Calls for Artists

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  • Flower Show 2018 (two exhibition opportunities)




1. Flower Show 2018

Note: There are two exhibition opportunities within the 2018 Flower Show. Artists can submit work for both of these opportunities.



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.

(Now celebrating its 22nd 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 entire 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”. No wet paint. There are no exceptions to these specifications.

• Entry forms/fees must be submitted with artwork: 

Flower Show Loan Agreement 2018

Flower Show Artwork Identification Form 2018

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

• Six cash prizes will be awarded on March 25th 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. 8, Fri., Mar. 9, from 10am – 4pm or Sat., Mar. 10 from 10am-2pm

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

Pick-up unaccepted work: Wed., Mar. 14-Fri., Mar. 16; 10am-4pm or Sat., Mar. 17; 10am-2pm*

Exhibition: Thurs., Mar. 22-Sun., Mar. 25.  Hours: Thurs.-Sat.: 9:30am-4pm; Sun.: 12-4pm

Pick up of exhibited work: Sun., Mar. 25; 4-5pm (after the Flower Show’s closing ceremony) or Tues., Mar. 27; 10am-4pm*



B. Flowers in Fashion: One Small Step Floral Footwear Designs                               

Design and create a shoe using live or dried floral and plant materials.  Take “one giant leap for mankind” using a boot, pump, strappy sandal, or the footwear of your choice. 

• 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 cover one shoe that you provide.  Please supply a list of the materials use 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.

• All “One Small Step” footwear designs will be showcased in the show’s Big Dipper Café & Gallery and will be judged for People’s Choice awards. These works can be for sale.  Museum commission: members-30%; non-members-40%.

• Entry forms/fees must be submitted with your shoe: 

Flowers in Fashion Loan Agreement 2018

Flowers in Fashion ID Form_2018

• 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 shoes: Tues., Mar. 20, 10am-5pm or Wed., Mar. 21, 10am-2pm

Exhibition: Thurs., Mar. 22-Sun., Mar. 25.  Hours: Thurs.-Sat.: 9:30am-4pm; Sun.: 12-4pm

Pick up of shoes: Sun., Mar. 25; 4-5pm (after the Flower Show’s closing ceremony) or Tues., Mar. 27; 10am-4pm*

Artists submitting work for the nature-themed art exhibition can also submit for  the One Small Step call – and vice versa.


Flower Show Brand Image: Ann-Marie Gillett




Members’ Exhibition 2017 (This exhibition is currently on view)

410 works from 212 artist members. Learn about the exhibition.



Exhibition Dates: December 9th, 2017 – February 1st, 2018.

The Museum will close Dec 26th, 2017 and reopen Jan 6th, 2018.


Pick Up Dates: Feb 2nd & 3rd, 10am-4pm. Work left after Feb 3rd 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.


© Pamela Benham (detail)


Attleboro Arts Museum, 86 Park St., Attleboro, MA 02703




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