The Framingham Artists' Guild, founded 1954, today is one of the largest visual art groups in the area with members from twenty-five area cities and towns, and Russia, the Philippines and Israel. The Guild meets regularly and presents demonstrations, critiques, art shows and special events. Everyone, artist or not, is welcome to join and all meetings are free and open to the public.
Meetings are held on the third Wednesday of the month- March, April, May, June & September, October, November, December. The December meeting is dedicated to wrapping up the season with a fun raffle and an evening of good food and good cheer.
Meeting topics range from demonstrations of various art mediums, to presentations, and critique of members' works, or a presentation of a subject of interest to artists. A "Painting of the Month" is selected and this piece is hung in the Lexington St. Library for the month. Other special meetings may be called from time to time. A newsletter is sent to all members prior to each meeting. Member artists have many opportunities to exhibit, including shows at the Lexington St. library, at Premier Image Gallery in Ashland, Mass Bay Community College in Wellesley, and other locations. Cash and ribbon awards are given, including the Katherine Eames Memorial Bowl, the Norman Feather Award, and the Delia McDonald Award for Excellence in an oil painting.
Membership dues range from $2 for persons 17 and under, to $20 per year for practicing artists who may exhibit and hold office.
Meetings are held at the Guild's room, third floor, next to the Performing Arts Center, in the Danforth Museum building. Entrance is by elevator at the jog in the building next to the Heritage Gallery, 140 Pearl St., Framingham. This is the disabled entry.
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