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The Big Tent: HCA Members Show

December 12 - January 9, 2020
Reception: Thursday, December 12, 6 - 7:30pm

Artwork Drop off: 
Friday, December 6, from 4 to 7 p.m.
Saturday, December 7 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

End-of-show Artwork Pickup: 
Friday, 1/10/2020, 4 - 7pm, and Saturday, 1/11, 10am - 1pm

Congratulations to these artists whose work will be featured!

Sarah  Alexander, Grasping For the Brass Ring /Unfurled (pair)
Lissa Banks, Morning Middle
David T Bastille, Down in Birmingham (after Tom Waits' "SwordfishTrombone")
Yvonne Belcher, Lux
Nancy Best, Sublime Slime
Chelsea Bradway, Angels Among us
Marion Buricatu, Midnight in Paris
Jean Cummiskey, The Audience
Richard Germaine, Evening's Light
Marsha Gleason, Boston Marathon Start Line
Kate Heyd, My Girl
Catherine Howe, Washed Away
Laurie Leavitt, Shaded Birches
Deborah Lipka, Let's Go!
Grace Liu, Tibetan dance
Madeleine Lord, Your Tired and Poor and Detainee
Pat  Mattina, Bel Canto
Mary Louise JoAnn Mills, Wilbur
Janet Montecalvo, The Cottage
Mary Ellen Morano, Sunday Drive 
Merredith, Moreau, The Big Day
Kevin OBien, Tom Brady (Great Quarterback)
Kristina Occhino, Cones and Holly
Carl Ristaino, Bassist
James Rose, Nolde's Dream
Cheryl Rose, Winter Waterfall
Ashwath Sridhar, A Colorful Doodle
Patrick Steele, Ghost Springs
Richard Tranfaglia, Stata Center #2
Beth Walton, Lady

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.

More Resources for Artists

Artsake, Artscope and Art New England  regularly list Calls for Art. Also check out The Art List,  a great listing of additional opportunities.

The Arts and Business Council is a wonderful resource for artists.  Artsy Shark has hundreds of articles and resources about the business of being an artist.

For artists looking for ideas, tips, and inspiration, see the Painterskeys, a blog about art and life. Written by painter Robert Glenn and published by his artist daughter Sara Glenn, it also includes great tips to jumpstart your work like this one, about creating magic.

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.


INSPIRATION: Did you know that Getty Museum now has an online library containing over 300 publications that you can download for FREE? Go to Getty Publications Virtual Library.


A GUIDE : How to Price your Artwork


VIDEO HOW TO: Frame Your Own Artwork.


SHIPPING artwork: U.S.Art is a very good, professional art shipping company.  (They are not inexpensive.) 
If the work is a sturdy piece in a wooden box, a common carrier, i.e., a trucking company, can do it.
If it's a small sturdy piece that can be very well packaged, Fed Ex, UPS, and the post office are possibilities. (Rule of thumb for UPS: can the piece in its package survive being dropped four feet onto hard floor?)


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.

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