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Entry Deadline: 9/13/24
Days remaining to deadline: 60

Entry Fee (Entry Fee): $30.00
Media Fee(Additional Media Fee): $10.00
Work Sample Requirements
Images | Minimum:Min. 1, 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
Jury Dates: 9/16/24 - 9/20/24

Art League of Rhode Island announces a call to artists for an upcoming exhibition -- CONNECT -- which seeks artwork that engages viewers, invites them into the artist’s world, and sparks their curiosity.

Artists are challenged to present art that inspires questions, provokes insight, and ignites conversations.  Your work can help bridge the gap between artist and audience, creating a meaningful dialogue in our contemporary world.  The opening reception at ALRI’s gallery at 80 Fountain St, Pawtucket, RI, will allow artists and audience to share their interpretations of the work on display.  Open to: Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Ceramic, Collage, and Sculpture.

 More Questions...More Insight...More Conversation

Important Dates:

  • Call Opens: June 17, 2024
  • Call Closes: September 13, 2024, 11:59 pm
  • Jurying Period: September 16-20, 2024
  • Accepted Artists Announced: End of Day, September 21, 2024
  • Opening Reception: October 12, 2023, 5:30-7:30 pm
  • Closing Reception: November 9, 5:30-7:30 pm
  • Show Run: October 12-November 9, 2024
  • Drop-Off: October 3 - October 5, 2024, by appointment
  • Pick-Up: November 11 - November 12, 2024, by appointment.


Art League RI Gallery and Tiernan Hallway Gallery

80 Fountain Street, Suite 107A, Pawtucket, RI 02860


Nick Paciorek’s education brought him to Baltimore and Washington, D.C. as he explored his vision. He earned his BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art and at his senior show he was fortunate to be picked up by Jerry Eisley at the Fox Hall Gallery in D.C. before graduation.

As an artist, Paciorek aligns himself with a new generation of Fauvists, drawing from the work of famous Fauvist artists like Matisse, Chagall, and Derain. He uses broad strokes of color for their emotional impact. Early in his career, an art critic called him the Mad Beast of Color in terms of how he applies color, and the name stuck.

Each of his pieces is a celebration of light and color, a vivid interpretation of his subjects. For him, choosing the exact combination of hues for each painting is foremost. Large cities with active skylines, busy streets and hard edges are one of his favorite subjects. Another favorite is his waterscapes with the intricate interplay of light, sea, and watercraft.

He has traveled the world – from Italy’s Dolomites to France’s canals to Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade in search of inspiration, light, and pattern. Today, he continues to create art, inspire artists, and prompt conversations that make you think at The Pitcher-Goff house in Pawtucket, Rhode Island.


1st Place - $300

2nd Place - $200

3rd Place - $100

Honorable Mention (2)

Application Requirements

Size Limit:

All artworks should be no heavier than 50 lbs. Artwork should be properly prepared for hanging.

Sales & Commissions:

All works must be for sale unless approved otherwise by the Gallery & Exhibition Coordinator. Prices provided by the artist should reflect the 30% (members), and 40% (non-members) commission taken by ALRI on all artworks sold. Artists will be paid their 70% (members), and 60% (non-members) percentage of the sale by ALRI within 30 calendar days after the exhibition closes.

 In-Person Drop-Off of Artwork:

All in-person deliveries must be made between Thursday, October 3 - Saturday, October 5, 2024, from 1:00 - 5:00 PM. Contact to schedule an appointment. Late works will not be accepted without prior approval. The Art League RI Gallery is located at 80 Fountain Street, Suite 107A, Pawtucket, RI. 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.

Shipment of Artwork:

Shipped artwork must be received no later than Friday, October 5, 2024. The address for the shipped artwork is Art League Rhode Island, 80 Fountain Street, Suite 107A, Pawtucket, RI 02860.

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


Please include a pre-paid return shipping label with your 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. 


If Art League RI, UPS, or any other carrier determines that the packaging is not adequate to safely ship the art back to the artist, Art League RI will contact the artist. The artist must notify Art League RI in writing of any changes in their contact information, or their intended place or time of return of their art, before the end of the exhibition. The artist is solely responsible for any time, materials, storage, shipment, or other charges that may arise from inadequate packaging, delayed or redirected shipments, nonresponse of the artist, or any other artist requests. All additional charges must be paid before the return of the work.


All artworks will be handled and installed by the Gallery & Exhibition Coordinator and the Gallery Staff. If there are any specifications to the installation of a work/body of work, a detailed description must be provided to the Gallery & Exhibition Coordinator and approved ahead of time. Otherwise, the gallery will take creative liberty regarding the display of the show.

Eligibility Criteria

Artists over 18 years of age whose submission(s) meet the requirements stated above. Art League RI Members in good standing are eligible for a discounted entry fee. Please email to request the discount code.