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"All Media I" Juror Bio:

Juror: Ida Schmulowitz

Show runs February 1-17th, 2013

Ida Schmulowitz received a BFA from RISD, 1974. She has exhibited locally and nationally, including solo shows in RI at the Newport Art Museum, Bannister Gallery at RIC, Hunt Cavanagh Gallery at PC, Atrium Gallery at the State Administration Building, and The Warwick Art Museum. Group shows in RI include  "Down to Earth the Enduring Landscape" at The RISD Museum of Art.  She has also had a one person show at Hammond Harkins Galleries in Bexley, Ohio, and at the Society for Preservation of NH Forests in Concord NH, as part of the Mac Dowell Colony 100th Year Celebration. She has had a two-person show in at Gallery Merz, in Sag Harbor Long Island, and been part of a group show at Maienza Wilson Gallery in Santa Barbara California.

Awards include a MacDowell Colony Fellowship and a residency at Weir Farm in Wilton Ct.

She has lectured about her work at the Unity Center at Rhode Island College in partnership with Bannister Gallery, been a guest lecturer for the "Insights" series sponsored by The Pawtucket Arts Collaborative, Pawtucket, RI, was Invited to speak on the impact of her Jewish heritage on her art at the "Artists Speak" lecture series RISD Museum of Art, discusssed her work as part of the "New/Now" Lecture Series at the RISD Museum, and was a  guest lecturer on "Landscapes" at the Providence Art Club.

Her work is in corporate collections in RI of the RISD Museum of Art, RI DEM, RI Hospital, Miriam Hospital, and  Bradley Hospital, as well as Meditech Fall River, MA, and private collections including Frank Robinson, Cornell University 


1st Place: William Brennan  "Scarborough #5"

1st Bill  


2nd Place: Maryann S. Chagnon "Old Pot with Tapistry"



3rd Place: Henry J. Gauthier "Atlantis"

3rd Henry  


Honorable Mention: Joan McCauley "Heading Home"



Honorable Mention: Lenny Rumpler  "On Deck"



Judge's Award: "Safe Passage"



Judge's Award: "The Staircase"

February 2013 Featured Juried Artist of the Month

Marian L. O'Connell


Marian is a life member of the Wickford Art Association. Her association started in 1979 when the Association was meeting in an old red brick building on Ten Rod Road. Alice Ryan, then President, invited her to a meeting and shortly thereafter became Treasurer which lasted the next four years.   Raising three girls kept her busy but she found time to cross the old rickety Jamestown Bridge for meetings coming from her home in Middletown. Since then she's been active in many activities in the Association and has participated in Wickford Art Festival for 33 years. 

When she first joined the association she was doing oil paintings and John Hauser and others, juried her work for membership.   Eventually she switched to watercolors studying with both Spencer Crook and John Laughlin in Wickford Village. However, after years of watercoloring she once again found a new medium, printmaking after her friend and partner at DeBlois Gallery, Newport introduced her to it.   Today

etching is her primary medium, hand watercoloring many of them. Printmakers often extend their printmaking to make artist books and she has made several of them.


O'Connell has exhibited in both regional and national competitions annually. Her two most important awards were: the Anna Hyatt Huntington Bronze Medal of Honor, the second highest award in Printmaking, at the annual Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club in New York City in 2005, and Best in Show at the Newport Annual Members Show in 2009 where she also was awarded a solo show in the Newport Art Museum in 2011. She's been awarded membership in the Boston Printmaker's, Elected Copley Artist, Boston, National Association of Women Artists, NYC, the Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club, NYC, as well as a founding member of the Art League of Rhode Island.

Click to view flyer: 
Marian O'Connell Bio

John P Image
January Featured Juried Artist Member of The Month
Also John is the sole photographer for an amazing show coming up that is gaining much press:

John's current project is "Station Ink". The Station Ink show is a photographic tribute for the 10th year anniversary to all the memorial tattoos in honor of the 100 victims and survivors of The Station Night Club Fire - February 20, 2003. Over 60 people were photographed for this show which will be held at the Pawtucket Armory - February 15 - 17, 2013. This show is a fundraiser for The Station Fire Memorial Fund (for more information and samples:



Members in the News
Paul Murray 
  Antarctica Portal          
Paul M. Murray 2012
Antarctica Portal was selected as the Juror's Choice out of some 800+ worldwide entries for the "Lost Earth" juried exhibition at The Darkroom Gallery, in Essex Junction, VT.  The show runs through February 3rd.  The juror, William Neill, is a highly acclaimed landscape and environmental photographer with more than 30 years of experience.  The Darkroom Gallery is located at 12 Main Street in E

ssex Junction, and a full-color exhibit book is available for purchase from Viovio



   Adding to the winning Vermont experience, Pride and Excellence and Reflections of Renewal, were chosen from a field of 700+ entries for The Darkroom Gallery's "Color Story" juried exhibition.  That exhibit runs from February 10th through March 3rd.


  Just Lovin' It won First Prize at the Conanicut Island Art Association's "Through The Lens" juried exhibit, and was accorded a location in the Jamestown Town Hall that is highly visible from either inside or outside the building. 



   Just Lovin' It                  Paul M. Murray 2012



Other images,  Rounding The Mark and A Following Sun On A Fleeting Day were juried into the show as well.  The show is open until April 11th at the Town Hall which is located at 99 Narragansett Avenue in Jamestown, RI.


  • Antarctica Occluded won an Honorable Mention, the Duxbury Art Association's "2013 Winter Juried Show", which opens on February 10th and runs through April. 

        Antarctica Occluded                   Paul M. Murray 2012


The show will be located at the Ture Bengtz Gallery at The Art Complex Museum, 186 Alden Street, in Duxbury, MA.


  • In another appearance, Antarctica Occluded was selected for the Newport Art Museum's Members' Juried Exhibition which runs from February 2nd until May 19th.  The Museum is located at 76 Bellevue Avenue in Newport, RI.


  • Remembering was juried into the Pawtucket Arts Collaborative's "Then and Now" show which is available until February 22nd.  The Collaborative is located at The Mill Gallery at 560 Mineral Spring Avenue in Pawtucket, RI.


  • In shows not juried for entry, No Way... and WaterFire Blaze are among the entries at the Plymouth Art Guild's Winter Show which runs through February 17th at 11 North Street in Plymouth, MA, while Pride and Excellence is part of the Mystic Arts Center's Members' Exhibition which is open until February 9th at 5 Water Street in Mystic, CT.


Call for Art

The Covington Three Rivers Art Festival invites you to apply to our 17th Annual juried festival. Attracting 50,000 visitors last year, the award-winning festival is dedicated to bringing the best of fine arts and fine crafts to historic downtown Covington, Louisiana, and providing the best in Southern Hospitality for our artists.

Our site stretches outdoors along Columbia Street, lined by many of the galleries, antique and specialty shops, and restaurants for which Covington is well-known. The Arts Alive! demonstrations, Children's Discovery Area, Student Art Exhibit and musical performances add to the festival ambiance and attraction.

If you have questions contact:

Sarada LeBourgeois

Event Coordinator


artist opportunity



Dana Schraudner 
question -- Hi, my name is Dana Schraudner, I work in the marketing department for the Rhode Island International Film Festival.  Next month the organization is hosting their annual Oscar Night Gala which raises funds for community and children's programs in Rhode Island. The event also features a silent auction that takes place at the end of the evening.  I wanted to reach out to your artists to see if anyone wanted to become involved by donating a work of art to be auctioned at the event. Please get back to me with any thoughts. Thanks so much! 



To Do:




It's that time of the year, with the new calendar in front of us,  that I start to plan again for our annual bus trip to NYC.  It's a good thing that I started now as they told me that we got the last bus (out of 12).


Here is the info:

Date.....................................................Saturday, April 13, 2013

Place of departure...................................Park and Lock on RTE 117 in Warwick

Times....................................................Departure at 7:30 AM;  Arrive NYC about 11 AM;  Depart NYC 6:30 PM arriving back in Warwick about 10:30PM


3 stops in NYC........................................5th AVE and

                                                                  1)        82nd (Metropolitan Museum of Art, Central Park,            Guggenheim, Whitney, Neue (?) all places uptown)

                                                                   2)        around 43rd or so Midtown  ( Theaters, Rockefeller Center, shopping, etc.)

                                                                   3)        around Greenwich Village  (Salmagundi, American Watercolor Soc. show, Washington Sq., Soho,

                                                                              Canal  St., Wall St, Twin Tower area, Brooklyn Bridge, etc.)


Cost......................................................$40 per person



If you are interested in my saving a spot for you and/or friends, please let me know sooner rather than later.  My email is:

Payment will be due by March 13, 2013.


Thank you.


Looking forward to welcoming spring!!!!! in NYC with you.

Carole Berren



I love Wickford
Click to view event flyer...

Sarah Tallarico
Gallery Director
  (The Festival Application is on the website if you are interested in exhibiting this July)


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