2016 Summer Soirée Exhibition – An Investigation of How Artists Use the Color White or Lack of Color in their Work

Jamestown Arts Center

Entry Deadline: Jan. 15

18 Valley St.
Jamestown, RI 02835


Throughout history, artists have used the color white or lack of color to highlight significance in their art. From Henry Ossawa Tanner’s bold white strokes of light in a dark interior to Agnes Martin’s muted transcendental palette, to Barbara Hepworth’s cool marble and cast forms, artists have boldly displayed the emotional power of white to convey their many intentions. Our Summer Soirée exhibition investigates the artist’s use of white as a metaphor. Why is white, lack of color or muted palette important or a central theme of the work? Is there a special significance to the color white in your work? Please explain why and how white is consciously used.

Our 6th Annual Summer Soirée exhibition investigates artists’ use of white in their artwork. Why is white, lack of color or a muted palette important or a central theme of the work? Is there a special significance to the color white in your work?

Open to all mediums, including video and installation. Jurors: Nezka Pfeifer, Curator, Everhart Museum and Rita Reamer, Designer.

Entry Deadline: January 15th, 2016 | Entry Fee: $25

Recipients Notified: March 15th

Summer Soirée & Exhibition Opening: July 2nd, 2016

Exhibition End Date: August 20th, 2016

Selected artists receive two complimentary tickets to Soirée

All work must be:

Original in concept and execution
Completed in the last year
Properly prepared for installation
Labeled on the back (if possible) with artist’s name, title, medium and date
Not shown previously at the Jamestown Arts Center
Available for the duration of the show and for sale

Work that exceeds 48” in any direction, or weighs more than 50lbs will need special consideration, please call us at 401.560.0979 to discuss.

3D work must be easily moved, as the gallery is a multi-purpose space

The JAC reserves the right to refuse any work it deems unfit for inclusion in a community arts center setting. The JAC will take a 35% commission on work that is sold during the exhibit.

Artist is responsible for shipping the work to the JAC, if work is not sold, JAC will contribute $25 towards return shipping. The rest of shipping charges are the artist’s responsibility.

Artwork not claimed or shipped within 30 days of the end date of the exhibit will become property of the Jamestown Arts Center.

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