Saturday, October 27, 2012
The Norwood Art Assn will hold its Holiday Art Sale Saturday, Nov. 10, 10am - 2pm at the Civic Center, 165 Nahatan Street, Norwood. A wide selection of original art work, prints, photographs, and cards will be available for purchase as holiday gifts.
Posted by FrancisX at 10:12 PM
Monday, October 22, 2012
By the way, the newly constructed Walpole Library, pictured to the left, offers a lovely exhibit space for local artists and/or members of the Foxboro Art Association, individuals or groups. Anyone interested in exhibiting there should contact Diane Scotti at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Posted by FrancisX at 3:37 PM
Sunday, October 14, 2012
Our originally scheduled demonstrator for October 10 meeting was Deb Friedman, color pencil artist. Since the association did not have access to power point equipment, we were unable to accommodate Ms. Friedman’s power point based presentation.
Mrs. Weineck provided numerous tips including diluting the oil paint with thinner. This helps it to dry faster and can also create interesting effects as the paint runs and blends. However, we were reminded that the more thinner we use, the runnier –and therefore messier – the paint can become. This technique could create wonderful results…or it can go horribly wrong!
Kim finished her oil underpainting in time for intermission, allowing members to come up close to view and discuss. After the break, Kim continued with pastel sticks on a “pre-baked” oil underpainting she had prepared ahead of time in order to have a dry base for the pastels. Kim provided numerous helpful tips as she worked the various colors onto the painting in small, slashing, or broad strokes:
*Using an alcohol based fixative helps keep the pastels from “dusting” or flaking
*While any alcohol will work, including vodka and gin, don’t waste “the good stuff” on fixative.
*Always test said fixative on scrap paper, not the work in progress, to see how it affects the color and consistency of the pastels.
A sincere thanks to Kim Weineck for her amusing, clever, and informative demonstration. Her last minute save turned into quite a delight for us. It is easy to see why her classes and art have such a loyal following!
(Thanks to Meredith Whalen for this article.)
Posted by FrancisX at 2:52 PM
Saturday, October 13, 2012
Pictured above with Donna Maclure's watercolor painting "Tangled" is Judge Carole Berren and Show Coordinator Vera Cross. Ms. Berren awarded Donna's painting the "Best in Show" ribbon. Ms. Berren found it very difficult choosing among 111 beautiful pieces of art. Neverteheless, her are her final choices in each of the 4 media categories:
Watercolor: 1st Daydre Hamilton, “Hog Heaven “
2nd Leslie Berman, “Rocky Bottom “
3rd Brenda Hutchinson, “Strawberries in Crystal “
HM Jerry Aissis, “Runners”
HM Karen Gordon, “Pears Reflecting “
HM Antonia Marshall, “Forgotten Dinghy”
Oil/Acrylic: 1st Vania Noverca-Viveiros, “Giving Thanks”
2nd Laura Zanghetti, “Shoe Shopping”
3rd Tony Donovan “Spanish Mission“
HM Lisa Bloom, “Radiant Peach”
HM Marilyn Healey, “Rainbow Bottles”
HM Ann Gorbett, “Summer Tans, 1950”
Pastel: 1st Kathy Hutchinson, “End of the Day “
2nd Kim Weineck, “Summer Sky “
3rd Betty Brenton, “Swan River Sunset “
HM Diane Scotti, “Freeman’s Alley”
Mixed Media: 1st Christine Ravesi-Weinstein, “Ribbon”
2nd Jack Gannon “Charleston Charm”
3rd Nancy Antico “Wake Up Newport”
HM Rebecca Skinner “The Golden Hour “
BEST IN SHOW: Donna MacLure, “Tangled” (w.c.)
Last weekend, 194 ballots were cast by members of the public for their favorite pieces. As it turned out, the choice was clear and there were no hanging chads. The PEOPLE’S CHOICE was awarded to Laura Zanghetti's “Shoe Shopping”, shown above.
Thanks to all 56 members of the Foxboro Art Association who participated in this wonderful show, and to those members who worked at the gallery during the 2 weekends of the show. And special thanks to Vera Cross, Paula DePierro, Meredith Whalen and Frank Quinn who helped put the show together.
Posted by FrancisX at 7:55 PM
Friday, October 12, 2012
A reception will be held for the 2012 Fall Members Show at the Artist's Studio and Gallery at Patriot Place, this Saturday, Oct. 13, 2-5 pm. Light refreshments will be served and the public is invited. 111 works of art by 56 local artists will be on display until 6 pm Sunday, Oct. 14. Ribbons were awarded by our judge, Carole Berren, AWS. In addition, the public's many ballots will be counted Saturday and the announcement of the "People's Choice" award will be made during the reception.
Posted by FrancisX at 3:20 PM
Sunday, October 7, 2012
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Saturday, October 6, 2012
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Friday, October 5, 2012
Check out this great video interview with our very own Frank Quinn and Jack Gannon talking all about The Foxboro Art Association and The Artist's Studio and Gallery at Patriot Place.
Jack and Frank on the set.
Posted by Ann Gorbett at 4:39 PM
The Fall Members' Show is on display at the Artist's Studio & Gallery at Patriot Place for the first 2 weekends in October. Over 110 pieces in all media are being exhibited and the public is invited to vote for its favorite work of art, be it a painting, a photograph, or mixed media. A reception will be held on the second Saturday, Oct. 13, from 2-5 pm. Ribbons will be awarded and the public is invited.
Posted by FrancisX at 11:47 AM