ATTLEBORO — “Opposites,” a national juried exhibition, opens Wednesday, June 12, and runs through July 12 at the Attleboro Arts Museum, 86 Park St.

In January 2019, the museum posted an online national call-for-artists requesting artwork that related, in some manner, to opposing forces.

The call drew 473 artistic expressions from 272 artists exploring opposition in personalities, nature, qualities, direction, result, or significance, AAM says.

The works were reviewed by guest juror Caitee Hoglund, director of 13FOREST Gallery, who selected 99 that will be on display in the museum’s Ottmar Gallery.

Exhibiting artists hail from 20 states as well as several area communities. Local artists selected include Linda Bonaccorsi of Attleboro, Bill Clark of Seekonk, Alicia Crespo of Attleboro, Ann-Marie Gillett of Seekonk, Philip Gruppuso of Seekonk, Haley Johnson of Plainville, Alison Kidder of Norton, Christine West of Norfolk, and Mary Wojciechowski of North Attleboro.

“The exhibiting artists in ‘Opposites’ probed such concepts as deterioration in thriving cities, unexpected sides to those we thought we knew well, and the structure of technology vs. the beauty of nature,” said Mim Brooks Fawcett, the museum’s director and chief curator.

An opening awards reception will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 15.

Six juror’s awards will be presented and the museum’s national juried exhibition theme for 2020 will be announced.

The reception is free and open to the public; reservations are requested, but not required. Call 508-222-2644 x10 or email

Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday (closed Thursday, July 4).

Admission is free; donations welcome.

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