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Friday, January 30th, 2015

Call for Entries :

The Galleries of the Providence Art Club invite artists to submit their strongest two-dimensional and three-dimensional works to the Providence Art Club All Media Juried Exhibition “Earth Elements”. Recent works in all media are encouraged. Please visit the Cafe website (www.callforentry.org) to apply to this exhibition. 


Awards :         $5,000.00 in awards 


Eligibility :       Open to living artists nationwide


Calendar :       February 20, 2015 :                      Application Deadline

                              February 22, 2015 :                      Accepted Artists Listed at www.providenceartclub.org    

                              March 1, 2015 :                            Bio Material Due

                              February 23 – March 5, 2015 :    Work Received at the Gallery

                              March 8, 2015 :                            2:00-4:00pm, Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony                                          April 6-12, 2015 :                         Removal of Work, Arrangement of Shipping


Exhibition Juror :

Allison Lee Newsome, Ceramist and Educator

Allison Lee Newsome holds a M.F.A. in ceramics from the Rhode Island School of Design and a B.F.A. in sculpture from Chico State University in Chico, California. She has also studied at Buckinghamshire College in England. A prolific artist, Ms. Newsome is represented by galleries in Boston, Philadelphia, and Ogai, Ohio. Her works are held in numerous museum collections including those of the Beatrice Wood Museum in Ojai, California, the RISD Museum in Providence, Rhode Island, and the Institute of Ceramic Art in Jingdezhen, China. She has lectured at colleges and universities throughout the United States including at the Art Institute of Chicago, Rhode Island School of Design, and Harvard University.


Entry Fee :     $20.00

*Note: This Entry fee is for up to three images or three pieces of work. You are only required to submit one image with your entry, but you may submit up to three. For Example, you may submit three different works and upload three images (1 image per work) or you may submit a single work and upload three different images of that single work.


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The Providence Community Library is excited to announce Dear Diorama 2, the sequel to last year’s highly-successful (and very fun) event!

Friday, January 30th, 2015
Dear Diorama 2
Tuesday, February 24th, 2015
7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
at the Rochambeau Library
708 Hope Street
on the East Side of Providence.

What is Dear Diorama?
It’s a diorama book report contest for adults and teens.
It’s a fun after-hours event at the library, with snacks and art and excellent people.
It’s a chance to win some excellent prizes.
Bring your friends, bring your co-workers, bring your neighbors, bring your dad, and look at some amazing shoebox creations.

How to enter:
http:// pcldeardiorama.blogspot.com/p/how-to-enter.html

Facebook event:
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VERMONT STUDIO CENTER fellowships open

Thursday, January 29th, 2015
open to ALL:

25 VERMONT STUDIO CENTER fellowships open to all artists and writers, based entirely on merit, for residencies scheduled July 2015 – April 2016.

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Block Islands newest Community Art Center, HeART Space, Accepting Poposals

Thursday, January 29th, 2015

Block Islands newest Community Art Center, HeART Space, is currently accepting proposals for solo or group gallery shows for the summer season June-September 2015.  Shows rotate bi-weekly starting with an opening celebration the first Saturday of the show. If interested please submit a minimum of five examples of the work of each artist that will participate, cv or resume, and date range that would work best for you.

Artists will be featured on our website with a bio and link to your personal website.

For more information or to submit a proposal please email heartspacebi@gmail.com

And visit our new website at heartspacearts.com

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Thursday, January 29th, 2015
February 19, 2015 EITHER FISH OR FOWL, OPEN JURIED EXHIBITION Any original 2-D artwork depicting the daily or nightly doings of fish or
fowl is eligible. Maryland Federation of Art organized exhibition to be displayed at the Annapolis Maritime Museum. Juror: Christopher
Sloan, Executive Director of Allegany Arts Council and President of Science Visualization. Entry fee. Details: 410-268-4566 OR
http://www.mdfedart.org OR info@mdfedart.org
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Thursday, January 29th, 2015
College Art Department offers an eight-week artists residency to four
artists each summer from mid June to mid August. The residency
supports a diverse group of artists, providing time and space for
established and emerging artists to develop their work. Details/mail
application to: Chantal Harris Assistant Director of ECAR Emmanuel
College 400 The Fenway Boston MA 02115 http://tinyurl.com/ecairp
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2015 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Awards Applications Now Open!

Thursday, January 29th, 2015

The President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Institute of Museum and Library Services, is accepting applications for the 2015 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Awards.
The twelve award-winning programs this year will each receive $10,000 and an invitation to accept their award from the President’s Committee’s Honorary Chairman, First Lady Michelle Obama, at a ceremony at the White House.
After-school and out-of-school time arts and humanities programs are encouraged to apply. Please click the following link to access the online National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Awards Application: http://www.nahyp.org/how-to-apply/
Completed applications will only be accepted via the online process. 
Monday, February 2, 2015, 5:00 PM PST is the application deadline.
  info@nahyp.org | http://www.nahyp.org
President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities
 400 Seventh Street SW
Washington, DC 20506

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NALAC Fund for the Arts grant application process–now, easier than ever

Thursday, January 29th, 2015

The National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures (NALAC) announces the launch of the 2015 NALAC Fund for the Arts application cycle. New changes to the application format are being introduced to make the process simpler, faster and meet the needs of the Latino arts and culture artists and organizations. Reforms to the 2015 grant cycle come on the heels of a series of strategies NALAC has implemented in the past three years to streamline the application process, increase access, go paperless, broaden the panelist pool and expand funding opportunities for all Latino artists and arts organizations.


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Oakwood Cemetery hosts juried Urn Competition

Monday, January 26th, 2015

Historic Oakwood Cemetery & Mausoleum

Raleigh Cemetery Association

Chartered 1869- A Non-Profit Corporation

701 Oakwood Avenue

PO BOX 26867

Raleigh, NC 27611-6867



Urn Art & Garden Faire

Oakwood Cemetery hosts juried Urn Competition

April 19, 2015

Call for Artists


Historic Oakwood Cemetery is focusing on the changing style of interment with a juried competition devoted to the art of Cremation Urns, entitled Urn Art & Garden Faire.


What is an urn? An urn is a container that is used to hold the ashes of someone who has been cremated.


Eligible Entrants:  Open to any professional or amateur artist, must be 18 years of age or older.

Specifications:  An artist may submit a maximum of two original works that, using his/her creativity, could be used as a cremation urn.  There are no size dimensions or volume requirements for this competition.  All works must be sturdy enough to withstand handling and exhibition.    All genres/mediums of art will be accepted. Be creative!

Process:  Digital images of the work, with entry form, must be received by Monday, March 16 at 3pm.  (Send CD to Historic Oakwood Cemetery, PO Box 26867, Raleigh, NC 27611 if mailing images).  If emailing images (preferred) please send to robin@historicoakwood.com.  Photos should be emailed in a JPEG version.  No more than 2 photos of each work should be included.  The JPEG version should have a resolution of 300 dpi or higher. The CD (if mailed) should be labeled with name, email address and phone number. If emailed, all file names should begin with the applicant’s first initial and last name followed by entry number (if submitting more than one entry.) Incomplete entries will be returned.  CD’s will not be returned.

Artists whose work has been accepted will be notified via email on March 23.


Approved urns must be delivered to Historic Oakwood Cemetery (701 Oakwood Ave Raleigh, NC 27601) no later than 3pm on Wednesday April 8.  

Entry Form:  Each Urn must be accompanied by the attached entry form. (See Entry Form, page 3).

Jurists will be provided by the Friends of Oakwood Cemetery.

Reception/Exhibit/Presentation of Awards:  Sunday April 19 from 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm.   


Competition Awards: Prizes will be awarded as follows:

1st Place: $300

2nd Place: $200

3rd Place: $100

Delivery of work: All submitted work must be hand delivered or shipped with pre-paid return label.  All insurance to and from Historic Oakwood Cemetery is the responsibility of the artist. Works should be properly tagged and labeled with the entry form.


Right to reproduce: Historic Oakwood Cemetery reserves the right to reproduce digital images of the exhibited work in both printed and electronic materials for publicity purposes.

Questions? Contact Robin Simonton, Executive Director, Historic Oakwood Cemetery 919.832.6077 or robin@historicoakwood.com.

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Historic Oakwood Cemetery & Mausoleum Urn Art & Garden Faire Oakwood Cemetery hosts juried Urn Competition

Monday, January 26th, 2015


Raleigh Cemetery Association

Chartered 1869- A Non-Profit Corporation























701 Oakwood Avenue

PO BOX 26867

Raleigh, NC 27611-6867



Urn Art & Garden Faire Oakwood Cemetery hosts juried Urn Competition




April 19, 2015

Call for Artists

Historic Oakwood Cemetery is focusing on the changing style of interment with a juried competition devoted to the art of Cremation Urns, entitled


Urn Art & Garden Faire.

What is an urn?


An urn is a container that is used to hold the ashes of someone who has been cremated.


Eligible Entrants:


Open to any professional or amateur artist, must be 18 years of age or older.


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The Art Connection-RI Seeks Art Connection Coordinator

Friday, January 23rd, 2015

Start Date: Immediately
Employment Type: Part time at 20 hours/week, flexible schedule.May expand to full time dependent on funding.
Location: 197 Elmgrove Ave, Providence, and work from home.
Compensation: $20/hour

Job Description
The Art Connection-RI Coordinator is a part time support position for an individual who is passionate about the mission of Art Connection-RI: to provide art to those who would not otherwise have art in their lives. The Coordinator reports to the Executive Director and willsupport the growth anddevelopment of this 3 ½-year-old nonprofit organization with the followingresponsibilities:

• Provide administrative supportfor the organization’sday-to-day operations
• Assist Art Committee in designing and executing outreach to artists to encourage art donations
• Assist Program Committee in designing and executing outreach to nonprofits, presenting the opportunity to select art as a permanent installation at no cost to the nonprofit
• Communicate with staff at nonprofits to schedule art selection sessions
• Assist Program Committee in art selection sessions
• Coordinate agreements between artists and nonprofits
• Process new art donations and prepare PowerPoint slide shows for art selection sessions at nonprofits
• Assist with event management, public relations and outreach activities for the annual celebration event
• Assist with communications and administration, regularly using email, Word, and Excel databases
• Attend Board meetings, presently scheduled for the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 5:30 PM.

• Passionate for the mission of the Art Connection-RI.
• Strengths in organization, attention to detail, and working independently.
• Comfortable with technology to support social media, administrative and design needs, and a willingness to learn new programs.
• Ability to travel to monthly meetings.
• Flexibility to work with a burgeoning young organization.

The Art Connection-RI’s mission is to make visual art accessible to people who might not otherwise have the opportunity to experience art in their daily lives.The Art Connection-RI connects artists and donors to community service organizations through the placement of original artwork. Artists donate their art through TheArt Connection-RI and nonprofits select art that has meaning for them.  The works of art then become the property of the agencies and are placed to enrich the lives of the people they serve.

How to Apply
Please send letter of interest and qualifications to:Artconnection.providence@gmail.com

The Art Connection-RI
197 Elmgrove Avenue
Providence, RI 02906

How to Apply
Email letter of interest and qualifications to artconnection.providence@gmail.com

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Friday, January 23rd, 2015


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Visual Arts Program of Sea Grant Rhode Island – Deadline: May 29

Thursday, January 22nd, 2015

The Visual Arts Program of Sea Grant Rhode Island was established in 1988 to encourage professional visual artists from New York and New England to address the issues of the environment of the ocean and its coastal communities. Grants are intended to assist individual and collaborating artists whose works are related to themes of the marine environment. Curatorial proposals will be considered. A total of $3,000 in grants is awarded annually.  Deadline: May 29, 2015. For prospectus visit http://www.uri.edu/artsci/art/documents/Sea_Grant_Flyer_2015.pdf

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Call for Artists: Applications Being Accepted for the 53rd Wickford Art Festival

Tuesday, January 20th, 2015

Applications are being accepted from fine art artists for the prestigious 53rd Wickford Art Festival. Artists may download applications at:  http://www.wickfordart.org/art-festival-2015.html Applications must be postmarked by April 1, 2015 for consideration. Festival dates are Sat. July 11 and Sun. July 12, 2015. No functional art or crafts.

Up to 250 artists from all over the country display their art amongst historic homes, eclectic shops and quaint streets. Handicap accessible and family friendly, this top-ranked festival draws art lovers from all over New England with crowds up to 75,000 attending yearly.

Produced by the Wickford Art Association (WAA), Wickford Art Festival is one of the longest running outdoor fine arts festivals in New England. WAA, a 501c3 non-profit, was founded in 1962 to educate and promote the arts to its membership, the local community and general public.

Wickford is 25 minutes from Providence, 20 minutes from Newport  and less than 1 hour drive from CT and MA. Accessible by boat. Visit www.wickfordart.org

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Cultural Programming in China through Dept of State

Thursday, January 15th, 2015

From $10K to $50K for Cultural Programming in China through Dept of State  (http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=271328 )


Eligible Applicants: Individuals
Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Private institutions of higher education
Additional Information on Eligibility:  

Additional Information

Agency Name: U.S. Mission to China
Description: The U.S. Government believes that building mutual understanding is a cornerstone of U.S. foreign policy abroad. U.S. embassies and consulates abroad seek to tell America’s story through explaining U.S. policies, values, culture, and history. To that end, the U.S. Mission to China (Embassy Beijing and Consulates General Chengdu, Guangzhou, Shanghai, Shenyang, and Wuhan) seeks to support activities that, whether through existing partnerships between eligible U.S. institutions and their Chinese counterparts or through new ties, help explain American culture to the people of China. Such programming will enhance and broaden the cultural and academic outreach of the U.S. Mission in China. The U.S. Embassy in Beijing seeks to ensure that programming is representative of the depth and breadth of U.S. culture, values, polices, and history. The U.S.-China relationship is one of the United States’ most important bilateral relationships. A great deal of work remains to be done in fostering mutual understanding between the peoples of the two nations. Cultural exchanges provide excellent opportunities to help people better understand others’ history, values, and traditions. The aim of this project is to help increase overall understanding of U.S. society and culture by the people of China.
Link to Additional Information:  
Contact Information: If you have difficulty accessing the full announcement electronically, please contact:

Public Affairs, Embassy Beijing

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Call for Artists – FORCE OF NATURE: Exploring the Power of the Feminine

Thursday, January 15th, 2015

July 6–August 14, 2015

Karl Drerup Art Gallery and The Silver Center for the Arts

Plymouth State University, Plymouth, NH

When women demonstrate their feminine power and energy in positive ways that command deep respect, they are often referred to as a FORCE OF NATURE. We are calling for artwork to reflect this theme. Broadly interpreted, concepts might range from myth and legend to the personal, historical or political. Artwork considering Nature (as in Mother Nature and her natural forces), eco art and ecofeminism are also strongly encouraged.

We are asking for artists, both male and female, WCA-members and non-members, working individually or collectively to submit to this call for entry.

Juror: Judith Brodsky

WCA Lifetime Achievement Award Winner Judith K. Brodsky is Distinguished Professor Emerita, Department of Visual Arts, Rutgers University; Founding Director of the Rutgers Center for Innovative Print and Paper (renamed the Brodsky Center in her honor); co-founder and co-director with Ferris Olin of the Rutgers Institute for Women and Art, and The Feminist Art Project, a national program to promote recognition of women artists. She is past national president of ArtTable, the College Art Association, and the Women’s Caucus for Art. She was a contributor to The Power of Feminist Art, the first comprehensive history of the American women’s movement in art. A printmaker and artist, Brodsky’s work is in the permanent collections of over 100 museums and corporations.   Eligibility: WCA members and non-members of any gender, working individually or collectively, who live in the United States are invited to submit artworks for this exhibition.

Artwork Specifications: Up to three artworks. 2D, 3D, video, installation and performance are acceptable for submission. Detailed proposals for site specific installations, videos and performances will be considered. 

Entry fee: $25 for current WCA members, $35 for non-members. Up to three artworks.

Complete details, prospectus, and entry instructions are available at http://wcanh.org/index.php/exhibitions/force-of-nature

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Classes at the South County Art Association

Wednesday, January 14th, 2015


Solar Print Etching

       An introduction to the solarplate (or polymer) etching process. Solarplate etching is a greener, solvent-free method of plate making.The first class will be spent developing artwork to make a plate that reflects their individual artistic expression, and there will be a demonstration of how to create a solar plate. In the second class, plates will be created, and relief and intaglio inking methods will be explained and demonstrated, as well as different methods of applying color to the plate. Students should be able to produce a number of prints, and have plenty of time to explore different aspects of the process.This course will help painters and printmakers alike to view their work with new possibilities. Beginners welcome.

Carol Dunn is an award winning printmaker and photographer, specializing in alternative processes for creating artwork. She exhibits frequently in the area, and is an Elected Artist in the Norwich Arts Center, Mystic Arts Center, Connecticut Women Artists, Essex Art Association, and CT Academy of Fine Arts among others. See her website for imagery and information or to contact her: www.caroldunnart.com


 Saturday, April 11 12:30pm – 3:30pm and Sunday, April 12 12:30pm – 7pm


 $125 members/$145 nonmembers


 Carol Dunn

Location: South County Art Association Print Shop, Kingston, RI


A materials fee of $35 will cover most of what you need for this process. Please also read the attached materials list carefully as it will tell you how to best prepare to make the most of this weekend session.

To Enroll call the SCAA office at: 401-783-2195




Linocut Print-Making

This course introduces students to the bold art of Linocut printmaking! In this class, students will play with line, pattern and mark-making in order to create areas of contrast, tone and depth.  Positive and negative space will be emphasized as students make use of design fundamentals to simplify what they see into decisive, visual elements. Students will print upon the SCAA’s  Whelan etching press while also learning hand-press techniques to print at home.

Jill Ann Heffernan earned her MFA from the Vermont College of Fine Art.  She studied painting and printmaking at Rhode Island College where she earned her BFA as well as a BA in Art History in 2007.


 Wednesdays, 4 weeks: Feb.18 – March 10, 6:30pm – 9pm


 $115 member/$145 nonmember

Location: South County Art Association Print Shop, Kingston, RI


 Jill Ann Heffernan

Materials Needed: linoleum cutter set, a thin and thick black marker, one or two tubes of colored block printing ink, an 8″ x 10″ -11″ x 14″ pad of mulberry paper (or a thin print-making paper of the student’s choice), 5 pieces of linoleum (any size)


To Enroll please call the SCAA office at: 401-783-2195


Introduction to Etching Techniques

Experience the magic of printmaking! Instructor Casey Weibust will demonstrate a variety of techniques in intaglio printing, including drypoint and acid bath etching. You will also become comfortable with using the etching press, mixing your own inks, wiping your plate, proper paper tearing and registration techniques.

While enrolled in this class students will be eligible to participate in open studios for printmaking.

Casey Weibust graduated with a B.F.A. in printmaking from Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Boston. She describes her print work as spontaneous and abstract, even compulsive, with a focus on character and individuality, especially around the concept of homes and the magic that lies within them. She teaches at the MET school and at other organizations around Rhode Island.


 Tuesdays, 5 Weeks: Jan.13 – Feb.10, 6pm – 8pm


 $135 member/$165 nonmember


 Casey Weibust

Enrollment Status: 


Materials: TBA


To Enroll please call the SCAA office at: 401-783-2195

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Monday, January 12th, 2015


VSA arts Rhode Island seeks submissions of visual artworks from RI adult artists (21+) with disabilities. Artworks will be exhibited in their 12th Annual Sherlock Show held March 9 to April 9, 2015 at the RISCA Atrium Gallery, 1 Capitol Hill, Providence. No entry fee. Deadline: Thursday, February 13, 2015.

For more information and to request detailed guidelines + entry forms call 725-0247 or e-mail programs@vsartsri.org

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Providence Performing Arts Center ARTS Scholarships 2015

Monday, January 12th, 2015

The Providence Performing Arts Center is now accepting applica­tions for the ARTS Scholarships 2015 program, with a deadline of 3:00p on February 27, 2015.  The ARTS Scholarships program awards 30 scholarships valued at up to $500 each to qualified, talented Rhode Island middle school students (aged 11-14 as of June 1, 2015). These scholarships, sponsored by The Textron Charitable Trust and PPAC’s Annual Fund donors, offer young artists an opportunity to attend local, sum­mer arts education programs that will broaden their experiences in a chosen area of study. Applications, guidelines, and list of summer arts programs are available online at http://www.ppacri.org/community_outreach_programs/arts_scholarships or in person at the Providence Performing Arts Center’s Ad­ministrative Office, 220 Weybosset Street, 2nd Floor. For more information, visit the PPAC website or call Cynthia Goldsmith at 574-3105.

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FirstWorks presents MUMMENSCHANZ, The Musicians of Silence – Special STUDENT Performance

Monday, January 12th, 2015

Jan. 22, 2015, 10:00 am @ The VETS, 1 Avenue of the Arts, Providence, RI 02903

This beloved Swiss mask theatre troupe has brought myth, mystery and laughter to generations of audiences across four continents for over four decades with its groundbreaking non-verbal theatre. Using silence, illusion, light and shadow, Mummenschanz’s invisible masters of movement have revolutionized theatre, morphing ordinary materials into magically expressive masks and props. This special student matinee demonstration promises to delight anyone from 2 to 92. 

$5 student tickets w/one comp ticket for teacher/chaperone for groups of 25 students or more.

$10 student tickets w/one comp ticket for teacher/chaperone for up to 20 students.

Get tickets: kathleenm@first-works.org, 401-421-4281

All credit cards and checks made payable to FirstWorks accepted.

A pre-performance curricula guide can be found at: http://bit.ly/FW-Mumm-Guide

“FirstWorks is clearly becoming a cultural beacon in its community and state. It’s very exciting to see how they’ve mobilized a community.” – National Endowment for the Arts

Along with electrifying performances, FirstWorks develops programs with leading artists that reach deep into the community, inviting the public to engage in conversations about art and culture. Through school-based Arts Learning, we also enable K-12 youth to interact directly with some of the most inventive, creative minds of our time. Along with our standards-aligned arts curriculum, FirstWorks bolsters student achievement and broadens career possibilities. Please visit us online at www.first-works.org for further information about Arts Learning programming and season offerings.

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