The Rhode Island Watercolor Society was organized 110 years ago by five members of the Providence Art Club and met there
and next door at 6 Thomas Street until 1983 when it moved to and restored the boathouse (officially the J.C. Potter Casino)
on the edge of the pond in Slater Memorial Park in Pawtucket. The building is on the National Registry of Historic Places and
houses upper and lower galleries, library, classroom and kitchen.
The Rhode Island Watercolor Society has outstanding art for sale at its Providence Gallery at Hamilton House and year round at its Gallery in Pawtucket‘s Slater Memorial Park.
Hamilton House is on National Registry of Historic Places and is a Community Center for Active Seniors. Established in 1973
as a non-profit membership organization, Hamilton House offers a wide variety of instructive, stimulating and entertaining programs
and trips for people 55 and older.
The Rhode Island Watercolor Society holds juried competitions, exhibitions, demonstration, classes, workshops, trips and social gatherings. The 12th Annual National Watermedia Show will be held October 8 to November 2. This competition with $3500 in cash prizes attracts
watercolor artists from across the nation.
Stephan Brigidi - 5:20 Traditional Tour Stephan is the author of two books: Angels of Pompeii, with co-author, Robert Bly, and Remarkable People: A Rhode Island Family Album - a book of portraits. Together with his wife Julie, they founded The Bristol Workshops in Photography Ltd., a fine art-commercial studio and school, now celebrating 25 years in business.
Michael Carroll - 6:20 Traditional Tour Marketing Coordinator and Photographer for the Department of Arts, Culture and Tourism
Enjoy a private two-hour guided tour for FREE. These Tours offer the public a chance to mix and mingle
with people who care deeply about art. Guides run the gamut from the curators
and academics who shape opinions about art to the artists whose life's work
is giving form to their passion.
Call us at 401 490-2042 for up-to-date information.
JOHN BROWN HOUSE PARKING LOT
12 Charlesfield Street
Corner of Benefit and Charlesfield Streets
PROVIDENCE ART CLUB PARKING LOT
186 Benefit Street
Near the corner of Benefit and Angel Streets
RISD PARKING LOT
47 Waterman Street
Above the University Club
RHODE ISLAND WATER COLOR SOCIETY AT HAMILTON HOUSE
276 Angell Street
RIWS Gallery Night patrons may park in the rear of Hamilton