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Carole Berren's Painting, The Strand is included in "SPLASH 13  The Best of Watercolor" book, published by Northlight Books.


October 2012       WATERCOLOR ARTIST magazine 

The article that Carole Berren had been asked to write on creativity for the Watercolor Artist magazine, an international publication, appears in the October 2012 issue.  The page is entitled "Creativity workshop".  The article is about painting watercolors on Yupo as a path to inspiration and creative interpretation of the rectangle. There is a bit of information explaining the process


Tracy Taylor, Carol Sward Comeau, William Brennan all were accepted into the Mystic Art Center's 56th Regional Show / William Butcher Solo Exhibition.


Artist/educator and WAA member Theresa Girard has been accepted as a juried artist member to the Providence Art Club.
She will be painting live at the PAC on Wednesday September 19th to benefit the Arts in Providence through the Providence Rotary.
Tickets can also be purchased at the door from 6-8pm at 11 Thomas Street Providence.
 Judith Anderson won 2nd place at the RI Watercolor Society's  "Anything Goes" Show.

New Members 

Janice M. Borodezt

David Christner

Maggie DeMarco

Joan Edge

Tiago Finato

Mary Gazda

Maria Hoey

Edward Kanaczet

Michael D. Kearney

Christin Larson

Brittney Leone

Alyson J. McCann

Joan McCauley

Paul M. Murray

Brooke Pacheco

Rita Queveor

Nancy Rafi

Tracie Seed

Pia Ward

Haesook Oh

Laura Oakley

Stacey Boulmetis



2012 September Featured Juried Artist Member of the Month
Jillian Barber

Jillian Barber was born in Staffordshire, England, (the home of English pottery!), grew up in Rhode Island, and presently resides in Jamestown, RI on the island of Conanicut in Narragansett Bay


An award-winning ceramic sculptor and photographer, Jillian is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design where she studied clay with Norman Schulman and glass with Dale Chihuly.


Jillian is very active in local art associations and has worked professionally in the arts for over thirty-five years. She is a past recipient of a Fellowship in Design.

Jillian is well known for fantasy masks sculpted from individual portrait castings and imaginative, expressive mythical animals. She is inspired by natural beauty. She creates a headdress to surround each face of flowers or birds, dragons, and shells. They often have the feeling of a temple mask. The masks are richly textured and colorfully glazed combining her love of nature with the realm of symbols, archetypes, and dreams. Masks of both men and women have a peaceful, meditative beauty. One favorite is the Mask of the Greenman. Choosing a handsome, expressive face, Jillian surrounds the form with leaves and vines, glazing the piece in celadon green. The Greenman is an ancient symbol of male fertility, rebirth, and regeneration. He makes a dramatic fountain as well. Jillian's clay animals also have a life of their own. They vary from small, whimsical, pea-eating dragons to large, crouching lion-like creatures. She loves to make lacy fish, seahorses, mermaids, and turtles for the wall. Each piece is made entirely by the artist's hand of fine, white clay with textures of antique lace and shells. Each piece is individually created, painted with under glazes, and often fired three times with the addition of mother-of-pearl luster.

Jillian is also an accomplished photographer. Her work is ethereal, and earthy with a mythological feel. Jillian is a born story teller-her stories come through her heart and hands and captured and translated through her lens. Jillian's work can be seen at many galleries and shows throughout New England. 


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If you are a Juried WAA Artist: we need artwork to display in the Wickford RiteAid window for Oct. 1st through Dec. 31st!

Pieces will be displayed in their front windows for 3 months.


The theme is "FALLING LEAVES"  so we'd like interesting fall foliage or related images.

All forms of 2 dimensional artwork are welcome.

There are spots for 7- 9 large pieces, but no more than 2 pieces per artist please.

We would like LARGER pieces, but need a minimum size of 11x14 framed.


All artwork must be titled and for sale.

Please drop off your artwork at the gallery by Sept. 27th.

Be sure you attach a note on the back with this information:

(or you can email it to the display coordinator)





Selling Price

Artist's email and phone


Note: Please try to keep your title and medium description from being too long and complicated.


The display coordinator will take care of all the labels and signs, as well as hanging and removing the exhibit.

The gallery will take care of the sales and receive their standard commission, then notify artist about sending payment.


IF you have artwork currently hanging at RiteAid, you can pick it up at the gallery after October 2nd.

Please contact the display coordinator if you have any questions.


Bruce Luscombe, display coordinator






* Please remember if you are in the Nature Show that the Pick up day is next Tuesday-11-3pm.  We do not have storage room to keep your leftover pieces. Thanks!
Our Upcoming show is:

Members Picnic!!!

We are having a picnic, Saturday, September 22nd 1-4pm!!!!

Volleyball, corn toss and other games and a great time to get together!!  Please call the gallery and let us know what food item you cwould like to bring.RSVP by Thursday September 20th!!

Looking for a few volunteers to help!! 
Wickford Harbour Fest
Sunday, September 23rd, 11-4pm
& Joy Boat Challenge
Will be held this year at the Town Beach right near our gallery.  We will have a tent promoting our gallery at this event and are looking for a few volunteers to tend it as well as gallery sit. 
Please call 294-6840 of you are interested in volunteering!

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Sarah Tallarico
Wickford Art Association
(401) 294-6840