Calls for Art

Here you will find opportunities to submit artwork for inclusion in our gallery exhibits or other calls for arts.

If you would like to post a call for art on this page, please email

Call for Art: “Faint of Art”

Local Artists Explore the Fear Factor!

Drop Off Submissions:  Sunday, August 27, 5:00– 8:00 p.m. and Monday, August 28, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Exhibit September 1 through October 29

Opening Reception: Friday September 1st  from 5:00 to 8:00 PM

Salem Arts Association Presents “Faint of Art”. Our annual PEM inspirational that allows local artists to interpret concepts of fear, suspense, and horror. Inspired by the Peabody Essex Museum’s exhibition of “It’s Alive! Classic Horror and Sci-Fi Art from the Kirk Hammett Collection”.

Submission Criteria: This exhibit is open non-members and current Salem Arts member artists who may submit work in any medium for the juror’s consideration. This exhibit encourages artists to submit images that adhere to our theme of “Fear, Suspense, and Horror”.  


Call For Artists and Artisans: 

Application Deadline is October 15th!

Holiday Artists’ Market  at Salem Old Town Hall

Salem Arts Association in collaboration with the City of Salem Public Art Commission and Salem Main Streets invites local artists and artisans to participate in this year’s Holiday Artists’ Market in the Old Town Hall, 32 Derby Square, Salem, MA.

The Holiday Artists’ Market will be Sunday, November 26, 2017, from 10-5pm with spaces of approx. 8’x 6’ for juried vendors with their artwork and creations. Spaces start at only $60 rental.

Go to for the application, vendor guidelines, and payment levels.  All can be submitted online.  Any questions, email us at

All applications need to be submitted by October 15th


Upcoming Deadlines:

  • Thursday, July 14, 2011 7:53 AM | Deleted user
    August Exhibit: Photography 2011
    At the SAA Gallery on Artists' Row
    Calling all PHOTOGRAPHERS! This month's exhibit is dedicated to you. Bring us your best and most creative work for this month's exhibit. Feel free to be creative with your presentation and express your artistic vision through photography in all its' permutations.

    IN-PERSON DROPOFF ONLY on July 31, and August 1.

  • Wednesday, June 15, 2011 10:07 AM | Deleted user
    July Retail Items Needed
    At the SAA Gallery on Artists' Row
    We need Items for Sale by SAA members in July at the SAA Gallery Artist’s Row Retail Shop. Drop‐Off Items at the SAA Gallery in Artist’s Row on Sunday, June 26 from 4 ‐ 6 and Monday, June 27 from 6 ‐ 7. The SAA Gallery is located at Artist Row on 24 New Derby Street in Salem. Parking is available adjacent to the Gallery in Klop Alley.
    IN-PERSON DROPOFF ONLY: Deadline June 27
  • Wednesday, June 15, 2011 9:46 AM | Deleted user
    Thursday, June 30 to Sunday, July 31
    Opening reception:  Saturday, July 9 from 4 to 7 p.m.
    At the SAA Gallery on Artists' Row
    As much as we long for warmth in the long cold months of winter, we long for cool refreshing relief during the hot summer months. The theme for July’s exhibit is “FROZEN”. What can you come up with to bring that theme to life? Be creative. The theme is open to your interpretation.
    Exhibit Dates: June 30 – July 31. Accepted work
    must remain on view until the exhibit closes.
    IN-PERSON DROPOFF ONLY: Deadline June 27
    Click here for more information and the Artist Call
  • Wednesday, May 11, 2011 9:30 PM | Deleted user
    WIP: Work in Progress
    Thursday, June 2 to Sunday, June 26
    Opening reception:  Saturday, June 11 from 4 to 7 p.m.
    At the SAA Gallery on Artists' Row
    It’s time for the first show of the season at Artists Row! For this exhibit we’re looking for pieces that illustrate the meaning of the phrase “Work In progress”.
    IN-PERSON DROPOFF ONLY: Deadline May 31
    Click here for more information and the Artist Call
  • Tuesday, March 22, 2011 10:56 AM | Deleted user
    SAF_ART WALK proposals.pdf
    As the city prepares to take in artists proposals for the Salem Arts Festival we have begun to take in names and businesses that would like to participate in the 2011 ARTS WALK. Please email BJ Larson if you are interested in:
    • Being in a group exhibition space
    • You want to participate within a business
    • You are a business and want to take in one or more artists
    • You want to work outdoors, en plein air
  • Friday, March 18, 2011 10:25 AM | Deleted user
    Salem Arts Association Spring Show
    Saturday, April 9 to Saturday, April 30
    Opening reception:  Saturday, April 16 from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
    The First Universalist Society of Salem [FUSS], 211 Bridge Street and just after 20 Federal Street, Salem. See for directions.
    DEADLINE: Saturday, April 9
    Check here for more information and for the Artists Call.
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    Thursday, September 2–Sunday, September 26, 2010

    (Artists’ Reception: Saturday, September 11, 4:00–7:00 pm)

    Salem Arts Association Gallery

    Artists’ Row at 24 New Derby Street

    Artists are invited to submit digital images of their work (in .jpg format) prior to the exhibition for purposes of publicizing the show and to document the exhibition, particularly for our magazine, S’ART.

    Artwork Take-In: Sunday, August 29, 4:00–6:00 pm
    OR Monday, August 30, 6:00–7:00 pm at the SAA Gallery

    Submission Info: Download the full call and entry form.

  • Tuesday, July 13, 2010 4:36 PM | Deleted user

    TAKE YOUR BEST SHOT (photography)   

    Thursday, August 5–Sunday, August 29, 2010

    (Artists’ Reception: Saturday, August 14, 4:00–7:00 pm)

    Salem Arts Association Gallery

    Artists’ Row at 24 New Derby Street

    Artists are invited to submit digital images of their work (in .jpg format) prior to the exhibition for purposes of publicizing the show and to document the exhibition, particularly for our magazine, S’ART.

    Submission Info: Download the full call and entry form.

  • Monday, July 12, 2010 7:13 PM | Deleted user

    Call for PEEPS (Art)
    "Ahht for Peeps: Art About People by the
    Salem Arts Community and All of Artists Row."

    Hosted by the Salem Arts Association

    Friday, August 6-Sunday, August 8, 2010
    (Artists' Reception: Saturday, August 7, 4:00-7:00 pm.  Please bring a dish of nibblies for all the hungry peeps!  Don't forget to invite all your friends and family to this FUN event!)
    Salem's Old Town Hall

    Artwork Take-In: Thursday, August 5, 3:00-7:00 pm
    at Old Town Hall during the Farmers' Market.

    Submission info: Download the full call and entry forms (pdf)

  • Thursday, June 24, 2010 5:22 PM | Deleted user

    Call for Art!


    Artist's are encouraged to submit digital images (in .jpg format) of the work they will be entering as far in advance as possible to be considered for the shows promotional materials including the official postcard and for use in S'ART Magazine (complete entry still required at time of drop off).  Please send jpegs in advance to


    Thursday, July 1–Sunday, August 1, 2010

    (Artists’ Reception: Saturday, JULY 10, 4:00–7:00 pm)

    Salem Arts Association Gallery Artists’ Row at 24 New Derby Street*

    Submission Info:

    Work Sought: Artists are invited to submit up to two (2) works. Works may be in any medium and include two-dimensional, three-dimensional, sculptural works, photography, mixed media, crafts or experimental works.

    Entries will be juried from original work only.

    Accepted work must remain with the exhibit until the exhibit closes.

    All TWO-dimensional work must be wired for hanging.

    We regret that we are unable to accommodate installations.

    Size Limitations: 18” x 24” (any direction) for two-dimensional work, including frame (if applicable). A limited number of pedestals are available for sculptural work.

    Eligibility: Open to all SAA members and non-members. Visit for info on membership.

    Entry Fee: Free for SAA members; $5 per piece for non-members.

    Commission: The artist will pay 30% commission to the SAA unless he or she volunteers for a four hour shift in the Gallery during the month of the exhibit, in which case the artist pays a 20% commission.

    Artwork Take-In: Sunday, June 27, 4:00–6:00 pm OR Monday, June 28, 6:00–7:00 pm at the SAA Gallery, 24 New Derby Street, Unit 1, Salem, MA. Exhibition will be hung Wed., June 30.

    Acceptance Notification: All artists will be notified by e-mail or phone by Wednesday, June 30.

    Work Not Accepted: Must be picked up Thursday, July 1–Sunday July 4, during regular Gallery operating hours (Thu 11–7; Fri-Sat 10–6; Sun 12–6).

    Pick-Up of Unsold Work: Sunday, August 1, 4:00–6:00 pm or Thursday, August 5, 10:00 am–4:00 pm at the SAA Gallery. All work MUST be picked up! We have NO storage. The SAA is not responsible for work damaged, lost, or stolen, after the pick-up date.

    Download the full call and entry form (PDF) here.

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