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April 2021 HAS Meeting-Online

Paula Furlong Demonstrates Palette Knife Painting

Wednesday March 10 @ 7:00 PM

Paula will be demonstrating the knife painting techniques she uses today. Attendees are encouraged to
participate. Only a few materials are needed.
* Heavy paper or canvas
* Oil or acrylic paint
* Palette
* Painting knife or standard palette knife
* Rags

Click to join Zoom Meeting:
Meeting ID: 895 4085 6635
Passcode: 569363
PAULA FURLONG, artist and art instructor, currently lives in Hollis, NH. Owner of The Art Junction LLC,
she teaches ages ten to adult out of her home studio. Although she enjoys all mediums, her favorites
are knife painting in oil, mixed media, and sculpture. Paula has won many awards for her art and
photography over the years. This past year, she has been working on books for middle grade about
time travel adventures to meet artists of the past. Paula has been a member of the New Hampshire
Art Educators since 2006.
Paula learned knife painting from Mauricio Puenté of El Salvador.His lessons took her from using a
palette knife to add texture, to using it for a complete painting. Luckily, Puenté was living in Pepperell
at the age of 92 when she met him. He was born in 1918 and his work was hung in more than 50
exhibitions, private collections and galleries across Latin America and the US. His art has graced the
walls of the King of Spain’s home. Puenté, captured his subject matter with his daring use of color
and the influence of the imaginary.
Thank You Paula for being our March Presenter!


Upcoming Meeting Presenters

April 14 Paula Furlong -Palette Knife painting- Virtual

We are hoping Meetings will then return to in-person at The Lawrence Barn

May 12 Gary Sampson discusses Wet Plate Photography-the historic and contemporary process

June 9 Barbara Coviello -Working with Graphite in Sharp Focus

July 14 Vicki Ciofrone  -Yarn Making and Dyeing with Sheep’s Wool

August 11 Aaron Kane -Paper Cutting and Paper Cut Portraits

September 8 Christian Londono -Street Art and Murals

October 13 Jennifer Alba-Embroidery


Seeking Member Participation!!

We know you love showing your work and artists are often introverts but we’d love to see you at our meetings, hear what you have to say, and maybe get some help from you too. We have a small group of members working hard handling 2+ volunteer positions to keep HAS running but we’d love your help!!

Participation provides social time with other artists (even if it’s only on Zoom). Get inspired and see what others are doing to get by during quarantine time. Check out our list of upcoming Meeting Presenters (above)

The Hollis Arts Society has presenters every ​2nd Wednesday of each month at 7 PM.

Currently No in-person Meetings are happening due to Covid-19

When we next meet-No ​Light refreshments and No Restrooms are Available due to Covid-19.

Free to members and first-time visitors.
​All others $5
     Where:    Lawrence Barn        28 So. Depot Rd, Hollis, NH


Still…Open Board Positions for 2021

Vice President-Assist President and other Board Members

Treasurer- Manage a small budget for HAS. File yearly Tax Returns with an accountant. File annual forms to maintain 401-C Status for HAS.

Grant Writer-We are seeking outside funding to help manage our annual expenses. We already know of local funding opportunities but need someone to file the applications for us and maybe write an essay showcasing HAS as a worthy recipient.

Online Spring Show Highlighting our Member’s Artwork

Show 1-2 pieces of your work with your Contact information. This isn’t intended to be a Sale as much as an opportunity to show your work.

More information Coming Soon


HAS Virtual Online Show

Consider joining our show as a Presenter in 2021… Become a member today!

2020 HAS Virtual Holiday Art Show Application     Deadline for Participation has passed.

HAS Template for Virtual Show   Information and Directions for Artist’s Submission of Artwork to participate in our Virtual Show- See how easy it is! Seeking applications for Summer or Fall of 2021!

Membership Application-Click here to  Download HAS 2021 Membership Application


West Pearl Gallery Art Show- Pick-up dates

No shows will be booked in this venue until possibly Spring 2021.


New Members always welcome!

Please check our MEMBERSHIP page!

Our members come from many surrounding towns in Massachusetts ​as well as New Hampshire!

Local Meeting place for HAS-The Lawrence Barn

28 So Depot Rd Hollis NH