Call for Art

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Heart, Courage, Sweat*:
A Show for Young Artists Inspired by the Marathon

April 10th – May 18, 2017
Reception at the HCA: Friday, May 5, 6:30 – 7:30pm



This Call for Art is open to all students (Kindergarten through 12th grade) who are residents of Hopkinton.

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 town.


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

Entries must be 11” x 14” (paper and entry forms are 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 signed with first and last name on the back of the artwork, and an entry form should be afixed to the back. Pick up an entry form at the HCA gallery or Download a form here.


Deadline: all entries are due by Monday, March 27, 2017
in the HCA Gallery.

Artwork will be shown at the Hopkinton Center for the Arts (HCA) from April 18 – May 18, or in Main Street shop windows from April 10 – May 18, 2017.

A local panel of artists will determine which artworks will be hung at the HCA based on creativity, composition, and design. These works will be professionally framed, and gifted to the artists when the show ends.

* Thanks to 6 year old Riley Colleran, who helped create the show title

Hosted by Hopkinton Center for the Arts (HCA), The 26.2 Foundation, and Creative Circles – Art for All!

Underwritten by Guaranteed Rate Mortgage


Michael Alfano

Bryan Brown

Cynthia Franca

Geri Holland

Kris Waldman

Stephanie Whelan

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Arts in Bloom Exhibit
Juried by Mim Brooks Fawcett, Chief Curator of the Attleboro Arts Museum
May 22 – June 22, 2017
Reception: Thursday, May 25, 2017, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. 

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

 More details to follow!

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.



Craig BachmanAdditional links:
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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.

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.

VIDEO HOW TO: Frame Your Own Artwork.

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