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

SHOW DATES: SEPTEMBER 7 TO OCTOBER 29

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 http://www.dedhamcommunitytheatre.com

Artwork by Sandrine Colson
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How to Frame Pictures Like a Pro
https://www.todayshomeowner.com/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

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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
SHOW DATES: SEPTEMBER 7 TO OCTOBER 2

INTENT TO SHOW SHEET IS DUE AT THE GUILD BY Sunday, August 20th

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 http://www.dedhamcommunitytheatre.com

Non-refundable cost for entry is $25. 

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.



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


UTILITY BOX PAINTING PROJECT
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 


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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 janice@artfulgift.com. All work must be ready to hang with wire back. Curated by Art Studio 99 - Janice Williams http://www.artstudio99.com

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

~ OPEN TO ALL ARTISTS ~

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



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Call for Entries
Deadline July 20, 2017
Up to $2,000.00 in cash prizes
Categories:
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
Visit us on Facebook
Call 781-961-2378
Prospectus and Registration Form at

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



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"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

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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

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Join us for a Book Signing Sunday, June 25th

This event will now happen on Sunday, June 25th

Join us for
Big Dan Runs the Marathon
Book Signing!

Dan wrote the book to tell a good story and maybe inspire more kids to run or simply want more out of life. He also wanted to reach the lesson that sometimes just accomplishing something is it's own reward and not everything has to be about winning. Or being the best. 

Sunday, June 25th at 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Dedham Square Artist Guild

553 High Street, Dedham Square

The talented illustrator of this book, 

Karine Makartichan will also be displaying 

her art during the book signing event


I am an artist and fine arts professional with more than 15 years of professional background. During my professional experience I have participated in more than 20 exhibitions throughout the world. 




Monday, June 5, 2017

June News and Call to Artists

Please check out these calls to artists

Dedham Civic Pride
The Second Annual Dedham Civic Pride Garden Photography Contest begins today. Submit your garden photos to dedhamcivicpride@gmail.com from today until October 1.

Photos will be posted on our facebook page and website. Open to amateur and professional photographers. Just make sure to tell us what category your pictures should be in.
A winner from each category will be chosen to win a pair of tickets to the 2017 Fall Beer and Wine Tasting Event. Get those cameras and head into the gardens.



The Dedham Guild Artist Guild
Call to Artists - Into the night, http://dedhamguild.com/intothenight2017



DEDHAM PORTRAIT PROJECT - Photography
Exhibition Dates November 1st through December 15th, 2017
http://www.dedhamportraitproject.com/enter-here.html

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.



Westwood Artists Marketplace

June 9 at 3:30 PM to June 10 at 3 PM

Westwood Artists and the Westwood Historical Society welcome friends, neighbors and visitors to come see what Westwood Artists have been doing. As spring turns into summer, school ends, graduates graduate, weddings bloom and folks leave for summer destinations, come check us out.

830 High St, Westwood, MA 02090-2505, United States

See Kevin Becker, Lisa Walker, Jane Wojick and Kathy Zola of the Dedham Guild at this event


The Farmer's Market

The Guild will have a table will be at the Dedham Farmer's market when it opens June 14th 3-7

The Dedham Farmers Market is located on the beautiful green in front of First Church of Dedham, 670 High Street, at the intersection of High and Court Streets and across from the Dedham Community House.

The market will be held on Wednesdays from 3-7 pm starting on Wed. June 14 and running through Wed. October 25, 2017. Our market runs rain or shine.

If you are intersted in becoming a vendor, please contact us:
dedhamfarmersmarket@gmail.com
(617) 968-3040.

Friday, June 2, 2017

Join us tomorrow for two wonderful events



Meet the Guild's Artist of the Month: Photographer, Dennis Stein
Saturday, June 3, 2-5 p.m.

Dedham Square Artist Guild,
553 High Street, Dedham Square

At the opening reception, you will see a pile of photographs. YOU, the viewer, get to help Dennis pick out which photographs he should hang as part of his show. We will ask you to write/dictate a sentence or two about what draws you to that particular work. (We will help!) The chosen prints will remain on display for all of June.

Custom prints from the show may be orderedin matted, framed, or loose-print format.




DEDHAM SQUARE SIDEWALK SALE
June 03, 2017 10:00 AM
Participating retailers throughout the Square

Head to the Square on Saturday, June 3rd for some fantastic sidewalk sales! Square shops will offer discounts and specials on selected merchandise. It's a great way to check out some of our newest retailers and support our independently owned small businesses that make Dedham Square a destination.

The following shops will have special discounts on their sidewalk sale items:

Blue Bunny Books & Toys
Boston General Store
Dedham Bike
Dedham Exchange
Dedham Square Artist Guild
Emily & Addie
Heart of the Square Gallery
nest

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

When we travel, Iceland






Dedham Guild Member, Alice Donaldson, recently traveled to Iceland and on a photographic adventure

For an Artist, Iceland is a goldmine. Whether you are photographing, painting, drawing, pottery, 
glass blowing, jewelry, woolen materials to express yourself with. the diversity of this country. 
It is a geological wonder of two Continental Plates, North America and Europe, separating. 

Jules Verne wrote his 'Journey to the Center of the Earth' novel, influenced by the Volcano Snaefellsjokull in West Iceland.

The snowcapped black mountains, blue Lagoons, the western Fjords are awe inspiring. and you will have to stop counting the breathtaking 80 foot waterfalls. The Black beaches of the south coast, glaciers galore, and let's not forget the Puffins, to which half the worlds population are found in Iceland.

Ice Caves and mountain streams so clear you can see every pebble below you. One of Icelands most powerful assets is the Aurora Borealis, seen from October thru March.

Known as the most 'Peaceful Country on Earth' its people prove this statement.


-Alice Donaldson