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1. Members’ Exhibition 2020  – Call for Artists

Our popular celebration of member talent returns! We’re planning for an in-gallery exhibition.

Delivery of Artwork: Thursday November 19th, Friday, November 20th and Saturday, November 21st, 2020 from 10am – 4pm.


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.


  • 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.
  • Delivery of 1, 2 or 3 works of art: November 19th, 20th & 21st; 10am-4pm.
  • In-gallery Exhibition Dates: December 12th, 2020 – January 29th, 2021; 10am – 5pm. The Museum will be closed from December 24th, 2020 – January 4th, 2021.
  • An Opening Awards Reception will not be held this year.  Award winners will be posted on the Museum’s website and labeled in-gallery on December 12th. Award designations will remain on view throughout the exhibition.
  • Pick-Up Dates: January 30th – February 5th, 10am-4pm. Work left after February 5th 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 (Read carefully as health & safety mandates have prompted changes from previous years)

Eligibility: Artists must be Museum members with dues paid through January 2021. Memberships can be purchased online before delivering artwork (preferred) or when artwork is being delivered. THE MEMBERSHIP FORM MUST BE COMPLETED IN ADVANCE and delivered along with art.*

Download Membership Form (format: jpg):

Membership Form – Front

Membership Form – Back


Entry Fee: Remains $17 per piece (Each artist may submit 1, 2 or 3 original pieces). Cash, check or credit accepted.


Entry Forms: Artists must complete one loan agreement and an ID form for each piece IN ADVANCE OF DELIVERING ARTWORK TO THE MUSEUM.*

Download Entry Forms (format: jpg):

Loan Agreement – Front

Loan Agreement – Back

ID Form (Single sided). Fill out one half sheet for each piece of art submitted.

All completed forms must be brought to the Museum when delivering art. In order to limit the number of visitors and time spent indoors, artists will not be admitted to the Museum if documents are not completed in advance. 


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 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 page for examples. 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.

In order to accept up to three works from each member artist – without jurying this exhibition – we must stick to our guidelines on size.  Thank you for your compliance!

Sculpture must weigh under 100lbs with a maximum footprint of 36”x 36”. Film/video must be submitted with tech to display work. Wet paint will not be accepted. 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) The Museum will not guarantee that individual works from one artist will hang together.


Sales & Commission: The Museum will receive 30% of all work that is for sale.


Consider Applying for our 2021 8 Visions Exhibition

A prestigious group show spotlighting eight member artists.

  • To apply, artists must exhibit work in the 2020 Members’ Exhibition and complete an 8 Visions application. 8 Visions applications MUST BE COMPLETED IN ADVANCE, and submitted during delivery of Members’ Exhibition artwork.* In order to limit the number of visitors and time spent indoors, artists will not be admitted to the Museum if documents are not completed in advance. 

Download “8 Visions” Application (format: jpg):

“8 Visions” Application (Single sided)

  • 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 2021.
  • The fee for the 8 Visions application remains at $17.
  • 8 Visions artists from 2016, ‘17, ‘18, ‘19 & ‘20 are not eligible for 2021’s 8 Visions.

Promotional graphic from 2020’s “8 Visions” exhibition.


* If you are unable to print, contact the Museum before November 19th: call 508-222-2644 x10; email:; pick up forms in-person before November 19th: 86 Park Street, Attleboro, MA 02703 (Tues. – Sat., 10am – 5pm)

Top image: Art Nouveau (detail) by Meghan Murray, oil.


2. Real or Imagined

A National Juried Exhibition – 2021

Real or imagined?  One might wonder these days.  These challenging times are complicated, unfamiliar and defying our norms. 

As we make our way forward, the Attleboro Arts Museum invites artists throughout the US to submit works of original art in any medium, size or concept that respond to the theme of Real or Imagined. For instance, artists can reflect on the nature or quality of this moment, spotlight the authentic, explore the unreal or depict items that contain some/all of the above. 

Consider a representational still life or a surrealist scene … the phenomenon of phantom pain … AstroTurf landscapes …

  • Plastic surgery
  • Ghosts
  • World Wrestling Foundation
  • Love
  • No homework
  • Historical fiction
  • Beauty
  • Gold bullion
  • Costume jewelry
  • Santa Claus
  • Fat-free foods
  • The Emperor’s new clothes
  • A tested vaccine in 2021
  • Other


Key dates

  • Real or Imagined prospectus released: January 2021
  • Submission deadline: April 2021 via (Café)
  • Exhibition: June – July 2021

Image: Suspended Beauty by Robin Wessman, oil.



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