Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Doolittle Reception Rescheduled

Due to the snow, the Doolittle Home reception for the Foxboro Art Association originally planned for Dec. 17 was rescheduled. The new date is Wednesday, Jan. 8, 6-7pm, just before the next meeting of the Art Association at 7 pm across the street at the Boyden Library.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

The December 2013 Newsletter

The Foxboro Art Association's December newsletter has just gone to press but you can view it by clicking the This Month's Newsletter tab at the top of the page.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Gala Art Auction March 1

Members of the Foxboro Art Association have been asked to donate their best works of art for a gala auction at the Foxboro Country Club to benefit the non-profit nursing home, the Doolittle Home, a century-old institution located across the street from the Boyden Library. A unique facility, the Doolittle Home is a 501(c)3 public charity and all donations are tax exempt (www.doolittle-home.org). The gala art auction will take place Saturday evening, March 1, beginning at 7 pm. The public can preview the donated art work because it will be hung at the Boyden Library during February. It promises to be a special evening for everyone involved and members are requested to donate one (or two) of their best pieces. For more info, e-mail Frank Quinn at fxquinn@yahoo.com.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Boston International Art Show Nov. 22-24

The 17th Annual Boston International Fine Art Show, featuring 40 galleries, will be held the weekend before Thanksgiving, Nov. 22-24, at the Cyclorama Building, 539 Tremont St., Boston (a few blocks from the Copley Square commuter rail station). Discount parking available.
Friday 1pm – 8pm | Saturday 11am – 8pm | Sunday 11am – 5pm Admission $15, under 12 Free

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Susan Kelley Workshop Jan. 4

Susan Kelley will conduct a one-day oil & pastel workshop entitled "Painting Snow" on the first Saturday of 2014. The workshop will be held in "Studio East" (pictured above), 5 Walcott Ave., East Walpole for $50. Space is limited to 10, so if you want to reserve your space, please mail your $50 check to the Foxboro Art Association, PO Box 440, Foxboro, MA 02035. Susan is an experienced painter and teacher who ran a different workshop for us last year. She was so successful that we asked her back this year, this time to help us paint snow. Bring your own photos in case it doesn't snow.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Fall Members' Show Ribbon Winners

Diane Panarelli Miller (our judge for the Fall Members' Show) is shown here with Vera Cross and the Best Of Show painting "Reflections" by Elaine Levin.

Here are the ribbon winners in each category:
1. Jerry Aissis
2. Vera Cross
3. Patricia Lloyd
HM Gretchen Sullivan

1. Diane O'Brien
2. Polo Barrera
3. Ralph Calderwood
HM Ann Gorbett
HM Ellen Little
HM Tony Donovan

1. Karole Nicholson
2. Robin Carroll
3. Betty Brenton
HM Teri Lillis

Mixed Media
1. Dana Schildkraut
2. Nancy Antico
3. Eric Hu

Congratulations to all for a great looking show!

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Audubon Artists Reception Sep 26

Exhibit September 19, 2013 – January 1, 2014
Mass Audubon’s Moose Hill Wildlife Gallery is showing its new fall exhibit “Untamed”. This juried show features 23 juried artists who embarked on a journey into the wild exploring the untamed world of animals through their innovative artistry. Experience the essence of the wild as it is captured in these original visualizations. Mim Brooks Fawcett, Attleboro Arts Museum Executive Director was the Juror and Jan Nareski Goba, Mass Audubon, Curator.
 Meet the Artist’s Reception”, September 26, 6-8 pm.
  The Gallery is open daily 10 am – 4 pm. Moose Hill Sanctuary is located on the Walpole-Sharon border at 293 Moose Hill Street, Sharon, MA. Please visit their website www.massaudubon.org. or call 781-784-5691for details.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Rockport Art Auction

The Rockport Art Association, one of the oldest art associations in the country invites you to attend - or participate remotely - in an exciting fundraising event Friday evening, September 20.
The RAA Painted Palette Auction gives collectors of fine art the opportunity to bid on an original and unique form of art, and to benefit the Association. The exceptional artists of the RAA have produced a collection of fine paintings for this event. Instead of framed canvasses, however, these paintings are done on wood artist's palettes. Many fine paintings will be sold for a fraction of what they would cost in a frame on canvas. This is a rare opportunity to affordably own the work of a favorite painter and support a worthy cause.
Painting pictures on palettes is an old tradition among painters, and have often been given as gifts from one artist to another. Continuing this tradition, the artists of the RAA are making these palettes as a gift to their organization. All proceeds from the auction will benefit the RAA in its entirety. Even if you cannot attend, you can view these fabulous paintings -- nearly 100 of them -- online.

To view these painted palettes in advance, to buy tickets online or if you cannot attend, to get absentee bid forms,go to: www.rockportartassn.org
Friday, September 20,  Tickets $20
Wine & Cheese Reception 5-6:30PM * Auction 6:30PM

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Jill Pottle Art Classes

One of our exceptional demonstrators from last year, Jill Pottle, is offering a variety of painting classes in oil and acrylics this Fall in Lincoln, Mass.  12 Wednesday mornings (fundamentals), 9:30-12:30, at a cost of $420 ; 12 Wednesday afternoons (painting landscapes) 1:30-4:30, for a cost of $420; and 8 alternating Saturdays (painting/drawing the figure), $280 plus $45 modeling fee.  For more info, contact Jill at pottleart@verizon.net or 978-582-0985. Classes start in mid-September.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Art Classes @ Patriot Place

Due to many requests from visitors to the art gallery at Patriot Place, four of the artists there will offer varied painting classes at different times this fall, both in watercolor or oil and acrylic. For more info or to register, please contact the instructor for the class of your choice.

Loosening Up with Oils or Acrylics (for Ages 16 and up)
This class is for anyone who would like to try a more “PAINTERLY” approach to landscape and/or figurative works. Painting from photographs and by studying the work of the “Master Impressionists” we will learn to “SEE” like an artist. Students should have some drawing skills. This class is all about painting in a very relaxed atmosphere and it is my hope to inspire and help your creativity.
       Tuesday Mornings: 9/17, 9/24, 10/1 and 10/8 [9:30am to 12:30pm]
       Tuesday Evenings: 9/17, 9/24, 10/1 and 10/8 [6:00pm to 9:00pm]
              4 week course: choose from mornings or evenings
        $144 (your own supplies) or $180 (supplies included)
Instructor:  Laura Lee Zanghetti -- pastel17@comcast.net

Introduction to Palette Knife Painting for Adults
Put down the brush and pick up a palette knife! These 3 hour workshops will focus on the techniques of using only a palette knife to paint oil paintings. Palette knife painting offers a unique look-thick texture, pure colors and expressive style. No turpentine or other solvents needed - just wipe the knife with a tissue to keep your colors clean. All materials will be provided so you can just show up and paint!
            Choose from 3 dates, $45/session
            Saturdays: 9/14 - 9:30 am to 12:30 pm
                           10/26 - 9:30 am to 12:30 pm
                             12/7 - 9:30 am to 12:30 pm
Instructor:  Ann Gorbett -- anngorbett@gmail.com

Basic Watercolor Class Ages 16 and up
Students will learn to paint the basic elements of a landscape creating a watercolor painting from their own photos. Some materials will be provided but students are responsible for acquiring their own supplies. A list of materials will be issued at time of registration.
           Saturdays: 8/31, 9/7, 9/21 and 9/28 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
                           $80 for 4 two hour classes
Instructor:  Jerry Aissis -- ride1186@ride.ri.net

Exploring Watercolors for Adults
An opportunity to explore the exciting medium of watercolor. I will cover
many "how-to" techniques while working from a new still life each week.
Some materials provided. A list of materials will be available at the
 time of registration.       
              Thursday mornings, 9/19, 9/26, 10/3 and 10/10
                     $100 for 4 two and a half hour classes.
 Instructor:  Donna MacLure -- donna.maclure@gmail.com

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Call to Artists-deadline August 25

Embark on a journey into the wild through your artistic perspective. “Untamed”, the upcoming juried art exhibit at Mass Audubon’s Moose Hill Gallery seeks to explore the world of wildlife. Let your imagination be your guide to reveal untamed animals, aspects or perceptions of an animal, real or fantastic which will be expressed through your artistic creativity. The juror for this show is Mim Brooks Fawcett, Executive Director at the Attleboro Arts Museum.
Any medium is acceptable. Artists are invited to submit up to five (8”x10”) photographic prints only of your work for judging purposes. All prints must be labeled on back with contact information, dimensions, title and medium.
Entry fee is $15 and please provide a stamped return envelope for your artwork.

Submissions can be dropped off or mailed to:
Jan Nareski Goba
293 Moose Hill St.
Sharon, MA 02067
Please contact jngoba@massaudubon.org for any questions. Deadline to submit is August 25, 2013.

Monday, July 22, 2013

Boyden Library Re-opens

As of July 22, the renovated Boyden Library re-opened to the public. As you can tell from the above photo, the library was enlarged to accommodate a separate Children's Room at the top and much bigger Reference Section below. The meeting room where the Foxboro Art Association always meets was also renovated and a new gallery system has been installed. We are waiting for official confirmation that we can start meeting there again the second Wednesday of the month, September through May. But in the meantime, we still plan to hold our first meeting there on September 11 at 7 pm. And because it's 9-11, an historic and horrific date, Beth Chariton, a docent for ArtMatters, will present a brief history of the art influences emanating from New York City during the past century. Beth is a wonderful speaker and her presentation should be very illuminating.

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Boston Art Walk July 24

Join WGBH for the inaugural Boston Summer Arts Walk along Newbury Street on Wednesday, July 24. Enjoy complimentary cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, music and art demos from 5 to 9 p.m.

Need more? Where else can you preview select works from the heralded WGBH Fine Art Auction, and place an early bid? Join WGBH, The Boston Globe and Citizens Bank for the inaugural Summer Arts Walk and drop into any of the 10 participating galleries and venues: the Copley Society of Art, Galerie d’Orsay, Quidley & Company, Martha Richardson Fine Art, International Poster Gallery, Robert Klein Gallery, The Society of Arts and Crafts, Beth Urdang Gallery, Newbury Fine Arts and 29 Newbury Restaurant.

Monday, July 1, 2013

Painting workshop in Vermont

Vermont 2013

Paintings from a Vermont Farm                     
An artists’ workshop 
& retreat with Kim Morin Weineck
To sign up or for more information, email kimweineck@gmail.com or call 508-596-0830. Thanks! 

Good paintings often spring from the inspiration provided by a location.  Surrounded by mountains, fields, ripening crops, rivers, and farm life – your paintings of Amee Farm in Pittsfield, VT will be truly inspired! 

Photo courtesy Sweet Georgia P's at Amee Farm

Dates :  Sunday, August 4th- Wednesday, August 7th
Please arrive any time after 3:30pm on Sunday to settle into your room and get acquainted with the landscape. A welcome dinner will be provided with participant introductions at the gathering.

:  Each day begins with breakfast, followed by a painting lesson with handouts and a demonstration by the instructor. Locations for the day’s painting will be determined before breaking for lunch, which each participant is responsible for daily. On-location painting continues after the lunch break with individual instruction throughout the remainder of the day. All mediums and painting levels are welcome.

The group will convene for lively critiques of the day’s work before dinner.

Tuesday night is an extra-special Farm-to-Table dinner comprised of freshly harvested selections from Sweet Georgia P’s at Amee Farm: a perfect send-off meal together. What a treat this will be! We'll be painting from the landscape, creating still lifes of veggies and flowers from Sweet Georgia P's at Amee Farm, and then enjoying a fantastic gourmet meal that couldn't be fresher! This is the French idea of terroir at its best -- just for us!

If the weather cooperates, those interested can paint the sunrise and enjoy a brown bag picnic breakfast. Wednesday’s lesson and final painting session concludes with our last critique over a catered lunch. The workshop ends at 1:30pm on Wednesday, August 7th

Photo by Katina Bentley

Lodging: Workshop participants are housed at the rustic luxury bed and breakfast, Amee Farm Lodge, just across from Sweet Georgia P’s at Amee Farm. The inn is reserved for the group solely, providing a wonderful opportunity to be immersed in the art experience alone and in collaboration with others.  Take a  look at their site for pictures of their rooms and be sure to check out their blog for some amazing photos of the landscape.

Photo courtesy of the Amee Farm Lodge website and blog
*The inn offers many different rooms, some with private bath and some a semi-private bath (shared between two rooms). Rooms are granted on a first-come first-served basis. When you pay, you reserve your room choice, so reserve early!

Pricing $ 850 includes 3 night’s lodging and breakfast daily. A welcome dinner is provided on Sunday as well as a private Farm-to-table dinner event on Tuesday and lunch on departure day. Participants receive three days of in-depth art instruction with painting demonstrations.  Not a painter? You are welcome to join us, too. Retreat only, no instruction is $695.

For a slideshow of painting locations and the Amee Farm Lodge, check out this slideshow. Enjoy!

To sign up or for more information, email kimweineck@gmail.com or call 508-596-0830. Thanks! 

The artist/instructor

Kim Morin Weineck is an accomplished artist who has been teaching all mediums of painting and drawing for more than a decade. Kim 
concentrates on the beauty of interpretive landscapes in her own work. She is a juried member of the Pastel Society of America (PSA), Signature Member of the Pastel Painters Society of Cape Cod (PPSCC), among other art society memberships. Founder and Instructor of the Neponset Valley Artists (NVA), Kim holds a BFA in Fine Art, 2D from Massachusetts College of Art and Design where she graduated with distinction and found her artist-voice studying in Pont-Aven, Brittany, France. Kim has served as Gallery Director at Gallery9, Norwood, MA.

Sunday, June 30, 2013

Sistine Chapel in Woonsocket

If you are looking for something "artsy" to do on a Sunday afternoon, take the tour of St. Ann's ceiling frescoes in Woonsocket, RI. The former Catholic church, and now cultural center, gives tours every Sunday 1-4 to show off the largest collection of Michelangelo-type fresco paintings in North America. In fact, it is larger than even the Sistine Chapel -- and a lot closer! Completed over an 8-year period in the 1940s by Florentine artist Guido Nincheri, the spectacular frescoes boast over 475 faces of parishoners at the time, and were painted  the same way as Michelangelo -- on scaffolding 65 feet high over wet plaster. This photo shows the dome above the altar and is only a fraction of the amazing art you will see, including the incredible stained glass windows. The Cultural Center is located at 84 Cumberland St., and is easy to find -- 2 blocks east of Rte. 126, in northern Woonsocket, just over the Massachusetts border -- a straight shot from Wrentham. For more information go to www.StAnnArtsandCulturalCenter.org.

Friday, June 28, 2013

Guest columnist :: JT HARDING on plein air painting

We are happy to present this article from guest columnist JT Harding.Please feel free to leave your comments about your own plein air painting tips and experiences. Thanks and Enjoy! 

Making a Smooth Transition from Studio to Outdoor Painting

Posted by  on Jun 27, 2013 in Hardingville | No Comments
JT Harding
The Good Book
Oil on Panel, 10 x 8″
If you’re like me, you’ve been cooped up all winter painting inside your home or studio.  Now that summer has arrived, it’s prime weather for Plein Air painting but you still may be wondering how to make a smooth transition from the comfort of the studio to painting on site.  For even the most experienced painters, the inherent challenges of Plein Air painting makes the idea a bit daunting.  Another great blog post here will help you with making preparations.  But, for now, forget those thoughts because I’d like to make some recommendations which will help you ease into and even enjoy the experience.
Most mornings, I start my day with a 15-minute video program called a.m. yoga.  In it, the instructor describes that after a night of sleep, the body is rested but stiff from inactivity.  To awaken the body/mind, he takes me through a series of gentle poses designed to allow me to meet my day with openness, peace, and serenity.  A similar set of exercises can help you transition from studio to outdoor painting.
Warming up
Like my yoga program, you can ease into Plein Air painting with Plein Air drawing.  That’s right, I’m asking you to leave your French easel and paints at home and just bring a sketchpad, pencils, and erasure to a favorite outdoor spot.  Sit in a comfortable folding chair and quietly contemplate the scene but remain alert and observant.  Now, make some notes about the time of day, weather conditions, and colors.  Really try to notice what is happening with the light effects and color contrasts.  Is reflective light bouncing off the grass and coloring the shaded trunk of a tree?  What happens to the color of objects in the distance?  If you’d like to eventually paint the place, make a few compositional sketches and take some photographs.  Not to paint from, but to further understand the scene.  This exercise helps to hone your powers of observation and better understand the various light effects on outdoor objects.
Paint in your back yard
Henry Hensche Color Study
, oil on canvas, 24″ x 20″
 c. 1960′s
Collection of Emile Henault
With your sharpened powers of observations, take your easel and paints out into your back yard or a local park and set up a colorful but simple still life.  Here, I want you to think in terms of color studies, not finished paintings.  Keep your painting surface small and your brushes large.  Using burnt sienna, draw in the shapes with your brush, separating the light and shadow masses.  Observe the colors of the planes in the light and the planes in the shade.  Describe each mass with its’ associated color.  Relate each color note to another in the setup.  Make sure all color notes are different.  Keep the studies short (two to three hours at most) because the light direction will change quickly.  Paint the same scene in the morning and late evening light keys and compare the studies with one another.  You can learn more about the practice of color study from the Henry Hensche Foundation website and follow the Henry Hensche facebook group page for some great insights and inspiration.
Planning is the key
Now that you are ready to tackle outdoor landscape painting, planning is key.  Enlist a friend and make a date.  Keep your eye on the weather and try to pick a day that will afford you full sun and clear skies.  Deciding on a painting location has been made easier with new facebook and pinterest pages.  Here, you will find local locations in Massachusetts that have been pre-scouted and approved of by other Plein Air painters.
Arrive early and set up prior to the time of day you would like to paint.  To keep your frustration factor low, your subject should be simple just like your back yard color studies.  Bring along several panels and change them out if the weather changes dramatically.
Continue to think in terms of colors, color contrasts, and masses — not details.  Key all the colors and color values off of the color value of the sky.  To see what I mean, click on the video clip of Marc Dalessio below.
If you are still having difficulty, do more back yard color studies.  With continued practice, your landscape color studies will become full-fledged Plein Air paintings.  Plus, you can use the best little gems to work up larger studio pieces.
Most of all, have fun and enjoy the process!
PS: I encourage you to leave your comments or questions below.  Also, please consider joining other outdoor painters at Kim Morin Weineck’s Vermont workshop or at this year’s Adams Farm Plein Air Paint Out on September 7, 2013.  Click here to pre-register and download a prospectus.
Interested in writing a column for the Foxboro Art Association website?
Email foxboroart@gmail.com for details.

Call for art :: Zullo Gallery

Zullo Gallery Center For The Arts
19th Annual Juried Exhibition


September 21 - November 9, 2013


TO ENTER: The 19th Juried Exhibition is open to all artists (18 years or older) working in all mediums.
Applicant's may submit up to three works - on CD, by e-mail (files must be in jpg. form with a resolution of at least 300dpi ) or as photographic prints.
Work must have been created within the past two years.
The gallery requests a $20 donation from each applicant. (e-mail applicants please use the zullogallery.org web site, under HOME scroll down to DONATION, make a $20 donation - write 19th Juried Exhibit in comment area.) Checks should be made payable to the Zullo Gallery.
Each application must include: 1. Artists's name, address, phone number and email address

 2. Title, size, medium and date each work was completed

Send to: Zullo Gallery, 19th Annual Juried Exhibition, 456A Main Street, Medfield MA 02052

DEADLINE: All entries must be received by Wednesday, August 21, 2013
 (If you wish application material returned please include a self-addressed stamped envelope)

NOTIFICATION : All artists will be noti ed by email of the juror's selection by August 31
Selected art work must be properly framed and delivered to the Zullo Gallery by Saturday, September 14.

The gallery reserves the right to exclude any work that, on delivery, is different from what was represented in artist's application. All work must be for sale. The gallery receives a 35% commission on all work sold.

Images of selected work may be used for publicity purposes.
Juror: Mim Brooks Fawcett
Mim Brooks Fawcett has served as the Executive Director of the Attleboro Arts Museum since 2006. She holds a Bachelor’s and Master of Fine Arts degree in Graphic Design. Fawcett additionally served as the Sr. Art Director of Boston’s Keane, Inc. as well as Art Director for Boston-based Scudder Funds and Waterline Publications. For 18 years Fawcett instructed a wide range of undergraduate graphic design courses at both Northeastern and Boston Universities. Currently, Mim Fawcett lives in Sharon, MA
with her family and devotes much of her time to promoting and expanding the arts and education in the city of Attleboro.

 web: www.zullogallery.org tel. 508.359.3711
 email: art@zullogallery.org

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Paintout June 15

The Artists' Studio & Gallery at Patriot Place in Foxboro will host a giant "paintout" Saturday afternoon, June 15, weather permitting. The rain date is the following Saturday. All artists are encouraged to bring their easels or tables and paint away outside -- anytime between noon and 4 pm. You can also bring completed pieces to sell to the public. The goal is to make Patriot Place look like a mini-Paris, with artists everywhere painting away and selling their work. You can set up anywhere you want, so long as you don't block store windows or entrances. But there's plenty of room so c'mon down! Bring the family, rub elbows with fellow artists and kibitz with the public. It should be fun for everyone.

Friday, May 10, 2013

Moose Hill Exhibit: Vegetables

“Visual Harvest:” Off the Truck and on the Wall

Juried Art Exhibit at Mass Audubon's Moose Hill Gallery

Artists are invited to submit their artwork for a juried art exhibit: VEGETABLES are the theme of this upcoming exhibit. Vegetables display an amazing array of colors and images; it can be a virtual cornucopia of delicious delights, succulent forms or delicate textures. How do you, as an artist convey your creative vegetable interpretations, the possibilities are endless. The juror for this show is Diana Hampe, BU teaching staff, Masters of Arts Program.
The “Vegetables” Exhibit will open mid June through mid September. Deadline for submissions is May 15, 2013.  Any medium is acceptable. Artists can submit up to 5 images/photos in PRINT FORMAT ONLY (not matted or framed) for judging purposes only (minimum size 8” x10”). Entry fee is $15. Email jngoba@massaudubon.org for more information. Submissions can be dropped off in person or mailed to: Jan Nareski Goba, 293 Moose Hill St, Sharon, MA 02067.

Dunlay Beach Painting Demo May 11

The South Boston Art Association has invited members of the Foxboro Art Association to attend a beach painting demo by renowned artist Tom Dunlay Saturday morning May 11 at 9:30 -- weather permitting. It will be done next to the L Street Bath House in South Boston, All are welcome. Coffee and snacks will be available.

Thursday, May 9, 2013

May 8 Meeting

On May 8 the Art Association held its last meeting until September. Pictured above is Susan Kelley who gave a wonderful demonstration of her painting techniques for an interested audience of more than 35. The above photo was taken during the break, when audience members could take a closer look at Susan's palette.
Other news during the meeting was that (1) the current officers have agreed to serve another term (thank God); (2) the Art Gallery at Patriot Place will host another "Paint Out" Saturday afternoon June 15 in which all artists and students are invited to participate; (3) Foxboro High School's Kira Hallberg was awarded the annual David Whithers Memorial Scholarship; and (4) four other art associations besides Foxboro have been invited to participate in a unique exhibit entitled "Masterpiece Masquerade" in which artists can submit a copy of a famous masterpiece -- but with a "twist" which will make it unique. This special exhibit will be held the first two weekends of October at the Gallery at Patriot Place, with a judge from each association. Prize money will be awarded.
Finally, the Art Association wants to thank St. Mark's Episcopal Church for letting us use their wonderful downstairs room for our meetings the past two years while the Boyden Library was undergoing its expansion project. We look forward to returning to our "new/old" Boyden Library this September.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Art Show in Norfolk May 4 & 5

The Franklin Art Association is holding its Spring Art Show at the Stony Brook Sanctuary in Norfolk this weekend May 4 and 5. On Saturday it will be from 10 to 5 and on Sunday from 12 to 4. Light refreshments will be available and artists will be painting en plein air on the grounds. A beautiful setting for the whole family,Stony Brook is located at 108 North Street, Norfolk.

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Pictured above is Sergio Roffo painting at the Boston Public Garden on Sunday April 28. Mr. Roffo is a well-known artist member of the Copley Society who joined more than seventy other artist members for the 75th annual Copley Society Paint Out. It was a gorgeous day to watch these pros paint glorious Boston scenes en plein air. A gala is planned for the following Saturday when these still-wet paintings will be auctioned off. For more info, check the Copley Society web page.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Masterpiece Masquerade

The Artist's Studio & Gallery at Patriot Place wants to host a special exhibit in the Fall for 5 local art associations: Foxboro, Franklin, Canton, Taunton, and Norwood. The exhibit would be called "Masterpiece Masquerade" and the idea would be to copy a famous painting or photograph, but to add a twist, making it unique (or funny). The Foxboro Art Assn did this three years ago at the local library and one artist painted a pastel copy of Renoir's "Dance at Bougival" and put the Beatles in the crowd. Another artist painted a Van Gogh "self-portrait" and painted in a lapel pin which said "I Buy Art". Since it was so much fun, the Foxboro members want to do it again, but this time the Gallery at Patriot Place wants to open it up to other local art associations and exhibit it to a larger crowd at Patriot Place this Fall. It would be open to all media, including photography. We plan to hold it the first 2 weekends in October and think it should be judged by a jury comprising a member of each art association (who was not participating in the exhibit). The prize money would be $200 for 1st, $150 for 2nd and $100 for 3rd. Each member would submit only one piece for an entry fee of $10. Delivery is at the gallery at Patriot Place Monday Sep. 30, 2-7 pm. Any questions contact Frank Quinn at fxquinn@yahoo.com or 508 668-7031 

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Workshop with Deb Quinn-Munson

The Foxboro Art Association hosted a workshop with Deb Quinn-Munson Saturday, April 6, 2013 at Studio East, Walpole

Deb Quinn-Munson begins with an oil underpainting on
Wallis (or UART -- can't remember which) paper
Having attended last year's workshop, I was excited that Deb was invited back to lead a class focusing specifically on techniques for painting water.

Students in rapt attention

Assessing references

Deb had many wonderful tidbits about painting water. She shared this quote by Don Demers, " Study the water until you understand what it looks like, then paint how it feels." I personally love stuff like this!

Deb made two underpaintings, this photo shows watercolor on
watercolor paper. Another was in oil on Wallis paper.

Deb continues to develop her underpainting
Deb shared her 80/20 Guide with us, asking us to consider this ratio when making decisions regarding composition, shape, value, color, line, texture, and rhythm.

Karole Nicholson came up to see the painting in progress and make inquiries

We have so much to think of when making good paintings. Often this is done intuitively, but Deb's insight encourages artists to slow down and consider the options for deliberate choices -- a smart thing to do.

The painting with the introduction of pastel shows lovely sparkle.

Deb, again with the group in rapt attention, shows the two paintings and discusses their  attributes.

One tidbit Deb shared has sat in my head as a good default for making these decisions:
What will make someone walk across a room to see the painting? Of course you should choose the options that would do that!

Pastel painting by Deb Quinn-Munson -- what shimmer! 

Deb offers instruction
As important as composition is, Deb mentioned that composition doesn't get credit for its role in good paintings. No one really says, "Wow! What composition in that painting!"

Workshop attendees give each other guidance 

Diane Scotti with her pastel of waterlilies
Diane Scotti's work in progress

She encouraged us to be deliberate with our marks and to make bold, decisive paintings:
"You only get to hit it once -- maybe twice. That's it."

Workshop in full swing with everyone painting!

The start of my painting - Kim Morin Weineck 

Kathy Hutchinson's work-in-progress
(apologies for the crooked photo)

The day ended all too soon. Perhaps Deb will be invited yet again to instruct another aspect of pastel painting!

Deb Quinn-Munson and I at the end of a great day
Thanks for reading! ~kmw

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Our own Ellen Little on Chronicle discussing a new venue!

From Foxboro Art Association artist, Lisa Bloom:

Chronicle on ABC is airing a piece called “Hidden Treasures” which is featuring our own Ellen Little being interviewed for the new Artist’s Alley at Winsmith Mill Marketplace in Norwood. The show is tonight, April 2, at 7:30pm. Please check it out, and if you’re interested in having an exhibit there contact Lisa Bloom at lbloom4@comcast.net for information.

Also, like them on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/WINSMITHMILLMARKET

Very exciting stuff! 

Monday, April 1, 2013

New Norwood Gallery on TV

Chronicle on ABC (Channel 5) is airing a piece called “Hidden Treasures” which is featuring our own Ellen Little being interviewed for the new Artist’s Alley at Winsmith Mill Marketplace in Norwood. The show is Tuesday April 2 at 7:30pm. Please check it out. And if you’re interested in exhibiting in the new Norwood gallery contact Lisa Bloom at lbloom4@comcast.net for information.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

People's Choice

Pictured above is artist Vania Noverca with her powerful oil painting "Heart of a Lion" which won the "People's Choice" ribbon as voted by the public during the annual Spring Members' Show of the Foxboro Art Association.
The show was displayed at the Artist's Studio & Gallery at Patriot Place for 2 weekends in March. There were 122 entries and more than 200 votes cast. Congratulations to everyone who participated. It was a great show!  

Robert Douglas Hunter On Line

A one-hour televised visit with famed art artist Robert Douglas Hunter at his studio in Walpole, which was filmed by fellow-artist Bill St. George for Walpole Cable TV, is now on line and can be viewed by anyone with a computer. Simply go on line to http://www.walpolecommunitytelevision.com/, then click on the left-hand box, "Video on Demand", then click on the right-hand box labeled "Impressions" and then click on the 3d listing down, labeled "Impressions 365". You can also click on the double arrows at the bottom to make the  picture full screen. It is an interesting show, with lots of insights about Robert Douglas Hunter's long career as a resourceful artist.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Art Bus Trip to NYC April 13

Join the RI Watercolor Society on its 3rd Annual Bus trip to the Salmagundi Club in NYC to view the American Watercolor Societies 146th Annual International Exhibition. When:April 13th 2013. Fee: Members of RIWS: $30.00 Non-Members: $45.00 Pick Up: 6:30am at the Cardis Furniture Store in So. Attleboro, MA and 7:30am at the RTE 117 Park & Lock in Warwick. Leaving NYC: the Bus will leave promptly at 6:30pm from NY
Stops: the Bus will be making two stops once in NYC, the first stop will be to the Brooklyn Museum to view an exhibit of works by the late John Singer Sargent, and the second will be to the Salmagundi Club for the American Watercolor Exhibit. Everyone is welcome to come along on this trip. Please have your members contact us at the gallery 401-726-1876 or RIWSGallery@gmail.com to reserve their seat!

Monday, March 18, 2013

Spring Show Ribbon Winners

Pictured above is this year's FAA judge Cindy Baron, OPA, ASW, with her choice as the "Best of Show", Laura Zangetti's painting "Big Red". Cindy said that judging so many wonderful works was difficult, but in the end she relied on criteria such as creativity, design and brushwork. These are what she chose as her ribbon winners:
In Watercolor
1st Place: "It's a Ball", Donna MacLure
2nd Place: "Baskets", Elaine Levin
3rd Place: "Cabbage Head", Jerry Aissis
Hon. Mention: "Dories at Low Tide", Kris Occhino
Hon. Mention: "Open Door", Vera Cross
Hon. Mention: "Tulips", Karen Gordon
Hon. Mention: "Cape Cottages", Christine Tarter
In Oil/Acrylic
1st Place: "Reflections", Colleen Vanderventer
2nd Place: "Along the Bandon", Bob Finneran
3rd Place: "Sunset", Dick Fotland
Hon. Mention: "Heart of a Lion", Vania Noverca
Hon. Mention: "Moored in Barnstable" Adele Corrigan
Hon. Mention: "March - In Like a Lion" Martha Guillette
Hon. Mention: "You've Got Me in Stitches" Vania Noverca
1st Place: "Indian Summer Sunset", Robin Carroll
2nd Place: "Pitcher with Pears", Kevin Lynch
3rd Place: "Stop River, Fall", Cindy Kerr
Hon. Mention: "Tim", Brita Cronin
Hon. Mention: "Blue and Gold Boulevard", Kathy Hutchinson
Hon. Mention: "June in Alaska", Carole Isgur
Hon. Mention: "Here Comes the Sun", Robin Carroll
Mixed Media
1st Place: "Roman Arches...Assisi, Italy", Marjorie Sardella
2nd Place: "Reflection", Ralph Bevivino
3rd Place: "Early Evening over rhe Grand Canyon", Jack Gannon
Hon. Mention: "A Universe Within", Steve Cross
Hon. Mention: "Cobblestones" Ralph Bevivino
Hon. Mention: "Soda Pop", Jack Gannon
Hon. Mention: "Giapetto's Pizzeria"
Best of Show:  "Big Red", Laura Zanghetti
But there's still one more ribbon! The People's Choice, which will be announced at the Saturday reception, March 24, sometime between 2 and 3 pm.