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10th Annual Pawtucket Foundation Prize

Mandala #7, my Grandfather



 The submission window is now closed, notification to artists will go out on March 17th & 18th. Thank you to all who participated and we hope you’ll join us at the opening March 30th  5:30-7:30 to announce the 10th Annual Pawtucket Foundation Prize Winner and the PAC Prize Winner.

CALL TO ARTISTS – PAC and Pawtucket Foundation Show


Submission Deadline: Midnight March 5th, 2017

The Pawtucket Arts Collaborative (PAC) and the Pawtucket Foundation are hosting the 10th Annual Pawtucket Foundation Prize Exhibition.

This much anticipated and highly regarded show is open to all artists, in all media. Jurors are Monica Shinn and Shari Weschler Rubeck.  There will be a top award of  $1000 from the Pawtucket Foundation and a $250 PAC Prize.

Show opens March 30th, 2017 and runs through May 7th, 2017.


This Juried Exhibition is open to all artists. ALL MEDIA, 2D and 3D, are eligible, including installation pieces. Max two submissions per person. Original work only. All accepted submissions must be wired and installation ready at drop off.



PAC Members $20 for one digital entry/$30 for two.

Non PAC Members $25 for one digital entry/ $35 for two.  Fee may be submitted via Paypal or via check t   Pawtucket Arts Collaborative PO Box # 966 Pawtucket, Rhode Island 02862 (Checks must be postmarked by March 5, 2017). All fees must be received by deadline for work to be considered eligible.



Follow this link to submit online: LINK

Digital image – show only the image, no frame or mat – Images should be as large as possible but no larger than 1280 pixels on the longest side, type jpg – set to the highest quality. The color space should be set to sRGB. DPI is only relevant for output purposes and does not effect the stored size of the image. It can be set to any number, but if you must specify something go with 72 dpi.


Please include an Artist Statement- max 250 words describing your technique and/or concept of your piece.

ALL ENTRIES MUST BE SUBMITTED NO LATER THAN MIDNIGHT ON SUNDAY MARCH 5th, 2017. Deliveries of accepted work to the gallery will be on Friday March 24 and Saturday March 25th.


Two Entries per artist. All entries must weigh less than 150 lbs and fit through standard sized door frames. Maximum frame size: 60” in either direction.  Clips and loop hooks are not acceptable, must be wired for wall hanging. PAC has five pedestals for 3D work; artists may need to supply their own pedestals. Work must be hand-delivered and not shipped. The Pawtucket Arts Collaborative reserves the right to reject work that is deemed unstable  or that is not professionally presented.


All artists whose work is selected for exhibition will receive instructions for hand-delivery in the Acceptance email. Accepted artists may be asked to participate in a gallery talk about their work the night of the opening reception.
While the utmost care is taken in handling works of art, PAC representatives and those of Lorraine Mill will not be responsible for damage or loss, whatever the cause. As such, all artists release PAC representatives and Lorraine Mill 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


A commission of 30% will be taken by the Pawtucket Arts Collaborative for any work sold during the exhibit. No POR (price on request). 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.


Please keep your statement concise and a page maximum (approx. 250 words) Please Submit these in PDF form please include your name in the file title.

 If you do not have a PDF you can use this online tool to make one.  CLICK HERE



The Jurors:

After finishing art school in Portland, Ore., Monica Shinn moved to Providence in 1996. She has been here painting ever since. She is proud to included in the RISD Museum Collection and Networks Rhode Island.  In the last year,  her paintings were shown at Catherine Lovell Gallery in Tiverton (with Heather Benson), The Wild Project Space in New York City (solo) and Carpenter Street in Providence (solo). She is also a set designer and owns a steel fabrication company.  Having a technician’s knowledge and a fine art training informs both her design work and her painting. She composes as a colorist, pushing depth and dimension with the force of color rather than traditional time perspective. Her work tends more toward reality than realism and her spare drawings on paper are often achingly stark and true.

Shari Weschler Rubeck
“…I use a variety of live models (with engaging wardrobes & personalities) and life studies in addition to including inspiration from various fashion media and historical research.  Each piece is meticulously visualized, organzied and translated into a unique creation.  I am a ‘mixologist’. No two pieces are ever the same.  As an artist, I am rarely satisfied and never bored.    I fluctuate between giving color & detail to the areas surrounding my characters and leaving them alone in their space.  Negative space is carefully considered and expresses tension, while also allowing for areas of visual repose. “
full statement here 



Last Years Winner:  HERE

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