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Artists Included in the Show

The Pawtucket Arts Collaborative is delighted to announce the artists accepted into our juried Fall Un-themed Show. We thank juror Taleen Batalian for her efforts in choosing the work that will be included in the show. The reception for the Fall Show will be held on Thursday September 9th from 5:30-7:30pm. Prize announcements will be made at 6:30pm.

Artists are: Marjorie Ball, Jillian Barber, Sharon Bibeault, Dan Borden, Chelsea Bradway, Laura Carpenter, Jason Casey, Sonja Czekalski, Angel Dean, Kimberly Gammell, Ann-Marie Gillett, Raymond Gonsalves 3rd, Victoria Guerina, Brooke Hammerle, Barbara Harris, Bonnie Jaffe, Marc Jaffe, Carolyn Hagy Kent, Iwona Lapcyzk, Barbara Larned, George Lowell, Tim McCarthy, Melanie dai Medeiros, Blanche Milligan, Sarah Quinn, Maira Reinbergs, Max Reinhard, Edward Rondeau, Amy Salomone, Sally Schuman, Jan Schusswohl, Beverly Silva, Alexandra Spano, Patrick Steele, Thomas Terceira, Margaret Tudino, Sarah Tyson, Al Weems, Clayton Westland, Nancy Spears Whitcomb, Mark Wholey, Adrienne Wooster, and Anahid Ypres.

Our Mill Gallery is located at 560 Mineral Spring Avenue in Pawtucket, in the Lorraine Mills Artist/Small Business Complex. It is on the first floor of the building between Mixed Magic Theatre and the Miss Lorraine Diner. Lorraine Fabrics and Save-a-Lot are located nearby across the street. The front entrance (on the first floor) has a ramp and leads directly to the Gallery. There is also parking in the side parking lot, with a basement entrance that leads to the first floor.


ABOUT THE JUROR: Taleen Batalian is an artist and educator. She manages an independent studio practice and exhibits her work nationally. Among her recent projects: Waves  and Shadows: a collaborative video installation; Disassemble, a performance  installation at RISD Museum; and a solo exhibition, Graft, a site-specific  installation of sculptural garments, paintings and video at Wheaton College.  She has received grants from Rhode Island State Council on the Arts (RISCA)  and The Arts and Cultural Alliance of Newport County. Taleen was named the  2020-21 Teacher of Excellence at Rhode Island School of Design, Continuing  Education where she has been a faculty member for more than 10 years. In  addition, she teaches and serves as a visiting artist at colleges, art museums  and arts organizations including Providence College, Wheaton College and  Newport Art Museum. Previously, she served as Director of Education for  Providence CityArts for Youth. 


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. 

PAC is delighted to host a one-man show by Jeremy Schilling through August 23.

The show comprises a selection from over 1000 drawings created since August 2019. These drawings are not about refinement but rather the physicality of the charcoal medium and reactionary decision-making in response to a live models pose. Each drawing is a five minute conversation, a question (the models pose) and the response (artist use of composition and marks). Working from life is a unique experience, as the act of observation is a fleeting one. There is only time to capture and record the most important elements and because of this, a drawing can become a journal of decisions of deemed importance. There is an honesty that emerges from these decisions.

Jeremy’s work has been on display at Gold Gallery in Boston’s SoWa District, The Wickford Arts Association Gallery, Mystic Arts Center Gallery, The Wickford and Scituate Art Festivals, and the RISD Craft Exhibition. He has had solo exhibitions at Counter Weight Brewing Company in Hamden CT in 2018, Perkatory Coffee Roasters in Middletown CT in 2019 and at AS220’s Main Project Space in Providence RI in 2019.

In July 2019 his work was part of a month long display at the Waterfire Arts Center in conjunction with Luke Jerram’s “Museum of the Moon” and John Sabraw’s “The Milky Way.” The exhibit was in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo Moon landing and was in partnership with Brown University and the NASA RI Space Consortium.

Jeremy grew up in Connecticut where he was trained as a landscape painter before attending the Rhode Island School of Design, where he studied Illustration.

Drum Roll Please!

We Have Winners!

The Pawtucket Arts Collaborative is delighted to announce the winners of prizes in our Transformation Show. There were 170 entries submitted, 57 were accepted by juror Francoise McAree and four artists were chosen for prizes of $1000, $500, $250 and $100.

Patrick Steele is the First Place winner with his painting "Salt Dock, Charlestown." It presents two views of an industrial building under the Tobin Bridge. Patrick used the bottom of a reclaimed door as the support to use its mass in service to the scenes. He is an admirer of the work of Charles Sheeler that feature steel mills in Erie, Pennsylvania and elsewhere.

Second Place has been awarded to Noah Olsen for his self-portrait called "Overgrown" which combines his own image with that of an abandoned building that trees and vines have dismantled and claimed. His recent work has been a series of paintings that study the transiency of life. Due to the losses of his mother and grandfather, he sees death in a different light than many people. His work explores how birth, life and death are interconnected, intentionally blurring their boundaries.

Kelly Lee has been awarded Third Place for her diptych "I Am Not a Teacher." She says "In my piece presented here I express the intense anxiety and sleepless nights I experienced as a new educator... This pair of paintings marks my initiation into the world of education, at the beginning of a difficult journey to relate to myself and others in a more compassionate way."

                                 A. Bones                                                                     B. Skin

And last, but certainly not least, Honorable Mention goes to Deborah Baldizar for her ceramic piece "Ubuntu." Of it, Deborah says "The African way of Ubuntu means, 'I am, because you are.' ... Like trees that grow around, in and through each other, who lean on and create shade for one another, I try to remember that I both need help and can provide it. When I am present, and acknowledge a connection to all those around me, I feel transformed."

Congratulations to Patrick, Noah, Kelly and Deborah for their achievements. We hope that you will enjoy their work in person as well as through our website.

While the gallery will not be open during formerly scheduled hours, visitors can contact David at to arrange a visit. We hope you will take advantage of this opportunity. Transformation runs from April 22 through June 3.

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Transformation Artists

 We are delighted to announce the artists who are part of the Transformation Juried Show:

Deborah Baldizar, Jillian Barber, Whitney Bates, Sharon Bibeault, Roxanne Blackmore, Dan Borden, Chelsea Bradway, Diane Brown, Peter Campbell, Laura Carpenter, Victoria Dalpe, Angel Dean, Joanne DeLomba, Cynthia DiDonato, Devin Dugan, Eran Fraenkel, Jan Gendron, Bonnie Jaffe, Marc Jaffe, Dave Kendrick, Kelly Lee, Melyssa Lentini, George Lowell, Catherine Mansell, Melanie Medeiros, Tom Monahan, Todd Monjar, Nugent, Noah Olson, Zach Prosser, Max Reinhard, Betsy Ritz, Amy Salomone, Jan Schusswohl, Lee Ann Scotto Adams, Beverly Silva, Robert Snowden, Alexandra Spano, Patrick Steele, Quincy Struss, Elinor Thompson, Beverly Tinklenberg and Barbara Von Eckardt.

Transformation is defined as a thorough or dramatic change in form or appearance. Landscapes and weather transform, people transform, everything is changing all the time. For PAC’s 2021 hybrid show (online and in gallery) we invite all artists, PAC members and non-members, in all mediums*, to submit works for TRANSFORMATION
You may view the works on display via these links: 
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ABOUT THE JUROR: Francoise McAree
Francoise McAree, born in Montreal, Canada, is a Providence based artist, independent curator, educator and arts administrator. Trained as a painter, she works across a wide variety of mediums and processes, including oils, acrylics, encaustic, photography, photo transfer, collage, textiles, sewing, embroidery, drawing and sculpture in her practice. The exploration of aspects of physicality and materiality—skin, membranes, body parts, portraits/heads, petals, masterwork, abstraction are among her ongoing visual references. In her work, she examines concepts of mortality, constructs of beauty, the underpinnings of masterwork paintings, and optical illusion. Working at the intersection of craft/making and painting, she considers how the attributes of painting-- surface, brushstroke, tactility, “skin”, rhythm and depth of color through layering, etc.--can be translated into other materials and techniques. This strategy of translation explores the expressive power of materials and is at the core of her process. 
Francoise has exhibited her work in many shows locally including at AS220, Hera Gallery, Chazan Gallery/Wheeler School, Bannister Gallery, Rhode Island College, Yellow Peril Gallery and in the US and abroad. She has curated numerous shows including Paper Dolls, a 4-artist collaborative residency project in conjunction with the Providence Athenaeum and AS220, and Glue, Paper, Scissors at ColoColo Gallery in New Bedford, MA. Additionally as Chair/Exhibitions Committee of the Hive Archive, a feminist collective, she orchestrated many exhibits including In Your Face, a self-portrait exhibit of over 300 local and international female artists, Artists in the Archive, an artist residency project at the Providence Athenaeum with an exhibit at AS220 Project Space and Crossing Currents: Feminism Now, a 40 artist group show at the Feinstein Gallery of URI’s Providence campus. As an educator, Francoise has taught at Rhode Island College, RISD/CE, Parsons School of Design, both in Paris and NY, and until recently was the Fine and Applied Art Program Manager in RISD/CE. Prior to living in Providence, Francoise lived and worked in NYC, Paris, France and Tokyo, Japan. She received a grant to study calligraphy for 9 months in Japan and was awarded a teacher of excellence award from Parsons School of Design/New School for Social Research. She earned her BA from Middlebury College in Vermont and her MFA from the University of Pennsylvania. 
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, behind the Miss Lorraine Diner.
 Mailing address: Pawtucket Arts Collaborative PO Box # 966 
Pawtucket, Rhode Island 02862
Questions? Comments?
Contact with online submission/ payment/ or membership renewal questions. 


Winter Show Prize Winners

The Pawtucket Arts Collaborative is delighted to announce the winners of this year's Winter Show. They are:

Marjorie Ball, Farm in Winter, First Prize

Tim McCarthy, Make Denali Great Again, Second Prize

Susan Graseck, Waning Light, Third Prize

Beverly Silva, Stocking Stuffers, PAC Prize/Honorable Mention



runs Thursday 1/14/21 thru 2/25/21

This year has been unexpected to say the least. Political upheaval, economic strain, and a relentless pandemic have been pushing people to their breaking point. PAC knows that art-making and the art community can be a healing salve during these hard times. PAC artists responded to the call; four won prizes of: $500 1st prize; $250 2nd prize; $100 3rd prize and $100 PAC Prize.

PAC Members’ Show: WINTER from the old Germanic meaning ‘The time of water’. Other notable elements of the coldest season: Winter Equinox aka the shortest day of the year, the Vernal Equinox where the day and night are equal in length. Cold and darkness. Rest and renewal. It’s a season of dormancy, of hibernation. Aurora Borealis. Yuletide greetings. The frozen worlds of Norse mythology. Yeti. Krampus. Migration. Hanukkah. Persephone and Hades. Scandanavian Hygge and coziness. Death and Rebirth. The Japanese snow ghost Yuki-onna. Gingerbread and Evergreens. Blizzards and ice skating. Snow days! The list goes on and on.

You can see the works entered into this wonderful exhibition at:

GALLERY HOURS FOR THE SHOW: Gallery will be open by appointment only. Contact to schedule viewing times. All guests must follow strict Covid guidelines including masking, social distance, and no more than 5 people in the gallery at one time.  

Participating artists: 

Jerry Aissis, Wendy Anctil, Bradley Bailey, Marjorie Ball, Dan Borden, Mary Belden Brown, Peter Campbell, Barbara Canning, Kate Chute, Victoria Dalpe, Cynthia DiDonato, Devin Dugan, Robert Easton, Maureen Eckert, Jan Gendron, Ann-Marie Gillett, Susan Graseck, Marguerite De Lucia Hall, Carol Hansen, Joan Hausrath, Wendy Ingram, Bonnie Jaffe, Marc Jaffe, Frank Lally, George Lowell, Eveline Luppi, Michael Luzzi, Tim McCarthy, Joan McConaghy, Melanie Medeiros, Joanne Morrissey, Sara Nugent, Sophia Paliotti, Elvira Para, Mimo Gordon Riley, Frank Robertson, Joan Rollins, Ann Rozhon, Beverly Silva, Robert Snowden, Thomas Terceira, James Therieau, Elinor Thompson and Roberta Uhlmann

ABOUT THE JUROR- Founder & Executive Director, The Avenue Concept inc

Restorative – Adaptability – Deliberative – Self-Assurance – Responsibility

Founder and Executive Director Yarrow Thorne developed his passion for art and design in urban spaces growing up in a design-based family in Northampton, Massachusetts. He earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts from Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), and for the last ten years has been learning how to support public art programming in the urban environment. While a student, Yarrow established RISD’s first public art policy to create revolving walls for artists to showcase their work.

In 2012, he was selected to receive one of twenty SEED Grants from the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, which he used to found The Avenue Concept, a platform for a scalable and sustainable public art programming in Providence, Rhode Island. Yarrow’s vision for The Avenue Concept is a private organization that leverages support for public art projects to get off the ground, to jump-start excitement and recognition for art and its value in Providence and everyday life.

Yarrow believes his dyslexia is his greatest asset because through it he has developed his ability to work outside the box in many venues, particularly in finding creative solutions to urban challenges using public art. Yarrow has installed over 150 pieces of public art since 2012.

Questions? Comments about the show? Email:  Technical questions should be directed to:


Drawing sessions hosted by PAC

are back in business!

Sessions are limited to 12 attendees who MUST wear masks and maintain social distancing. For more information, please contact Frank Lally at

Model 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 2/3 longer poses with breaks.  Any medium except oil paints.  Interested artists should contact  Frank (401-486-0394 or 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)

Collage Workshops will continue

(hopefully) in the fall of 2021.

Art by Lin Collette

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


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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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