September 9 - October 28


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*Drop off Date: September 6, 2017 from 12-6pm*

Opening Reception: September 14th, 2017 from 6-8pm

Join us in celebrating arts in the community for our Annual Open Arts Juried Show! From photography to oils; landscapes to abstracts, we welcome all mediums and subjects! We created this show to let the artists in our community experiment with unlimited range and to share the amazing artistic talent found in our MetroWest neighborhoods. Our guest judges were chosen by their wide range of mediums and for their involvement with the arts community.

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Thanks to the amazing people at Framed in Time and the staff at Amazing Things we are excited to announce that this year prizes will be awarded to 1st place, 2nd place, 3rd place, Best in Show & Fan Favorite!

Fan Favorite voting will take place in Gallery160 from September 9th – September 14th. All prizes will be awarded at the Opening Reception on September 14th at 7:30pm.

Guest Judges:

Sarah Alexander

Using painting as her chosen method, Sarah Alexander​ processes observations, emotions, and experiences. Sparked by obsessive curiosity, and without restraint, Alexander purges all that perplexes and fascinates into her work. Her current series focuses on the results of excessive daily intuitive drawing sessions. Through these, Alexander explores the environment as if observing it from a dream, from the subconscious. Alexander’s work plays between the realms of abstract and illustration.

Sarah Alexander​ is an instructor of art at Hopkinton Center for the Arts, the Mass Audubon’s Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary, and holds private and semi-private lessons at Wandering Mind Studio. Her work has been shown extensively throughout New England, and has been published by North Light Books. She is represented by Gallery Blink in Lexington, MA and is a Core Member at Fountain Street Fine Art Gallery.

Lisa Barthelson

Lisa Barthelson grew up in a family of artists and began making art as a child. She currently works in multiple mediums, looking at everything as a potential art medium, welcoming the challenge of transforming and re-composing household objects, personal cast offs or nature’s detritus in combination with traditional materials and methods.

Barthelson’s work has been exhibited throughout New England and in NY. She recently exhibited six new ‘family debris’ pieces in ‘Plastic Imagination’, Fitchburg Art Museum’s Fall Exhibition, featuring the work of 10 contemporary New England artists who work with plastic in its many forms.  Barthelson’s work is included in public and private collections in Massachusetts, including Bowditch and Dewey, Worcester MA and Meditech, Westwood MA. Recent commissions include site specific wall, ‘client generated debris’ sculptures for Kronos. Inc. and Worcester State University. Barthelson has been awarded artist-in- residence fellowships at Vermont Studio Center, VT, Playa, OR, and The Kimmel Harding Nelson Arts Center, NE.

Barthelson works from her studio in Worcester MA, and is an active member of the Worcester based Blackstone Print Studio Cooperative. She earned a BS in Environmental Design from the University Connecticut and an MLA, Masters in Landscape Architecture from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She is a Registered Landscape Architect in Massachusetts. Barthelson has received awards for her mixed media print work, sculpture and public art, including the Juror’s Gold Award for her site specific installation: ‘water rings’, at 2010’s Art in the Park Exhibition in Worcester MA.

Rebecca Skinner

Photography is my lifelong passion, ignited on my 8th birthday when I received my first camera – a Polaroid. This continued into my adult life, through my years in North Carolina as a printer & film photographer. I still enjoy returning to my photographic roots, shooting with one of the many film cameras that I collect.

I currently reside in Franklin, MA and shoot mostly digital. In the past I photographed primarily landscapes, seascapes, macro, & documentary. The subject of my most recent work is “all things abandoned” including; mills, factories, junkyards, etc… My work is a good balance of color and black & white and I tend to avoid any type of digital manipulation of my images. I am constantly exploring new subjects as well as new techniques – there is nothing more rewarding.

I am a core artist member of the Fountain Street Fine Art Gallery. I am a member of the Danforth Art Museum, Attleboro Arts Museum, Cambridge Art Association, Cape Cod Art Association and the Franklin Art Association. I graduated the Digital Photography Certificate Program at the Rhode Island School of Design in the Spring of 2010.

When not out photographing I spend my time with my husband John and two children; John, 13 years old and Lillian, 10 years old

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