"Nature's Gifts" Photo Show
See nature through the eyes of some of the region's best photographers now featured in the main gallery. Framed fine art photographs, matted prints, and cards capture nature in many forms: from landscapes to seascapes, animals to insects, trees to flowers, plus the stormy skies above. The exhibit runs through December 21 in time for holiday gift-giving.
Nothing says "special gift" like personally selected artwork -- and 40% of all sales helps support our year-round mission of connecting residents to the arts -- added value to any art lover!
There's no RI sales tax on artwork in our gallery -- another reason to start a photo collection or buy a gift for the art lover on your list!
Opening Reception on Wednesday, December 4 from 6:00-8:00 pm to meet the artists, enjoy light refreshments, and see 50+ fine art photographs by some of the regions best photographers. This is an oppourtunity to ask them about their technique, and purchase artwork for yourself or to give as gifts (pickup purchases on December 21). The reception is free and open to the pubic with there's plenty of free parking behind WMOA and City Hall.
"Arts for All!" Wheelchair Lift Campaign
We're raising funds for the wheelchair lift that was vandalized and we really need your help. Individuals like you have already contributed $3,140 in the first month of the campaign, and two Warwick businesses just contributed $750 to the campaign. The City of Warwick has awarded us a generous $10,000 grant. But we still need $13,000-$15,000 to restore ADA accessibility and remain open.
There are many ways you can help keep the historic Kentish Armory open...
Silent Auction Item - Bid now through December 20
To mark their 5th anniversary, all WBOS artists collaborated on a "fused glass collage" depicting the famous quote "Creativity is Contagious: Pass it On." by Albert Einstein. The piece is hanging in our main gallery with a bid sheet, and bids can be submitted now through Friday, December 20. The high bidder will be announced on Saturday, December 21 in time for holiday gift-giving. Proceeds will benefit WBOS and WMOA for future arts programming.
Purchase Photographs - now through December 21
The artwork hung in the main gallery is always for sale, so please consider enhancing your home or office with original works. Not only will 40% of each sale help support our year-round programming -- but all arts sales are exempt from RI sales taxes. Support Kent County's only dedicated cultural arts center with holiday gift giving or starting your own art collection!
Donate to the Wheelchair Lift - now to December 31
Consider sending a check in any amount to the Warwick Museum of Art (with "wheelchair lift" on the memo line) or stop by with cash or check during gallery hours. Contributions are tax deductible and donors will receive a thank you letter from WMOA for their tax records.
Part of our arts education mission is showcasing original works, so we welcome the opportunity to help support the work of artists who live in RI as well as the Northeast. Several times a year we host group shows; because the main gallery accommodates 60-80 pieces, we focus on shows with 6 or more artists.
Our non-profit arts center charges no admission fees so artists selected for group shows are responsible for:
- printing and distributing their own exhibit postcards (with advance approval of our program director)
- refreshments and beverages for an opening reception (tip certified pourer required for serving wine)
- small stipend to cover costs associated with an opening reception (staff salary and gallery overhead)
Proposals for group shows should be submitted to the program director 12-18 months prior to the suggested exhibition date; they should include a final list of participating artists, their websites, and a sample of original work by each artist (high resolution digital photos). Commission fees and other details will be discussed after proposals have been reviewed.
Education & Camps
Throughout the year, the Warwick Museum of Art offers a number of classes and camps for all ages. CLICK HERE to learn more!