DCA announces Annual Members Show

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Special to The Dorchester Banner/DCA Godspell Cast: The Dorchester Center for the Arts extends its appreciation to the Dorchester Drama Guild, Director Laura Todd and the cast of “Godspell” for sharing their time and talents. Tickets are sold out for the weekend of Jan. 23, but some tickets still remain for the Jan. 29, 30 and Feb. 1 shows. As a reminder, Jan. 29 is Student Night, and students can purchase tickets for half price that evening. A student ID may be required. For more information, visit dorchesterarts.org or call 410-228-7782.


The Dorchester Center for the Arts is announcing a Call for Artists for its 2015 Annual Members Show and Sale. The show will be held in February 2015 at the Dorchester Center for the Arts. The show is open to all DCA members. Sponsoring the exhibit is 1880 Bank.

One entry will be accepted per person. Please fill out the entry form (available online) and at the Center, and return it to the Dorchester Center for the Arts with the work by Feb. 2. Awards will be presented for Best in Show, Best Depiction of Dorchester County, Most Creative, and People’s Choice.

The show is open to all Dorchester Center for the Arts members age 18 and older. If you are unsure about the status of your membership, please call the Center to verify it. Entries must be original works of the exhibiting artist completed within the past year. “Original” means never having occurred or existed before, and invented or created by the exhibitor. No copies of art or photographs by other persons may be exhibited. Work shown in a previous DCA Members’ Show may not be entered again.

Media accepted will be paintings (all painting media), drawings (all drawing media), pastels, mixed media, sculpture, collage, pottery, glass, jewelry, wood, metalwork, fiber art, and photography. All two-dimensional works entered in the show should be appropriately framed with a sturdy eyelet and wire hanging device. Works without wire hangers will not be accepted.
Two-dimensional pieces to be hung on walls must be no larger than 30” X 30” (including frame) and must not weigh more than 12 pounds. Three-dimensional pieces (sculpture, pottery, etc.) must not weigh more than 50 pounds. Please label the back or bottom of your work with your name, the title, medium and retail price.

Participants may sell their work if they choose. DCA will retain a commission of 35 percent of the selling price of each item sold. The artist will be paid approximately one month after the end of the show. Neither artists nor purchasers may remove items from the show prior to the end of the show. Please sign the Sales section of the entry form if you wish to sell your work.
For more information, contact Janette Jones at 410-228-7782 or jjones@dorchesterarts.org. The Dorchester Center for the Arts appreciates having the opportunity to showcase the best work of its members.

Pet Sweater Crochet Class – One Day Only

Crocheted Pet Sweater Class — Instructor Mary Romans, Jan. 31, 1-5 p.m.

Choose from an assortment of patterns to make a simple sweater that will fit most small to medium sized pets, either a cat or dog. A variety of yarns will be provided, or students can bring, if preferred. A size H crochet hook is needed, and some crochet or needle experience is necessary. Fees are $20 for DCA members; $30 for non-members. For more information, visit dorchesterarts.org or call 410-228-7782.

Editor’s note: Spectrum is the weekly column of the Dorchester Arts Center. It is written by Mickey Love, executive director.

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