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Arts Collaborative of Wakefield News & Announcements

ACW Meeting 11/15/23 7:00pm At the Cultural Exchange


To all Arts Collaborative of Wakefield members and friends,

Happy Thanksgiving!

A couple of ACW meeting, event, and activity reminders:

  • The next Arts Collaborative of Wakefield (ACW) meeting is this coming Wednesday night, 11/15, at 7pm at the Albion Cultural Exchange building at 9 Albion Street, Wakefield.

  • The next ACW ’Drop In & Art’ is this coming Tuesday, 11/14, from 10am to Noon at Albion Cultural Exchange building at 9 Albion Street, Wakefield.

  • For the December Artisan Sale on 12/1 and 12/2, there are a couple of tables left. Contact Kathy Frey if you are interested in being a vendor.

Agenda November 2023:

Upcoming ACW events:

December 2023, 1st weekend: Winter Artisan Sale.

There are a couple of tables left, reach out to Kathy Frey if you are interested in being a vendor.

  • Friday, 12/1, 5-8pm

  • Saturday, 12/2, 12-5pm

December Meeting / Holiday Party

February: ACW member exhibit at the Blake Gallery at the Beebe library for the month.

Future Events:

April 2024: ACW Spring Show. Theme is ‘Tell Me a Story’

Start to form committee

‘Drop In and Art’ Monthly meetings –- 2nd Tuesday and 2nd Wednesday of the month

See below for details

Mailing List and Newsletter: Updates from co-chairs, Andy and Emily

Website and Instagram updates/reminders

Update your ACW Website content – send any updates to Joy joy.schilling@gmail.com

Send photos to Andy to post on the ACW Instagram account; send to: andy_levine@yahoo.com

ACW Kitty:

Accounting:

Starting Balance: $463.40

Additions: $237.25 (Proceeds from Creatures and Critters registrations fees, after expenses)

Ending Balance: $700.65

After Meeting Discussion Forum

  • No topics for November

  • Any one want to lead the discussion in January 2024?

Other Topics?

‘Round the Room’ – Art Events and Happenings updates

Congratulations to the ACW for celebrating its 12th year!

Calls for Art:

Dec 2023 – 1st Weekend

ACW Holiday Sale event at ACE on 12/1 and 12/2

Details :

  • Friday 12/1, 5pm to 8pm Set up: 3pm

  • Saturday, 12/2, from 12pm to 5pm Set up: 10am

  • Location: Albion Cultural Exchange (ACE) building at 9 Albion Street, Wakefield

  • The event is not juried and there is no registration cost or commission to the ACW

  • Participants are to bring their own tables.

  • Set up starts at 3pm on Friday and at 10am on Saturday.

  • Folks who are in both days are welcome to leave their work overnight.

  • Promotional Info will be provided to participants to share with their social media and networks

  • To register: Please send an email to Kathy.frey1@verizon.net with the dates you plan to participate.

‘Drop In and Art’ Sessions at the ACE presented by the ACW

Come join ACW members and friends for some art time in the company of local artists. This new event is held monthly on the 2nd Tuesdays and Wednesdays of the month. Bring your own art supplies and hang out with other artists to chat, get inspired, help with a bit of creative block, or whatever! More details are below.....

Adult artists are welcome to drop in for as little or as much of the session as they like.

Media suggestions include, but are not limited to: drawing, stitching, knitting, sketchbook/journaling, collage, dry felting, jewelry making, carving wood or linoleum.

2nd Tuesday from 10am – Noon and 2nd Wednesday 7pm- 9pm

After Meeting Discussion Forum:

February: Instagram – what it is, how to use it, etc....with Jamie and Joanne

April: Social Media for Artists with David Kay and Joanne Jolly Kay

September: Photographing Your Artwork and How to Upload discussion with Joy

Future Topics:

Sketch booking and Journaling practices discussion with Liz Noble

Website Building discussion with Andy

Examples of possible future topics:

  • How to get out of an artist block

  • What inspires you as an artist?

  • Plan an upcoming Field Trip – events & locations

ACW Calendar:

2024

  • February: ACW member exhibit at the Blake Gallery at the Beebe Library for the month.

  • April: ACW Spring Show. Theme is Tell Me a Story; location: ACE building

  • October: ACW Fall Show. Theme is TBD; location: ACE building

  • December: ACW Winter Artisan Sale on the 1st weekend of December; location: ACE building

2023

  • February: ACW had 7 members exhibiting at the Blake Gallery in the Beebe Library for the month.

  • March 26: ACW Artisans Sale as part of the Reading Symphony Orchestra Concert – ACW Members Sale

  • June: “From the Ground Up” Art Show: Opening reception and then Thursdays & Fridays in June

  • June: ACW exhibit at the Beebe Estate in Melrose: Opening reception and then Saturdays in June

  • October: Fall Show - Theme is Creatures & Critters

  • December: Annual Winter Artisan Sale on the 1st weekend in December

2022

  • February: ACW had 8 members exhibiting at the Blake Gallery at the Beebe Library for the month

  • March: Many ACW members participated in the Arts & Edibles art show at the ACE building. Members were exhibiting artists and event hosts

  • Summer/Fall: the ACW was a guest vendor once a month at the Wakefield Farmers Market on North Ave.

  • October: ACW hosted the Creatures and Critter Art Show for the month of October.

  • November: ACW had 7 members exhibiting at the Blake Gallery in the Beebe library for the month.

  • December: Stoneham Library exhibit space - a one month duration with a dozen ACW artists.

Annual Winter Artisan Sale: 1st weekend in December. Over 20 local ACW and other artisans participated in the annual ACW Winter Sale.

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