Dear Artist,

The Marlborough Arts Center is pleased to invite you to participate in our upcoming Sculpture Show, which begins on Friday, Sept. 5th, and continues on weekends through Sunday, September 28th.   The entry fee is $25 per person.   We request that you bring an appropriate means of displaying your piece(s)

Included in this mailing is an Inventory Form 2014 for you to complete and return by Aug. 17th. The Arts Center will take a 30{eba5a16469fb4a7f18f8ea69c1431b00c5f2da579f8ac6bd75c322ccea0d0754} commission on work that is sold in the show. Payment will be at conclusion of show. We request that all items in this exhibit be offered for sale.

We will be compiling a book of artist’s biographies, so if you would like to be included in this booklet, please include a brief, one page biography about yourself and your accomplishments, with your Inventory Form 2014.

We also have a wonderful Gift Shop where you might want to sell some of your items. Anyone interested in selling through the Gift Shop should contact Susan Whitehouse at (860) 228 7654, or Riva Clark at 860 295 0557.


The Marlborough Arts Center reserves the right to curate, hang and set up all displays. Every precaution will be taken to protect entries, and due care will be exercised in handling all work submitted. However, the Marlborough Arts Center, its volunteers, agents, officers, and board members will not be responsible for loss or damage to any work from any cause whatsoever, or the theft of any work on display or in storage. The submitting artist agrees to insure or self insure any work submitted, and to hold harmless the Marlborough Arts Center from any damage resulting from the use of the premises, or any loss or damage to submitted work or property of the Marlborough Arts Center members, guests, or others. The submission of works to this exhibit constitutes an agreement on the part of the artist or the artist’s agent to these conditions.

Important Dates:

Return Inventory Form 2014 and entrance fee by Aug. 17th   Make checks out to “Marlborough Arts Center”

Drop off artwork                   Aug. 24thth                         11:00 – 12:00 or

Drop off artwork                   Aug. 25th                             5:00 – 6:00

Opening Reception                 Sept. 5th                               7:00-9:00   Please bring an appetizer-we provide the wine!

Pick up artwork                       Sept. 28st                             4:00 – 5:00 or

Pick up artwork                       Sept. 29th                           5:00 – 6:00

Any artwork not picked up by Sept. 29th will be charged a weekly rental fee of $15

Open Gallery hours                 Sat. and Sun.                     1:00 – 4:00

(Please contact Susan Whitehouse to schedule your gallery-sitting times)

Please return Inventory Form 2014 and entrance fee by Aug. 17th to

Marlborough Arts Center, Attn. Diane Sandler

231 N. Main St.

Marlborough, Ct. 06447

860 295 8242


4th Friday @ the Arts Cafe on July 25, 2014

The Marlborough Arts Center hosts the “Eight Mile River Band” playing Blue Grass at this month’s 4th Friday @ the Arts Cafe on Friday, July 25, 2014, from 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. in the Arts Center’s beautiful Charles W. Hall Gallery at 231 North Main Street in Marlborough, CT.

The “Eight Mile River Band” has a long history and was once led by a well-known country musician by the name of Dick Lee back in the early eighties. Don Urbanik was also a founding member and Tom Vernon occasionally played with them. After Dick Lee’s death in 1995, the band was dormant for a few years. However, Tom Vernon and Don Urbanik have been playing together off and on as far back as 45 years. Bill Hawthorne began playing with them quite frequently as a bass player about ten years ago and the “Eight Mile River band” was reborn. Now leading the group is Tom Vernon from Salem on mandolin and vocals, Don Urbanik of Salem on a 5-string banjo, Bill Hawthorne of Hadlyme on the acoustic bass, Marsh Dubaldo of Manchester on guitar and vocals joined five years ago, and Rachel Crafton also of Salem on the fiddle and vocals came on board three years ago. The group is well-known throughout the area and have loyal fans who follow them to various venues to continue enjoying their very particular Blue Grass harmonies and instrumentations. They mix traditional and modern songs, some of them original to the group. They love talking about the music and audiences love hearing about the background of the songs in each concert. This promises to be a warm and interactive evening between the musicians and the music lovers in attendance.

Admission at the door is $8 per individual and $15 for two. BYOWine. Other refreshments are available. The concert begins at 7:30 but doors open at 7:00 p.m. Plan to arrive early, choose your seats, view the art works on exhibition, peruse the Gift Shop, choose refreshments, and settle in for a musical treat.

The Marlborough Arts Center is a non-profit regional center for the fine arts, performing arts, and fine crafts. Details about membership, classes, exhibitions, and various artistic activities can be viewed on their website or on Facebook/Marlborough Arts Center, or by telephoning (860) 295-9389.

President Joan C. Lester’s July 2014 Letter to the Membership

Hello All,

Thanks to all of you who came, we had a lovely Picnic at Blish Park on June 23rd. as we celebrated the Annual Picnic/Potluck Open Meeting and the introduction of newly elected Board Members. We welcomed Patricia Ayars, Pattie Bullock, Torin Lee-Lewis, and Mike Malloy to the Board on a beautiful day at the Lake, with delicious food, and the opportunity to talk with and see MAC members together. Actually, about one third of the membership came and that was wonderful. Wouldn’t it be even more wonderful to have more members and friends participate next year?

Remember that every member is also welcome at any of our monthly Board Meetings, held usually on the first Mondays at 6:30 p.m. in the Art Gallery. The list of Board Members is on our website as well as the latest news of activities, classes, exhibitions, and the work of the Arts Center.

Oh, and for all us Art Lovers, after enjoying our Regional events right here in Marlborough, we can go further afield in that the Yale University Art Gallery is now offering free membership which includes notification by email of upcoming exhibitions, programs, events, discounts in their book store and even reduced parking rates in New Haven. For details, Google the Yale University Art Gallery or go directly to and sign up . Happy browsing!

This month of July is a transitional month for the Board with wrap up of the fiscal year and planning for the next year, 2014-2015. We are so pleased at the response to the impressive Photography Exhibition and Juried Show completed on June 29 in the Art Gallery, as we plan for other shows to come. However, classes continue regardless, as do the 4th Fridays @ the Arts Cafe. In July we will have the 8 Mile River Band and their Blue Grass music on July 25. So all you Blue Grass lovers mark the 25th down on your calendars now for another lively musical evening.

When I think of July, I think of fireworks to celebrate the 4th, of picnics on warm evenings, of family times, of being with friends, and of a slower pace after the typical school year ends and we prepare for vacations both away and at home. Or “staycations” as they are now termed…

So whatever your plans are, I wish you happy days, and look forward to seeing you at MAC as well as “talking” with you in my next letter.

(860) 295-9565