Call for Art!

2023 Heart of the Arts Gala Auction
The 2022 Arts Auction Gala was an overwhelming success,not only for the Jaffrey Civic Center, but also for the artists who participated. Ninety percent of the art works in the live auction were sold & about 50% of those in the silent auction were sold.
As a charity art auction, this is an opportunity for you to showcase your work to an enthusiastic audience.
For this fundraiser, the Jaffrey Civic Center retains forty percent of the selling price. Of course, artists who choose to assign eighty percent or more of the selling price to the Jaffrey Civic Center will receive special acknowledgement at the event, on our website, and on social media platforms.
Please consider participating in this exciting annual event.

The Jaffrey Civic Center is thrilled to announce its annual spring art show. The show is slated to begin on March 4th and run until April 8th with a reception scheduled for March 18th at 6:30 PM. This year’s show includes a very larger number of artists, sixty-two in total. Artwork in the exhibit represents a variety of styles and mediums. The exhibit will take place both in the Auditorium Gallery and in the Cunningham Gallery at the Jaffrey Civic Center because of its substantial number of pieces.

Rebecca Fredrickson Executive Director at the Jaffrey Civic Center is enthusiastic about the show.

“The JCC Spring Show is a unique opportunity for artists of all levels to exhibit together. There is no jurying or theme for the show, so anything that an artist wants to exhibit is eligible. It is always exciting to see the variety of work that we get for this exhibit there is truly something for everyone!”

The image in the show graphic titled “Dream” was created by Jaffrey resident Jay Mercado. Jay has three works of art in this show. Jay shares his thoughts on the piece and on participating in the spring show:

Dream” represents a longing. There is a suspended hovering above the space between and a patient awaiting resting in the sea below. This artwork is one in a series of paintings where I have married the majestic and timeless solidity of an ancient coastal rock to the luscious fragility of a fruitful offering. Their shared beauty exists briefly except in a dream.

Participating in the spring exhibition is a gift and essential to me given that not only am I a new resident to this great town,  but also my ideas regarding spring have bloomed by being here. Watching it unveil feeds the imagination and creative soul.”

Artists participating in the show hail from not only the Monadnock region, but as far away as Dalton, Massachusetts. The show is typically one of the most popular exhibits here each year and draws a huge audience from all around. The reception which will be held on March 18th at 6:30 PM will feature a local group of musicians performing. The reception is open to everyone and will also include refreshments. The center is open to the public Monday through Friday noon to five and Saturdays ten to two. Most of the works in the sale from the exhibit will be for sale.


Auditorium Gallery

Cunningham Gallery

Display Cases