2007-10-04 / News

Artists are asked to submit designs for winter exhibit at the RI Statehouse

Governor Donald L. Carcieri and the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts announced a "call for artists" to submit works for a Dec. 2007 to Jan. 2008 exhibition featuring two-dimensional works representing scenes from the Ocean State, for the "Scenes of Rhode Island" Exhibit and Awards.

The curated show originated three years ago as a partnership between the governor's office and RISCA to promote both the beauty of the state and the artists who capture its essence.

"This is an opportunity for Rhode Island artists to share their vision of some of the spectacular scenes of historic sites, beaches, villages and parks that are common in our state," said Carcieri. "This state is a jewel and each artist sees a unique facet of its beauty. With this exhibit, we are able to celebrate both our natural splendor and our rich artistic community."

Governor and Mrs. Carcieri will award $1,000 to the artist whose work is chosen as "Best In Show." That selection will be displayed in the State House during the Carcieri administration and it will be reproduced as a high-quality, limited edition poster, numbered and signed by the artist for use by the Governor and Mrs. Carcieri as a gift for visiting dignitaries or nonprofit organizations.

The Governor and Mrs. Carcieri will announce the "Best In Show" winner and the second and third place winners, who will receive awards of $250 and $100 respectively, at a reception in January.

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