Call for Entry

Exhibition Dates: October 20 – November 19, 2017.  Registration details coming soon.

CLICK HERE to view a pdf file with the Prospectus and Entry Forms.

Bristol Art Museum
10 Wardwell Street, Bristol, Rhode Island.

The Bristol Art Museum is a non-profit organization founded in 1963 serving the local East Bay community and Rhode Island from its main location and galleries at the historic Linden Place in downtown Bristol, and its Community Galleries at the Rogers Free Library.

Eligibility: All Elected Artist members are invited to submit two artworks. To check the status of your membership, please email the office at or call (401) 861-0500.

Hanging Fee: Artists may submit up to two pieces for $35. Payment may be made by check or online at ALRI with PayPal.

Artwork: All media accepted. Artwork previously exhibited with ALRI is not permitted. All work must be original and created in the last 4 years. Work found to be copied from copyrighted work will not be hung (no reprints). 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 will not be exhibited.

Installation pieces: Any member entering an installation work must submit a detailed description of the installation including dimensions and any electrical requirements to

NOTE: Installation pieces must be approved upon registration. Artists requiring special installation of work must be available to help if requested. Pedestals will be provided for 3D work if requested.

Size limit: Maximum size up to 48″ wide x 48″ high including 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″ inches or less, with a weight limit of 50 pounds.

Registration Guidelines: Artists may select to register by mailing the attached forms and fee to ALRI, One Avenue of The Arts, Providence, RI 02903, or fill in the forms electronically and send by email to with subject line, “Elected Artists’ Exhibit.” Fee may be submitted through PayPal. Please attach a JPG of your work to be exhibited with your email, 6 inches in either direction at 300 dpi. Include artist’s name and title of work in the file name.

Cut out and attach the Artist ID forms to the back of your artwork upon delivery to the Bristol Art Museum. If you would like to replace your current bio/resume in the ALRI notebook, please bring a new copy upon delivery of your work, typed on an 8.5″ x 11″ sheet of paper (two pages maximum).

Early Publicity Deadline: Artists who would like to have their images considered for publicity purposes must submit images including artist name, title, medium, size to

Sales & Commissions: 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% commission taken by ALRI on all artwork sold. Liability–Legal Agreement & Participant’s Waiver: Submission of work automatically waives any claim for damage or loss against Art League Rhode Island (ALRI) or the Bristol Art Museum, 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 the Bristol Art Museum’s possession. Work should be independently insured by the artist.

 Questions: Email us at or call (401) 861-0500.