Constructed Prisms: Sculpture, Photography & Installation

Warwick Center for the Arts

Entry Deadline: Jun. 1

3259 Post Road
Warwick, RI 02886
PHONE 401-737-0010

Images and structures are global witnesses to our changing personal and social histories. They inform who we are, how we see the world and reveal personal truths. There is a place which lies in-between the old and the new, expanding our vision and sense of placement. Between the light and shadow. As artists we can help contextualize and understand the advancing science and technology, environmental and social shifts. Between cameras and mallets we build windows in our shared timeline. Light is our most basic tool. Images disclose, distort, record, chronicle, can move and dissociate us. Structures can be powerful and soft while heavy and transparent. How light defines a subject or an image, or how it describes a form or object. As artists our inner prism views our collective moment in history, chaotic yet with much human potential, progress and mutual aid. Light and shadow can expose, reveal or conceal.

Artists are encouraged to submit work that convey ideas of transformation and the processing of personal and social landscapes. Historical and/or current social frameworks through traditional and/or new media works. We are interested in structures and lens based images, collaborations are encouraged.

ELIGIBILITY & REQUIREMENTS:  Works must be original to the artist and not previously submitted to WCFA for other exhibitions. Accepting sculpture and Installation work, printed/transferred photographs wired and ready to hang. Analog and alternative process photography, digital and drone photography, traditional sculpture, installations where sculpture and photography are in conversation, 3d printed sculpture, hand carved or assembled in any scale or material,. There is limited gallery space but sculptural works will be considered up to 36” x 36” x 36” and installation proposals should be no more than 36 sq ft.

ABOUT THE JURORS:  Howie Snieder was born in Syracuse, NY. His childhood exploration of the forests and abandoned quarries of central New York encouraged his sense of wonderment and discovery. He is a practicing artist, sculptor and photographer and the Executive Director of the Steel Yard in providence. His work explores nature and the Anthropocene, humans and animal rights, and community building through creative projects.

Anabel Vázquez Rodríguez is an interdisciplinary artist, curator, and educator based somewhere in-between Borikén and the traditional homelands of the Narragansett and Wampanoag peoples. Their artistic production includes photography, painting, film/video, installation and performance art. Currently they are Adjunct Faculty of Photography at Roger Williams University RI, work with AgitArte MA/PR, MassMoca’s Assets for Artists, and are part of the board of directors of the Dirt Palace Public Projects RI.

AWARDS:  Artistic recognition and cash prizes will be awarded. Exact amounts to be determined based on revenue and sponsorships for this exhibit.

DIVERSITY STATEMENT:  Warwick Center for the Arts (WCFA) has long recognized its crucial role in maintaining a platform of dialogue and expression for the diverse populations in the region. This principle extends in direct fashion to the organization’s Board of Directors, which encourages and welcomes the active participation of any dedicated and upright member of the community regardless of age, ability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, race, religion, or socio-economics. BI-POC (black, indigenous and people of color), and LGBTQ artists strongly encouraged to apply.

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