Call for Art

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Juried by Mim Brooks Fawcett
Chief Curator of the Attleboro Arts Museum

Exhibit: May 22 – June 22, 2017
Reception: Thursday, May 25, 2017, 6:30 – 8 p.m.
Hopkinton Center for the Arts Gallery, 98 Hayden Rowe St.

It is time for our popular seasonal open juried arts show — Arts in Bloom. Once again, the Hopkinton Garden Club will be providing beautiful one-of-a-kind floral arrangements to complement the prize-winning artwork on exhibit. Works do not have to have a floral component, but should reflect the theme of blooming in imagery, color, design or conceptual elements. Fee: $35 for up to 3 entries, $25 for HCA Members.

Awards: 6 Cash prizes will be awarded.

Drop off up to 3 pieces of art: Friday, May 12, 3 -6pm; Saturday, May 13, 10am – 1pm.

Download entry form here.

Notification to artists of work accepted and not accepted into show: Wednesday, May 17, 2017 (listed here).
Pick up Work Not Accepted into show: Friday, May 19, 3 -6pm; Saturday, May 20, 10am – 1pm
Pick up Work when show ends: Friday, June 23, 3 -6pm; Saturday, June 24, 10am – 1pm

Mim Brooks Fawcett joined the Attleboro Arts Museum as Executive Director and Chief Curator in July 2006. The Attleboro Arts Museum delivers 8 – 10 annual exhibitions of art, arts education programs, and unique cultural experiences to visitors of all ages and backgrounds. Ms. Fawcett has focused her efforts on heightening the Museum’s profile in the region and providing outstanding and diverse exhibits and multidisciplinary arts initiatives to promising and professional artists. She encourages visitors to explore the wonders and challenges of art through classes, gallery talks and workshops designed to stretch creative thinking.

Ms. Fawcett actively serves as a leader for the City of Attleboro’s Expo for the Senses and Winter Night Festivals – bringing thousands of visitors to Attleboro’s downtown for memorable celebrations of the arts. Additionally, she is a founding partner in the City of Attleboro’s Big Read, a National Endowment for the Arts literacy initiative, curating related exhibitions, conducting arts workshops and designing communications that expand the experience of connecting with great literature.

She is a frequent guest juror for galleries, museums and arts organizations throughout New England – such as Galatea Fine Art Boston/New England Collective; Blanche Ames National Juried Art Show, and the Cape Cod Museum of Art’s first juried exhibition, Breaking the Mold.

Ms. Fawcett has received extensive training in Life Drawing at New York City’s Art Students League, holds her BA with high honors in Graphic Design from The State University of New York at Binghamton, and has also received a MFA in Graphic Design from Boston University. From 1985 – 2003 she instructed a range of undergraduate graphic design courses at Northeastern University and as an advocate for arts integration, she has volunteered her time as a grant researcher, writer and implementer of arts programming for public elementary schools in southeastern MA.


First prize winner, Sonya Fairbank's "Sunday at Five in the Afternoon"

First prize winner 2017, Sonya Fairbank’s “Sunday at Five in the Afternoon”








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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.

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.

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For information about the HCA gallery or upcoming exhibits, please call or call Kris Waldman, C0-Director, at 508.589.4409 or email