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Monson Arts Council Spring Art Show

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     The Monson Arts Council 30th Annual Juried Spring Art Exhibition and Sale will open at the House of Art, 200 Main Street in Monson and in Monson’s Memorial Hall at 198 Main Street on three weekends from April 20 through May 5 from Noon to 5 pm on Saturday and Sunday. The exhibition will be open to the public at no charge.  A gift shop featuring work by the artists will be open in House of Art at all times during the show.

Hours: April 20-21, April 27-28, May 4-5 : Noon – 5pm. Awards will be announced on April 20 at 2pm.  Peoples’ Choice Ballots will be available throughout the show.  The Quaboag Valley Chamber of Commerce will hold a reception on Thursday, April 25 at 5pm.

 The Monson Arts Council has awarded over $4500 in Prizes in 4 Categories including $1000 Best of Show plus a $500 1st Prize & $100 2nd Prize in each category of art submitted to the show: paintings in all media, sculpture, photography, and the graphic arts. Three jurors selected the 139 pieces from more than 270 works of art submitted by 74 area artists: A reception will be held on Saturday, April 20 from 1 – 4pm in both buildings.  Prizes will be announced at 2pm.

Area Businesses Support the Art Awards

Prize money for the exhibition is supported by donations from a broad selections  of business sponsors in the region, including: Monson Savings Bank, Turley Publications, WARE Radio, Steer Rite Tire & AlignmentDazed, Squier Lumber & Hardware, Re/Max, Richard R. Green Insurance Agency, Inc. , Monson  Family Dental, Architectural Insights and more.

    Jurors for the show are Kara Bigda , a freelance painter working in watercolor. She is a graduate of Amherst College with a fine arts degree who has worked in education, the insurance industry and manufacturing.  In 2008, after 10 years of employment as an art teacher in the Quabbin Regional School District she retired to paint full time.

Also, Cathy Liontas of Milford CT who has an SCSU, Masters Degree in Art Education and has studied at the Art Students League, NYC, Lyme Art Association, Lyme, CT, Silvermine Academy of Fine Art, Darian,  CT and the Creative Arts Workshop, New Haven, CT. 

and Eli Yung, Interim Curator of the Fitchburg Art Museum, Fitchburg MA who earned her MA in American Studies from Brown University, specializing in the politics of preservation and the intersection of art and activism.


3 responses to “Monson Arts Council Spring Art Show”

  1. Bill Morgenstern says:

    What is the process for submitting work for the exhibit? I’m a photographer living in Brimfield and in the future I would like to submit photographic images for consideration. I’m also curious about membership in the Monson Arts Council and potential for individual exhibition of my photo images.

    Thank you for your response.

    • Peter Barnett says:

      First, it is too late to submit work for the Spring Show. The deadline has passed and all submitted work has been juried. However, it sounds like you might be interested in taking out an artist membership in the MAC, which would qualify you for the Fall members’ show. You can find membership on the website under “About Us” and check out the special category called “artist member”.

    • Peter Barnett says:

      I should add that if you have an interest in becoming an active member of the arts council, you could come t our board meeting on Monday evening at 7 at the House of Art at 200 Main St.

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