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Strut: A Members’ Exhibition

ArtsWorcester, 44 Portland Street, Worcester MA

Registration Deadline: December 20, 2022

Drop off period: January 3 - 5, 2023 or earlier by appointment

*Options for drop offs before and between the holidays will be communicated closer to the deadline*

Exhibition run: January 12 - February 12, 2023

Reception: January 13, 2023, 6-9 PM

Pick up period: February 23 - 26, 2023

Strut your stuff at ArtsWorcester this January. For this non-juried exhibition, all artist members are invited to submit one artwork that engages with fashion, textiles, and style. Prizes will be awarded by theo tyson, Penny Vinik Curator of Fashion Arts at Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts.

Artworks could be wearable or may involve:

  • costume or apparel,
  • cultural or historical traditions in clothing,
  • fashion and trends,
  • gender presentation,
  • pattern, structure, and texture.

To make room for all, wall-hanging artworks must not exceed 36” in any direction including frame. Artworks that stand on the floor or on a pedestal are limited to 90” in height and 36” at the widest point.

This is a non-juried, open members’ exhibition. Each artist member may register one work, and all registrations must be made online. All media are welcome, including but not limited to fine craft, painting, photography, sculpture, digital, and video. Wearable art is encouraged, but not required.

Have a question about the call, or want to share what you’re thinking of submitting? Email alice@artsworcester.org or call the gallery at 508-755-5142.


Please read this list thoroughly before registering your work. Any works that do not meet these requirements will not be considered.

  • Current ArtsWorcester membership is required to submit. If membership fees are a financial obstacle to participation, please write alice@artsworcester.org or ask in the galleries about the Pay It Forward Fund.
  • Each artist may submit one artwork.
  • All submissions must be made through this Submittable form.
  • All work must be original, created within the last five years, and not previously exhibited at ArtsWorcester. For example, a monoprint or screen print is permitted, but a giclee print of a painting is not.
  • Two-dimensional or wall-hanging artworks must not exceed 36” in any direction, including frame.
  • Three-dimensional artworks that do not hang on the wall 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 submission to ensure successful installation, and additional required hardware must be provided.
  • ArtsWorcester has limited screening devices for video artworks. Video artists may be asked to provide their own screening device that fits the size requirements of two-dimensional artworks.
  • All artwork submissions must include one high-quality image to be included on the exhibition website.
  • Artwork must be brought to ArtsWorcester, 44 Portland Street, Worcester, MA during the designated drop off period. ArtsWorcester cannot accept or return artworks by mail.
  • Artists receive sixty percent of each sale made through our galleries.
We use Submittable to accept and review our submissions.