GREEN SPACE Gallery features the works of RI artists Aleksandar Baba-Vulic, Spencer Evans, and Suzanne Taetzsch

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 winter exhibit featuring works by Aleksandar Baba-Vulic, Block Island, Spencer Evans, Providence, and Susan Taetzsch, Exeter. Exhibit runs through mid-January.

Block Island’s Aleksandar Baba-Vulic is a Serbian and American Nature Photographer. Born in Serbia, Alex resides on Block Island when not traveling with his camera. While gaining his master’s degree in Biology and Natural Sciences from the University of Novi Sad, Alex was afforded the opportunity to study abroad bringing him to dramatically beautiful Block Island. Learn more, click here.

Providence’s Spencer Evans is a native of Houston. He earned his bachelor’s degree in fine art from the University of Missouri in 2009 with an emphasis in drawing and painting and earned an MFA from the University of Texas at Arlington. Spencer is currently an Assistant Professor in Experimental and Foundation Studies at RISD. Learn more, click here.

Exeter’s Suzanne Taetzsch was born and raised in New Jersey and has lived and worked in Rhode Island since 2008. She trained as a metalsmith and earned a BFA from State University of New York at New Paltz. After exhibiting in the craft and jewelry world for many years, a connection with other artists led to a position at a non-profit artists’ space, where she was introduced to photography. When she found abstract painting, it felt like coming home. 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.

GREEN SPACE Gallery features works of RI artists Meris Barreto, Jessica Hines and Kelsey Miller

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 winter exhibit featuring works by Meris Barreto, Jessica Hines and Kelsey Miller. Exhibit runs through mid-May.

Meris Barreto lives and works in Providence and is a graduate of RISD. Her work engages ideas and materials that seem inherently opposite in nature and are stripped to their basic elements. It is multidisciplinary, combining aspects of sculpture, painting and writing. Ceramics with paper, bronze with stone, glass with metal, and visual with verbal are dualities that are often paired in single works. Learn more, click here.

Jessica Hines is a Rhode Island native and graduate of RISD. She taught art to students in grades pre-K through eight for 23 years in Catholic Schools, and currently teaches both children and adults at her studio Artful Expressions in Warwick. Jess currently lives in West Warwick. Learn more, click here.

Kelsey Miller is a multi-disciplinary artist born and raised in Antigua and Barbuda, West Indies, and is now based in Portsmouth. Her work is guided by everyday cycles—the rapid pace of news and weather, the slow build of archives and observations—toward an iterative practice of recording, altering, accumulating, and distributing that manifests in prints and large-scale installations. Kelsey currently lives in Portsmouth. Learn more, click here.

“RISCA is thrilled to be highlighting three exceptional RI artists at this gallery, which provides travelers coming and going to our state a vision of the creativity here,” Faye Zuckerman, spokesperson for RISCA, said. “It’s a treat for first time visitors and residents to discover RI’s thriving and diverse arts community.”

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

To learn more about the airport galleries, click here.

Call for Artists for TF Green Airport and Block Island Airport

“Turbulence” by Fernando Pezzino.

Applications have opened for artists for 2023 exhibitions at the Block Island Airport Gallery and GREEN SPACE Gallery at Rhode Island T.F.

The deadline to apply is Oct. 10, at 11:59 p.m.

The GREEN SPACE Gallery at T.F. Green International Airport and the gallery at Block Island Airport is now accepting applications for artists to exhibit in 2023 exhibitions. The galleries are a partnership between the Rhode Island Airport Corporation (RIAC) and RISCA. It promotes outstanding work by artists living and working in Rhode Island. The spaces will present art to an ever-changing audience of local, national and international travelers.

Works in all media will be considered. Note: GREEN SPACE includes several large walls and open spaces that are particularly suitable for large-scale works, while the Block Island Airport Gallery is best suited for modestly sized artworks.

Eligibility: All participating artists must be RI residents. No students please. 
Selection: Artists will be selected for the 2023 exhibitions by a review panel that will include practicing artists, arts professionals and community members. Artists included in the 2023 exhibitions will receive a $300 stipend for participating in the program.

Note: Artists are encouraged to apply to the gallery, even if they have applied in previous years and not been selected. Artists who have exhibited previously are ineligible for new consideration for a period of two years.

GREEN SPACE selects nine artists to exhibit in three group shows per year. Block Island Airport Gallery hosts one-artist exhibitions four times per year.

If selected, artists agree to suitably frame, wire or otherwise prepare their artwork for display at their own expense. Artwork is hung at the gallery coordinator’s discretion, and the coordinator reserves the right of final selection of artwork and approval of installation. Artwork is not insured by the galleries during exhibition; artists are encouraged to carry their own insurance. Artwork may be listed for sale if desired, and any sales are direct without commission to the galleries.

To apply, follow these links:

TF Green International Airport GREEN SPACE Gallery: https://forms.gle/BUVB1knCDVRqLQZy8
Block Island Airport Gallery: https://forms.gle/wXn2F7CTDEz9Srqr8

To learn more about this opportunity and view photos of the exhibition space, please visit: https://risca.online/resources/airport-galleries/ and the Public Art Archive. To view the Public Archive, search on Rhode Island State Council on the Arts after clicking here.

Address any questions to Jeff Foye .