WAA Extends Closure in response to COVID-19/Coronavirus Pandemic

As we continue to monitor the COVID-19/Coronavirus crisis across the country, WAA has determined our gallery closure will continue through Sunday- April 12.  We will reassess re-opening based on the advice and insights provided by state and federal health authorities and in consideration of the health and welfare of our staff, members, students, faculty, volunteers, and visitors.

The Wickford Art Association is grateful to all of you who have reached out to tell us about your COVID-19 projects and we encourage you all to stay creative and inspired at this difficult time.  Please share your work with us on social media as we all patiently await the opportunity to come together in artistic solidarity.  You can find us at Facebook: @wickfordartassociation, Instagram: @wickfordart, and Twitter: @wickfordart .  In this unprecedented era, WAA remains committed to our role in support of your work. If your circumstances allow, we would greatly appreciate your support of our Annual Fund, which enables us to maintain our facilities during the closure and to plan for the relaunch of our programs and live exhibitions as soon as possible.  If you can, please DONATE today or on Wednesday- April 1st as WAA participates in the 401Gives Day with potential matching funds from The United Way and The Rhode Island Foundation.

All remaining Winter/Early Spring Classes have been rescheduled to May and June unless instructors have announced alternate plans for Virtual Classrooms.   All students have received details by email.

For the benefit of current March Into Art exhibitors, we have launched a VIRTUAL GALLERY of works, to access click HERE and please share through your social media networks.  We ask that all early collection of work (prior to April 13) and regular collection of work (on April 13 & 14) occur BY APPOINTMENT; for details click HERE.

WAA plans to proceed with our next exhibit Fur, Feathers, Fins through BY APPOINTMENT registration beginning April 14 and to exhibit by VIRTUAL GALLERY regardless of the official date of the gallery re-opening.  For further details, click HERE.  Also, the Call for Poems and Art Portfolios for Poetry & Art have both been extended to April 15 (Poetry) and April 30 (Art); details HERE.

The application deadline for the Wickford Art Festival has been extended to April 17, 2020.  We have also extended the cancellation deadline to May 15, 2020 for new and returning artists (booth fees only will be refunded, not the $35 jury fee), and we will continue to monitor and modify dates as needed. For complete guidelines and information, visit the WAF page on our website HERE.

For any additional information, please contact the Wickford Art Association by email or phone at any time; wickfordartassociation@gmail.com and 401.294.6840.

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