The Journeys Onward exhibition will open on October 17th as part of RICPA’s broader veterans initiative to foster communication and understanding between and among the military and civilian communities. That initiative includes other exhibits and events with invited veteran artists, and active participation in the Providence-based WaterFire’s Salute to Veterans on the evening of Saturday, November 2, 2019.
Entry has Closed
Thank you to everyone who submitted work to this call. Artists have been notified of the status of their entries via email. Congratulations to the accepted photographers and thanks to everyone who supported this initiative by entering.
Work has been accepted from:
Jillian Barber, Sharon Bibeault, Mich Cochran, Omar Columbus, David DeMelim, Laure Dunne, Robert Easton, Mike Guinto, Michael Hawley, Thomas Morrissey, Eileen McCarney Muldoon, Paul M. Murray, Donna Parker, John Quigley, Deirdre Salvas, Edward Santos, Ron Whitehead
Entry Closed on September 5th, full details on Journeys Onward Call can be found on CaFE at https://artist.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=6816
RICPA’s Journeys Onward explores the photographic artistic expression of veterans and their families in the context of their military experiences. Many veterans and their families want to tell their stories, but those conversations can be difficult to start. We are hosting this exhibition to provide a platform to share these conversations as an active way of supporting our troops.
Every member of the U.S. Armed Forces and their family members embark on a journey of experiences that are both shared by many, and specific to everyone. Those experiences can be complex and enduring – perhaps lifelong. Their impact and intensity may be hard to grasp for those outside the Armed Forces community. These experiences may cover a wide range of emotions
Accompanied by the artists’ written words, their photographic art reflects the military experiences of veterans – retired or currently serving – or their family members. It creates an opportunity and forum for artists to share their past experiences and their journeys onward. Their art and relevant written words can offer a common ground for those conversations to start. Communication is what this exhibit is all about.
Images – Minimum: 1, Maximum: 10
Artwork Relevance Statement:
A short written statement of the relevance of the artwork to the veteran experience is required. Please name the file containing the statement, “LastName-FirstName_Relevance” (i.e. Murphy-Greg_Relevance).
This is not a caption or a general artist statement. It should be based on the artist’s actual experience, perceptions or knowledge. Along with the artwork’s quality, presentation, and appropriateness, the statement is a critical element in conveying the importance of the artwork both for the selection process, and for the exhibition, if the artwork is accepted. The statement, or an edited version of it, will accompany the artwork(s) in the exhibit. If multiple statements are needed to address different images, the artist should submit those as part of the same document.
Eligibility: Any artist who is at least 18 years old is eligible to apply to this Call for Entry if the artist is either:
1- A current or past member of the U.S. Armed Forces (i.e. Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, and Coast Guard), the Reserve Corps of the U.S. Armed Forces, or the National Guard; or,
2 – A member of the immediate family (i.e. a parent, sibling, child (by blood, adoption, or marriage), spouse, grandparent, or grandchild) of a current or past member of the U.S. Armed Forces (i.e. Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, and Coast Guard), the Reserve Corps of the U.S. Armed Forces, or the National Guard
Entry Fee (Entry Fee): $15.00
Media Fee (per sample over minimum): $10.00
Registration Deadline: Thursday, September 5, 2019, 11:59 PM, Mountain Standard Time
In-Person Delivery: Saturday thru Monday, October 12 – 15, 2019, as described below.
Shipping Delivery: Not later than Thursday, October 10, 2019, as described below.
Exhibition: Thursday, October 17 – Friday, November 15, 2019
Opening Reception: October 17th 5:00 – 9:00pm
Return of Work: In-person pick up on Saturday, November 16, 2019, and shipping return after that date, as described below.
Juror: Mick Cochran
Mick Cochran has been a photojournalist for most of his life. As a leader and practitioner, he has served as Director of Photography at USA Today; in art, photography, and technology editorial positions at The Providence (R.I.) Journal-Bulletin; as an assistant managing photo and graphics editor at The Charlotte (N.C.) Observer; and, in various positions at The State (IL) Journal-Register. As an educator, he teaches at Western Kentucky University’s Mountain Workshops for photojournalism. He is the proud parent of a U.S. Marine who has served and now teaches sailing in the Warrior Sailors veterans program.
Artwork: The art may be 2D or 3D but must have photography as significant element as determined solely by RICPA. All artwork must be original creations by the artist, not under a teacher’s direct supervision.
All artwork must be exhibition ready to hang or position with all appropriate hardware securely attached and must be ready to sell. No work can be not-for-sale (NFS) or price-on-request (POR) without the prior approval of RICPA. No saw-tooth hangers or ceiling hanging can be used. Frames are not required on all artwork if the presentation is current with today’s gallery/museum standards as determined solely by RICPA.
Work that does not adhere to any of these guidelines or is not to be a faithful representation of the image submitted will not be exhibited. The RICPA reserves the right to refuse entry to works that do not fit its community’s standards or its operational needs.
Entry Fee: Artists may submit up to 10 photographs. The entry fee is $15 for the first image and $10 for each subsequent image. Current RICPA Members receive a 20% discount on the entry fee. The discount code is posted in the Call Listing on our website at https://www.riphotocenter.org. 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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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.
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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 February 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 February 18th. 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 Saturday, November 16, 2019 at times to be determined. 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 30% 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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