Blanc de Blanc
2016 Summer Soirée Exhibition at the Jamestown Arts Center

18 Valley St., Jamestown, RI 02835

Throughout history, artists have used the color white or lack of color to highlight significance in their art. From Henry Ossawa Tanner’s bold white strokes of light in a dark interior to Agnes Martin’s muted transcendental palette, to Barbara Hepworth’s cool marble and cast forms, artists have boldly displayed the emotional power of white to convey their many intentions. Blanc de Blanc investigates artists’ deliberate use of white in their artwork. Why is white, lack of color or a muted palette important or a central theme of the work? Is there a special significance to the color white in the artwork? Open to all mediums, including video and installation. Jurors: Nezka Pfeifer, Curator, Everhart Museum and Rita Reamer, Designer. Entry Deadline: March 30, 2016 | Entry Fee: $25 Recipients Notified By: May 1, 2016 Summer Soirée & Exhibition Opening: July 1, 2016 Exhibition End Date: August 20, 2016 One submission per artist. Selected artists receive two complimentary tickets to Soirée.


All work must be:
• Original in concept and execution
• Completed in the last year
• Properly prepared for installation
• Labeled on the back (if possible) with artist’s name, title, medium and date
• Not shown previously at the Jamestown Arts Center
• Available for the duration of the show and for sale

Work that exceeds 48” in any direction, or weighs more than 50lbs will need special
consideration, please call to discuss.
3D work must be easily moved, as the gallery is a multi-purpose space

The JAC reserves the right to refuse any work it deems unfit for inclusion in a
community arts center setting.

The JAC will take a 35% commission on work that is sold during the exhibit.

Artist is responsible for shipping the work to the JAC, if work is not sold, JAC will
contribute $25 towards return shipping. The rest of shipping charges are the artist’s

Artwork not claimed or shipped within 30 days of the end date of the exhibit will
become property of the Jamestown Arts Center.