ART LEAGUE RHODE ISLAND

Elected Artist News : Ilse Buchert Nesbitt Exhibit

Elected Artist News: Ed Ferszt

Congratulations to Elected Artist Ed Ferszt.

His piece, Habits of the Heart: The Odyssey won Best of Show in
the Newport Annual Members’ Exhibition.

Art Dialogue: The Juror and the Artist

ALRI-Art-Dialogue Present from the Past Exhibition

Tuesday, February 19, 2019     6:30 – 8:00 PM

Join participating artists and juror Mary Dondero for a panel discussion
centered on Art League RI’s current exhibition titled “Present from the Past”.

The VETS Gallery
Veterans Memorial Auditorium Building
3rd Floor, 83 Park Street Entrance, Providence, RI

What does a juror consider when evaluating art work?

What guidelines are used and how are they established?

Learn about the process and challenges of serving as a juror for a national, themed art exhibition.

Hear the artists’ perspectives on approaching the creative process for a themed exhibition and the criteria used in jurying the current show.

▲ Free and Open to the Public 

Newport Members’ Annual Juried Exhibition

Winter Exhibition Opening Reception
Friday, February 1     5 – 7 pm

Elected Artist, Susan Fossati, has a piece in the exhibition – “About Change”, inspired by student walk-out following the Parkland shooting.

A highly anticipated event, the Newport Annual Members’ Juried Exhibition showcases an eclectic and exciting selection of art created in all media by artists from Rhode Island and beyond. Featuring work made in the past two years, this show illustrates the diverse approaches of regional contemporary artists.

Also on view: Lalla Essaydi: From “Converging Territories” to “Harem Revisited,” William Kentridge: Stereoscope, as well as pieces from our permanent collection

Light refreshments and a cash bar will be available. Come stroll the Museum and celebrate new work in the galleries!

This event is open to the public.
Museum Members: FREE
Non-Members: $10 suggested donation

Call for Entry

ALRI 2019 Spring Members Exhibition
VETS Gallery, One Avenue of the Arts, Providence, RI 02903

Exhibition:Monday, March 18, 2019 – Friday, May 24, 2019

Cash prizes will be determined by People’s Choice at the Opening Reception

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

IMPORTANT TIMELINE DATES

Registration Deadline: March 4, 2019
Drop off: Monday, March 11, 2019, 10:00am – 3:00pm &
Tuesday, March 12, 2019, Noon – 5:00pm
Exhibition: Monday, March 18, 2019 – Friday, May 24, 2019
Reception and Awards: Wednesday, March 20, 2019, 5:30 – 8:00pm
Pick up:  Tuesday, May 28, 2019, 10:00am – 3:00pm &
Tuesday, May 29, 2019, Noon – 5:00pm

Hanging Fee: Members may submit one piece of artwork for $35. Payment may be made by check and sent to Art League Rhode Island, One Avenue of the Arts, Providence, RI 02903 or online through PayPal.

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 (no reprints). 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 will not be exhibited.

Installation pieces: Any member entering an installation work must submit a detailed description of the installation including dimensions, hanging template and any electrical requirements to office@artleagueri.org 

NOTE: Installation pieces must be approved upon registration. Members requiring special installation of work must be available to help if requested. Pedestals will be provided for 3D work if requested. 

Size limit: Maximum size up to 36″ wide including frame. Members may have multiple pieces (diptych, triptych etc.) to make up one work. 3D work will be moved on a regular basis for events. The overall footprint of 3D work should be 24″ x 24″ inches or less, with a weight limit of 30 pounds. 

Registration guidelines: Members may register by mailing the Entry Form and fee to: 

Art League Rhode Island
2019 Spring Members Exhibition
One Avenue of the Arts
Providence, RI 02903 

Or, fill in the Entry Form electronically and send by email to office@artleagueri.org with subject line, 2019 Spring Members Exhibition. Attach a JPG of the artwork, 6 inches in either direction at 300 dpi. Include your name and title of work in the file name. 

The fee may be submitted through PayPal here.

Print out and attach the Artwork ID Form to the back of your artwork.

To include or replace your current bio/resume in the ALRI notebook, include an electronic copy with your registration, and bring a copy upon delivery of your work, typed on letter size paper (two pages maximum).

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).

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

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.

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

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 this page: Get Involved.

Blackstone Valley Tourism Council Gallery and adjacent Gallery 175

Twisting Fibers Call for Entry

Twisting Fibers – An Art for All Reasons : An Open Juried National Exhibition

Spring, 2019 at the Blackstone Valley Tourism Council Gallery
and adjacent Gallery 175, 
175 Main Street, Pawtucket, RI 02860

Twisting Fibers into string is as old as humanity and has contributed to the survival of our species in similarly important ways as food itself. Using our hands in the creation of fiber products is akin of early mark making. Industrialization and its inexpensive mass production have nearly eradicated these fundamental expressions of human evolution. Handwork together with hand writing arelosing their relevance as our hands are trapped at keyboards and on screens. Nevertheless, fiber art has gained renewed interest, and as much as it is a remnant of the past it is claiming its place in the future as a mindful creative process practiced by most diverse communities and individuals all over the world.

As time itself has become one of the hottest commodities of the 21st century, the labor intense and time consuming nature of handwork stands in stark contrast to the increasing rush that consumes so many of today’s industrialized societies. This imbues handwork with a new value. We can see in a handmade object that time slowed down, which in turn creates a sense of restorative pause. We enter a world where the process cannot be rushed or forced but where the maker had to submit to the inherent nature of handwork, a meditative creative process integrating body, soul and spirit.

“Pull the string, and it will follow wherever you wish. Push it, and it will go nowhere at all.” Dwight Eisenhower (1890-1969), 34th President, USA

For the purposes of this proposal, all work must include either fiber in content or be executed with at least one fiber process or technique. Fibers include media like paper, shredded plastic shopping bags, bamboo, reeds, telephone wire, simple metal wire and fruit skins. Processes include sewing, knitting, knotting, crocheting, weaving, spinning, felting and basketry. We encourage the use of technology, slow cloth, traditional or non-traditional materials, and eco-friendly materials in the creation of entries, but no perishable organic material.

Juror: Anastasia Azure, Providence, Rhode Island

Awards:
1st Prize $300
2nd Prize $200
3rd Prize $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 Extended: January 18, 2019  January 11, 2019
Notification of Acceptance: On or before February 1, 2019 via email. No inquires please. All decisions are final.
Drop off: Monday, March 4, 2019, 10:00am – 3:00pm EDT &
Tuesday, March 5, 2019, Noon – 5:00pm EDT
at the Blackstone Valley Tourism Council
175 Main Street, Pawtucket, RI 02860
Exhibition: Friday, March 8, 2019 – Wednesday, May 8, 2019
Reception and Awards: Thursday, March 14, 2019, 5:30 – 8:00pm EDT
Pick up:  Thursday, May 9, 2019, 10:00am – 3:00pm EDT &
Friday, May 10, 2019, Noon – 5:00pm EDT

Juror: Anastasia Azure handcrafts contemporary art exploring the elegance of geometry. Her artwork creates sophisticated serenity and beauty in a space. By adapting an ancient textile technique, she weaves hand-dyed nylon and wire on a traditional floor loom. Her sculptures are original, American innovation.

​​Anastasia has won many awards, including three Niche Awards. Her sculpture, “Neutral Zenith”, won 1st prize in Excellence in Fiber, 2018. Her sculptural bracelet, Egg Hunt is featured on the book cover of “500 Plastic Jewelry Designs” published by Lark Books. She exhibits nationally and internationally, and her work is collected by the Museum of Contemporary Craft (Portland, OR), the Tennessee State Museum (Nashville, TN) and the Appalachian Center for Craft (Smithville, TN).

Based in Providence, Rhode Island, USA, her recent projects include the Ritz Carlton (Half Moon Bay, CA), the Grand Hyatt (Abu Dhabi, UAE), and the Hilton (Singapore).

She completed her MFA in Textiles at the Rhode Island School of Design in 2011. Anastasia’s background is in jewelry metal arts. First introduced to jewelry fabrication in high school, she trained at the Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts, San Francisco, graduating in 2001. While earning her BFA in 2005 from California College of the Arts, she discovered weaving’s immense importance to her life’s work.

More about Anastasia can be found on these sites:
https://www.anastasiaazure.com/
https://www.instagram.com/anastasia.azure/
http://www.worldofthreadsfestival.com/artist_interviews/046_anastasia_azure_12.html

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.

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

Artwork: All 2D and 3D media is eligible. No video entries will be accepted. Artwork previously exhibited with ALRI is not permitted. All work must be original. Work found to be copied from copyrighted work will not be hung. Reprints 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. No dark colored mats. 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.

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.

Size Limit 2D work: 2D work maximum size up to 48” wide and 72” high including the frame. Artists may have multiple pieces (diptych, triptych etc.) to make up one work.

Size Limit 3D work:Overall footprint of 3D work be 24″ x 24” or less with a weight limit 40 lbs. Can be free-standing, pedestal (a limited number of pedestals are available), or ceiling hung (maximum 8’ length including artist provided hanging hardware). No special safety requirements accepted. 3D work on exhibit may need to be moved to a protected location during Blackstone Valley Tourism Council events where large numbers of people will congregate.

Media Requirements for Submission through Call for Entry:

  • File format: JPEG or JPG only
  • File dimensions: 1200 pixels or greater on the longest side
  • File size: under 5 MB

Installation Pieces: 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.

In-Person Delivery of Accepted Work: All in-person deliveries will be made Monday, March 4, 2019 (10am – 3pm) EDT & Tuesday, March 5, 2019 (noon – 5pm) EDT, at The Blackstone Valley Tourism Council, 175 Main Street, Pawtucket, RI  02860. Anyone delivering artwork in person must remove from the Gallery any packing materials.

Shipment of Accepted Work: Shipped deliveries must arrive in Rhode Island by March 1, 2019based 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.

Return of Work: Participating artists who delivered their art in person will need to pick it up on Thursday, May 9, 2019 (10am – 3pm) EDT or Friday, May 10, 2019 (noon – 5pm) EDT. 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 theart.

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 or the Blackstone Valley Tourism Council, including the officers, members, and employees. 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. 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 andconditions. ALRI reserves the right not to hang or install artwork that does not meet the requirements as stated in this Prospectus.

Questions: Contact artleagueri@gmail.comor call (401) 861-0500. To learn about other ALRI exhibits and programs go to https://artleaguerhodeisland.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 visit our site https://artleaguerhodeisland.org/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 15, 2019.

We are working on updating our application form and process, including how to send your application images. We will have this available here on March 1, 2019.

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

VETS Gallery

ALRI Present from the Past Call for Entry

Present from the Past – An Open Juried National Exhibition
VETS Gallery, One Avenue of the Arts, Providence, RI 02903

Present from the Past seeks art that is connected to time and space, mental or tangible, in both the literal and metaphoric sense. Think: gifts, heirlooms, progress, old and new, transitory, decay, births, rebirths, revolutions, acceptance, development, spatial connections, upgrades, rejuvenations, remodeling, recycling, repurposing, steampunk, assemblage, reconstructions and impermanence. This exhibition highlights humankind striving for evolution, and the mind’s penchant for nostalgia, comparison, delusion and illusion.

Juror: Mary Dondero, Interdisciplinary Artist, Professor of Art, Bridgewater State University

Awards:

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

Please visit this Exhibition’s Gallery to view all works and the award winners.

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: October 21, 2018 October 14, 2018
Notification of Acceptance: On or before November 2, 2018 via email.
No inquires please. All decisions are final.
Drop off: Monday, December 3, 2018 (10am – 3:00pm) EDT & Tuesday, December 4, 2018 (Noon – 5:00pm) EDT
Exhibition: Friday, December 7, 2018 – Saturday, March 2, 2019
Reception and Awards: Thursday, December 13, 2018, (5:30 – 8:00pm) EDT
Pick up:  Monday, March 4, 2019 (10:00am – 3:00pm) EDT &
Tuesday, March 5, 2019 (Noon – 5:00pm) EDT

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. The VETS Gallery is part of the Veterans Memorial Auditorium complex, a state of the art performance facility, accordingly many visitors view the Gallery’s juried and invitational visual art exhibitions. Adjacent to some of Providence’s best shopping areas, restaurants and hotels, the Gallery, which is managed by ALRI, is close to the Rhode Island School of Design and Brown University.

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

Artwork: All 2D and 3D media is eligible. No video entries will be accepted. Artwork previously exhibited with ALRI is not permitted. All work must be original. Work found to be copied from copyrighted work will not be hung. Reprints 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. No dark colored mats. 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.

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.  Enter Here

Want to become an ALRI Member? ALRI membership offers many benefits to artists. If you would like to explore ALRI and join as a Member, please go to the link https://artleaguerhodeisland.org/and click on the tab “Get Involved”.

Size Limit: Maximum size up to 48” wide and 72” high including the frame. Artists may have multiple pieces (diptych, triptych etc.) to make up one work. 3D work on exhibit may need to be moved to a protected location during VETS events where large numbers of people will congregate. We ask that the overall footprint of 3D work be 24″ x 24” or less with a weight limit 35 lbs.

Installation Pieces: Must include a detailed description of any electrical, lighting, or space requirements. Submitted art work should be properly prepared and should require no more than 30 minutes for installation.

In-Person Delivery of Accepted Work: All in-person deliveries will be made Monday, December 3, 2018 (10am – 3pm) EDT & Tuesday, December 4, 2018 (noon – 5pm) EDT, at The VETS Gallery on the 3rd Floor of the Veteran’s Memorial Auditorium in Providence. Access is provided via the street level entrance at 83 Park Street at the rear of the building. Parking is available either on the street, or in the Providence Place Mall parking garage. Anyone delivering artwork in person must remove from the Gallery any packing materials.

Shipment of Accepted Work: Shipped deliveries must arrive at a designated UPS facility in Rhode Island by November 30, 2018based 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.

Return of Work: Participating artists who delivered their art in person will need to pick it up on Monday, March 4,2019 (10am – 3pm) EDT or Tuesday, March 5, 2019 (noon – 5pm) EDT. 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 theart.

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 or The VETS, including the officers, members, and employees. 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. 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 the menu at the top of the page.

VETS Gallery

Parsing Sign and Image Exhibition

Parsing Sign and Image – An Open Juried National Exhibition
VETS Gallery, One Avenue of the Arts, Providence, RI 02903

Images have power to convey ideas across languages and cultures. Images can stand alone without relying on a literal translation. Today our visual fields are filled with imagery (television to Instagram) and a literate mind unconsciously reads text without considering it. You don’t have to tell yourself to read a stop sign – you just do. From road signs and graffiti, to pop-up ads and text messages, we are constantly and instantaneously ingesting language and its message. How does the involuntary practice of reading, translating, influence the artistic practice? Can text itself stand as an image, or will our minds always connect to a literal meaning? Must a word always carry meaning, or can words and letters act as graphic elements of pattern and design?

Parsing Sign and Image sought submissions that consider the influence of letters, text, signs and language.

*In this prospectus, we use the term parsing to mean: to analyze (something, as a speech or behavior) to discover its implications or uncover a deeper meaning.

View the online gallery here. 

IMPORTANT TIMELINE DATES

Reception and Awards: Thursday, September 27, 2018, 5:30-8pm
Exhibition: Friday, September 14, 2018 –
Saturday, December 1, 2018
Pick up:  Monday, December 3, 2018 (10am – 3pm)
& Tuesday, December 4, 2018 (12 – 5pm)

Juror:  Kaveh Mojtabai, Publisher, Artscope Magazine

Congratulations to the Award Winners:
1stPrize $300  – Taylor Andrews “Cradle”
2ndPrize $200 – Catherine Radix Mansell “In Motion”
3rdPrize $100 – David Formanek “Train Wreck ll”

Kaveh Mojtabai is the founder and publisher of Artscope magazine, a media company that is dedicated to reviewing art exhibits, covering cultural events, connecting artists with their audience and creating access to the arts. Kaveh manages a team of editors, writers, graphic designers, web developers, technology experts and advertising account executives to publish Artscope in its print, email, online, social media, mobile and digital edition formats to the industry and the public. In addition to his work in media industry, Kaveh has worked on projects like co-curating the “A Politic” exhibit that showcased the Abraham Obama billboard and recently juried at the Copley Society and Galatea Fine Arts in Boston. Also, Kaveh has appeared on various “Money Matters” and entrepreneurial business radio networks where he explained how Artscope’s business model supports connections between artists, collectors and the public. Previously, Kaveh worked internationally with Fortune 500 clients at a “Big Four” global consulting firm to develop client performance through strategic, operational and financial processes. He has graduated with two degrees, a B.A. in Astrophysics and B.S.B.A in Business Administration. His previous work included astronomy research at the Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics under the direction of a Nobel Astrophysics Prize winner.

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 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. 

Interested in becoming an ALRI Member? ALRI membership offers many benefits to artists. If you would like to explore ALRI and join as a Member, please click here: Get Involved.

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

Jamestown Arts Center

ALRI 18th Annual Elected Artist Exhibition

18th Annual Elected Artists Exhibition
Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley Street, Jamestown, Rhode Island 02835

IMPORTANT TIMELINE DATES

Exhibition: September 20 –  October 20, 2018
(gallery hours Wednesday through Saturday
10am – 2pm, or by appointment)
Registration Deadline: Thursday, September 6, 2018
Opening Reception Thursday, September 20, 6pm – 8pm
Delivery of Work: Sunday, September 16, noon – 4pm &
Monday, September 17, 10am – 2pm
Pick up of Work:  Saturday, October 20, 2pm – 5pm &
Sunday, October 21, noon – 4pm

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All Elected Artist members whose Art League Rhode Island (ALRI) dues are up to date are invited to submit two artworks. To check the status of your membership, please email the office at artleagueri@gmail.com  or call (401) 861-0500.

Hanging Fee:  Artists may submit two pieces for $35. Due to space limitations, ALRI reserves the right to not install the piece designated “Entry 2”. Payment may be made by check or online at ALRI with PayPal.

Artwork:  All media accepted. Artwork previously exhibited with ALRI is not permitted. All work must be original and current. Work found to be copied from copyrighted work will not be hung (no reprints). All work must be exhibition ready to install with the appropriate hardware. No saw tooth hangers or clips. No dark-colored mats. Work that does not adhere to the guidelines will not be exhibited.

Installation pieces:  Any member entering an installation work must submit a detailed description of the installation including dimensions and any electrical requirements to artleagueri@gmail.com.

NOTE: Installation pieces must be approved upon registration. Artists requiring special installation of work must be available to help if requested. Pedestals will be provided for 3D work if requested.

Size limit:  Maximum size up to 60″ wide x 72″ high including frame. Artists may have multiple pieces (diptych, triptych etc.) to make up one work. 3D work will be moved on a regular basis for events. We ask that the overall footprint of 3D work be 36″ x 36″ inches or less, with a weight limit of 40 pounds.

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

Art League Rhode Island
One Avenue of the Arts
Providence, RI 02903

Or, fill in the forms electronically and send by email to artleagueri@gmail.com  with subject line, Annual Elected Artists Exhibition.

Fee may be submitted through PayPal. Please attach a JPG of your work to be exhibited with your email, 6 inches in either direction at 300 dpi. Include the artist’s name and title of work in the file name.

Cut out and attach the Artist ID forms to the back of your artwork for delivery to the Jamestown Arts Center.

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). For insurance purposes, a value must be attributed to all pieces. Commission information is on page 2.

Jamestown Arts Center (JAC) Artist Agreement:  Please read, check the boxes where appropriate and sign the agreement between the artist and JAC.

Liability: Legal Agreement & Participant’s

Waiver:  Submission of work automatically waives any claim for damage or loss against ALRI or JAC, 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 JAC’s possession. Work should be independently insured by the artist.

Interested in becoming an ALRI Member? ALRI membership offers many benefits to artists. If you would like to explore ALRI and join as a Member, please click here: Get Involved.

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

2018 Annual Meeting

ALRI 2018 Annual Meeting, Providence Art Club

Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Providence Art Club,
11 Thomas St., Providence, RI

4:30 pm – Registration & Reception, Cocktails and refreshments
5:15 pm – Business Meeting
6:15 pm – Guest Speakers, Michael Townsend & Leah Smith, from The Tape Art Crew

The Tape Art Crew, inventors of the public art movement Tape Art, is a group of artists that use tape as a primary medium for creating large-scale drawings and installations. They have created over 500 murals (approx. 40’ x 40’ or larger) and thousands of smaller drawings on walls around the globe. All of their artwork is intentionally temporary. Regardless of how much time it takes to create, every mural is removed within 24 hours of its completion.

Free for ALRI Members. • Non-members $20.
Seating is limited.  •  RSVP required by June 9 – artleagueri@gmail.com

Artwork courtesy of The Tape Art Crew. Visit tapeart.com.
Featured: 2015 The Grand Rapids Tape Drawing, Grand Rapids, Michigan

Thank you to:
Van Liew Trust Company 2018 Event Sponsor

In Memoriam: Bunny Fain

ALRI Annual Meeting
June 21, 2017
Jen Ferry, ALRI President, bestows upon Bunny Fain the award of distinction of Honorary Member

“An honorary title is given to an individual who has contributed to the field of visual arts either through outstanding artistic creativity or through exceptional leadership. Their achievements have national or international influence, have advanced the mission and vision of ALRI, and promoted the integrity of visual arts professional practices. It is a privilege for me to bestow upon Bunny Fain the award of distinction of Honorary Member.

Bunny is a lifelong advocate for arts organizations across the state. He has had extensive experience and knowledge from serving on a variety of non-profit organizations including positions as Chairs of the Rhode Island School of Design, The Miriam Hospital, Lifespan, and The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts. He is a member of the Goddard Partridge Studio in Pawtucket and has exhibited throughout Rhode Island including at The Newport Art Museum, Bristol Community College and Rhode Island Hospital. He has been a member of the Providence Art Club since 1967 and an Artist Member since 2006. In 2013 he was awarded the Iona Dobbins Award for his support of the Art Connection, an organization that connects artists and art donors with community service organizations through the placement of original art. Most recently, the gallery at Temple Habonim in Barrington was named in his honor and is now the Bunny Fain Gallery.

As an Elected Artist and member of our board of directors, Bunny has offered a wealth of wisdom in the administration and finances of this organization. His commitment is unwavering and he is still actively involved in offering his guidance and mentoring with our strategic plan.”

2018 CSF Symposium Exhibit

1 Capitol Hill, Providence, RI • Directions and parking

Opening Reception: Friday, June 15, 2018, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Exhibition:
June 11 – July 13, 2018

Award:  Two artists were selected and awarded an exhibit in 2019

  • Cindy Robinson, painting title “Deep into that Darkness…”
  • Katherine Binder-Forloney,  two etchings titled “Dissection” and “Landscape”. (Landscape is an intaglio etching with aquatint).

Eligibility: Artists whose work fits within the criteria may apply. Must be 18 years or older.

** Please see below for some work presented in last year’s show. **

Goal: The goal of this exhibit is to represent the visual interpretation between art, science and medicine as it relates to neurometabolic disorders, specifically connective tissue and cerebrospinal (CSF) disorders. CSF Disorders are conditions that create a change in CSF pressure, which often lead to numerous neurological and physiological symptoms. The original concept and vision was created by a Rhode Island neurosurgeon, Dr. Petra Klinge. Her vision for the exhibition is to capture through artistic renderings the “essence” of a clinical disorder, specifically those associated with cerebrospinal fluid and connective tissue disorders. Dr. Klinge reflects upon these artworks as part of her annual medical symposium held at the Alpert Medical School of Brown University and utilizes them to assist physicians and scientists to both gain a better understanding of the patient experience and create empathy for the patient’s condition. To research and learn more about these disorders, you may want to visit the Chiari & Syringomyelia Foundation and the CSF Foundation websites. For information on connective tissue disorders, visit the Ehlers-Danlos Society.

Jurors:

Petra M. Klinge, M.D
Professor of Neurosurgery, Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University; Director, Center for CSF Disorders of the Brain and Spine, Rhode Island Hospital

Nancy Gaucher-Thomas
Painter, Arts Administrator, Founder/Past President Art League Rhode Island

Gretchen Dow Simpson
Painter, New Yorker Magazine cover artist (58 covers); Honorary Doctorate Degree, Bryant College, Smithfield, RI

Mim Brooks Fawcett
Executive Director and Chief Curator, Attleboro Arts Museum

Sales & Commissions: Work in this exhibit may be for sale or listed as Not for Sale (NFS); NO Price on Request (POR). Prices provided by the artist should reflect the 30% commission taken by ALRI on all artwork sold.

Liability, Legal Agreement & Participant’s Waiver: Submission of work automatically waives any claim for damage or loss against ALRI, Alpert Medical School of Brown University, the Department of Neurosurgery at Rhode Island Hospital, Atrium Gallery 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.

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

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Karen Rand Anderson

CSF-17 6

CSF-17 5

CSF-17 4

CSF-17 Colleen Fitgerald

Colleen Fitzgerald

CSF-17 Edward Krent

Edward Krent

2018 Elected Artists

2018 New ALRI Elected Artists

2018 New Elected Artists

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

We would like to welcome our new 2018 Elected Artists! Please click on a name below to learn about these artists and their work.

Linda Behar
Cate Chason
Ruth Clegg
Cynthia DiDonato
Deb Ehrens
Natalie Featherston
Ed Ferszt
Keith Prue
Julia Samuels
Mi Ok Song Bruining
Al Weems

Juror Statements

When appreciating others art, I look for consistency of vision, respect for the “craft” of the medium and a sense of the soul of each artist.
Elizabeth A. Goddard, ALRI Elected Artist

I look for a unique voice. A strong portfolio. Exploring creative space. I want to be inspired.
Audrey Monahan, ALRI Elected Artist

I look for something in the pieces that interests me, that grabs me, that surprises me; in the subject matter, the design quality, the color, or the technique. Then I look for professional presentation, which I really only notice when it isn’t there. I then want to feel that the pieces comprise a body of work, not individual images.
Mimo Gordon Riley, ALRI Elected Artist

A consistent body of work that communicates a clear vision and voice of the artist, as well as technical proficiency.
Nancy Gaucher-Thomas, ALRI Founder & Elected Artist

I’m inspired by artists who demonstrate a mastery of their medium, reveal a visual intelligence, present a distinct and pervasive voice, and have something to say.
Norah Diedrich, Executive Director of the Newport Art Museum

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

ALRI ARTISTS

© Julia Samuels

Above – Detail of Julia Samuels’ work.

Julia SamuelsJulia Samuels : 2018 Elected Member

Julia was born in Portsmouth, NH and received her BFA from Pratt Institute in 2007. In Brooklyn she participated in building and managing The Gowanus Studio Space and also volunteered during the formative years of 596 Acres, an agency that helps neighbors gain access to vacant land in their communities. She received her MFA from Rhode Island School of Design in 2015, and has since founded Overpass Projects, a fine printmaking publisher based in Providence, RI.

© Julia Samuels© Julia Samuels

Visit her site for more about Julia and her work: Overpass Projects

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