South Coast Artists Members Are Cordially Invited . . .

In the spirit of collaboration and artists-helping-artists, the Art League of Rhode Island cordially invites South Coast Artists members to participate in an exciting professional program.

How to Make a Living
Doing What You Love

Jackie Battenfield

Wednesday, April 7th

at 6:00 pm

via Zoom

Award-winning artist and author, Jackie Battenfield has made a living from her art and is a popular motivational speaker with extensive expertise on the challenges of sustaining a successful career in the visual arts.

In 1992 she took over the Bronx Museum of the Arts’ Artist in the Marketplace (AIM) seminars—sessions where emerging artists engaged with art professionals to discuss business issues. She encouraged extensive interaction between the artists, nurtured the community, and shared her “from the trenches” experience. She was known for speaking frankly as one artist to another, discussing issues and exchanging information as colleagues.

She has helped design workshops for the Creative Capital Foundation, and has taught professional development class in the MFA program at Columbia University. These experiences have helped sharpen her skills in teaching strategies of self-promotion, grant writing, financial management, and organization to artists at different stages of their career.

Jackie has worked with artists across the USA in the weekend retreats developed at the Creative Capital Foundation, and has witnessed and addressed the challenges artists face to maintain their practice in big and little cities, small towns, and small rural communities.

She is the author of The Artist’s Guide: How to Make a Living Doing What You Love. More information is on her website,

Jackie’s 60-minute talk will be followed by 30 minutes of Q&A.

She will go over the fundamental skills artists need to develop and sustain a professional life.



A link to the Zoom event will be sent upon registration. Questions?

Opportunity for Artists Who Work in 3-D

Hasbro Children’s Hospital is seeking artists to design an aerial sculpture to enhance the entrance and lobby.

The hospital is using an Ocean theme to enhance wayfinding and create individual aesthetic themes inspired by the ocean. The aspect of ocean on the ground floor is “Shores” which includes the shoreline, water lapping, shells, sea glass and the beach. The aspect of ocean on the first floor is Vessels, which includes all water vessels. The overall theme of the renovation includes sea life and sea creatures in all forms moving fluidly through the ocean, as well as the recreation, use and enjoyment of the beautiful beaches and shores of the Ocean State.

The aerial sculpture / mobile will hang from the first-floor atrium ceiling and be visible from the ground floor as well as first floor entry way. The public art sculpture should be both visually and spatially dynamic while enhancing the overall theme of the space and contributing to the identity of the Ocean theme within Hasbro Children’s Hospital.

WHAT: RFQ for aerial sculpture or mobile
WHERE: The newly remodeled Hasbro Children’s Hospital main lobby atrium, 593 Eddy Street, Providence, RI 02903
THEME: Ocean
BUDGET: $120,000
ELIGIBILITY: Professional Artists from RI, MA, CT