Wickford is Calling all Artists and Poets


The Wickford Art Association (WAA) is presenting a unique blending of two art forms at its 6th Annual Poetry and Art Show with a theme based on its mission statement of “Educate, Encourage and Inspire”. The Call for Artists and Call for Poets is now open to fine art artists and poets with a submission deadline of April 8, 2018. The Call for Artists and Call for Poets may be downloaded from our website www.wickfordart.org

This year, WAA is introducing an exciting reversal to the exhibit process. First, a jury committee will select 40 original, unpublished poems based upon the theme. Artists will also be chosen by jury based upon a portfolio of their work. Both artists and poets are juried anonymously. The poems will then be assigned to selected artists who will create original works of art, inspired by these poems. A limited edition, full-color book cataloging the exhibit will be published. One of the premiere poetry libraries in the country, The Poets House in New York City has accepted the 2018 Poetry & Art book for its library collection.

Heightening the excitement for this annual exhibit, poets and artists will not meet until just prior to the opening reception, held on September 14, 2018 at 6:30 PM at the Wickford Art Association. Poetry readings and related events will take place during the reception and the exhibit. The Poetry and Art exhibit will run from September 14 to October 14, 2018 and attendance to the reception and exhibit is free and open to the public.

The Wickford Art Association is a non-profit organization with over 450 members from Rhode Island and New England. The association hosts art shows and classes in its gallery at 36 Beach Street in North Kingstown, and has produced the Wickford Art Festival every July since 1962.  Wickford Art Association is dedicated to educating, encouraging and inspiring artists and art lovers throughout the community.

Wickford Art Association is located at 36 Beach Street in North Kingstown, RI. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 11:00 – 3:00 PM and Sunday noon to 3:00 PM. For more information, call (401) 294-6840 or visit www.wickfordart.org