Deadline is September 9th at midnight


The human face and figure are among the most enduring subjects of artistic creativity from prehistoric times to the present.  Mastering their depiction is a mainstay of artistic training. Whether drawn, painted, sculpted, etched, stitched, molded, photographed, collaged, assemblaged, or tattooed, the human figure in art is both intensely personal and universal as an expression of the human experience.


The Pawtucket Arts Collaborative will present “FACES and FIGURES” starting September 28, 2017, and welcomes entries in all media.  Artists are encouraged to submit works exploring, but not limited to: anatomy, gesture and emotion; facial expression and likenesses; the place of the individual in the social and political order; innovative figure-ground relationships; abstraction.


There will be four prizes selected by the Juror and by the Gallery Committee: two $300 prizes and two $100 prizes -one of each will be awarded in each category( Face/Figure). Prizes will be announced at the opening reception on September 28th.


The online submission deadline is September 9th at midnight. HERE


Submission & Eligibility

OPEN TO ALL: Artists are encouraged to enter work in any medium. Works are not to exceed 60 inches in any dimension.

Submit your artwork electronically until midnight September 9th HERE. Two entries maximum.


Members: $15 for one entry, $20 for two.

Non-members: $20 for one entry, $25 for two.

Artists will be notified of Juror’s decision via email by 9/19/2017.


Accepted works must be hand-delivered to the gallery on Friday, September 22nd 4-7pm or Saturday, September 23rd from 10-12pm. All works must adhere to the Pawtucket Arts Collaborative Guidelines for submitted work LINK.


The Pawtucket Arts Collaborative Mill Gallery is located at 560 Mineral Spring Ave, Pawtucket, RI, on the first floor.  No shipped work will be accepted.  All 2D work must be framed and wired.  All 3D work must be stable and either have a pedestal or be able to use one of PAC’s.


Faces and Figures will be on view September 28, 2017 through November 2nd, 2017.


Opening reception will be on the Thursday September 28, 2017, 5:30 – 7:30 pm.  Prizes to be announced at opening.


Exhibited works must be picked up on Friday November 3rd,  2017 from 4-7pm or Saturday November 4th 2017 from 10-12pm.


Juror: Robin Wiseman

Robin Wiseman is an artist and professor of art at RISD and Massachusetts College of Art and Design.  He also teaches at the high school, college and adult levels.  Wiseman has his studio in Providence, RI. He holds degrees from Rhode Island School of Design BFA 1969 and Architecture 1970, Southeastern Massachusetts (now UMass-Dartmouth) MFA 1985.

Exhibitions include numerous shows in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Italy, Brazil including a show of four figurative artists at the RISD Museum that ran in parallel to an exhibition of Thomas Eakins “The Swimming Hole”.

Publications The Newport Review

Awards European Honors Program-RISD, AIA award (for excellence in the study of architecture), Teaching Award RISD-C.E. (twice)



Members: $15 for one entry, $20 for two.

Non-members: $20 for one entry, $25 for two.