Open Call for Artists – Poster Show



Open Call for Artists – Poster Show
Open Call for Artists
Providence CityArts for Youth seeks artists
for a group show in June, 2015
Deadline to submit: April 27, 2015
Show Dates: June 8 – June 30, 2015
About this show:
Walk into any coffee shop in our fair city, and one thing is abundantly clear: we have some incredible poster designers in
Providence. For our next exhibition, CityArts seeks to highlight these amazing artists with a gallery show devoted to
posters! The exhibition will also feature the work of CityArts young artists made during our Spring Session of afterschool
art classes. This is a rare and incredibly empowering opportunity for our youth to exhibit alongside professional artists in
their city.
Artists are invited to submit previous work, or new work to the show. We would like poster submissions to portray a
message, whether to promote an event or idea. With this exhibition, we hope to show our young artists the power of
graphic messaging through a variety of printmaking techniques.
The opening for this show will be on the calendar for the Providence International Arts Festival.
About ¡CityArts!:
Providence ¡CityArts! for Youth is a nonprofit community arts organization with a mission to provide free professional
arts education to Providence youth between ages 8-14. ¡CityArts! serves youth in afterschool and summer arts programs
citywide, offering meaningful learning experiences in visual art and design, performing arts, and creative writing. Our
work is inspired by the creative process of art-making and the exploration of ideas and concepts that shape our
communities and everyday lives.
How to submit:
If you are interested in exhibiting at the CityArts Gallery, please submit the following:
 Basic Information. Please send us your name, contact information, and website or resume if you have it.
 Copies of Works. Please include three images of work being submitted. Email submissions should be jpeg or
pdf files. Images should be named using the format “lastname_firstname_#”. Standard mail submissions
may be photographs, prints, slides or cd-roms. Works should be numbered.
 Annotated list of works. This list should a brief description of pieces submitted stating the corresponding
number, title, medium, and size.
To be considered, submit your materials by email or standard, postmarked mail by April 27, 2015 at 5:30 p.m. to either
[email protected] or
Emily Sellon
Providence ¡CityArts! for Youth
P.O. Box 27691
Providence, RI 02907-7691
Notification of Selection
If you are selected, you will be notified by email by May 6, 2015. You will be expected to reply by email or phone to
accept/reject your selection by May 13, 2015.
After Selection
Delivery of Work: You may deliver work by May 29. You will be responsible for delivering and dismantling
your work. Please note: no stipend is provided for delivery, installation, or dismantling.
Installation: Work will be installed in the gallery the week of June 1-5.
Gallery Event: To celebrate your artwork and promote community outreach, we will have a gallery
reception the evening of June 11th, from 5:30 - 7:30 pm.
Site Visit: You are highly encouraged to plan a ¡CityArts! site visit to work with youth in our programs.
Interaction with successful artists like you can be one of the most exciting opportunities for our students –
not to mention rewarding for you, too!
The CityArts/Highlander Gallery is accessible not only to youth but to the greater Southside and Providence community.
To reach these patrons, ¡CityArts! will provide the following types of show promotion:
 Show will be highlighted on the ¡CityArts! website ( and through our social
media and monthly e-newsletter.
 Friends of the organization will be specially invited to attend the show and gallery event.
 A show press release will be distributed to local media contacts and posted on the ¡CityArts! website.
 Postcards or other print promotional materials may be possible, pending our budget.
Have Questions?
If you have questions or would like additional information, contact Emily Sellon, Program Coordinator, by email at
[email protected] or by phone at (401) 941-0795 ext. 104.

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