Saturday, March 31, 2012

April Show at Walpole Library

Members are now exhibiting their work at the brand new Walpole Public Library during the month of April. Members dropped off their work Saturday, March 31, and thanks to Haydi Hurley, Paula DePierro and Ellen Goetz, the work was immediately hung in the Community Room. The official dedication of the new library will be Saturday morning at 10:30, April 28, and our members work will be on display for all to see.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Pick Up & Drop Off

Members are reminded to pick up their pieces at the Patriot Place Gallery this Sunday, March 25 between 6 and 7 pm or the next day, Monday, March 26 between 4 and 8pm. Also, you can exhibit 2 pieces at the new Walpole Public Library, 143 School Street, Walpole (one block from the center of town and adjacent to town hall). The drop off is Saturday, March 31, 10 am-noon. The exhibit is free and will remain up until Saturday, May 5. You can sign the library waiver and provide title information when you drop off your piece(s). Because of space limitations, you can only submit 2 pieces which are smaller than 16x20 or one piece if it is 16x20 (excluding the frame). There is no room for pieces larger than 16x20.

Monday, March 19, 2012

2 Receptions Saturday

There will be two back-to-back receptions this Saturday March 24 for exhibiting members of the Foxboro Art Association in Mansfield, MA. The first one is at the Morini Gallery/Black Box Theater, 377 North Main St., 5-7 pm (for the Breakout Exhibit)and the second one is afterwards, 7-9 pm down the street at the Next Door Gallery, 250 North Main Street. Once again free food and music for all of us art lovers!

Pastel workshop overview :: Deb Quinn-Munson

Saturday, St Patrick's Day, Foxboro Art Association offered a pastel workshop with Deb Quinn-Munson. The focus was on underpainting and Deb demonstrated the technique of underpainting with oil for a pastel painting. Very interesting and vibrant!

Cindy Kerr listens to Deb's demo

Those in attendance were privy to a plethora of helpful information about painting, composition, underpainting options, etc. Deb even provided each participating artist with a sample piece of Ampersand PastelBord. How wonderful free gifts are! 

Deb mixes her underpainting colors in oil. 

Deb is an acclaimed artist and was well-known to many workshop participants. She's been the cover artist for the Artist's magazine and will be featured in an article in the same magazine this coming fall. 

The cover was beautiful and only the light on the water
and the boater is done in pastel - the rest is oil underpaiting! 

Deb is a consummate professional and came to the workshop thoroughly prepared with examples of her planned demonstration. Watching her develop her sheet of blank Wallis paper to nearly the level of completed pastel she brought to show us was a wonderful learning experience for everyone there.

Deb's pastel demo on easel and the completed piece near the window. 

Personally I was so busy working I didn't get to take photos of everyone working or their individual pieces except for this one of Kathy working on her successful venture and mine below. 

Kathy Hutchinson's successful workshop creation. 

Kim Weineck's workshop creation. What fun this was! 

Some pearls of wisdom from the workshop:
Put as little pastel on the piece as you can. 
Use a light touch at the beginning.
Flirt with applying the pastel at the onset. 
To remove a mistaken application of pastel, just brush it off. 
No color exists in a vacuum. 
Something is appealing about lighter colors on top of darker ones. 
Skies are good places to experiment with color. 
Always watch shapes and marks you create. 
Museum glass is wonderful but expensive. 
Think about the re-doing something as losing it and finding it again. 
Move around the painting so things develop at a consistent pace. 
Go for it and don't be afraid!
Blue tape can adversely affect your color decisions. 
Remove the wrappers to your pastels and break them up!
Color gets all the glory. Value does all the work. 
Start with the focal point. Don't paint yourself into a corner. 

Thank you, Nancy Bacevich, for organizing this fantastic day! 

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Becky Haletky Demonstrates

Professional watercolorist Becky Haletky demonstrated her painting techniques at the monthly meeting of the Foxboro Art Association on Tuesday evening, March 13. Aided by a demonstration mirror designed by our own Tony Donovan, Becky was able to display for everyone how she achieves her award-winning paintings -- all the while entertaining the audience with colorful anecdotes of her development as an artist. The painting she produced of a foggy coastline in the Pacific Northwest was raffled off to the delight of the winner, Daydre Hamilton. Our next meeting, which is free and open to the public, is scheduled for the second Tuesday in April, April 10.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Bill St. George Workshop Mar. 24

Copley artist Bill St. George will conduct another one-day workshop for oil and/or acrylic painters at the East Walpole Community Center on Saturday March 24 10-4.
Titled "Painting Outside the Lines", this fun and energetic session is perfect for painters of all levels, from beginners to professionals, although a basic understanding of drawing would be helpful. St. George conducted a similar workshop in the Fall for many members of the Foxboro Art Association and is returning by popular demand. The cost is $50 for residents of Walpole and only $55 for non-residents. To register contact the Walpole Recreation Committee at 508 660-7353.The Rec Committee's office is located in Blackburn Hall, 135 School St., (downtown) Walpole. The East Walpole Community Center is located at 5 Wolcott Ave, on the corner of Union St. & Wolcott Ave., near the Walpole Mall.

Spring Show Ribbons

The judge, Eli Cedrone,had a tough job deciding among the 100 works which deserved ribbons. Here is what she finally came up with:

Best Of Show: “Chioggia, Italy” Margaret DeVito

1st “Out of the Rough” Jackie Canna
2nd “Look Who’s Coming to Dinner” Donna MacLure
3rd “Eggstravaganza” Donna MacLure
HM “Memories” Elaine Levin
HM “Newfoundland” Vera Cross
HM “Filtered Light” Lisa Bailey
HM “Rendezvous” Jackie Canna

Oil & Acrylic
1st “Manitou River” Dick Fotland
2nd “Family Beach Day” Ann Gorbett
3rd “Winter Walk” Laura Zanghetti
HM “Twilight” Kim Weineck
HM “Cone Flower” Vania Noverca
HM “Memory Maker” Ellen Little
HM “China, Pumpkin & Berries” Tatiana Roulin
HM “Peeling Potatoes” Dick Fotland

1st “Eastside Engagement” Karole Nicholson
2nd “Seat of Good Tidings” Patricia Lloyd
3rd “Garden’s Gift” Karole Nicholson
HM “Autumn Stroll” Kim Weineck
HM “Waiting to be Seeded” Claire Norris

Mixed Media
1st “Once” Nancy Pacelli
2nd “L’Opera de Paris” Nancy Antico
3rd “Asian Tranquility” Steve Cross
HM “Desolate Farm in Iceland” Dorann Wallrapp

Friday, March 9, 2012

Reception Saturday 2-5

There will be a reception for the Spring Members Show at the Artists Studio & Gallery at Patriot Place (2 doors down from Dunkin Donuts) Saturday, March 10, 2-5 pm. All are welcome. This is a good opportunity to see who received ribbons in this year's show. Pictured above is this year's judge Eli Cedrone, standing in front of her selection as the "Best In Show", a watercolor painted by Margaret DeVito titled "Chioggia, Italy". Congratulations to Margaret and to the other 49 members of the Foxboro Art Association who submitted 100 works of art for display in the Gallery through March 25. Because of so many wonderful works, the judge had an extremely difficult time deciding who to give ribbons to. Visit the Gallery and see if you agree with her choices.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Call for Entries :: Next Door Gallery, Mansfield


City Views: A Visual Interpretation of Boston - - The Next Door Gallery at Happy Hollow Frame Shop in Mansfield, MA announces a call to artists for a juried exhibition, May 12 – June 2, 2012.  Cash prizes to be awarded.    Jurors: Candace Walters and Leah Niederstadt.  

Happy Hollow Frame shop and Next Door Gallery
storefront (Mansfield Patch photo)

Artists age 18 and over.  Only original paintings in oil, acrylic, watercolor, pastel, charcoal, pencil, pen, photography or a mixture of any of the above media are accepted.  All submitted work must be created within the last 2 years. The work must be properly framed and wired, no saw tooth hangers.  $20.00 for up to 2 entries.  Deadline: April 24, 2012.  Works previously exhibited at The Next Door Gallery are not eligible for entry.  To get a prospectus send a SASE to: 250 N. Main Street, Mansfield, MA 02048.  Questions?  Please contact Ellen or Charlie or call 508-339-1234.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Spring Show set up

When I popped into the Art Gallery at Patriot Place I found four people diligently working toward hanging all the beautiful submitted work.
Frank Quinn, FAA president, and FAA member
Steve Cross hang the pastel section of the show

What a talented membership we have!

Please excuse the blurry photo of Paula dePierro, FAA treasurer,
and FAA member Nancy Bacevich. They were moving so fast hanging
labels and getting things in order this was the best I could get! 
Our reception is this Saturday, March 10, 2012 from 2-5pm. Will you join us?

Friday, March 2, 2012

Spring Members Show March 2-25

The Artist's Studio & Gallery at Patriot Place will display our Spring Members' Show for four consecutive weekends in March. To make room, the Gallery had to strip the walls bare by 4 pm Thursday, March 1, (top photo) because this was when 50 of our members were scheduled to drop off 2 pieces each, all of which had to be hung in time for the Gallery to open on schedule at 5 pm the next day. Thanks to the help of many volunteers, the mission was accomplished. As a result, starting Friday March 2, patrons of Patriot Place can view the work of our talented members through March 25 (lower photo). Next week Copley artist Eli Cedrone will award ribbons in each medium and the Foxboro Art Asssociation will host a reception Saturday, March 10, 2-5 pm. But then it all has to be taken down to make room for the next show, the Franklin Art Association Spring Show, which will be on display March 30-April 7. Gallery hours are Friday 5-9, Saturday 1-9, and Sunday 11-6.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

For Die-Hards

FAA member Claire Norris did an oil painting of Fenway Park.  It is an 18 x 24 oil painting of a game between the New York Yankees and the Red Sox with Tim Wakefield pitching.  The game was June of 2009 and they won!! 
The Morini Gallery in Mansfield which is part of the MMAS is showing giclee reproductions of this painting.  They are For Sale and the giclees are available in three different sizes with a black frame included. The sizes are:  9 x 12,  12 x 16 and 18 x 24.  If anyone is interested in purchasing a giclee reproduction, theycan be seen at the Morini Gallery.  The Gallery is located at 377 North Main Street in downtown Mansfield near the train station.   Visit or call 508-339-2822 for more information. 

ERRATA NOTE: the March newsletter you received in the mail had this painting incorrectly attributed. Claire Norris should have been attributed as the artist of this Fenway Park painting.