Calls for Artists




Current Listings (scroll down to view all opportunities):

  2. FLOWER SHOW (There are two opportunities to exhibit in the Flower Show)


1. Members’ Exhibition (2018)


The Members’ Exhibition is currently on view.

Please visit the Museum through February 1st, 2019 to see this show.  


An important Attleboro Arts Museum (AAM) 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 work that meets the exhibition guidelines is accepted into this exhibition. Once the work is exhibited, a guest juror awards 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.


Key Dates for Artists

  • Delivery of artwork (maximum 3 pieces per artist): November 15th, 16th & 17th; 10am-4pm  (A representative can deliver your work for you)
  • Exhibition Dates: December 6th, 2018 – February 1st, 2019. The Museum will close Dec 25th, 2018 and reopen Jan 3rd, 2019
  • Opening Awards Reception: Saturday, December 8th from 2-4pm.  Free and open to all.
  • Pick Up Dates: Feb. 2nd & 5th, 10am-4pm (A representative can pick up your work for you)

Work left after Feb. 5th 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.



Image: Carol Sacks



2. Flower Show – Two Opportunities to Exhibit


a) 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 23rd 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 seen by over 1,500 visitors.)

• 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.

• Original art or limited-edition prints will be accepted. We cannot accept giclée reproductions.

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. See the graphic below.



3D work cannot have a footprint larger than 24” x 24”. No wet paint. There are no exceptions to these specifications.


• Entry forms/fees must be submitted with artwork. Forms will be available when you drop off your work or you may download and complete in advance: 

Flower Show Loan Agreement

Flower Show ID Form

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

• Six cash prizes will be awarded on March 24th 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).                                    


Nature-themed Art Exhibition Key Dates                                                                                                     

Delivery of art: Thurs., Mar. 7 , Fri., Mar. 8, or Sat., Mar. 9 from 10am – 4pm

• Accepted works posted on by Tues., Mar. 13, at 8pm

Pick-up unaccepted work: Wed., Mar. 14 – Sat., Mar. 16 from 10am – 4pm*

Exhibition: Thurs., Mar. 21 – Sun., Mar. 24.  Hours: Thurs.-Sat.: 9:30am-4pm; Sun.: 12-4pm

Pick-up exhibited work: Sun., Mar. 24; 4-5pm (after the Flower Show’s closing ceremony) or Tues., Mar. 26; 10am-4pm*



b) Flowers in Fashion: Magic Wand Floral Designs                                

Design and create a “magic” wand using live or dried floral and plant materials.  Bewitching or glamorous, whimsical or brimming with hocus-pocus – all interpretations are welcome!

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

• All arrangements must be handcrafted using predominantly natural, live, and or, dried materials that you provide.  Please supply a list of the materials used in your design. One entry per individual, finished size must not exceed (14” high x 10” wide x 4” deep). 

• 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.

• An ID form must be submitted with your wand. Forms will be available when you drop off your work or you may download and complete in advance.  Please attach a list of your materials to the ID form.

Flowers in Fashion Wand ID Form

• All magic wand designs will be showcased in the Flower Show’s Breadcrumbs 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 or call 508-222-2644 x15 no later than Feb. 20th with your name and contact info. Space is limited.


Flowers in Fashion Key Dates

Delivery of wands: Tues., Mar. 19, 10am-4pm or Wed., Mar. 20, 10am-2pm

Exhibition: Thurs., Mar. 21 – Sun., Mar. 24.  Hours: Thurs. – Sat.: 9:30am-4pm; Sun.: 12-4pm

Pick up of wands: Sun., Mar. 24; 4-5pm (after the Flower Show’s closing ceremony) or Tues., Mar. 26; 10am-4pm*


Artists submitting work for the nature-themed art exhibition can also submit for the Magic Wand call – and vice versa.


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



Image: Rosanne Cerbo



3. OPPOSITES – A National Juried Exhibition (2019)



2019 Attleboro Arts Museum’s National Juried Exhibition


Open to all mediums, sizes and interpretations.
OPPOSITES Call for Artists: 

Open to all mediums, sizes and interpretations of OPPOSITES. The Attleboro Arts Museum asks, “What’s the difference?”  A call for artists to explore opposition in personalities, nature, qualities, direction, result, or significance.  Six prizes of $100 each will be awarded.

  • Entry Guidelines: Each artist may submit up to two different entries of original artwork (we cannot accept giclée reproductions). All mediums and  interpretations of OPPOSITES from US artists will be juried. There is no size limit, however all entries (both 2D & 3D) cannot weigh over 100 lbs each. Work must not have been previously exhibited at the Attleboro Arts Museum.
  • Specifications: Each artist may submit a maximum of two different entries. Artists can submit 2D, 3D, installation, audio or video work. If selected, all technology for video or audio pieces must be supplied by the artist. Each file must be named with the title of the piece and the artist’s last name (example: SavorySweet_Jones.jpg).
  • Entry fees: $18 covers payment for up to two entries for Museum members; $25 covers up to two entries for non-members. You can join as a member when you pay for your submission(s).  All fees are non-refundable.
  • Entry Deadline: Tuesday, April 23rd at 11:59 PM, Mountain Time (MT). Entries that are emailed or hand-delivered will not be accepted.
  • Notification of Decision: All artists will receive notification of the juror’s decision sent to the email address that they have provided by Tuesday, May 14th at 7 PM, MT. Additionally, all accepted works will be posted on  All artists are expected to check the in-box of the email that they provided and/or the Museum’s website listing for notification of the juror’s decision. Please no inquiries.

(All artists submitting work should familiarize themselves with the guidelines and dates listed below. There are no exceptions to these requirements. Thank you for your cooperation).  

  • Delivery of All Accepted Work: To properly record and install all accepted pieces, all work (and detailed hanging instructions, if applicable) must be delivered between May 15th and June 1st, from 10 AM – 3 PM, EST.  We’re closed Sundays & Mondays, and Saturday, May 25th. We cannot accept your artwork before May 15th or after June 1st. Accepted work can be either hand-delivered or shipped to the Attleboro Arts Museum.

– Installation artwork must be delivered within the timeframe listed above

– Artists with installations that require their assembly are asked to return to the Museum at time that is agreed upon with Museum staff

– Artists are asked to provide all installation hardware and necessary equipment

  • You can arrange to send a representative to deliver and/or pick up your artwork for you. The Attleboro Arts Museum is not responsible for making these arrangements for exhibiting artists.
  • Once artwork is delivered it cannot, for any reason, leave the gallery until the exhibition concludes.  Please make note of the exhibition dates.
  • Wet paint will not be accepted.
  • Mark all accepted artwork with the artist’s name, address, city/state/zip, phone, email, title of piece, dimensions (w x h x d), weight (no more than 100 lbs) and sale price (if applicable). Download an OPPOSITES Loan Agreement and Delivery Checklist from and submit with your accepted artwork.
  • Artists are responsible for all payments associated with the shipping of their work.  All shipped work must include: 1) $10 handling fee – per piece, 2) Pre-paid return shipping label, 3) Payment of shipping vendor’s pick-up fee, 4) A photo of your art on the outside of your package, 5) A completed OPPOSITES Loan Agreement and Delivery Checklist.
  • Send to: Attleboro Arts Museum, OPPOSITES, 86 Park St., Attleboro, MA, 02703.  Fees are non-refundable. Checks payable to Attleboro Arts Museum.


  • Presentation: All accepted work must be framed, gallery-wrapped or finished on the edges and ready to hang at delivery with a sturdy wire hanging system. See the Museum’s website Exhibitions & Events/Framing Guidelines for details. We recommend neutral frames and white or off-white mats. Any pieces that do not match the juror’s decision, or are not the piece that was accepted, will not be installed, and will be returned COD.
  • Sales: All art sales are subject to the Museum’s commission of 30% for Museum members, 40% for non-members. Work does not need to be for sale.
  • Insurance: The Attleboro Arts Museum will insure all work from the date of arrival at the Museum through the stated pick-up dates. The maximum insurance amount covers up to an artist’s value of $2000, with a $500 deductible payable by the artist. The Museum is not responsible for loss or damage in shipping, or for insuring art during shipping. Art left beyond the final pick-up date of July 17th at 3 PM EST, will not be insured.
  • In-person Pick-up of Exhibited Work: July 13th, July 16th and 17th; 10 AM – 3 PM, EST. Work left beyond July 17th at 3 PM, EST will be charged $5 per day per piece, payable at late pickup.
  • Return of Work–Shipped by the Museum: All work will be packed and shipped by July 19th. You must enclose pre-paid shipping labels for the return of your work (that also covers the shipping vendor’s pick-up fee) and a $10 handling fee per piece. Checks payable to Attleboro Arts Museum.  If you are within driving distance we would appreciate an in-person pick-up.


Submissions due on CaFÉ™: By April 23rd, 2019: 



Image: Brian McClear



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