Update from the Director…
June 2022, Sailing through Summer…
In a country who’s history is intricately tied to sailing, from the Mayflower that brought some of the first settlers to these shores, to the Gaspee, a British Warship sunk in Rhode Island, predating the attack on the Eleanor, the Beaver and the Dartmouth, the three sailing ships involved in the Boston Tea Party (both events tied to the start of the American Revolution) we felt it was time for a call for entries to explore sailing. Whether you are interested in the history, the sport or the more recreational activities, or even just need an excuse to get outdoors, I am happy to announce Under Sail, a call for entries to explore and celebrate the ships, the people and the destinations available when you venture down to the water.
The Jurors for this exhibition will be our current exhibitions, Daniel Forster and Paul M Murray. Their exhibitions, Riding the Wind by Paul M. Murray and Voyages and Victories by Daniel Forster, with Rob Migliaccio are on view through June 10th.
I encourage all of you to take advantage of every opportunity to get outdoors and bring your camera! I hope you enjoy your summer and we will be looking forward to seeing your entries for this exhibition Opening August 18th.
In the meantime we will be opening a pair of new on June 16th, and hope to see you in the gallery as we welcome our solo exhibitor, Eric Kunsman in from Rochester, NY and Olaf Willoughby, one of the jurors of our Leica call from across the pond… along with all the exhibitors participating our Leica call, details and links for both exhibitions are posted below.
The gallery is open Thursdays – Saturdays Noon – 6:00pm or by appointment, masks are required.
Currently in the Gallery: through June 10th
Riding the Wind & Voyages and Victories:
By special arraignment the gallery will be open Wednesday – Friday Noon – 6:00pm.
Three Rhode Island photographers explore competitive sailing, three levels of competition, three visions
A special member solo presentation by Paul Murray Riding the Wind explores Rhode Island’s sailing heritage with a focus on the 12-metre yachts, formerly America’s Cup contenders, and still actively Riding the Wind for leisure and competition. Previous versions of this exhibition have traveled widely across Cuba as part of a cultural mission in that island nation. Paul’s award-winning travel, nature, marine and aviation photography has been exhibited extensively throughout the United States as well as in Cuba, Greece, Hungary, and Spain.
In tandem with Riding the Wind, an invitational exhibition by Daniel Forster and Rob Migliaccio, Voyages and Victories looks at sailing on the international stage and the collegiate level and features a selection of publication and award-winning photographs. For decades, Daniel has created captivating images of world-class sailing events and competitions including the Olympics for clients and publications worldwide. An advocate for community and collegiate sailing, Rob portrays the action, spirit, and emotion of parts of the sailing community that offer competition and accessibility to many.
Next in the Galleries – Opening June 16th
The Leica Mystique, as juried by Eileen McCarney Muldoon & Olaf Willoughby
Explore the “Leica Mystique” presents a diverse cross-section of work from street photography to abstract collected into one exhibition. All the included photographs were captured with Leica cameras to explore what ………. The call was open to photographs captured with any Leica camera and our jurors, Leica Ambassador Eileen McCarney Muldoon and Olaf Willoughby will be in town for the opening.
Thou Art… Will Give… by Eric Kunsman
In the Focus Gallery we will be presenting Eric’s unique and in-depth exploration of the Eastern State Penitentiary in a series of large format black & white photographs. Eric’s access to the warden’s logbooks makes his exploration of the Eastern State Penitentiary unique. This is more than studies in cracked paint, abstract textures and abandoned spaces…
Print of the Month Club –
Burnside on the Hill: Our June print from our Print a Month Club.
This program was introduced as a new 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.
We will be hosting an in person Print Share & Peer Review session on June 8th. 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 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. Masks are required.
Coming in July – Opening July 21st
3rd Annual Spotlight Member Exhibition
Juried by Sandra Eisert, our Spotlight Member exhibition presents a selection of member work in project form. Work was submitted is sets of five related images and juried as a set. The exhibition will open on July21st and will be followed by a Zoom based presentation and group review of the selected projects with Juror Sandra Eisert. Entry has closed for this unique member opportunity and we expect to be posting the juror’s selections in a few weeks.
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 email@example.com
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
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