ART LEAGUE RHODE ISLAND

Our gallery is temporarily closed.

Dear Art League Rhode Island Members and Friends,

To help keep us all safe and healthy we have decided to close our gallery at Hope Artiste Village until the end of March. We realize this is a day by day situation with regards to the coronavirus COVID-19 and changing rapidly. We will do our best to keep you informed of what we are doing and when we will reopen.

We will keep you posted on our site and on our social media accounts: Facebook, Instagram,  we and LinkedIn. Please keep in touch with us about how you are doing and coping as well. We will get through this together as artists and creatives.

Please…Be safe. Be well.

If you have questions or need to reach us please email office@artleagueri.org.

Thank you for your understanding and your continued support of ALRI.

ALRI Board

If you have general questions about COVID-19 you can contact the Rhode Island Department of Health at 401-222-8022  (Mon-Fri 8:30am-4:30pm) or email RIDOH.COVID19Questions@health.ri.gov
After hours: Call 211

Exhibition Postponed : 2020 Annual Elected Artists Exhibition

2020 Elected Artists Exhibition Postponed

Art League Elected Artist and Members

We are writing this to let you know we have made the decision to postpone the 2020 Elected Artists Exhibition scheduled to open on March 28 due the ongoing concern about the coronavirus (COVID-19).

The Bryant University campus will be open however their classes will be moved online from Tuesday, March 17, through Friday, March 27.

We want this exhibition to show your work in the best possible light and to allow as many people as possible to view the exhibition. With this in mind we will reschedule the exhibition to sometime in the fall.

Thank you for your understanding. We will keep you posted.

In the meantime, please…be safe and be well.

With Gratitude!  Your ALRI Board

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Registration Deadline HAS BEEN EXTENDED – Now Friday, March 13, 2020

Eligibility: All Elected Artists whose Art League Rhode Island (ALRI) dues are up to date are invited to submit one piece of artwork. To check the status of your membership, please email the office at office@artleagueri.org or call (401) 861-0500.

Submission Fee: There is no entry fee.

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. Download the prospectus here.

IMPORTANT DATES (all times EDT)

Exhibition: March 23 to April 29, 2020
Gallery Hours: Sunday through Friday, 10 AM – 7 PM; Saturday, 10 AM – 6 PM
Registration deadline: Friday, March 13, 2020 Sunday, March 8, 2020
Delivery of work: Saturday, March 21 and Sunday March 22, 2020 from 10 AM – 3 PM
Opening reception: Saturday, March 28, 2020 from 6:30 – 8:30 PM
Pickup of work: Thursday, April 30, 2020 from 10 AM – 3 PM
and Friday May 1, 2020 from 12 Noon – 5 PM
Prizes: Non-cash awards will be determined by Valerie Carrigan, Visiting Artist and Lecturer of English and Cultural Studies, Bryant University and Michael Rose, Gallery Manager,
Providence Art Club.
Eligibility: All Elected Artists whose Art League Rhode Island (ALRI) dues are up to date are invited to submit one piece of artwork. To check the status of your membership, please email the office at office@artleagueri.org or call (401) 861-0500.

Submission Fee: There is no entry fee.

Artwork: All media accepted. Artwork previously exhibited with ALRI is not permitted. All work must be original and current. Work found to be copied from copyrighted work will not be hung. All work must be exhibition ready to install with the appropriate hardware. No saw tooth hangers or clips. Limited availability for fragile and 3D work in glass fronted display cabinets. No pedestals will be available. As the artwork will hang in a public building, subjects that are overtly racial, or otherwise directed toward or damaging to human rights, ethnicity, sexual orientation will not be allowed in the exhibit. 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. Due to the constraints of the space, installation work cannot be accepted. All packing materials must be removed at drop off. Work that does not adhere to the guidelines will not be exhibited.

Size limit: Maximum size up to 46″ wide by 46″ high including frame. Due to the constraints of the space there will be no size exceptions. Artists may have multiple pieces (diptych, triptych etc.) to make up one work providing they do not exceed 46” wide by 46” high combined. Where there are more than three pieces, there should be a hanging template accompanying the artwork. The overall footprint of 3D artwork must not exceed 18″ by 18”, with a height less than 18”, and a weight limit of 10 pounds.

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

Art League Rhode Island
1005 Main Street, Suite 8107
Pawtucket, RI 02860

Or, fill in the forms electronically, or print and scan, and send by email to office@artleagueri.org with subject line, 2020 Annual EA Exhibition.

All artists must email a JPG of artwork, 6 inches in either direction at 300dpi, with name and title in the file name of the JPG (last name_title) to office@artleagueri.org with subject line, 2020 Annual EA Exhibition.

Drop-off: The library is located on the campus of Bryant University, 1150 Douglas Pike, Smithfield, RI 02917. Please park in Lot C at the campus. The entrance to the library is at the right rear of the “George E. Bello Center” adjacent to the parking lot – see attached map.

Print out and attach the Artist ID form to the back of your artwork for delivery to Bryant University.

Sales & Commissions: Work may be for sale or listed as Not for Sale (NFS); however, no work may be listed as Price on Request (POR). Commission information is on page 2.

Liability: Legal Agreement & Participant’s Waiver: Submission of artwork automatically waives any claim for damage or loss against ALRI or Bryant University (BU), including the officers, members, and employees.

ALRI and BU will exercise reasonable care in handling all artwork, but will not assume any liability for damage or loss while in BU’s possession. Artwork should be independently insured by the artist.

Questions:Contact office@artleagueri.org or 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.

Apply: Elected Artist Membership 2020

Apply to become an Elected Artist: Elected Artists are artists whose work meets the visual arts standards of Art League Rhode Island. Elected Artist status is granted on an annual basis through a credentialed jury process.

Our panel of Jurors will be examining work submitted for its uniqueness and originality and its coherence as a body of work. For full definitions please click HERE. (This will open in a new browser window.)

The Annual Dues for membership as an Elected Artist will be $150 effective March 1, 2020.  Your new benefits will include:

  • Your commission on artwork sales will increase to 70%.
  • You will receive our quarterly newsletter and be eligible for an artist’s profile in the newsletter.
  • You will be eligible for an artist’s profile on our website.
  • You will be listed as an Elected Artist on our website with a link to your personal website.
  • You will have free submission to all Elected Artist Exhibitions and Annual Holiday Shows.
  • You will have free submission to Art League’s online gallery store.
  • You will receive a 10% discount on any educational programs sponsored by ALRI.
  • You will receive a 10% discount on purchase of members’ artwork.

A second, optional membership level – Elected Artist Gallery Member – is being introduced. The Annual Dues for this category are $350, and the benefits include:

  • Your commission on artwork sales will be 75%.
  • You will be eligible for a two-person exhibition in our gallery. Frequency of this exhibition opportunity is dependent on the number of members who choose this category.
  • You will be eligible to have at least one piece of your work on exhibit permanently in our library gallery.
  • You will be listed in a gallery booklet to include additional images of your work and marketing material.
  • You will be eligible to curate exhibitions.
  • You will receive our quarterly newsletter and be eligible for an artist’s profile in the newsletter.
  • You will be eligible for an artist’s profile on our website.
  • You will be listed as an Elected Artist Gallery Member on our website with a link to your personal website.
  • You will have free submission to all Elected Artist Exhibitions and Annual Holiday Shows.
  • You will have free submission to Art League’s online gallery store.
  • You will receive a 20% discount on any educational programs sponsored by ALRI.
  • You will receive a 15% discount on purchase of members’ artwork.

The Application Deadline for 2020 is Friday, April 17, 2020.
Please click below for the details and 2020 Elected Artist Application.

 • Click here for the 2020 Elected Artist application •

PLEASE NOTE: You will need to download the PDF to complete it. Most browsers will not support filling it out then saving it online. Download it, (download help below***), open in Adobe Reader, fill out and Save As to your hard drive.  Then either print or email as an attachment per the Submissions details below.

If you need instructions on how to prepare your images download this PDF. ***

Mail Submissions:

Send the completed application (2 pages), a check for the $35 entry fee along with a jump drive (also called a flash drive or thumb drive)* of 10 digital images** enclosed in a flat envelope (do not fold) to:

ALRI Selection Committee
1005 Main Street, Suite 8107
Pawtucket, RI 02860

Digital Submissions:

Email office@rtleagueri.org for instructions to upload images** to ALRI’s Google Drive. Attach your completed application to that email.

You can pay the $35 entry fee by credit card here.

Applicants will receive notification of the committee’s decision approximately one month after the submission deadline. ALRI will not process incomplete applications. Additional promotional, professional and biographical information must be made available upon acceptance into ALRI.

Fees: 

A non-refundable entry fee of $35 must be submitted with your application. Pay fee by credit card here.

Once accepted, a one time initiation fee of $50 is due, along with $150 for your first year of membership – total of $200.

Following your first year of membership, your yearly membership dues of $150 are expected to be paid annually, in March.

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

*     An 8GB or 16 GB drive should be sufficient. Include a self-addressed stamped envelope if you would like your drive returned.
**   Instructions on how to prepare your images.
*** How to download a file:
Safari – Right click, select Download Linked File As – then select where to save on your hard drive
Firefox,  Google Chrome, Internet Explorer – Right click, select Save Link As – then select where to save on your hard drive

Elected Artist News : Elected Artist Eileen McCarney Scotland Photo Tour

Elected Artist Eileen McCarney Muldoon will be leading a photography tour to Scotland in September 2020.

Scotland : Skye Highlands And Hebrides Photo Tour
September 8-19, 2020

Details here: https://phototc.com/…/scotland-skye-highlands-and-hebrides…/https://photo.us13.list-manage.com/track/click?u=070dca169a296096ac30f3a6b&id=99aa545ed1&e=0db4939042

Elected Artist News : Cindy Wilson Photography Workshop

Elected Artist Cindy Wilson, Cindy Wilson Photography, has just returned from a trip to Cuba. She shares her joy and photos in her recent email. 

She also has several photography trips and workshops coming up in the year ahead for Travelers, Film Lovers and Photographers.

Read more here

Please visit Cindy’s website www.cindywilsonphoto.com for information about classes, exhibitions and galleries of photographs.

Elected Artist News : Saberah Malik Work in Three Shows

Elected Artist : Saberah Malik

Elected Artist Saberah Malik has let us know of some great news!

“2020 has started with my work in three shows.
I will be delighted if you can join me at any of the venues.
The opening for A Nerve is Not a Nerve but a Bundle of Fibers is: Jan 30, 5 – 7pm
Best,
Saberah”
Elected Artist : Saberah Malik
Elected Artist : Saberah Malik

ALRI HAV Gallery: On the Edge

On the Edge — An Open Juried International Photography Exhibition

Registration Deadline Extended – Now: January 19, 2020 January 12, 2020

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

This Call for Entry is Closed

On the Edge seeks 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.

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 19, 2020 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  5:30 – 8:00pm

5:30 pm Doors open
6:00 pm Talk and Q&A by Juror Michael Itkoff, Evolving Landscape of Photography Publishing
7:00 pm Reception and Awards for On the Edge

This evening will open the first Elected Artist Gallery Member shows:

Elected Artist – Ruth A B Clegg
Discoveries-exploring the waterways of our Earth

Elected Artist – keithprue | oneseeing
370K and The i Within ~ vignettes from Japan and Istanbul

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

Juror Bio: Michael Itkoff is an artist and Co-founder of both Fabl and Daylight Books www.daylightbooks.org a 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 in Hope Artiste Village 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

We have some great news to share!
Enjoy our Summer 2019 Digital Newsletter.
To view and read the newsletter:

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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: Wednesday, February 19 between 10 AM and 3 PM and
Thursday, February 20 between 12 Noon and 5 PM

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.