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Front Street Art Gallery Annual Jury Show:  Now open for Submissions!

Scituate Arts Association’s

2024 Annual Juried Show                                     

April 5-28


Call for Entries Online/Prospectus

Online entry Wed, February 7 to Wed, March 13

Link Scituate Arts Association 2024 Juried Show Prospectus

Link: EntryThingy - Scituate Arts Association 2024


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 20th-22nd.


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 2nd & April 3rd.   Drop off times will be announced in accepted emails March 21st-23rd.


Entry Fee: 

Non-members fee: S16 per entry/3 for $45

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   SAA will retain 33% of sales from members artwork sold.  Non members 40%. 


Jurors:  Vincent Crotty and Cathy McCarthy 

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 19th, 7 p.m. at the Front Street Art Gallery, 124 Front Street, Scituate.  Works will remain on display during Gallery hours 4/7-4/28.  


Accepted works pickup:

Front Street Art Gallery, 124 Front St, Scituate on Sun, April 28th at 3-5 p.m. or Monday, April 29th, noon to 5 p.m. 

Gallery hours: Wednesday 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  •

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 or 781-608-9691.  

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About our Jurors

Jurors will be Vincent Crotty and Cathy McCarthy

  Vincent Crotty, an Irish-born artist from Kanturk, County Cork, has lived in Boston since 1990.  His work ranges through landscapes, seascapes, nocturnes, and figurative painting executed with fluid and vigorous brushstrokes that are balanced by sensitive color.  His paintings reveal a remarkable understanding of light, one which transforms his everyday subject matter into memorable and moving images.  40 plus years of exhibition in both Irish and American Galleries has seen his work recognized by awards from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, the John Stobart Foundation,

Plein Air Magazine, and international juried art shows.  Vincent has offered workshops in Ireland, Canada, and throughout the US. He teaches weekly classes at the New Art Center in Newton, Massachusetts. He has given portrait demonstrations at the Harvard University Art Museums with commissions from the Boston College Burns Library, the Irish Cultural Center of New England, New York’s Michael J. Quill Cultural Centre and many private collectors.  In addition, Vincent has created set designs for theater companies and productions including A Christmas Celtic Sojourn, Atlantic Steps, Cork City Ballet, the Huntington Theater Company, and Kieran Jordan Dance. Four of his paintings were used on the set of the movie Mystic River

Cathy McCarthy was the 2023 Best in Show Winner for her pastel “Treasures” at the Scituate Arts Association's Juried Show. Cathy studied Graphic Design and Illustration at UMass Dartmouth and continued her studies in Fine Arts at The Corcoran in DC and UVM in Vermont. While in the DC area, Cathy worked in galleries and was the owner of the Creative Framing shop and Gallery as she began her career as a freelance artist.  Some of her most treasured accomplishments are the public art projects and murals that she worked on in California and Vermont.

  Cathy now lives in Scituate and spends most of her creative time in her studio in Marshfield when not hiking or kayaking. Her work has won many local awards. Of winning Best in Show and her piece, Cathy states, “I am honored and thrilled to have won Best in Show! And of

"Treasures":  It’s all about realizing the little things in life that bring me happiness.  The treasures, seen and unseen; some suggested, some dreams.  It all started with a comfy chair!  Find your treasures.” 

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