2022 Spring Art Exhibition and Sale - Guidelines

"Shapes . . . and Colors"

​ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
  • We welcome work in every medium in the following Categories. (Select the one which best suits your work):

    • Photography/Video

    • Painting

    • Multi Dimensional Art  - Including Fiber Arts

    • Graphic Arts – including drawing and printmaking

  • All entries must be:

    • originated by the artist, entered under their own name.

    • completed within the past 3 years

    • not previously exhibited in a Monson Arts Council show

  • All entries must also be for sale:
    The commission on sales is 20%. The Monson Arts Council Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization. All commissions will be considered as donations and may be tax deductible. You will receive a confirmation of your donation with your sales receipt.

     

  • Selected artwork:

    • Monson Arts Council may print an image of your artwork in our Show Program, and may request use of an image of your work to promote the art exhibition. Your work, if used will be credited to you. 

    • Artwork will remain in exhibit until  5pm, May 8th..

 
HOW TO ENTER
  • Up to 3 pieces may be entered.
     
  • Payment may be made by:
    • Check made payable to Monson Arts Council and mailed to:
      MAC 2022 Exhibition, c/o Tim Denney, 94 Lakeside Dr., Monson MA 01057.
    • PayPal or Credit Card (both processed through PayPal, though no PP account needed for Credit Card. ) 
1 Piece @ $25
2 Pieces @ $35
3 Pieces @ $45

Paid up "MAC Artist Members" - a new membership category with discounted fees
Please click here for discounted fee payment.

  • Provide details of your artwork:   
    (Completing a PayPal payment DOES NOT submit an entry form.  Be sure to do both.)

     
    • Submit details using online entry form
       
    • Download and mail in a form
Use Online Entry Form - 2022 now closed
Download Entry Form
SUBMITTING YOUR ARTWORK:

Due to COVID-19 limitations, all Artwork will be submitted Digitally for the jury process this year.
Items selected by the jurors to be in the show will be required to be delivered.

 
NOTIFICATION OF ARTWORK SELECTED FOR THE SHOW.

The jurors will select the artwork to be displayed in the show. The list of SELECTED artwork will be displayed on the MAC Website no later than March 24th.  We will however strive to get the results posted as soon as possible.

DELIVERING YOUR ARTWORK:

 

Artwork which has been selected should be prepared according to the General Requirements for Artwork and delivered on::

  • April 2nd,  9:00am-1:00pm 

PICKUP OF ARTWORK
  • Artists are responsible for prompt pickup of work when required.  (May 14, 9-12)

  • There is a $10/week charge for all art not picked up on schedule.

  • Any artwork not picked up after 60 days will become the property of the Monson Arts Council.

  • Artwork may not be removed from the show during the exhibit.

  • You may send a representative to pick up or deliver artwork. Receipt or letter with ID, signed by the artist will be required for pick-up.
     

JURORS
Each year the committee for the Spring Art Exhibition and Sale select a new set of jurors.  For our 28th event, we are pleased to have:(Click the juror's name for their biography)
                                                                     
 
PRIZES

All Prize Winning works are featured in our Program. This program is mailed to museums, galleries and media throughout the region.  (See www.monsonartscouncil.org/past-shows

 

$4500 in prizes

  • Best of Show - Selected by Jurors - $1000

  • Categories awards - Selected by the jurors in each of the 4 categories

    • First Prize of $500

    • Second Prize of $100

    • Honorable Mentions - No cash award.

  • Plus

    • President's Choice - $300 - Selected by the MSB President, Dan Moriarty
      Sponsored by Monson Savings Bank - a major sponsor of the exhibition.

    • Sylvia Pyzocha Award for Photography - $500 - Selected by our jurors
      S
      ponsored by the Leo S Walsh Foundation / Pyzocha family

    • Outstanding Monson Artist - $300 - Selected by our Jurors
      Sponsored by Moulton Insurance Agency, Inc. and an anonymous donor

    • The Edward and Shirley Lastoff Memorial Prize - $250
      Sponsored and selected by Linda Lastoff

    • Committee Choice - $200 - Selected by Committee Ballot

    • Emerging Artist Award - $75 Gift Certificate - Selected by our Jurors
      For an artist who has not previously exhibited in a juried show.
      Sponsored by
      Giclée of New England, Inc.

    • People's Choice - Voted by ballot by Visitors to the show
      Hand made ceramic mug - sponsored by Juliet Rose Gallery.

 

All category prizes are awarded at the jurors' discretion. For example, if a category has few entrants, certain prizes may not be awarded. 

PREPARING AND SUBMITTING DIGITAL IMAGES. (Click for more details)
GENERAL REQUIREMENTS FOR ARTWORK: HANGING GUIDELINES​ (Click for more details)
GALLERY STORE GUIDELINES and FORMS (Click for more details)

PROMOTE THE EXHIBITION

The Monson Arts Council promotes our Spring Art Exhibition and Sale in many venues.  Artists are strongly encouraged to promote the exhibition to friends, patrons and on social media. 

 
 
Download Entry Form
Use Online Entry Form