Annual Members Exhibition: Call for Entries

June 24, 2020 – November 8, 2020

Application for Submission Opens
Friday, April 3, 2020


New Bedford Art Museum/ArtWorks! (NBAM/AW!) is seeking artists to have their artwork showcased in the juried Annual Members Exhibit, themed around “small works.” NBAM/AW! will award three cash prizes to the top three artworks selected by the Juror.


  • Artists must be NBAM/AW! Members. 
  • Not a member? Click here.
  • Each artist may submit up to three pieces for consideration.


Application for Submission Opens: Friday, April 3, 2020

Members Submission Deadline: Friday, May 22, 2020, at 5 PM (extended)

Inform Selected Artists: Friday, Jun 5, 2020, before 5 PM


Painting, drawing, mixed media, sculpture, photography, ceramics, fiber, metals, glass, wood, installation, printmaking, performance and video. All must meet the following requirements for “small works.”

  • 2D artworks must be under 24″ x 24″ framed. The longest side cannot exceed 24″
  • 3D artworks the longest dimension cannot exceed 24″ — imagine a 24″ x 24″ x 24″ cube that your artwork must fit in.
  • Video/Sound works cannot exceed 3 minutes. 


Drop-off is June 4 – 14, 2020 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 prior to or on June 4, 2020, 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.


NBAM/AW! will offer three cash prizes to the top three artworks selected by the Juror:

Best in Show: $100
First Runner-Up: $75
Honorable Mention: $50


Dina Deitsch
Director and Chief Curator of Tufts University Art Galleries

As Director and Chief Curator of the Tufts University Art Galleries, Dina oversees the temporary exhibitions and public programs at the Aidekman Arts Center on the Medford campus and at the SMFA at Tufts Boston campus in addition to the university’s Permanent Art Collection.  She also organizes contemporary art exhibitions and chairs the University’s Gifts of Art and Public Art Committees. Before Tufts, Dina was the Interim Director Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, Harvard University. She was the Director of Curatorial Projects at GoodmanTaft, and the Curator of Contemporary Art at the DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum.


Work may not be removed before the close of the gallery on the last day of the show.  Work must be picked up between November 12-17, 2020 from 12:30 PM-4:30 PM, daily. Work not picked up by November 17 is left at owners’ risk and could be subject to storage fees of $10 per day.


Fee for each entry is $10 per image of artwork. Up to 3 artworks may be submitted per applicant (3 works for $25). 

Fees are non-refundable.

Payments can be submitted online, 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!


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

Submissions received after May 8, 2020 at 5 PM 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. 

Video submissions: please send a link to your video.

Emails should include a title list which consists of the following:

  • Name
  • Phone number
  • Mailing address
  • Email
  • Title
  • Materials
  • Size (LxWxH)
  • Year the piece was created
  • Declared insurance value

Additionally, please indicate if the following programming interests you:

  • I would be interested in doing an art demo on Friday, July 24, 2020, 6 – 8 PM and/or Thursday, August 27, 2020, 6 – 8 PM    
  • I would be interested in talking about my work on the radio  

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
(555) 555-1234
[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

Application for Submission Opens
Friday, April 3, 2020

Email [email protected]  with questions.