Call for Art

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Juried by Mim Brooks Fawcett
Chief Curator of the Attleboro Arts Museum

Exhibit: May 22 – June 22, 2017
Reception: Thursday, May 25, 2017, 6:30 – 8 p.m.
Hopkinton Center for the Arts Gallery, 98 Hayden Rowe St.

To the Artists from the juror, Mim Fawett–

Congratulations to all Arts in Bloom artists.  All respondents to this joyous call should be recognized for the quality of their submissions, adventurous creative responses, and the vision to document the magic of transformation.

All artwork was carefully reviewed, considered and appreciated. Those works that were selected for exhibition are on display because of their striking technique, or distinct concept, or – what I refer to as – an unconventional spark.  That spark can be something as quiet as a gentle blossom that, although demur, conquers the page – or as effervescent as oversized poppies that burst with vibrant color and form. That critical spark is the differentiator, and as a juror, it is a sincere pleasure to come face-to-face with a work that marches to its own drummer and makes its presence known.

As Mother Nature is busy delivering her gifts of springtime color and warmth outdoors, it is wonderfully fitting to have the Hopkinton Center for the Arts’ gallery in full bloom with such a lush and impressive collection of art.

Mim Brooks Fawcett
Executive Director and Chief Curator
Attleboro Arts Museum

Of the 116 artworks submitted for this exhibit, 41 pieces were chosen.

Congratulations to these artists whose work has been accepted into the show!

Joan L. Avato, Mum
Nancy C. Bailey, Antique Water Jug
Lissa Banks, Zinnia, Moody Gaggle
Evelyn Bernal, White Poppies
Arti Bhola Goulatia, Serene, April Rains
Chelsea Bradway, Floraison
Jean Cummiskey, First Ride, Venetian Spring
Steven Doherty, Blue Hue
Cynthia Franca, Vitória-régia (victoria amazonica)
Carol Frieswick, Manchaug Mill
Gints Grinbergs, Night Blooming Cereus, Black Dahlia, Blown Away
Catherine Gruetzke-Blais, How Does Your Garden Grow?
Heather H. Hebert, Still Life With Seed, Still Life With Bovine Femur
Dale Hoopingarner, Corsage
Dave Kaphammer, Spring Thaw
Carolyn Kinloch-Winkler, Chickadee
Carolyn Letvin, Golden Fleece #36,
Toby Low, Prospect Street, Sherborn; Rocky Narrows Summer
Karen Lucy, Peppy Petals
Carol Mecagni, Bearded Iris
Loretta Medeiros, Carribean Blue
Janet Montecalvo, Swan Boat
Suzanne Moyle, Rocky Sundown with Sweet William
Lynn Nafey, Shadow Dance, Rising
Elizabeth Ricketson, Orange Blossom
Cheryl Rose, Mother Nature’s Curves
Janet Schwartz, Tulips
Mary Starr Green, Of the Earth
Elisa Sweig, Here Comes The Sun
Louise Winant, Sparrow, The Gift
Carol Wontkowski, Beauty Fading 2
Tammy Wyatt, Awakening

Pick up Work Not Accepted into show: Friday, May 19, 3 -6pm; Saturday, May 20, 10am – 1pm
Pick up Work when show ends: Friday, June 23, 3 -6pm; Saturday, June 24, 10am – 1pm

Mim Brooks Fawcett joined the Attleboro Arts Museum as Executive Director and Chief Curator in July 2006. The Attleboro Arts Museum delivers 8 – 10 annual exhibitions of art, arts education programs, and unique cultural experiences to visitors of all ages and backgrounds. Ms. Fawcett has focused her efforts on heightening the Museum’s profile in the region and providing outstanding and diverse exhibits and multidisciplinary arts initiatives to promising and professional artists. She encourages visitors to explore the wonders and challenges of art through classes, gallery talks and workshops designed to stretch creative thinking.

Ms. Fawcett actively serves as a leader for the City of Attleboro’s Expo for the Senses and Winter Night Festivals – bringing thousands of visitors to Attleboro’s downtown for memorable celebrations of the arts. Additionally, she is a founding partner in the City of Attleboro’s Big Read, a National Endowment for the Arts literacy initiative, curating related exhibitions, conducting arts workshops and designing communications that expand the experience of connecting with great literature.

She is a frequent guest juror for galleries, museums and arts organizations throughout New England – such as Galatea Fine Art Boston/New England Collective; Blanche Ames National Juried Art Show, and the Cape Cod Museum of Art’s first juried exhibition, Breaking the Mold.

Ms. Fawcett has received extensive training in Life Drawing at New York City’s Art Students League, holds her BA with high honors in Graphic Design from The State University of New York at Binghamton, and has also received a MFA in Graphic Design from Boston University. From 1985 – 2003 she instructed a range of undergraduate graphic design courses at Northeastern University and as an advocate for arts integration, she has volunteered her time as a grant researcher, writer and implementer of arts programming for public elementary schools in southeastern MA.


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Exhibit Opportunities

The Hopkinton Center for the Arts (HCA) hosts 10-12 exhibits annually. Juried exhibits take place several times a year and are hosted by guest jurors. It is at the discretion of the juror as to what pieces are selected for the show.

More information about our guidelines can be found here.

HCA Members have an opportunity to exhibit in our Annual Members show, and they receive a reduced entry fee for all HCA Art Shows. To purchase a membership, click here.

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For information about the HCA gallery or upcoming exhibits, please call or call Kris Waldman, C0-Director, at 508.589.4409 or email