Update from the Director…
July 2021… The Summer solstice has come and gone and I’m happy to report sales are heating up as the number of in person visitors continues to increase. To facilitate sales and simplify the customer experience we have made the transition to selling off the walls. Visitors now have the option (in most cases) to take their purchases home with them when payment is made. This means they no longer have to wait weeks to retrieve their purchase and this also means the longer you wait to see an exhibition the less work you are likely to see…
In other updates we will be resuming our in person Print Share & Peer Review sessions starting on August 11th. This is an open opportunity 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.
Entry for A Fall of Rain: Call for Entries with Kat Kiernan has closed and we will be posting the results soon. This exhibition opening in August will build on our general theme for the year of moving forward and exploring a world renewed. While we wait on the juror’s selections, we will be showcasing a selection of Member work in the galleries with our Second Annual Juried Members’ Spotlight Exhibition juried by David H. Wells Opening on July 15th.
David will also be running a workshop in September for those interested in refining their video skills. The workshop focuses on producing better video and editing strategies using your smartphone. The workshop will be live and in person in Providence and provide the opportunity to shoot events at PVDFest, Providence’s summer street festival. Techniques presented also apply to working with footage captured with any device and storytelling concepts to make more engaging videos. More information and workshop registration
Looking a little further ahead… we are excited to have Jan Howard, Curator of Prints, Drawings and Photographs at the RISD Museum. as the juror for our next call for entries open to members and non-members alike for an exhibition in September... see link below for more information.
The gallery is open Thursdays – Saturdays Noon – 6:00pm and our schedule continues as a mix of both live and online exhibitions. I 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.
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.
Currently in the Gallery:
The exhibition continues through July 9th, juried last year by Ann Jastrup and originally planned for June 2020. This Exhibition is available online but best viewed in person. The gallery is open Thursday – Saturday Noon – 6:00pm,
Appointments are available other days and times with advance notice, masks are required. Email requests to firstname.lastname@example.org
Video Workshop with David H Wells in Providence, September 25 – 26 This workshop with David H Wells is for people who want to learn to make better videos with their smartphone and create engaging short video stories on any subject. Techniques and strategies presented can be applied to filmmaking in any format, but in order to focus on strategies for better videos, and not the technology we will be working with smartphones.
In the Community:
Coastal Rhode Island is an invitational exhibition presenting a look at our local community from a group of Members who live and work there. This exhibition is on view at the McGrath Judicial Complex in Wakefield, RI. through September. We are pleased to have the opportunity to present this showcase of member work in the community in conjunction with the Supreme Court’s Art in the Courthouse exhibition series. The series was launched in 2002 with the goal of bringing original and vibrant art to the somber courthouse walls for the spring and summer months. There is a public reception scheduled for September 11th. The J. Howard McGrath Judicial Complex is located at 4800 Tower Hill Rd. Wakefield, R.I.
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