Zullo Gallery Call to Art August 2018

The Zullo Gallery is a delightful gallery in Medfield, MA. Many BVAA artists have been featured in their previous shows. The deadline to submit for this show is WEDNESDAY AUGUST 15 2018.

Note that this call to art is NOT run by the Blackstone Valley Art Association. We are providing this information as a service to all interested artists! Also note that submitting your works to Zullo is not a guarantee of being selected. Your $20 entry fee is to be considered. A judge then reviews all submitted works and decides which will be in the show. If you aren’t chosen, you don’t get your $20 back.

Zullo Gallery
24th Annual Juried Exhibition
September 15 – November 3, 2018


The 24th Juried Exhibition is open to all artists (18 years or older) working in all mediums. Applicant’s may submit up to three works – on CD, flash drive, as photographic prints or by e-mail to: juried2018@zullogallery.org (files must be in jpg. form).

Please put 24th Juried Exhibit in the subject line.

Work must have been created within the past two years.

The gallery requests a $20 donation from each applicant. (e-mail applicants please use the zullogallery.org web site, under HOME scroll down to DONATION, make a $20 donation – write 24th Juried Exhibit in comment area.) Checks should be made payable to the Zullo Gallery.

Each application must include:
1. Artists’s name, address, phone number and email address
2. Title, size, medium and date each work was completed

Send to:
Zullo Gallery, 24th Annual Juried Exhibition, 456A Main Street, Medfield MA 02052

All entries must be received by Wednesday , August 15, 2018
(If you wish application material returned please include a self-addressed stamped envelope)

All artists will be notified by email of the juror’s selection by August 28
Selected art work must be properly framed and delivered to the Zullo Gallery on Sunday, September 9.

The gallery reserves the right to exclude any work that, on delivery, is different from what was represented in artist’s application. All work must be for sale. The gallery receives a 35% commission on all work sold.

Images of selected work may be used for publicity purposes.

Cat Ciccolo Tucker Artist, Visual Arts Faculty Weston HS

web: www.zullogallery.org
tel. 508.359.3711

For more information and to enter visit the Zullo Gallery Website

2019 Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor Calendar

Image by Lisa Shea

It’s that time of year! The deadline is Wednesday, August 15th, 2018 for the 2019 Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor Calendar. The theme this year is TRANSPORTATION.

This calendar is put out by the Blackstone Heritage Corridor to celebrate the beauty of the river region.

Photo requirements:
horizontal photo format only;
at least 300 dpi (dots per inch);
10 inches wide by 8 inches high;
in digital JPG format.

Photos must be taken in the Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor and focus on transportation (canal, railroad, etc).

No altered or black and white images, and photos must be your own original photography.

Winners are celebrated in a lovely reception and their photos and biographies are run in local newspapers. It’s a great way to get quite a lot of free marketing for your photography.

As part of this process, the artist transfers an unrestricted, non-exclusive license to Blackstone Heritage Corridor, Inc. for its use for the calendar and other materials.

Many BVAA members have participated in this calendar in past years. The calendar strongly marks each image with its artist’s name, so all calendar buyers know who the artists are. The images have also been showcased in a number of other brochures! All images submitted become part of the BHC image library. Do keep in mind that the BHC doesn’t always credit images. So your photos can sometimes show up in brochures and other documents without credit.

Submissions are done by email. here’s the form and details!

2019 Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor Calendar Form

Fauna Photography Contest 2018 – Cultural Center of Cape Cod

Owl Photo by John Randell

The Cultural Center of Cape Cod is holding an ONLINE CONTEST ONLY on the theme of “Fauna” where you submit your photos online and the winners are shown online. So there is no in-person component to this art show or contest.

Theme: Wildlife photography aims to capture a one-of-a-kind look at the wonders of the animal kingdom. Embrace the wilderness with animal as the subject in their most powerful, raw, vulnerable, and natural form. Show us FAUNA through your perspective, any and all methods of capture and process are welcome.

You could win a fair amount of cash if you win:
First Place: $500 cash prize
Second Place: $200 cash prize
Third Place: $100 cash prize

Entry deadline: Friday, July 20, 2018 at 11:59pm (mst)

Entry Fee:
$20 for first entry/$5 for each additional entry.
You may enter up to 20 images.
Payment is non-refundable and does not guarantee acceptance.

For more details:

Hopedale Day in the Park 2018 – Sept 15 2018

The 29th Annual Hopedale Day in the Park is on Saturday September 15th, 2018!

The Blackstone Valley Art Association regularly gets a booth at this festival in order to promote our artwork and membership.

In addition, the Hopedale Cultural Council sponsors a HUGE art show at this event, under a big white tent. Many of our members routinely win prizes. Here’s an image from 2017 when our member Libia Goncalves won first prize.

It is WELL worth entering this art festival. It’s a part of a one-day big festival on the Hopedale common with music, food, booths, and all sorts of things. The entry fee is $20.

There are four categories for prize getting:
* watercolors
* oils / acrylics
* photography
* mixed media (pretty much anything else)

Here’s some details for entering.


* ALL SIGNATURES MUST BE COVERED BY CARDSTOCK FOR JUDGING. They’ll remove the cards later on, but when you bring your artwork in the signature MUST be hidden. That way the judging can be reasonably anonymous.

* YOU MUST BE THERE BETWEEN 8-9AM FOR DROPOFF. Then they judge so you can’t be late. If you have a challenge with this, talk with us and we can coordinate with someone who is going in to bring your art in for you.

* THE ART FESTIVAL AND OUR BOOTH ARE TWO SEPARATE THINGS. The art festival is run by the Hopedale Cultural Council and we all enter that show. In addition to that, we also have a booth at the event which we put our own art up in, for free. Our booth is best for smaller quick-purchase items, matted prints, and notecards.

* YOU MUST SEND IN A PAPER FORM TO REGISTER. That has to be received by September 9th 2018. Don’t wait for the last minute on this one. Register early.

Here’s the two pages for the paper registration. Print these out, fill them in, and snail-mail them to their destination.

Ask with any questions! This is well worth entering.

You can also get more information at their Facebook page:

Relatively Abstract Call to Art 2018 – X Gallery New Bedford MA

Bob Evans

The X Gallery In New Bedford, Massachusetts has a call to art for their show “Relatively Abstract”.

Theme: Abstraction… A departure from reality in depiction of imagery in art. This departure from accurate representation can be slight, partial, or complete.

Deadline: Last day for drop off is Sunday July 1st, 2018 between 11am and 3pm.

Show opens Thursday, July 5th, 2018
Opening reception is Saturday July 7th, 2018 from 5pm to 8pm.

Entry fee:
for non members is $10 each, 3 for $25.
Anything over 3 pieces would be $10 each.

Full details:

2018 Grafton Sunflower Festival

Sunflowers! There are sunflowers! Saturday July 28th and Sunday July 29th 2018 from 10am to 4pm. Rain or shine!

The BVAA has a Sunflower Exhibit coming up in September in Douglas, so this is the perfect time to get ready for it! Let us know when you’d like to go and maybe we can get a group together!

Details from the official website:

Community Harvest Project
37 Wheeler Road
Grafton, MA 01536

Join us for our first Sunflower Festival! This summer event will celebrate one of our favorite summer flowers with activities for all ages, including:

A Sunflower Maze in the fields for families to find their way through.

Pick your own sunflowers and zinnias to take home.

Summer activities for the kids.

Take photos with the sunflowers as a gorgeous backdrop.

Bring a picnic lunch to enjoy with fun lawn games, or grab a bite from on-site food trucks.

And of course, ice cream!

Tickets are $10 per adult and include 5 sunflowers (additional sunflowers are $1 each). Adult tickets do NOT include kids activities; a $5 Kids Pass will be available for purchase the day of the event.

Official page:


Gallery 263 Show: Place (Holder) 2018

“Finding Space” / Lisa Shea
This is a call to art for the Gallery 263 in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

They are extending their deadline for the show

Place (Holder)

to Friday, June 22th, 2018

Artists from all New England states are encouraged to submit work that fits the theme. Greer Muldowney guest jurors the show, which will exhibit 2D and 3D art and time media.

From their site:


City life may not be the first image that comes to mind when you imagine the New England landscape, but the region is sprinkled with historically rich and diverse cities both large and small. Whether you are in the bustling metro areas of Boston, nestled in the sleepy mountains of Vermont, or sit on the rocky coasts of Maine, you are always accompanied by a familiar charm. However, our states are still home to cities that have fallen into disrepair where vibrant mill industries once flourished, suffer from underfunded social programs, and a growing disparity among the folks that call the same place “home” is becoming more visible.

This regionally juried exhibition at Gallery 263 asks our community of New England: “How do each of us fit into this puzzle, and what is our relationship to our cities as artists?” All Interpretations and analysis’ of life in New England cities are encouraged.

Full details:
Place(Holder) at Gallery 263