Saturday, April 30, 2011

Art supply drive

For the month of May the Art Gallery at Patriot Place will be collecting art supplies for Horizons for Homeless Children. Feel free to bring new art supplies to the gallery and we will be delighted to get your donation to this worthy charity.

All new art supplies are welcome, but especially child-friendly items like washable markers, paper, watercolors, etc.

We're looking forward to bringing a large box of fun to these children in need. We hope you can help us out.

Friday, April 29, 2011

We open tonight! 5:00pm!!

We're making amazing headway with this gallery. It was aggressive to have it open in a week and we've met the deadline with work from all the permanent artists.

Here is a link to Kim Morin Weineck's blog today showing the gallery yesterday afternoon.

Tonight at 5:00pm we open. Will you come by? Please try! We'd love to see you.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Moving in!

Last night four of the permanent artists were able to get in to the gallery and start the process of hanging artwork.

The gallery is divided by artist so a wide array of work is to be featured.

Can't wait to get in and see what it looks like when everything is on the walls!
Hope you can join us there!
Photos by Frank Quinn

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

The countdown is on!

And we're three days from the opening of the new gallery!

Exciting things are afoot!

Tonight some of the artists are meeting in the space to load in artwork. Watch for pictures of its progress here.

Hope to see you Friday

Monday, April 25, 2011

More photos of the interior

Here are more shots of the gallery interior. That spot in the back right of this photo is for a featured artist. Isn't it great?

We're all brainstorming about layout and such in this photo.

The lighting in the gallery is wonderful, too. We'll be able to spotlight paintings beautifully. A dream location.
Three out of five of us looking up something pertinent on our smart phones.

And right now it's bare - but it'll be filling up this week. What fun to see "before and after" photographs of the space.

Friday, April 22, 2011

In just one week!

Today six artists met in Patriot Place store #217 to finalize plans for opening a brand new gallery in just one week.
A great space!

Kathy Hutchinson, president of the Foxboro Art Association, shown outside the new
gallery with Jack Gannon who spearheaded this wonderful opportunity

The gallery will display the work of local artists and feature three new revolving artists each weekend.

For more information or to learn how to display your work at the gallery, contact us at

Thanks! Looking forward to seeing you at the gallery soon!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Anchort Artist :: Polo Barrera

Polo Barrera has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Texas at Austin. He lives in Walpole MA working as a Painter, Illustrator and Graphic Designer in the Boston area. His paintings are representational to abstract inspired by nature, his surroundings, and travels.

He is a member of the Foxboro Art Association and the Neponset Valley Artists. His work can also be seen at Gallery 9 in Norwood and the Red Inn in Provincetown

He also had a one-man show at the Mass Audubon, Moose Hill Wildlife Santuary titled “Strokes of Nature” (interview and work can be seen on YouTube). He has been in juried exhibitions at the Zullo Gallery and the Attlboro Arts Museum.

For more on Polo Barrera go to these links:


Anchor Artist :: Jack Gannon

Jack’s love to explore and his unique vision on life are the makings of a great photographer. He is a “street photographer” with an eye for the beautiful and the unusual. His work, exhibited at numerous festivals & galleries, hangs in homes and offices all around the world.

Jack has transformed many of his photographs into works of art and has been approached by many fine artists wondering how what he does can be classified as photography, as it looks so much like a traditional work of art. To mix photography with traditional art is an art in itself.

Jack travels the globe photographing the people, the culture and the beauty within each big city & small village he explores and many times he finds himself in areas where tourists are rarely seen.

“I just love showing people the beauty that exists within the world today!”
A sample of Jack’s photographic art can be seen on his website.

Anchor Artist :: Francis X. Quinn

Frank began painting 25 years ago, when his wife JoAnn gave him a painting set for Christmas. Since then he has studied under three outstanding teachers: Barbara McAuliffe, Susan Kelley and Kim Morin Weineck. He paints exclusively in oils and prefers painting portraits and cityscapes.
Although a resident of Walpole, he has long been active in the Foxboro Art Association and for the past year and a half has worked with BJ Bjork to help produce the Foxboro Cable Access television show “Let’s Paint the Town with BJ Bjork.” He is a signature member of the Neponset Valley Artists.

Anchor Artist :: Ann Gorbett

Ann Gorbett paints exclusively with a palette knife to create her oil paintings because she loves the thick, painterly strokes of color she can create with it. Her work ranges in subject matter from city scenes to florals to figurative paintings based on nostalgic family photographs. 

Ann is a Walpole resident, a member of the Foxboro Art Association, a signature member of the Neponset Valley Artists. She holds a fine art degree from Miami University of Ohio and has worked as a professional graphic designer in Boston for many years.

She began painting in oil again after taking a palette knife workshop and was immediately hooked. In addition to the Art Gallery at Patriot Place, her work is currently represented by The Red Inn in Provincetown and Custom Art Framing in Norwood. 

Ann loves to do commission work so if you have a favorite pet, family photo, or special place you'd like her to paint, send her an email.
You can view portfolios of her work as well keep up to date with her most recent paintings by checking her blog at

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Permanent Artist :: Kim Morin Weineck April 2011-June 2011

A wife, mother, artist and teacher, Kim is always busy finding time to create paintings in her combination studio/children’s playroom. She enjoys working in all mediums, but favors oils and pastels -- switching back and forth between the two when the subject dictates.

©2010 Kim Morin Weineck
Marsh, original pastel, detail, 7x7"

Kim graduated with distinction from Massachusetts College of Art and Design with special study at the Pont-Aven School of Contemporary Art in Brittany, France. This year Kim was juried into two prestigious pastel societies: a signature member of (1) the Pastel Painters Society of Cape Cod and (2) the Pastel Society of America.

© Kim Morin Weineck, Brant Point Light, pastel 9x12"

She is the founder and an instructor of the Neponset Valley Artists, a member of the Foxboro Art Association, and an artist member of the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod. Her work has been featured in Yankee Magazine and is held in many collections both here and abroad.

Recent shows include a joint show at Gallery9, Norwood, MA where her work was shown with one of her students, a joint show with Jennifer O'Neil this spring in Norfolk, MA, and a feature in the "Women in the Arts" show this past March in North Attleborough, MA where she lives.

©Kim Morin Weineck, Marsh Panorama, pastel, 16x6"

More information can be found about Kim on her blog and on her Facebook page: Kim Morin Weineck's Art and on Twitter @kimweineck.

Kim was a permanent artist at the Gallery from April 2011 through June 2011.

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