High Art 2017


Exhibition Dates:  May 17 – June 1, 2017
Opening Awards Reception:  Thursday, May 18th from 6:30-8:00pm.  Free and open to all.

Reservations are not required, but are appreciated.  508-222-2644 x10 or office@attleboroartsmuseum.org

High Art is an annual exhibition showcasing the extraordinary talent and ideas of high school students enrolled in public, private, parochial, alternative, charter or homeschool programs.  This youth exhibition connects teens with artists both past and present, fosters the creation of original artworks, and provides a professional forum for students to voice their own creativity and work collaboratively.



The Statue of Liberty in New York; The Eiffel Tower in Paris, France; St. Basil’s Cathedral in Moscow, Russia; The Great Sphinx at Giza, Egypt; Easter Island in the Polynesian Triangle, Pacific Ocean; Machu Picchu in Peru; The Great Wall of China; The Taj Mahal in Agra, India are just a few examples of this year’s High Art theme of Architecture – World Icons.

High school students will choose an architectural icon from around the world and use the icon’s inspiration to shape an original art installation.

Participating High Schools:

  • Attleboro High School
  • Bishop Feehan High School
  • Bridgewater-Raynham Reg. High School
  • Franklin High School
  • Joseph Case High School, Swansea, MA
  • Mansfield High School
  • The Network Program, Attleboro, MA
  • Norwood High School
  • Seekonk High School
  • Taunton High School



Thank you to our generous High Art 2017 Sponsors

Title Sponsor

Gary Lavoie, Owner of Footworks Inc. of Attleboro, MA


Community Sponsors

Reeves Company, Inc. of Attleboro, MA

The Preservation Framer of North Attleboro, MA


Local Cultural Council Sponsors 

Attleboro, Franklin, Mansfield, Seekonk, Swansea and Taunton

High Art 2017 is supported in part by a grant from the above local agencies, which are supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.


LINE – A National Juried Exhibition

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LINE – A National Juried Exhibition at the Attleboro Arts Museum

Open to all mediums, sizes & concepts that relate to, or include, a line. Imagine … a chorus line, signing on the dotted line, horizon lines, jump ropes, a police line up, waiting in TSA lines, cross-hatching, long and winding roads, zip lines, crossing the picket line, lines in the sand, tally marks … where and how do you draw the line?  LINE will be on display at the Attleboro Arts Museum from June 15 – July 15, 2017. Six prizes of $100 each will be awarded.


Juror Kelly Bennett

Kelly Bennett is the Artist Fellowships Program Officer/Exhibitions Curator for the Massachusetts Cultural Council. She is also the co-contributor to the MCC’s blog ArtSake, which highlights the innovative work of Massachusetts artists. She has served as a juror and guest speaker for numerous museums, colleges, and art organizations in the New England region. Ms. Bennett received her BFA in Painting from Massachusetts College of Art and her MFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts/Tufts University.

The Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC) is a state agency that promotes excellence, access, education, and diversity in the arts, humanities, and interpretive sciences to improve the quality of life for all Massachusetts residents and contribute to the economic vitality of our communities.



Thank you to all participating artists for their submissions.  We appreciate your time and creative expressions in response to the theme of LINE.  The artworks that have been selected by juror Kelly Bennett are listed below:


Adams Tiffany Coral Series 15 #7 Exeter RI
Alazraki Jessica siesta New York NY
Almeida Raquel The Things We Miss Boston MA
Armstrong Gail Creating Memories and Traditions Warwick RI
Avakian John An Immigrant’s Song Sharon MA
Belardi Shannon Brook Felton CA
Bonner John Knitting Marblehead MA
Brew John Continuum Attleboro Falls MA
Brink Elizabeth Lines of time Rehoboth MA
Buechler Heather All I See Are Lines – Cassette + Book Union Springs NY
Buechler Heather All I See Are Lines (Morse Sample) Union Springs NY
Buechler Heather All I See Are Lines – Textile Render Union Springs NY
Buron John Resist (detail) Providence RI
Carlson Keoni Flower Moon -1: Pima 9-Petal Squash Blossom Colorado Springs CO
Caron Judy Channels North Attleboro MA
Cartwright Gunther Skyline Rochester NY
Chamillard Albert Black Curve with Stripes Tucson AZ
Chester-Demicco Diane Sunrise Slice Chestnut Hill MA
Chmelar Albert Sound Sculpture Marysville OH
chung joomi Chromazone Oxford OH
Clark Bill Regrets Seekonk MA
Cohen Peter The line must be drawn Salem MA
Crespo Alicia To Do List Attleboro MA
Curran James Monhegan Laundry Marshfield MA
Daniggelis christopher Globe without lines Columbia MO
Danko Susan Illumination Parma OH
Desmond Kathy Untitled (Chandeliers) Cambridge MA
Dolinsky Joseph Sub-curve Brooklyn NY
Doyle Autumn Second Oktober Weaving Dalton MA
Doyle Autumn River of Fire Dalton MA
Duehr Gary Erase 10 Somerville MA
Dunham Natalie No. 11.2138.55_S[2] Miami FL
Duval Shawna Tin Can Phone 1 Portland ME
Elliott Tim Chestnut Attleboro MA
Feeney Loretta Boat Town CENTERVILLE MA
Friedman Deborah Heart Line Wellesley MA
Gartrell Kate Enthroned with Stripes Belmont MA
Gonsalves Rob Reach, Color, Repeat Wellesley MA
Gooch Brad View from Coyote Wall Portland OR
Graff Leslie fast forward, rewind, eject Sutton MA
Grasso Ann Better than Yesterday, 1 Cromwell CT
Green Barbara echoes… Barrington RI
Guertin Justin Untitled 2 Boston MA
Hansen Ellen Zig Zag Acorn Taunton MA
Harbin Randy Good Things Hull MA
harmon erin Rainbow Links memphis TN
Harold Jeff Green Antioch IL
hendricks mark Repeat Until You Puke Oakland CA
Hoitsma Daisie together II: 3 months postpartum Montevallo AL
Horn Zach Buoyant Dorchester MA
Hubley Loretta Mt. Washington (& Cascade Ridge) Nashua NH
Hullibarger Nicholas Spatial Binary Six B Oakland CA
Idom Bailey Girl Nacogdoches TX
Irzyk Vanessa Naviagate East Boston MA
Jacobson Dave celeri ore gladii South Portland ME
jessen tom “177 lines” temple ME
Johnson Morgan Running The Gate Gold Beach OR
Johnston Eric The Stranger Petaluma CA
Jope Jennifer syncopate sister MIDDLEBORO MA
Jope Jennifer the cabaret MIDDLEBORO MA
Krieger Elliot After the Storm – Composition Barrington RI
Larson Lydia Bridge Stamford CT
Leonard Christa draw a line Ridgewood NJ
macdonald shona Waves, Shore South Hadley MA
MacDonald-Foley Robin Between Rounds Stoughton MA
Madden Karen Life Is A Highway Poughquag NY
Makris Lesley What’s My Line? Randolph MA
Masciarelli Roberta Japanese Candy Factory2 Addison TX
Maser-Flanagan Valerie Shifting Thoughts Carlisle MA
McDonnell Janice Breck04 Brooklyn NY
McGregor-Radin Amy Old Friend Needham MA
Mellin Barbara Boats by the Bay (Cape Cod) Winston Salem NC
Merlone Alice Deep Blue Sea II Hamden CT
Merry Trina Supreme Court New York NY
Meuris Christine Crop Circles – Detail Berkeley CA
montecalvo Janet buildingamerica2 Framingham MA
Murak Barbara Ripple Effect Getzville NY
Noel Laura Bent Tree Gradient Atlanta GA
Novino Kimberly Oscar Cleans Up Plainville MA
Oh Helen Sweet Peas Chicago IL
Park Jennifer Flight transition Somerville MA
Phoenix Dave Canfiti Stow MA
Pickarski Thomas The Dark and the Light, Iceland New York NY
Poirier Michelle Carmen Lane Abington MA
Ramirez Adrian Wings Savannah GA
ROY GERALD Murrells Inlet, South Carolina HOLLISTON MA
Ryterband Ben Wisteria Lexington MA
Salome Kenneth 19 Railroad Avenue Attleboro MA
Sawtelle Jason Breaking Norfolk MA
Schechter Stephanie The Best Providence RI
Schmidt Les Dragon 2 New Orleans LA
Schomp Leslie Beyond All This Rutland MA
Sherer Pamela Forever Aligned Providence RI
Siff Marlene Survival Westport CT
Sites Teresa Black Audio Bethesda MD
Stables Fraser Tes, Washing Florence MA
Stone Gin Santa Maria’s Bear Harwich MA
Tudyk  S. Sparkle and Fade II Marblehead MA
Tudyk  S. All These Fine Memories… Marblehead MA
Valluru Samyuktha Rebirth-1 Rochester NY
Viejo Lopez de Roda Catalina Letter to Letting Go Hudson NY
Walkup Roger 21st Century Nude #2 Baltimore MD
weiss deborah New Terrain Long Trail Stratford CT

Artists with accepted artwork:
Please view the details for delivering your work posted on our “Calls for Artists” page.  Be sure to scroll down for delivery requirements.


Teen Docent Program

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Attleboro Arts Museum Teen Docents lead museum tours and educational experiences for children and families.

Teen Docents are volunteers that come from all backgrounds and interests, but they all share a common passion for art and engaging with children and families.

All docents will receive free training from Museum staff. No prior museum experience is required.

This program is open to students in grades 9 – 12.

The Teen Docent Program is a community service opportunity. Participants gain service credit during the summer and school year.

Interested? Email: office@attleboroartsmuseum.org using the subject ”TEEN DOCENT.”

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A teen docent, Liz, discusses the work of “8 Visions” exhibition artists with young art campers.



Arts A Blast – Create Your Own Custom Art Class at the Attleboro Arts Museum

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A Creative Night Out With Your Friends!

With seven or more friends you can design your own custom art class at the Attleboro Arts Museum. We have wonderful instructors who specialize in everything from drawing, painting, ceramics, and more! This is a great birthday party idea, friend’s creative outing or family bonding time.

The Attleboro Arts Museum is happy to coordinate with each group on scheduling a custom art class. Of note: custom art classes are subject to scheduling constraints due to Museum programs, exhibitions and events. Please contact us at least 1 month in advance for booking a custom art class.


Choose from our most popular art class options:

  • Still-life Drawing in Charcoals or Pastels
  • Landscape Painting in Acrylics or Watercolors
  • Specialty Art Classes (additional fees may apply): Beginner’s Pottery Wheel; Encaustic Painting; Digital Photography and more!


A 3 hour session starts at $32 mem; $38 non-mem per person!

A minimum of 7 students is required. Additional fees may apply for specialty art classes.


Your custom-designed art class will go at your pace and focus specifically on your group’s interests and creative goals. We can accommodate any age group and any skill level. All you need is the desire to create! Students under the age of 17 must be accompanied by an adult (18+ years).


TO SCHEDULE A CUSTOM ART CLASS: Please contact Abby Rovaldi, AAM Programs Coordinator at 508-222-2644 x15 or arovaldi@attleboroartsmuseum.org. The Museum is handicap accessible.






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