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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

Science FictionS

05/03/2019 – 06/08/2019

Science FictionS
Doug Bosch & Richard Whitten


Top Image: Richard Whitten, Augenblick, 2015, oil on wood panel, 58.5″ x 45.75″
Bottom Image: Doug Bosch, After Nobili #081218-03, 2019, wire, string, paint & foam, 18″ x 12″ x 12″

Opening Reception:
Friday, May 3rd, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Exhibition Dates: May 3rd – June 8th
Gallery Hours: Wed. – Sat. 10am – 2pm
Artist Talk: Monday, May 20th, 6:00 pm
Gallery Closed: Monday, May 27th for Memorial Day

This exhibition explores the aesthetics of science and mechanics translated into sculpture and painting.
Doug Bosch and Richard Whitten have created an exhibition that allows the viewer to witness the metamorphosis of
dry textbook science into artistic inventions that are playful, elegant and intellectually exciting.

PULPARAZZI: Painting with Paper

07/12/2019 – 08/17/2019
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Curated by Joan Hall
Opening Reception: Friday, July 12, 2019
At our 9th Annual Summer Soirée
Exhibition Dates: July 12 – August 17, 2019
Gallery Hours: Wednesday – Saturday: 10 am – 2 pm, or by appointment

The 2019 JAC Soiree exhibition Pulparazzi will explore the art practices of the national group of eight artists that call themselves Pulparazzi.  Their artwork demonstrates the many uses of handmade paper pulp and include: John Babcock (CA), Shannon Brock (NY), Joan Hall (RI), Anne Q McKeown (NJ), Lynn Sures (MD), Michelle Samour (MA), Peter Sowiski (NY), and Beck Whitehead (TX). The artists met in 2009 at a conference and has subsequently exhibited, conducted workshops and presentations across the United States. This exhibition is curated by Jamestown artist, Joan Hall.

ARTISTS:
John Babcock, Soquel, CA
Shannon Brock, Brooklyn, NY
Joan Hall, Jamestown, RI
Anne Q McKeown, Secaucus, NJ
Michelle Samour, Acton, MA
Peter Sowiski, Buffalo, NY
Lynn Sures, Colesville, MD
Beck Whitehead, Texas

Learn more on the JAC Soirée Website


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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