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Subject: Guild Ink March 2020




Newsletter                                          GUILD INK                            March 2020

President's Message

Portsmouth Arts Guild started the new year with a colorful show featuring quilts from the Prudence Island Quilters. We have ten upcoming exhibition shows with inspiring themes thanks to Wayne Quackenbush and interesting classes thanks to Suzanne Lewis.
To support all the guild activities, an exciting fundraiser is in the works (see information below). Please start thinking about which piece of art you would like to gift to PAG's exhibition and fundraiser, "THE GREAT ART HEIST". The final event will culminate with a  party at Common Fence Point Center on Saturday, May 30th  featuring a random drawing where every ticket holder will go home with a personally selected piece of original art. Your donated work of art will be on exhibit at Common Fence Point Arts, Wellness and Community Center beginning May 25 until the evening of the drawing, May 30th,  when a ticket holder will select your piece and enjoy it forever.
Sarah Oesting
Call for Young Artists for the 2020 Emerging Artists Show at Portsmouth Arts Guild!
Show Dates 
February 28th - March 8th

Any student, 18 or under, is invited to participate. Artwork can be in any media. Paintings, drawings, photography, digital, sculpture, ceramics and more are accepted. One to three entries per student permitted.
Bring artworks to the Portsmouth Arts Guild Gallery at 2679 East Main Road, Portsmouth, Rhode Island.

Intake is Monday, February 24th, 3 to 6 p.m. and Tuesday, February 25th, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Opening Reception: March 1,  2-4pm
Public invited!!
There is a suggested donation of $5.00 per artist (not per work) to help support the operational expenses of the Guild
For more information email Wayne Quackenbush at
or call (401) 847-4607.

Portsmouth Arts Guild Exhibit and Fundraiser

The Great Art Heist 2020
Common Fence Arts, Wellness & Community Center

Exhibition Opens: Monday, May 25
Artists Reception: Friday, May 29 at 6 pm
Drawing: Saturday, May 30 at 5 pm
The Great Art Heist is an exhibition and fund raiser that culminates in an exciting evening where every ticket holder goes home with a personally selected original artwork.
Proceeds will support the guild's mission to contribute to the cultural enrichment of the community through the arts.
Each $50 ticket is valid for admission for one person and one piece of art work on the drawing evening. Each $60 ticket is valid for one piece of art work plus admission for a guest on the drawing evening.
Ticket numbers are drawn at random on the evening of the
event. When a ticket number is called, the ticket holder selects the piece of his/her choice and enjoys it forever.
Sounds great but it won't happen without you.
Your gift of an original piece of art is what will make this happen AND it is tax deductible for market value. 

Intake for this event is on April 6 and 7 at the Portsmouth Arts Guild, 2679 East Main Rd, Portsmouth. For more info please contact Susan Graham at .

Call for Artists!
Member's Non-Juried Show
March 13th - April 8th
Opening Reception is Friday,  
March 13th, 6p.m.- 8p.m. 
This is a great time to join the Guild and renew your membership. There are lots of great wonderful events &  
up-coming shows this year  


Guild Members, submit your recent work! This is a non-juried show, all work will be shown.  

  All media are welcome and diversity is encouraged!

Members are invited to bring up to three pieces of art for this show.  
All work must be recent, from within the past three years, and for sale.
Intake is Monday, March 9th, 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. &  
Tuesday, March 10, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. 

Artists Take Note--SHOW ENTRY INFO-- 
Intake fees: $15 first entry, $5 each additional, again, up to 3 entries per person

You may join or renew your membership at time of intake.
Membership is only $50.00 for one year.

Artwork in any media, paintings, drawings, photography, digital, sculpture,
ceramics and more are accepted and encouraged. 

2-D works MUST be wired for hanging--NO sawtooth hangers

For more information, or if you have any questions,
email Wayne Quackenbush at
or call (401) 847-4607.

Again, thank you for your support.
Important Membership News

Starting this year all memberships are due March 1st. Individual memberships are $50.00 and family memberships are $65.00. Artist members pay  a $15.00 surcharge (Artist members have been accepted into four juried shows and this year there will be an artist member show).You will receive an email requesting contact information and a membership payment request. You may also pay your membership at intake for the Members non-juried show or drop by the guild on Sunday's open studio to pay and have a chat.

Membership Benefits
Portsmouth Arts Guild
Member Benefits
  • Share Work in Inspired Themed Art Shows
  • Interface with other artists & the Community
  • Discounts on Classes
  • Multiple Art Show Locations on Aquidneck Island
  • Surprise Events Throughout the Year
  • Discounts on Art Show Entry Fees
  • Participate in Interesting Trips
  • Free Open Studios
  • Low Annual Member Fee


The Portsmouth Arts Guild
           Center for the Arts
Spring Classes
2679 East Main Road * Portsmouth, RI
Assemblage with  Lindsay Adler
 This fun and insightful class will have you transforming those things you have held onto and wanted to do something with for years into a unique and meaningful assemblage.
Date:               4 Wednesdays, March 4-25
Time:              12-2:30 PM
Tuition:           $140/130 members ($20 materials fee payable to instructor)
Make and Take: Collage Greeting Cards Workshop with Lindsay Adler
Have you always wanted to try collage and make your own unique cards for any occasion? This class will be fun and informative and have you exploring several collage techniques.
 Date:    Saturday, March 14
Time:     11-1:30  PM
Tuition:   $35/$25 PAG members  ($10 materials fee payable to instructor)
Creative Drawing with Wayne Quackenbush
This class will come up with 7 words or phrases each week to stimulate the imagination. These prompts will form the basis for daily drawing. In class we will learn techniques for creative drawing.
Date:      5 Fridays, March 13-April 10  OR April 24-May 22
Time:     9:30-12 PM
Tuition:$95/85 members  (10% discount if you sign up for both sessions at once)
Acrylic/Oil techniques with Lynn DeBeer
For the beginner or intermediate painter, this course will teach fundamental painting techniques that you can apply to any subject from materials to brushwork, color mixing, texture and tonal value. A great place to start if you are new or returning to oils or acrylics.
 Date:               5 Thursdays,  March 19-April 16
 Time:            6-8 PM
Tuition:          $125/115 members

Draw Like.....! With Suzanne Lewis
Draw a landscape like Van Gogh, with bamboo pen and ink, a cubist still life like Picasso or a portrait like Chuck Close using a grid. We will not be copying works by these famous artists but learning about their materials and techniques to create our own masterpieces.
 Date:       3 Mondays,  March 17-31
Time:      9:30-12 PM
Tuition: $100/90 members  ($10 materials fee to be paid on 10/29)

Alcohol Ink With Mary Wojciechowski 
Alcohol inks differ from other fluid mediums as they flow, intermingle and create unique textures, often with unexpected results. This workshop offers opportunities to explore the characteristics of these inks and the accessories and tools used in the process.
Date:      Saturday, March 28
Time:                10-3:30 PM    
Tuition:   $75/$65 PAG members  ($10 materials fee to be paid to instructor

Open Figure Studio With Wayne Quackenbush
Open to all media and skill levels. No instruction - simply an opportunity to paint or draw from live models in a friendly and supportive atmosphere. The models may be clothed or nude. There will be a series of short and longer poses depending on the wishes of the group.
 Date:              4 Wednesdays, April 8-2
Time:             6-9 PM
Tuition:           $60/50 for PAG members (tuition is to pay models)
Painting the Portrait from Life with Eileen Mayhew
This 4-week course is open to those who have some experience in drawing the portrait. Each 2 1/2 hour session will begin with a live model. Learn how to set up the structure of the face in paint, while mixing the flesh tones.
 Dates:             4 Tuesdays, April 7-28
Time:              10-12:30 PM
Tuition:           $150/140 members  (plus $40 model fee to be paid on April 7)
Open Portrait Studio
Join this 4-week open portrait studio with a different model each week. Open to all media. No instruction simply an opportunity to draw or paint the portrait from live models in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. The models will be clothed and do a 2 hour pose with breaks in between.
Dates:                    4 Wednesdays,  April 29-May 20
Time:                     6:30-8:30 PM
Tuition:                 $65/55 members (tuition is to pay models)

Watercolor and Colored Pencil with Suzanne Lewis
Watercolor and colored pencil work beautifully together to get crisp, colorful works of art. Use watercolor first in a loose manner and then go in with colored pencils (not watercolor pencils) for a crisp, exciting finish.
 Dates:             3 Mondays, May 4-11
Time:              9:30-12 PM 
Tuition:           $100/90 members  ($10 materials fee to be paid to instructor)

Beauty is Enough: Mandala Workshop with Beth Adoette
Come enjoy the beauty of natural objects and the artistic process as you create a nature mandala for the day. This is all about enjoying the moment and sharing it with those around you. All materials are provided but will not be taken home. So bring your camera (High resolution digital prints are also available for $15)
Instructor: Beth is a Rhode Island artist who illustrates, photographs and writes about what she calls "Contemplative Sacred Circles" she discovers or co-creates with nature. Beth holds a degree in fine Arts and Certification in Eco-Art Therapy. Learn more at                      
Date:         Saturday, May 16
Time:        10:30-12:30 PM
Tuition:   $50/40 members             
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You will be notified following registration of what materials you need to bring to class. If your class has a materials fee, please pay that to instructor directly; don't include with your check. Refunds will be given up to one week prior to the start of class. No refunds if you withdraw a week or less before the start of class.
Return to: PAG Workshops, P.O. 1181, Bristol, 02809, or contact Suzanne Lewis, Registrar, at 401-254-1668,

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