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1. Members’ Exhibition 2021

THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST IN THE ATTLEBORO ARTS MUSEUM’S 2021 MEMBERS’ EXHIBITION. The submission deadline has passed and we’re no longer able to accept artwork.

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An important Attleboro Arts Museum 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 member 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 of 1, 2 or 3 works of art: November 18th, 19th & 20th; 10am-4pm.

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In-gallery Exhibition Dates: December 11th, 2021 – January 28th, 2022; 10am- 5pm. The Museum will be closed from December 24th, 2021 – January 4th, 2022.

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Opening Reception/Open House (Plan to visit our Gift Shop Holiday Extravaganza during this time):

Sat., December 11th, 2021; 1pm – 4pm.  RSVP by December 10th to office@attleboroartsmuseum.org or 508-222-2644 x10.

Live music, free and open to all.  Award winning art will be identified in the gallery starting at 1pm.

As a health and safety precaution, and to allow for distancing, refreshments will not be served and a speaking program will not be held.

NOTE: All guests are required to wear masks throughout the event.

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Pick-Up Dates: January 29th, February 1st & 2nd, 10am-4pm. Work left after February 2nd will be charged $5 per day, per piece. Late fee payable at time of late pick-up. It is the exhibiting artist’s responsibility to make note of the pick-up dates. No exceptions, thank you for your cooperation.

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Members’ Exhibition Entry Guidelines

  • Eligibility: Artists must be Museum members with dues paid through January 2022. Memberships can be purchased online before delivering artwork (preferred) or when artwork is being delivered. Find membership information HERE.
  • Entry Fee: Remains $17 per piece (Each artist may submit 1, 2 or 3 original pieces). Cash, check or credit accepted.  Payments are to be made in-person when artwork is delivered on November 18th, 19th or 20th.
  • Entry Forms – NOW ONLINE!: One loan agreement must be completed online IN ADVANCE OF DELIVERING ARTWORK TO THE MUSEUM.* 

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  • Note: In addition to the one loan agreement, a printed version our ID Form must be completed for each piece submitted.  The ID Form can be downloaded and brought to the museum when delivering your work, or can be filled out at the museum. Copies will be available if needed. Download ID form now: Artwork ID Form 2021.
  • Originality: Only original artwork that has been created during the past 3 years will be accepted. All mediums welcome. Mass reproductions or work that has previously been exhibited at any time at the Museum will not be accepted.
  • Requirements: All 2D or wall-mounted 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 our framing guidelines.

  • The entire measurement of each wall-mounted submission, from one outside edge of the frame to the other, cannot exceed 30”x 30”, or weigh more than 30lbs. This holds true for diptychs and triptychs – the entire dimension of all pieces (including any space between) cannot exceed 30″ x 30″.  There are no exceptions.
  • Sculpture must weigh under 100lbs with a maximum footprint of 36”x 36”.  Size restrictions are imposed so that the museum can accommodate as many works from our members as possible. Thank you for your cooperation.
  • Wet paint will not be accepted.
  • Film/video must be submitted with the technology needed to display the work. This includes screen, monitor, projector, DVD player, cables, etc. 
  • Submissions must be from one artist – no collaborations.
  • For administrative purposes, please avoid naming your piece “Untitled.”  
  • Once artwork is delivered it cannot, under any circumstances, leave the gallery until the show ends.
  • Individual works from one artist may not all hang together.  Placement is subject to the curator’s discretion.
  • Please do not submit requests for the curatorial placement of your art in the gallery. Work that requires a specific gallery location should not be submitted for this exhibition (Example – “Eye level placement on wall needed to view a specific section of the art”).  Only safety considerations will be made regarding placement (Example – “Encaustic, piece should be placed away from sunlight”).  
  • Gallery labels are 2″ wide x 4″ high.  They will include the artist’s name, hometown, title of piece (max 60 characters and spaces), medium and price (if work is for sale).  No additional information will be included on the label and artist statements cannot be displayed during this show.   
  • Sales/Commission: The Museum will receive 30% of all work that is for sale. No POR (price on request).

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Consider Applying for our 2022 8 Visions Exhibition When Delivering your Members’ Exhibition Art.

A prestigious group show spotlighting eight member artists.

  • To apply, artists must exhibit work in the 2021 Members’ Exhibition and complete an 8 Visions application. 8 Visions applications MUST BE COMPLETED ONLINE AND IN ADVANCE of delivery of Members’ Exhibition artwork.* View the 8 Visions online application HEREThis is a very basic application that needs to be completed in one sitting.  You cannot save this application and return to it at another time.  
  • The Members’ Exhibition 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 in January 2022. New jurors will then choose the eight artists for the 8 Visions exhibit held in the summer of 2022.
  • The fee for the 8 Visions application remains at $17. Payment is to be made in-person when Members’ Exhibition artwork is delivered on November 18th, 19th or 20th.
  • 8 Visions artists from 2017, ‘18, ‘19 , ‘20  & ‘21 are not eligible for 2022’s 8 Visions.

Pictured: “8 Visions” promotional graphic 2021.

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* If you are unable to complete the required forms online, contact the Attleboro Arts Museum before November 18th: Call 508-222-2644 x10; email: office@attleboroartsmuseum.org; visit 86 Park Street, Attleboro, MA 02703 (Tues – Sat, 10am-5pm).

Members’ image (detail): Kat Masella.

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2. Connectivity

A National juried Exhibition

Open to all mediums, sizes and interpretations.

The need for connectivity has taken on a new meaning lately. After our dark days we’re all thirsty for engagement and a sense of belonging. The Attleboro Arts Museum invites all U.S. artists to respond to the concept of connectivity. Think …

  • Community
  • Technology systems, networks; the grid
  • Pen pals
  • Emotional bonds
  • Velcro
  • Electrical currents
  • Dating apps
  • Salt & pepper
  • The lost art of shaking hands
  • 23 and Me
  • Loneliness, isolation, social distancing
  • Other

We welcome collaborations, diptychs, triptychs.

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Prospectus released: January 2022

Deadline for submissions on Cafe (callforentry.com): April 2022

Exhibition: June/July 2022

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