Monday, October 31, 2011

November Demonstrator :: Kim Morin Weineck

©2011 Kim Morin Weineck
original pastel, 16x12"
Kim Morin Weineck will demonstrate various techniques in pastel related to the wide variety of surfaces available for use in the medium at our next meeting, November 8th at 7pm St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Foxboro, MA

©2011 Kim Morin Weineck
original pastel, 16x12"

More information can be found about Kim and her classes on her blog and on her Facebook page: Kim Morin Weineck's Art and on Twitter @kimweineck.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Power Outage at the Gallery

The Saturday night snowstorm created a power outage at Patriot Place, forcing the gallery to close on Sunday. Members can pick up their art work from the Fall Members' Show Monday afternoon 2-4 pm and Tuesday evening 6-8 pm (provided the power is restored by then). Members can also retrieve their works this weekend during normal gallery hours, when RISD photgraphers will be showcased.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Call for Artists!

Gallery9, Norwood is seeking artists for their 2012 First Friday art show schedule.
Are you interested?

Please click here to be directed to their blog with more information and a link to their submission page on their website

Sounds like a  great opportunity!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Gallery Volunteers Still Needed

We still need volunteers to "gallery sit" for 1-5 and 5-9 pm, Saturday Oct. 22, for Saturday 5-9 Oct. 29, and for Sunday 11 am-3 pm Oct. 30. If you are available, please call or e-mail Frank Quinn (508-668-7031,

Franklin Art Show & Sale Nov. 5

The Franklin Art Association will hold its spectacular, one-day only event, its Fall Members Show & Sale on Saturday, November 5, 11:00 am to 9:00 pm at Restaurant “3,” 461 W. Central Street (Rt. 140), Franklin. Free H'ors D'oveurs and a cash bar provided by Restaurant "3". Ribbons will be awarded.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Bill St. George Workshop Oct. 29

Boston Impressionist and Copley artist, Bill St. George, will conduct a one-day workshop "Painting Outside the Lines" 10 -4 on Saturday, Oct. 29 at the East Walpole Civic Center. The workshop is being sponsored by the Walpole Rec Committee at a price of $50 for Walpole residents and $60 for non-residents. St. George is a dynamic, larger-than-life artist who promises to "loosen up" your painting technique. Examples of his work can be seen on his web page at Anyone interested in enrolling should contact the Rec Committee at 508 660-7353 or

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Cindy Baron Demonstrated at Oct. 11 Meeting

Cindy Baron loves to paint outdoors. And when she does, she usually paints in oil. Even though she is a signature member of the American Watercolor Society, and teaches watercolor at RISDI, she is also an elite oil painter and her demo at this month's meeting was in oil. She so loves the outdoors, that she spent a good part of Hurricane Irene photographing the heaving coastline of Rhode Island. She believes that painting outdoors is one of the best ways to properly see things and to grow as an artist. Growing up in Indiana, she used to be known as the “Painter of Barns”. But since relocating to Rhode Island, she has become known as the “Painter of Rocks” – specifically the rocks along New England’s coastline. Fittingly, this was the subject of her demonstration Tuesday evening, the waves crashing against the rocky sea coast during Hurricane Irene. If you missed the meeting, you missed a terrific, and somewhat unique, demonstration in painting a tumultuous and dynamic sea coast. For a fuller description of her demonstration see Tony Donovan's web page: To see examples of her work, visit her web page,

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Volunteers Needed at Gallery

The Foxboro Art Association needs volunteers to sit at the gallery for the remaining Saturdays in October. E-mail to sign up.

Art Reception Saturday 7-9 pm in Mansfield

The Mansfield Art Association will host an opening reception this Saturday evening, Oct. 15, 7-9 pm at the Morini Gallery for a special show of original works by more than 15 artists entitled "Artistic Journey". Among the artists represented are several members of the Foxboro Art Association, including C.J. Carr, Marilyn Healey, BJ Bjork, Karole Nicholson, and Claire Norris. The Morini Gallery is also home to the Black Box Theater and is located near Mansfield center, 377 North Main Street. The show runs from Oct. 15 to Nov. 18.
The following Tuesday, Oct. 18, the Mansfield Art Association will hold their monthly meeting at the Morini Gallery. BJ Bjork will demonstrate his oil painting technique.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Great Watercolor Show in Pawtucket10/9-11/3

The 18th Annual National Watercolor Competition is now showing at the Rhode Island Watercolor Society (RIWS) gallery in Slater Park, Pawtucket, RI. The opening reception is Sunday, Oct. 9 from 1 to 4 pm. This is a national show you definitely don't want to miss. The show continues through Nov 3. See the web site for more info:

Reception Draws a Crowd

The Fall Members' Show held their reception on a beautiful Saturday afternoon at the Patriot Place Gallery and attracted more than a hundred visitors, not including the artists themselves. Everyone who came had a chance to mingle, second-guess the judge, and enjoy a delightful spread of low-calorie and not-so-low-calorie delights. We hope to do it again in March. So keep painting!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Ribbons for the Fall Members' Show

Pictured above is Copley artist, Dianne Panarelli Miller, the judge for this Fall's show, with her pick as the "Best of Show", Ann Bridge's "Buckets of Beach Fun". Dianne was amazed by the quality of the show and had a difficult time choosing among so many worthy offerings -- especially the watercolors. In the end, these were her picks:

Watercolor - 1st, Jerry Aissis, "Watering Hole". 2nd, Donna MacLure, "Life Is". 3rd, Margaret DeVito, "Walking in Quebec City". And there were 3 Honorable Mentions: Karen Gordon, "Sweet & Sour", Haydi Hurley, "Rooster", and Leslie Berman, "Sisters".

Oil/Acrylic - 1st, Frank Quinn, "Skipjack's". 2nd, Paul Padalino, "Venice". 3rd, Ellen Little, "Lupine Fields". And 3 Honorable Mentions: Adele Corrigan, "Florian Cafe Musicians, Venice", Tony Donovan, "Blue Bomber", and Bob Finneran, "A Good Read".

Pastels - 1st, Nancy Bacevich, "Seashore Dance". 2nd, Diane O'Brien, "Still Life with Hydrangea". 3rd, Elizabeth Brenton, "Sammie". Honorable Mention, Tatiana Roulin, "Liz Taylor".

Mixed Media - 1st, Stephen Cross, "No Rain on this Parade". 2nd, Nancy Antico, "Mount Greylock, Red". 3rd, Jack Gannon, "Love". Honorable Mention, Rebecca Skinner, "Porthole".

Thanks to all the members for making this a great show. And don't forget the reception is this Saturday, October 8, from 2-4 pm. Light refreshments will be served. And we are still looking for "gallery sitters" for the rest of the weekends in October. The more, the merrier!