Monday, January 30, 2012

Tony's Mirror Stand

We are grateful to the Boyden Library for loaning us their ceiling mirror to use at our meetings for our watercolor demonstrators. To buy one of our own would cost upwards of $1,000. The only problem is that we can't install it in the ceiling at St. Mark's for structural reasons. Fortunately Tony Donovan has designed an elegant (and inexpensive) solution. Pictured above is the completed, 4-stanchion frame. The lower photo shows Tony working on one of the prototypes. The frame was especially designed with PVC pipes so it could be dismantled and stored with the mirror in Community Room closet safely. Thanks to Tony and the Boyden Library, the audience will now be able to watch future watercolor demonstrators without having to crowd around the table.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Bermuda Workshop May 4-6, 2012

Copley artist Eli Cedrone will conduct a 3-day workshop in Bermuda May 4-6. Bermuda was once her home and remains one of her favorite places to visit. Join her for a unique experience; from the breathtaking beaches of the South Shore to the winding alleyways of historic St. George’s, while learning the fundamentals of landscape and figure painting. Cost for three full days of instruction is $300. Group rates for hotel and airfare available. Contact Eli at 781-443-4014 to coordinate with the group. A deposit of $150 is required.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Spring Members Show Form

The form shown below will be mailed out with the upcoming newsletter and copies will also be available at our next meeting, Feb. 14 (Valentine's Day). If you would like it e-mailed to you, e-mail Frank Quinn at

Foxboro Art Association
Spring Members Show
March 2-25, 2012
Artist’s Studio & Gallery at Patriot Place

You can submit up to two pieces for $5 each (for judge & ribbons). Please fill in all the blanks below and mail this form and your check to the Foxboro Art Assn, PO Box 440, Foxboro, MA 02035 no later than Feb. 24 so we can prepare the labels.

Member’s Name____________________________________________
1st Title _________________________________________________
Medium _____________ Price (if for sale): $________ “NFS” if not

2nd Title ______________________________________________
Medium_____________ Price (if for sale): $________”NFS” if not

We reserve the right not to display works larger than 24 x 28, if in our judgment, it restricts or inhibits the display of other works.

Number of pieces x $5 = $_______

All submitters are asked to sign up for a 4-hour shift on one of the weekends in March (2-4, 9-11, 16-18, 23-25). Please indicate below which weekend and which shift, as follows: Friday 5-9pm, Saturday 1-5 or 5-9pm, Sunday 11-3 or 3-6.

I agree to be at the Gallery on___________(day), March ____(date) for the _________(hours) shift. I also hereby exonerate Patriot Place, the Gallery and its volunteers from any responsibility for loss or damage to my art while it is at the Gallery.

Work must be delivered to the Gallery Thursday March 1, 4-8pm and firmly wired in back so it can be hung on our hooks.
A reception will be held Saturday March 10, 2-5pm. Refreshments will be served.
Art can be picked up Sunday, March 25, 6-8 pm or Monday March 26, 4-8 pm.

Questions? Contact Frank Quinn at or (508) 668-7031

Monday, January 16, 2012

$250 Rent Reimbursemet Grant

The Foxboro Cultural Council has granted the Art Association's application to reimburse its monthly rental expense during 2012. Because the Boyden Library is undergoing reconstuction, the Foxboro Art Association had to move its meeting place down the street to St. Mark's Episcopal Church. But, as a consequence, it incurs a $25 rental fee each month that it meets. These meetings are free and open to the public -- not just the members. And since the Art Association already pays professionals to perform at these meetings and to inform the audience about different aspects of their art, the Association felt these meetings enriched the whole community. Accordingly, it was felt that this new expense warranted community support. The Foxboro Cultural Council has agreed and has gramted reimbursement for ten meetings to be held this year. The Foxboro Cultural Council is a local agency supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency, aimed at helping support local arts projects. We are very grateful.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Pastel Workshop at Patriot Place March 17

The Artist's Studio & Gallery at Patriot Place will host a one-day pastel workshop for $65 on Saturday, March 17. The instructor is noted pastel artist Deborah Quinn-Munson. The workshop is limited to seven members. Please contact Nancy Bacevich ( reserve a space. Your $65 check for the workshop must be mailed to the Foxboro Art Assn., PO Box 440, Foxboro, MA 02035.