Community Gallery

 

The Community Gallery is located 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 

The Most Important Meal of the Day

A Series of Acrylics by Valerya Couto

Exhibition: January 6th – 31st, 2023

Gallery hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 10am-5pm

Bio and Artist Statement:

Valerya Couto is a self-taught artist who studied graphics and multimedia at the New England Institute of Technology. She has been painting traditionally for the past four years but her interest in art began long ago as a child. She works mostly in acrylics, her style ranging from impressionism to subtle abstracts, though she never settles on a style for long, preferring to experiment with different techniques and tools. 

Her subjects vary depending on what sparks her interest. Some of her favorite pieces to paint include landscapes, florals, and especially animals. She currently resides in Attleboro, MA and has had several pieces exhibited at the Attleboro Arts Museum.

Valerya’s latest series, titled “The Most Important Meal of the Day” is a collection of breakfast foods, ranging from fan favorites locally to staples abroad. The idea for this theme stemmed from a dream she had where she envisioned a collection of fun artworks full of vibrant color and yummy food—a feast for the eyes!

With so many options on the table to consider, these pieces reflect just a few of the more popular choices we choose to start our day. Julia Child once said, “People who love to eat are always the best people,” to which Valerya wholeheartedly agrees!

Images:

  • (Top) The Liege, acrylic on canvas
  • Sunny Side Up, acrylic on canvas

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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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