Journeys Onward

WAA Member Benefit!
WAA Members in good standing are eligible to receive a special code for a discount on CaFÉ entry.
Please contact the gallery in advance of submitting your application for the code.
Gallery hours for code requests are Tuesday through Friday 11 am to 3 pm.

Journeys Onward:
May 17 to June 16, 2019

Opening Reception:
Sunday, May 19th, from 1 PM to 3 PM

Registration Deadline Extended:
Friday, March 29, 2019, 11:59 MST
Apply here:

Alicia Dietz is a sculptor, furniture maker and mixed media artist, and U.S. Army veteran Blackhawk (UH-60) pilot and company commander who served in Iraq and worldwide. In this short video, she describes her motivation in creating one for her important wood sculptures, “Fallen Soldiers”.

Paul Bouchard is a sculptor and painter, and U.S. Navy veteran who served aboard the destroyer USS Ramsey in the Western Pacific during the Vietnam War. In this short video, he relates an intense five-day naval experience in 1968, and how he and his art were impacted by that experience. 

The Wickford Art Association’s Journeys Onward explores the artistic expression of veterans and their families in the context of some of their specific military experiences.  Many veterans and their families want to tell their stories, but those conversations can be difficult to start.  Often, art has been shown to be able to foster communication.

Every member of the U.S. Armed Forces and their family members embark on a journey of experiences that are both shared by many, and specific to each individual. Those experiences can be complex and enduring - perhaps lifelong. Their impact and intensity may be hard to grasp for those outside the Armed Forces community.

Accompanied by the artists’ written words, their 2D or 3D art reflects the military experiences of veterans - retired or currently serving - or their family members. It creates an opportunity and forum for artists to share their past experiences and their journeys onward. Their art and relevant written words can offer a common ground for those conversations to start. Communication is what this exhibit is all about.

Please read the prospectus carefully and only consider submitting work if you can comply with the requirements and timetable outlined in this document.

Continuing its tradition of melding innovative art with community relevancy, the Wickford Art Association brings “Journeys Onward” to those who have participated in the military experience and those who have an interest in understanding that experience.  With an opening reception on Sunday, May 19, 2019 from 1 to 3 PM, the exhibit runs through June 16th with related events including the screening of award-winning films and related presentations. Please check back for a calendar of events.

Registration Deadline Extended:
Friday, March 29, 2019, 11:59 PM MST

Submitting Applications to CaFÉ - Helpful Hints, Workshops and Help with Photography

You may only submit one completed application with up to 10 entries to this exhibit. Be sure you are ready before you click "submit", as CaFÉ does not allow you to return to add more entries, make changes or add the coupon code.

CaFÉ Call for Entry link:

1 - Create your CaFÉ account, if you do not already have one.

2 - Click here for the Call for Entry and read it thoroughly.

3 - Select and prepare your image files if needed, and upload the images to your CaFÉ library.

4 - Please note that entry to the Journeys Onward is through CaFÉ only - entries will not be accepted in the WAA gallery.

5 - If you have questions, call or e-mail WAA before you submit your application.

6 - Your credit card should be available.

7 - If you are a current WAA Member, have your WAA Member's Discount Coupon Code (contact the gallery for your member codein advance of submission - see sidebar. Changes or refunds cannot be made after submission.

8 - Apply to the call, and review carefully your application with all its selected images before proceeding to checkout. You cannot change your application or resubmit after checkout.

9 - Checkout using your credit card, and if you are a current WAA Member, your Member Discount Coupon Code .

10 - Wait for your notification of the outcome of the jurying process via e-mail. No phone calls regarding submitted applications please.

WAA will teach you how to use CaFÉ to enter this exhibit and others. Workshops are free to attend. Bring your images and laptop. No laptop? Borrow one of ours.

SESSION I - Tuesday, February 12, 2019, 10:00 am- 11:00 am 

  • Uploading and managing image files: Guidance on creating and managing your files and folders, re-sizing and uploading images to your CAFÉ library.

SESSION II - Tuesday, March 12, 2019, 6:00 pm to 7 pm 

  • Review of Session I, Introduction to CaFÉ online art submission, General Questions about CaFÉ 

Helpful CaFÉ Video Tutorials and Links
CaFÉ Help: Navigating the Site

CaFÉ Help: How to Apply

How to Resize Images

please contact the gallery to schedule an appointment
Sunday, February 10th, 12-2 PM
Sunday, February 24th, 12-2 PM

Michael Masi will professionally photograph your artwork and email you the file. Use the file(s) to update your website, promote your work on social media, build your portfolio and enter online exhibits, including CAFÉ.
Check back for added session dates throughout the year.

Please contact the gallery to make your appointment:
Then bring your artwork to the gallery at your designated day/time. Michael will photograph your work, post process the file(s) and email them to you.
$30 for the first piece of art, $20 for every piece after that.
Cash or checks accepted only - no credit cards.