Covid and Artistic Change with Bob Dilworth

How Covid Provided an Opportunity for Artistic Change:
A Conversation with Artist Bob Dilworth, MFA

Presented by the Providence Art Club live via Zoom

Thursday, January 21 at 6:00pm

Admission: $10 PAC Members, $15 non-members

Join artist and professor Bob Dilworth on Thursday, January 21 at 6:00pm for a conversation on how the Covid-19 Pandemic has provided an opportunity for artistic change. This program is being presented by the Providence Art Club live via Zoom. Participants should have a working knowledge of the Zoom platform, and will receive the Zoom link for this program the day of the event. For questions about this event, please email Gallery Manager Michael Rose at


About Bob Dilworth, MFA

Nationally recognized and exhibited, Bob Dilworth’s works on canvas and paper, and assemblages, have won many awards including the 2014 recipient of the Rhode Island State Council for the Arts Fellowship in painting, and grants from the Rhode Island Foundation, University of Rhode Island Center for the Humanities, the University of Rhode Island Council for Research, and the National John Biggers Award in drawing, and the Virginia Commission for the Arts. His work has also won fellowships from the following artist residencies: Jentel Artist Residency Program in Banner, Wyoming; Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts in Saratoga, Wyoming; Angels Gate Cultural Center in association with Marymount California University in San Pedro, CA; Playa Artist Residency in Summer Lake, OR; Anderson Ranch Art Center in Snow Mass CO; Hambidge Creative Center for the Arts and Science in Rabun Gap, GA; the Klaus Center for the Arts, San Pedro, CA; Contemporary Artist Center in North Adams, MA; the African American Master Artist in Residence Program (AAMARP), Northeastern University in Boston, MA; and Le Cite International des Artes, Artist Residency, Paris, France.

His work is included in corporate and private collections including many Chicago libraries and public institutions. Bob earned a Masters of Fine Art degree from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and a Bachelors of Fine Art degree from the Rhode Island School of Design. He has taught art and design at colleges and universities throughout the country, including, Princeton University, Brown University, Columbia College in Chicago, and Professor of Art in Painting, Drawing, and Design, in the Department of Art & Art History at the University of Rhode Island. Between 2010 and 2013 he served as chair of that department. From 2014 – 2018, Dilworth served as Director of the URI Main Art Gallery, where he curated academic centered exhibitions by local, regional and national artists. He was Director of Africana Studies at URI from 2018 – 2020. He retired from the University of Rhode Island in the spring of 2020. Bob works as a full-time artist.


How to Register

PAC Members should register using our convenient Google Form. Non-members can register via Eventbrite. For questions about this program, contact Gallery Manager Michael Rose at or via phone at 401-331-1114 x 5.

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Non-Members Register Here

  • Thursday, January 21, 2021
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm