First Parish Church

The Gallery at First Parish Church
Nature – An Exhibit of Paintings and Drawings
Wendy Fulenwider

At The Gallery at First Parish— March 5, 2010 – April 23, 2010

Wendy Fulenwider creates works on paper and canvas. Through a close study of nature, she explores the relationship between the constraints of drawing and the loose, gestural marks of painting. She has studied in the Fine Arts Certificate program at Duke University, the New York Studio School and is currently pursuing a Fine Arts degree at Hunter College. Wendy currently lives and works in New York City.

Petals I
Leaves II
Leaves I
Petals II
Leaves II

These comments from Saatchi Online:

Fulenwider’s paintings and works on paper, all luminous natural and urban landscapes, approach the formal constraints of representation with an abstractionist’s eye. While respecting the flatness of the picture plane, she engages with the organic, plastic nature of her materials. Through the repetition, order, and lyricism of floating marks of various size and gesture, there develops an overlap of translucent and opaque layers of paint, and cohesion of a close palette of colors. A strong internal drawing structure holds the relaxed, expressive external features of the work.

2010: The Gallery at First Parish, Weston, MA   2003: Living Out Loud Gallery, Aspen, CO
2009-2010: View Gallery, Jackson, MS   2001: RU4, New York, NY
2007-2009: Art in Embassies, Exhibition, U.S. Embassy – Tunis, Tunisia   1999: New York Studio School Gallery, New York, NY
2006: Kara Taylor Fine Art, Martha’s Vineyard, MA   1996: Perk Gallery, Durham, NC
2005: Banchet, New York, NY      
Trees I
Trees I
Film Credits for Painting:     Education:  
2003: Mona Lisa Smile   2009- 2010: Hunter College
2001: Chelsea Walls   1997-1999: New York Studio School
      1992-1996: Duke University, BA, Cum Laude

Middlesex School, Cum Laude


Water II
Water II


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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