Calls for Art

ALRI HAV Gallery: On the Edge

Registration Deadline Extended – Now: January 19, 2020 January 12, 2020

ALRI Hope Artiste Village Gallery
1005 Main Street, Suite 8107, Pawtucket, RI 02860

This Call for Entry is Closed

On the Edge seeks submissions that reference the balancing act that is the current state of the world, which appears in an unprecedented state of political, economic, social and environmental change.

All forms of photographic processes are encouraged.


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.


Registration Deadline: Sunday, January 19, 2020 January 12, 2020

Notification of Acceptance: On or before Sunday January 26, 2020 via email. No inquires please. All decisions are final.

Drop off: Thursday, February 20 (10am – 3pm) & Friday, February 21, 2020 (noon – 5pm)

Exhibition: Thursday, February 27 to Friday, May 22, 2020

Juror Presentation, Reception & Awards: Thursday, February 27, 2020  5:30 – 8:00pm

5:30 pm Doors open
6:00 pm Talk and Q&A by Juror Michael Itkoff, Evolving Landscape of Photography Publishing
7:00 pm Reception and Awards for On the Edge

This evening will open the first Elected Artist Gallery Member shows:

Elected Artist – Ruth A B Clegg
Discoveries-exploring the waterways of our Earth

Elected Artist – keithprue | oneseeing
370K and The i Within ~ vignettes from Japan and Istanbul

Pick up:Tuesday, May 26 (10am – 3pm) & Wednesday, May 27, 2020 (noon – 5pm)

Juror Bio: Michael Itkoff is an artist and Co-founder of both Fabl and Daylight Books a non-profit organization dedicated to publishing art and photography books. For over a decade Daylight has been dedicated to publishing art and photography via its print and digital publishing programs. By exploring the documentary mode along with the more conceptual concerns of fine-art, Daylight’s uniquely collectible publications work to revitalize the relationship between art, photography, and the world-at-large.

Michael has been deeply involved in the publishing industry in both print and digital media and he has written for the NYTimes Lens blog, Art Asia Pacific, Nueva Luz, Conscientious blog and the Forward. Before starting Daylight, Michael interned at the Annie Leibovitz Studio and Aperture Foundation among others and worked at Rizzoli International Publications.  His monograph, ‘Street Portraits’, was published by Charta Editions in 2009. Michael received his BA from Sarah Lawrence College and his MFA from ICP/Bard College.

Art League Rhode Island (ALRI) has a 19-year history of supporting artists and the arts. The organization was incorporated with a goal to contribute, encourage and promote integrity and excellence in the arts in Rhode Island. ALRI numbers among its founding members some of Rhode Island’s most prominent artists working in a wide range of media from painting to furniture making.  Its mission is to provide a venue for the growth and encouragement of artists, to promote high standards in the visual arts, and to encourage community participation and appreciation of the greater Rhode Island arts community.

The membership is deeply committed to the value of visual art in contemporary life and embraces current approaches to curatorial programming, community-building, art education, and outreach to under served communities. As an all-volunteer organization, ALRI represents over 100 Artist Members, hailing from 32 of the 39 cities and towns throughout the state

ALRI has recently relocated to a new gallery space in Hope Artiste Village

Hope Artiste Village, one of the largest successful mill restoration projects in Rhode Island, is a hub of cultural activity fostering collaboration and innovation among a diverse community of creatives and professionals. Located on Main Street in Pawtucket with easy access to I-95 and just minutes from downtown Providence, the Village hosts a creative mix of art studios, live/work lofts, retail shops, light industrial workshops and professional office suites. This thriving mill space boasts cafes, a coffee roaster, a live music venue, fitness studios, designers, artisans, event spaces and a bustling wintertime farmer’s market.

Submission Fee:The application entry fee, which includes the first image fee, is $30, and the fee for each subsequent image is $12. For current ALRI Members who use the discount code which will be e-mailed to them, the application entry fee is reduced to $25, and the fee for each subsequent image is $9. ALRI members should email office@artleagueri.orgfor a coupon code. Artists may submit up to 20 images. 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.

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 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 that does not adhere to the guidelines, or is deemed not to be a faithful representation of the image submitted with entry, will not be exhibited. 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. Accepted work MUST remain in the Gallery for the duration of the exhibit.

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.

Unframed work:Artwork that is up to 20” by 24” may be submitted unframed, and will be hung using a magnet system.

In-Person Delivery of Artwork:All in-person deliveries should be made on dates and times listed above to Hope Artiste Village, 1005 Main Street, Suite 8107, Pawtucket, RI 02860. Access is provided via the street level entrance at the left front of the building. Alternative access is also available by prior arrangement with our office Parking is available either on Dudley Street, on Main Street in the parking lot across from the building, or the courtyard accessed from the front of the building between the two main entrances. Anyone delivering artwork in person must remove all packing materials from the Gallery.

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 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. Please DO NOT use styrofoam peanuts or their equivalents in packing. ALL ACCEPTED ARTWORK MUST BE SHIPPED VIA UPS ONLY.

Return of Work In-Person:Participating artists who delivered their art in person should pick it up on the dates and times listed above. If a piece of artwork is not collected within 60 days following the pick up date, the artwork becomes the property of ALRI to dispose as it sees fit.

Return of Work Shipping:Those who shipped artwork 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. If a piece of artwork shipped back to the artist gets returned as undeliverable, the artwork becomes the property of ALRI to dispose as it sees fit.

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 Hope Artiste Village, 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.

Questions:Contact office@artleagueri.orgor call (401) 861-0500. To learn about other ALRI exhibits and programs, visit the menu bar above.

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