Call for Artists!

Above:  Mt Hope Farm Plein Air Watercolor by Jan Burling

Call for Artists:  Adorn the Guild Hall

And now for something completely different

Did you brave the cold this past winter painting Sunday Plein Air from your car?  Or enjoy the warmth of your home studio painting a weekly challenge?  Taken a class this year at the Guild Hall or enjoyed a Thursday Open Studio session?  If so, we invite you to participate in the open Call for Artists who have painted with us in 2022 at any of the Portsmouth Arts Guild activities:  Open Studio, Sunday Plein Air, Classes and Workshops and the Weekly Challenge.  All are welcome.

We’ll adorn the walls of the Guild Hall this summer with artwork from these activities.  No fee to enter your painting(s) for this exhibition.  Inquiries to


Jane Bailey, Weekly Challenge 16, Portsmouth Arts Guild
Jane Bailey, Weekly Challenge 16


Please bring your framed paintings – maximum of three – to any Sunday Plein Air or Thursday Open Studio session in the month of May. 

Opening Reception  

Sunday afternoon June 26th, 2 – 4pm.  An opening reception will be held to honor all who have entered works for this exhibit.  



Portsmouth Arts Guild

2679 East Main Road, Portsmouth

2022 Exhibition Schedule



Opening Reception

Rhode Island Sights
Virtual Show
Intake January 7th – 12th
Email Intake
Virtual Show Only
Members Showcase
Virtual Show
Intake February 4th – 9th
Email Intake
Opening February 11th
Challenge Showcase
Virtual Show
Intake March  2nd – 9th
Email Intake

Opening March 11th
Quilters Showcase
Portsmouth Arts Guild
Intake March 29th
Opening April 3rd
Emerging Artists Show
Portsmouth Arts Guild
Intake April 19th 3-6 PM & April 20th 6-8 PM
Opening Sunday April 24th 2-4 PM
Imagine Color:  Juried Show
Common Fence Point
Intake Tuesday May 10th 3 – 6 PM and Wednesday May 11th 6- 8PM
Opening Reception Friday May 13th 6 – 8 PM
Sea, Land and Sky 
Common Fence Point
Intake June 7th and 8th
Opening June 11th
Faces and Figures
Common Fence Point
Intake July 5th and 6th
Opening July 8th
All Photography 
Common Fence Point
Intake August 9th and 10th
Opening August 12th
Inspired by Great Artists 
Common Fence Point
Intake September 6th and 7th
Opening September 9th
Salon des Refuses
Portsmouth Arts Guild
Intake October 4th and 5th
Opening October 7th
Holiday Showcase
Common Fence Point
Intake November 15th and 16th
Opening November 18th

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