December 2017
** Tuesday, December 12th, Christmas/Holiday Dinner Party at E. B. Flatts
No December Board Meeting
No December Photo or Artist Group Meetings
** Tuesday, January 2nd 7 pm Photo Group Meeting
** Tuesday, January 9th 7 pm Artist Group Meeting
** Tuesday, January 16th 6:45 pm Board Meeting

If a meeting date changes (due to inclement weather, board member illness, etc.), an email notice will be sent out or you may contact Mary Hollingsworth at or 508-885-5870 to verify the date.

** CHRISTMAS/HOLIDAY DINNER PARTY: December 12th at E.B. Flatts in East Brookfield (245 W. Main Street). Dinner is at 6:30, preceded by Social Hour at 5:30 with a delicious selection of appetizers and a cash bar. Details (menu selections, etc.) were in the invite which was mailed to all members the first week in November the deadline (Nov. 30) has passed.

If you did not receive an invite or if you have questions, please contact Mary Hollingsworth at (508) 885-5870 or If you mailed your form at the last minute, please contact Mary to let her know your entree choices so they can be included in the final count, since mail can be delayed.

PHOTO GROUP MEETING: January meeting, Tuesday, January 2nd at 7PM at the Studio. January Photo Coordinator Margaret Emerson is developing a program and will be contacting the photo group with details. MAG will also send out a reminder.

ARTIST GROUP MEETING: January meeting Tuesday, January 9th at 7PM at the Studio. Deborah Kirk will lead “Zooming In". In this challenging exercise, you will use a homemade viewfinder to “zoom in" on a small area of a photo or magazine clipping and then draw or paint just the zoomed in section. Bring an image and your drawing or painting supplies.

** PLEASE NOTE: MAG is required by our Bylaws to present a list of Officer positions. There will be a vote in January to approve the Slate of Officers. Below is a list of positions in the Guild. If you are interested in a position, please contact Amanda Delanski (President - 413-768-8082, email:
Vice President - Gayle Magwood (Vice President -508-867-6516 or email: or Loretta Medeiros (Treasurer - 413-245-7565 or 774-200-7920 (cell), email:

Thank you for your consideration of any position that is listed. MAG is an organization run by volunteers and we need your help.

Guild Officers/Core Executive Board:
Vice President
Secretary – could be split into two positions: 1) Corresponding Secretary to handle corres- pondence, renewals, updates to the member list, holiday party invites, and similar duties, and 2) Recording Secretary to write up meeting minutes, newsletters, announcements, and similar duties.

Guild Appointed positions:
Web Master
Publicity Chairman
Display Coordinator(s) – Cormier, Cornerstone Bank. Spencer Library, E. Brookfield Library, N. Brookfield Library
Program Coordinator for Artist Meetings
Program Coordinator for Photo Meetings
Open Studio Coordinator
Holiday/Christmas Party Coordinator
PAINTING WORKSHOPS: None known at this time.
Every Wednesday morning throughout the year, from 9:30-Noon the studio is open to all members who wish to participate in open painting/drawing sessions

CONGRATULATIONS: Veronica Furst was recently notified that she is now a signature member of the Pastel Society of New Jersey, due to her acceptance into 3 juried shows within a 5-year period.

CONGRATULATIONS: Deborah Kirk, who’s landscape of an historic tree which used to be located in Princeton is included in Len Haug’s recently published book – “The Scenes and Seasons of a Small New England Village".

Are you in a show, a gallery, or displaying your artwork at other venues? Please let us know. We would love to post it in our newsletter, Facebook page, and web site. Please send your announcement to You may send a small jpg image if you wish.

Anna M. Ozolins, Academic Member will be having a "Meet The Artist" with light refreshments on December 14th, from 4-5:30 at Oxford Library.
339 Main Street
Oxford, MA 01540
Phone: 508-987-6003 or 508-987-6004
The Artist will be there to answer any questions you may have about her beautiful artwork that will be hanging in the library!
Linda Spencer and Michele Loftus-Trzcinski have works in the 6th ANNUAL ARTIST MEMBERS EXHIBIT in Vernon Connecticut at Arts Center East.
709 Hartford Turnpike
Vernon, CT 06066
(860) 871-8222
EXHIBIT DATES: Nov.16 – Dec. 17
Thursday – Sunday: 1:00 – 5:00; Extended Hours 12/9 & 12/16 10:00 – 5:00

Please let us know if you are aware of upcoming opportunities for MAG members to enter shows or display work. None known at this time.

FEATURED ARTISTS for NOVEMBER and DECEMBER 2017: For hours of operation and other information on our display venues, the online links are provided for your convenience. Please take time to go view the artwork of your fellow artists at these locations: (and tell a friend!!!!!) Copy & paste the link into the address bar of your internet browser.

* Cornerstone Bank (previously Spencer Bank): Mary Hollingsworth -

* Cormiers Jewelers, Spencer: Award Winners from 2017 MAG Fall Show –

* North Brookfield Library: Deborah Roberts Kirk and Dick Kirk -

* Richard Sugden Library Spencer: Mary Hollingsworth and Victoria Furst -

* East Brookfield Library: Karen Langlie and Amanda Delanski -