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Go Big: A Juried Members' Exhibition

November 3 through December 18, 2022

West Gallery

Large-scale works induce drama and can provoke oversized reactions. For this competitive exhibition juried by Nancy Burns, Stoddard Associate Curator of Prints, Drawings and Photographs at Worcester Art Museum, we invited members to think big.

Public reception: Friday, November 11, 6:00-9:00 PM

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Leslie Schomp: With You Here Between

November 3 through December 18, 2022

Window Gallery

Leslie Schomp’s stitched hair drawings are both objects of devotion and drawn illusions. Hair has a history of being a medium of commemoration and love. By pairing self portraits with images from nature, the artist emphasizes our place in the natural world through this humble medium. Her drawings serve as a love letter to all that nature is: heartbreaking, terrifying, awe-inspiring, nostalgic, and magical.

Public reception: Friday, November 11, 6:00-9:00 PM

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Outside of Class: Works by Worcester Public Schools Visual Arts Faculty

November 3 through December 18, 2022

ArtsWorcester at the Davis Art Gallery

In collaboration with the Worcester Public Schools, Outside of Class highlights the studio work of the WPS visual arts faculty, the artists teaching this city's K-12 students. Artists constantly explore their environments and personal histories in the creation of new art. This wide-ranging exhibition showcases that process for these unique artists, and their diverse studio practices.

Public reception: Friday, November 11, 6:00-9:00 PM

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Catherine Smith: Dread Running

November 10 through December 18, 2022

East Gallery

Smith’s series investigates humanity’s relationship to the animal world, establishes a place to mourn and pay tribute to countless unnamed shelter dogs, and asks the viewer to acknowledge painful truths about our society. In a complicated act of grieving and honoring their lives, she combined the discarded cremains of dogs with ceramic glaze to create a set of relief sculptures. When compiled into a stop-motion video, these reliefs evoke the past lives of these creatures and the eternity in which they now run.

Public reception: Friday, November 11, 6:00-9:00 PM

opening January 13, 2023

Strut: A Members' Exhibition

January 13 through February 12, 2023

ArtsWorcester Main Galleries

It's time to strut your stuff! For this non-juried exhibition, all artist members are invited to exhibit one artwork that engages with fashion, textiles, and style. Prizes will be awarded by theo tyson, Penny Vinik Curator of Fashion Arts at Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts.

Public reception: Friday, January 13, 2023, 6:00-9:00 PM (snow date: January 20)

opening February 9, 2023

The Nineteenth ArtsWorcester College Show

February 9 through April 8, 2023

ArtsWorcester at the Davis Art Gallery

After two years of virtual exhibitions, the College Show returns in-person! The Nineteenth Annual College Show is a juried exhibition open to all undergraduate college students studying or residing in Massachusetts, in any major. This year’s juror is Ellie Krakow, Assistant Professor of Art and Mazmanian Gallery Director, Framingham State University.

Public reception: Friday, February 10, 2023, 6:00-9:00 PM (snow date: February 11)

opening February 25, 2023

Impact: A Members' Exhibition in collaboration with the Fitchburg Art Museum

February 25 through April 8, 2023

ArtsWorcester Main Galleries

The natural world has always inspired artists with its beauty, power, and the raw materials it offers for artmaking. Today, in the face of our climate crisis, many artists bear witness to and represent environmental changes in their work–even as others draw from the beautiful ways humans have shaped and utilized the earth. For this eleventh annual “call and response” exhibition, artist members are asked to consider humanity’s complex relationship with our environment through artworks on loan from the Fitchburg Art Museum.

Public reception: Friday, March 3, 2023, 6:00-9:00 PM