ART LEAGUE RHODE ISLAND

Call for Entry: HAV Gallery: On the Edge

On the Edge — An Open Juried International Photography Exhibition

Registration Deadline: Sunday, January 12, 2020

ALRI Hope Artiste Village Gallery
1005 Main Street, Suite 8107, Pawtucket, RI 02860

Enter on CaFÉ here

On the Edgeseeks submissions that reference the balancing act that is the current state of the world, which appears in an unprecedented state of political, economic, social and environmental change.

All forms of photographic processes are encouraged.

 Juror:Michael Itkoff. Michael is an artist and Co-founder of both Fabl and Daylight Books www.daylightbooks.orga non-profit organization dedicated to publishing art and photography books

Awards:

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

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 DATES (all times EDT)

Registration Deadline: Sunday, January 12, 2020

Notification of Acceptance: On or before Sunday January 26, 2020 via email. No inquires please. All decisions are final.

Drop off: Thursday, February 20 (10am – 3pm) & Friday, February 21, 2020 (noon – 5pm)

Exhibition: Thursday, February 27 to Friday, May 22, 2020

Juror Presentation, Reception & Awards: Thursday, February 27, 2020(5:15 – 8.30pm)

Pick up:Tuesday, May 26 (10am – 3pm) & Wednesday, May 27, 2020 (noon – 5pm)

Juror Bio: Michael Itkoff.Michael is an artist and Co-founder of both Fabl and Daylight Books www.daylightbooks.orga non-profit organization dedicated to publishing art and photography books. For over a decade, Daylight has been dedicated to publishing art and photography via its print and digital publishing programs. By exploring the documentary mode along with the more conceptual concerns of fine-art, Daylight’s uniquely collectible publications work to revitalize the relationship between art, photography, and the world-at-large.

 Michael has been deeply involved in the publishing industry in both print and digital media and he has written for the NYTimes Lens blog, Art Asia Pacific, Nueva Luz, Conscientious blog and the Forward. Before starting Daylight, Michael interned at the Annie Leibovitz Studio and Aperture Foundation among others and worked at Rizzoli International Publications.  His monograph, ‘Street Portraits’, was published by Charta Editions in 2009. Michael received his BA from Sarah Lawrence College and his MFA from ICP/Bard College.

 Art League Rhode Island(ALRI) has a 19-year history of supporting artists and the arts. The organization was incorporated with a goal to contribute, encourage and promote integrity and excellence in the arts in Rhode Island. ALRI numbers among its founding members some of Rhode Island’s most prominent artists working in a wide range of media from painting to furniture making.  Its mission is to provide a venue for the growth and encouragement of artists, to promote high standards in the visual arts, and to encourage community participation and appreciation of the greater Rhode Island arts community.

The membership is deeply committed to the value of visual art in contemporary life and embraces current approaches to curatorial programming, community-building, art education, and outreach to under-served communities.  As an all-volunteer organization, ALRI represents over 100 Artist Members, hailing from 32 of the 39 cities and towns throughout the state

ALRI has recently relocated to a new gallery space at Hope Artiste Village www.hopeartistevillage.com.

Hope Artiste Village, one of the largest successful mill restoration projects in Rhode Island, is a hub of cultural activity fostering collaboration and innovation among a diverse community of creatives and professionals. Located on Main Street in Pawtucket with easy access to I-95 and just minutes from downtown Providence, the Village hosts a creative mix of art studios, live/work lofts, retail shops, light industrial workshops and professional office suites. This thriving mill space boasts cafes, a coffee roaster, a live music venue, fitness studios, designers, artisans, event spaces and a bustling wintertime farmer’s market.

Submission Fee:The application entry fee, which includes the first image fee, is $30, and the fee for each subsequent image is $12. For current ALRI Members who use the discount code which will be e-mailed to them, the application entry fee is reduced to $25, and the fee for each subsequent image is $9. ALRI members should email office@artleagueri.orgfor a coupon code. Artists may submit up to 20 images. 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.

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

Acceptable Artworks:All 2D 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. Work that does not adhere to the guidelines, or is deemed not to be a faithful representation of the image submitted with entry, will not be exhibited. The ALRI reserves the right at its sole discretion to refuse submission or not hang individual pieces of artwork. In the event that artwork is submitted but not hung, the artist will have no recourse to ALRI aside from the return of the artwork. Accepted work MUST remain in the Gallery for the duration of the exhibit.

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.

Unframed work:Artwork that is up to 20” by 24” may be submitted unframed, and will be hung using a magnet system.

In-Person Delivery of Artwork:All in-person deliveries should be made on dates and times listed above to Hope Artiste Village, 1005 Main Street, Suite 8107, Pawtucket, RI 02860. Access is provided via the street level entrance at the left front of the building. Alternative access is also available by prior arrangement with our office office@artleagueri.org. Parking is available either on Dudley Street, on Main Street in the parking lot across from the building, or the courtyard accessed from the front of the building between the two main entrances. Anyone delivering artwork in person must remove all packing materials from the Gallery.

Shipping Artwork:Artwork that is accepted by the juror and needs to be shipped to participate in the exhibition will be subject to a $15 storage and handling fee. The purpose of the fee is to cover the cost of storage at a UPS facility, delivery of artwork to the gallery, pick up for return to the artist once the exhibit has ended. Please note that the UPS facility will contact you directly to arrange for return shipping and associated costs. The storage and handling fee can be via PayPal once notification of acceptance is received by the artist. The fee can also be paid via check payable to “Art League Rhode Island” and can be included with the shipped artwork. Please DO NOT use styrofoam peanuts or their equivalents in packing. ALL ACCEPTED ARTWORK MUST BE SHIPPED VIA UPS ONLY.

Return of Work In-Person:Participating artists who delivered their art in person should pick it up on the dates and times listed above. If a piece of artwork is not collected within 60 days following the pick up date, the artwork becomes the property of ALRI to dispose as it sees fit.

Return of Work Shipping:Those who shipped artwork will have it returned to them in the packaging in which it was sent and as described in the section Shipping Artwork.  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. If a piece of artwork shipped back to the artist gets returned as undeliverable, the artwork becomes the property of ALRI to dispose as it sees fit.

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, or Hope Artiste Village, including the officers, members, employees, agents and volunteers. 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.

Terms & Conditions: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 office@artleagueri.orgor call (401) 861-0500. To learn about other ALRI exhibits and programs, visit the menu bar above.

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 click on the menu tab “Get Involved” above.

Call for Art

Call for Entry – Submission Deadline:
Monday, December 10, 2019

Visit publicartri.com for more information. Click on Call for Artist Submissions.

Art League News ~ Summer 2019

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VETS Gallery: The Seeing of Sound

Opening Reception and Awards:
Thursday, December 5, 2019, 5:30 – 8:00 pm

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

View the online gallery of this exhibit.

For individuals blessed with auditory senses, we are immersed in sounds during our daily lives. Evidenced by those who enter a soundproof chamber, where even the noise of one’s heartbeat can be deafening, the expression “silence is golden” takes on a whole new connotation. 

The Seeing of Sound is looking for artwork that reflects ambient sounds through visual expression. Some visual artists choose to work accompanied by music, or indeed in direct response to it. Others preferring the relative silence afforded in the world, where maybe birds are chirping, wind rustling fallen leaves, cacophonic sounds or the random signals associated with white noise. For this call, the nature of the sound is less relevant than the seeing of that sound reflected in the artwork. 

All forms of visual media and processes are encouraged, including printmaking, painting, drawing, sculptures, fibers, recycled materials, mixed media, and assemblage. 

Due to limitations of resources, we are able to supply power, but not electronic equipment or internet access. Accordingly all artwork should be plug and play, self-contained and self-running.

Jurors: Karen Rand Anderson and Lisa Churchville 

Juror Bios:

Providence-based artist Karen Rand Anderson graduated with honors from Rhode Island School of Design in 1977 with a BFA in ceramics, and in 2010 received her MFA in mixed-media studio art through the Vermont Studio Center/Johnson State College graduate degree program in Johnson, VT. Karen also attended the School of Contemporary Music, Boston, MA with her musical debut at Boston Conservatory, classical works for piano and original works for guitar and dulcimer 1971. Anderson’s deep involvement with visual art has spanned many different mediums, including glass, ceramics, painting, and sculptural work with natural and found materials. Influenced by a connection with the natural world and a personal inquiry into mystery, she continues to explore multiple creative processes. As a painter, Karen’s recent work focuses on an exploration of landscape moving forward into abstraction, informed by intuitive mark-making, layering of color, gestural brushwork, and spontaneity. Her sculptural work utilizes natural materials combined with appropriated objects; large-format drawings often reference her sculptures, both visually and conceptually. Her work has won numerous awards and is shown in solo, invitational and juried shows throughout New England, as well as further afield. She has completed artist residencies at Vermont Studio Center, I-Park Artists Enclave (CT) and in Bulgaria, and was awarded a 2018 artist residency at Chateau Orquevaux, France. Karen’s work can be found here https://www.karenrandanderson.com/

Lisa Churchville spent most of her career in broadcast television with NBC/GE. Her career included sales and marketing positions stints in New York, Chicago and Providence. A Six Sigma Black Belt, she has managed many significant projects including the digital television conversion. She retired from NBC as President and General Manager of WJAR, the leading television station in Providence. Lisa also served as the Director of College and Retirement Savings for the State of RI Office of the General Treasurer. She serves on the boards of Bryant University and the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra and Music School since 2000 and served as the Board Chair (2004-2006). Lisa was chair of the Arts and Business Council, a not-for-profit sponsored by the Providence Chamber of Commerce. She is an adjunct professor at Showa Boston, teaching management, and is a graduate of Barnard College and Harvard Business School.

Congratulations to our Award Winners:

1st Prize $300 – Brian D. Cohen “Serenade”
2nd Prize $200 – A.M. Benz “Visualization”
3rd Prize $100 – Everett Kane “Untitled”
Honorable Mention –  Keith Prue “Tango Revisited”
Honorable Mention – Ruth Clegg “Symphonic Flight”
Honorable Mention – Maira Reinbergs “Baroque Passage #4”

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: Sunday, October 27, 2019 October 13, 2019

Notification of Acceptance: On or before Friday November 8, 2019 via email. No inquires please. All decisions are final.

Drop off: Monday, November 25, 2019 (10am – 3pm) EDT and
Tuesday, November 26, 2019 (noon – 5pm) EDT

Exhibition: Thursday, December 5, 2019 – Friday, February 14, 2020

Opening Reception and Awards: Thursday, December 5, 2019 (5:30 – 8pm) EDT 

Pick up: Tuesday, February 18, 2020 (10am – 3pm) EDT and
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 (noon – 5pm) EDT

Submission Fee: Artists may submit up to 20 images. 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 who use the discount code which will be e-mailed to them, the application entry fee is reduced to $30, and the fee for each subsequent image is $9. 

ALRI members should email office@artleagueri.org for a coupon code. 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. 

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

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. Work requiring particular installation must include a detailed description of any electrical, lighting, or space requirements. Submitted art work should be properly prepared and should require no more than 30 minutes for installation. 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.

Suitability of Work: As the artwork will hang in a public/government building, it should be appropriate for viewers of all ages, not contain overt nudity, sexually explicit material, profanity or subject matter and/or titles that may be deemed to be controversial. ALRI reserves the right at its sole discretion to refuse submission or not hang individual pieces of artwork. In the event that artwork is submitted but not hung, the artist will have no recourse to ALRI aside from the return of the artwork. 

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 may be moved on a regular basis for events. The overall footprint of 3D work should be 24″ x 24” or less, with a weight limit 35 lbs. 

Delivery of Artwork: All in-person deliveries should be made on dates and times listed above 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 side 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. 

Shipping Artwork: Artwork that is accepted by the juror and needs to be shipped to participate in the exhibition will be subject to a $15 storage and handling fee. The purpose of the fee is to cover the cost of storage at a UPS facility, delivery of artwork to the gallery, pick up for return to the artist once the exhibit has ended. Please note that the UPS facility will contact you directly to arrange for return shipping and associated costs. The $15 storage and handling fee can be via PayPal once notification of acceptance is received by the artist. The fee can also be paid via check payable to “Art League Rhode Island” and can be included with the shipped artwork. ALL ACCEPTED ARTWORK MUST BE SHIPPED VIA UPS ONLY. 

Return of Work: Participating artists who delivered their art in person should pick it up on the dates and times listed above. Those who shipped their art will have it returned to them in the packaging in which it was sent and as described in the section Shipping Artwork. 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, or The VETS, including the officers, members, employees, agents and volunteers. 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. 

Terms & Conditions: 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 office@artleagueri.org or call (401) 861-0500. To learn about other ALRI exhibits and programs, visit the menu above.

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  click on the menu tab “Get Involved”.

Artist Retreat Costa Rica

Join Elected Artist Lorraine Bromley for an

Artist Retreat Costa Rica

Nature will be your primary focus in this secluded paradise. Hacienda Barrigona is located on Nicoya Peninsula,
Costa Rica’s Blue Zone. Immerse yourself in the lush jungle and the warm tropical climate and let’s make some art!

Experience your “pura vida” (pure life) in this rare sanctuary of serenity, a place that will inspire you to create
 new art with a small group of like-minded art adventurers. 

 

One Week Retreat: February 16-22, 2020 or February 22-29, 2020

Two Week Retreat: February 16-29, 2020

Reservations by August 1 with deposit.

View/download this PDF with all of the information

VETS Gallery: OneZeroOne

OneZeroOne Open Juried Exhibition

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

Congratulations to the Winners for this Exhibition

1st Place – Steven Rasmussen  “X-Ray Rememorex (Suite of 4)”
2nd Place – Vijay Hingorani “Convergence”
3rd Place – Robert Easton “Either/Or”
Honorable Mention – Damon Campagna  “One Hundred Eighty-one Marks Over Two Dark Fields in a Square”
Honorable Mention – Albert Natian “Extrospection”

View the online gallery of this exhibition.

This Call for Entry is closed

We live in a complex digitally dependent world and at its core is a very simple system. Binary, a base 2 number system is made up of only two numbers: 0 and 1. This number system is the basis for all computer code, used to write the instructions that computer processors use. This binary framework lies behind all of our mass media communication systems and provides the foundation for our globalized world, including the digital text you are reading now. Ideas are increasingly presented to us in a binary format, however in a living system as complex as our globally connected world, problems and solutions rarely fall neatly into an either/or format.

OneZeroOne seeks submissions that provide commentary and observations on the output from the binary system and its impact on our daily lives. Open to all media and processes including digital and conventional painting and drawing, fibers, clays, recycled materials, mixed media and assemblage. All electronic media must be self-contained and self-running.

Juror: David DeMelim, Managing Director of the Rhode Island Center for Photographic Arts and Photographer

Awards:

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

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

Exhibition: Monday, September 16, 2019 – Friday, November 15, 2019
Registration Deadline Extended: July 28, 2019 July 21, 2019
Notification of Acceptance:  On or before Monday, August 12, 2019 via email.
No inquires please. All decisions are final.
Shipped Artwork Delivery Date:  Friday, July 5, 2019
Drop off:  Monday, September 9, 2019 (10am – 3pm) EDT and Tuesday, September 10, 2019 (Noon – 5pm) EDT
Reception and Awards: Wednesday, September 18, 2019(5:30 – 8pm) EDT
Pick up: Monday, November 18, 2019 (10am – 3pm) EDT & Tuesday, November 19, 2019 (Noon – 5pm) EDT

Submission Fee:$35 for 3 entries, and $15 for each subsequent entry. Free to all ALRI members. ALRI members should email office@artleagueri.org for a coupon code. All CaFÉ 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.

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

Acceptable Artworks: 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. Work requiring particular installation must include a detailed description of any electrical, lighting, or space requirements. Submitted art work should be properly prepared and should require no more than 30 minutes for installation. 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. As the artwork will hang in a public/government building, it should be appropriate for viewers of all ages, not contain overt nudity, sexually explicit material, profanity or subject matter and/or titles that may be deemed to be controversial. The ALRI reserves the right at its sole discretion to refuse submission or not hang individual pieces of artwork. In the event that artwork is submitted but not hung, the artist will have no recourse to ALRI aside from the return of the artwork.

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 may be moved on a regular basis for events. The overall footprint of 3D work should be 24″ x 24” or less, with a weight limit 35 lbs.

Delivery of Artwork: All in-person deliveries should be made on dates and times listed above 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 side 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.

Shipping Artwork: Artwork that is accepted by the juror and needs to be shipped to participate in the exhibition will be subject to a $15 storage and handling fee. The purpose of the fee is to cover the cost of storage at a UPS facility, delivery of artwork to the gallery, pick up for return to the artist once the exhibit has ended. Please note that the UPS facility will contact you directly to arrange for return shipping and associated costs. The $15 storage and handling fee can be via PayPal once notification of acceptance is received by the artist. The fee can also be paid via check payable to “Art League Rhode Island” and can be included with the shipped artwork. ALL ACCEPTED ARTWORK MUST BE SHIPPED VIA UPS ONLY.

Return of Work: Participating artists who delivered their art in person should pick it up on the dates and times listed above. Those who shipped their art will have it returned to them in the packaging in which it was sent and as described in the section Shipping Artwork. 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 or The VETS, including the officers, members, employees, agents and volunteers. 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.

Terms & Conditions: 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 office@artleagueri.org or call (401) 861-0500. To learn about other ALRI exhibits and programs visit our Events page or mouse over Events in the menu above.

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 visit Get Involved.

VETS Gallery: Narrative and Illusion

Opening Reception and Awards:
Wednesday, July 17, 2019, 5:30 – 8:00 pm

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

Congratulations to the Winners for this Exhibition

1st Place – Hannah Cole Dahar  “Thank You”
2nd Place – Michael Price  “Homage to Durer, Colericum II, Opus Alchemicum”
3rd Place – Boris Rakhamimov “strangers in the museum”

View the online gallery of this exhibition.

Narrative art is that which tells a story. This can be achieved either by depicting multiple frames, collaging vignettes into a massive odyssey composition, or illustrating an explicitly active moment from a longer story. Examples of these (and many other) cinematic methods can be seen throughout art history in any number of ancient Chinese scrollwork, Renaissance martyrdom paintings, French Romantics, and American work anything from George Bellows to Marvel Comics to Kara Walker. Artists and Filmmakers alike rely on the viewer’s suspension of disbelief in order effectively tell their story, to get their message across.

In all manner of styles, artists and filmmakers build worlds just believable enough for viewers to enter. Appreciation of painting, theater and film all rely on viewers’ faith in the illusion. In conjunction with Flickers, Art League Rhode Island will present “Narrative and Illusion” to coincide with the Rhode Island International Film Festival and seeks 2D and 3D fine artworks that illustrate similarities in art and film, by narrative storytelling, world building and other tropes founded on illusion and escapism.

Juror: A panel of Rhode Island International Film Festival and Art League Rhode Island organizers.

Awards:

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

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

Exhibition:  Monday, July 15, 2019 – Friday, September 6, 2019
NEW Registration Deadline:  Sunday, June 2, 2019 May 19, 2019
Notification of Acceptance:  On or before Monday, June 10, 2019 via email.
No inquires please. All decisions are final.
Shipped Artwork Delivery Date:  Friday, July 5, 2019
Drop off:  Monday, July 8, 2019 (10am – 3pm) & Tuesday, July 9, 2019 (noon – 5 pm) EDT
Reception and Awards:  Wednesday, July 17, 2019, 5:30 – 8:00 pm
Pick up:  Monday, September 9, 2019 (10am – 3 pm) EDT
& Tuesday, September 10, 2019 (noon – 5 pm) EDT

This call is closed

Submission Fee: $25 for 3 entries. Free to all ALRI members. All CaFÉ 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.

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

Acceptable Artworks: 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 requiring particular installation must include a detailed description of any electrical, lighting, or space requirements. 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.

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 of 35 lbs.

Suitability of Work:  As the artwork will hang in a public/government building, it should be appropriate for viewers of all ages, not contain overt nudity, sexually explicit or suggestive content, profanity, political statements or subject matter and/or titles that may be deemed to be controversial. The ALRI reserves the right at its sole discretion to refuse submission or not hang individual pieces of artwork. In the event that artwork is submitted but not hung, the artist will have no recourse to ALRI aside from the return of the artwork.

Delivery of Artwork: All in-person deliveries will be made on date and time listed above 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.

Shipping Artwork: Artwork that is accepted by the juror and needs to be shipped to participate in the exhibition will be subject to a $15.00 storage and handling fee. The $15.00 can be via PayPal once notification of acceptance is received by the artist.  The storage and handling fee can also be paid via check payable to “Art League Rhode Island” and can be included in the same envelope with the return shipping label.

Return of Work: If ALRI does not receive a prepaid shipping label for artwork, and the work is not sold during the exhibition, or a piece of artwork shipped back to the artist by ALRI is returned to ALRI as undeliverable, the artwork becomes property of ALRI to dispose of as it sees fit.

Shipment Artwork: Artists with accepted work will receive specific instructions via email. 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 should pick it up on the dates and times listed above. 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 does not receive a prepaid shipping label for artwork and it is not sold during the exhibition, or a piece of artwork shipped back to the artist by ALRI gets returned to ALRI as undeliverable, the artwork becomes the property of ALRI to dispose as it sees fit. If ALRI, UPS, FEDEX, USPS 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, (the curator) 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: 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.

Terms & Conditions: 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. To learn about other ALRI exhibits and programs, visit http://www.artleagueri.org.

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 our site artleaguerhodeisland.org and click on the menu tab “Get Involved”.

2019 Annual Meeting

Art League Rhode Island 2019 Annual Meeting

Wednesday, June 19, 2019
Providence Art Club, 11 Thomas St., Providence, RI

4:30 – 7:30 pm

Free for ALRI Members • Non-members $20
Seating is limited  •  RSVP required by June 13
Please email: office@artleagueri@org

Guest Speaker: Michael Rose, Gallery Manager, Providence Art Club

Featured Speaker: Anastasia Azure, Fiber Artist

Creativity in Dimensional Weaving
Anastasia Azure hand-weaves dimensional art, exploring the grace of geometry. She shares her connection with a harmonious universe by creating contemporary wall sculptures and innovative jewelry. Combining metalsmithing with an ancient, Peruvian weaving technique, she uses wire and hand-dyed nylon monofilament on a traditional floor loom.

She earned her MFA in Textiles at the Rhode Island School of Design in 2011 and BFA in Jewelry Metal Arts at the California College of the Arts in 2005. She has participated in many Artist Residencies and travels the globe teaching workshops. Her recent commissions include the U.S. Embassy (Maputo, Mozambique) and the Grand Hyatt (Abu Dhabi, UAE). Basedin a historic Pawtucket, Rhode Island mill building, she frequently escapes to bike ride the Blackstone River Greenway or go trampolining.

Artwork courtesy of Anastasia Azure. Visit anastasiaazure.com

Our Thanks to:
Van Liew Trust Company 2019 Event Sponsor

2019 Elected Artists

Art League Rhode Island 2019 Elected Artists

2019 New Elected Artists

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

We would like to welcome our new 2019 Elected Artists! Please click on a name below to learn about these artists and their work.

Ellen Biegert
Eran Fraenkel
Veronique Godbout
Roger Douglass Rice
Victor Rosario
Heather Stivison
Anne Wert
V.F. Wolf

 

Juror Statements

 

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

ALRI ARTIST 2019

© Anne P Wert

Above : Detail of Anne Wert’s work – “Longboat”

ALRI 2019 Elected Artist Anne P WertAnne P. Wert : 2019 Elected Artist

Creating art has always been an important part of my life. After many years living overseas in Europe and Asia, I’m visually drawn to both the simple lines and natural subject matter of Asian art and the deep perspective and use of light in more traditional European art.

While my background is in oil painting, recently I find myself interested in the unpredictability and speed of watercolors. My recent work reflects a renewed excitement and appreciation for landscape painting that I have discovered through watercolors. I want to make timeless images that reflect my own experience of being in that moment, but also allow the observer to connect to their own feelings about an object, a time, or a place.

I attended Parsons School of Design in Paris and am a graduate of the RISD Children’s Book Illustration CE program. I have had paintings and illustrations in shows at the Providence Art Club, Rhode Island Watercolor Society, Hera Gallery, R. Michelson Gallery, the Milford Art Council, and the Danforth Art Museum. My paintings are in private collections around the world, including Paris, Toronto, Dallas, Washington D.C. and New York.

© Longboat - Anne P Wert

Longboat

© Vernazza - Anne P Wert

Vernazza

© Among Friends - Anne P Wert

Among Friends

Visit her site for more about Anne and her work: annepwert.com

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

ALRI ARTIST 2019

© E_Fraenkel

Above : Detail of Eran Fraenkel’s work – “Diversity is Joy in Difference”

Eran Fraenkel : 2019 Elected Artist

Eran Fraenkel moved to Providence in 2016 after 22 years of living and working in Macedonia, Brussels, Jakarta, and Barcelona. He began making art in Indonesia.

Eran is a self-taught artist whose work is rooted in a lifetime of music-making – Western and Middle Eastern classical, Balkan folk traditions, and Javanese gamelan. He responds to the aural — not only the visual — world. Using his musical instincts, Eran creates visual rhythm, tempo, harmony and timbre.

In Indonesia, Eran was inspired by the constant presence of the oceans and by his experiences as a diver; by Java’s vibrant batiks and the Javanese gamelan music he played. His Barcelona pieces reflect the juxtaposition of Catalan modernismeand the region’s Moorish past. Eran’s pen-and-ink work echoes his fascination with Islamic geometricity and calligraphy.

Eran works primarily with water-based media, inks, and pencils.  Recently he has begun using alcohol inks and producing resin pours. Eran has also been exploring 3-D arts by learning to blow glass.

Before moving to Providence, Eran exhibited in Jakarta and Barcelona. He currently serves on the Board of the Pawtucket Arts Collaborative and of Providence Gallery Night.

Diversity-is-Joy-in-Difference © E_Fraenkel

Diversity is Joy in Difference

© E_Fraenkel

Swarm of Creole Wrasse

© E_Fraenkel

DreamCatcher #1

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

ALRI ARTISTS 2019

© R Douglass Rice

Above : Detail of Douglass Rice’s work – “Painter Sky Holt Sitting in My Leather Chair”

R. Douglass Rice : 2019 Elected Artist

Douglass Rice was born in La Jolla, California in 1952. He grew up in Sewickley, Pennsylvania. In 1968 his family moved to San Francisco, California. He attended Phillips Exeter Academy where he took his first sculpture class with Richard Lyman. He attended Stanford University where he studied sculpture with Richard Randall and earned a degree in Human Biology in 1974. He also studied painting at the Mendocino Art Center, San Francisco State University and the School for Visual Arts in New York.

In 1987 Rice moved with his family to New York and raised their two children in New York City’s Soho District. He worked in his high end residential company from 1987 to 2015. During this same time, Rice maintained a studio in Tribeca. He has exhibited in numerous galleries over the last thirty years, including two shows at the National Arts Club. After his second show there in 2008, he was invited to become a member and continues to serve on the club’s Round Table committee.Visit her site for more about Julia and her work:Visit her site for more about Julia and her work:

Rice was a board member of the Bronx Museum of the Arts for ten years and served as its Chair from 2009 until 2013. He is currently Chair Emeritus of the museum.

In 2016 Rice moved to Stonington, Connecticut. He now paints and sculpts full time and shows at local museums and galleries.

© R Douglass Rice

Painter Sky Holt Sitting in My Leather Chair

Cobalt © R Douglass Rice

Cobalt

Writer, Robert Bianchi and Videographer, Lynne Bianchi Sitting in My Leather Chair © R Douglass Rice

Writer, Robert Bianchi and Videographer, Lynne Bianchi Sitting in My Leather Chair

Visit his site for more about Douglass and his work: rdrart.com

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

ALRI ARTIST 2019

© Veronique Godbout

Above : Detail of Veronique Godbout’s work – “Dreaming Dragonfly”

Veronique Godbout : 2019 Elected Artist

VERONIQUE GODBOUTVeronique was born and raised in Quebec, Canada, where exploring the lush forests and infinite lakes helped instilled a love of nature. She studied art and graphic design, ultimately becoming a college professor in Quebec. She received her B.A. in Graphic Arts from University of Quebec in Montreal. She is also a graduate in Advanced Education from the University of Sherbrooke. She worked as a college professor and an academic advisor for 10 years. She left her college career, in July 2009, to move to Hawaii where she met her beloved husband Marc.

After residing in Montreal, Hawaii and Virginia Veronique Godbout now lives and works in Exeter, RI. She is currently a full-time artist and art teacher. Veronique is a passionate instructor who had taught painting workshops throughout the United States, Canada and France.

She creates whimsical graphic artworks and vivid modern paintings. With a background in graphic design you often find visual elements, patterns and typography in her work. She is pursuing her creative dreams of being a professional artist and spends a good portion of her time creating art, teaching and sharing her artistic knowledge and living an every day fairytale with her husband.

© Veronique Godbout

Dreaming Dragonfly

© Veronique Godbout

Rainbow Their Curves

© Veronique Godbout

Waimanolo Rooster

Visit her site for more about Veronique and her work: vgodbout.com

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

ALRI ARTIST 2019

© Victor Rosario

Above : Detail of Victor Rosario’s work – “Living Beings”

Victor Rosario : 2019 Elected Artist

Victor Rosario

I am a Rhode Island native and self taught artist.

Myths and legends from all over the globe have many many themes in common. Pyramid shaped buildings, creation myths, the worship of gods who came from the stars, technology and knowledge of astronomy, mathematics and advanced construction – all of these have been found in civilisations as far apart as Egypt and Central America. These places and peoples were separated by thousands of miles and yet seemed to develop along very similar paths.

My art work is telling a story of Intelligent extraterrestrial life visiting the Earth in ancient times and affecting human civilization, based upon legitimate artifacts, cave paintings and megaliths from all over the planet. I’ve taken the similarities in ancient descriptions and data (Father), with a touch of imagination and color (Mother) and out come the babies.

 Living Beings © Victor Rosario

Living Beings

Blue Honey Moon © Victor Rosario

Blue Honey Moon

Solar Gata © Victor Rosario

Solar Gata

Visit his site for more about Victor and his work: victor-rosario.pixels.com

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

ALRI ARTIST 2019

Fly, Series © Ellen Biegert

Above : Detail of Ellen Biegert’s work – “Fly, Series”

Ellen Biegert : 2019 Elected Artist

Ellen Biegert is a Rhode Island artist who utilizes pen and ink to explore improvisational drawing through repetitive strokes and flowing patterns.

Growing up in the country and frequently spending time in the woods has given her a strong link to nature, while her training in Landscape Architecture has giving her an understanding of the importance the environment. These connections are a major theme for her work, and continue to be an inspiration for each piece.

The artist utilizes art as a means to slow down and focus, either on a specific subject matter or on clearing the mind. Each piece has every moment of this in every one of its strokes. The use of these many lines creates depth and contrast, in conjunction with flowing patterns, and produces a unique calming style.

Improv 1© Ellen Biegert

Improv 1

Grow © Ellen Biegert

Grow

Fly, Series © Ellen Biegert

Fly, Series

Visit her site for more about Ellen and her work: ellenbiegert.com

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