The New Bedford Art Museum/ArtWorks! gladly accepts exhibition proposals from artists or an artist’s representative.  If you would like to propose an exhibition, please view our upcoming exhibition page for a sense of our programming and mission.

NBAM/AW! does not permit the display of work seen locally (greater New Bedford area) in the past two years. Following a review by the NBAM/AW! Exhibition Committee, notifications about the status of each proposal are sent to the applicant.

Regions Gallery

The Museum’s Regions Gallery highlights one New England artist each month whose work will be exhibited and sold. The artist will receive 60% of the profits from the sales of their work at the museum. The museum will receive 40% of the profits from the artist’s sales. As the work sells, the work remains on display in Regions until takedown of the exhibition. More details are available on the submission form below.

To submit a Regions Gallery proposal for review, please download the NBAM/AW! Regions Gallery Exhibition Proposal.

Main Exhibitions

The Skylight , Vault and Heritage Galleries host collections, retrospective exhibitions, and group shows. The space includes our Skylight Gallery and/or the Heritage Gallery. The work is not for sale. If there is a prospective buyer, NBAM/AW! puts the client in contact with the artist. More details are available on the submission form below.

To submit a Main Exhibition proposal for review, please download the NBAM/AW! Exhibition Proposal.

Formats for image files:
  • File format: JPEG only
  • File dimensions: No larger than 1920 pixels on the longest side
  • File resolution: 72 ppi/dpi (standard web resolution)
  • File size: 5 MB maximum

Exhibition Manager: Jamie Uretsky
The Museum no longer accepts applications sent through the mail. Please do not send CDs,  DVDs or any print material to our mailing address.

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, Newport and Providence.