Monday, November 25, 2013

Gift Certificates now available

Just For You
Palette knife painting by Ann Gorbett
6" by 6"
oil on canvas

Looking for the perfect gift for the art lover on your list? The Art Galley at Patriot Place is now pleased to offer GIFT CERTIFICATES. They can be purchased in any amount and can be used for artwork in the gallery or for art classes. Stop in this weekend and pick a few up for your friends and family.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Monday, October 7, 2013

Masterpiece Masquerade

We have a great show up at the gallery for two weekends in October. It's called Masterpiece Masquerade. Five area art associations were invited to copy a master's work but add a "twist" to it making it unique or funny. You really have to see each one in person to appreciate the twists, but here is a sneak peak at the show. There will be a reception this Saturday, October 12 from 2-5pm at the gallery. Stop in to see who wins the top three prizes.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Featured Artists

Vera Cross, Mona Podgurski and Katherine Honey are our 3 Featured Artists the first 2 weekends in  September. If at all possible, you should see the work of these three out standing artists -- along with the art of our seven regular artists. Drop by Friday evening, or Saturday 1-9, or Sunday 12-6 and check out their beautiful work.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Neponset Valley Artists

The gallery at Patriot Place is pleased to host the Neponset Valley Artists (NVA) as its "Guest Artists" during the last 2 weekends in August. The NVA is a group of dedicated artists who paint together in Walpole on a weekly basis under the tutelage of Kim Morin Weineck. Most of the group is pictured above, with 3 missing. The NVA artists on display at the gallery are Polo Barrera, Tony Donovan, Ann Gorbett, Haydi Hurley, Kathy Hutchinson, Cindy Kerr, Joseph Mahoney, Dianne Quigley, Frank Quinn, Diane Scotti, Kim Weineck, Steve Weinstock and Joanne Willoughby. 
Because of the Country Music Festival scheduled at Gillette Stadium on Saturday, Aug. 24, the gallery will only be open that Saturday from 10 to 1. But it will be open early on Friday at 1pm and stay open until 8pm. And on Sunday it will resume its regular schedule, 12 noon to 6pm. The NVA will also exhibit on the following weekend, Labor Day Weekend. So feel free to stop by the gallery when you can and enjoy the wonderful work of all these local artists.

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Honey, Sullivan and Wofford Aug. 16-18

Pictured above with three of her intricate works based on the masterpieces of old is Amanda Sullivan, a guest artist the weekend of Aug. 16-18. Also guesting is photographer Bob Wofford and old friend Katherine Honey. Please stop by, meet the artists and enjoy their art.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Art Classes @ Patriot Place

Due to many requests from visitors to the gallery, four of our artists will offer varied painting classes to the public at various times this fall, both in watercolor or oil and acrylic. For more info or to register, please contact the instructor of the class of your choice.

Loosening Up with Oils or Acrylics (for Ages 16 and up)
This class is for anyone who would like to try a more “PAINTERLY” approach to landscape and/or figurative works. Painting from photographs and by studying the work of the “Master Impressionists” we will learn to “SEE” like an artist. Students should have some drawing skills. This class is all about painting in a very relaxed atmosphere and it is my hope to inspire and help your creativity.
       Tuesday Mornings: 9/17, 9/24, 10/1 and 10/8 [9:30am to 12:30pm]
       Tuesday Evenings: 9/17, 9/24, 10/1 and 10/8 [6:00pm to 9:00pm]
              4 week course: choose from mornings or evenings
        $144 (your own supplies) or $180 (supplies included)
Instructor:  Laura Lee Zanghetti --

Introduction to Palette Knife Painting for Adults
Put down the brush and pick up a palette knife! These 3 hour workshops will focus on the techniques of using only a palette knife to paint oil paintings. Palette knife painting offers a unique look-thick texture, pure colors and expressive style. No turpentine or other solvents needed - just wipe the knife with a tissue to keep your colors clean. All materials will be provided so you can just show up and paint!
             Choose from 3 dates, $45/session
Saturdays: 9/14 - 9:30 am to 12:30 pm
             10/26 - 9:30 am to 12:30 pm
             12/7 - 9:30 am to 12:30 pm
Instructor:  Ann Gorbett --

Basic Watercolor Class Ages 16 to Senior
Students will learn to paint the basic elements of a landscape creating a watercolor painting from their own photos. Some materials will be provided but students are responsible for acquiring their own supplies. A list of materials will be issued at time of registration.
           Saturdays: 8/31, 9/7, 9/21 and 9/28 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
                           $80 for 4 two hour classes
Instructor:  Jerry Aissis --

Exploring Watercolors for Adults
An opportunity to explore the exciting medium of watercolor. I will cover
many "how-to" techniques while working from a new still life each week.
Some materials provided. A list of materials will be available at the
time of registration.        
              Thursday mornings, 9/19, 9/26, 10/3 and 10/10
                     $100 for 4 two and a half hour classes.
Instructor:  Donna MacLure --

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Painting Classes at Gallery

Artists from the Artist's Studio & Gallery at Patriot Place will offer painting classes this fall. Class size will be limited and will mostly likely fill up quickly based on the many requests received. Classes in watercolor will be offered by Donna MacLure or Jerry Aissis. And classes in oil/acrylic will be offered by Laura Zanghetti. A 3-hour workshop in palette knife oil painting will be offered by Ann Gorbett on a Saturday morning.  Classes can be scheduled on weekdays or weekend mornings, depending on availability. If interested, you can contact the art teacher directly: Donna MacLure at, Jerry Aissis at, Laura Zanghetti at, and Ann Gorbett at You can also visit the gallery when we are open on the weekend and inquire with the artist who is there.



Thursday, August 1, 2013

Deb Putnam & J.T. Harding Aug. 2-4

The weekend of August 2-4 features the oil paintings of guest artists Deb Putnam and J.T. Harding. Deb Putnam hails from South Boston and her vibrant paintings (above) often depict Boston street corner scenes as well as portraits. J.T. Harding lives in Walpole and his paintings run the artistic gamut of still lifes, landscapes, and portraits (below). He also paints wonderful dog and horse portraits. Drop by the gallery this weekend and view the works of both these artists -- and maybe even watch them paint. The Artist's Studio & Gallery at Patriot Place provides opportunities to these and other artists every weekend, so come on down, meet some of these artists and browse the work of 8 or 9 local artists every weekend. The Gallery is conveniently located at the North end of the mall, behind the cinema, and within a stone's throw (if your Tom Brady) of the stadium.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

John Davis & Katherine Honey

The Artists' Studio & Gallery at Patriot Place is pleased to feature local artists John Davis and Katherine Honey during the last weekend in June. Mr. Davis hails from Mansfield and Ms. Honey from North Attleboro. A sample of one of Mr. Davis' bigger-than-life works is shown here. Support these wonderful local artists and visit them at the studio at Patriot place some time this weekend, June 28-30. Two of the regular artists from Walpole will also be there: Ann Gorbett and Polo Barrera.

Friday, June 21, 2013

Boston Strong

Pictured below is a sand carving titled "Boston Strong" which was created June 20 across from Skipjack's restaurant and the "Life Is Good" store -- just a few doors down from the Artists Studio & Gallery at Patriot Place. On June 21-23, the first weekend of the summer, the gallery will feature the works of the fabulous charcoal & pencil artist George Ferreira (a photo of one of his drawings is shown here), plus the works of a marvelous painter in all mediums, Katherine Honey.  Drop by and see the wonderful art by these artists as well as the other works produced by the seven artists who regularly exhibit at the gallery. And check out the special sand carving  before it rains and is washed away.

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Paintout Saturday June 15

The Artists' Studio & Gallery at Patriot Place will host a giant "paintout" Saturday afternoon, June 15, weather permitting. The rain date is the following Saturday. All artists are encouraged to bring their easels or tables and paint away outside -- anytime between noon and 4 pm. You can also bring completed pieces to sell to the public. The goal is to make Patriot Place look like a mini-Paris, with artists everywhere painting away and selling their work. You can set up anywhere you want, so long as you don't block store windows or entrances. But there's plenty of room so c'mon down! Bring the family, rub elbows with fellow artists and kibitz with the public. It should be fun for all.

Friday, May 31, 2013

Cumberland Art Group

Fifteen artists from the Cumberland Art Group will display their work during the first two weekends in June as the "featured artists" at the Artists Studio & Gallery at Patriot Place. More than 55 of their pieces will be on display, plus the 80 or so pieces on exhibit regularly by our seven "anchor artists". All the works are available for purchase. Support these local artists and drop by and view their exceptional art. Some of them will be there in person to say hello and answer any questions you might have. The Gallery is open every Friday 5-9 pm, Saturday 1-9 pm and Sunday noon-6 pm. It is located at the north end of the Patriot Place mall, just behind the cinema, and near many of the wonderful restaurants at Patriot Place.

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Watertown Painting

Frank Quinn, one of the artists at the gallery, was inspired to paint a scene (pictured above) commemorating the spontaneous celebration of Watertown residents April 19 -- the night police captured Suspect No. 2 in the Marathon Bombing. The painting is on display at the gallery through the Memorial Day weekend and will then be moved to the Watertown Administration Building. It is 40 inches wide and 19 inches high. Frank plans to auction the painting to benefit the One Fund. The gold & black frame was generously donated by Custom Art Framing in Norwood. Anyone wishing to bid can contact Frank at 508 668-7031 or e-mail him at

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Featured Artists May 17-19

Beth Johnston and Marilyn Mooney will be the featured artists at the Artists Studio & Gallery at Patriot Place the weekend of May 17-19. Examples of their work are pictured below. (Beth's Green Apples and Marilyn's Garden in Verona.) These talented artists will host a reception Sunday, May 19, from 1-4. Please drop by and view their work along with the works of other local artists this weekend.

Friday, May 10, 2013

Paint Out at Patriot Place June 15

The Artist's Studio & Gallery at Patriot Place will host a "paint out" Saturday afternoon 1-5 pm at Patriot Place. The rain date will be the following Saturday. All artists and art students are invited to participate, set up their easels or tables outside, and turn Patriot Place into a mini-Paris. Even if you don't want to paint, you can come and look over the shoulders of other artists as they create "masterpieces" on the spot. It promises to be a fun event.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

October Materpiece Masquerade

The Artist's Studio & Gallery at Patriot Place wants to host a special exhibit in the Fall for 5 local art associations: Foxboro, Franklin, Canton, Taunton, and Norwood. The exhibit would be called "Masterpiece Masquerade" and the idea would be to copy a famous painting or photograph, but to add a twist, making it unique (or funny). The Foxboro Art Assn did this three years ago at the local library and one artist painted a pastel copy of Renoir's "Dance at Bougival" and put the Beatles in the crowd. Another artist painted a Van Gogh "self-portrait" and painted in a lapel pin which said "I Buy Art". Since it was so much fun, the Foxboro members want to do it again, but this time the Gallery at Patriot Place wants to open it up to other local art associations and exhibit it to a larger crowd at Patriot Place this Fall. It would be open to all media, including photography. We plan to hold it the first 2 weekends in October and think it should be judged by a jury comprising a member of each art association (who was not participating in the exhibit). The prize money would be $200 for 1st, $150 for 2nd and $100 for 3rd. Each member would submit only one piece for an entry fee of $10. Delivery is at the gallery at Patriot Place Monday Sep. 30, 2-7 pm. Any questions contact Frank Quinn at or 508 668-7031 

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Featured Artists April 19-21

Pictured above is Ana Marusich-Zanor with one of her bigger-than-life pet protraits. She will be appearing with her work as one of our featured artists at the Gallery at Patriot Place this weekend, April 19-21. Accompanying her will also be photographer Rebecca Skinner and painter Jaclyn Quigley. Come and see their exhibits this weekend at Patriot Place, along with the permanent exhibits of 7 other local artists. The Gallery is located just behind the cinema, 2 doors down from Dunkin Donuts. The Gallery will be open Friday evening 5-9 pm, Saturday 1-9 pm, and Sunday 12-6 pm.

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Canton High School

Pictured above is Canton High School senior Lindsey Arthur with her creative drawing of Taylor Swift during Canton High's exhibit the weekend of April 5-7. The following weekend will feature Bishop Feehan High School, the last of 11 high schools featured at the Artist's Studio & Gallery at Patriot Place this year. Afterwards, beginning the weekend of April 19,  the Gallery will resume its regular schedule of featuring local artists.

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Public Votes People's Choice

Pictured above is the winner of the most votes received for the "People's Choice" at the Foxboro Art Association's annual Spring Exhibit during the middle 2 weekends in March. The winner is "Heart of a Lion", an exquiiste oil painting by Vania Noverca. (You can enlarge the picture by clicking on it.) The Spring Exhibit ends Sunday, March 24. The following weekend, Easter Weekend, will exhibit the artwork of Canton High School along with the continuing exhibit of the Gallery's seven "Anchor Artists".

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Foxboro Art Assn's Spring Show Mar. 15-24

Sixty-three local artists submitted 122 works of art for this year's Foxboro Art Association Members' Spring Show for two weekends in March at the Artists's Studio and Gallery at Patriot Place. The exhibit was only open to members of the Foxboro Art Association. But membership is open to all local artists -- not just those who live in Foxboro. The exhibit was judged by Cindy Baron, ASW and OPA, pictured above with her choice of "Best of Show" ribbon winner "Big Red", painted by Laura Zanghetti. Ms. Baron also awarded seven ribbons in each of four media categories. During the first weekend of the show, the public also voted for their favorite piece and the resulting winner will be awarded the coveted "People's Choice" ribbon Saturday afternoon, March 23, at 3 pm during the Art Association's reception. The exhibit ends this Sunday, March 24 at 6 pm. The following weekend will feature the art of Canton High School, along with the art of the seven "anchor artists" who regularly exhibit at the Gallery.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Foxboro High School Exhibit

The Artist's Studio and Gallery at Patriot Place will host the works by students at Foxboro High School the weekend of March 8-10, with an opening reception scheduled for Friday evening at 7 pm. Foxboro High School is noted for its art program and does not disappoint its audience at this year's exhibition. About a dozen of the works on display have already received awards at the annual Boston Globe Scholastic Competition. Part of their exhibit is pictured above. The Gallery is open Friday 5-9 pm, Saturday 1-9 pm, and Sunday noon to 6 pm.  Please drop by and support these talented students.

Monday, February 25, 2013

March 16 Paintout & Irish Festival

Patriot Place will hold its annual Irish Festival on Saturday, March 16 and will feature free Irish music and entertainment for its patrons. (The above photo is from last year's festivities.) On that same day the Artists Studio & Gallery at Patriot Place will hold its Spring Paintout (1-4 pm) and is inviting all artists to participate. In the event of inclement weather, Patriot Place will provide sheltered venues. Also, the Gallery will be hosting the Foxboro Art Association's Spring Members' Show that weekend (and the following weekend as well). In other words, a "threefer" that Saturday: Free Irish entertainment, artists painting outside (weather permitting), and a free show at the Gallery of more than 100 works of art. And if you come to the Gallery, you can vote on your favorite work of art, with the winner receiving the "People's Choice" ribbon the following Saturday. So c'mon down, enjoy the festivities, meet some artists, and vote for your favorite art! It's all free.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Three Featured Artists

Because of school vacation week, we will feature three artists this weekend (Feb. 22-24) instead of a local high school. The featured artists are watercolorist Alan Salvaggio, pastelist Dianne Quigley, and oil/acrylic painter Patricia Buckley. Drop by the gallery sometime this weekend and kabitz with these three genial artists. They will be at the gallery Friday 5-9pm, Saturday 1-9, and Sunday 12-6.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Anchor Artist : : Jerry Aissis

Jerry Aissis says "I enjoy capturing moments in time, moments that are a part of my life.  There are so many places to paint that I never have a difficult time trying to find subject matter. I usually start with my own backyard.  I love painting outdoor scenes that reflect the natural beauty of our world.

While in college I studied biology and art, hoping to combine the two areas as a medical or scientific illustrator.  I landed a teaching job in Central Falls and continued to work there for 33 years.  As a teacher in that school system, I had the opportunity to utilize my artistic abilities in the classroom creating scientific and biological diagrams for my classes.

It wasn’t until I retired from teaching that I started my journey into the world of watercolor.  I signed up for workshops at the Rhode Island Watercolor Society and there I knew I was hooked.  I have had the fortunate opportunity to meet so many wonderful people and interact with their ideas and advice.  I truly believe that to learn to paint, to learn to grow and develop as an artist, you must surround yourself with people who share that same love and desire for what they do. The Rhode Island Watercolor Society offers a place where you can develop your own technique and style.

Watercolor has a way of painting itself.  It is always a good idea to plan your scene and do several value sketches of your subject matter in order to produce a good painting.  I have shelves and shelves of paintings that have never quite made it to the framing stage.  It is only through your mistakes that you once in a while produce something worthwhile for public display.  I hope to continue painting as long as there are places and people to paint."

Anchor Artist :: Laura Zanghetti

Laura Lee Zanghetti is a local self taught artist who mainly works in oils.
Her favorite subjects vary from beach scenes to cityscapes and her
latest.... "umbrella ladies". She's been painting full time for the past 13
years in her home studio in Walpole. 

Laura has won many awards including First Place at Canton's Spring Show 2011
and Best of Show and First Place at the Art in the Park Show in Norwood. In
September of 2011 At Quincy's ArtsFest Laura won 2 first place awards. And
most recently in April of 2012 Laura won first place at the Morini Gallery's
Exhibit in Mansfield. 

South Shore Living Magazine has cosen Laura's painting "Surfside" for their
July 2009 issue and Desperate Housewives has selected one of her pieces for
their TV show. And lastly Natural Awakenings Magazine chose Just Leave a
Messages for the cover of their July 2012 issue.

And let's not forget "Shoe Shopping" (shown above) being chosen in the "Peoples Choice"
Award at the Patriot Place Art Gallery.
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