VETS Gallery


In Transit
September 8 – November 26, 2017

Art League Rhode Island at The VETS Gallery
One Avenue of The Arts
Providence, RI 02903


Event Dates:
Entry Deadline Extended: August 11


Images – Minimum: 1, Maximum: 20
Total Media – Minimum: 1, Maximum: 20

Entry Fee (In Transit – Entry Fee and First Image): $40.00
Media Fee (per sample over minimum): $15.00 

In Transit seeks art that is connected to travelers and their transit experience in both the literal and metaphoric sense. Think: multifaceted transitory moments, whether across, around, over, under or through bridges, roads, deserts, forests, time, and mind. This exhibition highlights the tangible and intangible elements of transportation, being in transition, in motion, in-between and neither here nor there – on a journey, in all its permutations.Juror: Abigail Newbold, Director of Exhibitions, The Institute of Contemporary Art/BostonAwards: A small number of cash awards totaling $1,000 will be given along with some non-cash awards. Please read this prospectus carefully and only consider submitting work if you are able to comply with the requirements and timetable outlined in this document.IMPORTANT TIMELINE DATES
Registration Deadline: Friday, August 11th, 2017
Notification of Acceptance: Saturday, August 19th, 2017 via email. No inquires please. All decisions are final.
Exhibition: Friday, September 8th thru Sunday, November 26th, 2017

Reception and Awards: Thursday, September 28th, 2017, 5:30 – 8:00 PM EDT

In-Person Delivery of Accepted Work: All in-person deliveries will be made on Tuesday, September 5th, or Wednesday, September 6th, Noon – 5 PM EDT at The VETS Gallery on the 3rd Floor of the Veteran’s Memorial Auditorium in Providence.  Access is provided via the street level entrance at 83 Park Street at the rear of the building. Parking is available either on the street, or in the Providence Place Mall parking garage.  Anyone delivering artwork in-person must remove any packing materials used from the Gallery. Please DO NOT use Styrofoam “peanuts” or their equivalents in packing.  Accepted work MUST remain in the Gallery for the duration of the exhibit.

Shipment of Accepted Work:  Shipped deliveries must arrive at a designated UPS facility in Rhode Island by Thursday, August 31, 2017, based on specific instructions that will be communicated via e-mail to those artists whose work is accepted.  Each box shipped must be accompanied by a prepaid, return shipment label which is placed in an envelope inside the box. Please make sure that the box and materials that you use will adequately protect your work, and DO NOT use Styrofoam “peanuts” or their equivalents in packing.  A $15 ALRI handling fee will be required for each box shipped. Accepted work MUST remain in the Gallery for the duration of the exhibit.                                                    

Return of Work: Participating artists who delivered their art in-person will pick it up on Monday, November 27th, 10 AM – 3 PM EST, or Tuesday, November 28th, Noon – 5 PM EST.  Those who shipped their art will have it returned to them in the packaging in which it was sent using its prepaid return shipping label.

Eligibility: Any artist who is at least 18 years or older may participate.

Submittal Fee:  Artists may submit up to 20 images of their entries. For non-ALRI members, the application entry fee, which includes the first image fee, is $40, and the fee for each subsequent image is $15.  For current ALRI Members or Elected Artist Members who use the discount code which will be e-mailed to them, the application entry fee is reduced to $30, and for each subsequent image is only $9.  All CAFE fees are non-refundable, and must be paid by credit/debit card.  Payment of those fees indicates the acknowledgement of the terms and conditions of the exhibition.

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Artwork: All 2D and 3D media is eligible. Artwork previously exhibited with ALRI is not permitted. All work must be original. Work found to be copied from copyrighted work will not be hung.  Reprints are not permitted. All work must be exhibition ready to install with the appropriate hardware. No saw tooth hangers or clips. No dark-colored mats. Work that does not adhere to the guidelines, or is deemed not to be a faithful representation of the image submitted, will not be exhibited.  Artwork must be appropriate for viewers of all ages.

Installation Pieces: Must include a detailed description of any electrical, lighting, or space requirements.

Size Limit: Maximum size up to 48” wide and 72” high including the frame. Artists may have multiple pieces (diptych, triptych etc.) to make up one work.  3D work will be moved on a regular basis for events. We ask that the overall footprint of 3D work be 24″ x 24” or less with a weight limit 35 lbs.

Sales & Commissions: Sales are encouraged. Work may be for sale or listed as not for sale (NFS); however, no work may be listed as Price on Request (POR). Prices provided by the artist should reflect the 30% (members) or 40% (non-members) commission taken by ALRI on all artwork sold. Artists will be paid their percentage of the sale by ALRI within 30 calendar days after the exhibition closes.

Liability – Legal Agreement & Participant’s Waiver:  Submission of work automatically waives any claim for damage or loss against ALRI or The VETS, including the officers, members, and employees. ALRI will exercise reasonable care in handling all entries, but will not assume any liability for loss or damage while in ALRI’s possession. Work should be independently insured by the artist.

Usage Rights: By submitting images, you are giving ALRI the right to use the images for the purpose of marketing the exhibition and for reproduction online. Artist’s recognition is provided with any use. ALRI reserves the right to adjust any deadline(s) as the result of causes beyond its immediate control.  Payment of the submission fee indicates acknowledgement of all terms and conditions.

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