Members’ Exhibition – Call for Artists


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An important Attleboro Arts Museum (AAM) member benefit is the opportunity to annually exhibit original artwork in the Museum’s Ottmar Gallery. In the spirit of our tagline – Arts for Everyone – all work that meets the exhibition guidelines is accepted into this exhibition. Once the work is exhibited, a guest juror will award prizes.

 

Awards Totaling $700 in Cash & Prizes

$100 for Best Representational; $100 for Best Abstract (non-traditional, experimental); Six $50 Juror’s Choice; Four $50 Blick Art Materials gift certificates. Merit Awards will also be distributed.

 

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Key Dates

  • Delivery of artwork (maximum 3 pieces per artist): November 15th, 16th & 17th; 10am-4pm  (A representative can deliver your work for you)
  • Exhibition Dates: December 6th, 2018 – February 1st, 2019. The Museum will close Dec 25th, 2018 and reopen Jan 3rd, 2019
  • Opening Awards Reception: Saturday, December 8th from 2-4pm.  Free and open to all.
  • Pick Up Dates: Feb. 2nd & 5th, 10am-4pm (A representative can pick up your work for you)

Work left after Feb. 5th will be charged $5 per day, per piece. Late fee payable at time of late pick-up. Please record the pick up dates. No exceptions, thank you for your cooperation.

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Members’ Exhibition Entry Guidelines

Eligibility: Artists must be AAM members with dues paid through Feb 2019.  You can sign up to become a member when you deliver you artwork.

 

Entry Fee: Remains $17 per piece (3 pieces max. per artist).

 

Entry Forms: Artists must complete a LOAN AGREEEMENT and one ARTWORK IDENTIFICATION form for each piece submitted.  Copies of these forms will also be available when you deliver your artwork.

 

Originality: Only original artwork that has been created during the past 3 years will be accepted. All mediums welcome. Giclee prints or work that has previously been exhibited at any time at the AAM will not be accepted.  If you are unsure if a select piece has already been shown at the AAM, please call 508-222-2644 x13 in advance of delivery and we will reference our archives for you. 

 

Requirements: All 2D work must be firmly framed and ready to hang with sturdy framing wire before delivery to the Museum. No clips or saw tooth hangers. Gallery wrapped canvases will be accepted, but staples cannot be exposed. See our Framing Guidelines for examples.

The AAM will not accept submissions that do not comply with these requirements. Please call the museum at 508-222-2644 x10 if you have questions regarding framing.  Thank you for your cooperation.

 

PLEASE NOTE: The entire measurement of each 2D piece, from one outside edge of the frame to the other, cannot exceed 30”x 30”, or weigh more than 30lbs.  

 

Sculpture must weigh under 100lbs with a maximum footprint of 36”x 36”. Film/video must be submitted with techto display work. Wet paint will not be accepted. Submissions must be from one artist – no collaborations.

Note:

  1. Once artwork is delivered it cannot, under any circumstances, leave the gallery until the show ends.
  2. We cannot guarantee that separate works from one artist will hang together.

 

Sales & Commission: The Museum will receive 30% of all work that is for sale. All other work must be labeled NFS (Not For Sale).

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Consider Applying for our 2019 8 Visions Exhibition

A prestigious group show spotlighting 8 member artists.

• To apply, artists must exhibit work in the 2018 Members’ Exhibition and complete an 8 Visions Application. 8 Visions applications will also be available during Members’ Exhibition delivery.

• The Members’ Exhibition guest juror will review the artist’s exhibition submission(s) and invite up to 20 applicants to submit a portfolio for further review. New guest jurors will then choose the 8 artists for the 8 Visions exhibit held in the summer of 2019.

• The fee for the 8 Visions application remains at $17.

8 Visions exhibiting artists from 2014, ‘15, ‘16, ‘17 & ‘18 are not eligible for the 2019 8 Visions competition. 

 

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Museum Gift Shop Holiday Extravaganza

The AAM’s gift shop expands for the holidays on Dec 7th & 8th!

Stop by from 10am-4pm for unique gifts at irresistible prices.

Call 508-222-2644 x13 by Oct. 26th to have your original, handmade work reviewed for consignment.

 

 

 

Image: Ashley Pelletier

 

The Reynolds Family & Attleboro Arts Museum Edmonia Lewis Art Education Scholarship


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The Attleboro Arts Museum is honored to commemorate the life, work, and exceptional talent of artist Edmonia Lewis by launching the Edmonia Lewis Art Education Scholarship. The scholarship is funded by The Reynolds Family and the Museum and is open to African American children, teens, adults, and adult/child pairs. It is administered by The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Committee of Greater Attleboro.

 

The Edmonia Lewis Art Education Scholarship is designed to assist students in obtaining visual art instruction and exposure to the wonders and challenges of art and art-making. No previous experience in an art studio is required to apply. 

 

The Review Committee typically selects 1-4 full tuition scholarships per year.  Art classes will range in size from a one-day workshop to a multiple-week, hands-on art studio experience.  Please keep in mind that the first Edmonia Lewis Scholarship will be awarded for the WINTER 2019 session.  

 

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About Edmonia Lewis

Edmonia Lewis was the first sculptor of African American and Native American descent to achieve international recognition. Her father was African American, and her mother was Chippewa (Ojibwa) Indian. Orphaned at an early age, Lewis grew up in her mother’s tribe.

 

In 1859, she attended Oberlin College in Ohio, one of the first schools to accept female and black students. She developed an interest in the fine arts, but an accusation of poisoning, believed to be racially motivated, forced Lewis to leave the school before graduating. She traveled to Boston and established herself as a professional artist, studying with a local sculptor and creating portraits of famous antislavery heroes.

 

Moving to Rome in 1865, she became involved with a group of American women sculptors and began to work in marble.

In addition to creating busts, Lewis sculpted biblical scenes and figurative works dealing with her Native American heritage and the oppression of African American people.

 

Download an Edmonia Lewis Scholarship Application

 

Please deliver the completed application and all required supplementary material to:

The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Committee of Greater Attleboro, P.O. Box 461, Norton, MA 02766, or e-mail to mlkgreaterattleboro@gmail.com

All applicants will be notified of scholarship award results 6-8 weeks after receipt of a complete application.

 

Please keep in mind that the first Edmonia Lewis Scholarship will be awarded for the WINTER 2019 session.  

 

 

High Art 2018


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Theme – SHAPE

Exhibition Dates:  May 16th – 31st, 2018

Opening Reception:  Thursday, May 17th from 6:30-8:00pm

 

Participating High Schools:

  • Attleboro High School – Attleboro, MA
  • Bishop Feehan High School – Attleboro, MA
  • Bridgewater-Raynham Reg. High School – Bridgewater, MA
  • Franklin High School – Franklin, MA
  • Joseph Case High School – Swansea, MA
  • King Philip Reg. High School – Wrentham, MA
  • The League School of Greater Boston – Walpole, MA
  • Mansfield High School – Mansfield, MA
  • The Network Program – Attleboro, MA
  • Norwood High School – Norwood, MA
  • Seekonk High School – Seekonk, MA
  • Taunton High School – Taunton, MA

Learn more.

8 Visions


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The Attleboro Arts Museum’s “8 Visions” Exhibition

A prestigious, annual group show spotlighting 8 member artists.

  • To apply to be considered for “8 Visions,” artists must exhibit work in the Museum’s Members’ Show and complete an “8 Visions” application. (Typically mid-November is the time for submitting artwork and applying for “8 Visions” consideration.)
  • Our Members’ Show guest juror then reviews the artist’s Members’ Exhibition submission(s) and invites up to 20 applicants to submit a digital portfolio of 12 works for further review. New guest jurors will then choose the 8 artists for the “8 Visions” exhibit held each summer.
  • If selected, “8 Visions” artists will have the opportunity to exhibit approximately 8 works in the Museum’s Ottmar Gallery for a month-long group show.  Exhibited work must never have been shown at the AAM.  

 

Top: “8 Visions” 2015 title wall with the work of Lindsey Epstein.

 

 

Artist Jeanne Sturim at the “8 Visions” 2015 Gallery Talk.

 

“8 Visions” 2017 exhibition. Pictured: Work from Wilson Hunt, Betty Harrington and Elizabeth Lind.

 

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 “8 Visions” Exhibiting Artists*

 

2006

  • Elizabeth Arseneau
  • Anna Comella
  • Nancy Cusack
  • Ian Gaudreau
  • Richard Harrington
  • Stephen Metcalf
  • James Moran
  • Betsy Ritz

 

2007

  • Christina Beecher
  • David Lee Black
  • Marcey Buchakjian
  • Beverly Ferguson Deevy
  • Paula De Simone
  • Catherine Jaggi
  • Richard Kattman
  • Abby Rovaldi

 

2008

  • Juan Jose Barboza-Gubo
  • Peter Cambell
  • Linda Perlman Karlesberg
  • Jim McManus
  • Ashley Occhino
  • Andrew Sloan
  • Carol Wontkowski
  • Richard Whitten

 

2009

  • Clare Asch
  • Laura Harvey
  • Jenny Jope
  • William Martin
  • Sarah Mott
  • Barbara Ottmar
  • Claudia Waters
  • Cynthia Whalen Nelson

 

2010

  • Robert Bendt
  • Dianne Dolan
  • Shelly Eager
  • Betsy Cameron Fine
  • Farnaz Mobayyen
  • Tom Musante
  • Lenny Rumpler
  • Jay Wu

 

2011

  • Mary N. Hurwitz
  • Jean Sbarra Jones
  • Mary Kosowski
  • Greg O’Brien
  • Beverly Rippel
  • Cole Swavely
  • Don Swavely
  • Charter Weeks

 

2012

  • Patricia Berube
  • Brenda Cirioni
  • Susan Denniston
  • Virginia Fitzgerald
  • Sand T Kalloch
  • Niva Shrestha
  • Mary L. Taylor
  • Felicia Touhey

 

2013

  • Judith Bertozzi
  • Arlene Chaplin
  • Susan Clark
  • Elizabeth Beaudoin Gouin
  • Linda Pearlman Karlsberg
  • Alan Strassman
  • Aaron Usher
  • Richard Whitten

 

2014

  • Sarah Alexander
  • Cristina Hajosy
  • Debby Krim
  • Valerie Maser-Flanagan
  • Jim McManus
  • Michele Poirier-Mozzone
  • Rebecca Skinner
  • Emily Sorlien

 

2015

  • Peter Campbell
  • Lindsey Epstein
  • Alice Benvie Gebhart
  • Dave Kendrick
  • Steve Mason
  • Jeanne Sturim
  • Valerie Albert Weingard
  • Sue Yang

 

2016

  • Marjorie Ball
  • Laura White Carpenter
  • Bill Clark
  • Marnie Jain
  • Daniel Koterbay
  • Robin Wessman
  • Qiong Xia (Jade)
  • Philip Young

 

2017

  • Pamela Benham
  • Cathy Chin
  • Betty Harrington
  • Wilson Hunt
  • Elizabeth Lind
  • Tracey J. Maroni
  • Kenneth Salome
  • Mandy Rusk-Shamrell

 

2018

  • Deborah Baldizar 
  • Fehmida Chipty 
  • Allison Elia 
  • Stephen Fisher 
  • Tatiana Flis 
  • Joan Hausrath 
  • Brian McClear 
  • Lorraine Sullivan 

 

 

 

The Auctioneer


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The Attleboro Arts Museum’s Art Lovers Book Club launched in January 2010. A dynamic Museum member proposed this artful Book Club idea and the program was launched on a trial basis. After the success of the first meeting it was clear that the Book Club should live on.

Next Meeting of the Art Lovers Book Club:

Saturday, October 21st, 2017, from 2-4pm

The Auctioneer: Adventures in the Art Trade by Simon de Pury

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In “The Auctioneer,” Simon de Pury, a  distinguished auctioneer and art dealer, provides an account of his flashy career and today’s soaring art market, revealing a jet-setting, powerful, and private club of elites who buy, sell, and collect the world’s most expensive art.

Speaker: Chris Barber, Deputy Director of American Furniture & Decorative Arts at Skinner Auctioneers and Appraisers.  

Reservations are not required, but are appreciated.  Please call 508-222-2644 x10 or email office@attleboroartsmuseum.org by October 19th.  

This event is free and open to readers of the book – as well as those that are interested in the featured topic. 

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About Chris Barber

Chris Barber is a specialist in Skinner’s American Furniture & Decorative Arts Department. His special areas of interest are American furniture and 19th century folk art. Chris has also had experience working with 18th and 19th century American clocks, nautical and maritime art and antiques, and cataloged an extensive collection of early microscopes.

Chris joined Skinner 2004, and since that time has expanded his role to include auctioneering. An avid supporter of the arts, Chris is a member of the Museum Council at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, and often lends his talents to supporting art and antique appraisal events for non-profit and corporate institutions. Prior to joining Skinner, Chris was a member of the American Paintings and Sculpture Department at Christie’s auction house in New York.  He has served as the auctioneer at the Attleboro Arts Museum’s Benefit Art Auction for the past several years and, by popular demand, will be leading the Museum’s 2017 Auction on November 4th.

Chris earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in the History of Art and Architecture from Harvard University. He currently resides in Boston, Massachusetts.

 

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Learn more about The Art Lovers Book Club

 

 

On view in the Ottmar Gallery during this event:

The Attleboro Arts Museum’s 26th Benefit Art Auction Spotlight Exhibition.

 

 

 

Three – A National Juried Exhibition


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THREE: Juror’s Decision

 

Image: Mandy Rusk-Shamrell

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.”

Teen docent 4 Liz

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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Create Your Own Custom Art Class at the Attleboro Arts Museum

 

With seven or more individuals, 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! There is a maximum of 12 individuals per group.

 

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.

 

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).  Full payment and Museum School Handbook signature pages are due 2-weeks prior to the start of your custom art class or workshop.

 

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

The Museum is handicapped accessible.

  

LOCATION:

Attleboro Arts Museum

86 Park Street, Attleboro, MA 02703

508-222-2644; www.attleboroartsmuseum.org

Parking is free in our convenient lot.

 

 

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