Calls for Artists

 

Current Listings 

  • Members’ Exhibition: This show is on view through January 31st, 2020.

  • Flower Show:  There are two exhibition opportunities.  See below. 

  • On the Surface: A National Juried Exhibition.  See below.

 

Members’ Exhibition 2019 

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

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

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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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Flower Show

(There are two Flower Show Calls for Artists)

1. Exhibition of Nature-themed Artwork                                               

Open to all original visual expressions of the natural world: floral, landscape, underwater, weather, wildlife, extinct species, insects, etc.  All mediums can be submitted.

(Note: Now celebrating its 24th year, the Flower Show is one of the Attleboro Arts Museum’s most popular events.  The Show’s nature-themed art exhibition is center-stage and was seen in 2019 by over 2,200 visitors.)

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• Each artist can submit up to 2 nature-themed pieces. We guarantee that at least one nature-themed submission from each artist will be selected.

Fees: One submission: $20 for Museum members; $25 for non-members. Two submissions: $30 for mem; $35 for non-mem.  All fees are non-refundable.

• Only work that has not been previously shown at the Attleboro Arts Museum will be considered. 2D & 3D work must weigh under 100 lbs.  2D work must be no larger than 30” x 30” (including the entire frame), securely framed or gallery wrapped, and ready to hang with a firm wire hanging system. 3D work cannot have a footprint larger than 24” x 24”. No wet paint. There are no exceptions to these specifications.

• Entry forms and fees must be submitted with artwork. Forms will be posted during January 2020 and will also be available on the artwork delivery days at the Museum.

• Work can be for sale.  Museum commission:  members – 30%; non-members – 40%.

• Six cash prizes will be awarded on March 22nd at the Flower Show’s closing ceremony (approximately 3:30pm). Juror’s Awards: “Best in Show” ($125); “Award of Excellence” ($75); “Honorable Mention” ($50). People’s Choice Awards: “1st Place” ($125); “2nd Place” ($75); “3rd Place” ($50).            

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Nature-themed Art Exhibition Key Dates                                                           

Delivery of art: Thurs., Mar. 5, Fri., Mar. 6, or Sat., Mar. 7 from 10am – 4pm

• Accepted works posted on www.attleboroartsmuseum.org by Wed., Mar. 11, at 8pm (EST)

Pick-up unaccepted work: Thurs., Mar. 12 – Sat., Mar. 14 from 10am – 4pm*

Exhibition: Thurs., Mar. 19 – Sun., Mar. 22.  Hours: Thurs.-Sat.: 9:30am-4pm; Sun.: 12-4pm. 

The Flower Show is a fundraising event for the Attleboro Arts Museum.  Admission each day is $3 for adults/seniors/students/members.  Children under 9 years and under are free. Exhibiting artists will receive free entry after 3pm on Sunday, March 22nd. 

Pick up of exhibited work: Sun., Mar. 22; 4-5pm (after the Flower Show’s closing ceremony) or Tues., Mar. 24; 10am-4pm*

 

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2. Flowers in Fashion: Animal Attraction Mask Designs                                

Design and create an animal-inspired mask using live or dried floral and plant materials.  All interpretations that pay tribute to the remarkable beauty of the animal kingdom are welcome.

• Open to all floral-minded artists, garden club members, horticultural students, gardeners, flower arrangers, etc. 

• All masks must use a Museum-issued mask (pictured) as a base and be handcrafted using predominantly natural, live, and or, dried materials that you provide.  Please supply a list of the materials used in your mask. One entry per individual, finished size must not exceed (14” high x 10” wide x 4” deep). Masks may be wall-mounted or shelf based. Wall-mounted masks must have a sturdy wire hanging system. 

• Please bring the forms below with you when you are dropping off your mask. We’ll also have copies available on the drop-off dates. 

• There is no entry fee for this exhibition, however all submissions are required to be refreshed as needed for the duration of the show (4 days).  All work must comply with these specifications.  No exceptions.

• All mask designs will be showcased in the Flower Show’s Café & Gallery and will be judged for People’s Choice awards. These works can be for sale.  Museum commission: members-30%; non-members-40%.

• To participate, email office@attleboroartsmuseum.org or call 508-222-2644 x15 no later than Feb. 20th with your name and contact info.  A staff member will coordinate with you so that you can pick up the base of your mask.  Space is limited.

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Flowers in Fashion Key Dates

Delivery of masks: Tues., Mar. 17, 10am-4pm or Wed., Mar. 18, 10am-2pm

Exhibition: Thurs., Mar. 19 – Sun., Mar. 22.  Hours: Thurs.-Sat.: 9:30am-4pm; Sun.: 12-4pm.

The Flower Show is a fundraising event for the Attleboro Arts Museum.  Admission each day is $3 for adults/seniors/students/members.  Children under 9 years and under are free. Exhibiting artists will receive free entry after 3pm on Sunday, March 22nd. 

Pick up of masks: Sun., Mar. 22; 4-5pm (after the Flower Show’s closing ceremony) or Tues., Mar. 24; 10am-4pm*

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Artists submitting work for the nature-themed art exhibition can also submit for the Animal Attraction Mask call – and vice versa.

Attleboro Arts Museum, 86 Park St., Attleboro, MA 02703

Tele: 508-222-2644

email: office@attleboroartsmuseum.org

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* After the date noted, a late fee of $5 per day, per piece will be charged–payable at late pick-up.

 

 



Attleboro Arts Museum, 86 Park St., Attleboro, MA 02703

508-222-2644

 

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On the Surface

2020 Attleboro Arts Museum National Juried Exhibition

Open to all mediums, sizes & interpretations.

A call to explore:

  • outward appearance
  • texture
  • nooks & crannies
  • shadows
  • one’s game face
  • innovative textiles
  • fashion trends
  • the curb appeal of your home
  • tattoos
  • fine silk
  • superficialities
  • reactions to poison ivy
  • intricate mosaics
  • chipping paint
  • lunar landscapes
  • highly polished keepsakes
  • decorated military officers
  • iPhone wallpaper
  • reflections
  • crashing waves
  • the perfect family
  • other

To view a complete prospectus and to apply: visit callforentry.org

Submissions deadline: Tuesday, April 14th at 11:59 PM, Mountain Time (MT)

Exhibition: June 18th–July 16th, 2020.

Opening Reception: Saturday, June 20th, 2-4pm.  Free and open to all.

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Image: “Tangled” by Donna Maclure; watercolor.

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