Sunday, May 15, 2016

Paint Out Saturday

In addition to the Street Painting Festival at Patriot Place, there will be a "paint out" by members of the Foxboro Art Association on Saturday, May 21. Join the fun and paint in front of an adoring crowd!

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

New Officers

At the last meeting of the season on May 11, new officers were elected for the September 2016-May 2017 season. They are:
President Kim Morin Weineck
Vice President Patricia Lloyd
Treasurer Nancy Bacevich
Secretary Amanda Sullivan
Also, Kelly Arcacha, the art director for Foxboro High School, acknowledged the David Withers Memorial Scholarship to a well-deserved Adeline Storrs and announced the Street Painting Festival at Patriot Place on Saturday May 21. A rain date is the next day, on Sunday.
There will also be a paint out for artists that same day.
The next meeting will be September 14.

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Jeanne Rosier Smith

The regular monthly meeting of the Foxboro Art Association was held Wednesday evening, April 13, at the Boyden Library in Foxboro. Jeanne R. Smith was our demonstrator who showed how to paint a wave crashing on the rocks in pastel. Our next and last meeting will be May 11 -- until September.

Monday, April 11, 2016

Ribbon Winners

Susan Kelley, the judge we hired to pick her favorites among the two Spring Shows of the Foxboro Art Association has awarded ribbons both in the Small Works Art Show at Patriot Place (in each of the four media exhibited) and in the "Really Big Show" held in the Boyden Library. Congratulations to everyone who participated. We had 66 pieces in the Small Works Show at Patriot Place and 19 in the Really Big Show at the Boyden Library -- an outstanding display of our artistic members. Note that a reception will be held in the Gallery at Patriot Place on April 24, 3-5 pm, and the public is welcome to join us.
First, the four media categories at Patriot Place:
Best In Show: Karole Nicholson for "Pink Envoy"
Watercolor
1st, Kristine Occhino for "Sunrise at Highland Light"
2nd, Vera Cross for "Boy and Frog"
3rd, Bob Finneran for "Burg Landshut - Bernkastel"
Honorable Mention (HM): Lisa Bailey for "Nature's Secret", Karen Gordon for "Just Washed", Kristine Occhino for "Kitchen Bouquet", and Susan Masse for "Irish Batik"
Pastel
1st, Dianne Quigley for "Tidal Flats "
2nd, Karole Nicholson for "Lean On Me"
3rd, Kathy Hutchinson for "Cactus #2"
HM: George Ransom for "Rope House" and Susan Sheridan for "Low Country"
Oil & Acrylic
1st, Ellen Little for "Winston's Little Bouquet"
2nd, (tied) Laura Zanghetti for "Peekaboo", and
2nd, Ralph Calderwood for "Dancing Bear"
3rd, Susan Sheridan for "Morning Glow"
HM: Lynne Atwood for "Little Artist", Karen Gordon for "Deep in Thought", Ellen Little for "Autumn Glow", Stephanie Miksis for "Abstract Blues", Pat Lloyd for "Boston Commons", Adelle Corrigan for "Marshland, Bristol, RI" and Nancy Bacevich for "This Little Light".
Mixed Media & Photography
1st, Rosemary Basson for "Breakfast Table"
2nd, Polo Barrera for "Dead Heads"
3rd, Jack Gannon for "Sandhill Crane"

And for the "Really Big Show"
Best In Show: Elaine Levin for "Waiting for Baseball Season"
1st, Ken Perlow for "Cement Plant on the Edge of the Desert"
2nd,  (Tied) Adele Corrigan for "Mountains and Loosestrife" and
        Kathy Hutchinson for "Winter Glow"
3rd, (Tied) Jack Gannon for "Venice of Asia" and
        Frank Quinn for "Twilight, Boston Harbor"
HM: Pat Lloyd for "Capturing Foliage (N.H.), Gina Grimaldi for "Bella Tuscany" and
Kristine Occhino for "Bearded Iris".
(Because there were so many "Honorable Mentions", we will order five more.)




Thursday, March 24, 2016

2 Spring Shows

The Foxboro Art Association will have TWO Art Shows in April. The first will be the "Really Big Show" at the Boyden Library, when members can submit one work up to two feet by three feet (unframed). The exhibit will hang in the Boyden during the month of April. Drop off and retrieval will both be Saturday morning 10-noon, April 2 and April 30.
The second show will be a "Small Works Show" at the Artists Studio & Gallery at Patriot Place, where members can submit 2 works, not exceeding 16 x 18 inches (framed). Delivery of these works will be Tuesday afternoon and evening, April 5, 2-7pm. The public can view the Small Works during 3 consecutive weekends, April 8-10, 15-17, and 22-24. Gallery hours are Friday evenings, 5-9 pm, Saturdays, 1-9 pm, and Sundays, noon-6pm. There will be a reception on Sunday, April 24, 3-5 pm, after which the work can be taken home.
Both shows will be judged by artist Susan Kelley and ribbons will be awarded.

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Karole Nicholson Demo

The Art Association held its monthly meeting at the Boyden Library, Wednesday evening, March 10, and was entertained by the wonderful Karole Nicholson who demonstrated her pastel techniques in painting a beautiful landscape. Our next meeting will be held April 13, and features another pastelist, Jeanne Smith (www.jeannesmithart.com). You don't have to be a member to see our monthly demonstrators. It's free and all are welcome.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Finished Painting

Here is a photo of our February demonstrator, Emily Passman's finished painting:

Saturday, February 13, 2016

February 10 Meeting

The last meeting of the Foxboro Art Association was held at the Boyden Library in Foxboro on Wednesday, Feb. 10. It featured oil painting demonstrator Emily Passman who was terrific. A photo shows her, along with her painting of an old farm scene in Oregon. She taught her principles of scene selection, which included scenes thatincluded darks and lights. Our next meeting is at 7 pm on March 9 (always the 2d Wednesday of the month) which features pastel artist Karole Nicholson. The meetings are open to the public and are free. Plus we have sweets!

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Meeting Jan. 13

We held our meeting,as usual, at the Boyden Library in Foxboro on Wednesday, January 13. Our President, Kathy Hutchinson, made an urgent appeal for volunteers to step forward to become officers for next year. She then introduced accomplished painter Vincent Crotty for his demo. He was wonderful. See the attached photos. Shown is him producing the painting and then the painting in a frame. Not shown is a quick nocturnal painting that Vincent also painted, showing the different effects of lights at night.
Our next meeting is February 10 (Ash Wednesday). Our guest demonstrator will be Emily Passman (emilypassman.com). It's free and all are welcome. Come at 6:30 and socialize with others. A very short informational meeting starts at 7, followed by the demonstrator, by 7:15.

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Walpole Library Jan. 11

Renowned artist Dianne Panarelli Miller will demonstrate her oil painting process at the Walpole Library on Monday, Jan. 11, at 7 pm. She will paint a portrait sketch of someone in the audience. As always, all are welcome and attendance is free. She is a Copley artist and if you want to check out her paintings, her web page is diannepmiller.com.

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Jan. 13 Meeting

Our next meeting is at 7pm, Wednesday evening, January 13, at the Boyden Library in Foxboro. It's free and all are welcome. Our guest demonstrator will be Vincent Crotty, a terrific Irish American oil painter who spends time between Boston and Ireland. He is known for his city scenes -- some at night. Attached is a photo of one of his wintry paintings. But you might want to come just to hear his brogue, or for our free refreshments.
For more info, you can view his work on his web page: Vincentcrotty.com.

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Dec. 9 Meeting

We met as usual at the Boyden Library on Dec. 9. Among the issues discussed were the need for a new treasurer; the Small Works Show for 3 weekends in April at Patriot Place; other exhibiting venues for members; and Holiday gift ideas from Frank Quinn, to wit, the book "Master Thieves" (about the art heist at the Gardner Museum) available on Dec. 15 at the Walpole Library, and the making of T-shirts from your painting at Ink'd in Mansfield --  both items priced at $25.
Then our demonstrator, Jim Wolford, held court and demonstrated how he worked on a landscape in oils from a photo. Jim is a Copley artist (which means he was judged to be terrific by the Copley Society in Boston).  His web page is: jameswolford.com. Here is a photo of Jim painting at our meeting.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Next Meeting Dec. 9

The next meeting is, as always, at the Boyden Library in Foxboro at 7 pm on Wednesday, Dec. 9. All are welcome and admission is free -- even to non-members. After a short business meeting -- less than 15 minutes -- our demonstrator will be James Wolford, a Copley artist, who paints in oil. He is known as a landscape and marine painter who will talk about his creative process. Join us. Refreshments will be served.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Nov. 18 Meeting

FAA held their monthly meeting Nov. 18 and watched as artist Anthony Visco painted a marsh scene in watercolor. Note the photograph he used as a reference at the top of his easel. He emphasized painting loosely using a one-inch brush, taking advantage of the looseness of watercolor. His web page is panthonyvisco.com. (The "p" in his e-mail stands for "Peter", which he never uses.)
We are also grateful to Robert Stepansky for donating 2 boxes of painting books and supplies which the members feasted on -- all for free.

Friday, November 13, 2015

November Newsletter errata Demo artist


The November newsletter erroneously announced the incorrect demo artist for this Wednesday's upcoming meeting on November 18. The demo artist will be watercolorist Anthony Visco. www.panthonyvisco.com

Monday, November 2, 2015

Stephen Lewis Exhibit at Boyden

Stephen Lewis, a collector of historic posters, exhibits international posters with an environmental slant. His posters will be displayed in the Community Room of the Boyden Library for the month of November.

Meeting on Nov. 18

We usually meet on the second Wednesday of the month, but since the library will be closed Nov. 11, Veteran's Day, our meeting will be held on the 3d Wednesday, Nov. 18. See you then.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Vermeer & Rembrandt Oct. 29

The art of our 2 most famous painters will be presented at the Walpole Library Thursday evening, Oct. 29, at 7:30. This presentation is free and open to all and is being sponsored by the Friends of the Walpole Library. So if you are interested in the work of Vermeer or Rembrandt you owe it to yourself to see and hear about these two great artists. Beth Knaus of ArtMatters will show us their work and discuss the challenges they both faced.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Oct. 14 Meeting

Before our demonstrator performed, we discussed a variety of events including a planned "Small Works Show" for members in April at the Gallery at Patriot Place and the last "paint out" of the year, planned for this Saturday, Oct. 17, at Patriot Place. Also, since our Treasurer, Paula DePierro has relocated to Middleboro, after more than 10 years, we need a new treasurer, along with a new Secretary to compile our minutes. Our next meeting is pushed back one week because of Veterans Day with the library being closed. Therefore, we will meet the 3rd Wednesday next month, Nov. 18.

Our  meeting demonstrator was Kelley MacDonald, who painted a small acrylic of jelly doughnuts while the audience salivated. She claimed these small paintings, along with those of drinks, were popular among the buying public. She talked while she painted and was a big hit.

Friday, October 9, 2015

Paul George Workshop (oil)

The Franklin Art Association is hosting a one-day oil/acrylic workshop on seascapes with Paul George on Saturday, Oct. 17. Two seats are open. In Franklin. $90. If interested, contact Kris Occhino at (508) 226-2278 or thetreetopstudio@yahoo.com right away.