ART LEAGUE RHODE ISLAND

Jamestown Arts Center

ALRI 18th Annual Elected Artist Exhibition

18th Annual Elected Artists Exhibition
Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley Street, Jamestown, Rhode Island 02835

IMPORTANT TIMELINE DATES

Exhibition: September 20 –  October 20, 2018
(gallery hours Wednesday through Saturday
10am – 2pm, or by appointment)
Registration Deadline: Thursday, September 6, 2018
Opening Reception Thursday, September 20, 6pm – 8pm
Delivery of Work: Sunday, September 16, noon – 4pm &
Monday, September 17, 10am – 2pm
Pick up of Work:  Saturday, October 20, 2pm – 5pm &
Sunday, October 21, noon – 4pm

View the Prospectus and Entry Forms here.

All Elected Artist members whose Art League Rhode Island (ALRI) dues are up to date are invited to submit two artworks. To check the status of your membership, please email the office at artleagueri@gmail.com  or call (401) 861-0500.

Hanging Fee:  Artists may submit two pieces for $35. Due to space limitations, ALRI reserves the right to not install the piece designated “Entry 2”. 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 current. 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 artleagueri@gmail.com.

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 60″ wide x 72″ 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 36″ x 36″ inches or less, with a weight limit of 40 pounds.

Registration guidelines:  Artists may select to register by mailing the attached forms and fee to:

Art League Rhode Island
One Avenue of the Arts
Providence, RI 02903

Or, fill in the forms electronically and send by email to artleagueri@gmail.com  with subject line, Annual Elected Artists Exhibition.

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 the 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 for delivery to the Jamestown Arts Center.

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). For insurance purposes, a value must be attributed to all pieces. Commission information is on page 2.

Jamestown Arts Center (JAC) Artist Agreement:  Please read, check the boxes where appropriate and sign the agreement between the artist and JAC.

Liability: Legal Agreement & Participant’s

Waiver:  Submission of work automatically waives any claim for damage or loss against ALRI or JAC, 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 JAC’s possession. Work should be independently insured by the artist.

Questions:  Email us at artleagueri@gmail.com  or call (401) 861-0500.

Interested in becoming an ALRI Member? ALRI membership offers many benefits to artists. If you would like to explore ALRI and join as a Member, please click here: Get Involved.

Questions: E-mail artleagueri@gmail.com or call (401) 861-0500.

VETS Gallery

Parsing Sign and Image Exhibition

Parsing Sign and Image – An Open Juried National Exhibition
VETS Gallery, One Avenue of the Arts, Providence, RI 02903

Images have power to convey ideas across languages and cultures. Images can stand alone without relying on a literal translation. Today our visual fields are filled with imagery (television to Instagram) and a literate mind unconsciously reads text without considering it. You don’t have to tell yourself to read a stop sign – you just do. From road signs and graffiti, to pop-up ads and text messages, we are constantly and instantaneously ingesting language and its message. How does the involuntary practice of reading, translating, influence the artistic practice? Can text itself stand as an image, or will our minds always connect to a literal meaning? Must a word always carry meaning, or can words and letters act as graphic elements of pattern and design?

Parsing Sign and Image sought submissions that consider the influence of letters, text, signs and language.

*In this prospectus, we use the term parsing to mean: to analyze (something, as a speech or behavior) to discover its implications or uncover a deeper meaning.

IMPORTANT TIMELINE DATES

Exhibition: Friday, September 14, 2018 –
Saturday, December 1, 2018
Registration Deadline: Sunday, July 22, 2018
Deadline Extended to Saturday, July 28, 2018
Reception and Awards: Thursday, September 27, 2018, 5:30-8pm
Drop off: Monday, September 10, 2018 (10am – 3pm)
& Tuesday, September 11, 2018 (12 – 5pm)
Pick up:  Monday, December 3, 2018 (10am – 3pm)
& Tuesday, December 4, 2018 (12 – 5pm)
Notification of Acceptance: On or before August 10, 2018 via email.
No inquires please. All decisions are final.

Juror:  Kaveh Mojtabai, Publisher, Artscope Magazine

Awards:
1stPrize $300
2ndPrize $200
3rdPrize $100

Kaveh Mojtabai is the founder and publisher of Artscope magazine, a media company that is dedicated to reviewing art exhibits, covering cultural events, connecting artists with their audience and creating access to the arts. Kaveh manages a team of editors, writers, graphic designers, web developers, technology experts and advertising account executives to publish Artscope in its print, email, online, social media, mobile and digital edition formats to the industry and the public. In addition to his work in media industry, Kaveh has worked on projects like co-curating the “A Politic” exhibit that showcased the Abraham Obama billboard and recently juried at the Copley Society and Galatea Fine Arts in Boston. Also, Kaveh has appeared on various “Money Matters” and entrepreneurial business radio networks where he explained how Artscope’s business model supports connections between artists, collectors and the public. Previously, Kaveh worked internationally with Fortune 500 clients at a “Big Four” global consulting firm to develop client performance through strategic, operational and financial processes. He has graduated with two degrees, a B.A. in Astrophysics and B.S.B.A in Business Administration. His previous work included astronomy research at the Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics under the direction of a Nobel Astrophysics Prize winner.

Eligibility: Any artist who is at least 18 years or older may participate to the extent that their participation is allowed under law.

Artwork: All 2D and 3D media is eligible. No video entries will be accepted. 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 from non-copyrighted work are also 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 for jurying, will not be exhibited. Artwork must be appropriate for viewers of all ages. Accepted work MUST remain in the Gallery for the duration of the exhibit

Submission Fee: ALRI Members may submit up to 3 artworks for $25.  Non-ALRI Members may submit up to 3 artworks for $30.

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. 

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 40% commission taken by ALRI on all artwork sold. Artists will be paid their 60% 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 artwork 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: The artist retains all copyright interests or claims that they have in their art. By submitting images, you give ALRI the right to use and reproduce the images to market and document the exhibition, and to enable the image to be part of an online exhibition. 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. 

Interested in becoming an ALRI Member? ALRI membership offers many benefits to artists. If you would like to explore ALRI and join as a Member, please click here: Get Involved.

Questions: E-mail artleagueri@gmail.com or call (401) 861-0500.

2018 Annual Meeting

ALRI 2018 Annual Meeting, Providence Art Club

Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Providence Art Club,
11 Thomas St., Providence, RI

4:30 pm – Registration & Reception, Cocktails and refreshments
5:15 pm – Business Meeting
6:15 pm – Guest Speakers, Michael Townsend & Leah Smith, from The Tape Art Crew

The Tape Art Crew, inventors of the public art movement Tape Art, is a group of artists that use tape as a primary medium for creating large-scale drawings and installations. They have created over 500 murals (approx. 40’ x 40’ or larger) and thousands of smaller drawings on walls around the globe. All of their artwork is intentionally temporary. Regardless of how much time it takes to create, every mural is removed within 24 hours of its completion.

Free for ALRI Members. • Non-members $20.
Seating is limited.  •  RSVP required by June 9 – artleagueri@gmail.com

Artwork courtesy of The Tape Art Crew. Visit tapeart.com.
Featured: 2015 The Grand Rapids Tape Drawing, Grand Rapids, Michigan

Thank you to:
Van Liew Trust Company 2018 Event Sponsor

In Memoriam: Bunny Fain

ALRI Annual Meeting
June 21, 2017
Jen Ferry, ALRI President, bestows upon Bunny Fain the award of distinction of Honorary Member

“An honorary title is given to an individual who has contributed to the field of visual arts either through outstanding artistic creativity or through exceptional leadership. Their achievements have national or international influence, have advanced the mission and vision of ALRI, and promoted the integrity of visual arts professional practices. It is a privilege for me to bestow upon Bunny Fain the award of distinction of Honorary Member.

Bunny is a lifelong advocate for arts organizations across the state. He has had extensive experience and knowledge from serving on a variety of non-profit organizations including positions as Chairs of the Rhode Island School of Design, The Miriam Hospital, Lifespan, and The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts. He is a member of the Goddard Partridge Studio in Pawtucket and has exhibited throughout Rhode Island including at The Newport Art Museum, Bristol Community College and Rhode Island Hospital. He has been a member of the Providence Art Club since 1967 and an Artist Member since 2006. In 2013 he was awarded the Iona Dobbins Award for his support of the Art Connection, an organization that connects artists and art donors with community service organizations through the placement of original art. Most recently, the gallery at Temple Habonim in Barrington was named in his honor and is now the Bunny Fain Gallery.

As an Elected Artist and member of our board of directors, Bunny has offered a wealth of wisdom in the administration and finances of this organization. His commitment is unwavering and he is still actively involved in offering his guidance and mentoring with our strategic plan.”

2018 CSF Symposium Exhibit

1 Capitol Hill, Providence, RI • Directions and parking

Opening Reception: Friday, June 15, 2018, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Exhibition:
June 11 – July 13, 2018

Award:  Two artists were selected and awarded an exhibit in 2019

  • Cindy Robinson, painting title “Deep into that Darkness…”
  • Katherine Binder-Forloney,  two etchings titled “Dissection” and “Landscape”. (Landscape is an intaglio etching with aquatint).

Eligibility: Artists whose work fits within the criteria may apply. Must be 18 years or older.

** Please see below for some work presented in last year’s show. **

Goal: The goal of this exhibit is to represent the visual interpretation between art, science and medicine as it relates to neurometabolic disorders, specifically connective tissue and cerebrospinal (CSF) disorders. CSF Disorders are conditions that create a change in CSF pressure, which often lead to numerous neurological and physiological symptoms. The original concept and vision was created by a Rhode Island neurosurgeon, Dr. Petra Klinge. Her vision for the exhibition is to capture through artistic renderings the “essence” of a clinical disorder, specifically those associated with cerebrospinal fluid and connective tissue disorders. Dr. Klinge reflects upon these artworks as part of her annual medical symposium held at the Alpert Medical School of Brown University and utilizes them to assist physicians and scientists to both gain a better understanding of the patient experience and create empathy for the patient’s condition. To research and learn more about these disorders, you may want to visit the Chiari & Syringomyelia Foundation and the CSF Foundation websites. For information on connective tissue disorders, visit the Ehlers-Danlos Society.

Jurors:

Petra M. Klinge, M.D
Professor of Neurosurgery, Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University; Director, Center for CSF Disorders of the Brain and Spine, Rhode Island Hospital

Nancy Gaucher-Thomas
Painter, Arts Administrator, Founder/Past President Art League Rhode Island

Gretchen Dow Simpson
Painter, New Yorker Magazine cover artist (58 covers); Honorary Doctorate Degree, Bryant College, Smithfield, RI

Mim Brooks Fawcett
Executive Director and Chief Curator, Attleboro Arts Museum

Sales & Commissions: Work in this exhibit may be for sale or listed as Not for Sale (NFS); NO 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 ALRI, Alpert Medical School of Brown University, the Department of Neurosurgery at Rhode Island Hospital, Atrium Gallery including the officers, members, and employees. All reasonable care will be exercised in handling all artwork, however ALRI will not assume any liability for loss or damage while on exhibit. Work should be independently insured by the artist.

Questions: E-mail artleagueri@gmail.com or call (401) 861-0500.

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Karen Rand Anderson

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CSF-17 Colleen Fitgerald

Colleen Fitzgerald

CSF-17 Edward Krent

Edward Krent

2018 Elected Artists

2018 New ALRI Elected Artists

2018 New Elected Artists

Thank you to all who submitted their applications for ALRI Elected Artist Membership.

We would like to welcome our new 2018 Elected Artists! Please click on a name below to learn about these artists and their work.

Linda Behar
Cate Chason
Ruth Clegg
Cynthia DiDonato
Deb Ehrens
Natalie Featherston
Ed Ferszt
Keith Prue
Julia Samuels
Mi Ok Song Bruining
Al Weems

Juror Statements

When appreciating others art, I look for consistency of vision, respect for the “craft” of the medium and a sense of the soul of each artist.
Elizabeth A. Goddard, ALRI Elected Artist

I look for a unique voice. A strong portfolio. Exploring creative space. I want to be inspired.
Audrey Monahan, ALRI Elected Artist

I look for something in the pieces that interests me, that grabs me, that surprises me; in the subject matter, the design quality, the color, or the technique. Then I look for professional presentation, which I really only notice when it isn’t there. I then want to feel that the pieces comprise a body of work, not individual images.
Mimo Gordon Riley, ALRI Elected Artist

A consistent body of work that communicates a clear vision and voice of the artist, as well as technical proficiency.
Nancy Gaucher-Thomas, ALRI Founder & Elected Artist

I’m inspired by artists who demonstrate a mastery of their medium, reveal a visual intelligence, present a distinct and pervasive voice, and have something to say.
Norah Diedrich, Executive Director of the Newport Art Museum

Send any questions regarding the application process to artleagueri@gmail.com or call
(401) 861-0500.

ALRI ARTISTS

© Julia Samuels

Above – Detail of Julia Samuels’ work.

Julia SamuelsJulia Samuels : 2018 Elected Member

Julia was born in Portsmouth, NH and received her BFA from Pratt Institute in 2007. In Brooklyn she participated in building and managing The Gowanus Studio Space and also volunteered during the formative years of 596 Acres, an agency that helps neighbors gain access to vacant land in their communities. She received her MFA from Rhode Island School of Design in 2015, and has since founded Overpass Projects, a fine printmaking publisher based in Providence, RI.

© Julia Samuels© Julia Samuels

Visit her site for more about Julia and her work: Overpass Projects

© Images on this page are copyright Julia Samuels. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from the artist is strictly prohibited.

ALRI ARTISTS

Above – Detail of Cate Chason’s work.

Cate Chason : 2018 Elected Member

CChasonCate Chason received a painting degree from UNC Chapel Hill in the early 80s. For the past 20 years she has maintained an acupuncture practice and raised two daughters.

Only in the past few years has she had the time and studio space to once again, begin painting.  

Since the death of her 18-year-old daughter in 2009, she realizes life is short – and there is much art to do. Returning to painting has been a coming home.  

 

© 2018 Cate Chason

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Visit her site for more about Cate and her work: www.catechason.com

© Images on this page are copyright Cate Chason. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from the artist is strictly prohibited.

ALRI ARTISTS

© 2018 Linda Behar

Above – Detail of Linda Behar’s work.

Linda Behar : 2018 Elected Member

Born in Venezuela and established in the United States since 2000, Linda Behar is an artist originally trained as a civil engineer. She received a Master of Fine Arts degree, with an emphasis in printmaking, at Florida Atlantic University.

Behar work has been exhibited nationally and internationally in galleries and art centers. She taught in Venezuela as well as at the University of Miami and Florida Atlantic University.

Behar is currently working on combining laser cutting with traditional printmaking techniques, specifically woodblock printing. Her research has centered in the representation of women’s bodies and gender identities throughout history, more specifically focused on body language as it relates to gender norms.

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© 2018 Linda Behar

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Visit her site for more about Linda and her work: www.lindabehar.net

© Images on this page are copyright Linda Behar. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from the artist is strictly prohibited.

ALRI ARTISTS

© 2018 Natalie Featherston

Above – Detail of Natalie Featherston’s work.

Natalie Featherston : 2018 Elected Member

© 2018 Natalie Featherston

Natalie Featherston (and her studio assistant)

Natalie Featherston is an established contemporary realist painter specializing in trompe l’oeil. She is represented by fine art galleries across the country, and her paintings have won awards from many distinguished art organizations.

The Chicago Sun Times has described her paintings as, “Artful beyond just illusion and trickery, they are truly masterful still lifes made with both craft and wit.

© 2018 Natalie Featherston

© 2018 Natalie Featherston

© 2018 Natalie Featherston

Visit her site for more about Natalie and her work: www.nataliefeatherston.com

© Images on this page are copyright Natalie Featherston. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from the artist is strictly prohibited.

ALRI ARTISTS

© 2018 Ed Ferszt Habits of the Heart 1

Above – Detail of Ed Ferszt’s work, Habits of the Heart 1.

Ed Ferszt : 2018 Elected Member

Ed Ferszt in the studio

Ed Ferszt in the studio

Ed Ferszt is a contemporary painter using primarily watercolor. His work, featured in one and two person shows along the east coast, is represented in the permanent collections of among others, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Penn Federal Bank, Philadelphia and multiple private collections. He has participated in many curated and juried national and international exhibitions.

He is a graduate of Tyler School of Art of Temple University (BFA), the University of Wisconsin (MA), Parsons School of Design/Bank Street College (MSE.d), and Columbia University, (Ed.D).

He works out of a studio at the Shady lea Mill in North Kingston RI.

© 2018 Ed Ferszt 1-out-of-4-elements-fire-wwww_orig

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© 2018 Ed Ferszt Habits of the Heart 1

Habits of the Heart 1

Visit his site for more about Ed and his work: eferszt.com

© Images on this page are copyright Ed Ferszt. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from the artist is strictly prohibited.

ALRI ARTISTS

© Ruth A B Clegg

Above – Detail of Ruth Clegg’s work.

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Ruth Clegg : 2018 Elected Member

Early creative explorations led the way to my making imagery on paper. Using a camera as my thinking tool and the photo prints as my guide, I drew, painted, made etchings, linocuts, silk screens and lithographs. Light helped me see my environment and supported the connection of my thoughts to paper.

As an active professional photographer, my continued work with light, film, electronic imagery and video fuel my quest to experience and define my own vision of creativity. Spending time in the print studio, painting or drawing  all tickle my soul and openmy mind to “what can be”.

Time alone is sacred but time shared with other “creatives” is joyful. I am enthused to be part of this extraordinary arts group and look forward to participating

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Visit her site for more about Ruth and her work: ruthabclegg.com

© Images on this page are copyright Ruth Clegg. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from the artist is strictly prohibited.

ALRI ARTISTS

© 2018 Al Weems

Above – Detail of Al Weem’s work Leather Lace 2416.

Al Weems : 2018 Elected Member

Al WeemsI have been a working Professional Photographer for over 30 years, working in the commercial field and continually pressing the field of fine art.

Everything I photograph begins with an observation of light. I try to use the balance of that light in the composition of my images. It is the measure of that light which brings me the most satisfaction.

I enjoy when people question the content, composition and presentation of my images. Their interest in the process is gratifying and can push me to look at my work in ways I may not normally do.

© 2018 Al Weems

Windswept

© 2018 Al Weems

Leather Lace 2416

Visit his site for more about Al and his work: alweemsphoto.com

© Images on this page are copyright Al Weems. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from the artist is strictly prohibited.

ALRI ARTISTS

© 2018 Deb Ehrens, Milkweed

Above – Detail of Deb Ehrens’ work Milkweed 2.

Deb Ehrens : 2018 Elected Member

© 2018 Deb EhrensDeb Ehrens uses her camera to create contemplative and painterly imagery. She learned the basics of black and white photography as an adjunct to her early career as a journalist and, more recently, has studied with Harold Ross, Dan Burkholder, Alison Shaw, Ron Wilson. She has also taken classes at RISD and Maine Media College. An on-going mentorship with painter Deborah Quinn-Munson has been instrumental in developing her artistic eye.

Deb lives in Dartmouth, MA and is a Juried Artist Member of the Cape Cod Art Center, an Exhibiting Member of the Rhode Island Center for Photographic Arts, and an Elected Member of the ALRI.

© 2018 Deb Ehrens

Eucalyptus Dancing

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Peony Afterglow

© 2018 Deb Ehrens

Milkweed 2

Visit her site for more about Deb and her work: www.debehrens.com  #debehrens

© Images on this page are copyright Deb Ehrens. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from the artist is strictly prohibited.

ALRI ARTISTS

© 2018 Cynthia DiDonato

Above – Detail of Cynthia DiDonato’s work, Jurassic Passage.

Cynthia DiDonato : 2018 Elected Member

Cynthia-DiDonatoCynthia DiDonato studied art at local colleges preparing for a career as an English teacher as well an art teacher. Not until she retired from full time teaching did she immerse herself totally in non- representational painting.

Cynthia enjoys working in watermedia as well as digital painting and mixed media. Presently, she is concentrating on digital painting and photo collage. She is particularly interested in intuitive, experimental techniques. She sees painting, whether conventional or digital, as a personal journey of exploration reflecting interior landscapes of the mind.

She frequently exhibits her work in many shows where she has won a number of awards.

Landed

Landed

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Jurassic Passage

Earth-Shatter

Earth Shatter

Visit her site for more about Cynthia and her work: cynthiadidonato.wordpress.com

© Images on this page are copyright Cynthia DiDonato. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from the artist is strictly prohibited.