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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

JAC Members’ Show 2018

11/08/2018 – 12/06/2018

JAC Members’ Show 2018
Theme: lush.and slow

OPENING RECEPTION: Thursday, November 8th 6 – 8 pm
EXHIBITION DATES: November 8 – December 6, 2018
GALLERY HOURS:  Wed. – Sat. 10 am – 2pm, or by appt.
Galleries CLOSED Thursday, November 22 for Thanksgiving

ARTWORK PICK-UP:
Friday, December 7th 10am – 2pm
& Saturday, December 8th 10am – 2pm

Suggested Theme: lush. and slow
The theme of “lush. and slow” for the 2018 Members’ Show
was taken from the Nayyriah Waheed poem:

i want to live so densely. lush. and slow
in the next few years. That a year
becomes ten years. and the past
becomes only a page. in the book of
my life.

– Nayyriah Waheed

Awards Juror: Roger Mandle
Senior Advisor to the Chair of the Board of Qatar Museums Authority; former Executive Director and Chief Museum Officer, QMA; Visiting Professor, Graduate Program in Museum Studies, Brown University; former President of Rhode Island School of Design; Deputy Director, National Gallery of Art; Director of Toledo Museum of Art; member National Council on the Arts.

Award Winners:
Best in Show winner is awarded a solo show in our small gallery during Members’ Show 2019

Best in Show: Teddy Trocki-Ryba, Three and a half students

Second Runner UpDiane Harrison, Equinox

Third Runner Up: Sandy Sorlien, Snowfall, Flat Rock Dam #31

Honorable Mentions:

  • Jordan Thurman, Still Here
  • John Madden, Dans la rue Sait Louis en L’ile
  • Andrew Hunter, Jade Moon Jar #2
  • Lisa Barsumian, Yellow Glow

 


PAINTINGS: work by John Fulwieler
2017  “Best in Show” winner


John Fulweiler, The Cormorant, 2016, oil, 32” x 42”

OPENING RECEPTION: Thursday, November 8th 6 – 8 pm

EXHIBITION DATES: November 8 – December 6, 2018

GALLERY HOURS:  Wed. – Sat. 10 am – 2pm, or by appt.

 John Fulweiler graduated with an MFA from Tyler School of Art. After several years in Europe, which included a stint at London’s Birgit Skiöld’s Print Workshop, he returned to New England where he has spent his career teaching, painting and illustrating. His exhibition list includes The Benson Gallery, Bridgehampton, New York, The Virginia Lynch Gallery, Tiverton, Rhode Island, and The Albany Institute of History and Art, Albany, New York.

Holiday Arts Market 2018

12/14/2018 – 12/15/2018

Holiday Arts Market 2018
December 14th and 15th

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

Event Timing:
Friday December 14th, 5:30 pm  – 7:30 pm
Saturday December 15th, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Acceptance Notification: September 15, 2018
Participation Confirmation & payment due in full: October 15, 2018
Contact us at (401)560-0979 or artsmarket@jamestownartcenter.org


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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