Art Openings

VETS Gallery: OneZeroOne

Exhibition: Monday, September 16, 2019 – Friday, November 15, 2019. Call for appointment.

Art League Rhode Island / The VETS Gallery
One Avenue of the Arts, Providence, RI 02903

Congratulations to the Winners for this Exhibition

1st Place – Steven Rasmussen  “X-Ray Rememorex (Suite of 4)”
2nd Place – Vijay Hingorani “Convergence”
3rd Place – Robert Easton “Either/Or”
Honorable Mention – Damon Campagna  “One Hundred Eighty-one Marks Over Two Dark Fields in a Square”
Honorable Mention – Albert Natian “Extrospection”

View the online gallery of this exhibition.

This Call for Entry is closed

We live in a complex digitally dependent world and at its core is a very simple system. Binary, a base 2 number system is made up of only two numbers: 0 and 1. This number system is the basis for all computer code, used to write the instructions that computer processors use. This binary framework lies behind all of our mass media communication systems and provides the foundation for our globalized world, including the digital text you are reading now. Ideas are increasingly presented to us in a binary format, however in a living system as complex as our globally connected world, problems and solutions rarely fall neatly into an either/or format.

OneZeroOne seeks submissions that provide commentary and observations on the output from the binary system and its impact on our daily lives. Open to all media and processes including digital and conventional painting and drawing, fibers, clays, recycled materials, mixed media and assemblage. All electronic media must be self-contained and self-running.

Juror: David DeMelim, Managing Director of the Rhode Island Center for Photographic Arts and Photographer


1stPrize $300
2ndPrize $200
3rdPrize $100

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: Monday, September 16, 2019 – Friday, November 15, 2019
Registration Deadline Extended: July 28, 2019 July 21, 2019
Notification of Acceptance:  On or before Monday, August 12, 2019 via email.
No inquires please. All decisions are final.
Shipped Artwork Delivery Date:  Friday, July 5, 2019
Drop off:  Monday, September 9, 2019 (10am – 3pm) EDT and Tuesday, September 10, 2019 (Noon – 5pm) EDT
Reception and Awards: Wednesday, September 18, 2019(5:30 – 8pm) EDT
Pick up: Monday, November 18, 2019 (10am – 3pm) EDT & Tuesday, November 19, 2019 (Noon – 5pm) EDT

Submission Fee:$35 for 3 entries, and $15 for each subsequent entry. Free to all ALRI members. ALRI members should email for a coupon code. All CaFÉ 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.

Eligibility: Any artist who is at least 18 years or older may participate to the extent that their participation is allowed under law.

Acceptable Artworks: All 2D and 3D media is eligible. No video entries will be accepted. 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 requiring particular installation must include a detailed description of any electrical, lighting, or space requirements. Submitted art work should be properly prepared and should require no more than 30 minutes for installation. 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. As the artwork will hang in a public/government building, it should be appropriate for viewers of all ages, not contain overt nudity, sexually explicit material, profanity or subject matter and/or titles that may be deemed to be controversial. The ALRI reserves the right at its sole discretion to refuse submission or not hang individual pieces of artwork. In the event that artwork is submitted but not hung, the artist will have no recourse to ALRI aside from the return of the artwork.

Size Limit: Maximum size up to 36” wide and 48” high including the frame. Artists may have multiple pieces (diptych, triptych etc.) to make up one work. 3D work may be moved on a regular basis for events. The overall footprint of 3D work should be 24″ x 24” or less, with a weight limit 35 lbs.

Delivery of Artwork: All in-person deliveries should be made on dates and times listed above at The VETS Gallery on the 3rd Floor of the Veteran’s Memorial Auditorium in Providence. Access is provided via the street level entrance at 83 Park Street at the side of the building. Parking is available either on the street, or in the Providence Place Mall parking garage. Anyone delivering artwork in person must remove any packing materials used from the Gallery. Please DO NOT use Styrofoam peanuts or their equivalents in packing. Accepted work MUST remain in the Gallery for the duration of the exhibit.

Shipping Artwork: Artwork that is accepted by the juror and needs to be shipped to participate in the exhibition will be subject to a $15 storage and handling fee. The purpose of the fee is to cover the cost of storage at a UPS facility, delivery of artwork to the gallery, pick up for return to the artist once the exhibit has ended. Please note that the UPS facility will contact you directly to arrange for return shipping and associated costs. The $15 storage and handling fee can be via PayPal once notification of acceptance is received by the artist. The fee can also be paid via check payable to “Art League Rhode Island” and can be included with the shipped artwork. ALL ACCEPTED ARTWORK MUST BE SHIPPED VIA UPS ONLY.

Return of Work: Participating artists who delivered their art in person should pick it up on the dates and times listed above. Those who shipped their art will have it returned to them in the packaging in which it was sent and as described in the section Shipping Artwork. The artist must notify ALRI in writing of any changes in their contact information, or their intended place or time of return of their art, prior to 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 prior to the return of the art.

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), 40% (non-members) commission taken by ALRI on all artwork sold. Artists will be paid their 70% (members), 60% (non-members) 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, employees, agents and volunteers. ALRI will exercise reasonable care in handling all artwork 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: The artist retains all copyright interests or claims that they have in their art. By submitting images you give ALRI the right to use and reproduce the images to market and document the exhibition and to enable the image to be part of an online exhibition. Artist’s recognition is provided with any use.

Terms & Conditions: 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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