PRINCETON — The Princeton Arts Society’s Annual Spring Show & Sale is the perfect opportunity to view inspiring works of art and perhaps add a piece to your personal collection.
The Annual Spring Show, titled “Fresh!” will open with a reception from 6 until 8 p.m. Friday, May 19, followed by show hours from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Saturday, May 20 and Sunday, May 21.
The show will be held at the Princeton Community Center, 206 Worcester Road (Post Office Place).
“All work is created by the society’s members, many of whom are award winning artists widely recognized in their fields,” said Jean Strock, a member of the Princeton Arts Society. “The show includes works in oils, acrylics, watercolors, pastels, photography, and more, including three-dimensional works, with subject matters as varied as our artists.”
Strock said the society is extremely proud that this will be their 32nd members’ spring show, expecting over 30 participating artists whose work will be judged by the Worcester Art Museum’s Anne Greene.
An awards presentation will be held at 7 p.m. at the opening reception.
A longtime member of the Princeton Arts Society, Judy Fava-Houle, is excited to be exhibiting her artwork at this show.
“I have always loved art,” said Fava-Houle. “In college I experienced art appreciation courses and after graduation I enrolled in several art classes at the Fitchburg Art Museum and took advantage of a few local and regional classes where watercolor was taught. I found that I enjoyed being creative in that medium.”
While Fava-Houle enjoys representing many scenes, she said her greatest joy comes from painting the beautiful outdoors, scenes of mountains and snow-covered forests.
Fava-Houle said she learned about the Princeton Arts Society while visiting one of their shows a few years ago.
“I was amazed to find this group of friendly and helpful people focused on all kinds of art and so I joined,” she said. “Soon after, I was enrolled in some of their classes where I experienced encouraging help from their teachers and fellow students. Seeing the work of some of my fellow students helped me to improve my art.”
Fava-Houle believes that the Princeton Art Society shows are a gathering place where artists can display their recent efforts and where they can enjoy the work of their fellow artists.
“There is always something new and exciting at each show,” Fava-Houle said. “With the broad range of media and arts represented at each show, I am always sure to enjoy finding something new and interesting there.”
“Judy’s work is gorgeous,” said Strock. “I admire the fact that she shares her talent through teaching, inspiring others to discover their ability. She is one of our most consistent artists exhibiting work every year in our annual show.”
The exhibit is named “Fresh!” because the work is just that – “fresh, new, and exciting,” said Strock. “And spring is the perfect time for something fresh and new in our lives. The community is welcomed to be inspired by some beautiful art by astonishing local artists whose work is calming, challenging, and creative.”
Art shows help teach us about the world around us, Fava-Houle added.
“Art can tell a story, show you the beauty of our world, make a social statement, capture a moment in history, celebrate an event, and it can even make you laugh,” she said.
For more information on the society, visit princetonarts.org or on Facebook at Princeton Arts Society.