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, 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 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.

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Spring Show Reception 2-5pm

The Reception for the 2013 Members' Spring Show will be Saturday afternoon, March 24, from 2-5 pm. Light refreshments will be served. At that time, the "People's Choice" Ribbon will be announced.

Friday, March 8, 2013

Medway300 Arts Weekend

As part of the town of Medway celebrating 300 years, it has issued an open call to all Massachusetts artists for a juried art exhibition on the weekend of May 11 and 12 at Medway High School. The exhibition is open to photography, painting, drawing. digital media, mixed media and printmaking. It is titled "300" (open to interpretation). Entries can be no bigger than 36" x 36" There are 3 cash prizes and no entry fee. Each artist can submit one entry by e-mailing a quality photo (5Megabytes or more) no later than April 1 to (subject line: Medway 300 Art Exhibition). Artists will be notified by e-mail April 15. The drop-off and pick up dates are still to be announced.

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Robin Carroll Exhibitions

Member Robin Carroll is exhibiting her watercolors, caligraphy and pastels in the Canton Library for the month of March. She is also participating in a Masscribes Exhibit: "New England Poets: A Calligraphic Interpretation" at the Norfolk Library, April 1-May 3. Opening reception, Friday, April 5, 5-8 pm. Calligraphy/watercolor poems will be on display, such as the one pictured above by Robin, titled "Midnight Sky".