Call for Art: Outside In

Submission deadline: February 16, 2022

WCFA is seeking original works for our upcoming juried exhibit, “Outside In” featuring artwork influenced by our outside environment.

The show will run from Saturday, March 5 – Saturday, April 2, 2022. During this colder, darker time of year, we find ourselves inside more often than not. Inspired by the plein air tradition, this show challenges you to bring the beauty of the outdoors inside our gallery. Whether it is the sun casting shadows on woodland trees, waves crashing on jagged rocks, a skier gliding down a snowy peak or a glint of sunlight through an urban alleyway, the outdoors never ceases to delight and invigorate us.

All media are welcome, including but not limited to painting, drawing, photography, digital art, mixed media and sculpture. (Works are NOT required to be created en plein air). The show will be juried by Sam Green

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About our Juror: Sam grew up in Providence, Rhode Island, and studied painting at the Maryland Institute College of art. He has been an artist in residence at The Creative Alliance at the Patterson in Baltimore, MD, and the Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, VT. Sam has spent over a decade working in Galleries and Museums, engulfing himself in all kinds of artistic communities. Sam paints often, both inside and outside. Much of Sam’s work is done en Plein Air, on site, in a single session.
Image credit: Afternoon Glow, Sam Allerton Green

Entry fees:
WCFA Members: $15 for one image; $35 for up to 3 images (2 or 3 images).
All Others: $20 for one image; $40 for up to 3 images (2 or 3 images)

Awards: Three “Excellence Awards” will be presented at the opening reception. First Prize $200, Second Prize $150, Third Prize $50, additional non-cash Honorable Mentions will also be presented.

Eligibility: Works must be original, available for purchase, not previously exhibited at WCFA and completed during the last 24 months;

Display Requirements: All hanging artwork needs to be wired and ready to hang; our hanging system does not allow for hanging with clips, sawtooth hangers, or loops – please wire prior to drop off. Pedestals are available for 3-D works.

Required Artwork Submission Form and JPEGs must be submitted by Midnight on Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2022

Notification of accepted works: Wednesday, Feb. 23 by midnight

Drop off of artwork: Feb 25, 26 & Mar. 2, 3

Opening reception: Thursday, March 10 at 6:00pm.

Artwork Pick-up Dates: April 6-8, 2022

How to Submit:

Click on the button below to fill out the entry form online (3 submissions max per artist) JPEGs should be labeled with the title of artwork only!

Payments can be made by check (payable to WCFA), or credit card (by phone, or online via our website). All payments are non-refundable and due at the time of submission. Click on the payment link below to pay the entry fee using a credit card online or mail a check to 3259 Post Road, Warwick, RI 02886.

Please read and sign the Artist Agreement form and send via email or bring with you at drop-off.

Art Sales Commissions: Artists receive a 60% commission on all original artworks and prints sold. Current Warwick Center for the Arts Members receive a 70% commission – to become a member, visit our membership page!

Questions? Contact [email protected] 401-737-0010. 

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Submit Your Artwork

Artists are invited to submit up to three art works of art for consideration to be included in the upcoming WCFA exhibit

Visit our gallery Wednesday – Saturday from 11:00 am – 3:00 pm, as well as select Thursday evenings