• Call to developers: ArtsWorcester website redesign

    Calling all web designers and developers! Help us breathe new life into our website. ArtsWorcester seeks a vendor partner to create a visually striking, user-friendly website that is easy to maintain and responsive across devices. Review our request for proposals for a site redesign, and send your responses by May 10 at midnight.   RFP Sent: April 14, 2022 Responses

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  • Call for Exhibition Proposals for the 2022-2023 season

    Call for Exhibition Proposals

    for the 2022-2023 season

    Submission deadline: May 5, 2022
    Notifications: mid-June, 2022


    ArtsWorcester invites proposals for exhibitions for our 2022-2023 gallery season and corporate art program. This year, we are offering three exciting opportunities for artist members who wish to take their practice to new heights.

    Solo 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.

    New this year, Artist Shoeboxes and Member-Curated Exhibitions are opportunities for artists who are looking to produce compact installations or highlight a limited number of artworks. Member-Curated Exhibitions offer experienced artists the chance to curate, install, and promote small exhibitions of two-dimensional work.

    New and traditional media, fine craft, and site-specific installations are all welcome. Although you may not have seen something done at ArtsWorcester before, that doesn’t mean it can’t be done! Our space and staff are flexible, and we look forward to artists pushing the boundaries of our four walls.

    As part of this year’s call for solo exhibitions, we seek proposals eligible for the Present Tense Prize, 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.

    Download an informational packet about this year's call for proposals.



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

    Current ArtsWorcester membership is required for all artists at the time of submission. There is no geographic restriction on membership, but artists (or their proxy) must deliver and pick up all artwork.


    The Present Tense Prize is generously supported by Marlene and David Persky and the Artist Prize Fund.

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

    Ongoing support comes from Mass Cultural Council.


    /// 2020 Present Tense Prize winner Rebecca McGee Tuck's solo exhibition, Along the Wrack Line. Exhibited in the ArtsWorcester East Gallery in the 2020/2021 season. Photography courtesy of Carla McElroy Photography.

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  • Featured Artist: Cassie Doyon

    Cassie Doyon www.cassiedoyondesigns.net Instagram: @pangea_mosaics_ Facebook: Pangea Mosaics When did art become a pursuit for you? Since I was a small child. At age five, I began drawing various Disney characters from memory. I made my very first mosaic when I was eight, a pinto pony from sea glass I collected from a nearby beach. That mosaic won second prize

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  • Announcing the selected artists of Material Matters!

    Announcing the selected artists of Material Matters in partnership with the Fitchburg Art Museum  When Jean Borgotti and Marjorie Rawle, curatorial staff from the Fitchburg Art Museum, arrived in our galleries, they had the formidable task of choosing only ten works from Material Matters. Ultimately, they selected these pieces for exhibition in the Museum's Community Gallery. We enthusiastically congratulate: Stephen Bergeron, African DNA (granite

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  • Members’ Event: What You Need to Know About Exhibition Proposals

    What You Need To Know About Exhibition Proposals Saturday, March 26, 2022, 3:00-5:00 PM ArtsWorcester, 44 Portland Street Worcester MA   ArtsWorcester is calling for exhibition proposals for the 2022-2023 season! Are you ready for a solo exhibition? What makes for an effective exhibition proposal, either at ArtsWorcester or elsewhere? What are the questions you need to answer, for the

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  • Congratulations to the next cohort of Material Needs Grants winners!

    ///// (Images left to right) Lucy Marcigliano, Inner Rumble, wood and metal, 28" x 12", 2020; Nathan Manna, Apollo’s Golden Kiss; Brad Chapman Bleau, Skal Material Needs Grants winners 2022 seven artists will receive funding We congratulate the recipients of the 2023-2024 Material Needs Grants. These grants, generously funded by an anonymous donor, support the materials and equipment needed to make new art

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  • Announcing the prize winners of the 18th Annual College Show

    Announcing the prize winners of the 18th Annual College Show Congratulations to the prize winners of the 18th Annual College Show! Juror Jessica Roscio (Director and Curator, Danforth Art Museum) awarded four prize winners, all of equal merit and receiving cash awards. She also selected six artworks for honorable mentions.   Prize Winners Wynne Dromey, Clark University ‘25, Place of Repose

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  • Grab your spot for Art On The Line!

    Art On The Line 2022 February 12, 4:00-6:00 PM 44 Portland Street   Get your free ticket for this fast, fun, and off-the-wall art sale to benefit ArtsWorcester! Art On The Line, a beloved fundraiser and flash sale, is back by popular demand. All proceeds benefit our youth and community outreach programs. How it works: artists donate hundreds of small-scale,

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  • Announcing the artists selected for the 18th ArtsWorcester College Show!

    Announcing the artists selected for the 18th ArtsWorcester College Show a juried online exhibition Announcing the artists selected for the 18th ArtsWorcester College Show! Congratulate these talented student artists, and keep your eyes peeled for this upcoming juried online exhibition. Juried by Jessica Roscio, Director and Curator, Danforth Art Museum at Framingham State University. Christian Bachez, College of the Holy

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  • Vaccination Policy Announcement

    We look forward to seeing you in person at our upcoming exhibitions. Effective January 15, 2022, all visitors to ArtsWorcester must be masked and provide proof of full vaccination, and, when possible, a booster shot. Hard or digital copies of CDC cards, vaccination records from your health-care provider, and digital credentials from other states are all acceptable.   Thank you

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  • Apply today for a Material Needs Grant!

    call for proposals: Material Needs Grants 2022-2023 deadline: Thursday, January 6, 2022    Submit 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, ArtsWorcester is able to distribute grants to local artists between $500 and $1,500. Artists who receive the Material Needs

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  • Announcing selected artists for Dodge and Burn

    Dodge and Burn a juried members' exhibition On view January 20 through February 27, 2022 Public reception: Friday, January 21, 2022, 6:00-9:00 PM (Snow date: January 28) Dodging and burning are the ways photographers in the darkroom either lighten or darken different areas of an image, a technique that has since been modernized in digital editing software. The resulting effect

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  • Thank you, Corporate Circle members!

    A big tip of the hat to all companies who supported ArtsWorcester this past year! These businesses were the inaugural members of our Corporate Circle, and we thank them for their leadership, contributions, and employee visits. To bring your business into the Circle, make an annual donation of $500 at the link below: Download a Corporate Circle brochure here. Contact

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  • Art On The Line returns!

    Art On The Line: call for art February 12, 2022    You’ve been asking and asking, so we’re delivering! This February, we’re bringing back Art On The Line, a beloved ArtsWorcester fundraiser. How it works:  Artists donate small-scale, two dimensional artworks. We hang them from the ceiling with old fashioned binder clips and string. On February 12, attendees will line

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  • The Art of Collecting (Panel Discussion over Zoom)

    The Art of Collecting: Panel Discussion over Zoom Wednesday, November 17, 12:00 PM Interested in beginning your own art collection? Join us for an online panel discussion and learn about how three contemporary art collections have taken shape. Featuring Lauren Szumita, Curator, Fitchburg Art Museum; Arthur Goldberg, collector; Jennifer Irvine, collector.  Learn about the creation of Arthur Goldberg’s, Eva Herndon’s, and

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