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.

Wickford Art Association Call for Art: Going Green

The Wickford Art Association (WAA) is presenting “Going Green”, a fine art exhibit exploring the color green, the rebirth of our earth’s landscape and the environment, including recycling, reusing and repurposing. The open juried show runs from May 25 to June 17, 2018. Admission to the gallery is free and open to the public.

The Call for Art is Tuesday, May 22nd from 11 AM to 6 PM, Wednesday, May 23rd from 11 AM to 7 PM and Thursday, May 24th from 11 AM to 3 PM. Artists may refer to our website for submission guidelines and entry fees. Show registration is open to artists in any fine art medium. The juror is Tom Deininger, from Bristol, RI a contemporary artist and environmentalist who is known for his abstract paintings and large found and recycled object artworks.

Call for Proposals: The Doors of Make Room

Make Room, the nation’s leading nonprofit organization working to address the rental housing crisis in America, will commission 11 individual artists from across the nation to participate in the creation of a world-class public art exhibition in Washington, D.C., called “The Doors of Make Room,” as part of National Month For Renters.

Each of the 11 artists will paint a distinctive fiberglass door to be exhibited as part of a public art display in Washington, DC. “The Doors of Make Room” will be displayed on the streets of the nation’s capital in 11 different public and private spaces, including high tourist and/or traffic locations, from September 14 to 25, 2018. Artists will be given 72 hours to execute their design, in person, at a professional work studio in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area that will be provided by one of Make Room’s partner organizations.

Individual artists with professional and/or emerging qualifications are encouraged to respond to this RFP. Artists may submit up to three (3) designs in the form of two-dimensional drawings, renderings or paintings. Artists must be able to replicate their design in the two-dimensional format covering the entire door within the 72 hours provided.

Each artist will receive a $1,000 honorarium and up to $450 for supplies, covering their design fee and all costs associated with execution and materials. For the painting process, Make Room will additionally cover travel, accommodation and meals for each artist as well as provide a professional work studio through one of its partner organizations.

For more information, click here.

Call For Art: 2018 CSF Exhibit

The goal of this exhibit is to represent the visual interpretation between art, science and medicine as it relates to neurometabolic disorders, specifically connective tissue and cerebrospinal (CSF) disorders. CSF Disorders are conditions that create a change in CSF pressure, which often lead to numerous neurological and physiological symptoms. Two-and three-dimensional work will be accepted. No video. Use discretion in the presentation of works that contain nudity, or touch on racial, ethnic, political or religious issues, as the gallery is in a government building. All work must be exhibition-ready to install with the appropriate hardware.

Submission deadline is May 11. For more information, click here.

Imago Gallery Calls for Emerging Artists Under 30

Imago Foundation for the Arts (IFA) invites emerging regional artists 30 and under to submit their work for a juried exhibition at IMAGO Gallery during the summer of 2018. This is an opportunity for young artists to gain visibility.  The selected work will be displayed with Imago member artists’ artwork in a group exhibit. All media will be accepted.

Selected work will be on view July 26 – September 2. An artist reception will be held July 27 from 6-8 p.m.

The deadline for online submissions is Sunday, May 27. For more information and to submit work, click here.

3 Days Left To Submit A Proposal To Present At the College Art Association Conference, NYC, Feb 2019

There are three days left to submit your proposal for the 107th CAA Annual Conference in New York, February 13-16, 2019. The deadline for proposals is April 27, 2018. The submissions are rolling in, but we still want to hear from pre-modern scholars and artists practicing pre-modern methods. We want your submissions! The CAA Annual Conference thrives when we have submissions from a wide range of professionals in the visual arts.
CAA invites session proposals from visual arts professionals working across the field in all disciplines.
Join your colleagues and fellow professionals in creating the programming for the largest gathering of art historians, artists, designers, curators, arts administrators, museum professionals, and others in the visual arts.
More information on Submission Types and Key Dates can be found on the CAA website and on the submissions portal.

2018 Governors Island Art Fair

Deadline: May 28, 2018 Fee (USD): $45.00

Deadline: May 28, 2018 Fee (USD): $45.00 For more info visit

“The Art Fair for the 99%” -New York Times

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Exhibit your art, your way, for free – in New York’s Largest Independent Exhibition: Governors Island Art Fair. At GIAF, each artist is free to self-curate a full room of their work in the historic buildings on this picturesque, almost surreal, former military base in the middle of New York Harbor.

Every weekend in September since 2008, 4heads has brought GIAF to Governors Island, just minutes from Manhattan and Brooklyn by scenic ferry ride. GIAF grants single exhibition rooms to individual artists from around the globe. Every year, more than 50,000 viewers visit this extensive exhibit housed in the landmark structures of New York’s favorite island get-away. GIAF is organized, produced, promoted, and installed entirely by working artists and volunteers. Participating exhibitors in GIAF are responsible for transporting, installing, and de-installing their own work. Artists are welcomed to attend the event as much as possible in order to communicate with art lovers and collectors, and to take advantage of the valuable contacts and relationships that form over the course of this series of weekends. Attendance is by no means required, but artists who accept the invitation to be on site, gain the most out of the experience and meet many collectors, curators and journalists.

GIAF is housed in and around the grand officers’ homes on Governors Island and is run with a hearty, DIY spirit and a strong sense of community. We ask our exhibitors to be resourceful, professional, self-sufficient, and well-versed in installing their own work – or finding someone who is. We are a stable, grass-roots, artist-run non-profit and we look forward to seeing you there.