Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Bus Trip to the Clark Museum CANCELED

It was just announced today that this trip has been canceled.

RIWS Gallery Director, Kris Occhino has put together a bus trip to Williamstown, MA on Friday, Sept. 16, 2011 to see the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute. The Clark is an amazing museum and well worth your time to see. We will start the day with a docent tour of their permanent collection. Then you will have the rest of the morning to see the exhibit titled “Pissarro’s People” and the exhibit “Romantic Nature: British and French Landscapes”. You can go up the hill to another building on their campus to see an amazing fiber art exhibit by African artist, El Anatsui. Please check out the Clark’s website: http:www.clarkart.edu/museum/exhibitions-future.cfm

We will enjoy our bag lunches outdoors in a nice space for that. Afterwards, plan on sketching or taking pictures of the scenery. From the top of the hill there is a view (overlook) where, on a clear day, you can see all the way to Vermont! Then later in the afternoon we will take the bus to the Williams College Museum, a unique teaching museum. Admission is free. Finally, the bus will take us to the Williams Inn for a dinner before we head home.

The deadline to sign up is August 31. The bus company wants us to let them know how many are coming and pay them @ September 1st, so please help me out and sign up now. See the attached sign up form. It is also on the RIWS website. www.riws.org

Watercolor Class in Attleboro

Kris Occhino will teach a 6-week watercolor class at her Treetop Studio, 484 Pike Ave., Attleboro, MA 02703, beginning Friday, Sep. 30-Nov. 4, 9:30 am - 12:30pm. The cost is $144.00 ($24.00 per class) and includes all paper and use of certain colors you probably don't have for certain assignments. For more info call or e-mail her at 508) 226-2278 or thetreetopstudio@yahoo.com.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Sharon Art Show Oct. 2

Foxboro Art Association members are invited to participate in Sharon's Community Art Show on Sunday, October 2, 2011 from 1-4pm, just a day after Walpole's Art and Music Festival. The art show will be held at 29 N. Main Street - a convenient walking distance from Sharon's center. Artists can participate in this fundraising event, by displaying and selling their artwork in exchange for a 10% exit fee on sales or a $25 exit participation fee, in the event that no sales are made. This initiative is being organized in an effort to grant local artists continuous exposure to new audiences and help Sharon Cooperative Nursery & Day School (SCNDS) raise funds for our vibrant preschoolers. The school's website may be viewed by visiting: http://www.sharoncoop.org/
Any artists interested in participating should email Zianette_Viera@hotmail.com (Subject Line: Artist).

Thursday, August 11, 2011

It's All Relative

Sixteen relatives of Angela Vadeboncoeur have assembled their art for a special group exhibit in her memory at the Norfolk Library during the month of August. Angela, who recently passed away peacefully at the age of 93, was dearly loved by her artistic children and grandchildren, two of whom are active members of the Foxboro Art Association -- Diane Scotti and Kim Weineck. A closing reception will be held at the Norfolk Library Tuesday, Aug. 30, from 5 to 9 pm. Check the library’s web site for their hours. (www. library.virtualnorfolk.org)

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Coming Attractions & Schedules:

August 15 is the deadline for dues ($30) payable to the Foxboro Art Assn., PO Box 440, Foxboro, MA 02035.
Aug. 20, Saturday afternoon 2-5 pm, Artists Invitational Paint Out, to try and make Patriot Place a mini-Paris. All artists are invited! Rain date is Sunday, Aug. 21.
Aug. 30, Tuesday 5-9 pm,Closing Reception for Angela Vadeboncoeur Tribute Exhibit, "It's All Relative", at the Norfolk Library.
Sep. 13 Tuesday evening 7 pm, first meeting of the year at St. Mark's Episcopal Church (aside of Foxboro High School).
Sep. 17 & 18, Saturday & Sunday, Southern Mass. Arts Festival, Mansfield Center
Sep. 24, Saturday, deadline for submitting Members' Show forms
Sep. 25, Sunday 12:30-3:30, Art & Garden Show, 339 Tremont St., Rehoboth, with many local artists (you may know) painting on location.
Sep. 29, Thursday evening 6-8 pm drop off for the Members' Show at the Artists' Studio & Gallery at Patriot Place. The art will be hung Friday.
Oct. 1, Saturday, Annual Walpole Arts & Music Festivsl, downtown Walpole, inside or aside of Blackburn Hall, depending on the weather.
Ot. 8, Saturday afternoon 2-4, opening reception of Members' Show at the Artists' Studio & Gallery at Patriot Place.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

RI Watercolor Society Show opportunities!

The Rhode Island Watercolor Society is seeking artists for the following upcoming open, juried shows. Works selected for the shows will be on display and for sale at the Society’s Gallery, located at the J. C. Potter Casino (Boat House) in Slater Memorial Park, Armistice Boulevard, Pawtucket, RI. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 10 AM to 4 PM and Sunday from 1 to 5 PM.

  • August 14 - September 15: “Artist’s Choice - All 2D media. Hand delivery of entries to RIWS August 10 - 12 during gallery hours. Juror: Bruce Wood - Artist and owner of the Woodshed Gallery in Franklin, MA.

  • October 9- November 3, 18th “17th Annual National Watermedia Competition”. Digital entries only – deadline July 1st – emailed to jx3design@gmail.com. Entry form is available at http://www.riws.org/pdf/RIWS_Watermedia_18.pdf Juror: Janet Rogers, AWS

For more information and a show prospectus, please visit the Society's web site at www.riws.org or contact contact Kris Occhino, Gallery Director, at (401) 726-1876 and riwsgallery@verizon.net.