Welcoming Jeannie Donovan to the Gallery

A big welcome to Jeannie Donovan who has now set up her display of wonderful paintings at the gallery.

Jeannie is a painter who works in watercolor, acrylic, and handmade paperpulp, a technique she learned as an apprentice at Rugg Road Handmade Paper studio in Boston. Her unique pulp paintings do not have any ‘paint’ at all, but are created by layering many shapes and lines of pigmented pulps. The fibers bond in the drying process, creating the final textured piece. Her work is inspired by travel to Europe, Mexico, the Caribbean, and the rural landscapes and architecture of New England. She is excited to join the Sawmill River Gallery collaborative, where she displays her original artwork along with prints and notecards.

Stop by and check out Jeannie’s work!

Debut of New Members’ Work

Visit the Sawmill River Arts Gallery in Autumn! 

Pam Ledoux features her bright and colorful hand-sewn quilts, including flannel baby quilts, tooth fairy pillows, door/wall quilts, table runners and coasters and even . . . mug mats! Don’t miss her colorful variety – they make great gifts as well as beautiful pieces to adorn your home this fall!

 

 

 

Welcome to our New Members!

Pam Ledoux

We warmly welcome woodworker Josh Hannon and fiber artist Pam Ledoux as the newest members of the Sawmill River Arts Gallery! Check out their pages on this website, which feature photographs of their work:

Josh Hannon

Josh Hannon

Pam Ledoux

Jeannie Donovan

And better yet, please visit the gallery soon and see their work in person! We’d love to host your visit. Remember, every time you visit Sawmill River Arts, the gallery is staffed by member artists, who are knowledgeable about their fellow members and love to share stories.

By Jeannie Donovan

We hope to see you soon!

 

Summer at the Gallery

Summer is a wonderful time to visit Sawmill River Arts Gallery – our member artists and consignors bring in new work all the time and the air conditioning will be on to keep you cool while you browse, feel inspired and shop for special occasions.

Also, you can make a day of it! Read a book from the Montague Bookmill by the waterfall, enjoy lunch or dinner at the Lady Killigrew Cafe or Alvah Stone Restaurant, peruse CDs at Turn It Up, or just enjoy a leisurely walk along the Sawmill River.

We’d love to see you soon!

 

ArtWeek 2019: Waste Not, Want Not: Scraps into – Sunday, May 5

On Sunday, May 5, the gallery will be bustling with member artists demonstrating their craft as part of our annual Spring Fling Anniversary Thing, as well as the annual ArtWeek celebration!

Among the day’s happenings will be Chris Pellerin demonstrating fiber art using items she defines as “scraps” in original artwork pieces, and Louise Minks will demonstrate painting! Noon to 6 p.m.

Refreshments will be available and a fun day is sure to be had by all! we hope to see you soon!

Roads & Rails by Louise Minks: May 1-31, 2019

“Roads & Rails” is a series that adds another of Louise’s favorite painting subjects, steam trains.  A classic western train from Colorado, the Durango to Silverton, is paired with a steam train waiting outside the local Greenfield train station.  Old cars and old trains refresh memories for many people, images right out of old scrapbooks and photo albums.

Louise often adds a twist to an image, perhaps huge flowers that make cars and trucks seem very small, or an intense red background behind the steel blacks, blues and grays of an old engine.  Since history is a favorite focus for Louise, playing with these great historical images and shapes is for her a challenge and a joy.

An Opening Reception will be held on Saturday, May 11 from 1-4 p.m.

Auburn with Hollyhocks, 20″ x 20″, acrylic

Boston Marquee Features our Gallery!

As “early bird” participants in ArtWeek 2019, the Sawmill River Arts Gallery is featured on Boston’s Boch Center marquee!
The ArtWeek celebration at the gallery will take place Sunday, May 5 from Noon to 6 p.m. Artists will demonstrate how they “waste not, want not,” with relation to craft/art supplies, and give visitors a chance to make something of their own to bring home.