the 2017 Ars Necronomica Exhibition,
Wonders of the Visible Weird, August 16-31
NecronomiCon Providence and the Lovecraft Arts & Sciences Council are pleased to present Ars Necronomica: Wonders of the Visible Weird, a group exhibition, at the Woods-Gerry Gallery at the Rhode Island School of Design, 62 Prospect Street, Providence.
The show will run from August 16 through August 31, with an opening reception the evening of Thursday, August 17 from 6:00-8:00pm.
Gallery hours: Monday to Saturday 10am – 5pm and Sunday 2 – 5pm
Wonders of the Visible Weird features paintings, prints, sculptures, and illustrations by more than seventy contemporary artists who explore the themes of weird fiction and cosmic horror, inspired by the works of Providence-born writer H. P. Lovecraft and other authors and artists of Weird. The exhibit showcases new and upcoming artists as well as new or rarely seen works by many of the established artists who have put form to the unnameable and indescribable for decades.
The Wonders of the Visible Weird manifests itself this August 16-31 – we hope to see you there!
2017 Artist Guest of Honor:
John Jude Palencar
Palencar is a prolific artist and illustrator whose work appears on the covers of books by H. P. Lovecraft, Christopher Paolini, Marion Zimmer Bradley, Stephen King, J. R. R. Tolkien, and dozens more. In 2008, he was the recipient of the Grand Master Award from the prestigious Spectrum Fantastic Art Council. Blending realism that calls Wyeth to mind with his own unique manner of strangeness, Palencar is one of the most celebrated American illustrators and artists in the field of contemporary speculative fiction.
2017 Featured artists:
Steven Russell Black
William B. Hand
Patrice Pit Hubert
Jennifer Hrabota Lesser
John Kenn Mortensen
Jason Bradley Thompson
The joey Zone
Ars Necronomica: Wonders of the Visible Weird
August 16-31, 2017; Opening reception: August 17 6 -8pm
Gallery Hours: Monday – Saturday 10am – 5pm; Sunday 2-5pm
The Rhode Island School of Design
62 Prospect Street, Providence, RI 02906
Gallery Tel.: 401-454-6141
The Ars Necronomica 2017 curatorial committee – Brian Mullen, The joey Zone, Nick Gucker, Gage Prentiss, Michelle Souliere
Click here for a selection of photos from the 2013 and 2015 Ars exhibitions
Important details for selected submissions:
*Artists will be responsible for shipping and expenses related to submission of selected works.
* Selected works should be carefully packed, insured, and shipped to the exhibition’s official framer or to the Ars curatorial board for arrival no later than July 10 unless otherwise arranged.
*All art must be professionally framed and matted, ready for proper display, or separate arrangements should be made for framing at our framer, Preservation Framer.
*Any selected art being shipped unframed must be sent to the framer accompanied by a fully completed printout of our Artist Info Sheet (provided after acceptance). This relays information between all parties to avoid any confusion.
*Any art that is being shipped already framed should be followed by an email of a high resolution photo of the work suitable for printing. If not, the work may not be included in the eventual exhibition catalog.
Please note there is only one art show location this year, at RISD’s Woods-Gerry Gallery. We may have a display of the prints at the convention merchandise area to help promote the show and sales but the framed version will remain in the gallery show.
The ARS NECRONOMICA 2017 Team