Call for Art
Creative Circles: Year 1
January 31 – February 26, 2017
Reception and Round Robin Event:
Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017, 6:30 – 8:30 pm.
The Round Robin event is a sharing of artwork, song, writing, and whatever sparks your creativity!
Creative Circles. What does that phrase mean to you? A circle is symbolic of something that is whole, complete, ideal and eternal; a circle has no ending and no beginning, making it synonymous with cyclical ideas and processes. A circle around other Native American symbols signifies family ties, closeness & protection. We welcome your expression of this theme in whatever medium you choose.
Artists are invited to submit up to two works of art. One or two will be chosen for this exhibition, depending on space considerations.
Specifications: All 2D and 3D media will be considered, including photography and sculpture. Maximum height and width is 40 inches; all 2D work must be wired. No sawtooth hangers or sandwich frames, please. Work must not have been previously exhibited at the HCA at any time. Please see more information about framing guidelines here.
We would like to accommodate everyone who would like to exhibit, so showing everyone well means that size is a consideration. Please understand that if you submit two large pieces, co-Director Kris Waldman may need to contact you to propose that you submit something smaller.
Artwork Drop off: Friday Jan 27, 3 – 6pm and Saturday, Jan 28, 9am – 1pm. at 98 Hayden Rowe St., Hopkinton, MA 01748. Please fill out the Entry Form and attach it to each of your artworks. You are also welcome to fill out the form when you drop off your work, and to submit your resume, statement and/or bio at that time.
Email Notification to artists about work accepted into the show: Tuesday, January 31, 2017.
Art Pick up of Work not accepted for show: Friday, February 3, from 3 to 6 p.m. and Saturday, February 4, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Fee: $25, $15 for HCA members.
ABOUT CREATIVE CIRCLES
The Women’s Art Forum (WAF) is now Creative Circles – Art for All! We invite all friends of the arts to join us. Men, women, and other-identified people are invited to participate in our events!
Founded by Cheryl Perreault and Geri Holland, WAF has seen great growth and success in the past 10 years. Geri Holland and Cynthia Franca have taken the reigns and morphed the program into Creative Circles – Art for All! in order to offer a new phase of programming for community arts. Creative Circles respects the former ideology of WAF while bringing different and innovative approaches and offerings. Creative Circles will consist of six programs a year, offered during the months of February, April, May, September, October and November. In the words of its’ founders, the mission of this volunteer organization is to host artists’ talks that “build a strong and inclusive community through the arts – sharing contributions, inspiring one another, and growing together as human beings, artists and community.”
Third Thursday Creative Circles gatherings are hosted by the Hopkinton Center for the Arts. Artists of all ages and the general public are invited to attend. The programs take place 6:30 – 8:30 PM, with artist talks beginning at 7 P.M. Please join us!
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.
Other opportunities to exhibit include the annual Women’s Art Forum Show, the Young Artists Exhibit, and special events such as the 300th Anniversary Photography Show.
To support these programs there is a minimal entry fee for these exhibits.
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.
VIDEO HOW TO: Frame Your Own Artwork.