Call for Artists

Holiday Show Extravaganza!

Intake Dates & Times: Tuesday, November 15th from 3-5 PM and Wednesday November 16th from 6-8 PM

Location:  Common Fence Point Community Center, 933 Anthony Road, Portsmouth RI

Exhibit Display Dates:  November 18th through January 15th

Opening Reception:  Friday November 18th, 6 – 8pm

Art makes a great gift!

 Our Holiday Extravaganza allows artists to submit up to 4 works and both Portsmouth Arts Guild Members and Non-Members are invited  to participate.   We want to encourage attendees to consider art as a gift and are therefore setting size and price restrictions and allowing art work previously shown at any Portsmouth Arts Guild exhibit to be resubmitted.  All media are welcome and diversity is encouraged.  Artwork in any media – paintings, drawings, photography, digital, sculpture, and ceramics and more are accepted.  This is a Non Juried show and all submissions will be accepted and displayed.  All 2-D work must be wired for hanging – NO saw-tooth hangers.  All work must be recent and for sale.  Guild commission is 25 percent. Purchaser pays costs of shipping or arranges pickup.

Restrictions: Each piece has $200 maximum price restriction and a 72″ circumference or 16″ by 20″ size restriction including matte and frame.

Entry fees:  Guild Members – $15.00 for the first entry and $2.00 each additional entry. Non-Members, $20.00 for the first, $3.00 for each additional entry.

You can pay at Intake or pay in advance with the link below.



This show will be archived on the Guild’s YouTube Channel and will be included in our website gallery.  Artists must bring work for the physical show to be included in the virtual show and website gallery.

Please follow this process to submit works for inclusion in our virtual shows:

Email photos of your artwork in jpeg format, no larger than 5MB to  Please include the title, dimensions, medium and selling price. Intake for the virtual show is from November 11th through November 16th.  The show will premiere on the Guild’s YouTube channel, website and various social media platforms starting the weekend of November 18th.

Sponsored by 

Jerry’s Artarama Providence

Bank Newport

GMI Architects

Prudence Island Quilters


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 10th
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