NEW Paint Along Program 1st Saturdays 10-2 Columbus Hall

First Saturdays 10-2 at Columbus Hall Post Office Square South Lynnfield 
 
Come one and all to PaintAlong (behind DunkDonuts) Post Office Square South Lynnfield every 1st Saturday

*Nov. 7th Paint winter scenes with Bill Deveney $10pp informal one on one time with instructor and peers
beginners table and bring your own project tables
basic supplies provided, kitchen coffee & fun

*Dec. 5th Make Holiday Card & Craft w/Crafters $10pp
informal one on one time with instructor Steve Greco Guild Signature Series Cards preview & holiday crafts for sale - Fill a Basket for the Dec. 12th Art Show

*Jan. 2nd Paint or Sketch with Steve Greco $10pp
informal one on one time with instructor, coffee too.
Sig Series NoteCards by 16 LAG members on sale including Steve Greco's ocean print below plus Placemat Maps by Bill Munroe on sale.

*Feb. 6 To be announced (series will be all spring)


Welcome to the             Lynnfield Art Guild

Who We Are. . . . . . . .

We are a group of local artists residing in Lynnfield and surrounding towns on Boston's North Shore dedicated to perfecting our craft. We are also all over the Northeast and the country as alumni of the Guild. We meet every third Thursday at 525 Salem Street Lynnfield 7-9pm, and host socials and en plein airs in the summer.

The Lynnfield Art Guild (LAG) is a nonprofit organization established in 1964.  LAG provides a platform for artists of all ages, working in the areas of painting, drawing, fine crafts, photography, and sculpture to network with fellow artisans, display their work, and stimulate cultural awareness and appreciation for fine art in the Greater Lynnfield community.

Mission Statement:

The mission of the Lynnfield Art Guild is to encourage and inspire individuals young and old who have an appreciation, interest, and love  of art, to express their talents while striving to attain the highest level of their artistic ability.
 
SPECIAL NEWS! The Town of Lynnfield June 30th 2014 voted overwhelmingly in Special Town Meeting to Buy the Centre Farm property at 567 Main Street! We hope to work with town officials to have a Special Auction Reception and or Shows at this bucolic site, home of Captain Henry Bancroft and Eliza Wakefield.

JOIN US TODAY so you can be a part of these great cultural developments! See the membership form below and send it to LAG POBox 12 Lynnfield MA 01940.  
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 Live demo programs every third Thursday (except January and summer), sign up and get our newsletter mailed to you with further details.

Centre Farm photos courtesy of Northrup Realtors
 
 SPECIAL THANKS TO Marjorie Gershaw Family for generous donation of 100s of art frames and supplies!
 
 

Jane Booras paints 'en plein air' - fun in summer! First Wed. of the month 12-2 on Lynnfield Common.

 

 

LAG recording secretary Darlene L'Heureux demonstrated caning with 'rush' on five chairs (left) which she then kindly DONATED to the Guild! Thank you Darlene! Lynnfield Art Guild welcomes traditional craft artisans.

Donations of finished work are always valued and often help us raise money to sustain programs. Please contact Kendall at i2art@comcast.net if you wish to donate to one of our events or online auction.

SPECIALTHANKS FOR RECENT DONATIONS:

Larry Pumfrey, Oil, Cultural Center House1995 will be out to bid on in our September Art Sale Online Larry's Saugus Iron Works, Oil is ON LOAN to LAG see it at the Sept. 17 Demo at Lynnfield Senior Center. Judy Pumfrey Print - Children Hugging unframed we've seen Larry and wife Judy at Paint Out in Wakefield and also thru Gloucester weekend lessons.

Willliam LaForme Photograph b/w Lighthouse in Fog

Frank Costantino Birds 5 x 7 w/c, Winthrop Studio      we've seen Frank at en plein air over the summer and at the SUNRISE ASST LIVING June Art Show

Steve Greco Cat signed prints, Ocean Waves, Acrylic Northshore Instructor we've seen Steve weekly at Lynnfield Senior Center and appreciate his many signed colorful wildlife prints he donated to our guild.

Jane Booras Children of Nepal, watercolor. This is one of 120 Children Around the World portraits Jane is showing at100 Faces of Humanity Sunday Sept. 27 2-6pm at St. George Greek Orthodox Church 54 South Common Street, Lynn MA For more info 781-593-6162

Linda Bacon who has Paula Bacon painting donations coming in from Maine. We are collecting a Pauline Bacon Scholarship in honor of this LAG Pres. in1984 and very popular art instructor for decades in this area.

Paula Kulas signed original Maples in Snow framed with a Gershaw frame - this was on display at our Spring Show in May and part of TOWN COLLECTION we've seen Paula leading WALK n SKETCH programs at the Lynnfield Library and around Centre Farm.

Kathy Abbott contributed collage photography of Com-mon Meeting House Centre Church & Centre Farm. Exhibits of her Angry Ocean Project are have been displayed from Gloucester to Salem to Lynnfield.

William Deveney donated reproductions of his Country Garden and English Cottages framed in biddingforgood You can see his popular Buoys and other works at the Lynnfield Senior Center All Purpose Room gallery or catch him teaching at the Northshore Community Col. He often paints en plein air at Tides.

Please check out our LAG feature artists at the Wakefield Cooperative Bank and the Lynnfield Library, in Lynnfield Village Center, and the Lynnfield Senior Center Gallery at 525 Salem Street in South Lynnfield.

We have requested artwork display at MarketStreet Al Merritt Cultural Center and Centre Farm 567 Main St. but have been informed we are not allowed to hang our works at either site for any period of time.



 



 
Where Rock Meets Surf by Past LAG Pres. Michael Karas
Where Surf Meets Rock a Giclée of Oil Original,    Donation by LAG Past President Michael B. Karas in honor of Lynnfield Art Guild's 50th Anniversary is up for bids this September, 2015- see link for bidngforgood to left. The bids close September 30th 10pm, so catch a deal on art from artists who have had connection painting with or for the Lynnfield Art Guild over the years
 
The Lynnfield Art Guild is grateful to have such loyal alumni! Mr. Karas is donating from afar, his Sea Island Studio in South Carolina. When Michael was only in high school from Peabody, he came to a Lynnfield Art Guild demo at the Library with his favorite art teacher, Ted Casey. That night he said changed his life. Now Karas is known world wide for engaging ocean scenes and landscapes, and fondly remembers his humble beginnings.

Please follow his works, many NEW and listed in national art magazine at http://www.michaelbkaras.com. Thanks Michael for the inspiration and generosity! Michael and Ted both served as Presidents of Lynnfield Art Guild. Special thanks also to Dr. Frank Colombo also longtime LAG board member. Frank has been in touch with Michael for many years and one of many big fans of his beautiful work and technique.
 
UPDATE: LAG SEEKING GALLERY open to all ages

AVAILABLE FOR ART on LOAN is the Karas piece and also NEW Larry Pumfrey's oil Saugus Ironworks.

Already its premier position in our Town Collection, the Karas work has netted a new art scholarship to be named and new funds to help our building, display and equipment, kicking off our next 50 years. These donations allows more students to connect with guild art resources for their careers, these days not just in fine arts, but also in engineering, architecture, tourism and design fields.
 

The Past and the Future Meet Together
Celebrating the 50 Year Anniversary of LAG
(l to r) Past Presidents Pauline Bacon, Virginia Dodwell, Charles Gargas, LAG Gershaw Scholar Award Winner Jonah Ruecker, and most recent Past  President Carol MacKendrick. Jonah, a senior at Lynnfield High School, went on to Mass. College of Art to study design and manufacturing in the fall . His work below Skyline is a pen and ink which won 2014's award.
 
Art Student Jonah Ruecker's Award Winning Artwork
 
 
Lynnfield Art Guild had modest beginnings-                     in 1964 at the Meeting House                     in the Centre. 
Today Lynnfield celebrates 301 years of continuously active Meeting House, while the Lynnfield Art Guild hosted two 50th anniversary special shows ...
 
              Carol MacKendrick with TriCentennial NoteCard Design she designed which portrays the many uses of the Meeting House over three centuries. Limited number of these note cards still available at Village Pharmacy.

June 21 LAG 50th Past President's works on display, and another special show on July 2nd with Lynnfield Legacy Locations the theme. Both were great shows! Our artists came out with their best works!  A FEW MORE PACKS OF SIGNATURE SERIES CARDS from our 50th Year are still available this Dec.
featuring many special places in and around town, all the more valuable now as our history disappears in time.The memories these paintings evoke are special: making the Sunrise Art Shows 3 and 4 in June 2014, and 2015 exceptionally fun to reminisce and share memories of Center School, Perley Burrill Gas Station in tidy 1953, the RailRoad Depot on Summer St. and Kimball's Starlite Ballroom.

Last year LAG President Kendall Inglese honored the Past Presidents with cake and refreshment on June 21st after a viewing of the Town Parade, then rode the trolley around town and did the Walk About Tour for the occasion, past the Centre Farm. Kendall also hosted an 'en plein air' session with Jane Booras our new LAG membership contact, Ann Rogers and others.

In the fall of 2014 Lynnfield Historical Society and cultural hosts put on a trolley tour of the Common Route and six historic properties in particular including the Capt. Thomas Flint house on Main Street and the Col. James Hewes house on Lowell and Hart House on Chestnut St. where silk was tried as home industry.

This year our 51st, and the town's 301st was our best ever. We find ourselves expanding membership and programs, yet we find no designated display for artwork. We work with the library to fit into their plans for new building which is ten years away. We lost the Cultural Center across from library to Tricentennial activity, and are looking seriously for a NEW HOME in Lynnfield.

This year renewed interest in biddingforgood continues to fund the display and building fund, every bit counts. We also have a new subcommittee led by Shaila Desai and new members serving Bill Munroe and Paul Keefe reporting to V.P. Beth Aaronson about display equipment which must be versatile able to pop up and down and storage is now big issue with little room at Senior Center

LAG artists took to 'en plein air' more this summer than ever, so let's all look forward to results this fall!

CONGRATS to LAG members for recent exhibits:
*William Deveney, Jeannette Corbett ribbon winners at TOPSFIELD FAIR


also at Topsfield Fair exhibit at Coolidge Hall
William LaForme, Hedy Sanni, Diane Sawyer, and many other Lynnfield Art Guilders!
LAG member Jeannette Corbett won Best of Show!

*Maris Prost Clay at Salem Art Assoc. thru end of Sept.

*Darlene L'Heureux 20 China Teapots at Peabody
 
*Carol MacKendrick and Kendall Inglese Discover
Lynnfield A-Z at the Lynnfield Library & LMS Media Ctr
this winter 2016 displays will be at the elementary school media centers.
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*Virginia Dodwell Me First, Cory's Place w/c at Wakefield
 Coop Bank Lynnfield Center;

also at Wakefield Coop:
*Fran Freshman The Old Paint Factory, The Patio, and *Caroline McGrane Colorful Santorini,Serene, At Sunset

Thanks to Andre Stewart for the donation of
Lady with a Hat
(picture to be posted shortly)
soon to be seen at the Lynnfield Library 
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JAN. 7th Thurs. 2016 at Huckleberry Hill School the new library architect designers are holding a hearing at 7pm for the public to record wishes of needs at new  multimillion dollar library site plan on Reedy Meadow (if town vote goes thru april 2016).

ART DISPLAY needs will be recorded, public is welcome

Letters may also be written to the Library Trustee Chair, 18 Summer Street, Lynnfield MA 01940

The Lynnfield Art Guild has been in need of uptodate display hardware, lighting and curation and space.