Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Member news :: Aivars Zandbergs

Aivars Zandbergs participated in the 6th Annual Grafton Art Festival, and was awarded 1st, Place in the oil & acrylic category for his painting "Passing Clouds " acrylic, 20x40, on linen. He also won 3rd, place, for his W/C " In the Shadows", and received a special Nature Award, from the Grafton Land Trust
The next day, at the opening reception of " Abstractions" at the Morini Gallery in Mansfield, he was awarded a 1st Place, for his painting " Square Off" acrylic, 22x28 Exhibit date ; March 26-- April23, 2011. 377 North Maine St, Mansfield, MA 508-339-2822

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Boyden Art Auction A Big Success

Thanks to the generosity of scores of local artists, the long awaited art auction to benefit the Boyden Library in Foxboro was a big success. Held Saturday night, March 26, at the Foxboro Country Club, the event entertained a crowd of more than 150, including more than 70 enthusiastic bidders. Preliminary figures show that more than $13,000 were bid on 53 works of art -- an amazing achievement. But it didn't start out that way as bidders cautiously started out seeking bargain-basement deals. But as the evening progressed, the bidders warmed up and became more and more aggressive. It didn't hurt that many of the bidders were some of the donating artists themselves. It also didn't hurt that co-auctioneers Bill Greider and Kevin Weinfeld (see above photo)did a masterful job of extracting ever higher bids while entertaining the crowd with frequent funny quips. The highlights included a winning bid of $1,050 for Jackie Canna's watercolor painting of "Founder's Day Parade" and $1,100 for Mark Perry's wooden sculpture "Curlew Decoy". In all, it was a fun evening which accomplished its primary mission of raising extra money for the Boyden Library. The Foxboro Art Association is proud to have participated in this effort as a way of thanking the Boyden for its many years of support.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Upcoming Classes & Workshops

BJ Bjork is offering a $100 weekend watercolor workshop April 30-May 1 through the Rhode Island Watercolor Society at their gallery in Pawtucket, RI. For more information, see www.riws.org.
Last month's pastel demonstrator, Jeanne Smith, is offering various classes and workshops this April and May at her Sudbury studio, including a beginner class for pastelists. For schedules and prices, see her workshop tab on her web page: www.jeannesmithart.com.
On April 2 John Kilroy will provide a one-day $100 class (demo and lecture) on composition and picture making. This will be at Art Creations, Inc., 12 Rosenfeld Drive, Hopedale. No painting, just bring a notebook. For more info contact adele@johnkilroy.com.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

FAA has a Facebook Page!

Are you on Facebook? If so, you may be interested to know that we now have a
Foxboro Art Association page on Facebook.

Simply click on the "like" button here.

Or, from Facebook, search for "Foxboro Art Association" and you'll find us. Our profile picture is the same logo you find on this blog and in our newsletter.

Our page will be another outlet for all things Foxboro Art in this information age.

Thanks. Hope to see you on Facebook!

Friday, March 18, 2011

Portrait Demo at the NextMeeting April 13

Dianne Panarelli Miller has agreed to do a free portrait of one of our lucky members as a demo at our next meeting Wednesday April 13. We will sell raffle tickets at the beginning of the meeting and the lucky winner will be the model. Dianne is a wonderful portrait painter and an entertaining demonstrator. You will not want to miss her. The meeting will start at the Boyden Library at 7pm, but you should come early so you can buy your raffle tickets.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Get Me To The Church On Time

Some time this May or June, the Boyden Library in Foxboro will relocate to smaller quarters to make way for the renovation project which will double its size. The renovation is expected to take about 18 months. So, starting in May, the Foxboro Art Association will begin meeting in the Parish Hall of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church. The hall is bigger and brighter than our current room at the library; it has an adjacent kitchen, and plenty of parking. St. Mark’s is conveniently located at 116 South St., next to Foxboro High School, and only ¾ of a mile from the Boyden Library. You get there by simply going around the Common rotary, and taking the right on South Street, just before taking Route 140 towards Mansfield. St. Mark’s is on the left, just before the high school entrance. The only glitch is we cannot meet there on Wednesdays. Instead we must switch our meetings to the second Tuesday of the month. So beginning May 10, we will start meeting on Tuesdays . (It will be daylight in May, so it will be easy to find.) And since we don’t meet during the summer, we will resume meeting there next September – September 14 to be exact. We plan to use St. Mark’s until the Fall of 2012, when we can hopefully return to the Boyden Library and a more spacious meeting room. Note however that we still need a gallery to exhibit our Members’ Shows. That search continues.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

MMAS Abstract Show at Morini Gallery in Mansfield

Consider entering! Drop off deadline is March 19, 21, or 22. See below for details.