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Call for Art

The HCA Gallery mounts 9–12 exhibitions per year each of which are on view from four to eight weeks. New group exhibition opportunities are considered each season, along with several shows that have become annual events, including the Arts in Bloom open juried show, the HCA Members’ juried show, and the Hopkinton High School Honors exhibit.


Artists may present work for consideration by responding to group and juried show opportunities listed below. Artists and exhibition organizers may also present for consideration show exhibition proposals, which are reviewed by the HCA jurying committee on a quarterly basis.







Show Dates: April 24–June 1, 2023

Submission Deadline: April 3, 2023

Apply Here:

We are excited to announce our eighteenth annual Arts in Bloom show, juried by Kaveh Mojtabai. KAVEH MOJTABAI is the founder and publisher of Artscope Magazine, a multi-platform media company dedicated to reviewing art exhibits and artist profiles; covering cultural events; connecting artists with their audience; and creating access to the arts. Previously, he worked at a global consulting firm.

Arts in Bloom is a competitive juried annual show open to all artists. Kaveh will choose the artwork to be exhibited, and will also select six outstanding works for awards. These artworks will be honored with fresh flower arrangements designed by Hopkinton Garden Club members for the reception on May 12th. The six winning artists will receive cash prizes totaling over $1,000.

Theme: Thrive

From our juror : "In events, we are constantly in transactions with beauty; experiment with techniques, colors, design, and subject matter; let's thrive in every language and interpretation in Art in Bloom." - Kaveh Mojtabai

(Although you may submit artworks that depict flowers, please consider other subjects to make it more interesting for the floral designers)

Up to three artworks that have not been shown at HCA may be submitted. All 2D media may be entered, including photos, fiber art, and digital art. The work must be wired for hanging. Maximum height and width for framed wall hung work is 40 inches. 
3D work may be entered if it is free standing (does not require a pedestal) or can be hung on the wall and does not protrude more than 10 inches. 

No sawtooth hangers or sandwich frames, giclee prints, copies, derivative, or electronic reproductions will be accepted. 

Read more about artwork submission specifications on our Artist Information page here.

Important Dates:

04/03: Call Deadline
04/07: Announcement of selected artworks
Art Drop off: Art accepted into the show to be received by mail* or drop off Friday 04/21, 3-6pm, and/or Saturday 4/22, 10am-1pm
04/24: Exhibition Opens
05/12: Opening Reception
06/01: Exhibit Ends
Art Pick Up: Friday 06/02, 3 - 6pm, and Saturday 06/03, 10am - 1pm 

*Non-local selected artists work must be received at the HCA, 98 Hayden Rowe St, Hopkinton, MA 01748 c/o exhibitions by May 19, 2022. Non-local artists are responsible for shipping costs both to and from the HCA, and are responsible for insuring their work while in transit. If shipping work, each artist must provide a pre-paid, UPS or FedEx return shipping label including insurance. Please pack your work in sturdy reusable packaging. The HCA carries appropriate insurance to cover all artwork in the show for the duration of the exhibition, including the time frame of drop-off, installation, de-installation and pick-up.


Artists of all ages are welcome to apply.

Submission Fee:
$30 for Members and $40 for Non Members for up to three submissions. To become a member, please visit the HCA Membership page.

The HCA gallery spaces are fully accessible and we strive to make the exhibition submission process accessible to all artists as well. We encourage anyone to enter our open call exhibitions. If you need any additional information or accommodations in order to enter, please call Art Director Sarah Alexander at (508) 589-4409.

Commission Structure: 
Artists receive 70% commission and the HCA receives 30% for art sold during the exhibition. The HCA may duplicate and reproduce images of work for purposes of public relations and exhibition announcements directly related to the exhibition. 

Exhibition Proposals

Currently Accepting Submissions for 2024

Artists and exhibition organizers are invited to present for consideration show exhibition proposals, which are reviewed by the HCA jurying committee on a quarterly basis. If interested, please submit the following information via email with the subject line "Exhibition Proposal" to or CD sent to Sarah Alexander, HCA, 98 Hayden Rowe St., Hopkinton, MA 01748.


Exhibition proposals must include:

  • a clear exhibition idea

  • artist names and contact information

  • 12–15 representative images of work proposed for exhibition

  • full description of each piece

    • artist’s name

    • title

    • year

    • materials

    • size (height by width by depth

    • and, if for sale, retail price

  • each image must be titled with the artist’s last name and the title of the work (example: Waldman-Summer Day.jpg)


All work chosen for exhibition must be fully prepared for hanging or installation. Our guidelines can be reviewed here: Framing Guidelines. Exhibition design and installation is the responsibility of the HCA Gallery Director. Depending on size and format, The Lotvin Family Gallery exhibits no more than 25–30 midsize pieces.

For all exhibitions, HCA provides a press release to regional media, an “In the Gallery” feature on our website, promotion in our newsletter, an email invitation, and an opening reception. You are invited to visit the gallery and to join us at our opening receptions.

Curator Fellowship

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