Artists for World Peace

Artists for World Peace is holding an auction on November 12th and 13th, 2021.  In addition to the work funding their free NATIVE EYES clinics, providing eye care and glasses to Native Americans,  and warm clothing drives for Native Americans, they are also providing education and housing to Children of Peace- a family of 24 children living at their PEACE HOUSE in Tanzania.

The Portsmouth Arts Guilds invites all artists to join in donating a work of art.  Any medium is welcome. Please email photos of your submission to by October 15, 2021.  Bring your donation to the intake for the Abstractions show in October.  6×6 is the preferred size but other sizes are gratefully accepted.  No glass framed artwork.

Please email with any questions you may have.

Debra Duggan, Boots for World Peace
Debra Duggan, Waiting for Rain

The Portsmouth Historical Society

The Portsmouth Historical Society provided these circa 1904 local photographs as inspiration for a Guild Weekly Challenge.  Guild artists brought these photos to life.  Examples of their paintings are below.

The donated artwork was auctioned July 15th at the Thriving Tree Coffee House in support of the continuing Historical Society preservation of our past.  

Original photos are courtesy of Town Historian Jim Garman and the John T. Pierce, Sr. Collection. 

Debra Duggan, Train Depot, Portsmouth Arts Guild
Debra Duggan, Train Depot
Train Depot Circa 1904, Portsmouth Historical Society
Train Depot
Cuff's Bridge, Portsmouth Historical Society
Cuff’s Bridge, with Oak Glen, home of Julia Ward Howe in the center
Alexandre Sasha Kouznetsov, Cuff's Bridge, Portsmouth Arts Guild
Alexandre “Sasha” Kouznetsov, Cuff’s Bridge
Trolley, circa 1904, Portsmouth Historical Society
Trolley, circa 1904
Wendy B. Davis, Trolley, Portsmouth Arts Guild
Trolley,  Wendy B. Davis
Susan Graham, Trolley, Portsmouth Arts Guild
Susan Graham, Trolley
Gary Graham, Clarke House, Portsmouth Arts Guild
Gary Graham, Clarke House
Boyd's Mill, Circa 1904, Portsmouth Historical Society
Clarke House, Anna and Louise Chase with Zoe Clarke
Island Park, Portsmouth Historical Society
Island Park
Wendy Berube, Island Park, Portsmouth Arts Guild
Wendy Berube, Island Park

New England Exotic Wildlife Sanctuary Foster Parrots

Jan Burling, Reflection, Portsmouth Arts Guild

At our exhibit opening on May 21, “The Country and the City”, original paintings of birds were available with a donation to Foster Parrots, New England Exotic Wildlife Sanctuary.  

Founded in 1989, Foster Parrots, located in Hope Valley, Rhode Island, is dedicated to the rescue and protection of unwanted and abused companion parrots and other displaced captive exotic animals.  On April 1st, 2021 they suffered a devastating fire, losing the lives of nearly 100 beloved animals, who each had beautiful and unique personalities, and who were loved dearly by staff and volunteers. Half of the facility burned to the ground, destroying habitat, equipment, and supplies. The sanctuary is still caring for over 300 animals, and plans to rebuild.

Thank you to all who supported this extraordinary organization.  Email questions to

Ashes to Art

The 2021 Ashes to Art Project co-founded in 2012 by Lori Joseph and Tim O’Hara after the High Park Fire, asked artists across the country to donate art – ranging from paintings to jewelry to sculptures – to be sold in an online auction. Charcoal from the wildfires is incorporated into each piece of art.  

Guild artists donated paintings that were successfully sold on May 15th to benefit the Poudre Canyon Fire Protection District and the Rist Volunteer Fire Department – two volunteer fire departments that were financially devastated working tirelessly for months to contain and extinguish the summer wildfires.

Carol Gordon, Ephemerals
Carol Gordon, Ephemerals
Sarah Oesting, Prometheus Bringing Fire to Man
Sarah Oesting, Prometheus Bringing Fire to Man
Susan Graham, Out of the Ashes
Susan Graham, Out of the Ashes

Artists for World Peace

For Mother’s Day of 2021, Artists for World Peace held a virtual PEACE WALL OF LOVE auction.  Proceeds went to bringing the Native American population of Rosebud Reservation free eye clinics, warm clothing, and other necessities.  Click the photo to view the Guild members’ paintings.

With thanks to our generous sponsors

Prudence Island Quilters Guild