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1. Members’ Exhibition

A popular and unique Attleboro Arts Museum member benefit is the opportunity to annually exhibit up to three original works of art in the Museum’s Ottmar Gallery during the organization’s Members’ Exhibition. In the spirit of the Museum’s tagline – Arts for Everyone – all work that fulfills the guidelines of this exhibition is accepted.


THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST IN THE MEMBERS’ EXHIBITION. THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS HAS PASSED. PLEASE JOIN US FOR THE OPENING AWARDS RECEPTION ON SATURDAY, DECEMBER 10TH FROM 2-4PM.

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Prospectus

Delivery of 1, 2 or 3 works of art: November 17th, 18th & 19th; 10am-4pm

(Artwork will not be accepted before or after these dates – no exceptions)

Exhibition Dates: December 10th, 2022 – January 27th, 2023; 10am-5pm. The Museum will be closed from December 24th, 2022 – January 3rd, 2023. Opening Awards Reception: Saturday, December 10th from 2pm – 4pm. Free and open to all.

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.

Pick-Up Dates: January 28th, 31st and February 1st, 10am-4pm. Work left after February 1st 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.


Members’ Exhibition Entry Guidelines

• Eligibility: Artists must be Museum members with dues paid through January 2023. Memberships can be purchased online before delivering artwork (preferred) or when artwork is being delivered.

• Entry Fee: Remains $17 per piece (Each artist may submit 1, 2 or 3 original pieces). Cash, check or credit accepted. Payments of fees will only be accepted in person when artwork is being delivered.

• Entry Forms: One loan agreement should be completed online IN ADVANCE OF DELIVERING ARTWORK TO THE MUSEUM. If needed, a computer terminal to complete this form will be available at Members’ delivery, but we strongly suggest completing your form in advance.

Note: The loan agreement needs to be completed in one sitting. You cannot partially complete this agreement, save and return. Download this Loan Agreement Guide to get a preview of the questions.

In addition to the one online 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. If needed, copies of the ID Form will be available at delivery.

• 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. Visit our Framing Guidelines for examples.

The entire measurement of each wall-mounted submission, measured from one outside edge of the frame to the other, cannot exceed 30”x 30” (this includes diptychs and triptychs and includes the space between all pieces that make up one submission)

All wall-mounted submissions must weigh under 30lbs. Wet paint will not be accepted. 3D work that is not wall-mounted must weigh under 100 lbs. with all components not exceeding a 36” x 36” space.

In order to accommodate the volume of submissions to this show there are no exceptions to any of the size/space requirements. Size/space requirements will be strictly enforced when artwork is being delivered to the Museum. Therefore, we respectfully ask that you submit art that clearly meets the guidelines – thank you.

Framed artwork cannot be larger than 30″ x 30″ (including the frame).
Diptychs and triptychs cannot be larger than 30″ x 30″ (including the frames and space between the pieces).
All wall-mounted submissions, no matter the number of components, cannot exceed 30″ x 30″.

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.  3) Be sure to select work that will not require special accommodations or hanging requirements as they will not be honored. Thank you for your cooperation.

• Sales/Commission: The Museum will receive 30% of all work that is for sale. No POR.


Consider Applying for our 2023 8 Visions Exhibition

A prestigious group show spotlighting eight member artists.

• To apply, artists must exhibit work in the 2022 Members’ Exhibition and complete an 8 Visions application. 8 Visions applications should BE COMPLETED ONLINE AND IN ADVANCE of delivery of Members’ Exhibition artwork. If needed, a computer terminal to complete this form will be available at Members’ delivery.

• The Members’ Exhibition juror will review the artist’s exhibition submission(s) and invite up to 20 applicants to submit a digital portfolio of 12 works for further review in January 2023. New jurors will then choose the eight artists for the 8 Visions exhibit held in the summer of 2023.

• The fee for the 8 Visions application remains at $17. This fee will only be accepted in person when artwork is being delivered.

8 Visions artists from 2018, ‘19, ‘20 , ‘21 & ‘22 are not eligible for 2023’s 8 Visions.

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Critical Dates for All 8 Visions Applicants

  • November 17th, 18th or 19th: Apply and pay application fee (non-refundable)
  • Mid/end Dec 2022: Notification emailed to all applicants.  
    • 20 finalists will be asked to continue in the process and prepare a digital portfolio.
  • January 21st, 2023: Digital portfolio deadline.
  • March 17th, 2023: Notifications emailed to all finalists.
    • 8 exhibiting artists selected.
  • April 22nd, 2023: Mandatory exhibiting artist in-person orientation.
  • July 21st and 22nd: Delivery of artwork for exhibition.
  • Aug 1st – 26th: 8 Visions Exhibition.
  • August 5th: Opening Reception
  • Aug 26th or 28th: Pick up of artwork.
  • Late Sept/Early Oct: Debrief meeting with all artists.

Attleboro Arts Museum, 86 Park Street, Attleboro, MA 02703 (Tues – Sat, 10am-5pm).

Telephone: 508-222-2644 x10; email: office@attleboroartsmuseum.org

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