Update from the Director…
For May 2021 we are excited to announce that David H Wells will be the juror for our Second Annual Juried Members’ Spotlight Exhibition In a departure from most juried exhibitions, work submitted will be juried as a set, not as individual images. David is also running a new workshop at the Rhode Island Center for Photographic Arts with a focus on visual storytelling, exploring photo essays and how images work together. This workshop brings together pre-recorded content and real time feedback sessions to help you define and refine your project. More detail and registration information is available on our website at Storytelling, Photo Essays and the Personal Project with David H. Wells This is a great opportunity to refine your vision and develop your next project with feedback from both your peers and an established professional.
We are hosting a Zoom artist talk on May 6th at 7:00pm.
The talk will include re/vision members Angela Brown, Jody Brown, Bill Clark, David DeMelim, Deb Ehrens, Eileen McCarney Muldoon, David S. Pinkham, Keith Prue, Steve Szydlowski & Cindy Horovitz Wilson speaking about their work, the portfolio project “2020 in a Box” and our shared experience through the past year of sharing work online. Details on their current exhibition and the Zoom session are listed below.
In connection with this year long collaboration we have released our first limited edition portfolio to commemorate our journey and mark the formation of re/vision, the first in a series of upcoming ateliers. The portfolio, 2020 in a Box is available for purchase in very limited numbers and is on display in the gallery as part of our current exhibition on view through May 15th. The exhibition, Members: Stronger Together brings together a selection of Supporting Member work first shared online as we navigated 2020 together. Proceeds from the sale of this very limited edition portfolio will be used to help fund upcoming programing.
Looking a little further ahead… we have two other calls for entries that are currently open to members and non-members alike for exhibitions in August and September. Jurors for these exhibitions are 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… see links 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.
This exhibition is open to all current members (membership can be purchased with entry) 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, each member is eligible to enter up to five images, that if selected will be exhibited together. This is a chance to present work that carries across a group of images or exhibit a larger selection of images than a typical member show or call for entry allows.
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.
Currently in the Gallery:
Members: Stronger Together brings together work presented online over the past year for a live gallery presentation and the launch of our first portfolio project, 2020 in a Box. The portfolio was produced in a limited edition as a fundraiser and includes one print from each of the ten participating re/vision members. We will be hosting a gallery talk with re/vision members on Thursday May 6th, email Gallery@RIPhotoCenter.org for your Zoom invite. The full exhibition can be viewed online on our website at https://www.riphotocenter.org/members-stronger-together
This Exhibition is available online but best viewed in person. The gallery is open Thursday – Saturday Noon – 6:00pm, appointments are not required but masks are.
Appointments are available other days and times with advance notice, masks are required. Email requests to firstname.lastname@example.org
Events in May:
Zoom Artist Talk with re/vision members
We will be hosting a gallery talk with re/vision members on Thursday May 6th at 7:00pm. The talk will touch on work in their current exhibition, Members: Stronger Together , the 2020 in a Box portfolio and the re/vision project.
The Zoom artist talk is scheduled for May 6th at 7:00pm.
email Gallery@RIPhotoCenter.org for your Zoom invite.
The talk will include re/vision members; Angela Brown, Jody Brown, Bill Clark, David DeMelim, Deb Ehrens, Eileen McCarney Muldoon, David S. Pinkham, Keith Prue, Steve Szydlowski & Cindy Horovitz Wilson.
A New Leaf will open on May 20th. Special thanks to everyone who submitted work and to Elin Spring and Suzanne Révy, editors of What Will You Remember? for their efforts selecting the work for this exhibition. Join us in the gallery May 20th between 2:00 – 8:00pm. Details on the zoom presentation to follow…
Coming in June:
Photography Without a Lens… Juried last year by Ann Jastrup and originally planned for June 2020, this exhibition will be presented live in the gallery for an opening reception on June 17th 2021… if you had work accepted, reminders and delivery instruction have been emailed. You can check your entry status on your CaFE account, a list of accepted artists is posted on the Call for Entry page. The exhibition is available online but we are looking forward to presenting this work live in the gallery as it was intended to be experienced.
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