en plein air painting our town

The Shirley Historical Society is sponsoring their second annual en plein air painting fundraiser. Last year, the painters were able to gather on the picturesque Center Common, paint a view of one of the iconic buildings or landscapes and then gather for the evening’s reception and silent auction.
This year’s event will not involve any gatherings and will not limit the subject matter to the Meetinghouse, Town Hall, Trinity Chapel, or the Town Pound in Shirley Center. In the Village area, one could portray the President Building, the Umbagog Building, United Church, old Hazen Library, old Fire Station, old Municipal Building, Fredonian Park, Phoenix Park, St. Anthony’s, Whiteley Park, MBTA depot. Driving up and down Shirley roads, there are many other interesting buildings and beautiful vistas which would make good subjects for a painting.
Artists can work at the day and time of their own convenience, then leave their painting at the Shirley Historical Society Museum, 182 Center Road in Shirley, on Mondays or Saturdays in June, between 10:00 am and 1:00 pm. We will take a photo of each work to post for sale on-line. Artwork can be any size. We request the following mediums not be used: photography, 3D sculptures and encaustics. All other media is allowed and encouraged.
Artists should state their desired price for the work. Artists will need to sign a document stating that half of the proceeds will go to them and half will benefit The Historical Society. After the work is sold, The Historical Society will pay the artists and give them a receipt for their donation to a 501(c)(3) organization.
To indicate your interest in participating, and for further information, please contact Meredith at the Museum at mail@shirleyhistory.org.
To view and purchase an original painting of a Shirley location, go to https://shirleyhistory.org/summer-sale/  New pieces will be posted every week.


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