Call for Art

Photographer: Gregg Shupe


HCA Members Show
January 22 – February 15, 2018
Reception: Friday, February 2, 2018, 6:00-7:30pm

Pick up of all Art Work:  Friday, February 16, 3 to 6 p.m. and Saturday, February 17, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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Call for Art
Heart, Courage, Sweat

April 16th – May 3, 2017 

Last year’s show was so inspiring that we’ve decided to bring it back! The Heart, Courage, Sweat exhibit celebrates the heart, courage, and sweat that Boston Marathon runners exemplify each year.


This Call for Art is open to all students (Kindergarten through 12th grade) in the MetroWest community.

The Theme

You may have heard the expression, “It all starts here.” That is because Hopkinton is known as the starting point for the oldest continuously run marathon in the world. We want to celebrate the heart, courage, and sweat that runners exemplify each year when they give this race their all – running as best and as fast as they can – for 26.2 miles!

So we want to know:

What inspires YOU?

What do you love so much that you are not afraid to work harder than you ever thought possible to achieve your goal?

We invite you to express and share your passion with our community.


All entries should be original artwork, created by a student in grades K-12 who lives in the Metrowest area.

Entries must be 11” x 14” (paper is available for pick up at the HCA through March 26 in the HCA Gallery.)

Entries may be created in any 2D media, including: marker, crayon, paint, ink, acrylic, colored pencil, paint, computer art, prints and photography.

All entries should be related to the theme “Heart, Courage, Sweat: Art inspired by the Marathon”, but do not necessarily have to include imagery associated with running or sports.

Entries must be identified with full names on the back of the artwork. Please attach an additional sheet that contains the following information:
Title of Artwork
Media (pastel, watercolor, acrylic paint, photo, digital artwork, etc.)


Deadline: all entries are due by NOON Friday, March 30
at HCA, 98 Hayden Rowe St., Hopkinton, MA

*Thanks to Riley Colleran, who helped create the show title.


Arts in Bloom
Juried show for Adult Artists

May 11 – June 14, 2018, Reception: March 22, 6:30 – 8pm
Details to come!


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In the Gallery

Exhibit Opportunities

The Hopkinton Center for the Arts (HCA) hosts 10-12 exhibits annually. Juried exhibits take place several times a year and are hosted by guest jurors. It is at the discretion of the juror as to what pieces are selected for the show.

Juried Exhibits

Our juried exhibits are curated by guest jurors who select pieces from submissions received during our open calls for art. Recent jurors have included Mim Brooks Fawcett, Executive Director and Chief Curator of the Attleboro Museum, Katherine French (Director Emerita of Danforth Art, now Gallery Director of Catamount Arts), Jane Young (Chase Young Gallery, Boston), Arthur Dion (Gallery NAGA, Boston), Zola Solamente (Arden Gallery, Boston), and Photographer Chehalis Hegner,

More information about our guidelines can be found here.

HCA Members have an opportunity to exhibit in our Annual Members show, and they receive a reduced entry fee for all HCA Art Shows. To purchase a membership, click here.

A GUIDE: How to Price your Artwork
VIDEO HOW TO: Frame Your Own Artwork.

For information about the HCA gallery or upcoming exhibits, please call or call Kris Waldman, Co-Director, at 508.589.4409 or email