Exhibition Awards

Throughout each year, Providence Art Club hosts a number of juried exhibitions that are open calls, and private member shows. With each juried show that passes through our historical walls, there are always several pieces of artwork that stand out among the rest. These are the kinds of works that radiate excellence and emotion, that move their viewer, or make them ponder.

Providence Art Club would like to memorialize these award winners, so that they may reference their awards for their work for years to come, in addition to their many other accomplishments. Check this page frequently for updates on the Club's Juried Exhibitions, their winners, and more.

2022 Exhibitions and Awards

Below are the Juried Exhibitions that Providence Art Club has hosted in the year of 2022, and their award winners. Congratulations and thank you to all who participated!

2022 National Open Juried Exhibition Awards

Selected by Dr. Claire C. Whitner, Director of Curatorial Affairs and Curator of European Art at the Worcester Art Museum

Providence Art Club hosted their Annual National Open Exhibition during the Spring and Summer of 2022. This call was open to artists nationwide, as well as our own club members and staff. This show was juried by Dr. Claire C. Whitner, who is the Director of Curatorial Affairs and Curator of European Art at the Worcester Art Museum. Currently still on display in the Club's Maxwell Mays Gallery, you can catch this show until Thursday, July 14th, 2022. View the video and content below for the winning artworks of this exhibition.

Best in Show: Providence Art Club Prize - $1,000

Kathryn Geismar
"Incarnation"
acrylic on linen

Castelnovo Prize for Painting - $1,000 *National Show Only

Valerie Albert Weingard
"Kousa Blossom Glow"
oil on cradled panel

First Place Edward Bannister Award - $900

Charles Compo
"Seagulls at the Base of a Volcano"
oil on canvas

Second Place Rosa Peckham Award - $600

William Butcher III
"Soil Figure #1"
digital photography

Third Place Antonio Cirino Award - $400

Robert Brodesky
"Fleeing Chaos"
oil, enamel, & spray paints

Marjorie Curit Award for Non-Traditional and Contemporary Work - $400

Lydia Boddie-Rice
"Feeling Safe Knowing Big Sista
Has Your Back"
mixed media fabric and acrylic collage

Stella Hallit Award for Watercolor or Oil Work - $400

Beth Peck
"Rachel and Val on the Bed"
oil on gessoed arches watercolor paper

Jean Fain Award for Printmaking - $400

William Hays
"Reflection"
woodcut

J. Banigan Sullivan Award for Artistic Excellence - $400

Jennifer Behymer
"Waiting to Dance"
charcoal and white chalk on toned paper

Award of Merit - $100

Paul Beckingham
"Felix and the Loon"
oil on aluminum

Award of Merit - $100

Heather Binder
"Flow"
stoneware, underglaze

Award of Merit - $100

Julie Cohen
"Companion"
pen on paper

Award of Merit - $100

Lori Labrie
"Shallow"
acrylic on archival paper

Award of Merit - $100

Athena Parella
"Shoe Shadows"
graphite on paper

2022 College Scholarship Exhibition

Selected by Michael Rose, Providence Art Club Gallery Manager and Well-Known Fine Art Professional

Providence Art Club hosted their 2022 College Scholarship Exhibition during February of 2022. This call was open to aspiring student artists residing in the state of Rhode Island. This special exhibition featured a variety of works in a broad range of media, and over $1,000 in cash prizes were awarded.

The show was positively reviewed in The Brown Daily Herald, and also received press in RI News Today.

This show was juried and curated by Michael Rose, PAC Gallery Manager. This exhibition remained on display from February 13th, 2022 - March 3rd, 2022 in the Dodge House Gallery. View the content slider below for the winning artworks of this exhibition.

First Place Award

Crickett Fisher
"Narcissus"
acrylic gouache
Rhode Island College

Second Place Award

Onaje Grant-Simmonds
"The First Tribe: Primordial Origins"
oil, acrylic, and colored pencil on mounted board
Brown University

Third Place Award

Regina Gutierrez
"The First Tribe: Primordial Origins"
oil, acrylic, and colored pencil on mounted board
Rhode Island School of Design

Honorable Mention

Emelia Friend
"Joy!"
oil and pastel on canvas
Rhode Island School of Design

Honorable Mention

Brady Mathisen
"Tasting Gold"
mixed media sculpture
Rhode Island School of Design

Honorable Mention

Olivia Springberg
"Cutting Out For Good"
oil on canvas, foam, plaster, and papier mache
Rhode Island School of Design

Honorable Mention

Alexander Tum
"Motion Study (Brooklynn's Room)"
graphite on paper
Rhode Island College

2022 Winter Members' Exhibition

Juried by Lucy Fernandez, Director of Gangway Gallery in Newport, RI

Providence Art Club hosted their 2022 Winter Members Exhibition during January and February of 2022. This call was open to Providence Art Club members only. This annual exhibition featured a variety of works in a broad range of media, and over $6,000 in cash prizes were awarded.

This show was juried by Lucy Fernandez, Director of Newport's Gangway Gallery. This exhibition remained on display from January 23rd, 2022 - February 10th, 2022 across all three galleries. View the content slider below for the winning artworks of this exhibition.

Best in Show: Maxwell Mays Prize - $1,000

Eileen McCarney Muldoon
"Liberation"
photography

Parker Memorial Award - $1,000

In memory of Elizabeth Parker Anderson and Gordon Parker, Jr. (6 year 2020-2025)

Craig Masten
"At the Theater"
watercolors

First Place Edward Bannister Award - $900

Al Weems
"Gnomeal Behavior"
digital archival imagery

Second Place Rosa Peckham Award - $600

Lori Labrie
"Girl with a Prasiolite Ring"
acrylic on archival paper

Third Place Antonio Cirino Award - $400

Reenie Barrow
"Port Clyde Hotel"
hand-colored black and white photograph

Dr. Stanley Summer Award for Photography - $400

Cindy Wilson
"Pulling Rhubarb"
photography

J. Banigan Sullivan Award for Artistic Excellence - $400

Ron Rosenstock
"Lightscape"
photography

Stella Hallit Award for Watercolor or Oil Work - $400

Nick Paciorek
"Winter into Spring"
oil on canvas

Marjory Dalenius Award for Sculpture - $400

Elena Obelenus
"Lidded Raku Vessel"
raku clay and glazes

Honorable Mention - $100

Donato Beauchaine
"Shiting Light"
oil

Honorable Mention - $100

Laurie Klein
"Meditation Labyrinth"
photography

Honorable Mention - $100

Valerie Albert Weingard
"Private Eye"
oil on cradled panel

Honorable Mention - $100

Marguerite DeLucia Hall
"Pit-Fired Vessel with Sand"
clay

Honorable Mention - $100

Kelly McCullough
"Keeping Still Life"
oil on linen