Winthrop Art Association

March 2016 Newsletter

It’s Festival time again

This year the Winthrop Art Association Spring Festival will be held on Saturday, April 30th from 12Noon to 6PM and Sunday, May 1st from 11AM to 4PM.  The Opening Reception is Friday,
April 29th 7PM to 9PM.  The Festival will be held at the E.B. Newton Cultural Center, 45 Pauline St., Winthrop.  See our web site for applications. (  Questions, please contact Dawn Mahoney at 617-846-2644 or email her at

This year’s Festival will be dedicated to our beloved President, Diane Hayes.  Her passing was devastating and we miss her very much.


Tuesday, May 3rd Oil Painting with Matthew Martelli

“To be a truly great artist, one must master all aspects of one’s craft,” says Matthew Martelli, self-taught local artist, renown throughout New England.  “The learning process, he says, “must be a constant effort towards working to develop new and better concepts while always striving for perfection within the flow of creativity.”  In his 30-year career, using a trial-and error method of learning, Matthew has developed and artistic style that is truly his own.


Art Lessons Available

Robert Farris is offering Oil painting lessons at his Wood End Studio at the Lydia Pinkham Building, 271 Western Ave., Suite 104, Lynn, MA 01904, 781-593-2122.

Dawn Mahoney is offering classes from the beginning!  Learn many mediums.  Learn the basic drawing first.  617-846-2644 or


The WAA has memorial cards available.  Contact Beverly Barisano to purchase the cards for $2 each.  617-846-5305

The Clock Tower Gallery Exhibits

For future shows at the “The Clock Tower Gallery” in the E.B. Newton Cultural Center, contact Joanne Hillman at


The Book Depot Exhibits

The Book Depot showcases local artists on the walls of their business.  If you are interested, contact Suzanne Martucci, 11 Somerset Ave., Winthrop.  617-846-3099

If you have something you wish to put on the WAA web site (upcoming events, you art work etc) contact Debra Martelli at
Sculptures by Ai Weiwei

Starting next month, the Chinese dissident and international art star, Ai Weiwei, will have three massive sculptures on view in Boston-one on the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway and two others as part of the Museum of Fine Arts’ upcoming group show “Megacities Asia”, A show not to miss.

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

“Off the Wall” exhibit, some of the Gardner Museum’s most precious paintings have been rehung, including Rembrandt’s “Self Portrait, Age 23,” from 1629. Through August 15th,

A special memoriam at this year’s Festival to Arthur Cummings who was a strong supporter of the WAA since our beginning.

Membership Dues Due by April 1.Contact:  Brenda Curry, 617-846-5375 or email