ART LEAGUE RHODE ISLAND

Understanding Egg Tempera Painting

Understanding Egg Tempera Painting with Gregor Kammerer
Saturday, March 17 & Saturday, March 24
11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Warwick Center for the Arts : 3259 Post Rd, Warwick, RI 02886
Members – $80 / Non-Members – $85
    – sign up and payment information below

Whenever I happen to mention painting in egg tempera, I often receive a look of both curiosity and confusion. I respond that the yolk of an egg is mixed with pigment, and this provides the binder that enables the paint to adhere to a gessoed panel. It seems to make a bit more sense when I explain how yolk will stick stubbornly to the surface of a glossy non-absorbent surface such as a plate.

This class will delineate the protocol of painting in egg tempera:  how to prepare a wood panel support and how to create a proper medium; understanding the particular way paint is applied to a surface; and coming to appreciate both the incredible capabilities and the limitations of egg tempera. I will thoroughly explain the materials needed to begin painting, and share what I now consider the somewhat ritualistic process I follow in preparing to paint. While a bit more involved than squeezing paint from a tube, there is a beauty to egg tempera that is unmatched by any other medium. Some of the Renaissance masters got tired of all the fuss with tempera and a bit lazy when oils came along, but for them this new medium opened up dimensions in painting that were never thought possible.

For over forty years, I have been experimenting and attempting to push at the boundaries of painting. I’ll be sharing many of the techniques that have evolved. A number of my pieces are mixed media, and I have come to consider myself as much of a scratcher as a painter. I believe if a particular method succeeds in the creation of an art piece and that it will endure the test of time, one should continue to trust their instincts and create artwork true to their own exploration. Students should come with their sleeves rolled up and an accompanying enthusiasm as I assist in helping to demystify a medium that isn’t for the faint of heart – but certainly is not as forbidding as the reputation that precedes it.

I will provide:

  • the freshest of  eggs from a roadside stand
  • pigments which are suspended in a water solution
  • some tools I have found to be invaluable in both applying and scraping paint

Students are asked to bring:

  • a range of your frequently used brushes
  • a tray for the arrangement of at least six to twelve colors (my preference is a small Job Lot muffin tin)
  • a small whisk and jar
  • a few small rectangular scraps of gessoed panels
  • a water container for cleaning brushes
  • a small but not tiny eye dropper
  • both small (4 x 6) and medium (8 x12) gessoed panels similar to those used for acrylic

To Register: Please email artleagueri@gmail.com with your name, phone number and if you an ALRI Member or Non-Member.

Pay with your card through PayPal:  Member $80  •  Non-members $85
(PayPal account not required)
or send a check to ALRI, One Avenue of the Arts, Providence, RI 02903

For more about the artist please visit his site:  www.gkammerer.com

Mental Images Exhibit : Two Artists Explore the Brain’s Form and Function

Mental Images Exhibit - Betsy Ritz and Victoria Guerina

Mental Images Exhibit : Two Artists Explore the Brain’s Form and Function
Reception: Monday, March 12, 2018, 5:00 – 7:00PM

The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
222 Richmond St., Providence, RI

Exhibition: March 12 – May 18, 2018
Gallery hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30AM – 5:00PM
Gallery is closed Saturday and Sunday

Artists: Betsy Ritz, Victoria Guerina

Our muse for this exhibit is the human brain, the complex and mysterious organ that directs our thoughts, behavior, and all aspects of our lives. Drawing on curiosity, personal experience, scientific references, and artistic experimentation, we created a series of artworks, each in our unique visual style. Using a variety of materials and perspectives, we’ve brought to life the insights, projections, and memories that express what we find most intriguing and beautiful about the brain.

See more about the artist’s work:

www.ritzartstudio.com       www.victoriaguerina.com

“The brain is a world consisting of a number of unexplored continents and great stretches of unknown territory.”

“Every man if he so desires becomes sculptor of his own brain.”

“As long as our brain is a mystery, the universe, the reflection of the structure of the brain, will also be a mystery.”

– Santiago Ramon y Cajal — (1852-1934) Spanish neuroscientist, artist and Nobel prize winner.

Modern Salon : Not Just a Pretty Picture!

Ruth Clegg - Not Just a Pretty Picture Modern Salon

Not Just a Pretty Picture!
Wednesday, February 21, 2018 from 6 – 8pm
Blazing Editions, 42 Ladd Street, East Greenwich, RI

© Ruth CleggAs a commercial and fine art photographer, ALRI member Ruth A. B. Clegg has explored various ways of capturing and rendering images. In ALRI’s current international open photography competition, Through The Lens, her image, Restful Reach, was awarded Best In Show for its superb composition, unique vantage point, and printing process.Join us to hear more about Ruth’s water foliage project and her decisions about concept, execution and display. Her use of the subliminal dye printing process helps to distinguish her work. The salon is being hosted at Blazing Editions, a commercial image printer specializing in alternative processes.

This program is open to ALRI members and their guests. To help us plan for the salon, please send an email, if possible, to artleagueri@gmail.com to let us know you will attend.
See more about Ruth’s art at RuthABClegg.com.

Warwick Center for the Arts

Warwick Center for the Arts
3259 Post Road, Warwick, RI 02886 
February 28 – April 12, 2018

Opening Reception:
Thursday, March 15, 6 – 8pm

Awards:
Five cash awards will be given.

Juror:
Susan Fossati, an ALRI Elected Member, is a recognized local and international freelance artist with 25 years experience teaching at RISD and CCRI. She received first prize at the 2017 Newport Art Museum Annual Members’ Exhibition in Drawing/Prints/Pastels. As an award-winning artist at the Copley Society of Art in Boston, she was a juried member there from 1995-2005. Her work is in numerous collections including the Galleria of the Church of San Clemente (property of the Vatican) in Rome, Italy.

Delivery of work:
Wednesday, February 21, 10am – 4pm
Thursday, February 22, 1 – 6pm

Pickup of work:
Friday, April 13, 10am – 4pm
Saturday, April 14, 12 – 3pm

Eligibility: All members whose ALRI dues are UP TO DATE. Due to space constraints, please submit only one artwork. Depending on participation, we’ll be in touch if two artworks will be permitted. To check the status of your membership, please email the office at artleagueri@gmail.com.

Hanging Fee: $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 four 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 artleagueri@gmail.com by February 7. 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: Registration is required by Wednesday, February 14.  Artists may select to register by mailing the two form pages and fee to: ALRI, One Avenue of The Arts, Providence, RI 02903. Or, fill in the .pdf file electronically and send by email to artleagueri@gmail.com with subject line, Members Exhibit. Fee may be submitted through PayPal.  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 are not required to submit a JPG image of the work to be submitted, but if you would like to have your work considered for promotional purposes, please send a JPG 6” in either direction at 300dpi by January 31 to artleagueri@gmail.com.

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). Should artwork sell, the artist must provide information (tax ID or social) and will be paid at the end of the show. Commissions Rates: 60% Artist, 20% WCFA, 20% ALRI.

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

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


 

VETS Gallery

Facing the Wall – An Open Juried National Exhibition
ALRI/The VETS Gallery, One Avenue of the Arts, Providence, RI 02903

Walls have delineated nations and cities throughout human history. Walls define what is inside as separate from what is outside, and while this definition can begin as simply geographical or in the name of safety, it invariably includes a defining of identity. Whatever the motivation, walls identify what is within them and what is outside them, placing limits on both. We are now in an era of new walls – walls built on the borders of nations, ideologies, cultural and personal identities. Whether attempting to break through, climb over, dig under, circumvent, use as a canvas, or decorate, artists respond to the walls that confront them. Facing the Wall will display work that calls to attention the ways people confront the walls in their lives.

Please read this prospectus carefully and only consider submitting work if you can comply with the requirements and timetable outlined in this document.

Exhibition: Friday, March 9 – Saturday, May 26, 2018
Reception and Awards: Thursday, March 29, 2018 5:30-8pm
Drop off: Monday, March 5, 10am- 3pm & Tuesday, March 6, 12-5pm
Notification of Acceptance: On or before February 27 via email.
No inquires please. All decisions are final.

Curator & Juror: Julia Samuels of Overpass Projects

Awards:
1st Prize $300
2nd Prize $200
3rd Prize $100

ALRI has an 18-year history of supporting artists and the arts, and is honored to be one of five resident arts companies in The VETs Memorial Auditorium complex. The VETs Gallery is part of the recently renovated VETs Memorial Auditorium complex, a state of the art performance facility. Thousands of visitors view the Gallery’s juried and invitational visual art exhibitions.  Adjacent to some of Providence’s best shopping areas, restaurants and hotels, the ALRI-managed Gallery is close to the Rhode Island School of Design and Brown University.

Overpass Projects was founded in 2015 by Julia Samuels and Henry Felton Brown, after the two completed their MFAs at the Rhode lsland School of Design. They practice all forms of intaglio, etching, engraving, photogravure, relief printing, screen printing, lithography and letterpress. Connected to a wide community of artists and designers, they are innovating new ways to bring other disciplines into the print shop and ways to push printmaking out into the world.

Submittal Fee:  Artists may submit up to 3 images for $25.
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.

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 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.

Want to become an ALRI Member? ALRI membership offers many benefits to artists. If you would like to explore ALRI and join as a Member, please go to the link, www.artleagueri.org.

Size Limit: Maximum size up to 36” wide and 48” 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.

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

In-Person Delivery of Accepted Work: All in-person deliveries will be made Monday, March 5, 10am- 3pm & Tuesday, March 6, 12-5pm, 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 March 4, 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 May 28 from 10am-3pm or May 29 from 12-5pm. 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.

If ALRI, UPS, or other carrier determines that the packaging is not adequate to safely ship the art back to the artist, ALRI will contact the artist.  The artist must notify ALRI in writing of any changes in their contact information, or their intended place or time of return of their art, prior to the end of the exhibition.  The artist is solely responsible for any time, materials, storage, shipment, or other charges that may arise from inadequate packaging, delayed or redirected shipments, nonresponse of the artist, or any other artist requests.  All additional charges must be paid prior to the return of the art.

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), 40% (non-members) commission taken by ALRI on all artwork sold. Artists will be paid their 70% (members), 60% (non-members) 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, Overpass Projects or The VETS, including the officers, members, and employees. ALRI and Overpass Projects 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: 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.

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

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

 

 

 

A forum for artistic growth and exchange.

 Saturday, January 20, 2018 from 10:00am – 2:00pm

The VETS Conference Room
One Avenue of the Arts, Providence RI 02903

Art Dialogue is a forum that invites 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:

  • Ask critical questions of their work when alone in the studio
  • Reflect upon their motivations
  • Advance their work as self-sustaining artists

This will be a facilitated dialogue led by Cynthia DiDonato and Susan Fossati, both of whom have had decades of experience as artists, teachers and mentors across several mediums. 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.

How to Register

The number of participants is limited. Acceptance is on a first come, first served basis. To register, send an email request to artleagueri@gmail.com with “Art Dialogue Registration in the subject line. If space is available, you will receive a return email indicating your acceptance. 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.

For more information, please send an email with your questions to artleagueri@gmail.com with “Art Dialogue Question in the subject line.

 

Elected Artist Membership


Application for Elected Artist Membership 2018
Criterion: Work submitted must be a consistent body of quality work that demonstrates creativity and authenticity.

Mail Submissions:
Send the completed application, a check for the $35 entry fee along with a CD of 10 digital images to:
ALRI Selection Committee
One Avenue of the Arts
Providence, RI 02903

Digital Submissions:
Email artleagueri@gmail.com for instructions to upload images to ALRI’s Google Drive. Attach your completed application to that email. You can pay the $35 entry fee by credit card through PayPal.

Applicants will receive notification of the committee’s decision approximately one month after the submission deadline. ALRI will not process incomplete applications.

Additional promotional, professional, and biographical information must be made available upon acceptance into ALRI. Once accepted, a one time initiation fee of $75 is due, along with an additional $75 for your first year of membership. Following your first year of membership, your yearly membership dues are expected to be paid annually, in March.

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

 

 

Artscope Magazine

Expect the Unexpected: ALRI Members’ Show

By J. Fatima Martins
November/December 2017 Issue

A landscape of calm, with bursts of intellectualism and touches of emotive storm, is what you’ll find at Bristol Art Museum (BAM) in the 18th Annual Elected Members Art Exhibition organized by the Art League Rhode Island (ALRI). The overall tone of the exhibition is comfort, beauty, and subtle quiet acts of rebellion. There are elegance and charm as well as mystery and engagement. What I liked most about this exhibition is that it pulled me out of my general feeling of cynicism. Art, in a beautiful light-filled gallery space, such as the one offered at BAM, gives us an opportunity for intermission and relief away from the harm we receive daily from the world around us.

There are many amusing and skilled works, with Alice Benvie Gebhart’s glass wall-sculpture landscape “The Future is Bright” and Krzysztof Mathews’ robot portrait, “Hold the Line,” being favorites among exhibition organizers. As expected, the exhibition offers diversity in subject and materials ranging from work showing local interest — like the photograph “Town Beach” by David DeMelim — to more patient and introspective works, such as “Floral Pattern,” an example of book art by Carol Strause FitzSimonds, and experiments with new media, including Kristie Gardiner’s “CCRI 2017 Chosen,” a light-box photograph exploring minimalism and the dynamics of space. There’s also stylistic contrast. You’ll find a glamorous realist portrait of a drag queen, “South Beach Drag Queen, Miss Noel Leon at the Palace,” by William Heydt, and abstract and physical paintings, like my personal favorite, “Constrained,” by Ken Steinkamp.

Steinkamp’s mixed-media, abstracted line drawing and painting on multiple layered panels of wood framed in metal deserves attention. It may be the best in the show. Steinkamp makes abstracts that are bursting with energy. In each mark, the viewer can read and feel his process. We have an idea of the tough tools he’s using and the way his body moves to create the composition. The expressive flowing marks are beautifully raw and textured. But, in spite of its beauty, “Constrained” has a problem. In this exhibition, in a gallery filled with bombastic bright colors and light, it’s somewhat lost and overlooked due to its subdued color arrangement — it’s gray, white and silver in tone. The first time I noticed Steinkamp was a few years ago at Hera Gallery in Wakefield, Rhode Island, and it’s a pleasure to see and examine his work again at BAM. His paintings are a lot more complex than they appear at first glance. Steinkamp is definitely an artist to keep watching and to look for in other regional and, hopefully, national exhibitions.

The other piece that surprised me is “2015 Tapestry Diary,” a clever vertical handwoven panel by Janet Austin. I’m generally not attracted to works of art within the craft tradition unless the work has something important to say or is technically exquisite, so during my first walk around the gallery, I ignored Austin. When I did the second walk, I felt eyes upon me, and looked over and realized that there were eye designs woven into the tapestry. I was being watched! When I moved in to look closely, I found deconstructed female faces – eyes, lips, noses and an abundance of abstracted objects. At that point, the tapestry became absolutely fascinating. It’s structured to represent a pages-within-a-diary idea. Each of the 12 horizontal sections, reading from top to bottom, is in a different color arrangement, and contains within broken-up forms that evoke the artist’s private thoughts. On the last panel at the bottom, 2015 is woven in gray, white and black tones.

Moving forward with my general disinterest in craft, I was again flummoxed to find myself liking a ceramic vase, the kind you could easily put flowers in. The artist, Jillian Barber, calls it a sculpture, and it is. “Road to Paradise” continues the tradition of ceramic making that is ages old. Specifically, it’s a vase with animal images, and the small circular wooden base on which it stands gives it an Asian sensibility. I don’t know if it was the bright sunlight in the gallery or the fact that I was hungry, but the motifs – happy elephants with gold-tipped wings, big purplish-pink butterflies and lucky frogs against lush pond and jungle green – made me happy; I giggled. “Road to Paradise” pulled me out of my critical state; it reminded me that when it comes to art, it’s best to allow yourself to move with no constraint or reconceived prejudices, allowing the unexpected to grab you.

Whether by design or by accident, Barber’s “Road to Paradise” is exhibited near “Taking Flight at Dawn,” a diptych acrylic and graphite on canvas, abstract land-and sky-scape by Karen Rand Anderson. Here we have a hazy field that is coming alive. Anderson’s painting lulls the viewer into a state of calm but active movement. There’s a sense of panicked rush against a sky of peace. The feeling of being “woke,” to apply a contemporary term for awakening. The intellectualism and energy come from the abstract style and the crazy nonlinear lines above a field of moody blue. Anderson has created an outdoor environment presenting a condition simultaneously ethereal and physical.

Because we are living in a world that is heaving with unpredictability and anxiety, it’s expected to see expressions that offer awareness, commentary and resistance against oppression. Like Anderson’s “Flight of Dawn,” which is a subtle in its commentary, Susan Fossati presents a pastel drawing of a protest crowd scene called “Presa di Coscienza.” Fossati has used a light and quick sketching style to draw out the figures in the crowd, giving attention to faces. At first glance, the drawing appears to be another relaxing, pretty scene, until you look deeper. There’s a building in the top background, almost a shadow of what looks like the United States Capitol. The crowd is holding peace signs and there’s text within the drawing that reads: “I will not go quietly back. Rights Women’s Rights. Unite. I’m with Her.” Presca di Coscienza translates roughly as “taking consciousness” or consciousness rising, waking up, and an act of realization as an activist movement or collective dynamic.

It’s impossible to describe all the excellent artworks in the “18 Annual Elected Members Art Exhibition.” What you’ll find is something for everyone. Along with the artist already mentioned above, the exhibition presents work by the following artists: Dave Kendrick, Hiroko Shikashio, Cynthia Whalen-Nelson, Kendra Bidwell Ferreira, Susan E. Patterson, Cathy Chin, Anne Winthrop Cordin, Nancy Gaucher-Thomas, Joan Hausrath, Nancy Nielsen, Aaron Usher, Priscilla Foley Blackman, Kathy Hodge, Robin Beckwith, Marian O’Connell, Paul M. Murray, Elena Obelenus, Felicia Touhey, Eric Hovermale, Dora Atwater Millikin, Grace Bentley-Scheck, Elizabeth Goddard, Mimo Gordon Riley, Susan Webster Kieronski, Pam Neal, Ilse Buchert Nesbitt, Peter Hussey, Marjorie Ball, Gretchen Dow Simpson, Beverly Silva, Jeanne Tangney, Reenie Barrow, Kenneth Speiser, Wanda Perkowska Coderre and Sandra Aarons Krupp.

Since its founding in 2000, the Art League Rhode Island has offered membership and exhibition opportunities to artists at all levels, emerging as well as established professionals.

RISD Guided Tour of Lines of Thought

Sunday, December 10, 2017 at 2pm
RISD Museum

Drawing, one of the oldest forms of human expression and communication, is important to every aspect of artistic creation. Join us to explore the history of drawing at the RISD Museum’s Lines of Thought: Drawing from Michelangelo to Now exhibition on Sunday, December 10th at 2:00 pm in the Danforth Room for a private tour of the seventy drawings on loan from the British Museum’s Prints and Drawings Collection.

Jan Howard, RISD Museum’s chief curator and Houghton P. Metcalf Jr. Curator of Prints, Drawings and Photographs at the RISD Museum, will lead the tour followed by an introduction to the exhibit. Prior to coming to RISD in 2000, Jan spent fourteen years as a curator in the Department of Prints, Drawings and Photographs at The Baltimore Museum of Art. Her research focuses on modern and contemporary art, including most recently the exhibition and publication Drawing Ambience: Alvin Boyarsky and the Architectural Association, co-curated with Igor Marjanović.

Following the tour, a reception with light refreshments and continued conversation will take place in the Danforth Room.

Later, step into RISD Museum’s Out of Line Open Studio Space which accompanies the Lines of Thought Exhibition, to sharpen your drawing skills with prompts and a facilitator.

The program is open to ALRI Members and their guests. The Museum opens at 10:00 am. Since there is no charge for admission to the Museum on Sundays, you may want to spend additional time viewing other exhibits either before or after the tour and reception.

Click here for more information about the exhibit.

To help us plan, please send an email to artleagueri@gmail.com to let us know you will attend.

Modern Salon with Cate Chason

Painting and Drawing as Social Commentary

Sunday, November 12, 2017 from 1 – 3pm
Cate Chason’s Studio in Barrington, RI

Many artists have used their talents and mediums to express their thoughts about the contemporary society in which they live. For some, those artistic statements have been very direct and realistic, while others have chosen a more subtle and diffuse approach. In her drawing and painting, Cate Chason has varied along that spectrum, but clearly has a masterfully artistic message to deliver.

Her current work, “The Environment Unprotected”, is a series of paintings and drawings inspired by her concerns that federal policies will leave the environment vulnerable to irreversible exploitation and damage. Cate’s other recent work, “The Election Tree Series”, on exhibit in the Hart Senate Office Building in Washington, DC, expresses through landscapes of trees her reactions to the 2016 presidential campaign and election experience.

In our visit to her studio, we will have the opportunity to understand her process, perceptions and how she hopes that she makes her mark as an artist and person.

This program is open to ALRI members and their guests. Limited to eight people. To help us plan for the salon, please send an email, if possible, to artleagueri@gmail.com to let us know you will attend.

See more about Cate Chason’s art at CateChason.com.

Images courtesy of Cate Chason’s website from “The Environment Unprotected” series.

 

VETS Gallery

Exhibition: Friday, December 1, 2017 –  Saturday, March 3, 2018
ALRI/The VETS Gallery, One Avenue of the Arts, Providence, RI 02903

Congratulations to the following 2017 Through the Lens Exhibit award winners! 

Special thanks to Paula Tognarelli, Executive Director and Curator, Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester, MA for being our guest juror.

Best in Show
Ruth Clegg, Restful Reach

1st Place
Hong Xu, Modernity Peaks In

2nd Place
Keith Prue, Instant India Quadcryptic #1

3rd Place
Brian MalloyMLK parade spectators, stars and stripes

Honorable Mentions
Cynthia DiDonato, Black Gold
Benjamin Flythe, Samson
Erin Walsh, Gelato
Kate Wilson, Blossom

Through the Lens is your opportunity to exhibit the best of your photographic creations—the ones that make you or others say, “Wow!”  Let loose your vision and creativity for a fun show that allows for diverse art, but does not require it.  Your art may range from a well-composed still life black and white print to a colorful action-oriented triptych on metal to an innovative 3D arrangement of images, light, and other materials. Share the photographic work that you take pride in creating with an international community through both a gallery and web-based juried exhibit.

CLICK HERE for the prospectus.

Questions: Contact artleagueri@gmail.com

Boghossian Donation

Boghossian Memorial Trust Makes Donation to Art League Rhode Island

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 Jen Ferry, “which will help us to achieve our mission of supporting Rhode Island artists.”

About ALRI

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 110 elected member artists and 100 members 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.

 

Bristol Art Museum

Exhibition:  October 20 – November 19, 2017
Sponsored by:

 

Registration deadline: Wednesday, October 11
Delivery of work: Sunday, October 15, 3:00-6:00pm & Monday, October 16, 10:00am-Noon
Opening reception: Friday, October 20, 6:30-8:30pm
Pickup of work: Sunday, November 19, 4:00-7:00pm
Location: Bristol Art Museum, 10 Wardwell Street, Bristol, Rhode Island

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


Eligibility: All Elected Artist members 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 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 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 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 artleagueri@gmail.com 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 artleagueri@gmail.com.

Sales: Work may be for sale or listed as Not for Sale (NFS); however, no work may be listed as Price on Request (POR).

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 artleagueri@gmail.com or call (401) 861-0500.

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

REQUIREMENTS:

Media
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.

Want to become an ALRI Member? ALRI membership offers many benefits to artists. If you would like explore ALRI and join as a Member, please go to the link, http://www.artleagueri.org, and click on the “Learn More” button in the “JOIN” box. 

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.

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

 

2017 Annual Meeting

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.

Open to ALRI members in good standing. Non-members $20 entry fee. Seating limited.
RSVP required by June 9 – artleagueri@gmail.com

Artwork courtesy of Natalie Featherston. www.nataliefeatherston.comGreed, oil on panel, 11”x14.