ANNUAL Raffle to support WAA Scholarships
Scholarship Program's "Raffle of Fine Art"
Since 1962, Wickford Art Association has annually awarded scholarships to outstanding students in the community. In order to fund the awards, artists generously donate their fine art for a Raffle at the annual summer Wickford Art Festival. Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the July 11 &12 Festival has been cancelled. All raffle tickets purchased prior to May 1 will be honored at the Fine Art Raffle during the 2021 Wickford Art Festival. The raffle allows WAA to provide Scholarship Program awards $3,250 to 3 public high school students attending college the following fall, and a fourth $500 award is funded by the Rhode Island Art Education Association. The Scholarship program awards help offset students’ college expenses, allowing them to focus on their continued studies in art.
Buy Raffle Tickets and Support Emerging Artists from our Community!
WAA plans to hold the 2021 Raffle during the summer Wickford Art Festival on July 10 & 11, 2021. You can support this worthy cause by buying raffle tickets: winners do not need to be present in order to win. Our artists donate more than $10,000 worth of art and you could win! Please stop in our gallery or contact us if you would like to purchase tickets before the 58th Wickford Art Festival. Artwork will be displayed online beginning in May 2021. You can also purchase tickets during the Festival itself; visit our information booth on Updike Park (corner of Brown and West Main)-- $1/ticket, $5/8, $10/16.
Artists! - Donate Your Artwork
Donate your fine art to the raffle! Please download Donation form, complete and bring to the gallery with your fine art donation during regular gallery hours. Art donated by May 1st is eligible for inclusion on the poster (one per artist, as space allows). Thank you for your support - donations are tax-deductible and will be acknowledged.
Other programs supporting the WAA Scholarship Fund
WANDA...the "little" elephant in the Room
All cash donations collected through our in-gallery pal, Wanda through December 2020 will directly benefit the 2021 Scholarship Program. If you stop by the gallery to visit our amazing exhibits, to take a class, or to attend one of many Community Events planned this year, we welcome any and all cash donations for this cause!
The NORAH PFEIFFER Collection
In spring 2020, a collection of seven works were offered to the WAA by the estate of the late Norah Pfeiffer, a long-time WAA Juried Artist Member, public school educator, and friend of the Association. These works are are available for direct purchase in support of the WAA Scholarship Fund. Contact the WAA Gallery if interested in viewing these works or purchasing; they include:
The Gordon "GIG" YOUNG Silk-Screen Prints
Offered to WAA from the family of the late "Gig" Young, long-time owner of The Art Shanty in Wickford, one of the founders of the Wickford Art Festival, and member of Wickford Art Association, these silk-screen prints of historic scenes of historic Wickford are the final two from a series by the artist. Wickford Village II and Wickford Village III are available for $10 each and all proceeds will benefit our Scholarship Fund.