22 Mar 2024

Compete Providence Art Club National Open Juried Exhibition 2024

Providence Art Club Providence, Rhode Island, United States

Providence Art Club

Opportunity Description

U.S. National Deadline: May 13, 2024 – The Providence Art Club invites artists from across the United States to apply for its popular annual National Open Juried Exhibition. This exhibition celebrates the best in contemporary art regardless of media, theme, or style. Founded in 1880, the Providence Art Club is one of the oldest arts organizations in the nation and the first such Club to be co-founded by women and men. Recognized as one of the top three galleries in Rhode Island by the Providence Journal, the Art Club has received coveted Best of Rhode Island Awards for Best Art Gallery in Providence each year since 2019. Entering its 144th year, the Club aims to share the best of contemporary visual art with its unique audience in the Northeast.

Open to any artist living and working throughout the United States, its territories, protectorates, and provinces. Open to all media. Entries must be original artworks completed within the last four years. Hanging apparatus must be secured to the artwork. Two-dimensional works should be securely wired with D-Rings. Three-dimensional works may not be heavier than 100 lbs. Works not properly prepared will not be installed.

Michelle Millar Fisher is currently the Ronald C. and Anita L. Wornick Curator of Contemporary Decorative Arts within the Contemporary Art Department at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Her work focuses on the intersections of people, power, and the material world.

Prior to joining the MFA, Fisher served in curatorial roles at the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). She also previously served as an educator the Guggenheim Museum and interned at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. An active educator, Fisher has served as an adjunct lecturer at many schools, including Parsons The New School for Design, CUNY’s Baruch College, the University of Pennsylvania, and the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University.

Fourteen Prizes totaling $6,000 in awards
Best in Show Prize of $1,000

$35 for 2 artworks ($25 for PAC Members, for Coupon Code, please email Michael Rose)

Accepted artists will be e-mailed directly on May 31.

All works in the exhibition must be for sale (no “price on request” allowed). Sales Commission: 25% for PAC members; 40% for non-members.


  • May 13: Application Deadline
  • May 31: Accepted Artists Notified via Direct Email
  • June 7: Accepted Artists’ Bio Material and Hi-Res Jpeg Due
  • June 3 – Thursday, June 20: Accepted work received at the Gallery (weekdays 12-4pm). Shipped works must be accompanied by a paid return mail label.
  • June 23 – July 19, 2024: Exhibition Takes Place
  • Opening Reception: Sunday, June 23 from 2-4pm. $6,000 in awards will be announced during the exhibition via video.
  • The exhibition will be open Sundays – Fridays from 12-4pm each day. Other viewing hours are available by appointment.
  • August 5 – Friday, August 9 (12-3pm daily): Removal of Work, Arrangement of Shipping. Works must be picked up, or shipping must be arranged, by August 9. Works left at the Club will become subject to a storage fee at the discretion of the Gallery Manager.
  • Please note that the Club will be closed from July 20 – August 4 for summer break. No staff will be on site and works cannot be retrieved during this time. If you need your work returned prior to the Club’s summer break, please contact Michael Rose.

For Questions:
Contact Gallery Manager Michael Rose at michael@providenceartclub.org, or via phone at 401-331-1114 x 5 and he will be very happy to speak with you.

Founded in 1880, the Providence Art Club has long been a place for our artists and patrons of the arts to create, congregate, display and circulate works of art. Located on historic College Hill, the Art Club is housed in a picturesque procession of historic buildings, home to our clubhouse, studios and galleries. Through its ongoing exhibits, programs, art classes and other activities, the Providence Art Club continues a welcoming tradition of sponsoring and supporting the visual arts.

Providence Art Club
11 Thomas Street
Providence, Rhode Island 02903
ph: 401-331-1114

Opportunity Categories: + Open to Multi-Media. Opportunity Types: Compete. Opportunity Tags: Deadlines 05 May thru June, Open to U.S. Artists Only, and Special Opportunities. Benefits: Exhibition - Group and Sales.

Opportunity expires in 28 days.

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