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.

 

Call for Art: HerFlag

HER FLAG is a collaborative project to celebrate 100 years of voting for women in the USA. They are seeking 36 female/self-identifying collaborators in 36 states to help with the creation of a printed flag to celebrate the anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment that gave women the right to vote. The participating artists will represent each of the 36 states that helped pass the 19th Amendment, which includes Rhode Island. For more information and to submit, click here.

Call for Artists, GREEN SPACE Gallery at TF Green Airport

RISCA is accepting art submissions for the 2019 exhibition season of the GREEN SPACE Gallery, located at T.F. Green Airport in Warwick.  The gallery program is a partnership between RISCA and the Rhode Island Airport Corporation that promotes outstanding work by artists living and working in Rhode Island.  The spaces will present art to an ever-changing audience of local, national and international travelers.

Works in all media will be considered.  Note that GREEN SPACE includes several large walls and open spaces that are particularly suitable for large-scale works.

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Living Large 3 by Ben Wohlberg

Eligibility:  All participating artists must be RI residents.  No students please.

Entry Deadline:  October 1, 2018

Selection:  Artists will be selected for the 2019 exhibitions by a review panel that will include practicing artists, arts professionals and community members. Artists included in the 2019 exhibitions will receive a $300 stipend for participating in the program.

Apply: Please submit your application through Google Forms [goo.gl]https://goo.gl/forms/8Iypg0mlF72sJnYl1[goo.gl] or visit the RISCA Blog for application information (https://risca.blog [risca.blog])

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.

Note that GREEN SPACE selects nine artists to exhibit in three group shows per year.

If selected, artists agree to suitably frame, wire or otherwise prepare their artwork for display at their own expense. 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 to the artist without commission.

To learn more about this opportunity and view photos of the exhibition space, please visit: https://risca.online/explore/airport-galleries/ [risca.online] or the RISCA Flickr site https://www.flickr.com/photos/risca-photos/albums [flickr.com].

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

Providence After School Alliance seeking Program Providers

The Providence After School Alliance (PASA), is excited to announce the opening of the 2018-2019 AfterZone Request for Proposals (RFP). The RFP for will remain open until 11:59 pm EST on Monday, August 6th.  PASA is looking to partner with unique and dynamic, non-profit organizations, community serving or educational for-profit organizations, dedicated Providence Public School teachers, and passionate individual artist, coaches and educators.

The AfterZone provides free after-school and expanded learning programming for over 1,500 middle school youth at five of the seven middle schools throughout the City of Providence. For more information, click here.

Art League Rhode Island Call for Entry

ALRI calls for 2 and 3d art for Parsing Sign and Image- an Open Juried National Exhibition. Images have power to convey ideas across languages and cultures. Images can stand alone without relying on a literal translation. Today, our visual fields are filled with imagery (television to Instagram), and a literate mind unconsciously reads text without considering it. You don’t have to tell yourself to read a stop sign – you just do. From road signs and graffiti, to pop-up ads and text messages, we are constantly and instantaneously ingesting language and its message. How does the involuntary practice of reading, translating, influence the artistic practice? Can text itself stand as an image, or will our minds always connect to a literal meaning? Must a word always carry meaning, or can words and letters act as graphic elements of pattern and design? Parsing Sign and Image seeks submissions that consider the influence of letters, text, signs and language. The submission deadline is July 22nd. For more information, click here.

Call for Art for ¿SE ACULILLÓ? | LA SUTURA TIERNA

¿Se aculilló? is an ongoing series of performance events and art shows. The phrase, ¿Se aculilló?, is a Colombian taunt that roughly translates to “Are you scared?” More literally, ¿Se aculilló? refers to a sensation of the body clenching or curling inward. This is an open call for people who have origins, ancestral roots, and/or cultural ties to the region known as Latin America, including the Caribbean. This third installment is subtitled La sutura tierna, or “the tender suture.” Artists are asked to consider the body and fear in relationship to this theme. All mediums, including performance/live arts, will be considered. We will also accept proposals for new projects that have not yet been created or performed.

The show will be at AS220 and the Granoff Center for the Creative Arts at Brown University. The AS220 opening is on September 1st, the Granoff Center opening is September 6th. For more information, click here.