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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.


Paint the Town! 

The Viktor Schreckengost Mangbetu Award Art Student Group Exhibition

Exhibition: January 5th – March 9th, 2024

Reception: Saturday, March 2nd; 4:30-5:30pm. Free and open to all.

Twelve Attleboro Arts Museum Fill the Page! Drawing Realism and Beyond students are showcasing cityscape drawings in Paint the Town! The Viktor Schreckengost Mangbetu Award Art Student Group Exhibition from January 5th – March 9th, 2024.  Students range in age from 9-13 years and created these urban drawings over the Museum’s 2023 fall session of art classes under the knowledge and guidance of AAM Art Educator, Lisa Granata.

Since 2009, the Attleboro Arts Museum has presented the Viktor Schreckengost Mangbetu Award, an annual recognition granted to an outstanding AAM art student. Viktor’s legacy continues by saluting the arts achievement, commitment, and visual creativity within our Museum School. Student recipients have ranged in age since the launch, the youngest only 8 years old at the time of their exhibition. In 2019, the award program was expanded to honor teams of exhibiting students. Each group exhibit spotlights one of Viktor’s areas of interest or an art media that he enjoyed.

This year’s invitational art student exhibition is inspired by Viktor’s cityscapes created mostly in the 1960s and 1970s (see Cleveland, pictured above, a work in watercolor). Vivid colors and small geometric blocks characterize these paintings. These cityscapes resemble blueprints or technical drawings, and some viewers might compare them to digital images. The style can be interpreted as Viktor’s reference to the role of technology in urban life and development. Viktor focuses on color to evoke different moods in each piece. 

This prompt was a unique art challenge for our budding artists. By using expressive mark making with thick and thin lines and courageous color choices, students created recognizable and/or abstracted versions of their chosen city horizon, ultimately boosting their development in observational and imaginative drawing. 

Exhibiting Students

  • Lucy Canina 
  • Carson Connolly 
  • Olivia Cummins 
  • Samantha Dubofsky 
  • Mia Gifford 
  • Sophia Greene 
  • Reese Hueston 
  • Riss Jutras 
  • Kiley Kingsley 
  • Kaylee Majeran 
  • Rovannio Tawadros 
  • Morgan Taylor 

As a result of a generous gift from Mrs. Gene Schreckengost, The Attleboro Arts Museum was the fortunate recipient of Viktor Schreckengost’s 1933 original Mangbetu Child; Bronze Casting #2 (pictured above). Museum visitors and friends will treasure this exceptional gift for years to come. It serves as a strong symbol of Vik’s talent and the great impact of the Viktor Schreckengost Legacy Exhibition (March 21st – May 16th, 2008) at the Attleboro Arts Museum. Mangbetu Child lead to the creation of the Viktor Schreckengost Mangbetu Award. 

A special reception and student recognition ceremony will be held in-person at the Attleboro Arts Museum on Saturday, March 2nd from 4:30pm -5:30pm.  This event is free and open to all. 


  • Top: The Brooklyn Bridge by Samantha Dubofsky; Sharpie and ink wash on paper
  • Bottom: Sunset City by Olivia Cummins; Sharpie and ink wash on paper


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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