2017 is over… We did our best this year to bring you great art from local artists, a few from NYC and some international artists. We have worked very hard to make our Gallery Sitka, in Fitchburg, a success. We will continue to work hard in this endeavor in 2018. However, we cannot do it without your help.
In Central Mass. there are more artists than you can even imagine, all types, talented professional artists and beginners, musicians, printmakers, painters, photographers, encaustic artists, ceramic artists, jewelers and more! Most of them work full-time day jobs — all of them dreaming to be full-time artists.
Our Gallery is also a dream. The gallery model does not work like it once did and we know that many of you would prefer to buy directly from the artists, which we understand. However, if would like to support what we have been doing, we encourage you to drop by our Shirley location on Sunday (or to Memories on Main in Fitchburg on Saturday) and support us and the artists we represent by spending your dollars locally on local art, made by local hands (all work in Shirley on Sunday will be under $200). Your support in this way will go far towards our gallery remaining “local.”
We want to thank all of you for sharing our posts, forwarding our emails, coming to our shows, buying the work we carry, for your notes, cards, letters, and emails. We especially thank both our landlords: The Lexvest Group and Shacks, INC. for your support and willingness to work with us. We thank the City of Fitchburg and their team: Mayor DiNatale, MaryJo Bohart, AJ and Tom (HUGS), NewVue and ReImagine North of Main as well for their support, the North Central Chamber of Commerce for bringing guests by, the projects you’ve given us, the clients you’ve sent us, the press, your presence (THANK YOU!), and finally Lorraine at Expressive Print in Ashburnham for so much support on framing, hiring us to run an art auction and more! Lastly, we thank all of our artists (their names can be found on our website) and I thank my team. Thank you all for 2017!