Three – A National Juried Exhibition

The Attleboro Arts Museum announces its 2018 National Juried Exhibition Theme: Three

On view from June 14–July 13, 2018.

Opening Reception: June 14th, 7-9pm.

Open to all mediums, sizes and interpretations of the number THREE. Consider: three meals a day; the fading three-ring circus; three strikes – you’re out; three French hens; the Three Musketeers; leaves of three – let it be; a shiny tricycle; a classic triple decker; three-alarm fires … a prime challenge with a magic number.  Six prizes of $100 each will be awarded.

Deadline for entries: Tuesday, April 24th, 2018 at 11:59 PM, Mountain Time (MT) via CaFÉ:


Call for Artists


Entry Guidelines:

  • Each artist may submit up to two different entries
  • All mediums & interpretations of THREE from US artists will be juried
  • There is no size limit for 2D, however all entries (both 2D & 3D) cannot weigh over 100 lbs each
  • Triptychs will be considered one entry
  • Work must not have been previously exhibited at the Attleboro Arts Museum


Specifications: Each artist may submit a maximum of two different entries. We 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: bermudatriangle.jpg, or for 3D/installation submissions the files should be named, threecheers3D-1.jpg and threecheers3D-2.jpg, showing the different views). Audio and video submissions are welcome. If selected, all technology must be supplied by the artist.


Entry fees: $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:

  • All submissions are due by Tuesday, April 24th, 2018 at 11:59 PM, Mountain Time (MT) through CaFÉ –
  • Email or hand-delivered entries cannot be submitted


Notification of Decision: All artists will receive notification of the juror’s decision sent to the email address that they have provided by Thursday, May17th at 7 PM, MT. Additionally, all accepted works will be posted on  All artists are expected to check the in-box of the email that they provided and/or the Museum’s website listing for notification of the juror’s decision. Please no 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 18th and June 5th, from 10 AM – 3 PM, EST.  We’re closed Sundays & Mondays, and Saturday, May 26th. We cannot accept your artwork before May 18th or after June 5th. Accepted work can be either hand-delivered or shipped to the Attleboro Arts Museum. Installations that require assembly by the artist must be scheduled in advance of delivery.  You can arrange to send a representative to deliver and/or pick up your artwork for you. The Attleboro Arts Museum is not responsible for making these arrangements for exhibiting artists. 

Mark all accepted artwork with the artist’s name, address, city/state/zip, phone, email, title of piece, dimensions (w x h x d), weight (no more than 100 lbs) and sale price (if applicable). Download a THREE Loan Agreement and Delivery Checklist from and submit with your accepted artwork (both forms will be available by spring 2018)

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) Payment of shipping vendor’s pick-up fee, 4) A photo of your artwork on the outside of your package, 5) A completed THREE Loan Agreement and Delivery Checklist (both forms will be available by spring 2018).

Send to: Attleboro Arts Museum, THREE, 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 the Museum’s website Exhibitions & Events/Framing Guidelines for details. We recommend neutral frames and white or off-white mats. Any pieces that do not match the juror’s decision, or are not the piece that was accepted, will not be installed, and 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 17th at 3 PM EST, will not be insured.


In-person Pick-up of Exhibited Work: July 13th from 4-5 PM, EST & July 14th and 17th; 10 AM – 3 PM, EST. Work left beyond July 17th at 3 PM, EST 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 by July 19th. 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 payable to Attleboro Arts Museum.  If you are within driving distance we would appreciate an in-person pick-up.


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


Deadline for all entries: Tuesday, April 24th, 2018 at 11:59 PM, Mountain Time (MT) through CaFÉ:





Image: Mandy Rusk-Shamrell

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