Wickford Art Association
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In This Issue
Members Show Winners
Members News
Festival Updates
New Artist Award coming
JAM of the Month, Rick Devin
Remaing Spring Classes
Next Show, kids art!
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E-mail the Gallery Director

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What if this was the beginning of a story in your life; 
"There once was a chance I did not take..."
 What was the rest of the story?  Would you believe me if I told you that the rest of the story has not been written yet?  Would you dare to believe that you have the power to pick up where you left off and take a chance now? Or to start on something new that you always wanted to do?  
So often our creative flow is blocked by the haunting memories of our perceived failures.. We can be superstitious and feel that we only have one chance, or one opportunity and if we missed it, it's over for us; everything else is 2nd best so why try too hard? We don't put our heart into our passion because we believe we have failed ourselves and are doomed to walk the earth a shell of what we could have been.
I say enough of that negative self talk!  I say carpe diem! Cease the day!  Make your own destiny.  Someone once said, one of the greatest lies of all time is that we are bound to fate and have no control over our own destiny.  Bah!!!  The truth is, you have one life to live and it is up to you to go for it and make it a great one!!!  
And for those of you who are already freely flowing in your creativity, thank you for the inspiration that you bring to others.


Members Show M-Z Show Winners 
 Opening Reception:
 Sunday, April 15th 1-3pm

1st Place:  Adriana Sanchez1st Place M-Z 2012

2nd Place:  Dianne Webb 
2nd M-Z 2012

3rd Place:  Michael Masi
3rd Place M-Z 2012

Honorable Mention:  Pat Newell
HM M-Z 2012

Honorable Mention:  Janet MacCauseyland
HM M-Z 2012

Judges Award: Nancy Nielsen
JA M-Z 2012

Judges Award: Frank Mullins
JA M-Z 2012


Members News 
  • Judy Salvadore will be exhibiting in the Women in Photography" exhibition at the Blackstone River Theatre, 549 Broad Street, Cumberland, RI. The theatre is across the street from the former Ann and Hope.
  • The Opening Reception is on Saturday, April 14th between 5:30 PM and 7:15 PM. Enjoy wine, cheese, desserts and more.
  • Please join us for a wonderful collection of images from some very accomplished women photographers in the FemFocus Photography Group.
  • No need to RSVP-feel free to just show up. All are welcome.

View flyer below..

Women in Photography Event 




 Kim Ellery's painting (new one this year) has been chosen for the second year in a row for the magazine cover below:

 Kim Ellery Mag Cover



  Carole Berren's watercolor artwork has been recognised by the feature editor of "Watercolor Artist" magazine.  She has been invited to write an article for their magazine dealing with creativity and imagination in watercolor.  Past articles  in this magazine have been about 5 or 6 pages with large reproductions of  work and a 600 word article or interview.   


50th Festival info, Call For Art!!

 The meeting of the Minds!! Festival Directors Rich Waltrous and Ricky McLaughlin meet with President Pam Reed and Vice President Judith Anderson concerning the 50th Anniversary of our festival which is coming up on July 7th and 8th.
Festival team
The Festival Team is still seeking logo designs for the 50th festival t-shirt logo contest.  Deadline for entries on this one color logo is the 20th of April. For more information contact Rich @ festivaldirector@wickfordart.org or 
call Rich @ 401-663-5971.
Also the Festival committee is seeking donations of fine art from it's members for the annual raffle to raise money for the scholarship fund. Please contact Rich if you have a piece to submit.
New Artist Award Coming

New Award Honoring Local Artist

to be Presented at Wickford Art Association

Watercolor and Oil Exhibit on May 20



Wickford, RI---To inspire and recognize creativity among watercolor and oil painters, a new annual award will be presented at the Wickford Art Association's Watercolor and Oil Exhibit on May 20.


The "Most Creative Award" is being sponsored by the family of Daphne Henderson, a long-time member and former president of the WAA, to honor her lifetime career in art. Mrs. Henderson is a North Kingstown resident and has been involved in fine arts for more 40 years.


"We are delighted to present this award that honors one of our members and also encourages other artists to stretch their creative limits," says Pam Reed, president of the WAA.


Mrs. Henderson focuses primarily on water media but has also worked extensively in acrylic, ink, pastel and collage. She has won numerous awards for her work from a variety of art organizations and in juried shows throughout the Northeast, Southeast and Rocky Mountain Region. At 87, Mrs. Henderson continues to paint with the same enthusiasm and life-long goal---to produce work that is both creative and original.


The Watercolor and Oil Exhibit is an open juried show running from May 18 through June 3 at the WAA Gallery at 36 Beach Street, Wickford, RI. Artists who wish to enter the show must register and bring their work to the gallery by May 16. The Daphne Henderson Most Creative Award is an annual cash award and certificate. For more information call 401-294-6840 or visit http://www.wickfordart.org/



2012 April Juried Artist Member of the Month

Rick Devin
 Rick Devin
Click below to view Rick's Bio:

Remaining Spring Classes

Bill Brennan will be teaching:

   Click on link to view the flyer 
Pastel Painting
NOte:  This class is starting later, on April 17th 


Welcome back Won-Ok Park!
She is one of our most popular teachers!
Sumi Painting Click on link below to view the flyer..


A New Photography class will be held for 5 weeks  
May 5th- June 2nd 10am-1pm 
"Seeing the Light" with Jan Armor
Jan Armor
Click link below to view flyer:
Coming up next!
The North Kingstown public school Art Show is coming for their 2nd annual kids/ youth show kindergarden through 12th grade.   
If you would like to help with the set up, food etc.. Please contact me at the gallery! Last year this event saw 400 visitors at the opening reception!
Art on Tour

Thanks to all the well wishers!  I had an incredible trip visiting my daughter Whitney!  Now I am back here tending to your artisic pursuits here at the gallery.

Whit & I

Sarah Tallarico
Gallery Director

Wickford Art Association
36 Beach Street
North Kingstown, RI 02852