Call Detail
Providence Art Club National Open Juried Exhibition 2024
Entry Deadline: 5/13/24
Application Closed

Entry Fee (Entry Fee): $35.00
Work Sample Requirements
Images | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 2
Total Samples | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 2
Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: National
State: Rhode Island

Providence Art Club
National Open Juried Exhibition 2024
Call for Entry
$6,000 in Prizes, Juried by MFA Boston Curator

Call for Entries:
The Providence Art Club invites artists from across the United States to apply for its popular annual National Open Juried Exhibition. This exhibition celebrates the best in contemporary art regardless of media, theme, or style. Founded in 1880, the Providence Art Club is one of the oldest arts organizations in the nation and the first such Club to be co-founded by women and men. Recognized as one of the top three galleries in Rhode Island by the Providence Journal, the Art Club has received coveted Best of Rhode Island Awards for Best Art Gallery in Providence each year since 2019. Entering its 144th year, the Club aims to share the best of contemporary visual art with its unique audience in the Northeast.

Fourteen Prizes totaling $6,000 in awards
Best in Show Prize of $1,000

Open to any artist living and working throughout the United States, its territories, protectorates, and provinces.


  • Monday, May 13: Application Deadline
  • Friday, May 31: Accepted Artists Notified via Direct Email
  • Friday, June 7: Accepted Artists' Bio Material and Hi-Res Jpeg Due
  • Monday, June 3 - Thursday, June 20: Accepted work received at the Gallery (weekdays 12-4pm). Shipped works must be accompanied by a paid return mail label.
  • June 23 – July 19, 2024: Exhibition Takes Place
  • Opening Reception: Sunday, June 23 from 2-4pm
  • $6,000 in awards will be announced during the exhibition via video.
  • The exhibition will be open Sundays – Fridays from 12-4pm each day. Other viewing hours are available by appointment.
  • Monday, August 5 – Friday, August 9 (12-3pm daily): Removal of Work, Arrangement of Shipping. Works must be picked up, or shipping must be arranged, by August 9. Works left at the Club will become subject to a storage fee at the discretion of the Gallery Manager.
  • Please note that the Club will be closed from July 20 – August 4 for summer break. No staff will be on site and works cannot be retrieved during this time. If you need your work returned prior to the Club’s summer break, please contact Michael Rose.

About our Exhibition Juror:
Michelle Millar Fisher
Ronald C. and Anita L. Wornick Curator of Contemporary Decorative Arts 
Contemporary Art Department, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Michelle Millar Fisher is currently the Ronald C. and Anita L. Wornick Curator of Contemporary Decorative Arts within the Contemporary Art Department at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Her work focuses on the intersections of people, power, and the material world.

Prior to joining the MFA, Fisher served in curatorial roles at the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). She also previously served as an educator the Guggenheim Museum and interned at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. An active educator, Fisher has served as an adjunct lecturer at many schools, including Parsons The New School for Design, CUNY’s Baruch College, the University of Pennsylvania, and the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University.

The recipient of an MA and an M.Phil in Art History from the University of Glasgow, Scotland, Fisher received an M.Phil from and is currently completing her doctorate in art history at The Graduate Center at the City University of New York (CUNY). She is part of the 2022 fellow cohort at the Center for Curatorial Leadership.

Entry Fee: $35 for 2 artworks
($25 for PAC Members, for Coupon Code, please email Michael Rose)

*Note: This entry fee is for up to two artwork images. You are only required to submit one image with your entry, but you are welcome to submit up to two. Please do not upload multiple images of the same artwork. For 3D artworks we suggested using one JPEG to show multiple angles.

Rules and Regulations:
Entries must be original artworks completed within the last four years. All works in the exhibition must be for sale (no "price on request" allowed). Hanging apparatus must be secured to the artwork. Two-dimensional works should be securely wired with D-Rings. Three-dimensional works may not be heavier than 100 lbs. Works not properly prepared will not be installed. The Providence Art Club reserves the right to reject works that are deemed unstable, that differ from the submitted digital image and or description of work, or that are not professionally presented. Please contact Gallery Manager Michael Rose with questions about preparation and installation.

Sales Commission:
25% for PAC members; 40% for non-members

Accepted artists will be e-mailed directly on May 31. Names of artists who were accepted will also be listed on the Art Club's social media channels, and later, on the Club's website.

Accepted submissions should be delivered to the Providence Art Club, 11 Thomas Street, Providence, RI 02903 from Monday, June 3 - Thursday, June 20. Regular gallery hours are Sundays – Fridays, 12-4pm and any other time by appointment. Shipped works should be addressed to the attention of Gallery Manager Michael Rose. Works delivered late will not be included in the exhibition.

Shipping costs are the responsibility of the artist. A paid return mail label, including insurance (please ask your carrier to determine this amount), must accompany work. Air float style boxes, or similar packaging, are strongly recommended for ease of unwrapping and rewrapping. Do not use loose packing peanuts in shipping. If artwork cannot be repacked in original materials, the artist will be responsible for costs to have UPS pack and return ship the work. If packing materials and shipping payment are not included, the work will not be installed.

All exhibited work must be picked up (or return shipping arrangements made) between Monday, August 5 – Friday, August 9 from 12-3pm daily. Works left at the Club after this date will become subject to a storage fee at the discretion of the Gallery Manager. Please note the Club is closed for summer break from July 20 – August 4.

The Providence Art Club carries a blanket policy covering fire, theft, and breakage. The insurance value is considered 2/3 of the sale price with a cap of $250. Artists are strongly encouraged to provide insurance riders for their work if it is of high retail value.

Application Troubleshooting:
Gallery staff of the Providence Art Club are unfortunately not available to assist individual artists with photographing their work or completing the entry form. These tasks are the responsibility of the applicant. If you have questions about the CallForEntry platform, please seek assistance at:

For Questions:
Contact Gallery Manager Michael Rose at, or via phone at 401-331-1114 x 5 and he will be very happy to speak with you.

Application Requirements

A minimum of one artwork jpeg and a maximum of two artwork jpegs.

Eligibility Criteria

Open to artists living and working throughout the United States. Open to all media. There is no strict size restriction, but size may be taken into consideration by the juror.