National Juried Show

Artistic field:



Not for profit:

Newburyport Art is seeking submissions for its first National Juried Show, juried by Jane Winchell, the Sarah Fraser Robbins Director of the Dotty Brown Art & Nature Center at the Peabody Essex Museum (PEM).

  • The show is open to all media and disciplines, but reproductions of original work and Giclée prints cannot be accepted.
  • This call is open to both members and non-members of Newburyport Art, ages 18 and older
  • There is a maximum allowance of three entries per artist. Each artwork is considered a separate entry/submission.
  • The jurying/review process is blind. Membership has no impact on selection for this exhibition.
  • All work must be for sale.
  • Newburyport Art retains a commission of 40% for works sold.

Artwork Requirements

  • All work must be original, completed within the last five years, and must have not been exhibited in a previous NAA Fall, Winter, or Regional Juried Show.
  • All work must be for sale. We do not accept works on loan from any private collection.
  • No wet paintings.
  • (2D) Works must be ready to hang with screw eyes/D-rings and wire. Metal frames must have hardware that screws securely in the track.
  • (2D) Plexiglass or glass-covered drawings, prints, photographs, and watercolors are accepted.
  • (2D) Frameless glass or plexiglass, frames with tension, or saw-tooth hangers cannot be accepted.
  • (2D) Photos printed on metal with proper hanging hardware (see above for hanging requirements) are accepted.
  • (2D) Gallery wrapped canvas must be stapled on the back. Gessoed or painted sides are acceptable.
  • (2D) Total 2D dimensions must be no larger than 60 inches on any one side.
  • (3D) Sculpture and 3-dimensional work must be less than 7 feet in height, 90 pounds or less, and fit within a 3x3 foot area.

Submission Guidelines

  • Artists must upload at least one image per work. This image should be of the artwork only (excluding any mat, frame, and background, unless integral to the work). A second upload is permissible if the artist wishes to provide a different angle, show the work framed, or focus on a specific detail shot.
  • Digital images of submissions should be high resolution (ideally 300 ppi or higher), with a minimum sizing of 540 px on the shortest side.
  • All accepted work is subject to review and must comply with Newburyport Art hanging/framing standards.
  • No artwork substitution is allowed.
  • Submission of your entry constitutes your agreement with all the terms of this Call for Art.
  • Submission of your entry acknowledges the right of Newburyport Art to reproduce artwork for marketing purposes.
  • Newburyport Art reserves the right to decline a submission for any reason or to remove a selected work for any reason.
  • Having trouble submitting? Call Newburyport Art at 978-465-8769 or send us an email at

Important Dates

  • Deadline for this call for art: April 30th (by 11:59pm)
  • Notification of acceptance or rejection: May 6th (by 11:59pm)
  • Drop-off of accepted work: May 15th (1-5pm), May 16th-18th (11am-5pm), May 19th (1-5pm)
  • Exhibition opens to the public: May 24th (opening at 11am)
  • Reception and Awards Presentation: May 24th (5-7pm)
  • Final day of exhibition: June 30th (closing at 5pm)
  • Pick-up of work: June 29-30th (1-5pm)
Prize Summary: 
Small cash prizes
Event date: 
May 24, 2024 to June 30, 2024
Newburyport Art Association 65 Water Street, Newburyport, MA, 01950

Entry Fee:

Fee Detail: 
$35 for non-members, reduced fee for members
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