Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Meet the Artists, November

Meet the Artists

Jewelry Artist, Barbara Trainer


Painter, Matt Miller

Saturday, November 11th, 4 to 6pm 
at the Dedham Square Artist Guild

November Artists of the Month

Enjoy Refreshments and see new works by both artists

Read About the Artists Below

Matt Miller
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.

Barbara Trainer
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.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Another fun Art Opening

Join us for the Opening Reception for
The Dedham Guild's Newest Art show, "Small Works"

By Sue Hoy

A special exhibition hosted at the Dedham Community Theatre
This open themed art show will showcase area artists work. This show challenges artists to focus their ideas by narrowing down the size and scope of their work.
This show will be hosted in the lower gallery at the Dedham Community Theatre!             580 High Street, Dedham, MA                           
Small works show runs from Nov 2 - December 31st

Artists include:
Alice Donaldson, photography, Fred Smith, Watercolor, Mark Dooley, 
Cindy Mootz, Watercolor, Dennis Stein, photography, Mona Podgursky, Oil, Wendy Birchmire, Mosaic Clock, Sue Hoy, Oil Painting, Kerry Hawkins, photography Mary Hudson Gillis, oil 
Helen Kirk, Kathleen McDonough, wool, James Walker, photography, Caitlyn Marsh, ceramics 
Jason Skelton Acrylic, Leslie Bowen, and Heidi Soliman

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Opening Reception for the Dedham Portrait Project

The Dedham Portrait Project 
announces the opening reception

By Bob Walsh
Join us for the Opening Reception
November 16th, 2017 
6 to 8:00pm

The show will be hosted at
Dedham Public Library
43 Church Street • Dedham, MA 02026
November 1st through December 15th, 2017

Join us and see the unique photography of the Dedham Portrait Project,
and help celebrate those living and working in Dedham! 

along with the Massachusetts Cultural Council and
Dedham Public Library,
are sponsoring Dedham’s first town-wide photography portrait project. 

The Dedham Portrait Project was be juried by Paula Tognarelli of
the Griffin Photography Museum, and prizes of $250, $100 and $50 dollars
will go to the top three entries.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Collaboration, and a few alpacas

Borgstein Farm Puffs

Kathy Zola Scarves and hats

hats by Kathy Zola

Recently, Dedham Guild Member Kathy Zola participated in the 2nd annual Fairbanks House, Dedham, Fall fair in September. Kathy makes Unique hand-knit and hand-woven accessories (hats, scarves, and shawls) all of the items are designed by Kathy. She hand weaves her work on a loom and also knits. Kathy demonstrated her craft at the Fairbanks fair. 

It was also great to see the Bornstein booth at the Fairbanks fair and meet the alpacas from their herd. and the owners of the farm.  They alpacas are not friendly but, can be pretty comical

Kathy has had a recent collaboration with Borgstein Alpaca Farm in Medfield, MA. Using their yarns for her work. She makes many of her scarves and hats from the alpaca wool. They are all natural color She sells much of her work on her Etsy Site and at the Dedham Guild

Find out the story behind the Alpaca Farm and more about Kathy Here

Kathy demonstrating


Friday, September 29, 2017

Join us for the opening Reception In October

Join us for the Opening 
Reception for Cindy Mootz’s art exhibit

We are 
the World

Saturday, October 7, 2017 5:30-7:30 PM 

A portion of the proceeds from the 
sale of artworks in this “Art Without 
Borders” show will be donated to 
Doctors Without Borders

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) helps people worldwide where the need is greatest, delivering emergency medical aid to people affected by conflict, epidemics, disasters, or exclusion from health care. They do so irrespective of race, religion, creed or political conviction. MSF was founded in 1971 and won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1999. 

This is their website:

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Create Night at the Dedham Guild this Friday

Join local artists Cat Tucker and Marietta Apollonio 
for the next Create Night at 
the Dedham Square Artist Guild. 
8pm to 10pm 

Bring your paper and favorite dry mediums (pencils, crayons, pens, etc) 

and hang out with local artists. Open theme.

Friday, September 1, 2017

Join us for the Windows and Doors opening reception

Join us for the Windows and Doors opening reception
A special exhibition hosted at the Dedham Community Theatre


Opening Reception: Thursday September 7th, from 6-7:30PM 
at the Dedham Community Theatre

"Windows and Doors" bring the outside in. Architecture allows for color, light and shadow. There are stained glass windows, broken windows, and windows into the soul. There are bronze doors, prison doors, and Matisse's balcony doors that open to the Cote d'Azur.

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

Artwork by Sandrine Colson

How to Frame Pictures Like a Pro

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Dedham Art Association shows their work in September

Dedham Art Association Members Show 
their art at the Dedham Square Artist Guild 

Exhibition Dates: September 1st, to September 30, 2017 

Opening Reception: September 9th, 5 pm to 7 pm 

The Dedham Art Association are the Dedham Square Artist Guild's September Artists of the Month show. Artists, Joan Onofrey and Barbara Reynolds with be featured in this special show. Barbara Reynolds will be showing her watercolors in this show. Joan Onofrey will have her collages on display. There will also be cards and prints of the artist’s works. 

About the Artists 
Barbara Reynolds – Dedham, MA 
“I have always been fascinated by rocks, trees, and skies. Capturing light and color are challenges that keep me engrossed in the process of painting. Seeing a watercolor scene appear before me is a thrill. I want my paintings to provide the viewer with emotion, a feeling of place and time, a sense of intimacy and serenity.” 

One of my favorite places to paint is Star Island, in the Isles of Shoals off Portsmouth, New Hampshire. I am indebted to that place for inspiring my love of painting.

Joan Onofrey – Needham, MA 
Collages have always intrigued me, especially those created of paper. There is a freedom and energy involved with the process of tearing and cutting the paper into shapes. The images created by layering these pieces of paper have the spontaneity of their own. The patterns, textures and colors combined with torn edges of paper brings lively way of focusing my ideas in my artwork. 

As a collage artist, I am often inspired by the children I teach and by my observations of nature. Themes such as animals, plants, landscapes and sports come to life with bits of recycled and repurposed paper, along with a whimsical point of view. 

The Dedham Art Association is a nonprofit organization with a commitment to enriching our community through art. The Association has a rich history and continues to grow. We offer art demonstrations and workshops by professional artists that are educational and highlight diverse media and techniques. Our meetings are held at the Endicott Estate in Dedham.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Guild Member news, Artist Winners of the Arts Affair Marina Bay

The 22nd Art Show of ArtsAffair at Marina Bay
took place in Quincy on
Saturday, August 5, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sunday, August 6, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

the Arts Affair at Marina Bay is a two-day exhibition that introduces you to the talents of artists, sculptors, and photographers who live and work in many South Shore and Boston communities.

More about the show
What began as one man's vision to bring attention to the local art scene, is now an annual venue for artists, collectors, and art patrons. William E. Beyer, a renowned watercolor artist himself, saw the need to create an opportunity for artists to convene as an all-inclusive exhibit of the many art groups from the South Shore. It was also his plan to bring public awareness to the talented artists living and creating among us. That was 22 years ago when the event was held on the boardwalk, with paintings tied to the railings.

Read about it here


The winners from this annual art event from the Dedham Guild are

Oil and Acrylic - 3rd Place, Mona Podgurski, Tiny Home

Oil and Acrylic - Honorable Mention, Mona Podgurski,  Beach Front Bargain

Mixed Media - 1st Place, Cindy Mootz, Mother and Child

Photography - 1st Place, Kerry Hawkins, Niles California 2
Photography - Honorable Mention, Kerry Hawkins, Niles California 2
Photography - Honorable Mention, Alice Donaldson, Iceland

See the artworks at the Dedham Guild this Month

Niles, California 2 by Kerry Hawkins

Thursday, August 3, 2017

August News from the Dedham Guild

There is a new Facebook page called Dedham Area Arts. Check out this page to see area arts events from literature, plays, arts, and music

Visit and like it here 

New Cooperative Gallery in Hyde Park

Much like the Dedham Guild, the Switch Gallery features local artists work. Arts includes fiber, jewelry, prints, paintings and more...

The Gallery is located
21 Fairmount Ave
Boston, Massachusetts, MA 02136

(857) 258-0412

Read about the opening here
See their Facebook Page

Above Painting by Artist Walter Marroquin

Kids and adults were invited to create artworks with messages of peace and kindness in any medium up to 8”x10”. Art will be displayed in Dedham Square Artist Guild This month.

See the artworks by Artists and Kids

Learn about the non-profit Catching Joy and the store Blue Bunny

Monday, July 31, 2017

Announcing August Artist of the Month, Photographer Gretje Ferguson

The Dedham Guild is happy to announce the August Artist of the Month, 
Photographer, Gretje Ferguson.

The theme is of Cape Cod and will be on display from August 2-31 at the Dedham Guild, 
553 High Street, Dedham Square.

The Best Part: We'd love to see you at her artist reception on Saturday, August 12, 5:30-7:00 p.m. 
for wine, cheese, and celebration! Make an evening of it: you can enjoy dinner, a movie, or musical entertainment, all within a few steps of the Guild.

When you come, please have a look throughout the Guild, You will see beautiful paintings, photographs, glasswork, jewelry, pottery, textiles, and more, all available for purchase, created 
by our talented artists.

Looking forward to seeing you!

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Windows and Doors, Art Challenge

Call to Artists —Windows and Doors

A special exhibition hosted at the Dedham Community Theatre


Opening Reception: Thursday September 7th, from 6-7:30PM at the Dedham Community Theatre

"Windows and Doors" bring the outside in. Architecture allows for color, light and shadow. There are stained glass windows, broken windows, and windows into the soul. There are bronze doors, prison doors, and Matisse's balcony doors that open to the Cote d'Azur.

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

Non-refundable cost for entry is $25. 

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.

If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door. -Milton Berle

Door to the river
De KooningWhitney Museum of American Art, New York

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Dedham Guild is Sponsoring Dedham Portrait Project

PHOTOGRAPH SOME OF THE MOST INTERESTING PEOPLE IN THE WORLD!!!Be a part of a unique photography portrait project, and help celebrate those living
and working in Dedham! The Dedham Square Artists Guild, along with
the Massachusetts Cultural Council, is sponsoring Dedham’s first town
wide photography portrait project. Everyone, regardless of age,
experience or residence, is invited to enter.

The show will be hosted at
Dedham Public Library
43 Church Street • Dedham, MA 02026
November 1st through December 15th, 2017

The subject of the photo portrait needs to be one of the 
24,000 plus people living or working in Dedham.
​The photographs must have been take after January 1, 2015,
(photos do not have to be taken in Dedham)

The Dedham Portrait Project will be juried by Paula Tognarelli of the Griffin Photography Museum, and prizes of $250, $100 and $50 dollars
​will go to the top three entries.

Paula Tognarelli

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Call to All Artists .... living or working in Dedham.

Call to All Artists .... living or working in Dedham. 

Applications for the 2017 Utility Box Painting Project are now available. Are you an artist? Take the the challenge and submit a design to help liven and improve the aesthetics of the town

The Friends of Dedham Civic Pride, in collaboration the Department of Public Works, invites artists to participate in this public art project.

This program is designed for Town of Dedham-owned utility boxes (Light and Signal Control Boxes, LSBs). The art will become the property of The Friends of Dedham Civic Pride and Town of Dedham. Selected artists will receive a stipend of $400 which includes painting supplies.

Submittal Deadline: August 11, 2017, at 4:00 PM

Dedham Civic Pride Utility Box Committee Review: August 14 – 25, 2017

August Selected artist's notification: August 28, 2017 (via email)

Start date for painting: September 11, 2017 

Project Purpose:

The idea is to transform common, bland, green or gray utility boxes into visual, graphic, and distinctive works of art. The theme of the utility box painting is either nature or Dedham history.

Vibrant public art creates an inviting environment and a sense of place. Through the Dedham Civic Pride Utility Box Committee, this general invitation to submit proposals for participation is being issued to the both amateur and professional artists, who should either be from Dedham or work and/or live in Dedham, with an interest in, and appreciation for Dedham's culture, history, and diversity. This RFP will help you navigate the utility box project from start to finish.

Pick up an Application at the Dedham Square Artist Guild or contact Dedham Civic Pride

Dedham Civic Pride's mission is to improve and maintain the appearance of the town with our Sponsor A Spot, Blooms, Banners and Benches programs. Working with local community groups, businesses and the town, Dedham Civic Prides transforms unsightly traffic islands, rotary, median strips and other spaces into beautifully landscaped spots. Our banners liven up Dedham Square and the East Dedham area during various seasons of the year.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

New in the Dedham Guild, Chandelier Pendant Collection

Chandelier Pendant Collection

Have you seen Sandrine Colson's unique work? This is a her new collection

It is bright and beautiful! See it for yourself

The jewelry designs include sterling silver wire crochet set with crystal prism pendant from a chandelier as well as smaller hexagonal chandelier crystal prisms. The necklace measures about 1
8-20” long and is ended with a sterling silver chain and toggle clasp. The crystal pendant piece is about 1.5” wide by 3” long. Crystal hexagon pieces are about 0.5” wide. The cuff bracelet ended with a sterling silver toggle clasp, measures about 9” long and is about 2” wide. The earrings come in three sizes: small (0.5-1: long), medium (1.5”) and large (2”), all ended with sterling silver ear wires. The ring is size 7-8.

By Sandrine Colson 


A little bit of history of Chandeliers from Wikipedia

A chandelier /ˌʃæn.dəlˈɪər/ is a decorative light fixture mounted on ceilings or walls.[1] Chandeliers are often ornate, and normally use incandescent light bulbs, though some modern designs also use fluorescent lamps and recently LEDs.

Classic chandeliers have arrays of hanging crystal prisms to illuminate a room with refracted light, while contemporary chandeliers assumes a more minimalist design that does not contain prisms and illuminates a room with direct light from the lamps, sometimes also equipped with translucent glass covering each lamp. Modern chandeliers has a more modernized design that uses LEDs, and combines the elements of both classic and contemporary designs; some also equipped with refractive crystal prisms or small mirrors

Chandeliers evolved from candelabra and were invented during the medieval era. It originally used candles as its primary source of light and remained in use for up until the 18th century, where the invention of gas light and electric light takes place.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Local Call to artists

Local Call to Artists

CALL TO ARTISTS - "Summer at the Beach"

BNN Neighborhood Art Gallery located at 3025 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02119 invites local artists to apply for a new show that will be on exhibit for August and September 2017. The theme of the exhibit is "Summer at the Beach". Deadline to enter is July 20, 2017. Media: Paintings or Photographs, sorry no sculpture. Opening Reception: Monday August 7 from 5:30-7 pm. Send up to 3 images for consideration to All work must be ready to hang with wire back. Curated by Art Studio 99 - Janice Williams


Zullo Gallery - 456A MAIN STREET MEDFIELD MA 02052
23rd Annual Juried Exhibition
September 16 - November 4, 2017


DEADLINE: All entries must be received by Tuesday , August 15, 2017
(If you wish application material returned please include a self-addressed stamped envelope)

NOTIFICATION : All artists will be notified by email of the juror's selection by August 29

JUROR: Betsy Van Oot Artist, Visual Arts faculty Noble and Greenough School


Call for Entries
Deadline July 20, 2017
Up to $2,000.00 in cash prizes
Oil & Acrylic, Watercolor, Mixed Media,
Drawing, Sculpture, Photography, and
Fabulous Fakes: Exact Duplication or Creative Interpretation

Event Date: August 5-6.
Corporate Park at 500 Victory Rd.,
Marina Bay, Quincy MA 02170
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Saturday, July 8, 2017

Two great events Next week!

Join us for the Opening Reception for Jewelry Artist, Sandrine Colson,
Artist of the Month Dedham Artist Guild

Wednesday, July 12 at 6 PM - 7:30 PM

Dedham Square Artist Guild
553 High St, Dedham, Massachusetts 02026

Jewelry caught my interest many years ago, and the vast majority of my jewelry creations are one of a kind. I’m always experimenting with new techniques and materials, so my jewelry designs exhibit a wide variety of styles. Abstraction, materials, texture, and colors are the inspiration for my work. I enjoy working with metal wire, glass beads, gemstones, and pearls as well as polymer clay, enamel or another contemporary style painting. - Sandrine Colson


"Into the Night" Art Exhibit Opening Reception
Hosted by Dedham Square Artist Guild

Thursday, July 13 at 6 PM - 7:30 PM

Dedham Community Theatre
580 High St, Dedham, Massachusetts 02026

Black and white silver-toned photography, moonscapes and dark, abstract landscapes. 
Into the night—New York City bright lights where the action begins.
Or into the night—in the country with the howl of a wolf or the crackling of a campfire.

Participating artists:
Mona Podgurski, Gretje Ferguson, Kerry Hawkins
Dennis Stein, Wendy Birchmire, Cindy Mootz.
Jane Wojick, Sandrine Colson, Marietta Apollonio
Brenda Nikas-Hayes, James Walker, Nancy Sally and Cara Crisafulli

See more information about the Dedham Guild and Dedham Community Theatre


Art Tip of the Week

How to Use Glazes to Create Luminosity in Your Oil Paintings

See this painting Tip here

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Flowers, Pottery by Lisa Walker

"Apple Blossoms" 
created in Westwood by Lisa WB Walker

Using an actual apple blossom twig and her own hand carved stamps, 
Lisa created her "apple blossom" collection. Stamps were used to "draw" her textured 
"pictures"; color was added by hand painting with watercolor underglazes. 
A clear glaze completes each piece to make them functional for food.

Lisa was inspired by her apple blossoms in her front yard

making the work using stamps on wet clay

painting the work once it is dry
they are fired in a kiln before adding glaze and firing for the second time

finished work at the Dedham Guild

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Viewer's Picks, Dennis Stein, June artist of the Month

Guild's June Artist of the Month: Photographer, Dennis Stein

Dedham Square Artist Guild, 553 High Street, Dedham Square

On Saturday, June 3 at the opening reception, members of the public choose from a pile of original photographs. The viewer got to help Dennis pick out which photographs he should hang as part of his show. 

We asked people to write/dictate a sentence or two about what draws you to that particular work. The chosen prints will remain on display for all of June.

Custom prints from the show may be ordered in matted, framed, or loose print format.

Some of the comments about the photos viewers picked, see the photo above

Starts at the top left and goes down

1. Love the movie theater print. The colors, placement, architecture. 

2. Love the energy of this one. The dogs seem so happy and free. 

3. The shadows and angles and then one way go 2 ways. The interplay of angles. 

4. Soft angles, intriguing composition. Beautiful elements that come together with mystery.

To see more comments and the photos in person 
visit the Dedham Square Artist Guild

"I presently am an iPhoneographer, creating all my images using apps on the phone and iPad. I still use film cameras on occasion, specifically plastic cameras and pinhole cameras. I do my own printing on an Epson Pro 4900 and use archival papers." - Dennis Stein