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Arts in Bloom 2021
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Presenting Sponsor of Arts In Bloom 2021: Weston Nurseries

May 7—June 24, 2021

We are excited to announce our sixteenth annual Arts in Bloom show, juried by Tatiana Flis. Graduating from Cranbrook Academy of Art, MI, with a Masters in Sculpture, and from Ringling College of Art and Design, FL with a Bachelors in Sculpture and Printmaking, Flis is an Artist and Arts Administrator who believes that creative expression is fundamental to the human experience. She is currently the Program Administrator and Arts Festival Director for Boston College’s Arts Council, serves on the Board at the Brookline Arts Center, and is the Assistant Director of Fountain Street Gallery, Boston. Flis has been featured in Artscope Magazine, Art New England, and reviewed in The Boston Globe. Her work has shown extensively throughout the United States and is collected internationally. Flis works from her studio in Millbury, MA.

Arts in Bloom is a competitive juried annual show open to all artists. Tatiana will choose the artwork to be exhibited and will also select six outstanding works for awards. These artworks were honored with fresh flower arrangements designed by Hopkinton Garden Club members May 7—May 14. The six winning artists will receive cash prizes totaling over $1,000.

The Theme:
Healing, Looking Forward, Empathy, Community
(Artwork does not have to include flowers)

Specifications:

  • Up to three artworks that have not been shown at HCA may be submitted. All 2D media may be entered, including photos, fiber art, and digital art. The work must be wired for hanging. Maximum height and width for framed wall hung work is 40 inches.
  • 3D work may be entered if it is free standing (does not require a pedestal) or can be hung on the wall and does not protrude more than 10 inches. 
  • No sawtooth hangers or sandwich frames, giclee prints, copies, derivative, or electronic reproductions will be accepted.

Important Dates:
04/02: Call Deadline
04/08: Announcement of selected artworks
04/30 - 05/01: Art accepted into the show to be received by mail* or drop off: Friday April 30th, 3-6pm, and/or Saturday May 1st, 10am-1pm
05/07: Exhibition Opens
05/07: Opening Reception
6/24: Exhibit Ends
6/25–26: Art Pick Up. Friday, 6/25, 3—6pm, and Saturday, 6/26, 10am—1pm 

*Non-local selected artists work must be received at the HCA, 98 Hayden Rowe St, Hopkinton, MA 01748 c/o exhibitions by April 30, 2021. Non-local artists are responsible for shipping costs both to and from the HCA and are responsible for insuring their work while in transit. If shipping work, each artist must provide a pre-paid, UPS or FedEx return shipping label including insurance. Please pack your work in sturdy reusable packaging. The HCA carries appropriate insurance to cover all artwork in the show for the duration of the exhibition, including the time frame of drop-off, installation, de-installation and pick-up.

Eligibility:
Artists of all ages are welcome to apply.

Submission Fee:
$25 for Members and $35 for Non Members for up to three submissions. Not a member? Not a problem. Join us during March Member Madness by signing up to become an HCA Member. Join Now! 

NEW BENEFITS for all Members including 10% off all ESL theater online and in-person performances, and for members beginning at the Family/Grandparent level, free or discounted admission to over 1,000 arts/cultural institutions.

How To Submit Artwork:
All artwork will be submitted through the online website ArtCall: Click Here


Exhibit Opportunities

At HCA, there are several opportunities for artists to show work: Fresh Perspectives (open to all HCA students); The Big Tent (open to all members), and  juried shows, such as Spring Ahead: Arts in Bloom (open to adult artists). 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 Resources for Artists

Artsake, Artscope and Art New England regularly list Calls for Art. Also check out The Art List, a great listing of additional opportunities. The Arts and Business Council is a wonderful resource for artists. Artsy Shark has hundreds of articles and resources about the business of being an artist. For artists looking for ideas, tips, and inspiration, see the Painterskeys, a blog about art and life. Written by painter Robert Glenn and published by his artist daughter Sara Glenn, it also includes great tips to jumpstart your work like this one, about creating magic.

Additional info

Members of all ages have an opportunity to exhibit in The Big Tent, our annual members show, and they receive a reduced entry fee for all HCA Art Shows. To purchase a membership, click here.


Information about how to propose a group exhibition in the Lotvin Family Gallery can be found here


INSPIRATION: Did you know that Getty Museum now has an online library containing over 300 publications that you can download for FREE? Go to Getty Publications Virtual Library


VIDEO HOW TO: Frame Your Own Artwork.
 

SHIPPING artwork: U.S.Art is a very good, professional art shipping company. (They are not inexpensive.)  If the work is a sturdy piece in a wooden box, a common carrier, i.e., a trucking company, can do it. If it's a small sturdy piece that can be very well packaged, Fed Ex, UPS, and the post office are possibilities. (Rule of thumb for UPS: can the piece in its package survive being dropped four feet onto hard floor?)

For information about the HCA gallery or upcoming exhibits, please call Sarah Alexander, Director of Visual Arts at 508.435.9222 or email Sarah@hopartscenter.org
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