Yoni Asulin Photography

Call for Art: The Fifth Annual One

We invite all ArtsWorcester members to participate in The Fifth Annual One, our summer members’ exhibit. Bring us the single piece you want to exhibit most, regardless of medium or theme. The usual size and weight limitations apply (available on the submission page).

Thanks to the generosity of individual donors, five hundred dollars in prizes will be awarded to artists exhibiting in One. The awardees will be selected by Roger Hankins, Director of the Cantor Gallery at the College of the Holy Cross.

The opening reception, on Friday, June 16, runs from 6:00 to 9:00 PM, and will anchor a downtown gallery walk we are organizing for that evening.

Please register your artwork online by June 7. We appreciate preparing your paperwork in advance.

Online registration ends: June 7, 2017

Delivery of artwork: June 8, 9, and 10, from 12:00 to 4:00 PM (same as pick-up from the Biennial), and by appointment.

Exhibition viewing: June 17 through July 14, 2017. We are closed over the holiday weekend.

Collection of unsold artwork:  July 19, 20, 21, and 22, from 12:00 to 4:00 PM.


Submission are closed for our 2017-18 gallery season and corporate art program. Artists will be notified in June.


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!

Photographs from the 13th Annual College Show courtesy of Yoni Asulin Photography.




Tim-Johnson-Preparator-490x450Our 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.


Finding the Right Formula: How to Confidently Price Your Artwork
Anna Koon

Saturday, April 22
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Determining a price for your work is a challenge for any artist. This workshop, led by Anna Koon, will cover a variety of strategies for easily developing a confident price range, and ensuring that you are not overcharging or underselling. Participants will gain a clear plan for how to price work on an ongoing basis.

Participation is limited to twenty-five members, and registration is first come, first served.  You must be a current member of ArtsWorcester to register. A wait list will be held.  Please register using Sign-Up Genius.


Fine Art Packing Demonstration
at the Fitchburg Art Museum

Saturday, May 6
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

If you missed last year’s packing demonstration, it’s back!  We’re teaming up with the Fitchburg Art Museum again to offer an art packing demonstration for artists. Whether your art practice is your profession, your passion, or both–the skillful presentation of your artwork is important. Proper packing protects work that is being transported for exhibition or sale and sends curators, galleries, and collectors the message that you take pride in your art.

So, if you don’t know which way bubble wrap is supposed to face, the best tape to use, or just want other tips, please join us for this event.

Professional preparator Tom Keaney will demonstrate best practices, tricks of the trade, and answer all of your questions on how to soft pack fine art and crafts for local delivery.

The event is free to all FAM and ArtsWorcester members. Non-members are welcome with a $25 participation fee. Please register on FAM’s website or let the membership office know if you are a member of FAM or ArtsWorcester when you RSVP. Don’t forget that if you registered for the 82nd Regional Show at FAM, you are a FAM member and the demonstration is free!

This program is sponsored in part by the Melvin S. Cutler Charitable Foundation.

Registration required by May 1, 2017. Please contact membership@fitchburgartmuseum.org or register on FAM’s website.


Framing 101
Amanda Kidd Schall

Saturday, May 13, 2017
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Join us to learn about the basics of framing with Amanda Kidd Schall, Master Certified Picture Framer™. This session will address the choices we make in basic frame design, and the importance of conservation.

This educational session is not a hands-on workshop. Bring your questions for Amanda, but please do not bring in artwork.

Amanda Kidd Schall is a Master Certified Picture Framer™, one of two in Central Massachusetts. Amanda moved to Worcester in 2007 to attend Clark University, where she majored in Studio Art with a minor in Geography. She has worked at Framed In Tatnuck since 2011. Just ask her about the color fidelity of Artglass UV!

You must be a current member of ArtsWorcester to attend this session. The workshop is free, but limited to twenty members. Registration is first come, first served. A wait-list will be held. Register using SignUp Genius.

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 2017 will fund the works shown in the fall of 2018).


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. Applications are currently under review.

2016 Material Needs Grant Exhibition images courtesy of Tim Johnson.

Above: exhibition image of artwork (archival inkjet prints, 40×50 in.) by Eric Nichols.

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.