2021 WAA/RIAEA Scholarship Program Awards

Marissa North – Award for PAINTING – Cranston High School East

Ella Rose – Award for 3-D/Mixed Media – Cranston High School West

Elizabeth Cowart – Award for Drawing – Cranston High School West

Mary Tyer-Witek – Award for Digital Art – Portsmouth High School

Page Sullivan – Award for Photography – Portsmouth High School


ANNUAL Raffle to support WAA Scholarships – “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 2020 was cancelled. All raffle tickets purchased prior to May 1, 2020 will be honored at the Fine Art Raffle during the 2021 Wickford Art Festival. The raffle allows WAA to provide substantial Scholarship Program awards to 4 public high school students attending college the following fall provided by Wickford Art and our collaborative partner RIAEA – 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 will hold the 2021 Raffle during the summer Wickford Art Festival on July 10 & 11, 2021– The DRAWING will be held at 4pm on Sunday- July 11th. 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 each year! 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– $1/ticket, $5/8, $10/16.  Winners, notified by text, e-mail or phone call, may collect prizes FIRST COME – FIRST SERVE on Sunday 7/11 from (4:30-6:00pm) or Tuesday 7/13 through Friday 7/16 (noon-4pm).

Artists! PLEASE…Donate Your Artwork

Donate your fine art to the Raffle! Download this FORM, then complete and deliver the form and donations to Wickford Art Association – Gallery: 36 Beach Street, North Kingstown, RI 02852 on July 6, 7, or 8 (noon-6pm), but do plan ahead and e-mail an electronic image (maximum 3MB) by May 14 to be featured on the Raffle of Fine Art poster.  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 March 2021 will directly benefit the 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!

LEONARD’S AT DUSK – by Steven Stroud

A recent donation to WAA from Linda & John Hughes, Steven Stroud’s Leonard’s at Dusk is a lovely landscape finished in a guided-frame (43″ wide x 25″ high); accompanied by Certificate of Authenticity from Newbury Fine Art, this work was appraised at $4,200 and is offered for SALE at $3,500 to directly benefit the WAA / RIAEA Scholarship Fund.


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.