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ART! Providence Art Club: National Open Juried Exhibition and Georgia Nassikas exhibition

National Show, Georgia Nassikas Exhibition Open at Art Club June 23

The historic Providence Art Club will open its popular National Open Juried Exhibition as well as a solo exhibition of Virginia-based artist Georgia Nassikas on Sunday, June 23 from 2-4pm. Both exhibitions will continue through July 19 and visiting is free and open to the public.

The Club’s National Open Juried Exhibition, which will be on view in the Maxwell Mays and Mary Castelnovo Galleries is one of the most popular events in its exhibition calendar. This year’s show was juried by curator Michelle Millar Fisher of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Works in a wide range of media will be on view and $6,000 in prizes will be awarded.

Speaking of the exhibition, Art Club Gallery Manager Michael Rose says, “This year’s National Show was the second most competitive that we have ever hosted, and we are very grateful to our talented juror. It is exciting to bring engaging works by contemporary artists from across the country to the Art Club’s galleries in the heart of our capital city.”

Alongside the National Show, the Art Club will host its first solo exhibition for artist Georgia Nassikas. Raised in Rhode Island, Nassikas is the daughter of United States Senator and Rhode Island Governor John Chafee. She now resides and makes art in McLean Virginia. Primarily working with encaustic, Nassikas considers her work to be “’of the earth’, pursuing elemental forms, color, symmetry, and emotion”.

Georgia Nassikas

An award-winning artist, Nassikas has exhibited her work throughout the United States and abroad and her paintings have been on view at the United States Embassy in Vienna, Austria since 2022. She earned her undergraduate degree from Lake Forest College and worked in the architecture field early in her career.

For more information, please contact Art Club Gallery Manager Michael Rose at 401-331-1114 ext.5, or via email at [email protected].

Exhibitions Dates                   June 23 – July 19, 2024

Opening Receptions               Sunday, June 23 2-4pm

Gallery Hours                                     Sundays – Fridays from 12-4pm each day

About the Providence Art Club:

Founded in 1880 to stimulate the appreciation of art in the community, the Club has long been a place for artists and art patrons to congregate, create, display and circulate works of art.  Located along Thomas Street, in the shadow of the First Baptist Church, the Providence Art Club is a picturesque procession of historic houses, home to studios, galleries and the clubhouse. Through its public programs, its art instruction classes for members and its active exhibition schedule, the Providence Art Club continues a tradition of sponsoring and supporting the visual arts in Providence and throughout Rhode Island.

All exhibitions are free and open to the public.

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