DECEMBER 2021 GHA Newsletter
DECEMBER 15, 2021

Guild Newsletter December 2021

President’s Message:

Well, we made it through our 42nd year.  In 2021, we increased our membership, art sales, total donations to local charities, and improved our bottom line; despite covid’s persistent shadow. As we wind down our seventh successful ornament sale, all of you deserve a round of applause; and drinks.  I am gratified that so many of you contributed so much. Thank You All!

The emailed on-line ballots will be counted through Tuesday.  As of 12/12, forty members have voiced their confidence in the nominated officers.  I am proud to announce our new twelve-member 2022 Guild Board consisting of a great mix of experienced and new members:

President: Michael Rudden (1-yr)

2nd Vice President: Karen Shortsleeve

Treasurer: Noman Stafford

Secretary: Phyllis Charles

Gallery Representative:  Natalie Stafford

Membership: Linda Liberman

Publicity: M. Rudden

AIP & Alternative Art Shows: Sedona Summer

Sunshine: Donna Tavano

Digital Media: Aaron O’Brien (website) & Sedona Summer (Facebook)

Member-at-Large: Katherine Vacca

Member-at-Large: Larry Folding


Special thanks go out to dedicated members who helped with the Art Gallery, AIP, Alternative Art Shows, ‘Art for Good’ fundraiser’, annual members dinner (Chris Banks), newsletter (Joan Carroll), bank shows, artists demos, Guild accessories (Martha Kempe) and ornament sale. My sincere thanks go out to all of you who volunteered and supported our community. We would not be here if not for you.


Holiday Cheers to Your and Family

Michael Rudden, President



Annual Ornament Sale:

Our goal this year was to create and sell at least 200 ornaments.  And, thanks to you, we met our goal.  With one more weekend of sales, Katherine Vacca reports total sales of 200+ ornaments; including 82 during the Friday Dec 3rd Harwich Port Holiday Stroll.  The Guild Board met on December 6th and decided to write $1000 checks to two local children’s charities: The Children’s Fund and Harwich Children’s Center.  “Art and Community


Guild Dues Due Now:

Before you lock into holiday mode, remember to send in your 2022 Annual Dues along with a 2022 Membership Application:  New & Existing Member Application. Existing members are asked to do this to assist Membership learn how best to serve you. Dues amounts are: $35 Artists, $25 Associate.


Next General Meeting is Saturday, Jan 22nd, 10am to noon in the Multi-purpose Room in the Harwich Community Center, 100 Oak Street, Harwich MA 20645. Our demonstration artist is: Ellen Davies


May your holiday be safe and wonderful….See you next year!

Michael Rudden,

Congratulations, Everyone. We met our goal and sold 200+ ornaments! During the  Friday, Dec. 3rd  'Christmas in Harwich' the Art Gallery was open late. Thanks to Katherine Vacca, Joan Carrolland Larry Folding we welcomed a steady stream of folks during the evening stroll.  Many were regulars looking to acquire more gift ornaments. Others, new to the Art Gallery, pledged to come back next year for more ornaments. We sold 82 ornaments Friday, as well as three Gallery Artists paintings!  

The Cooperative Bank of Cape Cod & The Guild of Harwich Artists presents…

Cape in Color

An exhibition of original acrylic and oil paintings

by Martha Kempe and Jackie Kempe

Meet the Artists during a Special Afternoon Reception
Saturday, December 18th from 12-2pm

Light refreshments will be provided

All artwork is available for purchase


The Cooperative Bank of Cape Cod

1470 MA-39

Harwich, MA 02645


Exhibition Runs December 1-31, 2021

Available during business hours:

Monday through Thursday 8:30am-4pm

Closing Friday at 5pm, Saturday at 2pm


Your hosts are branch manager, Chris Cataldo,
and Guild President, Michael Rudden

Find It All Online 

Did you miss the President's Message or maybe one of our previous newsletters? Looking for our event schedule or Zoom link, or do you want to apply to Art in the Park or the Art Gallery? Find it online on the website.
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