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Sound Relationships – An Encore Presentation

This was posted on June 2nd, 2023

A Benefit Concert Celebrating the Attleboro Arts Museum’s Centennial

Friday, September 22nd, 2023. Doors open at 7pm.

Attleboro Arts Museum, 86 Park Street, Attleboro, MA

Tickets will go on sale in July 2023.

The Attleboro Arts Museum presents a benefit concert to honor the organization’s 100th anniversary.  The concert is a reprise of Sound Relationships, a performance originally held in 2016, that featured the artistry of parent/adult child musician teams.  The 2023 event is called Sound Relationships – An Encore Presentation.

The concert’s essence runs parallel to the Museum’s multigenerational impact. For decades the organization has been cultivating the next generation of visual artists through vivid exhibitions, art classes and cultural programs.  Sound Relationships also demonstrates how creativity can be passed down and the beautiful process of nurturing emerging talent.  

Four acclaimed musical families will perform:

Monica and Amy Ambroziak – with Karl D’Souza

The lead vocalist for The Bob Demers Group, Monica Ambroziak has been a driving force in ensembles including the a capella group Paper Dolls and the 18-piece group the Funky White Honkies. With over 30 years of singing experience, Monica raises the roof regardless of the venue. She sings eclectic mix of jazz and blues, pop, R&B, and a little of everything in her own style.

Amy Ambroziak is a violinist that surrounds herself and her audiences with thoughtful folk, country, and blues music. Amy will be accompanying her mother Monica along with her husband, Karl D’Sousa (on guitar).

Louis Leeman and Jeri Karam Kozak

Louis Leeman is a singer, songwriter, guitarist who lives in Swansea, MA. He has been a member of the Southeastern New England music scene since the 70s and has had the opportunity to play gigs you wouldn’t believe – both good and bad. The good ones have been getting to be the opener for Tom Rush, John Mayall, Leon Russell, Darrell Scott, and others. These performances were at The Narrows Center for the Arts in Fall River, MA. Leeman’s most recent CD “Same Age, Time and Town” is available through HearNow and can also be heard on Spotify, YouTube, etc.

Jeri Karam Kozak is the lead singer in Deja Blue, a popular band in the Fall River/New Bedford area. She also performs original songs in a duo with her father Louis Leeman. The duo can be seen on YouTube with their performances on The Artists’ Corner and The Michael Troy Tribute at The Narrows Center for the Arts.

Mike, Trish and Kelce McLernon

Mike McLernon has been playing music since 1969 and he enjoys it more with each passing decade.  He loves to play standards from the piano titans of years past, like Billy Joel and Elton John.  He also enjoys playing the timeless music of Vince Guaraldi of Peanuts fame.  He will be joined by his wife Trish and daughter Kelce. 

K E L C E is an accomplished musician who writes R&B-inspired pop as a way to understand and connect with the world. She has two EPs and several singles that can be heard on most streaming platforms including Spotify, Apple music, itunes and her YouTube channel.

Andy and Aksel Solberg

A consummate musician, Andy Solberg performs regularly on guitar, vocals, violin, and bass. He also plays keys, drums, trumpet, and steel pedal guitar. For 25-some years, Andy has been lighting up listening rooms in the Boston-to-Cape Cod area with his guitar virtuosity. Equal master of the Telecaster, archtop, or acoustic, he’s a musician’s musician. 

Aksel Solberg is a guitarist/vocalist/songwriter for the rock, blues, funk, progressive and alternative band The Franklin Underground.

The concert date is Friday, September 22nd and doors open to the public at 7pm. There will be an exhibition on view in half of the Museum’s Ottmar Gallery and the remaining half will be open for the concert.  This multi-disciplinary event is emblematic of the Museum’s cultural programs. Tickets go on sale during July 2023.

Great thanks to our Sound Relationships Sponsor:

Kelly Crowley Realtor, Keller Williams Elite Realty

8 Visions

This was posted on June 2nd, 2023

Work from Eight Juried Member Artists

Exhibition: August 1st – 26th, 2023

Opening Reception: Saturday, August 5th from 4pm – 5:30pm. Reservations are not required, but are appreciated, by August 4th: or 508-222-2644 x10.

Sheltered Flora by Paul Lizotte; clay.

Exhibiting Artists

  • Sarah Feragen – North Attleborough, MA
  • Camille Gregorian – Lincoln, RI
  • Gwendolyn Lanier – Lowell, MA
  • Paul Lizotte – North Easton, MA
  • Tracey J. Maroni – Attleboro, MA
  • Anne Diamond McNevin – Milford, MA
  • Simone Scholes – Mansfield, MA
  • Derrick A. Te Paske – Belmont, MA
Jardin by Tracey J. Maroni; mixed media on canvas.

8 Visions Jurors

  • Alexander Ciesielski – Director, Guild of Boston Artists 
  • Anita Loomis – Artist and Founder of Loomis Gallery

Alexander Ciesielski – Director, Guild of Boston Artists

Originally from Pittsburgh, PA, Alexander Ciesielski studied Art History and English Literature at New York University before pursuing a master’s degree in art history from Boston University, specializing in 19th and early 20th century French and American Painting. After working for both the BU Art Galleries and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Alex was named director of the Guild of Boston Artists in 2017 and has served the organization for the past 6 years. With deep understanding of the organization’s 100-year legacy in Boston, Alex has stewarded the historic art gallery through the COVID pandemic and into the 21st century through his tireless commitment and dynamic vision, distinctly reinvigorating the cultural mainstay both inside and out.     

About the Guild:

The Guild of Boston Artists is a nonprofit art gallery promoting representational painting and sculpture of enduring beauty by leading New England artists. Established in 1914 by the prominent painters of the day, including Edmund Tarbell, William Paxton and Frank Benson, the Guild of Boston Artists was created to be an artist owned and operated gallery. With the mission of promoting both emerging and established artists living in the region, the Guild developed a reputation for excellence in quality and presentation.

Anita Loomis – Artist and Founder, Loomis Gallery

Founder of Loomis Gallery, Anita Loomis, is an accomplished professional artist who also has many years of experience working in professional art establishments, in public service administration, and in art education.  She worked in the field of architectural stained glass from 1995 to 2007, then pursued public administration work while developing her professional artist practice as a painter. 

She established Loomis Gallery in Kittery, Maine, in 2020. Anita describes the gallery as “mini but mighty,” making the most of limited space to offer a variety of contemporary art by herself and other accomplished local artists. She curated exhibits in 2022 for her own gallery as well as several at the Ogunquit Playhouse in Ogunquit, Maine. Through her gallery, she forged a partnership with the Ogunquit Playhouse to bring local visual art to the theater. In 2023, Loomis will focus on studio art instruction for adults. 

She has exhibited her paintings in watercolor and oil widely since 2008. She was a core artist with Fountain Street Gallery of Boston and is an active member of several New England art associations. Anita also serves her community in Kittery, Maine as a member of the Kittery Community Center’s Visual Art Committee.

Card to Culture

This was posted on May 19th, 2023

At the Attleboro Arts Museum we believe in Arts for Everyone!

One way to make that tagline come to life is through participation in the Card to Culture program, a collaboration between Mass Cultural Council and the Department of Transitional Assistance, the Massachusetts Health Connector, and the Women, Infants & Children (WIC) Nutrition Program that extends discounts to EBT, WIC, and ConnectorCare cardholders. 

The Attleboro Arts Museum’s standard gallery admission is always free to all. Additionally, Card to Culture cardholders will be given priority for full scholarships to art education programs at the Museum. These classes or workshops are offered to all ages* and levels of artists, and are held throughout the calendar year. Beginners are always encouraged to explore the arts! Complete the scholarship application below to begin the process and be sure to mention that you are a EBT, WIC, or ConnectorCare cardholder in your applicant statement.

Scholarship application:

See the complete list of participating organizations offering EBT, WIC, and ConnectorCare discounts. 

* Serving students that have completed kindergarten through adult.


This was posted on May 10th, 2023

A National Juried Exhibition at the Attleboro Arts Museum in Attleboro, MA

  • Exhibition: June 16th–July 14th, 2023
  • Opening Awards Reception: Saturday, June 17th, 2pm – 4pm

The Attleboro Arts Museum has invited U.S. artists to submit interpretations of “USED” in all mediums, sizes and concepts. For instance: “I only read used books; she used me and broke my heart; that high-rise apartment used to be a lush garden; used clothing shops are my go-to; I’ve gotten used to their dry humor.” 

Thank you to all artists have submitted works of art for consideration. After careful review by juror Russell LaMontagne of LaMontagne Gallery, SoWa, Boston, the following works have been accepted.

Please be sure to check the title of the work that was accepted. Note that some artists that submitted two works have had both accepted. The Attleboro Arts Museum will only exhibit the exact work(s) of art that the juror has chosen. Be sure to deliver the correct piece(s) – thank you.

Artist’s First NameArtist’s Last NameSelected Artwork TitleArtist’s CityState
MargeryAlbertiniEvelynN. ChesterfieldVA
PeterAnnulliAs American As …GranbyCT
HeidiBaileyA Gentle TruceWarsawIN
BrandinBarónReconfiguration of Remington’s The Parley, I (white horse)*San FranciscoCA
ChrisBeatyAmerican Gothic 1979*RomeovilleIL
GraysonBeaulieuMorning DewFairfieldCT
DinaBelyayevaTucked Away MemoriesGlastonburyCT
ChelseaBradwayWe Can Do MoreSouthboroughMA
JimBremerRavenEast LongmeadowMA
JimBremerThe BishopEast LongmeadowMA
R DBurtonGoneHavre de GraceMD
Karen BrussatButlerFreedom, Too Has It’s PriceNorwalkCT
ElizabethCaputoMilk and CookiesMassapequaNY
MatthewCasanovasReverieWest NyackNY
ReenieCharriereThe Sea Is Aways With MeOaklandCA
EllieChurchillFavorite productsAttleboroMA
SusanClinardThe Waiting Room #3*HamdenCT
CharlesCompoIf I Only Had A HeartNew YorkNY
JanetCooperVelocity of LifeSheffieldMA
NancyCrascoPre Columbian GardensBrightonMA
SusanDaumUsed UpAttleboroMA
SchuylerDawsonCycles of SelfNovatoCA
DuncanDobsonPepto for GGSouth San FranciscoCA
BarbaraDoyleUpcycled Crazy QuiltHarwichMA
PhongDuongHands UpBowling GreenOH
JuliannaDuPonteAbandoned MatchboxFall RiverMA
JuliaDwinellA 2020 ClassroomWrenthamMA
VictoriaEggersThank You For Your CervixStonehamMA
VictoriaEggersDon’t Answer the CallStonehamMA
JennaElliottWe Used to PlayLeominsterMA
DenizEyubogluDisaster Bouquet (whom they used me)Jersey CityNJ
DenizEyubogluDinnerJersey CityNJ
DonnaFarandaLa Dama con AbanicoLagrangevilleNY
EmilyFedorchakReversed Kitchen Study No. 1GreenfieldIN
LauraFiskUsed to BeCumberlandRI
KennethFitzGeraldMarvel CanyonChesapeakeVA
JosephFontinhaWriting DeskLakevilleMA
RichardFrankoskyBut A Shadow Of My Former SelfWestonMA
JohnGalloRooster and HenWoodstockNY
ScottGlaserSuits #1BristolRI
ScottGlaserThe Three GracesBristolRI
RonaldGonzalezChair # 1Johnson CityNY
LarzGrenierWhite Toilet, Brown PaperNashuaNH
EricHamlinSorry, AgainOaklandCA
CarolynHansenNew, Used, RecycledSmithfieldRI
RandyHarbinNo Thanks, I’ll StandHullMA
ChristineHoltzMotivational me(me) #2Saint LouisMO
ChristineHoltzMotivational me(me) #4Saint LouisMO
EricHovermaleThe BottleNewportRI
JudithHugentoblerEnglish Lady After AgnesStaten IslandNY
ThomasHuntThe Used Game ChallengeNortonMA
LeeHuttA1 The VicarSouth HadleyMA
TomIrizarryThe BattleBrooklynNY
LisaJaechPurse FaceSeattleWA
LisaJaechStill Life, BongSeattleWA
MarcJaffeTake a SeatBarringtonRI
MarcJaffePorcelain PartyBarringtonRI
LaurieJohnstonHold For PickupMilfordMA
ToddKeforNot Dark YetRehobothMA
EmilyKeownPink Sage MiniKingwoodTX
BobKephartThe Root of MatterSouthboroughMA
KarolKusmaulFrom Whence the Sticks ComeInvernessFL
LeighLambertSelf Portrait: Keeping up With the TimesSilver SpringMD
IwonaLapczykTea BagBarringtonRI
LouiseLaplanteVitruvian WomanEasthamptonMA
SusanneLarkhamHands to Work Heart to GodManchesterNH
EricaLewisCorn Cob JellyLouisvilleKY
EricaLewisGrandmothers Garden of Flour SacksLouisvilleKY
JaneLincolnResonant RedEast FalmouthMA
JoniLohrOn the Summer PorchJamaica PlainMA
JoniLohrOn the DresserJamaica PlainMA
ClaireLovettShe Used To Be Brand NewRandolphMA
VirginiaMahoneyElizabeth’s MemoryBrocktonMA
NicoleMaloofSelf Portrait: 19 years and 112 days, 2,335 Sets & CountingWashingtonDC
DaveMartsolfPortents of GeniusWindhamNH
EvelynMcAdamPlastic Bag NettingNacocdochesTX
AnneMcNevinPrison Camp RevisitedMilfordMA
JanetMontecalvoParade ReadyFraminghamMA
Kathy A.MooreRecalling Past Memories Where I Used to Live*CasstownOH
FanuelMuindiLast StandAttleboroMA
JacobMuldowneyCuirassRock SpringsWY
LynnNafeySweet and SourStowMA
JoshuaNewthMillinery Magnificence (Jerry W)*Cape GirardeauMO
KaroleNicholsonLingering IndigoAttleboroMA
ClaraNultyMead #10LouisvilleCO
HunterOHanianIn the Army . . .Pompano BeachFL
HunterOHanianOde to Marsden HartleyPompano BeachFL
NortonPeaseOur God Is An Awesome GodStatesboroGA
NortonPeaseMy Best Friend Is SteveStatesboroGA
Ann-MariePetersonsUrban Cathedrals ReduxSeattleWA
GabriellePolsinelliOnce a SalonPortlandOR
EliPortmanOld North ChurchBrightonMA
MartinPottsShe #17MundeleinIL
GabrielleRaskinKeep the Home Fires BurningProvidenceRI
ChelseaRevelleFragility of Silence TriptychJamaica PlainMA
RogerRicePainter, Skye Hoyt, Sitting in My Leather ChairStoningtonCT
BetsyRitzImportant InformationLincolnRI
LindaRogersFoam Toe WarriorsWestportMA
TerryRooneyHands OnAmherstMA
RoxyRubellUsed Up and Taunted By a Messy, Colorful PastSwanzeyNH
SteveSangaporeEspecially You*North AttleboroMA
SharonSantilloMuseum of the World’s Smallest PencilsMaldenMA
MattShreinerObliterationNorth KingstownRI
RebeccaSkinnerBook Beauty IVFranklinMA
LenoreSolmoHemetite and Gold Verta SculptureBrooklynNY
William MarkSommerThe Loneliest RoadLoomisCA
BenjaminStalnakerMixed SignalsArlingtonMA
Brendan  LivioStecchiniOneness of SpringsBelchertownMA
SuzanneStumpfFossilSouth NatickMA
RebeccaTalbotIt Did Not Take Much For a Doctor to Prescribe the KnifeNacogdochesTX
EileenTaylorComplex Vunerability The Views Used to be Fee HereBrightonMA
FeliciaTouheyFlower Boxes – SunflowersNewportRI
KimTriedmanLaundry: House: Wife: HangingArlingtonMA
AndreaWarnerA 1930s Brooklyn Bedroom DoorAttleboroMA
CorneliaWendeWende Square Bracelet 02 AAnn ArborMI
AgnesWyant70 – 75WorcesterMA
MarkZieffGhosts of Seasons PastSudburyMA

* Juror’s Award winner.


USED Juror Russell LaMontagne of LaMontagne Gallery, SoWa, Boston

Founded in 2007, LaMontagne Gallery was a 2,300 square foot exhibition space located in South Boston on East Second Street and now resides at 460 Harrison Avenue in South Boston. LaMontagne Gallery was founded to create an environment in Boston for the display and sale of emerging contemporary artists. The gallery features visual, sound, and performance artists based in Boston and beyond.

LaMontagne Gallery also provides a fresh platform to introduce international curators to the Boston art market. Russell LaMontagne was previously co-Founder of LFL Gallery in New York City.



Delivery of All Accepted Work

  • To properly record and install all accepted pieces, all work (and detailed hanging instructions, if applicable) must be delivered between May 19th and June 3rd, from 10 AM – 3 PM, EST.  We’re closed Sundays & Mondays, and Saturday, May 27th. We cannot accept your artwork before May 19th or after June 3rd.
  • Accepted work can be either hand-delivered or shipped to the AAM.
  • Installations that require assembly by the artist must be scheduled in advance of delivery.
  • You can arrange to send a representative to deliver and/or pick up your artwork for you. The AAM is not responsible for making these arrangements for exhibiting artists.
  • Once artwork is delivered it cannot, for any reason, leave the gallery until the exhibition concludes.
  • Wet paint will not be accepted.

Mark all accepted artwork with the:

  • Artist’s name
  • Mailing address
  • City/State/Zip
  • Mobile phone
  • Email
  • Title of piece
  • Dimensions (w x h x d)
  • Weight (no more than 100 lbs)
  • Sale price (if applicable)
  • Download a USED Loan Agreement and submit with your accepted artwork:
  • Artists are responsible for all fees associated with the shipping of their work. FedEx is the AAM’s preferred shipping vendor.

If you are shipping your artwork your package(s) must include: 

  1. $10 handling fee – per piece
  2. Pre-paid return shipping label
  3. Payment of shipping vendor’s pick-up fee
  4. A photo of your art taped to the outside of package
  5. A completed Loan Agreement & Delivery Checklist 

Checks payable to Attleboro Arts Museum. Fees are non-refundable. 

Send to: Attleboro Arts Museum, USED, 86 Park St., Attleboro, MA, 02703. 


Presentation of All Accepted Works

  • All accepted work must be framed, gallery-wrapped or finished on the edges and ready to hang at delivery with a sturdy wire hanging system. See the Museum’s Framing Guidelines for details.
  • We strongly recommend neutral frames and white or off-white mats.
  • Any pieces that do not match the juror’s decision, or are not the piece that was accepted, will not be installed and be returned COD.



  • All art sales are subject to the Museum’s commission of 30% for Museum members, 40% for non-members. Work does not need to be for sale.
  • To become a member: click here.
  • Information that has been provided at the time of submission cannot be changed. This includes sales price, materials, title and all other provided content.
  • If a work that is on view at the Museum in the USED exhibition sells elsewhere during the time of the exhibit it is subject to the aforementioned USED commission. There are no exceptions to this policy.



  • The AAM will insure all work from the date of arrival at the Museum through the stated pick-up dates. The maximum insurance amount covers up to an artist’s value of $2000, with a $500 deductible payable by the artist.
  • The Museum is not responsible for loss or damage in shipping, or for insuring art during shipping. Please be sure to pack your artwork with care and consideration.
  • Art left beyond the final pick-up date of July 19th at 3 PM EST, will not be insured.


In-person Pick-up of Exhibited Work

  • In-person pick-up takes place on July 15th, 18th & 19th; 10 AM – 3 PM, EST.  If a representative is picking up work for the artist the rep’s name must be shared with the AAM in advance of the pick-up. Call 508-222-2644 x10 or email:
  • Work left past July 19th at 3 PM, EST will be charged $5 per day per piece at late pickup.


Return of Work–Shipped by the Museum

  • All work that was shipped to the AAM will be packed and shipped by July 20th, 2023, using the original packing materials that were supplied.
  • You must enclose a pre-paid shipping label for the return of your work (the shipping vendor’s pick-up fee must be pre-paid as part of the return shipping label) and a $10 handling fee per piece.
  • Checks payable to Attleboro Arts Museum.  If you are within driving distance we would appreciate an in-person pick-up.


Rules and Terms

  • The Attleboro Arts Museum reserves the right to create or use digital images of all submitted artwork and to use those images only for online promotion, exhibition publicity and for archival and historical purposes.
  • Information that has been provided at the time of submission cannot be changed. This includes sales price, materials, title and all other provided content.
  • If a work that is on view at the Museum sells elsewhere during the time of the exhibition it is subject to the aforementioned USED commission. There are no exceptions to this policy.

Questions: 508-222-2644 x10 or

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 2022 and 2023. 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: Tracy Korneffel


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:

Sponsorship opportunites for additional boxes are available.  Email 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

Masks are optional at the Attleboro Arts Museum. Health & safety guidelines are continually audited and are subject to change. If there are any changes they will be reflected on this site.


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



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.



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



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




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



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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