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1. Members’ Exhibition 2021

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.

Due to changing health and safety concerns, details on an Opening Awards Reception will be posted as we get closer to the exhibition. If a reception cannot be held awards will be announced virtually.

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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.
  • 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(s) must be completed for each piece submitted.  The ID Form(s) 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 piece, from one outside edge of the frame to the other, cannot exceed 30”x 30”, or weigh more than 30lbs. There are no exceptions. Wet paint will not be accepted. 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.
  • 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.
  • Note: 1) Once artwork is delivered it cannot, under any circumstances, leave the gallery until the show ends. 2) Individual works from one artist may not all hang together. Please do not submit requests for the placement of your art in the gallery.
  • 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.
  • 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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