Calls for Artists

Current Listings:

  • Members’ Exhibition 2017


1. Members’ Exhibition 2017 – Call For Artists

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 is accepted into this exhibition. Once the work is exhibited, a guest juror will award 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.


Delivery Dates: November 16th, 17th & 18th; 10am-4pm.

Since all work is accepted, please deliver your art to the Museum by hand or via a shipping vendor.  Artists that are shipping work are responsible for all shipping fees. This includes coverage for return shipment and a carrier pick up fee.  Please call 508-222-2644 x13 for details.    


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

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


Opening Awards Reception: Sat, December 9th from 2-4pm.  Free and open to all.

Reservations are requested, but not required, to attend the reception.  Call 508-222-2644 x10 or email


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.


Members’ Exhibition Entry Guidelines

  • Eligibility: Artists must be AAM members with dues paid through Feb 2018. You can join as a member (or renew your membership) when you drop off your artwork on November 16th, 17th or 18th.
  • Entry Fee: Remains $17 per piece (3 pieces max. per artist).
  • Entry Forms: Artists must complete Loan Agreement and one ID Form for each piece.  
  • Originality: Only original artwork that has been created during the past 3 years will be accepted. All mediums welcome. Giclee prints or work that has previously been exhibited at any time at the AAM will not be accepted.  Please confirm that your work has not been shown at the AAM before you deliver.
  • Requirements: All 2D work must be firmly framed and ready to hang with sturdy framing wire before delivery to the Museum. No clips or saw tooth hangers. Gallery wrapped canvases will be accepted, but staples cannot be exposed. View Framing Guidelines for examples.
  • The finished size, INCLUDING the frame, of each 2D piece cannot exceed 36”x 36”, or weigh more than 30lbs. Sculpture must weigh under 100lbs with a maximum footprint of 36”x 36”. Film/video must be submitted with tech to display work. Wet paint will not be accepted.  Notes: 1) Once artwork is delivered to the Museum it cannot, under any circumstances, leave the gallery until the show ends. 2) We cannot guarantee that separate works from one artist will hang together.
  • Sales & Commission: The Museum will receive 30% of all work that is for sale. All other work must be labeled NFS (Not For Sale).


Consider Applying for Our 2018 “8 Visions” Exhibition

A prestigious, annual group show spotlighting 8 member artists.

  • To apply, artists must exhibit work in the 2017 Members’ Show and complete an “8 Visions” application. “8 Visions” applications will be available during Members’ Show delivery or you can download an “8 Visions” application here.
  • The Members’ Show guest juror will review the artist’s exhibition submission(s) and invite up to 20 applicants to submit a portfolio for further review. New guest jurors will then choose the 8 artists for the “8 Visions” exhibit held in the summer of 2018.
  • The fee for the “8 Visions” application remains at $17.
  • “8 Visions” exhibiting artists from 2013, ‘14, ‘15, ‘16 & ‘17 are not eligible for the 2018 “8 Visions” competition. 


Museum Gift Shop Holiday Extravaganza

The AAM’s gift shop expands for the holidays on Dec 8th & 9th. Stop by from 10am-4pm for unique gifts at irresistible prices. Call 508-222-2644 x13 by Oct. 28th to have your original, handmade work reviewed for consignment.



© Pamela Benham (detail)


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