Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Providence Art Club 11 Thomas St., Providence, RI
4:30 pm – Registration & Reception
5:15 pm – Business Meeting
6:15 pm – Guest Speaker, Natalie Featherston
The Art of Deception: Trompe L’oeil Paintings of Natalie Featherston
Artist Natalie Featherston works exclusively in the centuries old realm of trompe l’oeil, creating dazzling paintings that combine the virtuosity of a Dutch master with a thoroughly modern mind. The Chicago Sun Times has described her work as, “artful beyond just illusion and trickery, they are truly masterful still lifes made with both craft and wit.” Ms. Featherston’s paintings have received numerous awards from some of the most distinguished art organizations in the country, and her work has been featured in The Artist’s Magazine, American Art Collector, Southwest Art, and the Santa Fean Magazine. Ms. Featherston is represented by several fine art galleries across the country, and her paintings are sought after by notable collectors including Toni Morrison, Danielle Steele, J.J. Abrams, and Alex Kurtzman.
Artwork courtesy of Natalie Featherston. www.nataliefeatherston.com. Greed, oil on panel, 11”x14.
The Red Gallery at Providence Picture Frame, 27 Dryden Lane, Providence RI
Opening Reception: May 6, 5-8pm
Exhibition Dates: May 6-June 24, 2017
Delivery of Work: Monday, May 1 and Tuesday, May 2, 1-5pm
Pickup of Work: Monday, June 26 and Tuesday, June 27, 1-5pm
Juror Marjorie Hellman, ALRI Elected Artist and educator.
Private Opening: June 16
Exhibition: June 19 – August 30
Exhibiting Artists: Kathryn Parker Almanas, Karen Rand Anderson, Colleen Fitzgerald, Victoria Guerina, Beth Johnston, Edward Krent, Irene Lawrence, Stephen Metcalf, Kelly Milukas, Eva Petric, Betsy Ritz, Ken Steinkamp
Art League Rhode Island, in collaboration with the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University will open the 2nd Annual CSF (“CSF”) Symposium, jointly sponsored by the Medical School and the Department of Neurosurgery at Rhode Island Hospital, on June 16, 2017, with a new juried exhibition: The Intersection of Art, Science and Medicine — featuring two-dimensional artwork that illustrates the transformative manifestations of neuro-metabolic disorders. On display will be chosen pieces of interpretive artistic renderings by individual artists.
This integrative exhibit is the vision of Petra M. Klinge, MD, PhD, Director of the Annual CSF Symposium, and the first–of-its-kind collaborative effort between ALRI and Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, together with the Department of Neurosurgery at Rhode Island Hospital. Of the exhibit, Dr. Klinge, a Rhode Island neurosurgery specialist, says “I am very excited that the Brown CSF Symposium will kick-off with a gathering of artists and medical professionals to frame and picture health problems in neurosciences. The arts exhibition will be an important step toward a new dimension in medical science, where artists will enhance the understanding and the approach to complex and challenging diseases, such as disorders of the cerebrospinal fluid.”
Dr. Klinge believes in the unique power of bridging science and art, as the artist’s renderings often capture the essence of a clinical disorder, which may inform physicians in gaining a better understanding of the patient’s perspective and experiences. The Warren Alpert Medical School was among the first in the country to explore the use of the arts in medical training through its Clinical Arts and Humanities Program, an interdisciplinary initiative that has drawn upon strong partnerships with the Rhode Island School of Design and Providence’s Trinity Playhouse. A growing number of medical schools across the country have developed such curricula, including, among others, Harvard Medical School, Yale School of Medicine and the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth. Incorporating arts education into the curriculum enhances students’ observational skills and empathy, and recent research suggests that “empathetic engagement in patient care” can significantly improve a patient’s clinical outcome.
Echoing Klinge’s sentiment, ALRI artist, founder and juror Nancy Gaucher-Thomas says, “We have come to learn the positive impact that art has on emotions, attitudes and beliefs and the contribution it can make to greater health and wellness for the individual. The work that was selected seeks to give a better understanding and importance of what artists may offer in the multi-faceted area of healthcare with a contribution to positive outcomes.” Jurist Peter J. Snyder, PhD, states, “The works in this exhibit, together, seek to convey both the elegance and frailties of our own anatomy.” And jurist Gretchen Dow Simpson notes, “In the end the doctors and the artists were speaking the same artistic language.”
Seeking excellence in the arts, Art League Rhode Island fosters participation in and appreciation of the arts by providing opportunities for growth and encouragement of artists. In furtherance of their mission, ALRI has partnered with local art museums, RISD, Rhode Island College, The VETS Foundation, Providence Art Club, New England Foundation for the Arts, and many other artistic, educational, and philanthropic organizations.
The exhibition will be held at the Warren Alpert Medical School, 222 Richmond Street, Providence, RI, beginning June 19 through August 30, 2017. The building is open Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Open Juried International Exhibition
The VETS Gallery, One Avenue of the Arts, Providence RI 02903
Boats, surf, and beaches – whether combined or separate, active or passive, foreground or background – are often the intrinsic components of coastal recreation. Let your art interpret some aspect of these recreational themes.
Exhibition April 7 – May 27, 2017
Best in Show Port of Gold, a color photograph by George Salter
First Prize Tide Pool – Raw Weather, an oil painting on linen by Jonathan Small
Second Prize Beach, an oil painting on linen by Susan Fossati
Third Prize Mini Cooper at the Sea Wall, a color ‘built panorama’ photograph by David DeMelim
Orange Bows, a color photograph by George Salter
Sailors Take Warning, a pigment inkjet image by Petrea Noyes
Mohegan Bluffs, an oil painting on linen by Jonathan McPhillips
Sally Found a Starfish, an oil painting on linen by Jonathan Small|
Sea Bounty, a color photograph by Katherine Wilson
Beacon in the Mist, a color photograph by Cindy Wilson
Unsettled, a monotype by Diane L’Heureux
Hope, a 3D printed sculpture cast in pewter on black marble by Heather Frymark
Leah Abrahams – SuzanneAulds – Janet Austin – Carolynn Baker – Robin Beckwith – Claire Bowen – Lorraine Bromley – Cathy Chin – Ruth Clegg – Michael Corthell – David DeMelim – Cynthia DiDonato – Betsy Fenik – Kendra Ferreira – Molly Fletcher – Susan Fossati – Heather Frymark – Stephanie Holznecht – Amy Hutto – Beth Johnston – Geoffrey Krist – Andrew Kuziak – Jacqueline Lamontagne – Jill Law – Diane Heureux – Saberah Malik – Michael Manni – Amy McGregor-Radin – Jonathan McPhillips – Dianne Miller – Juditta Musette – Petrea Noyes – Kelsy Patnaude – Brian Pernicone – Elizabeth Ricketson – George Salter – Jonathan Small – Elinor Thompson – Cindy Wilson – Katherine Wilson – Rhonda Zoch
Juror Anthony Tomaselli www.anthonytomaselli.com
Saturday, January 14, 2017 from 10 am – 12:30 pm
The VETS Conference Room
One Avenue of the Arts, Providence RI 02903
Art Dialogue is a new forum, inviting ALRI members of any experience level to congregate, present their work to fellow artists, and elicit positive, constructive feedback.
Art Dialogue is intended to help artists:
This will be a facilitated dialogue. Participants will be sent a list of questions before the session to prepare a five minute overview of the work they will present. Work may be a completed piece or work in progress. Following each presentation, the facilitators will moderate a 10–15 minute group discussion.
The number of participants is limited. Acceptance is on a first come, first served basis. To register, ALRI requires that members send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Art Dialogue” in the subject line. Please note that a $10 registration fee is due upon notice of acceptance. Registration fees can be paid via check or PayPal to Art League Rhode Island.
Art League Rhode Island (ALRI) opens the annual application period for artist membership. Application materials representing a consistent body of quality work that demonstrates authenticity and creativity are due to ALRI (One Avenue of the Arts, Providence, RI 02903), no later than Monday, February 20, 2017. A jury of 4 elected artist members and one guest juror will review the applications and select new artist members by early March. Questions may be sent to email@example.com.
ALRI 2017 Membership Committee Jury
Deadline is November 28
Calling all ALRI Elected Artist Members* interested in serving on the 2017 Jury for the Election of New Members. The Jury will convene on February 21, 2017, review the applications for new membership (10 digital images per applicant), and determine if the applicant’s submitted portfolio offers a “consistent body of quality work that demonstrates creativity and authenticity.” The Jury will consist of four ALRI artist members, selected at random, and one non-member guest juror, who represent different Media, such as Photography, Ceramics, Watercolor, etc. Jurors who served on the previous year’s Jury are ineligible.
For more information, or to apply, please send an email of interest with your name, contact information, primary discipline and medium of concentration no later than November 28, to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Jury” in the subject line.
*Must be current in membership dues to participate.
ELECTED MEMBERS’ EXHIBIT – PART I
Exhibition: Tuesday, November 8, 2016 – Friday, January 6, 2017
Registration deadline: Sunday, October 16
Delivery of work:
Tuesday, November 1, 10 am – 3 pm
Wednesday, November 2, 12 – 5 pm
Opening reception: Thursday, November 17, 5:30 – 8 pm
ELECTED MEMBERS’ EXHIBIT – PART II
Exhibition: Thursday, January 12, 2017 – Friday, March 3, 2017
Registration deadline: Wednesday, December 21
Delivery of work:
Monday, January 9, 10 am – 3 pm
Tuesday, January 10, 12 – 5 pm
Opening reception: Thursday, January 12, 5:30 – 8 pm
The VETS Gallery at The Vets Memorial Auditorium
One Avenue of the Arts, Providence RI 02903
Eligibility: All Elected Artist members whose ALRI dues are UP-TO-DATE are invited to submit two artworks.
NOTE: Unpaid dues for prior years must be brought current to maintain ALRI Elected Artist status, and to be included in this exhibition. To check the status of your membership, please email the office at email@example.com or call (401) 861-0500.
Gallery Sitters: Elected Artist Members are encouraged to sign-up for a time slot to gallery sit while the exhibition is open at the VETS Gallery on Thursdays and Fridays, and during VETS performances. If you would like to volunteer for a time to gallery sit please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com on or before…
Elected Members’ Exhibit–Part I: October 15
Elected Members’ Exhibit–Part II: December 14
NOTE: Installation pieces must be approved upon registration, as there are many limitations on the exhibition space. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 VETS Gallery. 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 email@example.com on or before…
Elected Members’ Exhibit–Part I: October 8
Elected Members’ Exhibit–Part II: December 12
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 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.
Questions: Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (401) 861-0500.
The photography for the Elected Members’ Exhibition event graphics were captured by Denise Bass.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Art League Rhode Island (ALRI) is offering a new educational program, the Curatorial Mentorship Project, through which ALRI will pair a select group of artists with professionals in the curatorial field in order to teach them the fundamental skills necessary to curate galleries and exhibitions. The program embeds mentees in the ALRI Exhibitions and Gallery Committee, and exposes them to the curatorial process through discussions, proposal writing as well as the planning and execution of an ALRI exhibit. This activity is made possible in part by a grant from the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts, through an appropriation by the Rhode Island General Assembly and a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.
After a rigorous application process, the four mentees selected to participate include Mary-Kim Arnold, Rachel Avenia, Rachael Brask and Betsy Ritz. Representatives from ALRI, the Attleboro Arts Museum, RISD Museum, and the University of Rhode Island are all participating in the program by offering their experiences and expertise with curating and jurying exhibitions. The curatorial mentoring team includes Ken Steinkamp, Stephen Metcalf, Chris Chabot, Nancy Gaucher-Thomas, Paulette Miller, Audrey Monahan, and Bob Dilworth.
The Curatorial Mentorship Project pairs an established curator with a curatorial mentee or trainee to support the execution of the ALRI exhibit, Beyond Choreography, which is currently on view at The Vets Gallery until October 28. In the development and presentation of this exhibit, mentors guide, train, and counsel the mentees in curatorial practices. The mentees take part in all aspects of the exhibition and complementary programming, including interacting with participating artists.
In addition to this hands-on experience, the mentees will meet with Dominic Molon, Richard Brown Baker Curator of Contemporary Art for the RISD Museum for a talk at the RISD Museum’s Cafe Pearl in the newly named Pearl and Ernest Nathan Gallery. Dominic will share his insights and opinions, and answer our questions about curating.
The Curatorial Mentorship Program will culminate in a project where the mentees work together under the guidance of their mentors to collectively create ALRI’s 10-Point Guide to Curating.
Funding provided in part by a grant from the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts, through an appropriation by the Rhode Island General Assembly, a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and private funders.
Written by: Magen Mintz
Edited by: Jesse Hernandez
Thursday, October 27 from 6-8 pm
Join Art League Rhode Island (ALRI) and the Community College of Rhode Island for an exciting journey to the polar regions with internationally-acclaimed, Australian photographer, Joshua Holko.
Holko’s stunning images of the polar environment and its inhabitants offer an insight into life amid the ice. Beauty, isolation and enormity combine with weather, terrain and seas to create a polar world filled with challenges and change. A 2016 award winner in the prestigious, Nature’s Best Photography competition, and several other competitions, Holko will share his years of experience as a polar photographer.
There will be a reception following the presentation. ALRI and CCRI have worked cooperatively to offer this special event for free at CCRI’s Warwick Campus.
Questions: email email@example.com or call (401) 861-0500
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Art League Rhode Island (ALRI) recently received a donation of $500 from the Paul O. & Mary Boghossian Memorial Trust, Bank of America, N.A., Trustee. The trust was established by Joan and Paul O. Boghossian Jr. in memory of Paul’s father, Paul Sr., and his mother, Mary. Part of the trust’s mission includes supporting and enabling the local Rhode Island arts community through grants and donations.
“We are grateful for this gift from the Boghossian Memorial Trust,” said ALRI President Paulette Miller, “which will help us to achieve our mission of supporting Rhode Island artists.”
Founded in 2000, ALRI is an innovative leader in the support of Rhode Island’s art and artists. A membership-based, all-volunteer, nonprofit organization, ALRI represents more than 120 elected member artists and 140 associates in 32 of Rhode Island’s cities and towns, providing exhibitions and programs that engage the community and enrich lives by bringing art to the public. For more information and a schedule of events, visit http://www.artleaguerhodeisland.org.
Written by: Magen Mintz