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 publicity@salemarts.org



Works In Plein Air at The House of The Seven Gables” 

5th Annual Artists’ Residency with Salem Arts Association Members

FREE - For Salem Arts Members Only

For the fifth year in a row The House of the Seven Gables will allow Salem Arts Association members on the grounds of their property to sketch, paint, photograph, write and do all things art related without the need to pay admission.

Residency: Saturday May 20 through Wednesday May 31, 2017

Workshop: Sunday May 28, 1:00 - 3:00 PM.  "Open Air Painting On the grounds of The House of the Seven Gables with Sue Grillo"

Reception:  Thursday June 1, 6-8PM at The House of the Seven Gables

Exhibition: June 2 - June 25 at the Salem Arts Gallery (The Bridge at 211)

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Call for Art: “Uncommon Threads”

NOT your Grandmother’s Sewing Circle!

Salem Arts Association presents “Uncommon Threads”, an exhibition that redefines the use of fibers in art. This exhibit goes way beyond the quilting of old. In this exhibition we challenge the artists to discover new inspirations using fibers, fabrics, textiles of any kind, and inventive weaving.

Fiber art refers to fine art whose material consists of natural or synthetic fiber, such as fabric, plastics, wire, thread or yarn, as well as other less likely components. It focuses on the use of materials and the artist’s skill and labor as part of the works' significance, with priority of aesthetic value over utility.

We welcome your artistic interpretation of the theme from assemblages to installations, wall hangings to wearable art. Let your imagination go!

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Salem Arts is offering a solo exhibition to one artist member. 

Submissions must be delivered by 6:00 PM on Sunday May 28. 

Exhibit dates are June 30 - July 30 2017

You may submit your application to be considered by providing the information requested below.

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Upcoming Deadlines:

  • Tuesday, March 22, 2016 3:17 PM | James Bostick (Administrator)

    ArcWorks invites artists from Eastern Massachusetts and Southern New Hampshire to submit works for consideration to the juried exhibit Spring Fling. Artists may submit artwork in a variety of two– and three– dimensional media for the juror’s consideration. ArcWorks’ juried exhibits are un-themed, and artists may submit artwork of any subject matter.

    IMPORTANT DATES

    Online submission: March 14, 2016 – May 13, 2016     Instructions available here

    Hand-carried submission: Wednesday, May 18, 2016   1pm – 6pm      Instructions available here

    Notification of inclusion / omission: May 19 – 21, 2016    Notification will be made by telephone

    Exhibition opening: Thursday, May 26, 2016   5 – 7pm

    Artwork pick up: July 1 – 5, 2016

    JUROR: 

    TBD

    PRIZES: 

    1st Prize – $150, 2nd Prize – $100, 3rd Prize – $50

    ENTRY FEE:

    $5 per artwork; artists may submit up to three artworks.

    RULES AND REGULATIONS: 

    Please be sure to read the posted rules and regulations for this exhibit to ensure that artwork will be acceptable for submission. Any artwork that does not meet the specified condition rules will not be accepted for submission. Rules and Regulations can be downloaded by clicking this link: Spring Fling rules and regs

    QUESTIONS?

    Please contact Emma Thurgood, Business Manager, with any questions regarding this call to artists.

    Email: EThurgood@ne-arc.org Phone: 978.548.5855

     

    - See more at: http://arcworksart.org/exhibitions/call-to-artists/#sthash.5iLeAmea.dpuf

    - See more at: http://arcworksart.org/exhibitions/call-to-artists/

    http://arcworksart.org/exhibitions/call-to-artists/#sthash.5iLeAmea.dpuf

  • Tuesday, March 22, 2016 3:15 PM | James Bostick (Administrator)
    The City of Peabody announces its 2nd Annual Outside the Box mural program. The city seeks talented artists to put forth a proposal for painting some of the traffic light utility boxes around the downtown area. This is a paid opportunity for artists.Selected artists will receive a stipend of $750 to purchase supplies and complete the work. Deadline to submit a proposal is April 14, 2016 at 3:30pm.

    For complete details and the applications, click here

  • Tuesday, March 22, 2016 3:13 PM | James Bostick (Administrator)

    The Peabody Cultural Collaborative and Opportunity Peabody are excited to announce a new public art initiative to bring art and music together throughout the downtown. Public pianos will be painted by artists and placed on the sidewalks, available for anyone to sit and play for a while. This is a paid opportunity for artists. All supplies are provided and the selected artists will receive a stipend of $250. Deadline to submit is March 30, 2016 at 3:30p. 

    For complete details and application, click here

  • Sunday, March 06, 2016 12:34 PM | James Bostick (Administrator)

    Telling America's Stories: Celebrating 100 Years of the National Park Service.

    This year the National Park Service turns 100 Years Old!


    The Brush Art Gallery and Studios, in partnership with Lowell National Historical Park, invites artists to enter this national juried exhibition, celebrating the 100-year anniversary of the National Park Service.  Artists are encouraged to submit works that represent a broad view of interpretations to include environmental, ecological, cultural, historical, and political ideas.  The jurors will consider a range of work from traditional representation to experimental in concept. 

    Deadline for Submissions: April 1, 2016

    Exhibition on display May 7 – June 10, 2016 
    $500 Prize for Best in Show


    Entry Form Here: www.lowellartshows.com/NPS

    Complete Prospectus available here http://thebrush.org/PDFgallery.htm

     

  • Saturday, February 27, 2016 2:28 PM | James Bostick (Administrator)

    Call for Works!

    NE Regional Open Exhibit

    Marblehead Arts Association

    8 Hooper St. Marblehead MA 01945

    Submit Take-In: Tue. March 15, 2-4 pm & 7-8 pm

    1-2 pieces, $10 ea. 

    For more info. visit: http://www.marbleheadarts.org/event/take-n-e-regional-exhibit-variations/

    Or 

    call 781-631-2608

    Show Dates: March 19 – May 1, 2016

    Opening Reception: Sun. March 20, 2-4 pm

  • Friday, February 26, 2016 2:42 PM | James Bostick (Administrator)

    Applications for the 2016 Salem Arts Festival are now live! 

    The deadline for submission is set for April 8th, 2016.

    Now in its eighth year, the Festival will take place from June 3-5, 2016.  Thousands are expected to attend this free family-friendly festival which lights up Salem’s downtown corridor with an art show, street fair, and live performances. Last year’s festival welcomed over 5,000 visitors. All events take place in downtown Salem, within walking distance of public transportation.

    The 2016 festival will consist of:
    ·         a gallery of juried artists’ work in Old Town Hall
    ·         outdoor stage venues for performance and dance at Derby Square and Artists’ Row
    ·         a juried street fair on Essex Street Pedestrian Mall and Derby Square
    ·         this year’s collaborative public arts project – “Move With Me”
    ·         and much more!

    Artists selected for the Old Town Hall gallery will have an opportunity to sell their work at (with 20% of proceeds going to Salem Arts Festival).  All performers are given a small honorarium.

    Applications should be completed and submitted by April 8th via the Salem Arts Festival website, www.salemartsfestival.com.  

    While the festival prefers electronic applications, applicants are welcome to pick up and drop off hard-copies of the form at Salem Arts Festival/Salem Main Streets, 265 Essex St., Salem, MA 01970.

    The Salem Arts Festival is organized by Salem Main Streets and a collaboration of Salem organizations and volunteers, including Creative Salem, Salem Arts Association, Salem State University’s Center for Creative and Performing Arts, and the Peabody Essex Museum.  This program is supported in part by a grant from the Salem Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

    For more information, please see www.salemartsfestival.com or contact Kylie Sullivan at kylie@salemmainstreets.org or (978)744-0004 (x15).


    Kylie Sullivan
    Executive Director, Salem Main Streets
    265 Essex Street
    Salem, MA 01970
    978/744-0004 x15
    www.salemmainstreets.org


  • Wednesday, February 24, 2016 12:37 PM | James Bostick (Administrator)

    We're a non-profit group who's mission is to provide an inexpensive, indoor, market where fine artists and fine artisans can sell their work.

     We're a juried market and we assure a standard that is not crafts. With a space fee of only $35 we offer a 10 foot space in a 'gallery opening' setting complete with coffee, munchies, and a pleasant atmosphere. We've been operating since May of 2015 and our vendors have consistently been pleased, even on a slow day when it was near zero degrees out. Typical selling points have been between $20 and $400.

    We'd like to enhance our market with more fine artists that wish to sell their work. We're at 90 Washington Street, Haverhill, next to 'The Tap' restaurant in the downtown Cultural District. Here's our contact info for applications and information:

     

    www.facebook.com/HaverhillArtMarket

    www.HaverhillArtMarket.blogspot.com

     

  • Tuesday, February 09, 2016 3:20 PM | James Bostick (Administrator)

    LACDA INTERNATIONAL JURIED COMPETITION

    Enter our juried competition for digital art and photography. Entrants submit three JPEG files of original work. All styles of artwork and photography where digital processes of any kind were integral to the creation of the images are acceptable. 

    The competition is international, open to all geographical locations. The selected winner receives 10 prints up to 44x60 inches on canvas or museum quality paper to be shown in a solo exhibition in our main gallery. The exhibit will be widely promoted and will include a reception for the artist. 

    Second place prizes: Ten second place winners will receive one print of their work up to 24x36 inches to be included in the winners' exhibits.

    Deadline for entries: February 29, 2016
    Winners Announced: March 7, 2016
    Exhibit Dates: March 17-April 9, 2016

    Artists Reception: Saturday, March 19, 7-9pm

    Registration fee is $35US.

    Complete information: http://lacda.com/juried/juriedshow.html

    Online registration only.

    For questions email us at lacda@lacda.com

    No phone calls please.

    © 2016 Los Angeles Center For Digital Art 
    All International Rights Reserved.

    Works of individual artists remain the intellectual property and are copyrighted by their respective authors. No unauthorized reproduction, all rights reserved.

    LACDA 104 East Fourth Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013

    1) register by clicking here

    2) upload your images by clicking here

    Online registration only.

    For questions email us at lacda@lacda.com. 
    No phone calls please. 


  • Wednesday, February 03, 2016 1:17 PM | James Bostick (Administrator)


     Beyond Words: A Mixed Media Art Event 

     A Call for Art! The theme for SAA’s April/May 2016 exhibit is “Beyond Words: A Mixed Media Art Event”. To honor the Massachusetts Poetry Festival that takes place in Salem April 29-May 1, we have chosen incorporating words, verbiage or text into your mixed media art. Your work can have any theme, any use of materials, however there must be elements of words incorporated. Those words can be the central focus, an enhancement or simply an accent. Please note this is considered a “small works” show due to space limitations. Only works 11” x 14” or smaller can be considered. Be adventurous and share your work with the community! 

    Exhibit Dates: April 16 –May 15, 2016, during Salem Art Center hours. Accepted work must remain on view until the exhibit closes. Exhibition reception: Saturday, April 16, 6-8pm. 

    Exhibit Location: Salem Arts Center, 179 Essex St 

    Work Sought: All artists are invited to submit up to 3 pieces and should be professionally presented. 

    UNFORTUNATELY, WE ARE UNABLE TO ACCOMMODATE INSTALLATIONS. 

    Size Limits: Small works show: 11” x 14” or smaller only. 

    Eligibility: Open to all artists 

    Fees: SAA Members: $5.00 fee per entry. 

    Non-Members: $10.00 fee per entry. 

    Artwork Drop-Off: Sunday, April 10th from 10am – noon and Monday, April 11th from 

    6-8pm. 

    IN-PERSON DROP-OFF ONLY. Unsolicited mail will not be returned. 

    Acceptance Notification: Artists will be notified by e-mail if work is not accepted. 

    Work Not Accepted: Pick up on Saturday, April 16th from noon-2pm. 


    JUDGED BY SARA ASHODIAN: 

    Sara has been exhibiting in the arts community of greater Boston for over 25 years. She has also been involved in a variety of arts community groups helping to promote and raise awareness of the visual arts. 

    She served as President of United South End Artists and after her term remained an Advisor to the Board. In this capacity she wrote a grant to fund the website for United South End Artists and another grant to promote the USEA on a year around basis. Sara served on the board of The Boston Open Studios Coalition a group that brought together all the Boston Open Studios art organizations to better promote Open Studios as a main cultural attraction in the city. Past memberships include: Brickbottom Artists Association, Cambridge Artists Association, Reclamation Artists, and LynnArts Inc. At LynnArts she served on the Gallery Curatorial Committee charged with reviewing proposals for exhibits as well as advising on juried shows for upcoming exhibits. Sara was also invited back to her alma mater Mass Art to be a part of a panel discussion and to jury the All School Show. She was part of a review panel at Boston Center for the Arts charged with reviewing proposals for their visiting curators program. 

    After moving to Salem she was instrumental in conceiving the first Open Studios event and in the renewed interest in reviving the Salem Arts Association where she served as a member of the Board of Directors. As co-director of Experimental Art Gallery and Studio she spent 3 seasons on Artists Row hosting many artists and wonderful exhibits while serving on the board of the Salem Cultural Council for two consecutive terms. She curated two exhibits at SATV in 2014 and recently returned from an A.I.R. program in Paducah Kentucky. She currently maintains a studio at Porter Mills. 

    Sara will decide the following awards for this show: Best of ShowExcellent Work and Honorable Mention

    ___________________________________________________________________ 

    What to Expect at Drop-off: 

    -Please bring cash or check to pay for your submissions. 

    -Please bring a signed copy of this Entry Form (page 2). 

    -Please use the below tags when submitting artwork – filling out BOTH sets. One will serve for our records while the other is to be affixed to your original artwork. 

    -Please cut down the middle of the tag page. The right side tags are for you to affix to your original artwork, the left side (UNCUT) is for our records. 

    -Please keep in mind May 21, which is your pick-up date for unsold works. It is preferred that artwork is not stored for any length of time as this is when/how damage can occur. Please make every effort to pick up your work (or have a friend pick it up) on time. 


    Commission Rates for Works Sold: SAA Members that have served a 3-hour gallery sitting slot during exhibit hours will receive 80% commission. If 3-hours were not served, then commission is 50%. 

    Non-members are not eligible to gallery sit and will receive 50% commission. 

    Final Pick-Up: Exhibit closes on May 15. Pick-up of unsold artwork on Saturday, May 21 from noon – 2pm. Artwork cannot be stored after 30 days (starting May 21) and will become property of SAA. 

    Liability & Agreement: By signing above, the Artist agrees to release, defend and hold harmless SAA, and all their officials and gallery volunteers from and against any and all losses, costs, damages, liability, or expenses (including any attorney’s fees) arising out of or resulting from any accident, bodily injury, property loss of the occurrences to any person or persons in service of this Agreement or any part thereof. SAA is not responsible for loss or damage and does not carry insurance on artwork/items. Insurance of artwork/items is individual artist’s own responsibility. 

    BeyondWords_Call_SubmissionForm.pdf


  • Monday, January 04, 2016 1:35 PM | James Bostick (Administrator)

    ArcWorks invites artists from Eastern Massachusetts and Southern New Hampshire to submit works for consideration to the juried exhibit Winter Wonders. Artists may submit artwork in a variety of two– and three– dimensional media for the juror’s consideration. ArcWorks’ juried exhibits are un-themed, and artists may submit artwork of any subject matter.

    IMPORTANT DATES

    Online submission: November 30, 2015 – January 22, 2016
    Hand-carried submission: Wednesday, January 27, 2016   1pm – 6pm
    Notification of inclusion / omission: January 28 – 30, 2016    
    Exhibition opening: Thursday, February 4, 2016   5 – 7pm
    Artwork pick up: March 14 – 15, 2016     10am – 7pm both days

    JUROR: Mary Beth Bainbridge, Owner of Zephyr Gallery in Salem

    PRIZES:   1st Prize – $150, 2nd Prize – $100, 3rd Prize – $50

    ENTRY FEE:   $5 per artwork; artists may submit up to three artworks.

    RULES AND REGULATIONS:
    Please be sure to read the posted rules and regulations for this exhibit to ensure that artwork will be acceptable for submission. Any artwork that does not meet the specified condition rules will not be accepted for submission. Rules and Regulations can be downloaded by clicking this link: Winter Wonders rules and regs

    QUESTIONS?

    Please contact Emma Thurgood, Business Manager, with any questions regarding this call to artists.
    Email: EThurgood@ne-arc.org Phone: 978.548.5855

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