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 9/1/2016
Dear grant recipients,

This is the form to use to register your artworks for the Material Needs Grant 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. Please 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 9/16/2016
Dear Allison,

Just a reminder that we need your works registered here to make the artwork delivery process go smoothly.

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 10/14/2016
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 10/14/2016
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 10/13/2016
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 10/14/2016
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 11/18/2016
Dear ArtsWorcester Artists,

This is the form to use to register your artworks for Off The Grid.

Thanks, Juliet and Scarlett
Ends on 11/2/2016
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 11/30/2016
Thank you for your interest in the 2017 College Show, juried by Eva Fierst.  You may submit your artwork at any time, but the deadline is 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 over the course of the year.  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.  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!

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 2/17/2017
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

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 2/2/2017
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
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 9/1/2016
Dear Grant recipients,

This is the form to use to register your artworks for the Material Needs Grant 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
Dear Grant recipients,

This is the form to use to register your artworks for the Material Needs Grant 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 6/17/2017
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