Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning

Visual Arts

JCAL’s Visual Arts Program supports the creation and presentation of thought-provoking new works by emerging and underrepresented artists and organizes experimental exhibitions that explore issues in contemporary art and culture.

William P Miller Jr. Gallery
JCAL presents three to four exhibitions each year in its newly renovated gallery. The gallery is open, free of charge, to the public during operating hours.

PAST PROGRAMS

Workspace Program
For a period of 12 months, the selected artist-in-residence is provided with a private 750 square foot studio and access to JCAL’s office and studio facilities. The artist is also rewarded a stipend and invited to exhibit the art work in JCAL’s gallery at the residency’s conclusion.

Blue Wall Project
Through its public art space program, JCAL commissions emerging artists to create site-specific, public works for display on the walls surrounding the construction sites of New York City. The Blue Wall project not only provides artists with generous stipends to create new work, but also helps to provide the artists with greater exposure, bringing their work to thousands of passerby.

Jamaica Flux: Workspace & Windows
Not confined by gallery walls, Jamaica Flux is a contemporary public art project in which visual and performance art are displayed at a variety of locations along Jamaica Avenue in Queens, NY. The locations—banks, stores, restaurants, street corners, phone booths, parks, and other public spaces—are as diverse as the art. JCAL’s presentation of Jamaica Flux challenges traditional assumptions about where art should be displayed and explores the relationship between art, commerce, urban renewal, and community.