December 2021… the holiday season is upon us and a new year is just around the corner. While it is hard to believe that the year is almost over, we have a few more events to squeeze in before 2021 slides into the rearview mirror….
Our annual Open Members’ Exhibition & Holiday Sale, Futures and Favorites is open with work available to take home off the wall for the holiday season. This exciting showcase of member work will continue through the end of the year. The gallery is open Thursdays – Saturdays Noon – 6:00pm or by appointment at firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Storytelling Workshop with David H Wells was a success and continues by popular demand with an extension session that will carry over into the new year. Work produced in the first Session is available as an online exhibition and can be viewed on our website at Projects from the Visual Storytelling Workshop
If you are interested in exploring and developing a body of work or an idea across a series of images in a collaborative environment, we will be offering this hybrid workshop again starting in late January. Details and workshop schedule can be found on our website at Storytelling, Photo Essays and the Personal Project II with David H. Wells This workshop is open to anyone interested and limited to 10 participants.
As we look to the New Year…
We are happy to be accepting entries for our 8th Annual International Call for Entries after a two year pause. This year’s exhibition will be juried by Jessica Roscio, Director and Curator of the Danforth Art Museum at Framingham State University.
Portfolio Reviews Opportunities for individual portfolio/project reviews will be offered starting in the new year. Schedule and registration information will be posted in January for these 20 minute individual review sessions. Sessions will be available in person or via Zoom. New for 2022 we will be offering regular individual Review Sessions on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Appointments can be scheduled in advance by emailing email@example.com. These 45 minute one on one sessions will be offered via zoom or in person at the Gallery in Providence. We will also be offering “Lunch with the Director” for a more immersive conversations about your work and your goals. Details and pricing information will be included in the January update.
The gallery is open Thursdays – Saturdays Noon – 6:00pm and our schedule will continue as a mix of both live and online exhibitions. We will not be hosting a Print Share evening in January as we focus on individual review sessions.
I hope you all have a safe and satisfying holidays and I’m looking forward to seeing more of you in 2022. If you have enjoyed the programing we provide, the exhibition you participated in, or the people you meet at the Rhode Island Center for Photographic Arts tell a friend and remember a Membership makes a great gift.
Next in the Gallery for 2022
The Director’s Choice: Work from the Collection
As in previous years the 2022 exhibition cycle will start the annual Director’s Choice exhibition. This year’s presentation will be curated from the gallery’s collection mixed with work from the director’s personal collection and a few surprise additions. This exhibition provides a chance to look back as we move forward, presenting collected works alongside photographs used to promote a range of programing at the Rhode Island Center for Photographic Arts. Work will be available to take home off the wall at the time of purchase.
Coming in February, March & beyond
Stitches of Time, curated by Emily Beltz, will present an exhibition featuring work from Becky Behar, Coco McCabe, Gail Samuelson, Erin Sweeney and Michelle Peterson. Life—past, present, or future—animates each of the bodies of work presented and asks us to look and think carefully about our ties, both literal and figurative, to family or home.
The exhibition presents work across a range of media, from photography to book arts to embroidery. Tying divergent approaches together these 5 artists all work with themes of binding, joinery, and seams, the very things that hold us together. The exhibition is scheduled to open on February 17.
Making Pictures from Plants: Contemporary Anthotypes, an invitational exhibition co-curated by Mary Kocol and Jesseca Ferguson will open on March 17th. This alternate process exhibition will present a selection of contemporary photographs made using plant matter. Related programing will explore the technique and history behind this vintage process with a focus on contemporary practice.
8th Annual International Call for Entries Entry is open for this Open Call to be juried by Jessica Roscio, Director and Curator of the Danforth Art Museum at Framingham State University. Entry closes on February 18th, the exhibition will open on April 21st as a showcase for contemporary practice.
Third Annual Spotlight Member Exhibition This juried call will be open to all current members and is designed to provide members the chance to have their work featured rather than just included in an exhibition. Work submitted will be juried as a set of five images. You can view last year’s Spotlight Member Exhibition online. This exhibition is scheduled to open on May 19th, entry details to follow.
Our in person Print Share & Peer Review sessions are on hold as we host one on one review sessions in January. – These in person opportunities will return and are open to anyone fully vaccinated, to share and comment on work with fellow members and enthusiasts. Bring your prints to this monthly event which is scheduled for the Second Wednesday of each month and starts at 6:30pm. Check the events section on our website for more information and updates.
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