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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 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.


Orange Turns to Pink, watercolor & ink.

Nature Takes a Twist! 

A Series of Mixed Watermedia by Susan Potter 

Exhibition: Aug 2nd – Sept 29th, 2023

The pieces on display in “Nature Takes a Twist!” were inspired by a series of photographs that had been altered during the developing process by the photographer such that they resembled abstract watercolors. The flowers appeared to be floating in space, with dark borders and backgrounds, and wonderfully colorful flowers. “I was inspired to create my own still-life paintings while attempting to duplicate some of what I saw in the photos. The process was delightful! My hope is that the enthusiasm I felt while painting has been transferred to these results,” remarks Susan Potter of Rehoboth, MA.

Susan can live with chaos.  She works in a small space. Out of a surplus of papers, paints, and pens she can often rely on a single color to begin her daily art practice. Chosen from the artist’s untidy environment, a color never fails to trigger associations to her surroundings, travels or imagined patterns. For Susan, travel memories are often associated with landscape tones. Iceland yielded fabulous greens and Morocco’s cities were riotous in their showcase of bold primary colors. Starting with a remembered location provides a gentle nudge and because a single color often has interesting neighbors, Susan is willing to accept them as a starting point.  A single work may or may not result in a satisfactory result, but there are few regrets. Art always has a story to tell. It is the artist’s belief that art in any form can and should challenge, soothe, excite, unsettle, or give joy to the viewer.

Susan Potter’s career as a registered nurse spanned several decades and locations including Baltimore, Philadelphia, and Pawtucket. Retirement offered new directions from work as a registered nurse and educator. A fortunate decision to learn drawing techniques led to further explorations in collage, monoprint, and painting. As a result, she has adopted a daily art practice joyfully. Susan believes that this activity promotes curiosity as well as contentment.

Green and Floating, watercolor & ink.

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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