Sunday, September 24, 2017

October Meeting of Foxboro Art Association

Our next meeting will be on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 from 6:30 to 9:00PM at the Boyden Library at 10 Bird Street in Foxboro.

Meetings are FREE and open to the public and new comers are always welcome! 
Refreshments and social time begins at 6:30 and is followed by a short business meeting.  We will then have a pastel painting demonstration by Christine Bodnar of Marshfield, MA. You can see Christine's website here:

Friday, September 1, 2017

September meeting

Our September meeting is Wednesday, September 13th at 7:00pm at the Boyden Library. Our demonstrator is Margaret Farrell Bruno. We are excited to begin another season of the Foxboro Art Association!

See you there!

Wednesday, January 11, 2017


The Artists' Studio & Gallery at Patriot Place is beginning its 6th year at Patriot Place and is once again featuring the art of 11 local high schools during different weekends in 2017. This weekend (Jan 13-15) features the art of Medfield High School. The following weekend, Jan. 20-22, we will feature the art of Franklin High School; and then on the last weekend in January, we will feature the art of Norwood High School. As always, the art of our anchor artists will also be shown. If you haven't viewed the art yet, please drop by. The Art Gallery is located behind Davio's Restaurant, on the same street as the Urgent Care Center, kitty-corner to Bar Louie's.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Art reception and exhibit at Moose Hill Gallery at Mass Audubon in Sharon

FAA members Ann Gorbett and Polo Barrera are exhibiting at the "Birds of Prey" juried show at Mass Audubon's Moose Hill Gallery in Sharon. The artists reception is this Thursday from 6-8pm and features a live birds of prey presentation!

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Assemblage art show at the Artists Studio and Gallery at Patriot Place July 21-24

Foxboro Art Association members Ann Gorbett and Polo Barrera are having a fun art show this weekend at Art Gallery at Patriot Place. Stop by and see the unique assemblage pieces they have created from found materials. There will be a reception with light refreshments on Saturday July 23, from 5-8pm.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

September 14 Meeting

The next meeting of the Foxboro Art Assn. will be Wednesday, September 14, at 7pm. But if you want to socialize with the "glitterati" come at 6:30. Ed Capeau will demonstrate. He is principally a large portrait painter using Benjamin More house paint.
 Note also that the Association will be replicating what it did last Spring, displaying members' smaller works at the Patriot Place Gallery and larger works at the Boyden Library. Both shows will be exhibited in October and both will be judged, so hurry up and get painting!

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"
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"
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 ( 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 ( 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

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:

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: 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 (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.