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Arts in Bloom 2020
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November 13—December 19, 2020
We are excited to announce our fifteenth annual Arts in Bloom show to be juried by Marie Craig, director of Fountain Street Gallery, awarded Best of Boston in 2019. Arts in Bloom is a competitive juried annual show open to all artists. Marie 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. The six winning artists will also receive cash prizes totaling over $1,000.

The Theme:
Renewal. Birth. Rebirth. New growth.
New terrain. Openness. Seeing with fresh eyes. Old things new again.
First times. Dawn. Life.
(Art work does not have to include flowers.)

Specifications:
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.

Important Dates: 
10/30-31: Art accepted into the show to recieved by mail* or drop off: Friday, 10/30, 3 - 6pm, and Saturday, Saturday, 10/31, 10am - 1pm
11/13: Exhibition Opens 
11/18, 6-7pm: Opening Reception (online)
12/17: Exhibit Ends
12/18-19: Art Pick Up. Hours: Friday, 3 - 6pm, and Saturday, 10am - 1pm

 *Non-local selected artists work must be received at the HCA, 98 Hayden Rowe St, Hopkinton, MA 01748 c/o exhibitions by November 2, 2020. 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. 

Congratulations to these artists, whose work will be in the Lotvin Gallery November 13 - December 19.

Sarah Alexander, Sweet Victory
Neeta Annaldasula, A New Beginning
Lisa Bailey, Classic Wings
Lissa Banks, Zhenya
Thadd Blizzard, Printemps Joyeux
Chelsea Bradway, Rise  and Balloon
Susan Clarke, TWEET!
Kristin Conant, Kansas Wedding (two parts)
Jean Cummiskey, Running River
Sandra Delbridge, Home Within A House
Richard Fotland, Charles River Sunset
Max Francis, A Colorful Day
Bonnie Frederico, Birds Nest and Pussywillows
Dina Gjertsen, Conversion
Gints Grinbergs, Queen Anne's Lace and Bicycle Queen
Anne Harney, Born Again
Maria Celeste Linardi, Reflection Of Hope
Madeleine Lord, Ancestor and After The Bees Visit
Pat Mattina, Last Flower: Daisy and 1962
Michele Mendelson, Flower Weaving #42
Janet Montecalvo, Sunset On The Marsh
Kat O'Connor, Fair Suitors
Mai Mai Pietrowski, Pink Flowers
Judith Robichaud, Three Pigeons 2
Cheryl Rose, Searching
Katalinia Savola, Hoping For A New Turn
John Sherffius, New Terrain
Robyn Thompson Duong, Grace
Richard Tranfaglia, Nauset Light Beach Sunrise—2019
Wendy Trucheon, Ruby-throated Hummingbird and Pee Gee Hydrangea Flower
Anouk J Van Opstal, Stained Glass Roses and Behind The Blue Door
Cathy Weaver Taylor, New Growth
Louise Winant, Little War

Thank you to our premiere event sponsor Weston Nurseries

 

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 or call Kris Waldman, Co Director, at 508.589.4409 or email kris@hopartscenter.org.
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