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2019 Attleboro Arts Museum’s National Juried Exhibition Theme






Open to all mediums, sizes and interpretations.
The Attleboro Arts Museum asks, “What’s the difference?” 
A call to explore opposition in personalities, nature, qualities, direction, result, or significance.
OPPOSITES Call for Artists: 



Image: Brian McClear

A Backstage Tour

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Ray Conniff Memorabilia and Memories


Exhibition: February 15th – 22nd, 2019

Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 10am – 5pm

Opening Reception: Saturday, February 16th from 2pm-4pm. Free & open to all.

Reception includes performances from the students of the Attleboro High School choral and instrumental programs.

Reservations are not required, but are appreciated by Thursday, February 14th: 508-222-2644 x10 or office@attleboroartsmuseum.org


Ray and Vera Conniff in their Hollywood home.


From February 15th – 22nd, 2019 the Attleboro Arts Museum will exhibit objects and artifacts representing the prolific career of musician, composer and conductor Ray Conniff. Born and raised in Attleboro, MA, Conniff’s artistic and commercial achievements spanned over sixty years and touched listening audiences throughout the U.S. and abroad.    

The exhibition, A Backstage Tour – Ray Conniff Memorabilia and Memories, is presented in partnership with the Ray Conniff Foundation. Highlights include Conniff’s 1966 Grammy Award for his version of “Somewhere My Love,” the theme from the movie “Doctor Zhivago;” ten gold albums; letters to Conniff from Walt Disney and Neil Armstrong; and his beloved trombone. Assorted clips of Conniff’s American Top 40 hits will be available at listening stations.   

A Backstage Tour offers a never-before-seen look at Conniff’s personal collection and launches a year of live music at the Attleboro Arts Museum.  The Foundation is sponsoring live music from Attleboro-area musicians of all ages performing a range of genres at the Museum’s upcoming programs and events.



About Ray Conniff

From his beginnings as a trombonist/arranger during the heyday of swing working with Bunny Berigan, Bob Crosby and Artie Shaw, to his acclaim as the leader of his own band, Ray Conniff was among the few musicians to have had a successful career that spanned 65 years. He recorded over 100 albums and sold over 70 million albums. He was the proud recipient of a Grammy Award for his recording of “Somewhere My Love,” two Grammy nominations, over 10 gold albums, multiple platinum albums (“Somewhere My Love” and “We Wish You a Merry Christmas”), and countless international awards. His catalog sales surpassed those of Jimi Hendrix and Led Zeppelin. Best known for his work as The Ray Conniff Orchestra and Singers, Conniff was one of the few commercially successful musical icons.



About the Ray Conniff Foundation

The Ray Conniff Foundation was founded by Ray and Vera Conniff to support music and the arts, as well as lend a helping hand to those in need including veterans, children, seniors and animals globally.



A Backstage Tour – Ray Conniff Memorabilia and Memories is presented in partnership with the Ray Conniff Foundation with valued support and from Tamara Conniff and Tony Viveiros.


Animal Magnetism

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


Exhibition: February 13th – March 2nd, 2019

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

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



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.


Flower Show

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Save the Date

  • Benefit Preview
    • Wednesday, March 20th from 6pm – 8pm. Tickets are now on sale.  Call 508-222-2644 x10.
  • Event
    • Thursday. March 21st from 9:30am – 4pm
    • Friday, March 22nd from 9:30am – 4pm
    • Saturday, March 23rd from 9:30am – 4pm
    • Sunday, March 24th from 12pm – 4pm



Flower Show 2019 Theme:

Enchanted Forest – Magical Gardens Spring to Life


The Flower Show, now celebrating its 23rd year, features major garden displays, horticulture and artistic floral arranging, gardening presentations and demonstrations, special events for all ages, and a nature-themed exhibition of original artwork throughout the Museum. 

The following eight exhibitors will display creative gardens that come together in a magical celebration of spring:

  • 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


2019 Benefit Preview: “Into the Woods”

Wednesday, March 20th from 6pm – 8pm

  • See the gardens before the Flower Show opens to the public
  • 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. $15 for Museum members; $17 for non-members. Includes wine, beer and light hors d’oeuvres.  A current photo ID is required for bar service. 

Tickets are now on sale.  Call 508-222-2644 x10.  



There are two exhibition opportunities during the Flower Show. 

Artists:  Please head to our Calls for Artists page and scroll to the Flower Show prospectus.


Image: Rosanne Cerbo.


Members’ Exhibition

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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.



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. Twelve Merit Awards.




In the News

Artscope magazine spotlights the Members’ Exhibition.

The Sun Chronicle newspaper previews the Members’ Exhibition.

DoubleACS films during Members’ installation.




2018 Members’ Exhibition Award Winners


Best Representational

  • Lissa Banks – Yearn


Best Abstract

  • Joan Zagrobelny – Reciprocity



Juror’s Choice Awards

  • Diana Cole – Travel More
  • Erika Houghton – This Little Piggy Went to Market
  • Marnie Jain – The World at Your Feet
  • Robert Prata – California, 2017 Edition 1/5
  • Stephen Saunders – Pollocks’ Ghost Sky
  • Lorraine Sullivan – The Lost Art of Cursive


Blick Art Materials Gift Certificates

  • Diane Chester-Demicco – Pink Stripe
  • Tim Elliot – Mr. Bojangles
  • Kenneth Salome – Reed Repose
  • Mary Wojciechowski – Cliff Walk


Merit Certificates

  • Lisa G. Bailey – Gone Pedaling
  • Carla Carey – Falls
  • Ann-Marie Gillett – Conversation
  • Dan Gyves – Green Dragon Tavern
  • Marc A. Jaffe – Oblivious
  • George Lowell – Flowing Water
  • Debra Maher – In Pat’s Garden Poppies
  • Shaun Martins – Dominique #1
  • Angus Schaefer – Shisen (Gaze)
  • Rebecca Skinner – The Piano
  • Carolann Tebbetts – More and Less Decrepit
  • Bernard Zubrowski – Larks Ascending



The Members’ Exhibition features 372 works from the 194 artists listed below:


Nina Ackmann N. Kingstown, RI
Suzanne Dickson Albert Charlestown, RI
Linda Alger Attleboro, MA
Francis Alix Jamaica Plain, MA
Maggy Allen Cranston, RI
Karen Rand Anderson Providence, RI
Mark D. Babbidge Providence, RI
Lisa G. Bailey Franklin, MA
Lissa Banks Norfolk, MA
Susan Bauer Attleboro, MA
Lauren Beath Norton, MA
Robin Beckwith Warwick, RI
Christina Beecher Mansfield, MA
Pamela Benham Santa Barbara, CA
Susan Bennett Pawtucket, RI
Sheila Berenson Brookline, MA
Judith Bertozzi Rehoboth, MA
David Lee Black Wrentham, MA
Tréa Blair S. Attleboro, MA
John Paul Blanchette Holliston, MA
Katie Blundell Mansfield, MA
Rachel Brask E. Providence, RI
Herman B. Brewster Providence, RI
Eddie Bruckner Needham Heights, MA
James Burbank Attleboro, MA
Sue Butler Bristol, RI
Kristin Campbell Attleboro, MA
Peter Campbell Lincoln, RI
Kristin Capezio Norwood, MA
Carla Carey Sharon, MA
Ashby Carlisle New London, CT
Laura White Carpenter Providence, RI
Rosanne Cerbo Tuxedo Park, NY
Dorothy Chaffee Norfolk, MA
Sara Chaloux Attleboro, MA
Diane Chester-Demicco Brookline, MA
Cathy Chin Riverside, RI
Marc Clamage Mansfield, MA
Diana Cole Warren, RI
Robin Connors Lakeville, MA
Sara Couchon N. Attleboro, MA
Anna Couchon N. Attleboro, MA
Ben Couto Attleboro, MA
Alyce Crowell Norton, MA
Harold Cunniff S. Boston, MA
Ann Latham Daum Providence, RI
Jenna DeAngelis Barrington, RI
Cynthia DiDonato N. Providence, RI
Linda DiFrenna Swansea, MA
Cecily Donnelly Plainville, MA
Lisa Doucet Attleboro, MA
Ganga Duleep Norwalk, CT
Sharon D. Eisman Warwick, RI
Tim Elliott Attleboro, MA
Lindsey Epstein Tiverton, RI
Michael Evans Taunton, MA
Penny Faich Pawtucket, RI
Patricia G. Faulkner Cumberland, RI
John Fazzino Providence, RI
Patricia Ferrara Attleboro, MA
Vincent J. Ferravanti N. Attleboro, MA
Virginia Fitzgerald Natick, MA
Tatiana Flis Millbury, MA
Lyn A. Freeman Wrentham, MA
William Gibson Berkley, MA
Ann-Marie Gillett Seekonk, MA
Deborah Glazer Mansfield, MA
Kevin Grady Attleboro, MA
Lisa Granata Tiverton, RI
Jeff Grassie Haverhill, MA
Ed Grossman Mattapoisett, MA
Martha Guillette Attleboro, MA
Dan Gyves Mansfield, MA
Carol Hansen Pawtucket, RI
Ellen M. Hansen Taunton, MA
Richard Harrington Barrington, RI
Paul Hitchen Somerset, MA
Susan Hong-Sammons W. Boylston, MA
Erika Houghton Attleboro, MA
Celeste Houle Cumberland, RI
Elizabeth Howard Attleboro, MA
Bonnie P. Jaffe Barrington, RI
Marc A. Jaffe Barrington, RI
Marnie Jain Jamaica Plain, MA
Joyce Kachapis Providence, RI
Marilyn Z.  Kahn Sharon, MA
Gina M. Kalenderian Lancaster, MA
Linda Pearlman Karlsberg Newton, MA
Matt Kattman Holliston, MA
Richard Kattman Holliston, MA
Tracy Korneffel Sharon, MA
Mary Kosowski Smithfield, RI
Lavanya Kotipalli N. Attleboro, MA
Bill Lane N. Attleboro, MA
Iwona Lapczyk Barrington, RI
Doreen LaScola Winchendon, MA
Caryl Hull Leavitt Brookline, MA
Margo Lemieux Mansfield, MA
Carolyn Letvin Plainville, MA
Jane Lincoln E. Falmouth, MA
Sarah Ling Walpole, MA
George Lowell Moosup, CT
Jake Lupus (a.k.a. Ben Ramsey) Walpole, MA
Annette MacAdams Sandwich, MA
Debra Maher Rehoboth, MA
Lesley Makris Randolph, MA
Rosemarie Manson Smithfield, RI
Kiki Maples Pawtucket, RI
Gwyn Marathas N. Easton, MA
Haley Marchant W. Boylston, MA
Tracey J. Maroni Attleboro, MA
Caitlyn Marsh Watertown, MA
Kathleen Marshall Pawtucket, RI
Catherine Martin Mansfield, MA
Shaun Martins Cranston, RI
Valerie Maser-Flanagan Carlisle, MA
Sharmon E. McCaughey N. Attleboro, MA
Catherine Meeks Acton, MA
Stephanie N. Miksis Franklin, MA
Dianne E. Miller Lincoln, RI
Erin Morlock Waltham, MA
Ann Murdoch Middleboro, MA
Paul M. Murray Jamestown, RI
Rina Naik Plainville, MA
Christine Neill Lee, MA
Cristina Rosa Nelson Jamaica Plain, MA
Barbara Johansen Newman Needham, MA
Karole Nicholson Attleboro, MA
Danika Notar-Trinh Attleboro, MA
Lindsay Nygaard N. Attleboro, MA
Jennifer O’Keefe Taunton, MA
Joell O’Malley Attleboro Falls, MA
Kristina N. Occhino Attleboro, MA
Julie Siler Olander Bonita Springs, FL
Sarah Ouzounian Walpole, MA
Irina Parfenova Shrewsbury, MA
Polly Parke Dedham, MA
C. Curtis Parker Plainville, MA
Ronna A. Pate Johnston, RI
Ashley Pelletier Cumberland, RI
Wayne Peltier N. Providence, RI
Michael Perry Attleboro, MA
Caitlin Peterson Walpole, MA
Susan Potter Rehoboth, MA
Robert Prata Smithfield, RI
Tyler Putnam Mansfield, MA
Lido Raposo Woonsocket, RI
Mayukha Reddy Attleboro, MA
S. Emilie Reed’s Creative Home Portraits Attleboro, MA
Shannon M. Reynolds Providence, RI
Susanne Riette S. Attleboro, MA
Melissa Riley Attleboro, MA
Paul L. Roberti E. Providence, RI
Frank Robertson N. Attleboro, MA
Madeleine O. Robinson Cumberland, RI
Nancy Roche Mansfield, MA
Howard Rotblat-Walker Bristol, RI
Tatiana Roulin Sharon, MA
Carol B. Sacks N. Attleboro, MA
Kenneth Salome Attleboro, MA
Stephen Saunders N. Providence, RI
Jane Savage Carver, MA
Angus Schaefer Attleboro, MA
Justin Scovish Attleboro, MA
BarbaraLee Seligman Sharon, MA
Beverly Silva Warwick, RI
Rebecca Skinner Franklin, MA
James St.Germaine W. Wareham, MA
Lorraine Sullivan Arlington, MA
Don Swavely Norton, MA
Elisa Sweig Franklin, MA
Carolann Tebbetts Shrewsbury, MA
Elinor C. Thompson Cranston, RI
Felicia Touhey Newport, RI
Chuck Tramontana Cumberland, RI
Jennifer Turner Attleboro, MA
Terry Van Heusen Cranston, RI
Sylvia Vander Sluis Lancaster, MA
Catherine Villeneuve Pawtucket, RI
Andrea Warner Attleboro, MA
Charter Weeks Barrington, NH
Marco B. Welt Wrentham, MA
Christine West Norfolk, MA
Gayle White Hyde Park, MA
Mark Wholey Warren, RI
Timothy Wilson Somerville, MA
Nancy Wluka Sharon, MA
Mary Wojciechowski N. Attleboro, MA
Carol Wontkowski Attleboro, MA
Marian Wrightington Attleboro, MA
Philip Young Arlington, MA
Joan Zagrobelny Great Barrington, MA
Elizabeth Bonner Zimmerman Pawtucket, RI
Bernard Zubrowski Littleton, MA



Members’ Exhibition Juror Christine O’Donnell

Christine O’Donnell, the Owner and Gallery Manager of Beacon Gallery, opened Beacon Gallery after over a decade spent living and working in Paris, Hong Kong, and Singapore. While living abroad, Ms. O’Donnell honed her eye for art in museums and galleries and also befriended local artists. Representing  talent from the Boston area as well as Europe and Asia, Beacon Gallery, located in Boston’s SoWa neighborhood, aims to connect emerging and mid-career artists with new and established collectors and institutions from around the world.

Ms. O’Donnell has juried many shows around greater Boston for galleries, art associations and museums and has been invited to serve as the 2018 Members’ Exhibition guest juror.  She will review all of the work on display and select a total of 24 award winners.  


2019 Members’ Exhibition Juror’s Statement

Having the opportunity to jury this show was a great honor. This is a very strong show with many pieces deserving of awards – I was delighted that I was able to give out so many. Still, there were many more pieces that I appreciated but was not able to award (alas!). When jurying a show, I search for what I call  “mastery, novelty or differentiation” – and I saw all of these qualities many times over in this show. I loved the diversity of the media I saw represented as well as the multitude of perspectives. Thank you all for sharing your talents with the world – being able to create art is such a gift, and it was a delight to take part in this process with you – you should all be proud.




Key Dates for Exhibiting Artists

  • Delivery of artwork (maximum 3 pieces per artist): November 15th, 16th & 17th; 10am-4pm  (A representative can deliver your work for you)
  • Exhibition Dates: December 6th, 2018 – February 1st, 2019. The Museum will close Dec 25th, 2018 and reopen Jan 3rd, 2019
  • Opening Awards Reception: Saturday, December 8th from 2-4pm.  Free and open to all.
  • Pick Up Dates: Feb. 2nd & 5th, 10am-4pm (A representative can pick up your work for you)

Work left after Feb. 5th will be charged $5 per day, per piece. Late fee payable at time of late pick-up. Please record the pick up dates. No exceptions, thank you for your cooperation.





Top image: Carol Sacks




The Reynolds Family & Attleboro Arts Museum Edmonia Lewis Art Education Scholarship

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The Attleboro Arts Museum is honored to commemorate the life, work, and exceptional talent of artist Edmonia Lewis by launching the Edmonia Lewis Art Education Scholarship. The scholarship is funded by The Reynolds Family and the Museum and is open to African American children, teens, adults, and adult/child pairs. It is administered by The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Committee of Greater Attleboro.


The Edmonia Lewis Art Education Scholarship is designed to assist students in obtaining visual art instruction and exposure to the wonders and challenges of art and art-making. No previous experience in an art studio is required to apply. 


The Review Committee typically selects 1-4 full tuition scholarships per year.  Art classes will range in size from a one-day workshop to a multiple-week, hands-on art studio experience.  Please keep in mind that the first Edmonia Lewis Scholarship will be awarded for the WINTER 2019 session.  



About Edmonia Lewis

Edmonia Lewis was the first sculptor of African American and Native American descent to achieve international recognition. Her father was African American, and her mother was Chippewa (Ojibwa) Indian. Orphaned at an early age, Lewis grew up in her mother’s tribe.


In 1859, she attended Oberlin College in Ohio, one of the first schools to accept female and black students. She developed an interest in the fine arts, but an accusation of poisoning, believed to be racially motivated, forced Lewis to leave the school before graduating. She traveled to Boston and established herself as a professional artist, studying with a local sculptor and creating portraits of famous antislavery heroes.


Moving to Rome in 1865, she became involved with a group of American women sculptors and began to work in marble.

In addition to creating busts, Lewis sculpted biblical scenes and figurative works dealing with her Native American heritage and the oppression of African American people.


Download an Edmonia Lewis Scholarship Application


Please deliver the completed application and all required supplementary material to:

The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Committee of Greater Attleboro, P.O. Box 461, Norton, MA 02766, or e-mail to mlkgreaterattleboro@gmail.com

All applicants will be notified of scholarship award results 6-8 weeks after receipt of a complete application.


Please keep in mind that the first Edmonia Lewis Scholarship will be awarded for the WINTER 2019 session.  



High Art 2018

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Theme – SHAPE

Exhibition Dates:  May 16th – 31st, 2018

Opening Reception:  Thursday, May 17th from 6:30-8:00pm


Participating High Schools:

  • Attleboro High School – Attleboro, MA
  • Bishop Feehan High School – Attleboro, MA
  • Bridgewater-Raynham Reg. High School – Bridgewater, MA
  • Franklin High School – Franklin, MA
  • Joseph Case High School – Swansea, MA
  • King Philip Reg. High School – Wrentham, MA
  • The League School of Greater Boston – Walpole, MA
  • Mansfield High School – Mansfield, MA
  • The Network Program – Attleboro, MA
  • Norwood High School – Norwood, MA
  • Seekonk High School – Seekonk, MA
  • Taunton High School – Taunton, MA

Learn more.

8 Visions

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The Attleboro Arts Museum’s “8 Visions” Exhibition

A prestigious, annual group show spotlighting 8 member artists.

  • To apply to be considered for “8 Visions,” artists must exhibit work in the Museum’s Members’ Show and complete an “8 Visions” application. (Typically mid-November is the time for submitting artwork and applying for “8 Visions” consideration.)
  • Our Members’ Show guest juror then reviews the artist’s Members’ Exhibition submission(s) and invites up to 20 applicants to submit a digital portfolio of 12 works for further review. New guest jurors will then choose the 8 artists for the “8 Visions” exhibit held each summer.
  • If selected, “8 Visions” artists will have the opportunity to exhibit approximately 8 works in the Museum’s Ottmar Gallery for a month-long group show.  Exhibited work must never have been shown at the AAM.  


Top: “8 Visions” 2015 title wall with the work of Lindsey Epstein.



Artist Jeanne Sturim at the “8 Visions” 2015 Gallery Talk.


“8 Visions” 2017 exhibition. Pictured: Work from Wilson Hunt, Betty Harrington and Elizabeth Lind.



 “8 Visions” Exhibiting Artists*



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



  • Deborah Baldizar 
  • Fehmida Chipty 
  • Allison Elia 
  • Stephen Fisher 
  • Tatiana Flis 
  • Joan Hausrath 
  • Brian McClear 
  • Lorraine Sullivan 




The Auctioneer

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The Attleboro Arts Museum’s Art Lovers Book Club launched in January 2010. A dynamic Museum member proposed this artful Book Club idea and the program was launched on a trial basis. After the success of the first meeting it was clear that the Book Club should live on.

Next Meeting of the Art Lovers Book Club:

Saturday, October 21st, 2017, from 2-4pm

The Auctioneer: Adventures in the Art Trade by Simon de Pury



In “The Auctioneer,” Simon de Pury, a  distinguished auctioneer and art dealer, provides an account of his flashy career and today’s soaring art market, revealing a jet-setting, powerful, and private club of elites who buy, sell, and collect the world’s most expensive art.

Speaker: Chris Barber, Deputy Director of American Furniture & Decorative Arts at Skinner Auctioneers and Appraisers.  

Reservations are not required, but are appreciated.  Please call 508-222-2644 x10 or email office@attleboroartsmuseum.org by October 19th.  

This event is free and open to readers of the book – as well as those that are interested in the featured topic. 


About Chris Barber

Chris Barber is a specialist in Skinner’s American Furniture & Decorative Arts Department. His special areas of interest are American furniture and 19th century folk art. Chris has also had experience working with 18th and 19th century American clocks, nautical and maritime art and antiques, and cataloged an extensive collection of early microscopes.

Chris joined Skinner 2004, and since that time has expanded his role to include auctioneering. An avid supporter of the arts, Chris is a member of the Museum Council at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, and often lends his talents to supporting art and antique appraisal events for non-profit and corporate institutions. Prior to joining Skinner, Chris was a member of the American Paintings and Sculpture Department at Christie’s auction house in New York.  He has served as the auctioneer at the Attleboro Arts Museum’s Benefit Art Auction for the past several years and, by popular demand, will be leading the Museum’s 2017 Auction on November 4th.

Chris earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in the History of Art and Architecture from Harvard University. He currently resides in Boston, Massachusetts.



Learn more about The Art Lovers Book Club



On view in the Ottmar Gallery during this event:

The Attleboro Arts Museum’s 26th Benefit Art Auction Spotlight Exhibition.




Three – A National Juried Exhibition

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THREE: Juror’s Decision


Image: Mandy Rusk-Shamrell

Teen Docent Program

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Attleboro Arts Museum Teen Docents lead museum tours and educational experiences for children and families.

Teen Docents are volunteers that come from all backgrounds and interests, but they all share a common passion for art and engaging with children and families.

All docents will receive free training from Museum staff. No prior museum experience is required.

This program is open to students in grades 9 – 12.

The Teen Docent Program is a community service opportunity. Participants gain service credit during the summer and school year.

Interested? Email: office@attleboroartsmuseum.org using the subject ”TEEN DOCENT.”

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A teen docent, Liz, discusses the work of “8 Visions” exhibition artists with young art campers.



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