The Portsmouth Arts Guild
2679 East Main Road
“Town & Country” exhibition
Susan Cabral’s Russells Mills Rd.
oil gessoed on watercolor paper
Hello Members, Donors and Friends!
First and foremost, thank you to
all who have renewed their memberships for the 2013 year. Your
commitment to PAG ensures that we continue to offer high quality
exhibitions, an engaging line up of classes and events.
Hopefully, everyone has had the opportunity to stop by and see
the “Town and Country” show–it’s an excellent show truly
reflective of the quality and creativity of our community of artists.
A big event is coming our
way on Tuesday, March 26! The board of
directors has lined up a fantastic group of speakers for our first
Members Meeting of the year. All speakers are key players in
the local and national art scene. Ever wonder how to market
yourself as an artist, how to brand your unique version of art?
Wondering about the current state of the art market in general?
This panel of active gallery owners and artists are here to help to
answer your questions!
Also, we are looking to fill our rental spaces (cases and
panels) with your, or a friends, art! All media welcome…more
Read through Guild Ink for further updates on our ongoing and
upcoming activities. I look forward to seeing you at the Guild!
Center for the
It…Promote It…Sell It!
panel discussion ***
Mark your calendars for the first Members’
Meeting of the year onTuesday, March 26. The Guild will
be hosting a lively panel discussion on
promotion, branding, and the various
marketing channels that can help you get your work sold!
* Izabella Casselman, DeBlois
* Jessica Hagen, Jessica
Hagen Fine Art & Design
Ron Cowie, RonCowiePhoto.com
President, South Coast Artists
– Mix ‘n Mingle
– Panel begins
This event is free and you are welcome to bring a
THE PORTSMOUTH ARTS GUILD
PANEL RENTAL PROGRAM 2013
A “MEMBERS ONLY”
potential sales for you
during all our shows, (during your rental period) regardless of
whether the juror selected your work
recognition of your work in our community
your commitment to continually create and show new work
your work to gallery owners and curators who may visit the gallery
our Guild and gallery
Artist of the Month spot in Guild Ink with article circulated to
local print and online news outlets
members may rent exhibition panels or display cases in our gallery
month and 4 month rental periods available
agree to pay rental fees as follows:
8 month rental $175
With once a month gallery sitting
4 month period rental $ 100
With once a month gallery sitting
Period 1 Saturday, March 2-
Thursday, July 18
Period 2 Friday, July 19 – Monday,
Period 3 Saturday, March 2 –
Monday, November 7
TO SECURE YOUR SPOT:
Paulette at firstname.lastname@example.org
Notice to Members!
our effort to build up a stock of artwork images to use for the
Guild postcards, we’re again appealing to members to send in high quality
images of artwork that have won awards at any of the Guild
shows. If you have large, high resolution images of your
winning artwork, could you email them to me at: email@example.com.
- Don’t forget to renew your PAG membership (consider
doing so online). We need your support in 2013 so we can
continue to evolve as an arts organization.
Bin is available to all PAG members. Four pieces max,
each priced at $100.00 or less. Works must be original – no laser
prints or color copies. Giclee and high quality ink jet prints
are allowed. All works must be matted or mounted and must be
protected with shrink wrap or a clear envelope. The PAG gallery
commission is 25%. If you have any questions, please email Janet
Dassau at firstname.lastname@example.org. Take advantage of this
- Docent needed
for Friday, April 5, 12,
19 and 26 from 1-5. Please email
Paulette at email@example.com
if you are available.
- We would like to fill the card rack which
proved to be popular last year. Guidelines for the
greeting card rack:
be original greeting cards.
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card cannot be any larger than 5×7
must be protected – shrink wrapped or clear envelope
We are in need of a used iPhone (currently
not serviced) for gallery sitters to be able to process sales via
“Square”, a mobile phone application. We are looking for one
of the following models: iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4
or iPhone 4S
In December, the
Guild started to use Square to process credit card purchases at our
Gallery, but we are currently using personal iPhones and are in need
of having a more permanent set up.
If you have
upgraded your iPhone you may have just what we need not being used and
would greatly appreciate you considering donating your old iPhone to
the Portsmouth Arts Guild. We can help you remove all your
personal information from the iPhone.
Please contact JR Lynch at: firstname.lastname@example.org
or 401 683 8229 if would like to
do this or would like to discuss.
Members Around New England
Bonnie Jaffe’s Floral
Impressions was accepted into the 102nd Exhibition of the
Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts at the Mystic
Art Center, March 29 – May 4. Her photograph, New York Moment,
won First Prize at the DeBlois
Gallery “Seven Deadly Sins” Exhibit,
March 2 – April 2. The
Salesman was accepted into the Newport Art Museum Annual
Members’ Show, February 2 – May 19.
Marc Jaffe’s photograph, New York Public Library,
was accepted into the
Providence Art Club All Media
Juried Exhibition, March 17 – April 7.
American Diner won Second Prize at the DeBlois Gallery
“Seven Deadly Sins” Exhibit, March 2 – April 2.
Jay Egge will have 6 works in the Rebirth/Awakening
exhibit at Alta
on 297 Hope Street in Bristol, RI. Opening Reception is
on March 15, 6-9 PM, also with a Grand Reception on March 22, 6-9 PM.
This exhibit runs thru April 27 and he will be giving a demonstration, The Art of Pastel
on Thursday, April 25
(Bristol Gallery Night). Prospina’s Offering will
be exhibited thru April 5 at the
ALRI Associate Exhibit at Keesah
Gallery on 42 Rice Street in Providence.Jay will be auctioning when i was young i was afraid
of clowns #1 – pastel on April 24, 5:30 – 7:30 PM at the Silent Art Auction and Wine
Tasting @ Gasbarro’s on Route 6 in Seekonk, MA
held to raise funds for the Newman YMCA Financial Fund. Wine Tasting
tickets are $25.
Awakening of the Spirit at Waterfall
Joan DeRugeris has been excepted into the Providence Art Club’s Nation
Wide All Media JuriedShow where there
were 500 entries and 54 were selected. Opening
reception will take place at the PAC on March 17th 2-4 pm.
Tanya Trinkaus Glass won 1st Place in
Prints/Pastels/Drawings category at the
Newport Art Museum’s “Annual
Members’ Exhibit” for her pastel Summer Sail.
Tanya has a solo exhibit at the Norris Community Center
Gallery in Naples, FL for the month of February in
“Escape to Naples Wilds and Beyond”. Her landscape
Port Royal at Rest was accepted into the Naples
Art Association’s Members’ Gallery (FL) juried February show as was
her mixed media work accepted there in January.
Opening Reception: Fri.
April 12, 6-8pm
2012 “People’s Choice Award”“”
Town & Country
March 1-April 7
First Prize: Susan
Mills Rd. Dartmouth oil on gessoed
Bellevue Al Fresco, oil
Prize: P. Jane
Polo Pony lll, acrylic
Manchester Gilpatric, City Shapes, oil
the Door, watercolor
Windy Day on the
Behind the Door
Windy Day on the
Bellevue Al Fresco
Plein Air Painting Workshop with Jonathan Small
In celebration of Portsmouth’s
375th anniversary, award-winning artist
Jonathan Small will be
conducting plein air workshops at scenic locations
throughout Portsmouth. Painters
of all abilities working in any medium are
welcome. The locations are as follows:
May 26 -Greenvale Vineyards (tentative)
Tuition: $30/25 Pag members for each session. Drop
ins are welcome but we encourage people to register beforehand by
sending in a check and
registration to PAG Workshops PO Box 1181
Bristol, RI 02809. For those who register beforehand, tuition
will be $90/75 for all 4 sessions. there will be a rain date for any
classes cancelled due to weather.
Watercolor Workshop with John
Learn the special
qualities of the watercolor painting still life by mixing
colors and applying washes and glazes in this one-day workshop.
Saturday April 6
10:30 AM-3:30 PM
Tuition: $75, $65 for PAG
Members, $10 Materials Fee
Space with Lisa Smith Arnold
& visually enhance them by designing pages around
text with many
mediums (i.e.watercolor, gel pen, glitter, ribbon, etc.)
Tuesdays April 2,9,16,23,30, May 7
$65 PAG Members, $8 Materials Fee
Figure Monitored by Rayne Baer
session for drawing, painting and sculpting with all mediums
and skill levels with live models (clothed or nude/alternate weeks).
Mondays April 8,15,22,29, May 6,13
$60 for PAG Members
Understanding Abstract Art with JP Fernandes
This class will
foster the perception and enjoyment of Abstract Art
along with creation of work. Answers the question “What is
Tuesdays April 16,23,30, May 7,14,21
$125, $100 for PAG Members. $25 Materials Fee
White Line Woodblock with Suzanne Lewis
unique form of printmaking from the 1920’s where areas are
then painted with watercolors and hand printed.
Saturday April 20
$60 for PAG Members. $5 Materials Fee
“Snitting” – Intro to Scherenschnitte with Ingrid Lavoie
Create ornate, delicate & beautiful designs with a German
paper cutting called “scherenshnitte”
Thursdays May 2,9,16,23,30
$125, $115 PAG Members $10 Materials Fee
Everyone with Jay Egge
techniques (layering, under painting, gradation, blending, values,
paper, fixative & tool choices. Beginner/intermediate levels.
Wednesdays May 15,22
$80 for PAG Members.
for registration information.
A community of artists & art
lovers….Bringing the arts to Aquidneck Island and beyond……