- E Pluribus Unum: Call For Art
- Call For Proposals
- College Show: Call For Art
- Artist Business Skills Workshops
- Material Needs Grants
The historic motto of our nation—out of many, one—invites us to think about the ways we make art. Artwork is a form of accumulation, in which many small objects—bits of clay, repeated mark-making, fibers, pixels—form a single mass. A composition is often many as one: a bouquet of flowers in a still-life, faces in a crowd. Art forms that involve mechanical reproduction and seriality– think video, contact sheets, or print-making—also create a unified experience from multiple images. We call for work in which the many becomes one.
On view now at ArtsWorcester and on our Flickr page are ten works from FAM’s permanent collection to start you thinking about your submission. All ArtsWorcester members may have one work of art included in this exhibit.
Curatorial staff from FAM will select ten works from this exhibition to go on view there during the summer of 2018.
Drop-off takes place Thursday, November 9, Friday, November 10, and Saturday, November 11, from 12:00 to 4:00 PM.
Opening reception will be held on Friday, November 17.
Thank you to Lisa Crossman and Lauren Szumita at FAM for their partnership on this project.
Image: “Los Pedros” from “100 de mis Vecinos: Portraits of Fitchburg’s New Immigrants” by Mario E. Quiroz-Servellon, 2013-2014, Gelatin Silver Print Hand-colored, 20 1/8 x 24 ¼ in., Sinon Collection Fund, Commisioned by the Fitchburg Art Museum, 2013. 2013.38.13.
Artwork courtesy of the Fitchburg Art Museum. Photograph by David Habercom.
Be bold and submit your artwork to this year’s College Show at ArtsWorcester, your downtown art gallery! All students from Worcester-area colleges, at all levels of expertise, are eligible. Show your favorite project from last year, or the piece you made in the course that you liked most. Submission is free.
Cash prizes will be awarded for First, Second, Third Prizes, and Honorable Mentions. The deadline is Friday, December 1, 2017.
- You must be enrolled, in any major or degree program, in a Worcester-area college or university. Seniors graduating early and the class of 2017 are eligible if artists are able to deliver and collect accepted works.
- You may submit up to three works in any artistic media, including fine craft, digital, and video.
- Submit your art online by clicking here.
Represent your college with your best work!
Opening night is Friday, February 2, 2018.
Photographs from the 13th Annual College Show courtesy of Yoni Asulin Photography.
Our annual series of Artist Business Skills Workshops provide artists with the basic skills and knowledge they need to advance their professional careers. Previous topics have included workshops on What to Expect from a Portfolio Review; Writing An Artist Statement with Toby Sisson;Photographing Your Artwork with Stephen DiRado; Presenting Works on Paper with Tim Johnson; Intellectual Property with Greg Kanaan; and Pricing Your Artwork and Accounting For Artists with Anna Koon, founder of The Focusing Series for artists.
Registration is now open for these upcoming workshops:
- Saturday, December 2, 2017: Photographing Your Artwork with Stephen DiRado
- Saturday, January 13, 2018: How to Write an Artist Statement with Toby Sisson
These workshop are free to current ArtsWorcester members, but limited in number of participants. Please register online using the links above. If you have questions on your membership status, please call the gallery at, 508-755-5142.
Thank you to the Melvin S. Cutler Charitable Foundation for supporting the Artist Business Skills Workshops.
Material Needs Grants, funded by an anonymous donor, support the expenses of supplies and materials for the creation of new art in Worcester County. With this gift, we are able to distribute grants to artists between $500 and $1,500. We generally exhibit the work produced in the following exhibition season (awards made in early spring of 2018 will fund the works shown in the fall of 2019-2020 season).
To apply for a Material Needs Grant, you must reside in Worcester County and have been a member of ArtsWorcester for one calendar year prior to application, and not have received one in the past three years.
2016 Material Needs Grant Exhibition images courtesy of Tim Johnson.
Top image: Transposition Series, glass, by Katie Dye. Background images are mixed media enamelled artworks by Jennifer Davis Carey.
Left: exhibition image of Metro, steel, paint, and blue stone, 4×4 ft. base, by Phillip Marshall. Background artworks include paintings by Clifton Hunt and photographs by Zia Ayub.
Below: exhibition image of artwork (archival inkjet prints, 40×50 in.) by Eric Nichols.