Wickford Art – Third Exhibit of 2021: PUSH-PULL-PRINT, celebrating traditional printmaking

North Kingstown (RI) – The Wickford Art Association launches a new exhibit this year with Push-Pull-Print, a celebration of hand-rubbed printing techniques on a number of surfaces including paper, linen, textile, or other materials at the discretion of the artist.  Push-Pull-Print will open at our North Kingstown Beach Street Gallery on Friday- March 12, 2021.  The open 2-D exhibit will be curated and prizes will be issued by jurist Carol Fitz Simonds- csfitzsimonds.com, an artist whose work in drawing, printing, and artist books has been acknowledged through award by numerous venues and organizations including the Providence Art Club, the Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club (NY), Imago Foundation for the Arts, Mystic Arts Center (CT), American Artists Professional League (NY), Newport Art Museum, American Color Print Society (PA), Spring Bull Gallery, Cape Cod Art Association (MA), among others.

According to Fitz Simonds, she “love(s) being a printmaker with the possibility to see and try alternatives, the potential in various techniques and materials – this is what makes me so passionate about this art form. Today’s printmaker has so many choices – from the traditional methods and materials of stone, wood, and metal to 21st Century polymer plates, plastic, and computer technology. This is a fabulous time to be a printmaker.”

With all works selected through a new online registration system recently launched by Wickford Art Association, Push-Pull-Print will be installed in early March with opening receptions on Friday- March 12 (starting at 3:00pm), with registration for attendance through Brown Paper Tickets.  Prize-winning works will be announced opening night through either a live or recorded award ceremony and through social media.  The exhibit will be available to the public through April 3, 2021.

The CALL for ENTRY for this exhibit remains LIVE through January 29, 2021 and can be accessed at: 


all artists (member and non-member) are encouraged to apply. Through this exclusive exhibit, selected artists will be afforded the opportunity to sell their framed work, plus up to three additional unframed prints through our gallery and webstore.

All selected works will be placed online for virtual viewing as well, ensuring its accessibility for the community-at-large. 

For more information on individual exhibits or programs, please contact us, or visit


All programming is subject to change; all juried and judged exhibits will be featured through online virtual galleries as well as in-gallery hours (Wednesday through Saturday: noon to 4pm, Sunday: noon-3pm) at WAA’s beach-front North Kingstown home.

The Wickford Art Association is a non-profit organization with approximately 450 members from Rhode Island and across New England. The association hosts art exhibits, classes, lectures, and workshops in its North Kingstown gallery and has produced the summertime Wickford Art Festival since 1962.  Wickford Art Association is dedicated to educating, encouraging and inspiring artists and art lovers throughout the community.

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