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State Arts Council Announces Call for Artists for Airport Art Galleries

The gallery spaces at the Block Island Airport and T.F. Green Airport are accepting art submissions for their 2016 exhibitions. The gallery program, which includes Block Island Airport Gallery and GREEN SPACE, is a partnership between RISCA and the Rhode Island Airport Corporation that 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 that the Block Island Airport Gallery is best suited to moderately sized works, while GREEN SPACE includes several large walls and open spaces that are particularly suitable for large scale works.

Eligibility: All participating artists must be RI residents. No students please. Entry Deadline: October 1, 2015

Selection: Artists will be selected for the 2015 exhibitions by a review panel that will include practicing artists, arts professionals and community members. Artists included in the 2016 exhibitions will receive a $100 stipend for participating in the program.

Artists are encouraged to submit for consideration to both galleries. Artists are encouraged to re-submit to the galleries, even if not selected in previous cycles. Artists who have exhibited previously are ineligible for new consideration for a period of two years.

To apply, please submit the following via email: -A link to your current web site that includes images with captions (title, year, media, size), a current bio and artist's statement;


-A link to a Flickr page showing images of one's artwork with captions (title, year, media, size) and attach to the email a current bio and artist's statement.

To apply, please email submissions to Please note which gallery you are applying to in the subject line of the email. Note that GREEN SPACE exhibits three group shows per year, while the Block Island Airport Gallery hosts four solo exhibits through the year.

If selected, artists agree to suitably frame, wire or otherwise prepare their artwork for display at their own expense. Works for Block Island must be 34" x 46" or smaller, and packaged by the artist for safe transport via ferry. Artwork is hung at gallery coordinator's discretion, and gallery 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 learn more about this opportunity and view photos of the exhibition space, please follow the links below. Please address any questions regarding this call to Molly Dickinson, Coordinator, at the airport arts email address or by calling 401-845-0890.

About RISCA: The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts is a state agency supported by appropriations from the Rhode Island General Assembly and grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. RISCA provides grants, technical assistance and staff support to arts organizations and artists, schools, community centers, social service organizations and local governments to bring the arts into the lives of Rhode Islanders.

About RIAC: The Rhode Island Airport Corporation operates T.F. Green Airport and is a supporter of the arts in Rhode Island and the five general aviation airports in Rhode Island. A long-time supporter of public art in Rhode Island, the Rhode Island Airport Corporation has worked with the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts on a number of public art commissions for T. F. Green Airport.

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  • Department or agency: Rhode Island State Council on the Arts
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  • Release date: 08-24-2015

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