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Save The Bay calls for local artists and jewelers to showcase their creativity at the Art Show Opening Reception

PROVIDENCE, RI Save The Bay is looking for local artists and jewelers to participate in its annual Artists for The Bay Show and Sale. Art submissions are accepted until Thursday, November 5. Each artist may submit up to eight paintings, photographs, wall sculptures or jewelry. Submissions should be made electronically via photograph for consideration to be included in the exhibit. Media can be oil, watercolor, acrylic, photography, mixed media or jewelry. All content is welcome and does not need to be Bay related. Media must be no larger than 18” x 18” and priced no higher than $500. It must be framed in a standard or high-quality frame, matted around photographs, ready to wall mount with wire installed and secured, labeled and identified with artist and work title on reverse side of each piece.

Local artists and jewelers whose work is chosen will be on display in the Save The Bay Providence Journal Charitable Foundation Gallery at 100 Save The Bay Drive in Providence between December 3, 2015 and January 30, 2016. Fifty percent of the proceeds will benefit Save The Bay.

Richard Harrington, a past contributing artist, said there are several reasons why he participates in the Artists for The Bay Show and Sale. “Getting the work out to the public and having it be seen by a variety of people is important to an artist. Positive and negative feedback from the general public and other artists is often the stimulus for further work,” he said.

To submit artwork, contact Leanne Danielsen at ldanielsen@savebay.org or 401-272-3540 ext.140. For more information, visit savebay.org/art or e-mail Leanne.

The opening reception will be held on Thursday, December 3, from 6-8:30 p.m. The closing reception will be on Saturday, January 30, 2016 from 1-3 p.m. Between these dates, people can come to the Save The Bay Center in Providence to look at and purchase artwork during normal business hours or by appointment. Tickets are $30 and can be purchased at savebay.org/art. The opening reception will feature local food, deserts, beer, wine, and cocktails.

“This is an opportunity to share my success with Save the Bay. Much of my inspiration comes from having lived in Rhode Island all my life and appreciating the atmosphere, light and serene

landscapes that have found their way into much of my artwork. The audience and patrons who purchase the work are like-minded in their appreciation and concern for the environment,” said Harrington.

Other well-known artists who have contributed their artwork in the past include Anthony Tomaselli, Elina Nanikova, Amy Bartlett-Wright, Tom Martino, Jonathan Small, Nick Mayer, Onne van der Wal, Richard Benjamin, Tom Deininger, Craig Masten and many more local artists.

 

 

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