HeARTspot Student Showcase
June 24th - August 26th 2021
Gallery Opening: Thursday, July 22nd 2021




HeARTspot Students: It’s your time to shine. This Summer? We’re celebrating you!

Our art center has been home to an incredible group of students over the last four years. From Kindergarten through retirement age, hundreds of you have taken a seat in our classroom in front of one of dozens of instructors and opened yourself up to tapping into your creativity, embarking on a journey of learning and self-discovery. From painting to sculpture, photography, mixed media, and drawing – you’ve learned a lot!

At this point in our evolution, we have decided it’s time to have a gallery show just for you!

This call is open to all – kids and adults – and to all 2D and 3D media. Work may have been created in a class you took but this show is not restricted to work created at HeARTspot. You may submit any three pieces you want to display. As long as they are "family-friendly" they will be hung in the show. Work may be, but does NOT need to be listed for sale. 

We can’t wait to see what you’ve been creating and to feature you in our gallery space you’ve helped vote Best in Rhode Island three years running for the ProJo Reader’s Choice Awards and two years running as Best Gallery in the East Bay in RI Monthly Best of RI contest.


We're also inviting some past instructors to display work - they deserve to be celebrated with you. 

Submission fee: FREE. (If you choose to, small donations are appreciated to offset the cost of refreshments for the Gallery Opening.)


2D and 3D forms of art will be accepted. (Drawings, paintings, sculpture, fiber art, assemblage, photography, mixed media, etc.)

All 2D forms of art or sculpture that can hang safely on a wall will be considered. Sculpture requiring a pedestal will also be allowed if no bigger than 18”x18” at the base, weighing no more than 50 lbs.

All work by those 16 + must be securely wired for hanging and gallery ready. Work on paper must be framed. No sawtooth hangers or clips. Work created by children 15 and younger on paper may be simply matted/mounted for hanging with adhesives.

Typically, we only accept work for the gallery that is for sale. We’re making an exception for you. You may list work as NFS (Not for Sale. 


1) Fill out application form, including any three pieces of yours you would like to include.

2) (If you choose to, making a small donation to offset the cost of refreshments for the Gallery Opening is appreciated)

EXTENDED DEADLINE: Entries must be received by Tuesday, June 1st, 2021.

JUROR: HeARTspot Owner and Operator Jennifer Gillooly Cahoon is allowing students to choose the work they want to have featured. Prize winners will be chosen by members of the board of the East Providence Arts Council excluding Chairwoman Jennifer Gillooly Cahoon.


PRIZES: In both the 16+ and under 16 age groups, one gift certificate will be awarded. First Place in each category will receive a gift certificate good for covering 100% of one future class. 

NOTIFICATION: All work submitted will be allowed to hang in the show. However, the owner reserves the right to ask entrants to substitute work if she feels it does not meet family friendly guidelines being followed for this event. 

GALLERY OPENING: Thursday, July 22nd from 6-8 PM. 

DROP OFF DATES: Thursday, June 10th from 10-1 and on Saturday, June 12th from 11-1.

PICK UP DATES: Thursday, August 26th from 10-1 and Saturday, August 28th from 11-1

PLEASE READ THOROUGHLY BEFORE SUBMITTING WORK: By submitting this form you have agreed to the following terms and conditions: The artist affirms that all works of art submitted are original. All artworks do not need to be for sale,but in the 16+ category selection preference will be given to work for sale by the artist. Do not submit artwork that may not be available after acceptance. The artist determines the price agreed upon at drop-off and understands that HeARTspot LLC will take a 50% commission from the selling price. Works of art must remain on display for the length of the exhibition. The artist gives permission for work to be photographed and used for promotional purposes. All care will be taken to ensure the safety and security of work, but the artist understands that the policy for HeARTspot LLC only covers costs of materials used to create work. The director will determine the sustainability/suitability of the art, framing/support structure and if determined unsafe/unstable, work will not be hung in the show despite acceptance and returned to the artist. Works of art picked up after deadline will accrue a $10/week fee starting the day after pick-up (not pro-rated) which must be rendered to HeARTspot LLC prior to having late work returned.