Call For Entry

New Bedford Art Museum/ArtWorks! has frequent opportunities for artists to sell and exhibit their artworks. Check the Call For Entry page regularly for new calls.


NEW BEDFORD’S BEST BIRD PHOTO CONTEST

Start posting now!  through 10/11

During the run of the exhibit, people will be invited to participate in an online bird photo exhibition, via Instagram, using #NBbestbird

Anyone can participate! How to enter:

  1. Take a photo of a bird in the wild, in your backyard, or even a selfie with a bird. Any bird-related images qualify!
  2. Post the image on your personal Instagram and tag us @nbam_aw with the hashtag #NBbestbird.
  3. Join us for the Best Bird Photo Contest Award Ceremony on 10/11/2018, 5PM – 8PM . Winners announced at 7PM.

Prizes include a free membership, a fancy NBAM/AW! mug, and more!


NEW BEDFORD ART MUSEUM/ARTWORKS!
Annual Members Exhibition
November 2, 2018 –March 17, 2019

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

This year, the Members Exhibition is taking over our main gallery – Skylight Gallery! Large works and installations are encouraged.

In previous years the exhibition was held in our Heritage Gallery where only 20 works were admitted into the exhibition. This year about 40 – 50 works will be accepted.

ELIGIBILITY
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.

JUROR

Alexandra Foradas
Associate Curator at MASS MoCA

DATES

Members Submission Deadline: Friday, September 21, 2018, at 5 PM  (no exceptions)

Inform Selected Artists: Monday, October 8, 2018

Members Drop Off Work & Install: October 22 – November 1, 2018

Opening Reception: Friday, November 2, 2018, 6 – 8pm

Exhibition Dates: November 2, 2018 –March 17, 2019

Exhibition De-install & Pick Up Work: March 18 – 23, 2019

Last Day to Pick Up Work: March 23, 2019

Period of Loan: October 22, 2018 – March 23, 2019


REGISTRATION FEES
Fees are non-refundable.

1 Image Submission: $5
2 Images Submission: $12
3 Images Submission: $20
4 Images Submission: $25

CLICK HERE TO PAY ONLINE

Or via USPS (NBAM/ArtWorks!, Members Show 608 Pleasant Street, New Bedford, MA 02740), or over the phone with a credit card (508-961-3072).

• Please make checks payable to NBAM/ArtWorks!

ELECTRONIC ENTRIES

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

Images and payment are to be submitted by September 21, 2018, at 5 PM (no exceptions)

Submissions received after September 21, 2018, at 5 pm will not be considered.

How to Apply: Email your images, title list, and information to  [email protected]

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 the juror will see only clear quality images 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.

EXAMPLE
Smith_S_1_mrcats.jpg
Smith_S_2_tree.jpg
Smith_S_3_nbb.jpg

EXAMPLE OF TITLE LIST
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

SUBMISSION CHECKLIST
o Check by mail
o Images of up to 3 artworks o or
o Title List
o Payment via mail or here


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

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

EXHIBITION RECEPTION
The Members Show celebration will be on Friday, November 2, 2018, 6 – 8 pm. The Museum will provide a cash bar and light refreshments at the opening.

RECEIVING OF ACCEPTED ARTWORK
Drop-off is October 22 – November 1, 2018, at 608 Pleasant Street, New Bedford, MA 02740. Artwork will not be accepted before or after the dates unless previous arrangements have been made. If you are shipping your work, it must arrive before or on October 22, 2018, with a pre-paid return shipping form. NBAM/AW! will not incur any shipping expenses. While the artwork is at the Museum, every reasonable care will be taken in the handling and storage of the works submitted. Artwork will be insured while in the Museum.

CLOSE OF EXHIBIT
Work may not be removed before the end of the gallery on the last day of the show. Work must be picked up between March 18 – 23, 2019 from 9 am – 5 pm. Work not picked up by March 23rd is left at owners’ risk and could be subject to storage fees of $10 per day.


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, Middleboro, Bristol, Fairhaven, Newport and Providence.