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Call for Visual Artists to work with Crossroads population – deadline Sept 16

September 8th, 2016

Crossroads Rhode Island is the largest homeless services organization in Rhode Island, and it is seeking an artist or artists to work with their homeless population on visual arts instruction.  The program is described below, and the deadline for applications is September 16.

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Exhibition Opportunity- TF Green Airport, apply now!

September 7th, 2016

Call for Artists: GREEN SPACE Gallery at TF Green Airport

The GREEN SPACE Gallery at T.F. Green Airport is accepting art submissions for their 2017 exhibitions.  The gallery program is a partnership between RISCA and the Rhode Island Airport Corporation that promotes outstanding work by artists living and working in Rhode Island.  The spaces will present art to an ever-changing audience of local, national and international travelers.

Works in all media will be considered.  Note that GREEN SPACE includes several large walls and open spaces that are particularly suitable for large-scale works.

Eligibility:  All participating artists must be RI residents.  No students please.

Entry Deadline:  October 1, 2016

Selection:  Artists will be selected for the 2017 exhibitions by a review panel that will include practicing artists, arts professionals and community members. Artists included in the 2017 exhibitions will receive a $300 stipend for participating in the program.

Artists are encouraged to apply to the gallery, even if they have applied in previous years and not been selected. Artists who have exhibited previously are ineligible for new consideration for a period of two years.

To apply, please submit the following via email:

-A link to your current web site that includes images with captions (title, year, media, size), a current bio and artist’s statement;

Or

-A link to a Flickr page showing images of one’s artwork with captions  (title, year, media, size) and attach to the email a current bio and artist’s statement.

To apply, please email submissions to AirportArtsRI@gmail.com. Please note “GREEN SPACE” in the subject line of the email. Note that GREEN SPACE selects nine artists to exhibit in three group shows per year.

If selected, artists agree to suitably frame, wire or otherwise prepare their artwork for display at their own expense. Artwork is hung at gallery coordinator’s discretion, and gallery coordinator reserves the right of final selection of artwork and approval of installation. Artwork is not insured by the galleries during exhibition; artists are encouraged to carry their own insurance. Artwork may be listed for sale if desired, and any sales are direct without commission to the galleries.

To learn more about this opportunity and view photos of the exhibition space, please visit: http://www.arts.ri.gov/public/airports/ and the Public Art Archive, http://www.publicartarchive.org/search/apachesolr_search/TF%20gReen%20airport?filters=im_work_coll_nid%3A77451 .

Please address any questions regarding this call to Molly Dickinson, Coordinator, at AirportArtsRI@gmail.com or 401-845-0890.

 

About RISCA:
The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts is a state agency supported by appropriations from the Rhode Island General Assembly and grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. RISCA provides grants, technical assistance and staff support to arts organizations and artists, schools, community centers, social service organizations and local governments to bring the arts into the lives of Rhode Islanders.

About RIAC:
The Rhode Island Airport Corporation operates T.F. Green Airport and is a supporter of the arts in Rhode Island and the five general aviation airports in Rhode Island.  A long-time supporter of public art in Rhode Island, the Rhode Island Airport Corporation has worked with the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts on a number of public art commissions for T. F. Green Airport.

 

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DEVELOPING INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGE: NEFA’S IDEA SWAP & CINARS BIENNALE Scholarship opportunity

September 7th, 2016

DEVELOPING INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGE: NEFA’S IDEA SWAP & CINARS BIENNALE
Adrienne Petrillo
Program Manager, Presenting & Touring
NEFA
NEFA is working in partnership with CINARS, supported by the Québec Government Office in Boston and the Ministry of Culture, to develop ongoing relationships for international cultural exchange between artists and performing arts presenters in New England and Québec.
The exchange will:
• Aim to build an ongoing touring network between the two regions
• Increase participants’ knowledge of artists and presenters in each region
• Expand touring opportunities for artists from New England and Québec
NEFA will invite a diverse group of six to eight presenters and artists from New England to participate in two key events in November 2016. CINARS will host a counterpart delegation of six to eight arts presenters from Québec.
NEFA’s Idea Swap: November 2, 2016, in Worcester, MA
The Idea Swap is an annual one-day event for New England-based organizations that present artists to network and share project ideas that may qualify for funding from NEFA’s Expeditions grant program. Each year, NEFA’s Idea Swap attracts over 150 cultural organizations and performing artists. The Idea Swap stimulates opportunities for collaboration and partnerships in arts touring and presenting while raising awareness and support for arts projects and activities available to New England communities. The Idea Swap includes informal networking, five-minute presentations of projects available for New England-wide touring, a networking lunch, and facilitated small groups to discuss project ideas. A private follow up meeting for participants may be scheduled for November 3.
CINARS Biennale: November 14-19, 2016, in Montréal, Québec
Every two years in Montréal, CINARS organizes one of the most important international performing arts conferences in the world, with nearly 1,300 professionals hailing from 40 countries including 270 show presenters, some of whom are the most influential in the business. During one week, over a hundred shows from Québec, Canada, and abroad grace the stages while workshops, networking events, as well as an exhibition hall, are teeming with participants. After 14 editions, the CINARS Biennale has become a key worldwide event in performing arts touring.
Participants will have the opportunity to meet colleagues in Québec, see the work of artists with whom they may be unfamiliar, develop collaborative touring opportunities, and participate in a peer network.
NEFA will provide New England presenters with $800 in travel support for attendance at CINARS. Complimentary registration will be provided to attend CINARS and the Idea Swap. Presenters are expected to cover the balance of their expenses, attend both events, and participate in follow up discussions or meetings.
Presenters will be selected based on the following criteria:
• Interest in developing peer relationships with peers in Québec
• Interest in learning more about a diverse range of artists from Québec
• Relationships with peer presenters in New England and the capacity to share learning with regional colleagues
• Track record of creative collaborations with performing artists, including and especially with New England-based artists
NEFA intends to invite a diverse group of presenters and artists that represent a range of geographies, community sizes, and experiences with international exchange. All presenters interested in this opportunity are encouraged to apply regardless of budget size or experience with international exchange.
Artists will be invited to participate after the presenter participants have been confirmed. Artists interested in participating are welcome to contact Adrienne Petrillo to learn more about this initiative.
Applications are due by September 23, 2016; notifications will be made within two weeks after the deadline.

http://www.nefa.org/blog/developing-international-exchange-nefas-idea-swap-cinars-biennale?utm_source=Idea+Swap+2016%3A+Registration+Open%21&utm_campaign=FY16+Idea+Swap+E-blast+1&utm_medium=email

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The Providence Athenaeum seeks Director of Programs

September 6th, 2016

Director of Programs

The Providence Athenaeum, a private, nonprofit membership library dedicated to the promotion of the humanities, seeks a culturally-engaged, well-read, and enthusiastic Director of Programs to lead its expanding and nationally recognized public humanities-based programming.

Deadline for applications: September 30, 2016

Please send a cover letter and resume to:
search@provath.org

Letters may be addressed to:

Matt Burriesci
Executive Director
Providence Athenaeum
251 Benefit Street
Providence, RI 02903

Principal Job Duties

The Director of Programs oversees the coordination and administration of ongoing programming at the Athenaeum, including planning, organizing, staffing, leading, and managing program activities. Principal duties include:

1. Program development. The Director of Programs plays a lead role on the Program Development team, and is essential in developing unique content for the Athenaeum’s salon series, book groups, member events, and other public programs.

2. Partner cultivation. The Director of Programs engages with the cultural and academic community of Providence and the surrounding area, and builds partnerships with academic institutions and departments, arts organizations, libraries, publishers, and other organizations to further the Athenaeum’s public mission.

3. Program logistics. The Director of Programs is responsible for the organization and execution of all public events, including securing speakers, arranging travel, lodging, and catering, volunteer management, and upward feedback mechanisms.

4. Budgeting. The Director of Programs develops and monitors an annual budget in coordination with the Executive Director and Business Manager.

5. Promotion and sponsorship. The Director of Programs seeks to serve and broaden Athenaeum constituencies, and to help secure support for public programming (in coordination with the Director of Membership & Development). The Director also manages the Athenaeum’s extensive “happenings around town” listings.

The ideal candidate would be:

• Culturally literate. Be aware of current trends in the arts and humanities, and be willing to understand the cultural milieu of Providence and the region. Ideal candidates would possess a humanities-based college degree.

• Intellectually curious. The Athenaeum develops events in the traditional humanities disciplines (literature, history, philosophy, and political science) as well as arts-based programs and programs dealing with politics, economics, and science and technology.

• Be enthusiastic about the role of humanities in the public arena! The Athenaeum believes in the transformative power of the arts and humanities. It is our mission to welcome and enrich the educational and cultural pursuits of our members and the community. We encourage a diverse public to engage in spirited conversation.

• Engaging and collegial. The Athenaeum is a membership library, and the Director should be able to establish and cultivate strong relations with members and donors, as well as partners, staff, board, and other Athenaeum constituencies.

• Be highly organized. Have familiarity with Excel or other spreadsheet/database concepts, be strong in advance planning, and be detail-oriented.

• Have experience with event management, especially in a nonprofit environment. The director should have 3-5 years of experience in event management.

Schedule and working environment
The Director of Programs is a full-time position (40 hrs/wk), but a flexible schedule is available, as this job requires some evening and weekend work (the programming season is typically September through May). The Providence Athenaeum is one of the most beautiful libraries in the world, located in the heart of downtown Providence, Rhode Island, just blocks from Brown University and RISD.

Salary and benefits
$50,000-$55,000, commensurate with experience. The Athenaeum offers an attractive benefits package, including health insurance, a 401K contribution, and four weeks of paid vacation.

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Galvanizing: A Unique Educational Opportunity

August 30th, 2016

The Ultimate SteelDay 2016

SteelDay 2016 will include tours of both facilities.  Continental breakfast will be available from 9-11am at Rens Welding & a Barbeque luncheon will be served at V&S Taunton Galvanizing LLC from 12-2pm.

Event Type: Facility Tour
Date: September 30th, 2016
Time: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM ET
Websitewww.hotdipgalvanizing.com
Food: Cont. Breakfast 9-11am @ Rens Welding; BBQ lunch 12-2pm @ V&S Taunton Galvanizing
Dress Code: Business Casual/Jeans Welcome
Safety Gear: Long pants and closed toe shoes required for facility tours  (Hard Hat, Safety Glasses & Vest can be provided if needed)
Of Interest to: Architects, Engineers, Contractors, Students, Developers – ALL WELCOME!

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER TODAY!
Together with Rens Welding, V&S Taunton Galvanizing is proud to be hosting SteelDay 2016.

 

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Public Art Request For Qualifications, Deadline 8/30/16

August 29th, 2016

 

Virks Building, Pastore Complex

Cranston, Rhode Island

Budget: $92,400

Application Deadline: August 30, 2016

 

Artwork for the Virks Building in the Pastore Complex, Cranston, Rhode Island will be commissioned by the Rhode Island State Council On the Arts, (RISCA), through Rhode Island’s Public Art Law, which mandates that 1% of all state capital construction and renovation funds be allocated to the purchase and maintenance of public art.  Through this program the State recognizes that “public art creates a more humane environment: one of distinction, enjoyment, and pride for all citizens.”

 

If commissioned, RISCA is committed to helping fine artists gain a foothold in the field of public art. Some excellent national resources on best practices include: the Public Art Network: http://www.americansforthearts.org/by-topic/public-art, the Public Art Archive: https://www.publicartarchive.org/ & Forecast Public Art: http://forecastpublicart.org/.

About The Building

Built by the Public Works Administration in 1936 as the main building of its institution, the Virks Building is one of the largest buildings in this part of the city. It features a large portico, overlooking West Road. It was designed by Ambrose J. Murphy of Providence.

 

The building will house a staff of approximately 250 employees who work for the Executive Office of Health and Human Services, which oversees the State’s Medicaid program and serves as the driving force for coordination and quality across all of the state’s public health and social service agencies – including the Department of Children, Youth and Families, the Department of Health, the Department of Human Services, and the Department of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities and Hospitals.”

 

Selection panelists attended a site visit in June 2016 and determined that a successful commission might contain elements that reference health and healthy families, support, communities, inclusion and hope.

Sites might include art for the front desk, the back wall of the lobby, the lobby vestibule, or exterior work sited on or near the cheek walls of the iconic front stairs.

Other Considerations

 

The selected artist(s) should be prepared to engage with the community in the building and at large.

 

The scope of the project will include all labor related to the artist’s installation, drawings, permitting and permit fees, equipment, supervision, testing services, procurement of a RI engineer’s stamp, and all other costs incurred in the delivery of the finished installation.

 

The final commissioned work must comply with the Americans With Disabilities Act: http://www.ada.gov/.

Durability and sustainability of the Work is vital, thus designs with elaborate maintenance requirements should be avoided.

 

Submission Requirements:

 

Please note: This Request for Qualifications is the first step in the Met Center public art selection process.  YOU ARE NOT BEING ASKED TO SUBMIT A SPECIFIC PROPOSAL. This is a Request For Qualifications, (RFQ), not a Request For Proposals, (RFP).

 

RISCA will conduct the Virks Building Public Art application process online, with all materials submitted in digital format through CaFÉ (see below). There is no charge to the artist for applying or for submitting digital images.   At this preliminary selection stage, we are requesting submissions from artists or artist teams consisting of six (6) images representing current work (completed within the past five years) and resumes.

 

If an artist wants to apply as an individual as well as part of a team, two separate CaFÉ profiles and two separate CaFÉ applications must be completed (i.e., one application submission for you and one for your team).

 

Applications will be reviewed by the Virks Building Public Art Selection Panel to assess the quality and appropriateness of the artist’s work and the artist’s ability to carry out a substantial public art commission. The RFQ process is mainly about the panel’s initial response to the artist’s images.

 

If selected as a finalist, artists will craft detailed proposals including an itemized budget, scale models and renderings, and an in-depth project description. For this they will each be paid an honorarium of $2,500. This stipend includes all travel expenses: hotel, transportation, mileage, etc., for both a site visit and the subsequent presentation meeting. Finalists will not be reimbursed separately for travel costs.

 

No slides or hard copy materials will be accepted for this call. First time CaFÉ applicants must allow enough time to prepare their CaFÉ formatted digital images and electronic submission prior to the deadline.

 

Each application must be submitted via the CaFÉ ™ web site (www.callforentry.org) and must include:

 

  1. A current resume for each artist. If you are applying as a team, include all team member resumes within one document.

 

  1. Six digital images of relevant artwork. In the Description of Image, accompanying image annotation must list media, size, title, date of completion and a brief description of the artwork if necessary.  Please do not present more than one view of artwork per image.  If you wish to show a “detail”, include it within the six (6) artwork images.

Estimated Timeline

August 30, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. (E.S.T.) Deadline for submissions

Mid-to-late-September 2016: panel meeting for selection of finalists; artist notification

October 2016: Finalist site visits

November 2016: Finalist presentations to selection panel

December 2016: Final approval by RISCA Council

Tbd: Contract signed

Tbd: Work installed

 

According to law, the final recommendation of the selection panel will be presented to the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts who will have final approval of the selection.

 

Finalist’s site-specific proposals should convey artist’s ideas and plans through designs, renderings and/or scale models with a statement that describes the project’s intent, proposed materials, fabrication and installation methods, and an itemized budget. Finalists are also asked to explain how their artwork will be sourced and fabricated.  They will be supplied with plans, photographs, and specific information about the Virks Building and its campus.

 

A site visit will be scheduled for the finalists.  An honorarium of $2,500 will be awarded to the finalists following presentation of their proposals. The proposals will remain the property of the artist. However, RISCA reserves the right to retain proposals for up to one year for display purposes and the right to reproduce final proposals for documentation and public information purposes.

 

The Public Art Selection Panel reserves the right to determine which proposal will be funded and the extent of funding. The panel also reserves the right to not accept any final proposal submitted. If the Public Art Selection Panel’s recommendations are approved by the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts, the selected artist/s will enter into contract with the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts for the selected commission. The accepted artwork will be owned and maintained by the State of Rhode Island.

 

Selection Criteria

 

The panel will select the artist based on the following criteria:

 

  1. High artistic quality and suitability of the final proposal in relation to the project description, program goals and site descriptions.

 

  1. Ability of the Artist’s Team: The artist’s ability to carry out the commission, to keep the project within budget, and to complete and install the work on schedule.

 

  1. Value: The quality and scope of the proposed completed work in relation to the commission and fees paid to the artist’s team.

 

  1. Permanence and durability of materials for this heavily used public facility: It is the artist’s responsibility to ensure that all artwork meets safety standards, adheres to building codes and other state regulations. Artworks must be durable and require minimal maintenance.

 

  1. Collaborative Spirit: Willingness of the artist to consult with the building’s employees, architects, landscape architects, civil engineers, general contractors and building staff (or designated representatives) to assure smooth integration of the artwork into the site and to make necessary adjustments in relation to building codes and other construction issues.

Artist Eligibility

This call is open to all artists.  Applications may be submitted individually or in collaboration with others. The panel will not discriminate against any applicant artist on the basis of age, race, sex, sexual orientation, religion, national origin or physical challenges. Excluded from participation are RISCA Council members, staff and their family members as well as Public Art Selection Panel members and their families.

 

If you have questions about this RFQ, please email Elizabeth Keithline: Elizabeth.Keithline@arts.ri.gov.    If you require technical support for CAFÉ, please email cafe@westaf.org

 

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Artists’ Exchange Announces Call for Stage Manager

August 29th, 2016

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Artist Exchange announces Call for Audition for A Christmas Carol

August 29th, 2016

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Healing Arts Conference at Butler Hospital Set for Sept 30 – register now!

August 25th, 2016

Registration deadline is September 23, 2016 – for registration form, click here

 

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State Arts Council Announces East Greenwich Art Club Exhibit in State Art Gallery

August 24th, 2016

The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts (RISCA) announced today that a show organized by the East Greenwich Art Club is on display until August 19th at the Atrium Gallery at One Capitol Hill, the gallery space run by RISCA and located in the State’s main administration building.

The show, titled A Passion for Art, features the work of 28 Rhode Island artists in a variety of media, from oil painting, acrylic and mixed media.

A free public reception honoring the artists will be held at the Atrium Gallery on Thursday evening, August 11th, 2016 from 6:00-8:30pm

About the East Greenwich Art Club

Fifty-seven years ago, East Greenwich residents and the Rhode Island Pendulum (a local newspaper at the time) decided to put on an art show in the town. It generated much interest and led to the formation of the East Greenwich Art Club. The first formal meeting was October 5, 1959 and continues to this day. Throughout the years, the East Greenwich Art Club has brought artists together to encourage each other in their art, and to foster the production, exhibition and sale of works of art by Rhode Island artists. Our membership has grown is currently made up of artists from at least 19 communities around the state. To learn more about the East Greenwich Art Club, visit our website at www.eastgreenwichartclub.org or like us on Facebook

About the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts

The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts is a state agency supported by appropriations from the Rhode Island General Assembly and grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. RISCA provides grants, technical assistance and staff support to arts organizations and artists, schools, community centers, social service organizations and local governments to bring the arts into the lives of Rhode Islanders.

About the Atrium Gallery at One Capitol Hill

The Atrium Gallery at One Capitol Hill was developed to exhibit the work of Rhode Island artists in the State Capitol Complex. It hosts exhibits on a rotating basis, in partnership with several state agencies & organizations. The art gallery enhances Capitol Hill as a destination point for visitors, as well as for the many people who visit Administration offices or attend conferences at One Capitol Hill. It also enriches the work environment for the hundreds of state workers who spend their workday in the building.

The Atrium Gallery is located in One Capitol Hill, the state’s main administration building, and is managed by the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts. It is open weekdays from 8:00am to 5:00pm, and closed on all State holidays.

 

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Providence ¡CityArts! for Youth seeks Program Coordinator

August 16th, 2016

Providence ¡CityArts! for Youth
Program Coordinator | Full-time, Salary
Job Description

Job Summary
Under supervision of Program Director, the CityArts Program Coordinator offers program stewardship, supports teaching artists, and cultivates a dynamic youth culture of arts learning; assists in building effective data collection and tracking systems for student outcomes; actively communicates and raises student participation and engagement in CityArts programs; and engages volunteers in service. Start date would ideally be in mid September.

Hours: Monday-Friday, 10:00-6:00

Job Tasks and Responsibilities
May include any and/or all of the following:
1. Program Stewardship and Oversight alongside Program Director
2. Promotion of Cityarts, Recruitment and Registration of youth in Spanish and English
3. Support teaching artists with supply ordering and maintenance
4. Demographic reporting
5. Engage volunteers in supporting CityArts programming and supervise work study volunteers
6. Photo documentation of student work and process
7. Assist Program Director with implementing and analyzing student evaluations at the start and end of each session
8. Work hours may include occasional nights and weekends for special events/workshops

Knowledge, Skills and Personal Characteristics
 Experience working with youth ages 8-14
 Experience with art education and/or art nonprofits
 Strong communication skills (verbal and written) in English and Spanish
 Interpersonal/human relations skills
 Ability to work and think creatively, collaboratively and resourcefully
 Ability to organize time, projects, and details
 Comfort with technology

Minimum Qualifications
Education and experience equivalent to:
 Degree in art, art admin, social work, psychology, education or a related field; supplemented with one (1) year of related experience.
 Fluency in Spanish and English – spoken and written is very strongly preferred
 Must have Reliable Transportation
 Valid Background Criminal Check within the past year.

How to Apply
Email Nika Gorini, Program Director at Nika@Providencecityarts.org with a Resume and Cover Letter. Applications received by September 2nd, 2016 are preferred.

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Eighth Annual West Bay Open Studios Tour – Oct 22-23, 2016

August 15th, 2016

West Bay, RI – During the weekend of October 22-23, 2016, 20 artists residing in the West Bay of Rhode Island will open their studios to the public in their eighth annual West Bay Open Studios Tour.  Enjoy this free, self-guided tour, from 11 am to 5pm, as you meander through the neighboring coastal towns of East Greenwich, Warwick, and North Kingstown.

This once a year opportunity gives art lovers and collectors the perfect venue to shop for fine art, jewelry and crafts.  The artists will welcome the public in their studios and talk about their art and creative processes. The wide array of art that will be for sale includes oil paintings, printmaking, pastel, watercolor, calligraphy, sculpture, pottery, photography, jewelry, stained glass, fused glass, wood turning, and mixed media.

Artists exhibiting in Warwick include: Lorraine Bromley, Sharon D. Eisman, and Carol Shelton. East Greenwich artists are: Marjorie Ball,  Alice Benvie Gebhart (Heritage Art Gallery), Nancy Gaucher-Thomas, Nancy Nielsen, and Jane Parillo Rollins (Scribe).  In North Kingstown, the artists are: Nina Ackmann,  Donato Beauchaine, Debbie Ferrazzoli, Henry Gauthier, Susan Kelley Scotti (Kelley Kreations Pottery), Mark Knapp, Ken MacDonald, Lynn Martin, Karen Murtha, Vanessa Piche, and Lorena Pugh. The studio of  Tiffany Adams is in Exeter.

The group has a Facebook page, where current information about the artists and the upcoming event is shared with the public.  Printed brochures with maps, are also available at the local businesses that sponsor this event and in the art studios during the event.

Please visit www.westbayopenstudios.com for additional information, updates about the artists, maps, driving directions, and images of artwork.

The tour is free and open to the public.  Follow the bright gold signs along the road with studio numbers in red dots.

 

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Surface Tension Call for Entries

August 15th, 2016

ALRI Juried Exhibition: open to all ALRI members and University Rhode Island (URI) students

October 11 – November 18
Juror of Selection and Awards: Mary Dondero, Professor of Art, Bridgewater State University and Curator of Exhibits, Bristol Art Museum
In the physical world, especially strong cohesive forces at the surface level accumulate to create a moment of suspense. In art, surface tension is both a physical property and a point of inspiration, allowing the artist to create a vibrant, compelling piece that reflects their experience, medium, and style.

Location: URI Fine Arts Center, 105 Upper College Road, Kingston RI 02881

Awards: Up to $500 in awards
Registration deadline: Tuesday, September 27
Notice of acceptance: Friday, September 30 via email
Delivery of work (hand delivery only): Mon., October 3, 12 – 4pm and Tues., October 4, 12 – 5pm
Pickup of work at conclusion: Mon., November 21 and Tues., November 22, 12 – 4pm
Opening receptions: Wednesday, October 12 – Students, Administrators, Faculty 3:45 – 5pm,
ALRI and Public 6 – 8pm
Eligibility: ALRI Elected Artists, Associate Members whose dues are current, and URI Art Students may participate. Become an Associate Member now by visiting Art League Rhode Island
Submittal Fee: Artists may submit two entries. Click on fees to pay online at PayPal. ALRI members 1/20 or 2/$30URI students 2/$20. Payment may also be made by check payable to Art League RI and mailed to: ALRI, One Avenue of the Arts, Providence, RI, 02903.
Email Entries: Please fill out the attached forms and submit together with a jpeg of each submitted work (6 inches in the larger direction at 300 ppi) by email to artleagueri@gmail.com with subject line ALRI All Members and URI Students Juried Exhibition. Submit your entry fee as described above.
Artwork: All media accepted. Artists should interpret, in their respective medium, the theme “Surface Tension.” In the physical world, especially strong cohesive forces at the surface level accumulate to create a moment of suspense. In art, surface tension is both a physical property and a point of inspiration, allowing the artist to create a vibrant, compelling piece that reflects their experience, medium, and style. Artwork previously exhibited with ALRI, is not permitted. All work must be original and created in the last 3 years. Work found to be copied from copyrighted work will not be hung. Reprints are not permitted. All work must be exhibition ready to install with the appropriate hardware. No saw tooth hangers or clips. No dark-colored mats. Work that does not adhere to the guidelines will not be exhibited. Artwork must be appropriate for viewers of all ages. Each submission of art should be attached to email submission as a jpg file and labeled in the following format: ARTIST’S LASTNAME_TITLE OF PIECE.jpg
Size limit: Maximum size up to 48″ wide and 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 24″ x 24″ inches or less with a weight limit 35 lbs.
Installation pieces: Must include a detailed description of any electrical requirements.
Upon notification of acceptance: Notification will be sent via email on or before Friday, September 30th. Cut out and attach the Artist ID form and tape to the back of your artwork, upon delivery to the URI Main Gallery. Please submit a current bio/resume (two pages maximum) by email to artleagueri@gmail.com. No inquires please. All decisions are final. Accepted work MUST remain in the gallery during the duration of the exhibit. No exceptions.
Delivery Information: All work must be hand delivered to the URI Fine Arts Center, Main Gallery, 105 Upper College Road, Kingston. No shipped works will be accepted. All packing materials must be removed at the time of delivery.
Sales & Commissions: Sales are encouraged and should be directed to artleagueri@gmail.com. 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% commission taken by ALRI on all artwork sold. Artists will be paid their percentage of the sale by ALRI at the conclusion of the exhibition.
Liability – Legal Agreement & Participant’s Waiver: Submission of work automatically waives any claim for damage or loss against ALRI or the URI Fine Arts Center Main Gallery, including the officers, members, and employees. ALRI will exercise reasonable care in handling all entries, but will not assume any liability for loss or damage while in ALRI’s possession. Work should be independently insured by the artist.
Usage Rights: By submitting images you are giving ALRI the right to use the images for the purpose of marketing the exhibition and for reproduction online. Artist’s recognition is provided with any use. ALRI reserves the right to adjust any deadline(s) as the result of causes beyond its immediate control. Payment of the submission fee indicates acknowledgement of all terms and conditions.
Questions: contact artleagueri@gmail.com or call (401) 861-0500. 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.
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6th annual Fiddle n Folk Fest

August 15th, 2016

On September 10 from 11:00 am – 5:00 pm, Local Brew Events’ 6th annual Fiddle n Folk Fest will take place in Haines Park, Barrington (near Cove Haven Marina). Featuring more than 10 acts (Cowboy and Lady, French Roast, Bay Spring Folk, Mark Whittaker & Friends, Hollow Turtle, and more), storytelling by Len Cabral, food trucks, craft vendors, dancing, and kids activities, it’s bound to be a rousing event. Join the all-levels fiddle jam with Andy Grover from 10:00- 11:00 am. Bring a chair and a blanket and enjoy the day overlooking Narragansett Bay. The day’s events are FREE, thanks to generous support from RI State Council on the Arts, the Town of Barrington Recreation Department, Barrington Public Library, The Bay Team, Friends of the Bay Spring Community Center, New Harvest Coffee, Wildflour Vegan Bakery, RIDEM, and many generous individuals. Raindate is September 11. For more information go to facebook.com/FiddleNFolkFest.

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International Sculpture Center Conference, Pittsburgh, Oct 15-18, 2016

August 11th, 2016

The International Sculpture Center will Travel to Pittsburgh Pennsylvania this October 15-18, 2016 for the 26thInternational Sculpture Conference. Inspired by industry and innovation in Pittsburgh the 26th International Sculpture Conference will explore how contemporary sculpture can effect cultural reinvention. The conference will bring together artists, arts administrators, curators, patrons, students, and sculpture enthusiasts for new discoveries in the field of sculpture.

Registration is open now! The four day conference will include 11 panel discussions, keynote speaker Diana Al-Hadid, mentor sessions, ARTSlams, evening receptions at the Mattress Factory and Carrie Furnaces, a city-wide gallery hop, hands-on workshops at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, and the Pittsburgh Glass Center, the annual ISC littleSCULPTURE Show, public art tours, and many optional trips to local arts and culture hubs. Visit http://www.sculpture.org/pittsburgh2016 for more information, and to register today.

 

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RHODE ISLAND ARTISTS – APPLY TODAY, $300 STIPEND:

August 4th, 2016

The GREEN SPACE Gallery at T.F. Green Airport is accepting art submissions for their 2017 exhibitions.  The gallery program is a partnership between RISCA and the Rhode Island Airport Corporation that promotes outstanding work by artists living and working in Rhode Island.  The spaces will present art to an ever-changing audience of local, national and international travelers.

Works in all media will be considered.  Note that GREEN SPACE includes several large walls and open spaces that are particularly suitable for large-scale works.

Eligibility:  All participating artists must be RI residents.  No students please.

Entry Deadline:  October 1, 2016

Selection:  Artists will be selected for the 2017 exhibitions by a review panel that will include practicing artists, arts professionals and community members. Artists included in the 2017 exhibitions will receive a $300 stipend for participating in the program.

Artists are encouraged to apply to the gallery, even if they have applied in previous years and not been selected. Artists who have exhibited previously are ineligible for new consideration for a period of two years.

To apply, please submit the following via email:

-A link to your current web site that includes images with captions (title, year, media, size), a current bio and artist’s statement;

Or

-A link to a Flickr page showing images of one’s artwork with captions  (title, year, media, size) and attach to the email a current bio and artist’s statement.

To apply, please email submissions to AirportArtsRI@gmail.com. Please note “GREEN SPACE” in the subject line of the email. Note that GREEN SPACE selects nine artists to exhibit in three group shows per year.

If selected, artists agree to suitably frame, wire or otherwise prepare their artwork for display at their own expense. Artwork is hung at gallery coordinator’s discretion, and gallery coordinator reserves the right of final selection of artwork and approval of installation. Artwork is not insured by the galleries during exhibition; artists are encouraged to carry their own insurance. Artwork may be listed for sale if desired, and any sales are direct without commission to the galleries.

To learn more about this opportunity and view photos of the exhibition space, please visit: http://www.arts.ri.gov/public/airports/ and the Public Art Archive, http://www.publicartarchive.org/search/apachesolr_search/TF%20gReen%20airport?filters=im_work_coll_nid%3A77451 .

Please address any questions regarding this call to Molly Dickinson, Coordinator, at AirportArtsRI@gmail.com or 401-845-0890.

 

About RISCA:
The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts is a state agency supported by appropriations from the Rhode Island General Assembly and grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. RISCA provides grants, technical assistance and staff support to arts organizations and artists, schools, community centers, social service organizations and local governments to bring the arts into the lives of Rhode Islanders.

About RIAC:
The Rhode Island Airport Corporation operates T.F. Green Airport and is a supporter of the arts in Rhode Island and the five general aviation airports in Rhode Island.  A long-time supporter of public art in Rhode Island, the Rhode Island Airport Corporation has worked with the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts on a number of public art commissions for T. F. Green Airport.

 

 

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RISCA Seeks RI Artwork For Block Island Airport Gallery; Stipend Is $100

August 4th, 2016

The gallery space at the Block Island Airport is accepting art

submissions for their 2017 exhibitions.  The gallery program is a

partnership between RISCA and the Rhode Island Airport Corporation,

to promote outstanding work by artists living and working in Rhode

Island.  The gallery at the Block Island Airport will present art to an

ever-changing audience of local, national and international travelers.

Works in all media will be considered.  Note that the Block Island

Airport Gallery is best suited to moderately-sized works. The Block

Island Airport presents four artists per year in solo exhibitions. Artists

included in the 2017 exhibitions will receive a $100 stipend for

participating in the program.

Eligibility:  All participating artists must be Rhode Island residents.

No students please. Resident Block Island artists are encouraged to

apply.

Artists are encouraged to apply to the gallery  even if they have

applied in previous years and not been selected.  Artists who have

exhibited previously are ineligible for new consideration for a period of

two years.

Entry Deadline:  September 1, 2016

Juror of Note: Artists will be selected for the 2017 exhibitions by

juror Catherine Little Bert. Please see biography below.

Apply: please submit the following via email:

-A link to your current web site that includes images with captions

(title, year, media, size), a current bio and artist’s statement;

Or

-A link to a Flickr page showing images of one’s artwork with captions

(title, year, media, size) and attach to the email a current bio and

artist’s statement.

Please email submissions to airportartsRI@gmail.com. Please note

“Block Island Airport Gallery” in the subject line of the email.

If selected, artists agree to suitably frame, wire or otherwise prepare

their artwork for display at their own expense. Works for Block Island

must be 34” x 46” or smaller, and packaged by the artist for safe

transport via ferry. Artwork is hung at gallery coordinator’s discretion,

and gallery coordinator reserves the right of final selection of artwork

and approval of installation. Artwork is not insured by the galleries

during exhibition; artists are encouraged to carry their own insurance.

Artwork may be listed for sale if desired, and any sales are direct

without commission to the galleries.

To learn more about this opportunity and view photos of the exhibition

space, please visit: http://www.arts.ri.gov/public/airports/ and

https://www.flickr.com/photos/risca-photos/albums/with/72157665900123613.

Please address any questions regarding this call to Molly Dickinson,

Coordinator, at AirportArtsRI@gmail.com or 401-845- 0890.

About the Juror: Catherine Little Bert, director and owner of Bert

Gallery since its founding in 1985, has passionately researched and

written on the subject of local artists. The fertile artistic community of

the late 19th century Providence has been a focal point of her

research and exhibitions, in addition to her representation of

contemporary Rhode Island artists.

Her recent accomplishments include contributions to the 2008

publication Infinite Radius: Founding Rhode Island School of Design,

and research on the early Providence Art Club artists and important

Rhode Island women artists of the 19th century to Sketches, an art

journal funded by the Rhode Island Committee for the Humanities and

co-authored with LJ McElroy. Recent lectures include Nancy E.

Prophet; African American Sculptor at the Providence Athenaeum,

Edward Bannister and Nancy E. Prophet Against the Odds at the North

Kingston Library, and Mary Coleman Wheeler: (1846 – 1920) at the

News Women Press Club, Washington, DC.

In 2017 she will co-curate with Nancy Grinnell and exhibit on the

founding women of the Providence Art Club in celebration of Women’s

History Month.

Catherine Little Bert received a B.A. from Providence College and an

M.A. from the University of Connecticut. She completed the course

work for the Certificate in Appraisal Studies in Fine and Decorative

Arts at New York University. Additionally, Bert is on the Board of

Trustees at Providence College and on the National Advisory Board at

the National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA) in Washington,

DC. In the past she has served as a Board of Trustee at the Rhode

Island Historical Society, Co-President of Gallery Night Providence and

Chair of the National Advisory Board at NMWA.

About RISCA:
The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts is a state

agency supported by appropriations from the Rhode Island General

Assembly and grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, a

federal agency. RISCA provides grants, technical assistance and staff

support to arts organizations and artists, schools, community centers,

social service organizations and local governments to bring the arts

into the lives of Rhode Islanders.

About RIAC:
The Rhode Island Airport Corporation operates T.F.

Green Airport and the five general aviation airports in Rhode Island.  A

long-time supporter of public art in Rhode Island, the Rhode Island

Airport Corporation has worked with the Rhode Island State Council on

the Arts on a number of public art commissions for T. F. Green Airport

and Block Island Airport.

 

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2016 MacColl Johnson Fellowships for RI-based Visual Artists

August 3rd, 2016

Applications will be accepted online now through August 18th, 2016.
The application deadline for The Robert and Margaret MacColl Johnson Fellowships is approaching on Thursday, August 18th. The 2016 fellowships will be awarded to visual artists. The Rhode Island Foundation is employing the Alliance of Artists Communities, an independent international association, to manage applications and the jury process for The Robert and Margaret MacColl Johnson Fellowships.
In an effort to reach Rhode Island visual artists across the entire state, The Rhode Island Foundation asks that you please share this information with your networks.

The Robert and Margaret MacColl Johnson Fellowship Fund, established at the Rhode Island Foundation in 2003, provides up to three $25,000 artist fellowships each year, rotating among composers, writers, and visual artists on a three-year cycle. In all three disciplines, the Fellowships will be awarded to emerging and mid-career Rhode Island artists whose work demonstrates exceptional creativity, rigorous dedication and consistent artistic practice, and significant artistic merit.
The 2016 Fellowships will be awarded to visual artists. Additionally for 2016, the three visual arts runners up will be awarded a residency stay at Ox-Bow School of Art and Artists’ Residency. This program will extend the impact of the Fellowships, with funding provided by the Rhode Island Foundation’s Kathryn Johnson Fund.
For more information please visit: http://www.artistcommunities.org/maccolljohnson/apply

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The Japan Foundation is now accepting project proposals for Performing Arts Japan (PAJ) touring and collaboration grants for the 2017 – 2018 fiscal year

August 3rd, 2016

The Japan Foundation released its 2017-2018 Performing Arts Japan (PAJ) guidelines and is now accepting project proposals. I appreciate it if you could help me spread the word and pass this information on to anyone who might be interested in Japanese performing arts or applying for this grant program. You can find a brief description about the program in this email (below). Also, please feel free to use the image attached. Deadline for applications is October 31, 2016.

The Japan Foundation is now accepting project proposals for Performing Arts Japan (PAJ) touring and collaboration grants for the 2017 – 2018 fiscal year. This program is designed to provide financial assistance for non-profit organizations in the U.S. and Canada that aim to introduce Japanese performing arts to local audiences.
For more information, visit http://www.jfny.org/arts_and_culture/paj.html.

Deadline for applications is October 31, 2016.

The touring Grants assists with the presentation of Japanese performing arts at multiple locations in the U.S. and/or Canada, with an emphasis on locations outside major metropolitan areas, where there is little exposure to the Japanese performing arts.

The collaboration Grants facilitates the collaboration of Japanese and American/Canadian artists so that they may create a new work through research, residencies, artists’ discussions etc. with the potential to develop into a touring project and further an appreciation of Japanese culture when presented to audiences in the United States and Canada.

To be eligible for an award, project must be to present Japanese performing arts and/or to conduct performing arts collaboration between Japanese and American/Canadian artists. Grants are awarded only to U.S.-based or Canada-based nonprofit organizations. The proposed project must commence between July 1, 2017 and June 30, 2018. For tours, the project must tour to at least two locations outside New York and Los Angeles. For collaborations, the project must be a new work jointly explored and created by Japanese artists and American/Canadian artists.

For information on eligibility, grant coverage, review criteria and the application form, please visit: http://www.jfny.org/arts_and_culture/paj.html.

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The Intercultural Leadership Institute (ILI)

August 3rd, 2016

National Release – Today marks the national release of guidelines and application information at ileadershipi.net for the first cohort of the Intercultural Leadership Institute, a new year-long rigorous personal and leadership development program for artists, culture bearers and other arts professionals.

The Intercultural Leadership Institute (ILI) is a collaborative program of Alternate ROOTS, First Peoples Fund, National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures (NALAC) and PA’I Foundation. These four partner organizations have created ILI out of a shared commitment to pursue cultural equity and to support artists, culture bearers, and other arts professionals as change-makers in their communities.

“ILI is an opportunity to meet and work with a diverse group of culturally grounded emerging and master artists engaged in arts and social justice work across the nation,” said Vicky Takamine, Executive Director of the PA’I Foundation.

Lori Pourier, President of First Peoples Fund, added, “Through ILI, arts leaders will come together in solidarity to learn about the intersections of our political histories and their implications on our families and communities. ILI provides an opportunity to align our shared values and deepen our collective roots across cultures and communities.”

The inaugural cohort will spend three weeks together over the course of a year deeply immersed in ILI host communities including Mississippi, South Dakota and Hawai’I. These communities represent numerous cultural and historical heritages and in the case of ILI’s 2017-18 cohort, will offer learning and leadership experiences based largely in the African-American heritage of the U.S. South, the Native American heritage of Lakota Territory, and the native Pacific Islander heritage of Hawai’i.
The launch of the Intercultural Leadership Institute has been made possible thanks to generous support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional support has been provided by American Express and Southwest Airlines and through the general support of the funders, members, donors, and volunteers of Alternate ROOTS, First Peoples Fund, NALAC and PA’I Foundation.

Applications for the first Intercultural Leadership Institute cohort are being accepted online now through September 13, 2016. More information and a link to the online application is available at ileadershipi.net. Follow ILI updates via Twitter @ileadershipi and also read some early publicity which shares more about the program’s origins and goals at the following links:
Core Partners
Alternate ROOTS supports the creation and presentation of original art that is
rooted in community, place, tradition or spirit. We are a group of artists and
cultural organizers based in the South creating a better world together. As
Alternate ROOTS, we call for social and economic justice and are working to
dismantle all forms of oppression – everywhere.

First Peoples Fund mission is to honor and support the Collective Spirit of
First Peoples artists and culture bearers. We accomplish this by providing
tools, resources and a voice to Indigenous artists who share their inspiration,
wisdom, knowledge and gifts with their communities.

National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures (NALAC) is the nation’s
leading nonprofit organization exclusively dedicated to the promotion,
advancement, development, and cultivation of the Latino arts field. In this
capacity, NALAC stimulates and facilitates intergenerational dialogues among
disciplines, languages, and traditional and contemporary expressions.

PA’I Foundation preserves and perpetuates Hawaiian cultural traditions for
future generations. PA’I Foundation is the non-profit organization of Pua Ali’i
‘llima, a h’lau hula (school of Hawaiian dance) founded by kumu hula (master
teacher of Hawaiian dance) Vicky Holt Takamine in 1977. While the
organization is centered around and supported by h’lau members, the purpose
of PA’I Foundation is to address and serve the needs of native Hawaiians and
those who make Hawai’i their home.

Program Dates:

March 22 – 28, 2017 in Mississippi
September 13 – 19, 2017 in Lakota Territory
February 28 – March 6, 2018 in Hawai’i

Deadline to Apply:

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Information and Applicant Support Calls:

Wednesday, July 20 at 3 p.m. eastern / noon pacific
Wednesday, August 24 at 4 p.m. eastern / 1 p.m. pacific
For call information, send an e-mail to info@ileadershipi.net

For more information please visit

http://www.nalac.org/programs/nalac-institutes/ili

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