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Linda Barrett's "Candelier" Wreath

Festival of Wreaths

November 19 - December 2, 2018

The HCA is calling all artists and crafts people to submit a creation for our Festival of Wreaths juried show and silent auction. We are looking for beautiful, unusual, and inventive creations.  You are invited to create your wreath from artificial pine boughs, paint brushes, fabric, or whatever excites you. The silent auction will run November 20 - December 2. The profit from winning bids will be divided between the artist (50%) and HCA (50%). The funds collected by HCA help support our ambitious efforts to support artists at all stages in their explorations and professional development.  

Drop off Wreath: Friday, November 16, 2 - 5pm, or Sunday, November 18, 1 - 3pm
Silent Auction ends: December 2, at 5pm.

At the Old Ball Game by Janet Montecalvo      


The Big Tent: The HCA Members Show

December 10, 2018 - January  17, 2019
Reception: Sunday, January 13, 2 - 3pm

Artist Members are invited to submit 1 or 2 works of art. All media are welcome, including painting, drawing, photography, prints, and sculpture - if it is freestanding or it can be hung on the wall, does not protrude more than 10', and the largest dimension is 36". One or two artworks will be chosen for this exhibition, depending on space considerations.

Artwork Drop off: Friday, November 30, from 3 to 6 p.m. and Saturday, December 1 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Each artwork should be labeled, using the Art Entry Form at the very bottom of this page. (These forms will also be available at HCA when you drop off your work.)

If you know people who would like to exhibit their work but are not members, it's not too late! They can join now, by going to our Membership page.

Shopping for a Cause Holiday Boutique

Real Housewives of Hopkinton are celebrating the 5th year for this popular holiday event in Hopkinton! 

Registration is open for Vendors. We welcome past and new vendors selling artisan, craft and other gift items (art, jewelry, homegoods, personal care products, apparel etc) . Vendors are provided 1 large rectangle table. Registered Vendors will receive an email from an event organizer with more details. 

Cost: $50 per vendor. Includes 1 table per vendor and 2 Guest tickets. Vendors and Guests enjoy complimentary snacks, beer and wine. 
Note: We reserve the right to restrict or limit vendors selling similar items and will notify vendors if necessary.
Interested artists and business vendors may sign up 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.

More information about our guidelines can be found here.

HCA Members

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.

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For information about the HCA gallery or upcoming exhibits, please call or call Kris Waldman, C0-Director, at 508.589.4409 or email kris@hopartscenter.org.