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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.

Current & Upcoming Exhibitions

Looking in: Looking out – Tayo Heuser

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

 

JOIN OF FOR THE OPENING RECEPTION OF LOOKING IN: LOOKING OUT
Thursday, September 1, 6-8pm

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

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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″

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JAC Members’ Show: Into the Deep

10/30/2016 – 11/03/2016

JAC Members’ Show 2016: Into the Deep
November 4 – December 3, 2016

Opening Reception: Friday, November 4th, 6-8pm

Showcasing artwork created by the diverse, talented, and numerous artists in our community and beyond.
PRIZES AWARDED!
“Best in Show” will be awarded a solo show in the small gallery during Members’ Show 2017.

Awards Juror: Leora Maltz-Leca,
Associate Professor of Contemporary Art History at the Rhode Island School of Design

CALL TO ARTISTS
Suggested Theme: Into the Deep

All work that meets the requirements will be hung in the show.
All current members of the Jamestown Arts Center may submit ONE piece.
New Memberships and renewals will be accepted during registration.
All media accepted.

All work MUST:
•Be original in concept and execution
•Have been completed in the last two years (2014 on)
•Be properly prepared for installation (all 2D work must be wired)
•Be labeled on the back with artist’s name, title, medium, price, and date
•Not have been shown previously at the Jamestown Arts Center
•Be available for the duration of the show
•Can NOT exceed 36″ in any direction.

Work that weighs more than 50lbs will need special consideration, please call to discuss.
Work may or may not be for sale.
The JAC reserves the right to refuse any work it deems unfit for inclusion in a community arts center setting.
The JAC will take a 35% commission on work that is sold during the exhibit.

Drop off:
Sunday, October 30th, 12- 4pm
& Monday, October 31st, 10am – 4pm

Pick Up:
Sunday, December 4th, 12- 4pm
& Monday, December 5th, 10am – 4pm

You, or your representative, must be able to drop off and pick up your artwork during the times above.

Last year’s “Best in Show” winner, Barbara Owen will be featured
in the small gallery during this year’s Members’ Show.jacbarbara_owenmembers-new
Barbara Owen’s exhibition INFLORESCENCE will include
a site specific installation accompanied by other works on paper.
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Barbara Owen, Spinning Orange I, 2016, acrylic and ink on paper, 41″ x 29″

 

 

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Holiday Arts Market

11/01/2016 – 12/10/2016

JAC’s Curated Holiday Arts Market


Arts Market dates:
Friday, December 9th, 5:30 – 7:30pm
Saturday, December 10th, 10am – 3pm

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Vender Submission Deadline: November 1st

Vender Fee: $100
($25 for additional wall space
available on a first come first serve basis)

This years Arts Market will include
A Youth Arts Market in our MET room!
Artists ages 15 – 25 are encouraged to apply.
A Youth Booth is $25 and includes membership to the JAC.

Applicant Notification: November 9th
Apply online

 

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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
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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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