Block Island Airport Call for Artists


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 or 401-845-0890.

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

Arts Extension Service at UMass Amherst Hiring Two Positions

The Arts Extension Service (AES) at the University of Massachusetts Amherst invites applications for two available Program Coordinator positions.

AES is a partially self-sustaining program in the College of Humanities and Fine Arts whose purpose is to provide arts management and arts entrepreneurship instruction to make the arts more accessible to a greater audience throughout the United States. The Program Coordinator is responsible for planning, developing, implementing, managing and evaluating education programs and events. This position is responsible for marketing and grant writing in support of AES and will also teach a variety of arts management and entrepreneurship courses and workshops.

For more information, click here.