The Heart Goes Nine (Providence, RI) - Call For Artists

The Heart Goes Nine (Providence, RI) – Call For Artists

The Heart Goes Nine (Providence, RI) – Call For Artists

The Rhode Island Center for Photographic Arts (RICPA) announces a call for artists, The Heart Goes Nine: Exploring Personal Vision. This is a juried call for photography juried by J. Sybylla Smith, who brings her personal belief – “for every mile the eye sees the heart goes nine.” She is turning it into an opportunity for photographers to explore their personal vision and unique image making abilities to visualize their heart song.

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Deadline: 13 Dec 2019

Artists may submit up to 10 photographs. The entry fee is $45 for the first three images and $10 for each subsequent image.

RICPA is looking to present:

  • a diverse yet highly personal look at image-making and photography’s ability to capture and express emotion
  • idiosyncratic means of visual expression which are experimental, innovative and heartfelt
  • a visual representation of your heart song.

Open to artists 18 years or older. Open to all forms of photographic image-making in any process or technology, current, or historical. Work must be your original creation. All work must be exhibition ready, no saw-tooth hangers. Work that does not follow the guidelines, or is deemed not to be a faithful representation of the image submitted, will not be exhibited.

Important Dates:

  • Exhibition: Thursday, February 20th, thru Friday, March 13th, 2020
  • Registration Deadline: December 13th
  • Delivery of Accepted Work: On or before February 15th
  • Reception and Awards: September 19th, 2019 5:00 – 9:00 p.m.

The Heart Goes Nine Juror

J. Sybylla Smith, is an independent curator, educator, and photographer with international reach. Through all her activities, she invests in helping others develop their personal vision. Her Concept Aware® curriculum provides a unique concept development framework to strengthen creative practice. Smith lectures and writes on visual culture, the creative practice, and gender parity in photography. Concept Aware® is taught in a variety of formats including weekend workshops in her Somerville MA studio and a week-long class taught at Maine Media College and Workshops.

As an adjunct professor, thesis advisor, and guest lecturer she has worked with the School of Visual Arts New York, Harvard University, Emerson College, Emmanuel College, and Tufts Museum School of the Fine Arts. She has curated exhibitions internationally and her involvement in Tokyo Photo and Paris Photo has established her relationships with international galleries and arts organizations. Smith has juried for Critical Mass by Photolucida and the traveling exhibit, the Fence, sponsored by United Photo Industries. She is an avid portfolio reviewer participating in photo-centric reviews nationally and is an active member of the Society of Photographic Educators.

The Heart Goes Nine Awards

  • First Place: $250
  • Second Place: $150
  • Third Place: $100

About The Rhode Island Center for Photographic Arts

The Rhode Island Center for Photographic Arts is Rhode Island’s premier photography gallery. Exhibitions change every month with a new exhibitions opening on the third Thursday of the month. RICPA is a member supported center.

Located in the heart of Providence, RICPA was founded to inspire creative development and provide opportunities to engage with the community through exhibitions, education, publication, and mutual support. RICPA exists to create a diverse and supportive community for individuals interested in learning or working in the photographic arts. They strive to provide an environment conducive to the free exchange of ideas in an open and cooperative space.

For more information, contact david@riphotocenter.org.

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