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Call for Art

Call for Curator Proposal

The Kris Waldman Curator-In-Residence Exhibit is named in honor of HCA’s founding co-director, who shares a great passion for art that fosters dialogue around diversity and inclusivity, particularly of underrepresented communities.

Exhibit: October–November, 2021

The Hopkinton Center for the Arts (HCA) seeks to support an annual Curator-In-Residence program. Through a competitive proposal process, one individual or team will be chosen each year to curate a group art show centered on diversity and inclusion. The curator will also deliver a public presentation or workshop with an educational component.

  • A $1,000 stipend will be awarded to the curator. 
  • Those interested in applying for this residency will demonstrate an awareness of the opportunities and challenges of curating a gallery exhibition for the general public. The curator will work closely with HCA’s Exhibition Directors in realizing this exhibition.  
  • Proposals must outline a theme centered on diversity and inclusion.
  • Up to 39 pieces of art of the Curator's choosing by five or more artists may be submitted. For each artwork, you will submit a separate "Application." If the artwork isn't created yet, please provide an example of the artists' work.
  • All 2D media may be entered, including photos, fiber art, and digital art. Maximum width for wall hung work is a recommended at 30 inches, but not mandatory. No giclee prints, copies, or electronic reproductions will be accepted.
  • All 2D work must be wired for hanging. No saw-tooth hangers or sandwich frames. Neutral mats preferred.
  • 3D work may be entered if it can be hung on the wall and does not protrude more than 10 inches. (Please submit 2–3 photos of each sculpture so that all sides may be viewed by the juror.
  • For ceramics we will accommodate with pedestals and shelving. Keep in mind this is a high traffic area.
  • There is no submission fee to submit a proposal—instead use the promotional code: CURATOR | Please click here for instructions on how to enter a promo code. 

Please familiarize yourself with the gallery by clicking here for a 360 degree Virtual Tour of The Lotvin Family Gallery.

If you have any questions reach out to Sarah Alexander at Sarah@hopartscenter.org or Marion Buricatu Thery at Marion@hopartscenter.org

About The Jurors

Ponnapa Prakkamakul is a contemporary visual artist and landscape architect from Thailand. She holds an MLA with honors from Rhode Island School of Design where she received the Lowthorpe Fellowship Award upon graduation. Her work has been exhibited, published, and collected throughout the US and in Asia. Prakkamakul currently lives and works in Cambridge, MA, and is a Core Member of Fountain Street.

Jamaal Eversley hails from Randolph, MA. With a business degree in hand from Babson College, he decided to chase after his dreams and passionately pursue his talents as an eccentric abstract artist. In these ten years, he has learned how to intertwine business with the arts in order to serve the community. His art has shown and won several awards throughout the South Shore and Boston area. He has received numerous public art grants to bring his colorful patterns and personality to the community. Jamaal constantly creates to spur the juices of creative genius and put the “F” meant for “Fun” back into Fine Arts.

Sarah Alexander, the current Director of Visual Arts at Hopkinton Center for the Arts, is a Core Artist Member at Fountain Street Gallery in Boston, MA. Her work is in private collections and has been shown extensively throughout New England, as well as abroad. Sarah's work has been published by North Light Books, and she was recently a featured artist in the NARM Quarterly magazine.

Online curator proposal submission:
Deadline: June 1, 2021, 5 p.m.
Notifications about accepted proposal: June 21, 2021

Artwork Drop off: 
Friday, September 17, from 3 to 6 p.m.
Saturday, September 18, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
at 98 Hayden Rowe Street, Hopkinton, MA 01748

End-of-show artwork pick-up: 
Friday, November 12, from 3–6 p.m.
Saturday, November 13, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Exhibit Reception: 
Friday, October 1, from 6–7 pm

How To Submit Curator Proposal:
All proposals will be submitted through the online website ArtCall: 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.

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

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 Sarah Alexander, Director of Visual Arts at 508.435.9222 or email Sarah@hopartscenter.org

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