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  • Line – 2017 National Juried Exhibition



Line – 2017 National Juried Exhibition


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.


Thank you to all participating artists for their submissions.  We appreciate your time and creative expressions in response to the theme of LINE.  The artworks that have been selected by Juror Kelly Bennett are listed below:


Adams Tiffany Coral Series 15 #7 Exeter RI
Almeida Raquel The Things We Miss Boston MA
Armstrong Gail Creating Memories and Traditions Warwick RI
Avakian John An Immigrant’s Song Sharon MA
Belardi Shannon Brook Felton CA
Bonner John Knitting Marblehead MA
Brew John Continuum Attleboro Falls MA
Brink Elizabeth Lines of time Rehoboth MA
Buechler Heather All I See Are Lines – Cassette + Book Union Springs NY
Buechler Heather All I See Are Lines (Morse Sample) Union Springs NY
Buechler Heather All I See Are Lines – Textile Render Union Springs NY
Buron John Resist (detail) Providence RI
Carlson Keoni Flower Moon -1: Pima 9-Petal Squash Blossom Colorado Springs CO
Caron Judy Channels North Attleboro MA
Cartwright Gunther Skyline Rochester NY
Chamillard Albert Black Curve with Stripes Tucson AZ
Chester-Demicco Diane Sunrise Slice Chestnut Hill MA
Chmelar Albert Sound Sculpture Marysville OH
chung joomi Chromazone Oxford OH
Clark Bill Regrets Seekonk MA
Cohen Peter The line must be drawn Salem MA
Crespo Alicia To Do List Attleboro MA
Curran James Monhegan Laundry Marshfield MA
Daniggelis christopher Globe without lines Columbia MO
Danko Susan Illumination Parma OH
Desmond Kathy Untitled (Chandeliers) Cambridge MA
Dolinsky Joseph Sub-curve Brooklyn NY
Doyle Autumn Second Oktober Weaving Dalton MA
Doyle Autumn River of Fire Dalton MA
Duehr Gary Erase 10 Somerville MA
Duval Shawna Tin Can Phone 1 Portland ME
Elliott Tim Chestnut Attleboro MA
Feeney Loretta Boat Town CENTERVILLE MA
Friedman Deborah Heart Line Wellesley MA
Gartrell Kate Enthroned with Stripes Belmont MA
Gonsalves Rob Reach, Color, Repeat Wellesley MA
Gooch Brad View from Coyote Wall Portland OR
Graff Leslie fast forward, rewind, eject Sutton MA
Grasso Ann Better than Yesterday, 1 Cromwell CT
Green Barbara echoes… Barrington RI
Guertin Justin Untitled 2 Boston MA
Hansen Ellen Zig Zag Acorn Taunton MA
Harbin Randy Good Things Hull MA
harmon erin Rainbow Links memphis TN
Harold Jeff Green Antioch IL
hendricks mark Repeat Until You Puke Oakland CA
Hoitsma Daisie together II: 3 months postpartum Montevallo AL
Horn Zach Buoyant Dorchester MA
Hubley Loretta Mt. Washington (& Cascade Ridge) Nashua NH
Hullibarger Nicholas Spatial Binary Six B Oakland CA
Idom Bailey Girl Nacogdoches TX
Irzyk Vanessa Naviagate East Boston MA
Jacobson Dave celeri ore gladii South Portland ME
jessen tom “177 lines” temple ME
Johnson Morgan Running The Gate Gold Beach OR
Johnston Eric The Stranger Petaluma CA
Jope Jennifer syncopate sister MIDDLEBORO MA
Jope Jennifer the cabaret MIDDLEBORO MA
Krieger Elliot After the Storm – Composition Barrington RI
Larson Lydia Bridge Stamford CT
Leonard Christa draw a line Ridgewood NJ
macdonald shona Waves, Shore South Hadley MA
MacDonald-Foley Robin Between Rounds Stoughton MA
Madden Karen Life Is A Highway Poughquag NY
Makris Lesley What’s My Line? Randolph MA
Masciarelli Roberta Japanese Candy Factory2 Addison TX
Maser-Flanagan Valerie Shifting Thoughts Carlisle MA
McDonnell Janice Breck04 Brooklyn NY
McGregor-Radin Amy Old Friend Needham MA
Mellin Barbara Boats by the Bay (Cape Cod) Winston Salem NC
Merlone Alice Deep Blue Sea II Hamden CT
Merry Trina Supreme Court New York NY
Meuris Christine Crop Circles – Detail Berkeley CA
montecalvo Janet buildingamerica2 Framingham MA
Murak Barbara Ripple Effect Getzville NY
Noel Laura Bent Tree Gradient Atlanta GA
Novino Kimberly Oscar Cleans Up Plainville MA
Oh Helen Sweet Peas Chicago IL
Park Jennifer Flight transition Somerville MA
Phoenix Dave Canfiti Stow MA
Pickarski Thomas The Dark and the Light, Iceland New York NY
Poirier Michelle Carmen Lane Abington MA
Ramirez Adrian Wings Savannah GA
ROY GERALD Murrells Inlet, South Carolina HOLLISTON MA
Ryterband Ben Wisteria Lexington MA
Salome Kenneth 19 Railroad Avenue Attleboro MA
Sawtelle Jason Breaking Norfolk MA
Schechter Stephanie The Best Providence RI
Schmidt Les Dragon 2 New Orleans LA
Schomp Leslie Beyond All This Rutland MA
Sherer Pamela Forever Aligned Providence RI
Siff Marlene Survival Westport CT
Sites Teresa Black Audio Bethesda MD
Stables Fraser Tes, Washing Florence MA
Stone Gin Santa Maria’s Bear Harwich MA
Tudyk  S. Sparkle and Fade II Marblehead MA
Tudyk  S. All These Fine Memories… Marblehead MA
Valluru Samyuktha Rebirth-1 Rochester NY
Viejo Lopez de Roda Catalina Letter to Letting Go Hudson NY
Walkup Roger 21st Century Nude #2 Baltimore MD
weiss deborah New Terrain Long Trail Stratford CT


Directions for Artists with Accepted Artwork: 

Delivery of All Accepted Work: To properly record and install all accepted pieces, all work (and detailed hanging instructions and specialized hardware, 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. There are no exceptions.


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 (you can send one check for all fees).


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 on the Attleboro Arts Museum’s website for details. We strongly 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.


Audio and video files must be accompanied by the appropriate technology to hear/view the work. This technology, and related cables, adaptors, etc. must be supplied by the artist and should be listed on the loan agreement as “not for sale” under Sale Price.


Art 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 (and technology equipment) 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. No works can be substituted for pieces that were accepted by the juror. 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.

For questions regarding delivery of accepted artwork: 


LINE will be on display in the Attleboro Arts Museum’s Ottmar Gallery from June 15th to July 15th, 2017.  We hope you will join us for the LINE opening reception on Thursday, June 15th from 7 – 9pm.  Juror’s awards will be presented and we’ll be announcing the Museum’s 2018 National Juried Exhibition theme.   This event is free and open to the public.

A reservation is not required – but is appreciated.  Kindly email or call 508-222-2644 x10 with your number of attendees.


LINE Juror Kelly Bennett

Kelly Bennett is the Artist Fellowships Program Officer/Exhibitions Curator for the Massachusetts Cultural Council. She is also the co-contributor to the MCC’s blog ArtSake, which highlights the innovative work of Massachusetts artists. She has served as a juror and guest speaker for numerous museums, colleges, and art organizations in the New England region. Ms. Bennett received her BFA in Painting from Massachusetts College of Art and her MFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts/Tufts University.


The Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC) is a state agency that promotes excellence, access, education, and diversity in the arts, humanities, and interpretive sciences to improve the quality of life for all Massachusetts residents and contribute to the economic vitality of our communities.


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(Shipped works require both documents)


Top image: The Things We Miss (detail) by Raquel Fornasaro.





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