Call Detail
PAUSE: An Open Call for Photographic Works
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Contact Email: office@artleagueri.org

Entry Deadline: 3/29/24
Days remaining to deadline: 34

Entry Fee (Entry Fee): $35.00
Media Fee(Additional Media Fee): $10.00
Work Sample Requirements
Images | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 3
Video | Minimum:Min. 0, Maximum:Max. 3
Total Samples | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 3
Call Type: Photography
Eligibility: International
State: Rhode Island
Event Dates: 5/4/24 - 5/25/24
Jury Dates: 3/30/24 - 4/12/24

PAUSE: An Open Call for Photographic Works seeks photographic images representing deliberateness. Artists are encouraged to thoughtfully select works from their personal archives and portfolios that best showcase the fulfillment of their craft. Take time and find work you've created that best encapsulates your artistic expression's essence and drive to create. This exhibition is open to all self-identifying photographers internationally. All photographic mediums such as digital, film, mixed media, collage, and non-traditional processes are invited to participate.

Please read this prospectus carefully and only consider submitting work if you are certain you can comply with the requirements and timetable outlined below 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 May 4 - 25, 2024.
 

Application Requirements

ABOUT THE SHOW:

Dates: May 4 - 25, 2024
Location: Art League RI Gallery, 80 Fountain Street, Suite 107A, Pawtucket, RI  02860
Juror: Frances Jakubek

Prizes:
Best in Show: The best in show award winner is eligible for a 1-on-1 discussion with the juror about their work.

First Place:
Second Place:
Third Place:
Honorable Mention:
Award amounts will be announced at a later date.  
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About the Juror: Frances Jakubek

Frances Jakubek is an image-maker, independent curator, and consultant for artists. She is the co-founder of A Yellow Rose Project, past Director of the Bruce Silverstein Gallery in New York City, and Associate Curator of the Griffin Museum of Photography in Massachusetts.

Jakubek has been a panelist for the Massachusetts Cultural Council’s Photography fellowships, speaker for SPE National and Colorado Photographic Arts Center, and lecturer for the School of Visual Arts, University of New Mexico, and Washington and Lee University. She has taught workshops for the Cambridge Art Association, Maine Media, and the University of Iowa and serves as an advisor to the Rhode Island School of Design and Clark University program.
 

IMPORTANT TIMELINE DATES:

Registration Deadline: March 29, 2024, 11:59 PM EST.

Notification of Acceptance: On or before Friday, April 12, 2024, 5:00 PM EST.

All notifications of acceptance will be sent via email through Call for Entry (CaFE). All applicants must provide an accurate email address to receive notification of their application status. ALRI will not personally contact applicants about the status of their application outside of Call for Entry (CaFE). If you do not receive an email by the above date, please check your CaFE account as well as your email’s spam folder before contacting the Gallery Manager.

In-person Drop-Off: Wednesday, April 24, to Friday, April 26, from 1-4 pm by appointment only.

If this does not work for you, please contact the Gallery Manager Shannon Ferrari at their email shannonf@artleagueri.org to schedule an appointment outside of the above dates and times. Late works will not be accepted without prior approval. Art League RI’s gallery is located at 80 Fountain Street, Suite 107A, Pawtucket, RI 02860.  Please park in the lot on the Middle Street side of the building and enter through the door on the loading dock. A sign will be on the entry door.  

Anyone delivering artwork in person must remove all packing materials from the gallery. The gallery has limited storage space and will not store any packing materials unless absolutely necessary.

Shipment of Artwork: Shipped artwork must be received no later than Friday, April 26, 2024.

The address for the shipped artwork is Art League Rhode Island, 80 Fountain Street, Suite 107A, Pawtucket, RI 02860. Please address the package to both Shannon Ferrari and Art League RI.

When shipping your work, we suggest air float style boxes, or similar packaging for ease of unwrapping and rewrapping. Please do not use loose-packing peanuts in shipping. If artwork cannot be repacked in original materials, the artist must supply additional packaging. If you have any questions about packaging your artwork, please contact Shannon at their email shannonf@artleagueri.org.

IMPORTANT: Please include a return shipping label with your artwork and tape it to the back of the artwork. If a return shipping label is not included, your work may be excluded from the show. If no arrangements are made for the return of the work, a PayPal invoice will be sent to cover the return shipping. Once payment has been made by the artist, the artwork will be shipped.

Opening Reception: Saturday, May 4, 2024, 5-7 pm, at 80 Fountain Street, Suite 107A, Pawtucket, RI 02860.

Pre-registration is not required to attend. The opening reception is free and open to the public.

In-Person Pick-Up: Wednesday, May 29, to Friday, May 31, 2024, 1-4 pm, by appointment only.

If this does not work for you, please contact Shannon at their email shannonf@artleagueri.org to schedule an appointment outside of the above dates and times.

Return Shipment of Artwork: Before or on June 15, 2024.

ALRI will do its best to return shipped artwork as soon as possible, but due to limited staff within the gallery, it can take until the above date to return artwork to the artist. If you need your artwork returned to you before the above date, please contact Shannon at their email shannonf@artleagueri.org.

IMPORTANT: If a return shipping label is not provided to the gallery, your artwork will not be returned until arrangements are made. If no arrangements are made, a PayPal invoice will be sent to cover the return shipping. Once payment has been made by the artist, the artwork will be shipped.
 

Eligibility Criteria

ELIGIBILITY AND GUIDELINES:

Eligibility: Any artist who is at least 18 years or older may participate to the extent that their participation is allowed by law.
Artwork: This exhibition is open to all self-identifying photographers, internationally. All photographic mediums such as digital, film, mixed media, collage, and non-traditional processes are invited to participate. 3D works are invited if two-thirds of the work utilizes a photographic medium as the primary medium. Video works will not be considered for this exhibition.

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.

Size Limit and Presentation: Work must be presented with intention. Installed work must be under 50x50” whether framed traditionally or otherwise. If your work is framed, you must use d-rings and wire. The gallery asks that you do not use sawtooth hangers or other alternative hanging apparatuses unless otherwise approved by the gallery manager. If your work is unframed, the gallery will display all loose works using magnets. If you have a personal alternative hanging apparatus, you must include it with your work as well as detailed instructions for installing.