Event Calendar

Upcoming events

    • 21 Apr 2021
    • 10:30 AM (EDT)
    • 3 Jun 2021
    • 7:30 PM (EDT)
    • Mill Gallery, Lorraine Mills, 560 Mineral Spring Avenue, Pawtucket RI


    PAC presents: 


    April 21, 2021 through June 3rd, 2021


    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
    PAC understands this last year has been challenging, heartbreaking, and illuminating in many ways. Show us your TRANSFORMATIONS. Guest juror Francoise McAree will select the works and award the top prizes: $1000 for 1st Place, $500 for 2nd, and $250 for 3rd. The PAC Gallery Committee will award a $100 prize as well. 
    Digital submissions will open on 2/15/21 and run through midnight of 3/31/21. Click on this link to enter:
    • Max 2 pieces. Please also send a brief artist bio to attach with your digital submission to membershippac@gmail.com
    • SUBMISSION FEE: PAC Members $15 for 1 entry and $20 for 2/ Non-members $20 for 1 and $25 for 2. Interested in becoming a member? Join or renew   https://pawtucketartscollaborative.wildapricot.org/Join-or-Renew
    • Accepted work must be dropped off at the PAC Gallery 560 Mineral Spring Ave. Pawtucket, RI on Friday 4/16 between 4-7 and Saturday 4/17 from 10/12.
    • We ask you to include written instructions if your work has specific hanging/display needs or to consider attending the art installation on Saturday 4/17 from 12-3. 
    *Some restrictions apply. 
    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? volunteerpawtucketartsc@gmail.com
    Contact membershippac@gmail.com with online submission/ payment/ or membership renewal questions. 


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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