Newsletter – April 2013


The Portsmouth Arts Guild

Center for the Arts 

2679 East Main Road  

Portsmouth, RI   

Cod Cottages”


Winthrop Cordin 



April 2013

Message from
the President



Dear Members
and Friends,


Well it feels that Spring has finally arrived!
All of our plein air artists must be antsy to begin working
outside this time of year.  Thank you to all who contributed
work to our latest Members’ show.  What a fantastic


A sincere
welcome is extended to new PAG Board member, Erin Young.  Erin’s
experience in music performance administration will be an asset to
the Guild as we continue to strive to expand our arts offerings to
members and the public. We all look forward to working with you,


The Guild’s
Fundraiser Committee, chaired by Jennifer Sunderland, has secured a
date and location for our 10th Anniversary fundraiser event:
Saturday, September 14.  Be sure to mark you calendar as
this is an event that is not to be missed.  Tickets will go on
sale for the event in June.  Food, drinks, entertainment and a
silent auction will be a part of the evening’s festivities.


Thanks to the
Education Committee, we have not just a 2-week summer art camp for
youth this year, but classes for kids and young adults throughout the
summer.  We will host an “early registration” event on
May 11 and 12 where families can receive a 10% discount on classes by
registering early.  More details on this event in a subsequent


Sales are
picking up at the Guild!  Listed below are a list of artists who
have sold at the Guild over the past month.  Be sure not to miss
the opportunity of the Guild’s increased exposure and activity–our
browse bin (with works under $100) needs to be filled.  Many of
our patrons come in looking to purchase smaller, more affordable
works. Let’s offer them something they can take home and tell their
friends about.


Lastly, be sure
to check PAG emails often for updates on upcoming events, classes and


Enjoy the great
weather and I look forward to seeing you at the Guild!




Madeline Ruiz,

Portsmouth Arts

Center for the









the Date!

Portsmouth Arts Guild 10th Anniversary Fundraiser


Saturday, September 14,

Greenvale Wineries

Portsmouth, RI










Save the Date!

Members’ Non-Juried Show

Gallery Notes

Members Around NE

Imagine Green


New Members

Members’ Non-Juried Show

Start “Snitting”

Spring Classes

“Members’ Non- Juried Show” 

April 12 – May 19 















Gallery Notes



Atria Aquidneck Place on 125
Quaker Lane in Portsmouth is looking for artists to give monthly art
lectures as well as teach monthly classes to their
residents.   If you are interested please contact Dale Hayden





A sincere thank you to our volunteer gallery docents
Janet Dassau, Ronnie Newman and Suzanne Lewis. Without them, we simply
could not keep our doors open for as many days as we do.  If you
are interested in volunteering but are  apprehension about
procedures, Paulette will be happy to walk you through them. We are
currently looking to fill our May calendar. We are in need of docents
on May 3, 10,17,24, 25, 26, and 31. If you are available please contact
Paulette at


Members Around NE


in the Woods
, was accepted into the Bristol Art Museum’s exhibit,
“Into the Woods” which is currently showing at the Rogers
Free Library in Bristol.

Tanya Trinkaus
had her Floral
accepted into the juried Naples Art Association
Members’ Gallery show for April. She will be running the Southwest
Florida Pastel Society’s May show, “May’s Marvels” being held
at the Naples Art Association’s Members’ Gallery.

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CALL TO ARTIST:June 8, 2013
JP Fernandes is the coordinator and creator of “ART IN THE
CLOSE”  St. Michael’s Church, 399 Hope Street, Bristol, RI
02809. This is the 3rd annual event and has grown each year. This year
beside having fine art we will be adding fine craft. This is a juried
show.  The event is a benefit for the Choristers and the
Royal School of Church Music in America, a free music education program
for children 7 to 16. The funds help children attend an intensive week
of music camp held in RI. For more information contact JP at or call









Imagine Green

juried show

24 – June 30


Juror: Nancy Bredbeck

24, 6 – 8pm

Intake: May 20, 3-6pm

May 21, 6:30-8:30pm









Congratulations to the
following artists who have sold work at our gallery  in March
and April!


  • Jonathan
  • Sandra
  • Janet
  • Mary Ann
  • Paulette
  • Kerry





to our New Members

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Karen Melanson


Erin Young










 Members’  Non-Juried Show” 


Tina ThuellStorm Rising

Tina Thuell




Dancing with Fire 

Claire Tremblay



Ambrosia Maple Bowl 

Willliam Collin


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Introduction to Scherenschnitte with Ingrid Lavoie

Thursday, May 2,9,16,23,30


$125, $115 PAG members

$10 materials fee

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Spring Classes 2013





Start “Snitting” –
Intro to Scherenschnitte with Ingrid Lav

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

tradition of
paper cutting called “scherenshnitte”

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

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

$125, $115 PAG Members $10 Materials Fee


Pastel for
Everyone with Jay Egge

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.


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 -Gull Cove Fishing
Area located off Rte. 24

 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


for registration information.





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