Calls for Artists

Current Listings:

  • Line – 2017 National Juried Exhibition

  • Flower Show  – Two Calls for this Event



Line – 2017 National Juried Exhibition

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Open to all mediums, sizes & concepts that relate to, or include, a line. Imagine … a chorus line, signing on the dotted line, horizon lines, jump ropes, a police line up, waiting in TSA lines, cross-hatching, long and winding roads, zip lines, crossing the picket line, lines in the sand, tally marks … where and how do you draw the line?  LINE will be on display at the Attleboro Arts Museum from June 15 – July 15, 2017. Six prizes of $100 each will be awarded.




Entry Guidelines: Each artist may submit up to two different entries. All mediums & interpretations of LINE from US artists will be juried. There is no size limit for 2D, however all entries (both 2D & 3D) cannot weigh more than 100 lbs each. Work must not have been previously exhibited at the Attleboro Arts Museum at any time.

Specifications:  The Attleboro Arts Museum will accept ONE jpg for each 2D submission and TWO jpgs with different views for each 3D or installation submission. Each file must be named with the title of the piece (example: zigzag.jpg, or for 3D/installation submissions the files could be named, zebra-1.jpg and zebra-2.jpg).  Audio and video files can be submitted. If selected, all video and audio technology must be supplied by the artist.

Entry fees: Each artist may submit up to two different entries. $18 covers payment for up to two entries for Museum members; $25 covers up to two entries for non-members. You can join as a member when you pay for your submission(s).  All fees are non-refundable.

Entry Deadline:  Tuesday, April 25th at 11:59 PM, Mountain Time.  All entries must be submitted through CaFÉ ( here to be connected to the LINE call on CaFÉ. Email or hand-delivered entries will not be accepted.

Notification of Decision: All artists will receive an automatic email sent to the email address that they have provided with the status of their submission(s) by Wednesday, May 24th at 7:00 PM, Mountain Time. Additionally, all accepted works will be posted on the Museum’s website:  All artists are expected to check the in-box of the email that they provided for notification of the juror’s decision. Please no telephone or email inquiries.



Delivery of All Accepted Work: To properly record and install all accepted pieces, all work (and detailed hanging instructions, if applicable) must be delivered between May 25th and June 7th, from 10 AM – 3 PM Eastern Time.  We’re closed Sunday & Monday, and one Saturday during that period – May 27th. We will not accept your artwork before May 25th or after June 7th.  Note: You can send a representative on your behalf to deliver and/or pick up your artwork for you.  Work can be delivered in-person or shipped to the Attleboro Arts Museum.

Mark all accepted artwork with the artist’s name, address, city/state/zip, phone, email, title of piece, dimensions (w x h x d) or weight (no more than 100 lbs) and sale price (if applicable). Download and complete a Line loan agreement and delivery checklist and submit with your artwork.

If you are hand-delivering and picking up your artwork you will only need to download and complete a Line loan agreement.  Loan agreements are required for all accepted artwork, no matter how it arrives or leaves the Museum.

Artists are responsible for all payments associated with the shipping of their work.  All shipped work must include:
1) $10 handling fee – per piece
2) Pre-paid return shipping label
3) Pre-paid shipping vendor’s pick-up fee
4) A photo of your artwork on the outside of your package
5) A completed Line loan agreement and delivery checklist.

Send to: Attleboro Arts Museum, Line, 86 Park St., Attleboro, MA, 02703.  Fees are non-refundable. Checks payable to Attleboro Arts Museum.

Presentation: All accepted work must be framed, gallery-wrapped or finished on the edges and ready to hang at delivery with a sturdy wire hanging system.  See Framing Guidelines for details. We recommend neutral frames and white or off-white mats. Any delivered work that does not meet the standard of the juror’s decision, or is not the piece that was accepted, will not be installed, and shipped work will be returned COD.

Sales: All art sales are subject to the Museum’s commission of 30% for Museum members, 40% for non-members. Work does not need to be for sale.

Insurance: The Attleboro Arts Museum will insure all work from the date of arrival at the Museum through the stated pick-up dates. The maximum insurance amount covers up to an artist’s value of $2000, with a $500 deductible payable by the artist. The Museum is not responsible for loss or damage in shipping, or for insuring art during shipping.   Art left beyond the final pick-up date of July 19th at 3 PM Eastern Time, will not be insured.

In-person Pick-up of Exhibited Work: July 15th from 4-5pm Eastern Time & July 18th and 19th; 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM Eastern Time. Work left beyond July 19th at 3:00 PM Eastern Time will be charged $5 per day per piece, payable at late pickup.

Return of Work–Shipped by the Museum: All work will be packed and shipped out by July 19th, 2017. You must enclose pre-paid shipping labels for the return of your work (that also covers the shipping vendor’s pick-up fee) and a $10 handling fee per piece. Checks made payable to Attleboro Arts Museum.  If you are within driving distance we would appreciate an in-person pick-up.


Please note:

  • Any delivered work that does not meet the standard of the juror’s decision, or is not the actual piece that was accepted, will not be installed and will be returned COD to the artist.
  • Accepted works must remain on exhibit for the duration of the exhibit. There are no exceptions.
  • Although all care will be exercised, the Attleboro Arts Museum cannot be responsible for any loss or damage in shipping or while on exhibit.
  • The Attleboro Arts Museum reserves the right to create or use digital images of all submitted artwork and to use those images only for exhibition publicity and for archival and historical purposes.
  • The Attleboro Arts Museum is not responsible for artwork left unclaimed past pick up date of July 19th, 2017 at 3:00 PM Eastern Time.

Dates, specifications & fees are non-negotiable. Questions: 508.222.2644 x13


Line Timetable


Image: Let’s Stop Here (detail) by Erin Spencer.



Flower Show 

There are Two Exhibition Opportunities Within the 2017 Flower Show:

  1. Exhibition of Nature-themed Artwork
  2. Flowers in Fashion:  Emerald Necklace Floral Designs

View a list of all accepted artworks (posted March 14th):


1.  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 21st 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 36” x 36” (including the frame), securely framed or gallery wrapped, and ready to hang with a firm wire hanging system. 3D work cannot have a footprint larger than 24” x 24”.
  • Entry forms and fees must be submitted with artwork. Please download and complete the following forms:


Flower Show loan agreement 2017

Artwork Identification Form – Flower Show 2017

  • Work can be for sale.  Museum commission:  members – 30%; non-members – 40%.
  • Six cash prizes will be awarded on March 26th 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, forms and fees:  Thurs., Mar. 9 and Fri., Mar. 10; 10am-4pm or Sat., Mar. 11; 10am-12pm.  Actual artwork is to be submitted directly to the Museum, not electronically.
  • Accepted works posted on by Tues., Mar. 14, at 8pm
  • Pick-up unaccepted work: Wed., Mar. 15-Fri., Mar. 17; 10am-4pm or Sat., Mar. 18; 10am-12pm*
  • Exhibition: Thurs., Mar. 23-Sun., Mar. 26.  Hours: Thurs.-Sat.: 9:30am-4pm; Sun.: 12-4pm
  • Pick up of exhibited work: Sun., Mar. 26; 4-5pm (after the Flower Show’s closing ceremony) or Tues., Mar. 28; 10am-4pm*



2. Flowers in Fashion:  Emerald Necklace Floral Designs

Floral jewelry is all the rage. Design and create a necklace using live or dried materials that would make landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted proud!

  • Open to all floral-minded artists, garden club members, horticultural students, gardeners, flower arrangers, etc.  
  • All necklaces must be handcrafted using predominantly natural, live, and or, dried materials.  Please provide 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).  We’ll provide you with a base for your necklace.  All necklaces must be displayed on this supplied base.
  • Please download and complete the following Flowers in Fashion forms.  Bring these forms with you when dropping off your necklace:

Emerald Necklace Loan Agreement – 2017

Emerald Necklace ID Form – 2017

  • 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.
  • All necklaces will be showcased in the show’s Bling 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 x13 no later than Feb. 18th with your name and contact info – and to arrange to pick up the base for your necklace. Space is limited.

Flowers in Fashion Key Dates

  • Delivery of necklaces:  Tues., Mar. 21, 10am-5pm or Wed., Mar. 22, 10am-2pm
  • Exhibition: Thurs., Mar. 23-Sun., Mar. 26.  Hours: Thurs.-Sat.: 9:30am-4pm; Sun.: 12-4pm
  • Pick up of exhibited work: Sun., Mar. 26; 4-5pm (after the Flower Show’s closing ceremony) or Tues., Mar. 28; 10am-4pm*



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

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




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