ArtsWorcester happenings


Public events are currently on hold for now as we examine how to proceed in a strange, new world. Keep an eye out for upcoming virtual experiences, members’ opportunities, programming, and in-person exhibition viewing here!


ArtsWorcester Main Galleries at 44 Portland Street are open Thursdays through Sundays, 12:00 to 5:00 PM. Learn more and plan your visit here.


October 15 through December 10 /// Material Needs 2020 (online only)
Our first online-only show! This group exhibition showcases new work created in Worcester County by the 2019-2020 cohort of Material Needs Grant recipients: Eugenie Lewalski Berg, José Criollo, Christine Croteau, Rebecca Duffy, Maureen Hebert, Clifton Hunt, Amanda Kidd Schall, Donalyn Schofield, and Joanne Stowell. Explore the work of these nine artists here.


December 3, 2020 through January 31, 2021 /// State of Being: Works by Worcester Public Schools Visual Arts Faculty
Part of ArtsWorcester’s partnership with the Worcester Public Schools, State of Being showcases the diverse studio practices of the artists who also teach this city’s students.


December 3, 2020 through January 31, 2021 /// Present Tense Prize Winner | Rebecca McGee-Tuck: Along the Wrack Line
Rebecca McGee Tuck weaves a sculptural narrative using sea debris she collects along the Massachusetts shoreline. The Present Tense Prize, awarding a solo exhibition and a $1,000 award, recognizes an artist whose work exemplifies new practices, artistic risk-taking, and excellence in execution. We thank the individuals who generously support the Present Tense Prize.


December 11, 2020 /// Submission deadline, the Seventeenth Annual ArtsWorcester College Show
The Seventeenth Annual College Show is a juried, online exhibition open to Worcester-area college students in any major. This year’s juror is Aprile Gallant, Associate Director of Curatorial Affairs and Senior Curator of Prints, Drawings, and Photographs at the Smith College Museum of Art. Cash prizes will be awarded and announced when the exhibition goes on view. Learn more and submit up to three pieces here.


December 12, 2020, 10:00-11:30 AM /// Artist Business Skills Workshop: Organizing and Preparing Images for Submission with Erik Gehring
In this workshop Erik will discuss how to streamline your workflow as you prepare images of your artwork for submission to exhibitions, so that you are putting your best foot forward and maximizing your success rate. Topics will include a discussion of file types, how to organize your catalog, strategies for applying to calls, image resolution and size, and the resizing of images using various programs. A Q&A session will follow Erik’s presentation. Register for this workshop here.


January 1, 2021 /// Registration deadline, the Artists Yearbook

While apart for so much of it, we are experiencing the historic year of 2020 together. ArtsWorcester seeks to create a collaborative artefact of this moment, and this community. Take your place in the 2020 Artist Yearbook! Learn more and register your self-portrait here.