Apply for 8 Visions

Consider Applying for the Attleboro Arts Museum’s  2018 “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 2017 Members’ Show and complete an “8 Visions” application. View a complete Member’s Exhibition prospectus on our Call for Artists page.
  • “8 Visions” applications will be available during Members’ Show delivery on November 16th, 17th and 18th, 2017 from 10am – 5pm, or you can download an “8 Visions” application here.
  • The Members’ Show guest juror will review the artist’s Members’ Exhibition submission(s) and invite 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 in the summer of 2018.
  • 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.  
  • The fee for the “8 Visions” application remains at $17.
  • “8 Visions” exhibiting artists from 2013, ‘14, ‘15, ‘16 & ‘17 are not eligible for the 2018 “8 Visions” competition. 


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.



 “8 Visions” Exhibiting Artists*



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



*This list is under construction and is being expanded to include “8 Visions” artists from before 2006.  Please check back for updates.   


The Art of Celebrating


6th Annual “The Art Of Celebrating: Trees, Lights & Symbols of the Season”

From November 15th – December 15th the Museum offers unique holiday art pieces created and decorated by volunteer artists. Each piece contains a creative twist on a traditional symbol of holiday celebration. This special exhibition is entitled The Art Of Celebrating: Trees, Lights & Symbols of the Season. All pieces will be raffled off to benefit Museum art classes and art exhibitions.


Participating Artists:

  • Christina Beecher
  • John Davis & Kerry Fitzgibbon
  • Mim Fawcett
  • Lisa Granata
  • Renee Harding
  • Dave Laferierre
  • Margo Lemieux
  • Amy Rhilinger
  • Abby Rovaldi
  • Kerry St.Pierre
  • Mari-Ann Suvari
  • Nancy Todaro
  • Carol Wontkowski


Raffle prices are: one ticket for $1; seven tickets for $5; twenty tickets for $10. Winners will be selected at 4pm on December 15th, 2017.  Ticket holders do not need to be present to win.

NEW THIS YEAR! You can call the Museum and purchase raffle tickets over the phone.  508-222-2644 x10 (Tuesday – Saturday from 10am – 5pm).  


Left: “White Christmas” by Kerry St.Pierre; recycled frames & wood. Right: “Chickadee-dee-dee” by Christina Beecher; pastel on paper.



Left: “Magical Winter Woods” (set of six) by Margo Lemieux; paper lanterns. Right: “Winter Dream” by Carol Wontkowski; photography.


Left: “Legend of the Mistletoe” by Mari-Ann Suvari; mixed media sculpture. Right: “Tree Skirt Traditions,” (48” diameter) by Renée Harding; various fabrics. (Family members and friends can add handprints to this tree skirt. Acrylic paint is recommended)


Left: “Snow Bird” by Kerry St.Pierre; acrylic on wood. Right: “Cookiescape: Chickadee’s Repose” by Nancy Roca Todaro; cookie dough & icing.


Left: “Quilted Wreath” by Amy Rhilinger; fabric. Right: “Poinsettia” by Christina Beecher; dye on silk.


Left: “Let it Fold, Let It Fold, Let It Fold!” (set of three) by Abby Rovaldi; one “Artscope” & two Blick Art Materials catalogs, folded. Right: “Winter” by Christina Beecher; oil on panel.


Left: “Anamorphic Tree 2” by David R. Laferriere; mixed media and Chromadepth 3D. Right: “Seashell Tree” by Lisa Granata; spray paint, wood, rope and seashells.


Left: “Festive Orbs” by John Davis & Kerry Fitzgibbon; wood and lights. Right: “Paintbrush Wreath” by Amy Rhilinger; wood & brushes.


Left: “Mixed Blessing 2017” (set of two) by Mim Brooks Fawcett; mixed media. Right: “Snowflake Cookie Collection” by Nancy Roca Todaro; cookie dough & icing.


Members’ Exhibition 2017 – Call For Artists


  • Delivery Dates: November 16th, 17th & 18th; 10am – 4pm
  • Exhibition: December 9th, 2017 – February 1st, 2018
  • Opening Awards Reception: Saturday, December 9th; 2 – 4pm


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 is accepted into this exhibition. Once the work is exhibited, a guest juror will award prizes.


Please visit our Calls for Artists page for a full prospectus.



© Pamela Benham (detail)




The Auctioneer



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



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 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. 


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.



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

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 




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: 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 The Museum is handicap accessible.






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