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.


Coming up next:


Submitting a Successful Proposal

with Nancy Burns
Saturday, February 22
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
(Snow date: Sunday, February 23, 1:00 – 3:00 PM)

 

 

Marketing for Artists
with Jessica Burko
Saturday, April 18
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

 

 

 

 

Artist Business Skills Workshops 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.

 

 

 

 

In Transition: A Members’ Exhibition in collaboration with the Fitchburg Art Museum

Call for Art

Registration deadline: Thursday, March 5, 2020

Exhibition dates: March 20 – April 18, 2020

Register here.

**Planning on submitting a proposal for a solo, group, or member-curated exhibition? Artists must have exhibited in at least one members or juried exhibition at ArtsWorcester prior to submitting an exhibition proposal. This call for art is your last chance to be a part of a members’ show if you have not done so before.**

 

In Transition is the eighth “Call and Response” collaboration between ArtsWorcester and the Fitchburg Art Museum, an important center for contemporary New England art. This exhibition will be the first “Call and Response” to take place at ArtsWorcester’s new location at 44 Portland Street. To mark this exciting change and inspired by a selection of artworks from FAM’s permanent collection, we invite artists to consider ways in which art can explore the concept of transition.

Artworks might engage transition through the perspective of a person, place, or thing experiencing a significant period of change and transformation. Artworks could examine stages of physical and mental transformation, regarding changes in age, gender, or status. They could also explore architecture, geography, culture, or other subject matter in a state of transition.

Formally, transitions in artworks can be depicted in shifts in tonality, scale, depth, and form (i.e., from light to dark, small to large, foreground to background, or shifts in color and shape). These formal considerations of transition may illustrate a process of evolution, and incorporate artworks in which we see the medium itself changing from one thing or state to another (for example, ceramics in which the marks of firing are visible).

The Fitchburg Art Museum’s curatorial staff will select ten works from In Transition to be exhibited at FAM with the selected works from the Museum’s collection.

All artist members are eligible to register one artwork for this exhibition.

View the ten works on loan from FAM here.

We thank our friends and partners at the Fitchburg Art Museum for sharing their collection so generously with our artists.

Submission Guidelines

*Please read all submission guidelines thoroughly. Due to the number of works we receive for this exhibition, any work that does not meet submission requirements will not be accepted.

  • Current ArtsWorcester membership is required to submit.
  • Each artist may submit one work of art for consideration.
  • All work must be original, created within the last ten years, and not previously exhibited at ArtsWorcester.
  • Two-dimensional artworks must not exceed 48” in any direction, including frame.
  • Three-dimensional artworks are limited to 90” in height, and no single element can exceed 50 pounds.
  • Artworks suspended from the ceiling are limited to 50 pounds.
  • Works must be exhibition ready with framing and wire as appropriate. Alternative hanging methods (suspended from the ceiling, installed with magnets, etc.) must be tested prior to submission to ensure successful installation, and required hardware must be provided.
  • Artists receive sixty percent of each sale made through our galleries.

Please contact the gallery with any questions at info@artsworcester.org or (508) 755-5142.

After submission you will be directed to a confirmation page and receive a confirmation email from ArtsWorcester. If you do not receive this email, please check your spam folder first before contacting the gallery to ensure receipt of your submission.

Register your art online here.

 

Above images: Bart Parker, Untitled, 1968, gelatin silver print, 17″ x 14″ (unframed), Jude Peterson Collection; Angela Strassheim, Untitled (Waiting Room), 2006, chromogenic print, ed. 3 of 8, 29 1/4″ x 37″, gift of Dr. Anthony Terrana

 

2020 Call for Exhibition Proposals for Solo and Group Shows

Submission deadline: Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Artist notifications: By end of June, 2020

Submit your proposal here.

 

ArtsWorcester invites proposals for solo, group, and member-curated shows for our 2020-2021 gallery season and corporate art program. Proposals are evaluated by a panel of seven volunteers, all with extensive experience as curators, educators, collectors, and/or artists. All proposals are viewed anonymously. 

Exhibitions may be placed in our galleries in the Printers Building, our partner spaces at the Davis Art Gallery or the Hanover Theatre, or in our corporate art program. Multiple exhibitions may be produced in the same gallery space (for example, two solo exhibitions simultaneously in the West Gallery).

New and traditional media, fine craft, and site-specific installations are all welcome. Proposals should be specific regarding presentation and installation plans. During installations of selected exhibitions, artists have the opportunity to work with and learn from our exhibit designer. All installations take place during the work week during normal business hours.

As part of this year’s call, we seek proposals for solo exhibitions eligible for the Present Tense Prize. This prize is awarded to an artist whose work exemplifies new practices, artistic risk-taking, and excellence in execution. In addition to a solo exhibition, the Present Tense Prize winner receives an award of $1,000.


Submit your proposal here.

**Artists interested in exhibiting as a group must submit individual forms through this portal. Information entered in section 2 (about the exhibition as a whole) should be consistent across each form. Information entered in section 3 and section 4 (about individual artists and their work) should be specific to the individual artist’s work within the group exhibition.**

Current ArtsWorcester membership is required for all artists at the time of submission.

Please review the submission guidelines for solo & group shows here.

Learn more about our exhibition venues.

Meet this year’s Exhibitions Panel.

 

After submitting your proposal you will receive a confirmation email. If you do not receive an email please contact the gallery to confirm receipt: kate@artsworcester.org or (508) 755-5142.

ArtsWorcester exhibitions are sustained in part by the generous support of the C. Jean and Myles McDonough Charitable Foundation.

 

Above image: Kat O’Connor: This Fluid Report of Motion, summer 2019

2020 Call for Exhibition Proposals for Member-Curated Exhibitions

Submission deadline: Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Artist notifications: By end of June, 2020

Submit your proposal here.

 

New this year, member-curated exhibitions offer artist members an opportunity to propose, curate, and install an exhibition of 10-14 two-dimensional works in our Central Corridor Gallery. Member-curated shows must feature more than one artist. All artists included in a member-curated proposal must be members of ArtsWorcester in good standing at the time of submission. These exhibitions are an opportunity for artist members to pilot an artistic idea, and to gain experience with the curation and production of an exhibition.

With guidance from ArtsWorcester staff, artists will be responsible for installing works; and, if desired, producing exhibition cards, an opening or closing reception, artists talks, or other programming.


Submit your proposal here.

 

Current ArtsWorcester membership is required for all artists at the time of submission.

Please review the submission guidelines for member-curated exhibitions here.

Learn more about our exhibition venues.

Meet this year’s Exhibitions Panel.

 

After submitting your proposal you will receive a confirmation email. If you do not receive an email please contact the gallery to confirm receipt: kate@artsworcester.org or (508) 755-5142.

ArtsWorcester exhibitions are sustained in part by the generous support of the C. Jean and Myles McDonough Charitable Foundation.

 

The Seventeenth Annual College Show

Call for Art

Submission deadline: Friday, December 11, 2020

Submit your work online here.

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. Submission is free. Show your favorite project from last year, or the piece you made in the course that you liked most.

 

We make it easy for you to learn how to submit art to an exhibition and have it displayed in a professional gallery. Get exhibition experience before your senior show, or start building your resume now. Your work will be seen by over one thousand people, many of whom buy art.

 

Cash prizes will be awarded. The deadline is Friday, December 11, 2020.

 

  • You must be enrolled, in any major or degree program, in a Worcester-area college or university. Seniors graduating early and the class of 2020 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.

 

Represent your college with your best work!

Submit your work online here.

 

Any questions? Contact us at 508.755.5142 or info@artsworcester.org.

 

Students enrolled in the following institutions are eligible to participate. They may also become members for free, after e-mailing info@artsworcester.org:

Anna Maria College

Assumption College

Becker College

Clark University

College of the Holy Cross

Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Services

Quinsigamond Community College

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Worcester State University

 

Submit your work online here.

 

Membership is $20 for students enrolled in any other college or university.

 

Above images: Dana Mendes (Assumption College, ’20), Self Portrait: Dana, charcoal on paper, 55″ x 47″; Tayla Cormier (Clark University, ’20), Dema, graphite and charcoal pencil, 42″ x 40″. Both are Exhibition Prize winners of the 16th Annual College Show.