Exhibition Guidelines
  • You must be a member of ArtsWorcester to exhibit through us.  Membership is $55 annually, and is tax-deductible (free of charge to students of Worcester-area colleges or universities). You may join or renew through our website (artsworcester.org), by telephone (508-755-5142), or during our gallery hours.
  • Artwork must be original and ready for exhibition, with hardware, picture-hanging wire, and framing as appropriate.  No saw-toothed hangers or clip frames will be accepted.
  • Work must be completed within the last ten years (for the College Show, not within the last two years).
  • Work must not have been previously shown at ArtsWorcester. 
  • Two-dimensional works are limited to 48 inches in any direction, including the frame.
  • Three-dimensional works may not exceed 90 inches in height.  No single element of a sculpture may exceed 40 pounds in weight.
  • Artists are responsible for the delivery and pick-up of their works, and insurance to and from ArtsWorcester.
  • Sales are encouraged.  A 40% commission will be deducted from all sales.
  • ArtsWorcester insures all works in our exhibits against loss or damage at 60% of its value.  Work will not be accepted without a declared value. ArtsWorcester exercises due care in handling all artwork.
  • For juried exhibits, all decisions of the juror are final.
  • ArtsWorcester reserves the right to take photographs and to use images of exhibited artwork for the purposes of documentation, education, publicity (including internet), and for grant proposals.  
Ends on October 14, 2016
Dear Madeleine,

This is the form to use to register your artworks for the Re-Use Renaissance exhibition.

You'll need to do a separate upload for each artwork.  But once you've registered your contact information, etc., all that will be loaded up automatically and you'll only need to enter the information for the artworks. Feel free to include a few low-res images that ArtsWorcester can use to promote the exhibition.

- Artwork Delivery: Saturday, October 1, Thursday, October 6, Friday October 7, or Saturday, October 8. Please let me know what day the gallery staff can expect you.

- Exhibition opens on October 14, 2016, 6-8PM. Runs through November 4, 2016.

-Artwork Collection: Saturday, November 5, Thursday, November 10, Friday, November 11, or Saturday, November 12. Please let me know what day the gallery staff can expect you.

Please e-mail me your artist statement and current CV. No need to upload these documents.

Thanks, Scarlett
Ends on October 14, 2016
Dear Joseph,

This is the form to use to register your artworks for the The Third Side exhibition.

You'll need to do a separate upload for each piece.  But once you've registered your contact information, etc., all that will be loaded up automatically and you'll only need to enter the information for the artworks. Feel free to include a few low-res images that ArtsWorcester can use to promote the exhibition.

By July 30th: Email me, Scarlett@ArtsWorcester.org, one high-res image of the artwork for the showcard.

By August 15th: E-mail me, Scarlett@ArtsWorcester.org, an updated Artist Statement to go with the work and a current CV.

By September 14th: Upload final titles, prices, medium, etc. for all works by using the Submittables website. The artwork does not have to be completed until the exhibition, but I need this information by this date so I can create labels and paperwork.

Artwork delivery is on Saturday, October 1, Thursday, October 6, Friday October 7, or Saturday, October 8. Please let me know when to expect you between 12pm – 4pm on those days.

October 14, Exhibition opening. No need to bring anything, but yourself, friends, and family.

Artwork Collection: Saturday, November 5, Thursday, November 10, Friday, November 11, or Saturday, November 12. Please let me know when to expect you between 12pm – 4pm on those days.

Thanks,  Scarlett
Ends on October 13, 2016
Dear William,

This is the form to use to register your artworks for the Underwaterlillies exhibition.

You'll need to do a separate upload for each piece.  But once you've registered your contact information, etc., all that will be loaded up automatically and you'll only need to enter the information for the artworks. Feel free to include a few low-res images that ArtsWorcester can use to promote the exhibition.

Please e-mail me your artist statement and current CV. No need to upload these documents.

Thanks, Juliet and Scarlett

Ends on October 14, 2016
Dear Agnes,

This is the form to use to register your artworks for "There's Still Life" exhibition.

You'll need to do a separate upload for each piece.  But once you've registered your contact information, etc., all that will be loaded up automatically and you'll only need to enter the information for the artworks. Feel free to include a few low-res images that ArtsWorcester can use to promote the exhibition.

Please e-mail me your artist statement and current CV. No need to upload these documents.

Thanks, Juliet and Scarlett

Ends on November 12, 2016
Our fifth "call and response" exhibition in partnership with the Fitchburg Art Museum takes a classic compositional device, the grid, as its theme. On view now at ArtsWorcester and on our Flickr page are ten works from FAM's permanent collection to start your thinking about what to submit. All ArtsWorcester members may have one work of art included in this exhibit.


The idea of a grid brings to mind city streets, autonomous homes, lattice ironwork, text on a page, and much more. As a technical tool, it allows an artist to enlarge an image or to produce the depths of perspective. In composition, artists use grids to guide the viewer's eye along horizontal or vertical planes, or to emphasize elements at right angles to each other. In Western art, we think of the abstractions of Piet Mondrian, Annie Albers, and Agnes Martin. But the loan from FAM also includes an antique map, a Kente cloth from Ghana, and a page from the Quran. Bring us your interpretation of the grid.

Curatorial staff from FAM will select ten works from this exhibition to go on view there during the summer of 2017.


We appreciate you registering your artwork online by November 10.

  • Drop-off: Thursday, November 10th, Friday, November 11, and Saturday, November 12, from 12:00 to 4:00 PM
  • Opening reception: Friday, November 18, 6:00 to 8:00 PM
  • Pick up of unsold works: 12:00 to 4:00 PM on Saturday, December 17, Tuesday, December 20, Wednesday, December 21, or by appointment.

For a quick drop-off, please submit prior to November 10, 2016.

  • Drop-off: Thursday, November 10th, Friday, November 11, and Saturday, November 12, from 12:00 to 4:00 PM
  • Opening reception: Friday, November 18, 6:00 to 8:00 PM
  • Gallery hours: Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, 12:00 to 4:00 PM, and by appointment.
  • Pick-up 12:00 to 4:00 PM, or by appointment on:
    • Monday, December 19th - Friday, December 23
    • Tuesday, December 20th
    • Wednesday, 16th, 12:00 to 4:00 PM, or by appointment.


Ends on November 2, 2016
Dear James,

This is the form to use to register your artworks for the Presence exhibition.

You'll need to do a separate upload for each piece.  But once you've registered your contact information, etc., all that will be loaded up automatically and you'll only need to enter the information for the artworks. Feel free to include a few low-res images that ArtsWorcester can use to promote the exhibition.

Please e-mail me your artist statement and current CV. No need to upload these documents.

Thanks, Scarlett
Ends on November 30, 2016
Thank you for your interest in the 2017 College Show, juried by Eva Fierst of the University of Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art.  You may submit your artwork at any time prior to midnight on November 30, 2016

By submitting, you commit to bringing your artwork to ArtsWorcester between 12:00 and 4:00 PM on Thursday, January 19, Friday, January 20, and Saturday, January 21, from 12-4 PM, or by appointment. Please do not submit artwork if you are not able to make this commitment.

Please note that you may submit a maximum of three pieces.  You'll need to do a separate upload for each piece.  Our guidelines:

1) You must be enrolled in a Worcester-area college or university holding an institutional membership in ArtsWorcester.  (All but MCPHS are members; if you attend MCPHS, just call and we can figure something out.)

2) Artwork must be original, completed in the last two years, and not previously shown at or submitted to ArtsWorcester.

3) Artwork must be exhibition-ready, with any required hardware, picture-hanging wire, and framing as appropriate. No saw-toothed hangers or clip frames will be accepted.  Paintings on canvas do not need to be framed, but they need wire installed on the back so that we can hang them.

Photographs and other works on paper should be framed or matted. Cheap sources of frames: ready-made frames from C.C. Lowell, Target, or places like T.J. Maxx.  Even cheaper: buy a framed work or poster from a thrift store, throw out the art inside, and use the frame. Paint it black, if it needs freshening up.

Very large works on paper (greater than 2-3 feet in any direction) are an exception to our framing requirements: we can hang them with alternative methods.

4) Two-dimensional works are limited to 60 inches in any direction, including frame.

5) Any single element of a 3-D work is limited to 40 pounds, and must not exceed 90 inches in height.  A 3-D work may have more than one element in this size.

6) Artists are responsible for delivery and pick-up of the work, and insurance to and from ArtsWorcester. Professors are often willing to help with this.

7) Artists receive sixty percent of each sale made through our galleries.

Please let us know of any questions you may have: 508-755-5142 or info@artsworcester.org.

Thank you for your submission, and good luck!

Ends on January 7, 2017
Dear Adam and Tim,

This is the form to use to register your artworks for the Monday Mosh Monsters & Faces All Around exhibitions.

You'll need to do a separate upload for each piece.  But once you've registered your contact information, etc., all that will be loaded up automatically and you'll only need to enter the information for the artworks. Feel free to include a few low-res images that ArtsWorcester can use to promote the exhibition.

Please e-mail me your artist statement and current CV. No need to upload these documents.

Thanks, Juliet and Scarlett
Ends on February 17, 2017
Dear Leslie,

This is the form to use to register your artworks for Just Desserts.

You'll need to do a separate upload for each piece.  But once you've registered your contact information, etc., all that will be loaded up automatically and you'll only need to enter the information for the artworks. Feel free to include a few low-res images that ArtsWorcester can use to promote the exhibition.

Please e-mail me your artist statement and current CV. No need to upload these documents.

Thanks, Juliet and Scarlett

Ends on January 31, 2017
Dear Alicia,

This is the form to use to register your artworks for Dresses: Fight or Flight.

You'll need to do a separate upload for each piece, but do not need images for all of them.  But once you've registered your contact information, etc., all that will be loaded up automatically and you'll only need to enter the information for the artworks. Feel free to include a few low-res images that ArtsWorcester can use to promote the exhibition.

Please e-mail me your artist statement and current CV. No need to upload these documents.

Thanks, Juliet and Scarlett

Ends on February 2, 2017
Dear Catherine,

This is the form to use to register your artworks for the Beyond the Gaze exhibition.

You'll need to do a separate upload for each piece.  But once you've registered your contact information, etc., all that will be loaded up automatically and you'll only need to enter the information for the artworks. Feel free to include a few low-res images that ArtsWorcester can use to promote the exhibition.

Please e-mail me your artist statement and current CV. No need to upload these documents.

Thanks, Juliet and Scarlett
Ends on February 2, 2017
Dear Patricia and James,

This is the form to use to register your artworks for the Order Out of Chaos & Drawn from Beauty exhibition.

You'll need to do a separate upload for each piece.  But once you've registered your contact information, etc., all that will be loaded up automatically and you'll only need to enter the information for the artworks. Feel free to include a few low-res images that ArtsWorcester can use to promote the exhibition.

Please e-mail me your artist statement and current CV. No need to upload these documents.

Thanks, Juliet and Scarlett
Ends on June 17, 2017
Dear Sue,

This is the form to use to register your artworks for the Beauty and the Edge exhibition.

You'll need to do a separate upload for each piece.  But once you've registered your contact information, etc., all that will be loaded up automatically and you'll only need to enter the information for the artworks. Feel free to include a few low-res images that ArtsWorcester can use to promote the exhibition.

Please e-mail me your artist statement and current CV. No need to upload these documents.

Thanks, Juliet and Scarlett
Ends on November 23, 2016
Artsworcester Mentorship Program Application

Artsworcester is excited to announce a new Mentorship Program. This program is designed to support a selected group of Artsworcester member artists enrich their artistic practice through formalized and direct connection with a mentor. The program runs for 4 months and includes a minimum of four 1.5-2 hour meetings. The goal of the program is to give appropriate artists a supportive experience that will help propel them to the next level in their artistic practice. The mentors for this session are:


Program description:


Selection and Matching:
Applications will be reviewed, selections made and mentor-mentees matches made by the Artsworcester Mentor Program selection committee. While artistic media is taken into consideration in the matching of mentor and mentee, the focus of the mentorship is meant to be on general studio practice and identification of goals and directions, rather than media specific issues.

Responsibilities:
The mentee is expected to meet with their mentor 4 times over the length of the program. Each meeting should be 1.5-2 hours. It is the mentee’s responsibility to meet at the convenience of the mentor. These meetings should be conversations that include critique of the mentee’s work, discussion of studio practice, planning of future work and discussion of issues relevant to both the mentee and mentor as artists.

Assessment:
At the completion of the mentorship, the mentee is asked to write a formal summary of the mentorship as well. The mentor is asked to write a brief assessment of the mentee, which could take the form of a letter of recommendation (if appropriate). Guidelines for these reports will be provided.

Eligibility:
 This program is designed to provide support to Artsw\Worcester members for the enrichment of their artistic practice. Artists that have been ArtsWorcester members for at least the past two consecutive years are eligible.

Artists must be able to commit to the time required and be able to meet with mentors at the mentor’s convenience.

Application deadline: November 23, 2016

Decision notification: December 9, 2016

Mentorships begin: Around the week January 9, 2017


Application fee: $15 payable through PayPal or by check made out to ArtsWorcester

Fee, if accepted: $500 payable through PayPal or by check made out to ArtsWorcester

 



Ends on December 1, 2016
Hello, Sue,

This is the form to register your artworks for the Unum corporate art program. You'll need to do a separate upload for each piece.  But once you've registered your contact information, etc., all that will be loaded up automatically and you'll only need to enter the information for the artworks.

Artwork drop-off will be Saturday, November 5 between 12 PM - 4PM (gallery hours). Please email me, Scarlett at ArtsWorcester.org, with an approximate artwork delivery time. If you need to drop off at another time we can arrange for that too, just call the gallery.

Thanks,
Scarlett