HAPPY Easter & Passover!!
(Gallery closed for Sunday)

"If you always do what you always did - you'll always get what you always got." Unknown 
This is the time of year for new beginnings and new hope and energy.  If year after year you keep saying that you wish things would change and you would make time to do those creative things that would make you happy- well I hope you never say it again.  Change is hard for many people, they tend to grab onto the familiar because they are scared of the unknown.  "What if I try to do something creative and it is no good?  What if the truth about me is I have nothing special to offer the world and if I step out and try, everyone will know it?  I don't think I could handle that kind of rejection." I have this to say to that; What if that lie in your head wins and on your last day on earth you look back at your life wishing you had the guts to go for it when you had the chance? The truth is vulnerability is what makes you grow.. You overcome your fears and your inner light shines brighter and brighter as you break down all the bullies in your head.  The truth is, there will always be someone who has taken the time to learn to paint or sing or dance or write or do any other art form and so they have progressed and sure they will be better than you.  You won't find out what you can do till you do the work.. and the work will feed your soul and help you connect to the world the way your heart is seeking to connect.  Find your niche- test things out... learn an intrument or to take photos or draw, whatever.. and you will become the king of the hill in your own head..
  It's your life, don't let self doubt bully you anymore..
And for those of you who keep on seeing the fine details of life and the expansive concepts and translating them into art... thank you!!!  Don't stop! Change the world, one work of art at a time!
Sarah Tallarico

Call for Poetry!!

Calling all poets!!  The time is finally here to choose the artwork which will inspire your poetry submission for the Wickford Art Association's 2014 Poetry & Art Exhibit!


We have posted 40 images of beautiful artwork which will be included in this year's show on the following webpage:  http://www.phlashfotoart.com/waapoetryart


Using the "Add Comment" link, we are asking poets to submit an "Intent to Write" including your name and email address on the image of the artwork that you will use to inspire your poem. You do not need to have your final poem yet.  Just to let us know that you are going to write a poem about the chosen piece of artwork. 

We will be accepting a limited number of poems per piece of art on a FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVED basis.  Review the site early and submit your information to secure your selection!  All poets who submit an "Intent to Write" will receive additional information via email.


Final poems must be submitted by May 10th and will be selected for the exhibit by jury review.


Please be sure to review the full details of the "Call to Poets" on the Wickford Art Association Poetry &Art webpage:  http://www.wickfordart.org/member-2014-poetry.html 


We are looking forward to what is sure to be a phenomenal show this year!!

Members News
Trish Marcaccio's W/C painting "Blue Rhapsody" was accepted into the " Visual Rhythms " Exhibit at the Warwick Museum of Art. Opening is  May 7 6-8 PM.
Conanicut Island Art Association "On Paper Show"
WAA Artsists' accepted into show:
Paul M. Murray
Ann Hoyle
Nora Pfiefer
Nancy Nielson
Avis O'Niell
Jillian Barber
Robert Lavoie
Alice Babcock - received Honorable Mention  for "Right There...Ahhhhhh"

Frances Topping 
Will be exhibiting May 10th reception at Finishing Touches 311A Main Street Wakefield, RI 02879 Tel: 401 284 3700 (opposite Robinson Street)
(finishingtouchesri.com). She has several paintings on display from May 1st In addition there is a reception Sunday, May 18th Environmental Education Center, 1401 Hope Street, Bristol, RI. for From the mountains to the Sea: Native trees, shrubs and plants of New England in which I have two botanical pieces.(http://www.fromthemountainstothesea.org). It runs May 16th- 30th 
This is a juried traveling show of the New England Society of Botanical Artiststhat is visiting each New England state. 40 wonderful botanical New Engalnd artists are
 represented. The exhibit's last venue in August is at the Coastal Maine Botanic Garden in Boothbay Harbor, Maine. 
Our president Judith Anderson sings in 2 groups- each are having concerts coming soon:


CALL for Steampunk ART!!!

Elizabeth Donovan, Community Outreach Coordinator at the North Kingstown Free Library, is looking for artists and crafters who do work that could be defined as Steampunk. If you don't know what it is check out these two websites!



You can contact Elizabeth at edonovan@nklibrary.org.



Elizabeth Donovan
Community Outreach Coordinator
North Kingstown Free Library

100 Boone St.
North Kingstown, RI 02852

401-294-3306, x6102





Scholarship Raffle 
Tickets available now at the gallery

Sarah Tallarico
36 Beach Street
North Kingstown, RI 02852
Our website

WAA Mission Statement


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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