We are a Blue Star Museum

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The Attleboro Arts Museum offers free admission and benefits to military personnel and their families this summer in collaboration with the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, and the Department of Defense.


The Attleboro Arts Museum has joined museums nationwide in participating in the tenth summer of Blue Star Museums, a program which provides free admission and/or benefits to our nation’s active-duty military personnel and their families this summer. The 2019 program launched on Saturday, May 18, 2019, Armed Forces Day, and will end on Monday, September 2, 2019, Labor Day. Military can find the list of participating museums at arts.gov/bluestarmuseums.


Blue Star Museums is an initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts in collaboration with Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 2,000 museums nationwide.


“The National Endowment for the Arts is proud to celebrate the tenth summer of collaborating with Blue Star Families, Department of Defense, and especially the more than 2,000 museums across our nation that make this program possible, “ said Mary Anne Carter, acting chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts. “Organizations such as the Attleboro Arts Museum are providing wonderful opportunities for military families to share a memorable experience together this summer.”


This year’s participating organizations include fine art, science, history, and children’s museums, as well as zoos, aquariums, gardens, and more.



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A National Juried Exhibition

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

View a video overview of Opposites.


Exhibiting Artist Information:

Opposites closed at 4pm on Friday, July 12th.


In-person Pick-up of Exhibited Work: 
July 13th, 16th or 17th from 10am – 3pm. Work left beyond July 17th at 3pm EST will be charged $5 per day per piece, payable at late pickup. There are no exceptions.

Return of Work–Shipped by the Museum: 
All work will be packed and shipped by July 19th. You must enclose pre-paid shipping labels for the return of your work (that also covers the shipping vendor’s pick-up fee) 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.

All dates, specifications and fees are non-negotiable. 



Exhibiting Artists

Juror Caitee Hoglund, Gallery Director of 13FOREST Gallery, has selected the following pieces for this national juried show: 


First Last Title(s) City State
Brian Adams Russian Gallery 2 Santa Clara CA
Jim Allen Traveling Dreams Millbrook NY
Stephen Althouse Clamp and Shroud* Rebersburg PA
John Anderson Blue-Handbag Roslindale MA
Chad Andrews TractorLines Montoursville PA
Clare Asch Convergence #10 Marlborough MA
Nancy Azano Stages Narragansett RI
Linda Bonaccorsi Intersecting Ripples Attleboro MA
Ariel Bowman Kesevan Flower Mound TX
Herman Brewster New Growth from Fire Providence RI
Diane Bronstein And soon the darkness,,,* Flower Mound TX
Richard Buswell Two Dolls Helena MT
Peter Campbell Battle of Agincourt Lincoln RI
Critz Campbell Ballast#4 Mississippi State MS
Barbara Canning Spring Thaw Warwick RI
Diane Chester-Demicco Beachstones (Found and Fabricated) Chestnut Hill MA
Glenn Church Our Lady of Industry  Marlboro MA
Bill Clark Unburied Treasure Seekonk MA
Trevon Coleman Cool and Flat Orlando FL
Brady Collings Western Stampin’ Boy 2 (now with glitter and sparkles) Tyler TX
Alicia Crespo Opposition Attleboro MA
Barbara Ford Doyle The Mannequin Project Chatham MA
Suzette Durso When We Were Young We Were Very Close Then We Got Older lincoln MA
Lou Eberhard Self Portrait 3 New York NY
Maureen Eckert Unity of Opposites 1 North Providence RI
Eric Elliott Translations Grand Junction CO
Alyssa Fishenden Dimensions Leominster MA
Deborah Friedman Radiance and Light Wellesley MA
Lindsay Garcia Cyborg–Goddess Greencastle IN
Mark Genovese Red Silver Apples Taunton MA
Ann-Marie Gillett The Persistence of the Living Seekonk MA
Audrey Goldstein Balance Redressed #7 Newton MA
Christian Goncalves Polemics Providence RI
Lisa Granata Mother of Exiles Tiverton RI
Carson Grubaugh Mr. Celestial Hunk Musk and Mrs. Kiss Edge Ajar Modesto CA

Sarah Jane



Puzzle with gilded tabernacle frame Seekonk MA
Navidreza Haghighimood A man who loved the ocean, a man who feared the ocean Jamaica Plain MA
Carol Hansen Hallo Merlot No.1, Hallo Merlot No. 2 Pawtucket RI
Susan Hensel Toxic Nostaglia Minneapolis MN
Ria Hills The Competition Uxbridge MA
Ming Hong Amalgamation #3 Starkville MS
Darren Houser Missing the Point [±∞] Duluth MN
Eve Jacobs-Carnahan Encroachment Montpelier VT
Sarah Jarrett Release Me From the Present Stonington CT
Patricia Jenks Waxus Yin/Yang Indian Orchard MA
Tom Jessen circles Temple ME
Joyce Jewell Two Worlds Takoma Park MD
Youngsheen Jhe Serenade* Lexington MA
Haley Johnson Equilibrium Plainville MA
Molly Kaderka Last of Their Kind: Critically Endangered Bears* Somerville MA
Alison Kidder Gateway to Opposites: Evergreen vs.Deciduous Norton MA
Michael Klehm Attracted Opposites Darien CT
William Knight Luck Misfortune Avon CT
Roberta Kovner Strewn Lexington MA
Ayako Kurimoto Rabbit#1 Macon GA
Alvaro Labanino Feast Or Famine Miami FL
Rachel Leaney The Grass is Greener Waltham MA
Ryan Lewis Everted Sanctuaries V* Kalamazoo MI
Eric Lintala QUESTION OF BALANCE West Wareham MA
Junyi Liu If I Were You New York NY
Joni Lohr The Other Side Jamaica Plain MA
Madeleine Lord At Odds  Dudley MA
George Lowell Lines and Curves Moosup CT
Virginia Mahoney Hesitation Brockton MA
Dana Mano-Flank Lone Tree San Carlos CA
Brian McClear Wingnut & Maple Seed West Hartford CT
Ashtonn Means Tenderly Series Grand Junction CO
Sophia Meng Dream[0] Providence RI
Modern Fossils   All Caught Up Frenchtown NJ
Judith Montminy Town-Gown Divide Duxbury MA
James Mullen Heade Zoo Portland ME
Paul M. Murray Dune in a Room Jamestown RI
Justin Penov The House On the Edge of Night St. Louis MO
Thomas Pickarski Landscape no. 2 New York NY
Lisa Reindorf Florida City vs Rising Seas Newton MA
Beverly Rippel Blue Cap Gun III SouthEaston MA
Betsy Ritz Positive Space/Negative Space, Hotter/Colder Lincoln RI
Karen Rothman 3 Up, 3 Across, 3 Diagonal. Nobody Wins. Newton MA
Anita Seltzer A Balance of Convergence-Hudson River Amtrak West Palm Beach FL
Beverly Silva Urban Decay Warwick RI
Adrienne Sloane Its a Matter of Black & White Watertown MA
Suzanne Stumpf Over/Under South Natick MA
Lorraine Sullivan Opposing Views Arlington MA
Morgan Tartakoff There Ariseth Light in the Darkness Uxbridge MA
Heidi Tarver Ten Paper Cups: Yellow* Berkeley CA
Carolann Tebbetts Diaphanum Captum (Transparency Captured) Shrewsbury MA
Kim Triedman Tangle Arlington MA
Terry Van Heusen Devil/Angel Cranston RI
Patricia Waldygo Doppelganger Glorieta NM
Patricia Weise Dishdrainer: Almost Empty, Dishdrainer: Almost Full Winsted CT
Christine West Fire and Ice, Opposing Views Norfolk MA
Gayle White Union of Souls Hyde Park MA
Louise Winant Migration of Innocents Sutton MA
Mary Wojciechowski Seeing Double, Opposites Attract North Attleboro MA
Philip Young Straight Edges vs Curved Edges Arlington MA

* Indicates Juror’s Award winner.



Caitee Hoglund, Gallery Director, 13FOREST Gallery

Gallery Director, Caitee Hoglund, joined 13FOREST Gallery after completing a master’s in art history and museum studies at Tufts University. Before moving to New England, she worked at Lawrence University’s art gallery in Wisconsin.

13FOREST Gallery searches New England for outstanding artists – established and emerging – to offer the very best in original art and contemporary craft. 13FOREST offers a dynamic gallery space that features rotating exhibitions every 6 to 8 weeks, as well as public programs designed to inform and inspire creative minds.






Image: Heidi Tarver





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