Wickford Art – First Exhibit of 2021

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Wickford Art – First Exhibit of 2021: BLACK ‘N WHITE…an artist’s interpretation

Wickford Art Association announces its first exhibit of 2021, which will open at their North Kingstown Beach Street Gallery on Friday, January 15. 

Black ‘N White is an all media, open exhibit, juried for entry and prizes by Mary Dondero, a founding artist of Imago Foundation for the Arts in Warren, Exhibition Curator for the Bristol Art Museum, and faculty member in the Department of Art & Art History at Bridgewater State University

All works were selected through a new online registration system recently launched by the Wickford Art Association. Black ‘N White was installed in early January following major interior improvements funded through The Champlin Foundations and Commerce RIThe exhibit will launch Friday, January 15 (noon-4pm, plus an opening reception requiring reservation that evening if State of Rhode Island physical distancing restrictions allow) and will be available to the public through February 7, 2021.  Prize-winning works will be announced opening night, live and through social media.

All work will also be placed online for virtual viewing as well, ensuring its accessibility for the community-at-large.  Selected works will be available for post-exhibit viewing and purchase on WAA’s new webstore, launching in January.

About Mary Dondero, Jurist: 

An interdisciplinary artist whose focus is on large-scale works-on-paper, mixed media, and photography, she earned her B.F.A. at Roger Williams University in Bristol RI, where she concentrated in Graphic Design, Printmaking and Photography.  Dondero holds an M.A.T. from Rhode Island School of Design, and an M.F.A. from U-Mass Dartmouth.  In 2011, Dondero was awarded a position as “Artist in Resident” at Zion National Park in Utah, which resulted in a body of work titled “Perception, Time & Memory;” one of the resulting paintings is held in the permanent collection at Zion Human History Museum in Springdale, UT.  Dondero’s artwork is regularly exhibited at Atelier Gallery in Newport RI. Her work is also exhibited nationally and internationally including the permanent collection of Naestved International Print Studio in Denmark, Bridgewater State University, the Newport Art Museum RI, Healing Arts at RI Hospital, and the Wentworth-Coolidge Mansion in New Hampshire.  For more information on Mary Dondero, visit

For more information on individual exhibits or programs, contact 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.

About the Artists:

See the artists whose work will be exhibited:

About Wickford Art Association

The Wickford Art Association is a non-profit organization with approximately 450 members from Rhode Island and 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. For more information, (401) 294-6840 or visit

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