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Pawtucket Arts Collaborative (PAC)

and Pawtucket Foundation to host

14th Annual Pawtucket Foundation Prize Exhibition

The Pawtucket Arts Collaborative (PAC) and the Pawtucket Foundation announce the 14th year of this highly regarded juried art exhibition -  the Pawtucket Foundation Prize Exhibition. This year’s Juror is Michael Rose.  Entries will be accepted from January 1st, 2022, through midnight of February 21st, 2022. The opening is Thursday, March 17th, 2022.


This is an un-themed Show open to all artists, in all media, 2-D, and 3-D. The juror this year is Michael Rose. 

$1000 Pawtucket Foundation Prize and PAC 2nd place prize of $250 and 3rd place $100 awarded at the opening


January 1st, 2022, through Midnight February 21st, 2022.

The link to enter is:

But please read ALL information before entering.

What you need to know

Work must be no larger than 60x60 inches. This includes 3D work.

Work must be able to fit through double doors

We have a limited number of pedestals for use. If your work has special display needs, bring the materials necessary to display it properly.

We do not have proper facilities for digital/film work. However, if you do wish to enter such, please contact Victoria Dalpe at  for more information.

Work must be delivered and  picked up in person. We do not accept shipped entries.

All judging is done via photographs. Please make sure the photo of your work is good quality and shows the work to advantage.

All submissions must be online. The link is:

You can submit one or two entries.

Entry fees are:

PAC Members - $15 for one entry, $20 for two

Non-PAC Members - $18 for one entry, $23 for two.

All fees must be paid via credit card - checks and PayPal are no longer accepted unless under special circumstances. Please contact Lin at  if this is the case.

You will receive a confirmation with a link to upload your photos once your entry is complete. 

Photos must be in JPG format no larger than 2MB.

One photo per entry unless you are entering 3D work. If so please email Lin at to make arrangements for additional photographs.

ALL work must be for sale. We will not accept entries that are NOS (not for sale) or POR (price on request). DO NOT enter work that you intend to submit or use in another exhibition that starts before the Foundation Show's end date in May. 

Entrants are given the opportunity to have their work included in PAC's Online Store. This enables potential buyers to purchase their work via credit card after the show's opening. You will be able to indicate if you wish to do so on the entry form.

For information about exhibition requirements, please visit



The Pawtucket Foundation represents the business and not-for-profit sector as an advocate and catalyst for the downtown, riverfront, and transportation gateway enhancements within the City of Pawtucket. As civic entrepreneurs, the Pawtucket Foundation fosters a vision of the community's future by mobilizing and coordinating research, information, talent, and resources to positively impact the City.


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.


Michael Rose is an art historian, gallerist, and writer. Since 2014, he has served as the gallery manager at the historic Providence Art Club, where he oversees a rigorous exhibition schedule spread across three unique gallery spaces. Under his leadership, the galleries of the Art Club have earned three consecutive Best of Rhode Island Awards for Best Art Gallery in Providence. In June of 2021, Michael also joined the writing staff of local news site to author a popular weekly column "Inside Art" about exhibitions and artists throughout Rhode Island. He is a sought-after lecturer on topics related to art history and art business and has juried exhibitions for numerous local arts organizations. Michael earned his BA in Art History at Providence College and holds a Certificate in Appraisal Studies in Fine and Decorative Arts from New York University. 

You can learn more about Michael and his ongoing freelance work at his website


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

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.

The schedule for exhibitions during January-February 2022 are:

  • Jan 14 to 24 Khaled Alkhani
  • Jan 27 to 31 Alison Plump and students at the International Charter School, Pawtucket
  • Feb 5 to 14 Robert Snowden
  • Feb 18 to 28  Dan Borden

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

For more details about these shows and to find out about doing your own show during our off-seasons, please contact Robert Easton at

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 

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)

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 Tom Jamison at

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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