The Closure of Gallery Concord

It is with great sadness that I let you know that Gallery Concord is closing this month (December 2012). We have had a long run in our current space, the Masonic Building, for about 8 years. The City of Concord has graciously supported our gallery for the last 4 years by providing funding for receptions, insurance, mailings, utilities, and of course the building itself. Prior to the City of Concord, a group called the Visual Arts Benefactors supported the gallery. This group was made up of former city council members of the City.

This closure is not a surprise, as we have known that the Masonic Building was donated to the Historical Society to be used as a museum. The City will be moving the building across the street for the historical society. Prior to our being in the Masonic Building, we were originally in the Willows Shopping Center.

Our gallery was established as a watercolor and water media gallery. We have had between 25 and 35 artists, who show their work in 4 quarterly shows a year. We also had guest artists who work in mediums other than watercolor.

The members of the gallery are hoping to set up a new gallery for all mediums somewhere in the near area. I will let you know what happens. I am very attached to this gallery, as I spent almost 4 years as a co-director with my good friend Cindy Sullivan for the gallery. Here’s a photo of us on the day we were taking down our paintings for the last time.

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