March is Youth Art Month and in celebration, The Wickford Art Association (WAA) will present its annual Scholarship Fund awards to three Rhode Island public high school senior art students with a fourth award presented by the Rhode Island Art Educators Association in March.
Each Rhode Island public high school chooses one college-bound senior art student for consideration. The four winning students will receive cash scholarships in the amounts of $1,500, $1,000, $500 and with a fourth award from Rhode Island Art Education Association of $500 to use towards college. Winners also receive a one-year membership to WAA, a fine art exhibit in our gallery and exhibit space at the 57th Wickford Art Festival, ranked the #7 fine art festival in the country. This is an excellent, resume-building opportunity for college bound students. Interested students should speak with their art teachers about submitting their portfolio for consideration.
The 2019 WAA Scholarship Program application may be downloaded at http://wickfordart.org/scholarship-program-exhibit-and-awards-ceremony/ [wickfordart.org]
Application submission period ends February 21, 2019.
Americans for the Arts Public Art Network (PAN) is accepting submissions for the 2019 PAN Year in Review application. Public art projects that were completed and open to the public from January 1st to December 31st, 2018 are eligible for submission. The PAN Year in Review annually recognizes outstanding public art projects that represent the most compelling work for the year from across the country and beyond. Three public art professionals serve as jurors to review hundreds of project applications and select up to 50 projects to include. The PAN Year in Review is the only national program that specifically recognizes public art projects and is an excellent advocacy and educational tool for those who are impacting their community through public art.
Past projects have ranged from temporary projects, site specific permanent pieces, artists in residencies, social practice work and more. To access past projects, visit the PAN Year in Review Online Database that holds the over 800 past projects that have been selected by previous jurors.
Applications will be accepted until Wednesday, February 27th. More information on the PAN Year in Review and the link to the application can be found here: https://www.americansforthearts.org/news-room/americans-for-the-arts-news/2019-pan-year-in-review-application-is-now-open
The “Journeys Onward” Call for Art is open to current or past members of the U.S. Armed Forces (i.e. Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, and Coast Guard), the Reserve Corps of the U.S. Armed Forces, or the National Guard; or a member of the immediate family (i.e. a parent, sibling, child (by blood, adoption, or marriage), spouse, grandparent, or grandchild) of a current or past member of the U.S. Armed Forces (i.e. Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, and Coast Guard), the Reserve Corps of the U.S. Armed Forces, or the National Guard. All 2D and 3D media are accepted and the exhibit is juried. Artists should reflect in their respective medium some aspect of the veteran experience. Please visit www.wickfordart.org to read the “Journeys Onward” prospectus then apply online. The deadline to apply is Friday, March 15, 2019 at 11:59 PM MST.
Hera Gallery Presents the Exhibition: SHAME
Juried by: Anna Dempsey
Concept: The exhibition SHAME attempts to lift the veils of submission and silence by exploring shame in its many dimensions. The concept of shame has reached a new level of urgency as we witness shaming being used as a strategic tactic in the current political climate where it has become common place and legitimized. Rather than purposefully confronting shame we are prone to step away from taking a close look at it’s nature and manifestations.
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Chat Club PVD is a series of experimental performance and media. A bi-monthly curated cabaret and community salon, Chat Club PVD celebrates art that challenges genre, cultural hegemony, and institutions of the avant-garde. Chat Club embraces an exploratory, DIY ethos and provides an inclusive, supportive space for artistic experimentation, expression, and community conversations for performers and attendees. Performances include and are not limited to comedy (stand-up, sketch, improv), music, installation, literary readings, screenings, storytelling, performance art, and more. Chat Club PVD gathers to spark and sustain artistic collaboration and investigation.
Chat Club PVD debuts on Wednesday, January 16th on the AS220 Main Stage (Doors: 9:00 pm // Tickets: $5) featuring performers Alexander Dupuis, Muggs Fogarty, A.B. Khim, Benjamin Lundberg Torres Sánchez, Charlie Shields, Alyssa St. Franc, Florence Wallis, and Stine An. For more information on the debut event, click here.
Performers who are interested in submitting work for future editions of Chat Club PVD can reach out to the organizer Stine An at firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Abstract Swirls and Cells” by Patty Martucci
WCFA is seeking artwork for our upcoming 2019 Members Show running January 16-February 21, 2019. We are looking to highlight our artist members and their unique individual styles. All mediums will be accepted as well as all themes and subject matter. We encourage you to submit artworks that best represent you!
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Showcasing the variety of media and techniques offered in our educational program, this exhibit will feature work produced in SCAA classes and workshops by students of all levels and their instructors. All SCAA students are invited to submit up to three original works in any media. Works must have been produced in a SCAA class or workshop.
Artwork drop off between January 9th and 13th. For more information, click here.