All Together Now: a look at community
Juried Call for Entries: Jan Howard, Juror
During this pandemic and time of greater reckoning with the inequalities in our society we have never been physically further apart and have had such a great need to come together to face our challenges. Has this time impacted how we think about community and has that impacted current work or the ways in which you see your earlier work? I am interested in the broadest possible thinking about how community might be reflected in your photographic work.
After a year of challenges the Rhode Island Center for Photographic Arts is accepting entries to address how ideas of how Community are reflected in your photographic practice for an exhibition opening on September 16th. This Call is open to all styles and photographic processes and will be juried by Jan Howard Curator of Prints, Drawings and Photographs at the RISD Museum.
This Call for Entries has closed, 45 works have been accepted for exhibition.
NOTE: We have had to rescheduled this exhibition and moved it back one month. Artists with accepted entries have until October 16th to deliver work to the gallery. The exhibition will open on October 21st and run through November 12th.
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
New Exhibition DATES
Exhibition: Thursday, October 21st thru Friday, November 12th 2021
Delivery of Accepted Work: October 16th
Reception and Awards: October 21st, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Juror: Jan Howard, Curator of Prints, Drawings and Photographs at the RISD Museum
About the Juror: Jan Howard is the Houghton P. Metcalf Jr. Curator of Prints, Drawings and Photographs at the RISD Museum where she previously also served as Chief Curator. Prior to coming to RISD in 2000, she spent fourteen years as a curator in the Department of Prints, Drawings and Photographs at The Baltimore Museum of Art. She holds an M.A. in Art History from KU. Her exhibitions and publications have primarily focused on modern and contemporary art, including Drawing Ambience: Alvin Boyarsky and the Architectural Association 2014; America in View: Landscape Photography 1865 to Now, 2012; Pat Steir: Drawing Out of Line, 2010; Joe Deal: New Work, 2009; Interior Drama: Aaron Siskind’s Photographs of the 1940s, 2003; Laurie Simmons: The Music of Regret, 1997; Roni Horn: Inner Geography, 1994.
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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 September 11th, 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 September 11th. 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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