CALL FOR ART


Winter Members' Exhibition 2024

$5,000 in Prizes, Top Prize of $1,000

Awards Judge: Ashley Occhino, MFA

Note: Please carefully read the entire call for entry. If your work is improperly prepared, is dropped off late, or otherwise does not meet our very clear specifications, it will be turned away. Please be respectful of gallery rules and staff.


Key Details

  • Open to Exhibiting Artist Members only, one submission per artist
  • This show will not be juried for entrance, only for prizes.
  • 14 Prizes totaling $5,000 will be awarded.
  • Size Limit: 42" x 42" (including frame) no exceptions, no multi-part artworks
  • Artists must fill out our required online entry form prior to drop off.
  • Drop Off Dates: March 4 – 7 from 12-4pm each day
  • Artworks Due by Thursday, March 7 at the latest
  • Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony: Sunday, August 27 from 2-4pm
  • Exhibition Dates: March 10 – 28
  • Pick Up Dates: April 2 – 5, from 12-4pm each day


Exhibition Overview

Each Exhibiting Artist Member may submit one artwork to the Winter Members’ Exhibition 2024. Works in all media are welcome. Works may be no larger than 42" in any direction, including the frame. All works must be available for purchase, with the Art Club taking 25% commission. Work must be recent and not previously shown in a members’ exhibition. All submissions must be original and may not utilize published photographs. Giclee prints or other reproductions of original artworks are not acceptable. Diptychs, triptychs, and other multi-part artworks presented separately are not eligible for this show.


Works must be properly prepared for installation. Works on paper must be framed and under glass or plexi and works on canvas should be framed or must be presented on gallery wrapped canvas with a finished edge. Works must be securely wired with D-Rings. If your work requires an alternative hanging system, it must be approved by the gallery manager in advance. If a painting is wet or tacky upon delivery it will be sent home.


Artists must complete our special online entry form before dropping off the work. Please also label the back of your submission with your name and the title before dropping off. Works are due to the gallery by Thursday, March 7 at the latest.

About Our Awards Judge

Ashley Occhino, MFA

Executive Director of the Fall River Arts and Culture Coalition


Ashley Occhino is a community focused arts leader who serves as Executive Director of the Fall River Arts and Culture Coalition. A collaborative, member-based organization dedicated to advancing arts and culture in Fall River, the FRACC is charged with fostering a vibrant, inclusive, and sustainable creative economy in the city. The FRACC engages in grantmaking, supports the creation of public art, hosts exhibitions, workshops, and more.


Prior to joining the FRACC, Occhino enjoyed a successful career in museum education and leadership. She has worked as a hands-on educator at Attleboro Arts Museum, ArtWorks!, and the Savannah College of Art and Design and went on to take on management roles for art education programming at organizations including Fuller Craft Museum, Danforth Art Museum, and the Worcester Art Museum. A talented cultural professional, she served as Executive Director at the New Bedford Art Museum from 2017 – 2022.


Occhino earned her BFA in Textile Design/Fiber Arts and Art History at the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth, and her MFA in Fiber and Museum Studies at the Savannah College of Art and Design. We are delighted to welcome a passionate cultural leader of Ashley’s caliber as awards judge for this show. (Image by Lee Francois)

Preparation:

Artworks must be properly prepared for installation. Works on paper must be framed and under glass. Works on canvas should be framed or must be displayed on gallery wrapped canvas. Works must be wired securely with D-Rings. If you feel a different hanging apparatus is more appropriate for your work, you must have it approved in writing by the gallery manager. Paintings that are wet to the touch will not be accepted. All works must be clearly labeled with name and title on the back at time of delivery. Unlabeled paintings will be sent home.


Size Limitation:

Size limit is 42” x 42” to the outermost edge of the frame. Three-dimensional work may not exceed 42" in any direction, and may not weigh more than 100lbs. Diptychs, triptychs, and other multi-part works are not eligible for this show. The size limit for our members’ exhibitions is strict due to our limited gallery space. Works that exceed 42” will automatically be sent home. Please measure your work before delivery.


Delivery of Work:

Works can be dropped off March 4 – 7 from 12-4pm each day. Works may also be delivered outside of these hours by appointment. Thursday, March 7 is the absolute last day to deliver. Late works will not be accepted or installed. Works must be checked in with a member of the gallery staff. Do not leave your work unattended at the Club.


All artists must fill out the online entry form before drop off and must label the back of their work with their name and the title of the piece in advance of dropping off. We have permanently discontinued use of paper entry forms in the gallery. Works that are not clearly and properly labeled on the back at drop off will be sent home.


If you would like to deliver your work outside of listed hours, please email Michael. He will be happy to assist!


Packing Material:

Please do not deliver works with packing material. We do not have storage for packing and we will throw it away. If a work is particularly fragile and needs to remain packed until installation, please speak with the gallery manager.


Optional Publicity Image Submissions, Due ASAP:

  • Artists are not required to submit a digital image of their work to participate. 
  • If you would like to have a photo of your work considered for inclusion in publicity, please email a JPEG image sized no larger than 25MB to Michael at your earliest convenience. JPEGs should be larger than 856pixels on the short side. Image files should be clearly labeled with artist name and title.
  • Images received after February 19 will not be included in publicity.
  • Art Club staff are not available to photograph artwork.


Removal of Work:

April 2 - 5, weekdays 12-4pm. Works left on site after April 5 will become subject to a storage fee of $5 per day, charged to your PAC account.


Insurance:

The Art Club carries a blanket policy covering fire and theft, but not breakage. The insurance value is considered 2/3 of the sale price, but no entry is insured for more than $250. We strongly encourage artists to provide their own insurance.


The Art Club reserves the right to reject works that are improperly prepared or that otherwise do not meet our standards at the discretion of the gallery manager.


If you have questions about this show, please contact Gallery Manager Michael Rose via email at michael@providenceartclub.org

Click Here to Fill Out the Required Online Entry Form
Click Here to Email Michael an Optional Image of Your Work for Publicity

QUESTIONS?

For questions about exhibitions and gallery programs, please feel free to reach out to Gallery Manager Michael Rose at michael@providenceartclub.org and he will be happy to assist you!


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