Art show at 56
By Heidi Masek email@example.com
Stroll through the Greeley Park Art Show to peruse work in acrylic, oil, watercolor, pastel, pen and ink, or mixed-media Saturday, Aug. 15, and Sunday, Aug. 16, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jewelry, sculpture, photography and prints are other pieces that should also be available at the 56th year of this outdoor art show held by the Nashua Area Artists’ Association.
“Greeley Park is like big family reunion for all of us artists,” said Marilene Sawaf, one of the more than 55 artists expected to participate. She’s been showing work there since about 1988. Sawaf is bringing portraits and some of her signature paintings of women in colorful dresses with tapestry or oriental carpet designs to Greeley this year, she said. More of Sawaf’s work is currently exhibited at the Nashua Library.
About 10 new artists are participating this year, said NAAA treasurer Lauren Boss.
Entertainment includes a puppet show Sunday at 1 p.m., and a strolling musician, guitarist George Parker, Boss said.
Artwork can range from a few dollars for a card, to hundreds of dollars for large original work. Although artwork is for sale, monetary transactions aren’t allowed inside Greeley Park, so artists and customers head to a sales table set up outside of it to complete a sale.
You can also try to win artwork donated by the artists in a raffle to benefit the NAAA’s scholarship fund. Each year, NAAA awards a scholarship to a local high school student who plans to study art, Boss said.
An artists’ competition is on Saturday, Boss said. The annual youth art competition Sunday, Aug. 16, is split into two this year: “Traditional Art Show” and “Fantasy Art Show.” Fantasy includes manga, cartoons, dragons, fairies, etc. Students between 6 and 18 years old compete in four age groups in EAST (Emerging Artists Student Talent). Sawaf is one of the judges for the youth competitions.