Next up at PAG Center for the Arts : 

2 new exhibitions for 2015…scroll down the page for details!

Call for Student Artists!

Exhibit Your Art in

The 2015 Portsmouth Arts Guild’s Annual

Emerging Artists Show


Who can enter?

Any student, 18 or under, living in Rhode Island or Southeastern Massachusetts

What to enter?

Artwork in any media: paintings, drawings, photography, digital, sculpture ceramics, etc. One to three entries per student permitted. All 2-D artwork must be ready to hang. Framing is not required but is encouraged. Unframed 2-D artwork should be matted

Can the Art be for sale?

Students are permitted to price their art for sale, but it is not required.

Where to enter?

Bring your art to the Portsmouth Arts Guild, 2679 East Maid Road, Portsmouth, RI (next to Saint Paul’s Church). Artwork may be delivered by students in person, or by their art teachers.

When to enter?

Submit your work Monday, February 23, 3-6 pm or Tuesday, February 24, 6:30-8:30pm.

When is the exhibit?

The gallery will be open two weekends, February 28 and March 1st and March 7th & 8th; with the opening reception on Sunday, March 1st from 2 to 4 pm. Prizes will be awarded at the reception.

What does it cost to enter?


This is a non-juried show. (That means everyone who enters gets their art displayed.) This exhibit is judged for prize certificates.

For more information email Mary Ann Martin: or call (401) 846-5750


Members Only non- juried Show

 Call for Artists

Show dates: February 2-March 2

 Reception: Wednesday Feb 4, 5pm-7pm –  cash bar

 Exhibition held at the Publick House in Portsmouth

 First 50 accepted in exhibit. One per artist –  $10 fee. 

 ***  Intake @PAG Jan 30 –  12:00 to 4pm and Jan 31 – 11am to 2pm ***

  ***  Size limitation 11×14 –  nothing larger ***

** The fine print **

                                           1 piece per member, please

                             Work can be previously shown @PAG

     Peoples Choice Award cash prize to be awarded at end of exhibition



Important Gallery Notes

The last day the gallery will be open this year is December 21.  Starting in January, we will re-open to offer classes, open-studio sessions, and a film series so please check back often for upcoming events and activities.  

*Our first exhibition of 2015 will begin on February 28 with the Emerging Artists Student Show.*


NEW @ PAG!  Hand-Building Ceramics Workshop

flowerpot photo

Explore the world of terracotta! Participants will journey from construction, pinching, coiling and draping to glazing and firing. Have fun and learn from Daphne Verley (, an internationally known instructor who has been a working ceramist for 38 years. Studio in Bristol. All skill levels welcome.

Date: 6 Thursdays, Jan. 22, 29, Feb. 5, 12, 19, 26

Time: 6-9 PM

Tuition: $240 (plus $60 materials fee to be paid to instructor on first day of class)

 For more information or to register contact Suzanne Lewis at 401-254-1668 or


This Winter Portsmouth Arts Guild Center for the Arts Presents:


Saturday Afternoon at the Movies!

Jan 10    The Girl With the Pearl Earring

Jan 17    Lust for Life

Jan 24    Frida

Jan 31    Art School Confidential

Feb 7     Family movie (TBD)

Movies will start at 2 PM and there will be no charge, though donations are welcome. Following the movie we will have refreshments and a short discussion of the film.



Back by Popular Demand!

Art Lessons For Young Artists

with Joanne Murrman

This Saturday morning class will be geared toward children who want more art in their life. It will include a variety of art lessons, materials, techniques and styles to compliment the student’s school experience. Famous artists and artwork will be introduced and each student will explore his or her own manner of expression. Drawing, painting and some 3 dimensional work.


Dates: 5 Saturdays, Jan. 10,17,24,31 Feb. 7

Time:      10-12:30

Location: Portsmouth Arts Guild

Tuition: $120/$100 members

Ages:     7-11

For information or to register please contact

Instructor: Joanne Murrman is an experiences artist and art teacher with a BFA from Mass College of Art and a M.ED from Boston University. She has 40 years of experience in teaching K-12 art.


Early Registration Open NOW!

Our new classes for Spring–yes, Spring!– are available here: Spring Brochure 2015




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