Jamestown Art Museum Seeking Proposals for Inaugural Outdoor Art Experience

The Jamestown Arts Center is seeking sculptures and installations for its inaugural Outdoor Art Experience, 2020. The Outdoor Art Experience (OAE) is planned as a celebration of the Jamestown Arts Center’s 10th Anniversary. In partnership with other venues, the OAE will place 10 works at varied and diverse sites around Jamestown. In keeping with our Anniversary, we are seeking celebratory works suitable for public display in community and family-friendly locations.

In addition to finished pieces, proposed work and site-specific installations will be considered. We encourage entries in the following categories:

  • impact/larger scale

  • moderate intimate scale

  • intentionally functional

  • experimental including but not limited to installation/new media/temporal/participatory/environmental

  • additionally, we seek proposals for a collaborative work to be created at the Melrose School through an Artist-in-Residence program. A-I-R Program Description

Please review potential artwork host locations. Artists may propose for specific site(s), or be considered for all. Selected works will receive a $1000 honorarium. Additionally, a People’s Choice Award will be given to one artist.

For more information, visit the Outdoor Art Experience’s website.

Scupltures at Kennedy Plaza

On February 5, 2018, The Department of Art, Culture + Tourism joined Mayor Jorge Elorza, The Avenue Concept, and RIPTA officials to celebrate a series of new temporary public sculptures installed on Kennedy Plaza by Peruko Ccopacatty. The four metal sculptures, on view through June 2018, are the first significant original public art works to be installed in the Plaza since the Soldiers and Sailors Monument in 1871 (the adjacent “Hiker” was a replica). A full series of figures created by Ccopacatty had originally been created 20 years ago for the plaza, but were never installed. The new installation features a 14’ angel fashioned from reused car bumpers, a 7’ man built from reclaimed stainless steel, and two 6’ llamas sculpted from scrap metal. Read more