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Art Demos – Create at Home!

This was posted on March 26th, 2020

We’ve been taping a series of free art demos featuring projects that are great to make at home using readily available household items.  These are easy and colorful projects to work on with kids – and adults will also enjoy the art-making experience.

Episode #1:
Birds on a Wire – a Mixed Media Project (with Miss Abby)
Episode #2:
Printmaking at Home (with Miss Abby)
Episode #3
Sunflowers (with Miss Abby)
A tribute to van Gogh’s “The Parsonage Garden at Nuenen in Spring 1884” painting that was recently stolen from a Dutch museum.

We encourage you to share these demos with your friends!

Thanks for watching.  Consider making a donation of any size to support the Attleboro Arts Museum today. 

Support the Museum

This was posted on March 14th, 2020

Each donor will receive a special gift of thanks.

The recently cancelled Flower Show was one of the Attleboro Arts Museum’s major fund-raising events of the year. In response to concerns around COVID-19, the Museum has had to cancel this year’s event in an effort to ensure the health and safety of all.

You can still support the Museum’s art & culture programs, exhibitions, art classes and operations by making a donation. All donors will receive a handcrafted gift of thanks, originally created for the “Animal Habitats – Spring Gardens Gone Wild” Sponsor Wall at the 2020 Flower Show.

Photos represent some of the many styles and prints available.

Download an Order Form
Orders can be placed by emailing: office@attleboroartsmuseum.org

Supplies are limited.

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$10: One headband (assorted styles and decoration). Created by Amy Rhilinger.

A colorful toy on a table

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$15: Choose two gift bags from a selection of floral and animal prints.
Set of 2 for $15. Created by Mim Brooks Fawcett.

A white owl sitting on a table

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$25: One soft sculpture owl. Created by Kerry St.Pierre and Pauline O’Keefe.

A close up of a black bag

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$50: One animal-inspired throw pillow. Created by Marion Volterra.

A blue and white cake on a table

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$75: One hand-painted and embellished animal tote bag. Created by Amy Rhilinger and Kerry St.Pierre.

A black and yellow bag

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$100: A one-size-fits-most cape – hand sewn with exotic patterns and trim.
Front and back shown. Created by Renee Harding.

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Download an Order Form
Orders can be placed by emailing: office@attleboroartsmuseum.org

Remarkable Raffles

This was posted on March 13th, 2020

We weren’t lucky enough to hold our annual Flower Show this year – however you can still support the Museum and try your luck by purchasing tickets for seven outstanding Flower Show raffle items shown below.  If you’ve been to previous Flower Shows you’ll remember just how enticing these raffles can be!

2019 Flower Show Raffles.
The Museum’s raffles customarily raise over $2000 to support programs and exhibitions.

It’s easy – email office@attleboroartsmuseum.org.

All major credit cards accepted.

Ticket Prices:

One – $1

Seven – $5

Twenty – $10

Deadline has been extended!*

Winners will be selected at 5pm on April 30th and contacted on May 1st.

* Deadline may be extended beyond April 30th, depending on state and local health restrictions. Thank you for your patience – and support!

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1. Artist’s Raffle – $175 Value

1. Artist’s Raffle – $175 Value!
Includes:  6 gallery wrapped canvases (multiple sizes), 1 gessoed art board, 1 Strathmore drawing pad 14” x 17”, 1 Canson canva-paper pad 12” x 16”, 1 Strathmore mixed media pad 11” x 14”, multiple all media brush packs, BLICK charcoal set, 2 round palettes, Van Gogh set of oil pastels, pack of Yupo paper, Akua printing plate 5” x 7”, Prismacolor colored pencil set, pocket illustrators sketchbook, 2 mini canvases with easels (black & white), various Sharpies, kneaded eraser, Pink Pearl eraser, 6 tubes of Basics acrylic paint, 3 Winsor & Newton oil bars, 2 alcohol inks & blending solution and pack of artist’s trading cards. Generously donated by Greg Dorrance Co., BLICK Art Materials, Justin Scovish & Abby Rovaldi.
Artist’s Raffle (detail)

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2. Floor Décor Raffle – $175 Value

2. Floor Décor Raffle – $175 Value!
  The Metro Collection Fab Habitat rugs, 2 sizes: 4ft x 6ft and 3ft x 5ft, color palette is light and charcoal grey tones both patterns are very similar. Generously donated by Marion Volterra.
Floor Décor Raffle (detail)

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3. Garden Raffle – $95 Value!

3. Garden Raffle – $95 Value!  
Includes: large clay pot (blue glaze), Burpee seed starting mix, packets of seeds (pumpkin, sweet pepper, tomato, parsley, basil, cilantro, morning glory, mina iobate, and moonflower), solar blown glass garden ornament, digging & watering tools set, outdoor window thermometer, gardening gloves & knee pads, window greenhouse starter kit and origami frogs.
Generously donated by Sherry Scholl & Sousa Family Farm.
Garden Raffle (detail)

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4. Hand-knitted Blanket Raffle – $175 Value!

4. Hand-knitted Blanket Raffle – $175 Value!
This handmade blanket is called “Restful Rainbow” and is made up of 2,250 yards of yarn and 97 knitting hours.  Blanket size is 50” x 54” and the material is 50% cotton and 50% acrylic. Generously donated and hand-knitted by artist, Lisa Hirsbrunner.
Hand-knitted Blanket Raffle (detail)

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5. Kids Raffle – $125 Value!  

5. Kids Raffle – $125 Value!  
Includes: 2 Melissa & Doug chunky wooden puzzle sets, Melissa & Doug zoo friends hand puppets, mix & match crinkle book, Lego shark set, Animal Planet learning pad, animal kingdom encyclopedia set, 100 piece Melissa & Doug floor puzzle, various stickers and books, Melissa & Doug animal portrait painting kit. Generously donated by Joanne Stevenson.
Kid’s Raffle (detail)

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6. Pet’s Raffle – $100 Value!

6. Pet’s Raffle – $100 Value!  
Includes: American Kennel Club 22” pet bed, various cat toys of all shapes, sizes and themes, play-n-squeak wand, sea shell and unicorn wand, unicorn play tunnel, handmade leopard print kitty doll. Generously donated by The St.Pierre Family & Pauline O’Keefe.
Pet’s Raffle (detail)

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7. Vacuum Raffle – $100 Value

7. Vacuum Raffle – $100 Value!
The BISSELL CleanView Swivel Rewind Pet Deluxe gives a whole new meaning to convenient cleaning. From the second you start using it, you’ll notice its lightweight design and swivel steering work in your favor, giving you easy maneuverability, which makes cleaning quick and less of a chore. Plus, with specialized pet tools stored directly on-board, you can effortlessly switch from cleaning your floors to those above floor spots like blinds, corners and upholstery that easily collect pet hair and dust. CleanView Swivel Rewind Pet Deluxe also comes with our innovative multi-cyclonic suction which keeps dirt and debris secure in the dirt tank and away from the filters and motor, so they last longer. Then when it’s time to pack things up, simply press the automatic cord rewind button and store it away until next time. Great for pet hair pickup and bagless for easy disposing of dirt and debris.  Donated by the Attleboro Arts Museum.
Vacuum Raffle (side view)

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Special thanks to our generous raffle donors: Attleboro Arts Museum Trustees, Justin Scovish, BLICK Art Materials, Abby Rovaldi, The St.Pierre Family, Lisa Hirsbrunner, Greg Dorrance Co., Sousa Family Farm, Sherry Scholl, Pauline O’Keefe, Joanne Stevenson, Marion Volterra.

COVID-19 Bulletin: Attleboro Arts Museum

This was posted on March 13th, 2020

In response to concerns around COVID-19, and in an effort to ensure the health and safety of our staff, visitors, members, and patrons, the Attleboro Arts Museum is closed until further notice. 

To get in touch with a staff member please email office@attleboroartsmuseum.org.  Your message will be answered within 2 business days.

Be safe and be well. 

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Spring Art Classes

All spring art classes and workshops running April 2nd – June 5th, 2020 have been cancelled. 

We have amended our registration policy.  Please consider the options listed below and contact us with your preference at either 508-222-2644 x10 or office@attleboroartsmuseum.org:

  1. A credit (in the amount of your spring tuition) will be issued for use towards a future art class or workshop at the Museum. This credit will expire in one year –  May 2021.  
  2. Art class tuition will be refunded upon request.  The Museum is grateful to those that are waiving their refund and turning their art class tuition or a portion of their art class tuition into a donation.  Refunds must be requested by no later than May 31st, 2020. email: office@attleboroartsmuseum.org

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Exhibitions & Programs

  • Flower Show and nature-themed art exhibition (March 19th – 22nd) have been cancelled.
  • Notification of juror’s decisions for 8 Visions finalists will be sent out via email as planned – by March 27th.  
  • Take a Stand: Voices of the New England Sculptors Association (April 9th – May 8th) will switch to an online format.  Online launch date is April 9th on this website.  
  • On the Surface – A National Juried Exhibition’s online submission deadline remains unchanged – April 14th. 
  • Attleboro Arts Museum Annual Meeting (May 6th) is postponed until September 15th, 2020. 
  • Art Lovers Book Club meeting (May 9th) on Monument Man: The Life and Art of Daniel Chester French has been postponed.  Please check this website for scheduling updates.
  • High Art: Dreamscapes (May 19th – June 4th) has been postponed until spring 2021.

We will share more information as it becomes available and hope to be able to welcome you back to the Attleboro Arts Museum again very soon.

Mim Brooks Fawcett

Executive Director and Chief Curator

Nature-themed Art Exhibition

This was posted on March 11th, 2020

                                                         

Although our beloved Flower Show and its nature-themed art exhibition were canceled we’d like to honor all artists that submitted work.  Thank you for your graceful, thought provoking, and powerful creations.

Due to the unique circumstances surrounding the exhibition we were unable to photograph the pieces before the Museum closed, however we’re proud to present a list that names all artists and their work.

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Accepted: Nature-themed Art Exhibition

Artist Name Artwork Title Medium
Beth Adoette September 23, 2019 Photography
Jerry Aissis Winter Thaw Watercolor
Linda Alger Follow Me Acrylic
Karin Alper Fall Garden Monotype collage
Mark D. Babbidge Resting Place Photography
Lisa G. Bailey Seeing Double Mixed media
Ben Barros Mom’s Mums Oil
Nancy Beams Sunshine II Etching
Nancy Beams The People Etching
Lauren Beath Koi Oil
Robin Beckwith Pearl’s Garden Watercolor & Gesso
Christina Beecher After the Heavy Rain Oil
Christina Beecher Evening at Mill Creek Oil
Anne Beinecke The Promise of Spring Mixed media
Lily Bernheart Citrus Sun Acrylic
Lisa Black A Taste of Spring Cotton & wool
Linda Bonaccorsi Mini Moss World (Hand-made hard-maple frame) Photography
William Bradshaw The Lipizzan Sculpture
Sydney Brady 5,000 Oil
Rick Branscomb Salt Pond Pastel Photography
Margaret Braunstein Bee Positive Photography
Betty Brenton Five Little Fishies Acrylic
Herman Brewster Red Photography
Jayne Brown Sunflowers Oil
Nancy Buron Night Flower Photography
Karen Callan September Queen Photography
Andre Camire Saw Mill Walk Oil
Kristin Campbell Sunny Alcohol ink
Kristin Capezio I.M. Pei Suzhou Museum Pond Photography
Carla Carey Backyard Garden Oil
Laura White Carpenter Snap Dragons Acrylic
Elizabeth Carter Crocuses Monoprint collage
Sara Chaloux Spring Basket Watercolor
Cathy Chin Daisies Acrylic
Caitlin Chiocchio Knit Seascape Fiber
Christine Chiocchio Return of the Egrets Oil
Susan Clarke Awaiting Spring Monotype with Chine-collé
Wendy Clayton Love’s Memories Mixed media
William Clenott Seascape Oil Pastel
Barry Close Beachin’ Mixed media
Drew Conrad Revealed and Exposed Ceramic
Valerya Couto Kosher Acrylic
Alicia Crespo Flower Power Acrylic
Kelly Dardinski A Summer Treat Watercolor & ink
Susan Gardiner Daum Cross Street, Plainville, MA Photography
Cynthia Di Donato Wood’s Edge Alcohol ink
Linda Dickerson Rose Amarilla Watercolor
Deborah Drummond Impatient for Spring Monoprint collage
Sydney Dufort Jaguar Watercolor
Robert W. Easton Cyclamen Cyanotype
Jenna C. Elliott Offerings Mixed media
Tim Elliott Who’s Watching Colored pencil
Gary Espenhain Covell beach Acrylic
Michael Evans Peonies and Japanese Maple Mixed media
Patricia G. Faulkner Snowy’s Log Cabin Fiber
Sophia Feliciano Leopard Gecko Pencil & Sharpie
Patricia Ferrara Sunflowers to Go Oil
Roxie Ficco Eclipsed Mixed media
Bryan Fowler Edgar’s Aviation Photoshop & watercolor
Melissa T. Fredrick 18.2871°S, 147.6992°E, 1978 Raku clay
Kelsey Freitas Alice’s Garden Acrylic
John Gafford Color My World Scrap metal
Robert L. Gagne I’m Beezy Photography
Lorraine Gateriewictz Royal Purple Fushia Watercolor
Ann-Marie Gillett Birch Arch Mixed media
Jackie Glum Because Colored pencil
Victoria Green Bubbles Colored pencil
Martha Guillette Nature’s Grace Oil
Quincy Harding How You Like Dem Apples Silk screen
Charlotte Harrington Winter Splendor Watercolor
Barbara Edlund Healy Field of Dreams Oil
Branson Holmes Desert Mixed media
D. Holmes Playing in Capron Park All Year Photography
Hazel Holmes Radioactive Ants Mixed media
Elizabeth Howard Pitstop Photography
Ellie Huntress Leaf Window II Photography
Lorraine A. Hynes Bed of Roses Oil
Marnie Jain Table for Eight Collage
Debra K. Jayne Lily Pads Aquatint etching
Ashley Johnson Vulnerability Raku clay
Brenna Johnson Rose #1 Ceramic
Janet Jordan Happy Hummingbird Watercolor
Hooshang Khorasani Joyful Bouquet Acrylic
Lilly Christina King Tranquility Acrylic on canvas board
Lauren Karp Kinghorn Red Leaves in the Sun Mixed media
Donna Kenny Kirwan Catcus Flower Watercolor
Linda Lancz The Grass is Always Greener Photo montage
Iwona Lapczyk Yellow Flowers on Blue Sky Watercolor & acrylic
Deborah Leach Panther Chameleon Watercolor
Madeleine Lord Lily Painted steel
Amelia Lydon Napping Mixed media
Donna MacLure Who Me! Collage
Leah Mahiri Hollyhock Watercolor
Rosemarie Manson Spring Thaw Mixed media
Susan B. Manzon The Birds & A Bee Mixed media
Rose Marques Leaf Litter Lunch Colored pencil on drafting film
James E. Martin The Wall Acrylic on canvas board
Catherine Martin Maushop Oil
Roberta Masciarelli Insectum Officina (Factory of Bugs) Mixed media
Joanne Maynard Magnolia Plantation Garden Photography on steel
Sharmon McCaughey Lady Mustard Photography
Linda Megathlin Flowers in Flames: Peony I Photography
Mekhi Montgomery Looking Through the Eyes of Extintion India ink
Marilyn Mooney Who Me? Pastel
Kevin Mulligan Cosmic Treasure Wood
Meghan Murray Rearrangement in Parrot Pinks Oil on linen
Paul M. Murray My World Photography
Emma Myers The Irish Elk Ink on tea stained paper
Sheila Newquist Trio Watercolor
Robin Nunes Where My Honey Bee? Oil
Lindsay Nygaard Yellow Tulip #3 Oil
Katelynn O’Brien Gaillardias on Alcatraz Pastels
Jennifer O’Keefe Cottontail Wood block print
Joell O’Malley Rainbow Trout Mixed media
Kristina Occhino Iris in Full Bloom Watercolor
Sarah Ouzounian Cards of the Beast Digital art
Deb Page Stopping for Nourishment Photography
Stephanie Pan A Tiger in the Jungle Acylic on wood panel
Polly Parke Quiet Cove Acrylic on watercolor paper
Ronna A. Pate Barking Oil
Caitlin Peterson Fred the Cat Watercolor & sharpie
Gina Piantedosi Moth Collage
Mary Poirier Pretty in Gold Acrylic & pastel
Mary Poliquin Sunrise Mixed media
Susan Potter Adam and Eve Leave the Garden of Eden Collage
Joan Powers Bee Alert Photography
Julie Ricker Pritchard Scallop Screen print
Tyler Putnam Gate to Spring Acrylic
Cherie Quinlan Funky Flowers Alcohol ink & marker
Duncan Rasmussen Surf and Tide II Pastel
Mark Richards Orchid Oil on panel
Melissa Riley Forest Dew Oil
Susan Robbins Enchantment on Greenwood Pond Acrylic
Frank Robertson Backyard View Acrylic
Madeleine O. Robinson Harbinger of Spring: Witch Hazel Flowers Photography
Nancy Roche Aboretum Watercolor
Linda Rogers The Jonquilettes Photo collage
Gail Rousseau Calla Lily Photography
Nan Rumpf Pollination Watercolor
Lisa Gabrielle Russell Vertical Terrain Ink & charcoal
Carol B. Sacks Swans on Slater Pond Photography
Diane Savino Everything’s Coming Up Roses Egg tempera with gold leaf
Sally Schuman Shorebirds and Shell Ink
Justin Scovish Pemaquid Acrylic
Kira Seamon Bunny Ears Photography
BarbaraLee Seligman A Sea of Flowers Mixed media
Lyn Slade Gray Skies are Alright Pastel & Needlefelting
Janet Smith Hummingbird Wool
Alexandra Spano Florals: Toxics Colored pencil & ink
Spring Esperanza Mixed media
James St. Germaine Tulip Mixed media
Julia Elizabeth Stasio Majorette Watercolor
Elisa Sweig Whimsy Mixed media
Christine Tarter Patsy’s Green Plate Oil
Carolann Tebbetts Voysey II Fiber
Barbara Testa Botanical Gardens Denver Watercolor
Jean Thompson Fern Cyanotype
Beverly Tinklenberg Bouquet Acrylic
Caroline Toli Bella Ragazza Mixed media
Chuck Tramontana Hummingbird & Cherry Pure silver, lab ruby & 18kt gold accent
Jennifer Turner Summer Wanderings Acrylic
Monica Tynan Blue-Blooded Like Aristocrats Acrylic
Doreen Velmer Myopic Trio – Freaks of Nature 2: Earth, Wind & Fire Photography
David J. Volkin Peggy’s Cove “Before the Storm” Oil on canvas board
Pat Warwick Flying Lessons Mixed media
Alan James Weimer Red/Green Digital print
Christine West After the Rain Monotype 
Angela Wimmer Blossom Encaustic
Steven Wiseman Drifting Spheres Wood
Marie Wisz Wetland Wader Oil
Mary Wojciechowski From the Ground Up Watercolor on Yupo
C. C. Wolf November Walk Acrylic
Wolf Simplicity Acrylic
Carol Wontkowski White lily Photography
Marian Wrightington Lakeside Sunset Oil
Wojciech (Big Al) Wroblewski Easter Palm 1 Mixed media

Take a Stand

This was posted on February 27th, 2020

Take a Stand: Voices of the New England Sculptors Association

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Take a Stand: Voices of the New England Sculptors Association will switch to an online format.  Online launch date is April 9th on this website.  

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Sometimes in an undertone, and occasionally with a bellow, creators of art are surfacing some of the most pressing issues of the day.

This is by no means a new phenomenon. Throughout time artists have realized that their expressions can have great power, impacting the art world and beyond.  However, the current political climate in the US and abroad has led to extreme agitation, prompting contemporary visual artists to address weighty issues – race, gender, politics, and the environment among them. Such work is clearly designed stimulate conversation from a variety of points of view.  

That’s where sculpture comes in.  Sculptural forms need to intrude into space. They are required to be provocative from all angles and force viewers to examine their bumps and hollows. Sculpture makes great demands on a viewer’s eye and mind.

The artists represented in Take a Stand: Voices of the New England Sculptors Association at the Attleboro Arts Museum are wisely using this exhibition to make their voices and opinions heard. Prominent messages include:

  • Gender, pay and workplace equality
  • Roe v. Wade
  • A fractured political landscape
  • Gun control
  • Civil rights and racial disparities
  • Consumer waste
  • Immigration and border patrol
  • Climate change

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Read a segment of an exhibition review in the March/April 2020 edition of artscope magazine: https://artscopemagazine.com/2020/03/sculptors-as-activists-taking-a-stand-at-attleboro-arts-museum/

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Exhibiting Artists

Elisa AdamsConcord, MA 
Anthony AlemanySouth Berwick, ME 
Anne AlexanderWindham, ME 
Michael AlfanoHopkinton, MA 
Freedom BairdCambridge, MA 
William BloomfieldLexington, MA 
Cassie DoyonBradford, MA 
Larry ElardoGroveland, MA 
Jane EstellaPembroke, MA 
Shawn FarrellSouth Hamilton, MA 
Barbara FletcherLowell, MA 
Liz Sibley FletcherMason, NH 
Claudia FlynnWakefield, RI 
Zvi GoldmanTrumbull, CT 
Douglass GrayPlymouth, MA 
Gints GrinbergsDedham, MA 
Linda HoffmanHarvard, MA 
Cindy JourneyManchester, MA 
Bette Ann LibbyChestnut Hill, MA 
Elizabeth LindNorth Kingstown, RI 
Madeleine LordDudley, MA 
Valery MahuchyBethlehem, NH 
Andrea OlmsteadFranklin, MA 
Tone ØrvikMaynard, MA 
Stacey ParkerWorcester, MA 
R. Douglass RiceStonington, CT 
Ruth RosnerWatertown, MA 
Joshua RuderGreenfield, MA 
Stacy Latt SavageMattapoisett, MA 
Mara SfaraFarmington, CT
Allen SpivackJamaica Plain, MA 
Derrick A. Te PaskeBelmont, MA 
Robin TostMill River, MA 
Alan WeinsteinNewton, MA 
Melanie ZibitShirley, MA 

High Art 2020

This was posted on September 4th, 2019

High Art 2020: IMPORTANT UPDATE

 

In response to concerns around COVID-19, and in an effort to ensure the health and safety of all, the Attleboro Arts Museum has made the difficult decision to postpone this year’s High Art Exhibition until next spring, May 2021. We will be keeping the theme of DREAMSCAPES for next year. 

 

A new timeline for High Art 2021 and any additional updates will be posted here in September 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.

 

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 exhibition please contact Museum Programs Coordinator & High Art Exhibition Curator, Abby Rovaldi at either 508-222-2644 x15 or arovaldi@attleboroartsmuseum.org.

 

Members’ Exhibition

This was posted on August 17th, 2019

 

 

Exhibition closed at 5pm on Friday, January 31st. Artwork can be picked up:

  • Saturday, February 1st from 10am – 4pm
  • Tuesday, February 4th from 10am – 4pm
An important Attleboro Arts Museum (AAM) member benefit is the opportunity to annually exhibit original artwork in the Museum’s Ottmar Gallery. In the spirit of our tagline – Arts for Everyone – all work that met the exhibition guidelines was accepted into this exhibition.

Guest juror: Catherine Graffam, artist and exhibitions manager at Gallery 263 in Cambridge, MA.

  • 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.

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Award Winners

Best Representational: Catherine L. Howe, Emerald Sea, pastel

Best Abstract: Kevin Mulligan, Mystical Mother, wood

Best in Show/Juror’s Choice: Meghan Murray, Peony Rearrangement, oil

Juror’s Choice Awards:

  • Nancy Beams, Compassion
  • Bill Clark, Uncounted 2020
  • Claudia Flynn, Touchstone
  • Linda Rogers, Queen
  • Steven Wiseman, Plumb Bob

Blick Art Materials Awards:

  • Susan Clarke, Midnight at the Garden
  • Margot Hurley, Bombshell
  • Filipe Miguel, Death of Hashtag
  • Deception, Nicolle St. Cyr

Merit Awards:

  • William Bradshaw, Young Friends
  • Cathy Chin, A Fox on the Deck
  • Cynthia DiDonato, Glossy
  • Ed Grossman, Awakening
  • Marc A. Jaffe, Stripes and Reflection
  • Linda Pearlman Karlsberg, Into the Wilderness
  • Amelia Lydon, Sun Worshipper
  • Amanda Case Millis, When Nobody’s Looking
  • Lisa Redburn, Garden Water Tapestry XII
  • Lyn Slade, Growing Light
  • James St. Germaine, Turn the Page
  • Carolann Tebbetts, Leviathan
 

 

 

EXHIBITING ARTISTS

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

 

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.

 

 

Submit Art for National Juried Exhibit – “On the Surface”

This was posted on June 19th, 2019

 

UPDATE: “On the Surface” is still active!  Don’t miss the Deadline of April 14th for online submissions.

ARTISTS:  WE HOPE THAT YOU ALL ARE WELL.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST IN “ON THE SURFACE.” 

  • THE ONLINE SUBMISSION DEADLINE OF APRIL 14TH REMAINS UNCHANGED
  • DELIVERY OF ACCEPTED ARTWORK BETWEEN MAY 14TH AND JUNE 6TH (TUES – SAT, 10AM – 3PM) REMAINS UNCHANGED
  • THE EXHIBITION DATES OF JUNE 18TH – JULY 16TH CURRENTLY REMAIN UNCHANGED
  • THERE IS A CHANCE THAT THE EXHIBITION’S OPENING RECEPTION (JUNE 20TH) MIGHT CHANGE TO “CLOSING CEREMONIES” (JULY 16TH) – BUT THAT IS TO BE DETERMINED.  

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2020 Attleboro Arts Museum National Juried Exhibition

Open to all mediums, sizes & interpretations.

 

A call to explore:

  • outward appearance
  • texture
  • nooks & crannies
  • shadows
  • 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
  • reflections
  • crashing waves
  • the perfect family
  • other

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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.

 

 

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