New Exhibition, Block Island Airport Gallery

Kate Wilson at Block IslandThe Rhode Island State Council on the Arts (RISCA) is pleased to present works by artist Kate Wilson on exhibit through September 18, 2018 at the Block Island Airport Gallery. The Block Island Airport Gallery presents the work of contemporary Rhode Island artists in quarterly exhibitions.

Kate Wilson is a fine artist who blends photography and graphic design to transform reality by elevating ordinary objects into fine art on a grand scale. Each artwork has a love note or positive word, hidden within to ignite wonder & curiosity.

Graduating from Skidmore with a BS in Education & Liberal Studies, studio art concentration, Wilson has taught both elementary school and studio art. She furthered her studies in the RISD CE graphic design program, and taught herself the art and craft of photography.  She has run her own graphic design and photography business before devoting herself full-time to fine art. Exhibiting widely throughout the New England region, Kate is represented by Candita Clayton Gallery in Pawtucket and Atelier Newport.

Exhibitors for the Block Island Airport Gallery were selected by juror Lisa Robb, Block Island’s public schools arts educator.

The Block Island Airport Gallery, a partnership between the Rhode Island Council on the Arts and the Rhode Island Airport Corporation, promotes outstanding work by artists living and working in Rhode Island.  The gallery will present art to an ever-changing audience of local, national and international travelers.

About RISCA: The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts is a state agency supported by appropriations from the Rhode Island General Assembly and grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. RISCA provides grants, technical assistance and staff support to arts organizations and artists, schools, community centers, social service organizations and local governments to bring the arts into the lives of Rhode Islanders.

About RIAC:

The Rhode Island Airport Corporation operates T.F. Green Airport, the Block Island Airport and four other general aviation airports in Rhode Island. A long-time supporter of public art in Rhode Island, the Rhode Island Airport Corporation has worked with the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts on a number ofpublic art commissions.

 

“The Future History Of Public Art” Symposium Proceedings Now Available Online

The Future History of Public Art
WESTAF’s 17th Cultural Policy Symposium
Proceedings Now Available!
We are pleased to announce that the proceedings from WESTAF’s 17th cultural policy symposium,The Future History of Public Art, are now available online. This gathering of public art practitioners and allied professionals convened November 5-7 in Honolulu, Hawai’i and was organized by WESTAF in collaboration with Forecast Public Art [r20.rs6.net] and the Hawai’i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts [r20.rs6.net].
The symposium provided a significant platform for high-level discourse to explore existing challenges alongside emerging strategies for the successful growth of the field. Symposium attendees traveled from six countries to take part in the convening: New Zealand, Australia, Canada, Brazil, Argentina, and the United States.
This convening was organized as a way to reflect on the challenges public art practitioners face and propose ways in which the field can develop to provide a stronger infrastructure in support of the advancement of the field as a whole. To view the proceedings online or to request a print version, please click on the links below.

Request a print copy.

(If you have already requested a print copy, it will be delivered in August 2018 to the address provided).

Block Island Airport Call for Artists

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Diana Sartor’s work in the Block Island Airport, summer 2018.

The gallery space at the Block Island Airport is accepting art submissions for their 2019 exhibitions.  The gallery program is a partnership between RISCA and the Rhode Island Airport Corporation, to promote outstanding work by artists living and working in Rhode Island.  The gallery at the Block Island Airport will present art to an ever-changing audience of local, national and international travelers.

Works in all media will be considered.  Note that the Block Island Airport Gallery is best suited to moderately-sized works.  The Block Island Airport presents four artists per year in solo exhibitions. Artists included in the 2019 exhibitions will receive a $100 stipend for participating in the program.

Eligibility:  All participating artists must be Rhode Island residents.  No students please. Resident Block Island artists are encouraged to apply.

Entry Deadline:  September 4, 2018

Selection: Finalists for the 2019 exhibitions schedule will be selected by the Block Island High School Visual Arts Program.

Apply: Please submit your application through Google Forms.

Artists are encouraged to apply to the gallery even if they have applied in previous years and not been selected. Artists who have exhibited previously are ineligible for new consideration for a period of two years.

If selected, artists agree to suitably frame, wire or otherwise prepare their artwork for display at their own expense. Works for Block Island must be 34” x 46” or smaller, and packaged by the artist for safe transport via ferry. Artwork is hung at gallery coordinator’s discretion, and gallery coordinator reserves the right of final selection of artwork and approval of installation. Artwork is not insured by the galleries during exhibition; artists are encouraged to carry their own insurance. Artwork may be listed for sale if desired, and any sales are direct without commission to the galleries.

Learn more about the airport galleries, and view past exhibitions.

Please address any questions regarding this call to Molly Dickinson, Coordinator, at AirportArtsRI@gmail.com or 401-845-0890.

RFQ For Public Art for the Office Of the Attorney General

Artwork for the Office of the Attorney General, 4 Howard Avenue, Cranston, Rhode Island, will be commissioned by the Rhode Island State Council On the Arts, (RISCA), through Rhode Island’s Public Art Law, which mandates that 1% of all state capital construction and renovation funds be allocated to the purchase and maintenance of public art.  Through this program the State recognizes that “public art creates a more humane environment: one of distinction, enjoyment, and pride for all citizens.”

About The Building & The Work Of the Agency

The Office of the Attorney General works with both criminal and civil matters. On the civil side, they have argued for environmental and consumer protections such as those involving lead paint and tobacco. On the criminal side, they handle all manner of crimes including drugs and murder. The three functions of the agency are the Bureau of Criminal Identification, the Consumer Division and the Office of Adult Diversion. For more information: http://www.riag.ri.gov/index.php

The building houses a staff of approximately 30 employees. It is principally a customer service center. Most users come to undergo mandated background checks and/or finger printing. Workers perform an average of 300 state and national background checks per day for nurses and other hospital employees, bus drivers, school teachers, etc.

Please note: This Request for Qualifications is the first step in the Office of the Attorney General public art selection process.  YOU ARE NOT BEING ASKED TO SUBMIT A SPECIFIC PROPOSAL. This is a Request For Qualifications, (RFQ), not a Request For Proposals, (RFP).

RISCA will conduct the Attorney General Public Art application process online, with all materials submitted in digital format through CaFÉ (see below). There is no charge to the artist for applying or for submitting digital images. At this preliminary selection stage, we are requesting submissions from artists or artist teams consisting of six (6) images representing current work (completed within the past ten years) and resumes.

August 13, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. (E.S.T.) Deadline for submissions. For more information, click here.

 

AS220 Seeks Part Time Theater Production Manager

The AS220 Theater Production Manager position is a part time job position, 10+ hours a week, and is first and foremost responsible for monitoring the sound and visual aspects of performances in the AS220 Black Box. The Theater Production Manager reports to the Program Director of Theater and Dance. AS220 has an equal pay policy: all staff of the non-profit are paid $18.50 per hour. Application deadline is August 14. For more information, click here.

Island Moving Company seeks Capital Campaign Director

Island Moving Company seeks an energetic individual with stellar interpersonal skills to assist in the management and execution of a $4 million capital campaign.

Following a comprehensive campaign feasibility study, the Capital Campaign Director is a newly-created, part-time, 18 month position designed to help keep the campaign on schedule and progressing with a high level of visibility, excitement, optimism and confidence in achieving the campaign goal. The campaign will result in the construction of Island Moving Company’s first permanent home. The completed facility will house IMC’s professional dance company, after-school dance program, and administrative team.

The Capital Campaign Director will work closely with the Executive Director, Capital Campaign Committee Chair, Committee Ambassadors, Board of Directors, and Campaign Consultants. He or she will be highly motivated, well organized, experienced in running a capital campaign through quiet and public phases, and able to work with campaign volunteers, donors and staff. For more information, click here.

Arts Alive! Barrington Seeking Assistant Director

The Arts Alive! school theatre program is aimed at bringing the Performing Arts experience to children at a young age. This experience can be life changing for these children, as it is not only identity-building, but also helps to develop their creativity, problem solving abilities, confidence, public speaking, and teaches the value and satisfaction of hard work! Children gain practical experience in voice, singing, acting, dance, stage movement and teamwork.
The programs run between 12- 15 weeks and lead up to 2-4 performances in front of a live audience. This consists of 2 rehearsals a week, plus tech week.

The Assistant Director will provide immediate support to the Director for all aspects of the production.
Necessary Skills: Experience directing/teaching young children, proven leadership,
communication, and organizational skills, ability to maintain composure in high pressure situations, ability to be adaptable & creative, strong multi-tasking skills, creative vision, sense of humor, hands on/problem-solving skills, resourceful, diplomatic.
Preferred Skills: Experience directing musicals, choreography experience, stage management experience

For more information, click here.