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Members’ Exhibition 2019 – 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 that meets the exhibition guidelines is accepted into this exhibition. Once the work is exhibited, a guest juror will award prizes.

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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.

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Delivery Dates: November 14th, 15th & 16th; 10am-4pm

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Exhibition Dates: December 6th, 2019 – January 31st, 2020

The Museum will close Dec 21st, 2019 and reopen Jan 2nd, 2020

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Opening Awards Reception: Saturday, December 7th from 2-4pm

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Pick Up Dates: Feb. 1st & 4th, 10am-4pm. Work left after Feb. 4th 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.

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Members’ Exhibition Entry Guidelines

  • Eligibility: Artists must be AAM members with dues paid through Jan 2020. Memberships can be purchased when artwork is being delivered, or before.
  • Entry Fee: Remains $17 per piece (3 pieces max. per artist).
  • Entry Forms: Artists must complete a loan agreement and one ID form for each piece. Forms will be posted on this site by November 2019.
  • 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.
  • Sales & Commission: The AAM will receive 30% of all work that is for sale.

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  • The entire measurement of each 2D piece, from one outside edge of the frame to the other, cannot exceed 30”x 30”, or weigh more than 30lbs. Sculpture must weigh under 100lbs with amaximum footprint of 36”x 36”. Film/video must be submitted with tech to display work. Wet paint will not be accepted.
  • 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. See Exhibitions; Framing Guidelines for examples.
  • Submissions must be from one artist – no collaborations.
  • Note: 1) Once artwork is delivered it cannot, under any circumstances, leave the gallery until the show ends. 2) We will not guarantee that separate works from one artist will hang together. .  

 

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Consider Applying for Our 2020 8 Visions Exhibition

A prestigious group show spotlighting eight member artists.

  • To apply, artists must exhibit work in the 2019 Members’ Exhibition and complete an 8 Visions application. 8 Visions applications will be available during Members’ Exhibition delivery and will be posted on this site by November 2019.
  • The Members’ Exhibition guest juror will review the artist’s exhibition submission(s) and invite up to 20 applicants to submit a portfolio of 12 works for further review. New guest jurors will then choose the eight artists for the 8 Visions exhibit held in the summer of 2020.
  • The fee for the 8 Visions application remains at $17.
  • 8 Visions exhibiting artists from 2015, ‘16, ‘17, ‘18 & ‘19 are not eligible for the 2020 8 Visions competition. 

 



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