The Monday Morning Painters of the Rochester COA will hold an Art Show and Sale on Saturday, October 20, at the Rochester Senior Center, 67 Dexter Lane, from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. A portion of the sales will go to the Friends of the COA. Lunch will be available by the Friends. The following artists will be participating:
Helen Johnson is mainly self-taught. After retiring from teaching, she took a four-session workshop with local artist Kate Fuller for people who always wanted to try watercolor, but never had, and she was hooked on painting. Currently, Johnson paints with the Monday Morning Artists at the Rochester COA and the Canalside Artists at the Bourne COA and is a member of the Bourne-Wareham Art Association, Marion Art Center, and the Taunton Art Association. She has received awards from the Massachusetts State Art Contest for Seniors.
Exploring art in many areas since high school, Betty Beaulieu has studied with various local artists. The Rochester artist has focused her interest in local history by preserving past and present local scenes in watercolor and oil paintings. Her paintings have won awards in many local art shows. Betty is a member of the Marion Art Center, Taunton Art Association, the Canalside Artists, and Bourne-Wareham Art Association.
A graduate of Massachusetts College of Art, Jane Egan is a multifaceted artist who works with a variety of mediums, including oil paint, watercolor, and pastel. Among Egan’s most recent accolades, she was awarded “Best of Show” for pastel works in both the Bourne-Wareham Art Association and Taunton Art Association member shows. Her pastel works have been juried into surrounding gallery exhibitions and national shows. Egan’s works have also been on exhibit at the Marion Art Center. Egan is an active member of the Bourne-Wareham Art Association, Pastel Painters Society of Cape Cod, Taunton Art Association, Westport Art Group, Cape Cod Art Association, and Marion Art Center.
Jennifer Cipriano’s artistic experience includes a preference for oil painting, but also other mediums, such as watercolor. She creates landscapes, botanical paintings, and animal renderings. She is a graduate of UMass Dartmouth – College of Fine Arts. She recently retired from a corporate position. She previously worked in the textile industry, retail advertising, and was a freelance scrimshander for 9 years with her works being sold nationwide. Cipriano is a member of the Marion Art Center and the Bourne-Wareham Art Association.
Janet McDonald took her first watercolor class six years ago after her retirement as an Operating Room RN. She paints three times a week with the Duxbury Tarlikin Schoolhouse Artists and the Canalside Artists in Bourne. She enjoys attending watercolor workshops to broaden her knowledge and style. Several of her paintings have won awards.