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call for art: The 21st Annual College Show

call for art

The Twenty-First Annual College Show

a juried, in-person exhibition


Submission Deadline: December 18, 2024

Notifications: January 10, 2025

Drop off at ArtsWorcester: January 30 - February 2, 2025, or earlier by appointment

Exhibition Dates: February 13 - April 13, 2025


The Twenty-First Annual College Show is a juried exhibition open to all undergraduate college students studying or residing in Massachusetts, in any major. The deadline to submit online is December 18 at midnight. Notifications will be made by January 10, 2025. Cash prizes will be awarded and announced at the opening reception. This year’s juror is Deborah Santoro, Gallery Director of the University Gallery at UMass Lowell. Learn more about the juror here.

The College Show has no theme. Bring us your favorite piece from your art class or your personal artistic practice, or show off your latest experiment. You do not need to be an art student or in an art class to submit.

Students may submit a maximum of three pieces for consideration, and must complete a separate submission form for each piece. When submitting more than one piece, please return to the original link to make additional submissions.

Submission is free to students of our institutional partners: Anna Maria College, Assumption University, Clark University, College of the Holy Cross, Quinsigamond Community College, and Worcester State University. There is a nonrefundable $5 submission fee per submission for students of any other college or university in Massachusetts.

Studying abroad in Spring 2025, but still want to submit? Make a plan for a friend to hold on to your submissions while you’re away. If your artwork is chosen, they can drop it off at the gallery for you.

Submit up to three artworks here


This is a juried exhibition, meaning that the juror will consider all eligible submissions and select certain artworks to be shown at ArtsWorcester. All media are welcome, including but not limited to fine craft, painting, photography, sculpture, digital, and video. Have a question about these calls, or want to share what you’re thinking of submitting? Email or call the gallery at 508-755-5142.

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