Call for Artists - All Things Edible

A Juried Show

Food is at the center of many of life’s most important events. When we gather together for a meal, the dishes we share often tell a story—and we share a bit of ourselves.  Still lifes, genre scenes, cartoons, photographs, and sculpture may illustrate both the serious and the humorous sides of food as a symbol of cultural identities, celebrations and expressions of comfort, memories and joy.  

We invite artists to explore and celebrate “All Things Edible”.

Tina McCurdy, Making Guacamole”, Portsmouth Arts Guild

Tina McCurdy, @NEIDart, "Making Guacamole", colored pencil

Opening Reception 

Friday, May 3rd, 6 – 8pm

Portsmouth Arts Guild

2679 East Main Road, Portsmouth RI

Show Dates

May 3rd – June 16th

Juried for Awards Only

Juror:  Rick Grosvenor

Online submission opens Sunday, March 24th  

Enter your artwork online through the Smarter Entry link here

Please enter artwork online before bringing it to the Guild. 

Artists may submit up to 3 works.  Artwork in any media – paintings, drawings, photography, digital, sculpture, and ceramics and more are accepted.  Please see entry fees below.

Important Dates and Times

Smarter Entry Submission:  Beginning Sunday, March 24th

Deadline for Smarter Entry Submission:  Midnight, Sunday, April 28th

In Person Intake:  Monday, April 29th, 2 – 4pm and Wednesday, May 1st, 5 – 7pm

Portsmouth Arts Guild Hall

Opening Reception:  Friday, May 3rd, 6 – 8pm

Portsmouth Arts Guild

2679 East Main Road, Portsmouth

Pick Up Art Date:  Tuesday, June 18th, 2 – 4pm During the Summertime exhibit intake

Submission Guidelines 

Member and Non-Member artists may submit up to three works unless the current Call for Artists is stated a Members Only show. All work submitted is accepted for all shows. If the current Call for Artists is a Juried show, all submissions will be juried for awards only. Recognition will be awarded at the Opening Reception of that show.

2-D works MUST be wired for hanging – NO saw tooth hangers.

Please label each submitted work with your name, title of the piece, and phone number.

Unless otherwise specified, submitted works MUST NOT have been previously exhibited at the Portsmouth Arts Guild and must be current.

All work must be for sale and the Guild commission is 25 percent.

Entry fees

Guild Members – $20.00 for the first entry and $5.00 each additional.  Members apply Promo Code PAGMEM.

Non-Members, $25.00 for the first, $7.50 for the second and $7.50 for the third.

Entry Fees are paid online through the Smarter Entry link in the Call for Artists link above.

The Guild displays all artwork submitted on our Website Gallery and YouTube Channel.

Thank you for submitting your artwork to a Portsmouth Arts Guild exhibition.

Artworks are not insured by PAG. Artists should maintain their own insurance while work is on Guild premises. Although we take the utmost care of all works submitted, PAG is not responsible for any damage incurred after drop-off. All packing material must be taken away by the artist upon drop off. PAG retains the right to reproduce images of your work for publicity for the exhibition.

By providing photographs of my art for this exhibit  I am giving the Portsmouth Arts Guild permission to use them for social media, promotions, newspapers and other media.

*Your entry in this exhibition constitutes agreement with the above terms.

New to Smarter Entry?

Portsmouth Arts Guild is now using online exhibition software Smarter Entry.   Instructions are detailed here Entering Your Art  


P.O. Box 463
Portsmouth, RI, 02871
(401) 215-0122