The Short Stop Cafe at 54 Loomis Street has granted BACS members space to show their art. Work by Anita Feld went up in September. Anita’s book The Croissant Rage: A Legend is also on sale at the cafe.
BACS members who are interested in having their art displayed in this lovely setting may e-mail email@example.com.
Congratulations to Anita Feld, Maria Green, Sylvia Mallory, Kati Oates, Doris Smith, and Laura Wallace, whose work is on exhibit in the show “Pattern” at Grace Chapel, 59 Worthen Road, Lexington. The exhibit will run until late October 2017 and may be viewed on Thursdays from 2:00 to 5:00 pm. It is also accessible on Sundays, during service times, and whenever the church building is open.
Congratulations to Ellen Hurley and Lee Sadeghpour for having some of their fine work on exhibit at Great Road Gallery and Framing, 363 Great Road.
Art by Maria Green and Ellen Hurley has been selected for the 18th Frances N. Roddy Open Competition at Concord Art, which runs September 14-October 14, 2017.
Kudos to Florence Como, who had a painting on exhibit at the North Shore Arts Association this summer.
Here are three student works from Valeria Lanza‘s mixed media class, which will again meet this fall. All are welcome and encouraged to join.
Photo highlights from crafting times held at the Bedford COA on Wednesdays
Bedford Arts and Crafts Society Celebrates 60th Anniversary in 2016
Meanwhile, in Bedford, a group was coalescing around a shared love of the practice and appreciation of painting and crafts.
That year, local residents John Dodge, Lucia Kespert, and Margaret “Peg” Whitley began to gather for the pleasure of painting together. The trio hatched the idea of founding a group to share their enjoyment and knowledge of painting with others. Thus was born the Bedford Arts and Crafts Society (BACS), which evolved into a rich resource for local artists and crafters. BACS became the go-to place for classes, workshops, and demos through which the participants built their skills—and developed lasting friendships. The Regional Art Show, established by the late Connie Hanley in 2000, has become a signature event for BACS, much anticipated each year on Bedford Day.
On Wednesday, May 11, members of the Bedford Arts and Crafts Society gathered at Scutra Restaurant in Arlington to celebrate the 60th anniversary of BACS. We were honored to have founder John Dodge present as our special guest. John related how he studied art under the GI Bill after serving in World War II and subsequently made a living in the art business, becoming a specialist in the hand-coloring of photographic reproductions. His hand-colored works are hanging in well-known places around the world, among them the Waldorf Astoria in New York, the Palmer House in Chicago, as well as Children’s Hospital and the Seaport Hotel in Boston.
The evening also featured a lively round of BACS trivia and the presentation of roses to Mr. Dodge and to several other past presidents who joined in the evening’s revelry—Alba Kenney, Alyce McLaughlin, Jeanne Reidy, Evelyn Rice, and Mary Jane St. Amour.
To mark the club’s anniversary, BACS will be raffling and auctioning off several one-of-a-kind artworks and crafts this year. These include a fully furnished “vintage” dollhouse painstakingly crafted by BACS members; an original, framed pastel painting by artist Denise Rainis; an original, framed pen-and-ink drawing by artist Sue Funk; and handcrafted decorative boxes. Stay tuned for further details over the coming months! And be sure to visit the BACS booth and the Regional Art Show on Bedford Day.
Highlights from Bedford Day, 2015
Congratulations to the Bedford Day 2015 Regional Art Show Winners. Click here for all the winners and participants.
For photo highlights click here and scroll down.
Contact Info: Bedford Arts and Crafts Society, P.O. Box 604, Bedford, MA 01730 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org