• Stephen DiRado to Receive the 35th ArtsWorcester Award

    The ArtsWorcester Award goes annually to an individual who has made extraordinary contributions to the arts and culture of this city. Stephen DiRado, Professor of Practice in Visual and Performing Arts at Clark University, is a renowned photographer, beloved teacher, and mentor to generations of Worcester artists. His generosity of spirit, time, and effort is legendary. Please join us at

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  • ArtsWorcester’s Fall Teen Night!

    Wednesday, September 21, 5:00 to 7:00 PM Teens, join us on September 21, 5:00 to 7:00 PM at ArtsWorcester for Teen Night. Enjoy an evening of local contemporary art. You can share your own artwork to have it projected in the gallery using #AWTeenNight on Instagram and Twitter. That evening, free to all, students can view the exhibition “Material Needs”

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  • Worcester Portrait Exchange Returns!

    Worcester Portrait Exchange Friday, July 22 6:00 to 9:00 PM ArtsWorcester, 660 Main Street The Worcester Portrait Exchange is back at ArtsWorcester! This free, interactive event pairs artists at random for a impromptu portrait-making session. We provide the materials, snacks, drinks, and portrait partners. The event culminates with–what else?–a pop-up exhibition of your works. Go home that evening with a

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  • Social Media Intern sought

    We are seeking a social media intern for the 2016-17 exhibition season!

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  • Artist Talk: Robb Sandagata

    Saturday, April 16, 2016 10:00 AM The Hadley, 657 Main Street (across from the Aurora) Please join us to hear Robb Sandagata discuss his latest exhibition, “Character Education,” at the Hadley. This series, fourteen acrylic paintings on found wood, portray surreal, grotesque characters who resist the moral and civic training of the exhibit title. Sandagata will discuss his evolution as

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  • “NOW! New Works, New Artists” Prize Winners

    Congratulations to all the artists included in NOW! New Works, New Artists, now on view at ArtsWorcester and the Worcester Center for Craft, and to those who won prizes. Juror Roger Hankins, director of the Cantor Gallery at the College of the Holy Cross, selected the following works for recognition. First, Second, and Third Prizes were supported by the Davis

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  • New Prize Money for Artists!

    In this coming year, ArtsWorcester will give new monetary awards to artists in our exhibitions. $500 will be divided between 3 prize winners selected from our June 2016 members exhibit, The Fourth Annual “One.” The Present Tense Prize will provide $1,000 and a solo exhibit in 2016-17 to an artist whose work exemplifies new techniques, artist risk-taking, and excellence in

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  • The Prize Winners of the 2016 College Show

    Kristina Durocher, the juror of the 12th Annual College Show, decided against the traditional prize structure and instead recognized nine student artists with awards of equal merit. We congratulate: Joan Avato, Worcester State University, “Trout Rising,” linoleum block print George Burrelle-Wentworth, Assumption College, “DOPE,” paper, found objects Olivia Christy, Worcester State University, “Sibling Rivalry,” paper collage Jessica Cusworth, Clark University,

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  • ArtsWorcester’s First Teen Night!

    ArtsWorcester is holding a special evening for middle and high-school students during this year’s College Show.  Join us Thursday, February 11, 5:00 to 7:00, to see what college-level artists in the area are making.  At 6:00 PM, young college and post-college artists will talk about the expectations of studying art at the college level and answer questions. Free to all;

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  • Congratulations to the ten artists whose works in Grayscale were selected to be shown at the Fitchburg Art Museum next summer: Eugenie L. Berg, Once Upon A Time, reduction linocut print Carrie Crane, Twentieth-Century Art Stars: Sky Chart, aluminum laminate, plexiglass, and polyester (pictured here) Joseph Farbrook, Doublethink, electric ink moving image Ralph Ferro, Coffee Shop, linocut Clifton Hunt, Still

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  • Brigita Clementi to Receive ArtsWorcester Award

    Brigita Clementi, actress and civic leader, is this year’s recipient of the ArtsWorcester Award, given annually to an individual who has made exceptional contributions to the artistic and cultural life of this city. Please join us for ArtsWorcester’s brief Annual Meeting on Friday, September 11, 6:00 PM, at 660 Main Street, at which Ms. Clementi will be honored. The Annual Meeting will immediately followed

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  • Save The Date: Annual Meeting and Fall Kick-Off

    Save Friday, September 11, 6:00 to 9:00 PM, for the opening of the 2015-16 season at ArtsWorcester. We begin with our very brief annual meeting, at which we will give the 34th ArtsWorcester Award to an individual who has contributed significantly to the arts and culture of this city. That event will be immediately followed by the openings of Material

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  • Prize Winners of the 2015 Biennial

    The Sally R. Bishop Prize for Best in Show Howard Johnson Jim Morrison, The Lizard King: He Has Risen Juror’s Prizes Lisa Barthelson, Undercurrents, Remix 1 James Dye, Pillars of Leviathan Allen Fletcher, Death of Print Tim Johnson, Support Yana Payusova, Quartet Camilo Ramirez, The Gulf Robb Sandagata, Rat Pack Jack Sikes, Glacier Freeze Sarah Williams, Forty Susan L. Stoops

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  • The Artists of the 2015 Biennial

    These sixty-seven artists will have their work exhibited in the Sixteenth ArtsWorcester Biennial:

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  • 2015-2016 Material Needs Grants Winners

    We are delighted to announce this year’s winners of Material Needs Grants. These grants, funded by an anonymous donor, support the materials and equipment needed to make new art in Worcester County. The following artists will be awarded $600 each: Zia Ayub (photography) Crystal Blanchflower (sculpture and conceptual work) Jane McKeag-McNeil (watercolor and assemblage) Stacey Parker (sculpture) Robin Reynolds (painting)

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