Additional Exhibition Opportunities for MMoA Artists

Mystic Museum of Art is far from the only regional venue to exhibit the work of contemporary artists – visit this page often to learn about additional exhibition opportunities in the surrounding areas.

Exhibitions are organized by submission deadline.

Listings will update as MMoA staff members hear about new information! If you come across an opportunity that we’ve overlooked, please contact Exhibitions Manager Amelia Onorato.

For opportunities on a national (rather than regional) scale, the following websites are wonderful resources:

  • SIDE ARTS is an online portal for artists seeking exhibition opportunities. Artists may subscribe to receive email updates
  • Professional Artist Magazine: often updates with links to exhibition opportunities both with and without fees

April 2022

Photo 16
May 5 – May 29, 2022
Norwich Arts Center, Norwich, CT
Receiving: April 29 and 30, 12-4pm
Norwich Arts Center (NAC) is hosting a juried photography exhibition. Photographers may submit up to three pieces, with a size limitation of 48 inches. All work must be for sale.
Entry Fee: Members: 1 entry for $20, 2 for $25, 3 for $30
                    Non-members: 1 entry for $25, 2 for $30, 3 for $35
Digital Art, Assemblage, and Cut Paper Collage
September 8 – October 1, 2022
Limner Gallery, Hudson, New York
Deadline: April 30, 2022.
Limner Gallery seeks entries for a juried art exhibition, September 8 – October 1, 2022. Juror: Limner Gallery Director. This exhibition is open to the various forms of digital art and the relationship between digital and traditional paper collage. 3D assemblage will be represented comparatively as sculptural collage.
Entry Fee: $35
May 26 – August 25, 2022
Stamford Art Association, Ferguson Library, Stamford, CT
Entry Deadline: April 30, 2022
In partnership with The Ferguson Library and Stamford Pride, Stamford Art Association is proud to present ‘The Art of Community,’ a celebration on how art can lift all voices in the community through engagement, awareness and support. This show is open to all SAA members and non-members and is a juried show. All two dimensional media are welcome, including painting, mixed media, photography, drawing, and printmaking.

May 2022

Boundaries
June 22- August 13, 2022
6 Bridges Gallery, Maynard, MA

Entry Deadline: May 1, 2022

Boundaries — whether physical or emotional, seen or unseen — define our values, our relationships, our lives. They can offer protection and structure, as well as the opportunity to push beyond our limits. We invite artists to submit 2D and 3D works that speak to the theme of “boundaries” for our 6th annual juried exhibit. Where do you “draw the line”?

Entry Fee: $15.00 for one piece, $25 for two, $35 for three
Mini Gem Print Show
June 4 – July 30, 2022
Society of American Graphic Artists (SAGA), New York City
Deadline: May 1, 2022

This exhibit is open to active members of SAGA and all printmakers living and working in the USA. At least one print by members of SAGA will be automatically accepted. The remaining spaces will be juried. Artists are eligible to submit up to 2 original prints. SAGA will provide matting for all work. All mats are white and measure 10”x 10” with a 6” x 6” opening. Prints must be unmatted, on paper measuring 8” x 8”. Image size must be within a 4” x 4” range.

Entry Fee: SAGA members: $15
All other applicants: $25

Judge: Erica Criss, founder and owner of CRISS Collaborations

2022 FOR PASTELS ONLY
June 21 – July 17, 2022
Cape Cod Cultural Center, South Yarmouth, MA

Deadline: May 6, 2022

Submission of entries is open to all pastelists. Paintings must be original works by the artist, created within the last three years, and at least 80% soft pastels, no oil pastels. Framed paintings may not exceed 48″ in any direction.

Entry Fees: Members: 3 paintings for $35
Non-members: 3 paintings for $45

Jurors: Aline Ordman and Tara Will

Urban Life: Cities in Art
June 2022, then archived online
Virtual Exhibition

Deadline: May 6, 2022

The excitement of cities and urban spaces has inspired thousands of artists. Gallerist and curator Michael Rose seeks original artworks for a virtual exhibition focused on the continued resonance of urban places in visual art. A competitive juried exhibition presented online, this show will feature a thoughtfully curated selection of exceptional artworks that derive their subjects or inspirations from the city.

This show is open to work in all media and styles. Selected artworks will be featured in an online gallery for a minimum one month, and will then be archived and remain available for viewing indefinitely. Several artworks in the show will also be highlighted individually on social media. One artist will receive a future solo virtual feature. All submitted works must be available for sale. Sales will be handled via the artists, who will retain 100% of the proceeds.

To enter, artists must submit their virtual application using JotForm. Applicants must fill out the application in full to be considered.

Entry Fee: $10

Sequential Synergy: The Art of Comics
July 9 – July 29, 2022
440 Gallery, Park Slope, Brooklyn, NYC

Deadline: May 10, 2022

Sequential Synergy: The Art of Comics celebrates the diverse ways comics artists, aka cartoonists, utilize the real estate of the blank page. For over a century, artists have been creating comics to tell stories about caped crusaders, historical figures, themselves or something else entirely. Sequential Synergy will explore the forms that comics can be and how they affect us; we will discover that cartoonists are not merely visual artists, but are writers, designers, directors, and most of all, acute observers of human behavior.

Acceptable submissions include, but are not limited to the following types of images: cover art, splash pages, full pages of sequential art. The submitted images may be excerpted from a larger work.

Entry Fee: $15

2022 National Show: Crossing Borders
July 14 – August 20, 2022
The Copley Society of Art, Boston, MA

Deadline: May 13, 2022

Art assists people in seeing the world through multiple perspectives, celebrating diverse visual representations, and embracing the power of discovery. Artists are encouraged to submit artwork that is reflective of their community as it celebrates the people and cultures among us. All media welcome, open to all artists residing in the United States.

Entry Fee: $10 per piece, up to three pieces

Elements of Making: Ideation to Creation
June 18 – July 24, 2022
Ben Parker Studio, Essex, CT

Submission Deadline: May 15, 2022

A makerspace is a membership-based organization that gives its members access to professional equipment and resources to conceptualize and create incredible projects. More than that, the maker movement is one that encourages the communal sharing of ideas, innovation, and collaboration. Makers create their passion projects while learning different machines and techniques that build lifelong skills.

Elements of Making: Ideation to Creation – a forthcoming juried exhibition at Ben Parker Studio – offers makers a venue to display their works, and to discuss their process, ideas, and future endeavors. Expert jurors will select works that show: a) an artistic quality, b) an understanding of industrial processes, and c) the maker’s drive to innovate. Participants are encouraged to experiment and share their successes and failures as equally important parts of the process.

Entry Fee: $20

June 30 – July 31, 2022
Kehler Liddell Gallery, New Haven, CT

Submission Deadline: May 15, 2022

Let’s just say there’s a vast shelf somewhere, lined with lost and found boxes, one for each person in the world. What would be in yours? What have you memorably lost in your life, and what have you found? Have you gained knowledge, lost a bet, found religion, lost your virginity, found a peanut, lost your marbles? Have you found something by losing something else? These “things” may be of any nature, whether material, spiritual, metaphorical, human, inanimate, invaluable, trivial, silly, or profoundly sad. Share what you’ve lost and found with us, in the box or outside of it. We will find interest in anything from any time in your life, offered in any media you like. Please lose your inhibitions and interpret as you will…

Entry Fee: $30

June 7 – July 11, 2022
The Litchfield Inn, Litchfield, CT
Submission Deadline: May 22, 2022
The Voice of Art invites emerging and mid-career artists to submit work that explores personal meaning or interpretation of any ideas and brings their discoveries to light through their artistic sensibilities and skills.  This Annual Juried Exhibition, “Salon de Litchfield” will be held at TVOA’s Virtual Gallery and a select venue, The Litchfield Inn, Litchfield, CT.

TVOA nurtures expanded viewership in the current art market through their 3D walk-through virtual gallery and business venues around the state.  TVOA is committed to enhancing viewers’ experiences with artists’ creations in these unique, practical marketplaces.  With increased visibility and accessibility, the artists’ work can reach a broader and more diverse clientele.

Up to FOUR 2D artworks of in ANY medium, style, and subject matter will be considered by the TVOA  Jury.

Exhibit New England 2022: Regional Open Juried Exhibition
June 24 – July 29, 2022
North Shore Arts Association in Gloucester, Massachusetts

Deadline: May 24, 2022

An hour’s drive north of Boston, the North Shore Arts Association, with its expansive harbor-side galleries, has occupied one of the most unique and historic settings in New England since it was
established in 1922. Now, on the eve of its 100-year Anniversary, NSAA invites artists from across New England to participate in a New England Open Juried Exhibition.

Entry Fee: $45

Jurors: Susan Abbott and Leon Doucette

June 2022

Little Black Book
July 23 – August 27, 2022
Mills Pond Gallery, St. James, NY

Deadline: June 18, 2022

Artists are invited to enter works that capture the spirit of their subject…the movement…the emotions…the stories. Whatever your subject, We are looking for works inspired by life…works that conjure narratives…take us to places we have never seen… or introduce us to people and places.

 The exhibition is open to 2D works created in gouache, watercolor, ink, acrylic, oil, colored pencil, charcoal or pastel.(sorry, no photography, 3D sculpture) Works in any style are welcome as long as they adhere to the theme.

Entry Fee: $45

Juror: Carol Fabricatore

Strange Figurations
October 12 – November 5, 2022
Limner Gallery, NY

SlowArt Productions presents the thematic exhibition: Strange Figurations. Open to all interpretations of the concept, including all forms of surreal, visionary and extraordinary figurative art. All interpretations of the theme “Strange Figurations” will be reviewed and considered.

Entry Fee: $35

July 2022

Apply for a Solo Show
September 10 – October 31, 2022
Aplomb Contemporary Portrait Gallery, Dover, NH

Application Deadline: July 1, 2022

Contemporary portrait artists, both abstract and representational, working in all mediums will be considered for a solo show. Multimedia and 3D works are accepted but should be combined with ready to hang 2D work. Aplomb Gallery located in Dover, NH has approximately 32 feet for hanging wall space. Depending on the size of works, applicants should be prepared to hang a cohesive collection of 6-16 pieces.

Application Fee: $35

September 2022

New England Watercolor Society’s North American Open Exhibition
November 2 – December 3, 2022
Plymouth Center for the Arts, Plymouth, MA

Deadline: September 1, 2022

Open to any artist age 18 and older residing in North America. All work must be painted with aqua media. This includes watercolor, acrylic, casein, egg tempera, gouache and inks on unvarnished paper or synthetic paper such as Yupo.