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Upcoming Open Juried Show
Opening Reception this Sunday, July 21st 1-3pm!!

Juror Bio




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.



 1st Place: Karen Forde Whittemore

Karne Forde whit  


2nd Place: Theresa Girard


3rd Place: Guy Cassaday


Honorable Mention: Paul M. Murray


Honorable Mention: Barbara DeCesare


Judges Award: Ben Buglio


Judges Award: William Brennan



We at the Wickford Art Association have partnered with the Rhode Island Arts Education Association for almost 3 years bringing to the state the "Art Teacher of the Year" Awards Ceremony in October to the top art educators in the RI school system.  RIAEA's past President Mia Thompson has joined our board as the scholarship chairperson and facilitated us going statewide with our scholarship program these last 2 years.  
Each year we give $5000 to 3 top high school seniors who have been accepted into an art college.  The RIAEA also gives a $500 Presidents Award.  We have teamed up with Gallery Z in Providence to bring to light this great organization, the RIAEA,  who strive to assist art educators in our school systems with grants and art supplies as well as other opportunities for art students to thrive in our state. 
Please come out to the reception featured below and show your support to them as well as Gallery Z for hosting this event.

Public Art WindowCelebrating CommunityFor the month of July 2013, the Gallery Z Public Art Window will be partnering with the organization The Rhode Island Art Education Association 

RI Arts Education Association  


This month's event will be held on Thursday, July 25th, from 5-7 pm. (Gallery Z's Art, Food & Wine Creating Awareness for a Cause) 

About the Public Art Window

The Public Art Window at Gallery Z aims to work with different non-profit organizations to bring a specific message of awareness to the community every month. Here at Gallery Z, we believe that "public art" belongs to every person and should memorialize the past or educate the public on current events. It should foster a sense of pride and belonging in the community, as well as making it a more aesthetically pleasing location. We believe that public art is essential to creating a strong community. 

Our Art, Food & Wine Creating Awareness for a Cause event is held at the gallery on the last Thursday of every month. 

This months Art, Food and Wine event will be held onThursday, July 25th, from 5-7 PM.  

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WAA and Wickford in the News!

On June 20th-21st an article was being done by a Boston reporter... In it Ellen Waxmann and I were interviewed and so were others in Wickford.. Check it out!  this Thursday the video portion of the interview will be on TV!  

 I just discovered this written article in the on line newspaper- check it out...

Hidden Gem in Rhode IslandOn The Water in Wickford

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Hi, Sarah-

Just wanted to let you know that the "Chronicle" show that

includes the feature on Wickford will air on Weds. 7/24, at

7:30pm on Channel 5 (WCVB) Boston.


Thanks so much again for your time and cooperation!





Ted Reinstein


5 TV Place
Needham, Ma 02494  
781-433-4035 office
781-258-0440 mobile



We are very excited and pleased to announce this upcoming exhibit.  Poetry was submitted and juried and then fine artists produced artwork to go with the poems.  The poets and artists will not meet until the reception on August 9th.  The funds received to submit for this show will be donated to the RI Food Bank along with a percentage of the sales of the book created with this poetry & art.  This is a first of it's kind at the association and we invite you to come and be amazed at the outcome!
More excited info to come!

July Featured Artist!

Sarah Tallarico


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 are a 501 (c) 3 Non-Profit Organization which relies on your support to continue to bring about greta art and great art related projects in our state.

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