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The 20th Annual College Show

February 15 through April 21, 2024

ArtsWorcester at the Davis Art Gallery

Public reception: Friday, February 16, 2024, 6:00-9:00 PM (snow date: February 23)

Now in its twentieth year, the annual ArtsWorcester College Show recognizes the next generation of regional artists. This competitive exhibition draws on the strengths of student artists in Worcester and beyond. This year's College Show was juried by Chloe Zaug, Associate Director of the MassArt Art Museum (MAAM).

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Feast

in collaboration with the Fitchburg Art Museum

March 14 through April 21, 2024

ArtsWorcester Main Galleries

Public reception: Friday, March 15, 2024, 6:00-9:00 PM (snow date: March 22)

For our twelfth Call and Response exhibition in collaboration with FAM, artist members are asked to respond to the theme of food, and to artworks on loan from the Museum's permanent collection. FAM’s curatorial staff will select ten works from Feast by ArtsWorcester artist members to be exhibited at the Museum with the loaned works.

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View Finder: A Juried Exhibition

May 9 through June 16, 2024

ArtsWorcester West Gallery

Public reception: Friday, May 10, 2024, 6:00-9:00 PM

Featuring 46 works by 43 artists, View Finder presents traditional or reimagined landscapes and streetscapes depicting locations in Worcester County. Artworks showcase scenes of majestic natural beauty, geometric cityscapes, and snapshots of the world around us through a wide range of media and styles. Artworks for View Finder were selected by Sarah Montross, Chief Curator, DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum/The Trustees.

Sophie Pearson: Beneath the Memory

May 9 through June 16, 2024

ArtsWorcester East Gallery

Public reception: Friday, May 10, 2024, 6:00-9:00 PM

Sophie Pearson keeps her past and present in dialogue, telling a powerful story of childhood trauma and recovery from it. She uses two different techniques that carry symbolic meaning: child-like scribbles for young innocence, and realistic figurative work to represent adult comprehension. With anger rendered in red and sadness in blue, these oil and pastel paintings explore a child’s experience in an abusive home. In some paintings, the adult is erased, their image removed along with their power. What remains are Pearson’s associated emotions, continued into her adult relationships.

The Twelfth Annual One

July 11 through August 18, 2024

ArtsWorcester Main Galleries

Public reception: Wednesday, July 10, 5:00-8:00 PM

All ArtsWorcester members are invited to participate in the Twelfth Annual One! Bring us the single piece you want to exhibit most, regardless of medium or theme. $500 in prizes will be awarded by artist and educator Claudio Eshun.

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