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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.

Upcoming Exhibitions

BLANC de BLANC Exhibition

07/01/2016 – 08/20/2016

Wednesday – Saturday, 10am – 2pm
July 1 – August 20, 2016

Reception for web

Throughout history, artists have used the color white or lack of color to highlight significance in their art. From Henry Ossawa Tanner’s bold white strokes of light in a dark interior to Agnes Martin’s muted transcendental palette, to Barbara Hepworth’s cool marble and cast forms, artists have boldly displayed the emotional power of white to convey their many intentions. Blanc de Blanc investigates artists’ deliberate use of white in their artwork. Over 120 artists applied from across the country and over seas, and curators Nezka Pfeifer Curator, Everhart Museum and Rita Reamer, Designer chose 37 pieces for the exhibit.

Art grouping for webTop left: Christian Potter Drury, I just got to heaven and I want to walk around a bit, acrylic, ink, pencil, crayon, collage
Top right: Robin Crocker, Escape into Inner Space, mixed media
Bottom left: Peter Diepenbrock, Polar Vortex, steel & paint
Bottom right: Joan Hall, Fading Forest / Warming Sea, plastic & handmade paper

Exhibition Curators: Nezka Pfeifer, Curator of the Everhart Museum; Rita Reamer, Designer

Artists: Tiffany Adams, Lisa Barsumian, Michelle Benoit, Barbara Crane, Robin Crocker, Susan Dansereau, Nicole Delanos, Peter Diepenbrock, Amanda Fenlon, Lana Filippone, Monika Garami, Kevin Gilmore, Nicholas Gorham, Joan Hall, Natasha Harrison, Dina Helal, Emma Hogarth, Isabelle Lirakis, John Madden, Peter Marcus, Georgia Marsh, Susan Matthews, Carrie Megan, Marjorie Minkin, Andrew Ortiz, Barbara Owen, Jessica Palmer, Christian Potter Drury, Kristin Street, Did Suydam, Mark Van Wagner, Wendy, Wahl, Jennifer Walsh, Ben Watkins,
Coral Woodbury, Josy Wright, Cynthia Zinser


Looking in: Looking out – Tayo Heuser

09/01/2016 – 10/08/2016
Opening Reception: Thursday, September 1, 6-8pm


Thursday, September 1, 6-8pm

Wednesday – Saturday, 10am – 2pm
September 1 – October 8, 2016

Heuser, Tayo_Foramen_for webForamen, 2016, inks on burnished paper, 42″ x 41.5″

The JAC is pleased to present an exhibit highlighting the last three years of Tayo Heuser’s work including drawings, hand-made paper, and sculpture. She has exhibited her work internationally in Brussels, New York and Washington, DC. including several exhibitions at the Phillips Collection in Washington, DC.


Heuser, Tayo_Yellow Light, 2016, Inks on hand burnished Paper, 42" x 41"_for webYellow Light, 2016, Inks on hand burnished Paper, 42″ x 41″









Past Exhibitions

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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.









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.

Send your proposal to jamestownartscenter@gmail.com
– or –

The Jamestown Arts Center Attn: EXHIBITS
P.O. Box 97 Jamestown RI 02835

The exhibition committee meets once a month. We will do our best to review and respond to all proposals in a timely manner.  We will not return your submission materials to you.

Jamestown Arts Center PO Box 97 Jamestown, Rhode Island 02835 for more Information call: (401) 560-0979 or email


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