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Apologies to Visitors to this Website

Due to severe illness in my family I have been unable to add things to the PAC website about the Dark/Light Show and our upcoming Fall Juried Show. Life is calming down a little and I will soon be able to start posting. I thank you for your understanding and patience

Lin Collette, PAC Webmistress and Jill of all Trades

We're exploring things Dark and Light for our Spring Member Show.


The following artists are exhibiting work in PAC’s Dark/Light Member Show

Bradley Bailey, Sharon Bibeaut, Dan Borden, Mary Belden Brown, Karen Callan, Peter Campbell, Michael Carvalho, Cathy Chin, Victoria Dalpe, Joanne DeLomba, Cynthia DiDonato, Shawn Duff, Sharon D. Eisman, Jan Gendron, Vera Gierke, Vee Giusti, Raymond Gonsalves III, Susan Graseck, Camille Gregorian, Victoria Guerina, Brooke Hammerle, Carol Hansen, Kendra W. Houston, Bonnie Jaffe, Marc Jaffe, Jennifer Kiluk, Lydia Kinney, Creature KPW, Frank Lally, Sarah Lawthorne, Michael LeDoux, Melyssa Lentini, Vesna Longton, George Lowell, Jeneane Lunn, Michael M.Luzzi, Tim McCarthy, Kristina McComb, Melanie dai Medeiros, Thomas Monahan, Bernadette Pace, Susan Potter, Sarah Quinn, Betsy Ritz, Beverly Silva, Thomas J. Terceira, Beverly Tinklenberg, David Volkin, Kathleen Weber, Denyse Wilhelm, Angela Wimmer, Jim Wolstenholme, Stephen Wood and Anahid Ypres.

The show opens on May 12th with a reception from 5:30-7:30pm, featuring award presentations and refreshments. The show will end on June 19th with hours from 11am-2pm. 


The Pawtucket Arts Collaborative is a member-driven, fully volunteer-run organization dedicated to supporting, promoting and developing the highest level of the arts for the community and its artists by creating awareness, education, and involvement with our members and the public-at-large.


The PAC Mill Gallery located at 560 Mineral Spring Ave 1st floor behind Mixed Magic Theater and the Miss Lorraine Diner. Ample parking along the side of the building with a sculpture garden in the back. Enter at the side door and up one flight of stairs, follow signs- take a left we are at the end of the hall to the right. For those that are dropping off large pieces, there is a ramp at the front entrance as well as accessible parking.

PAC Gallery Hours: Sun 11-2pm

And the Prize Winners in the 14th Pawtucket Foundation Show are:

Bruna D'Alessandro

First Prize


Lydia M. Kinney

Second Prize

Peter Campbell

Third Prize


Honorable Mention

Sonja Czekalski

Honorable Mention

Casey Dana

Honorable Mention

Congratulations to the Winners!

You can view the entire exhibition at

Pawtucket Arts Collaborative - 2022 Foundation Show (

The 14th Annual Pawtucket Foundation Show

runs through May 5th

View it in our gallery, located in the Lorraine Mills Arts/Small

Business Complex, 560 Mineral Spring Avenue in Pawtucket.

Artists whose work have been accepted into our 2022 Foundation Show: Karen Rand Anderson, Marjorie Ball, Sharon Bibeault, Dan Borden, Kameko Branchaud, Sara Breslin, Mary Brewster, Mary Belden Brown, Peter Campbell, Laura White Carpenter, Hollianne Wood Carruthers, Cathy Chin, Sonja Jade Czekalski, Bruna D’Alessandro, Casey Dana, David DeMelim, Julie DeRosa, Don Desper, Jean Duffy, Eran Fraenkel, Kym Gardner, Ann-Marie Gillett, Keira Gonsalves, Victoria Guerina, Brooke Hammerle, Carol Hanson, Bonnie Jaffe, Marc Jaffe, David Karoff, Christopher Kelley, Lydia M. Kinney, Iwona Lapczyk, Melyssa Lentini, Vesna Longton, Jeneane Lunn, Jay MacKay, Saberah Malik, Catherine Mansell, Joseph Marchesi, Melanie dai Medeiros, Tom Monahan, Helio Monteiro, Paul M Murray, Neira Pekmez, Susan Potter, Maira Reinbergs, Betsy Ritz, Amy Salomone, Scarlette Sensi, Beverly Silva, Ben Sisto, Robert Snowden, Alexandra Spano, Thomas J. Terceira, John Trainor, Al Weems, Angela Wimmer and Anahid Ypres.

The show is on view through May 1st on Sundays from 11am-1pm.

Winter Season Pop-Up Exhibitions 

Each year the Collaborative invites members to hold a short-term exhibition during the Winter and Summer months when otherwise the gallery would be closed.

This year featured the work of:

  • Jan 14 to 24 Khaled Alkhani
  • Feb 18 to 28  Dan Borden

For more details about these shows and to find out about doing your own show during our off-seasons, please contact Robert Easton at    Although the schedule for Summer Season 2022 is full, there are still openings for Winter Season 2023.

Watch our Facebook  (@pawtucketartscollaborative) and Instagram (@pawtucketartscollaborative) pages for more details. Updates will also be posted here.

And The Winners Are!

Victoria Guerina

First Prize for "Island Horses"

Mary Belden Brown

Second Prize for "Roadside Treasures"

Jan Gendron

Third Prize for "Beach Stroll"

Jerry Aissis

Honorable Mention for "Autumn Abstract"


Happy Holidays!

Holiday Member Show

November 11 - December 19

Come one, come all to this year's Holiday Member Show! The opening is on November 11th at 5:30pm and will feature small eats and entertainment, plus lots of great art priced under $300 to give as gifts this holiday season.

Participating artists are: Jerry Aissis, Marjorie Ball, Sandra K. Basile, Dan Borden, Chelsea Bradway, Mary Belden Brown, John Buron, Karen Callan, Peter Campbell, Barbara Canning, Carlotta Carzaniga, Lin Collette, Victoria Dalpe, Joanne Delomba, Cynthia DiDonato, Devin Dugan, Robert Easton, Maureen Eckert, Jan Gendron, Ann-Marie Gillett, Susan Graseck, Victoria Guerina, Brooke Hammerle, Carol Hansen, Wendy Ingram, Bonnie Jaffe, Marc Jaffe, Dr Patricia Jubinska, Frank Lally, Vesna Longton, George Lowell, Michael Manni, Karen McCann, Tim McCarthy, Melanie dai Medeiros, Joanne Morrissey, Elvira Para, Marguerite Ofria Pile, Sarah Quinn, Betsy Ritz, Joan Rollins, Harold Roth, Sally Schuman, Beverly Silva, Robert Snowden, Patrick Steele, Thomas Terceira, Nancy Thepmanivong, Kathleen Weber, Nancy Whitcomb, Jim Wolstenholme and Anahid Ypres.

The gallery will be open weekly on Sundays from 11am-2pm. We are located at the Lorraine Mills Artists/Business Complex at 560 Mineral Spring Avenue, First Floor, in Pawtucket RI. The front entrance is set between Mixed Magic Theater and the Miss Lorraine Diner. The gallery is handicapped accessible at the front door

There is an entrance from the side parking lot that leads to the basement. The first door on the right leads to stairs that go to the first floor. Just follow the signs.

Hope to see you there!



The Pawtucket Arts Collaborative is a member-driven, fully volunteer-run organization dedicated to supporting, promoting and developing the highest level of the arts for the community and its artists by creating awareness, education, and involvement with our members and the public-at-large.


560 Mineral Spring Avenue, Pawtucket RI 02860 in the Lorraine Mills Complex. It is on the first floor and is handicapped accessible from the front entrance beside the Miss Lorraine Diner. For all others visiting the gallery, please park in the side parking lot (with the sculpture garden in back and Save A Lot across the street) and enter the side entrance and go up one flight of stairs. Follow the signs. 

Mailing address: Pawtucket Arts Collaborative PO Box # 966 

Pawtucket, Rhode Island 02862

Questions? Comments? Want to volunteer?

Contact with online submission/ payment/ or membership renewal questions. 


Drawing sessions 

Open figure drawing Saturdays year round except for show setup weekends.

Fees are $12 for non-members, $10 for members. 

All sessions are from 10am to 1pm Saturdays.    

Sessions usually include a 20 minute warm-up with multiple  short poses followed by 20 minute poses with breaks.   Interested artists should contact  Frank at with questions or to be added to the weekly reminder as well as any late cancellation notifications. 

Chairs are provided but we ask attendees to bring their own easels if possible. Materials are not provided.

(life drawing session at Cornell University, mid 20th century)

Portrait Drawing Sessions 

PAC is offering a weekly Wednesday portrait drawing session from 1:00-4:00pm

This is not a class and you must bring your own supplies and easel. Chairs are provided. The session is in the PAC gallery, first floor, in the Lorraine Mills complex, 560 Mineral Spring Avenue in Pawtucket. Handicapped access in front, parking in the side lot--the door leads to the basement and one must climb stairs to the first floor.

It’s an informal, comfortable atmosphere and beginners are welcome.

We are always looking for models. For more information please contact Kathy Weber at or Tom Jamison at

Portrait by Kathy Weber

The Pawtucket Arts Collaborative is dedicated to supporting, promoting and developing the highest level of the arts for the community and its artists. We do this by creating awareness, education and involvement through our members.


On October 25, 2000, 25 artists led by Pat Zacks met at the Slater Mill for the first time to establish goals, bylaws, membership dues, a mission statement, a logo, and a web site and formed Pawtucket Arts Collaborative. To read more about PAC's history, year by year, click here.

Gallery Hours

Starting on November 7th, 2019, gallery hours are: Thursday 5:30 – 7:30 pm Saturday/Sunday 1:00 – 5:00 pm


Please support the sponsors that support us:


PAC thanks the City of Pawtucket for the generous Arts Organizational Grant

 PAC Mill Gallery:

560 Mineral Spring Avenue, Pawtucket RI 02860 Mailing address: Pawtucket Arts Collaborative PO Box # 966 Pawtucket, Rhode Island 02862

Gallery Hours: 

Thursdays 5pm to 7pm.

Saturdays and Sundays 1pm to 5pm.

560 Mineral Spring Ave
Pawtucket, Rhode Island 02860

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