Events & Exhibitions

 
“Underway” by Barbara Healey

“Underway” by Barbara Healey

ANNUAL SUMMER SHOW: Refresh!

All are welcome to attend Westport Art Group’s beloved annual summer community show! This year the show is REFRESH to celebrate the summer! The show will feature art of all mediums, including photography, a craft table of various pieces by WAG artists, and the popularly adored small painting raffle.

  • Artwork in all styles and medium by our Members

  • Small painting raffle

  • WAG artists craft table

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

The Raffle Drawing is on Sunday, August 4, 2019 at 3 PM. Raffle prizes may be picked-up at the close of the exhibition on Sunday, August 4 until 5 PM.

Free and open to the public at the WAG gallery, 1740 Main Road, Westport Point. See you there!

Call to Artists and Crafters

YOU ARE INVITED to participate in the 2019 Summer Community Show at the Westport Art Group. Proceeds from the show fund our programs and support the arts in our community.

Please download the following:

Call to Artists Craft Intake Form Art Intake Form

The Call to Artists has all the details you need to know for participating in the show.

Gallery sitter signup will be posted here soon. Please check back!!

DROP-OFF: Hand delivered only. Tuesday, July 23, 10 am to noon and 5 to 7 pm.

PICK-UP: Work may be picked up on Sunday, August 4, from 5 to 7 pm.

ELIGIBILITY: The Summer Community Show features new and fresh art created by WAG Members only.

ARTWORK intake: Oil, Watercolor, Acrylic, and Pastel, Photography, Mixed Media, Collage, Prints (one of a kind, hand-pulled), Digital Art. No Giclée prints. We especially encourage entry of photographs.

TWO WALL ENTRIES AND UP TO SIX (6) BIN PIECES.

FINE CRAFTS intake: Craft items must be submitted as individual objects (not collections). Up to five items may be entered. Intake fee is $5 per item. (No individual tables this year.)

Please donate a 5x7 painting for our raffle

SMALL PAINTING RAFFLE DONATIONS: We ask that you donate a 5x7 original painting for the Small Painting Raffle Wall. All WAG artists are invited to participate whether or not you enter the show. You can submit your small painting at the Thursday Plein Air classes. In addition, there is a box in the WAG library for depositing your artwork on Wednesdays from 9 to 3 PM and during classes throughout July. We will not be matting the pictures this year, so please submit matted if that is how you would like your art displayed.

AWARDS: A “People’s Choice” award will be presented based on votes by people attending the Reception. The award will be presented at 7:00 at the reception.

 
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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 July 20-21: Sarah Miquelle Brown, Arthur Cintron, Lynn Detrick, Charlene Mackiewicz, and Judy McLean.

Exhibiting August 17-18: Mary Benefiel, Diane Burns, Janet Dubuc, Peter Lenrow, Robin Nunes, and Sue Prideaux.

Call to Artists

WAG Artists: To apply to exhibit your artwork at WAG as part of the Tour, download the application form: 2019 Open Studio Tour at WAG

 
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Westport Historical Society’s 3rd Annual House Tour

In past years, The Westport Historical Society and Westport Art Group have worked together during the historical society’s fundraiser, the Annual House Tour. This year we are also participating. Westport Art Group artists will be stationed at each stop on the house tour, and will later join tour attendees at the end-of-day reception, where they will display their wet-canvas creations and offer them for sale.

The Westport Historical Society’s 3rd Annual House Tour will be held on July 28th, the last Sunday in July. Please see their website for more information on the tour, including tickets and details: http://wpthistory.org/our-events/house-tour/.

If you would like to be a painter on the tour, please inquire at info@westportartgroup.com.

 
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The Periwinkle Shop

The Periwinkle Shop features small art items and handcrafted gifts made by our members, and is located in the Westport Art Group lobby. The Periwinkle Shop is open during classes and by appointment at 1740 Main Road, Westport Point, MA. Please email info@westportartgroup.com.

Call to Artists

WAG Member Artists and Artisans are invited to sell their artwork in the shop. Contact WAG if you are interested in adding your artwork or handcrafted items to the shop.

 

Small Exhibits at WAG

When several WAG artists want to exhibit their work together, they can send a proposal to the Small Exhibit Review Committee, consisting of Donna Massano, Janet Gendreau, and Jim Constantine.  The proposal should include: 

  • the names of the artists to be included

  • the kinds of artwork to be included

  • the number of pieces of artwork to be exhibited

  • possible opening and closing dates

  • things about the artists that make them qualified to offer a WAG-sponsored exhibit 

  • willingness to provide publicity in addition to being posted in the WAG website

  • willingness to provide gallery attendants during the exhibit

The Review Committee will approve Small Exhibit proposals based initially on the qualifications of the artists who propose to exhibit their work.  The qualifications that they consider include:

What is their exhibition history? Have they taken part in any juried exhibits? Have they won awards? Have they ever been invited to exhibit?

No registration fee will be charged by WAG.   WAG will collect 25% of the sales of any artwork in the exhibit.  Proposals should be sent to the Small Exhibit Review Committee at info@westportartgroup.com.