Fall 2022 Text Juried Show

  • 15 Sep 2022
  • 6:00 AM (EDT)
  • 27 Oct 2022
  • 7:30 PM (EDT)
  • Mill Gallery, Lorraine Mills, 560 Mineral Spring Avenue, Pawtucket RI




The Pawtucket Arts Collaborative invites

local artists to take part in our Fall Juried Show:


Works Containing or About Words and Language

Top Prize $500, 2nd Place $250, and 3rd Place $100

Show Opens Thursday September 15th, 2022, 5:30-7:30 

With guest juror: Dan Wood 

Words and images have been used to communicate for thousands of years. Written language and imagery expanded the world and filled it with stories and information able to span tribes, cities, oceans, and time. While the styles developed differently all over the world displaying a wide variety of diversity. To this day, we are still experimenting: from comic books, to graffiti, multi-media works, advertising, word-based artists and many more, we are still exploring and finding new modes to communicate… 

For this show we would love to see your interpretations incorporating words in art. 

All mediums welcome, max two pieces.

The link to enter is:


(after you have paid your entry fee you will receive a confirmation email with the link to upload your photo[s])


  • ·      Non-members fee $18 for one/$23 for two 
  • ·      Members submission fee $15 for one/ $20 for two 
  • ·      One can become or renew their membership before submitting work. $35 annual fee. 

Digital submissions welcome beginning July 6th and ending August 15th

The link to enter is: https://pawtucketartscollaborative.wildapricot.org/event-4839216

Juror decisions will be emailed to artists by 9/5/22.

Do not enquire about the status of your entry until 9/5/22.

We expect a high volume of work from a strong talent pool, submitting artwork does not guarantee a place in the show. The juror will choose the artwork accepted for TEXT based on an anonymized digital catalog we provide. Winners are selected in person at the installation and announced by the juror at the opening on Thursday 9/15/22 at 6:30 pm.  


  • ·      A maximum of 2 pieces of work can be entered 
  • ·      Please include an artist bio as attachment with accepted works. Do not send this statement unless you have been notified that your work has been accepted.
  • ·      Works must be wired to hang--we reserve the right to turn away artwork that we consider would be difficult to hang without possible future damage. This is to protect the piece from damage. ONLY wires are acceptable for hung work unless it is a fiber art piece which must be adequate and strong. No clawtooths or simply nails.
  • ·      Artists are encouraged to provide their own pedestal for 3D works. We do have some pedestals, but they are limited in number and dimensions.
  • ·      Works cannot exceed 60” on all sides—FRAMED. They must weigh less than 100 lbs. (if they are to be hung on the wall. The artist must ensure that heavier works have extremely secure means of hanging the work.
  • ·      All work must be for sale and must stay in the show until the show ends on 10/30/22. No exceptions.
  • ·      All accepted work must be hand delivered to the PAC Gallery on either 9/9 or 9/10/22. You may have a friend or relative deliver the work. We do not accept early delivery of works UNLESS it is a sudden emergency (death in family or your own illness. Business or vacation trips do not qualify for early delivery).
  • ·      Work cannot be shipped to the gallery
  • ·      PAC retains 30% gallery commission on any works sold during the show. 


Dan Wood is an artist and printer living in Providence, Rhode Island. After a brief stint studying history at McGill University, he received a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1994, where he is now a Senior Critic in printmaking.

He has continued his education in printing ever since, learning the craft of offset lithographic and letterpress printing in commercial print shops from Washington, D.C. to Providence, Rhode Island. He established Garbaszawa Press in 1994, and re-inaugurated it as DWRI Letterpress in 2002, working collaboratively with other artists, designers, local businesses, non-profits, and others looking for fine letterpress printing.

He is currently an Art and City Life Commissioner for the City of Providence, and his work can be found in private and public collections, including The New York Public Library, The RISD Museum, Bainbridge Island Museum of Art, Wheaton College, and the Museum of Printing in Haverhill, Mass, among others.

A strong believer in the community building element of art making, he has spent much of the last two years casting type documenting our strange times via The Linotype Daily.

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thelinotypedaily/

Website: https://dwriletterpress.net


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 Pawtucket, RI

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

Interested in being a gallery sitter for the show? Must be a current member and contact volunteerpawtucketartsc@gmail.com

for more info. 

Gallery Hours

Sundays 11am-2pm


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: Sundays 11am-2pm


560 Mineral Spring Ave. Pawtucket, Rhode Island 02860

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