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High Art 2023

This was posted on September 6th, 2022
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ELEMENTAL 

Exhibition: May 16th – June 1st, 2023

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For Educators:

· Deadline for participation: Friday, December 2nd, 2022

· Install Dates: Thursday, May 11th & Friday, May 12th, 2023 

· Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony: Wed, May 17th; 6:30-8pm. Free and open to all.

· Pickup Dates: Friday, June 2nd and Saturday, June 3rd, 2023

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Theme: ELEMENTAL 

Consider the periodic table; the 7 elements of art; the power of nature; the Titans; raw materials or elementary and early education as jumping off points for the 2023 High Art theme of ELEMENTAL.  

Elemental – at its core – describes the building blocks of life from human connections to the basics of all existing matter – earth, air, fire and water.  As the world twists and turns around us, these essential principles hold an energy that can ground us in times of chaos and unrest.  Discover what makes up the human form or the forest, explore how the primaries are the main colors from which all colors are created, and even ponder what it means to be in one’s natural element.  These concepts serve as inspiration for teams of students to create one large-scale art installation that activates and energizes their allotted space in the Attleboro Arts Museum’s gallery. 

Schools will define their unique response to “elemental” and explore how it will shape their concept and art installation. For inspiration look to artists through the ages such as Patrick Dougherty, Yayoi Kusama, Andy Goldsworthy, Alma Woodsey Thomas, Vincent van Gogh, Katsushika Hokusai, Megan Geckler and Ifeoma U. Anyaeji.

Download a High Art 2023 Packet

Download a High Art 2023 Response Form

What is installation art? Installation art uses any material invention to modify the way a space is experienced and can be either temporary or permanent.  Installation artworks have been constructed in exhibition spaces such as museums and galleries, as well as public and private spaces. The genre incorporates a broad range of materials, including but not limited to huge, three-dimensional painting/murals, sculpture, poems, and new media such as video, sound, and performance art.

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High Art Exhibition Main Contact:

Abby Rovaldi

Programs Coordinator

508-222-2644 x15

arovaldi@attleboroartsmuseum.org

USED

This was posted on July 1st, 2022

Announcing the Museum’s 2023 National Juried Show Theme – USED

Open to all mediums, sizes and interpretations of USED.

Prospectus released: January 2023

Submission deadline: April 2023 on www.CallforEntry.org (Café)

Exhibition: June/July 2023

Some ideas to get our artists started:

  • I only read used books.
  • She used me and broke my heart.
  • This high-rise apartment used to be a park.
  • Used clothing shops are my go-to.

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Image: Brian McClear, oil.

Members’ Exhibition

This was posted on July 1st, 2022

A popular and unique Attleboro Arts Museum member benefit is the opportunity to annually exhibit up to three original works of art in the Museum’s Ottmar Gallery during the organization’s Members’ Exhibition. In the spirit of the Museum’s tagline – Arts for Everyone – all work that fulfills the guidelines of this exhibition is accepted.


Exhibition Dates: December 10th, 2022 – January 27th, 2023; 10am-5pm.

The Museum will be closed from December 24th, 2022 – January 3rd, 2023.

Opening Awards Reception: Saturday, December 10th from 2pm – 4pm. Featuring live music from Andy Solberg (sponsored by the Ray Conniff Foundation). Event is free and open to all.

RSVP by December 9th to office@attleboroartsmuseum.org or call 508-222-2644 x10.

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.

Members’ Exhibition Juror: Zachary M. White

Zachary M. White is a practicing artist and the executive director of Gallery X, a nonprofit, contemporary art gallery in New Bedford. His work, which is heavily influenced by New Bedford and its history, as well as cartography, has been included in various exhibitions throughout Massachusetts.

Founded in 1990, Gallery X is one of the region’s longest running and most accessible contemporary art galleries. Gallery X promotes a mission of cultural outreach through art exhibitions, accessible educational programming, and community partnerships to stimulate artistic awareness in New Bedford and the surrounding communities. We seek to act as an incubator for emerging artists as well as a venue for established ones by creating a platform for artists, performers, and creatives of all ages, skill levels, and backgrounds, a safe, professional space to showcase their talents as a community.

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Exhibiting Artists

Jerry AissisPhil GruppusoJulia Purdy
Suzanne Dickson AlbertDan GyvesTyler Putnam
Linda AlgerValerie Haggerty-SilvaMichelle Quinn
Emily AlleyDana HaighNikki Quinn
Paul Leon AndersonCristina HajosyKaren Reid
Mary Jane AndreozziDiana HampeR. Douglass Rice
Bayda AsbridgeCarolyn HansenSusanne Riette
Clare AschCarol HansenMelissa Riley
Maria BabbDorota HapekEileen Riley
M. D. BabbidgeBarbara Edlund HealyBeverly Rippel
Lisa G. BaileyMark HolmeBetsy Ritz
Deborah BaldizarKatherine HoneyFrank Robertson
Lissa BanksCeleste HouleLinda Rogers
Nancy BeamsJeannine Hunter LazzaroEwa Roselli
Lauren BeathEllie HuntressCarol Rothenstein
Christina BeecherKoli IslamRoberta Roy
Robin BellingerMarc JaffeMarilyn Saabye
Robert BendtBonnie JaffeCarol Sacks
Katherine BennettMarnie JainKenneth Salome
Dot BergenBeth JohnstonAna-Maria Santos
Judith BertozziAlexandra JordankovaStephen Saunders
David Lee BlackEvan KaiserDiane Savino
John Paul BlanchetteMitchell KaplanJohn Scherer
Michael BourqueMatt KattmanSimone Scholes
Janice BowkerTodd KeforMichelle Scotti
Herman BrewsterJoan KentJustin Scovish
Jayne BrownTracy KorneffelBarbaraLee Seligman
Sue ButlerDavid R. LaferriereRandy Shore
Jackie CabralLinda LanczNiva Shrestha
Andre CamireBill LaneBeverly Silva
Peter CampbellGwendolyn LanierEllenor Simmons
Barbara CanningIwona LapczykLyn Slade
Kristin CapezioMargo LemieuxSally Spooner
Laura White CarpenterKate LewandowskiKerry St.Pierre
Denielle ChamberlainMaria Celeste LinardiJames St. Germaine
Andy ChamblessKen LindgrenMary Stechschulte
Diane Chester-DemiccoPaul LizotteGregory Steinsieck
Cathy ChinVesna LongtonAlan Strassman
Marc ClamageMadeleine LordPamela R. Tarbell
Susan ClarkeLeah MahiriChristine Tarter
Wendy ClaytonRosemarie MansonDerrick Te Paske
Elaine CordaTracey J. MaroniMatt Temple
Caroline CordaCaitlyn MarshFelicia Touhey
Valerya CoutoKathleen MarshallJohn Trainor
Harold CunniffRoberta MasciarelliCharles Tramontana
Monica DeSalvoEileen McAllisterChristine Treggiari
Cynthia DiDonatoAnne Diamond McNevinJennifer Turner
Linda DiFrennaCatherine MeeksTerry Van Heusen
Carolyn DooleyAlexander MorrisKarina Villa Duran
Julia DwinellKevin MulliganDavid Volkin
Paul Michael EddyJohn MurphreyAndrea Warner
Sharon D. EismanPaul M. MurrayDavid Webb
Timothy ElliottKarole NicholsonAlan James Weimer
Michael EvansSeth NorlinTimothy Welsh
Patricia G. FaulknerJudi NorrisSharon White
John FazzinoRobin NunesBrenda Wilkinson
Sarah FeragenLindsay NygaardAngie Wimmer
Patricia FerraraKatelynn O’BrienSteven Wiseman
Cathy FiricanoKristina OcchinoMarie Wisz
Virginia FitzgeraldJennifer O’KeefeMary Wojciechowski
Tatiana FlisAndrea OlmsteadJoan Wolcott
Bryan FowlerVeronica PalmerCarol Wontkowski
William GibsonPolly ParkeRoy Wood
Ann-Marie GillettRonna PateMarian Wrightington
Jacquelyn GlumLinda Pearlman KarlsbergJay Wu
Barbara GordonMichael PerryBernard Zubrowski
Camille GregorianRobert PrataSarah Zysk

ARTISTS: Pick-Up Dates

Artists are asked to pick up their work on January 28th, 31st or February 1st, 10am-4pm. Work left after February 1st will be charged $5 per day, per piece. Late fee payable at time of late pick-up. It is the exhibiting artist’s responsibility to make note of the pick-up dates. No exceptions, thank you for your cooperation.


2023 8 Visions Exhibition

A prestigious group show spotlighting eight member artists.

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Critical Dates for All 8 Visions Applicants

  • Mid/end Dec 2022: Notification emailed to all applicants.  
    • 20 finalists will be asked to continue in the process and prepare a digital portfolio.
  • January 21st, 2023: Digital portfolio deadline.
  • March 17th, 2023: Notifications emailed to all finalists.
    • 8 exhibiting artists selected.
  • April 22nd, 2023: Mandatory exhibiting artist in-person orientation.
  • July 21st and 22nd: Delivery of artwork for exhibition.
  • Aug 1st – 26th: 8 Visions Exhibition.
  • August 5th: Opening Reception
  • Aug 26th or 28th: Pick up of artwork.
  • Late Sept/Early Oct: Debrief meeting with all artists.

Attleboro Arts Museum, 86 Park Street, Attleboro, MA 02703 (Tues – Sat, 10am-5pm).

Telephone: 508-222-2644 x10; email: office@attleboroartsmuseum.org

Benefit Art Auction

This was posted on June 30th, 2022

2022 Auction donation Orange Zinnia (detail) by Lissa Banks; acrylic.

The Attleboro Arts Museum’s annual Benefit Art Auction helps the Museum to offer a range of exhibitions, cultural programs, art classes, maintain our free gallery admission policy and deliver on our promise of Arts for Everyone.

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Auction Results

View results of both the LIVE and SILENT auctions.

Pieces that did not sell in the Live or Silent Auctions automatically appeared in our online Post-Auction sale that ran from Wednesday, November 9th – Friday, November 11th. Thank you to those that visited the Post-Auction sale and purchased artwork.

Donors: If your piece did not sell in the Post-Auction sale, and you have previously indicated that you would like to retrieve your piece under these circumstances, you will be contacted to make arrangements. Thank you.

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Picking up Winning Auction Pieces

If you are the fortunate winner of an auction lot from either the Live or Silent Auctions, or the Post-Auction Sale, you can pick up your piece(s) at the Attleboro Arts Museum from Wednesday, November 9th – Saturday, November 12th, 10am-5pm.

Shipping of Winning Auction Pieces

If you would like to have your winning piece(s) shipped, please call 508-222-2644 x13, beginning Wednesday, November 9th, 10am-5pm, and no later than Saturday, November 12th at 5pm. The winning bidder is responsible for making all arrangements and for covering all shipping and handling costs. 

Extraordinary Raffles!

All raffle winners have been contacted.

Thank you for your support!

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Information for Donors

Revenue Sharing

  • Donors that have opted for revenue sharing will receive payments by the end of December 2022. Thank you for your patience as we process the Auction’s many moving parts.

Release of Buyers Names & Contact Information

  • For privacy reasons, the names of buyers and their contact information will not be released.

Post-Auction Sale

  • If a piece did not sell in the Post-Auction sale, and the donor has previously indicated that they would like to retrieve their piece, they will be contacted to make arrangements.

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View the online auction catalog!

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Mystery Art!

Our 2022 Mystery Artist was Linda Pearlman Karlsberg! Linda graciously agreed to donate a work of art that would “go undercover” until the gavel fell and the artwork was revealed. All that was shared before the bidding took place were the specs on the piece (size, colors, medium) and Linda’s impressive biography (not her name). Our auctioneer did the rest! Thank you to Linda for donating the delicious still life Eggplant Couple, pictured below.

Special thanks to our generous 2022 Benefit Art Auction Sponsors:

Headline

  • Bluestone Bank
  • Castro, Thresher, & Oliveira, PC 
  • City Spirits 
  • Rockland Trust Charitable Foundation
  • Russell Morin Catering and Events
  • The Sun Chronicle

Partner

  • Bristol County Savings Bank
  • Collins, Smith & O’Connor, LLP 
  • Engineered Materials Solutions  
  • Sensata Technologies Foundation

Friend

  • Bliss Bros. Dairy 
  • Cryan Landscape Contractors, Inc.
  • Providence Picture Frame
  • Willow Tree Farm

Think Outside the Box

This was posted on August 20th, 2021

Breaking News!

Phase 2 of Think Outside the Box is being installed throughout Attleboro, MA during late summer/early fall of 2022. Be sure to check out eight additional works of art located at:

  • North Main Street and Elizabeth Street – Artist: Andrea Warner
  • County Street and Wall Street – Artist: Sandy Coleman
  • Kevin J. Dumas Ten Mile River Walkway (Wall Street entrance) – Artist: Kim Gale
  • County Street and Olive Street – Artist: Carol Wontkowski
  • South Main Street and Maple Street – Artist: Darren Baldwin
  • Union Street and Mill Street – Artist: Lisa Granata
  • Newport Avenue/West Street and Orr Avenue – Artist: Amanda Sharples
  • Thacher Street and Rathbun Willard Drive – Artist: Tracey Korneffel

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Public art enlivens and enhances cities and can turn public spaces into destinations.  Weaving visual art into an urban environment by offering public art encounters brings people together, creates pride-of-place and invites engagement. 

A collaboration between the City of Attleboro, Transformative Development Initiative (TDI) Partnership, Keep Attleboro Beautiful, Attleboro Arts Museum, local artists and a downtown property owner has been activated to transform the surface of Attleboro’s sidewalk utility boxes into gallery-worthy works of art.   

The Fungus Among Us by Abby Rovaldi appears on a utility box in Attleboro’s Gilbert Perry Square.  This photo is a rendering of the completed Phase 1 box.

Original drawings, paintings and digital creations from a team of artists that live and/or work in Attleboro encase six of the city’s utility boxes in the heart of the downtown. All of the artists, Tim Elliott, David R. Laferriere, Lindsay Nygaard, Abby Rovaldi, Kerry St. Pierre and Jess Tracey (Think Outside the Box Phase 1) have volunteered their time and talent to support the program.  This generosity applies to both Phase 1 and Phase 2 artists.

Each box is marked with a QR code. When viewers scan the code with a smartphone camera they’ll find a statement about the artwork pictured on a given box, background on each artist and an online survey to capture their feedback on the program.

This debut edition of Think Outside the Box serves as a pilot program.  It’s funded by the City of Attleboro, Keep Attleboro Beautiful and a private donation. Organizers hope to expand the program throughout the city and turn other basic, functional structures into contemporary, eye-catching street markers.

SHARE YOUR FEEDBACK! Let us know your thoughts on Think Outside the Box. Complete this brief survey: https://forms.gle/934UHpvyUtnCEvU4A

Sponsorship opportunites for additional boxes are available.  Email office@attleboroartsmuseum.org to learn more. 

Think Outside the Box is produced by (in alpha order): Attleboro Arts Museum, Lisa and Darren Baldwin, City of Attleboro Department of Public Works, City of Attleboro Veteran’s Department, Cool Air Creations, Inc., Consigli, Rick Correia, Laurie Drucker, George Durante, Catherine Feerick, Mim Brooks Fawcett, Mayor Paul Heroux, Brian Hodess, Kathy Ilkowitz, Keep Attleboro Beautiful, Mass Cultural Council, Transformative Development Initiative Partnership – Attleboro, MA.

Phase 1: Six of downtown Attleboro’s utility boxes were covered in original artwork by artists that live/work in the city.

Plan Your Museum Visit

This was posted on April 15th, 2020

As of April 1st, 2022, masks are encouraged, but are optional, at the Attleboro Arts Museum. This applies to all visitors, art students of all ages, and touring groups.

Health & safety guidelines are continually audited and are subject to change. If there are any changes they will be reflected on this site.

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For the good of all Museum visitors, art students, art teachers and staff members, we ask that all individuals exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms refrain from entering the Attleboro Arts Museum. Individuals with any of the following ailments should not be entering the Attleboro Arts Museum:

  • Fever or chills
  • A dry cough and shortness of breath
  • Feeling very tired
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • A loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

Feel free to contact the Museum with any questions: 508-222-2644 x10.

Thank you for your support and partnership,

Mim Brooks Fawcett

Executive Director and Chief Curator

Enormity – NEA Big Read: Attleboro

This was posted on August 1st, 2019

 

Enormity

An exhibition inspired by Nathaniel Philbrick’s In the Heart of the Sea

 

Exhibtion: September 14th – 21st, 2019

Enormity Opening Reception and NEA Big Read Kick-off Event:

Sat., Sept. 14th, 2019; 2pm – 4pm

Free and open to all

A reservation is requested, but not required.

Call the Attleboro Arts Museum at 508-222-2644 x10 or email office@attleboroartsmuseum.org to reserve your space.

 

“Devoted Daughter” by Madi Cook-Comey, Wheaton College Class of 2019. Found object, embroidery thread, acrylic and watercolor.

 

Since 2007 the Attleboro Arts Museum has been an active partner in the NEA Big Read: Attleboro.  In this National Endowment for the Arts program, participants are encouraged to read the same book at the same time – and extend their connection to the chosen text through local arts and culture activities. The NEA Big Read broadens our understanding of our world, our communities, and ourselves through the joy of sharing a good book. 

This year, in collaboration with sculpture students from Wheaton’s College Department of Visual Art and History of Art, the Attleboro Arts Museum presents Enormity – an exhibition of original 3D forms inspired by Nathaniel Philbrick’s bestseller In the Heart of the Sea.

Enormity explores perilousness and overwhelmingly difficult circumstances. Emerging sculptors interpret the actions of a vengeful whale, the profound struggles between moral code vs. survival and how – despite being surrounded by the seemingly endless angry seas – one fights to carry on. 

 

Wheaton College Exhibiting Artists

  • Madi Cook-Comey
  • Josephine Coppinger
  • Nathan Domingos
  • Lilly Etlinger
  • Bláithín Haddad
  • Martín Hanley
  • Sophia Hatzikos
  • Sasha Kasem-Beg
  • Kelley Montoya

Kelly Goff, Wheaton College Associate Professor of Art; Co-Chair, Department of Visual Art and the History of Art

 

 

“Unfinished” by Nathan Domingos, Wheaton College Class of 2020. Metal, wood.

 

 

An exhibition opening reception and NEA Big Read: Attleboro Kickoff event will be held on Saturday, September 14th, 2-4pm at the Attleboro Arts Museum. All exhibiting artists will be recognized during the reception.  Sea songs of the period by musician David Coffin (pictured) will be featured, sponsored by The Ray Conniff Foundation. Coffin, whose ancestors were Nantucket whalermen, has an extensive collection of songs from the Maritime tradition.  Sea-chanteys, ballads and the songs of the sailors comprise his main repertoire. In addition to performing at book readings with Nathaniel Philbrick when In the Heart of the Sea was first published, he arranged and performed the music for the NBC documentary on the story of the Wreck of the Whale Ship Essex. Reservations are appreciated – but not required: 508-222-2644 x10 or office@attleboroartsmuseum.org

 

 

NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.

 

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This program is supported in part by a grant from the Attleboro Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.

 

“Either … feed our bodies and our hopes a little longer …” by Lilly Etlinger, Wheaton College Class of 2021. Hardtack – Baked flour and water, repurposed wood pallets.

 

 

Tempera: Nature and Narrative

This was posted on February 28th, 2019

 

 

Exhibition: April 6th – May 4th, 2019

 

On Saturday, April 6th:

  • 2pm – 3pm: Egg tempera demonstration by exhibiting artist Eileen Kennedy
  • 3pm – 4:30pm: Opening reception

Free and open to all.

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

 

“Dona Nobis Pacem” by Eileen Kennedy, egg tempera.

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Exhibiting artists:

  • Michael Bergt
  • Jon Gernon
  • Miranda Gray
  • Eileen Kennedy
  • Jennifer Knaus
  • Carol A. O’Neill
  • Banjie Nicholas
  • Diane Savino

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“Imagination” by Michael Bergt, egg tempera.

 

Egg tempera is a mystical medium as it has roots in the early Renaissance.  During this time period, such artists as Giotto, Piero della Francesca and Fra Angelico were paying homage to the deity and angels.  The medium sanctified nature and all that it touched in its pictorial plane. Naturalism played an important role on the depiction of sacred themes. 

The act of creating these magnificent jewel-like paintings was accomplished through simple media: the yolk of an egg, ground powdered pigments and water.  Mixed together and applied with tiny brushstrokes, which layered color upon color, an artist could achieve translucency and opaqueness.  The weaving of brushstroke and tempered paint created exquisite iconic artworks.   The nature of the tempera medium is open for experimentation as well as continuum with ancient practices in our modern day.

The eight artists in this exhibit have conceived new stories which are documented through the medium of tempera.  Michael Bergt’s work features the human figure, integrating classical myths, sensuality, and the human condition.  Jon Gernon draws inspiration from the Renaissance, drawing on symbolism and combining it with magic realism.  Both Carol A. O’Neill and Banjie Nicholas are drawn to nature, weaving birds and leaves into their picture planes.  Jennifer Knaus marries female iconography with quirky elements of nature; she is interested in tapping into the subconscious.  Eileen Kennedy’s painted narratives come from dreams and memories to create stylized figures caught up in shallow spaces.  Lastly, Diane Savino weaves nature with human nature, creating commentaries about journeys, desires and sanctity.

This exhibition offers fresh approaches to a medium that the Italian writer, Cennini Cennino, wrote about in his treatise in the 1400s. The participating artists feel a kinship with the ancient medium, drawing inspiration from early masters and continuing their artistic lineage.

 

 

Top image: “Girl with Zinnia” (detail) by Jennifer Knaus, egg tempera.

 

 

Flower Show 2019

This was posted on January 26th, 2019

Enchanted Forest: Magical Gardens Spring to Life

Daily Schedule of Events

All activities are free with admission – except for the Flower Show Benefit Preview event on March 20th.

All attractions are subject to change.  

 

Admission each day is $3.00, Children 9 years and under are free.

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Scott Bradshaw’s “The Stag.” This sugar art piece, along with others, will be on display during the Flower Show Benefit Preview. It is made from fondant modeling chocolate and gumpaste.

Wednesday, March 20

Flower Show Benefit Preview: 6:00 – 8:00pm

“Into the Woods”

  • See the gardens before the Flower Show opens to the public
  • View extraordinary pieces of sugar art made of chocolate, fondant, gumpaste or pulled and blown sugar.  Artists shape these products into flowers and other designs, from the botanically correct to complete fantasy. 
  • $15 for Museum members; $17 for non-members
  • Featuring live music from pianist Mark Taber. Sponsored by the Ray Conniff Foundation.

To order Benefit Preview tickets call 508-222-2644 x10.  Space is limited for this special event. Includes wine, beer and light hors d’oeuvres.  A current photo ID is required for bar service. 

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Thursday, March 21       

Flower Show Hours: 9:30am – 4pm

Sponsors of the Day: Joanne & Pret Stevenson

  • 9:30-11:30am: Continental breakfast in the Breadcrumbs Café
  • 10-10:30am:  Storytime with Krystal Brown of the Attleboro Public Library – Ottmar Gallery
  • 10:30-11am:  Capron Park Zoo Live Animal Show #1 – Clay Room
  • 11:15-11:45am:  Capron Park Zoo Live Animal Show #2 – Clay Room (An encore presentation)
  • 11:30am-2pm: Lunch and refreshments in the Breadcrumbs Café
  • 2-3pm: Pastries, tea and coffee in the Breadcrumbs Café

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Friday, March 22             

Flower Show Hours: 9:30am – 4pm

Sponsors of the Day: Max & Marion Volterra

  • 9:30-11:30am: Continental breakfast in the Breadcrumbs Café
  • 10:15am-11:00am:  Michelle Jorgensen of Mass Audubon Oak Knoll & Attleboro Springs introduces a live turtle, millipede, cockroach and bio facts for youngsters – Ottmar Gallery
  • 11:15am-11:45am:  Music & Movement: Project Connect Family Center – Ottmar Gallery
  • 11:30am-2pm: Lunch and refreshments in the Breadcrumbs Café
  • 2-3pm: Pastries, tea and coffee in the Breadcrumbs Café
  • 2:30-3:30pm: FIRST TIME @ THE FLOWER SHOW! Enchanted Animals: Live Petting Zoo. Sponsored by Rotary Club of Attleboro.

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Saturday, March 23                         

Flower Show Hours: 9:30am – 4pm

Sponsors of the Day: Sarah Mott & Hans Schaefer

  • 9:30-11:30am: Continental breakfast in the Breadcrumbs Café
  • 10-11:30am: Mark Taber on piano. Sponsored by The Ray Conniff Foundation – Ottmar Gallery
  • 11-11:45am:  Art Workshop with Abby Rovaldi #1 (open to 3 yrs and older w/ adult): “A Walk in the Woods.” Sponsored by Mansfield Bank – Clay Room 
  • 11:30am-2pm: Lunch and refreshments in the Breadcrumbs Café
  • 12-12:45pm:  Art Workshop with Abby Rovaldi #2 (open to 3 yrs and older w/ adult): “A Walk in the Woods.” Sponsored by Mansfield Bank – Clay Room 
  • 1:30-2:30pm:  Rainforest Reptiles Live Animal Program. Sponsored by Rotary Club of Attleboro – Ottmar Gallery
  • 2-3pm: Pastries, tea and coffee in the Breadcrumbs Café
  • 2:45-3:30pm:  Big Ryan’s Storytelling & Puppets  – Clay Room

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Sunday, March 25                                                    

Flower Show Hours: 12 – 4pm

Sponsors of the Day: Sarah Mott & Hans Schaefer

  • 12-3pm: Pastries, lunch & refreshments in the Breadcrumbs Café  
  • 12:30-2pm: Live folk music performances from Buck & Winnie, Sinner’s Pie, and Andy Solberg. Sponsored by The Ray Conniff Foundation – Breadcrumbs Café
  • 12:30-3:30pm: Free Soil Testing offered by URI Master Gardeners. Bring a sample of soil – Ottmar Gallery
  • 2:15-3:15pm:  Animal Adventures Live Animal Show. Sponsored by Rotary Club of Attleboro – Ottmar Gallery
  • 3:45pm: CLOSING CEREMONIES: raffles and awards announced – Ottmar Gallery

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Indicates Extremely Kid-friendly! 

While all components of the Flower Show are designed to delight all ages, there are some attractions that are geared for children/families. Be sure to take it all in, but don’t miss out on these special events that the kids will love!

 To schedule a visit with your school group call 508-222-2644 x15 or email office@attleboroartsmuseum.orgReservations are highly recommended.

 

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Floral and landscape displays from:

Attleboro Farms, North Attleborough, MA; Briggs Nursery, North Attleborough, MA; Bristol County Agricultural High School, Dighton, MA; Flowers by the Station, Attleboro, MA; Helping Hands Florist, Plainville, MA (2018 exhibition pictured right); Nolan’s Flowers and Gifts, North Attleborough, MA; Oracle Landscape & Lindsey Epstein Pottery, Tiverton, RI; Rosebud Florist, Inc., Pawtucket, RI

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Ongoing Highlights

  • Floral and landscape displays from: Attleboro Farms, North Attleborough, MA; Briggs Nursery, North Attleborough, MA; Bristol County Agricultural High School, Dighton, MA; Flowers by the Station, Attleboro, MA; Helping Hands Florist, Plainville, MA; Nolan’s Flowers and Gifts, North Attleborough, MA; Oracle Landscape & Lindsey Epstein Pottery, Tiverton, RI; Rosebud Florist, Inc., Pawtucket, RI – Ottmar Gallery
  • Art exhibition of floral, landscape, wildlife subjects and other expressions of the natural world – Ottmar Gallery
  • The Breadcrumbs Café offers continental breakfast, lunch and refreshments provided by Morin’s Diner of Attleboro, MA. – Lower level
  • Joining the Museum’s Flower Show for the first time this year, and having just participated in the Hartford, Philadelphia and Boston Flower & Garden Shows, Jordan’s Jungle of Pawtucket, RI will offer a live plant sale – Lower Level
  • NEW! Flowers in Fashion: Magic Wand Floral Designs – Bewitching or glamorous, whimsical or brimming with hocus pocus – floral designers have created magic wands using live and dried materials – Lower Level
  • NEW! J. Cornelia DeVeau of A Faery Knoll Works presents hand-made faery portals (doors), ornaments & faery dust jars created from wood, polymer clay and mixed media. Artist Laura White Carpenter’s assemblages of hand-built porcelain ceramic pieces onto driftwood or reclaimed wooden building materials – Lower Level, Breadcrumbs Café Gallery and Boutique
  • Live art from a talented team of professionals: Ben Macomber, Lyn Slade, Donna MacLure, Susan Potter, Mary Wojciechowski, Margo Lemieux, Cassidy Fisher, Lisa Granata– Ottmar Gallery
  • Kids’ Crafts: Museum art projects sponsored by the Attleboro Garden Club – Ottmar Gallery
  • An expanded Museum Gift Shop filled with eye-catching and irresistible accessories, jewelry, home goods, garden-inspired décor and more – Ottmar Gallery
  • An extraordinary fairy house handcrafted by Master Gardener Kathi Gariepy (pictured right). Birch logs, Norway Spruce cones, Red Oak bark and snail shells are a few of the distinct items that were used in construction – Ottmar Gallery
  • URI Master Gardeners information kiosk with free soil testing on Sunday, March 24th from 12:30 – 3:30pm – Ottmar Gallery
  • Attleboro Land Trust informational kiosk – Ottmar Gallery
  • Attleboro Farmers Market informational kiosk– Ottmar Gallery
  • Attleboro Garden Club provides club news and information – Ottmar Gallery
  • Breadcrumbs Café original floral centerpieces from Lynn Moore & Jessie Murphy
  • Flower Show Sponsor Wall 2019: Artists Belinda Gabryl, Abby Rovaldi, Kerry St.Pierre, Mim Fawcett, Sally Cobb, Jane Mott and Sarah Mott have designed and created a variety of original items that will allow you to take a part of the Flower Show home. All Flower Show sponsors will get one of these handmade pieces as thanks for their donation. The names of all donors will be displayed throughout the Flower Show. Sponsorships range in price from $5 – $100. Artist Christina Beecher’s painted mural will serve as the backdrop for all of the sponsor items – Ottmar Gallery 
  • Remarkable Raffles – all proceeds benefit Museum programs and exhibitions. Tickets: $1 each; 7 for $5 and 20 for $10 – Ottmar Gallery

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The Breadcrumbs Café

Open daily: 9:30am-3pm; Sunday: 12-3pm

  • Serving continental breakfast, lunch and refreshments each day
  • Located on the lower level of the Museum (elevator service is available)
  • Morin’s Diner of Attleboro is the exclusive supplier for the Flower Show’s Breadcrumbs Café – offering varied and delicious selections.

 

MENUS

Before placing your order please inform your server if you have any food allergies.

 

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Breakfast:

  • Blueberry or Corn Muffin 2.00
  • Mini Danish $2.00
  • Homemade Cinnamon Bun $3.00
  • Fresh Fruit Salad $3.00

Soup:

  • Broccoli Cheddar Soup $3.00
  • Chicken & Rice Soup $3.00

Entrees:

  • Chipotle Turkey Wrap w/ American cheese, bacon, lettuce, tomato, & chipotle sauce $9.00
  • Chicken Salad Club Wrap w/ chicken salad, chopped bacon, diced tomato, & lettuce $9.00
  • Mediterranean Veggie Wrap w/ red pepper hummus, mixed greens, assorted fresh veggies, & feta cheese $9.00
  • Chicken Caesar Salad w/ romaine, croutons, & Parmesan cheese $9.00
  • ½ Sandwich & Soup $7.00     

Desserts:        

  • Cupcake $2.00
  • Cookie $2.00
  • Dessert of the Day $4.00

Beverages (All $1.50):

  • Coffee
  • Tea
  • Water
  • Fruit Punch
  • Soda

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Friday, March 22, 2019

Breakfast:

  • Blueberry or Corn Muffin 2.00
  • Mini Danish $2.00
  • Homemade Cinnamon Bun $3.00
  • Fresh Fruit Salad $3.00

Soup:

  • New England Clam Chowder $3.00
  • Chicken & Rice Soup $3.00 

Entrees:

  • Tuna Salad Wrap w/ cheddar cheese, lettuce, & tomato $9.00
  • Ranch Chicken Wrap w/ bacon, lettuce, cheddar cheese, tomato, & ranch dressing $9.00
  • Roasted Veggie Wrap w/ garlic tahini, eggplant, zucchini, tomato, red & green peppers, & mixed greens $9.00
  • Cobb Salad w/ turkey, bacon, blue cheese crumbles, hard-boiled egg, tomato, & cucumbers $9.00
  • ½ Sandwich & Soup $7.00      

Desserts:        

  • Cupcake $2.00
  • Cookie $2.00
  • Dessert of the Day $4.00

Beverages (All $1.50):

  • Coffee
  • Tea
  • Water
  • Fruit Punch
  • Soda

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Saturday, March 23, 2019

Breakfast:

  • Blueberry or Corn Muffin 2.00
  • Mini Danish $2.00
  • Homemade Cinnamon Bun $3.00
  • Fresh Fruit Salad $3.00

Soup and Mac & Cheese:

  • Chicken & Rice Soup $3.00
  • RI Red Clam Chowder $3.00
  • Mac & Cheese $3.00

Entrees:

  • Chicken Caesar Wrap w/ romaine, Caesar dressing, & Parmesan cheese $9.00
  • Buffalo Chicken Wrap w/ cheddar cheese, lettuce, tomato, & blue cheese dressing $9.00
  • Tabouli Veggie Wrap w/ mixed greens, tomato, red pepper, cucumber, Parmesan cheese, & tabouli spread $9.00
  • Chicken Harvest Salad w/ baby spinach, walnuts, goat cheese, & sliced apples $9.00
  • ½ Sandwich & Soup $7.00      

Desserts:        

  • Cupcake $2.00
  • Cookie $2.00
  • Dessert of the Day $4.00

Beverages (All $1.50):

  • Coffee
  • Tea
  • Water
  • Fruit Punch
  • Soda

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Sunday, March 24, 2019

Soup and Mac & Cheese:

  • Seafood Chowder $3.00                   
  • Mac & Cheese $3.00
  • Chicken & Rice Soup $3.00     

Entrees:

  • Turkey BLT Wrap w/ lettuce tomato, bacon, & mayonnaise $9.00
  • Roasted Veggie Wrap w/ garlic tahini, eggplant, zucchini, tomato, red & green peppers, & mixed greens $9.00
  • Grilled Chicken Caprese Salad w/ fresh mozzarella & vine-ripe tomato $9.00
  • ½ Sandwich & Soup $7.00      

Desserts:        

  • Cupcake $2.00
  • Cookie $2.00
  • Strawberry Shortcake $5.00

Beverages (All $1.50):

  • Coffee
  • Tea
  • Water
  • Fruit Punch
  • Soda

 

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2019 Attleboro Arts Museum Flower Show Committee

  • Chairs: Sarah Mott & Joanne Stevenson
  • Committee Members: Amy Rhilinger, Sherry Scholl, Marion Volterra
  • Staff: Miguel Carriero, Abby Rovaldi, Kerry St. Pierre

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Event sponsors of the Attleboro Arts Museum’s 2019 Flower Show

Attleboro Garden Club, Attleboro Rotary Club, Mansfield Bank, Sarah Mott & Hans Schaefer, The Ray Conniff Foundation, Sherry Scholl, Joanne & Pret Stevenson, and Marion & Max Volterra.

 

 

 

 

Opposites

This was posted on December 22nd, 2018

 

 

The Attleboro Arts Museum asks, “What’s the difference?” 
A call to explore opposition in personalities, nature, qualities, direction, result, or significance.

 

JUROR’S DECISION CAN BE FOUND HERE

 

Image: Brian McClear

Animal Magnetism

This was posted on December 15th, 2018

 

 

Animal Magnetism – Selections from the Attleboro Arts Museum’s Permanent Collection presents the Museum’s own menagerie to the public from February 13th – March 2nd, 2019.  Featuring paintings, prints, and sculptural forms, the exhibition explores the animal kingdom, beloved pets and the profound relationship between humans and working animals.  

 

Exhibition: February 13th – March 2nd, 2019

Opening Reception: Saturday, February 16th from 2pm – 4pm

  • Reception is free and open to all
  • Live music performed by students of the Attleboro High School choral and instrumental programs
  • Reservations are not required, but are appreciated, by Thursday, February 14th. Call 508-222-2644 x10 or email office@attleboroartsmuseum.org

 

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Special Exhibition Feature:

Name That Breed! Test Your Animal Know-how

Gallery-goers during Animal Magnetism are encouraged to test their knowledge of animal breeds depicted in the exhibition. Select works will be accompanied by a plaque bearing a QR code that uncovers the breed on display. Name That Breed is presented in partnership with the MSPCA-Angell Animal Medical Center, Boston.  MSPCA-Angell veterinarians and have volunteered their time and expertise by authenticating the breeds on view.

 

 

 

Image: Detail from Barnyard Scene with Chickens by W.T. Robinson (American, 1852 – 1934), oil.

 

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