President’s Message August  

What Members Are Doing

Many Guild members are finding ways to self-educate, show, and sell their art despite the restrictions on our typical venues including art-in-the-park, member art shows, and bank lobby hangings.  For example, Sedona Summer has created a Facebook group that is attracting a growing following. The artists in the group, including many Guild members, display their work, share demonstration videos, host small shows at residences and otherwise support each other on-line. Given the pandemic restrictions, this type of outlet allows members and others to remain active. The Facebook group site is called 'Local Artists Helping Each Other.' Another example is Lee Ames who arranged to hang her paintings in the newly opened Seal Pub and Cafe in Harwich Center.  She is achieving success in selling her paintings. Katherine Magnusson has for several years arranged to have artists work's enlarged and displayed at 400 East Restaurant in East Harwich. I applaud their initiatives. 

Yes, these are not Guild sponsored venues but the question I ask is "why not?"  Maybe it is time for the Guild to expand our horizons?  It only takes members willing to try something new.and leadership to willing support them.  I am committed to the latter. 

Michael Rudden
259 Spruce Road
Harwich, MA 02645

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 newsletter.  If we get sufficient submissions we can start a list categorized by artist or medium and post on our website. 

"I started joining a free Zoom Feedback Friday presented by a group from Washington state: This independently-owned textile company showcases fiber artists each week with conversations geared towards natural dyeing, dyeing techniques, and artistic applications. Really inspiring discussions with artists one may never come into contact with had it not been for COVID-19. I appreciate the live content, even if as an audience member am not asking any questions." Erica Strzepek

Art Websites on Pinterest that I have found useful:

Peter Fiore, Landscape Painting a Day

Painting the Landscape Loosely, but Accurately by Howard F

Josh Clare Painting Technique Tips

Time Lapse Landscape Painting Jean Rupprecht

"I have been filming waves with my i-phone on beach walks. Later I  create thumbnail plans and select the compositions that are most promising. I do not strictly adhere to the video, but it provides an initial structure."  Joan Carroll

Join Us En Plein Air

Recent event locations were: Rock Harbor, Red River, and Sesuit Harbor. Weather and parking impact each week’s time, and location. To work around the heatwave, Chris Banks rescheduled the Red River event to 4 PM, avoiding the worst of the intense heat and parking fees. The painters who have taken advantage of  Chris' preplanning have found these events fun and motivational. Check our website, Facebook, or email for upcoming information.

Three Art Related Events

All Cape Cod Art Show, Northeast Fine Art Exhibition, Mid-Cape Art Competition

All Cape Cod Art Show - An Open Juried Exhibition
From the enormously talented pool of Artists on Cape Cod, this Exhibition showcases work across the spectrum. All mediums, all subjects, and $1000 in prizes will be awarded. The show will be judged for inclusion and awards.

  • Entry day: Tuesday, Sept 8, 10am-2pm.
  • Fee: $20 for 1 or 2 entries (flat-rate)
  • Pick-up: Wednesday, October 7, 10 am-2 pm
  • Artists must reside in Barnstable County.
  • Paintings must be suitably framed and ready to hang.
  • Frames may not exceed 42 inches in any direction.
  •  3D work should be constructed of any substantial material not exceeding 40 inches in any direction.
  • Works that cannot be accommodated will not be accepted. All works must be for sale. All work must be original.
  • Work done under the guidance of an instructor is ineligible. 
  • A 40% commission will be retained by the CAC. Current work only, please.
  • Accepted work will be listed online by Fri Sept 11th at 10 am. Check our website homepage. Declined work must be picked up by Monday, Sept 14th. 

Northeast Fine Arts Exhibition Art Submission Entries Reminder
Northeast Fine Arts Exhibition is calling for artists to submit work for the 2nd annual juried exhibition of "traditional realism."  They are calling for work in various mediums including oil, acrylic, watercolor painting, sculpture, drawings/graphics, pastel, and mixed media. Awards in seven categories and a $1000 best in show award. Online submissions due August 29th, 9 pm deadline. For more information visit:  
For more information, contact Fallon Rice

The Art Gallery News

The Cape Cod Chronicle’s Amy Tagliaferri recently stopped by The Art Gallery of The Guild of Harwich Artists to speak with member Katherine Vacca. Find the full article in the “Minding Your Business” section of The Cape Cod Chronicle on page 39 HERE.

The Guild of Harwich Artists Gallery, located at 551 Main Street (Rt 28) in Harwich Port MA 02646, is now open for the season with hours from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm, 7 days a week throughout the summer. You are invited to stop by see the works of twenty-four guild member artists in a variety of mediums.  We are practicing social distancing and wearing face masks to keep our community safe. 

Learn more about The Art Gallery of The Guild of Harwich Artists online. 

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