What’s new at the PAG Center for the Arts 

Gallery X Exhibition Exchange

September 1st – September 24th


Portsmouth Arts Guild Artists are exhibiting at Gallery X,
New Bedford, Massachusetts
Gallery X Artists are exhibiting at the Portsmouth Arts Guild.
Stop in and see these wonderful exhibitions!


Call for Artists!

The Guild is accepting maritime-inspired artwork for exhibit at
the Herreshoff Marine Museum through September 17th. You
may bring 2 works of art and 1
will definitely be selected. Space will determine whether we can take both paintings.  There is a $10.00 intake fee and this is a
PAG members’ only exhibit.
Since there is a photography exhibit in progress, we ask that you do not submit photography
or sculptures.
Herreshoff Opening Reception
Sunday, September 24th
2pm to 4 pm
The Herreshoff Museum is located on 1 Burnside Street in Bristol.  It is open daily from 10 am to 5 pm through Columbus Day.  After Columbus day the Museum will
be open Wednesday-Sunday.

Members Jury Member Exhibit

Call for Artists! Cash Prizes!


The event of the early Fall, MEMBERS JURY MEMBERS at Portsmouth Arts Guild is a venue for Guild Members to show of their best work to be  chosen for the show by their peers.

Three Portsmouth Arts Guild members will jury

 the show and choose what work gets  

shown in this exhibit.

Works in all media will be accepted for this show, photography, painting, drawing, sculpture,  

mixed media and more!

PAG Members are invited to bring up to 3  pieces of  

art for this show. Remember, this show is JURIED  
so all works are welcome but NOT all will be selected  
to be shown. All work must be recent and for sale.

Portsmouth Arts Guild offers cash prizes for the top three pieces chosen by the Jurors. First place is $100.00, Second is $75.00 and Third is $50.00.

Intake :
Monday, September 25th from 3 pm to 6 pm
Tuesday, September 26th, from 6:30 to 8:30 pm.

Opening Celebration Reception is Friday, September 29th, from 6pm to 8pm.

Work will be viewable during regular Guild Gallery hours from September 29th to November 5th.

All media accepted!


                             MONDAY, OCTOBER 23RD                          


What a perfect way to spend a Fall day –  in Stockbridge, MA visiting the Norman Rockwell Museum on the upcoming PAG trip. On Monday, October 23rd we’ll travel from Portsmouth at 9:00 a.m. on a 22-passenger motor coach to Stockbridge and will return to Portsmouth by 6:00 p.m. The cost of the trip, including transportation and museum entrance will be $85 for PAG members and $95 for non-members. Lunch on your own in Stockbridge is not included in the cost. Trip reservations must be received by October 16th.

During our visit to the Museum we will see the world’s largest collection of original Rockwell art as well as two other special exhibits – Inventing America: Rockwell and Warhol featuring a special addition to the exhibit – James Warhola: Uncle Andy and Other Stories which explores Warhola’s career as a science fiction, fantasy and children’s book artist. The other special exhibit is Learning from the Masters: the Famous Artists School featuring original illustrations and studies by 12 of America’s most highly regarded illustrators.
Please complete and return the attached reservation form with your check made out to The Portsmouth Arts Guild before October 16th.
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Name ________________________________________________________________________
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Phone _______________ Email ________________________ Amount enclosed: $_________
Return to: Portsmouth Arts Guild, PO Box 463, Portsmouth, RI 02871
 Contact Ronnie Newman at ronnielovesparis@gmail.com with questions.




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.





       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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