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6th Juried Open Call

Aline Smithson, Juror

Rhode Island Center for Photographic Arts   /   Deadline: 01/03/19

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The 6th Open Call for Entries: - A Juried International Photography Exhibition
A juried open call for contemporary voices in photography

The Rhode Island Center for Photographic Arts, 118 N. Main St. Providence, RI

Exhibition: Thursday, February 21st, thru Friday, March 15th, 2019
Registration Deadline: January 3rd
Delivery of Accepted Work: On or before February 18th
Reception and Awards: February 21st, 2019 5:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Juror: Aline Smithson, is founder of the online photography journal LENSCRATCH and an award-winning photographer in her own right. After a career as a New York Fashion Editor working with the greats of fashion photography, Aline is now a Los Angeles based conceptual portrait artist and contributing writer to numerous fine art photography publications, including Don't Take Pictures, Lucida, and F Stop Magazine among others. She is a founding member of the Six Shooters Collective and has been teaching at the Los Angeles Center of Photography since 2001. She has exhibited widely and her work is held in numerous of public collections. Aline's photography was selected for the Critical Mass Top 50 and in 2015 the Magenta Foundation published her first significant monograph, Self & Others: Portrait as Autobiography. She is active as a curator and juror of exhibits, and is a popular reviewer and educator at many photo festivals and workshops across the United States. Aline is best known as an artist for her conceptual portraiture and a practice that uses humor and pathos to explore ideas of childhood, aging, and the humanity that connects us. She has exhibited widely including over 40 solo shows and has become one of the preeminent promoters of contemporary photography.

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The RI Center for Photographic Arts, RICPA 118 N. Main St. Providence, RI 02903Located in the heart of Providence, RICPA was founded to inspire creative development and provide opportunities to engage with the community through exhibitions, education, publication and mutual support. RICPA exists to create a diverse and supportive community for individuals interested in learning or working in the Photographic Arts. We strive to provide an environment conducive to the free exchange of ideas in an open and cooperative space. Members should share a passion for creating, appreciating, or learning about all forms of photo-based media. We work to provide a platform for artistic expression, that fosters dialogue and drives innovation in the photographic arts.The Gallery at the Rhode Island Center for Photographic Arts is a member of Gallery Night Providence


$35 for 3, $10 each additional image


Open to all forms of photography from anywhere in the world. Entrants must be at least 18 years of age to enter.
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Open to all forms of photographic image-making in any process or technology, current or historical. Work must be your original creation. All work must be exhibition ready, no saw-tooth hangers please. Work that does not follow the guidelines, or is deemed not to be a faithful representation of the image submitted, will not be exhibited.


First Place: $250
Second Place: $150
Third Place: $100


Print Service: Save on shipping fees and take advantage of our professional print service complete with frame rental for the duration of the exhibition. Email for more information, available for accepted entries starting at for $40 prints framed up to 16" x 20"

Evaluation Criteria

Submitted Images will be judged individually, not as a set or series. Selections from a series or larger body of work are welcome Juror's decisions are final.

Contact Information

118 North Main St., 2nd Floor

P: 4014002542

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