Event Calendar

Upcoming events

    • 12 Sep 2019
    • 5:30 PM
    • 31 Oct 2019
    • 7:30 PM
    • Mill Gallery, Lorraine Mills, 560 Mineral Spring Avenue, Pawtucket RI


    For Pawtucket Arts Collaborative (PAC) Juried Fall Show TEXTURE

    In the visual arts, TEXTURE is the perceived surface quality of a work of art. It is an element of two-dimensional and three-dimensional design distinguished by its visual and physical properties. This fall PAC welcomes you to submit your textured works to our Juried Fall Show TEXTURE, where we explore the fine line between 2D and 3D. We want your mixed media, sculptures, textiles, paintings, collage and everything in between. Show will open September 12th, 2019 with guest juror Rich Watrous and be a part of the Pawtucket Arts Festival!  

    There will be three awards: Juror Prize $500, 2nd Place $250, and $100.

    Prizes awarded at the opening on September 12th, 2019.

    Open to all artists, in all media, 2D and 3D with some restrictions.*

    Emails regarding entries will be emailed by Labor Day (September 2nd). Accepted art must be dropped off on Friday September 6th from 4:00-7:00pm; Saturday September 7th from 10:00am-12noon. If the artist cannot drop off the work themselves, a representative may do so instead.



    June 1st, 2019 through Midnight

    Saturday, August 24th, 2019.

    • Digital entries ONLY at   https://pawtucketartscollaborative.wildapricot.org/event-3371632
    • After submission form is completed and payment received (credit card preferred; checks/money orders can be sent to Pawtucket Arts Collaborative/PO Box 966/Pawtucket RI 02862), a link will be emailed to you for uploading photos.
    • Work will be judged via photo.
    • Max submission: 2 pieces.
    • Submission fee for PAC Members: $15 for one piece, $20 for two.
    • Non PAC Members Fee: $18 for one piece, $23 for two.
    • We do not allow NOS or PORs. All works must be priced at time of entry. If you do not wish your work to be sold, you are invited to price your work at an extremely high price.

    *Submission Restrictions:

    All entries must weigh less than 150 lbs and fit through standard sized door frames. Maximum frame size: 60” in either direction. Any work not properly prepared for installation will not be in exhibit. Clips and loop hooks are not acceptable.  PAC has limited pedestals for 3D work; artists may need to supply their own pedestals.  Work must be hand-delivered (by either artist or his/her representative) 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 Mills will not be responsible for damage or loss, whatever the cause.  As such, all artists release PAC representatives and Lorraine Mills 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 https://pawtucketartscollaborative.wildapricot.org/Exhibition-Policy-And-Framing-Guidelines/


    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 NFS (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. 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.


    Rich Watrous, a RI artist, has over his  40+ year creative career, explored many aspects of the arts, as a designer, art fabricator, sculptor, painter, art advocate, curator, gallery owner, festival director, and creative industry consultant. Just some of his previous venues have included vanity publishing, architecture, puppet theater, art gallery ownership, non-profit arts management, furniture design, restaurant design, and landscape design. Rich has focused much of his creative efforts in the city of Pawtucket over the past 18 years, were he served some part of the Pawtucket Art Festival as a volunteer for 14 years, 11 years on the executive board/committee, 8 years as co-chair & Chair. Rich oversaw and served as the Director of the Slater Park Fine Art Festival in 2010. Website: http://www.treesoflifeart.com


    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 Pawtucket Arts Collaborative is located at 560 Mineral Spring Avenue 1st floor in the Lorraine Mills Arts/Business complex in Pawtucket RI. The building is located across the street from International Packaging, as well as near Save-A-Lot supermarket and Lorraine Mills (diagonally across from both. Mixed Magic Theater is in the front building. There is parking in the side parking lot with limited parking in front and on street.

    TEXTURE Opening:

    5:30-7:30 pm September 12th, 2019. Prize winners announced at approximately 6:45pm. There will be music and refreshments and the opportunity to see old friends and make new ones. The show runs from September 12 to October 31. Gallery hours are: Saturday/Sunday from 1:00-5:00pm and Thursday/Friday from 5:30-7:30pm.

    Art pickup Fri 11/1 and Sat 11/2, 2019.


    Submission and/or membership: membershippac@gmail.com

    PAC/ Overall show info: volunteerpawtucketartsc@gmail.com


    • 7 Nov 2019
    • 5:30 PM
    • 26 Dec 2019
    • 7:30 PM
    • Mill Gallery, Lorraine Mills, 560 Mineral Spring Avenue, Pawtucket RI

    PAC is giving back! For this year’s winter auction we’ve also decided, as a thank you to our members, to forego taking a gallery commission.

    All art sales go 100% to the artist!

    PAC has an amazing group of talented and loyal members and we want to support them! This year the works can be any size, any medium, but all with a starting price of $200 or below. Please join us for the silent auction opening on Thursday, November 7th, 2019 from 5:30-7:30. Bids will be accepted from 5:30-7 pm and you may take purchased artwork with you right off the walls the night of the opening! LIve music and refreshments will be provided. Open to public. Cash, credit, and checks will be accepted. The show runs through Sunday, December 29, 2019. 

    This is a member’s only show. Not a member? No problem join here now: https://pawtucketartscollaborative.wildapricot.org/Join-or-Renew


    • Friday 11/1/19 4-7pm 
    • Saturday 11/2/19 10-12pm 
    • Art Install Saturday 11/2 3-5pm 

    We encourage you to pre-register your pieces to save time and get them onto the online store! Have your work ready? Pre-register here: https://pawtucketartscollaborative.wildapricot.org/event-3566733

    All active members are invited to drop off up to 2 pieces of artwork priced at $200 or less. (Buyers will be encouraged to bid in $5 increments starting at your minimum price, so price competitively!) 

    Our usual hanging/installation rules apply, please look over those here:  https://pawtucketartscollaborative.wildapricot.org/Exhibition-Policy-And-Framing-Guidelines

    PAC Gallery is located at 560 Mineral Spring Avenue in Pawtucket. Our main entrance is at the front of the building facing the street in between Mixed Magic Theater and Miss Lorraine Diner (which hopefully be open by Thanksgiving). Parking is limited at this entrance, but there is access to a ramp and a garage bay for larger pieces and persons with difficulty with stairs. For all others, we recommend parking along the side of the building facing Save A Lot grocery store which has a sculpture garden in the back. There is a side entrance with a PAC sign. Go up one flight of stairs and take a left on the 1st floor, we are at the end of the hall and there will be signs. 

    *For those unable to make the opening, the art will be on view and for sale through Sunday, December 29, 2019. In the gallery and through our online store. 

    *PAC will also be participating in the Craft and Kitsch show again and all work will be for sale right off the walls there too!. To find out more about Craft and Kitsch, visit https://www.craftandkitsch.com/

    Any questions regarding membership or installation? membershippac@gmail.com

    Any questions regarding the show? volunteerpawtucketartsc@gmail.com

    Interested in helping with installation? bradley.bailey@sbcglobal.net

    Interested in being a gallery sitter? davidaschiffer@mac.com

Past events

9 May 2019 Spring-Summer Member Show
28 Mar 2019 Foundation Show
15 Nov 2018 Holiday Member Show/Silent Auction
27 Sep 2018 This Land Is...
6 Mar 2018 Foundation Show

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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