Y-ART Sale!

Time to clean out your closet!

Spring Clean-up "Y.ART" Yard Sale

Do you have gently used art supplies, art books, photography equipment, framed or unframed paintings, photographs, prints that have been enjoyed but now are ticked in a corner?  WAA occasionally hold a spring clean up, clean out sale in May and collects donated items for this event.  All funds raised are used to support WAA's art programs, services and the annual Scholarship Program.

2020 "Y.ART" Yard Sale - Date/Time Coming Soon!

Some items to consider donating:

Art books, Art DVDs
Paints, pastels, pens, ink, pencils, encaustic wax, charcoal, etc.
Photography equipment: cameras, lenses, flashes, tripods, camera bags, photograph papers, unopened ink cartridges, etc. (No printers!)
Brushes, palette knives, pads, canvases, art boards, easels, paint boxes, exacto knives & blades, etc.
Framed or unframed paintings, drawings, photographs, etc. Sculptures too!
Collaging materials, including magazines, decorative papers, fabrics, etc.
Pedestals, panels (ie Pro Panels), racks, 10' x 10' tents (ie EZ Up tents), small tables (ie TV dinner tables), etc.

Learn How to Use CaFÉ – Free Workshop!

CaFE callforentry

Learning CaFE

From time to time, WAA uses the online platform CaFE for exhibit submission.  To prepare our community and membership for use of CaFE, we will provide a series of tutorial workshops.  Hundreds of art organizations across the country use platforms like CaFE for the jury process. At WAA, we want to assist local artists in becoming more comfortable with this platform! Workshops will be free. You can observe, or bring your images and laptop to follow-along in live-time.

CaFE TUTORIAL WORKSHOPS - Date/Time Coming Soon!

TOPICS to be covered:

  • Uploading and managing image files
  • Creating and managing your files and folders
  • Re-sizing and uploading images to your CAFÉ library
  • Introduction to CaFÉ online art submission 

Questions? Call 401-294-6840

Professional Portfolio Photography

Image by Michael Masi of Dianne E. Miller's "Exquisite Corpse"

(please contact gallery to request an appointment)

Michael Masi will professionally photograph your artwork, post process the file(s) and email you the file.
Use the digital file(s) to update your website, promote your work on social media, build your portfolio, archive your work or enter online exhibits, including CAFÉ.
Please contact the gallery to make your appointment.
Then bring your artwork to the gallery at your designated day/time.

$30 for the first piece of art, $20 for every piece after that.
Cash or checks accepted only - no credit cards.
by appointment only, 401-294-6840

Cutting Corners – Framing Awareness Oct. 22nd at 6:30 PM

An example of a properly wired and backed artwork.

“Cutting Corners”
Framing Awareness Workshop

2020 Workshop – Date/Time Coming Soon!
Suggested $10 donation
Let’s discuss the “fine art” of picture framing: how to make your art worthy of exhibit or better yet, award winning!!
Preparing your artwork, including the matt, frame selection and attention to the back, can make all the difference in being accepted to juried exhibits and galleries. It can also sell your artwork faster if done properly and tastefully.
Drawings, etchings, paintings, pastels, photography, mixed media, even 3D art with frames will be covered. Signing the art, matting, mounting, glazing, wiring and labeling will be discussed. See good and bad examples, bring your questions!
Open to the public, free parking.
$10 suggested donation welcome.

Trish Hurley has been a professional picture framer and has managed frame shops and galleries for several years from Newbury Street, Boston to Cape Cod to Rhode Island.