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Carolyn Maul presents on Eco Printing

 Carolyn creates beautiful images using local plants and an interesting process. Join us to hear about this fascinating medium where the plants leave their impressions on the paper.

August 10, 2022, 7pm

 ​Light refreshments served!

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

See more of Carolyn’s work at https://www.etsy.com/shop/carolynmaulstudioart


Pastel Workshop September 24, 2022

Held at The Lawrence Barn- 28 Depot Rd, Hollis NH

What is pastel artwork? What types are there? Why is one better than another?
In this workshop you will learn about strokes, blending, basic layout, surfaces, fixative, framing,
storing unframed, and transporting your work.
The fished project will be a landscape replicated from the photos you bring.

Taught by Grace McGinnis and Laureen Luszcz

$80-Members.         $100 Non-Members

Please Mail in a completed Registration Form with a Check made payable to Hollis Arts Society NH.

Please mail check to Hollis Arts Society, Attn: Grace McGinnis Box 102, Hollis NH 03049
To pay by credit card contact Wendy Walter. wwaltervoiceofclay@gmail.com 603-400-5171

Click here: for the HAS Pastel Workshop Registration Form

Click here: for the HAS Pastel Workshop Supply List

Grace McGinnis: Grace grew up in the Mount Hope Bay region of southern MA, on a dairy farm. During high
school, she was fortunate to be selected to attend a Saturday semester-long program at the
Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. Grace received a B.S. from Drexel University in clothing design
and pattern. She was employed in the industry until the birth of three children and then
volunteering kept her busy. Later Grace was employed in social services until retirement. About
the year 2000, art called again. She studied with various local artists and has shown her work in
NH. MA. and R.I. She taught at the Rise Program at Rivier University and teaches private
lessons to individuals with cognitive disorders.

Laureen Luszcz: Since her first introduction to the pastel medium, Laureen has enthusiastically pursued her
passion for creating colorful and peaceful landscapes.  Although her favorite subjects are coastal
and natural scenes, she has expanded her interests to include still life, buildings, abstracts,
drawing from life and portraits.
She is taking a new look at her art and experimenting with blending many different mediums to
create new exciting art. She starts with something familiar and then adds shadow, light, colors,
etc. expressing her visions in her art.
Laureen has exhibited her artwork at the MCC Student Art and Design Juried Show, at the
Lowell Telecommunications Corp.- (LTC); The Wakefield Fine Art Show, 100th Anniversary-
Wakefield Civic Center, Wakefield Cooperative Bank, sponsored by the Wakefield Chamber of
Commerce; First Congregational Church, sponsored by the Reading Art Association, the Nashua
and Nevins Memorial Libraries, and the Hollis Art Society. Laureen has been awarded special
recognition in several juried art show in New Hampshire and Massachusetts.

Pastel Paintings by Grace McGinnis


HAS’ Gallery on West Pearl

Do you want to fulfill your Volunteer Requirements for Hollis Arts Society?

Sign up to work a 3 hour shift at our West Pearl Street Gallery by contacting Carolyn@CarolynMaulStudioArt.com

100 West Pearl St, Nashua NH    Hours:    Thursday and Friday  4-7pm     Saturday 10-1pm


We will continually make Calls for Art as the year goes on and in our monthly newsletter you will find various opportunities to participate in the Gallery as well as to be a part of other local events. 

Members only opportunity…Update your membership and invite others to join!

Download HAS 2022 Membership Application


Click Here for the Current Newsletter


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

We are currently meeting in person since May, 2021

 ​Light refreshments served!

Free to members and first-time visitors ​All others $5     

Lawrence Barn        28 Depot Rd, Hollis, NH

Upcoming Meeting Presenters 2022

January: HAS Business Meeting

February: Scott Porter-Painter and Mixed Media Artist

March: Virginia Eskin-Pianist-canceled due to snow

April: Bob Clark Cartoonist

May: Isabell Colantuonio-a HAS Emerging Artist on Digital Art and Marketing Online

June: Virginia Eskin-Pianist & John Gfroerer-Filmaker share their film about Amy Beach-an American Composer and Pianist

July: Summer Break

August: Carolyn Maul presents on Eco Printing

September: Pastel Workshop with Grace McGinnis and Laureen M. Luszcz


November: HAS Annual Art Show and Sale



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. Get inspired and see what others are doing.

Check out our exciting list of upcoming Meeting Presenters (above)


Still…Open Board Positions for 2022

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.


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 Hollis Arts Society-The Lawrence Barn

28 So Depot Rd Hollis NH