NeighborWorks Blackstone River Valley is currently accepting submissions to Blackstone Valley – Then and Now, a photography exhibit highlighting the natural and architectural beauty of the Blackstone Valley. Both amateur and professional photographers are encouraged to submit up to three photographs for exhibit consideration.
Connie Anderson, the gallery’s curator shared that this theme “opens itself up to many possibilities for those who have older photos of the region and those who do not.”
In crafting the theme, she was looking for something broad enough to attract a good group of artists, yet narrow enough to provide a cohesive experience for the viewer when stepping into the small space. This theme “encompasses not only architecture, but nature as well.”
Guidelines for artists interested in participating in the upcoming exhibit:
- July 20th Deadline for consideration via http://neighborworksbrv.org/creative-placemaking/gallery-40-south-main/
- Photographs must be no smaller than 11 x 14 and no larger than 16 x 20 (unless otherwise approved)
- All submitted work must be “hang ready” (wire hanging, no string or elastic)
- Maximum 3 submissions per artist
- Artists will be notified of acceptance by July 25
Artists should be aware that the work will be displayed for six weeks. Artists are expected to advertise their participation in the gallery. If the work is sold, NeighborWorks retains a 20% commission to support the continuation of the gallery.
The Blackstone Valley – Then and Now exhibit will launch with an opening event on Thursday, August 10th from 6:30pm – 8:30pm. The event will include musical entertainment from the BearDogz as well as appetizers and beverages for all attendees. The event is FREE and open to the public.
In June, the lobby of 40 S. Main Street (the old Mulvey’s Building) was transformed into a rotating gallery, featuring the work of local artists, providing an opportunity for sales and visibility as part of NeighborWorks Blackstone River Valley’s ongoing Creative Placemaking initiative supported by LISC Rhode Island and the Kresge Foundation.
The first opened on June 8th as a multi-artist, multi-media show. It remains on display through July 21st. The Gallery @ 40 S. Main is open every Saturday from 12pm-4pm (during the Saturday Markets @ Market Square), as well as any other time there is a public event in the space (see NWBRV’s calendar of events for additional dates and times: www.neighborworksbrv.org).
Currently on Display
- Connie Anderson
- Connie Lemonde
- Emily Lisker
- Germain Gerie
- Jerry Aissis
- Judith Potter
- Lorraine Boisvert
- Margaret Lachut
- Melvyn Gendron