Each Year the Wickford Art Association gives out $5,000.00 in scholarship money to 3 high school seniors from public high schools from around our state who have been accepted into an art college.  The RIAEA gives a Presidential award of $500.00 to one student as well.  Please join us in honoring these students as well as the 6 students who received honorable mentions.  Each student submitted a portfolio of 5 pieces- below is 1 image from each winner.  Congratulations to our winners and we look forward to the ceremony this Sunday at 3pm at the gallery.

2015 WAA High School Scholarship Winners:
Award Ceremony Sunday, 3pm


First Place Award ($2500): Hunter Brokaw, Portsmouth High School 
(Educator: Nancy Brandley)

Second Place ($1500): Kyle Richer, Cumberland High School 
(Educator: Betsey Macdonald)

Third Place ($1000): Kayla Spirito, Ponaganset High School 
(Educator: Nancy Boyden)
(President's Award, $500.00): Katie Gaboriault, Lincoln High School 
(Educator: Susan Kolenda)

Poetry & Art- Show:  Call for Art & Poetry

Poetry & Art

Calling all artists and poets!!  We are now accepting submissions for the Wickford Art Association's 2015 Poetry & Art Exhibit!

We are creating an exhibit of 40 pieces of artwork which will be accompanied by 40 poems.  Approximately half of the exhibit will be artwork inspired by poetry, and the other half will be poetry inspired by artwork!  

For our creating poets and artists, this year will be especially stimulating because you will be assigned a piece of art or a poem, rather than selecting one, so you will need to challenge yourself to see where the creative process takes you!

Initial submissions must be received by April 1st and will be selected for the participation in the exhibit by the WAA Poetry & Art Committee.  Poets and Artists will be notified by April 5th if they are chosen to participate.  Final newly created works are due by May 31st.  All artwork must be available for display in the gallery from July 24th to August 16th.

Please be sure to review the full details in the "Call for Artists" and "Call for Poets" below.

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

Provide links to 3 documents provided - Flyer - Call for Artists and Call for Poets (please note I changed the title of the second doc to Call for Poets)


2015 Exhibit Fee (includes limited edition, commemorative exhibit book): $40 payable when selected for participation in the show


Call for Artists

Call of Art


Call for Art

Deadline April 15th, 2015

The Capital Good Fund, a RI based not for profit, has opened an online store to raise money to support their vision of an America free of poverty and to support the arts.

About CGF
CGF seeks to be the best financial empowerment organization in America by providing high-quality, innovative and transformational financial services to underserved families. It is not easy to escape from poverty. Low-income Americans face numerous obstacles to building better lives for themselves and their families. For many, the promise of the American Dream seems to be slipping away. You can help by supporting this good cause with your art!


Art must be a painting or print on canvas or paper, light weight enough to be mailed easily, under the dimensions 16x20 and priced $100-$400.  When you contact the curator you will be sent additional information regarding mailing, jpg requirements, and commission information.


Check out Capital Good Fund at: www.capitalgoodfund.org


Check out or "in progress" online store at: https://squareup.com/market/cgfund


If you would like to submit art contact: Carey Taylor-Noble at curator@capitalgoodfund.org

March 2015 Featured Juried Artist Member of the Month

Nancy C. Paull, Watercolor, Acrylic





In painting, Nancy uses watercolor or acrylic paint, illustration board, canvas and Yupo paper, which she loves due to "its ultra-smooth texture that is so extremely forgiving that it is almost sinful to use."  The most important aspects of her composition which she allows to flow into her artwork are love, humor, joy, mystery and a celebration of the joys and abundance of life.


Nancy constantly searches for new materials and ways of expression.  She tries to maintain some degree of spontaneity and painterly quality in her finished paintings.  In her painting process she almost never premixes paints on the palette, preferring pure color right out of the tube to make the painting fresh and vibrant.  She admires paintings that aren't "perfect."  Her most successful paintings are what she calls "one shot" paintings - paintings that are spontaneous, joyful and whimsical, a lighthearted effect that evolves effortlessly, with a spirit of playfulness.  Most of the time she draws with her paintbrush, creating a work that is loose and flows easier, a moment of happy inspiration.


Nancy has studied with nationally and internationally known artists: Ted Minchin, Tom Francesconi, John Salminen, Frank Francese, Don Andrews, Richard Ochs, Jane Shoenfeld, Andrew Kusmin and Peter Spataro. Well-known local artists she has studied with include Carole Berren, Robin Wiseman, Nancy Gaucher-Thomas, Richard Harrington, Won Ok Park and Richard Marthers (RISD).  Among her sources of inspiration are Raoul Dufy, Henri Matisse, Paul Cezanne, Pierre Bonnard, Vasily Kandinsky, Paul Klee, Amedeo Modigliani and Pablo Picasso.


In addition to winning numerous awards in Members and Open Juried shows around Rhode Island, Nancy has received the Grumbacher Award and three Winsor and Newton Awards.  She is a member of the Newport Art Museum, the Rhode Island Watercolor Society, the Wickford Art Association and the South County Art Association. Currently, she paints with the members of Natalie Pfanstiehl's Plein Aire Painters of Narragansett Bay. 


"Creativity is inventing, experimenting, growing, taking risks, breaking rules,

 making mistakes, and having fun." - Mary Lou Cook


Nancy C. Paull

401-884-4312; ncpaull@aol.com


36 Beach Street
Wickford, RI 02852
(401) 294-6840