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Exhibitions Information for Artists

 1. The HCA Gallery mounts nine—12 exhibitions per year each of which are on view from four to eight weeks.


 2. New group exhibition opportunities are considered each season, along with several shows that have become annual events, including the Arts in Bloom open juried show, the HCA Members’ juried show, and the Hopkinton High School Honors exhibit.


 3. Exhibited work is offered for sale through the agreement of the artist and the HCA. Pricing of work is the responsibility of the artist. Prices provided by the artist are accepted at the discretion of the Director or her designee(s).


 4. The profit from sold works is divided between the artist (70%) and HCA (30%). The funds collected by HCA help support HCA’s ambitious efforts to support artists at all stages in their explorations and professional development.


 5. All work lent for exhibition is insured from delivery through pickup at its consigned value, that is, 70% of its list price.


 6. Artists may present work for consideration by responding to group and juried show opportunities detailed on the HCA Call for Art page.


 7. Artists and exhibition organizers may also present for consideration show exhibition proposals, which are reviewed by the HCA jurying committee on a quarterly basis. If interested, please submit the following information via email to Sarah@hopartscenter.org (with subject line "Exhibition Proposal") or CD sent to Sarah Alexander, HCA, 98 Hayden Rowe St., Hopkinton, MA 01748: Exhibition proposals must include a clear exhibition idea, artist names and contact info, 12 – 15 representative images of work proposed for exhibition, and a full description of each piece (artist’s name, title, year, materials, size in height by width by depth, and, if for sale, retail price). Each image must be titled with the artist’s last name and the title of the work (for example: Waldman, Summer Day).


 8. All work chosen for exhibition must be fully prepared for hanging or installation. Our guidelines can be reviewed here: Framing Guidelines


 9. Exhibition design and installation is the responsibility of the HCA director. Depending on size and format, the Main Gallery shows very well with no more than 25 – 30 midsize pieces.


 10. For all exhibitions, HCA provides a press release to regional media, an “In the Gallery” feature on our website, promotion in our newsletter, an email invitation, and an opening reception. You are invited to visit the gallery and to join us at our opening receptions.


11. An artist who is unable to pick-up their artwork from the HCA during the scheduled dates/hours may make arrangements with the HCA to pick-up their work up to four (4) weeks after the exhibit ends. If after sixty (60) days an artist is unable to pick-up their piece(s), the artist will forfeit their piece and ownership of the piece will be transferred to the HCA.


12. The HCA takes all reasonable efforts to prevent the damage or loss of any artwork on display through careful storage and securing of artwork. Please note that the HCA does not employ the use of security alarms/cameras. The HCA's insurance coverage does include damage/loss of exhibited artwork. 


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