Representing  Area Artists ... Serving the Community

since 1974

Conanicut Island Art Association



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       Exhibitions at the Town Hall Gallery 

       93 Narragansett Avenue,  Jamestown,  RI

Weekdays 9:00 - 4:00 pm

​Stroll the Halls & Chamber to enjoy Works by area artists

Calendar...  Please scroll down There's a lot going on!

The CIAA sponsors exhibitions in the Jamestown Philomenian Library and the Jamestown Town Hall Gallery

CIAA ​Exhibition

Jamestown Philomenian Library

 (Contact & Pricing & information at front desk) ​

Now Thru May

Beautiful photography by the Winners of this years

"Rocks& Rust"  Show 

Bob Adams, Bill Krul, George Salter, Kathleen Caswell, Sylvia Hampton


CIAA ​wishes to thank our growing list of sponsors

Ocean State Tick Control, Serving Rhode Island

Sea Trek Enterprise, East Greenwich

The Narragansett Clothing Store, Newport

Spinnakers Restaurant, Jamestown East Ferry

​Crestar Manufacturing, East Greenwich

Fish (Restaurant ), Jamestown

Elaine Porter Art, Jamestown

​​The Secret Garden, Jamestown

***2015 Events  Recap                             ​
*CIAA/Portsmouth Art Guild Members Invitational   
June 4th - "Art Speaks - Lecture and Interactive Demonstration Series Fakes & Forgeries-A Narrative with Rick Meli
​June 11, 2015   Drop Off for "Images of Jamestown" Exhibition 1-5:30 pm
June 25th,        Annual Meeting -  Jamestown Town Hall Gallery, in conjunction with the                                 
Opening of " Images of Jamestown All Media Exhibition.​
July 22-26, 2015   CIAA  41st Summer Members Show
Area Artist Bring out their Best!
Opening Reception Wednesday, 

July 22, 6-8 pm
Music by Celtic Harpist - Mary King
​August 8, 2015
41st Annual Summer Members Craft Fair
Quality Hand Crafted treasures by Talented Area Artisans
Food by Spinnakers, Music, Coloring table for the kids
*August 12th, 6 - 8 pm*
CIAA's New  " Art Speaks - A Lecture and Demonstration Series " Jamestown  Library   
The Fine Art of Colored Pencil " -  Presentation by Kendra Fereirra 

Art Speaks Lecture

Paul Murray- Photography

Art is a Gift Holiday Show Town Hall Gallery

41st Annual Holiday Craft Fair & Little Picture Show

                          Now Showing                  

Spring It On !
All Media
           Through June 8, 2017 

CIAA EVENTS---What's Going On

"ART SPEAKS "- A Lecture & Interactive Demonstration Series
Conanicut Island Art Association (CIAA) is proud to announce our  program to provide artistic enrichment for it's members and the community. The lectures will be free and open to the public and held at the Jamestown Philomenian Library.  Artists and art experts will speak on a range of topics. 
CIAA intends to complement the "ART SPEAKS" series with original art, photography, and visual arts to be held in the meeting room at the Library.​
​   2016  & First Lecture of 2017 Lectures made possible by a grant from the Rhode Island Foundation.

Daniel Forster - International Marine Photojournalist will present a

fascinating talk and media presentation 

March 8, 6-8 pm at the Jamestown Philomenian Library​​... read all about it!

Wednesday, March 8, 6 - 8 pm, Jamestown Library
Don’t miss this stunning photo show!
Globetrotting photojournalist,  Daniel Forster, will amaze us with  a power point presentation of his adventures as the official Rolex Geneva and Rolex USA photographer. Forster,  the Swiss born sailing legend, is one of the finest yachting photographers of our time.  He has covered 12 America’s Cup Races since 1977,  

3 Volvo Round-the-World Races and 12 Olympic Games since 1972.  
The photos you will see are nothing short of spectacular!

“ ART SPEAKS “ is made possible - in part- by a grant from
The Rhode Island Foundation

Refreshments and conversation will follow the presentation.
Free to the public  -  Donations Appreciated 
Conanicut Island Art Association          -

2017 Events and Exhibition Calendar

Theme     Drop Off     Reception   Pick Up

Spring It On
 5/11/17    May 25, 5-7:00pm      pick up  6/8/17
Open, All Media -
 All participants will be entered into a drawing

for Framing gift certificates 
Images of Conanicut  -  Open All Mediums Juried 

Drop Off 6 /8/17  Reception & Annual Meeting 6/22/16 Pick Up  9/7/17

Jamestown is a busy place in the summer with people coming

and going (Art is sold “off the wall” throughout the summer. 

Artists are invited to replace sold pieces with another of a similar size.
A Touch of Autumn 

All mediums    9/7/17     9/21/17    Pick Up   1/2/17
Art Is a Gift     11/2/17    11/16/17   Pick Up   1/11/18
(Art is sold “off the wall” throughout the show.  Artists are invited to

replace sold pieces with another of a similar size)
All mediums -  Festive Holiday opening planned


                                               Other  Events

Annual Members Meeting 6/22/17   To be held at the Town Hall 5-7:30. Lots of Great door prizes! Voting for People's Choice

​Heavy Hors D'ovres,  Entertainment and a brief annual meeting.


43rd Summer Members Show    

Drop Off 7/17/17 - Thru 7/23/17 

Opening  Gala     7/19/17        6-8 pm

Free to the public  Refreshments and Music

Members can join at the time of registration

Summer Craft Fair       8/5/17 *** Taking a Year Off to Reorganize Event. If anyone would agree to help organize the Summer Crafts Show we will be able to once again have it! Contact Elaine @                        

Holiday Craft Fair        12/2/17