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Guild Ink
June 2020

President's Message

The Portsmouth Arts Guild is adapting to Covid-19 in creative ways(isn't that what an arts guild should do?).
This message introduces the Eileen Shandley Award winner at Portsmouth High School and shows her work. We also encourage people to vote for their favorite in the "Where Water Meets the Land" exhibit and consider entering our Juried All Photography Show. This will be a virtual show.  We also encourage you to visit our Facebook page where you will see some interesting art challenges in the near future.

I would like to introduce our new Education Director, Susan Graham. You will be hearing more from Suzi as she takes over this job. The board and many members want to thank our outgoing director, Suzanne Lewis, for her many years of dedicated and inspiring service to the guild.

Sarah Oesting
PAG President

Vote for the People's Choice Award

View the show and choose your favorite art work. Email Paulette at with your choice. The winning artist will be featured next month on our website.

Portsmouth Arts Guild
Where Water Meets Land Online Exhibit

The Portsmouth Arts Guild presents a monetary
award each year to a graduating art student at Portsmouth High School.
Lily Severa
 2020 winner of the Eileen Shandley Scholarship Award

Artist Statement

Art has always been a way for me to connect with myself and others. When I create an artwork, others can view it and see how it's a visual representation of the person I am! It's a way to communicate, to heal, and to help others. For my senior project this year, I illustrated a book to help others through their anxiety. It's incredible to create something that reaches other people! I will be studying anthropology at the University of Rhode Island next year! I'm thankful that I have the opportunity to have a deeper relationship with the beings of this earth, that have created and lived before me! 


Call for Photographers!

The Portsmouth Arts Guild is switching the dates to  
make a show accessible to all artists and photographers!  
For the safety of our Artists and  
the Public we're making this another Virtual Show.  
The Guild's recent shows have been very successful, attracting interests from Artists, Buyers and the Public from all over.
Call for Photographers!

E nter your work in the Juried All Photography Show.
All may enter. There is no set theme.  
This is a Juried show so not all work will be accepted.

The Juror for this show will be photographer  
and teacher Lindsay Elgin. Samples of her work and her biography are on her website, click here:
Here's where intake differs from the  
usual Guild shows: 
Intake is the week of June 10 th to June 16th.  
Artists must email pictures, in jpeg format, to the address.
Artists are invited to submit up to 3 photographs.  
Dimensions of prints and prices must accompany intake. All work must be for sale. Guild takes 25 percent of sales.
Artists will be contacted if their work has not been  
accepted for the show.
Show prizes are $100.00 for First Place, $75.00 for Second Place and $50.00 for Third Place. Prizes and Honorable Mentions will also be acknowledged in the show, on the Guild website and on social media.
The show will premiere on the Guild's new  
YouTube channel starting the weekend of June 19 th.
Show entry fees
Member: $15 first entry, $5 each additional
Non-Members: $20 first entry, $10
for the second and $5 for the third

Payment can be by mailed-in check (check must be
received by June 16th) or by credit or debit card through the
"donate" button on the Guild website, click here

Please include a $2.00 service fee for
all credit or debit card payments.

Portsmouth Arts Guild

Please consider renewing your PAG membership. This revenue allows us to provide exhibits and classes. Individual membership cost $50 and family membership cost $65. Membership is active until February 28, 2021. Please send payment to Portsmouth Arts Guild, PO Box 463, Portsmouth, RI 02871 or go to our website

Members Opportunity

The PAG has an opportunity to exhibit members work at the Golden Wellness Center in Portsmouth. All work will be hung using Command Strips. The work must have a flat surface on the back at least 1/2" wide. It can't have a wire or wire attachments. The front of the picture should have a label with a title and the words Portsmouth Arts Guild. The back should have a label with the artist name and price. The Golden Wellness Center will handle sales and reimburse the guild. There will be a 25% commission  paid to PAG for any art work that is sold. Members interested in exhibiting work should contact Sarah Oesting at 
to arrange a safe pick up in the parking lot of the guild.

Sunday Plein Air Painters ( sponsored by the Portsmouth Arts Guild)
We will meet on Sunday afternoons from 3 to 6 PM.
All levels and media welcome.
There is no instruction but we will have a short critique following the sessions.
Fees are $4 a session for Portsmouth Arts Guild members
and $5 a session non-members. You may also pay for the entire series: $20/$25
These are drop in sessions. Rain cancels. Check our website for cancellations
For more information contact Suzanne Lewis at 254-1668 or
                  June 14  -  Meet at Prescott Farm on rt 114 at                                      Portsmouth /   Middletown line. Paint historic buildings,                      gardens, duck pond.
June 21 -  Meet at the Warren Town Wharf on Water Street. Paint boats, boatyard, Barrington River. Also buildings and streetscapes. Coffee and pastries at Water Street CafĂ©.
June 28  -  Meet at Grays Ice Cream, Tiverton Four Corners. Paint bucolic old New England town. Numerous historic buildings.
July 5 -  No meeting
July 12 -  Meet at Paradise Valley Park, Middletown. Paint windmill, old schoolhouse, gazebo and landscape.
July 19 -   Meet at Prudence Island Ferry Landing, Thames Street, Bristol . Paint fishing boats, Armory, waterfront.
July 26 -  Meet at Glen Farm, Portsmouth. We will meet at the parking lot on the left just past the historic yellow Brown House. Paint landscape and historic house.

Spring Classes

Painting Seascapes with Joel Popadics
Learn how to capture the feeling of light and atmosphere in your paintings. Each day we will meet at a different location in Jamestown and Newport. Learn to paint rocks and ocean.
Date:                     Monday-Wednesday, July 20-22
Time:                   8:30-4
Tuition:             $325/$300 members

If you have any questions please contact Suzanne Lewis at Checks and registration should be mailed to PAG PO Box 463, Portsmouth , RI 02871

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