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


February 2021

CLWAC 124th Annual Open Juried Exhibition
May 23 – June 4, 2021
The Salmagundi Club, New York, NY

Deadline: February 26, 2021

The Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club, Inc. announces a call to artists for a juried art exhibition, open to women artists 18 and over. Eligible media: Oil, Acrylic, Watercolor, Pastel, Graphics, Collage, Drawing, Mixed Media, and Sculpture. One original work my be submitted online at, beginning in January, 2021.

Entry Fee: $45/Members, $50/Associates, $55/Non-members

May 13 – June 5, 2021
Limner Gallery, Hudson, NY

Deadline: February 28, 2021

SlowArt Productions presents the group thematic exhibition, Arte Natura, focusing on art inspired by the natural world. Eligible are all art forms relating to, or gaining inspiration from the world of nature. Landscapes, skyscapes, flowers, vegetables, fruits and animals are all eligible. The human figure is permitted only as part of the natural environment. All artist interpretations of the natural world from the realist to the abstract and conceptual will be reviewed and considered.

Entry Fee: $35 for up to four submissions


April 2021

New Haven Paint and Clay Club 120th Annual Juried Art Exhibition
May 3 – 30, 2021
Ely Center of Contemporary Art, New Haven, CT
Opening Reception: May 9, 2021 from 2 – 4 PM; Awards at 3 PM

Submission window:  March 1 – April 1, 2021

Prospectus and exhibition registration TBA:

Juror: Hollis Dunlap, Award Winning CT Artist

58th Wickford Art Festival
July 10 & 11, 2021
Wilson Park, Wickford Village, RI

Deadline: April 15, 2021

After having to cancel the festival last year due to Covid-19, it is being moved this year to a new large open park located within Wickford Village. Here’s to bouncing back with a successful and safe event for artists this summer!

This is a juried art festival. All work must be the original work of the exhibiting artist. Eligible for consideration are paintings (oil, watercolor, pastel, encaustic, gouache, acrylic, etc), sculpture (wood, metal, clay, glass), drawing (pen & ink, charcoal, pencil), graphics or digital illustration, mixed media, and photography (must be archival, numbered prints, under 200). A limited number of booths are also available for ceramics, fiber and paper arts, furniture or wooden works, and jewelry.

Entry/Juror Fee: $35
There is also a table fee for accepted artists


May 2021

Connecticut Sea Grant Arts Support Awards Program (Grant)

Deadline: May 12, 2021

Connecticut Sea Grant, through its competitive funding program the Arts Support Awards Program, will award up to $1000 to an artist or group of artists. The winning submission will be selected on the basis of aesthetic quality, relevance to coastal and marine environments and Connecticut Sea Grant themes, as well as its potential impact on non-traditional “audiences”.

Eligibility: Artists or groups of artists who live in Connecticut, or whose work is related to Connecticut’s coastal and marine environments and/or Long Island Sound are eligible for funding consideration. All artistic disciplines are eligible. Previous recipients of Sea Grant Arts Awards are not eligible for 5 years.

No entry fee

Summer Sculpture Showcase 2021
June 19 – October 30, 2021
Studio 80 + Sculpture Grounds, Old Lyme, CT

Deadline: May 14, 2021

Studio 80 + Sculpture Grounds is a vibrant community environment dedicated to arts education and appreciation on the Connecticut shoreline. Their mission is to create a bond between art, nature and community by inspiring and promoting participation in the arts. Gilbert Boro, owner and sculptor at Studio 80 + Sculpture Grounds in Old Lyme, is pleased to announce Summer Sculpture Showcase 2021 –  offering a unique opportunity for established sculptors to exhibit their work in a location tailored to accentuating art, while also effectively creating a new exhibition within the Sculpture Gardens.

Up to 4 works may be submitted – large-scale outdoor works and site-specific, architectural and/or ecological installations. All artwork must be suited for an outdoor environment. No indoor artwork will be accepted.

No entry fee

Art Competition to Benefit the Marginal Way Preservation Fund
June 27th, 2021
Ogunquit Museum of American Art, Ogunquit, ME

Deadline: May 16, 2021

The Marginal Way Preservation Fund invites artists to submit work inspired by a love of the ocean in any of the following mediums: painting, photography, drawing, mixed media, and print. Work must have been created within the last three years. Five finalists will be selected, and their works will be displayed at a Gala event held at the Ogunquit Museum of American Art on June 27th, 2021. In addition to recognition at the Gala and a combined total of $10,000 in prizes, finalists will also be awarded one-night’s stay for the evening of the Gala in a 1-bedroom room for 2 at either the Anchorage by the Sea or the The Beachmere lnn in Ogunquit, ME.

Jurors: Don Demers, Kenn Backhaus, Gail Spaien, and Chris Caraviello.