Saturday, November 1st, 2014

The future of the Arts is in your hands!

Tuesday is election day- remember to vote yes on question #5 as we could directly benefit from this bond towards our building expansion project.  

( please read my message at the bottom)

Results of Photography Show


The Results of the Photography Show

Juror: Lindsay Elgin


We had 174 Entries to the show!!!  69 Were accepted. 


The opening reception is tomorrow from 1-3pm with the awards

 ceremony at 1:30pm we hope to see you here!


1st Place: Dianne E. Miller 



2nd Place: John Pitocco 


3rd Place: Jillian Barber 



Honorable Mention: Shane Gutierrez 



Honorable Mention: Alyson McCann 



Judges Award: Karin Forde Whittemore 



Judges Award: Lewis Keen 



Judges Award: Avis O'Neill



*Congratulations to all our winners and to all those accepted into the show!


Juror's Statement:

Photography Juror Statement 

RIAEA Art Teacher of the Year Award Ceremony 
Recently we hosted the Rhode Island State Awards Ceremony for Art Teacher of the year.  The RIAEA (RI Art Education Association) each year honors the top educators in our state and for the 3rd year now we have sponsored this event and also Tavern by the Sea generously donated the fabulous food!  

 RIAEA Art Educators of the Year
RIAEA Overall Art Educators of the Year & 

High School Art Educators of the Year
Kurt VanDexter


RIAEA Middle School Art Educators of the Year
Caroline Law


RIAEA Elementary Art Educators of the Year
Paul Carpentier


Distinguished Friend of RIAEA
Dr. Paul Sproll


Congratulations All!


Building Expansion updates:

Recently we went to the NK Town Council after many months of working out a change to our existing lease.  In order for us to qualify for investors we needed to revise our lease.  This has been done now and we sent this letter to the Council:

Also we consulted an economic professional who has done work in NK to do an analysis of what the effects of us building an Arts and Cultural Center here in NK would be, and these are the results:

We completed a feasibility study and have been analyzing the results.  We want our membership and the public to know that we are listening and that we are taking all the concerns into consideration, consulting professional critique and we plan to be prepared to present the results in January.

In the meantime, please know that on behalf of the WAA we have been pouring out our energy and investing our time because we believe we have something very special here and unique to the Town we reside in.  We are sensitive to the charming presence in this community and only want to enhance it for the greater good. 

It is true- we are passionate about the arts and what they mean to a community.  It is also true that as the world gets crazier and the unpredictability of our times escalates with wars and disease and uncertainly, we need a constant source of encouragement. We simply want to do our part in our little part if the world to enable positive influence, change and healing...Folks,  that is the POWER of a ART.. 

And you are needed- your voice, your art, your passion and sacrifice (time and or money) for the greater good- what part will you play? 
Maybe we need You- maybe you have been waiting to step into something that will leave a lasting legacy. Could it be with us? 

Vermeer in Verse Televised

A DVD of the Vermeer in Verse program  will air on GoodNewsRI later in November. This is a result of our poetry fundraising event in September.  Several of the poets wer interviewed and the program inforamtion is below.
 Juliana Anderson produces: 

Vermeer in Verse
Saturday November 22nd and 29th Cox 13/Verizon 32 
Statewide 6:30PM

Monday November 24th and December 1st Cox 18/Verizon 38 
Providence 5:30PM
Wednesday November 26th and December 3rd Cox 18/Verizon 38 
Providence 9:30PM

info from our house poet


Little Picture Show sign up
It's time to sign up
Every November- December we have the Little Picture show where our artists have about 3 1/2 feet by 4 feet of wall space to hang their art works 8x10 or smaller for sale.  It is the perfect time to shop for Christmas presents!  
So WAA members time to sign up before it fills up...

"I will not live an unlived life.
I will not live in fear of falling or catching fire.
I choose to inhabit my days,
 to allow my living to open me, 
  to make me less afraid,
more accessible,
 to loosen my heart
until it becomes a wing,
 a torch, a promise.
I choose to risk my significance,
 to live that which came to me as seed 
goes to the next as blossom, 
and that which came to me as blossom, 
goes on as fruit."
-Dawna Markova

This, my heart breaths- forgive me my passion,
 it won't leave me alone- 
It is what it is!  Are you with me??

Sarah Tallarico
Executive Director

The Purpose of the Association shall be to educate, encourage and inspire its membership, the local arts community and the general public and to promote fine arts in the community.