ArtsWorcester engages artists and the public to advance and celebrate contemporary art. Through exhibitions and workshops, we advance the careers of contemporary artists in all traditions and mediums, and cultivate excellence through competitive opportunities and prizes. Our exhibiting artists include those just beginning their practice, those with established reputations, and those in between. Public openings, artist talks, events, outreach, and education grow the audiences for art in our region. All are welcome.

ArtsWorcester membership is required to submit work and exhibit through our galleries. Membership is open to all, and is free to students enrolled in Worcester-area colleges or universities. 

Take a turn at being a Featured Artist at ArtsWorcester! Answer a few questions, provide a headshot and an image of your artwork, and we’ll feature you on our website and social media feeds. This opportunity is open to all artist members and has proven a popular benefit; please be prepared for a delay before yours appears. 

We will edit for clarity and length as necessary. If your written material is not ready for the public quite yet, we’ll ask you to take another try at it.

Thanks for your participation and membership!

You have been nominated by faculty at your college or university to be one of ArtsWorcester's Featured College Artists! Answer a few questions, provide a photograph of yourself and an image of your artwork, and we'll feature you alongside the rest of our Featured Artist Members on our website and social media feeds. Your feature may not be posted immediately, but will be scheduled to go live over the course of the year.

We will edit for clarity and length as necessary. If your written material is not ready for the public quite yet, we'll ask you to take another try at it.

Thanks for your participation and membership!

CALL FOR ART

Inside Voices: A Members’ Exhibition

in partnership with the Fitchburg Art Museum

ArtsWorcester, 44 Portland Street

Submission Deadline: Friday, February 26, 2021

Work Drop-Off: Wednesday, March 3 - Saturday, March 6, 2021, 12-5pm (NOTE: There are no Sunday drop-offs for this show)

Exhibition Dates: March 18 – May 2, 2021

At a moment when we’re all being asked to stay inside, interior spaces have become heightened reflective zones. Inside Voices prompts artists to consider a wide range of interiors, including domestic environments, psychological subjectivity, bodies, architecture, and sculptural containment.

These spaces reveal symbolic weight, mental and emotional states, fantasy worlds, gender roles, and personal memories. We invite you to turn inward and explore these interior spaces for their potential energy and revelatory power.

For this ninth Call and Response collaboration between ArtsWorcester and the Fitchburg Art Museum, artists must respond not only to the theme, but directly to one (or more) of ten artworks on loan from the Museum. At the time of registration artists will be required to name the FAM artwork(s) that inspired their piece. Explore the loan here.

The Fitchburg Art Museum’s curatorial staff will select ten works from Inside Voices to be exhibited at FAM with the selected works from the Museum’s collection.

All artist members are eligible to register one artwork for this exhibition.

We thank our friends and partners at the Fitchburg Art Museum for sharing their collection so generously with our artists.

REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS

We have updated our registration requirements. Please read this list thoroughly and take note of the updates below. Due to the number of works we receive for this show, any work that does not meet these requirements cannot be accepted.

· Current ArtsWorcester membership is required to submit.

· Each artist may register one work of art for this exhibition.

· All work must respond directly to one or more artwork(s) on loan from FAM. Artists must indicate the FAM artwork(s) that inspired their piece on the registration form.

· All work must be original, created within the last five years, and not previously exhibited at ArtsWorcester.

· Two-dimensional artworks must not exceed 36” in any direction, including frame.

· Three-dimensional artworks are limited to 90” in height and 36” at the widest point

· Artworks suspended from the ceiling are limited to 25 pounds

· Works must be exhibition ready with framing and wire as appropriate. Alternative hanging methods (suspended from the ceiling, installed with magnets, etc.) must be tested prior to registration to ensure successful installation, and required hardware must be provided.

· All artwork registrations must include one high-quality image that will be shown in the online exhibition

· Artists receive sixty percent of each sale made through our galleries

Please contact Alice Dillon, Assistant Director with any questions at alice@artsworcester.org or (508) 755-5142.

After registration you will be directed to a confirmation page and receive a confirmation email from ArtsWorcester. If you do not receive this email, please check your spam folder first before contacting the gallery to ensure receipt of your submission.

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