President’s Message
November 2020

We enter this year’s untraditional holiday season, still struggling to cope with the mind-numbing Covid-19 restrictions. Thanksgiving for many of us will be without family and friends gathering to celebrate our local history.  Going into 2021, we will continue to meet via Zoom, social media, and small project-based groups.  

GHA Annual Meeting – Saturday, Nov 21st, 2-4 pm via Zoom

All members, including seasonal residents, are encouraged to participate in our upcoming annual meeting. A Zoom link and agenda will be sent out on November 20th. The Board approved the following motion be brought to our November 21, Annual Meeting.  Because we will be meeting remotely you will be receiving an email from ‘Survey Monkey’ asking you to vote on the following motion, the results to be announced at the meeting.

  1. MOTION (by Michael R.): “I move, that the Guild of Harwich Artists raise our annual dues, as recommended by the Board, the amount of $5, resulting in $35 for Artists and $25 for Associates, effective Nov 22, 2020.”

Our November demonstration artist is Jay Tichenor, a new member, who will lead an interactive session where participants will paint along with Jay.  He will demonstrate his quick ‘travel sketches’ done en plein air using simple ink and wash techniques.  Regardless of your preferred painting medium, you will find Jay’s approach liberating and inspiring. 

Annual Holiday Ornament Sale

Member painted ornaments continue to arrive at the Gallery as they are completed.  Thanks to many member contributors we have received about half of our goal of 100 ornaments.  Popular ornaments seem to be Cape scenes such as lighthouses, shorelines, and boats, especially with holiday themes. More painted canvases are needed at this time to replenish inventories.  Proceeds of this year’s ornaments sale will be shared with the Children’s Center in Harwich Port, a part of Harwich Ecumenical Council for the Homeless. More information about the Center is found on their website:

You can pick up primed canvas frames (3x4 & 3x3) and pre-cut watercolor paper at the Art Gallery, now open on weekends through December 13th (10 am-4 pm), and on Black Friday.  You can also pick up supplies at the Thursdays Open Painting Session (1-3:30 pm) in the Harwich Community Center, Activity Room 3. Lastly, supplies can be dropped off and picked up at your front door by emailing your request to  Your contribution is much needed and appreciated. 

Thanks to the many of you who are contributing in so many big and small ways that, when combined, are allowing us to fulfill our mission of “art and community”; despite the many challenges before us. I hope to “see” all of you at our Nov 21st Annual Meeting. Until then, stay safe and positive. 

Michael Rudden,
GHA President
259 Spruce Road
Harwich, MA 02645

Get out your art materials, we are having an online workshop with Jay Tichener!

Local nonprofit Guild of Harwich Artists will host an interactive Zoom meeting with guest artist Jay Tichenor on Saturday, November 21st after their Annual Meeting from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. Demonstrations are free and open to the public. GHA President Michael Rudden will send Zoom invitations to the meeting on the 20th; to be included, send your name and email to

Tichenor will be demonstrating ‘Travel Sketches’ with audience participation at home. To be prepared for the demo, you will need watercolor paper or pad of paper, a fine tip ink pen, waterproof black ink, and watercolors for a wash. Don’t have these materials? Don’t worry, join, and have fun with the Guild either way!

Michael will send out a Zoom invite the night before. If it requires a password, it is 'guild.'

Hope to see all of you there,
Sedona Summer
1st Vice President of the Guild of Harwich Artists

Annual Ornament Sale Happening Now

Don’t miss our Annual Holiday Ornament Sale! Weekends Thru Mid-December & Black Friday from 11 am-4 pm at The Art Gallery of the Guild of Harwich Artists.

The Guild of Harwich Artists’ annual holiday ornament sale is a popular attraction that raises money for a good cause. This year the ornaments will be on sale weekends through mid-December. The 75+ inventory will be refreshed weekly as our 70-members complete their original paintings.

Hand-painted miniature oil and framed watercolor paintings by members of the GHA are available at $15 each. Payment by check or cash. Many of the ornaments are inspired by holiday images of Cape Cod and make wonderful stocking stuffers.

Call For Artists! Special Edition 
BoldBrush Painting Competition

Members are encouraged to participate in the following art competition sponsored through FASO. More information found here

Helpful and Inspiring Websites

Members have been asked to submit links to artists' demos in any medium along with a short description of why you found it useful. They are typically available via YouTube, Pinterest, and various social media outlets. Send to Joan Carroll, she can share these in our future newsletters as you send them.  If we get sufficient submissions we can start a list categorized by artist or medium and post on our website. 
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