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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

Members’ Exhibition 2019

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

This Exhibition showcases artwork created by the diverse and talented artists in our community and beyond.
Local artists are invited to submit one piece that fits within the 30” size requirement.
All artwork that meets exhibition requirements is installed in this non-juried show.
Artists will be awarded prizes by awards Judge Jan Howard

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

SUBMISSION INFO.

Best in Show: Gillian Stoneburner, Slope II (Killington), Oil on panel
2nd Place: Peter Marcus, Getty Rocks, Digital Photo, Painting and drawing
3rd Place: Sandy Sorlien, Last Winter in Manayunk, Photography
Honorable Mention: Molly Kugler Dickinson, Fertile Ground, Oil and acrylic on panel
Honorable mention: Martin Keen, Form Study 3, Porcelain
Honorable Mention: Susan Schaffer, Gretchen, Watercolor


Lisa Utman Randall (JAC Executive Director), Susan Schaffer (Honorable Mention Winner), Molly Dickinson ( Honorable Mention Winner + JAC Development and Special Projects), Jan Howard in back (Awards Juror – Chief Curator RISD Museum and Houghton P. Metcalf Jr. Curator of Prints, Drawings, and Photographs), Jennifer Quale (Mother of Best in Show winner Gillian Stoneburner) and Margy Quale (Cousin of Best in Show winner Gillian Stoneburner) , Peter Diepenbrock (Local Artist), and Karen Conway (JAC Exhibitions Director).

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

Holiday Arts Market

12/13/2019 – 12/14/2019

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

Call to Artists!
Holiday Arts Market 2019
A juried market of high-quality unique works made by local artists

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 assigned first come, first served. You may bring lighting; we provide electricity.


Submission Deadline:
 September 15th, 2019
Acceptance Notification: October 15th, 2019
Participation Confirmation & payment due in full: October 31, 2019
Booth Pricing: $125 per booth ($150 for booth + wall space)

APPLICATIONS CLOSED

Arts Market Dates: Friday, December 13th 5:30pm – 7:30pm and Saturday,  December 14th, 10am – 3pm
Event Address: Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley St, Jamestown RI 02835

Outdoor Arts Experience

09/01/2019 – 11/01/2020

We’re thinking BIG!
Outdoor Arts Experience coming 2020!

Learn more here


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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