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:


Selling Your Work Online
with Clara Lieu
Saturday, October 12, 2019
3:00 – 5:00 PM
at 44 Portland Street, Worcester




Pricing Your Work
with Anna Koon
Saturday, November 16, 2019
10:00 AM – 12:30 PM
at 44 Portland Street, Worcester



Photographing Your Work
with Erik Gehring
Saturday, December 14
10:00 AM – 12:30 PM
at 44 Portland Street, 2nd floor (Be Studios)
Please check back soon for a registration link.


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.


The 16th Annual College Show

Call for Art

Deadline: Sunday, December 1, 2019
Submit 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 Sunday, December 1, 2019. This year’s College Show will be juried by Lynne Cooney, Artistic Director and chief curator of the Boston University Art Galleries.

Submission requirements:

  • You must be enrolled, in any major or degree program, in a Worcester-area college or university. Seniors graduating early and the class of 2019 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 here.


We’ll let you know if your artwork has been accepted by the juror by January 1, 2020. The exhibit opens on Friday, January 31, 2020, 6:00 to 9:00 PM, and runs through February.

Represent your college with your best work!

Students enrolled in the following institutions have complimentary membership 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
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Worcester State University


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


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



The Seventh Annual One: A Members’ Exhibition

Call for Art

Deadline: Monday, November 11, 2019

Submit here.

After a one-year hiatus, ArtsWorcester’s largest exhibition returns this winter! We invite all members to participate in our seventh iteration of the One. Bring us the single piece you want to exhibit most, regardless of medium or theme. Size and weight guidelines apply and are listed below.

Thanks to the generosity of individual donors, five hundred dollars in prizes will be awarded to artists exhibiting in The Seventh Annual One. Prize winners will be selected by Erin Corralez-Diaz, Assistant Curator of American Art at the Worcester Art Museum, and will be announced at the opening reception.

Please register your artwork online by Monday, November 11, 2019. Register your work online here.


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

  • Current ArtsWorcester membership is required to participate.
  • Each artist may register one work of art.
  • All work must be original, created within the last ten years, and not previously exhibited at ArtsWorcester.
  • Two-dimensional artworks must not exceed 36” 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.


Above images: Tracy Crane, Kingfisher, glass shard mosaic on wood panel, 16″ x 20″; Sharon Freed, Robin (detail), digital photograph, 20″ x 16″; Carlotta Miller, Outer Ring, monoprint with pen and ink, 12″ x 12″


Material Needs Grants 2020

Call for proposals

Deadline: Monday, January 6, 2020

Submit your proposal here.

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 local artists between $500 and $1,500. We generally exhibit the new work in the following exhibition season (awards made in early spring of 2020 will go towards the works shown in the 2021-2022 exhibition season).

View guidelines and our application checklist here.