The following was provided by the Lynnfield Art Guild:
The LAG (Lynnfield Art Guild) annual spring fine arts and crafts judged exhibit will be held on Saturday May 18 in the Centre Congregational Church, 5 Summer Street, Lynnfield from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. to coincide with Lynnfield Day and Townscape’s geranium sale. A reception for the artists open to the public will be held on Friday night May 17th from 7:00 – 9:00 PM. This is the Guild’s only judged show and reflects the best work of its members in all mediums. The four main categories are: 1) Paintings under glass; 2) Paintings not under glass; 3) Photography/Digital Media and 4) Sculpture/Crafts. There also will be an art bin of unframed matted and wrapped work, including original art. In addition to the judged “Best in Show” and awards for First, Second, Third Places and Honorable Mention, the “Most Popular” artwork will be chosen by vote of the attendees. Lynnfield students will be joining in the show in student categories with student artwork judged for ribbon awards of 1st, 2nd, & 3rd prizes and Honorable Mention. All paintings exhibited are original works; all crafts are entirely hand-done; and most of the items will be for sale.
The Lynnfield Art Guild is grateful to the following local businesses for once again offering monetary prizes for works by both members and students: Rob Farris, Wood End Studio of Lynn award of $50 to an artist for excellence in oil painting; Wakefield Cooperative Bank award of $100 to an adult artist; and Wakefield Cooperative Bank $50 award to high school student artist.
There will be a raffle with tickets available at the door ($5 for 6 tickets, $10 for an arm’s length of tickets) for the following: $25 Gift Card to 99 Restaurants of Lynnfield 317 Salem St; $25 Cash from Wakefield Coop Bank 596 Main Lynnfield Centre; $25 Gift Cert to Frame One of North Reading Rte 28; and a handcrafted jewelry set (Value $100) donated by Jane Booras. A special feature this year will be a silent auction of a framed original watercolor of geraniums (valued at $200) painted by member artist Louise Anderson. All proceeds benefit an annual scholarship for a deserving graduating high school student who has shown an interest in art studies. Membership in the Guild is open to artists, craftspeople and photographers from Lynnfield and neighboring communities and includes artist demonstrations, a newsletter and the privilege of participating in this and the December show.
The Guild Recognizes and thanks all our Sponsors for the 2012-2013 season:
Wakefield Coop Bank in Lynnfield Centre, 596 Main Street; Sunrise of Lynnfield Senior Living, 55 Salem St; The Savings Bank in Lynnfield Centre 584 Main St; The Savings Bank, 1105 Summer Street; Artist & Craftsman Supply of Saugus, Rte 1 South 751 Broadway; Frame One of North Reading, 45 Main Street Route 28; 99 Restaurants of Lynnfield, 317 Salem Street; and the Bead Gallery Inc of Melrose, 520 Franklin Street.
If you have any questions, please contact Carol Mackendrick, LAG President, at 781 334-6765.