What’s new at the PAG Center for the Arts 

Dwelling on Dwellings

June 30-July 30


Call for Artists!
Represent a Rhode Island Landmark!
In collaboration with the Portsmouth Historical Society , the Portsmouth Arts Guild is showing
off beautiful and historical Rhode Island.
Art work will be 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.  Work  in all media is encouraged.
The artist will keep 50% of the sale price.  Price should be $200 or less.Work should be framed and wired for hanging. Works on paper should be matted and framed or matted and enclosed in clear plastic for sale in bins.

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

Intake  is at PAG Friday-Sunday from 1-5 from July 7-30 and during intake for Abstractions Show July 31, 3-6 or Aug 1, 6:30-8:30. Work may also be delivered to Wayne Quackenbush at Annex Comics

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


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 from 2-6 

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

August 20- Mt. Hope Bridge. Meet under the Bridge. Turn left at the light coming from Bristol or right coming from Portsmouth

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 Summer, PAG is offering two special painting workshops with visiting instructors. We will also have a summer camp for youth ages 6-14. See the full brochure below or click on the Classes and Workshops tab on our website.

A full list of our Summer Arts Education classes available here

   Click here for PAG’s Class Registration Form



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