Call to Artists

CUT & PASTE: Collage Today

Sam Gilliam, 30″ x 42″ mono print on arches 88.
produced by island press dan gualdoni master printer


Submission Deadline: December 1, 2018
Artist Selection Notification: January 15, 2019
Artwork Drop-Off: February 26 – March 2  • 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Opening Reception: Thursday March 14, 2019 • 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Exhibition Dates: March 14 – April 20, 2019
Gallery Hours: Wed. – Sat. • 10:00 am – 2:00 pm 

Artwork Pick-Up: April 22 – 24 • 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

JAC MEMBERS:$15 for one entry and $25 for two
NON-MEMBERS: $20 for one entry and $30 for two

Entry Fee

Only ONE piece will be selected
Artists responsible for delivery and return of selected works

Stemming from Cubism, collage as an art form first appeared in Picasso’s 1912 work, “Still Life with Chair Caning”. The layering of images and incorporation of autonomous elements continued to develop through George Braque’s artwork, becoming something new again with Hannah Hoch’s photomontage works of the 1920s and 30s.  Joseph Cornell’s post-war works developed the concept further by making it three-dimensional, a technique he used throughout his career and even carried into film. Beginning in the 1960s, Washington Color School artist, Sam Gilliam, assembles his collages to resemble his quilted and draped paintings, but on a smaller, more detailed scale. Artists such as Martha Rosler, continue to push the medium of collage. Her House Beautiful: Bringing Home the War, which was first created in 1967 and then again in 2008, creates photomontages that bring the horrors of war and political issues into American interior spaces, making the viewer remember the proximity of world events.  Collage enables artists to expand the boundaries of materials and question cultural norms and concepts of aesthetics.

Submission form HERE

If you have problems with form above please provide the following via email to
Questions? 401-560-0979, Karen Conway or Molly Dickinson

  • Artist’s name
  • Full Mailing Address
  • Phone
  • Email
  • Website, if applicable
  • Image information: Title of piece, dimensions, year, any unusual parameters.
  • If second image submitted, image information (as above).
  • Attach to the email your artwork image(s) as a .jpeg, 2mb max file size 2 mb, and your artist’s bio or CV as word doc or .pdf.
  • Please respond to the following prompt:
    Our exhibition will investigate the artist’s use of collage today.
    Consider the following: Why is collage as a medium central to the work of so many contemporary artists?
    How does the use of collage expand one’s artistic practice?
    Using the space below, please write a brief statement explaining why and how you have consciously used collage as a medium and element.

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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