2013-11-21 / News

Artist sought to paint portrait of Governor Chafee

State officials are looking for an artist to paint Gov. Lincoln Chafee’s portrait before he leaves office in January 2015. Rhode Island law requires a gubernatorial portrait of every governor be commissioned and presented to the state before their term is up.

“Commissioning a portrait of a governor is an important event in the life of Rhode Island,” said Randall Rosenbaum, director of the State Council on the Arts. “Art is the way society preserves its history. Great art tells a great story, and walking through the halls of the state house, you experience the history of Rhode Island.”

Applications are available at the art council’s website and can be submitted through CallForEntry.org. Applicants will be asked to submit a resume and upload between six and 10 digital images of previously commissioned work. Interested artists have until Jan. 10, 2014, to submit samples of their work through the online process.

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