Call Detail
Art in Motion: Exploring Movement in Art
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Entry Deadline: 9/15/23
Application Closed

Entry Fee (Entry Fee): $35.00
Media Fee(Media Fee): $10.00
Work Sample Requirements
Images | Minimum:Min. 0, Maximum:Max. 3
Audio | Minimum:Min. 0, Maximum:Max. 3
Video | Minimum:Min. 0, Maximum:Max. 3
Total Samples | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 3
Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: National
State: Rhode Island
Event Dates: 10/18/23 - 11/15/23
Jury Dates: 9/16/23 - 9/29/23

Our world is in a state of flux. With paradigm shifts in recent years, we’ve had to adapt to major changes, both individually and societally. Art serves as a form of personal expression and a means of engaging with current events as people try to navigate and make sense of their surroundings. Like a dance that accompanies a piece of music, visual art is always evolving and reflects one's life experiences and worldview.

In its purest form, movement in art refers to the path that a viewer's eyes follow through a piece. Artists use movement to guide the viewer's gaze toward focal points, using lines, edges, shapes, and colors within and beyond the artwork. Movement can push boundaries or create more defined ones. This Call for Entry seeks to explore the diverse forms of movement in art.

Location: Art League RI Gallery at 80 Fountain Street, Suite 107A, Pawtucket, RI  02860
Opening Reception and Awards: Saturday, October 21, 2023, 4:30 – 7:30 pm

1st Prize $500
2nd Prize  $400
3rd Prize $200

Hannah Subotnick (b.1992, Providence, RI) was born in a blizzard during a lunar eclipse. She is a multidisciplinary artist working in film, animation, photography, dance, sound, textiles, and installation. She holds an MFA from Stanford University in Art Practice, a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design in Film/Animation/Video, and a BA from Brown University and Modern Culture and Media. She received professional training in ballet, modern dance, and folk dance.
Through her work, she explores the life in the inanimate, bodies described by their absence, and the tension between sexual intimacy and seclusion. Although her work crosses many disciplines, at its core is a love of the transformative potential of the lens and its ability to abstract, reveal, and transport. Direct physical experience is important to her in her making process.

Hannah has been an artist in residence at Yaddo, Saratoga Springs, NY (2017) and I-Park Foundation, East Haddam, CT (2017). She has been awarded grants from the Rhode Island School of Design, Brown University, Stanford University, and the Rhode Island State Council for the Arts. Her films have been screened internationally.
She is a Critic in the Film/Animation/Video department at the Rhode Island School of Design teaching Animation and Open Media. She has previously been an Instructor at the University of Rhode Island teaching Video/Multimedia and at Stanford University teaching Interdisciplinary Animation.

Application Requirements

Please read this prospectus carefully and only consider submitting work if you are certain you can comply with the requirements and timetable outlined in this document. By submitting artwork to this Call for Entry, and if your work is selected for this exhibition, you agree to exhibit your work from October 18 through November 15, 2023.


Registration Deadline:  Friday, September 15, 2023
Exhibition at Art League RI Gallery: Wednesday, October 18 to Wednesday, November 15, 2023
Public Reception and Awards at Art League RI Gallery:  Evening of Saturday, October 21, 2023
Notification of Acceptance:  On or before Friday, September 29, 2023, via Call for Entry (CaFE) email.

In-person Drop Off at Art League RI Gallery:   Friday, October 13, Saturday, October 14, from 12:00 – 5:00 pm.  
BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.  Contact to schedule an appointment.

In-person deliveries are made to 80 Fountain Street, Suite 107A, Pawtucket, RI  02860.  Parking and entrance to the building are on the Middle Street side of the building, not the Fountain Street side.  

Shipped Artwork:  
Shipped artwork must be received no later than Wednesday, October 11, 2023.
The address for the shipped artwork is Art League Rhode Island, 80 Fountain Street, Suite 107A, Pawtucket, RI 02860.

Return of Shipped Artwork:  IMPORTANT: Please include a return shipping label with your artwork.  If a return shipping label is not included with your artwork, we will not ship your artwork back without full payment.   A PayPal invoice will be sent to cover the shipping.  Once payment has been made, the artwork will ship.

Artwork Pickup: Participating artists who delivered their art in person will pick up on Friday, November 17, and Saturday, November 18, 2023, between 12:00 pm and 6:00 pm at 80 Fountain Street, Suite 107A, Pawtucket, RI  02860.  

APPOINTMENTS ARE REQUIRED.  Parking and entrance to the building are on the Middle Street side of the building, not the Fountain Street side.  Please make an appointment to pick up your work at

Eligibility Criteria

Eligibility:  Any artist who is at least 18 years or older may participate to the extent that their participation is allowed by law.
Artwork: All 2D and 3D media are eligible. Artwork previously exhibited with ALRI is not permitted. All work must be original. Work found to be copied from copyrighted work will not be hung. Reprints are not permitted. All work must be exhibition ready to install with the appropriate hardware. No saw-tooth hangers or clips. Work that does not adhere to the guidelines or is deemed not to be a faithful representation of the image submitted will not be exhibited.  Artwork must be appropriate for viewers of all ages.

Submittal Fee:  Art League RI Members: The 1st piece is $20, and each additional piece is $10, for a total of 3 pieces. For the Art League Member Coupon Code, please contact  

Non-members:  The 1st piece is $35, and each additional piece is $10, for a total of 3 pieces.  All CaFE fees are non-refundable and must be paid by credit/debit card. Payment of those fees indicates the acknowledgment of the terms and conditions of the exhibition.

Size Limit: Maximum size up to 40” wide and 60” high including the frame. Artists may have multiple pieces (diptych, triptych, etc.) to make up one work. 3D work will be moved regularly for events. We ask that the overall footprint of 3D work be 40" x 60” or less with a weight limit of 100 lbs.

Installation Pieces and Digital Artwork: Must include a detailed description of any electrical, lighting, or space requirements.  Digital work must include all technical equipment, including but not limited to, screens/monitors, wiring, etc. along with a clear set of installation directions.