Calls for Artists




Current Listings:

  2. FLOWER SHOW (There are two opportunities to exhibit in the Flower Show)
  3. OPPOSITES (The call will be posted on CaFÉ™ by January 2019)


1. Members’ Exhibition (2018)


The Members’ Exhibition is currently on view.

Please visit the Museum through February 1st, 2019 to see this show.  


An important Attleboro Arts Museum (AAM) member benefit is the opportunity to annually exhibit original artwork in the Museum’s Ottmar Gallery. In the spirit of our tagline – Arts for Everyone – all work that meets the exhibition guidelines is accepted into this exhibition. Once the work is exhibited, a guest juror awards prizes.


Awards Totaling $700 in Cash & Prizes

$100 for Best Representational; $100 for Best Abstract (non-traditional, experimental); Six $50 Juror’s Choice; Four $50 Blick Art Materials gift certificates. Merit Awards will also be distributed.


Key Dates for Artists

  • Delivery of artwork (maximum 3 pieces per artist): November 15th, 16th & 17th; 10am-4pm  (A representative can deliver your work for you)
  • Exhibition Dates: December 6th, 2018 – February 1st, 2019. The Museum will close Dec 25th, 2018 and reopen Jan 3rd, 2019
  • Opening Awards Reception: Saturday, December 8th from 2-4pm.  Free and open to all.
  • Pick Up Dates: Feb. 2nd & 5th, 10am-4pm (A representative can pick up your work for you)

Work left after Feb. 5th will be charged $5 per day, per piece. Late fee payable at time of late pick-up. Please record the pick up dates. No exceptions, thank you for your cooperation.



Image: Carol Sacks



2. Flower Show – Two Opportunities to Exhibit


a) Exhibition of Nature-themed Artwork                                               

Open to all original visual expressions of the natural world: floral, landscape, underwater, weather, wildlife, extinct species, insects, etc.  All mediums can be submitted.

(Note: Now celebrating its 23rd year, the Flower Show is one of the Attleboro Arts Museum’s most popular events.  The Show’s nature-themed art exhibition is center-stage and seen by over 1,500 visitors.)

• Each artist can submit up to 2 nature-themed pieces. We guarantee that at least one nature-themed submission from each artist will be selected.

Fees: One submission: $20 for Museum members; $25 for non-members. Two submissions: $30 for mem; $35 for non-mem.  All fees are non-refundable.

• Only work that has not been previously shown at the Attleboro Arts Museum will be considered. 2D & 3D work must weigh under 100 lbs.  2D work must be no larger than 30” x 30” (including the entire frame), securely framed or gallery wrapped, and ready to hang with a firm wire hanging system. See the graphic below.



3D work cannot have a footprint larger than 24” x 24”. No wet paint. There are no exceptions to these specifications.

• Entry forms/fees must be submitted with artwork. Forms will be available when you drop off your work or you may download and complete in advance: 

Flower Show Loan Agreement

Flower Show ID Form

• Work can be for sale.  Museum commission:  members – 30%; non-members – 40%.

• Six cash prizes will be awarded on March 24th at the Flower Show’s closing ceremony (approximately 3:30pm). Juror’s Awards: “Best in Show” ($125); “Award of Excellence” ($75); “Honorable Mention” ($50). People’s Choice Awards: “1st Place” ($125); “2nd Place” ($75); “3rd Place” ($50).                                    


Nature-themed Art Exhibition Key Dates                                                                                                     

Delivery of art: Thurs., Mar. 7 , Fri., Mar. 8, or Sat., Mar. 9 from 10am – 4pm

• Accepted works posted on by Tues., Mar. 13, at 8pm

Pick-up unaccepted work: Wed., Mar. 14 – Sat., Mar. 16 from 10am – 4pm*

Exhibition: Thurs., Mar. 21 – Sun., Mar. 24.  Hours: Thurs.-Sat.: 9:30am-4pm; Sun.: 12-4pm

Pick-up exhibited work: Sun., Mar. 24; 4-5pm (after the Flower Show’s closing ceremony) or Tues., Mar. 26; 10am-4pm*



b) Flowers in Fashion: Magic Wand Floral Designs                                

Design and create a “magic” wand using live or dried floral and plant materials.  Bewitching or glamorous, whimsical or brimming with hocus-pocus – all interpretations are welcome!

• Open to all floral-minded artists, garden club members, horticultural students, gardeners, flower arrangers, etc. 

• All arrangements must be handcrafted using predominantly natural, live, and or, dried materials that you provide.  Please supply a list of the materials used in your design. One entry per individual, finished size must not exceed (14” high x 10” wide x 4” deep). 

• There is no entry fee for this exhibition, however all submissions are required to be refreshed as needed for the duration of the show (4 days).  All work must comply with these specifications.  No exceptions.

• An ID form must be submitted with your wand. Forms will be available when you drop off your work or you may download and complete in advance.  Please attach a list of your materials to the ID form.

Flowers in Fashion Wand ID Form

• All magic wand designs will be showcased in the Flower Show’s Breadcrumbs Café & Gallery and will be judged for People’s Choice awards. These works can be for sale.  Museum commission:  members-30%; non-members-40%.

• To participate, email or call 508-222-2644 x15 no later than Feb. 20th with your name and contact info. Space is limited.


Flowers in Fashion Key Dates

Delivery of wands: Tues., Mar. 19, 10am-4pm or Wed., Mar. 20, 10am-2pm

Exhibition: Thurs., Mar. 21 – Sun., Mar. 24.  Hours: Thurs. – Sat.: 9:30am-4pm; Sun.: 12-4pm

Pick up of wands: Sun., Mar. 24; 4-5pm (after the Flower Show’s closing ceremony) or Tues., Mar. 26; 10am-4pm*


Artists submitting work for the nature-themed art exhibition can also submit for the Magic Wand call – and vice versa.


* After the date noted, a late fee of $5 per day, per piece will be charged–payable at late pick-up.



Image: Rosanne Cerbo



3. OPPOSITES – A National Juried Exhibition (2019)



Announcing the 2019 Attleboro Arts Museum’s National Juried Exhibition Theme: 
Open to all mediums, sizes and interpretations.
The Attleboro Arts Museum asks, “What’s the difference?” 
A call to explore opposition in nature, qualities, direction, result, or significance.
OPPOSITES Call for Artists: 
  • Released by January 2019   
  • Submissions due on CaFÉ™: April 2019   
  • Exhibition: June – July 2019


Image: Brian McClear



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