Before moving to the Pioneer Valley in 2004, my husband Dennis and I had resided in New Hampshire for over 20 years. In the fall of 1994, as I approached my 50th birthday, I fulfilled a lifelong ambition, that of attending college! Five years later, having completed a year-long studio thesis in Stone Lithography, I graduated from Plymouth State University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree.
I have painted with oils and pastels for over 40 years. I have also worked as a printmaker using the techniques of Stone Lithography, as well as line etch, and the woodblock print. Additionally, I draw with a “silver stylus” to create silverpoint drawings, a technique practiced during the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, long before graphite pencils were available as a drawing tool.
The various paintings, prints and drawings that I derive from these processes are a celebration of the natural world. Close observation of nature is fundamental to my work and I enjoy drawing directly from nature whenever possible. - Sandra Burke
The Membership at Quabbin Art Association is comprised of established and emerging artists and art patrons who play an essential role in our mission. Currently in its sixth year, our Membership is an extension of our growing network. We are proud to provide an online gallery of members artwork.
Interested in showcasing your art with Quabbin Art Association? All of our members are invited to enjoy the benefit of an online member gallery page including up to six artwork pieces, credentials, artist bio/statement and contact information.
To join our group, or retain your membership, you must pay annual membership dues of $25 for the calendar year September-June. Please make check payable to Quabbin Art Association, P.O. Box 216, Belchertown, MA 01007.
Download, complete and print the Membership Application Form (PDF) for membership renewal or to become a new member.
If you prefer to sign-up in person, Membership Application Forms are available at Quabbin Art Association meetings and events.
All members must be current in dues to participate in any QAA exhibition, on the website, or have their artwork featured in our marketing communications.