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The Art of Celebrating

This was posted on December 4th, 2019

Trees, Lights & Symbols of the Season

From December 4th – 18th, 2019 the Museum exhibits original holiday-themed objects created and decorated by volunteer artists. These items are designed to put a spin on a traditional holiday icon.  They are whimsical, dreamlike – and great fun.

All pieces are on display in the Museum’s Community Gallery. The work will be raffled off to benefit Museum art classes and exhibitions.

Exhibiting Artists

Christina Beecher, Sandy Coleman, Mim Brooks Fawcett, Lisa Granata, Renée Harding, Dave Laferierre, Margo Lemieux, Amy Rhilinger, Abby Rovaldi, Tatiana Roulin, Kerry St.Pierre, Mari-Ann Suvari, Nancy Todaro, and Carol Wontkowski.


Raffle Pricing

  • 1 for $1
  • 7 for $5
  • 20 for $10

Raffle winners will be selected on December 18th at 4pm. Ticket holders do not have to present.


REMEMBER: You can purchase raffle tickets on the phone! Call 508-222-2644 x10 Tuesday – Saturday from 10am – 5pm. Just let us know how to allocate your raffle tickets based on the offerings below. One of our trusty elves will place your tickets in the right ticket holder(s).

A Winter Chickadee by Mari-Ann Suvari. Acrylic.
Three French Hens by Christina Beecher. Oil, acrylic, pen.  
Tea and Holly Berries by Tatiana Roulin. Oil.
A Notable Holiday by Sandy Coleman. Mixed media.
Holiday Bling by Sandy Coleman. Mixed media.
Silent Night, Starry Night by Abby Rovaldi. Mixed media
Sugar Plum Fairies by Kerry St. Pierre. Mixed media.
Winter Birds by Christina Beecher. Oil.
Birch Christmas Tree by Dave Laferriere. Laser-cut birch plywood. (Tree collapses for easy storage)
Cabin Adorned by Nancy R. Todaro. Sugar cookie & royal icing. (Edible)
Artist’s Stocking by Amy Rhilinger. Textile.
Reindeer Coasters (set of 4) by Christina Beecher. Ink on wood.
Peace Star by Amy Rhilinger. Mixed media.
“Nice” List (set of 4 gift bags) by Mim Brooks Fawcett. Textile.
Festival of Lights (set of 4 gift bags) by Mim Brooks Fawcett. Textile.
Felted Fir by Renée Harding. Felted wool. (Tree collapses for easy storage)
Simply Snow by Carol Wontkowski. Photography.
Golden Pine by Lisa Granata. Mixed media.
Magical Winter Woods II by Margo Lemieux. Mixed media. (Illuminated)
Mixed Bag (set of 2 gift bags) by Mim Brooks Fawcett. Textile.
Crayola™ Christmas by Abby Rovaldi. Crayons and wood.
Cookies Arboreal by Nancy R. Todaro. Sugar cookies & royal icing. (Edible components)

Ottmar Gallery

This was posted on November 27th, 2019

The Attleboro Arts Museum’s Ottmar Gallery is currently closed as we install our Members’ Exhibition. Museum offices, the gift shop and our Community Gallery are open.

The Members’ Exhibition, will open to the public on Friday, December 6th at 10am. The opening awards reception will be held on Saturday, December 7th from 2-4pm and will include live music by drummer Dave Curry. Free and open to all. Reservations are requested, but not required, by December 5th, call 508-222-2644 x10 or email

MARK YOUR CALENDARS: The Museum’s annual Gift Shop Extravaganza will take place on Friday, December 6th and Saturday, December 7th from 10am – 4pm. Stop in for great holiday shopping!

High Art 2020

This was posted on September 4th, 2019

High Art 2020: DREAMSCAPES

  • Installation Dates:  Thursday, May 14th & Friday, May 15th, 2020
  • Exhibition Dates:  May 19th – June 4th, 2020
  • Opening Reception:  Wednesday, May 20th from 6:30-8:00pm

“Flu,” 2008 by JeeYoung Lee


2020 Theme – DREAMSCAPES

Dreamscapes are visual expressions of the surreal. Free from conscious and clear, controlled thoughts, Dreamscapes place value on the articulation of imaginative visions, dreamlike ideas and the bizarre of the subconscious. Students are challenged to consider the question “what’s on your mind?” and work in teams to create one large-scale installation that brings forth their concept of Dreamscapes.


For inspiration, look to the surrealist artists such as Andre Breton, Jean Arp, Max Ernst, Rene Magritte, Salvador Dali and Leonora Carrington.  Explore doors that lead to different dimensions, hybrid creatures, topsy turvy landscapes, figures or objects that are inside out, trees floating away on balloons, a phantom ping pong game, a phone booth full of bananas, a sea of ladies’ legs, flying fish, underwater elephants and more! Please keep in mind that it is not always necessary to fill every square inch of your allotted space, but more importantly to freely let your concept and materials dictate the final design and placement within the space you have been given. 


Download a 2020 High Art Packet (contains Response Form)

Download just a High Art 2020 Response Form


“Tree Balloon” by MyeongBeom Kim.


What is High Art? 
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.


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.

For questions regarding the High Art 2020 exhibition please contact Museum Programs Coordinator & High Art Exhibition Curator, Abby Rovaldi at either 508-222-2644 x15 or


Team-building through ART/WORK

This was posted on September 4th, 2019



Team-building through ART/WORK at the Attleboro Arts Museum

Book your group for a session of collaborative creativity!


The Attleboro Arts Museum offers specialized collaborative art-making sessions that include a private gallery tour for groups. Arts educator Sandy Coleman will lead groups through a three-hour workshop in which participants create individual ready-to-hang artworks that can be displayed on their own or combined as a whole to represent the significant creativity that individuals collectively bring. The workshops are geared toward team-building for businesses, organizations, schools and non-profits.


The Attleboro Arts Museum is happy to coordinate with each group on scheduling a team-building collaborative workshop.  Visits will only be scheduled during times when exhibitions are on display in the Museum’s main gallery. Of note: team-building programs are subject to scheduling constraints due to Museum programs, exhibitions and events. Please contact us at least 3-4 weeks in advance for booking a workshop.  An Attleboro Arts Museum staff member will contact you after the receipt of your request form to schedule a brief in-person meeting.


Choose from one of the following projects (includes a brief gallery tour):

  • Decorative Circles within a Square
  • Mini-Magnetic Canvas Collage

These group projects provide collaborative creativity while also encouraging individual expression.  We are all working toward a common goal but we bring different imaginative elements to achieving the goals, which makes the end result unique yet connected.



About Arts Educator, Sandy Coleman:

“I indulge in various forms of art, which gives me great joy. I mostly work in mixed-media collage and create beaded jewelry and handcrafted cards. I also facilitate workshops for groups who want to make collaborative artwork as a way of connecting, team-building and enhancing their spaces with a symbol of their collective creativity. My mission in life is not only to use the gifts I have been given to the fullest extent possible to make art but also to help others tap into their own creativity and its potential for improving their personal as well as professional lives.”




Choose from the following options:                  

  • Fridays from 5:30-8:30pm                              
  • Sundays from 1-4pm



  • $45 per person (includes all supplies and brief gallery tour)
  • Participants are welcome to bring their own snacks and non-alcoholic beverages



  • 7-person minimum per visit; 12 to 20*-person max per visit (*dependent on studio availability)
  • A 50% deposit is required 1 week in advance of visit


Download a Team-building Through ART-WORK Overview & Request Form



Members’ Exhibition 2019

This was posted on August 17th, 2019



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, guest juror Catherine Graffam, artist and exhibitions manager at Gallery 263 in Cambridge, MA, will award prizes.



  • Exhibition Dates: December 6th, 2019 – January 31st, 2020. The Museum will close Dec 21st, 2019 and reopen Jan 2nd, 2020.
  • Opening Awards Reception: Saturday, December 7th from 2-4pm.
  • Featuring live music from drummer Dave Curry. Free and open to all.
  • Reservations are requested, but not required, call 508-222-2644 x10 or email


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




Eman Abdalla Attleboro, MA
Barbara J. Adams Fall River, MA
Jerry Aissis Cumberland, RI
Linda Alger Attleboro, MA
Francis Alix Jamaica Plain, MA
Irene B. Allen Providence, RI
Mike Allen Norton, MA
John Avakian Sharon, MA
Joan Ayotte Rehoboth, MA
Mark D. Babbidge Providence, RI
Lisa G. Bailey Franklin, MA
Lissa Banks Norfolk, MA
Susan Bauer Attleboro, MA
Nancy Beams Cambridge, MA
Lauren Beath Norton, MA
Robin Beckwith Warwick, RI
Christina Beecher Mansfield, MA
Pamela Benham Santa Barbara, CA
Judith Bertozzi Rehoboth, MA
David Lee Black Wrentham, MA
Linda Bonaccorsi Attleboro, MA
William Bradshaw Lincoln, RI
Herman Brewster Providence, RI
Anne Briggs Arlington, MA
Jayne Brown Blackstone, MA
Eddie Bruckner Needham, MA
Jackie Cabral Attleboro, MA
Karen Callan Pawtucket, RI
Andre Camire New Bedford, MA
Kristin Campbell Attleboro, MA
Peter Campbell Lincoln, RI
Kristin Capezio Norwood, MA
Jake Carey North Attleboro, MA
Ashby Carlisle New London, CT
Laura White Carpenter Providence, RI
Evan Casey Walpole, MA
Sara Chaloux Attleboro, MA
Cathy Chin Riverside, RI
Fehmida Chipty Winchester, MA
Marc Clamage Mansfield, MA
Bill Clark Seekonk, MA
Susan Clarke Lincoln, RI
Wendy Clayton Milford, MA
Barry  Close Norton, MA
Diana Cole Warren, RI
Valerya Couto Attleboro, MA
Alicia Crespo Attleboro, MA
Alyce Crowell Norton, MA
Anne Marie Cullimore Providence, RI
Harold Cunniff South Boston, MA
Ann Daum Providence, RI
Susan G. Daum Attleboro, MA
Monica DeSalvo Arlington, MA
Cynthia DiDonato North Providence, RI
Linda DiFrenna Swansea, MA
Cecily Donnelly Plainville, MA
Joel Dunn Warwick, RI
Sharon D. Eisman Warwick, RI
Tim Elliott Attleboro, MA
Lindsey Epstein Tiverton, RI
Michael Evans Taunton, MA
Patricia G. Faulkner Cumberland, RI
John Fazzino Providence, RI
Patricia  Ferrara Attleboro, MA
Vincent J. Ferravanti North Attleboro, MA
Tatiana Flis Millbury, MA
Claudia Flynn Wakefield, RI
Bryan Fowler Attleboro, MA
Lyn Freeman Sheldonville, MA
Paul Freeman Sheldonville, MA
Lisa  Gabrielle Braintree, MA
John (Jay) Gafford Attleboro, MA
Lorraine Gateriewictz Cumberland, RI
William Gibson Berkley, MA
Ann-Marie Gillett Seekonk, MA
Deborah Glazer Mansfield, MA
Eleanor Goud Concord, MA
Lisa Granata Tiverton, RI
Brittany Green Walpole, MA
Ed Grossman Mattapoisett, MA
Terry Grund Norton, MA
Daniel Gyves Mansfield, MA
Cristina Hajosy Canton, MA
Diana Hampe Dedham, MA
Carol Hansen Pawtucket, RI
Laura Harvey Green Harbor, MA
Terry Van Heusen Cranston, RI
Paul Hitchen Somerset, MA
Celeste Houle Cumberland, RI
Elizabeth Howard Attleboro, MA
Catherine L. Howe Hopkinton, MA
Stacey Hughes North Attleboro, MA
Margot Hurley West Roxbury, MA
Lorraine Hynes Cumberland, RI
Wendy Ismaili Providence, RI
Bonnie P. Jaffe Barrington, RI
Marc A. Jaffe Barrington, RI
Marnie Jain Jamaica Plain, MA
Gina Kalenderian Lancaster, MA
Linda Pearlman Karlsberg Newton, MA
Matt Kattman Attleboro, MA
Richard Kattman Holliston, MA
Hooshang Khorasani Ruston, LA
Tracy Korneffel Sharon, MA
Iwona Lapczyk Barrington, RI
Margo Lemieux Mansfield, MA
Carolyn Letvin Plainville, MA
Vesna Longton (Spring) Attleboro, MA
Madeleine Lord Dudley, MA
George Lowell Moosup, CT
Amelia Lydon Norton, MA
Donna MacLure Wrentham, MA
Kahlan Maguire Attleboro, MA
Shiela Mahaney Anchorage, AK
Debra Maher Rehoboth, MA
Leah Mahiri Attleboro, MA
Virginia Mahoney Brockton, MA
Rosemarie Manson Smithfield, RI
SB Manzon Medway, MA
Gwyn S. Marathas North Easton, MA
Tracey J. Maroni Attleboro, MA
Caitlyn Marsh Worcester, MA
Kathleen Marshall Pawtucket, RI
Cathy Martin Mansfield, MA
Sharmon McCaughey North Attleboro, MA
Catherine Meeks Acton, MA
Alice Nolan Merlone Hamden, CT
Filipe Miguel Raynham, MA
Stephanie N. Miksis Franklin, MA
Dianne E. Miller Lincoln, RI
Amanda Case Millis Arlington, MA
Sami Milloshi Brockton, MA
Patti Milton Attleboro, MA
Todd  Monjar Pawtucket, RI
Kevin Mulligan Norton, MA
Meghan Murray Norton, MA
Paul M. Murray Jamestown, RI
Karole Nicholson Attleboro, MA
Katelynn O’Brien Foxboro, MA
Joell O’Malley Attleboro Falls, MA
Kristina Occhino Attleboro, MA
Sheila Oliveira Westport, MA
Sarah Ouzounian Walpole, MA
Deb  Page Cumberland, RI
Wanita Paolino Johnston, RI
CC Parker Plainville, MA
Ronna A.  Pate North Providence, RI
Theresa Pedrotti North Attleboro, MA
Michael Perry Attleboro, MA
Caitlin Peterson Walpole, MA
Susanne B. Piche Raynham, MA
Cynthia Ponte Lincoln, RI
Robert Prata Smithfield, RI
Tyler M. Putnam Mansfield, MA
Cherie Quinlan Douglas, MA
Ben Ramsey Walpole, MA
Joe Rattie Lincoln, RI
Lisa Redburn Plymouth, MA
Susanne Riette South Easton, MA
Melissa Riley Attleboro, MA
JoAnn Ritter Brewster, MA
Betsy Ritz Lincoln, RI
Paul L. Roberti East Providence, RI
Frank Robertson North Attleboro, MA
Madeleine O. Robinson Cumberland, RI
Linda Rogers Westport, MA
Carol B. Sacks North Attleboro, MA
Kenneth Salome Attleboro, MA
Sarah Samways Pawtucket, RI
Stephen Saunders North Providence, RI
Michelle Marisa Scotti Pawtucket, RI
Justin Scovish Attleboro, MA
Kira Seamon Dedham, MA
Neal Seamon Dedham, MA
BarbaraLee Seligman Sharon, MA
Beverly Silva Warwick, RI
Lyn Slade Bolton, MA
James St. Germaine West Wareham, MA
Nicolle St.Cyr Attleboro, MA
Kristin Stashenko Medfield, MA
Cooper Stebenne Lincoln, RI
Dave Stebenne Lincoln, RI
Alan Strassman Weston, MA
Lorraine Sullivan Arlington, MA
Don  Swavely Norton, MA
Carolann Tebbetts Shrewsbury, MA
Jess Tracey Attleboro, MA
Charles S. Tramontana Cumberland, RI
Jennifer Turner Attleboro, MA
Monica Tynan North Attleboro, MA
Miranda Updike Rockport, MA
Andrea Warner Attleboro, MA
Christine West Norfolk, MA
Troy West Wakefield, RI
Gayle White Hyde Park, MA
Louise Winant Sutton, MA
Mark E. Winsor Rehoboth, MA
Steven Wiseman Norton, MA
Mary Wojciechowski North Attleboro, MA
Carol Wontkowski Attleboro, MA
Marian Wrightington Attleboro, MA
Sophia Yee Attleboro, MA
Philip Young Arlington, MA







  • Top image: Carol A. O’Neill


Enormity – NEA Big Read: Attleboro

This was posted on August 1st, 2019



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 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



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.



Members’ Exhibition 2019

This was posted on July 17th, 2019

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, guest juror Catherine Graffam, artist and exhibitions manager at Gallery 263 in Cambridge, MA, will award prizes.

  • Exhibition Dates: December 6th, 2019 – January 31st, 2020. The Museum will close Dec 21st, 2019 and reopen Jan 2nd, 2020.
  • Opening Awards Reception: Saturday, December 7th from 2-4pm.
  • Featuring live music from drummer Dave Curry. Free and open to all.
  • Reservations are requested, but not required, by December 5th. Call 508-222-2644 x10 or email


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


Eman AbdallaAttleboro, MA
Barbara J. AdamsFall River, MA
Jerry AissisCumberland, RI
Linda AlgerAttleboro, MA
Francis AlixJamaica Plain, MA
Irene B. AllenProvidence, RI
Mike AllenNorton, MA
John AvakianSharon, MA
Joan AyotteRehoboth, MA
Mark D. BabbidgeProvidence, RI
Lisa G. BaileyFranklin, MA
Lissa BanksNorfolk, MA
Susan BauerAttleboro, MA
Nancy BeamsCambridge, MA
Lauren BeathNorton, MA
Robin BeckwithWarwick, RI
Christina BeecherMansfield, MA
Pamela BenhamSanta Barbara, CA
Judith BertozziRehoboth, MA
David Lee BlackWrentham, MA
Linda BonaccorsiAttleboro, MA
William BradshawLincoln, RI
Herman BrewsterProvidence, RI
Anne BriggsArlington, MA
Jayne BrownBlackstone, MA
Eddie BrucknerNeedham, MA
Jackie CabralAttleboro, MA
Karen CallanPawtucket, RI
Andre CamireNew Bedford, MA
Kristin CampbellAttleboro, MA
Peter CampbellLincoln, RI
Kristin CapezioNorwood, MA
Jake CareyNorth Attleboro, MA
Ashby CarlisleNew London, CT
Laura White CarpenterProvidence, RI
Evan CaseyWalpole, MA
Sara ChalouxAttleboro, MA
Cathy ChinRiverside, RI
Fehmida ChiptyWinchester, MA
Marc ClamageMansfield, MA
Bill ClarkSeekonk, MA
Susan ClarkeLincoln, RI
Wendy ClaytonMilford, MA
Barry  CloseNorton, MA
Diana ColeWarren, RI
Valerya CoutoAttleboro, MA
Alicia CrespoAttleboro, MA
Alyce CrowellNorton, MA
Anne Marie CullimoreProvidence, RI
Harold CunniffSouth Boston, MA
Ann DaumProvidence, RI
Susan G. DaumAttleboro, MA
Monica DeSalvoArlington, MA
Cynthia DiDonatoNorth Providence, RI
Linda DiFrennaSwansea, MA
Cecily DonnellyPlainville, MA
Joel DunnWarwick, RI
Sharon D. EismanWarwick, RI
Tim ElliottAttleboro, MA
Lindsey EpsteinTiverton, RI
Michael EvansTaunton, MA
Patricia G. FaulknerCumberland, RI
John FazzinoProvidence, RI
Patricia  FerraraAttleboro, MA
Vincent J. FerravantiNorth Attleboro, MA
Tatiana FlisMillbury, MA
Claudia FlynnWakefield, RI
Bryan FowlerAttleboro, MA
Lyn FreemanSheldonville, MA
Paul FreemanSheldonville, MA
Lisa  GabrielleBraintree, MA
John (Jay) GaffordAttleboro, MA
Lorraine GateriewictzCumberland, RI
William GibsonBerkley, MA
Ann-Marie GillettSeekonk, MA
Deborah GlazerMansfield, MA
Eleanor GoudConcord, MA
Lisa GranataTiverton, RI
Brittany GreenWalpole, MA
Ed GrossmanMattapoisett, MA
Terry GrundNorton, MA
Daniel GyvesMansfield, MA
Cristina HajosyCanton, MA
Diana HampeDedham, MA
Carol HansenPawtucket, RI
Laura HarveyGreen Harbor, MA
Terry Van HeusenCranston, RI
Paul HitchenSomerset, MA
Celeste HouleCumberland, RI
Elizabeth HowardAttleboro, MA
Catherine L. HoweHopkinton, MA
Stacey HughesNorth Attleboro, MA
Margot HurleyWest Roxbury, MA
Lorraine HynesCumberland, RI
Wendy IsmailiProvidence, RI
Bonnie P. JaffeBarrington, RI
Marc A. JaffeBarrington, RI
Marnie JainJamaica Plain, MA
Gina KalenderianLancaster, MA
Linda Pearlman KarlsbergNewton, MA
Matt KattmanAttleboro, MA
Richard KattmanHolliston, MA
Hooshang KhorasaniRuston, LA
Tracy KorneffelSharon, MA
Iwona LapczykBarrington, RI
Margo LemieuxMansfield, MA
Carolyn LetvinPlainville, MA
Vesna Longton (Spring)Attleboro, MA
Madeleine LordDudley, MA
George LowellMoosup, CT
Amelia LydonNorton, MA
Donna MacLureWrentham, MA
Kahlan MaguireAttleboro, MA
Shiela MahaneyAnchorage, AK
Debra MaherRehoboth, MA
Leah MahiriAttleboro, MA
Virginia MahoneyBrockton, MA
Rosemarie MansonSmithfield, RI
SB ManzonMedway, MA
Gwyn S. MarathasNorth Easton, MA
Tracey J. MaroniAttleboro, MA
Caitlyn MarshWorcester, MA
Kathleen MarshallPawtucket, RI
Cathy MartinMansfield, MA
Sharmon McCaugheyNorth Attleboro, MA
Catherine MeeksActon, MA
Alice Nolan MerloneHamden, CT
Filipe MiguelRaynham, MA
Stephanie N. MiksisFranklin, MA
Dianne E. MillerLincoln, RI
Amanda Case MillisArlington, MA
Sami MilloshiBrockton, MA
Patti MiltonAttleboro, MA
Todd  MonjarPawtucket, RI
Kevin MulliganNorton, MA
Meghan MurrayNorton, MA
Paul M. MurrayJamestown, RI
Karole NicholsonAttleboro, MA
Katelynn O’BrienFoxboro, MA
Joell O’MalleyAttleboro Falls, MA
Kristina OcchinoAttleboro, MA
Sheila OliveiraWestport, MA
Sarah OuzounianWalpole, MA
Deb  PageCumberland, RI
Wanita PaolinoJohnston, RI
CC ParkerPlainville, MA
Ronna A.  PateNorth Providence, RI
Theresa PedrottiNorth Attleboro, MA
Michael PerryAttleboro, MA
Caitlin PetersonWalpole, MA
Susanne B. PicheRaynham, MA
Cynthia PonteLincoln, RI
Robert PrataSmithfield, RI
Tyler M. PutnamMansfield, MA
Cherie QuinlanDouglas, MA
Ben RamseyWalpole, MA
Joe RattieLincoln, RI
Lisa RedburnPlymouth, MA
Susanne RietteSouth Easton, MA
Melissa RileyAttleboro, MA
JoAnn RitterBrewster, MA
Betsy RitzLincoln, RI
Paul L. RobertiEast Providence, RI
Frank RobertsonNorth Attleboro, MA
Madeleine O. RobinsonCumberland, RI
Linda RogersWestport, MA
Carol B. SacksNorth Attleboro, MA
Kenneth SalomeAttleboro, MA
Sarah SamwaysPawtucket, RI
Stephen SaundersNorth Providence, RI
Michelle Marisa ScottiPawtucket, RI
Justin ScovishAttleboro, MA
Kira SeamonDedham, MA
Neal SeamonDedham, MA
BarbaraLee SeligmanSharon, MA
Beverly SilvaWarwick, RI
Lyn SladeBolton, MA
James St. GermaineWest Wareham, MA
Nicolle St.CyrAttleboro, MA
Kristin StashenkoMedfield, MA
Cooper StebenneLincoln, RI
Dave StebenneLincoln, RI
Alan StrassmanWeston, MA
Lorraine SullivanArlington, MA
Don  SwavelyNorton, MA
Carolann TebbettsShrewsbury, MA
Jess TraceyAttleboro, MA
Charles S. TramontanaCumberland, RI
Jennifer TurnerAttleboro, MA
Monica TynanNorth Attleboro, MA
Miranda UpdikeRockport, MA
Andrea WarnerAttleboro, MA
Christine WestNorfolk, MA
Troy WestWakefield, RI
Gayle WhiteHyde Park, MA
Louise WinantSutton, MA
Mark E. WinsorRehoboth, MA
Steven WisemanNorton, MA
Mary WojciechowskiNorth Attleboro, MA
Carol WontkowskiAttleboro, MA
Marian WrightingtonAttleboro, MA
Sophia YeeAttleboro, MA
Philip YoungArlington, MA
  • Top image: Carol A. O’Neill
  • Gallery image of 2018 Members’ Exhibition

2020 National Juried Exhibit Theme Announced

This was posted on June 19th, 2019


On the Surface

2020 Attleboro Arts Museum National Juried Theme

Open to all mediums, sizes & interpretations


A call to explore:

  • outward appearance
  • nooks & crannies
  • one’s game face
  • innovative textiles
  • fashion trends
  • the curb appeal of your home
  • tattoos
  • fine silk
  • superficialities
  • reactions to poison ivy
  • intricate mosaics
  • chipping paint
  • lunar landscapes
  • highly polished keepsakes
  • decorated military officers
  • iPhone wallpaper
  • crashing waves
  • the perfect family
  • other


Call for artists: Released by January 2020   

Submissions due on CaFÉ™: April 2020   

Exhibition: June – July 2020


Image: Bill Gibson

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


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


Exhibiting artists:

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



“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.


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. 



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



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.



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




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



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.



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


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


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.



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


Thursday, March 21, 2019


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


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


  • 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     


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

Beverages (All $1.50):

  • Coffee
  • Tea
  • Water
  • Fruit Punch
  • Soda


Friday, March 22, 2019


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


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


  • 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      


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

Beverages (All $1.50):

  • Coffee
  • Tea
  • Water
  • Fruit Punch
  • Soda


Saturday, March 23, 2019


  • 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


  • 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      


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

Beverages (All $1.50):

  • Coffee
  • Tea
  • Water
  • Fruit Punch
  • Soda


Sunday, March 24, 2019

Soup and Mac & Cheese:

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


  • 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      


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

Beverages (All $1.50):

  • Coffee
  • Tea
  • Water
  • Fruit Punch
  • Soda



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


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.






This was posted on December 22nd, 2018



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