A Regional Call for Art for "Small Point of Land" Featuring the Work of Those Residing on the East Bay
The Bristol Art Museum (BAM) announces a call for art for, "A Small Point of Land," a juried exhibit comprised of artists living and/or working in the communities on the East Bay. Local painter, Michele Poirier-Mozzone, will serve as the juror for this exhibit.
"A Small Point of Land" celebrates the cultural identity of Rhode Island, particularly the East Bay area, which is intimately connected to the surrounding waterways and the Atlantic Ocean. The exhibit's title is inspired by the word "Narragansett," meaning "a small point of land" in the indigenous language. Artists are invited to explore their relationship to place, creating artworks that delve into the complexities of forming identity, spiritual experiences, psychological connections, and the intertwining of past, present, and future.
“The East Bay has inspired countless artists to create unique art that expresses the individual’s interpretation of the beauty or history of Rhode Island’s coastline,” said Museum Curator Mary Dondero. “Set against the backdrop of our charming coastal town, a remarkable collection of art will celebrate the ever-changing landscapes that grace our world, from the perspective of those who live or work in the East Bay. From tranquil seascapes to vibrant forests, artists are invited to share the experiences of an adventure that transcends time and place, allowing them to pause and marvel at the sheer magnificence of our communities.”
Accepted artworks must be hand-delivered to the Bristol Art Museum on Sunday, September 10, or Monday, September 11, between 1 and 3 p.m. The exhibit will be on display from Sat., Sept. 23 to Sat., Oct. 28, and all artwork must remain in the exhibition until the closing date. An artist's reception is scheduled for Sun., Sept. 24, from 2 to 4 p.m.
The museum invites artists working in various media to submit their artwork for consideration, with the exception of video or time-based pieces. Submissions can include up to three works, and the entry fees are as follows: $30 for one entry, $40 for two entries, and $50 for three entries. The deadline for online submissions is midnight on Sunday, August 6, 2023. Artists may submit entries here.
The juror, Poirier-Mozzone, is renowned for her captivating figurative work. She brings a unique perspective shaped by her series of paintings entitled "Fractured Light." Her work is represented by galleries in Venice, Italy; New York City, New York; Connecticut; and Maine. A graduate of Emmanuel College in Boston, Massachusetts with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree, Poirier-Mozzone primarily worked in watercolor after college. While she still delights in the translucence and the inherent beauty of this medium, Poirier-Mozzone has expanded her style to pastel.