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.

August 2022


Deadline: August 31, 2022

PleinAir Magazine announces a call for artists for their PleinAir Salon August Art Competition, held online and consisting of 19 categories. In the spirit of the French Salon created by the Academie des Beaux-Arts in Paris, this annual competition with 11 monthly cycles leading to the annual Salon Grand Prize winners is designed to stimulate artistic growth.

This is an online competition. No mailing your artwork for an exhibition. Enter paintings for the PleinAir Salon August Art Competition whether you have won another competition or not.

A Show of Heads
November 16 – December 17, 2022
Limner Gallery, Hudson, NY

Deadline: August 31, 2022

Open to all artists working in any media, this exhibition will include all interpretations and portrayals of the human head, from the traditional to the abstract and conceptual. All visions of the head, including partial and multiple heads, will be considered. A $500 award will be presented to one artist.

Entry 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.

CONNECTICUT WOMEN ARTISTS 2022 National Open Juried Exhibition
October 16 – November 13, 2022
West Hartford Art League, West Hartford, CT

Entry Deadline: September 1, 2022

Open to all U.S. women artists ages 18 and over, working in painting, mixed media, drawing, collage, printmaking, fiber art, photography, and sculpture.

Juror: Lisa Hayes Williams, Associate Curator, New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, Connecticut

Entry Fees: CWA Members: (2022 dues must be paid in full): First entry is $25, second/third entry $10 each; Non-Members: First entry: $35, second/third entry: $15 each

2022 Art in the Park Contest
October 1, 2022
Weir Farm National Historical Park

Deadline: September 1, 2022

Weir Farm National Historical Park’s Sixth Annual Art in the Park Contest and Exhibit is officially underway! Join us in celebrating creativity at Weir Farm by participating and submitting a work of art. All artists, from beginner to professional, are encouraged to take part in this contest by submitting an image of a piece of artwork inspired by or made at the park. Any original work created at or inspired by Weir Farm in any visual art medium may be entered into the contest. This includes paintings, drawings, pastels, fabrics, sculpture, photographs, mixed media, and more!

NO ENTRY FEE, one entry per person

16th Annual Small Works Show 2022
November 17 – December 16, 2022
440 Gallery, Park Slope, Brooklyn, NYC

Deadline: September 7, 2022

440 Gallery announces the Call for Entries for the 16th annual Small Works Show 2022. This national, juried exhibition celebrates the innovation of artists who create work on a small scale, in a broad range of media and styles. Artists must be 18 years or over and reside in the U.S. All artworks must be 12 inches or less in all directions (including frame), all small performances must be 60 seconds or less. All media will be considered.

ENTRY FEE: The fee is $15 for the first artwork; $10 for each additional work 2, 3, 4; $5 for each additional work up to 10 works total. Entry fees are non-refundable.

The Miniature Painters, Sculptors & Engravers Society of Washington, DC’s 89th Annual International Exhibition of Fine Art in Miniature
November 19, 2022 – January 7, 2023
The Mansion at Strathmore, North Bethesda, MD

Application Deadline: September 10, 2022

Original works in any traditional media, prints from original plates, or sculptures will be considered for exhibition, providing they have not been exhibited in a previous MPSGS show. As a general guideline, the work should embody the spirit of a miniature. A work in which the image is life-size is not considered miniature art. The frame or mounting should be in the same spirit. Up to 3 works may be submitted.

Entry Fees: All members – $25;  Non-members who hand-deliver works – $30,  Non-members who mail works – $45

Juror: James Rogowski, Professional Artist

October 2022

CALL TO ARTISTS: Hygienic Art 2023
New London, CT

Deadline: October 1, 2022

Submissions are open for 2023 exhibition proposals at Hygienic Art in New London! Artists of all experience levels are considered. Artists are encouraged to work in groups to develop show concepts. Show concepts include artwork, participating artists and show name. When applying with a group show please include information representing each artist: resume, statement and representative works. Solo art shows will be considered, but for a better chance of being accepted, you may consider forming a group conceptual show on your own, or we may group you with others artists.

Bromfield Gallery, Boston, MA

Deadline: October 1, 2022

Two artists each win a solo exhibition in January, 2023, at Bromfield Gallery in Boston. Open to New England artists who have not had a solo show in a commercial gallery (universities, libraries, etc. do not disqualify). Open to all media. Apply online with up to 5 jpgs at

Fee: $35

Juror: Caitlin Julia Rubin, Associate Curator at the Rose Art Museum.

Questions? Gary Duehr, Manager,

Connecticut Artist Fellowship Program
Funding period: March 1, 2023 – February 29, 2024
Must be a CT resident

Deadline: October 17, 2022

The CT Artist Fellowship Program provides recognition and funding support for Connecticut artists to pursue new work and advance their artistic careers.

The program recognizes three (3) grant designations with award recognition determined during the review process.

  • Artistic Excellence grants: $5,000
  • Artist Fellowship grants: $3,000
  • Emerging Recognition grants: $1,000

Fellowship awards are highly competitive and artists are encouraged to apply ONLY when they have created a substantial body of RECENT work that can be presented professionally.

Click on the link above for full requirements and details.