First Parish Church

The Gallery at First Parish Church

Anne Grandin

Landscapes from Around the World

Stroncone Valley
Stroncone Valley

At the First Parish Art Gallery — December 11, 2009 - January 22, 2010

Artist Statement:
The Circle of Life found in Native American Culture influences the artist’s paintings. The artist uses circular and organic shapes to connect all elements of nature. She works on wood, panel, canvas or constructed forms. Her paintings are based on Native American Spirituality and the belief that all life forms depend on each other and live in harmony with one another to exist peacefully within the Circle of life.


- The Moore College of Art, Philadelphia, PA - BS Art Education.
- The Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, PA - Graduate courses in painting.
- Pine Manor College, Chestnut Hill, MA - Independent study with Iso Papo, Chairman Fine Arts Department.
- The Art Institute of Boston, Boston, MA - Advanced painting courses.
- Boston University, Boston, MA - MFA Art Education. Minor in oil painting.

Professional experience:
1995-2009 - Organized island art shows at the West Chop Club on Martha’s Vineyard. MA - Used commission money to purchase art for the club’s permanent collection.
2004-2006 - Organized art auctions at Featherstone Center for the Arts, Martha’s Vineyard, MA

West Chop Beach
West Chop Beach

Rowe's WharfRowe's Wharf



- Carol Craven Gallery, Vineyard Haven, MA
- Providence Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
- Gallery 599, Sausalito, CA
- Copley Society, Boston, MA – Winner of mural contest with partner, Thomas Larson for a 45-foot mural on the outside wall of Stop and Shop market, Vineyard Haven, MA
- 18-foot mural in Uganda with students at the Beacon of Hope College in Seroti, Uganda.
- Affiliated artist:
A. Jain Marunouchi Gallery, New York City, NY
Saatchi Online Gallery, London, England
Represented by the Agora Gallery, Chelsea, NY

Anne Grandin teaching art in Uganda
Anne teaching art to students in Uganda. She will be giving 25% of 2009 holiday season sales towards a scholarship for a student from the Beacon of Hope College to a university in Uganda.


- The Copley Society, Boston, MA
- Carol Craven Gallery, Vineyard Haven, MA
- The Depot Square Gallery, Lexington, MA
- The Providence Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
- Daniels Gallery, Hebrew Rehabilitation Center, Jamaica Plain, MA
- Jensen Fine Arts, Brookline, MA
Grandin Work
- The Copley Society. 145 Newbury Street, Boston, MA
- Massachusetts General Hospital. Yawkey Building, Boston, MA (Installation of prints)
- Jensen Fine Arts, Brookline, MA
- Old Sculpin Gallery, Edgartown, MA
- Gallery 500, Weston, MA
- Oyster Bar, Oak Bluffs, MA

- Hastings on the Court, Sarasota, FL
- Landau Gallery, Belmont Hill School, Belmont, MA (One Woman Retrospective Show)
- Beantown Physio, Brookline, MA (Installation of Red Sox prints)
- Old Sculpin Gallery, Edgartown, MA
- Boston Art. Boston, MA
- Featherstone Center for the Arts, Four Woman Artists. Oak Bluffs, MA

Grandin Work
Risen Earth


- The St. George Gallery, Boston, MA
- Church of the Redeemer, Chestnut Hill, MA – “Red Sox Impossible Dream Series,”
(One Woman Show)
- Hastings in the Alley, Oak Bluffs, MA


- The St. George Gallery, Boston, MA
- Old Sculpin Gallery, Edgartown, MA
- Kennedy Gallery, Edgartown, MA

Living Worlds
Living Worlds

- Artist of the month - December, Corners Frame Shop, Needham, MA  

- Boston Frameworks. St. James Place. Boston, MA (Giclee prints)
- Kingdom Fine Arts Gallery. Boston, MA (Three-person show)
- The Old Sculpin Gallery, Edgartown, MA
- Exclusive for Giclee Prints, Kennedy Gallery, Edgartown, MA
Big Pier Rocks
Big Pier Rocks
- The Kingdom Fine Arts Gallery, Boston, MA (Women artist’s show)
- Featherstone Center for the Arts, Oak Bluffs, Martha’s Vineyard, MA (Water Media Show)  
- Featherstone Center for the Arts, Oak Bluffs, MA (Juried landscape show)  

Anne D. Grandin
42 Lawrence Road
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467


Gallery Exibit History

About the Mary Jo Rines Gallery At First Parish

The Gallery At First Parish opened September 17, 2000.

On September 13, 2011, the Standing Committee voted to name the Gallery in honor of its founder,
Mary Jo Rines, who died on September 4, 2011. A special exhibit of Mary Jo’s work was on display
in the Gallery from September 20 – September 30, 2011.

Its purpose, as described by the founders:

The mission of The Gallery At First Parish is to add another dimension
to the spiritual fabric of our lives by exhibiting the work of visual artists
who seek to contribute to a deeper understanding of the human condition.

The Gallery is intended to be a service to the parish, the artist and the wider community.

It is open to the public without charge 9 AM – 4 PM weekdays, and 9 AM – 12:30 PM Sundays.
Interested parties may also call the Church Office (781-893-7798) for other possible viewing times.

Exhibits are listed in the First Parish Event Calendar.

Gallery Exhibits
(The current or most recent exhibit is the last one listed.)

200001  Washburn  Tingley Bing Wheeler  Mongolian Youth  Grad  
200102 Rines Hsiung Brooks Frankel Dayton    
200203 Baker Randle Kusmin Thurber Ross Warren
200304 Cohen Poirier French Canty Yang    
200405 Cody  Sprayregen  Harper Pettee Ahern    
200506 Zoller Berger  Decaneas  Daley Greenfield Boyle  
200607 Ferrara Dverin Howell Tingley Haas Brown  Cirioni 
200708 Baker Lorenzen Wooding Hsiung Rines Dauge  
200809 St. Clair Mackles Doolin Dioguardi Urban Teens  Flanagan   
200910 Westra Grandin Passman  Fulenwider  Lord    
201011 Platais Hirsch Tischler Scaltreto Rosenbaum Talcott  AllGEN 
201112 Dahlgren Cooper Weeks   Smith   Kahn  Berkley   
201213 Rogers Salter Comerford Historical Goldberg Markoff   
201314 Grob Boyle Bauman Goren Saad Novetsky  
201415 Dayton Lucas i-concepts Sanders Carberry Cohen  
201516 Grob Stoddard  
2016 - 17 Randle         Artists for Humanity

Davis &
von Rumohr

Handy Rines        

Gallery Committee

Mary Jo Rines
Diana Bonner
Ginnie Hibbard
Karen MacDuffie
Winky Merrill
Sylvia Whitman, Chair
Tom Wintle




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