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


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