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  • BIG WORKS – Members Open Show. April 2nd – April 24, 2021. Call for Submissions!

    Sponsored by The Newburyport Art Association  The Firehouse Center for the Arts

    Size is one of the most effective ways to visually communicate an idea.

    An oversized painting may have a very different impact than one that is smaller in scale.

    Size Matters!

    Big Works is an open show for NAA Artist Members. The artwork will be on exhibit both at the Institution for Savings Art Gallery located at the Firehouse Center for the Arts, and also at the Newburyport Art Association in the Sargent Gallery. Due to space limitations, the call will open for entries on Monday March 1st and close when we have reached capacity (based on size of works submitted and exhibition space.) We look forward to your entry. Also please note that some selected artwork will be transported to the Firehouse for exhibit purposes.

    Dates to Remember:

    ~ ArtCall will open for submissions on Monday, March 1, and close when we have reached capacity.

      Receiving: March 28, 2021 AT THE NEWBURYPORT ART ASSOCIATION from 11AM-5PM

    ~ Exhibits open April 2, 2021

    ~ Facebook Live and/or in-person reception (Covid restrictions depending) April 3, 2021

    ~ Pick-up: April 25 from 11-5PM at the Newburyport Art Association unless you are otherwise notified to pick-up at the Firehouse


    ~ Entry must not have been in a previous Big Works Show or in any 2021 Exhibition

    ~ Artwork must have been created within the last two years

    ~ 2D and 3D work accepted

    ~ Media Accepted: Acrylic, Digital Art, Drawing, Fine Craft, Mixed Media, Pastel, Photography, Printmaking, Oil, Sculpture, and Watercolor

    ~One Entry per Artist

    ~Entry Fee $19.

    ~Wall art image size must be a minimum of 40×40 (1600 square inches). No maximum size. Artists must include both image dimensions and framed dimensions (if framed)

    ~3D work should be within the general dimensions of between 42 to 72 inches high and no more than 30 inches wide, and preferably a max weight of 60 lbs.* 3D work must fit through the NAA door, and 3D artists may need to be available to help place work during installation, depending on size. *If you have any questions or proposals about size or weight limitations, please contact [email protected]

    ~ All work must be for sale

    ~ All work must be original and conceived by the artist

    ~Gallery wrapped canvases must have deep profile (.75 or deeper) with gessoed or painted sides


    Submissions open on ArtCall March 1st!

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    In operation since 1948, the NAA is a corner-stone of the greater Newburyport vibrant arts scene with over 600 artists and members from around the region.  Our mission includes art exhibitions, arts education, and community outreach, especially to students and adults with disabilities, to keep the arts accessible for all.

    When the COVID-19 crisis forced us to close our doors from March to October, there was a void felt in both art and community. Thanks to the efforts of the NAA Board and our committed supporters, we re-opened to the public on November 6th with The Power of Art: Members Open Show, featuring stunning work by over 90 of our member artists.

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