January 2021
PAG 2020 Weekly
Challenge Showcase

Join us!!

The Weekly Challenge continues in 2121. Check our Website( or on the Portsmouth Arts Facebook page each Wednesday for a new reference photo.

Call for ALL Artists

Members Non-Juried Virtual Show

February 26 - March 23

Intake - February 17 - February 23

Members are invited to submit up to three pieces of art for this show. All works are welcomed and will be in the show. All work must be recent and for sale.

This will be virtual show with no physical exhibition of the work. 
Intake for the show begins Wednesday, February 17, and continues through Tuesday, February 23. Artists must email pictures, in jpeg format, no larger than 5 MB, to the email address. The show will premiere on the Guild’s new YouTube channel and various social media platforms starting the weekend of February 27.

Show entry fees are for $15.00 for the first entry and $5.00 each additional, up to three. 

Payment can be by mailed-in check (must be received by February 23) or by credit or debit card through the “donate” button on the Guild website, Please remember to add $2.00 for credit card processing.

"Winter Neutrals" Watercolor with Jan Guarino
Winter brings us challenges as our landscape turns towards grey days and colorless surroundings. We as artists long to go beyond what we see and find the subtle colors in our atmosphere and introduce them into our paintings.
Come explore our winter landscape with me – but we won’t be using Payne’s grey or brown! We will use our colorful palettes to create a more interesting and vibrant painterly rendition of our photos.
Three part Zoom series: Mondays February 8, 15, 22, 2-4pm $105 PAG members/$115 nonmembers

Calling All Art Lovers!
The Portsmouth Arts guild is launching an online art discussion group called “Let’s Talk Art”. This is a free online forum open to all. Each month there will be a presentation on an Artist or Art Movement with plenty of time for discussion. We will meet the last Wednesday of each month from 5-6 PM.
(for more information and to receive a link please contact Suzanne Lewis at

February’s featured artist will be Dean Mitchell, known for his figurative works and landscapes. Join us!
Sketching from Our Cars - February
Get out of your house and sketch with passionate, like minded artists! Stay warm in your car while enjoying scenic locations in the East Bay. We will meet at various locations which afford ample parking with scenic views. Possible locations include Second Beach, Tiverton 4 Corners, Glen Farm, Colt State Park, Bristol Town Commons, among others.
We will meet each weekend in February from 1:30-3:30, Saturday OR Sunday. We will also meet at other times for pop up “snow days”. Location will be determined by the weather and participants will be notified by Friday morning.

We will gather briefly at the end of each session to share our work, wearing masks and socially distancing.

To be added to the contact list please email Suzanne Lewis at Fees are $12 for 4 weeks or $5 each week.

Top – Gary Graham, Left – Suzanne Lewis, Right – Susan Graham

Painting: Observation and Process with Sherie Harkins

Painting is only partially about talent – mostly it is about experience, knowledge, and practice. Those who paint more become better painters. Seeing is like that too, and because we are all unique, we can help one another by sharing what we observe. We will discuss what to look for, methods to assist in seeing accurately, and common mistakes. Participants will have the opportunity to share and get feedback from one another as we go through the process of translating our observations into paintings. Sherie will be demonstrating primarily in oil but participants are welcome to work in acrylic if that is a preferred medium. Images will be supplied. Participants are encouraged to work between the sessions and share their progress during the live meetings for feedback and mutual benefit. 
3 Part Zoom classes Tuesdays, March 9, 16 and 23   4-6pm, $105 PAG members, $115 nonmembers. Register here soon:
       Leonardo da Vinci
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Portsmouth Arts Guild
2679 East Main Road
Portsmouth, RI 02871