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Exhibitions

Exhibitions

The gallery space at the Jamestown Arts Center has become one of the most exciting places to experience art and design in southern Rhode Island. Because of its large size and high ceiling height, the space is unique and lends itself to a variety of exhibits in both two and three dimensions as well as installations. Please contact Exhibitions Director Karen Conway at karen@jamestownartcenter.org for questions related to the gallery.

Above image: Xander Morro, Nebraska 1 (detail), 2015, Quilted and Silkscreened fabric with embroidered patches, 6’ x 5’

Current & Upcoming Exhibitions

PULPARAZZI: Painting with Paper

07/12/2019 – 08/17/2019
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm


Top: Beck Whitehead, John Babcock, Joan Hall, Shannon Brock
Bottom: Lynn Sures, Michelle Samour, Anne McKeown, Peter Sowiski

Curated by Joan Hall
Opening Reception: Friday, July 12, 2019
At our 9th Annual Summer Soirée
Exhibition Dates: July 12 – August 17, 2019
Gallery Hours: Wednesday – Saturday: 10 am – 2 pm, or by appointment
Closing Reception: Wednesday, August 14th 6:00 pm- 8:00 pm

The 2019 JAC Soiree exhibition Pulparazzi will explore the art practices of the national group of eight artists that call themselves Pulparazzi.  Their artwork demonstrates the many uses of handmade paper pulp and include: John Babcock (CA), Shannon Brock (NY), Joan Hall (RI), Anne Q McKeown (NJ), Lynn Sures (MD), Michelle Samour (MA), Peter Sowiski (NY), and Beck Whitehead (TX). The artists met in 2009 at a conference and has subsequently exhibited, conducted workshops and presentations across the United States. This exhibition is curated by Jamestown artist, Joan Hall.

ARTISTS:
John Babcock, Soquel, CA
Shannon Brock, Brooklyn, NY
Joan Hall, Jamestown, RI
Anne Q McKeown, Secaucus, NJ
Michelle Samour, Acton, MA
Peter Sowiski, Buffalo, NY
Lynn Sures, Colesville, MD
Beck Whitehead, San Antonio, TX

Learn more on the JAC Soirée Website

Local Forecast

08/23/2019 – 09/07/2019
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Select Jamestown Artists and Team JAC
More info. coming soon!

Opening Reception: Friday, August 23rd 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Exhibition Dates: August 23 – September 7, 2019
Gallery Hours: Wednesday – Saturday: 10 am – 2 pm, or by appointment

Beyond the Canvas

09/19/2019 – 10/19/2019
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Curated Painting Exhibition

Opening Reception: Thursday, September 19th 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Exhibition Dates: September 19 – October 19, 2019
Gallery Hours: Wednesday – Saturday: 10 am – 2 pm, or by appointment

Virtual Memory

11/01/2019 – 12/05/2019
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Teddy Trocki-Ryba
Teddy Trocki-Ryba was awarded 1st place at the Members’ 2018 Exhibition 

Opening Reception: Friday, November 1st 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Exhibition Dates: November 1 – December 5, 2019
Gallery Hours: Wednesday – Saturday: 10 am – 2 pm, or by appointment

Members’ Exhibition 2019

11/01/2019 – 12/05/2019
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Theme: INVIGORATE

Awards Juror: Jan Howard, Chief Curator RISD Museum and
Houghton P. Metcalf Jr. Curator of Prints, Drawings, and Photographs

1st place wins a solo show in our small gallery at the Members’ 2020 exhibition

Opening Reception: Friday, November 1st 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Exhibition Dates: November 1 – December 5, 2019
Gallery Hours: Wednesday – Saturday: 10 am – 2 pm, or by appointment

Holiday Arts Market

12/13/2019 – 12/14/2019

A juried market of high-quality unique works made by local artists.

More info. coming soon


Call to Artists & Curators

The gallery space at the Jamestown Arts Center has become one of the most exciting places to experience art and design in southern Rhode Island.  Because of its large size and high ceiling height, the space is unique and lends itself to a variety of exhibits.

If you are interested in showing your work or curating a show, you must submit a proposal to the exhibition committee.  We strongly urge you to visit the space first so that you understand its possibilities and limitations. We are also very interested in collaborating with other spaces and organizations, particularly outdoors in Jamestown.

The gallery is currently booked through 2020. 

 

 

 

 

Proposals should include the following:

  • A description of the exhibition, including its objective and why it should be shown at the Jamestown Arts Center.
  • Possible and best case time frames for the exhibition.  The usual duration of an exhibition is 4-6 weeks.
  • Artist’s or curator’s statement(s), and/or other support material, reviews, résumés, exhibition history etc.
  • A list of artists participating, if applicable.
  • Links to relevant website(s) if available.
  • A selection of high-quality digital images of the artwork to be shown, with titles, dimensions, and dates. Can be emailed or sent on cd.
  • Price range of the artwork, if it is for sale. Note: that the JAC will take a 35% commission if work is sold while at the arts center.
  • List of costs the JAC can expect, beyond reasonable gallery maintenance and opening expenses.
  • Description of educational programming that could be connected to this exhibit- artists’ or curators’ talks, workshops, films, classes, field trips etc.

We are a multi-disciplinary facility:

Please note the gallery space is also used for monthly film screenings, theatre productions, concerts, JAC talks, and other events. All sculpture and installations must be movable to accommodate other programming.

Jamestown Arts Center | Location: 18 Valley Street, Jamestown, Rhode Island 02835 | Mailing Address: PO Box 97, Jamestown,
Rhode Island 02835 | for more Information call: (401) 560-0979 or email

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