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Annual Members Exhibition: Call for Entries

New Bedford Art Museum/ArtWorks! (NBAM/AW!) is seeking artists to have their artwork showcased in the Annual Members Exhibit.


  • Artists must be NBAM/AW! Members. Not a member?  Click here.
  • Each artist may submit up to three pieces for consideration. No size limitations, though the Museum reserves the right to edit the juror’s selections if space dictates.


Dominic Molon 
Curator of Contemporary Art at The RISD Museum

Before The RISD Museum, “Molon was the chief curator at the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis since 2010. Previously, he was a curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago.” –




Members Submission deadline: October 20, 2017 at 5pm  (no exceptions)

Inform Selected Artists: November 3, 2017

Artists Drop off work: November 16, 2017 – November 21, 2017

Exhibition Install: November 27, 2017 – November 30, 2017

Opening Reception: January 19, 2018, 6 – 8pm

Exhibition Dates: December 1, 2017 – March 4, 2018

Exhibition De-install: March 5, 2018 – March 13, 2018

Members Pick Up work: March 5, 2018 – March 18, 2018

Period of Loan: November 16, 2017 – March 18, 2018


Painting, drawing, mixed media, sculpture, photography, ceramics, fiber, metals, glass, wood, installation, printmaking, performance and video.

  • Video artists are required to provide their own AV equipment with headphones.
  • Selected works intended to be hung on walls must be suitably framed and wired for hanging prior to dropping off at NBAM/AW!.


All entries must be submitted electronically.  There is no registration form this year – just send your images and information via email.

Images are to be submitted by October 20, 2017 at 5pm to [email protected]

Submissions received after October 20, 2017 at 5pm will not be considered.

Images should be in JPG format and be between 72-100 dpi. Each file should be named as follows: Last name, first initial, number 1-3, and abbreviated title.

Emails should also include a title list which consists of the following: Name, Phone number, Mailing address, Email, Title, Materials, Size (LxWxH), Year the piece was created and the declared insurance value.

Professional images are encouraged, as only clear quality images will be seen by the juror and used for the exhibition postcard or on the website. Museum staff members are not available to aid in the editing or generation of images.






Sally Smith
333 Unicorn Rd., New Bedford, MA 02740
PH: (555) 555-1234
Email: [email protected]

  1. Mr. Cats, acrylic on panel, 2014, 24×36” $2500
  2. Tree Frog in the Breeze, mixed media 2014, 4×8” $400
  3. New Bedford the Beautiful, oak & maple with varnish 2014, 4x2x5’ $10,000


Fee for each entry is $5 per image of the artwork. Up to 3 artworks may be submitted per applicant (3 works for $15).

Click here to pay online

or send payment via USPS

  • NBAM/ArtWorks!, Members Show
    608 Pleasant Street, New Bedford, MA 02740
  • Please make checks payable to NBAM/ArtWorks!

Or over the phone with a credit card: 508-961-3072

Fees are non-refundable.

New Bedford Art Museum/ArtWorks! reaches out to the following communities and beyond to engage a diverse audience, offer exemplary educational programming and provide a vibrant center for the arts: New Bedford, Marion, Mattapoisett, Dartmouth, Westport, Rochester, Wareham, Acushnet, Freetown, Berkley, Swansea, Fall River, Middleborough, Bristol, Fairhaven, Newport and Providence.