What’s new at the PAG Center for the Arts 


August 4 – August 27

Juror: Theresa Girard

1st Place

Marc A. Jaffe
Primary Angles
2nd Place
Timothy Michael H. Skuteundfish
Mixed Media
3rd place

Carol Nelson-Lee
Reef One
Woodblock Print
Juror’s Choice Award
Sandra O’Brien
Into a Day Break
Honorable Mention
Sarah Brilhante
Stone Carving l
Alabaster, Wood


Stop in and see Rhode Island Landmarks!

In collaboration with the Portsmouth Historical Society , the Portsmouth Arts Guild is showing
off beautiful and historical Rhode Island.
Art work is displayed at  Portsmouth locations, including the PAG, Portsmouth Historical Society and Common Fence Point
The show will run from August 4th to August 27th and the theme is
Landmarks of Rhode Island.
Landmarks are the following: Newport Bridge, Blithewold, Colt State Park, Slater Mill, Loof Carousel (Riverside), Haven Brothers Diner (Providence), Superman Building, The Breakers, The Towers (Narragansett), Mohegan Bluffs (Block Island), The State House, Trouro Synagogue (Newport), Greenvale Winery, Portsmouth Historical Society, Glen Farm, Friends Evangelical Meeting House, Prescott Farm


For more information contact Suzanne Lewis  workshops@portsmoutharts.org or Wayne Quackenbush  401-847-4607




Painting by Suzanne Lewis

The above painting was used at a recent Paint Party. The lesson centered around the French symbolist painter, Odilon Redon

Schedule a Paint Party at  the Portsmouth Art Guild. We will select a theme for the art being created or you can suggest a theme you would enjoy painting. Given a theme, we will provide a lesson based on a famous artist’s painting  using acrylic paints on an 11″ x 14″ canvas.  Parties are two hours long and include guidance and supplies ( canvas, paint and paint brush). Parties are appropriate for all ages.  Scheduling  your party is easy just call Suzanne Lewis at 401-254-1668 or email workshops@portsmoutharts.org to find a date.  A small deposit will be required to reserve your space.

Price is $ 20.00 per person. maximum 10-15 people. We provide the music, space, materials, 1 instructor and 1 staff member. You can bring your own cake and drinks and we also have a freezer for ice cream. A party at Portsmouth Art Guild is fun for the whole family.





Portsmouth Arts Guild classes and OPEN STUDIO SESSIONS are open to members AND non-members

 Sunday Open Studio    

Meet on Sunday afternoons from 3-6 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 PAG and Bristol Art Museum members and $5 for non-members. You may also pay for the entire series $20/$25 at first session. These are drop-in sessions. Rain cancels. For more information contact Suzanne Lewis at 254-1668 or suzannelewis@fullchannel.net

July 9-          Meet in front of the Stone Barn at Colt State Park. Paint the Barn or Mill Gut Pond*

July 16-        Meet in front of the Herreshoff Marine Museum on Hope Street in Bristol. Paint Boats or Historical Buildings

July 23-       Meet at the Portsmouth Town Hall. Paint the Town Hall or Friends Meeting House*

July 30-       No meeting due to Art on the Fence on Hope Street in Bristol.Come stroll and purchase art work from 10-4

August 6 –   Portsmouth Historical Society on East Main Road. Paint historical buildings and view overlooking the Sakonnet River. PAINT OUT AND ART SALE 2-5 

August 13-  Glen Farm off of East Main Road, Paint the historic horse stables, Leonard Brown House or bucolic landscapes*

August 20- Meet at Greenvale Vineyards in Portsmouth to paint Vineyard and Historic Barn. WE WILL MEET FROM 2-5 TODAY

August 27- Meet at the PAG to paint St Paul’s Church or other historic buildings . We will have wine and cheese and share what we have done over the summer.

       Watercolor Open Studio

WC Open Studio meets on Thursday mornings from 10-12 and provides an opportunity for watercolorists of all levels to paint together, meet others and exchange ideas.  Free for PAG members/$5 non-members.

For more information on the Sunday Open Studio or Watercolor Open Studio contact Suzanne Lewis   401-254-1668   or workshops@portsmoutharts.org

Arts Education at

PAG Center for the Arts

This fall, PAG is offering four special painting workshops with visiting instructors, along with a full roster of weekly classes and Open Studios.  See the full brochure below or click on the Classes and Workshops tab on our website.

A full list of our Fall Arts Education classes available here

   Click here for PAG’s Class Registration Form



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