Participate In Hera’s Draw-A-Go-Go

Inspired by a Los Angeles based event, Hera launched its first Drawagogo in the summer of 2017 with 63 participating professional artists who generously donated an hour of their time and talent to support the arts in Southern RI. As a result of great creative energy and a spirited audience the event was a big success!
Drawagogo 2018
When: Sunday, July 22nd 
Where: Whalers Brewing Tasting Room 
Time: 3-6:30pm
Like last year, the participating artists will be divided into 3 groups working for 1 hour each. The public will have the opportunity to watch artists at work. At the end of each hour the freshly drawn pieces will be put up for sale at $50 each. (Work that doesn’t sell will be kept by Hera to be sold at a later date in support of the gallery). 
It is entirely up to the individual artists how they want to use their hour. We greatly appreciate fellow artists supporting our mission and don’t want to turn this into a speed drawing competition. We like you to come, create along fellow artists, meet new artists and art lovers, get promoted, listen to music, have a drink and enjoy a fun, creative Sunday afternoon in good company.
Hera will provide paper and simple drawing supplies. Artists are welcome to bring their own materials as well. The only restriction is that the artwork needs to be able to fit into a clear, flat 11″ x 17″ envelope. 
You can find more details about the event here: 

Request For Proposals – Cranston Mural Project

The Cranston Arts Commission of City of Cranston, RI, invites artists to submit proposals for a public art mural project. The project is for an original mural to be located on an exterior wall of Cross Town Press, 892 Park Ave., Cranston, RI. This location is at the intersection of Park and Pontiac Avenues. This location is a very busy spot in the city, with both driving and walking traffic and is in close proximity to Cranston City Hall, Cranston High School East and many small businesses.

Submissions open to all artists and artist teams, and are due by July 13, 2018 at 4pm. For more information, click here.


Jamestown Art Center Accepting Submissions for Holiday Arts Market and Annual Members Show

Holiday Arts Market

Artists and Artisans of all kinds are encouraged to apply: painters, jewelers, potters, sculptors, clothing designers, photographers, wood workers, glass artists, etc. Submissions will be juried. You or your representative must be at your “booth” for the entire duration of the market. Each vendor will be assigned a space that is approximately 4′ x 8′. Spaces may be shared. Some booth assignments have wall space while others are in the middle of the room. Wall spaces are assigend first come, first served. You may bring lighting; we provide electricity. We are accepting applications from young artists ages 15-25 in our special Emerging Artist Market in Studio B, special rate $25.

Submission deadline is August 15th. For more information and to apply, click here.

Annual Members Show
Theme: lush. and slow

All work that meets the requirements will be hung in the show. All current members of the Jamestown Arts Center may submit ONE piece. New Memberships and renewals will be accepted during registration. Artwork drop off is November 2nd and 3rd. Show awards are juried by Roger Mandle. For more information, click here.

Call for Exhibition Submissions at the Clemente

The Clemente is a Puerto Rican/Latino cultural institution that has demonstrated a broad-minded cultural vision and a collaborative philosophy. While the Clemente’s mission is focused on the cultivation, presentation, and preservation of Puerto Rican and Latino culture, it is equally determined to operate in a multicultural and inclusive manner, housing and promoting artists and performance events that fully reflect the cultural diversity of the Lower East Side and the city as a whole.

We are pleased to invite independent curators, emerging artists and arts professionals to submit exhibition proposals to be considered for the two gallery spaces at The Clemente, the Abrazo and the LES Gallery, from July 2019 to June 2020.

Submission Deadline is June 15th, 2018. Application is open to US and non-US residents.

For more information and to submit, click here.


Wheaton College seeking a Director of the Beard and Weil Galleries

CreativeGround Office Hours at RISCA

NEFA is excited to have Rhode Island State Council on the Arts (RISCA) host our CreativeGround team in Providence, RI on May 30th! Members of our staff will facilitate office hour sessions to provide guidance on updating user profiles on CreativeGround to meet roster profile minimum requirements.

What is CreativeGround? CreativeGround is NEFA’s regional online directory of artists, cultural nonprofits, and creative businesses. Among many other dynamic features and functions, CreativeGround allows artists to display their designation as a vetted member of various New England State Arts Agency rosters. For example, Rhode Island’s Education Roster* can be found here.

Our May 30th office hours are specifically for Teaching Artists on RISCA’s Rhode Island Education Roster. Teaching artists on the roster can sign up for a timeslot by clicking the button below:


Be sure to select the timeslot that works for you from the “Available Dates” dropdown menu at the top of the Eventbrite registration page!

Not on the roster and/or not based in Rhode Island, but interested in having the CreativeGround team come to your community? Please don’t register for this event, AND please contact and tell us more about your CreativeGround event wants and needs!

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The event space is accessible for individuals using wheelchairsPlease contact Daniela at if other accommodations are needed for your full participation.


Call For Proposals

The Providence Preservation Society invites artists to propose new works related to PPS’s Most Endangered Properties of 2018. The Most Endangered Properties program engages the public in thinking about the future of significant historic buildings, landscapes, structures, and neighborhoods. With “Sites and Stories,” we aim to expand this engagement through the work of committed Rhode Island-based artists, involving the community in the re-building of narratives around the human beings who inhabited these important properties.  Artists and artist teams will have the opportunity to engage with scholars, historic preservationists and communities, interpreting endangered sites, drawing out hidden histories, and provoking essential public conversations.
To read the full Call to Artists and Summary Narratives of selected Most Endangered Properties, please click here to access the Dropbox. The Call to Artists is also attached to this email.
Proposals are due by 11:59 PM on Friday, June 15, 2018. Open to Rhode Island artists only.