Created for the love of art and community.
Westport Art Group was formed in 1955 by a small group of local, art-minded women. Since then, we have grown into a robust and colorful community organization approaching 250 members from all over South Coast, Massachusetts, southern Rhode Island, and beyond. At our active Main Road, Westport Point building, we offer both adult and youth art classes and show events throughout the year, many of which are open to the public. We are a 501(c)3 organization.
SOUTH COAST ARTISTS OPEN STUDIO TOUR EXHIBIT AT WESTPORT ART GROUP GALLERY
WAG will again be participating in the South Coast Artists Open Studio Tour in July and August. We welcome visitors to our 1740 Main Road, Westport gallery to view several of our artists’ work on each tour weekend. To find out more about the tour, please visit southcoastartists.org.
Exhibiting August 17-18: Mary Benefiel, Dianne Burns, Janet Dubuc, Peter Lenrow, Robin Nunes, and Sue Prideaux.
(Exhibited July 20-21: Sarah Miquelle Brown, Arthur Cintron, Lynn Detrick, Charlene Mackiewicz, and Judy McLean.)
ANNUAL SUMMER SHOW: REFRESH!
Thank you for attending!
Thank you for attending Westport Art Group’s beloved annual summer community show! This year the show was called REFRESH to celebrate the summer. The show featured both arts, including photography, and crafts. It also included our popular small painting raffle!
Opening Reception: Friday, July 26, 5:30-7:30 pm
Exhibit Days: July 27 - August 4, only on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays
Exhibit Hours: 10 am to 4 pm
Each year, the event is free and open to the public at the WAG gallery, 1740 Main Road, Westport Point.
Sponsored by Lee’s Market, Westport
Lees Market sponsored the Summer Community Show, REFRESH, and contributed a prize for the the best work of art that fits the term, REFRESH. At the Opening Reception, on Friday, July 26, the Lees REFRESH Prize with a check and an award certificate was awarded to Paul Vien, for his watercolor painting, "Sleepy Cove."
In addition, at the Opening Reception, the two winners of WAG Scholarships were introduced. They are Hanna August and Tara Couto. In addition, they were awarded four-year memberships in the Westport Art Group. Each of these new artists entered original paintings in the REFRESH exhibit., and the one by Hanna August won the People's Choice Award based on a vote by the people attending the Reception.
At the Reception, the Raffle of Small Paintings donated by WAG artists began, and was more popular than ever before. It continued all week, with the announcement of winners on Sunday, August 4, the last day of the show.
WEEKLY PRINTING OPEN STUDIO ON TUESDAYS
Tuesdays, 9:15 am - 12:15 pm. Weekly printing open studio has resumed, with Studio Monitor Nelson Marlowe.
The studio will be set up for your independent monotype printing projects using our beautiful printing press. Nelson will demonstrate how to set up a plate and create a unique print using the press. Participants should bring their own supplies, including soy-based inks (only), paper and brayers. For more information, please see our Education page!
WAG’S THURSDAY Painting CLASS IS painting outside
Thursday painting class is working en plein air from mid-May through mid-October at wonderful locations on the South Coast! Of course, should the weather be inclement, the group will meet at WAG.
See Weekly Open Studio Painting with Instructor on our Education page for locations and details.
All skill levels. All media. New students welcome. First class free to try, then membership is required. Drop-ins welcome, so come any Thursday.
2019 WAG SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS
The Westport Art Group is very pleased to announce the recipients of the 2019 WAG Scholarships.
The initial recipient of the recently established Clara M. Stewart Memorial Scholarship is Hanna August. This Scholarship was established through the generosity of Clara M. Stewart, an artist, art teacher and long time member of the Westport Art Group. Hanna August, a 2019 Westport High School graduate, will receive this $1,500 award and attend Bridgewater State University to pursue a degree in Art Education.
2019 Dartmouth High School graduate Tara Couto received a $1,500 Westport Art Group Scholarship. Tara has been accepted to Massachusetts College of Art and intends to study Illustration.
We wish both of our scholarship winners great success in their college endeavors!
Summer Camp for Kids! Thank you for attending!
Art Camp at The Westport Art Group is appropriate for children ages 6 (entering grade one) through 11 years.
Session 1: July 8-12, 9 am - noon
Session 2: August 12-16, 9 am - noon
See the Youth page for camp details.
Members: It’s Membership Renewal Time
It is time to renew your Westport Art Group membership and/or update your membership profile. Our membership year begins on June 1, 2019 and runs until May 31, 2020. Your continued support is greatly appreciated. Thank you for your membership, donations, participation, and volunteer work. Please read the Letter from our President, Peter Lenrow, on the Membership page for information on our efforts and activities. Renew your membership online on the Membership page: Join Us!