With a busy winter - from our Frame the Future Fundraiser to funding LAG memorials for Pauline Bacon and new April 2015 Scholarships, we have three great demos on third Thursdays coming up and looking for DONATIONS of artwork for our new Town Collection! So donations count all the way through the winter and enable artists future work as well as bring enrichment to Greater Lynnfield region.
We had a great show and online auction, and are still accepting donations for the art scholarship and display fund drive. If you would like to donate work to be featured on our gallery, contact President Kendall Inglese at 781-334-5131, and review those generous LAG members who have given already on Bidding for Good Fundraiser website.
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.
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.
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 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.
Live demo programs every third Thursday (except January and summer), sign up and get our newsletter mailed to you with further details.
FEB. 19th 7-9pm PAULA JEAN KULAS, Watercolor
MAR. 19th 7-9pm JIM RYAN, Oil (see his work donated to our permanent collection on biddingforgood.com/lynnfieldartguild
APR. 16th -7-9pm FRANK CONSTANTINO, Watercolor
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.
We will have some great auction items coming up! Spring fundraiser will be posted by Kendall Inglese on LinkedIn. Please contact Kendall at email@example.com if you wish to donate.
Please check out our LAG feature artists at The Savings Bank, Wakefield Cooperative Bank and the Lynnfield Library, in Lynnfield Village Center.
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.
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: BIDDING ON LINE for KARAS Piece!
This beautiful piece will be reserved for another showing at a spring reception, and auction feature for a fall gala September 13 at MarketStreet in 2015.
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, is going 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 this year's award.
Lynnfield Art Guild had modest beginnings- in 1964 at the Meeting House in the Centre.
Today Lynnfield celebrates 300 years of continuously active Meeting House, while the Lynnfield Art Guild hosted two special shows ...
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!
New 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 (left) our new LAG membership contact, Ann Rogers and others.
1960's era: Lynnfield Summer Street Train Depot and Perley Burrill's gas station are just a few of the subjects painted in this summer's July 2nd show at the 1714 Meeting House. Collages of the shows will be at our demo programs.
The Guild also enjoyed the sounds of the Evolution Band during the evening portion of the show. More concerts on the common are coming up Weds. 6-8pm in July. Artist& Craftmen of Saugus, one of LAG's sponsors this year will be at the July 23rd with a fruit art demo.