ELIGIBILITY: Artists over the age of 18 in the New England area are eligible to enter all original Fine Art and Fine Craft media, 2D, 3D and Photography completed in the last 3 years. Works must be for sale at the fair market value, no NFS or POR. 2D work must be suitably finished/framed and ready to hang with fasteners and wire attached. No sawtooth hangers accepted. Works may not exceed 45” in any direction, including frame.
ENTRY FEES: ACGOW Artist Members: First entry is free, one or two additional entries are $10 each. Non-members and Associate Members: One entry is $20; two $35; three $40. ACGOW retains a 30% commission on all sales by non-member and associate member exhibitors. The juror may accept a maximum of two from any one artist. Payment is non-refundable and does not guarantee acceptance. Participants agree to permit ACGOW to use images of artwork for publicity purposes on social media, newspaper or other PR.
SUBMITTING WORK: Drop- Off Sunday, April 30, and Monday, May 1, between 12 and 4 PM . Entry forms can be downloaded from our website and should be filled out in advance and brought in with your work and a check for the appropriate amount.
LIABILITY: Extreme care will be taken with your artwork, however, ACGOW cannot assume responsibility for loss or damage. Artists are asked to maintain their own insurance.
PICKING UP WORK: Unaccepted work will be available for pickup during regular gallery hours through the month of May. Selected Artists’ works must be picked up Sunday, May 28, 5-7 PM. Artworks left 30 days past exhibit closing will become property of ACGOW and donated to charity.
JUROR: Megan Horn, Curatorial Assistant, Newport Art Museum. Since 2020 Ms.Horn has collaborated with the curatorial team and artists for the Newport Museum’s exhibitions programming. She has contributed to catalogues, including Hair Stories and the forthcoming catalogue for Social Fabric: Textiles and Contemporary Issues. Prior to her role at the Newport Art Museum, she participated in the 12-month Internship Program at Museum of Modern Art, New York. She received her BA in Art History from Vassar College.
JURY RESULTS: To determine whether your work has been accepted, look for your entry number(s) on the list that will be posted on our website on May 2nd and on ACGOW’s Facebook page.
AWARDS: More than $3,000 in awards: Excellence in Photography, The Katherine Forest Craft Foundation Fine Crafts Awards (including the Louise Forest Gibson, Joseph Gaulteri, Alice Clark Hubbard and Mabel Kingsbury Fentress awards for Fine Crafts); the Teddy Goberis Award for excellence in Ceramics; the Louise Pittaway Award for Excellence in Painting; Watch Hill Oysters Award for Fine Art Watercolor; Nancy Verbila Memorial Award for Collage/Mixed Media; Washington Trust Award for Photography; ACGOW Award for Fine Art; Jerry's Artarama Gift Certificate; Granite Photo Gift Certificate.
Any questions, please contact Linda King, [email protected], (401) 601-5390.