newport art museum

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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Ryan Belmore is the Owner and Publisher of What'sUpNewp.  He has been involved with What’sUpNewp since shortly after its launch in 2012, proudly leading it to be named Best Local News Blog in Rhode Island by Rhode Island Monthly readers in 2018, 2019, and 2020 and an honorable mention in the Common Good Awards in 2021.

He currently serves on the Board of Directors for Potter League For Animals. He previously served on the boards of Fort Adams Trust, Lucy's Hearth, and the Arts & Cultural Alliance for Newport County.

In 2020, he was named Member of the Year by LION and won the Arts & Cultural Alliance of Newport County's Dominque Award.

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Born and raised in Rhode Island, he spent 39 years living in Rhode Island before recently moving to Alexandria, Virginia, with his wife and two rescue dogs. He still considers Rhode Island home, and visits at least once a month.