Autumn is an exciting time to visit the Rhode Island Watercolor Society! 

See below for all the events happening at RIWS and Slater Memorial Park.

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We kick off the season with our Fall Fundraiser “Art in Autumn.” Visitors to the RIWS will have the opportunity to purchase original 5’ x 7” art works created and donated by our members. All proceeds will go toward the RIWS rebranding initiative.

DONATIONS DROP OFF: JULY 21 - SEPTEMBER 7
OPENING RECEPTION: SEPTEMBER 9, 2-4PM
EXHIBITION DATES: SEPTEMBER 9 - OCTOBER 13

FOR ARTISTS DONATING TO ART IN AUTUMN:

We would like to take this opportunity to invite all members of the Rhode Island Watercolor Society to donate two 5”x 7” unframed and unmatted original pieces to our small works sale titled “Art in Autumn”. This is a great opportunity to showcase the incredible talent of the RIWS members to the greater Pawtucket community.

All 2D medium will be accepted and the gallery will mat each painting. Each piece will sell for $40 and all proceeds will go towards the RIWS rebranding initiative. Each donating artist will have his/her bio displayed alongside his/her beautiful work. Please visit the link below for the bio format, and to learn more about this event.

GUIDELINES FOR ARTIST BIOS:

Please email all bios to riwsgallery@gmail.com If you would like to include a thumbnail portrait of yourself, please feel free to do so as we will include it each bio. RIWS will properly format and print all submitted bios from each participating artist. Ultimately, what artist chose to share is up to them. 

One of the primary goals of the Art in Autumn Fall Fundraiser is to showcase the talent of our members. Participating artists will not only be sharing two original works but we always want to showcase some information about you. This is so the public can see just who it is that keeps RIWS thriving. 

Here are some suggestions on how to write an effective bio:

1) Open with a strong first sentence that encapsulates what is most significant about the artist and his/her work. 

2) Summarize your practice - share your mediums, techniques, themes, and influences.

3) Keep it short! Consider quality over quantity. Keep it under 1 page.

4) Avoid "Artspeak" misplaced academic jargon is almost universally despised. Consider your audience here at RIWS.


 Still having trouble? Write about the RIWS community and how it has affected your work.


Don't worry about formatting, just email us at riwsgallery@gmail.com with everything you want included. 


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"Art In Autumn" will coincide with the PAWTUCKET ARTS FESTIVAL taking place right here at Slater Memorial Park.




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Also taking place will be our annual Art Yard Sale where you can purchase new and lightly used art supplies for 
bargain prices.








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