Front Street Art Gallery Annual Jury Show: Now open for Submissions!
Scituate Arts Association’s
2023 Annual Juried Show
Call for Entries Online/Prospectus
Online entry Wednesday, February 8 to Wednesday, March 15
Link: EntryThingy - Scituate Arts Association 2023.
Entry is open to all artists. Work must be created outside of a class or workshop environment and completed within the last 3 years.
All works on paper or canvas must be properly framed and wired for hanging (no clip-on frames or saw tooth hooks). Larger sculptures or other 3D works must come provided with suitable display stands. . Due to space limitations, The SAA reserves the right to refuse oversize works which may be problematic to hang or display or works whose subject is deemed non-PG. JPEG Image(s) submitted through this site must be artwork only, no frames/no glass.
Online Entry Instructions:
All entries must be submitted as a .jpg file via EntryThingy - Scituate Arts Association 2023. There is a maximum of 4 entries per person. The .jpg files must be no larger than 8 Mb and the minimum image width is 900 pixels. Each entry will require a title and “description” which is optional and defined with entry instructions. Also needed are the price and the dimensions of the piece to plan gallery space.
Notification of Juried Status:
Entrants will be notified by email of their entries’ status on March 21st-23rd.
Drop Off of Accepted Works:
Accepted works must be hand delivered to the SAA’s Front Street Art Gallery, 124 Front St, Scituate. Sat & Sun, April 1st & April 2nd. Drop off times will be announced in accepted emails March 21st-23rd.
Non-members fee: S15 per entry/3 for $40
Members fee: $12 per entry/3 for $30
You may join or renew membership at the time of registration. The SAA will not accept entries for those whose membership requires renewing and will notify you of same. To double check on membership status email email@example.com SAA will retain 33% of sales from members artwork sold. Non members 40%.
Jurors: Jennifer Clark, Keith Conforti & Page Railsback
Awards: $500 prize for Best In Show, $100 first prize awards (a total of up to $1000 in prizes to be awarded). Ribbons awarded for first, second and third place in each category: oil/acrylic, watercolor, pastel, photography, drawing/printmaking/mixed media, and 3-D works. Sufficient numbers are required per category for award.
Awards Reception: Friday, April 21st, 7 p.m. at the Front Street Art Gallery, 124 Front Street, Scituate. Works will remain on display during Gallery hours 4/7-4/30.
Accepted works pickup:
Front Street Art Gallery, 124 Front St, Scituate on Sun, April 30th at 3-5 p.m. or Monday, May 1st, noon to 5 p.m.
Gallery hours: Thursday to Sunday, Noon-5. A storage fee of $5 per entry will be charged after May 9.
Liability: Though care will be taken in the handling of works, the SAA/Front Street Gallery is not responsible for loss or damage.
Scituate Arts Association • scituateartsassociation.com
PO Box 214, Scituate MA 02066
The Ellis House:
709 Country Way, Scituate, MA 02066
The Front Street Art Gallery:
124 Front Street, Unit #8, Scituate MA 02066
Many Thanks to our Sponsors: Coastal Heritage Bank, Frame Center of Hanover and Janet Cornacchio, Jack Conway Realtor, Scituate
Direct questions to firstname.lastname@example.org or 781-608-9691.
About our Jurors
Jurors will be Jennifer Clark, Keith Conforti & Page Railsback:.
Jennifer Clark-Plymouth artist, Jennifer Clark, 2022’s Best in Show Winner, explains that growing up in a family of artists, she was encouraged to use her creativity as far as her imagination would go. While studying graphic design her junior year in college, a paintbrush found its way into her hand, which resulted in a BA in Fine Arts from the University of Utah . It has not only changed the way that she perceives life, but it also altered how she expresses herself artistically. The versatility of Jenny’s work appears in the interpretive range of her subjects, from realistic to humorous to modern abstraction, but most of all with an empathetic touch. She embraces impressionistic emotion and luminous color element, delighting in bringing them to life. Jenny strives to pair grounded, natural elements with the surreal and vivid nature of the untamed wilderness. Of her winning Best in Show piece, “ Bird Song”, Jenny states,: I have always been fascinated visually where water touches land. It creates contrast while maintaining harmony, different elements sharing space. Salt marshes are a perfect example of this, which is what inspired me for this piece. Trying to capture something that soothes the soul. The title for this piece came from a Claude Monet quote, " I would like to paint the way a bird sings."
Keith Conforti works professionally as a photographer, graphic designer and college professor. He teaches classes and workshops on both disciplines. His visual style relies heavily on composition, honed by his years as a graphic designer, to create order out of nature’s chaos. Keith states that, “I use photography to explore neglected and abandoned worlds, allowing me to create stories about the contradiction of beauty and decay. My subjects…tell stories of past and present—what once was, what remains, and what new life emerges from the ravages of time and neglect. These images urge the viewer to rekindle connections and feelings with our past and those elements of society that have been reduced to elusive memories.” Keith’s fine art photography has garnered recognition and numerous awards from the South Shore Art Center, North River Arts Society, the Massachusetts Cultural Council, and the Department of Conservation and Recreation. His commercial work has been published in the Cohasset Mariner and South Shore Living magazine.
Page Railsback has been painting and teaching on the South Shore as well as Mexico for many years. She lives in Scituate, is a member of the Copley Society, the South Shore Art Center, shows her work at several Galleries and in her Rockland Studio. She received a Residency at the FineArts Work Center in Provincetown in 2013
Visit her website PageRailsback.com