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We welcome your entries for an exhibition mounted as an international showcase for contemporary voices in photography, no theme or prompt. Entry is open for our 8th Annual International Open Call exhibition through February 18. This is an opportunity to submit your work for review by Jessica Roscio, Director and Curator of the Danforth Art Museum at Framingham State University. Prior to the Danforth, Roscio held positions at the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C., and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
Our 8th Open Call will open on April 21st as a showcase for contemporary photography. We are accepting entries now through February 18th, entry for The 8th Open Call can be found on CaFE at https://artist.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=9759
We will be clearing all of our galleries to host this exhibition which will open on April 21st.
Images – Minimum: 3, Maximum: 10
Entry Fee, first 3 images: $45.00
Media Fee (each image over minimum): $10.00
The 8th Open Call for Entries: – A Juried International Photography Exhibition
A juried open call for contemporary voices in photography
First Place: $250
Second Place: $150
Third Place: $100
The Rhode Island Center for Photographic Arts, 118 N. Main St. Providence, RI
Exhibition: Thursday, April 21st, thru Friday, May 13th, 2022
Registration Deadline: February 18th
Delivery of Accepted Work: On or before April 16th
Opening Reception: April 21st 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Awards Reception: April 28th 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Juror: Jessica Roscio is Director and Curator of the Danforth Art Museum at Framingham State University. Prior to the Danforth, Roscio held positions at the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C., and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. She taught courses at Emerson College and Suffolk University, and has been a regular contributor to Aspect Initiative, an online gallery focusing on contemporary photography. An avid supporter of contemporary photography, a selection of exhibitions produced include The Memory Palace: Domesticity, Objects, and the Interior, Beautiful Decay, Dressed, Family Circle, Wonderscape, and Lois Tarlow: Material Vocabulary. Roscio has an MA in Art History from the University at Buffalo and a Ph.D. in American Studies, with a focus on the History of Photography, from Boston University.
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 10 photographs. The entry fee is $45 for the first three images and $10 for each subsequent image. Current RICPA Members receive a 20% discount on the entry fee. The discount code is posted in this Call Listing below. You must be login to our website for the code to be visible. All CAFE fees are non-refundable and must be paid by credit/debit card. Payment of those fees indicates the acknowledgment of the terms and conditions of the exhibition. Juror’s decisions are final.
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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 April 16th, 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 April 16th. 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 May 14th 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 Exhibiting & Supporting 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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