Revisit Amazing Art
Stroll down memory lane. Recapture the beauty, creativity, and energy of artwork previously displayed in our Warwick gallery and on our website.
West Bay Open Studios
34th Annual Rhode Island Open October 21-November 28, 2020
We invite you to join us for the 34th Annual Rhode Island Open, juried by Michael Rose. This fabulous exhibit features over 60 pieces of original artwork by Rhode Island based artists. With work on the walls, hung from the ceiling, and balanced on pedestals, this show immerses the viewer in a visual cascade of art. It does not disappoint!
This exhibit is open to the public during regular gallery hours, Wed-Sat, 11am-3pm. We look forward to seeing you!
Many Thanks to those who were able to join us for our virtual opening reception, October 22, 6:00-7:00 via Facebook live.
Congratulation to Show Winners!
1st Place Excellence - Dancing With Banana Leaves by Karen Harris
2nd Place Excellence - Passage to Liberty by Beverly Silva
3rd Place Excellence - Casey Farm RI (c 1750): Angles, Light, Shadow, Texture by Deborah Alavosius
Martyr Triptych by Robert Easton
RESIDUUM by Claudia Flynn
Hope St. Wisteria by Ann-Marie Gillett
Cherry Blossoms by Michael Pekala
Show winners are displayed below in order.
Please click below to enjoy the rest of the show in our online gallery.
(photo credit: Karen Harris)
(photo credit: Beverly Silva)
(photo credit: Deborah Alavosius)
September 5 - October 3
As the world around us continues to rapidly change and evolve, we look to the younger generation to create our future. This show calls upon young artists, aged 16-22 to show us the world through their eyes.
Many thanks to our generous sponsor Ohanga for awarding a $200 grant to our excellence winner, Rylie Paull.
Through the Window Juried Show
June 27 - August 22
The “window” concept is not only a literal reference, but also figurative -- and drawn from our current worldwide environment. A window is sometimes a barrier, and sometimes a portal. It lets in the light or keeps out the cold. It indicates possibilities or limitations. Over the past several months, our windows had become evermore important -- as one of the primary ways we interacted with each other and the outside world. We were thrilled with the overwhelming response to this call for art. Many thanks to our juror, Lorena Pugh, for her thoughtful selections.
In this visually engaging exhibit, local and national artists have interpreted this theme in personal ways through their art. The works in this show elicit emotions ranging from loneliness and despair through hope and joy. Inspirations for the artwork are derived from both current events such as Covid19 isolation and historical events such as the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire. Works include mediums such as drawing, painting, mixed media, sculpture, digital art, photography, and textiles.
If you were not able to visit our gallery in person, enjoy the show's artwork from the comfort of home.
Click below to visit the slideshow:
Congratulation to Show Winners
1st Place Excellence - Exhale by Luke Morrison
2nd Place Excellence - Vineyard Sound Reflected by Deborah Alavosius
3rd Place Excellence - Isolation in Italy by Carolyn Kent
Honorable Mentions, in alphabetical order
Stella by Barbara Canning
Way to the Truth by Hsiao-Chu Hsia
Pawtucket Mill by Bonnie Jaffe
Cloistered in Florence by Marc Jaffe
Luke Morrison, Exhale
Carolyn Kent, Isolation in Italy
Pilgrim High School Art Show
June 6, 2020 -- Students in grades 9 through 12 at Warwick's Pilgrim High School were busy this past academic year! Their artwork is part of our new online gallery, Pilgrim HS Art Show, and is created from a variety of media, including photography, painting, and drawing.
Thanks to the wonderful art teachers at Pilgrim High School for their commitment, dedication and support. Without them, this exhibit would not have been possible.
Pop Up Show - Staff & Instructors through June 24
Staff & Instructors Pop Up Show June 5 - June 24. Stop by to view art work created by the staff and instructors of the Warwick Center for the Arts. If you are thinking of taking a class at the WCFA, this is a great way to see what our instructors have to offer. This show includes works by our adult class/workshop teaching artists, summer camp instructors and our own staff members. We have wonderful examples of watercolor paintings, mixed media collage, abstract paintings, wood block prints, oil paintings, pottery, cartooning, acrylic painting and more!
Included in this show is " Transformations" by Rhode Island artist & instructor Eveline Luppi. This abstract painting was featured on the cover of Community X Magazine, June 2020. We are also excited to feature oil paintings by artist Lorena Pugh, who will is the juror for our upcoming Through the Window show.
(photo: Transformations, Eveline Luppi, acrylic on canvas)
Our Doors Reopened June 5
It has been a long 2 months, and we are eager to see you again -- our members, artists and community visitors far and wide.
As Rhode Island moves into Phase 2 of its reopening, we are also now open, though with limited hours. Starting Friday, June 5, we'll be open Fridays and Saturdays from 11am-3pm. Please stop in and say Hi!
The well-being of our visitors and staff is always our top priority. Thus, weare following the protocols set out by ReopenRI. For everyone’s safety while at the WCFA:
- Anyone entering the building must wear a mask or face covering
- Please stay home if you have experienced any symptoms of COVID-19 or come into contact with anyone who has tested positive
- Hand sanitizer is available to all who enter our building
- Please maintain a social distance of at least 6 feet from other guests or staff
- Only 2 people are allowed in our office at any one time
- All communal surfaces will be cleaned regularly with disinfectant
What can you expect upon reopening?
We are currently between formal exhibits.
- Our Abiding Courage Exhibition has ended (but you can still see and learn from that show in the Abiding Courage archive gallery).
- The Through the Window show will not be installed until June 27.
- In the meantime, we will be hosting a “pop-up” show featuring works by our staff and instructors. If you are thinking of taking a class with us in the future or sending your kids to camp this summer, this is a great way to check out what our staff has to offer.
Need a one-of-a-kind mask?
Handmade masks are now on sale in our gallery. Each mask is crafted by young designer Iz Lucente, a student at Parsons School of Design in NYC. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the WCFA. Stop by to check them out and get your own.
Celebrating the 19th Amendment
April 4, 2020 -- To commemorate the 19th Amendment centennial, Warwick Center for the Arts presents Abiding Courage, a national juried art exhibition, that aims to engage the community in critical thought around history, contemporary art, our democracy, and the right to vote.
Juried by Jonny Skye, of Skye Gallery in Providence, RI, this exhibit is part of the XIX: Shall Not Be Denied initiative, and runs until the end of April.
One hundred years ago the U.S. Constitution was amended to ensure individual states could no longer deny women their right to vote. The long struggle to ratify the 19th Amendment brought forward thousands of heroic women who stood up for the first time to demand their rights.
Visit our online galleries:
(photo: Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Victoria Guerina, plaster cast)