By Mary McKenziemmckenzie@wickedlocal.com
Jul 20, 2019 at 5:29 PM
Jul 20, 2019 at 6:02 PM
WAREHAM – Artists and art aficionados gathered to check out and perhaps buy works from 11 local artists Saturday at the Wareham Historical Society’s Methodist Meeting House.
“We have a great representation here,” said Tim Foley, a Wareham artist and show manager for the Bourne-Wareham Art Association’s 55th annual summer art show and sale. “We have photography, fine arts, oil, acrylics, watercolor and pastel works from local artists.”
Foley, who has managed the art show for four years now, said that the summer event is a fundraiser for a scholarship fund for aspiring art students from Bourne and Wareham high schools. “We try and raise about $1,000 to help students pursue their studies each year. Senior high school students bring us their portfolios at a spring event we hold at the Wareham Free Library each year and we vote on the best. We don’t give them the money until after they have come back from school with passing grades to show us from their first term.”
From local owls inspiring the woodcarving works of Onset’s Mark Madden to the beauty of the French countryside inspiring Teaticket-artist and photographer Muriel Locklin to Foley’s works, much of which are inspired by beaches around the Southcoast and Cape Cod, art aficionados could spend some time in an air-conditioned room appreciating beauty.
“Sometimes people say to me, well you can’t get colors that vivid around here,” said Foley, pointing to some of the beach scenes he painted off Onset and Wareham. “Yes you can. We have in Wareham some of the most gorgeous color in the water and the sky. I base my painting off of photos I take and I’m using the colors in the photo as my guide. We are lucky to live in an area with so much beauty.”
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