Open Calls

Providence Art Club National Open Juried Exhibition 2019
Juried by Helena Gómez de Córdoba
Associate Curator, Museo de Arte de Ponce, Puerto Rico
$6,000 in prizes, Best in Show Prize of $1,000!

We are thrilled to announce the roster of artists who have been invited to exhibit in our National Open Juried Exhibition!!

This year was particularly competitive and our esteemed juror Helena Gomez, Associate Curator of the Museo de Arte de Ponce in Puerto Rico had her work cut out for her. Works in a wide range of media will be displayed in this exhibition which opens June 22.

Artists noted with a single asterisk (*) are PAC members.
Artist listed with two asterisks (**) is a PAC staff member.


Mark Alan
Deborah Baronas
Lisa Barthelson
Taleen Batalian
Allison Bianco
Rick Branscomb
Matthew Brennan
Peter Campbell
Steven Carlson
Laura White Carpenter
Sally Caswell
Allyson Childress
Cathy Chin
Hannah Cole Dahar
Anne Cook
Abba Cudney**
Dennis Delomba
Joanne Delomba
Molly Dickinson
Shane Dorey
Vincent Ferravanti

Alyssa Fishenden
Priscilla Foley Blackman*
Daniel Forster*
Xiang Gao
Nancy Gaucher-Thomas*
Nick Gebhart
Kevin Gilmore*
Theresa Girard*
M. Alexander Gray
Richard Grosvenor*
Matthew Hall
Jessica Hamilton Humphrey*
Susan Hardy*
Paul Hitchen
Rosemary Hoffenberg
Barbara Johansen Newman
Erin Karp
Ron Koehler
John Krenik
Jackie Lee
Amanda Jo Liu
Gayle Mandle*

Catherine Radix Mansell
Linda Megathlin
Nickerson Miles*
Todd Monjar
Robert Moore
Georgia Nassikas*
Nick Paciorek*
Agustin Patino
Julian Penrose
Jeanne C Potter
Lorena Pugh
Hasna Sal
Ellen Schiffman
Phoebe Sonder
Sallie Strand
George Turner
Winnie van der Rijn
Alejandro Vazquez
Anne Wert*
Elizabeth White
Wenyan Xu

Be sure to mark your calendar and come visit this show.
For more information, please contact Gallery Manager Michael Rose at

• Friday, May 24: Accepted Artists Notified and Listed at
• Friday, May 31: Accepted Artists Biographical Material and Hi-Res Jpeg Due
• Monday, June 3 - Friday June 21: Accepted Work Received at the Gallery
• Saturday, June 22: Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony (4-6pm)
• Friday, July 29: Exhibition Closes
• Monday, August 5 - Friday, August 9: Removal of Work, Arrangement of Shipping

About our Exhibition Juror: 
Helena Gómez de Córdoba
Associate Curator, Museo de Arte de Ponce
Ponce, Puerto Rico
Helena Gómez de Córdoba is an art historian and curatorial professional who currently serves as Associate Curator at the Museo de Arte de Ponce (MAP) in Ponce, Puerto Rico. At MAP, Helena is responsible for aiding in the institution’s regular exhibition schedule utilizing one of the most extensive collections of European Art in Latin America. Her work has included collaborations with the Frick Museum in New York, the Phillips Collection in Washington DC, the Museo de Bellas Artes in Bilbao, Spain, the M - Museum Leuven in Leuven, Belgium, and the Plantin-Moretus Museum in Antwerp among others. An active member of the International Council of Museums, Ms. Gomez has traveled on behalf of MAP to locations throughout the United States and Europe. Prior to joining MAP she held positions in commercial art gallery settings in Madrid, Spain, and Providence, Rhode Island.

Ms. Gomez was raised outside Madrid and earned her Master’s Degree in the History of Art from the prestigious Courtauld Institute of Art in London. At the Courtauld, she specialized in prints, drawings, and circulation of knowledge in the global eighteenth century. Additionally, she holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Art History from Providence College in Providence, Rhode Island and has also completed coursework on exhibition administration with the NODE Center for Curatorial Studies. She is fluent in English, Spanish, and French.

Museo de Arte de Ponce is the largest art museum in the Caribbean and the first museum in Puerto Rico to be accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. Housed in a landmark building designed by Edward Durrell Stone, MAP holds one of the largest and most respected collections of artworks from the Pre-Raphaelite brotherhood anywhere in the Americas.
The Providence Art Club is thrilled to welcome an international curator of Ms. Gomez’s caliber to be the Exhibition Juror and Awards Judge for this important national call.

Rules and Regulations: 
Entries must be original artworks completed within the last four years. All works in the exhibition must be for sale (no "price on request" allowed). Works not properly prepared will not be installed. Hanging apparatus must be secured to the artwork. Three-dimensional works may not be heavier than 100 lbs. The Providence Art Club reserves the right to reject works that are deemed unstable, that differ from the submitted digital image and or description of work, or that are not professionally presented. Please contact Gallery Manager Michael Rose with questions about preparation.

Sales Commission:
 25% for PAC members; 40% for non-members
Accepted artists will be e-mailed directly on May 24 and will also receive a phone call notification from the gallery. Names of artists who will be featured in the National Open Juried Exhibition will also be listed at, after 12pm on Friday, May 24.

 Accepted submissions should be delivered to the Providence Art Club, 11 Thomas Street, Providence, RI 02903 from Monday, June 3 and Friday, June 21, 2019 between 12 - 4pm on weekdays and 2 - 4pm on weekends in the Dodge House Gallery. Shipped works should be addressed to the attention of Gallery Manager Michael Rose. Works delivered late will not be included in the exhibition.

 Shipping costs are the responsibility of the artist. A paid return mail label, including insurance (please ask your carrier to determine this amount), must accompany work. We suggest air float style boxes, or similar packaging for ease of unwrapping and rewrapping. Please do not use loose packing peanuts in shipping. If artwork cannot be repacked in original materials, the artist must supply additional packaging. If packing materials and shipping payment are not included, the work will not be installed or returned.

 All exhibited work must be picked up (or return shipping arrangements made) between August 6 - 9, 2019. Please note, the Art Club will be closed for its annual two week summer break July 21 - August 4, 2019.

 The Providence Art Club carries a blanket policy covering fire, theft, and breakage. The insurance value is considered 2/3 of the sale price, but no more than $250. Artists are encouraged to provide insurance riders for their work if it is of high retail value.

Photography / Publicity:
The Providence Art Club reserves the right to photograph work for publicity. By entering your work in the Providence Art Club Open Juried Exhibition, you agree to the use of your name, likeness, certain personal information and artwork in any publicity material developed for the exhibition.