Deadlines are fast approaching for exciting opportunities for members and potential members to submit works in two calls for entries at the RI Center for Photographic Arts.
First Juried Members’ Show: Photographs and Memory
Deadline: August 27 August 30
Submissions are being accepted for our first juried members’ show, Photographs and Memory, through August 27 August 30. Photographs and Memory seeks to display member work that addresses memory – whether familial or historical – Show us what you to chose to remember or send us images that change the viewer’s perspective . The show will be judged by renowned photographer Annu Palakunnathu Matthew. View the Photographs and Memory call for entries here.
The show is open to members only. However, joining @RIPhotoArts online is easy, takes only minutes and comes with numerous benefits. (Sign up for membership here.) The fee to enter the show is $20 but free for members at the Exhibiting level or higher. First Prize winner will be awarded a solo show in one of our galleries.
Photographs and Memory will share the gallery schedule with Balancing Cultures, a photography project by independent photographer, designer and writer Jerry Takigawa, which gives voice to a long-silenced family story through his examination and expression of family history and of the Japanese American diaspora during World War II.
One Gun Gone: Thoughts and Prayers Are Not Enough
Deadline: September 4 September 11
This exhibition provides an opportunity to address gun violence while funding a gun buyback, if you are interested in actions not words, this is the show for you. Our first themed exhibition is produced in partnership with One Gun Gone, a local arts organization that addresses gun violence through education and the sale of its sculptures. A portion of all fees for this call for entries will support a gun buyback in collaboration with One Gun Gone and sanctioned by the Rhode Island State Police.
The exhibition will be juried by Boris Bally , a nationally recognized artist, sculptor and activist whose current work addresses gun violence in America. The show is open to members and non-members alike, however current members can log into our membership portal to receive their member discount code for this entry.
Full details on submitting works for One Gun Gone: Thoughts and Prayers are not Enough can be found on CaFE here.
Upcoming Salon: Traveling to South India & The Art of One-Bag Travel
Our salons typically take place the second Wednesday of each month. They are free and open to the public, but donations are always welcome. Learn more about our Oct. 10 talk by David H. Wells on his trip to South India and the Art of One Bag Travel. David will also be teaching a Light Studies at WaterFire workshop in October for us at the Center.
New Members Welcome
Join a community of photographers, receive discounts on workshops and exhibition entries, while supporting our nonprofit gallery and community organization. Learn more about @RIPhotoArts membership here.
Drop by to learn more about membership and view our current exhibition: The Director’s Show: Experiments in Photography, featuring work by father & son duo David DeMelim and John deMelim. The gallery is open each Thursday and Friday from 1-4pm and Saturdays from 1-6pm.
If you would like additional information on any of our calls for entries, membership or upcoming events, please call 401-400-2542 or email Managing Director David DeMelim at David@riphotocenter.org. The gallery is located on the second floor at 118 N. Main Street in Providence.