Update from the Director…
December 2022, Our juried member exhibition is just around the corner…
Our Fourth Annual Juried Members’ Exhibition will open on December 15th as our year end holiday exhibition. As we close out another successful year we are excited have this opportunity to feature the work of our members, and work on exhibit will be available to take home at the time of purchase. I would like to extend a special thanks to our juror, Kristin S. Street for her efforts and to all the Members who entered work to make this an engaging and inspiring year end event. Membership at the Rhode Island Center for Photographic Arts comes with many benefits including the opportunity to participate in this and our two other unique annual member exhibitions. Don’t miss out on future opportunities… Included among the other member benefits is our monthly Print Share & Peer Review series. The next session is scheduled for November 30th and then we will return to our regular second Wednesday schedule with the following meeting on December 14th, bring some prints to share and feel free to bring a friend or two…
As the year comes to a close, I want to acknowledge and thank all the Members who support our ongoing programing, without you we simply couldn’t go on. I also want to thank all the visiting photographers who exhibited their work and all the curators who worked with us in 2022. I am happy to report we have some unique and exciting opportunities as we move forward into 2023. These include a photo based treasure hunt, a call for entries to take a Snapshot of the United States and our 9th International Call for Entries, to be juried by and a whole lot more…
I hope you all have a happy holiday season and we will be releasing more details in January on programing coming in 2023. In the meantime…
There are still a few seats left in our workshop with David H. Wells… with a focus on project development & strategies for success, this hybrid workshop will be presented via Zoom with additional prerecorded content to be explored between sessions. This primer on project development, storytelling and photo essays starts February 15th and runs through May on Zoom. Details and registration is available on our website at Storytelling, Photo Essays and the Personal Project 2022 with David H. Wells
The gallery is open Thursdays – Saturdays Noon – 6:00pm or by appointment
Currently in the Gallery: through December 9th
An exhibition juried by Eric Kunsman explores photography with a limited color pallet. This exhibition brings together a variety of images from around the country and around the world to look at the world in Black & White or in anything but full color.
Next in the Galleries – Opening December 15th
This exhibition, one of three annual member exhibitions, brings together a diverse selection of member’s work to showcase their talents. This year’s exhibition was juried by Kristin S. Street and includes work from members: Christine Acebo, Stephen Andrew, Bruno Benavides, Sharon Bibeault, Angela C. Brown, Julia Buteux, Bill Clark, Barbara Crane, Milicent Fambrough, John Femino, Kristie Gardiner, Bill (William) Gore, John Greiner-Ferris, Brooke Hammerle, Grace Hopkins, Bonnie Jaffe, Marc Jaffe, Donald Johnson, Marky Kauffmann, Alison Lake, Suzanne Lovett, George Lowell, Lawrence Manning, Bob Martin, Karen McCann, Roselle McConnell, Anne McNevin, Ralph Mercer, Evelyn Miller, CE Morse, Paul M. Murray, Diana Cheren Nygren, Christine OConnell, Reed Pike, Keith Prue, Richard Prull, Dennis Stein, Carrie Usmar, Cindy Wilson & Thomas Wojick
Coming in New Year – Enter by January 7th
Our Annual Open Member Exhibition will start the exhibition cycle, and new for 2023, we are encouraging our paid members to invite a guest to join us in this exhibition as we start the new year. Invite a friend to exhibit as part of this open community exhibition and entry is free for both you and your guest… Help us grow and continue to provide a space to share contemporary photography and exhibit your work…
Entry information is available on our website at https://www.riphotocenter.org/call-for-entries-community-members-invitational-exhibition
Workshop – Starting February 15th
Our workshop series continues… with a focus on project development & strategies for success, will be starting on February 15th. This hybrid workshop will be presented via Zoom with additional prerecorded content assigned to be explored independently between sessions. This primer on project development and visual storytelling leverages the power of the group, both in developing your own work and to learn how to critique work presented, in a positive and supportive environment. The schedule provides ample time to complete assignments and develop between the monthly sessions running through May on Zoom.
Print of the Month Club –
The Russell House: Our December print for our Print a Month Club.
This ongoing program was introduced as a way to support the Rhode Island Center for Photographic Arts and grow your collection at the same time. The program makes a new collector’s print available each month, produced in a very limited edition of 18. These numbered prints are available for purchase individually or the complete set of 12 prints can be pre-purchased. A new print becomes available each month, for more details or to order or reserve yours today.
Our next Print Share & Peer Review session is scheduled for November 30th and the following on December 14th.
These peer review sessions 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 with the exception of holiday interruptions 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.
Individual Portfolio/Project Reviews:
Individual feedback opportunities are available on an ongoing basis in four different formats for 2022. These review sessions can be used to preview new work, share ideas and explore future directions or projects in development. Appointments can be scheduled online for Zoom or in person sessions at www.riphotocenter.org/portfolio-reviews-and-consultations
Registration is open for our annual 20 minute individual Member review sessions.
We are also offering 45 minute one on one sessions open to the public via zoom or in person at the Gallery
New for 2022 we will also be offering “Lunch with the Director” for those interested in a more immersive conversations about your work and your goals. Lunch is included with these two hour more casual sessions. Questions can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org
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