Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Susan Kelley Is Teaching and Exhibiting in June

Susan Kelley was elected to the 2011-12 Painting Jury to select art for the Rockport Art Assoc. Also, Susan is offering two Plein Air classes the next two Fridays, June 3rd and 10, 9-4, weather permitting, in South Natick and Elm Bank locations. Tuition is $75/day for members and $95/day for non-members. Contact the Jewish Communnity Center in Newton or Susan directly.

Also Susan is currently exhibiting in two North Shore locations: (1)Solo Bank of Gloucester, with an opening reception Saturday June 4th 11:00 AM to 1:00 and (2) Ten new works at the Central St. Gallery, Manchester by the Sea.

Monday, May 30, 2011

Gallery Grand Opening Friday Evening June 10

The "Artist's Studio & Gallery at Patriot Place" is in its 5th week and going great guns. The foot traffic through the gallery has increased with the good weather and the feedback has been very encouraging. The "Grand Opening" reception is scheduled for Friday evening 6-8 June 10 and "Tavolino's" (a popular restaurant at Patriot Place) will provide the munchies. Feel free to drop by and check it out. And don't forget that it's a studio too and we can paint there. So if you are looking for company to paint with on some weekend, c'mon over. For more info about the gallery, go to their blog: www.artgalleryatpatriotplace.blogspot.com.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

State House Holiday Card Contest (Seniors Only)

State Representative Dan Winslow (R-Norfolk) announces the 15th Annual Senior Citizens Artistic Interpretation of the State House Holiday Card Contest. Sponsored by the Secretary of State’s office, the theme is ‘December Holiday at the State House’. It is open only to citizens who are 62 and over.
It can be any in medium and must be between 5”x7” and 18”x24”, with the State House being the focal point or included as part of the main theme. It should be matted and framed but if the artist is unable to mat or frame the entry, the Secretary of State’s office will provide the matting using basic materials. Entries must have the artist’s name, address and telephone number printed on the back.
Entries must be received by August 1, 2011 by being mailed or delivered directly to Dolores McCray, Commonwealth Museum, Massachusetts Archives Building, 220 Morrissey Boulevard, Boston, MA 02125. Entries will be judged by professional artists. If you want your artwork displayed on the website, a signed authorization form must also be attached. The authorization forms are available on-line at www.state.ma.us/sec/trs or by contacting Representative Winslow’s office at 617-722-2060.
This year’s winning cards will be reproduced and sold as the State House Gift Card
with the artist’s name printed on the card. The Office of the Secretary will retain ownership rights to the artwork only as a card. An Affirmation of Award will be presented to selected artists in a ceremony held at the Commonwealth Museum in early autumn at a date to be announced. Artwork may be retrieved during the ceremony, but if an artist cannot attend, the Secretary of State’s Office will gladly return their artwork to the artist.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Dick Fotland at the Woodshed Gallery

The Woodshed Gallery is holding a salon-style exhibition of over 60 oil paintings by Dick Fotland. The exhibition will run from June 7 through July 2nd. A reception will be held from 3 to 5 pm on Saturday, June 11. Check www.woodshedgallery.com for details. See a preview of Dick's work at The Woodshed Gallery.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Franklin Art Center Opening :: Victor Pisini featured!

Foxboro Art Association member Victor Pisini will be the featured artist at the Grand Opening of the Franklin Art Center, which is located at 5 Main Street, Franklin, Mass.

The opening reception is Friday, May 20, 2011, from 7-9pm at the gallery.

Come by if you can. It's always great to support local artists!

Monday, May 16, 2011

Franklin Art Sale This Weekend

The Franklin Art Association is celebrating its 40th anniversary and will conduct a giant art sale this Saturday and Sunday afternoon, May 21-22, under a tent at Haywood Manor, 195 Main Street, Franklin. There will be refreshments and entertainment. Check their web page for more info: www.franklinart.org.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Final Meeting Until September 2011

We held our final meeting of the school year on May 10 at a brand new location, St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Foxboro, and elected officers for next year:

Frank Quinn was elected President
Jack Gannon Vice President
Haydi Hurley was re-elected Secretary
Paula DePierro was re-elected Treasurer.

Kathy Hutchinson, who has served admirably as President for the past three years, is stepping down because of a job conflict on Tuesday nights -- when we have to meet at St. Mark's. But she promises to stay involved and hopefully continue to write her beautiful columns for our Newsletter.

Our annual scholarships were also announced: Kim Weineck received the Member Scholarship to help pay for a painting workshop. Kim has been active behind the scenes in a number of activities to include helping establish this blog page.

The Foxboro High School winner's name was also announced, but we will withhold her name here, pending the official notification.
Marla explaining her process

Other business included a discussion of the annual Fall Members' Show which this October will be exhibited at the new gallery at Patriot Place. In the meantime, members were encouraged to sign up for a weekend this summer as a featured artist. More info can be found on its blog: www.artgalleryatpatriotplace.blogspot.com.

Marla's palette

Our demonstrator was award-winning watercolorist Marla Greenfield who showed us the studied techniques she uses to produce wonderful jewel-like paintings. Her work can be viewed on her web page: www.marlagreenfield.com.

Marla's demonstration in progress - luminous color!

Our next meeting will be the second Tuesday in September - Sep. 13 - at St. Mark's Episcopal Church.

Monday, May 9, 2011

May meeting :: Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Please mark it on your calendar (but I know it's already there) that our next meeting is tomorrow, TUESDAY, May 10, at 7 pm.

We're meeting at St. Mark's Episcopal
Church, 116 South St. (next to the high school), Foxboro MA. Be sure to note our new temporary meeting location.

Our demo will be award-winning watercolorist Marla Greenfield.

While you're at the meeting, you may want to sign up for an upcoming weekend slot for the Art Gallery at Patriot Place.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Patriot Place Changes Name of Gallery

Patriot Place has inserted the word "Studio" into the title of the new art gallery there. So now the new title is the "Art Gallery & Studio at Patriot Place". This change underscores the right of artists to paint inside (and outside) the gallery at Patriot Place. The photo here shows Polo Barrera doing just that. If you want to paint at Patriot Place, c'mon down. Maybe we should schedule a paint-out this summer?