Update from the Director…
For April 2021 we are excited to announce a host of new programs and collaborations with a focus on our Members. We are releasing our first limited edition portfolio to commemorate our journey and help fund upcoming programing. The portfolio is available for purchase in very limited numbers and will be on display in the gallery as part of our invitational Member exhibition opening on April 15th. The exhibition, Members: Stronger Together brings together a selection of Supporting Member work first shared online as we navigated 2020 together.
We are also opening an invitational exhibition to present a look at Coastal Rhode Island from a group of Members who live and work there. This exhibition will be hosted at the McGrath Judicial Complex in Wakefield, RI. The exhibition runs from April through September with a public reception scheduled for September 11th and provides the opportunity to present member work in the community.
And… for members and non-members alike we are excited to be working with both Kat Kiernan, Editor-in-Chief of the photography magazine Don’t Take Pictures and Jan Howard, Curator of Prints, Drawings and Photographs at the RISD Museum on two separate calls for entries that we are releasing early for exhibitions in August and September… see links below for more information.
Our schedule continues as a mix of both live and online exhibitions and hope to see more of you in person as the year progresses. Read on for details and links to the events mentioned above and some additional events at the Rhode Island Center for Photographic Arts.
RI Center for Photographic Arts
Also coming in April…
Orchis: A photograph of a dead flower becomes a live ballet.
A unique presentation with member A. Cemal Ekin, Keeper of Light at keptlight.com
His observations while photographing dead orchid flowers inspired a ballet. This Zoom presentation and artist talk follows his project from inspiration to presentation and includes a screening of a video of the ballet, Orchis as performed by the Festival Ballet Company.
Building on our general theme of moving forward and exploring a world renewed, 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.
After a year of challenges the Rhode Island Center for Photographic Arts is accepting entries to explore ideas related to community and address how Community is 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 has closed and notifications sent, you can check your entry status on CaFE if you don’t remember seeing our email. The exhibition, A New Leaf will open on May 20th. Special thanks to Elin Spring and Suzanne Révy, editors of What Will You Remember? for selecting their efforts selecting the work for this exhibition.
Currently in the Gallery:
Only a few days remain to see our 2021 presentation of Behind The Lens which revisits our year long open entry project for women photographers. Created in reaction to COVID-19 Behind the Lens Plus was originally conceived for online consumption and has now been reimagined as a live gallery exhibition. This expanded presentation is available online but best viewed in person. Appointments can be made via email to email@example.com or call 401-400-2542. The gallery is open Thursday – Friday Noon – 6:00pm, appointments are not required but masks are. The gallery will be closed Saturday April 10th.
The gallery is open by appointment with a limited capacity to accommodate drop in visitors. Appointments are available on short notice on Thursdays – Saturdays, Noon – 6:00pm, other days and times available with advance notice, masks are required.
Email requests to firstname.lastname@example.org
Coming in June:
Photography Without a Lens… Juried last year by Ann Jastrup. Originally planned for June 2020 and presented online, this exhibition has been rescheduled for a gallery presentation in June 2021… if you had work accepted, reminders will be emailed in the coming weeks.
Currently Available Online:
All of our exhibitions are available on the RICPA website, past exhibitions can be found here https://www.riphotocenter.org/category/exhibits/past