Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Time to plan your submissions for the Fall Members Show

Once again this year's Fall Members' Show will be displayed at the Artist's Studio & Gallery at Patriot Place and will be on display the first two weekends in October -- Oct. 5-7 and Oct. 12-14. Each member can submit two works for a fee of $5 for each entry. And if you haven’t paid your dues yet, now is the time to do so. The artist's reception is planned for the second Saturday, Oct. 13, from 2-5. A judge will award ribbons in each media sometime before the second weekend and, for the first time, the public will also be asked to vote for "The People's Choice Award". All the ribbon winners will be recognized during the reception on Oct. 13.  The drop off of entries will be at the gallery on Thursday, Oct. 4, 3-7 pm. And the pick-up will be Sunday Oct 14 at 6-7pm or Monday, Oct. 15 3-5 pm. And as we did last year, the members will be asked to help cover the gallery and greet the public for 4-hour shifts both weekends. The more the merrier!  And just so you know, the first Sunday of the exhibit (Oct. 7) will coincide with a 4:15 Patriots football game against the Denver Broncos. But no Patriot games are scheduled for Gillette Stadium the second weekend.  As usual, the forms are included with this newsletter and will also be available at the September 12 meeting. Feel free to e-mail Frank Quinn with any questions at fxquinn@yahoo.com.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Adams Farm Paintout Sep. 8

On Saturday, September 8, a Plein Air Paint Out will take place at Adams Farm, 999 North Street, Walpole, MA. The raindate will be the following day, Sunday, Sep. 9. The event, coordinated by JT Harding, will run from 10 am to 5 pm and is open to all artists using any painting medium (pastel, oil, watercolor or acrylic) for an entry fee of $30, half of which will go to the Farm and half will go to that painting judged the Best in Show. With over 700 acres of beautiful farmland, artists are guaranteed to be inspired to create something special. At the end of the day, guest juror William St. George, a Walpole resident and renowned artist, will award the grand prize to the best in the show, including a one-year membership to the Friends of Adams Farm. As an additional bonus, half of the $30 entry fee will support the Friends of Adams Farm in their mission to preserve this bucolic farmland for future generations to enjoy. Bring your painting supplies, lunch, plenty of water and bug spray.

Due to parking restrictions, registration is limited to the first 40 artists who pre-register. For more information and to pre-register, visit www.adamsfarmpaintout.blogspot.com or contact JT Harding at 508-404-5883 or jt@jtharding.com. For information on guest juror William St. George, visit www.stgeorgegallery.com.

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Paintout Saturday Sep. 29

We are having another Paint Out outside the Artist's Studio & Gallery at Patriot Place – maybe our last one until the Spring. If you missed our last Paint Out, you won't want to miss this one. Mark your calendar for Saturday September 29th 1pm to 5pm (rain date is Saturday October 6th same time). What is a Paint Out? A group of artists coming together to paint outdoors. It is free for both the artists and the spectators. At our last two Paint Outs (March & June) we had approximately 30 artists and hundreds of spectators. If you bring an easel you may want to bring an empty gallon jug too, which you can fill with water at the gallery, to weigh down your easel in case it gets windy. Our art gallery is located two doors down from Dunkin Donuts near Davio’s, Bar Louie’s, Skipjack’s, and Tastings. Spread the word and tell your friends about this fun event. And if it rains, we will do it the following Saturday.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Morini Gallery Photography Exhibit

The next art exhibit at the Morini Gallery in Mansfield, MA, Frame Of Mind, will run from September 8th to September 29th. MMAS invites photography for the exhibit from local photographers that “evokes emotions and may have faces that express visual emotions or tells a story with the use of light and shadows”. There is an entry fee of $7 per piece if not a member of MMAS or the Mansfield Artist Association. ($5 for members) A limit of three entries per artist. All works must be framed and have a wire on the back. Artists must submit entries September 4th & 5th.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Vera Cross at Patriot Place

Fresh off her cataract surgery, 87 year-old Vera Cross (pictured above) is displaying her exquisite watecolors at the Artist's Studio & Gallery at Patriot Place the first two weekends in August. If you haven't seen her work, you are in for a real treat. The Gallery is located behind the movie cinema, near Skipjack's, 2 doors down from Dunkin Donuts. It is open Thursday 3-6 pm (during the nearby Farmer's Market), Fridays 5-9 pm, Saturdays 1-9 pm, and Sundays 12-6 pm. Also appearing the first weekend in August is Giselle Gill, a Foxboro resident, known for her large and colorful Carribean paintings. Seven other members of the Foxboro Art Association also display their work every weekend. If you are in the neighborhood, drop by and meet Vera and Giselle and view some beautiful art, all created by members of the Foxboro Art Association.