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$1,000+
Anonymous
Marcia Dana
Enterprise Bank
Jamie Holmes
Middlesex Savings Bank
Raj and Vineeta Puranik

$500+
Jeanne D'Arc Credit Union
Natalie & Paul Sandore

$250+
Jan & Ian Bryson
Sue & Bruce Bonner
Tom & Carolyn Lumenello

$100+
Family Eye Care Center
John Giannino
Kristin & Darwin Gillett
Mary & Robert Hartmann
Don Johnson
Penny & Dan LaCroix
Cathy Lane
William & Elizabeth McGuire
Laurie Miller
Peter & Sally Nelson
Julie Ottesen
Cheryl Serpe
Sandra & Joshua Shapiro
Emily & Tom Teller
Sandy Wright & John Fairbanks
David Feng

Donations Up to $100
Beverly Abegg
Nancy Arbeene
Pauline & Julian Arms
Tom & Pat Briere
Jo Crawford and Thomas Dahl
James Curran & Yolanda Rigali
Maureen & John Denison
Joana & Casey Donaher
John Ferullo
Susan Hamalainen
Mary Hanley
Heidi & Gary Hatke
Leslie & Stewart Hitelman
Kate Hollister
Indian Folk Dance Series
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Karen Roop
Janice & Robert Sanzo
Joseph & Jean Solodiuk
Valerie & Charles Trantanella
Kristin & Peter Vegeto
Karen Wilson
Marcia Young
Sarah and Erik Ledder

Westford Regional Art Event

WRAE Gala Reception: March 20, 2020,  7-9 p.m.

  • Westford Regional Art Event, 600+ pieces from 350+ artists in Westford and the surrounding area
  • Children’s reception Saturday, March 21, 1-3 p.m. 
  • Music and refreshments will delight 
  • It’s free to attend
  • Parking on street, in the lot alongside the police station, at the Town Hall and behind the library
Parking info from the town website

 

Artist registration will open in February 2020

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Calling artists of all ages

The Westford Regional Art Event is a volunteer-driven program with a passion and purpose to provide an annual event designed to showcase emerging and established artists within our immediate and surrounding communities.

Our goal is to encourage individuals of all ages to share their personal artistic expression through an open forum.

How to volunteer

Interested in helping with the WRAE? We need lots of help in many areas – Receiving, art hanging, tear-down, labelling…we have a place for you!

Volunteer reception: Wednesday, January 15, 6-8 p.m.

Volunteer

…or email

Events and Gallery Calendar

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Fri, Mar 20 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

WRAE 2020 - Adult/Young Adult Reception

Come celebrate our community’s artistic talent at the 20th annual WRAE art event. 

6:15 p.m.               PCA Members-only Preview (Become a member)
7:00 – 9:00 p.m.    General Admission
7:45  p.m.              Awards Presentation

Sat, Mar 21 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

WRAE 2020 - Children’s Reception

Celebrate and enjoy the budding talents of the next generation of artists in our community. 

1:00 – 3:00 p.m.     General Admission
2:00 p.m.                Awards Presentation

Special Gallery Hours

Saturday, March 21          10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, March 22            12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 28th     10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Sunday, March 29th        11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Prospective Exhibitor Information

Entry fees (per piece)

Seniors (65+): $8     
Adults: $10
Children/Teens/Young Adults: $5

Make checks payable to “PCA.” Bring your artwork and payment to the PCA on a Receiving Date (see Logistics).  All entries are judged and prizes are awarded.

Registration

ONLINE REGISTRATION REQUIRED 
It’s very easy!  Artwork ID labels will be printed from information provided online. Please proofread information carefully as it will be printed exactly as entered (including upper/lower case).

PLEASE NOTE: Registration ends at noon on March 14th, 2020, prior to dropping off your artwork, to enable us to print ID labels, hanging labels and claim forms for your art. For those without internet access, call (978)692-6333, Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. – Noon to register by phone.  

Entry Categories

Adult: 22+

Young Adult: Grade 9 – age 21

Children: Grades K – 2, 3 – 5, 6 – 8

 

Media 

Oil/Acrylic                           Pastels
Photography                       Metals/Jewelry
Watercolor                          Sculpture
Drawing                              Mixed Media

Eligibility

Limited to two original works per artist, up to size 24″ x 24″ (including frame). If over 24″ height or width, only one entry is permitted (maximum 36″, including frame). The WRAE guarantees hanging at least one work for each artist. Every attempt will be made to hang all submitted work but, in the event of a lack of hanging space, please indicate your first choice by entering it as “Entry # 1.”

– Work entered should not have been shown at a previous WRAE

– You do not need to be a Westford resident to participate

– You do not need to attend any of the receptions to participate.

– You (or a friend) must deliver and pick up the artwork on time.  See Logistics for specific dates/times. 

Logistics and Instructions

Important Dates

Receiving/Drop-off

Deliver artwork to the PCA:
Sunday, March 15, 2020   5:00 p.m. 7:30 p.m.
Monday, March 16, 2020  8:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m.

All artwork, including children’s art, will remain on display until March 29. Please let us know if your art cannot hang until that date. 

Pick-up

Sunday, March 29, 2020, 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

All Adult, Young Adult and Children’s artwork MUST be picked up during these hours. The PCA is not responsible for storage or safety of artwork after this period. 

Framing

All Adult and Young Adult work must be framed and ready to hang with hanging wire and secure eye hooks (see below for more details). Sawtooth/Zigzag hanging bar and clips are not compatible with our hanging system.

Children’s works must be framed or adhered to foam core board, and have either secure eye hooks or an adhesive tab with an attached wire for hanging. 

Making Sure your Artwork is Ready for Hanging

  1. For the safety of your work, and the work around it, all works should be framed and ready to hang with secure eye hooks and a hanging wire. Unframed canvases are acceptable as long as they have a hanging wire as we utilize a hanging system, not nails, to display the artwork.
  2. The PCA’s hanging system is not compatible with frames with a claw tooth (sawtooth, zigzag) hanging bar (which are designed to work with nails). Again, a hanging wire must be attached.
  3. Children’s works that are not framed must be adhered to foam core board and mounted with a securely attached adhesive tab and hanging wire on the back. Using a hot glue gun to secure the wire is one of the few methods that work. Tape of any kind (Duct, Masking, Scotch, etc) is not acceptable as the wire will slip through the tape.

Labeling 

When you register online, we will print identification labels that will be attached to your artwork at drop off. The labels contain Artist’s name, address, phone number, the work’s title, category (Adult, YA or K-2, 3-5, 6-8), and price (or “NFS”).

Art Sales

Work may be offered for sale, but please, no PORs (price on request). If your work is not for sale, mark “NFS.” All sales are subject to a 20% commission paid to the PCA.

Size limitations

Artists may submit up to 2 entries, up to size 24″ x 24″ (including frame).

If the height or width exceeds 24 inches (including frame), then only 1 entry is permitted. Maximum height or width is 36 inches (including frame).

Liability  

Neither the PCA nor the WRAE is responsible for the loss or damage to any work submitted to this exhibition. Artists should carry their own insurance if desired. Submitting artwork to this exhibition implies agreement by the artist to these conditions.

 
 

More information

Email us or call: (978) 692-6333