Entry deadline May 21, 2021 – EXTENDED! Due to the technical difficulties some people have had with registering online via our new website, we are extending the deadline for submission to EMERGING 2021 to Sunday, May 23rd by midnight EST. You may also follow the submission instructions and submit via email to [email protected] if that is preferred. 

WCFA Exhibit Guidelines

Call for Art

Artwork Submission Form

WFCA is seeking original works for our upcoming Emerging 2021, an exhibition featuring artists aged 16-22, which will run from Saturday, June 5-Saturday, June 19, 2021.

As the world around us continues to rapidly change and evolve, we look to the younger generation to show us the world through their eyes. All themes and media will be considered, including work created in school, under the guidance of an instructor, or independently. The show will be juried by a panel of art educators. In an effort to make the experience of entering an art exhibit as barrier free as possible, we are waiving all entry fees for this exhibit.

Opening Reception: Thursday, June 10, 2021, 6:00-7:30 pm.

Awards: Three “Excellence Awards” will be presented at the opening reception.

Eligibility: Works must be original, available for purchase, and completed during the last 12 months; previously submitted works will not be accepted.

Entry fee: None.

Display Requirements: Ideally, all artwork will 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. Please reach out to us if you need assistance with framing and wiring. We will gladly help with preparing artwork to be exhibited successfully.

Artwork Drop-off Dates: Wednesday, June 2 and Thursday, June 3, 2021 (11am – 3pm).

Artwork Pick-up Dates: Wednesday, June 23rd – Saturday, June 25th, 2021.
How to Submit:

  1. Complete the “Make a Submission” form on the WCFA website under the “Call for Artwork” tab.
  2. Email JPEG images of your artworks to [email protected] with “Emerging 2021 Exhibit” in the subject line (3 submissions max per artist)—JPEGs should be labeled with the title of artwork only.
  3. Required “Artwork Submission Form” and JPEGs must be mailed to [email protected] by Midnight on Thursday, May 20, 2021.
  • Notification of Acceptance: May 27, 2021.

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 website!

Questions? Contact Aileen Quinn ([email protected]), 401-737-0010.

Image credit: Front Line Defenders by Lily Kutcher.

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