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CALL FOR ART: Creative Circles Small Works Show

March 26 - May 9, 2019
Reception and Round Robin Event: Thursday, March 28, 6:30-8:30pm

Geri Holland and Cynthia Franca, hosts of Creative Circles Art for All! are excited to announce the Celebratory Program for 2019. The general public and artists of all ages are invited to a Round Robin Event: a sharing of artwork, song, writing, and performance. Let’s celebrate, together, the creative spirit in our community!

For this special program, we invite all artists to submit one 2D artwork no larger than 14” in any direction. The work must be wired for hanging (no sawtooth frames, please).

Artists Drop-off Artwork: Friday, March 22, 3-6 pm, Saturday, March 23, 10 am - 1pm
Artists Pick-up Artwork: Friday, May 10, 3-6pm, Saturday, May 11, 10am-1pm

More information: www.creativecirclesart.com/schedule


CALL FOR ART: Arts in Bloom juried show

June 4 - July 18, 2019 
Reception: Friday, June 13, 6:00 - 7:30pm


Arts in Bloom is a juried show open to all artists. Juror Christine O'Donnell (Owner of Beacon Gallery  in Boston) will select the work to be exhibited, and will choose six winners whose work will be accompanied by fresh flower arrangements designed by Hopkinton Garden Club members. The winning artists will also receive cash prizes totalling over $1000.


Entry Fee: $25 Members/$35 Non Member for up to 3 artworks.  Check out membership opportunities here.
Entry Form: Download the form at the very bottom of this page and attach it to your artwork, or fill it out when you drop off your work.

The Theme: Blossoms.  Spring.  Birth.  Rebirth.  Openness.  New growth.

New terrain.  Seeing with fresh eyes.  All old things are new again.

First times.  Ancient rites.  Dawn.  Life.
(does not have to include flowers)


Important Dates 
Artwork, form and entry fee Drop-off: Friday, May 3, 4 - 7pm. (Music lovers: Stay for Open Mic!); Sat, May 4, 10am - 1pm
Announcement on website of work accepted into the show: May 10
Pick up artwork not accepted for show: Fri, May 17, 4 - 7pm (Music lovers: Stay for the Local Scene concert with Boston's hottest dance band, Groove Authority!); Sat, May 18, 10am - 1pm
Pick up artwork accepted into the show: Fri, July 19, 4 - 7pm; Sat, July 20, 10am - 1pm


Juror Christine O’Donnell is the Owner and Gallery Manager of Beacon Gallery. She opened Beacon Gallery in Boston, Massachusetts after over a decade spent living and working in the fields of marketing, advertising and education in Paris, Hong Kong, and Singapore. Christine has a master's degree from Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts and a bachelor's degree from College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts. Christine is also a member of the Newton’s Cultural Council.

CALL FOR ART:  HCA Student Teacher Show

July - August

Information to come soon.

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.

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.
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