Pawtucket Arts Collaborative Announces

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 10thAnnual Pawtucket Foundation Prize Exhibition.

This much anticipated and highly regarded show is open to all artists, in all media. Jurors areMonica 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 

pm and Saturday July 30th 10 am – noon.




Use this paypal link to pay thru paypal

Thank you for supporting the arts!


All Artists will receive notification of Juror’s decision. The utmost care is always taken in handling works of art, however PAC representatives are not responsible for damage or loss, whatever the cause. Submitting a work of art to this exhibition shall constitute an agreement on the part of the artist to comply fully with the conditions and terms set forth in this prospectus as well as in the acceptance form and PAC policies/procedures.



When pricing your work, please take into consideration that a commission of 30% will be taken by the Pawtucket Arts Collaborative for any work sold during the exhibit. All sales inquiries will be directed to PAC. Artwork may NOT be removed for any reason prior to the close of the exhibit.



    Lisa Champagne Morgan:




Exhibits at the gallery typically run for 4 – ­6 weeks. Artists are strongly encouraged to attend

opening receptions. The PAC Gallery will announce the exhibit and its opening reception by

invitation as well as through press releases and other media sources. Artists are encouraged to

invite from their own mailing lists. Submission forms will be available for artists to fill out when

delivering their art to the PAC gallery.. Please be prepared to provide the following information: title,

size, medium and price. Each artist is expected to bring a bio and artist statement that must be

delivered with art at drop off. Provide statement on one white page sheet for the gallery bio book.

The office will need a current mailing address, phone number and email address in order to  contact each artist for art sales, future mailings and reminders.


PAC liability policy:

All entries will be handled with care and treated as delicately as possible.

However, PAC and its agents will not be held responsible for any damages or theft of artwork during handling.


Artwork remaining two months AFTER the pick up date will be donated to The Art Connection, RI.


Entry fees are non­refundable.


A 30% commission will be retained on all artwork sold. Please no NFS (not for sale) or POR

(price on request).


All 2­D artwork, submitted to any PAC exhibit, must be properly framed, wired and ready for



Please: No commercial reproductions. No saw tooth hangers. No clip frames.


All works under glass should have neutral matting. On stretchers, please place screw eyes on inside,facing each other.


3­D sculpture and artwork: Upon acceptance, pedestal must be provided unless work is free

standing. PAC has a limited number of pedestals.


All artwork submitted for this exhibit will remain in place for the duration of the show, with no

adjustments, removals or changes once submitted.


Any work not picked up will be subject to a $5. per day storage fee



Pawtucket Arts Collaborative
558 Mineral Spring Avenue, Mail Stop 28
Pawtucket, RI 02860