Photo Arts Group

The goal of the Photo Arts Group is to help our members achieve their potential in film and digital photography. We encourage sharing photographs for discussion and critique to help each other achieve that potential. Technical, thematic, and topics aspects of photography are discussed at meetings. In warm-weather months, the group also offers on-location photo shoots around the region. All levels of experience are welcome.

The group meets on the second and fourth Monday of each month at the Wickford Art Association’s Gallery, on-location, or through ZOOM! For more information please email

UPCOMING Photography Workshop

John Robson’s photographs tell the story of the makers and shakers that put their heart and soul into their work, from culinary artists to ranchers and craftsmen. He admires a hard work ethic that creates calloused hands and the love that goes into creating a unique experience.

John’s photographic eye is accompanied by a 20-year professional career in graphic design. Having grown up in the farmland of Central PA to the row-homed neighborhoods of Philadelphia, John’s vision is enhanced by his rural and urban experiences. John currently resides by the foothills of the Rockies in Fort Collins, Colorado.

In 2021, John was selected to serve as the sole judge and juror for the Food Works exhibition at the Wickford Art Gallery in Rhode Island in collaboration with edible Rhody.  He’ll be traveling to Rhode Island for the opening of the FoodWorks exhibit on September 10th and while here, he will offer this great photography workshop on SATURDAY- September 11 (8:30am-noon).

8:30am / In-Gallery INTRODUCTION to Field & Event Shooting

9:00am / Field SHOOT at Casey Farm – The Coastal Growers Farmers Market

11:30am / In-Gallery EDITING Demonstration

This FREE opportunity to all WAA Members will also be available to Photographers from around the region at $20 per person. To register, e-mail  or call 401-294-6840 by September 3rd. In-Gallery INTRODUCTION will cover shooting in an editorial style, looking through a lens to establish feel and story, and how to cover events and approach people.   Photographers will be challenged to reach some basic goals during the Field SHOOT at Casey Farm/Coastal Growers Market: 2325 Boston Neck Rd, Saunderstown, RI 02874 with our facilitator’s assistance. The workshop will wrap up back at the Beach Street Gallery with an EDITING demonstration by John Robson.  All participants are invited to share their BEST PHOTO of the day for an online gallery in the weeks following the workshop.

2021 Activities

The PAG continues to meet once or twice per month. PAG is meeting out-in-the field through planned outings or through the ZOOM online platform. We are available to assist any member or interested party in how to use ZOOM for planned monthly critique sessions, lectures, presentations, and more! Please feel free to reach out if you need assistance by calling the gallery at 401-294-6840 or e-mail


  • MONDAY- August 27, 2021 PAG Newport Gathering / Meet in front of Brick Alley Pub: 140 Thames Street, Newport RI 02840 at 6:30pm. PAG members will gather for snacks & beverages at the pub, then stroll HISTORIC DOWNTOWN NEWPORT with cameras.  All attendees please RSVP by email to PAG.

UPCOMING ONLINE Sessions – will be announced as scheduled!


The URL address provided below is used to register to attend the ZOOM meeting; you can do this at any time.  You will receive an email from ZOOM with the meeting link; follow this link 5-10 minutes prior to the start of the meeting. You may be muted upon entry; if so, the host (WAA) will either unmute or provide directions to all attendees about when to unmute. For those session involving sharing and critique, only those that have sign-ed up via email to PAG will be invited to share their screen; please have image file(s) open on your computer and you will be directed how and when to share your screen. All other attendees will be observers and may participate in discussion based on each facilitator’s plan. Any individuals needing further assistance, please reach out the week prior to each ZOOM meeting.

Next Online Session:

Upon scheduling, the link to attend ZOOM sessions will be posted below.

We ask all attendees to register in advance for this meeting.  After registering, you will receive detailed  information about joining the meeting by email.