Newsletter – March 2013

 

The Portsmouth Arts Guild

Center for the Arts 

  2679 East Main Road

Portsmouth, RI

 

  1st Prize Town and Country Cabral

“Town & Country” exhibition

1st Prize

Winner

Susan Cabral’s Russells Mills Rd.

oil gessoed on watercolor paper 

 

Newsletter

GUILD
INK

March 2013

 

President’s
Message

  

 

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
details below.


Read through Guild Ink for further updates on our ongoing and
upcoming activities.  I look forward to seeing you at the Guild!

Be creative,

Madeline Ruiz, President

Portsmouth Arts Guild

Center for the
Arts



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ART! 

Make
It…Promote It…Sell It!

 

 

***  a
panel discussion ***


 

TUESDAY,
March 26
   

Members’ Meeting

 

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! 

 

 

Panelists include:

* Izabella Casselman, DeBlois
Gallery 

* Jessica Hagen, Jessica
Hagen Fine Art & Design

*
Ron Cowie,
RonCowiePhoto.com

* Aubrey Atwater
of 

Atwater Donnelly

* Kelly
Milukas

Founding
President, South Coast Artists

 

 

6:30pm
–  Mix ‘n Mingle

7:00pm
–  Panel begins

  

This event is free and you are welcome to bring a
friend!

 

 

IN THIS ISSUE

Members’ Monthly Meeting

October Panel Rental Program 2013

Gallery News

Members Around New England

Annual Members’ Non-juried Show

Town & Country Juried Show

Town & Country Honorable Mention

Town & Country Prize Winners

Opening Reception

Spring Classes

Spring Classes

 

THE PORTSMOUTH ARTS GUILD 

 

   

PANEL RENTAL PROGRAM 2013

 

 

A “MEMBERS ONLY
OPPORTUNITY

  • MORE
    potential sales for you
  • Exhibit
    during all our shows, (during your rental period) regardless of
    whether the juror selected your work
  • Build
    recognition of your work in our community
  • Honor
    your commitment to continually create and show new work
  • Expose
    your work to gallery owners and curators who may visit the gallery
  • Support
    our Guild and gallery
  • Secure
    Artist of the Month spot in Guild Ink with article circulated to
    local print and online news outlets

Program Summary

  • Guild
    members may rent exhibition panels or display cases in our gallery
  • 8
    month and 4 month rental periods available
  • Renters
    agree to pay rental fees as follows:

8 month rental $175

With once a month gallery sitting
discount $150

4 month period rental $ 100

With once a month gallery sitting
discount $80

  • Rental
    Dates:

Period 1 Saturday, March 2-
Thursday, July 18

Period 2 Friday, July 19 – Monday,
November 4

Period 3 Saturday, March 2 –
Monday, November 7

 

TO SECURE YOUR SPOT:  

 

Please contact
Paulette at gallery@portsmoutharts.org

 

  

 

 

Gallery News

 

Notice to Members! 

 

  • Continuing
    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: pjrenwick2@hotmail.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.   

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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 jdassau@msn.comTake advantage of this
wonderful opportunity!

  • Docent needed
    for Friday,
      April 5, 12,
    19 and 26
    from 1-5.  Please email
    Paulette at gallery@postsmoutharts.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:

 

    • Must
      be original greeting cards.

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member may submit up to 6 cards.   

    • $4.00
      for each card.  
    • 25%
      commission to PAG
    • The
      card cannot be any larger than 5×7
    • Work
      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:   jrlynch@cox.net
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.

 

                                               B JAffe Floral

Floral Impressions

 

 

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.

 


New York Public Library

Jay Egge will have 6 works in the Rebirth/Awakening
exhibit at Alta
Luna Gallery 

 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.

 

  


Egge Water

  

Awakening of the Spirit at Waterfall

  

Joan DeRugeris has been excepted into the Providence Art Club’s Nation
Wide All Media Juried
Show 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.

  

 

 

 

Annual Members’
Non-juried Show

April
12 – May 19

Intake: April 8 & 9

Opening Reception: Fri.
April 12, 6-8pm

 

 

 An
Honest Bath

Jonathan Small


2012 “People’s Choice Award”
“”

 

 

    

Town & Country  

 

Show Dates:
March 1-April 7

Jurer: Tom
Martinelli  

Award Winners

  

  

  

 

First Prize: Susan
Cabral,
Russells
Mills Rd. Dartmouth
  oil on gessoed 

watercolor paper

Second
Prize: Jonathan
Small
,
Bellevue Al Fresco
, oil

Third
Prize: P. Jane
Renwick,

Polo Pony lll
, acrylic 

HM:
Claire
Tremblay
, Approaching
Storm,
pastel

HM:
Libby
Manchester Gilpatric
, City Shapes, oil

HM:
Franziska
Seidenberg
, Behind
the Door
, watercolor

HM:
Susan Anderson,
Windy Day on the
Lake,
encaustic

 

HM: Lenny
Rumpler
, Country
Store
photography
  

 

 

Town
& Country

 Honorable
Mentions

Tremblay

Approaching
Storm

Rumpler

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Country Store

Libby 

City Shapes

Francheska

Behind the Door

Sue anderson

Windy Day on the
Lake



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Prize
Winners  

 


Russells Mills Rd. 

 

Jon Small Bellevue  

 


Bellevue Al Fresco
 

 

Renwick Polo Pony

Polo Pony
lll 



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Opening
Reception

  T & C Opening 4

T & C Opeing 3

T & C Opening2

T & C Opening 

 

New Members Welcome!

Jacqueline
Francis

Richard
Hood 

Janet
Gendreau 

Leonard Karp

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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 5 – Melville Ponds

May 12 -Prescott Farms

May 19 -Glen Farm

May 26 -Greenvale Vineyards (tentative)

Time(s): 9:00AM-Noon

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.

 

Contact Suzanne Lewis at 401-254-1668, workshops@PortsmouthArts.org

 

for
registration information.

 

 

 



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Spring Classes 2013

 

 

 

Watercolor Workshop with John
Tolley 

Learn the special
qualities of the watercolor painting still life by mixing
colors and applying washes and glazes in this one-day workshop. 

Date(s):
Saturday April 6

Time(s):
10:30 AM-3:30 PM

Tuition:      $75, $65 for PAG
Members, $10 Materials Fee

Visual Journaling-Sacred
Space with Lisa Smith Arnold

Record thoughts
& visually enhance them by designing pages around

text with many
mediums (i.e.watercolor, gel pen, glitter, ribbon, etc.)

Date(s): (6)
Tuesdays April 2,9,16,23,30, May 7

Time(s): 10
AM-12 N

Tuition: $75,
$65 PAG Members, $8 Materials Fee

 

Portrait and
Figure Monitored by Rayne Baer

Half-day
session for drawing, painting and sculpting with all mediums

and skill levels with live models (clothed or nude/alternate weeks).

Date(s): (6)
Mondays April 8,15,22,29, May 6,13

Time(s): 9
AM-12 N

Tuition: $70,
$60 for PAG Members

 

Creating and
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
That?”

Date(s): (6)
Tuesdays April 16,23,30, May 7,14,21

Time(s):
6:30-8:30 PM

Tuition:
$125, $100 for PAG Members. $25 Materials Fee

 

Provincetown
White Line Woodblock with Suzanne Lewis

Explore a
unique form of printmaking from the 1920’s where areas are

delineated and
then painted with watercolors and hand printed.

Date(s):
Saturday April 20

Time(s): 10
AM-4 PM

Tuition: $70,
$60 for PAG Members. $5 Materials Fee

 

Start
“Snitting” – Intro to Scherenschnitte with Ingrid Lavoie

All levels.
Create ornate, delicate & beautiful designs with a German

tradition of
paper cutting called “scherenshnitte”
(“scissors-cut”).

Date(s): (5)
Thursdays May 2,9,16,23,30

Time(s): 9:30
AM-12 N

Tuition:
$125, $115 PAG Members $10 Materials Fee

 

Pastel for
Everyone with Jay Egge

Pastel
techniques (layering, under painting, gradation, blending, values,

etc.). Pastel,
paper, fixative & tool choices. Beginner/intermediate levels.

Date(s): (2)
Wednesdays May 15,22

Time(s): 6:30
PM-9:30 PM

Tuition: $90,
$80 for PAG Members.

 

Contact Suzanne Lewis at 401-254-1668, workshops@PortsmouthArts.org

 

for registration information.

 

 

 

 

 

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