Warwick Center for the Arts is seeking artwork submissions for Resilience; a Juried Exhibit for Native American Artists. Curated by Angel Beth Smith, Lorén Spears & WCFA Exhibit Committee.

Entry deadline: July 9, 2021.

This exhibit is a collaborative partnership between the Warwick Center for the Arts, Tomaquag Museum, and RISCA’s Atrium Gallery Traveling Exhibits. The exhibit will be on view from Saturday, July 31 through Saturday, September 4, 2021

Please note that submission fees for this exhibit have been waived thanks to the generous financial support from Rhode Island State Council on the Arts (RISCA).

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

For many years, RISCA’s Atrium Gallery and The Warwick Center for the Arts have partnered together to bring traveling exhibits of diverse communities to Warwick. The exhibits originate at the Atrium Gallery and then travel to Newport, North Kingston, and Warwick. African American, Latino, Asian, and Native American artists have all had the opportunity to showcase their work at these exhibits.

This year, we will have the first-ever juried Native American Art Exhibit as part of the traveling exhibit program. The exhibit will originate at the Warwick Center for the Arts and then travel to the Atrium Gallery in Providence in 2022.

Eligibility: This Call for Entry is open to all Native American Artists within the New England Area. Works must be original and completed during the last 12 months; previously submitted works will not be accepted. Artwork can range from installations to freestanding pieces and 2D and 3D media is eligible. All artwork that is to be hung must 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. We also have pedestals available if needed.


Exhibit Duration: July 31 – September 4, 2021

Submission Deadline: July 9th

Notification of Acceptance: on or before July 16th (via email)

Artwork Drop-off: Sat. July 24, Tues. July 27, & Wed. July 28 (between 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM)

Opening Reception: Thursday, August 5, 2021, 6:00-8:00 pm (indoors and out)

Artwork Pick-up: Wednesday – Saturday, September 8-11th (between 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM)

Art Sales Commissions: Artists receive a 60% commission on all original artworks and prints sold during this exhibit. Current Warwick Center for the Arts Members receive a 70% commission. For more information about membership, visit our website. Commissions will be paid to the artist by check within 30 days after the show closes.

Curator bio: Angel Beth Smith is a Professional Artist with more than 30 years of experience providing artistic content, teaching, and marketing support to academic institutions, churches, and private organizations. A graduate of the prestigious Rhode Island School of Design, Angel holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Textile Design. Her love for the intricacies of fabric design and weaving are evident in the meticulous attention to detail portrayed in her work. Angel involves pastels, pencil, colored pencil, conté crayon, and watercolor as mediums of expression. Revealing her subtly confident technical elements, viewers are comfortably drawn into her canvas’s inventive portrayals. Angel’s work has been showcased at various galleries and museums throughout Southern New England.

How to Submit:

Please complete this “Submission Entry” form below.

Questions? Contact Aileen, at [email protected] or 401-737-0010.

Images: Images must be in JPG format saved between 72 – 100 dpi. Artists may submit 1-3 images of work (3 submissions max per artist). IMPORTANT – You are responsible for labeling your JPEG images with the title of artwork only.
Attach your jpg images to an email addressed to: [email protected] with “Resilience Exhibit” in the email subject line

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