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

Open to all mediums, sizes and interpretations of USED.

Prospectus released: January 2023

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

Exhibition: June/July 2023

Some ideas to get our artists started:

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

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Image: Brian McClear, oil.

Members’ Exhibition


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A slice of the 2021 Members’ Exhibition.

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


Prospectus

Delivery of 1, 2 or 3 works of art: November 17th, 18th & 19th; 10am-4pm

(Artwork will not be accepted before or after these dates – no exceptions)

Exhibition Dates: December 10th, 2022 – January 27th, 2023; 10am-5pm. The Museum will be closed from December 24th, 2022 – January 3rd, 2023. Opening Awards Reception: Saturday, December 10th from 2pm – 4pm. Free and open to all.

Awards Totaling $700 in Cash & Prizes

$100 for Best Representational; $100 for Best Abstract (non-traditional, experimental); Six $50 Juror’s Choice; Four $50 Blick Art Materials gift certificates. Merit Awards will also be distributed.

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


Members’ Exhibition Entry Guidelines

• Eligibility: Artists must be Museum members with dues paid through January 2023. Memberships can be purchased online before delivering artwork (preferred) or when artwork is being delivered.

• Entry Fee: Remains $17 per piece (Each artist may submit 1, 2 or 3 original pieces). Cash, check or credit accepted.

• Entry Forms (POSTED ON THIS SITE BY NOVEMBER 1ST, 2022): One loan agreement should be completed online IN ADVANCE OF DELIVERING ARTWORK TO THE MUSEUM. If needed, a computer terminal to complete this form will be available at Members’ delivery, but we strongly suggest completing your form in advance.

In addition to the one online loan agreement, a printed version our ID Form(s) must be completed for each piece submitted (FORM POSTED ON THIS SITE BY NOVEMBER 1ST, 2022). The ID Form(s) can be downloaded and brought to the museum when delivering your work, or can be filled out at the museum. If needed, copies of the ID Form will be available at delivery.

• Originality: Only original artwork that has been created during the past 3 years will be accepted. All mediums welcome. Mass reproductions or work that has previously been exhibited at any time at the Museum will not be accepted.

• Requirements: All 2D or wall-mounted work must be firmly framed and ready to hang with sturdy framing wire before delivery to the Museum. No clips or saw tooth hangers. Gallery wrapped canvases will be accepted, but staples cannot be exposed. Visit our Framing Guidelines for examples.

The entire measurement of each wall-mounted submission, measured from one outside edge of the frame to the other, cannot exceed 30”x 30” (this includes diptychs and triptychs and includes the space between all pieces that make up one submission)

All wall-mounted submissions must weigh under 30lbs. Wet paint will not be accepted. 3D work that is not wall-mounted must weigh under 100 lbs. with all components not exceeding a 36” x 36” space.

In order to accommodate the volume of submissions to this show there are no exceptions to any of the size/space requirements. Size/space requirements will be strictly enforced when artwork is being delivered to the Museum. Therefore, we respectfully ask that you submit art that clearly meets the guidelines – thank you.

Framed artwork cannot be larger than 30″ x 30″ (including the frame).
Diptychs and triptychs cannot be larger than 30″ x 30″ (including the frames and space between the pieces).
All wall-mounted submissions, no matter the number of components, cannot exceed 30″ x 30″.

Film/video must be submitted with the technology needed to display the work. This includes screen, monitor, projector, DVD player, cables, etc. Submissions must be from one artist – no collaborations.

Note: 1) Once artwork is delivered it cannot, under any circumstances, leave the gallery until the show ends. 2) Individual works from one artist may not all hang together. Please do not submit requests for the placement of your art.  3) Be sure to select work that will not require special accommodations or hanging requirements as they will not be honored. Thank you for your cooperation.

• Sales/Commission: The Museum will receive 30% of all work that is for sale. No POR.


Consider Applying for our 2023 8 Visions Exhibition

A prestigious group show spotlighting eight member artists.

• To apply, artists must exhibit work in the 2022 Members’ Exhibition and complete an 8 Visions application. 8 Visions applications will be posted on this site by November 1st and should BE COMPLETED ONLINE AND IN ADVANCE of delivery of Members’ Exhibition artwork. If needed, a computer terminal to complete this form will be available at Members’ delivery.

• The Members’ Exhibition juror will review the artist’s exhibition submission(s) and invite up to 20 applicants to submit a portfolio of 12 works for further review in January 2023. New jurors will then choose the eight artists for the 8 Visions exhibit held in the summer of 2023.

• The fee for the 8 Visions application remains at $17.

8 Visions artists from 2018, ‘19, ‘20 , ‘21 & ‘22 are not eligible for 2023’s 8 Visions.


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

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

Benefit Art Auction


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

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

Starting October 18th at 10am, EST:

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The Live Auction Returns on Saturday, November 5th!

This is a special year for the Museum.  We’re able to welcome back our live Auction event, complete with all the excitement that audience participation and live bidding brings.  Auctioneer Chris Barber returns to lead the festivities on Saturday, November 5th.

Tickets to this event include hearty hors d’oeuvres from Russell Morin Fine Catering & Events with wine and beer provided by City Spirits. Doors open at 5pm; buffet served until 6:15pm; live auction starts at 6:30pm; bar closes when live auction bidding concludes (all visitors requesting bar service must present a valid photo ID).

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  • Tickets: Members: $35 in advance, $40 at the door
  • Non-members: $45 in advance, $50 at the door

To purchase tickets:

  • Order online here
  • Call 508-222-2644 x10 (Tuesday – Saturday, 10am – 5pm)
  • email office@attleboroartsmuseum.org

Special thanks to our generous 2022 Benefit Art Auction Sponsors:

Headline

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

Partner

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

Friend

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

Think Outside the Box


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BREAKING NEWS:

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

  • North Main Street and Elizabeth Street
  • County Street and Wall Street
  • Kevin J. Dumas Ten Mile River Walkway (Wall Street entrance)
  • County Street and Olive Street
  • South Main Street and Maple Street
  • Union Street and Mill Street
  • Newport Avenue/West Street and Orr Avenue
  • Thacher Street and Rathbun Willard Drive

Check back for information on Phase 2 – and its talented team of featured artists – in the coming weeks.

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

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

The Fungus Among Us by Abby Rovaldi appears on a utility box in Attleboro’s Gilbert Perry Square.  This photo is a rendering of the completed 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, have volunteered their time and talent to support the program.  

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

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

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

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

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

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

Signs of the Times: Self-guided Tour


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When the Attleboro Arts Museum opened its doors in 1923 several area residents supported the organization by gifting fine art, memorabilia and items of aesthetic and historical interest.  These donations came to form the majority of the museum’s permanent collection. 

Today, thanks to funding from a Commonwealth Places COVID-19 Response Round: Resurgent Places grant from MassDevelopment, selections from the permanent collection are on view in a unique exhibition entitled Signs of the Times. This meandering display of art features replicas of permanent collection works imprinted on banners that are attached to downtown Attleboro’s light poles.  Signs of the Times is a coronavirus-safe way for participants to experience art and gain exposure to Attleboro’s downtown restaurants, businesses and attractions.  

You can learn about the work on view by participating in a complimentary self-guided tour. Let’s get started!

SELF-GUIDED TOUR FORMATS:

USING YOUR SMARTPHONE, CLICK ON ONE OF THE FOLLOWING TOUR FORMATS:

1. “At A Glance” – This is the most popular tour format for viewing on your mobile phone. Includes family-friendly worksheets, art making videos, and select videos from special guests.

Access the “At A Glance” Tour Now.

2. Download a pdf (includes family-friendly worksheets, art making videos, and select videos from special guests)

3. Audio (52:51) Hear the tour!

TO VIEW THE TOUR BEGIN AT:

Banner #1

Located at 77 Park Street, Attleboro, MA 02703 in front of Attleboro’s City Hall.

(Street parking is available near Banner #1 and throughout the tour)

  • The Signs of the Times tour has 22 banners stops
  • The full tour averages 1-1.5 hours
  • Participants can take the complete tour or break it down into parts over several days

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View a self-guided tour map:

https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=16owsnAv40NOZfn-7OdCkpwYtEem6mGWv&ll=41.94427460253364%2C-71.28241525&z=17

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Kindly complete the quick 4-question survey when you have finished your tour.  Thank you.  https://forms.gle/jFyKhHegUWc7xdyq6

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KEEP IN MIND

There will be a series of several self-guided tours that will be added during 2021. Keep checking back for new additions!

Funding has been provided by the Commonwealth Places Program created by MassDevelopment.

Plan Your Museum Visit


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

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

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

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

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

Thank you for your support and partnership,

Mim Brooks Fawcett

Executive Director and Chief Curator

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