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  • 24th Regional Juried Show (2021) – “…In All the Bridges We Made”

    The Newburyport Art Association

    24th Annual Regional Juried Show

    “…In All the Bridges We Made”

    Juror: Marcus Greene, Artist and Faculty, Institute of Art and Design at New England College
    Show Dates: Friday May 21, 2021 – Saturday June 26, 2021

    A regional show is significant for its size, reach, and scope. It creates a bridge to a broader art community. This show’s title, taken from the poem, The Hill We Climb by Amanda Gorman, resonates with us as we build and strengthen our connections through art.

    The show is open to all artists, NAA members and non-members, 18 years of age or older.

    Although membership is not a requirement for entry, we invite you to consider becoming an NAA Artist.
    Learn more about membership here.

    Acrylic, Digital Art, Drawing, Fine Crafts, Mixed Media, Oil, Pastel, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture, and Watercolor.

    Videos, installations, reproductions of original work, and Giclee prints cannot be accepted.


    All work must be original, completed within the last three years, and must have not been exhibited in a previous NAA gallery  show.

    Photos printed on metal with proper hanging hardware are accepted.

    2D works must be framed and ready to hang with screw eyes or D-rings and wire.

    Metal frames must have hardware that screw securely in the  track.

    Plexiglas or glass covered drawings, prints, photographs, and watercolors are accepted. Frameless glass or plexiglass, frames with tension, or saw-tooth hangers cannot be accepted. Gallery wrapped canvas must be stapled on he back. Gessoed or painted sides are acceptable.

    Framed dimensions no larger than 60 inches by 40 inches.

    Sculpture and 3-dimensional work must be less than 7 feet in height, 90 pounds or less, and fit within a 3×3 foot area.

    No wet paintings

    SUBMISSION GUIDELINES: Submissions open 3/22/21. Include size both framed and unframed in ArtCall.

    • Digital submissions only. You may enter up to three works of art in JPEG (.jpg) format. The image should include the submission only, and should exclude any mat, frame, and background. One image per work. Sculpture entries may include one additional digital image per work.
    • Enter online through www.artcall.org.
    • All accepted work is subject to review and must comply with the NAA framing standards. No artwork substitution is allowed
    • Submission of your entry constitutes your agreement with all the terms of this Call for Entry
    • Submission of your entry acknowledges the right of the NAA to reproduce art work for marketing purposes.

    NAA Basic Artist – $23. per entry
    Artist Plus Members – the first two entries are free, $23 for a third submission
    Non-Members – $30 per entry.

    All work must be for sale. The NAA retains a commission of 40% for works sold. Works will be handled with all possible care. NAA provides insurance up to 60% of the value declared by the artist from the day of receipt of the artwork to the final published pickup date. NAA is not responsible for work not picked up after Sunday, June 27, 2021.


    • Exhibition dates: Friday May 21, 2021 – Saturday June 26, 2021
    • Submission period, March 22, 2021 – Saturday May 1, 2021 at 5:00PM
    • Notification of accepted works: Monday, May 10, 2021
    • Receiving for accepted works: Sunday, May 16, 2021, 11a.m.-5p.m. We are staggering submission times based on last name. Please wear a mask and follow Covid protocols.

    A-D  11AM – Noon
    E-I    12Noon-1
    J-M   1PM-2
    N-R  2-3PM
    S-V  3-4PM
    W-Z  4-5PM

    • Opening and Awards: May 21, 2021  Sculpture Garden Reception: May 22, 2021
    • Pick-up works: Sunday, June 27, 2021, 1-5p.m. Artists bear responsibility for pickup on date stated above. Work left beyond that date is no longer the responsibility of the NAA and after 60 days become the property of the NAA.

    Insurance & Artist’s Responsibility Works will be handled with all possible care. NAA provides insurance up to 60% of retail value declared by the artist, from the day of the receipt of the artwork to the final day of the scheduled pick-up period, or delivery of and payment for work sold to the buyer. The artist bears all responsibility for loss of, or damage to, work not picked up by the end of the scheduled pick-up period. NAA is not responsible for work not removed by final day of scheduled pick-up period. Artists will be charged $20 late fee for work left beyond the pick-up period unless prior arrangements are made with the office. NAA takes a 40% commission on sales. Please provide notification in advance if someone other than the artist will be picking up artwork.

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    Keep Art Accessible For All! Donate to NAA New Dawn Capital Campaign

    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.

    As we approach the end of the year and the final weeks of our “NAA New Dawn” campaign, please consider making a donation to help us meet our $50,000 goal to cover operating expenses. With your generosity, we will be able to continue our vital work for many years to come. Thank you!  To Donate,  click Count Me In!

    The Newburyport Art Association is a 501(c )(3) non-profit organization.

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