Visit us this weekend for our 2013 
51st Annual Wickford Art Festival 
Click links below to download festival info:


WAF Poster


Our Upcoming Show

ALL MEDIA II

Upcoming open juried show

Registration July 17th & 18th 

More info to come...

 

About our upcoming juror:

 

ABOUT JOHN W. SMITH

DIRECTOR, RISD MUSEUM

John W. Smith joined the Museum of Art Rhode Island School of Design in September 2011, where he

has devoted his attention to strengthening the Museum's relationship with the College and the

community, expanding access through increased free admission policies, overseeing the design and

development of new online initiatives, and expanding the Museum's curatorial expertise. From 2006 to

2011, he served as director of the Smithsonian Institution's Archives of American Art, the world's

leading research center devoted to the study of the visual arts of America. During his tenure, the

Archives undertook a major initiative to increase online access to the collection. Smith also established

the Archives first programs for publications and traveling exhibitions.

Prior to the Archives of American Art, Smith served for 11 years at The Andy Warhol Museum in

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, as assistant director for collections, exhibitions, and research; he also served

as interim director of the museum from 1995 to 1996. While at the Warhol Museum, Smith organized

numerous exhibitions and published extensively on Warhol and his circle. In addition, Smith served as

chief archivist at the Art Institute of Chicago (1990-1994), visiting archivist at the Royal Opera House

in Covent Garden, London (1991), and as founding curator of special collections and archives at the

Chicago Park District (1988-1990). Smith received his B.A. in English at Southern Illinois University,

and did graduate work at the University of Illinois.

 


Current Show:
Come visit the Art of the Ocean State Show at the gallery

"The Wickford Art festival is one of the top annual events in RI"