Members’ Exhibition Award Winners

All exhibiting artists are to be recognized for contributing to the Attleboro Arts Museum’s 2020 Members’ Exhibition.  Member artists are eligible to annually submit between 1-3 pieces for display in the Ottmar Gallery.  This year 391 works from 188 artists are on view – a strong showing of creativity during extraordinary times.

Juror Jennifer Jean Okumura, a practicing artist and President and founding Exhibition Chair for National Association of Women Artists, Inc., MA chapter, has awarded prizes to the following:

Best Representational: Jim Goss – Unremittent

Best Abstract: James St. Germaine – LWC

Juror’s Choice: Virginia Mahoney – Self Portrait-Approval Seeker

Juror’s Choice: Alexander Morris – Voyage No. 1
Juror’s Choice: Meghan Murray – The Brunch Shift

Juror’s Choice: Ken Salome – There’s No Turning Back

Juror’s Choice: Angus Schaefer – Georgia with Lemon

Juror’s Choice: Steven Wiseman – Peek-A-Blue

Blick Art Materials Gift Certificate: John (Jay) Gafford – Nessie

Blick Art Materials Gift Certificate: Bonnie P. Jaffe – Thumb Print

Blick Art Materials Gift Certificate: Catherine Meeks – Woods IV

Blick Art Materials Gift Certificate: Melissa Riley – Hilltop Breeze

Merit Certificate: David Lee Black – Chrysalis

Merit Certificate: Susan Clarke – Rural Life

Merit Certificate: Wendy Clayton – Love’s Memories Triptych II
Merit Certificate: John Fazzino – Pierced Box
Merit Certificate: Linda Pearlman Karlsberg – Pomegranate Soliloquy 

Merit Certificate: Rose Marie Manson – Floral Fantasy

Merit Certificate: Todd Monjar – Disturbed

Merit Certificate: Wayne Peltier – Before the Falls

Merit Certificate: Derek Raymond – Run, Run, Run

Merit Certificate: Melissa Riley – Spring Snowdrops

Merit Certificate: Courtney Rodig – Tibetan Woman

Merit Certificate: Charles Tramontana – Atlantis XXI

Merit Certificate: Troy West – Trio

View the Members’ Exhibition in-gallery from December 12th, 2020 – January 29th, 2021. Tuesday – Saturday from 10am – 5pm.

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Juror’s Statement

I am honored to be the juror for the current Members’ show up now through January 29th, 2021. AAM is a force of nature, a master of the dark and light, and all in-between. This sums up the show as a whole, the works synthesize cultures and the living ‘now’ experiences to create works of strength, vision, and beauty. AAM operates as a source of social connection and well-being for creatives. We need this – a safe and welcoming place to share our narratives of resilience, healing, solidarity, and freedom. This year (unlike others thus far) symbolizes ‘hope’ the frailness in our emotions, the warm and inviting memories in our heads, the damages left in our hearts but ultimately an optimistic outlook for ourselves and our beloved AAM. Please join me in congratulating, enjoying, and purchasing the beauties of the show. Art is what we call life, all that is love and more.

– Jennifer Jean Okumura

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Members’ Exhibition Press

View an excerpt from a Members’ Exhibition review in the Jan/Feb 2021 issue of Artscope Magazine: https://artscopemagazine.com/2021/01/arts-for-everybody-attleboro-members-show-has-art-fair-feel/

View video coverage of the Members’ Exhibition from DoubleACS: https://www.facebook.com/DoubleACS/videos/152523389630411

The Sun Chronicle newspaper covers the Members’ Exhibition: https://www.thesunchronicle.com/news/coronavirus/attleboro-museums-members-exhibit-spans-serious-to-humorous/article_b2d7bdab-e522-5704-9406-ace874453c36.html

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