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A Call for Artists

Call for Frida Portraits

Defiance: Portraits of Frida
DEADLINE: November 30, 2023

This group exhibition will consist of up to 20 original works created by practicing artists living and working in Rhode Island. There is NO Entrance Fee

Submissions Due – November 30, 2023
Notifications Made – December 10, 2023
Delivery of Work – Hand delivered no later than December 29, 2023
Opening – Thu. January 25, 2024
Closing - Thu. March 28, 2024


  • Artists must be 18 years or older.
  • Artists must currently be living and working in Rhode Island. (An exception can be made for artists from Rhode Island, not living here. Please submit and make a note on the form if that is that case).
  • Artists working in any media are welcome to enter between one to three original works.
  • Original works on canvas must be standard size: Nothing larger than 16 x 20 will be accepted. We will also accept 2D or 3D original art. NOTE: No crafts (there will be a separate call for artisans to participate in the opening reception)
  • When you apply, you will be asked to upload a digital high resolution image (300dpi) JPG, JPEG, or PNG of your submission. You can submit up to three (3) images for consideration.
  • Artwork may be for sale. La Galería del Pueblo commission on sales is 25%.
  • Selected works must be delivered ready to hang/install. It does not have to be framed, but must have a wire attached to back for easy hanging.
  • Artwork misrepresented or considered unsuitable for presentation will be refused.
  • Deadlines for delivered works are firm.
  • Delivered artwork that will be on display must be original art; no reproductions or reprints will be accepted.
  • Delivery of accepted pieces will only be received during the stated days/hours.
  • All work must be packaged in a manner that allows the materials to be re-used for return.
  • No shipped works.
In the application, you will be asked to answer these questions:
Tell us a bit about yourself, about your creative/artistic style.
What about Frida Kahlo inspires you? What inspired the art piece(s) you are submitting?
• You must add the size of each entry, the media, and the year it was created. If the piece(s) will be for sale, please write down a price for each entry.

AGREEMENT: La Galería del Pueblo reserves the right to photograph an accepted work for publication and publicity purposes.

All selected works will be posted (on virtual display) throughout the duration of the exhibition on this website. Each week, RILA will choose one featured artist and their work from the exhibition to be posted on all our social media accounts.


La Galería del Pueblo @RILA
209 Central St. | Central Falls, RI 02863