2021 Current Show

Holiday Show

November 19th – January 12th


Common Fence Point Arts, Wellness & Community Center

933 Anthony Road, Portsmouth, RI

Cover Photo, Kaitlyn Godfrey, Ichor, Fluid Pour

Members and Instructors Show

October 29th – November 16th

In celebration of Art and Teaching, works by Guild members.  Featuring a collection of Guild instructors’ paintings by Christine Belanger, Thea Ernest, Sherie Harkins, Bill Lane, Anthony Tomaselli and Judy Vilmain

Bonnie Paradis, Judy’s Yellow Pot


October 8 – October 28

A collection of artists’ non-representational work.

A chance to have fun and be free and expressionistic.

Kimberly Smiley, Inside Out

Selfies and Portraits

September 10 – October 5th


A collection of artists’ portrayal of  faces and figures. Portraiture is the word.


Cover Photo, Wayne Quackenbush, Blind Portrait One

Show Us Your Dreams

Brittany Quackenbush, Tags, Silk Mill

August 12th – September 10th

A dream can be a visionary landscape of a perfect world, a flower, a day at the beach. Or it can be a dark vision of chaos, storms and shadows. Invoke your inner Surrealist or Dadaist.  Artists thinking outside of the ordinary and embracing the wondrous strange beauty and terrors of the world and the inner mind.


Imagine Water

July 20 – August 10

Juror Heather Stivison

“. . . a contemporary artist and former museum director whose artwork has been exhibited in museums, universities, and galleries both nationally and internationally. She is also a published author and poet.”


Stephanie Baranosky, Magic Over the Pacific, Portsmouth Arts Guild

1st Place, Stephanie Baranosky

Magic Over the Pacific

Rachel Brask, Rainy Moment  #8, Fresh Mountain Rain, Portsmouth Arts Guild

2nd Place, Rachel Brask

Rainy Moment #8,                      Fresh Mountain Rain 

Jan Burling, Desert Rain, Portsmouth Arts Guild

3rd Place, Jan Burling

Desert Rain

Honorable Mentions

Ronald D. Butler, Wave Not the Water, Portsmouth Arts Guild
Ronald D. Butler
Wave not the Water
Wanda Perkowska Cordere, Silent Water, Portsmouth Arts Guild
Wanda Perkowska Cordere
Silent Water
Gary Graham, MV Plassy on the Rocks, Portsmouth Arts Guild
Gary Graham
MV Plassy on the Rocks
Emidio Rebelo, Coast of Massachusetts, Portsmouth Arts Guild
Emidio Rebelo
Coast of Massachusetts
Stephanie Baranosky, The Narrows, Portsmouth Arts Guild
Stephanie Baranosky
The Narrows

Weather and Seasons Show

June 18th – July 13th

Common Fence Point Arts, Wellness & Community Center

933 Anthony Road, Portsmouth, RI

Are sunny days best?  Have a preference for rainy days?  Artists share their visual works based on the forces of nature in our daily lives and the seasons of the year.

The City and the Country

May 21st – June 18

Sharing a love of clusters of buildings, urban sites, wide open fields, lonely forests and the wide vistas of beaches.

Moving and Living Show

April 23 – May 18

Get outside! Or stay inside! Show something or someone alive. Something moving! Use your imagination (or the proper reference).

All Photography Juried Show

March 25 – April 20th

Juror Janet Dassau

Award winning photographer and mixed media artist.


Jan Burling, Photograph Portsmouth Arts Guild

1st Place, Jan Burling

With the Wind

Ronald Butler, Photographer, Portsmouth Arts Guild

2nd Place, Ronald D. Butler

Half and Half

3rd Place, Paulette LaParle

Hanging Out to Dry

Susan Graham Honorable Mention

Wampanoag Morning

Marc Jaffe Honorable Mention


Marilyn Moffat Honorable Mention

The Barn on a Winter’s Day

Members Non-Juried Show

February 26 – March 23

Wendy B. Davis, Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman

Wendy B. Davis, Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman

Weekly Challenge Art Showcase

January 29th – February 23rd

An exhibit highlighting the 2020 Weekly Challenges through a variety of media and styles

Jacqueline Johnson, Pitcher with Fruit
Exhibition Schedule, Portsmouth Arts Guild

With thanks to our generous sponsors

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