June 29, 2021   |   By Merrill Allen

Newport Art Museum Announces Call for Entries for The Newport Biennial 2022


Merrill Allen
Director of Marketing
Newport Art Museum
76 Bellevue Avenue
Newport, RI 02840
(401) 619-7999


Newport Art Museum Announces Call for Entries
for The Newport Biennial 2022

(Newport, RI – June 29, 2021) – The Newport Art Museum will be accepting work for jurying for the The Newport Biennial 2022 exhibition. Artists should submit their work through SlideRoom between July 19 – September 5, 2021. Submitting artists will be notified of the jurying results on October 11. An exhibition of chosen work will be on view January 8 – May 29, 2022. The link to submit work will be posted at newportartmuseum.org beginning July 19, 2021.

Artists living in CT, MA, ME, NH, RI, or VT are eligible to submit up to 3 images of their work. The Entry fee is $45 payable through SlideRoom. Artists may submit work in any media, and the work must be original and current (completed 2018-2021). The specific works of art cannot have been shown at the Museum before, and must be available during the exhibition dates. Works may be no larger than 5 feet on the longest/largest size (no exceptions) and properly prepared for installation and ready to hang or display.

The juried exhibition is one of the Newport Art Museum’s longest standing traditions. For over 30 years, it has included an array of works of art in all media. Now called “The Newport Biennial,” this exhibition features the work of New England artists and showcases the fresh approaches to art making in the region. After the events of 2020 and 2021, we hope that this is an opportunity for everyone to celebrate the resilience and creativity of today’s artists.

The Newport Art Museum is pleased to have Dr. Kimberli Gant, the McKinnon Curator of Modern & Contemporary Art at the Chrysler Museum, as juror. In addition to selecting featured artists for The Newport Biennial exhibition, the juror will also award the cash prizes: $1000 for Best-in-Show, $500 for Second Place, and $300 for Third Place.

About Our Juror

Kimberli Gant, PhD is the McKinnon Curator of Modern & Contemporary Art at the Chrysler Museum. She has held curatorial positions at the Newark Museum, The Contemporary Austin, and the Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Art. She has curated numerous exhibitions including Brendan Fernandes: Bodily Forms, Multiple Modernisms, Wondrous Worlds: Art & Islam through Time & Place, and De-Luxe. Kimberli holds Art History degrees from the University of Texas Austin, Columbia University, and Pitzer College.

About the Newport Art Museum

The Newport Art Museum was founded in 1912 on the belief that arts and culture have the power to bring diverse groups of individuals together, which ultimately promotes civic engagement and strengthens the social fabric of our communities. This core belief continues to guide the Museum’s direction today. Museum offerings range from exhibitions and lectures to art classes in its Museum School and art trips to other cultural institutions. Located on 3-acres along beautiful Bellevue Avenue in Newport, RI, the Museum’s galleries are housed in two historically significant buildings and feature notable special exhibitions as well as selections from its growing permanent collection.

Our Museum’s mission is to share a diversity of art and experiences that spark reflection, inspiration, discovery, and connection within our Newport community and beyond.

The Museum is open to the public Tuesday through Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm, Thursdays (April – December) until 7 pm, and Sunday from noon to 5 pm. Museum membership levels and benefits, art school classes and registration, exhibition schedules, public programming, and more can be found at www.newportartmuseum.org. Phone: (401) 848-8200.

Kathy Hodge, “Toklat River Bank,” 2019, Oil paint on canvas.