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Arlington Open Studios | Call for Artists

Calling All Artists and Artisans!

Join Arlington Center for the Arts for our 26th annual Arlington Open Studios happening on Saturday, November 9, 2024, 11-5pm.  Artists who work in all mediums including painting, photography, fiber, ceramics, glass, fine jewelry, mixed media, printmaking and sculpture are encouraged to apply.

 

Arlington Open Studios will be held in two adjacent buildings in Arlington Center:

Arlington Town Hall (730 Mass Ave)

Arlington Community Center (20 Academy St/27 Maple St, 1st Floor )

Important Information:

DATE:  Saturday, November 9, 2024, 11 - 5pm

LOCATION:  All artists will be at Arlington Town Hall at 730 Mass Ave and the 1st floor of the Arlington Community Center just behind Town Hall at 20 Academy Street and 27 Maple St.

ELIGIBILITY: Open to all Arlington and non-Arlington artists

FEE:  $60 for ACA members, $75 for non-members (you can become a member when registering)

REGISTRATION DEADLINE:  Friday, September 6, 2024

TO REGISTER:  Please complete this Application Form and be ready to upload up to 15 images of your work, an artist statement, and any relevant web links (website, social media, etc)

JURYING: Due to space constraints, applications will be juried. Artists who are not juried into this year’s show will automatically be added to a Waitlist and will be notified if space becomes available.

JURYING PROCESS: HOW WE EVALUATE

  • During the jurying process, priority will be placed on having a diverse mix of represented media including a mix of painting, ceramics, jewelry, mixed media, photography, wood, fiber and metal work. The emphasis will be to have a variety of different high quality arts & fine crafts.

  • Each year, we work to find a mix of new and returning artists.

  • All application materials are reviewed including images, artist statement, website, and social media (if applicable) for high quality work, well made, unique, and well presented.

  • Were all the questions on the application answered, directions were properly and professionally followed, and materials submitted?

  • We review how many submissions are in the same media category (photography, painting, etc.). We also assess the diversity with the same media (subject, materials, price point, etc)

NOTIFICATION OF ACCEPTANCE: Artists will receive notice on the status of their participation in Arlington Open Studios 2024 by Thursday, September 12, 2024. If accepted, you will also receive your location assignment at that time. Please email Pam if you do not receive an email by September 12.

PAYMENT: If you are accepted, you must confirm your participation and complete your payment no later than Wednesday, September 18.

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