The Newport Art Museum will be accepting work for jurying for the Newport Annual Members’ Juried Exhibition on January 12 (10 am – 4 pm), January 13 (10 am – 4 pm) and January 14 (2 – 6 pm) in the Museum’s Ilgenfritz Gallery at 76 Bellevue Avenue, Newport. Submissions are open to established and emerging artists alike. Registration for artists wishing to pre-register and pay their entry fee is open at and will remain open until January 9, 2019. Those who do not pre-register online can do so in person at drop-off. Jurying results will be posted Friday, January 18 at 4 pm. An exhibition of chosen work will be on view February 1 – March 17, 2019 and celebrated at an Opening Reception on Friday, February 1 from 5 – 7 pm.

This year marks the 31st Newport Annual Members’ Juried Exhibition. The Museum is pleased to have two jurors this year: Dr. Helen Burnham, the Pamela and Peter Voss Curator of Prints and Drawings at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and Dr. Leora Maltz-Leca, Chair, Department of Theory & History of Art & Design, RISD and Curator of Contemporary Projects at the Redwood Library & Athenaeum.

The Newport Annual is open to all artists who are current members of the Newport Art Museum. Membership must be valid through March 2019. Each artist may enter one work in any media. All works must be original and completed in the past year. No work previously exhibited at the Museum will be accepted. All works must be available through the entire run of the show. Works not properly prepared for installation will not be accepted. For a full list of requirements, dates and details, or to pre-register, visit

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