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

04/16/2020
Drawing Live Cats with Tina Beecher

Do you have critters curled up on your couch? Pets can be fabulous models for practicing drawing and sketching right in your own home!
Click through for tips and demonstrations by Attleboro Arts Museum Trustee & Artist Member Tina Beecher, with special guest appearances by Buster and Rosie.

Sadly, during the time between filming and debuting this video, Miss Rosie passed away. She was well loved and will be greatly missed.

Do you have pets in your house? Tina is here to show you how to sketch them! Practice these quick gesture drawings on cats, dogs, birds, reptiles, or even st...

Our latest installment of a classic work of art:  Mim Fawcett's kids took some time off from working and learning at hom...
04/15/2020

Our latest installment of a classic work of art: Mim Fawcett's kids took some time off from working and learning at home to recreate Botticelli's "Birth of Venus."

LAST CHANCE to submit your work to "On the Surface." Apply today by 11:59PM (Mountain Time) at callforentry.org.  Click ...
04/14/2020

LAST CHANCE to submit your work to "On the Surface." Apply today by 11:59PM (Mountain Time) at callforentry.org. Click through for details.

Deadline for Submissions is Tomorrow -
Tues., April 14th at 11:59 PM, Mountain Time (MT)

The deadline for all submissions to On the Surface, the Attleboro Arts Museum's annual national juried exhibition, remains April 14th.
It's been inspiring to see interpretations of this theme from all over the country being sent in via callforentry.org.

On the Surface will still be juried, selections will be made, and six artists will still receive juror's awards as planned. The exhibition of accepted works will switch to an online format.

Submit your artwork: callforentry.org.

Deadline for Submissions is Tomorrow - Tues., April 14th at 11:59 PM, Mountain Time (MT)The deadline for all submissions...
04/13/2020

Deadline for Submissions is Tomorrow -
Tues., April 14th at 11:59 PM, Mountain Time (MT)

The deadline for all submissions to On the Surface, the Attleboro Arts Museum's annual national juried exhibition, remains April 14th.
It's been inspiring to see interpretations of this theme from all over the country being sent in via callforentry.org.

On the Surface will still be juried, selections will be made, and six artists will still receive juror's awards as planned. The exhibition of accepted works will switch to an online format.

Submit your artwork: callforentry.org.

04/13/2020
Mandala Doodles with Miss Abby

Does anyone else just LOVE to doodle? Let's make some peaceful mandalas to help us unwind and relax! Miss Abby will walk you through some styles and ideas in this video lesson.
Check the comments below to download a mandala template and sample doodle designs to get you started. If this lesson inspired you, be sure to send us your results!

Does anyone else just LOVE to doodle? Let's make some peaceful mandalas to help us unwind and relax! Miss Abby will walk you through some styles and ideas. V...

There are FOUR DAYS remaining to submit to our National Juried Exhibition “On the Surface” – A call to explore texture, ...
04/11/2020

There are FOUR DAYS remaining to submit to our National Juried Exhibition “On the Surface” – A call to explore texture, superficialities, reflections, and more. Open to all mediums, sizes & interpretations.
In light of the current health concerns, the exhibition of accepted works is now an online format. "On the Surface" will still be juried, selections will be made, and six artists will still receive juror’s awards as planned.

Visit our website for details and application process: www.attleboroartsmuseum.org/2020-national-juried-exhibit-on-the-surface/

Image: "Tangled" (detail) by Donna Maclure, watercolor.

Have you seen this trend? People are getting creative in their homes and recreating famous artworks! Here is Miss Abby’s...
04/10/2020

Have you seen this trend? People are getting creative in their homes and recreating famous artworks! Here is Miss Abby’s interpretation of “The Old Guitarist” by Pablo Picasso.

Our neighbor, Community VNA, recently installed a banner that salutes their visiting nurse staff.  These folks are most ...
04/09/2020

Our neighbor, Community VNA, recently installed a banner that salutes their visiting nurse staff. These folks are most certainly heroes and we're grateful for the critical front-line work that they do. All essential workers – in hospitals, grocery stores, pharmacies, transit positions and other fields – are keeping us going during the COVID-19 crisis. Thank you all!

Announcing the recently finalized roster of "8 Visions" artists for 2020: Nancy Beams, Linda DiFrenna, Michael Evans, Li...
04/08/2020

Announcing the recently finalized roster of "8 Visions" artists for 2020: Nancy Beams, Linda DiFrenna, Michael Evans, Linda Pearlman Karlsberg, Meghan Murray, Carolann Tebbetts, Jess Tracey, and Steven Wiseman. "8 Visions" is a prestigious Attleboro Arts Museum group show of member artists. It will be held from August 4th – 28th.
Image: "Game of Thrones" by Steven Wiseman, wood.

Thank you, artscope magazine, for your continued coverage of the arts! If you were looking forward to this exhibition, b...
04/07/2020
artscope magazine

Thank you, artscope magazine, for your continued coverage of the arts!
If you were looking forward to this exhibition, be sure to check back April 9th for the online opening of "Take a Stand" – click through for details.

Normally, we’d be starting our week excited to promote the opening of the “Take a Stand: Voices of the New England Sculptors Association (NESA)” exhibition previewed by Suzanne Volmer in our March/April 2020 issue, but unfortunately, the show scheduled for the Attleboro Arts Museum has been canceled due to the stay-in-place order -- but will be opening online this Thursday.

However, the museum has announced that the deadline for all submissions to its annual national juried exhibition, “On the Surface,” remains April 14. “It’s been a pleasure to see interpretations of this theme from all over the country being sent in via callforentry.org,” writes director Mim Fawcett. “The online submission process has allowed us to continue with accepting art to be considered for this show. ‘On the Surface’ will still be juried, selections will be made and six artists will still receive juror’s awards as planned. However, in light of the current health concerns, the exhibition of accepted works will switch to an online format.

It is clear that shipping artwork from throughout the United States or driving art to the museum in Attleboro, Massachusetts during May/June will be a challenge and may put individuals at risk. Therefore, all accepted works will appear online and, when possible, we’ll be working with exhibiting artists to add video remarks to the online show. Please email [email protected] with any questions.”

"On the Surface" Deadline Remains the Same. Exhibition Will Now Be "Virtual."The deadline for all submissions to "On the...
04/06/2020

"On the Surface" Deadline Remains the Same. Exhibition Will Now Be "Virtual."

The deadline for all submissions to "On the Surface," our annual national juried exhibition, is still April 14th. It's been wonderful to see interpretations of this theme from all over the country being sent in via callforentry.org. The online submission process has allowed us to continue with accepting art to be considered for this show.

"On the Surface" will still be juried, selections will be made, and six artists will still receive juror's awards as planned. However, in light of the current health concerns, the exhibition of accepted works will switch to an online format.

It is clear that shipping artwork from throughout the US or driving art to the Museum during May/June will be a challenge and may put individuals at risk. Therefore, all accepted works will appear online and, when possible, we'll be working with exhibiting artists to add video remarks to the online show. Please email [email protected] with any questions.

Deadline for submissions is April 14th! callforentry.org.

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04/06/2020

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04/05/2020
Cardboard Relief Portrait Project

Do you have an abundance of cardboard laying around? Let's turn it into a relief portrait! Get creative and design your own portrait – human or animal, and share your results with us! This spectacular piece was made by our very own, Kerry St.Pierre.

Warning! This project is for adults and teens ages 14 and up – careful with those knives!

Support the Attleboro Arts Museum by making a donation at: www.attleboroartsmuseum.org/support-the-arts/

Do you have an abundance of cardboard laying around? Let's turn it into a relief portrait! WARNING! This project is for adults and teens ages 14 and up - car...

04/04/2020
DoubleACS TV 15

If you missed the livestream, check out the video below for some artful inspiration from the wonderful Ben Macomber! Ben teaches watercolors at the Attleboro Arts Museum and beyond. Thank you, DoubleACS TV 15 for sharing!

While at home learn to paint with Attleboro's own Ben Macomber. You can view this episode and all of his episodes online at: http://doubleacs.com/WatercolorStudio42

How about a cheerful chimera for a damp and dreary day? Marvel at this incredible kitty-unicorn coin bank! This magical ...
04/03/2020

How about a cheerful chimera for a damp and dreary day? Marvel at this incredible kitty-unicorn coin bank! This magical piece was just made by Elise A. during our winter session ceramics course for kids ages 9-13. Great work, Elise!

03/31/2020
"Van Gogh's Sunflowers" - A Collage Project

Need to add some sunshine to your day? Follow the link for a kid-friendly art project inspired by Vincent van Gogh's masterpiece "Sunflowers."

If this video inspires you to create, send us a photo of your artwork!

Support the Attleboro Arts Museum by making a donation online at https://attleboroartsmuseum.org/support-the-arts/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a0Q2hg2xlt0

Join Miss Abby to create this fun collage project and just "let it GOGH!" You will need: - Coffee filters - Craft paint - Colored Paper - Scissors - Colored ...

Mirror, mirror on the wall... who’s the most creative one of all? These splendid self-portraits were created by 5-8-year...
03/28/2020

Mirror, mirror on the wall... who’s the most creative one of all? These splendid self-portraits were created by 5-8-year-olds during the summer of 2018 with instructor Lisa Granata. Students were learning about ink wash techniques and how to create their own embellished mirror. We miss all our students and hope everyone stays safe and healthy!

To any artists who may be submitting to our upcoming National Juried Exhibition “On the Surface” – We hope you are well ...
03/27/2020

To any artists who may be submitting to our upcoming National Juried Exhibition “On the Surface” – We hope you are well and continuing to create art during these difficult circumstances.

At this time, the submission deadline (April 14th), delivery of accepted artwork (May 14th-June 6th), and exhibition dates (June 18th-July 16th) all remain unchanged.

There is a chance that the exhibition's Opening Reception (June 20th) might change to “Closing Ceremonies” on July 16th – but that is to be determined.

Please continue to check our website for any updates. Thank you for your interest.
www.attleboroartsmuseum.org/2020-national-juried-exhibit-on-the-surface/

03/26/2020
Printmaking at Home with Miss Abby

Miss Abby is back with another virtual art lesson! This project is fun for both kids and adults who are staying at home. Click through to learn about the printmaking process and how to create colorful prints using simple household materials.

If you were inspired by the Museum's art-making video tutorial, send us a photo of your completed masterpiece!

Please consider making a donation to the Museum online:
https://attleboroartsmuseum.org/support-the-arts/

Learn a simple method for printmaking using household items! You will need: - Styrofoam tray - Spray bottle - Paper towels - Various caps - Toothpicks - Wash...

03/24/2020
"Birds On A Wire" – A Mixed Media Project

Looking for something to do? Here’s an idea! Follow the link to watch our video and Miss Abby will help you create this fun mixed media art project using items you may already have in your home.

Visit our website to donate to the Attleboro Arts Museum today: https://attleboroartsmuseum.org/support-the-arts/

Looking for something to do? Here’s an idea! Miss Abby will help you create this fun family mixed-media craft using items you may already have in your home.

In response to concerns around COVID-19, and in an effort to ensure the health and safety of all, the Attleboro Arts Mus...
03/21/2020

In response to concerns around COVID-19, and in an effort to ensure the health and safety of all, the Attleboro Arts Museum is closed until further notice. To get in touch with a staff member please email [email protected]. Your message will be answered within 2 business days.

To learn about the status of spring art classes, exhibitions and programs click here: https://attleboroartsmuseum.org/covid-19-bulletin-attleboro-arts-museum/
Stay tuned for art demos and museum updates. We’re planning to share as much creative activity as we can during these challenging times. Please be safe and be well!

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03/21/2020

Attleboro Arts Museum's cover photo

The Flower Show is one of the Attleboro Arts Museum’s major fund-raising events of the year. In response to concerns aro...
03/17/2020

The Flower Show is one of the Attleboro Arts Museum’s major fund-raising events of the year. In response to concerns around COVID-19, the Museum has had to cancel this year’s event in an effort to ensure the health and safety of all.
You can still support the Museum’s art & culture programs, exhibitions, art classes and operations by making a donation. All donors will receive a handcrafted gift of thanks, originally created for the “Animal Habitats – Spring Gardens Gone Wild” Sponsor Wall at the 2020 Flower Show.

Orders can be placed over the phone by calling 508-222-2644 x10 Tues-Sat 10am-5pm. Supplies are limited.

Click through to our website to see more options and to download an order form: https://attleboroartsmuseum.org/show-your-support/

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03/14/2020

Attleboro Arts Museum's cover photo

We aren’t lucky enough to hold our annual Flower Show this year – however you can still support the Museum and try your ...
03/14/2020

We aren’t lucky enough to hold our annual Flower Show this year – however you can still support the Museum and try your luck by purchasing tickets for seven outstanding Flower Show raffle items! If you’ve been to previous Flower Shows you’ll remember just how enticing these raffles can be. Follow the link to see the rest of these remarkable raffles:
https://attleboroartsmuseum.org/remarkable-raffles/
Call us at 508.222.2644 x10 to purchase tickets over the phone now through March 31st, 2020. Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 10am – 5pm. All major credit cards accepted. Winners will be selected at 5pm on March 31st and contacted on April 1st.

In response to concerns around COVID-19, and in an effort to ensure the health and safety of our staff, visitors, member...
03/13/2020

In response to concerns around COVID-19, and in an effort to ensure the health and safety of our staff, visitors, members, and patrons, the Attleboro Arts Museum will close to the public today, Friday, March 13th, at 5pm. The Museum will remain closed through March 31st, 2020. Given the rapidly changing nature of the outbreak, we will reassess the status in the coming weeks and share updates as they become available.

While the Museum is closed during this period all employees will continue working scheduled hours, either onsite or virtually.

Flower Show Cancelled:

Sadly, the Museum’s annual Flower Show has been cancelled, not postponed. Ticket holders for the Benefit Preview event will be refunded upon request (call 508-222-2644 x13). The Museum is grateful to all those that are opting to turn their ticket purchase into a donation.

Artists that have submitted work for the Flower Show’s nature-themed art exhibition are asked to pick up all pieces between March 13th – March 28th, 2020 (staff will be available Tuesday – Saturday) from 10am – 4pm. All entry fees will be refunded upon request. Again, the Museum is grateful to those that are waiving their refund and turning their fees into a donation.

Spring Art Classes:

An update on the status of spring art classes will be posted on www.attleboroartsmuseum.org during the week of March 23rd, 2020.

Exhibitions & Programs:

An update on the status of spring and summer exhibitions and programs will be posted on www.attleboroartsmuseum.org during the week of March 23rd, 2020.



We will share more information as it becomes available and hope to be able to welcome you back to the Attleboro Arts Museum again very soon.

Photo By Greg Premru.

03/11/2020
All School Show 2020

Check out these fabulous demonstration stations at our 7th Annual All School Show! Many thanks to all our wonderful instructors, students and families for joining us in celebration of artwork created during 2019 in our W. Charles Thompson Museum School classes. Special thanks to Hannah Liang for performing beautiful live piano music during the event.
If you'd like to learn more about the classes we offer, visit our website to browse and register online!
https://attleboroartsmuseum.gosignmeup.com/Public/Course/Browse

Can’t wait to see what our exhibitors create for the 2020 Flower Show? Get the first look at our Preview Party! Wednesda...
03/10/2020

Can’t wait to see what our exhibitors create for the 2020 Flower Show? Get the first look at our Preview Party! Wednesday, March 18th 6-8pm.
Tickets includes beer, wine, soft drinks and light hors d’oeuvres. Additional dinner selections will be available for purchase from Chub's Blue Pig BBQ.
Tickets: Members - $15, Non-members - $17. Call us today to order tickets at 508.222.2644 x10 – or visit the Museum Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-5pm. See you there!

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As a great granddaughter of Martha Briggs pictured below, I'm thrilled to see her and the contemporary artist's interpretative work. I plan to attend the opening reception this Saturday. You can judge how much I look like the contemporary Marta shown below!
I’m Making a few things for the Art Auction this fall. It sneaks up on ya so get moving 🙂
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