Friday, September 30, 2011

Fall Members Show at Patriot Place

120 pieces of art, created by 62 members of the Foxboro Art Association, were hung at the Artists' Studio and Gallery at Patriot Place on Friday, Sep 30 -- about twice what was displayed last year at the Boyden Library. These pieces will remain there for the entire month of October, rain or shine, Red Sox or not, until Sunday Oct. 30, when they will be taken down -- unless previously sold. This exposure at Patriot Place is an entirely new experience for our members, and it will be interesting to collect feedback from gallery visitors. It would also be appropriate for our artists who are exhibiting there to volunteer 4 hours of their time to sit at the gallery and collect such feedback. Two such volunteers are pictured above: Haydi Hurley and Joan Sweeney are holding court for the inaugural show Friday evening, Sep. 30.

(Note in the photo the new panels that were installed to accomodate the larger-than-expected show. We can thank Jack Gannon, our Vice President, for procuring and installing these panels just in the nick of time.) Remember that next Saturday Oct. 8, 2-4 pm, we will hold our reception. By then, ribbons will be awarded, and tomatoes will be made available to throw at the judge who couldn't possibly recognize the talent of so many of our talented artists!

Oh well. Art is subjective. And judges are more subjective than most. The important thing is that 62 members participated and made Patriot Place a prettier place to visit. Thanks to them for putting on a great show!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Robin Carroll at the Art Emporium, Needham for October

Please join Foxboro Art Association member, Robin Carroll at a  Wine and Cheese Reception at the Art Emporium, October 15th, 1-4 PM 

Robin Carroll original watercolor

Watercolors, pastels and calligraphy of Robin Carroll, and the monoprint and mixed media pieces by Amy Schupler Veaner, on Saturday, October 15, 1-4PM at the Artists' Wine & Cheese reception. 

To preview the exhibit and/or for those who can’t attend the reception, the artists’ works 
will be on exhibit for the entire month of October in the gallery at The Art Emporium, 32 
Chestnut Street, Needham.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Paintout @ Patriot Place Cancelled

The scheduled Paintout @ Patriot Place has been rained out. Sorry. But don't forget the Fall Members' Show will exhibit at the gallery during the month of October. The dropoff is Thursday Sep. 29 3-7pm. And don't forget we need you to volunteer for a 4-hour shift during one of the weekends.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Franklin Art Gallery

The Gallery in the Franklin Art Center has gallery space available to artists working in all media, including but not limited to: painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, photography, ceramics, fiber, and digital works. The gallery accept unsolicited submissions on a rolling basis, which are reviewed quarterly by the Center Gallery Committee. We accept proposals from individual artists, collaborative teams, and individuals who would like to propose a curated exhibition. If you have questions about the enrty, please email Linda at Or call 508 887-2797.

ACT FAST! Franklin Art Fall Festival!

Franklin Art Center is having an open call for local artist to display their work during the month of October. The center is participating in the Franklin Harvest Festival with a gallery opening, a table on Main St, and multiple areas for you to display or sell your work. The 2011 Harvest Festival is held on Sunday, October 2, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m spanning the downtown area.

“We expect more than 5,000 visitors this year and we’ve had a tremendous response from crafters and groups who want to participate,” says Harvest Festival Chair Angie Grant.

We would like to show one to three pieces depending on demand. It is $7.00 for each piece properly framed with no size limit.

For more center hours and further information you can contact
Linda at 508-887-2797.

Opening Reception is on Sunday, October 2, from 11am – 4 pm.

Drop-off dates:

Thursday the 22nd 6 - 8 pm

Sunday the 25th 1 - 4 pm

Great classes from Walpole Recreation

We received this email outlining new class offerings for adults given through Walpole Recreation. Take a look!


East Walpole Community Center 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

$50 / $55 NR Saturday, Oct. 15

Bill St. George Adults

This fun and energetic one-day workshop offers the perfect

combination of flexibility for all levels of painters, from beginners

through professionals. Medium will be either acrylic or oil (or both).

A basic understanding of drawing would be helpful. Class warm-ups

and short exercises get students painting quickly & freely, then more

technical aspects of oil and acrylic painting are covered in longer

painting projects, from properly toning a canvas, to brushwork,

composition, and paint and color selections. One-on-one critiques

provide a supportive atmosphere and encourage student success.

Please bring a lunch. For more information re: art supplies, etc.

please call instructor Bill St. George at 617.710.2922 or e-mail him



East Walpole Community Center 9:00 a.m. - Noon

$125 / $130 NR Tuesdays: See dates below

Susan Kelley Adults

Have you ever wanted to paint outside? Draw inspiration from the

great outdoors. This class is designed for both oil and pastel painters

of all levels. We will meet outdoors (weather permitting - indoors at

the East Walpole Community Center if not) at various locations in

and around Walpole during our beautiful New England fall for 3

hours once a week. Instructor will call weekly with locations.

Materials are not included - a list of supplies will be given out at time

of registration - please be sure to ask for it!


AEP2 10/25 - 11/22


Walpole High School Art Room 1141 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

$70 / $75 NR / $56 SR Tuesdays: Sept. 27 - Nov. 8

Rosemarie Morelli Adults

Students will learn to draw still life and subjects of individual

choice while exploring techniques in charcoal and pencil.

Composition, line drawings, shapes and tonal studies will be taught

to improve foundation skills for a more dynamic drawing. This is

also a great preparatory course designed to improve artist’s skills and

understanding for stronger painting. Supplies needed: soft & medium

vine charcoal, 2 - 3 ebony pencils, kneaded eraser and 11” x 14” or

14” x 17” sketch pad or drawing paper. Students are welcome to

bring other drawing materials of their choosing to work in. An

“everything-you-need” drawing kit will be available for purchase at

first class for $15 wholesale cost. FOR ALL SKILL LEVELS. CONTACT




Walpole High School Art Room 1141 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

$70 / $75 NR / $56 SR Thursdays: Sept. 29 - Nov. 10

Rosemarie Morelli Adults

It’s all about using the right colors that make a great work of art!

This course is designed to improve your understanding of color while

learning to draw and illustrate still life, human form and subjects of

individual choice. Composition, shapes and color tonal studies will

be taught to improve foundation skills for creating a more dynamic

and painterly drawing. Students can draw in either color pencil or

pastels, or both. Supplies needed: #2H pencils and eraser,

Prismacolor assorted color pencils and 11” x 14” pad of drawing

paper, or, soft chalk or oil pastels and 11” x 14” pad of pastel paper.

Students are welcome to bring other materials of their choosing to

work in. Starter supply kits at wholesale cost are available for

purchase at first class. CONTACT INSTRUCTOR AT 508.668.4933 OR


Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Fall Members Show in October at Patriot Place

Members of the Foxboro Art Association will exhibit their works at the Artist's Studio & Gallery at Patriot Place during the month of October. It is estimated that more than 100 works of art will on display each of the four weekends in October. The drop off is slated for Thursday September 29, 3-7 pm. And the works will be hung the following day. Since this is an all-volunteer effort, the members themselves will provide coverage at the Gallery in 4-hour shifts each weekend. But we still need lots more volunteers, especially for the first and third weekends in October. And while they are sitting at the gallery, socializing with the public and each other, they can also paint. Any member wanting to help out should contact Frank Quinn at as soon as possible.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Call to artists: VERMONT THROWS ITSELF TOGETHER, flood fundraiser

Here is a good way to help our neighbors who have been impacted by Hurricane Irene by supporting:



Arts organizations throughout the state of Vermont are joining hands to support those Vermonters who were impacted by Hurricane Irene on August 28th. We are planning an online benefit art auction to begin as soon as our first works of art are committed. We ask that artists donate one work of art, preferably an unframed work on paper or another medium that can be easily shipped. We will accept a contributed work from everyone who is interested in participating with the understanding that some works may not sell. Modest reserve prices will be set on each piece. Our goal is to raise money for Vermonters in need and please keep in mind that the sale price is not a reflection on the quality of your work. Art collectors are invited to donate as well.

If you would like to donate a piece to “VERMONT THROWS ITSELF TOGETHER” please email Mia Feroleto at the following address:

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

First Meeting Recap

Our first meeting of the year at St. Mark's Episcopal Church is now history. Secretary Haydi Hurley counted 53 members in attendance, including 15 new members, to watch Connecticut artist Bob Norieka demonstrate his "fluid acrylic" technique . Because St. Mark's does not have an overhead mirror, the audience crowded around Bob's table to watch him paint. Bob is best known as a watercolorist, but has painted in oils, and currently works in fluid acrylics, which has the quick-drying advantage of watercolor, but the "fixability" of oils, because it can be painted over. Bob is a spontaneous painter who planned to paint boats for his demo but, on the spur of the moment, chose to paint from a photo he found of our recent paintout at Patriot Place. He worked quickly and persevered good naturedly as members socialized around him. In the end, he produced a truly attractive painting of people gathering at Patriot Place --something worthy to be shown to a larger audience of art lovers.

Our next meeting is the second Tuesday of October. And don't forget that all artists are invited to participate in the upcoming Paintout @ Patriot Place Saturday afternoon Sep. 24.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Our first meeting of the new season is TOMORROW night!

Don't forget that our first meeting of the new season is tomorrow, Tuesday, Sept 13 at St. Marks Church. The meeting starts at 7 but come early to enjoy refreshments, socialize, and meet our new members. Our scheduled demonstrator is Bob Noreika.

See you there!

Here is link to directions if you need it:

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Paintout @ Patriot Place Saturday, Sep 24

Patriot Place has invited all local artists to join their Harvest Celebration with another paintout Saturday Sep. 24. The cranberry bog behind the Bass Pro Shop will be harvested for the first time, presumably by Ocean Spray, and lots of activities are planned . You can view the schedule on their web page, (Patriot Place management promises good weather this time!) Artists can set up their easels or tables anywhere provided they don't block store windows or pathways. But it's fun to paint together in small groups, so whoever wants to come can join us between 1 and 2 pm in the North Market area, between Davio's and Bar Louie's.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

September Newsletters

All members should have received their September newsletters either by email or regular mail by now. If you think you have been overlooked, please contact Ann Gorbett at or Polo Barrera at and we will add you to the list. There were a few members for which we have invalid email addresses so we are hoping to get that straightened out.

Look forward to seeing you all at our first meeting of the year on TUESDAY Sept. 13.