The Warwick Center for the Arts (WCFA) is pleased to announce its 35th Annual Rhode Island Open. 

On view from October 16 through November 20, 2021.  Featured image: Covid-19 Chaos by Elinor Thompson

The WCFA is pleased to present our annual exhibit of original artwork created by artists who live or work in Rhode Island.Congratulations to our award winning artists at the 35th Annual Rhode Island Open! Thank you to our jurors Karen Harris and Lois Harada for their words of inspiration and encouragement to all our artists. It was wonderful to see so many friends and community members at the gallery supporting our exhibiting artists.

  • 1st Place – Covid-19 Chaos by Elinor Thompson
  • 2nd Place – Moonflower Girl by Richard Petrocelli
  • 3rd Place – Mind Over Matter by Barbara Williams Larned
  • Honorable Mention – Born Again by Jean Duffy
  • Honorable Mention – Yellow Flowers by Iwona Lapczyk
  • Honorable Mention -​ Dahlia by Josh Wood​

Each year, we look forward to this opportunity to celebrate the creativity and artistic vision of our fellow Rhode Islanders. This year’s exhibit was juried by Lois Harada and Karen Harris (1st prize winner of last year’s RI Open). WCFA received 103 artwork submissions with the final selections includes 34 artists showing 62 works of art representing all media. Come see the exhibit during gallery open hours Wednesday through Saturday from 11:00 – 3:00

Opening Reception: October 21, 2021 6:00 – 7:30 pm

2021 Exhibiting Artists:

Robin Beckwith
Mary D.Brewster
Barbara A. Canning
Cynthia DiDonato
Jean Duffy
Sharon D. Eisman
Sally N. Freestone
Ann-Marie Gillett
Victoria J.Guerina
Marguerite Hall
Elaine Hardman
John Heller
Eric Hovermale
Michele Keir
Carolyn Hagy Kent
Antonietta Kies
Iwona Lapczyk
Barbara Williams Larned
Bob Lavoie
Jason Melino
Wells Moore
Paul M. Murray
Nancy Nielsen
Richard Petrocelli
Aileen Monahan Quinn
Monique Rolle-Johnson
Beverly Silva
Catherine Smith
Sheila Smith
Mi Ok Song
Rebecca Hamilton Stockdill
Alexandra Spano
Elinor C. Thompson
Josh Wood

Photo credit: “Covid-19 Chaos” by Elinor Thompson

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