Exhibits

Current Exhibit

Annual WCFA Members Show

Annual WCFA Members Show

February 21, 2024

WCFA Annual Members Exhibition 2024 On view now through March 9th. Thank you to all who came to celebrate our members this past week at the opening reception for one of our most exciting exhibits of the year, the 2024 WCFA Members Show. This is a great opportunity for our artist members of all ages and abilities to showcase their favorite recent art works or debut new, experimental endeavors. We welcomed many new members this year! Come by the see the exhibit Wednesday through Saturday from 11am to 3pm.

George Matteson Maps and Historical Artifacts from Clouds Hill Museum

George Matteson walked Rhode Island’s rural roads and created maps that are a treasure trove of history, legends, and folklore

 The Exhibit: 

George E. Matteson is treasured for his wonderful maps, beautifully illustrated with local landmarks, legends, and folklore. His maps hang in pictorial map collections locally and abroad, bringing us all twinges of nostalgia. George Matteson was from Scituate, RI and was a forest ranger for over 40 years. He served as a search and rescue specialist taking part in more than 9000 rescues of lost hunters and hikers, 100 plane crash rescue missions and myriad forest fire patrols. He would fly over forest fires, drawing quick maps of the terrain, landmarks, trails and roads, which were dropped by parachute to ground crews to aid them in reaching the heart of a fire. Did you know his father drove a hitch of a dozen or more horses for the Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus? In collaboration with George Matteson’s grandson, Paul St. Amand, conscientious custodian of his grandfather’s extraordinary collection, and Steve & Linda Koirnatz representing the Scituate Preservation Society, the Warwick Center for the Arts is proud to present present a unique exhibit and ancillary programs to reveal more about this mapmaker who spent a lifetime surveying the backwoods, digging into local legends, and preserving our rich history. 

Upcoming Exhibits

WCFA 2024 Exhibit Schedule

January 13-26, 2024
GEORGE E. MATTESON MAPS
Presented by The Scituate Preservation Society & Clouds Hill Victorian Museum

January 31 – February 28, 2024
WCFA ANNUAL MEMBERS SHOW
All media, open to all members

March 2 – April 13, 2024
Spring Juried Exhibit: ‘TALKIN’ TRASH’
Art created with items rescued from the landfill
Juried by Beverly Silva

April 25 – May 23, 2024
EMERGING 2024
All media, open to artists ages 14-22
unjuried, no artist fees

June 1-22, 2024
STORIES & DREAMS
Mixed media juried
curated by Angel Beth Smith

June 22-27, 2024
Exhibit featuring artwork from students in the
WCFA ARTS ACCESS PROGRAM

July 1-31, 2024
Group exhibit featuring artwork from
19 ON PAPER

More info about how to submit your artwork https://warwickcfa.org/call-for-art/

August 5-7, 2024
COMICS, CARTOONS & GRAPHIC NOVELS
Featuring artwork by New England cartoonists & illustrators
Curated by Sydney Austin

August 31 – September 28
WCFA ANNUAL SHOWCASE OF
RHODE ISLAND ART EDUCATORS
All media, open to all art educators in RI
In collaboration with the RIAEA

October 5 – November 22, 2024
38th ANNUAL WCFA RI OPEN
All media, open to all Rhode Island Artists
Juror: TBD

October 26-27, 2024
WEST BAY OPEN STUDIOS
Annual Artists Studio Tour Weekend
http://westbayopenstudios.com/

December 4 – 2, 2024
ANNUAL WINTER MARKET ARTIST SALE
All original, handmade gift items including paintings, mixed media, pottery, photography, textiles, and more gift items at WCFA

WARWICK HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS EXHIBITION
Curated by WCFA, hosted year-round
Warwick City Hall, Mayor Frank Picozzi’s office

Download PDF of the WCFA 2024 Exhibit Schedule

Looking to submit your artwork for our latest CALL FOR ART?

Most of our exhibits are curated by a juror or team that will review the collection of artworks submitted in response to a “call for art”. If you would like to see our latest and upcoming calls for art please visit the Call for Art page here for more details and eligibility.

Looking to showcase your artwork in a group exhibit?

Our large, brick-walled main gallery easily accommodates 50-60 pieces for artists or artist groups. Receptions can be held  for family, friends, and patrons in the main gallery during the exhibit. Please bear in mind that our exhibit schedule is planned nearly 12-18 months in advance.