Our new sign
Our new sign

The Raffle Wall
“Surf and Turf” Second Place
“Surf and Turf”, oil
by Robert Abele III

Jordan Wolfson
“Surf and Turf” Third Place
“Fish and Chops”, woodblock print by Vidar Haaland

Holiday Fair
Holiday Fair

Painting at Pardon Gray
Painting at Pardon Gray
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The mission of the Westport Art Group is to stimulate and promote the appreciation and encouragement of the arts and crafts.

The Westport Art Group was formed by a group of amateur and professional artists early in 1956. The members held classes in each others’ homes. The first Community Show was held in July, 1956 in the Westport Point School. It attracted a large crowd. In 1971, Elizabeth Yeomans Booth donated land to WAG in memory of Edward, Julia and their son, Andrew Yeomans, for the encouragement of the arts and crafts. She stipulated that a building was to be erected on the property within two years. The members raised funds and worked hard to do that and that is how 1740 Main Road came about.

WAG celebrated 50 years by honoring Dorothy Gifford Curtis, the last surviving Founding member, with a plaque at a Valentine’s Tea and an exhibit of her paintings in February, 2006.


Download a pdf copy of our brochure here!
WAG Brochure
Westport Art Group
1740 Main Road, Westport Point, MA 02791
508-636-2114
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 157, Westport Point, MA 02791

For more information, email info@westportartgroup.com

Click here for driving directions

Donate!

Donations to WAG are tax deductible as allowed by law.

PLEASE NOTE:
All classes will be held during construction.

The Monday and Thursday classes will be held at Howland Hall, Westport Point Church,
1912 Main Rd, Westport Point, MA 02791
Near the intersection of Main Rd and Drift Rd.

The figure class is being held at Sandywoods,
43 Muse Way, Tiverton RI 02878.

Visions of Westport
Annual Spring Juried Show

June 27 – 28, 10 am to 4 pm

Reception & Awards Presentation +
New Wing Construction Preview

Friday, June 26, 6 pm to 8pm

Founded in 1956, the Westport Art Group celebrates its heritage with the dedication of our New Wing. Throughout the years, WAG has nurtured the vision of cultivating the arts in Westport and the surrounding communities. This juried show celebrates that vision with two-dimensional art that depicts the rich, natural environment of the shore, land and sea, as well as the architecture, culture and people of the South Coast region.

Click here for more information.
Download the prospectus and entry form here.

Evening Plein Air
Painting Demonstration
with Robert Abele

Tuesday, May 19, 2015
6 PM to 7:30 PM

Robert AbeleEnjoy a spring evening by the sea and learn how to paint plein air. Instructor Robert Abele will demonstrate plein air painting techniques, including choosing subject matter, starting the painting, selecting colors, value, line and more. This demonstration will explore the materials, supplies and equipment needed to make the most of your outdoor painting experience.

Bring a lawn chair and notepad, sit back, relax and explore the rewards of painting in the open air.

Pre-registration is not required. Suggested Donation $5.


Location:
Apponagansett Park, 77 Gulf Road, South Dartmouth, MA The park is near the Padanaram Bridge and offers scenic harbor views, a sandy beach area and picnic area.

Painting the South Coast Landscape

Tuesday Evenings: May 26, June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
5 PM to 7:30 PM
Instructor Robert Abele
Fee for Six-Week Session: $75 for WAG members,
$90 for non-WAG members
Oil, watercolor and acrylic


This will be an enjoyable, six-week series of classes involving painting on-site in the South Coast landscape. Participants will explore the advantages of plein air painting, as well as the various approaches to working on-site and how to efficiently compose and complete plein air paintings.

The classes are open to all levels. The Evening Plein Air Demonstration on May 19 is recommended to those who want to begin the plein experience or for artists who want to review or learn the latest in techniques and materials.

For questions: info@westportartgroup.com.

REGISTER HERE!

Kids’ Workshop

Saturday, June 20

Paper Possibilities

In June the children will create their own Art Booklet. Participants will experience transforming cotton pulp into a piece of paper.  Additionally, several techniques for making decorative papers will be utilized: marbleizing, painted papers, and printing on paper.  Finally, assembling paper into booklets and adding  their own art will create a keepsake plus leaving some blank pages for future art. The decorative papers will be used for mixed media collage techniques using the kids ideas for themes. We will look at some children's book illustrators for inspiration. Click here for more information.

WAG Adds a Wing!

Slideshow courtesy of Mary Benefiel.


Save Your Lee’s Receipts!

Please save your receipts from Lee’s and drop them in the box on the desk at the WAG building. Lee’s will donate 1% of the total. Thank you to our members who donate their slips to us. WE WOULD RECEIVE MORE THAN $850 IF 10 MEMBERS (an average size family) DONATED ALL THEIR SLIPS FOR JUST ONE YEAR. We have over 200 members!

NOTE: Please do not circle anything on the slips, leave them as is!
Thank you!

Monday Painters Map

Join the Monday Morning Painters every Monday from 9am to 12pm on location for plein air painting. It’s free for everyone.
Click here for the 2015 Monday Painters Map!


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