Dighton Arts Festival

Thirteenth Annual Dighton Arts Festival - Registration Open

Applications are being accepted for the Thirteenth Annual Dighton Arts Festival. Please see the post below for the application form.

The Thirteenth Annual Dighton Arts Festival will be held on Sunday, November 5th from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Araujo Farms and Greenhouses, 1522 Williams Street, Dighton. The festival is sponsored by the Dighton Lions Club. The six greenhouses at Araujo Farms will be filled with arts, crafts, music, food, and activities for this fun-filled community event.

The mission of the Dighton Arts Festival is to provide a place where local and regional artists and crafters can display and sell their work in a family-oriented environment that encourages artists and crafters of all ages and promotes interest in the arts in our community.

The Dighton Lions Club sponsored festival is held annually on the 1st Sunday in November at Araujo Farms and Greenhouses in Dighton, Massachusetts.


Artist Profiles

Artist Profile: George Ferreira

I reside in Berkley, Massachusetts with my wife, 3 children and Daisy, our cocker spaniel. I have been working in the powder mediums of charcoal & graphite since 2004. Being a self taught artist, I am constantly experimenting with the application of the charcoal/graphite powder mediums with the tools I use. I have always been drawn to the look and feel of black and white artwork. I consider my works more paintings than drawings. Although traditionally, when you think of charcoal & graphite you don't think painting, but as for my technique, drawing is only a small part of the finished work.
Since 2005, my work has been exhibited locally in both juried and non-juried art shows & festivals.

Web site www.GeorgeFerreiraArtwork.com


Posted On: Sun, 08/03/2008 - 12:43pm by President
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Artist Profile: Lisa A. Paquette

Lisa A. Paquette is a photographer and owner of Wild Sage Studios, located at Dighton Rock Plaza in Dighton, Ma. She enjoys photographing children, families, and pets with their people . For relaxation, Lisa is drawn to nature and wildlife photography, a passion she has had for over 20 years.

Lisa has worked in the traditional film medium for many years but in 2005 transitioned to digital photography and digital darkroom techniques. She enjoys the versatility and freedom from the constraints of film that digital photography provides. She has incorporated it exclusively in her work at the studio.

I have always been captivated and inspired by how changing light can give an ordinary scene new perspective. I enjoy creating new ways of looking at ordinary objects in nature and also enjoy helping people shine in photographs by depicting their personality, their relationships, and ultimately their memories.

~ Lisa A. Paquette


Posted On: Sun, 06/17/2007 - 11:24pm by daaadmin
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Artist Profile: Joan Roster

Joan Roster was born in Boston, Massachusetts. Her interest in art was inspired since early childhood by family members and relatives who are also artists. She began her formal art training in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; The Rhode Island School of Design, Providence; and Wheaton College, Norton. After a lull in her painting her husband encouraged her to take up art again, and in l967 she began painting primarily with oils.

Since l975, she has had several solo shows and received many awards in local and regional shows. Her paintings are in many private and corporate collections in the U.S.

She has studied with nationally known artist and television personality Helen Van Wyk. Other artists that she has studied with are Marshall Woodside Joyce, Clement Micarelli, Rudy Colao, Ron Brake and Edward Harrigan. She taught out of her studio in Raynham, Massachusetts and has presented painting demonstrations and lectures at the invitation of art societies and civic groups.

Joan has also worked for several galleries that carried and sold her paintings over the years. She has received numerous Best of Show Awards with her oil paintings and just recently started with watercolors for which she has received some Best of Show Awards. For years, she displayed her work with the Duxbury Art Complex, Plymouth Art Show and Attleboro Museum Juried Shows.

Awards

l98l, M. Grumbacher, Inc. Award
l986, M. Grumbacher, Inc. Award
l987, Louise Doyle Memorial Award, Fall River Festival
l989, Honorable Mention, Fall River Festival
l989, lst Professional Division "Oil Painting" Milton Art Association, South Shore Plaza Exhibit
l990, Honorable Mention, Competitive Art Show, Attleboro Museum, Inc.


Posted On: Wed, 01/10/2007 - 6:31pm by President
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Artist Profile: Ted Lippold

Ted Lippold has taken art classes at Madison Area Technical College (Wisconsin) and Rhode Island School of Design. He has been painting with watercolor since the late sixties. He is a juried artist member of the Cape Cod Art Association and is treasurer of the Dighton Art Association. He devotes most of his time to watercolor landscape painting, digital photography, and a small matting and framing business from his home in Berkley. He gives watercolor lessons to children and adults.

“Your colors are like notes on a keyboard; play with your colors every chance you get!”

~ Ted’s advice to beginners


Posted On: Wed, 07/19/2006 - 1:07pm by daaadmin
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Artist Profile: Kate Sullivan

Kate Sullivan's art reflects a lifetime of varying musical and artistic experience -- from classical piano to folk guitar, from jazz combos to gospel choirs, from poetry to theater to painting. Her setting of Pinocchio for string quartet, hammer, chisel and musical saw is being performed in the Providence area by the Providence String Quartet as a part of the Community MusicWorks strings program for inner city youth.

An accomplished painter, Sullivan always keeps an eye on the visual, creating theater or film pieces to accompany her music. In addition, her love of the spoken word is always evident, often with narration in both English and foreign language.

Her work with children centers around the power and magic of stories. She is always encouraging children to discover their own rich well of creativity. All they have to do is give it a try. They'll surprise themselves!


Posted On: Wed, 07/19/2006 - 1:06pm by daaadmin
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