6×6 Exhibit Opening an Artful Event

Thank you to everyone who came to the 6×6 Community Art Exhibit opening reception on Saturday, Feb. 7! It was a great day, full of artistic inspiration, sales of community artwork, food and fun for all.

Special thanks go out to Doug and Laurie Challenger of Chrysalis Media Arts, who generously made a documentary video about our gallery, during the opening reception of the show! Several member artists in attendance talked about what the gallery means to them, how it was founded and a bit of its history.

Watch the video here:

Welcome to New Member Patricia Czepiel Hayes


“Song of the Day” by Patricia Czepiel Hayes

We are delighted to welcome Patricia Czepiel Hayes as our gallery’s newest member. Patty is an oil painter (as well as commercial graphic designer). Exploring her interest in both realism and abstraction, Hayes creates oil paintings inspired by the natural world, typically plants and trees growing close to her home in Hadley, Massachusetts. In January 2015 she began a series of bird paintings, focusing on song birds and shore birds. See her Member Artist page for more information, and be sure to visit her website: http://www.hadleydesignworks.net.

Community 6×6 Art Show Returns to the Gallery

Sawmill River Arts Community 6×6 Art Show
February 7 – March 1
Start now on your 6″ x 6″ artworks for the wall, (NO BIGGER than 6″ x 6″ – for instance, 4″ x 6″ or 3″ x 3″) for Sawmill River Arts Gallery at The Montague Mill!
Community members are invited to submit one to three pieces of wall art for the 6 x 6 Community Wide Exhibit & Sale in February.

Each piece will be priced at $36; 20% of sales will go to the gallery.  Deliver all artwork to the gallery BY FEBRUARY 1. All kinds of art expressions by ALL AGES are welcome – paper, ceramic, fabric, cut up, glued, painted, drawn –  any ideas! Each piece must have a firm backing and MUST have a firm wire, cord or hook on the back for hanging.

Opening Reception:  Sat., February. 7, 11:30-2:30 at Sawmill River Arts at The Montague Mill (Book Mill)

Call to register:  413-367-2885 or Louise Minks at 367-2800

New work by Jaye Pope

Montague potter Jaye Pope is always designing new images to illustrate her sturdy and beautiful tableware! Here are some new plates featuring crows. Several collections of Jaye’s pottery are for sale this holiday season at the gallery. We hope to see you soon!

Jaye Pope crow plates Dec 2014