Jaffrey Civic Center

(a designated 501(c)3 non-profit)
40 Main Street, Jaffrey, NH 03452

Public Call-of-Entry
Jaffrey Civic Center - Annual Autumn Art Exhibit

The Jaffrey Civic Center is seeking artwork from the public to be included in our Annual Autumn Art Exhibit. We are looking for all types of media including but not limited to: photographs, paintings, drawings, textiles, glassworks, paperworks, pottery pieces, woodwork and other 3D disciplines. The show will run from Friday, November 17th through Saturday, December 16th. There will be an Opening Reception, which is free and open to the public on Saturday, November 18th from 5-7 pm with great food and drink. Dates to drop off artwork are Monday, November 6th through Saturday, November 11th.

Please call or email us at if you have any questions. The Center is located at 40 Main Street, Jaffrey, New Hampshire (next to Library, parking in rear.) Like us on Facebook.

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Pumpkin Carving Class at the Jaffrey Civic Center

EDIT: Extending registration deadline to Friday, October 20th to fill remaining seats!

The Civic Center is offering a class on Decorative Pumpkin Carving on Saturday, October 21st from 11 am to 2 pm. The class will be taught by visiting artist, Michael Oxx, from Derry, NH.

From doodling at a young age to being introduced to sculpting in high school, Michael has always been interested in the arts. As a kid, he was a huge monster movie fan and always wanted to work in the special effect industry. He attended the Tom Savini Special Effect Makeup Program in Monessen, Pennsylvania, and learned his craft from industry professionals and very talented artists. Michael sculpts small vessels and relief sculptures, to monster maquettes and prosthetics and decided to start carving pumpkins a couple of years ago "to give myself another medium to work with besides clay and wax." The cost of the class is $10 per person. Children under 12 should be accompanied by an adult to help with cutting the pumpkin. Attendees should register by Friday, October 20th and plan to bring their own pumpkin and a snack or lunch to the class. (The class needs 5 people in order to run). For more questions or to register, please contact the Civic Center at 532-6527 or email us at: info@jaffreyciviccenter.com

The Jaffrey Civic Center –Juried Call of Entry for
2018 Quilt and Fiber Arts Exhibit

The Jaffrey Civic Center announces a Call for Entry for a Quilt and Fiber Arts exhibit in 2018! We are looking for work that explores color relationships. The entry fee is $25 per person, for up to four entries. (Checks are payable to the: Jaffrey Civic Center and mail to: 40 Main Street Jaffrey, NH 03452). Please submit 4 jpeg images ONLY (images should be under 640 x 320 pixels) to: info@jaffreyciviccenter.com. Include Quilt and Fiber in the subject line as well as your contact information and artwork dimensions. Important Show Facts: JPEG Submissions will be accepted from Oct. 20th-Dec. 16th, 2017. (Do not drop off actual work). Not all entries will be exhibited in the show, but we will attempt to include work from each artist. Work must be ready to hang. Artwork does not have to be for sale. Sales commission is 30%.

Artists will be notified via email by Friday, December 22, 2017. DROP OFF will be from Tuesday, January 2nd- Monday, January 8th, 2018. Drop off is during normal business hours.

PICK UP: Saturday, February 10th-Tuesday, February 9th, 2018, during normal business hours.

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Zendala exhibit by Mary Graves at the Jaffrey Civic Center

The Jaffrey Civic Center is delighted to host an exhibit by Summerhill resident, Mary Graves. The exhibit is titled, Zendala, and will be held in the Display Case Gallery from Wednesday, October 11th through Saturday, November 11th. There will be an Opening Reception on Friday, October 13th at 5 pm. Ms. Graves has never had formal art training but she has always loved the arts, and for 60 years focused on house designs. "I've had several houses built from my plans, recalls Mary. They were labeled "Peter Rabbit Homes", because the scale was so intimate and cozy.

Today, I'm 91, and because of physical limitations, I feel so fortunate to have found a beautiful medium for creativity that doesn't depend on mobility." Both the reception and exhibit are free and open to the public.

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Bob Marrone's Best of Both Worlds exhibit
at The Jaffrey Civic Center

Peterborough artist and resident, Bob Marrone, will exhibit a mixed media exhibit at The Jaffrey Civic Center from October 13th through November 11th in the upstairs Cunningham Gallery. There will be an Opening Reception on Friday, October 13th from 5pm to 7pm and a special Gallery Talk by Bob on Monday, October 16th at 10:30 am. Both are free and open to the public. Born in Brooklyn, New York, Bob Marrone moved around frequently before coming to New Hampshire. Bob attended Keene State College, where he studied under Bob Neuman. After graduating in 1987, Bob worked in human services and healthcare while raising four children with his wife Jodi. In 2004 Bob was called to be the pastor of a church in Monson, Massachusetts, where he lived for eleven years. He earned a Doctor of Ministry degree from Andover Newton Theological School in 2013. His doctoral project, Seeing the Gospel: The Art of Visual Liturgics, explores the effect of the visual environment on worship. In September 2015, Bob was called to be the pastor of Union Congregational Church in Peterborough, New Hampshire, where he currently lives with Jodi. He continues to be a prolific artist.

Bob Askey exhibit at The Jaffrey Civic Center

The Jaffrey Civic Center is pleased to host a mixed media exhibit by NH artist, Bob Askey. The exhibit will be held in the Auditorium Gallery from Friday, October 13th through November 11th. Bob was born and raised in Salem, Ohio. He exhibited an early interest in art but it was not until he retired that he once again became involved with art. Bob creates both whimsical and serious art in a variety of styles and media. In the past few years, Bob has won many awards in competitive art exhibitions throughout New England ranging from "Best in Show" at Ogunquit, ME Sidewalk Art Exhibit to blue ribbon awards in three different media in various other competitive exhibitions. His work is owned by patrons in over two dozen states. Bob is involved with a number of organizations where his work is exhibited on a regular basis.

"My primary objective as an artist is to have the viewers of my art enjoy the result as much as I enjoyed creating the work. The smiles and chuckles and the occasional oohs and awes are my barometer for judging my success. When viewers react positively with some measure of appreciation my comfort level as an artist soars"

Bob Askey

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Call for Vendors-JCC Holiday Craft Fair, Saturday, December 9th, 9 am to 2 pm

The Jaffrey Civic Center is seeking vendors for our Holiday Craft Fair, which will be held on Saturday, December 9th from 9 am to 2 pm. The Fair will be held in our beautiful gallery rooms on the ground floor and second floor. We are seeking handmade items, pottery, art, jewelry, gourmet foods and other items which would make desirable holiday gifts. The fee for space is $25. For more information or to reserve a space, please contact us at info@jaffreyciviccenter.com or call us at 532-6527. The Jaffrey Civic Center is located in beautiful downtown Jaffrey on Main Street next to the Public Library. Space is limited so please reserve your table early.

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