Governor Donald L. Carcieri and the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts once again invite Rhode Island artists to submit work for the Scenes of Rhode Island Exhibit and awards.
Governor and Mrs. Carcieri established the Scenes of Rhode Island Exhibition and Awards to highlight an original one-of-a-kind image of Rhode Island and to promote the artistic talent in the state.
“It is important to have art in our lives reminding us of the diverse beauties of our state, the creativity of our people and the joy we can share in viewing works of art,” Governor Carcieri said. “I encourage all Rhode Island artists to enter this year’s exhibition.” Governor and Mrs. Carcieri select one of the entries as “Best in Show” and two additional works as second and third place winners. Governor Carcieri and Mrs. Carcieri personally fund the prizes including the $1,000 award for the Best in Show piece and the rights to its reproduction. The prize for second place is $250 and third prize is $100. The “Best in Show” winner will become the property of the Governor and Mrs. Carcieri and it will be displayed prominently at the State House throughout the Carcieri Administration. Limited edition posters of the image will be produced and financed personally by the Carcieris, signed and numbered by the artist, and distributed to individuals and organizations at the discretion of Governor and Mrs. Carcieri. The Scenes of Rhode Island Exhibition can be viewed at the Atrium Gallery in the Department of Administration Building on Smith Street in Providence during the months of December, 2009 and January, 2010.
Entries must be two-dimensional, original works of art that in some way depict the Ocean State and that have not been previously entered into the Scenes of Rhode Island Exhibition and Awards, nor have been reproduced or widely shown.
Details on Submission of Art
Slides and Electronic Submissions: Artists must submit up to three slides or one disc of no more than three entries to the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts for the selection process. Slides and electronic images may depict details of a work, but no more than a total of three slides/images will be accepted. All slides and discs must be labeled with the artist's name, work title, medium, dimensions and year of completion. Slides and discs of work not accepted will be returned if accompanied by a self-addressed stamped envelope. Send slides or discs, self-addressed stamped envelope, and entry form to: Rhode Island State Council on the Arts, Attn: Scenes of Rhode Island, One Capitol Hill, 3rd Floor, Providence, RI 02908
Insurance: The State of Rhode Island will provide insurance coverage for the artwork while it is on display. This coverage will provide an aggregate limit of $25,000 with no restriction on individual piece valuation with a $500 deductible. Coverage of the pieces in transit will not be the responsibility of the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts or Department of Administration. See http://www.arts.ri.gov/atrium.htm for more information
Eligibility: Open to all artists who are permanent residents of the State of Rhode Island. Non-residents are not eligible to enter.
Selection of Work: The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts will select the works that will appear in the show. The Governor and Mrs. Carcieri will select the Best in Show award recipients. All awards are final.
Awards: $1000 (which includes purchase and rights to reproduction of the original artwork), 1 copy of the poster reproduction, and display at the State House for "Best in Show." $250 to the Second place winner and $100 to the Third place winner.
Notification: Accepted artists will be notified by mail or email by Friday, November 23rd, 2009. Slides and discs of work not selected will be returned if self-addressed stamped envelope is provided.
Delivery: Accepted submissions should be delivered to the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts Department of Administration building, One Capitol Hill, 3rd Floor, Providence, RI 02908, On Monday, November 30th or Tuesday, December 1st, 2009 between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm. The Department of Administration building is located diagonally across Smith Street from the State House.
Removal: All exhibited work is to be picked up on Friday, January 29th or Monday, February 1st between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm at the Atrium Gallery in the Department of Administration building.
Calendar: Thursday, October 1st - Open for Submissions
Monday, November 9th - Submission Deadline
Friday, November 23rd - Exhibitors notified.
Monday & Tuesday, November 30th & December 1st - Artists drop work at RISCA offices, Dept. of Administration, 3rd FL
Monday, December 7th - Exhibit opens to the public
January 14, 2010 from 5pm to 7pm- Governor's Reception
Friday, January 29th and Monday, February 1st - Artists pick up work
SRI Exhibition Dates: December 7, 2009 - January 28, 2010
Photography: The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts and the Governor's Office reserve the right to photograph work for publicity.
Gallery Hours: Monday through Friday 8:30 - 4:30, except on State holidays.
More info: Call 401-222-1794 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Department or agency: Office of the Governor