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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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

Call For Public Art For PVD Fest 2019

The temporary public art projects at PVDFest 2019  will announce the start of PVDFest activities and will remain on site throughout Summer 2019. These new and original works should enhance pedestrian-level interactions by making the streetscape more vibrant, interactive and playful, surprising, or beautiful.  Projects will be selected as the most appropriate to the site with the caveat that the installations will be on view prior to, during, and for up to four months after PVDFest 2019 (the estimated exhibition period is May 31 – until October 31, 2019). The Art Selection Panel will review proposals for projects that maintain structural and visual integrity, remain responsive and interactive, and generate excitement for the entirety of its exhibition.

Through this CALL FOR ART, three local artists will be awarded $10,000 to design, fabricate and install new original work at one of three pre-selected sites on the Festival Footprint: the Civic Center Garage facade,  the City Hall apron, and the Alex and Ani City Center.

Artists will be selected through a competitive, two-tiered process. Eligible artists must submit their qualification materials no later than November 1, 2018. For more information, click here.

Mixmaster @ The MATT call for artwork

MIXMASTER @ the MATT is an exhibition that seeks to discover and recognize the talents of artists working in New England and the Tri-State region. Initiated to support and recognize contemporary art, MIXMASTER provides an opportunity for established and emerging artists to debut their most recent work. The Mattatuck looks forward to highlighting the work of its artist members. Works will be judged by Ashley Dillman, Sales Director at Freight + Volume. Submission deadline is December 14th, the exhibition will be January 20-28th. Learn more here.

Rhode Island Department of Education launches Design Competition for High School Students

We invite students across Rhode Island to design the emblems for the newly adopted Council Designations, which are a brand new feature to the Rhode Island Diploma System! These are a mechanism for students to personalize their diploma credentials, externally validate achievement, and allow for public recognition of specific skills. Individually, or through classes and clubs, Rhode Island students of all ages are welcome to submit their designs for each of the Council Designations within the contest guidelines described here. The deadline for submissions is November 30, 2018.