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Academic Artist Association
74th Annual Exhibition of Traditional Realism

Entry Deadline: May 4, 2024

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2024 Awards Judge - Michael Rose 

Michael Rose is an art historian, gallerist, and writer based in Providence, Rhode Island. Since 2014, Michael has served as gallery manager at the historic Providence Art Club where he oversees a complex exhibition schedule spread across three unique gallery spaces. Under Michael's leadership, the galleries of the Art Club have received coveted Best of RI Awards for Best Art Gallery in Providence every year since 2019 and have also been recognized as one of the top three art galleries in the state by the Providence Journal. 


In addition to his work at the Art Club, Michael is also an independent curator, sought after educator, and frequent juror, having collaborated on projects with a range of organizations throughout New England. He has served on juries for the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts, Bristol Art Museum, Duxbury Art Association, Plymouth Center for the Arts, South Coast Artists, Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts, Lyme Art Association, and many others. A prolific writer and critic, Michael authors the weekly "Inside Art" column for local news site, covering artists and art exhibitions throughout Rhode Island.


Michael earned his BA in Art History at Providence College and went on to obtain his Certificate in Appraisal Studies in Fine and Decorative Arts at New York University. An alumnus of AS220's nationally acclaimed Practice//Practice Residency for arts administrators, Michael has completed additional coursework with the New England Museum Association, the American Association of Appraisers, Rhode Island School of Design, and Harvard Graduate School of Design.


Learn more about Michael at his website,, or follow him on Instagram at @michaelrosefineart

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