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

Peaceful Protest Posters: Online Exhibition

“Creativity is the power to act” – Ai Weiwei

The New Art Center stands in solidarity with Black and Brown members of our community to fight systematic racism. We invite you to make systemic change with us through art. For more than 500 years, Protest Posters have been profound visual icons for social justice, and have served as a call to action for societal change.

Online Exhibition Dates: July 4 – August 31, 2020

The exhibition will be included on the New Art Center’s home screen at www.newartcenter.org from July 4 – August 31, 2020. It will then be archived on the website under Exhibitions.

Guest Curator: Ibrahim Ali-Salaam

Ibrahim Ali-Salaam is a Boston based artist and has been working professionally since 2001. A graduate from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Ibrahim works in charcoal and oils and his art is primarily figurative in nature and focuses on investigating identity.

Deadline

  • 11:59 PM, Friday, June 26, 2020

Eligibility

  • The exhibition is open to all artists.
  • There is no fee to submit.
  • Submission does not guarantee inclusion in the exhibition.

Requirements

  • Please submit up to three images of Protest Posters of your own design.
  • Posters should predominately include graphic arts, iconography, and/or imagery.
  • Posters that are made up in multiple parts may be submitted as one piece.
  • You will receive a confirmation email once you fill out this submission form.
  • If you do not receive an email, your response has not been recorded. Please email exhibitions@newartcenter.org for more information.

Apply

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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.

Apply

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Liquid portraits opening

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

Apply

  • Email kyle@newartcenter.org, subject line “Holzwasser Gallery Application”

Brookline Bank Freedman Healthcare

Satellite Gallery Call for Entries

The New Art Center is pleased to display work of faculty and students at the offices of Freedman Healthcare LCC, and the Newton Highlands and Newtonville branches of Brookline Bank. Applications for these satellite galleries are accepted on a rolling basis.

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

Apply

  • Email kyle@newartcenter.org, subject line “Satellite Gallery Application”