Wickford Art Association
In this edition: Our upcoming show announcement, A bustrip to NYC;some upcoming classes, the JAM of the Month and Congrats to our new JAM's! We look forward to seeing you at the gallery soon!
"Still Life & Interior Spaces"
 Open Juried, All Media Show 
Registration this Wednesday; 11-3pm & 5-7pm and 
Thursday 11-3pm
Juror: Natalie Thompson

Natalie is the co-owner of Voila. Natalie is an experienced art teacher, she has taught toddlers, K-12, college, and continuing education classes. She has been a graphic designer and free-lance commercial illustrator and muralist for companies including but not limited to Stanley Tools, Ames Dept. Stores, Foxwoods Resort Casino, Preciata Eyes Mural Arts Center, St. Bonaventure Indian Mission and School, The Academy of Art University, RISD, CCSU, and more. 


She has her bachelors degree from Central CT ST University, Art Education K-12 with a specialization in painting along with an associates degree from Cazenovia College in Commercial Illustration.




NYC Day Trip 
Hello everyone,

Once again it's time to plan our annual bus trip to NYC.  You don't need to be a member of any organization to join us.
 You don't need to know anyone who knows anyone ( a RI thing).  You don't even need to be from RI.
The date this year is Saturday April 14, 2012.  We will be leaving the Rte 117 park and ride in Warwick at 7:30 AM (Exit 10 A).  The bus will make 3 stops in NYC on Fifth Ave:  1) uptown around 82nd St.,  2) midtown around 45th St. and 3) downtown around Greenwich Village or Soho.
At 6:30 PM the bus will pick us up behind the NY Public Library at Bryant Park (between 40 & 42nd St.  and 5th and 6th Ave.) for our trip home.  We should arrive back in Warwick about 10 - 10:30 PM.

There are so many reasons to go to NYC as the spring!!!!! blossoms start to bloom.  Some will shop; some will go to the theater;  of course there are so many art galleries and museums to visit.  You could go down to Wall Street and occupy! While down there, take a walk across the Brooklyn Bridge. You'll see all of Manhattan, the Statue of Liberty, Ground Zero, etc.  The Tenement Museum is fascinating.  There's a wonderful walk on the High Line through the Chelsea area chock full of galleries.  Greenwich Village and Soho are wonderfully funky.  Some have shopped in hidden places on Canal Street.  The American Watercolor Society has its annual exhibit at that time of year.  Some will want to explore the beauty of Central Park.  And there are some great spots in Harlem for art, music and food.  I'm sure many of you have other spots or ideas that you'd love to explore or revisit.

For those of you who were with us last year , you'll be happy to know that I am working with a new bus company.  The buses are a little bigger, more modern and more professional!!!.

Because of our using a  better bus, I have had to raise the fare a bit.  The fare will be $40 per person.  This price will cover gratuities also.

If you would like to join us or if you know of anyone else who would like to join us, please get in touch with me at:  
 and I will put your name(s) on the list.  Payment will not be due until March 14.

Looking forward to going to NYC with you.




Kelly's work
Kelly Folsom Teaching1



4 weeks February 17th - March 9th

Fridays 1-4 pm

Members $110/ Non-members $125



Come join this inspiring and enthusiastic class. This class focuses on fundamentals of painting and drawing

such as composition, creating form, value control and appropriate handling of materials.

Painting students will learn to create rich, luminous and atmospheric paintings by "alla prima", meaning

painting wet into wet.

Using the forgivable medium, vine charcoal, drawing students will be taught drawing fundamentals.

Principles touched on will be how to use a value scale, completing preparatory thumbnail sketches,

development of light and simple construction.

Still life set-ups will be provided. Demonstrations will be given weekly. Optional portfolio reviews.                       


KF teaching3KF teaching2





Tom Martino's Portrait Class

Tom Martino Portrait ClassTom's Portrait Class


Joe Szarek's Oil Painting Class Starts Wed Feb 8th 
9-12 am
Out of the Box Photography Starts Wed Feb 29th,


Norma Cheek
January 2012 Featured Juried Artist Member of the month

click below to view Norma's bio:

   Norma Collage

One last Look at Norma's Wall as we close out January 2012! 
Norma's Wall



Congratulations to our new Juried Artist Members!!

       As of January 17, 2012 

  our newly Juried Artist Members:


Beth Johnston-Oil

Cyndy Moniz- Digital photography

Robin Grace- Acrylic on Canvas, Abstract

Amos Paine- Pen, Ink and Guach

Sabra Park Luscumbe- Watercolor, acrylic, and pencil

Patricia D'Ambra- watercolor, oil and acrylics

George Furbish- Oil

Judy Salvadore- Digital Photography

Sylvia Hampton- Photography

Georgann Casey- Photography

Marie Martone- Photography, Oil and Pastel



Sharon Alemany

Membership Chairperson




Welcome to our new Festival Director Rich Waltrus 
and his assistant/ Co-Director Ricky McLaughlin
They have their work cut out from them. If you have been a volunteer in the past and are desiring to volunteer this year for our 50th please contact Rich at festivaldirector@wickfordart.org and either he or Ricky will be in touch with you about their upcoming Festival Committee Meeting!    



The purpose of the Wickford Art Association is to educate its

membership, the local

arts community and the general public, and to promote the arts in

the community.