Calls for Art

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

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

Upcoming Deadlines:

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  • 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.

  • Tuesday, June 15, 2010 8:28 PM | Deleted user

    Call for Art!

     Salem Willows Public Art Project

    The City of Salem is requesting proposals from area artists to improve the visual appeal of concrete barriers placed at the end of Fort Avenue to separate parking from a sitting/passive recreational area at Salem Willows Park. Successful proposals will consider the placement of the barriers, the Salem Willows community, and Salem’s interesting, varied history.  There are 10 barriers at the site. Work should be site specific and able to be completed on site.


    The City of Salem will award a stipend of $1000.00 to the chosen artist and will be paid in installments of $500.00 for initial material investment and $500.00 upon completion of the project.  

    All proposals submitted should address the following criteria to the degree feasible: 

    • Appropriateness of art for the Salem Willows setting
    • Transforming the concrete blocks into a more visually appealing barrier
    • Ability to incorporate Salem Willows varied and interesting history
    • Attention to the elements, including marine environment and weather
    • Durability and sustainability of materials
    • Ease of maintenance

    Selection Process

    The City of Salem Park and Recreation Department will review all proposals and make the final selection(s) based on the above referenced criteria.


    This Call for Artists and Craftspeople is open to all individuals and groups regardless of race, gender, belief, national origin, sexual orientation or physical disabilities.


    Submissions must include a written description including sketches, drawings, photos or other visual support, timeline and materials list, as applicable.  Artists should also include a resume and/or brief biography and samples of work, as applicable.   

    A site visit for interested artists will be held on June 23, 2010 at 1 p.m. 

    All proposals must be received by 12:00pm (noon) Monday, July 5, 2010, in the City of Salem Park and Recreation Department, 5 Broad Street, Salem, Massachusetts 01970.  The artist who is selected will be notified By Friday, July 19, 2010.  Proposal shall be completed by August 23, 2010.

  • Saturday, May 15, 2010 11:59 AM | Deleted user



    Anticipating the return of summer
    and Salem’s Farmers Market.

    Fresh and Fruity

    Take In:

    Sunday May 23rd from 12:00pm 3:00 pm

    and Monday May 24th from 6:00pm to 7:00pm.

    Click here for the Call for Art - Fresh and Fruity (pdf)      

  • Friday, May 14, 2010 10:39 AM | Deleted user

    Salem Arts Association Gallery on Artist Row
    is now accepting work from artists for the 2010 season!

    The Salem Arts Association’s Artist Row gallery has 900 Square Feet of display and exhibition space. Roughly one-quarter of the space (and most of the wall space) will be dedicated to rotating monthly exhibits, and the other half to a Retail Gallery offering works that may stay in stock throughout the season. Monthly exhibits will have a specific Call for Art, separate from this Call for the Retail Gallery.

    Read more in the Call for Retail Art (pdf) and then bring the completed Consignment Contract (pdf) and Inventory Form (pdf) with you when you drop off your work.

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