Wickford Art Association


It is with great enthusiasm that I send this e-mail to you today.  So much is happening at the gallery.  We have only one more week of the NK K-12 Public School art show.. The work is awesome and the reception saw over 300 visitors come through last Saturday. Please come in to view the art before the show ends.

We held our statewide scholarship competition and the awards ceremony is tomorrow. (details below). The art is outstanding.  So as we move forward remember to put your 1 piece in the member's show coming up in a week (free entry) and come out to celebrate the arts at the WAA gallery and to encourage each other in your pursuit of excellence!
It's still too chilly, but spring has sprung at the gallery!

See you soon!!

2013 WAA Scholarship Competition Winners
Statewide Competition

Announcing our 51st Annual High School senior art Competition Winners:


Awards ceremony will be held tomorrow, Sunday, March 24th, 4:30-6pm 


1st Place ($2500): Shannon Puerini, Middletown High School (Educator: Sue Suprock)

1st place scholarship  


2nd Place ($1500): Steven Elleman, Portsmouth High School (Educators: Nancy Brandley, Mel johnson, Rose Escobar)

  2nd place


3rd Place ($1000): Chelsea Fletcher, The Greene School (Educator: Kurt Van Dexter)



Presidents' Award ($500.00 from RIAEA): Yoxanderi Mateo, East Providence Senior High School (Educator: Alexandra Robat)

   Presidents award

Awards Ceremony will be held Sunday, March 24th, 4:30-6pm at the WAA Gallery 36 Beach Street, Wickford RI. 


The WAA Board and Directors would like to extend sincere appreciation for Mia Thompson, President of the RIAEA and WAA Scholarship Chairperson for her diligence and hard work taking our historic competition statewide now for the 2nd year. 


"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."




April 9th Member's Meeting
David Schock
Also for those of you who were at our last member's show which was a great night for all, Anthony Tomaselli has sent me the image of the demo piece he has since completed.

Anthony T demo ptg


Member's News

Eileen McCarney Muldoon has been accepted to Photography Now!  Juror Karin Rosenthal viewed nearly 500 images in the process of selecting the 69 pieces for the "South Shore Art Center" show.

They had about 491 submissions and were only able to accept 54 artists. 

2 of these were our own:

William Brennan who won 2nd Place!

and Marc Jaffe who was one of the 55 accepted.








Spring Classes
click on link to view flyers





Member's Show A-Z
Juror Bio: Peter Geisser


Peter Geisser retired in 2003 after over 30 years as art teacher at the Rhode Island School for the Deaf, where he created an Art/Art History Program that received worldwide recognition and was described in two editions of School Arts Magazine. He was a Continuing Education Professor at the Rhode Island School of Design for 15 years, and now teaches part time at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth's Department of Visual and Performing Arts. Geisser created and directed the award winning "Circle of Clay" project for VSAarts RI at the Hasbro Children's Hospital, Providence, and he co-authored a chapter in NAEA's best selling publication: Reaching and Teaching Students with Special Needs through Art. Since retiring he has made stoneware and porcelain mosaic murals with colleague Mika Seeger. Geisser is a stained glass artist with work in churches, homes and buildings around New England. He is a founding member of the Access Advisory Board of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and is a founding member and Past President of the Special Needs Issues Group of the NAEA. Geisser is a Past President of RIAEA, has served on the RIAEA Board for seventeen years and is the NAEA's Eastern Region Vice President Elect. He received an Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts from the RI School of Design in 1997 and the 2008 RI The Pell Award for Distinguished Achievement in the Arts and the 2012 NAEA Marion Quin Dix Leadership Award. 

Member's show




Also although the artists have been picked and only 55 spaces are available I am in need of some more artists who want to participate.  I cannot guarantee you a space but if you are interested please email me at
gallery@wickfordart.org and let me know you would like to participate.



Off-Site Exhibit
For our JAM's:
Please let Barry know asap if you have a piece for the Rite Aid window/ Spring theme



Exhibit 1
Your offer(s) should cover the basics - name of the product or service, price, terms of payment, time limit, any incentives or guarantees and of course, how to get it.

art spark
Please take a moment to go on facebook and sign the petition to make RI a tax free zone for Artists!!

Many Thanks to Ellen Waxmann who is the visionary behind this initiative and who has worked many hours trying to bring this to pass.  She needs your support!  WE need this for RI!!!