I found this was a way of expressing myself and loved working with colors and different mediums. Then about 25 years ago I received a China Painting Book from my daughter Kerry. Voila, a new exciting endeavor the Art of Decorative Painting. I started working with painting glassware such as wine glasses, vases and other fun projects. I love to share my techniques with people that enjoy the enjoy the process of creating something beautiful, fun and unique. I find that people really enjoy giving unique and personal gifts to family and friends as well as enjoying in their own homes. 


About Alice Donaldson

Photography is my passion. I love the way light plays on the landscape, and its diversity of textures, shapes and intricacies of the land. My travels have inspired respect and admiration for the beauty and grandeur of this world. The goal is to capture this beauty in photographs, and to evoke various emotions from the onlooker.

My portfolio reflexes my travel thru Europe, Australia, New Zealand and Cape Cod.

I photograph in hope that people can identify with a place they have dreamed of, perhaps visited, or to inspire there imagination.


Saturday December 17th, 
1pm to 5pm
Jewelry by artist Claire Kincaid

See Claire Kincaid’s handcrafted wire Jewelry at 
this unique trunk show

Shop for your loved ones or yourself and meet the creator of these beautiful jewelry pieces

From the Artist
Claire Kincaid
Jeweler, Maker, Engineer

I started creating in the fourth grade, when my passion for both art and hands on engineering and science lead me to the constantly evolving world of jewelry and precious stones. Since then, I have explored many different avenues of creation and fallen in love with the world of metal and wire. I create custom jewelry and sculptures from wire using a variety of metal working techniques. I also mine and cut my own gemstones, allowing me to be even more involved in the design of a piece from its inception. When I'm not in the workshop, I'm studying mechanical engineering at Olin College in Needham, MA. I recently joined the artisan's community of Somerville, and currently work out of Artisan's Asylum, developing my skills and forming deeper connections with the community. I enjoy working closely with people to solve problems and create new, awesome things.


Sunday, December 11, 2016

Join us for the Art opening of Artists of the Month, Matt Miller, Painting and Barbara Trainer, Jewelry


Join us on Wednesday, December 14th
6pm to 8pm 
for an Artists of the Month opening reception 
featuring Matt Miller (painting) and Barbara Trainer (Jewelry)

About the Artists

Barbara Trainer 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 & 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 & reflect light & color in a delicate interplay. And she strives to create necklaces & earrings of unique textures & forms.

Her company, Beadcraft Etc., was founded in 2008 in her design studio at her home in West Roxbury, MA. She and her business partner, Monica Fairbairn, exhibit their jewelry at arts & crafts venues throughout the state. Please see Barbara's Facebook page for pictures and schedules of upcoming shows.

https://www.facebook.com/barbara.trainer

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Matt Miller started drawing at an early age and was often seen with pencil, pen, or charcoal in hand. He took several drawing classes at this time, however as he grew and adulthood came upon him, a long hiatus in his art took place. Later, as an accomplished adult, he took up drawing and oil painting with renewed zeal, studying with several skilled local artists, taking classes at a number of local studios and the Rhode Island School of Design. He came across the artwork of David Leffel and became heavily influenced by his work, working with and attending numerous training sessions over the next few years with Mr. Leffel and his wife Sherrie McGraw in California and in Taos NM.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Custom Beach Sand Vases by Kevin Becker


From the Boston Globe

We saw these at a Cape Cod art show and were captivated by the concept: Glass artist Kevin Becker of Westwood, Mass., creates blown glass “beach memories” vases using sand from the beach of your choice. What a cool way to preserve the memory of that special beach — where you spent your honeymoon, perhaps, or the strand of sand where you and your siblings built sand castles together. Using your own sand, or a sample of sand from his own collection, Becker will make a piece of art that recalls waves, water, and sand. His hand-blown hummingbird feeder ($28) is also a beauty. Vases are 6 to 8 inches tall, and prices start at $65. Available at Dedham Square Artist Guild, 553 High St., Dedham; www.beckerglass.net.

Kevin Becker needs ½ to 1 cup of sand. Kevin need orders (including sand) by Dec. 15 in order to complete and ship for Xmas. Feel free to call the artist at any time with any questions.  
781-856-1252.

Don't have your own sand
This is a list of sand that Kevin has in his inventory

CALIFORNIA
Monterey Bay, Newport Beach, Pebble Beach

CONNECTICUT
Hotchkiss Grove (Branford), White Sand Beach

FLORIDA
Anna Maria Island, Bonita Beach, Captiva, Fort Desoto, Fort Myers Beach
Key West (Smathers Beach), Lovers Key, Naples, Sanibel, Seagrove
Siesta Key

HAWAII
Big Island (Hapuna Bay, Mauna Kea, Papakolea, Punalu’u)
Kauai (North Shore), Maui (Wailea Beach, Wai’anapanapa), O’ahu (Aulani/Disney)

MAINE
Kennebunkport, Ogunquit, York, Acadia (Sand Beach, Seal Harbor)

MARYLAND
Assateague Island, Ocean City

MASSACHUSETTS
Beverly (Dean St; Endicott), Cape Cod
(Barnstable, Brewster(all beaches), Chatham, Craigville, Eastham, E. Dennis, W. Dennis, Harwich, Harwichport, Hyannis, Hyannis (Lewis Bay), Mayflower, Osterville, Provincetown, Scituate (Peggotty Beach), Truro, Wellfleet, Yarmouthport …Multiple beaches from many Cape towns,)
Duxbury Beach, Falmouth, Gloucester, Hull, Humarock, Lake Nipmuc
Manchester-by-the-Sea (Singing Beach), Marblehead (Deveraux, Preston, King’s)
Martha’s Vineyard (Chilmark, Oak Bluffs, W. Chop), Mashpee (Popponessett) Nantasket
Nantucket (Children’s beach, Cisco Beach, Dionis, Madaket, Sconset, Steps Beach, Surfside beach)
Nauset (grey sand, purple sand), Peddocks Island, Plum Island, Popponesset
Rockport, Truro (multiple beaches), Quincy, Scituate (Pegotty)

NEW HAMPSHIRE
Hampton Beach

NEW JERSEY
Atlantic City, Sea Isle

NEW YORK
Eagle Bay Lake, Pleasure Beach (Long Island Sound)

NORTH CAROLINA
Outer Banks

RHODE ISLAND
Barrington, Beavertail Beach, Jamestown, Narragansett
Newport (all beaches), Prudence Island, Westerly

UTAH
Lake Powell


INTERNATIONAL LOCATIONS
ABU DABI, ARUBA, BERMUDA (Tuckers Point, Horseshoe Bay beach)
COSTA RICA (Pacific and Caribbean coasts), DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
EGYPT, FRANCE (Paris-Notre Dame, Normandy)
MAURITIUS, INDIA (Kochi- Arabian Sea)
IRELAND, ISRAEL (Sea of Galilee, Mediterranean Sea, Nageve Desert)
MEXICO (Isla Mujeres-Caribbean Sea, Playa del Carmen, Tulum)
PUERTO RICO (San Juan, Dorado), NEW ZEALAND, NICARAGUA
SPAIN (Barcelona), ST. LUCIA
ST. MARTIN (Orient Baie –Fr. West Indies)
TURKS & CAICOS



Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Holiday Gift Guide for the Dedham Guild, Read about our local artists



Zelayna Rauch, Fiber
Westwood, MA

I have loved sewing my whole life. My grandmother Jenny, who was a milner (hat maker), was my first teacher. She, my “Baba”, taught me to cross-stitch, crochet and embroider. My older sister, Elissa, was my next teacher. She sewed on a machine and made clothing. She had taken a quilting class and decided that we, along with our other two sisters, should make our parents a 30th wedding anniversary quilt, which we did. They just recently celebrated their 68th anniversary!

My quilting really took off around 2005, when my sister-in-law, Alice, asked me to make a quilt for the upcoming birth of her son Adam. My friend and fellow quilter, Abby, helped me with this project. She also encouraged me to join her quilting guild, the Rhododendron Needlers Quilt Guild (RNQG), which I did. All of this sewing activity required that I replace the old machine I had used since age 11 with a new machine with modern features. Since that time I have continued to learn and develop my quilting style and techniques by reading books and magazines, as well as attending workshops, classes and retreats. I love learning new techniques and also sharing my creations with family and friends. Due to my interest in sewing, all 3 of my sisters have taken it back up. I have made many friends in the quilting community and have served as President of the RNQG twice. I have found quilting to be a wonderful creative outlet.

My quilts have been displayed at the Brookline and Westwood Public Libraries, as well as in the Akillian Gallery at the Milton Art Museum. I have also shown many quilts at the RNQG Quilt Show, held semi-annually, at the Blue Hills Regional High School.




Mona Podgurski, Painting and Drawings
Canton, MA

Mona Podgurski was born in Boston and currently resides in Canton. She is a graduate of Blue Hills Technical Institute, where she received an Associate degree in commercial art, and Bridgewater State University, where she completed her Bachelor of Arts in fine art.. Mona is primarily a draftsman who prefers to teach and show in pastel and drawing, although she does work in watercolor and oil. She is a Signature Member of the Pastel Painters Society of Cape Cod and the Pastel Painters of Maine, and is currently President of the Canton Art Association. Her work may be seen on her web site, at www.monapodgurski.com.



Kerry Hawkins, Photography

Coasters by Kerry lives in Dedham, MA. She is also a Co-Founder of the 
Dedham Square Artist Guild in Dedham Square.

Kerry is a freelance graphic designer and amateur fine art photographer. She attended the Art Institute of Boston, majoring in graphic design. She became hooked on photography in her second year of college and has been photographing ever since.

As a photographer and artist she is drawn to the contrasts, complexity and vibrancy of cityscapes and neighborhoods, the buildings and negative spaces between them. The interaction of individual and architecture create myriad opportunities to capture unseen moments and scenes.



Lisa W.B. Walker, Pottery
Westwood, MA

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. 




Fred Smith, Watercolor
Dedham, MA

As a landscape designer Fred Smith is interested in natural forms and processes. He prefers watercolor because of its transparency and the layering effects that are possible when wax and other resist materials are added.

See his work at the Guild

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

You are invited to Chris Roberts show at the Dedham Guild this Sunday 12-4pm


Join us Sunday December 4th for a trunk show featuring artist Chris Roberts. 

12-4pm at the Dedham Square Artist Guild

Chris Roberts recently moved to Hyde Park and even more recently, retired from a long career as a dental hygienist, which now allows her more time to pursue art. Her primary medium is watercolor, but pastels and calligraphy are close behind. Nature is her inspiration and with her camera ever present, there is always something she wants to draw or paint or write. Chris is a past President of Masscribes, the local Boston calligraphy guild, and a current member of the Hyde Park and West Roxbury Art Associations. She served on the Board of Roslindale’s Open Studios with her earlier residence in that community. A mother of one, and beloved Nana to two, life is better with art as a means of expression. Her work is currently being shown at the Roslindale shop, 
Birch Street House and Garden.


Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Join us this Saturday for a special photography show 12-4pm

By Kerry Hawkins

Join us and meet the photographers of the Guild for a Photography Trunk Show this coming Sat., Dec. 3, from 12-4, at the Dedham Square Artists Guild, 553 High St., Dedham.

Great opportunity to pick up Holiday gifts large and small, including framed or matted photographs, photo-themed bracelets, ornaments, coasters, magnets, and more! Come by to meet the
photographers Dennis SteinGillian JacksonKerry Hawkins, Gretje Ferguson and Alice Donaldson.

Photo by Gretje Ferguson

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Dedham Square will be Hopping So come do some Local Shopping! Saturday, December 3rd, 9am - 4pm

DEDHAM SQUARE ARTIST GUILD
553 High Street, Dedham, MA 12-4pm
Photography trunk show featuring photographers, Gretje Ferguson, Kerry Hawkins, Dennis Stein, Gillian Jackson, Alice Donaldson,  Meet the photographers of the Guild and talk about art of 

photography

Annual Christmas Tree & Wreath Sale
Dedham Community House
671 High Street  
10 AM - 3 PM
Head to DCH to pick out that perfect Christmas tree and wreath to
complete your holiday decorations. Enjoy Christmas carols while
browsing through our selection of 6’ to 10’ Balsam Firs sent to us
directly from Nova Scotia. Our volunteers will gladly help you with 
selection, securing your tree to the car and a fresh cut before you
go! 12” wreaths come with or without beautiful handmade bows. 

All Dates for the Sale
Saturdays & Sundays 12/3, 12/4, 12/10 & 12/11
10 am - 3 pm each day

Holly Faire
First Church of Dedham
670 High St., 9 AM - 2 PM
The Holly Faire is the oldest
continuous Holiday Fair in
Dedham.
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 

CHRISTMAS MARKET & GREENS SALE
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, and 
Heifer International
St. Nicholas will be making a special appearance from 
10 - 12 that day!

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.


Pottery by Lisa Walker

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Small Business Saturday, Meet Jewelry artist Claire Kincaid! 1-5pm

Join us this Saturday, November, 26th, 1-5pm 
for a show featuring artist, CLAIRE KINCAID
of a Wired Aesthetic

See Claire Kincaid’s handcrafted wire Jewelry at 
this unique trunk show

Shop for your loved ones or yourself and meet the creator of these beautiful jewelry pieces

From the Artist
Claire Kincaid
Jeweler, Maker, Engineer

I started creating in the fourth grade, when my passion for both art and hands on engineering and science lead me to the constantly evolving world of jewelry and precious stones. Since then, I have explored many different avenues of creation and fallen in love with the world of metal and wire. I create custom jewelry and sculptures from wire using a variety of metal working techniques. I also mine and cut my own gemstones, allowing me to be even more involved in the design of a piece from its inception. When I'm not in the workshop, I'm studying mechanical engineering at Olin College in Needham, MA. I recently joined the artisan's community of Somerville, and currently work out of Artisan's Asylum, developing my skills and forming deeper connections with the community. I enjoy working closely with people to solve problems and create new, awesome things.









Sunday, November 20, 2016

Small Business Saturday is coming up


This year Small Business Saturday will take place on Nov. 26, 2016

Small Business Saturday always takes place on the first Saturday after Thanksgiving Day, which is Nov. 26 this year. This means it takes place directly after Black Friday. The idea behind Small Business Saturday is that customers can support local businesses by shopping at them. This makes it the opposite of Black Friday, which focuses on large retailers.

The first-ever Small Business Saturday took place on Nov 27th, 2010. 
It encouraged people across the country to support small, local businesses.

Support the Dedham Square Artist Guild and other local businesses. 
Keep your neighborhood shops vibrant

You must register your card, Now thru 12/31, you could earn 2X rewards when you
Shop Small® with an enrolled American Express® Card.*

Even if you don't use American Express, shop small this year!



Thursday, November 17, 2016

Call to Artists - a Winter's Tale


A special exhibition hosted at the Dedham Community Theatre




SHOW DATES: JANUARY 12 - FEBRUARY 26
INTENT TO SHOW SHEET ARE DUE AT THE GUILD BY SUNDAY, DECEMBER 18TH

ARTIST RECEPTION AND SHOW OPENING: THURSDAY JANUARY 12, 
from 6-7:30PM at the Dedham Community Theatre in Dedham Square

A Winter's Tale
Winter is a story of long shadows, high contrast and cool colors. Show us your version in the medium of your choice. 

This show will be hosted in the lower gallery at the Dedham Community Theatre! 580 High Street, Dedham, MA http://www.dedhamcommunitytheatre.com

Cost for entry is $25.
This call is open to Massachusetts Artists

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

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

The newest Mural at Legacy Place, By Sue Hoy

Have you seen the new Mural painting by Guild member,
Sue Hoy at Legacy Place in Dedham? 

Next time you go to Legacy Place take a look. The mural is located on a fence near the parking garage and easiliy visible from the road behind Legacy Place. It is fantastic that Legacy place is deleving into public art. See it for yourself

See Sue Hoy's Painting in the Dedham Guild






About the Artist

“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

Friday, October 28, 2016

Announcing our Artist of the Month, Wendy Birchmire




Announcing our november artist of the month, Mosaic artist and Needham resident, Wendy Birchmire


The Dedham Square Artists Guild at 553 High St, Dedham Square invite you to our exhibit of Wendy Birchmire's newest fun & quirky mosaic decor pieces, clocks, mirrors and frames with made with recycled computer components.
Her work will be on exhibit noon-6, Wed-Sat, and 11am -2pm Sundays for the entire month of November.


About the Artist


Creating art has always been part of Wendy’s life. Her mother was an artist, so from an early age, she enrolled her daughter in art classes. As a youngster, Wendy took courses in pottery, painting, drawing, enameling, and welding found objects. At a very young age, she designed children’s fabric patterns for a well-known material manufacturer. Lately she has tried her hand at mosaics, stained glass, blown glass, fused glass, and lamp-working.

Wendy was educated in the public schools of Westport, Connecticut. From there she went to Boston University, where she studied Sociology and had a minor in Art History. Following her graduation with a Bachelor’s degree, Wendy returned to BU to secure a Master’s degree in Secondary School Counseling. After working as a Guidance Counselor in the Hanover, MA school system for over 30 years, she retired. Once again she had time to be creative and life was good!

People might say that Wendy is computer addicted. She spends a lot of time searching around the net for articles on various topics that interest her. She also finds computer hardware to be artistic. She locates old computers and computer components and disassembles them. Wendy sees this task as being similar to a challenging puzzle. Finding the tiny screws or other fasteners that release the mechanisms is tricky and time consuming, but it fascinates her. Sometimes she goes to the MIT Flea and purchases electronic parts that are nonfunctional, but attractive to the eye. From there she upcycles them into clocks, mirrors or other unique designs.

When Wendy is not upcycling computer parts, she create mostly mosaic clocks and mirrors using tile, millefiori, jewels, or whatever she thinks will enhance a piece.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Opening Reception for "Small Works"

By Kerry Hawkins

A special exhibition hosted at the Dedham Community Theatre

SHOW DATES: NOVEMBER 3 - DECEMBER 31st

ARTIST RECEPTION AND SHOW OPENING: THURSDAY NOVEMBER 3rd, 6-7:30PM at the Dedham Community Theater

This show will be hosted in the lower gallery at the Dedham Community Theatre! 580 High Street, Dedham, MA http://www.dedhamcommunitytheatre.com

Participating Artists
Wendy Birchmire (Dedham Guild)
Susan Brady
Natasha Dias (Dedham High School)
Gretje Ferguson (Dedham Guild)
Sheala Frasca (Dedham High School)
Kerry Hawkins (Dedham Guild)
Barbara Hayden
Julianne Hooper
Michael Manning
Cindy Mootz (Dedham Guild)
Molly Mulvey (Dedham High School)
Mona Podgurski (Dedham Guild)
Donna Sartanowicz
Dennis Stein (Dedham Guild)
Vanessa Tedesco
Janice Williams
Nancy Zacks 

By Michael Manning


Saturday, October 8, 2016

New in the Guild! Crayon Necklaces by Art Parade



The Dedham Square Artist Guild now has these wonderful necklaces by Jill Barry
Proceeds of their sale will bring yoga classes and workshops to children with autism, 
and their caretakers.

About Us

Luke is 11 yrs old and in the 6th grade. He is sweet, loving, happy, and incredibly bright. He also has autism. He loves music, animals, yoga and....drumroll.....parades. :) He also loves to draw, and he brings his crayons and paper with him everywhere he goes.

I am a self taught artist who specializes in mosaics, dog portraits drawn with colored pencils, and jewelry. Luke and I spend a lot of time drawing together and I am truly thankful to share a common interest that allows me to spend such quality time with him. While his style is quick and free flowing, I am slow and deliberate. We are two peas is a pod, yet exact opposites. I admire his creativity and freedom, and I learn something new from him every single day.

I have been a member of the Dedham Square Artist Guild for 5 years. I am also a 200 hr registered yoga teacher and received my certification with Erica Nunnally of the Bija Institute in Cumberland, RI. I hold additional certifications in two levels of Reiki, yoga for children ages 3 through teen, Prenatal, Yin, and yoga for children with autism and special needs. I am also the owner of www.FatBabyMalas.com which creates mala beads and meditation accessories.

Knowing that Luke and I both benefit from a regular yoga practice, I combined our love of art, with our love for yoga. Working together, Luke and I make these necklaces and dedicate the proceeds to the growth, development, and support of our goal---bringing yoga classes and workshops to children with autism, and their caretakers.
 

Crayon necklaces

Carry a little piece of Luke with you! We had so much fun with these. Luke and I selected some of his well loved crayons and set them in sterling silver to form a wearable piece of art. Each one is unique and colorful.

The chain measure 18" in length and is also sterling silver.

Be colorful ~ Be Happy ~ Be Bright

Round pendant $35.00 Oval pendant $48.00

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Celebrate Rali Dollies and our 5th anniversary this Saturday


This Saturday Rali Weaver will be showing a new collection of Dolls titled "Real Witches Do Not Have To Wear Costumes" at the Dedham Square Artist Guild as we celebrate our 5th Anniversary! If you have a doll she has made bring it by the guild from 6-8 pm Saturday so I can post a picture of you and your Rali Dolly on her Rali Dolly Facebook page.

Rali is October artist of the Month at the Dedham Guild

About Rali

Rali Weaver is the minister of the First Church and Parish in Dedham, a Unitarian Universalist congregation. She moved to Dedham in 2007. Prior to entering the ministry Rali attended the University of Maine at Farmington and was a teacher of children with severe learning and behavioral issues for nearly fifteen years before entering the ministry. It was in this capacity (sometime around 1992) that after being gifted with a rag doll by a friend, she honed her own craft of making dolls out of old sweaters and socks in a similar but altogether different manner. She first crafted these dolls as way to give inexpensive handmade gifts to her nine nieces and nephews and later as a craft activity for her students. Rali graduated with a Master’s of Divinity from Bangor Theological Seminary in 2003 and completed her Ministry Internship at the First Unitarian Universalist Society of San Francisco. It was in San Francisco in support of the church Greening Project that she began selling her dolls for the first time. The dolls are made completely from wholly sweaters and socks and stockings and old buttons and yarn. She can always find a use for the sweaters and socks that you can’t give to goodwill or savers. Each doll is made with love and is an original design, named and numbered differently every year.



Thursday, September 22, 2016

Join us for our 5th year anniversary!

5 YEARS of ART!

The Dedham Square Artist Guild Turns 5

What better way to celebrate our 
FIVE YEAR ANNIVERSARY than WITH YOU!

Join us for our Five Year Anniversary CELEBRATION!
Saturday, October 1st from 6pm to 8pm

Music by Band Gig, School of Music & Performance
Enjoy food, raffle, demos, drinks, laughter and art!



Founded in October 2011, we are Dedham's first artist cooperative, owned and operated by its members. We provide members of the cooperative a home for their work and opportunity to connect with the community, while striving to enrich the cultural life of all residents, through classes, workshops, art openings and more. The collection of work at the Guild encompasses a diverse style of art, including painting, photography, pottery, jewelry, monotype,  glass, textile and much more.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Opening Reception for Photographer, Kerry Hawkins



Join us on Friday, September 9, 6pm to 8pm, for a reception and celebration of Dedham Square Artist Guild’s Artist of the Month, Kerry Hawkins. Kerry is a Dedham-based artist and photographer who specializes in capturing the small, poignant moments and images from everyday life.

The theme of Kerry’s exhibition is Amusement, featuring photos from her travels from Boston to Amsterdam. Her new images are filled with whimsy, color and fun, with subjects ranging from merry-go-rounds to hula hoops.

Kerry is a freelance graphic designer and fine-art photographer. Majoring in graphic design at the Art Institute of Boston, she became hooked on photography in her second year of college and has been photographing ever since.

Kerry lives and works in Dedham, MA. She is a Co-Founder of the Dedham Square Artist Guild in Dedham Square.

Friday, August 19, 2016

Artist Reception for Sue Huy and Lisa WB Walker





New Paintings by Sue Hoy featuring summer themes and a new pottery line by Lisa Walker
Meet the Artists Sue Hoy and Lisa WB Walker
Thursday, August 25, 5 to 7pm
August Artists of the Month
The show runs through August
About the Artists
Sue Hoy
“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


Lisa WB Walker
I fell in love with a color: Robin’s egg blue; and, it defined summer for me.
Early morning bird calls greet a warm rising sun that announces day break.
Watch the soft wind blowing a sheer textured curtain as you lay blinking sleep from
your eyes. You are young, free from school, and you feel what summer really is.
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, July 29, 2016

We love catching up with what are Artists are doing

SUMMER POTTERY - Guild Member, Lisa WB Walker

Students in grades 1-5 spent time in my classroom this summer.  They learned techniques to work with clay and create pottery.  Here is a look at some of my favorite pieces from each lesson.
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Aanika’s Pinch Pot person
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Textured Fish Bowls created from slab and coil
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Jillian’s Aquarium
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Jack’s Coil Pot
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Elie’s “create your own” eric carle colorful caterpillar
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Isa’s “create your own” dwarf
It’s a gift to work with children.  Enjoy their creations pictured above:)

Monday, July 25, 2016

our newest call to artists - The Road Less Traveled

Call 

Call to Artists:

THE ROAD LESS TRAVELED
A special exhibition hosted at the Dedham Community Theatre
SHOW DATES: SEPTEMBER 1 - OCTOBER 31
INTENT TO SHOW SHEET ARE DUE AT THE GUILD BY FRIDAY, AUGUST 12TH, 6PM
ARTIST RECEPTION AND SHOW OPENING: THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 1ST, 6-8PM at the Dedham Community Theatre
THE ROAD LESS TRAVELED
Explore the road less traveled, where others might not go. Is it a country road with a vista of fields of wildflowers, or an idea that is only your own. Show us this place so that we might understand the risks it takes to blaze a new trail, see something in a new light or bold color. 
This show will be hosted in the lower gallery at the Dedham Community Theatre! 580 High Street, Dedham, MA http://www.dedhamcommunitytheatre.com
Cost for entry is $25.
This call is open to Massachusetts Artists
Guild members may enter at no cost, but must email dedhamguild.submissions@gmail.com with intent to show. High School art students may also enter at no charge, but must also email dedhamguild.submissions@gmail.com with intent to show as well as jpgs of work per Prospectus.
http://dedhamguild.com/theroadlesstraveled2016

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Art Opening for Zelayna Rauch



The Dedham Square Artist Guild,
July Artist of the Month:
Zelayna Rauch

Join us for the Opening Reception for Zelayna Rauch
and see her new fiber works
Thursday, July 14th
6 to 8pm
the Dedham Square Artist Guild

I have always enjoyed crafting, macramé, crochet, sewing etc.
My grandmother, my Baba, got me started. She taught me embroidery
and cross-stitch. I find it relaxing and I feel close to my grandmother
when I sew. As an adult, I was asked to make a quilt for my newborn nephew.
Never having made a quilt, a friend helped me. I enjoyed it so much,
I never stopped. I joined a quilter’s guild, got a fancy machine and now-
I’m hooked. I enjoy using my talents to create quilted works that can be shared
with others. I hope you enjoy my creations.
-Zelayna Rauch


The show runs from July 1st to July 30th.

Monday, July 4, 2016

July News at the Guild

Summer is here! We've got events and new items lined up for Summer, fulfilling that deep down local
art crave you didn't even know was there!

HAPPY 4th of July!!!

Quote of the month
"Every good painter paints what he is" - Jackson Pollock




Join us for the Art Opening of “Local Inspiration”
THE DEDHAM COMMUNITY THEATRE 


OPENING RECEPTION: THURSDAY,
JULY 7TH 6-8PM 

What inspires an artist is often right in front of them. Compositions may represent memories or be realistic. Local inspiration may come from the pride an artist feels for a neighborhood or an experience they had in their hometown. Artists show us their stories.


OPENING RECEPTION: THURSDAY, JULY 7TH 6-8PM at the Dedham Community Theatre
lower gallery

580 High Street, Dedham, MA.
http://www.dedhamcommunitytheatre.com






We are pleased to announce The Dedham Square Artist Guild, July Artist of the Month: Dedham Artist, Zelayna Rauch.

Join us for the Opening Reception: Thursday, July 14th, 6pm to 8pm
at the Dedham Square Artist Guild and see her new fiber work.

I have always enjoyed crafting, macramé, crochet, sewing etc. My grandmother, my Baba, got me started. She taught me embroidery and cross-stitch. I find it relaxing and I feel close to my grandmother when I sew. As an adult, I was asked to make a quilt for my newborn nephew. Never having made a quilt, a friend helped me. I enjoyed it so much, I never stopped. I joined a quilter’s guild, got a fancy machine and now-I’m hooked. I enjoy using my talents to create quilted works that can be shared with others. I hope you enjoy my creations.
-Zelayna Rauch 




See What's New at the GUILD ...

New Summer Pottery collection by Lisa Walker. Her work make a perfect gift, or just for yourself ...
New Jewelry by Jill Barry, Barbara Trainer
New Photography by Kerry Hawkins and Gretje Ferguson
and more... 


At your favorite ART PLACE ...


Become a DSAG Member!

The Dedham Square Artist Guild is always looking for new applicants interested in becoming members of the Guild. At this time we are looking to fill the following areas: small 3D, fabric/textile, and wood. Massachusetts residents only.

Please read below for more information, and follow this link to fill out our membership application:
http://www.dedhamguild.com/artistapplication


DEDHAM SUNDAY OPEN MARKET - Have you been?


Dedham Square Circle has organized the new Dedham Sunday Open Market!  The weekly market, held in the Keystone parking lot on Eastern Avenue (across from CVS), will run from9 am - 2 pm and will feature vendors selling antiques, collectibles, vintage items, art, handcrafted originals, yard sale items and much more.  We'll even have live music on occasion.
This event is free and open to the public!

The Guild is open 11-2pm on Sunday's, stop by after the Market