[Sponsored Listing] The Newton Free Library announces a call for artists. They mount twenty-three exhibits per year in their two exhibit spaces (Gallery and Main Hall). As one of the busiest public library buildings in Massachusetts, these galleries are highly sought after and well-loved by library patrons.
A jury of professional artists meets twice each year to select shows for the following year. Proposals are currently being accepted for April – December 2022 exhibit slots.
Deadline: 10 Dec 2021
Eligibility: Two dimensional works by New England regional artists. Unable to offer shows for free-standing sculptural pieces.
Given that free gallery space is difficult to come by in Newton, it is a boon for artists that, if selected, they show here fee-free. No commission for work sold. Many artists have success in selling their work. Library patrons are tuned keenly into the gallery spaces – visiting and spending time appreciating the works shown. The library does an extensive amount of outreach to help promote artists’ work. They have a robust social media presence.
“I’ve had the privilege and honor of showing my work at the Newton Free Library four times in the past 10 years. Because of its exceptionally high patronage, sales have always been robust in this free exhibit space. Great care is taken in the organizing of these shows and the library provides an excellent Walker hanging system making installation a breeze.
As an award winning, gallery represented, Copley Master artist, this is one of my favorite venues in terms of sales, exposure, and enthusiasm of the visiting patrons. I highly recommend this venue for any visual artist.” – Barney Levitt, Fine Art Painter
About Newton Free Library
The Newton Free Library is a community center at the heart of cultural activity in Newton, MA, a city south west of Boston with a population of approximately 90K. Many residents are highly educated including more than one Nobel Prize winner. Most are very tuned into the shows in the galleries and eagerly await them each month.
The highly visible galleries are located just off the main entrance door. Visitors walk by them as they come into the building. Competition for shows is quite keen. Many award-winning artists have been featured.
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[Sponsored Listing] The Milford Cultural Council (MCC) announces a call for artists for the public art Brush to Table picnic table project, seeking artists to design and paint a series of 10 picnic tables to be displayed in various areas in Milford, MA. Brush to Table is the MCC’s first public art initiative. They look forward to showcasing a diverse range of talent. Table sponsors will negotiate stipends with artists. Artists and sponsors will be recognized on an engraved metal plaque attached to each table. Finished tables will be put on public display in mid-July. The tables are one piece with benches attached, all made from pressure-treated wood. Dimensions are given in the entry form.
Deadline: 16 Apr 2021
Artists must complete the entry form, which includes a template for depicting their proposed design. Design proposals should be positive, original, and colorful as well as (but are not required to) reflect the following: the immediate environment in which the table is located, the character or culture of the Town of Milford, the history of the area, community pride, and creativity. All design proposals must be family friendly and; therefore, appropriate for all viewing audiences. Designs cannot include letters or numbers.
Brush to Table Artist Benefits
Chosen artists will receive a stipend between $250-$500 to be negotiated with the sponsor. Their work will be showcased in five different parks in town, therefore being viewed by thousands every year. Plus, the artist’s work will be highlighted in local media including print, radio, and TV. Although this project will be the first public art initiative in Milford for quite some time, Milford, MA is the proud host to an equestrian statue by Daniel Chester French. It sits atop a pedestal by Henry Bacon. All artists who present proposals will be added to an artist database for reference for future projects.
About Milford Cultural Council
The Milford Cultural Council seeks to promote excellence, inclusion, education, and diversity in the arts, humanities, and sciences to foster a rich cultural life for all Milford residents, thereby contributing to the vitality of the community and economy. This year, MCC awarded over $15,000 in grants for a diverse range of projects, events, and performances including photography, music, local history, ballet, choral music, online art exhibitions, lectures, and environmental science internships for high school students.
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Applications are now being accepted by the Newton Free Library for the July – December 2020 exhibits. Applicants must be from the New England region (Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut or Rhode Island). All work presented must be original and produced within the last three years. Giclée reproductions of original work will not be accepted. Giclée printed photographs are accepted.
Deadline: 6 Dec 2019 at 11:59 pm
The Walker System is used for January – June 2020 Exhibits. Therefore, artwork must have a wire across the back to accommodate this system. Free-standing sculptural pieces are not shown. Artists are responsible for hanging their work using the Walker Rods. Please refrain from submitting material that is obscene, offensive, or otherwise inappropriate for the library environment. One packet per artist. If you are applying for a group show, submit one combined packet. If you have shown at the library before, then you are welcome to apply again in two years.
You must be available to show for at least four out of the six months in the current round. If accepted, the library will determine when your show will take place and in which space. The assignments are fixed and cannot be changed. The jury’s selections will be posted on the Newton Free Library’s website by Friday, February 7, 2020. If selected the library will mail you a packet with further instructions.
July – December 2020 Exhibits Artist Benefits
No commission for work sold. The library does extensive amount of outreach to help promote artists’ work. Media coverage attracts attention to our galleries. There is a robust presence on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. The library has ongoing listings in Art New England and other area publications including the local press. Art shows are featured on they library’s homepage. Price lists are made available to library patrons in the exhibit spaces.
About the Newton Free Library
The Newton Free Library mounts twenty-three exhibits per year in two exhibit spaces (Gallery and Main Hall). As one of the busiest public library buildings in Massachusetts, they are a state-of-the-art facility with over 45,000 visitors each month. The library is a community center at the heart of cultural activity in Newton, MA. In addition to art gallery openings, an extremely active programming calendar includes a wide variety of events for all ages. They have a highly-regarded concert series which often attracts a standing room only audience (150+) on Sundays that takes place in a room adjacent to the galleries.
Newton, MA is a city south west of Boston with a population of approximately 90K. Many of our residents are highly educated and include more than one Nobel Prize winner. Most are very tuned into the shows in our gallery shows and eagerly await them each month.
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Applications are now being accepted by the Newton Free Library for January – June 2020 Exhibits. Applicants must be from the New England region (Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut, or Rhode Island). All work presented must be original and produced within the last three years. Giclée reproductions of original work will not be accepted. Giclée printed photographs are excepted.
Deadline: 12 Jul 2019
The Walker System is used for January – June 2020 Exhibits. Therefore, artwork must have a wire across the back to accommodate this system. Free-standing sculptural pieces are not shown. Artists are responsible for hanging their work using the Walker Rods. Please refrain from submitting material that is obscene, offensive, or otherwise inappropriate for the library environment. One packet per artist. If you are applying for a group show, submit one combined packet. If you have shown here before, then you are welcome to apply again in two years. You must be available to show for at least four out of the six months in the current round. If accepted, the library will determine when your show will take place and in which space. The assignments are fixed and cannot be changed. The committee’s selections will be posted on the Newton Free Library about page by Friday, September 12, 2019.
January – June 2020 Exhibits Artist Benefits
No commission for work sold. The Newton Free Library does outreach to help promote artists’ work. They are successful in obtaining media coverage which attracts attention to their galleries. They have a presence on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. The Newton Free Library is one of the busiest public library buildings in the state of Massachusetts. They present monthly shows of two-dimensional works by New England area artists in their exhibiting spaces, the Gallery and Main Hall. They are a state-of-the-art facility visited by more than 15,000 people weekly. The Library Art Committee meets twice each year to select shows for the following year. They have ongoing listings in Art New England and other area publications including the local press. Art shows are featured on the Newton Free Library homepage.
About The Newton Free Library
The Newton Free Library is a community center at the heart of cultural activity in their city. In addition to art gallery openings, the programming calendar includes a wide variety of events for all ages. They have a concert series which often attracts a standing room only audience (150+) on Sundays. It takes place in a room adjacent to the galleries.
Newton, MA is a city south west of Boston with a population of approximately 85K. Many of the residents are highly educated and include more than one Nobel Prize winner. Most are very tuned into the gallery shows and eagerly await them each month.
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Rocky Neck Art Colony (RNAC) announces a call for artists for Yield: Depictions and Revelations, a juried exhibition. RNAC artist members are invited to submit exciting, traditional, and unusual works interpreting or exploring the theme, Yield. It is the RNAC’s intent to create a show which includes both two-and three-dimensional work including works in water media, oil, graphite, encaustic, mixed media, photography, prints, ceramics, sculpture, video, installations, and non-traditional media of all kinds.
Deadline: 29 Jun 2018
Exhibition dates: Aug 23 – Oct 14, 2018
Opening reception: Saturday, Aug 25, 4-6 PM
Ilana Manolson, Juror, is a nationally recognized artist based in Concord, Massachusetts. She is a printmaker and painter whose work is represented by Jason McCoy Gallery, NYC. Her work has been shown at the Clark Gallery in Lincoln, MA, and is in the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; the Danforth Museum; and the De Cordova Museum. She is a former Distinguished Artist Teacher for the RNAC Goetemann Artist Residency on Rocky Neck.
Artists will have the opportunity to show and sell their work at the Rocky Neck Colony. Through the juried process, they may become a new member of the Colony. The exhibition will be shown in the historic Cultural Center Gallery at Rocky Neck.
About Rocky Neck Art Colony
The Rocky Neck Art Colony, a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization, nurtures excellence in the arts through exhibitions, workshops, residencies, and vibrant cultural events for its members and the public. Long renowned for its luminous light, this harbor and coastal location has been a magnet for some of the most revered realist painters in US art. Edward Hopper and Emil Gruppe are examples. It has been a catalyst for the progressive ideas of Stuart Davis, Marsden Hartley, Theresa Bernstein, Milton Avery, and Nell Blain. Today, Rocky Neck continues to attract artists and art lovers to a thriving, creative community.
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The Natick Center Cultural District (NCCD) is inviting artists to participate in the Electrical Box Paint Program. Transform local electrical boxes into visual and graphic delights that will provide an entertaining and stimulating experience to passersby. These stoic industrial essentials are scattered throughout Natick. The Electrical Box Paint Program plans to transform another location in the heart of the NCCD. The location and suggested theme is public safety – on Clarendon Street, on the side yard of the Police Station.
Deadline: 17 Apr 2018
Selected artists for the Electrical Box Paint Program will receive a $500 stipend, per location, and $100 to cover time and supplies. Chosen artist must be able to complete art on electrical box in town. Artists’ unique electrical box public art will reside on one of our electrical boxes in our cultural district. They will be featured at our events and be able to take part in other cultural district events in Natick center. Artists will have this opportunity to have their artwork on display for people to see everyday, rain or shine. They will be publicized on all the Cultural District social media sites, as well as be recognized by the Massachusetts Cultural Council and receive recognition from the Massachusetts State Representative in the area.
About The Natick Center Cultural District
The Natick Center Cultural District is the only cultural district in the metrowest area. The District works in partnership with the Town of Natick and committed NCA members to cultivate a lively and diverse downtown neighborhood. Together they enhance the cultural, economic, and social life of our community. NCA’s private-public partnership represents innovative cultural voices from merchants and property owners, to arts and cultural organizations, local artists, and concerned citizens. Together the District works to build capacity for cultural programming and creative spaces and fosters creative partnerships. This is pivotal to the continued renaissance of Natick Center.
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IMAGO Foundation For the Arts (IFA) announces a regional juried call for Emerging Artists 30 and Under. Imago Foundation for the Arts invites emerging artists from Southern New England to submit their artwork for an exhibition at the IMAGO Gallery in the summer of 2018. The selected work will be displayed with Imago member artists’ artwork in a group exhibit.
Deadline: 27 May 2018
This exhibit will demonstrate how the artwork of the selected artists enrich the lives and build connection to the community. Special emphasis on emerging in order to demonstrate the positive impact the arts can have in our lives and the lives of others.
Only hand delivery of selected artwork for this exhibit. Emerging Artists 30 And Under on view: July 26 – September 2, 2018. Artist reception July 27th at 6-8 pm.
About IMAGO Foundation
Imago Foundation for the Arts serves artists and the public through its visual arts programs, literary events, arts-related initiatives, and educational programs. The organization’s goal is to make the arts a visible and active part of our communities. Recently, the Foundation has presented a wide range of programming that has included six to eight art exhibits a year, juried and open community exhibits, presentations and discussions, and performances and educational programs.
Early in 2017, IFA established a book club focusing on books related to art topics and artist lives. IFA was honored to host the 2017 RISCA Fellowship exhibition in March of 2017. They hosted subsequently several public panel discussions on art topics such as abstract and figurative art and photography; a book signing by Rhode Island painter and sculptor John Udvardy; a poetry reading by Tina Cane, RI poet laureate; and a professional development workshop for artists. In September, 2017, IFA hosted its 11th annual open national juried exhibit, The Art of Protest, featuring thirty mixed media pieces by nineteen artists from across the country.
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IMAGO Foundation for the Arts (IFA) seeks artwork that address ideas regarding protest. Art of Protest is IFA’s 12th annual open juried exhibit.
Deadline: 3 Sept 2017
Style and materials can range from conventional to cutting-edge, limited only by the artist’s creativity. IFA is not accepting video art or time-based works for this juried exhibit. The entry fee is $50 for up to three (3) images. Each additional image is $10 per image. All entry fees are non-refundable and must be paid by the entry deadline. Acceptance is not guaranteed.
2017 Juror: Stephen Fisher
On view: November 2 – December 3, 2017
Artist Reception on November 3rd, 2017,6:00-8:00 pm
Art of Protest Artist Benefits
- Cash Awards, $1000 for Best in Show
- Acceptance to the exhibit allows artists to exhibit artwork that was created for protest in one way or another
- It is a juried exhibit not a vanity exhibit
- The juror is a respected and well known practicing artist
- Possible PR reviews in regional publications
- The reception is open and free to the viewing public
About IMAGO Foundation for the Arts
Imago Foundation for the Arts is a non profit organization, 501 (c) 3. The Foundation supports community involvement in a wide range of cultural activities related to the arts. IFA provides space for artists and those interested in the arts to gather, explore, and celebrate creativity.
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Salem Arts Association announces a call for artists for Uncommon Threads, an exhibition that redefines the use of fibers in art. This exhibit goes way beyond the quilting of old.
Deadline: 25 Jun 2017
In this exhibition, Salem Arts challenge artists to discover new inspirations using fibers, fabrics, textiles, and inventive weaving.
Fiber art refers to fine art material which consists of natural or synthetic fiber such as fabric, plastics, wire, thread, or yarn as well as other less likely components. It focuses on the use of materials and the artist’s skill and labor as part of the works’ significance. Priority of aesthetic is valued over utility. Salem Arts welcomes artistic interpretation of the theme from assemblages to installations, wall hangings, and wearable art.
Submission Fees: Salem Arts members fee is $5.00 per artwork. Non-members fee is $10.00 per submission. Artists may submit up to three artworks.
Uncommon Threads Artist Benefits
The Salem Arts Galleries are the newest and most diverse art exhibition space in Salem. The galleries and shop enjoy high exposure in the location in a landmark former church at The Bridge At 211 center.
Our guest judge is Michele Fandel Bonner, a renowned fiber artist. Bonner will select submissions for awards.
- 1st Prize: $100
- 2nd Prize: $75
- 3rd Prize: $50
- Plus Honorable Mentions
Participating artists will only pay 20% to 40% commissions on sales. Non-member artists are not required to volunteer. They are subject to a 40% sales commission. Member artist sales commission is 20%.
About Salem Arts Association
In 2017, Salem Arts Association found a new home at The Bridge at 211 in Salem, MA. This facility provides Salem Arts with excellent gallery exhibition space, a gallery shop, workshop area, event facilities as well as unprecedented exhibition and learning opportunities. The new home allows Salem Arts to take advantage of performance and event space available at The Bridge and better deliver their mission, “To bring art, in all its forms, to the community and bring the community, in all its diversity, to the arts in Salem, Massachusetts.”
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