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Exhibition Postponed: 2020 Annual Elected Artists Exhibition

2020 Elected Artists Exhibition Postponed

Art League Elected Artist and Members

We are writing this to let you know we have made the decision to postpone the 2020 Elected Artists Exhibition scheduled to open on March 28 due the ongoing concern about the coronavirus (COVID-19).

The Bryant University campus will be open however their classes will be moved online from Tuesday, March 17, through Friday, March 27.

We want this exhibition to show your work in the best possible light and to allow as many people as possible to view the exhibition. With this in mind we will reschedule the exhibition to sometime in the fall.

Thank you for your understanding. We will keep you posted.

In the meantime, please…be safe and be well.

With Gratitude!  Your ALRI Board


Registration Deadline HAS BEEN EXTENDED – Now Friday, March 13, 2020

Eligibility: All Elected Artists whose Art League Rhode Island (ALRI) dues are up to date are invited to submit one piece of artwork. To check the status of your membership, please email the office at or call (401) 861-0500.

Submission Fee: There is no entry fee.

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. Download the prospectus here.


Exhibition: March 23 to April 29, 2020
Gallery Hours: Sunday through Friday, 10 AM – 7 PM; Saturday, 10 AM – 6 PM
Registration deadline: Friday, March 13, 2020 Sunday, March 8, 2020
Delivery of work: Saturday, March 21 and Sunday March 22, 2020 from 10 AM – 3 PM
Opening reception: Saturday, March 28, 2020 from 6:30 – 8:30 PM
Pickup of work: Thursday, April 30, 2020 from 10 AM – 3 PM
and Friday May 1, 2020 from 12 Noon – 5 PM
Prizes: Non-cash awards will be determined by Valerie Carrigan, Visiting Artist and Lecturer of English and Cultural Studies, Bryant University and Michael Rose, Gallery Manager,
Providence Art Club.
Eligibility: All Elected Artists whose Art League Rhode Island (ALRI) dues are up to date are invited to submit one piece of artwork. To check the status of your membership, please email the office at or call (401) 861-0500.

Submission Fee: There is no entry fee.

Artwork: All media accepted. Artwork previously exhibited with ALRI is not permitted. All work must be original and current. Work found to be copied from copyrighted work will not be hung. All work must be exhibition ready to install with the appropriate hardware. No saw tooth hangers or clips. Limited availability for fragile and 3D work in glass fronted display cabinets. No pedestals will be available. As the artwork will hang in a public building, subjects that are overtly racial, or otherwise directed toward or damaging to human rights, ethnicity, sexual orientation will not be allowed in the exhibit. 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. Due to the constraints of the space, installation work cannot be accepted. All packing materials must be removed at drop off. Work that does not adhere to the guidelines will not be exhibited.

Size limit: Maximum size up to 46″ wide by 46″ high including frame. Due to the constraints of the space there will be no size exceptions. Artists may have multiple pieces (diptych, triptych etc.) to make up one work providing they do not exceed 46” wide by 46” high combined. Where there are more than three pieces, there should be a hanging template accompanying the artwork. The overall footprint of 3D artwork must not exceed 18″ by 18”, with a height less than 18”, and a weight limit of 10 pounds.

Registration guidelines: Artists may register by mailing the attached forms to:

Art League Rhode Island
1005 Main Street, Suite 8107
Pawtucket, RI 02860

Or, fill in the forms electronically, or print and scan, and send by email to with subject line, 2020 Annual EA Exhibition.

All artists must email a JPG of artwork, 6 inches in either direction at 300dpi, with name and title in the file name of the JPG (last name_title) to with subject line, 2020 Annual EA Exhibition.

Drop-off: The library is located on the campus of Bryant University, 1150 Douglas Pike, Smithfield, RI 02917. Please park in Lot C at the campus. The entrance to the library is at the right rear of the “George E. Bello Center” adjacent to the parking lot – see attached map.

Print out and attach the Artist ID form to the back of your artwork for delivery to Bryant University.

Sales & Commissions: Work may be for sale or listed as Not for Sale (NFS); however, no work may be listed as Price on Request (POR). Commission information is on page 2.

Liability: Legal Agreement & Participant’s Waiver: Submission of artwork automatically waives any claim for damage or loss against ALRI or Bryant University (BU), including the officers, members, and employees.

ALRI and BU will exercise reasonable care in handling all artwork, but will not assume any liability for damage or loss while in BU’s possession. Artwork should be independently insured by the artist.

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

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