Saturday, January 29, 2011

Bacevich & Hutchinson at Barnes & Noble

Our own Nancy Bacevich and Kathy Hutchinson will display their recent artwork at Barnes & Noble Bookstore in the Walpole Mall (Rte. 1) during the month of February. They are both accomplished pastelists who paint a variety of subjects, but are especially known for their beautiful landscapes. They will host a special Valentine's Day reception on Monday evening, February 14, from 6:30 to 8pm. So this Valentine's Day, you may want to skip the usual Early Bird Special and instead treat your sweetie to beautiful art and free cookies.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Upcoming Norfolk Library Exhibit

Our own Karole Nicholson will be featured, along with 3 other artists at a Norfolk Library Show (sponsored by the Norfolk Cultural Council), February 7 - 26. Karole is an exceptional pastel artist and will be displaying her floral and still life paintings. There will be a reception on Saturday, Feb. 12, 4-6 pm, featuring refreshments -- likely to spoil your supper -- and entertainment provided by the Shane Wood Jazz Trio. The other artists are Michael Evans (pastels), Madeline Bolger (drawings) and Judith Moffat (children's book illustrator). This sounds like a good way to spend what might otherwise be another cold and blustery Saturday.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Franklin Art Assn Show

Members of the Franklin Art Association will exhibit their paintings at the Franklin Library, 118 Main Street, Franklin, MA, Feb. 5-12. Their opening reception will be held Saturday, Feb. 5, 2-4 pm. This promises to be a good show -- especially since many members of the Franklin Art Association are also members of the Foxboro Art Association.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Boyden Library Art Auction

As of January 16, we have 31 members of the Foxboro Art Association who have volunteered to donate a work of art to the Boyden Library Art Auction. This is a wonderful opportunity for our members to gain exposure in the local community and we are hoping that another 10 or so members will join us and agree to submit a framed work for this major event. The auction will be held March 26 at the Foxboro Country Club, but all the donated art will hang in the library for the previous month as a preview for prospective bidders. Accordingly, we are asking members to drop off their donations Saturday morning, Feb. 26, between 10 and 12. The works will then be hung that afternoon. We are also asking that the donors provide a brief bio that we can insert in a program book for all to review. Finally, each work should be accompanied by the following info:
Artist's name______________________ Title__________________________
Medium________ Artist's estimated retail value $__________
Plus background info about the work that might add meaning (and value).

You do not have to be a member to donate, so if you know an artist who would like to participate, feel free to invite him/her. Also, any donor is entitled to one free ticket to the event. Please let Frank Quinn know if you wish to attend. Also, if you have any questions, you can reach Frank at 508 668-7031 or
Please join us and help validate our worth to the library and to the community it serves.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Meeting Rescheduled to 1/19! No Meeting 1/12!

You've heard it! It's going to snow!! And not just a little snow. The predictions are for HUGE amounts!
Our January 12th meeting has been postponed one week!
See you at 7pm, Wednesday, January 19th.

And by the way, did you buy milk, eggs, and bread?? Get to the store! Batteries, too! And a canvas! And some brushes! (Sorry, just getting carried away.)

Monday, January 10, 2011

January Exhibitions

Two of our members are exhibiting their paintings this month (January). And while it's too late to attend their receptions, it is not too late to view their work.
BJ Bjork has 40 of his paintings on display at the Boyden Library in Foxboro and George Ransom has 45 of his "Monhegan Island" paintings on display at the Barnes & Noble Bookstore in the Walpole Mall. If you can, try and see both exhibitions.

Lussier Workshop Very Helpful

David & Pam Lussier conducted a terrific workshop for 10 of our members the weekend of January 8-9. Their theme was how to paint from a photo while incorporating the visual aspects that photos tend to distort. In other words, how to make your paintings come to life. All ten participants found the workshop to be very helpful; and many commented that they were learning new techniques for the first time -- and in the process, they managed to produce some wonderful paintings. Thanks to Tony Donovan and Paula DePierro for helping make this workshop a reality.