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Providence Art Club National Open Juried Exhibition 2021
Providence Art Club
c/o Michael Rose, Gallery Manager
11 Thomas Street
Providence, RI 02903


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Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: National
State: Rhode Island
Event Dates: 5/30/21 - 6/17/21
Entry Deadline: 4/23/21
Deadline is Today!
Images - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 2
Total Media - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 2
Entry Fee (Providence Art Club National Open Juried Exhibition 2021): $35.00

Call for Entries:

The Providence Art Club invites artists from throughout the United States to submit their recent work for an exciting open juried exhibition opportunity. Each year, the Art Club welcomes non-member artists from across the country to submit work for an open exhibition. This year's show will celebrate the best in contemporary art by makers from throughout the United States regardless of theme, style, or media. 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 received a coveted Best of Rhode Island Award for Best Art Gallery in Providence in 2019 and 2020. Entering our 141st year, we look forward to sharing the best in current visual arts from throughout the country with our 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.



{C}·         Friday, April 23: Application Deadline

{C}·         Friday, May 7: Accepted Artists Notified via Direct Email

{C}·         Friday, May 14: Accepted Artists' Biographical Material and Hi-Res Jpeg Due

{C}·         Monday, May 10 - Thursday, May 27: Accepted work received at the Gallery (weekdays 12-4pm, or by appointment). Shipped works must be accompanied by a paid return mail label.

{C}·         Exhibition Dates: May 30 – June 17, 2021

      • Exhibition will be open weekdays 12-4pm, as well as any time by appointment. Select weekend hours may be added as well.
      • Physical exhibition will be accompanied by an online gallery.
      • $6,000 in awards will be announced during the exhibition via video.

{C}·         Monday, June 21 - Friday, June 25 (12-4pm daily): Removal of Work, Arrangement of Shipping. Works must be picked up, or shipping must be arranged, by June 25. Works left at the Club will become subject to a storage fee at the discretion of the Gallery Manager.


About our Exhibition Juror:

Jamie Gabbarelli, PhD

Prince Trust Associate Curator of Prints and Drawings

The Art Institute of Chicago


Dr. Jamie Gabbarelli is a curator and art historian specializing in printmaking. A native of Assisi, Italy, Dr. Gabbarelli is a graduate of Oxford University, and holds an MA from the Warburg Institute in London, and a PhD in History of Art and Renaissance Studies from Yale University.


He is currently the Prince Trust Associate Curator of Prints and Drawings at The Art Institute of Chicago. Prior to joining The Art Institute, Dr. Gabbarelli served as Assistant Curator of Prints, Drawings, and Photographs at the Rhode Island School of Design Museum, in Providence, Rhode Island. From 2015 to 2017 he was the Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Curatorial Fellow in Old Master Prints at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. He has also held curatorial fellowships at the British Museum (2009), the Yale University Art Gallery (2010–2013), and The Metropolitan Museum of Art (2014–2015).


Dr. Gabbarelli’s research has focused on 16th-century Italian and Flemish printmaking, and the relationship between prints and other media. He has published articles on Renaissance printmaking in Print QuarterlyDelineavit & Sculpsit, the Journal of the Warburg and Courtauld Institutes, and the Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin. He has also contributed catalog entries to Francesco Vanni: Art in Late Renaissance Siena (Yale University Press: 2013), Marcantonio Raimondi, Raphael and the image multiplied (Manchester University Press: 2016), and The Chiaroscuro Woodcut in Renaissance Italy (LACMA: 2018). In spring 2018, he curated the exhibition Sharing Images: Renaissance Prints into Maiolica and Bronze at the National Gallery of Art which was accompanied by a catalogue he authored.


We are thrilled to welcome a curator, art historian, and author of Dr. Gabbarelli’s international caliber to the Providence Art Club to select works for this important show!


Entry Fee: $35

($25 for PAC Members, for Coupon Code, please call Michael Rose)

*Note: This Entry fee is for up to two images or two pieces of work. You are only required to submit one image with your entry, but you may submit up to two. For example, you may submit two different works and upload two images (1 image per work) or you may submit one work and upload two different images of that single piece.


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). Works not properly prepared will not be installed. Hanging apparatus must be secured to the artwork. Three-dimensional works may not be heavier than 100 lbs. 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. 


Sales Commission:

25% for PAC members; 40% for non-members 



Accepted artists will be e-mailed directly on May 7 and will also receive a phone call notification from the gallery. 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, May 10 - Thursday, May 27. Current gallery hours are 12-4pm weekdays 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. 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 packing materials and shipping payment are not included, the work will not be installed or returned.



All exhibited work must be picked up (or return shipping arrangements made) between Monday, June 21 - Friday, June 25. Works left at the Club after this date will become subject to a storage fee at the discretion of the Gallery Manager.



The Providence Art Club carries a blanket policy covering fire, theft, and breakage. The insurance value is considered 2/3 of the sale price, but no more than $250. Artists are encouraged to provide insurance riders for their work if it is of high retail value.


Virtual Exhibition Photography:

Accepted artists will be asked to provide a hi-res JPEG image of the accepted work along with their biographical material by Friday, May 14. This will be used in publicity and also will be featured in an online gallery that will run concurrently with the physical exhibition in the Club’s historic galleries at 11 Thomas Street on Providence’s College Hill. Images should be emailed to


Application Troubleshooting:

The gallery staff of the Providence Art Club are not available to assist individual artists with photographing their work or filling out the entry form. This is the responsibility of the artist. If you have questions about the CallForEntry platform, please seek assistance at CallForEntry’s help page:


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.

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