A Fall of Rain…
Juried Call for Entries: Kat Kiernan, Juror
Whether gloomy or relaxing, rainy atmosphere elicits an emotional response. Distorting the world through reflections, splatters, and color shifts, rain can transform our surroundings in ways both magical and disastrous. Spring showers wash away the snow and grime of winter, shifting into summer thunderstorms. From gentle drizzle to treacherous hurricanes and monsoons, we look for photographs in all mediums that explore the regenerative and destructive powers of precipitation.
As spring arrives, we look forward to a world renewed and building on our general theme of moving forward, the Rhode Island Center for Photographic Arts is accepting entries to address the theme, A Fall of Rain for an exhibition opening on August 19th. This Call for photography is open to all styles and photographic processes and will be juried by Kat Kiernan, Editor-in-Chief of the photography magazine Don’t Take Pictures.
We are accepting entries now through June 12th, entry for this juried call can be found on CaFE at https://artist.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=8870
Images – Minimum: 3, Maximum: 15
Total Media – Minimum: 3, Maximum: 15
Entry Fee (Entry Fee): $35.00
Media Fee (per sample over minimum): $10.00
First Place: $250
Second Place: $150
Third Place: $100
Exhibition: Thursday, August 19th, thru Friday, September 10th, 2021
Registration Deadline: June 12th
Delivery of Accepted Work: August 14th
Reception and Awards: August 19th, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Juror: Kat Kiernan, Editor-in-Chief of Don’t Take Pictures photography magazine
About the Juror: Kat Kiernan is a photographer, writer, and curator. She lives in Brooklyn where she is the Editor-in-Chief of the photography magazine Don’t Take Pictures. She has curated numerous exhibitions as the Director of Panopticon Gallery in Boston and owner of The Kiernan Gallery in Lexington, Virginia. In 2015, she received the Griffin Museum’s Rising Star Award for her contributions to the photographic community. Kiernan’s writings on photography have been published in journals and blogs including Art New England Online, Feature Shoot, and Big, Red, and Shiny, as well as in books, including Agnieszka Sosnowska: Myth of a Woman (The National Museum of Iceland, 2019), and The Artist as Culture Producer: Living and Sustaining a Creative Life (Intellect, 2017). She holds a BFA in photography from Lesley University College of Art and Design.
The RI Center for Photographic Arts, RICPA 118 N. Main St. Providence, RI 02903
Located in the heart of Providence, RICPA was founded to inspire creative development and provide opportunities to engage with the community through exhibitions, education, publication, and mutual support.
RICPA exists to create a diverse and supportive community for individuals interested in learning or working in the Photographic Arts. We strive to provide an environment conducive to the free exchange of ideas in an open and cooperative space. Members should share a passion for creating, appreciating, or learning about all forms of photo-based media. We work to provide a platform for artistic expression, that fosters dialogue and drives innovation in the photographic arts.
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Eligibility: Artists of all levels who are at least 18 years or older are invited to enter.
Artwork: Open to all forms of photographic image-making in any process or technology, current or historical. Work must be your original creation. All work must be exhibition ready, no saw-tooth hangers, please. Work that does not follow the guidelines, or is deemed not to be a faithful representation of the image submitted, will not be exhibited.
Entry Fee: Artists may submit up to 15 photographs. The entry fee is $35 for the first three images and $10 for each subsequent image. Current RICPA Members receive a 20% discount on the entry fee.
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Size Limit: Maximum size 48” including the frame. Artists may have multiple pieces (diptych, triptych etc.) to make up one work.
In-Person Delivery of Accepted Work: In-person deliveries will be accepted August 14th, noon till 5:30pm or by appointment. The RICPA Gallery is located on the 2nd Floor at 118 North Main Street Providence, RI
Shipment of Accepted Work: Shipped deliveries should be scheduled to arrive by August 14th. Shipped work must be accompanied by a prepaid, return label. Please make sure that you label your work on the back with your name or name on the shipping label if different.
Print Service: Save on shipping fees and take advantage of our professional print service complete with frame rental for the duration of the exhibition. Email email@example.com for more information, available for accepted entries starting at for $40 prints framed up to 16” x 20”
Return of Work: For artists who delivered their art in-person pickup will be on July 11th Shipped art will be returned in the packaging in which it was sent using the provided prepaid return shipping label. The artist is solely responsible for any charges that may arise from inadequate packaging, or redirected shipments.
Sales & Commissions: The Rhode Island Center for Photographic Arts retains a 40% commission on works sold, 20% for current members.
Liability – Legal Agreement & Participant’s Waiver: Submission of work automatically waives any claim for damage or loss against RI Center for Photographic Arts, including the officers, members, and employees. RICPA will exercise all reasonable care in handling entries, but will not assume any liability for loss or damage while in RICPA’s possession or in transit. Work should be independently insured by the artist.
Usage Rights: The artist retains all copyright to the images submitted. By submitting images you are giving RICPA the right to use the images for the purpose of marketing the exhibition and for reproduction online. Artists grant the use of their image(s) as stated without further contact or compensation from RICPA. Artist’s recognition is provided with any use. Submitting artists will be added to RICPA’s email subscriber list. They may opt out using a link on each email at any time. RICPA reserves the right to adjust any deadline(s) as the result of causes beyond its immediate control. Payment of the submission fee indicates acknowledgment of all terms and conditions.
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