MEMBER NEWSLETTER

 
Feb. 2019
 

ALL Board of Directors
President, Steve Syverson
Vice-President, Tom Fiorelli
Secretary, Eva Glazebrook
Treasurer, Roberta Bloom
Members at Large
     Marshall Moyer
     Martha Mayo
     Mary Hart
     Margaret Femia
     Caroline Gallagher

ALL Committees, Chairs
Gallery, Eva Glazebrook
claydancerdesigns@gmail.com
Hospitality, Pat Caron
serenitymt@comcast.net
Marketing, Marshall Moyer
marshallmoyer@yahoo.com
Development [TBD]
Cooperative, Margarida Correia
artsleagueoflowellcoop@gmail.com
Education [TBD]
Programs, Mary Hart
mjhart206@gmail.com
Membership [TBD]
Greenwald Gallery,
Roberta Bloom
roberta@mediapersecond.com
Event Rental, Steve Syverson
steve@vangoghsgear.com

ALL Arts Gallery
307 Market Street
Lowell, MA 01852

www.artsleagueoflowell.org

NEWS FROM THE BOARD

Welcome to a brand New Year! Our 2019 show line up promises new opportunities for our artists to exhibit their work. You can pick up an exhibition schedule postcard at the gallery reception desk. As well, you may find information and prospectuses as they become available at artsleagueoflowell.org/gallery/future. A big thank you to member Eleanor Mondale who gifted part of her art collection to ALL. At our holiday member show, "100 & Below" in December, the gallery included these and other works in a raffle to benefit ALL. The first show of the year, "HINT OF SPRING", brings warmth and color into January. The reception was Saturday, Jan. 19. The show continues to February 24.

At the Annual Members' Meeting in September 2018, votes were cast to ratify Board Member-at-Large positions for Margaret Femia, Tom Fiorelli and Caroline Gallagher. Since that meeting, the Board invited Tom Fiorelli to join the board as Vice President. That position will be ratified at the Annual Meeting this year.

Get out of the winter doldrums with Toss it Up for ALL Member Mingle at Warp & Weft on Market Street in Lowell, on Tuesday, Feb. 5 from 6-8pm. Gather with members and friends at this friendly local tavern and join us in tossing money bills (a denomination of your choice) up on the tavern’s ceiling. Until the end of February, all revenues collected will be donated to ALL.

We encourage new and present members to join one of our committees. Please contact the individual committee chairs by email. [see side bar]

Benefits of membership include members only shows at reduced entry fees and discounted commission on art work sold of 25% (non-members pay 40% in open shows). It’s easy to join online. Go directly to our website at www.artsleagueoflowell.org and click on the "JOIN ALL" tab. To renew your membership, click on the "PAY YOUR DUES" tab.

COMMITTEE NEWS

First Thursdays will be starting up again in May. It is a collaborative downtown gallery effort to encourage people to walk from venue-to-venue each First Thursday from May through September to sample the arts, food and drinks from 5 pm to 9pm. Thanks to Board member Marshall Moyer and the First Thursday committee, details for each month’s theme are in the planning stages and will be announced on Facebook as they become available.

Our COOPERATIVE GALLERY presents beautiful and affordable art hand made by our members. There are limited spaces available. Please contact Coop Chairperson, Margarida Correia, to put your name on the waiting list. artsleagueoflowellcoop@gmail.com. Members of the Coop will be hosting a spring reception on Saturday, April 6, time to be announced. Come in, meet the Coop artists and view new work in the Coop Gallery. Light refreshments and wine will be served.

The GALLERY COMMITTEE is transitioning some of our exhibitions to online entry submissions beginning with the second show of the year, entitled, Drawn To It: Line & Shade. This will help expedite the entry process and save time for the artists entering the shows. Please pay attention to the information in the individual prospectuses, as online entry deadlines will be earlier than the drop off entry times.

The PROGRAM COMMITTEE, in conjunction with the Lowell Telecommunications Corporation (LTC) successfully began streaming monthly Sunday morning art films last October and this event will continue through March of 2019. They are open to the public. These short films are on artists and various genres and were produced by or in cooperation with the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. They are on loan to LTC and will air on LTC Channel 8 on Sunday mornings at 11am every week. ALL has selected the 3rd Sunday of the month to watch that week's films in the gallery. Come join us each month (dates are in the SAVE THE DATE section) to watch that week's film(s). Come in at 10:30am and have a hot cup of coffee and pastries before the films commence at 11am sharp. They can also be viewed streaming online at LTC.org at the same time they air on the channel.

The GATES BLOCK GARDEN has acquired an Earth Machine composter as part of a green initiative encouraged by Sierra Club’s local chapter. It was donated by member Geoff Koetsch, and will be managed by him. It is designed to handle food waste, but only vegetable matter. It will biodegrade this plus yard waste and it is rodent proof. Help our garden by donating your banana peels, spoiled greens, etc., so we can have a green garden on the outside and on the inside. Contact Mary Hart for more information.

The gallery is available for EVENT RENTAL. Please contact Steve Syverson for information.

The GREENWALD GALLERY rental dates for members has been set up for 2019. There are a few time slots still available. Members who would like to have a solo show, or a show with other artists (who do not have to be members), are asked to contact Roberta Bloom for further information. [See side bar]

SHOW NEWS & GALLERY EVENTS

Current & Upcoming shows in the Main Gallery
"HINT OF SPRING" open show, from January 11 to February 24.. Reception was Saturday, Jan. 19. (4-6pm)
"DRAWN TO IT: LINE & SHADE" open show, from March 1 to April 14. Reception: Saturday, Mar. 9. (4-6pm)
"GAMES: CHESS, CHECKERS & CARDS" open show from April 19 to June 2.. Reception: Saturday, April 27. (4-6pm).

Current & Upcoming shows in the Greenwald Gallery
"LIFE IS POETRY" February 13 to March 3, featuring artwork by Marguerite Wibaux. Reception: Saturday, Feb 16, 4-6 pm
"THICKETS" March 6 to March 31, featuring art by Walter Wright in collaboration with Jan Johnson. There will be a lecture at the opening on Wednesday, Mar 6, 7-9 pm
Further information on Greenwald Gallery shows in 2019 to be announced.

MEMBER NEWS

Donna Berger has a solo show entitled, “Faces & Places”, at Greater Lowell Community Foundation, 100 Merrimack Street, Ste. 202 www.glcfoundation.org/ from January 22 to April 19, open Monday through Friday, 9am to 5pm. Reception is Wednesday, February 6 (5pm-7:30pm). Refreshments will be served.
Jenn Wood will be teaching art classes at two locations this Spring. "Painting/Mixed Media Collage" at Ipswich Museum, Ipswich, Ma – Fridays, March 1-29 (1:30pm-4:30pm) "Professional Development for Visual Artists-Artists' Survival Skills" at Essex Art Center, Lawrence, Ma – Saturday, March 30 (10am-3:30pm). For more information, contact Jenn Wood at www.jennwoodstudio.com.

SAVE THE DATE!
February 9 - DEADLINE online entry for "Drawn To It: Line & Shade" open show
February 17 - Wake Up With Art films @10:30am w/coffee & sweets. Streaming begins promptly at 11am
February 24 & 25 - drop off of accepted works for "Drawn To It: Line & Shade"
February 27 - MEMBER MEETING @6:30pm
March 1 - "Drawn To It: Line & Shade" opens
March 17 - Wake Up With Art films @10:30am w/coffee & sweets. Streaming begins promptly at 11am
March 27 - MEMBER MEETING @6:30pm
March 30 - DEADLINE online entry for "Games: Chess, Checkers & Cards"
April 14 & 15 - drop off of accepted works for "Games: Chess, Checkers & Cards" open show
April 19 - "Games: Chess, Checkers & Cards" opens
April 24 - MEMBER MEETING @6:30pm
May 15 - DEADLINE to submit announcements / events for June 2019 Newsletter
May 29 - MEMBER MEETING @6:30pm