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12th Annual Pawtucket Foundation Show

The Pawtucket Arts Collaborative (PAC) and the Pawtucket Foundation announce the 12th year of this highly regarded, juried art exhibition -  the Pawtucket Foundation Prize Exhibition. This year’s Juror is Dominic Molon, the Richard Brown Baker Curator of Contemporary Art at the RISD Museum of Art, located on the Rhode Island School of Design campus in Providence, Rhode Island.  Entries will be accepted from January 1st, 2019 through midnight of March 9th, 2019. The opening is March 28th, 2019. 

Questions should be directed to Victoria Dalpe at


Open to all artists, in all media, 2-D and 3-D. Juror is Dominic Molon.

$1000 Pawtucket Foundation Prize and $250 PAC Prize awarded at the opening.


January 1st, 2019 through Midnight March 9th, 2019.  

Digital submissions only. Max submission 2 pieces, submission fee for PAC Members $15 for one piece, $20 for two. Non PAC Members $18 for one piece, $23 for two. Exhibition specifications for all PAC shows can be found here and must be agreed to when entering.

To enter the show, please click hereNOTE: Only JPGs are accepted.


The Pawtucket Foundation represents the business and not-for-profit sector as an advocate and catalyst for 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


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.


Dominic Molon is the Richard Brown Baker Curator of Contemporary Art at the RISD Museum (Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design).  He previously served as the Chief Curator at the Contemporary Art Museum (CAM) St. Louis (2010-2013) and as Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) Chicago (1994-2010).  Molon has organized exhibitions of such prominent living artists as Martin Boyce (2015), Sharon Lockhart (2001), Susan Philipsz (2011), Wolfgang Tillmans (2006), and Gillian Wearing (2002).  He has also curated numerous thematic exhibitions including “Sympathy for the Devil: Art and Rock and Roll Since 1967” (2007) and “Production Site: The Artist’s Studio Inside-Out.” Recent and forthcoming projects include the major exhibition of the RISD Museum’s contemporary collection titled “The Phantom of Liberty,” the video program “Bona Drag:  An Incomplete History of Drag and Cross-Gender Performance in Film and Video Art,” and collection-based projects with Nicole Eisenman, Simone Leigh, and Adam Pendleton as part of the larger “Raid the Icebox Now” exhibition initiative (2019-2020).


NOTE: Only JPGs are accepted.TWO ENTRIES per artist. All entries must weigh less than 150 lbs and fit through standard sized doorframes. Maximum frame size: 60” in either direction.  Any work not properly prepared for installation will not be accepted. Clips and loop hooks are not acceptable. PAC has five pedestals for 3D work; artists may need to supply their own pedestals. Work must be hand-delivered and not shipped.  The Pawtucket Arts Collaborative reserves the right to reject work that is deemed unstable, that differs from the submitted digital image or that is not professionally presented.


While the utmost care is taken in handling works of art, PAC representatives and those of Lorraine Mill will not be responsible for damage or loss, whatever the cause.  As such, all artists release PAC representatives and Lorraine Mill from all liability.  If desired, artists should procure their own insurance.  Submitting a work of art to this exhibition shall constitute an agreement on the part of the artists to comply fully with the conditions and terms set forth in this prospectus as well as in the acceptance form and PAC policies/procedures.  All documents may be found at


A commission of 30% will be taken by the Pawtucket Arts Collaborative for any work sold during the exhibit.  No POR (price on request) or NOS (not for sale).  Your social security number will be requested if you win an award in accordance with Internal Revenue Service requirements.  No work received for exhibition may be removed prior to the end of the exhibition; however, if a work is purchased at the Holiday Show, the buyer is allowed to take it home.  Copies of artist’s statement and bio are given with every sale and both are available in a binder for the interest and information of the visitors. Consider this when preparing them.


Gallery Hours

Starting on March 28th, 2019, gallery hours are: Thursday/Friday 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

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