Trip to Martha’s Vineyard on July 31

Sail away with us from New Bedford on Tuesday, July 31. Whether you plan to bring some of your art supplies or camera or just want to enjoy the day, we would love to have you join us. We will be leaving on the SeaStreak Fast Ferry from New Bedford at 9 AM and spend the day doing whatever “floats your boat” and return to New Bedford on the 5:45 ferry. the trip across the water takes one hour. We dock at scenic Oak bluffs and public transportation around the island is quite reliable if you want to visit any of the other well-known towns like Edgartown or Vineyard Haven. If you do plan to bring art supplies, be sure you can transport them yourself conveniently in a small duffel bag or backpack.

Anyone interested in carpooling from Portsmouth to the ferry should be at the PAG parking lot by 7:45 AM or contact Ronnie Newman at 401-486-2824 about carpooling from Barrington or Somerset (off rt 195). There is a parking fee of $20 a day. Everyone should plan to be there by 8:30 a.m.

The cost for the day trip is $80/75 for members. Registration is required by June 24.

Please send your check made out to the Portsmouth Arts Guild with accompanying information with your phone #, email address and whether you are an artist or non-artist to: Portsmouth Arts Guild, PO Box 1181, Bristol, RI 02809

If you have any questions please contact Suzanne Lewis at


 Call for Artists and Writers

Strangers in a Strange Land Art Show

Alienation and Acceptance-we’re looking for stories
What does Stranger in a Strange Land mean to you?
Are you or someone you know and love “an outsider?”?
Or have you found acceptance and connection, in a group or in the Universe. Are you living the dream?
Share your stories. This show is a collaboration between the Portsmouth Arts Guild and St. Paul’s Church.
Artwork in any media, paintings, drawings, photography, digital, sculpture, ceramics and more are accepted and encouraged. We’re looking for writers too. There will be a spoken word event on the night of the opening reception and another date to be announced.

Intake dates for the show are Monday, June 25th from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. and Tuesday, June 26th from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Opening Celebration Reception is Friday, June 29th from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Work will be on view during regular Guild Gallery hours from June 29th to July 29th.

Artists Take Note – SHOW ENTRY INFO
Show entry fees:
Members: $15 first entry, $5 each additional, again, up to 3 entries per person
Non-Members: $20 first entry, $10 for second and $5 for third
You may join or renew your membership at time of intake. Membership is only $45.00 for one year.
Work must be less than 3 years old and not exhibited previously at one of the Portsmouth Arts Guild venues.


Juror: Mathews Krzysztof

1st Place


Hudson Kalble


2nd Place

“US Mail”

Kerry Hood


3rd Place

“The Queen”

Timothy Hetland


Honorable Mention


      “The Sentinel”                                                                                         “Relaxing at Home”
Joseph C. Dougherty                                                                            Wayne Quackenbush
         Pen & Ink                                                                                                        Photo



A full list of our Summer Arts Education classes available here




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