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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Freewheeling! 

The Viktor Schreckengost Mangbetu Art Student Group Exhibition

June 2 – July 27, 2023

Reception: Sat, June 24 from 3:30pm-4:30pm 

BIKE 🙂 by Oastis Sousa; charcoal, chalk pastel & acrylic on paper. 

Eleven Attleboro Arts Museum Teen Art Studio students are showcasing bicycle drawings in Freewheeling! The Viktor Schreckengost Mangbetu Art Student Group Exhibition in the Museum’s Community Gallery from June 2 – July 27, 2023.  Students range in age from 14 – 18 years and worked on these technical drawings during the museum’s spring art class session under the knowledge and guidance of art educator, Lisa Granata.

This year’s invitational art student exhibition focuses on Viktor Schreckengost’s bicycle designs created for the Murray Ohio Manufacturing Company between 1939 – 1970s.  Viktor’s first bicycle, the 1939 Murray Mercury, had all the features children wanted in a rugged bicycle – a strong sense of fantasy, dramatic styling, gadgets and special elements such as bells and headlights.  Viktor’s design strikes a delicate balance between the visual power of massive motorcycle forms and the practical need to create a bicycle that was light in construction.  

The bicycle is an iconic drawing challenge and enhances any serious young artist’s portfolio. Teen Art Studio students were introduced to Viktor’s many unique bicycle designs and were then tasked with designing their own original bicycle concept drawing.  While looking at shape, form, color, and technical components these teen artists responded by presenting whimsical, imaginative, and innovative tandem masterpieces. Viktor once wrote “Children want to imagine an object as more than what it is.”

Green Skeet Skeet Machine by Lucy Smith; charcoal, chalk pastel & acrylic on paper.

Exhibiting Students:

Nova Bliss; Jordyn Bliss; Cate Childs; Isabella Corrao; Emmie Del Sesto; Liv DeSimone; Lauren Mello; Taylor Pouliot; Lucy Smith; Adam Sousa and Oatis Sousa.

A special reception and student recognition ceremony will be held in-person at the Attleboro Arts Museum on Saturday, June 24 from 3:30-4:30pm.  This event is free and open to all. 

Learn about the Viktor Schreckengost and the Mangbetu Award program.

Schreckengost on Bicycle courtesy of the Viktor Schreckengost Collection, Cleveland State University Library Special Collections.

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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