WAA is pleased to announce the following Prizes:

1st place – Young Ellis Food Mart

by Robert Lavoie – Gouache $900

2nd place – Let Your Soul and Spirit Fly

by Nancy Virbila – Mixed Media Collage $450

3rd place – Bridging Time

by Lori Jeremiah – Pastel $650

Honorable Mention – Ancient Voices

by Jane Rollins – Mixed Media $375

Honorable Mention – Solitary Stroll – Ajijic, Mexico

by Chris Mulcahey – Soft Pastel $600

Judge’s Award – I Cavelli di Nettuno

by Betsey MacDonald – Wax-Ink-Charcoal $600

Judge’s Award – Fine China

by Jillian Barber – Clay Sculpture Assemblage $750

“Annual Members Exhibit”
Exhibit: July 24 to August 16, 2020
This exhibit showcases our members’ talent…and what talent we have here at WAA!

Judge: Stephan Brigidi – Stephan Brigidi Fine Arts

Virtual Gallery Online LAUNCHES: Tuesday- July 28, 2020

This exhibit’s wonderful variety has been eloquently summarized and award-recipients creative accomplishments noted in the statement by judge Stephan Brigidi; find it here: Judge’s Statement.

Art may be collected after the exhibit concludes on
– Tuesday, August 18th, 11 AM to 6 PM

Accepted and purchased art may not be removed during the exhibit.

Our next exhibit is WAA’s “Abstract / Avant Garde”. Learn more by clicking here.

Stephan Brigidi – Judge

Stephan Brigidi was born in Providence, Rhode Island in 1951, and is a widely published artist whose work has been exhibited throughout the United States and Europe. Brigidi received his MFA at RI School of Design in 1976, studying with Harry Callahan and Aaron Siskind.  He received a Fulbright-Hays Fellowship to Italy from and a Photographer’s Fellowship from the National Endow­ment for the Arts, along with other grants and awards. Brigidi has been an invited artist resident to the MacDowell Colony, the Yaddo Colony, and MASS/MoCA.

Previous publications include a collaboration with the poet, Robert Bly, on Angels of Pompeii, published by Ballantine Books, NY in 1991. Remarkable People is Brigidi’s second book published in 1995 by the Sunningdale Foundation, RI.  Afraid of the Dark: A Venetian Story, was published in 2015 by BVT Publishing, Reading, California.  The Fire of Rome is Brigidi’s fourth book, completed in 2017 by Bristol Workshops editions.  Brigidi has also completed his fifth book, Portrait as an Artist’s Limited Edition.  Daylight Books of North Carolina has published Brigidi’s newest title, ROME 1970s in 2019.

Brigidi has taught photography, painting, and aesthetics since 1979 at such places as the Universities of Hawaii & Connecticut, Rhode Island College, and for many years at Rhode Island School of Design.  His photography has been acquired by more than thirty museums in the US and Europe.