Winthrop Art Association

May 2014 Newsletter

Summer Schedule

June 10th our Annual Meeting.  This will be held at the EB Newton Cultural Center, 45 Pauline St, Winthrop from 6pm to 9pm.  There will be light refreshments served and conversation.  Voting for and the Installation of our 2014-2015 Officers and Board of Directors will be held at this time.  We are looking for some new members for the Board.  If you are interested please contact our Secretary, Sylvia Whiting at, so your name can be put on the ballot.

July 19th “Art In French Square” from 9am to 1pm.  Paid up members are able to set-up their own display and sell their work.  This if free to members only.

August 16th “Art At Crest Ave Park” from 9am to 1pm (In the Highlands area).  Paid up members are able to set-up their own display and sell their work.  This if free to members only.

September 6th “Art At The Winthrop Landing” from 9am to 1pm.  This date is tentative.  You will be informed as event is finalized.

October Day Trip

We will be going to Mystic Seaport in Mystic, CT on Sunday October 5th.  The cost of this trip will be $58. 

Please contact Dawn if you plan to attend any of these dates at 617-846-2644 or


This year’s festival was an outstanding success.  Changing the format a little worked better than we thought.  We would like to congratulate all our participants.  Here is a list of our ribbon recipients: Oils: 1st Matthew Martelli, 2nd Glena Raya-Silva, 3rd Patricia Kuhn-Bonita; Acrylics: 1st Paula Engman, 2nd Chuck Guest, 3rd Glena Raya-Silva; Watercolor: 1st Marjorie Rizzo, 2nd Louis Rizzo, 3rd Carla Philcox; Graphics: 1st Frank Costantino, 2nd Dawn Mahoney, 3rd Valerie Thomas; Photography: Eva Kearney, 2nd Glenn Engman, 3rd Tom McHugh; Cyber Arts: 1st Kaari Sullivan, 2nd Max Martelli, 3rd Caroline Stella; Crafts: 1st Carol Merola, 2nd Gaul Dwyer, 3rd Andrea Blackshire; Recycled-Reborn: 1st Dawn Mahoney, 2nd Carol Merola, 3rd Patricia Tacelli; Mixed Media: 1st Dawn Mahoney, 2nd Tali Marotz, 3rd Andrea Blackshire ----Memorial Awards: Somerville Art Assoc. Award-Marjorie Rizzo, Jayne A. Johnston Award-Patricia Tacelli, Ralph & Lillian Brody Award- Tom McHugh, Dorothy/D’Vora & John Ward Mahoney Award-Valerie Thomas, Harold P. McCormick Award-Carla Philcox, Ronald & Randall Barisano Award-Dawn Mahoney, Bessie & Samuel Kadiff Award-Beverly Barisano, Loretta & Harry Goldstick Award-Carol Merola, Edmund L. MacNeil Sr. & Edmund I. Mac Neil Award-Dawn Mahoney, Bernice Gilman Berk Award Elaine Abrams, Town Council Award-Richard Honan, The Newcomers Award-Marissa Perrotta.


We would like to thank all who entered and our crafters too.  The entertainment was wonderful too.
A very special thank you to all our sponsors. 


Members giving Art Lessons:
Robert Farris – is offering Oil Painting classes at his Woodend Studio.  Call him at 781-593-2122.
Nan Howes – Watercolor classes learn the techniques of the medium.  Call her at 617-846-5902.
Dawn Mahoney – Art lessons from the beginning! Learn many mediums.  All ages’ welcome.  Call her at 617-846-2644.  Dawn also teaches art at the Senior Center in Winthrop.

The Clock Tower Gallery Exhibits

Gallery hours: Thursday, 6-8pm and Saturday 2-4pm.
For future exhibits at “The Clock Tower Gallery” in the E.B. Newton Cultural Center, contact Joanne Hillman at

The Book Depot in the Winthrop Center is showcasing local artists.  If you are interested, contact Suzanne Martucci, 11 Somerset Ave. Winthrop, 617-846-3099. 

If you have something you wish to put on the Web Site, contact Debra Martelli at 617-846-8518 or email her at

Contact Dawn Mahoney 617-846-2644, or Diane Hayes, WAA President at 617-846-1007 with any information for posting.

This year the WAA dues are $25 per year.
Send your dues to Brenda Curry, 291 River Rd., Winthrop, MA 02152.  Make checks payable to the Winthrop Art Association.

The WAA has memorial or in honor of cards available for our members.  The cost is $1 each.  Cards may be purchased from Beverly Barisano.  Contact her at 617-846-5305.