Thursday, February 28, 2013

Zorn Exhibit at Gardner Museum

The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum will exhibit 24 of Anders Zorn paintings Feb. 28-May 13 in its new wing. The museum is located down the street from the MFA at 280 the Fenway, Boston. This first historic exhibition will present new international scholarship about Anders Zorn, considered one of the most significant artists of the Belle Epoque (“Beautiful Era” 1871-1914). Although highly esteemed by contemporaries on both sides of the Atlantic, Zorn is little known in the U.S. today, although he is often favorably compared with his contemporary, John Singer Sargent. Isabella Stewart Gardner was one of his major patrons in the U.S. Admission is $15 for adults and $12 for seniors. The museum is closed Tuesdays. It is open the other 6 days 11 am-5pm, except Thursdays, when it is open until 9pm.

Monday, February 25, 2013

Spring Show March 15-24

The annual Spring Members' Show will be held at the Artists Studio & Gallery at Patriot Place for 2 weekends in March, 15-17 and 22-24. Members can submit up to 2 pieces each. The deadline for members to submit titles and other information is March 9. Delivery of the pieces at the gallery is late Thursday, March 14, 4-7 pm. Pick up is the second Sunday, March 24,  6-7 pm, or Monday, March 25, 4-7 pm. Questions? E-mail Frank Quinn at

Thursday, February 21, 2013

David Sturtevant Demonstrates

The Art Association met a week later than usual because of a conflict with St. Mark's service for Ash Wednesday. Nevertheless, our scheduled demonstrator, David Sturtevant, was able to accomodate our new meeting date of Feb. 20. His demonstration was most informative, showing how the "Old Masters" painted. So he started by painting a value study with 3 neutral tones: a light, medium and dark brown (sienna). His reference was urban rooftops, and the value study allowed him to simplify the scene with large, basic shapes. Once these were laid in, he added color and details, as shown above. David usually paints in oils, but for purposes of this live demonstration he used acrylic. He donated his finished painting as the raffle prize, which was won by Diane Scotti. Mr. Sturtevant proved to be a thoughtful, entertaining demonstrator who rewarded the surprisingly large audience who had weathered a cold and blustery night to watch him work. His work can be viewed on his web site:

Friday, February 8, 2013

Ash Wednesday Meeting Postponed One Week to Feb. 20

Due to a scheduling conflict for Ash Wednesday at St. Mark's Episcopal Church, the Foxboro Art Association has been asked by the church to move our February meeting from this Wednesday, February 13th to Wednesday, February 20th. Accordingly we have changed our meeting to Feb. 20 and our scheduled demonstrator, David Sturdevant, has graciously agreed to be there as well.  We apologize for the short notice. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact President Kathy Hutchinson at