Jamestown Arts Center Call to Artists: Cut & Paste – Collage Today

sam gilliam (1) copy - Membership JACJuried Exhibition. Stemming from Cubism, collage as an art form first appeared in Picasso’s 1912 work, “Still Life with Chair Caning”. The layering of images and incorporation of autonomous elements continued to develop through George Braque’s artwork, becoming something new again with Hannah Hoch’s photomontage works of the 1920s and 30s. Joseph Cornell’s post-war works developed the concept further by making it three-dimensional, a technique he used throughout his career and even carried into film. Beginning in the 1960s, Washington Color School artist, Sam Gilliam, assembles his collages to resemble his quilted and draped paintings, but on a smaller, more detailed scale. Artists such as Martha Rosler, continue to push the medium of collage. Her House Beautiful: Bringing Home the War, which was first created in 1967 and then again in 2008, creates photomontages that bring the horrors of war and political issues into American interior spaces, making the viewer remember the proximity of world events. Collage enables artists to expand the boundaries of materials and question cultural norms and concepts of aesthetics. Only ONE piece will be selected.

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Call for Artists! Spectrum Gallery’s 2018 Holiday Show: Myths, Fairy Tales and Fantasies

Seeking fine artists in all mediums including photography for the 2018 Annual Holiday Exhibit at Spectrum Gallery and Artisans Store in Centerbrook, CT (Nov 16-Jan 13). Featuring fine art that explores timeless myths and age-old stories that illustrate the annual life cycle as well as a culture’s inherent values as they are passed down from generation to generation.

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Engage: Rhode Island Art Education Association Conference November 3rd!

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ENGAGE! with art educators across the state and NAEA President Dr. Kim Defibaugh on topics such as Scholastic Arts, National Core Art Standards alignment, felting, ceramics, social justice, exploring queer identities, early childhood art education, mindfulness and more. Rhode Island Art Education Association presents a full day conference including an amazing keynote speaker and three sessions of workshops, find full details here.

AS220 Seeks Administrative Assistant

The AS220 Administrative Assistant​ provides administrative support for the day-to-day administration of AS220, its programs, and its entities, with an emphasis on assisting the Co-Directors (Managing and Artistic) and Operations Director. The Admin Assistant also supports the AS220 property management team with tenant management. This is a full time (40 hr/wk) position. For more information and instructions to apply, click here.

Society of Arts and Crafts seeks Executive Director

Incorporated in 1897, the Society of Arts and Crafts (SA+C) has been at the forefront of the American craft movement, fostering the development, sales, recognition, and education of crafts for over 100 years. SA+C’s dual mission is to encourage the creation, collection, and promotion of the work of contemporary craft artists and to advance the public appreciation of fine craft.

The next Executive Director will be a resilient leader and visionary who is motivated by a demanding environment and embraces the values of teamwork and collaboration. A proven track record of success in working with boards, staff, communities, and major donors to achieve goals is a must. The Executive Director will be a forward-looking and entrepreneurial self-starter with keen business acumen and strong people management skills to deliver results.

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Friends of East Greenwich Free Library Announce Call to Artists

Friends of East Greenwich Free Library announce a call to artists for their 8th annual juried exhibit, Winter’s Eve. Two dimensional artwork only, no theme required. Exhibit opens on December 6th at the Howard Silverman Gallery in the Easst Greenwich Library,  Marjorie Hellman and Marsha Kartzman are the jurors. Deadline for submissions is November 10th by midnight. For more information, click here. friendseglibrary@gmail.com