Material Needs

September 8 through September 29, 2017

Opening reception: Friday, September 8, 7:00 to 9:00 PM
(directly following the Annual Meeting at 6:00 PM; the Annual Meeting takes place across the street at 657 Main Street)

Come celebrate the group exhibition of the 2016-2017 Material Needs artists: Jennifer Davis Carey, Katie Dye, Ralph Ferro, Casey Hickey, Tomoko Sakai, Rebecca Smith, Pamela Stolz, Susan Swinand, and Jill Watts. These artists all received grants ranging from $500 to $1,500, supported by an anonymous donor, to create work that was new to them and new to the city.

Parking is free in the paved lots belonging to the Freemasons at Ionic and Beacon Street. As part of our ongoing partnership program with local restaurants and food purveyors, Figs and Pigs will sponsor the appetizers.

We thank the evening’s sponsors:


Artwork image above: Pamela Stolz, The Garden, oil on canvas, 16″ x 20″.

Image details on the home page:
Transposition 7, glass6″ x 2″x 2.5″ by Katie Dye
Alternating Systems VII, watercolor, gouache, colored pencil on watercolor paper , 60″ x 40″, by Susan Swinand
Johnny Got His Gun, photo transfer, vitreous enamel on copper, found objects, 11″ x 17″, by Jennifer Carey
Jonah and the Big Fish, linocut, 36″ x 29.5″, by Ralph Ferro


Coming Soon to the Aurora

John Hayes-Nikas, The Return
Aula Alayoubi, Fruit of Heaven
Susan Swinand, All Together Now
Opening: October 6, 2017
October 6, 2017 through November 4, 2017

Art On The Line
November 4, 2017

E Pluribus Unum: A Members’ Exhibition in Collaboration with the Fitchburg Art Museum
Opening: November 17, 2017
November 17 through December 16, 2017

Present Tense Prize Winner: Colleen Fitzgerald, Stamina
The Fourteenth Annual College Show
Opening: February 2, 2018
February 2 through March 2, 2018

After A Fashion
A Members’ Exhibition
Opening: March 16, 2018
March 16 through April 20, 2018

Carrie Crane, Becoming Truth
Madge Evers, Sporeplay
Catherine Wilcox-Titus, Primal Waters
Opening: May 4, 2018
May 4 through May 26, 2018

The Sixth Annual “One” Members’ Exhibition
Opening: June 15, 2018
June 15, 2018 through June 30, 2018