Request for Qualifications for University of Rhode Island Fine Arts Center

Deadline for submission is Sept. 1, 2022

RISCA has announced a new public art commission for the University of Rhode Island’s Fine Arts Center. The budget for the artwork is $360,000. The deadline to apply is September 1, 2022.

Opened in 1968, URI’s Fine Arts Center is an example of the Brutalist style of architecture. The building houses the Fine Arts, Music and Theatre departments. The building serves more than 5,000 students per year and welcomes over 50,000 attendees annually in attendance at concerts, plays, gallery exhibitions and openings. Long-anticipated renovations are scheduled to begin in 2022, with construction expected to be complete by 2025.

This call is open to all professional artists. Students are excluded.

Artists are invited to submit their qualifications digitally through the online platform CaFÉ, at CallForEntry.org.  You can also view the prospectus, by clicking here.

Not familiar with CaFÉ?  Assistance for Rhode Island artists is available by appointment with Molly Dickinson, Director of Public Art & Cultural Facilities Program, at  molly.dickinson.ctr@arts.ri.gov.

GREEN SPACE Gallery features the works of 3 RI artists

GREEN SPACE Gallery at TF Green International Airport, a partnership between the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts (RISCA) and the Rhode Island Airport Corporation (RIAC), announced the opening of its summer exhibit featuring works by Kelley Donnelly, Frank Gasbarro and Bridget Snow. Exhibit runs through mid-September.

Kelley Donnelly,Newport,attended the Rhode Island School of Design, concentrating on graphic design, fine art and photography. Kelley is interested in capturing emotions and the energy that exists in daily life. It is a journey on both ends of the spectrum that is intended to allow the viewer to interpret their own experience.Learn more, click here.

Frank Gasbarro lives and works in Providence. He has been exhibiting his artwork since 1981. His process of creation in painting is deliberate by focusing on invention and deviation from the norm. Learn more, click here.

Bridget Snow,Warwick, makes paintings that are foremost a study of color. Observing from life allows for a greater breadth of identifiable color. Having studied at RISD with Sewell Sillman, a colleague of Josef Albers, was a pivotal point in Snow recognizing the power of color and its ability to manipulate perception. The paintings in this exhibit are part of an ongoing series, “To Seed.” Learn more, click here.

The 2022 exhibitors for the GREEN SPACE Gallery were chosen by panelists Darrell Matsumoto, Wakefield, Saman Sajasi, Providence, and Judith Tolnick Champa, Pawtucket.

Block Island Airport Gallery features the works of RI artist Lois Harada

The gallery at the Block Island Airport, a partnership between the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts (RISCA) and the Rhode Island Airport Corporation (RIAC), announced the opening of its summer exhibit featuring works by Lois Harada, of Providence.

Harada is an artist and printmaker working in Providence. She studied printmaking at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) and settled in Rhode Island after graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2010.

She has exhibited her work throughout the United States and internationally. Her work is included in private collections as well as the RISD Museum. She recently finished a seven-year term on the board of New Urban Arts, a nationally recognized free, arts drop-in program and is a member of the Art in City Life Commission serving the city of Providence. To read more, click here.

The 2022 exhibitors for the Block Island Gallery were chosen by panelists Darrell Matsumoto, Wakefield, Saman Sajasi, Providence, and Judith Tolnick Champa, Pawtucket.