May 5, 2018, 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Fitchburg Art Museum
185 Elm Street, Fitchburg
Registration deadline: April 20, 2018

The Central Massachusetts Portfolio Review, a partnership between the Fitchburg Art Museum and ArtsWorcester, is an opportunity to have your portfolio or in-process series viewed and critiqued by area professionals and curators. Receive focused, informed feedback on your work, learn what’s working and what’s not, and advance your career in a serious and  supportive environment.

How it Works:

All artists must register online before April 20, 2018. 

Artists register for either one or three 20-minute review sessions, and should be prepared to speak to reviewers about their work with examples pre-loaded onto a fully charged laptop, iPad, or tablet.

Artists may indicate preferred reviewers on the registration form, but this does not guarantee their selection.

Artists will be contacted after submission to confirm time slots, reviewers, and payment.

What it Costs:

All payments are due by May 1, 2018. Members of ArtsWorcester and FAM are encouraged to participate at a discounted rate.

One 20-minute session: $60
Three 20-minute sessions: $150

Not-Yet Members:
One 20-minute session: $80
Three 20-minute sessions: $200

Not a member yet? Click here to join ArtsWorcester and/or FAM

Learn More:

Download FAQ

Download Reviewer Bios

Please contact ArtsWorcester with any additional questions: (508) 755-5142

This year’s reviewers are:

  • Tamar Russell Brown, Gallery Sitka West
  • Lisa Crossman, Curator, Fitchburg Art Museum
  • Leslie Ferrin, Director, Ferrin Contemporary
  • Katherine French, Gallery Director, Catamount Arts
  • Roger Hankins, Gallery Director, Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Art Gallery, College of the Holy Cross
  • Leah Triplett Harrington, Director of Programs & Exhibitions, Fort Point Arts Community and Senior Editor of Big Red & Shiny
  • Randi Hopkins, Director, Visual Arts at the Boston Center for the Arts
  • Stephen Jareckie, Consulting Curator of Photography, Fitchburg Art Museum
  • Jessica Roscio, Curator, Danforth Art
  • Samuel Toabe, Gallery Curator, University of Massachusetts Boston
  • Ellen Wineberg, Co-Curator and Co-Director, ROOM 83 Spring
Thank you to the reviewers, and to our hosts and partners at FAM.



Join ArtsWorcester’s summer tradition and submit to The Sixth Annual One! The call for this non-juried and non-themed exhibition is open to all current members. Bring us the single piece you want to exhibit most, regardless of medium or theme. Size and weight limitations apply. See the submission page for more details.

Thanks to the generosity of individual donors, five hundred dollars in prizes will be awarded to the artists exhibiting in One. This year’s awardees will be selected by Lauren Riviello, Executive Director of the Brookline Arts Center.

Please register your artwork online by May 30. 

Delivery of artwork: Wednesday, May 30 through Saturday, June 2, 2018 from 12pm to 4pm, and by appointment.

Opening Reception: Friday, June 15, 2018 from 6pm to 9pm.

Gallery Hours: Thursday, Friday, Saturday, from 12pm to 4pm, and by appointment.

Collection of unsold artwork: Wednesday, July 11 through Saturday, July 14, 2018 from 12pm to 4pm, and by appointment.



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.

Join us for our upcoming workshops:

  • Saturday, April 14, 10am-12pm: Accounting for Artists with Anna Koon, painter and educator for the Jamaica Plain Arts Council. CLICK HERE for more information and to register.

Check back here for updated registration links.

These workshop are free to current ArtsWorcester members, but limited in number of participants. If you have questions about 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.

The deadline has passed for the 2018/2019 Material Needs Grant cycle.

2016 Material Needs Grant Exhibition images courtesy of Tim Johnson.