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Call for Art


Arts in Bloom juried show

June 4 - July 18, 2019 
Reception: Thursday, June 13, 6:00 - 7:30pm

Congratulations to these Artists
whose work has been chosen to appear in the show.

A note from Christine O'Donnell, juror
Starting with over 170 pieces, it was extremely difficult to make the decision about who to pick and which art would make it and which would not. There was a lot of strong work that I didn’t end up choosing. In fact, I could have easily selected almost double the pieces we ended up with! For me, I look for a couple of specific things when judging or jurying: originality, mastery of medium, message, and how a piece may fit into the arc of the show/theme. This show had a lot of conventionally beautiful work submitted that I didn’t choose (alas!). Often I was looking for how pieces interacted with each other - for resonances, for a particularly interesting example of a “type” of work, or for something unique that would bring an added dimension to the show. I would encourage all the artists - those included and those whose work did not make it this year to continue on their journey as artists - my selection is just one vision of Arts in Bloom - and next year’s may be completely different! Thanks to everyone who entered work for helping to make this a strong show that I was proud to judge. 

Joan Avato, Opening Day - Trout Rising

Lissa Banks, Glory

David Bastille, Gladiolus, Warren's Point

Evelyn Bernal, Beginning

Chelsea Bradway, Creativity is Contagious

Wendy Clayton, Butterfly Composure

Anita Helen Cohen, Sacred Spot

Maura Conron, Back Gate, Bally Bin, Field of Horses, Roven Unfiltered

Sandra Delbridge, Leaf Me Play with the Sunshine

Steven Doherty, Daffy Rage

Alisa Feldman, Girl

Rosie Finn, Old Things New

Linda Finnerty, A Touch of Spring, Earth's Awakening, Sunrise on the Nahigansek 

Meredith Fitzgerald, Ready to Roll

Dale Hoopingarner, At Last

Catherine Howe, The Girls

Caroline Kelly, Wild Joy

Karen Laude, Pupa #643

Julia Linnell, Fresh Glass Gem Grown Here

J. Gina Lee Marques, Slow, late, but gracefully

Pat Mattina, Soul Note II, Timbre, Lavender Rain

Janet Montecalvo, May the Best Balloon Win, An Apple a Day

Suzanne Moyle, If Flowers Wore Sweaters 2

Lynn Nafey, Garden Ramble

Meeghan Nolasco, Chirp-Chirp

Kristina N. Occhino, Blushing Hibiscus

Sasha Parfenova, Animal Instincts

Cheryl Rose, Nature's Rhythms, Still Water

John Sherffius, Spring Walk

Liz St. Pierre,  Into The Light

Beverly Tinklenberg, Bouquet

Carol Wontkowski, Tulip


You can download of copy of the informational flyer by clicking here.

Important Dates 
Pick up artwork not accepted for show: Fri, May 17, 4 - 7pm (Music lovers: Stay for the Local Scene concert with Boston's hottest dance band, Groove Authority!); Sat, May 18, 10am - 1pm (Stay for a reception, book-signing and artist talk by the illustrators and editor of An Assortment of Animals.)
Pick up artwork accepted into the show: Fri, July 19, 4 - 7pm; Sat, July 20, 10am - 1pm


Juror Christine O’Donnell is the Owner and Gallery Manager of Beacon Gallery. She opened Beacon Gallery in Boston, Massachusetts after over a decade spent living and working in the fields of marketing, advertising and education in Paris, Hong Kong, and Singapore. Christine has a master's degree from Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts and a bachelor's degree from College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts. Christine is also a member of the Newton’s Cultural Council.

CALL FOR ART:  Fresh Perspectives: HCA Student Teacher Show

July 25–September 5, 2019

Important Dates 
Artwork and form Drop-off: Friday, June 21, 4 - 7pm; Sat, June 22, 10am - 1pm
Announcement on website of work accepted into the show: By Monday, July 8
Pick up artwork not accepted for show: Fri, July 19, 4 - 7pm; Sat, July 20, 10am - 1pm
Pick up artwork accepted into the show: Fri, Sept 6, 4 - 7pm; Sat, Sept 7, 10am - 1pm

This Call for Art is open to all students of the Hopkinton Center for the Arts.

All entries should be original artwork, created by an HCA student of any age.

Entries may be created in any 2D media that can be framed and hung on a wall, including: marker, crayon, paint, ink, acrylic, colored pencil, paint, computer art, prints and photography. 

Please submit up to two pieces of framed and wired art no wider than 30" in any direction or up to two unframed pieces that are 5 x 7", 8 x 10" or 11 x 14". We will try to hang all work submitted, but in order to accommodate all artists, we may be able to show only one piece.

Entries must be identified with full names and contact information on the back of the artwork. You can download a copy of the information flyer here.

Student entry forms are available at the HCA or click here.

Exhibit Opportunities

At HCA, there are several opportunities for artists to show work: Fresh Perspectives (open to all HCA students); The Big Tent (open to all members), and  juried shows, such as Spring Ahead: Arts in Bloom (open to adult artists). Juried exhibits are curated by guest jurors who select pieces from submissions received during our open Calls for Art. Recent jurors have included Mim Brooks Fawcett, Executive Director and Chief Curator of the Attleboro Museum, Katherine French (Director Emerita of Danforth Art, now Gallery Director of Catamount Arts), Jane Young (Chase Young Gallery, Boston), Arthur Dion (Gallery NAGA, Boston), Zola Solamente (Arden Gallery, Boston), and Photographer Chehalis Hegner.

For artists looking for more options, Artscope and Art New England magazines regularly list Calls for Art. Also check out The Art List,  a great listing of additional opportunities.

Additional info

Members of all ages have an opportunity to exhibit in The Big Tent, our annual members show, and they receive a reduced entry fee for all HCA Art Shows. To purchase a membership, click here.

Information about how to propose a group exhibition in the Lotvin Family Gallery can be found here.

A GUIDE : How to Price your Artwork

VIDEO HOW TO: Frame Your Own Artwork.

For information about the HCA gallery or upcoming exhibits, please call or call Kris Waldman, Co Director, at 508.589.4409 or email kris@hopartscenter.org.