Our open call for artists are available to current and recent New Art Center faculty, staff, and students. Selected applicants will be awarded either a solo exhibition or a place in a group exhibition.

Call For Public Art: Chestnut Hill Square

On behalf of New England Development, New Art Center seeks an Artist or Artist Team to develop and install a site-specific work of temporary outdoor Public Art to enhance the visitor experience at Chestnut Hill Square. The installation will be on view from September through December 2021. The Artist / Artist Team will be awarded a $5,000 stipend! This is inclusive of all project development, material, supplies, building, installation and maintenance.

Details

  • Selection Announcement: Week of August 9, 2021
  • Stipend: $5,000
  • Artwork Locations: Walking pathways, wooden structures along pathways, and the exterior wall of the parking garage (top two floors).
  • All themes are welcomed and an interactive component is encouraged!
  • Artists applying as a team should submit work samples of each individual artist’s work.

Deadline

  • 11:59 PM, Sunday, August 1, 2021

Eligibility

  • Established professional artists
  • Able to deliver, install and maintain the project for the full installation duration
  • The artist selection panel will consider artistic diversity as one factor in the selection process.

Requirements

  • Written Proposal of Artwork Concept: including conceptual design drawings, sketches and/or maquettes, sufficient to communicate the artist concept.
  • Description of Specifications: related to materials, size, weight, installation requirements and maintenance guidelines.
  • Project Budget: including materials and artist’s fee.
  • Letter of Interest: no more than one page in length, explaining your interest in the competition and previous experience with site-specific public art.
  • Artist’s Statement: no more than 250 words in length, describing your work.
  • Curator’s resume (if part of a team)
  • Names/contact info for three professional references.
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Past Calls for Art

Women in Abstraction: Exhibition at New Art Corridor

Our first call for art at the New Art Corridor at the Trio is for Women in Abstraction curated by Destiny Palmer. This inaugural exhibition in our BIPOC curatorial series will examine more inclusive conversations in Art about Women and Abstraction. In response to recent exhibitions about Women Abstract Artists at several institutions including The Denver Museum of ArtHauser Wirth & SchimmelKemper Museum of Contemporary Art and MoMa, the New Art Center is looking for abstract works that align with this content to engage in dialogues of gender, race, class and history as it relates to abstraction. This show will have work on view in-person as well as in our virtual gallery. During the exhibition we will have panel discussions and studio visits with participating artists. We look forward to seeing your work. Submission deadline is May 23, 2021

Generously sponsored by The Village Bank, Newton Cultural Council, and The Harmony Foundation.

Deadline

  • 11:59 PM, Sunday, May 23, 2021.

Eligibility

  • Identifies as a woman
  • Creates abstract work

Requirements

  • Submit up to 6 works of any medium of art.
  • Created in the last five years.
  • All work selected for in-person display must be gallery-ready with hanging hardware.
  • If selected for in-person exhibition, artists will be responsible for transporting work to and from the New Art Corridor.
  • Digital selections will require high quality photos in .jpeg format, named LastName_FirstName_Title.jpeg, and the dimensions of the piece.
  • Maximum size for 2D: 50″W x 65″H.
  • Maximum size for 3D: 12″W x 65″H x 12″D.

Applications Closed

Satellite Galleries

The New Art Center is thrilled to expand our Satellite Gallery Program to include a new partnership with Berry Dunn, an accounting firm located in Waltham. We are currently looking for artwork from current/former students and faculty of New Art Center to present for this new location, as well as continuing to display artwork at the offices of Freedman Healthcare LLC and the Newton Highlands and Newtonville branches of Brookline Bank. Applications for these satellite galleries are accepted on a rolling basis with our next rotations occurring in May.

Benefits of our art-lending program are that your artwork will be on view for 6 months and offers a potential for sales and making connections. When possible, artists also receive a stipend for the use of their artwork! All work must be gallery-ready with hanging hardware such as D-rings or wired as well as stretched or framed. All themes and mediums are welcomed! We are especially interested in large scale artwork at this time.

Eligibility New Art Center Affiliation. Submission deadline May 2, 2021.

The Village Bank

Generously sponsored by The Village Bank

Deadline

  • 11:59 PM, Sunday, May 2, 2021

Eligibility

  • New Art Affiliation

Requirements

  • Especially interested in large scale 2D artwork.
  • 2D art must be a minimum scale of 16″W x 20″H.
  • The maximum size for 3D work is 12″W x 36″H x 12″D.
  • All work must be gallery-ready with hanging hardware such as D-rings or wired as well as stretched or framed.

Applications Closed

Creative Process: Call for Art

The Creative Process: The Andrew & Jean Dibner Annual Student and Faculty Show is our yearly Spring exhibition featuring student and faculty work from the past year. We are pleased to announce that the New Art Center will be holding Creative Process online this year!

While the exhibition has traditionally been installed in the New Art Center’s Main Gallery, we decided to move the exhibition online rather than cancel it due to COVID-19.

We invite all students (adults, teens, and children) and faculty from September 2019 – June 2020 to submit images of work made in a New Art Center class for the online exhibition. Faculty can submit any of their work. Although online exhibitions can not replace the experience of viewing art in person, we will be able to highlight a greater number of works made in the past year, and we will also be able to permanently archive the exhibition on the New Art Center’s website.

The exhibition is named in honor of Jean and in memory of Andrew Dibner. Andy was an avid New Art student and was also a donor and a long-time member of the New Art Center’s Board of Governors. Prior to his passing in July 2019, Andy made a final pledge to the New Art Center, to help improve our communications platform for students and the public, including our brand new website, which has the functionality to showcase online exhibitions.

  • The exhibition will be featured on the home page of the website from early August – September 15th.
  • We anticipate holding a virtual opening via Zoom and we will share more information about the reception soon.
  • Students and faculty can submit up to three images of their work!
The Village Bank

Generously sponsored by The Village Bank

Deadline

  • 11:59 PM, Monday, July 6, 2020

Eligibility

  • Students and instructors from September 2019 – June 2020 can submit up to three pieces of artwork

Requirements

  • Photos smallest side should be at least 600px.
  • Photo should be clear, well lit, not blurry, and no glares from lighting.
  • 2D works – Photo should be cropped to artwork’s edges so only artwork is visible.
  • 3D works – Artwork should be photographed against a clean, white or black background so only artwork is visible.

Applications Closed

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Holzwasser Gallery Call for Entries

The Holzwasser Gallery was created in 1991 thanks to a generous donation from Mary Holzwasser (1912-2003), an artist, student, New Art Center board member, and lifelong patron of the arts. Holzwasser Gallery exhibitions enhance the learning available in our studios and enliven the conversation about teaching, learning and participating in the arts by providing New Art Center students, faculty, staff, and volunteers an opportunity to present their work in a professional gallery. The gallery is approximately 300 square feet with 18-foot ceilings and about 67 linear feet of wall space.

Deadline

  • Rolling basis

Eligibility

  • Must have worked, taught, taken a class, volunteered, at the New Art Center within the past year of application

Application Materials

  • Artist Statement (Less than 1 page)
  • Artist CV
  • 4 images that represent your work

Applications Temporarily Closed