Community Gallery

 

The Community Gallery is in the lobby of the Attleboro Arts Museum’s Emory Street entrance.  For over a decade the Museum has been pleased to offer this prominent gallery space as an exhibition opportunity for both promising and professional artist members. By showcasing our member artists, the Community Gallery maximizes the exposure of unique art and contact with Museum viewers.

See below to learn more about exhibition opportunities in the Attleboro Arts Museum’s Community Gallery.

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Community Gallery

“Urbana” – A Series of Photography Montages by Linda Lancz 

Exhibition: August 3rd – 30th, 2022

Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 10am-4pm.  

“I grew up in a shoreline community in Connecticut in a home on the waterfront. Our household was influenced by the art career of my father Donald R. Thompson who became well known for his watercolors of the shoreline of New England. When I went away to study art at the Rhode Island School of Design I was thrown into an urban culture very different than my own beach community. I found it stimulating and invigorating and urban life set my artwork on a different trajectory,” remarks Linda Lancz.

Lancz’s art was further influenced by the social upheavals of the 60s and 70s and themes of social justice and the environment made their way into her work. Additionally, her travels abroad to different cultures led her to pursue a master’s degree in sociology and anthropology. These studies also impacted her visual expressions and point of view.

The Community Gallery’s Urbana series began when Lancz wanted to show the commercialism that is dictating our culture and destroying the landscape and environment. She would photograph ugliness in cities like traffic and advertising signs and reduce them to graphic images. However, she began to see beauty in the abstracted designs. The series includes images of cities she has lived in or traveled to and loved.

Lancz works with digital photographs to produce limited edition, archival, fine art prints. She loves digital prints for the ability to achieve brilliant hues and intricate designs.  Over the years, her art has evolved in many mediums, but ever since she discovered the joys of digitally painting with photographs, this has become her main method of expression in art. 

Lancz continues to study with various artists and photographers and has taken numerous classes that explore new materials and new avenues of making art. She has been recognized by many local and statewide art associations, accepted into numerous juried art shows and a recipient of several honors and awards.  

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Images:

  • Top: Providence; photography montage
  • Bottom: Ramp Barcelona; photography montage

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The Community Gallery

COMMUNITY GALLERY ARTIST REQUIREMENTS

• All Community Gallery artists must be current members of the Attleboro Arts Museum through the run of their exhibition. 

• All artist members must complete at least 5 hours of volunteer service at the Attleboro Arts Museum prior to their anticipated exhibition. We appreciate this valued support. An AAM Volunteer Application and CORI form must be completed.

• All Community Gallery artists must place an ad in the Museum’s Benefit Art Auction full-color catalog. Minimum size ad required is a business card (horizontal format – 3.5” wide x 2” high) ad costing $40.

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GUIDELINES TO CONSIDER BEFORE SUBMITTING AN APPLICATION

• A series of artwork is strongly recommended for exhibition in this gallery.

• The number of exhibiting pieces will vary and be determined by the Museum Programs Coordinator. Community Gallery Exhibitions have ranged in size from 3 large-scale pieces to a maximum of 12-15 smaller works.

• All artwork must be consistently framed or gallery wrapped and ready to hang at delivery. All 2-D pieces must have a wire hanging system that is compatible with the Community Gallery rail hanging system provided.  Artists are asked to consider neutral frames (black metal or natural wood) and white or off-white mats for the exhibited artwork.  All framed work must be uniform, please do not submit works that are in several different framing options. These guidelines are designed to yield united and successful presentation solutions that spotlight the art.

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To learn more about exhibition opportunities in the Attleboro Arts Museum’s Community Gallery contact Abby Rovaldi, Museum Programs Coordinator at either arovaldi@attleboroartsmuseum.org or 508-222-2644 x15

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