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Community Gallery

This was posted on October 2nd, 2009


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 one or more member artist(s) per month, 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.


Community Gallery – September 2021

“Inherited Objects” A Series of Oil Paintings by Christine Tarter

Exhibition: September 2nd – 30th, 2021

Exhibit closes at 4pm on 9/30


Gallery Hours through Sept 3rd, 2021: Tuesday – Saturday, 10am-4pm

Closed on Saturday, Sept 4th    

Gallery Hours as of Sept 7th, 2021: Tuesday – Saturday, 10am-5pm

Artist Statement:

“In this show I have been creating still-life paintings using many objects that have been handed down to me from the amazing individuals that have influenced who I am. I find a specialness, a beauty, and an emotional attachment to my heritage evoked by the objects. We always had a set table with flowers at meals, especially at Aunt Ruth’s, who was from Sweden and at Patsy’s, who was from England, and at my grandmother, Hannah’s, Sewing Circles. They were so artistic when it came to making the simplest of foods into beautiful feasts. The patterns of my mom’s tablecloths and my grandmother’s table-runners will always be associated with welcome and hospitality, care and relationship,” comments Christine Tarter. 

Christine was encouraged to create and exhibit this work by her teacher and classmates at the Attleboro Arts Museum. Meeting for classes on Zoom drove Christine to create a space at home for painting which was important to her process during the pandemic. She experienced the freedom to experiment with many aspects of painting from the study of color to the application of paint. Although Christine typically uses brushes the palette knife became a favorite tool for this series. Her husband, Thurston, crafted the frames for this exhibit. 


Christine Tarter started painting scenes on small stones with watercolors while in college and after college she worked in the Art Department of the Robbins Co. in Attleboro, MA. Art became her focus and she began taking classes at RISD and the Attleboro Arts Museum. All the while being encouraged by local artists Martha Guillette and the late June Spellman and Kay O’Connell. 

Education in art has been a lifetime of taking workshops and classes alongside her career as a dental hygienist. While in her 60’s, she was able to take advantage of being in the Fine Arts program at Bristol Community College and for three years she took a full range of classes, predominantly in oil painting. The process of painting and image making has been forever interesting to her. The encouragement of family and friends has shaped her art life and Christine would like to encourage others that it’s never too late to start to learn a skill to express yourself.



  • Top: Jaqueline’s Perfume Bottle, oil on panel
  • Mor Mor’s 100-year-old Table Runner, oil on panel


The Community Gallery


• 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.



• 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.


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

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