T. Ross Kelly Family Gallery

Current Exhibits

'Banks of the Charles in Watertown'
by Michael Altamari

Michael Altamari is a father of two, living outside of Boston, MA. Altamari graduated from New England School of Art in 1973, where he became the assistant figure drawing instructor during his last year. He went on to study Portraiture under Copley Master, Bob Cormier. He was a figure drawing instructor at Boston Architectural Center for 5 years. 

Altamari's still life oil paintings have been sold in several galleries across Massachusetts and he exhibited in galleries across the country. He was a Watertown Art Association member for several years and took best of show 3 years in a row at which point he was labeled a master and discontinued competing. He was also a Copley Society member for several years.

All sales from the exhibition will go to support Rosie's Place, a homeless shelter for women in Boston. There will be a public reception on Saturday, June 17 from 1-3pm in the Raya Stern Trustees Room adjacent to the gallery.


About the Gallery

The Watertown Free Public Library hosts monthly exhibits on the 2nd floor of the library in the T. Ross Kelly Family Gallery. The gallery bears the name of Mr. Kelly, a longtime resident of Watertown and significant donor to the library building fund. He has been an award winning professor of chemistry at Boston College for over forty years, active in Watertown affairs as a town meeting member under that earlier form of government, and a volunteer at the Museum of Science.  He and his family are regular library users and supporters.
(above artwork by Julia Blake


Interested in Exhibiting?

We are always accepting applications from artists and groups who want to share their work with Watertown. 

Apply Online

  1. Read the Exhibitor Guidelines carefully.
  2. Prepare your artist's statement and 3 full color images of your artwork.
  3. Apply using the Gallery Exhibitor Application webform.

For other questions or comments, please contact the curator for the Gallery at bbyrd@watertown-ma.gov