January – Tracy LeBlanc
February – George Wisnowski
March – Mark Romanowski
Mar 26 through Apr 9 – Westford Regional Art Event
April 10 through 30 – Vintage WW I Posters
May – John Maestranzi
June – Gretchen Warsen
Award-winning painter and illustrator Donna Berger is featured in the gallery from September 3rd – October 30th. Donna’s work includes expressive realism portraits, life drawings, and sketches of children, people, and pets created using acrylics on canvas, and ink, crayons, and colored pencils on paper.
Donna’s interest in art started at a young age, taking classes at the Cleveland Museum of Art and later at the Cleveland Institute of Art. Her passion for art continued through college, first as an art major at Bowling Green State University and then graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Cameron University.
Art has always played a significant role in Donna’s career. She works as a graphic designer in Andover, MA where she also curates employee art shows and teaches drawing. After hours, she is an artist-in-residence at the Chelmsford Center for the Arts.
She explains, “Art has always been a driving force in my life. My favorite subjects are people, pets and nature, which I paint in an expressive realistic style.”
Meet the artist at her reception on Friday, September 30th, 6:00 – 8:00 PM. Refreshments will be served. FREE and Open To The Public!
Gallery hours are by appointment only in September. Regular gallery hours will be held every Sunday during the month of October, 12:00 – 2:00 PM, and by appointment.
November – Trina Teele (Oil) – “Nautical Whispers”
Local artist, Trina Teele brings her work to the PCA gallery in November. Growing up in Chelmsford, Massachusetts, Trina spent summers in Martha’s Vineyard, Nantucket, and Long Island, NY. The rhythm of the ocean has been a central theme in her life. For the past 2 years Trina has felt called to paint seascapes including many boats and sailboats. Inspired by her maritime childhood and driven by an enduring love for the sea, the artist created this exhibit of over 40 paintings.
“It has been a cathartic journey as I revisit my maritime childhood, renew my own love for the sea, and bid goodbye to my sailboat-loving father.” ~Trina Teele
From a young age, Trina has believed art and creative expression is a worthwhile pursuit for us all. She holds a BFA in painting and graphic design and now wears multiple art-related hats. She is an artist-in-residence at the newly renovated Chelmsford Center for the Arts (CCA) and welcomes you to visit her at her studio at 1 North Road in Chelmsford center. She maintains a freelance graphic design business (www.teeledesign.com) and leads beginner single-session painting classes through The Joy of Paint! at the CCA, a program she innovated and launched in 2014. She also teaches private drawing, painting, and iPad art classes at her studio. Her great interest in the essential and energizing role art and creativity play in our lives motivates her to create daily and to continue to paint.
Meet Trina Teele at her reception on Sunday, November 6th from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. FREE and Open to the Public!
Gallery hours are Sundays in November, Noon – 2 p.m.
December -Paul Orzech (Serigraph Prints)
While in college, from 2000-2004, Paul Orzech taught himself the serigraph printing process, and experimented with creating small runs of concert posters and art prints. Often maddening, and filled with failures, this was a period of artistic growth.
After graduating, he designed and printed concert posters for R5 Productions, in Philadelphia. Additionally, Orzech began to design artwork for bands both locally and along the east coast, creating vinyl and cd layouts, t-shirt designs, posters and more. Orzech would later start his own record label, and fulfill the role of lead graphic designer. In total, he produced over a dozen vinyl and cd releases.
Presently, Orzech continues to make small-run serigraph art prints, and the occasional artwork for his friends’ musical endeavors. His pieces have become more minimalistic, utilize negative space, and are inspired by the abstract beauty of nature, societal concerns, and the need to retreat from the pressures of everyday life.
Gallery hours are Sundays in December, Noon – 2 p.m.
January – Tracy LeBlanc (Photography)
Tracy LeBlanc moved to Westford at the age of four, graduating from Westford Academy in 1987. She recalls taking pictures of friends and neighbors in Nabnasset as early as 7 years old, long before digital cameras or cell phones. Her love for Westford has been recorded through the years in her photos of the town’s trails, parades, and community events. Tracy especially has a passion for nature and wildlife and likes to capture the details one might miss in the rush of every-day life. Tracy’s work was recently on display at the Westford Regional Art Event, her first public showing.
Tracy’s three teenagers, Harrison, Trinity and Cameron, also enjoy photography. Her daughter received an Honorable Mention for her first Regional Art Event this year.
When Tracy is not photographing locally, she seeks the shores of York, Maine or the bird sanctuaries of Plum Island. She works as an EMT and a medical assistant, attends nursing school, and volunteers doing graphic/web design for several Westford non-profit organizations.
Gallery hours are Sundays in January, Noon – 2 p.m. Gallery Open House is Saturday, January 14th, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
February – George Wisnowski (Watercolor) -” The Artist Travels”
Join us for “The Artist Travels” – oils, watercolors, and acrylics by George Wisnowski. George has learned that whenever he travels, he is inspired by the new geography. His vacations present him with the freedom to paint the experiences – texture, foliage, symbols – that he sees. George always packs his paints in his luggage, and the first thing he does is explore his next subject. It’s challenging to find the right spot to paint – sheltered, comfortable, and out of the way, but George manages, and these paintings are a collection of these perfect spots. Each one has a story, is a postcard of his travels.
Gallery hours are Sundays in February from noon – 2 p.m. and by appointment. Art Reception is Sunday, February 5th from 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. The exhibit runs February 5 – through February 26 .
Dr. Mark Romanowsky, founding director and current President of the Lowell Parks & Conservation Trust, has created a series of oil paintings featuring the special places of Lowell, as well as scenes from the surrounding area, the coast, and his travels. Mark graciously donates 100% of the proceeds from the sale of his original paintings, prints, and notecards to benefit LP&CT, an urban land trust that strives to improve quality of life for the people of Lowell.
Gallery hours are Sundays in March, Noon – 2 p.m. and by appointment. Art Reception is Sunday, March 5th, Noon – 3 P.M.
March 26th through April 9 – Westford Regional Art Event
April – Vintage WW I Posters
Gallery hours are Sundays, April 16, 23 and 30, Noon – 2 p.m.
Gallery hours are Sundays in May, Noon – 2 p.m.
June – Gretchen Warsen (Mixed Media)
Gallery hours are Sundays in June, Noon – 2 p.m.