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Boats, Surf, and Beaches
Art League Rhode Island
One Avenue of The Arts
Providence, RI 02903

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Call Type: Competitions
Eligibility: International
State: Rhode Island
Event Dates: 4/7/17 - 5/27/17
Entry Deadline: 3/1/17
Application Closed
Images - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 20
Total Media - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 20
Entry Fee (Boats, Surf, and Beaches - Entry Fee and First Image): $40.00
Media Fee (per sample over minimum):$15.00


Call for Entry - 2017 Open Juried International Exhibition

Boats, Surf, and Beaches: Coastal Recreation in Southern New England

ALRI/The VETS Gallery, One Avenue of the Arts, Providence, RI 02903

Boats, surf, and beaches – whether combined or separate, active or passive, foreground or background - are often the intrinsic ingredients of coastal recreation for many who live in, or visit, Southern New England.  While Summer is certainly a highpoint in the recreation calendar, many enjoy the opportunities of Fall, Spring – and, even Winter. Let your art portray or interpret in whatever way you want some aspect of these recreational opportunities or activities.

Juror: Anthony D. Tomaselli, Painter and Teacher, Fluer De Lys Art Studio, Providence, RI (

Awards: A small number of cash awards totaling $1,000 will be given along with some non-cash awards.

Please read this prospectus carefully and only consider submitting work if you are able to comply with the requirements and timetable outlined in this document.

Exhibition: Friday, April 7th thru Saturday, May 27th, 2017
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, March 1st, 2017
Reception and Awards: Thursday, April 20th, 2017 5:30 - 8:00pm
Notification of Acceptance: On or before Friday, March 10th, 2017 via email. No inquires please. All decisions are final. 

Delivery of Work: All hand deliveries will be made in early April, 2017, and shipped deliveries in late March, 2017, based on specific instructions that will be communicated via e-mail to the artists whose artwork was accepted.  The artwork may be delivered in person to the Gallery, or via prepaid, return shipment to a designated UPS facility in Rhode Island. For those shipping their art, a $15 ALRI handling fee will be required for each box shipped. Anyone hand delivering artwork must remove any packing materials used from the Gallery. Accepted work MUST remain in the Gallery during the duration of the exhibit.                                                                    

Return of Work: Participating artists who hand delivered their art will be notified concerning the dates and times for pick up at the Gallery.  Those who shipped their art will have it returned to them in the packaging in which it was sent using its prepaid return label.

Eligibility: Any artist who is at least 18 years or older may participate.

Submittal Fee:  Artists may submit up to 20 images of their entries. For non-ALRI members, the application entry fee, which includes the first image fee, is $40, and the fee for each subsequent image is $15.  For current Associate or Elected ALRI members who use the discount code which has been e-mailed to them, the application entry fee is reduced to $30, and for each subsequent image is only $10.  All CAFE fees are non-refundable, and must be paid by credit/debit card.  Payment of those fees indicates the acknowledgement of the terms and conditions of the exhibition.

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Artwork: All 2D and 3D media is 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. No dark-colored mats. 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.

Installation Pieces: Must include a detailed description of any electrical, lighting, or space requirements.

Size Limit: Maximum size up to 48” wide and 72” high including the frame. Artists may have multiple pieces (diptych, triptych etc.) to make up one work.  3D work will be moved on a regular basis for events. We ask that the overall footprint of 3D work be 24" x 24” or less with a weight limit 35 lbs.

Sales & Commissions: Sales are encouraged. Work may be for sale or listed as not for sale (NFS); however, no work may be listed as Price on Request (POR). Prices provided by the artist should reflect the 30% (members) or 40% (non-members) commission taken by ALRI on all artwork sold. Artists will be paid their percentage of the sale by ALRI within 30 calendar days after the exhibition closes.

Liability - Legal Agreement & Participant’s Waiver:  Submission of work automatically waives any claim for damage or loss against ALRI or The VETS, including the officers, members, and employees. ALRI will exercise reasonable care in handling all entries, but will not assume any liability for loss or damage while in ALRI’s possession. Work should be independently insured by the artist.

Usage Rights: By submitting images, you are giving ALRI the right to use the images for the purpose of marketing the exhibition and for reproduction online. Artist’s recognition is provided with any use. ALRI reserves the right to adjust any deadline(s) as the result of causes beyond its immediate control.  Payment of the submission fee indicates acknowledgement of all terms and conditions.

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