Wickford Art Association

"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."

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We have the North Kingstown Public Art Show coming up after the next  Members show.   I am looking for help.. We could use donated food by a caterer or from Dave's or some such place. and people to help put it together.  I will need assistance during the show so let me know if you are interested in assisting me.
Also I need a great event planner to help me with a very special tea we will be putting on now in June, perhaps the 2nd or 3rd Saturday.  
I will be back the 12th of April to connect with you!

Call For Entries For our Members M-Z Show.  

Registration days/times 
Wednesday 4/4/12~11am-3pm & 5-7pm
Thursday 4/5/12~   11am-3pm
Show Opening is postponed until Sunday April 15th 1-3pm
due to it being Easter on the original date!
The Home Show is taking place this week and some of our artists are exhibiting in the gallery section.  Go and support our own local artists and thanks to our own Kim Ellery who is the coordinator who put the Art Show together for the home show. Our President, Pamela Reed well as our Membership chairperson Sharon Alemany and others will be exhibiting.  

Members' News




Please join Carole Berren and her students for our annual exhibition:

Cranston Public Library Art Gallery

140 Sockanosset Cross Road * Cranston, RI 02920 * (401) 943- 9080

Opening Reception: Sunday, April 1, 2012, 2-4 PM

Exhibition on view through April 30, 2012

Hours: M-W 9AM - 8PM; Th, F,S 9AM - 5PM; Sun. 1- 5PM

for info on who's exhibiting click link below

Howard Rubenstein has a panoramic photo of Fenway Park which will be featured in a special glossy section of the Sunday April 1st edition of the Boston Globe in association with Nikon camera to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Fenway Park.

April 2012 Featured Juried Artist Member of the Month

Rick Devin, Mixed Media Artist, Sculptor 

Rick Devin

               Photography courtesy of Marylou Butler


Rick Devin has been creating artwork and works of art for over thirty years. His work is constantly taking new directions as he believes that repetition is the root of stagnation. His paintings are executed in acrylic. His work has been exhibited throughout the United States. His other work is done in a variety of mixed media. His soft sculptures are done in very limited quantities. No two are exactly alike.


Many of the small sculptures are one of a kind as he uses pieces and parts of costume jewelry and other findings which are unique to each one. These sculptures range in height from four to eight inches. The photo to above is of the artist with his creation "No Time on My Hands" The clock is wood covered with canvas and stands about six feet high.


Rick found the Wickford Art Association when he first moved to Rhode Island and was looking for a community of artists to belong to in the beginning of the 80's. Rick ran the Wickford Art Festival for many years and later co-ran it with Francie Christopherson until as he said; he left it in her capable hands.


 Rick maintains a small gallery in Hope Valley Rhode Island which is open by appointment. Please be patient when making an inquiry as he is only a one person operation. Should you wish to contact him he can be reached at: 401-539-8627

rickdevinltd@yahoo.com     http://www.devinicals.com

I will be away from the Gallery visiting my daughter who lives abroad.  I will be back on April 12th in the gallery.  Have a wonderful Easter for those of you who celebrate it and I hope to see you at the members show on the 15th of April!! 

 Whitney and Me!

Sincerely, Sarah Tallarico
Gallery Director
Wickford Art Association