Events and Shows

Events & Shows

River Day, Westport River Watershed Alliance

June 9, 10 am – 3 pm at the Head of Westport

The Westport Art Group will participate with a booth for Kids’ Art Camp sign-ups, if space is still available, and an exhibition of artwork by WAG members. For questions, contact Bruce Hubbard at

63rd Annual Summer Community Show
Fine Arts and Crafts by Westport Art Group Artists

Saturday, August 4 through Sunday, August 12, 10 am to 4 pm.
Opening Reception: Friday, August 3, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Westport Art Group, 1740 Main Road, Westport Point, MA 02748

The Annual Summer Community Show is a much-loved event featuring fine art and crafts created by member artists. Please join us and see for yourself what talent we have right here on the South Coast! 

Small Painting Raffle
As in years past, we will have raffle tickets available for purchase for chances to win a small painting of your choice. Place your chances on one particular painting, or distribute them to a few! All the raffle paintings will be displayed at the show.

The Raffle Drawing is on Sunday, August 12 at 3 PM. Prizes may be picked-up at the close of the exhibition on Sunday, August 12 until 5 PM, on Monday, August 13, 5 PM to 6 PM or on Wednesday, August 15, 9 AM – 3 PM.

Technology for Artists – POSTPONED.
Please check back soon for updated information.

Tuesday, June 12, 6:30 pm at Westport Art Group, 1740 Main Road, Westport

Join Charlene Mackiewicz to learn how to prepare and submit your pieces digitally for shows, to add to a website, Facebook or Instagram. Learn about digital files, how to resize them, save as a particular file type & size.

Check back here soon for further information on this informative event.

South Coast Artists Open Studio Tours | Participation at the Westport Art Group

SCA features two open studio tour weekends, July 21-22 and August 18-19, 2018.  The 2018 Tours mark the Fifteenth Annual South Coast Artists Open Studio Tours. The Westport Art Group holds a group exhibition for both the July and August tour at 1450 Main Road, Westport, MA.

Participating in July are artists: Art Cintron, Lynn Derrick, Peter Lenrow, Judith McLean, and Sarah Brown Miquelle.

Participating in August: Mary Benefiel, Madeline Ferraz, Jim Hester, Charlene MacKiewicz and Sue Prideaux.

Take a look at some of their work on our Artists page.

The Periwinkle Shop

We have carved out space at WAG to revive The Periwinkle Shop, now open during classes and by appointment at 1740 Main Road, Westport Point, MA.

The original Periwinkle Shop was in operation from 1966 to 1972, April through September. WAG members sold handcrafted items and artwork. Volunteers staffed the small store, located across from the Westport Point post office.

Member Artists and Artisans are invited to sell their artwork in the shop. Contact WAG at if you are interested in adding your artwork or handcrafted items to the shop.

Spring Open Juried Show: Surface Matters

April 28 through Sunday, May 6, 10 am to 4 pm.
Opening reception: Friday, April 27, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm. Prizes Awarded at 6:30 pm.
Westport Art Group, 1740 Main Road, Westport Point, MA 02748

About the Show

Surface Matters: Artists are invited to focus on the concept of surface with a unique and personal interpretation of the subject, expressed but not limited to any one aspect of its possibilities as well in the physicality of the artwork itself.

Pictures of the opening:

Take a look at this beautiful video of the show by YouTube – WAG Spring Show. Thank you for creating and posting it! 

I wish to extend a heartfelt thank you to all the following for their guidance and assistance through the 2018 Spring Show process:

  • Mary Benefiel, for all the beautiful print material and marketing
  • Christina Glaser, for our up-to-date web presence
  • Bruce Hubbard, for helping with entries (and general moving man)
  • Bill Burdett for the his artful floral display
  • Nancy Nagle for a sumptuous feast for eye and palette
  • The Hanging Crew: Sarah Miquelle, Heidi Hallemeier,  Janet Dubuc, Janet Gendreau, and Jim Constantine
  • Gallery Sitters: Peter Lenrow, Mary & Bruce, Donna Massano, Bill Hogan, Janet Dubuc, Alice Shire, Carol Bliven, Bill Burdett, Linda Bush, Mary Benton and Maryteresa Hicks
  • All our artists for coming forward and our judge, Dora Atkinson Millikin, for a truly wonderful exhibit.

Hope I haven’t missed anyone. It does indeed take a village to raise a show!I had a lot of fun doing this and loved the opportunity to meet so many of you.

– Barbara Barry

Westport Meets Newport

WAG Artists will be exhibiting for the month of May at the Spring Bull Gallery in Newport, RI. See details in the Prospectus. (Deadline now past, no more entries accepted.) SpringBull_Prospectus May 2018

WAG Artists exhibiting are Mary Benefiel, Mary Benton, Janet Dubuc, Sarah Desjardins, Janet Gendreau, Heide Hallemeier, Barbara Healy, Sarah Miquelle, Jennifer O’Keefe, Sue Prideaux, Alice Shire, Sharlie Sudduth, and Jacklyn William.

From the Spring Bull Gallery Website:
The Westport Art Group
Exhibit Dates: May 5 – May 31, 2018
Opening Reception: Saturday May 5, 2018 5-7 PM
Gallery Night: Thursday, May 10, 2018 5-8 PM

This May, Spring Bull Gallery is proud to feature artists from the Westport Art Group organization with an opening reception on Saturday, May 5th from 5–7 pm, to which the public is invited. From its start, with small a group of dedicated visual artists in 1956, the Westport Art Group has grown to be a vibrant, community organization of members from the southern coast of MA and RI. Their mission is to encourage and support the appreciation of the arts and crafts through exhibitions, workshops and classes in a variety of mediums. The Westport Art Group also sponsors a scholarships fund for students in the area. Please come and enjoy this group of artist representing such a dynamic organization. The Westport Meets Newport exhibit runs May 5, 2018 – May 31, 2018. During Gallery Night in Newport Thursday May 10th we will have a painting demonstration from one of Spring Bull Gallery members.