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Call for Art


You: Artists depict themselves
juried show

October 7 - November 19, 2019
Reception: Friday, October 11, 6-7:30pm

Juried by Arthur Dion, Director Emeritus of Gallery NAGA  in Boston.

The Theme:
In your work, we are asking you to contemplate these questions:
Who are you?
What are you like?
What do most people not know about you?
What is it like to be you – living in America now?

Congratulations to these artists whose work will be in the show.

Sarah Alexander, Heave Ho

Paul Arsenault, That day I went for a walk and exploded into flowers at the Reality Checkpoint

Lissa Banks, Tasmanian Selfies

Chelsea Bradway, Selfie

Marion Buricatu, A Cardinal in Paris

Betty Canick, Self

Max Charteris, Confrontation

Whitney Hayden Dellea, Woman Series #3

Mark Dooley, Self-Portrait with Hat

Judith Ferrara, Today

Carol Frieswick, My Happy Place, My Colors and Me

Marsha Gleason, Updating My Profile

Patricia Houk, Engine No. 11

Jenn Houle, Venus 3

Catherine Howe, Tranquility

Margot Hurley, Knockout

David Kaphammer, Brick Wall

Joni Lohr, While I'm Waiting.....

Madeleine Lord, The Women are Coming

Pat Mattina, We Are Here No. 11

Shelby Meyerhoff, Zoomorphic #1 and Zoomorphic #27

Filipe Miguel, "We are nothing but bones"

Casey Miller, Nature Me

Kat O'Connor, The Second Surrender

Kevin OBrien, Homage to Dubuffet's Homage to Klee's Senecio (if it existed)

David Pacific, Old Man Mountain

Aleksandra Parfenova, Fortuna

Chloe Paul, Drawing of a Lady

Anna Power, Little Painter

Rebecca Prince, Vulnerable

Janet Schwartz, Sitting in the Car, in the Rain

Adele Snyder, My Eye on You

Patrick Steele, Self Portrait

Kyoko Takei, Happy Mountains

Robyn Thompson Duong, Self Portrait with Floating Lilies

Kris Waldman, Tracks

Andrea Warner, Kindergarden

Saira Wasim, Silent Plea and "Do I Exist?"

Cathy Weaver Taylor, Me and My Shadow

Catherine Weber, My Many Faces

Agnes Wyant, 26-33 Money Due


Important Info for artists:
9/28/19: Accepted artwork to be received via mail* or drop off. Drop off hours: Friday, 9/27, 4 - 7pm, and Saturday, 9/28, 10am - 1pm

10/7/19: Exhibition Opens 

10/11/19, 6 - 7:30pm: Opening Reception 

11/29 - 11/30/19: Art Pick Up. Hours: Friday, 11/29, 4 - 7pm, and Saturday, 11/30, 10am - 1pm

 *Non-local selected artists' work must be received at the HCA, 98 Hayden Rowe St, Hopkinton, MA 01748 c/o exhibitions by September 28, 2019. 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. 

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. 

You may download a printable PDF with announcement details at the very bottom of this page.

Shopping for a Cause Holiday Boutique
Co-hosted with the Real Housewives of Hopkinton

Sunday, December 1, 2019 at 2 PM – 6 PM

The Delbridge Family Performance Space will be set up for this festive event. Wine and appetizers will be offered to visitors.
This is a juried show that will include artists, craftspeople and small businesses. The application will be available shortly. 
If selected, the vendor fee is $50. Vendors are responsible for bringing a table, setup and breakdown, and accepting payments from shoppers. Many vendors find that using Square, to enable credit card purchases, greatly improves sales.
More info to come next week!

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.

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.

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.