2017 Benefit Art Auction


Dear Museum Friends:

I invite you to join a group of prestigious artists and collectors in supporting the Attleboro Arts Museum by donating to our 26th Benefit Art Auction.  The Auction, to be held on Saturday, November 4th, 2017, is regarded as a powerful opportunity to contribute to a vital cultural resource and for you and your artwork to gain valuable exposure.

We are asking for donations of framed or gallery-finished original art, and handmade gifts, crafts and objects created for the home from artists or collectors – as well as special items such as access to vacation homes or tickets to popular shows or attractions. All donations should be delivered to the Museum from Sept. 5th – 23rd, (Tues – Sat, 10am – 4pm).  We will gladly accept up to two pieces per donor.  Each piece should be accompanied by a completed donation form.  Please plan to deliver your donation(s) no later than September 23rd to maximize your items in advance of the auction.  


Each donor of up to two items will receive:

  • A one-year Museum Artist or Individual Membership ($35 value)
  • One $35 Auction ticket (includes hors d’oeuvres & wine/beer)
  • Revenue sharing up to 20% on the sale of items valued at $300 or more
  • Marketing exposure on the Web and in the Museum’s gallery
  • An artist biography included in our full-color keepsake Auction catalog



All donations will be on display in our gallery as part of our Spotlight Exhibition, opening on Thursday, October 12th with an opening reception at 6pm.  The live/silent Auction event will be held on Saturday, November 4th, 2017. 

We encourage donors to contribute artwork that best represents their current style and standard, as our online Auction and your artist profile reaches a broad audience of collectors and buyers. Download a donation form for your work.

Feel free to contact the Museum at 508-222-2644 x13 or office@attleboroartsmuseum.org with any questions.  Please accept my sincere thanks in advance for your support, generosity and much appreciated partnership.  We are grateful for your participation and look forward to receiving your donation(s)!


Warm regards,

Mim Fawcett

Executive Director & Chief Curator

Attleboro Arts Museum


P.S. We are sincerely grateful for the impressive donations in 2016.  Please honor us with your fine work and keep the standard of this year’s Auction just as strong. 






Image: Seaside Serenade (detail) by Richard Harrington.  This monotype is a 2017 Benefit Auction donation. 



Three – A National Juried Exhibition

The Attleboro Arts Museum announces its 2018 National Juried Exhibition Theme: Three


Open to all mediums, sizes and interpretations of the number three

Three meals a day; the fading three-ring circus; three strikes – you’re out; a quiet still life of three ripe pears; three’s a crowd; the Three Musketeers; leaves of three – let it be; a shiny tricycle; the Bermuda Triangle; the Nina, Pinta and Santa Maria; the Three Fates; the sun, moon and stars; the Holy Trinity; Picasso’s Three Musicians … a prime challenge with a magic number!

At this point we ask that you get those creative juices flowing and note the submission timeline below:  

  • January 2018: Call for artists prospectus posted
  • Mid/late April 2018: Deadline for all submissions (collected via CaFÉ™
  • June – July 2018: Three Exhibition 




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8 Visions

Work From 8 Juried Member Artists

  • Exhibition: August 2nd – 31st, 2017
  • Artist Talk & Opening Reception: Wed., Aug. 2nd at 6:30pm
  • Free and open to all
  • Reservations are requested – but not required: 508-222-2644 x10 or office@attleboroartsmuseum.org

Exhibiting Artists: Pamela Benham, Cathy Chin, Betty Harrington, Wilson Hunt, Elizabeth Lind, Tracey Maroni, Kenneth Salome and Mandy Rusk-Shamrell.

8 Visions Jurors: Boriana Kantcheva of Chandler Gallery, Maud Morgan Arts Center, Cambridge, MA and Janyce Nareski Goba of Mass Audubon’s Sanctuary Gallery, Sharon, MA.



Since 2002 the Attleboro Arts Museum has presented a late summer “Visions” group exhibition featuring the work of select member artists. The exhibiting artist review process for “8 Visions” began during the Museum’s Members’ Exhibition in December of last year. 

Over 60 artists applied to be considered for this premiere exhibition opportunity. Members’ Exhibition juror Judith Klein, artist and director of the Judith Klein Art Gallery of New Bedford, MA, carefully reviewed the work of these artists and the field was narrowed down to twenty.  Two new jurors, Boriana Kantcheva of Chandler Gallery, Maud Morgan Arts Center, Cambridge, MA and Janyce Nareski Goba of Mass Audubon’s Sanctuary Gallery, Sharon, MA, then combed through the twenty portfolios. In the end, a talented team of eight, working in diverse mediums, will exhibit their art in “8 Visions,” a much-anticipated annual show in the Museum’s Ottmar Gallery.

Download an 8 Visions press release


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.






Attleboro Arts Museum

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508-222-2644; www.attleboroartsmuseum.org

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