Healing Arts at Lifespan
Fostering creative expression to promote overall health

Gladys Potter Gallery

Call for Artists

The Healing Arts Program at Rhode Island Hospital and its Hasbro Children’s Hospital is seeking artists to display their artwork to highlight the rich cultural diversity of our state and the many talented artists who reside here. 

Artworks will be displayed in the Gladys Potter Gallery located in a high-traffic corridor connecting the two hospitals. This provides an exciting opportunity for local artists to broaden their audiences. 

All submitted artists will be reviewed by Lifespan’s Art and Signage Committee, and exhibiting artists will rotate every 7 to 10 weeks. Artists who are currently living and/or working in Rhode Island are encouraged to submit up to 15 artworks for review. Multiple artists may be exhibited simultaneously.

Mobile hanging at Hasbro Children's Hospital

More Information

For more information about submitting artwork to the Gladys Potter Gallery, please contact Taylor Johnson in the Healing Arts Department:

Phone: 401-444-8117

Email: [email protected]

Artwork Requirements

This opportunity is open to all two-dimensional work including but not limited to drawing, painting, collage, mixed-media, photography, digital art, printmaking, and more. No overtly religious or political artwork can be displayed.

Hanging Requirements

Artworks will be displayed in an enclosed display case and therefore cannot exceed 46 inches in height or 1 inch in depth. Works on paper are encouraged however canvas and framed artworks can be displayed in accordance with the above dimensions.

Artist Statement

Please include a brief artist statement (200 words maximum) that explains your intention and/or creative process.

Art Sales

Artists may make their works available for sale. All sales of artwork are negotiated between the artists and the collector. A 20 percent commission is a suggested donation to the Healing Arts Department at Lifespan on all artworks sold.

Entry Deadline and Drop Off Details

Details about entry submission are as follows:

  • The deadline for entries is Monday, April 8, 2024.
  • Submitting artists must be able to hand-deliver the artwork.
  • Drop off and pick up of artwork will be coordinated with Taylor Johnson:
  • Include an art list of submitted artworks that includes titles, medium, dimensions, and display format (Example: “Colors Collide” / Mixed-Media Collage / 18 x 12” / Work on Paper)
  • Attach JPEG images of each submission with a correlating title or number.
  • Attach a brief artist's statement (200 words maximum).

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