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To view work in the Winter Member Show, Please click on the links below to navigate between pages

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Winter Show Prize Winners

The Pawtucket Arts Collaborative is delighted to announce the winners of this year's Winter Show. They are:

Marjorie Ball, Farm in Winter, First Prize

Tim McCarthy, Make Denali Great Again, Second Prize

Susan Graseck, Waning Light, Third Prize

Beverly Silva, Stocking Stuffers, PAC Prize/Honorable Mention



runs Thursday 1/14/21 thru 2/25/21

This year has been unexpected to say the least. Political upheaval, economic strain, and a relentless pandemic have been pushing people to their breaking point. PAC knows that art-making and the art community can be a healing salve during these hard times. PAC artists responded to the call; four won prizes of: $500 1st prize; $250 2nd prize; $100 3rd prize and $100 PAC Prize.

PAC Members’ Show: WINTER from the old Germanic meaning ‘The time of water’. Other notable elements of the coldest season: Winter Equinox aka the shortest day of the year, the Vernal Equinox where the day and night are equal in length. Cold and darkness. Rest and renewal. It’s a season of dormancy, of hibernation. Aurora Borealis. Yuletide greetings. The frozen worlds of Norse mythology. Yeti. Krampus. Migration. Hanukkah. Persephone and Hades. Scandanavian Hygge and coziness. Death and Rebirth. The Japanese snow ghost Yuki-onna. Gingerbread and Evergreens. Blizzards and ice skating. Snow days! The list goes on and on.

You can see the works entered into this wonderful exhibition at:

GALLERY HOURS FOR THE SHOW: Gallery will be open by appointment only. Contact to schedule viewing times. All guests must follow strict Covid guidelines including masking, social distance, and no more than 5 people in the gallery at one time.  

Participating artists: 

Jerry Aissis, Wendy Anctil, Bradley Bailey, Marjorie Ball, Dan Borden, Mary Belden Brown, Peter Campbell, Barbara Canning, Kate Chute, Victoria Dalpe, Cynthia DiDonato, Devin Dugan, Robert Easton, Maureen Eckert, Jan Gendron, Ann-Marie Gillett, Susan Graseck, Marguerite De Lucia Hall, Carol Hansen, Joan Hausrath, Wendy Ingram, Bonnie Jaffe, Marc Jaffe, Frank Lally, George Lowell, Eveline Luppi, Michael Luzzi, Tim McCarthy, Joan McConaghy, Melanie Medeiros, Joanne Morrissey, Sara Nugent, Sophia Paliotti, Elvira Para, Mimo Gordon Riley, Frank Robertson, Joan Rollins, Ann Rozhon, Beverly Silva, Robert Snowden, Thomas Terceira, James Therieau, Elinor Thompson and Roberta Uhlmann

ABOUT THE JUROR- Founder & Executive Director, The Avenue Concept inc

Restorative – Adaptability – Deliberative – Self-Assurance – Responsibility

Founder and Executive Director Yarrow Thorne developed his passion for art and design in urban spaces growing up in a design-based family in Northampton, Massachusetts. He earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts from Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), and for the last ten years has been learning how to support public art programming in the urban environment. While a student, Yarrow established RISD’s first public art policy to create revolving walls for artists to showcase their work.

In 2012, he was selected to receive one of twenty SEED Grants from the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, which he used to found The Avenue Concept, a platform for a scalable and sustainable public art programming in Providence, Rhode Island. Yarrow’s vision for The Avenue Concept is a private organization that leverages support for public art projects to get off the ground, to jump-start excitement and recognition for art and its value in Providence and everyday life.

Yarrow believes his dyslexia is his greatest asset because through it he has developed his ability to work outside the box in many venues, particularly in finding creative solutions to urban challenges using public art. Yarrow has installed over 150 pieces of public art since 2012.

Questions? Comments about the show? Email:  Technical questions should be directed to:

The Pandemonium Has Started!

Pandemonium opens on Thursday September 24th with a virtual exhibition that lasts through November 12th. Cash prizes will be awarded for First, Second and Third Place, as chosen by Joan Hausrath, with two additional Honorable Mentions chosen by the public.

The show focuses on the work that PAC members have been making since the Covid-19 pandemic began in the U.S.  This has been an historical, unprecedented moment in time where the entire world has had to hold its breath, hide away, and wait. For some this has been disastrous, for others merely a challenge, for some a hindrance, and still others a welcome respite from the rigors of daily life. Wherever PAC members are on that scale (and it can change day to day!), this is a chance to see creativity at work.

Participating artists are: Bradley Bailey, Robin Beckwith, Daniel Borden, Mary Belden Brown, Peter Campbell, Barbara Canning, Elaine Carreiro, Mary Casale, Julius Cavira, Cathy Chin, Kate Chute, Susan Clarke, Lin Collette, Claudia Crevier, Angel Dean, Philip Derby, Cynthia DiDonato, Mason Drowne, Melanie Ducharme, Devin Dugan, Robert Easton, Maureen Eckert, Eran Fraenkel, Jan Gendron, Ann-Marie Gillett, Erik Giorgi, Susan Graseck, Jean Green, Marguerite De Lucia Hall, Matthew Hall, Carol Hansen, Barbara Harris, Wendy Ingram, Bonnie Jaffe, Marc Jaffe, Thomas Jamison, Carolyn Hagy Kent, Jennifer Kiluk, Frank Lally, Wendy LeBlanc, George Lowell, Michael M. Luzzi, Christina Machinski, Tim McCarthy, Melanie dai Medeiros, Joanne Morrissey, Sara Nugent, Blair Oliver, Sophia Paliotti, Elvira Para, Susan Potter, Mimo Gordon Riley, Betsy Ritz, Frank Robertson, Joan Rollins, Mia Rollins, Harold Roth, Ann Rozhon, David Schiffer, Sally Schuman, Beverly Silva, Gretchen Dow Simpson, Robert Snowden, Nichole Speciale, Susan Starkweather, Erin Starr, Thomas J. Terceira, Ann Kelsey Thacher, Nancy Thepmanivong, Elinor Thompson, Nancy Turbitt, Jennifer Turner, Amy Webb, Clayton Westland, Angela Wimmer and Anahid Ypres.

You can review all of the works at this link:

There are links to each page of the exhibition at the top and bottom for easier navigation. 

Most of the work is for sale in our online shop. You can find the store here at:

As mentioned, our juror is Joan Hausrath who holds an MFA in Printmaking from Bowling Green (OH) State University and an MA in the History of Art from Ohio State University. After more than 30 years of teaching, Hausrath retired from the Art Department of Bridgewater State University in Massachusetts where she taught printmaking, design and art history. She now maintains a studio in Pawtucket, RI where she practices non-toxic printmaking.

Hausrath has curated numerous exhibitions for the Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, MA; the Anderson Gallery, at Bridgewater State University; and Gallery 175 in Pawtucket.  She regularly serves as a juror for art organizations including the National Scholastic Art Competition and the Fulbright Hays Fellowship awarded in conjunction with the United Nations.

    And the Winners Are!

    We are also proud to announce the winners of First, Second and Third Place awarded by noted artist Joan Hausrath For more details on the prize winners, check out the Pandemonium page link above. Honorable mention prizes will be decided at a later date.

    First Place

    Peter Campbell

    Noontime at McDonald's



    Second Place

    Bonnie Jaffe

    Plexi Party



    Third Place

    Mimo Gordon Riley

    Covid Clamor



    Drawing sessions hosted by PAC

    are back in business!

    Sessions are limited to 12 attendees who MUST wear masks and maintain social distancing. For more information, please contact Frank Lally at

    Model fees are $12 for non-members, $10 for members. 

    All sessions are from 10am to 1pm Saturdays.    

    Sessions usually include a 20 minute warm-up with multiple  short poses followed by 2/3 longer poses with breaks.  Any medium except oil paints.  Interested artists should contact  Frank (401-486-0394 or with questions or to be added to the weekly reminder as well as any late cancellation notifications.  Chairs are provided but we ask attendees to bring their own easels if possible. Materials are not provided.

    (life drawing session at Cornell University, mid 20th century)

    Collage Workshops will continue

    (hopefully) in the spring of 2021.

    Art by Lin Collette

    The Pawtucket Arts Collaborative is dedicated to supporting, promoting and developing the highest level of the arts for the community and its artists. We do this by creating awareness, education and involvement through our members.


    On October 25, 2000, 25 artists led by Pat Zacks met at the Slater Mill for the first time to establish goals, bylaws, membership dues, a mission statement, a logo, and a web site and formed Pawtucket Arts Collaborative. To read more about PAC's history, year by year, click here.

    Gallery Hours

    Starting on November 7th, 2019, gallery hours are: Thursday 5:30 – 7:30 pm Saturday/Sunday 1:00 – 5:00 pm


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    PAC thanks the City of Pawtucket for the generous Arts Organizational Grant

     PAC Mill Gallery:

    560 Mineral Spring Avenue, Pawtucket RI 02860 Mailing address: Pawtucket Arts Collaborative PO Box # 966 Pawtucket, Rhode Island 02862

    Gallery Hours: 

    Thursdays 5pm to 7pm.

    Saturdays and Sundays 1pm to 5pm.

    560 Mineral Spring Ave
    Pawtucket, Rhode Island 02860

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