About the FAA
The Franklin Art Association was established in 1971 to provide a forum
for the promotion of visual arts; for the preservation of the finest
artistic traditions by means of exhibiting works, conducting classes,
lectures, and sponsoring other activities favorable to artistic
expression and to provide friendly exchanges among painters,
photographers and those interested in the fine arts.
Regular monthly meetings are held at the New Franklin Senior Center, 10 Daniel McCahill St., a large new
building located diagonally across from the town common and across from St. Mary's Church
6:30-9:00 p.m. with a business meeting starting at 6:45, the first Wednesday of each month, September through June.
Meetings are free and open to the public.
Our January meeting will feature a photography
demonstration by Shane Gutierrez (www.shanephotography.com).
Shane is a professional photographer and an instructor at RISD, the
Rhode Island School of Design. He specializes in portraiture,
corporate product and architectural photography. His
demonstration will be of interest to anyone interested in learning
how to take and produced better photographs as artwork or painting
references so come join us!
Susan Kelly will be demonstrating charcoal drawing with
a live model. Members are encouraged to participate and
drawing materials will be provided. Bring your own drawing
support (a small piece of foam core, clipboard, etc.). Susan
lives in Franklin and works from life in oil, pastel and charcoal.
She paints landscapes, figurative genre paintings and portraits.
Her web site is
Carole Berren (www.caroleberren.com)
is a signature member of the American Watercolor Society and a very
accomplished artist, teacher, Kelly will be demonstrating
charcoal drawing with a live model. Members are encouraged to
participate and drawing materials will be provided. Bring your
own drawing support (a small piece of foam core, clipboard, etc.)
Christina Beecher will demonstrate a landscape painting
Congratulations to our Fall Show
BEST IN SHOW
Lisa Bailey - "Central Park"
1st - "Up N' Away" - Beverly
2nd - "Saturday" - Dan Iacovelli
3rd - "Sun Kissed" - Frank Robertson
HM - "Harbor View" - Portia Tang
1st - "Untitled" - Claire
2nd - "Games Boys Play" - Gail Eckberg
3rd - "Pears in Wine" - Joan Sweeney
HM - "The Old Oak Tree" - Karen Pendleton
1st - "Spring House, Ocean View
Block Island" - Adele V. Corrigan
2nd - "Male Figure" - Ian Tang
3rd - "Glove" - Stephanie N. Miksis
HM - "Portrait #1 on Copper" - Kathryn Barbossa
1st - "Early Fall" - Joanne C.
2nd - "The Queen's Ravenmaster" - Stacy David
3rd - "Gram" - Dorinda King
HM - "Today's Specials" - Shelly Eager
1st - "Simple Chair" - Rebecca
2nd - "Evening Reflection" - Hans R. Nagl
3rd - "Lavender Cornucopia" - Dale Hoopingarner
HM - "Coleus" - Guy Occhino
1st - "Glimpse of Green" -
2nd - "Colors and Low Tide" - Kris Occhino
3rd - "Cactus Flowers" - Nancy Olson
HM - "Shadows" - Aivars Zandbergs
1st - Caroline Cafasso
2nd - Marissa Crandall
3rd - Michelle Reinertson
HM - Haven Butler
HM - Elizabeth Scannell
HM - Hilery Chao
My name is Hannah Liverant Close and I am the corresponding secretary for the FAA. Therefore any communications
from the FAA including newsletters and the like will come from this address (FAAsecretary@gmail.com),
and likewise if you hear of any call for entries, shows of interest, or would like to let the membership know of any
personal artistic accomplishments please forward them on to me at this address. Thank you in advance for your contributions.
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