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 firstname.lastname@example.org for questions related to the gallery.
A collaborative exhibition featuring Rhode Island disability service organizations:
Bridges, Inc., Flying Shuttles, Looking Upwards, RHD, and Top Drawer,
including a site-specific Exquisite Corpse installation.
Friday, January 20th, 6-8pm
Featuring Live Music by RHD-RI
Wednesday – Saturday, 10am – 2pm
or by appointment
January 20, 2017 – March 11, 2017
Image: Circles by Robert Stengel, acrylic paint, 2016, 16.5″ x 8″
An exhibition of new work by Sam Duket and Brad Fesmire that collectively addresses themes of the labor, structure and craft.
These ideas connect through a shared perspective on memory, making and monument,
and for this exhibition manifest themselves into paintings, sculpture and a model train platform installation.
Brad Fesmire, Into the Whaling Grounds, acrylic on panel with red oak slab, 28″x30″
WORD: Text in Contemporary Art
June 30 – August 13, 2017
Opening Reception at the 7th Annual Summer Soirée
Friday, June 30, 2017
7:00pm – 10:00 pm
Champagne Preview & Curator’s Talk at 6:00 pm
Lesley Dill, Emily Dickinson & The Voices of Her Time, 2016,
pastel, graphite, acrylic, and thread on paper
72″ x 96″
Word explores artists’ use of text to convey and emphasize meaning and develop aesthetic. These artists demonstrate that when the use of text is successful, the inherent lines and shapes become part of the art itself. Text has a long history of use in art, dating back to medieval times. The Dada movement was at the forefront of utilizing text in art, and conceptual artists from the 1960s increased its popularity. Today, even with social media saturation, artists continue to embrace the use of text to heighten the message of their work to the point where the words often become the work. This will be a group show featuring artists from Rhode Island, New York, St. Louis, and beyond. We have already secured artwork from Diane Barcelo, Lesley Dill, Maira Kalman, Jessica Rosner, Edwin Schlossberg, Buzz Spector, Kevin Veronneau, and have on loan work by Jenny Holzer, Barbara Kruger and Glenn Lignon.
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:
Send your proposal to email@example.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.