Attleboro Arts Museum

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The Attleboro Arts Museum is a community-based arts organization whose core mission is to involve audiences of all ages and backgrounds in the visual arts through diverse educational programs and engaging arts experiences. We work to support the creative and artistic development of both promising and professional artists. The Museum is a privately supported, non-profit arts institution whose core commitment to Arts for Everyone guides the Museum's programs and operations. Hours: Tues - Sat, 10 - 5pm. Admission is free (Aside from benefit events), donations are welcome. 86 Park Street, Attleboro, MA 02703

CALL FOR ARTISTS: The Attleboro Arts Museum currently has TWO open calls for our 24th annual Flower Show. Submit up to t...
01/05/2020

CALL FOR ARTISTS: The Attleboro Arts Museum currently has TWO open calls for our 24th annual Flower Show. Submit up to two pieces to the nature-themed exhibition – open to all mediums and visual expressions of the natural world. AND/OR design and create an animal-inspired mask using live or dried floral and plant materials. Follow the link for all the details: https://attleboroartsmuseum.org/calls-for-artists/

Is it possible to capture on paper the detail and magic of the human form? Join this class to find out! “Drawing from th...
01/04/2020

Is it possible to capture on paper the detail and magic of the human form? Join this class to find out! “Drawing from the Model with Lisa Granata” is a 6-week class (adults 18+) held on Thursday nights, Jan 16th-Feb 20th, 6:30-9:30pm. Students will draw from a live clothed model using different types charcoal to focus on gesture, composition, line, value, and proportions.
Visit our website to sign up online: https://attleboroartsmuseum.gosignmeup.com/Public/Course/Browse

Mark your calendars for the City of Attleboro’s Winter Night Festival! In addition to the festival’s fire jugglers, ice ...
01/03/2020

Mark your calendars for the City of Attleboro’s Winter Night Festival! In addition to the festival’s fire jugglers, ice sculptures, a bonfire on the Attleboro Arts Museum’s lawn, and much more, the Museum will be hosting a juried Craft Fair, exhibiting “Character Development” (contemporary and permanent collection portraits), and showing segments of “Luminaria: An Exhibition in Partnership with the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life of Greater Attleboro.” Free and open to all, Saturday, February 22nd, 4-7:30pm.

“Thinking of You” is a series of abstract landscape paintings by Rina Naik now on view in our Community Gallery. Inspire...
01/03/2020

“Thinking of You” is a series of abstract landscape paintings by Rina Naik now on view in our Community Gallery. Inspired by the New England landscape, this work speaks about place, and the specific fleeting moments that anchor our experiences in life. Rina works primarily with oil and cold wax, which is a unique medium that allows a wide variety of textures and finishes to emerge from the panel.
Learn more about Rina and the Community Gallery: https://attleboroartsmuseum.org/community-gallery-schedule/

If this medium excites you, join us for the 1-day workshop “Introduction to Cold Wax with Artist, Rina Naik” (Sunday, Feb 9th 1-4pm for adults & teens 17+).
https://attleboroartsmuseum.gosignmeup.com/Public/Course/Browse

Image: "Thinking of You", oil on panel

The next meeting of the Museum’s Art Lovers Book Club will feature assorted books on artist Frida Kahlo. Guest speaker i...
01/02/2020

The next meeting of the Museum’s Art Lovers Book Club will feature assorted books on artist Frida Kahlo. Guest speaker is Suzanne Scanlan, Senior Lecturer, Rhode Island School of Design, Department of Theory + History of Art + Design. Saturday, January 18th from 2:30-4:30pm. Free and open to all – you do not have to read a book on Frida to attend – feel free to join us if you are simply interested in the artist. Reservations are not required but are appreciated. Call 508-222-2644 x10 or [email protected].
Learn more about the Museum’s Art Lovers Book Club: https://attleboroartsmuseum.org/art-lovers-book-club/

And check us out in The Sun Chronicle here: https://www.thesunchronicle.com/features/stories/attleboro-arts-museum-book-club-will-focus-on-frida-kahlo/article_b2adf630-8dae-5f11-9a05-fab0aebee889.html

Looking for something to keep your little ones active throughout the cold winter months? How about an ART CLASS! We have...
12/28/2019

Looking for something to keep your little ones active throughout the cold winter months? How about an ART CLASS! We have a variety of classes and workshops for kids including drawing, painting, and ceramics – Let’s inspire some young minds this new year! Go to our website to learn more and register online: https://attleboroartsmuseum.gosignmeup.com/Public/Course/Browse

(Pointillism Pups made by students ages 5-8 in a 2019 Summer Art Week session)

Support the arts in the Attleboro area.Attleboro Arts Museum has continued its steady growth as a vital community asset ...
12/28/2019
Annual Fund 2019-20

Support the arts in the Attleboro area.
Attleboro Arts Museum has continued its steady growth as a vital community asset serving a broad range of individuals and groups. We have succeeded in this important work largely through the generous gifts of our supporters.

Attleboro Arts Museum, Annual Fund 2019-20 donation form

The Attleboro Arts Museum Staff would like to wish everyone a happy and safe Holiday season! See you next year!
12/21/2019

The Attleboro Arts Museum Staff would like to wish everyone a happy and safe Holiday season! See you next year!

“Classic Cartoons” is a one-day workshop with visiting Illustrator Amanda Sharples (Saturday, January 11th). Learn to ad...
12/19/2019

“Classic Cartoons” is a one-day workshop with visiting Illustrator Amanda Sharples (Saturday, January 11th). Learn to add personality and style to your own characters! Students will transform realistic animals into a stylized illustrations and practice linear hatching techniques. Focus will be on powerful composition and lighting, expressive emotions, and body angles and gestures.
All budding illustrators (12+) are welcome in this special visiting artist program!
Follow the link to sign up today: https://attleboroartsmuseum.gosignmeup.com/Public/Course/Browse

Do you need time to unleash some creativity? Does an evening class fit best in your schedule? This is the perfect opport...
12/18/2019

Do you need time to unleash some creativity? Does an evening class fit best in your schedule? This is the perfect opportunity for you to join us for “Piece by Piece: Mixed Media Collage” with Sandy Coleman. Learn to re-imagine leftovers and assemble bits and fragments into beautiful new compositions. Visit our online registration site to learn more: https://attleboroartsmuseum.gosignmeup.com/Public/Course/Browse

LAST CHANCE! Our annual holiday raffle “The Art of Celebrating” winners will be chosen TOMORROW, December 18th at 4pm. C...
12/17/2019

LAST CHANCE! Our annual holiday raffle “The Art of Celebrating” winners will be chosen TOMORROW, December 18th at 4pm. Call us or come by the Museum before then to get your tickets!
Image: “Simply Snow” (Photography) by Carol Wontkowski

See a full list of what’s up for grabs here: https://attleboroartsmuseum.org/the-art-of-celebrating/

12/16/2019
DoubleACS TV 15

Thank you DoubleACS TV 15 for covering our 2019 Members' Exhibition! If you haven't yet seen the show, swing by before we close for the holidays! (Museum closed Saturday December 21st-Jan 1st)

The Attleboro Arts Museum has launched their Annual Members' Exhibition. Several hundred works are being featured in the show - take a look in the DoubleACS Daily News!

Attleboro Arts Museum

Check out some of the incredible surrealist work by teens in our fall session Teen Art Studio (ages 14-17). Our winter 2...
12/15/2019

Check out some of the incredible surrealist work by teens in our fall session Teen Art Studio (ages 14-17). Our winter 2020 class filled up quick – give us a call or email if you'd like to be added to the waitlist.

There are only a few days remaining to get your tickets for our holiday raffle “The Art of Celebrating”. Pictured here i...
12/14/2019

There are only a few days remaining to get your tickets for our holiday raffle “The Art of Celebrating”. Pictured here is the fabulously festive “Tea and Holly Berries” (Oil) by Tatiana Roulin. Winners will be selected on December 18th at 4pm. Ticket holders do not have to be present to win. Call or stop by for tickets today! (Museum Hours: Tues-Sat 10-5)
See a full list of what’s up for grabs here: https://attleboroartsmuseum.org/the-art-of-celebrating/

Our Gift Shop has EXTENDED HOURS tonight! Have you been meaning to drop by for some holiday shopping but couldn't quite ...
12/13/2019

Our Gift Shop has EXTENDED HOURS tonight! Have you been meaning to drop by for some holiday shopping but couldn't quite fit it into your schedule? Tonight is the night! We'll be open until 8PM, tonight, December 13th.

CALLING ALL CRAFTERS & ARTISTS! The City of Attleboro is holding its 10th Winter Night Festival in Downtown Attleboro on...
12/13/2019

CALLING ALL CRAFTERS & ARTISTS! The City of Attleboro is holding its 10th Winter Night Festival in Downtown Attleboro on Saturday, February 22nd, 2020; 4:00-7:30pm. The Attleboro Arts Museum is a Festival partner and is organizing a juried “Craft Fair and Art Sale” that will be part of this city‐wide event. This Craft Fair & Art Sale will only be open to exhibitors that produce original, handmade items using their own designs.
Email [email protected] for more information and for an application.
Applications are due by Tues, Jan 21st, 2020 at 5pm.

Buddha loved the Members’ Show… and we love him! Thanks for visiting!
12/12/2019

Buddha loved the Members’ Show… and we love him! Thanks for visiting!

Thank you to all of our wonderful participants in yesterday's wintery "Memory Cafe" with The Arc of Bristol County at th...
12/12/2019

Thank you to all of our wonderful participants in yesterday's wintery "Memory Cafe" with The Arc of Bristol County at the Attleboro Public Library. We had a great time painting these sweet birds and birches!

Here’s another fabulous holiday prize available in our annual raffle “The Art of Celebrating” – Nancy Todaro’s “Cookies ...
12/12/2019

Here’s another fabulous holiday prize available in our annual raffle “The Art of Celebrating” – Nancy Todaro’s “Cookies Arboreal” (Sugar cookies and royal icing.) Winners will be selected on December 18th at 4pm. Ticket holders do not have to be present to win. Call or stop by for tickets today!
See a full list of what’s up for grabs here: https://attleboroartsmuseum.org/the-art-of-celebrating/

LATE NIGHT SPECIAL! Are you still working on that holiday shopping list? This Friday, December 13th, the Attleboro Arts ...
12/11/2019

LATE NIGHT SPECIAL! Are you still working on that holiday shopping list? This Friday, December 13th, the Attleboro Arts Museum will remain open until 8pm for Holiday Gift Shop sales. Don’t forget about the 10% discount for Members! (Not a member? Join when you check out after you shop. See membership details here: https://attleboroartsmuseum.org/support-the-museum/)
And don’t miss out on our annual raffle “The Art of Celebrating” (original artwork prizes pictured below)

Don’t forget about our Holiday Raffle! “The Art of Celebrating” is in our Community Gallery now through December 18th. S...
12/10/2019

Don’t forget about our Holiday Raffle! “The Art of Celebrating” is in our Community Gallery now through December 18th. Stop by the Museum Tues-Sat 10am-5pm, or give us a call to purchase tickets over the phone, and a Holiday Elf will drop them in for you. Pictured here is Christina Beecher's set of “Reindeer Coasters” (Ink on wood).
Follow the link to see all items and for more information:
https://attleboroartsmuseum.org/the-art-of-celebrating/

12/06/2019
2019 Members' Exhibition Time Lapse

Watch us hang a 402 piece show in just 30 seconds! Join us for the Members' Exhibition Opening Awards Reception tomorrow, December 7th from 2-4pm.

The Gift Shop Extravaganza begins today! Swing by the Museum 10am-4pm to see all the goodies and get some of your holida...
12/06/2019

The Gift Shop Extravaganza begins today! Swing by the Museum 10am-4pm to see all the goodies and get some of your holiday shopping done!

Interested in practicing your drawing skills? Here’s the perfect class for you! “Still-Life Drawing Inspired by the Mast...
12/06/2019

Interested in practicing your drawing skills? Here’s the perfect class for you! “Still-Life Drawing Inspired by the Masters” with Susan Bauer is a six week course on Friday mornings (January 17th – February 28th, ages 18+) focused on improving drafting techniques, learning about different types of charcoal and graphite, and designing captivating compositions. Learn more and register online: https://attleboroartsmuseum.gosignmeup.com/Public/Course/Browse. Pictured “Television Still-Life" by Wayne Thiebaud, 1971.

Rejoice! Our annual holiday-themed raffle “The Art of Celebrating” is now open! Volunteer artists created 22 whimsical p...
12/05/2019

Rejoice! Our annual holiday-themed raffle “The Art of Celebrating” is now open! Volunteer artists created 22 whimsical pieces inspired by the season, all of which are on display in our Community Gallery now through December 18th. Drop by the Museum, or give us a call to purchase tickets! Visit the following link for more info on each prize. Raffle winners to be selected December 18th at 4pm, you do not have to be present to win.

https://attleboroartsmuseum.org/the-art-of-celebrating/

One of the Attleboro Arts Museum’s great friends, Tony Viveiros, passed away this morning.  In May 2019 Tony was honored...
12/04/2019

One of the Attleboro Arts Museum’s great friends, Tony Viveiros, passed away this morning.

In May 2019 Tony was honored at the AAM’s annual meeting, where he received our “Man About Town” Award. You can learn a bit about Tony in the text below that was read in his honor at the meeting.

Tony’s kindness, sense of humor, steady support and dedication to the success of the museum will truly be missed.

(Thanks to Mark Stockwell for our favorite photo of Tony in his 1957 Triumph TR3)

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Tony Viveiros – Recipient of the AAM’s “Man About Town” Award

For several years Tony Viveiros has volunteered at, and supported, the Attleboro Arts Museum. Our organization classifies Tony as a “mega-volunteer” – an individual that generously offers time, materials, guidance, and helps to expand our impact on the community. The museum’s partnership with the Attleboro High School Alumni Association, a relationship that was spearheaded by Tony for multiple years, is a perfect example of how Tony thoughtfully, and strategically, can bring entities together. Since he knows everyone in Attleboro, or knows someone that knows someone, he is a natural liaison. We’ve often seen Tony with a large list of people and places that he will visit in a given day. He makes his way about town, connecting, sharing, spreading goodwill and, of course, Blue Pride.

Over the past 2 years, Tony’s match-making skills brought the museum together with Tamara Conniff, the daughter of Ray Conniff. Tony, wisely, sensed that a partnership between The Ray Conniff Foundation and the museum would have great possibilities. He was right.

Ray Conniff – an Attleboro native and internationally recognized musician, composer and conductor – maintained ties to this city through the years. Tamara understood her father’s allegiance to his hometown and determined that Attleboro would be the perfect spot for Ray’s illustrious collection of career memorabilia.

First stop for these items was this gallery. In February 2019 the museum presented A Backstage Tour, Ray Conniff Memorabilia and Memories. The exhibition was so popular that we still have visitors coming to the museum, asking to see it. Furthermore, Tamara generously donated funds to support live music at the museum throughout 2019. Tony’s advocacy for our organization sparked a wonderful gift that keeps on giving.

The Attleboro Arts Museum is delighted to present Tony Viveiros with its Man About Town Award. We thank Tony for his friendship and exceptional ability to create bonds that have resulted in dynamic relationships and rewarding museum programs.

Have you thought about giving the gift of Attleboro Arts Museum Membership to an “Art Lover” in your life? Our Members e...
12/03/2019

Have you thought about giving the gift of Attleboro Arts Museum Membership to an “Art Lover” in your life? Our Members enjoy unparalleled Museum programming and are curious, enthusiastic, and dedicated representatives of the arts community. Give the gift of Membership this holiday season and help us deliver “Arts for Everyone” to our region and beyond!
Visit https://attleboroartsmuseum.org/support-the-museum/ to learn more about Member benefits and sign up today.

Looking for unique gifts this holiday season? Swing by the Museum Gift Shop this Friday or Saturday for our "Gift Shop H...
12/03/2019

Looking for unique gifts this holiday season? Swing by the Museum Gift Shop this Friday or Saturday for our "Gift Shop Holiday Extravaganza" – Our shop will more than double in size and transform into a winter wonderland of fun holiday-themed items!

Here are a few creature portraits to brighten your day! Courtesy of our ages 9-13 Drawing & Painting class “Spark of Ima...
12/01/2019

Here are a few creature portraits to brighten your day! Courtesy of our ages 9-13 Drawing & Painting class “Spark of Imagination!” with Lisa Granata.

Wishing everyone a safe and happy holiday weekend, from all of us at the Attleboro Arts Museum! We will be closed Thursd...
11/27/2019

Wishing everyone a safe and happy holiday weekend, from all of us at the Attleboro Arts Museum!
We will be closed Thursday, Nov 28th, through Monday Dec 2nd, 2019 in celebration of the Thanksgiving Holiday. We will reopen on Tuesday, Dec 3rd, 2019.
Image: Ben Macomber; Watercolor

Last Chance! Come see this beautiful installation of oil paintings by Christina Beecher before it's too late. “On the Ed...
11/26/2019

Last Chance! Come see this beautiful installation of oil paintings by Christina Beecher before it's too late. “On the Edge” is on view in our Community Gallery until 3pm, Wednesday Nov. 27th.
Image: Golden Sunrise; Oil on panel

“Splatters & Splashes Kids Painting” with Meredith Passey is an 8 week class (Saturdays Jan 11th- Feb 29th) for ages 5-8...
11/25/2019

“Splatters & Splashes Kids Painting” with Meredith Passey is an 8 week class (Saturdays Jan 11th- Feb 29th) for ages 5-8. Kids will explore this medium with inspiration from well-known abstract artists such as Jackson Pollack, Paul Klee and Piet Mondrian. Students will experiment with tempera, watercolor and ink painting techniques and return home with a portfolio to treasure!

Thank you to all who joined us yesterday for our workshop with Hillside Adult Day Health Center, part of The Arc of Bris...
11/21/2019

Thank you to all who joined us yesterday for our workshop with Hillside Adult Day Health Center, part of The Arc of Bristol County. Participants were inspired by Vincent van Gogh’s “Sunflowers” to create these beautiful watercolor and collage pieces. Great job!

Let’s all take a moment to appreciate these fabulous and hilarious pieces made by Madison G. in our fall ceramics class ...
11/20/2019

Let’s all take a moment to appreciate these fabulous and hilarious pieces made by Madison G. in our fall ceramics class “Modern Claymakers: Mastering the Potter’s Wheel” for ages 9-13 with arts educator, Tracy Korneffel. “Mastering the Potter’s Wheel” will return in 2020 for our winter session – Check it out at: https://attleboroartsmuseum.gosignmeup.com/Public/Course/Browse

Couldn’t we all use a bite of fresh watermelon on dreary days like today? These paintings made in our fall adult “Beginn...
11/19/2019

Couldn’t we all use a bite of fresh watermelon on dreary days like today? These paintings made in our fall adult “Beginner’s Painting – Understanding Color with Susan Bauer” will have to do. Enjoy!

Image: Carol A. O’Neill
11/16/2019

Image: Carol A. O’Neill

“Teacher Feature” – Spotlight on AAM Instructor, Rina NaikThe Attleboro Arts Museum spotlights 1 amazing instructor 4 ti...
11/16/2019

“Teacher Feature” – Spotlight on AAM Instructor, Rina Naik
The Attleboro Arts Museum spotlights 1 amazing instructor 4 times a year.

We asked Rina - why do you enjoy teaching?
“Teaching for me is all about sharing skills and embarking on a journey of creating together. I seek to inspire and motivate my students to get in touch with their own creative voice while they are gaining specific skills. The moment that happens is pure joy and is one of the reasons I passionately keep teaching.”

Don’t miss out on Rina’s 1-day workshop: Introduction to Cold Wax, Sunday, February 9th from 1-4pm for adults & teens 17+. Register today at https://attleboroartsmuseum.gosignmeup.com/public/course/browse

Rina Naik is a fine artist who has a deep roots in design. She is interested in both the observed and the experiential. Her paintings are visual emotional responses to her sensory perceptions of the landscapes and its memories. She works in oils and cold wax. She enjoys experimenting and pushing the boundaries of textures in her work. She has a certificate from RISDce in drawing and painting and an MFA in interior design. She teaches at RISDce and Endicott College. Her work has won awards and had been featured in numerous group, juried and invitational exhibits. She was awarded the best emerging artist at the Art Providence Holiday show in 2018.

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