Friday, April 4, 2014

Spring Members Show

Forty members of the Foxboro Art Association submitted artwork for the Spring Members Show at the Boyden Library for the month of April. Copley artist Eli Cedrone was this year's judge and was tasked with deciding which ones would receive ribbons. She chose Ken Perlow's painting "Lunch Date" to be the "Best in Show" -- an outstanding work. But to heighten the suspense, the other ribbon winners will remain nameless until the next meeting Wednesday, April 9, when members can see for themselves. The 40 works will be on display in the library's Community Room until the members retrieve their works on Saturday morning, 10-12, April 26.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Doolittle Art Auction Successful

DeAnna Willis of the Doolittle Home is flanked by Bill Grieder and Kevin Weinfeld
The Doolittle Art Auction at the Foxboro Country Club Saturday was a grand affair. Appetizers were delicious, music was wonderful, the auctioneers, Bill Grieder and Kevin Weinfeld, were fabulous and all the donated art was sold to a very generous crowd. The evening also featured a blue martini, called "the Bloolittle", which may have helped improve the bottom line. In all, the Doolittle Home probably cleared about $13,000. They are very grateful and want to thank all the members and friends of the Foxboro Art Association who donated 55 pieces for the live auction. Thanks also to those who donated original Homer White paintings for the Silent Auction. It was a wonderful evening for all!

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Next Meeting March 12

The Foxboro Art Association will next meet on Wednesday March 12 at 7 pm at the Boyden Library. The demonstrator will be a wonderful pastelist, Michelle Poirier-Mazzone. All our meetings are free and open to the public. And don't forget the Art Auction at the Foxboro Country Club on March 15 to benefit the Doolittle Home. The donations for the Art Auction are currently on display at the Boyden Library.

Pastel Demo March 10

Robin Carroll will be conducting a landscape pastel demo Monday evening at 7 pm, March 10, at the Endicott Estate, 656 East Street, Dedham. For more information and directions, see

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Doolittle Home Art Auction on TV

Click the link to watch a preview of a show to air about the March 15 Doolittle Home art auction featuring our own Jack Gannon.

Monday, February 10, 2014

Ed Chesnovitch Workshop March 29th

PUSHING COLOR BOUNDARIESwith Ed ChesnovitchSaturday, March 29th, 2014 Workshop, 9 am - 4 pm, Studio EastFire up your imagination and explorethe emotional side of landscape pastel painting.This one day workshop will focus on creating a series ofstrong simplified starts by using big shapes of bold color.We will then experiment with color temperature, complements and the addition of beautiful neutrals to push a painting further.Go beyond your comfort zone, create a more expressive sense of atmosphere and have confidence with color.
Let's push it and have fun! Send your $50 check made out to the Foxboro Art Association to P.O. Box 440, Foxboro, MA 02035 or Sign up at Feb.12 FAA meeting or contact Nancy Bacevich,

Friday, January 31, 2014

Doolittle Art Auction

The art auction to benefit Foxboro's non-profit nursing home, the Doolittle Home, will be held at the Foxboro Country Club, Saturday evening March 15. This will be a fun event with many great pieces of art to choose from. Members and friends of the Foxboro Art Association have donated over 40 outstanding pieces to choose from -- including paintings donated by Copley Society artists Dianne Panarelli Miller and Eli Cedrone. Dianne's donation is titled "Child's Play" and Eli's painting is titled "Requiem".  All donations can be viewed at the Boyden Library beginning Feb. 3. Advance tickets are $25 and can be purchased by calling Virginia at the Doolittle Home at 508 543-2694 or by e-mail at

Saturday, January 18, 2014


Jan 22: Vera  Cross will be having her artist's reception Wednesday evening, Jan. 22, at 7 pm at the Sharon Community Center, 219 Massapoag Ave., Sharon. Vera is exhibiting 32 pieces, featuring some of her fashion watercolors from the 1940s.
Jan. 25:  Beth Knaus will present a free presentation on the art of Winslow Homer at 1 pm Saturday afternoon, Jan. 25, at the Walpole Public Library, 143 School St., Walpole.
Feb 1: Saturday, Feb. 1st at 12 pm is the drop off date at the Boyden (Foxboro) Library for art donations for the Doolittle Art Auction. The works will be hung at the library until the Art Auction on Saturday, March 15. Note that the auction has been rescheduled from March 1 to March 15.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Doolittle Reception Rescheduled

Due to the snow, the Doolittle Home reception for the Foxboro Art Association originally planned for Dec. 17 was rescheduled. The new date is Wednesday, Jan. 8, 6-7pm, just before the next meeting of the Art Association at 7 pm across the street at the Boyden Library.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

The December 2013 Newsletter

The Foxboro Art Association's December newsletter has just gone to press but you can view it by clicking the This Month's Newsletter tab at the top of the page.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Gala Art Auction March 1

Members of the Foxboro Art Association have been asked to donate their best works of art for a gala auction at the Foxboro Country Club to benefit the non-profit nursing home, the Doolittle Home, a century-old institution located across the street from the Boyden Library. A unique facility, the Doolittle Home is a 501(c)3 public charity and all donations are tax exempt ( The gala art auction will take place Saturday evening, March 1, beginning at 7 pm. The public can preview the donated art work because it will be hung at the Boyden Library during February. It promises to be a special evening for everyone involved and members are requested to donate one (or two) of their best pieces. For more info, e-mail Frank Quinn at

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Boston International Art Show Nov. 22-24

The 17th Annual Boston International Fine Art Show, featuring 40 galleries, will be held the weekend before Thanksgiving, Nov. 22-24, at the Cyclorama Building, 539 Tremont St., Boston (a few blocks from the Copley Square commuter rail station). Discount parking available.
Friday 1pm – 8pm | Saturday 11am – 8pm | Sunday 11am – 5pm Admission $15, under 12 Free

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Susan Kelley Workshop Jan. 4

Susan Kelley will conduct a one-day oil & pastel workshop entitled "Painting Snow" on the first Saturday of 2014. The workshop will be held in "Studio East" (pictured above), 5 Walcott Ave., East Walpole for $50. Space is limited to 10, so if you want to reserve your space, please mail your $50 check to the Foxboro Art Association, PO Box 440, Foxboro, MA 02035. Susan is an experienced painter and teacher who ran a different workshop for us last year. She was so successful that we asked her back this year, this time to help us paint snow. Bring your own photos in case it doesn't snow.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Fall Members' Show Ribbon Winners

Diane Panarelli Miller (our judge for the Fall Members' Show) is shown here with Vera Cross and the Best Of Show painting "Reflections" by Elaine Levin.

Here are the ribbon winners in each category:
1. Jerry Aissis
2. Vera Cross
3. Patricia Lloyd
HM Gretchen Sullivan

1. Diane O'Brien
2. Polo Barrera
3. Ralph Calderwood
HM Ann Gorbett
HM Ellen Little
HM Tony Donovan

1. Karole Nicholson
2. Robin Carroll
3. Betty Brenton
HM Teri Lillis

Mixed Media
1. Dana Schildkraut
2. Nancy Antico
3. Eric Hu

Congratulations to all for a great looking show!

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Audubon Artists Reception Sep 26

Exhibit September 19, 2013 – January 1, 2014
Mass Audubon’s Moose Hill Wildlife Gallery is showing its new fall exhibit “Untamed”. This juried show features 23 juried artists who embarked on a journey into the wild exploring the untamed world of animals through their innovative artistry. Experience the essence of the wild as it is captured in these original visualizations. Mim Brooks Fawcett, Attleboro Arts Museum Executive Director was the Juror and Jan Nareski Goba, Mass Audubon, Curator.
 Meet the Artist’s Reception”, September 26, 6-8 pm.
  The Gallery is open daily 10 am – 4 pm. Moose Hill Sanctuary is located on the Walpole-Sharon border at 293 Moose Hill Street, Sharon, MA. Please visit their website or call 781-784-5691for details.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Rockport Art Auction

The Rockport Art Association, one of the oldest art associations in the country invites you to attend - or participate remotely - in an exciting fundraising event Friday evening, September 20.
The RAA Painted Palette Auction gives collectors of fine art the opportunity to bid on an original and unique form of art, and to benefit the Association. The exceptional artists of the RAA have produced a collection of fine paintings for this event. Instead of framed canvasses, however, these paintings are done on wood artist's palettes. Many fine paintings will be sold for a fraction of what they would cost in a frame on canvas. This is a rare opportunity to affordably own the work of a favorite painter and support a worthy cause.
Painting pictures on palettes is an old tradition among painters, and have often been given as gifts from one artist to another. Continuing this tradition, the artists of the RAA are making these palettes as a gift to their organization. All proceeds from the auction will benefit the RAA in its entirety. Even if you cannot attend, you can view these fabulous paintings -- nearly 100 of them -- online.

To view these painted palettes in advance, to buy tickets online or if you cannot attend, to get absentee bid forms,go to:
Friday, September 20,  Tickets $20
Wine & Cheese Reception 5-6:30PM * Auction 6:30PM

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Jill Pottle Art Classes

One of our exceptional demonstrators from last year, Jill Pottle, is offering a variety of painting classes in oil and acrylics this Fall in Lincoln, Mass.  12 Wednesday mornings (fundamentals), 9:30-12:30, at a cost of $420 ; 12 Wednesday afternoons (painting landscapes) 1:30-4:30, for a cost of $420; and 8 alternating Saturdays (painting/drawing the figure), $280 plus $45 modeling fee.  For more info, contact Jill at or 978-582-0985. Classes start in mid-September.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Art Classes @ Patriot Place

Due to many requests from visitors to the art gallery at Patriot Place, four of the artists there will offer varied painting classes at different times this fall, both in watercolor or oil and acrylic. For more info or to register, please contact the instructor for the class of your choice.

Loosening Up with Oils or Acrylics (for Ages 16 and up)
This class is for anyone who would like to try a more “PAINTERLY” approach to landscape and/or figurative works. Painting from photographs and by studying the work of the “Master Impressionists” we will learn to “SEE” like an artist. Students should have some drawing skills. This class is all about painting in a very relaxed atmosphere and it is my hope to inspire and help your creativity.
       Tuesday Mornings: 9/17, 9/24, 10/1 and 10/8 [9:30am to 12:30pm]
       Tuesday Evenings: 9/17, 9/24, 10/1 and 10/8 [6:00pm to 9:00pm]
              4 week course: choose from mornings or evenings
        $144 (your own supplies) or $180 (supplies included)
Instructor:  Laura Lee Zanghetti --

Introduction to Palette Knife Painting for Adults
Put down the brush and pick up a palette knife! These 3 hour workshops will focus on the techniques of using only a palette knife to paint oil paintings. Palette knife painting offers a unique look-thick texture, pure colors and expressive style. No turpentine or other solvents needed - just wipe the knife with a tissue to keep your colors clean. All materials will be provided so you can just show up and paint!
            Choose from 3 dates, $45/session
            Saturdays: 9/14 - 9:30 am to 12:30 pm
                           10/26 - 9:30 am to 12:30 pm
                             12/7 - 9:30 am to 12:30 pm
Instructor:  Ann Gorbett --

Basic Watercolor Class Ages 16 and up
Students will learn to paint the basic elements of a landscape creating a watercolor painting from their own photos. Some materials will be provided but students are responsible for acquiring their own supplies. A list of materials will be issued at time of registration.
           Saturdays: 8/31, 9/7, 9/21 and 9/28 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
                           $80 for 4 two hour classes
Instructor:  Jerry Aissis --

Exploring Watercolors for Adults
An opportunity to explore the exciting medium of watercolor. I will cover
many "how-to" techniques while working from a new still life each week.
Some materials provided. A list of materials will be available at the
 time of registration.       
              Thursday mornings, 9/19, 9/26, 10/3 and 10/10
                     $100 for 4 two and a half hour classes.
 Instructor:  Donna MacLure --

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Call to Artists-deadline August 25

Embark on a journey into the wild through your artistic perspective. “Untamed”, the upcoming juried art exhibit at Mass Audubon’s Moose Hill Gallery seeks to explore the world of wildlife. Let your imagination be your guide to reveal untamed animals, aspects or perceptions of an animal, real or fantastic which will be expressed through your artistic creativity. The juror for this show is Mim Brooks Fawcett, Executive Director at the Attleboro Arts Museum.
Any medium is acceptable. Artists are invited to submit up to five (8”x10”) photographic prints only of your work for judging purposes. All prints must be labeled on back with contact information, dimensions, title and medium.
Entry fee is $15 and please provide a stamped return envelope for your artwork.

Submissions can be dropped off or mailed to:
Jan Nareski Goba
293 Moose Hill St.
Sharon, MA 02067
Please contact for any questions. Deadline to submit is August 25, 2013.

Monday, July 22, 2013

Boyden Library Re-opens

As of July 22, the renovated Boyden Library re-opened to the public. As you can tell from the above photo, the library was enlarged to accommodate a separate Children's Room at the top and much bigger Reference Section below. The meeting room where the Foxboro Art Association always meets was also renovated and a new gallery system has been installed. We are waiting for official confirmation that we can start meeting there again the second Wednesday of the month, September through May. But in the meantime, we still plan to hold our first meeting there on September 11 at 7 pm. And because it's 9-11, an historic and horrific date, Beth Chariton, a docent for ArtMatters, will present a brief history of the art influences emanating from New York City during the past century. Beth is a wonderful speaker and her presentation should be very illuminating.