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Pawtucket Foundation Show: Call to Artists

The Pawtucket Arts Collaborative (PAC) and the Pawtucket Foundation announce the 11th year of the much anticipated and highly regarded, juried art exhibition –  the Pawtucket Foundation Prize Exhibition. Entries will be accepted from December 1st, 2017 through March 1st, 2018. The opening is March 22nd, 2018.


Open to all artists, in all media, 2-D and 3-D. Juror is Morris Nathanson.

$1000 Pawtucket Foundation Prize and $250 PAC Prize awarded at opening.


Dec. 1st 2017 through March 1st, 2018.  

Digital submissions only. Max submission 2 pieces, submission fee for PAC Members $15 for one piece, $20 for two. Non PAC Members $18 for one piece, $23 for two.


Two Entries per artist. All entries must weigh less than 150 lbs and fit through standard sized doorframes. Maximum frame size: 60” in either direction.  Any work not properly prepared for installation will not be in exhibit. Clips and loop hooks are not acceptable. 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, that differs from the submitted digital image or that is not professionally presented.


Digital Entry.

Please include an Artist Statement and brief bio.



All artists whose work is selected for exhibition will receive instructions for hand-delivery in the Acceptance email.  Accepted artists will 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 provide 2 paper copies of Artist Statement at art drop off.


The Pawtucket Foundation represents the business and not-for-profit sector as an advocate and catalyst for downtown, riverfront and transportation gateway enhancements within the City of Pawtucket. As civic entrepreneurs, the Pawtucket Foundation fosters a vision of the community’s future by mobilizing and coordinating research, information, talent and resources to positively impact the City.


The Pawtucket Arts Collaborative is a member-driven, fully volunteer-run organization dedicated to supporting, promoting and developing the highest level of the arts for the community and its artists by creating awareness, education and involvement with our members and the public-at-large.


Mr. Nathanson, a native of Pawtucket, RI, has devoted his time and services in an effort to enhance the social, educational and artistic quality of his native city  Mr. Nathanson is the founder of Morris Nathanson Design.  This company designed several projects throughout this country and overseas, with a major concentration in the hospitality field. Morris Nathanson taught at the Rhode Island School of Design and later designed and helped create the Culinary Arts Museum at Johnson and Wales University.  Morris Nathanson is privileged to have received an honorary doctorate degree from Johnson and Wales University and Rhode Island College. Morris Nathanson is also a busy painter and printmaker.  Many of his works: paintings, prints and wood assemblages can be found in private collections and are included in many interior spaces designed by his design office. Morris Nathanson’s designs spanning over fifty years is now available at the Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center at Boston University. Mr. Nathanson is a “life member” of the Providence Art Club and has exhibited his work over several years. His studio is located in a converted mill loft in Pawtucket, RI.


560 Mineral Spring Ave

Pawtucket, RI

11th Annual Pawtucket Foundation Show Opening

5:30-7:30pm March 22nd, 2017

Music and Refreshments, prizes announced at approximately 6:30

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