ART LEAGUE RHODE ISLAND

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.

ALRI ARTIST 2019

© V.F. Wolf

Above : Detail of V.F. Wolf’s work – “Dream Home”

V.F. Wolf : 2019 Elected Artist

V.F. Wolf is a painter who currently lives and works in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. He is employed as a night watchman at the Rhode Island School of Design Museum located in Providence, Rhode Island. V.F. was an officer in the Army Reserve from 2000-2007 and has traveled extensively throughout the United States and lived in both Egypt and Ireland.

V.F. earned his Bachelor’s degrees in Art History in 2007 and his Bachelors of Fine Art in painting in 2011 from Rhode Island College. He earned his Masters of Fine Art from Massachusetts College of Art and Design in 2013 and earned a Certificate in Painting Studies (two year program) from Rhode Island School of Design in 2018.

Head-of Woman © V.F. Wolf

Head of Woman

Dream Home © V.F. Wolf

Dream Home

Head-with-Red-Dots © V.F. Wolf

Head with Red Dots

Visit his site for more about V.F. and his work: vfwolf.info

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

ALRI ARTIST 2019

© H_Stivison

Above : Detail of Heather Stivison’s work – “Indian Space Water”

Heather StivisonHeather Stivison : 2019 Elected Artist

Heather Stivison is a former New Jersey museum director who served as president of the New Jersey Association of Museums and also of the Mid-Atlantic Association of Museums. She is a published author who continues to research, write, and lecture on museum-related topics. After raising two daughters, in 2015 she moved to the South Coast and returned to her original background as a studio artist.

Her recent paintings explore pattern, atmosphere, depth and luminosity in both representational and abstract works in a variety of mediums. She is inspired by the rugged coastline and wide-open skies of the Rhode Island and Massachusetts landscape. She often uses water as a metaphor for “going deep” into dark, quiet placesand for the transcendent experience of plunging into the unknown.

Since returning to the studio, Stivison has exhibited her artwork in dozens of group and juried shows in New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Vermont and Kentucky. She is currently preparing a thesis on the feminine sublime in contemporary art as a Master of Fine Arts candidate at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth.

Indian Space Water © H_Stivison

Indian Space Water

Origins © H_Stivison

Origins

Listening to the Deep Origins © H_Stivison

Listening to the Deep Origins

Visit her site for more about Heather and her work: HeatherStivisonArt.com

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

Call for Entry: OneZeroOne

OneZeroOne Open Juried Exhibition

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

Enter on CaFÉ hereDownload the Prospectus for full details

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:  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

Enter on CaFÉ here

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.

Art League News ~ Spring 2019

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VETS Gallery: Narrative and Illusion

Join us for the 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

This call is closed • Download the Prospectus PDF

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”.

Apply: Elected Artist Membership

Apply to become an Elected Artist: Elected Artists are artists whose work meets the visual arts standards of Art League Rhode Island. Work submitted must be a consistent body of quality work that demonstrates creativity and authenticity.

Elected Artist status is granted on an annual basis through a credentialed jury process. The Application Deadline is April 30, 2019.

We have been working on updating our application form and process, including how to send your application images.

• Click here for details and Elected Artist application •

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

The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University Gallery : Interpreting Brain and Spinal Fluid Disorders Through Art

2019 CSF Symposium Exhibition

The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University Gallery
222 Richmond Street, Providence, Rhode Island

Join us for the Opening Reception and Awards: Friday, June 14, 2019, 5:30 – 7:30pm EST

This Call is Closed • Download the Prospectus PDF (820k)

Historically and traditionally, the connection between art and medicine has been seen through medical illustration, which has been used for hundreds, perhaps thousands, of years as a means for depicting medical and anatomical knowledge.  And while the arts and science have long been viewed at the opposite ends of the spectrum, more and more U.S. medical training programs are integrating the arts and humanities into their curriculum. Introduction of the humanities and visual arts in medical education is becoming more common in U.S. medical schools, and more medical education programs are integrating compassion and connectedness with science and clinical practice.

William Osler, MD, sometimes referred to as the father of modern medicine once said, “The practice of medicine is an art, not a trade; a calling, not a business; a calling in which your heart will be exercised equally with your head.”  Dr. Osler was one of the four founding fathers of Johns Hopkins Hospital, created the first residency program for specialty training of physicians, and was the first to bring medical students out of the lecture hall for bedside clinical training.

How does this history influence the connection between art and medicine?   If the practice of medicine is an art, what qualities and characteristics are necessary to apply this art in a clinical setting?  A number of parallels exist between the role of being an artist and the role of a physician or clinician.  Both require imagination and creativity, a certain sensitivity, a keen awareness of surroundings, a level of passion, and the ability to see beyond the obvious, to listen and respond, sometimes without words.

Art League Rhode Island is sponsoring a national juried call for art focused on Art and the Disorders of the Brain and Spinal Fluid. Artists are encouraged to think beyond the obvious and create artwork that depicts their interpretation of the disorder from their own unique perspective.  Artists’ interpretations can reflect this from a myriad of perspectives. For example, an artist might look to reflect upon the psychological manifestations of the disorder, the physical expressions or indicators of the disorder, functional changes at the cellular or systemic level, or the emotional toll on the patient.

The intention of this Prospectus is to engage artists in the process of creating art that speaks to the tangible and intangible consequences of disorders of the brain and spinal fluid, particularly those impacted by cerebrospinal fluid disorders.  The most commonly known CSF disorder is Hydrocephalus, but there are numerous others that fall under this category.  We are asking artists to think deeply about the physical, emotional and psychological toll on patients and their families experiencing one of these disorders, to see beyond the obvious, and how through their artistic rendering, physicians, clinicians and caregivers can better understand and relate to the tacit manifestations of these disorders.  Links to reference material will be at the end of this Prospectus.

The art exhibition will be held simultaneously with the 4thAnnual CSF Disorders Symposium sponsored by the Alpert Medical School of Brown University and the Department of Neurosurgery at Brown to be held on June 15, 2019 at the Alpert Medical School.  The art exhibition will be on display at the Alpert Medical School Gallery, 222 Richmond Street, Providence, Rhode Island from June 14 – August 21, 2019.

Due to gallery restrictions, only 2-D work can be accepted to this exhibit.  

Juror:  Mary Dondero, Interdisciplinary Artist, Professor of Art, Bridgewater State University
(see bio below)

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

Registration Deadline:  Friday, May 3, 2019
Notification of Acceptance: On or before May 17, 2019 via email. No inquires please. All decisions are final.
Drop off: Monday, June 10, 2019 10am – 4pm EST
Exhibition:  Thursday, June 13, 2019 – Wednesday, August 21, 2019
Opening Reception and Awards: Friday, June 14, 2019, 5:30 – 7:30pm EST
Pick up: Thursday, August 22, 2019 10am – 4pm EST

Eligibility: Artists whose work fits within the criteria described above may apply. Must be 18 years or older. Applications will be reviewed by the juror to assess the quality and appropriateness of the artist’s work and ability to work within the parameters and criteria for this exhibit. It is expected that artists will research this topic and use the information to help with their process in creating artwork that is relevant to this exhibit.

Artwork:  Only 2D media is eligible. No video entries or installation pieces will be accepted. Artwork previously exhibited with ALRI is not permitted. All work must be original. Work found to be copied from copyrighted work will not be hung. Reprints from non-copyrighted work are also not permitted. All work must be exhibition ready to install with the appropriate hardware. No saw-tooth hangers or clips. Work that does not adhere to the guidelines, or is deemed not to be a faithful representation of the image for jurying, will not be exhibited. Artwork must be appropriate for viewers of all ages. Accepted work MUST remain in the Gallery for the duration of the exhibit.

Size Limit:Maximum size up to 48″ wide x 72″ high including frame. Artists may have multiple pieces (diptych, triptych etc.) to make up one work.

Submission Fee: Artists may submit up to 3 artworks for $30. ALRI Members may submit up to 3 artworks for $25. (ALRI members have been sent a coupon code via email. If you are an ALRI member and did not receive the code, please contact artleagueri@gmail.com). All CaFE fees are non-refundable, and must be paid by credit/debit card. Payment of those fees indicates the acknowledgement of the terms and conditions of the exhibition.

Sales & Commissions: Sales are encouraged. Work may be for sale or listed as not for sale (NFS); however, NOwork may be listed as Price on Request (POR). Prices provided by the artist should reflect the 40% commission taken by ALRI on all artwork sold. Artists will be paid their 60% percentage of the sale by ALRI within 30 calendar days after the exhibition closes.

Liability – Legal Agreement & Participant’s Waiver: Submission of work automatically waives any claim for damage or loss against ALRI, The Alpert Medical School of Brown University, the Department of Neurosurgery at Rhode Island Hospital including the officers, members, and employees. All reasonable care will be exercised in handling all artwork, however, ALRI will not assume any liability for loss or damage while on exhibit. Work should be independently insured by the artist.

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.

In-Person Delivery of Accepted Work: All in-person deliveries will be made Monday, June 10, 2019 between 10 AM and 4 PM at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, 222 Richmond Street, Providence, Rhode Island 02903.

 Shipment of Accepted Work: Shipped deliveries must arrive at a designated UPS facility in Rhode Island by Wednesday, June 5, 2019 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 storage and handling fee will be charged for each shipped box.

Return of Work: Participating artists who delivered their art in person will need to pick it up on Thursday, August 22, 2019 between 10 AM and 3 PM at the Alpert Medical School Gallery. 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.

About the Juror:

Mary Dondero is an interdisciplinary artist whose focus is on large-scale works on paper, mixed media, and photography.   Ms. Dondero earned her B.F.A. at Roger Williams University in Bristol, RI, where she concentrated in Graphic Design, Printmaking and Photography.  She also holds an M.A.T. from Rhode Island School of Design and an M.F.A. from U-Mass Dartmouth.

Ms. Dondero is currently a full-time, tenured faculty member in the Department of Art and Art History at Bridgewater State University in Bridgewater, Massachusetts. During her 2011 sabbatical from teaching, she was awarded “Artist in Residence” at Zion National Park in Utah. This resulted in a body of work titled “Perception, Time & Memory”, with one of the resulting paintings now held in the permanent collection at Zion Human History Museum, Springdale, UT.

Ms. Dondero’s artwork is regularly exhibited at Atelier Gallery in Newport, RI.  She has held exhibitions both nationally and internationally, and her work is held in several collections, such as the permanent collection of Naestved International Print Studio in Denmark, Bridgewater State University, the Newport Art Museum RI, Healing Arts at RI Hospital, and the Wentworth-Coolidge Mansion in New Hampshire. This past winter Ms. Dondero’s work was exhibited in several venues:  the Barrett Center in Poughkeepsie-NY, the Fotofoto Gallery in Huntington, NY and at the prestigious and historic landmark, the St. Botolph Club in Boston.

In 2005, Ms. Dondero presented her photo-installation, ‘Dust’ at the Southeast Society of Photographic Educators Conference in Virginia.  In 2016 the Newport Art Museum presented Dondero’s “Small Points in Time” as a solo exhibit. This exhibit was predominantly of her large-scale pastel drawings.

For the past seven years Ms. Dondero has served as Curator and Chair of Exhibitions at the Bristol Art Museum where she is a member on the Board of Directors. In this capacity, she established the Museum’s permanent collections policy. Additionally, she is one of the founding members of Imago Foundation for the Arts in Warren, RI.

Art League Rhode Island has an 18-year history of supporting artists and the arts, and is honored to be one of five resident arts companies in The Veterans Memorial Auditorium (The VETS) complex.

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.

Questions: Contact artleagueri@gmail.com or call (401) 861-0500. To learn about other ALRI exhibits and programs visit the menu at the top of the page.

Reference List for more information about Brain and Spinal Fluid Disorders

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cerebrospinal_fluid
https://hms.harvard.edu/news/arts-and-medicine
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https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3190445/
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