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

January 2021

FoodWorks: A Multi-Platform Exhibit & Events with Edible Rhody Magazine
September 10 – October 3 2021
Wickford Art Association, 36 Beach St. North Kingstown, RI

Deadline: January 15, 2021

All photographers are invited to submit a sample portfolio of three images that demonstrate their ability to capture figures, landscape, food/beverage product, and/or on-location, candid images. Wickford Art Association (WAA) and juror John Robson will review the portfolios and seek to assemble a select team of photographers to partner with representatives from the RI food economy: farmers, fishers, aquaculture, vintners/brewers and food artisans to capture our resilient and creative local food industry, the process of manufacturing, the trials, tribulations and celebration of high quality, local product. Photography can be literal or suggestive.

The exhibition, participating artists, and selected works will be featured in the Summer 2021 issue of Edible Rhody; participating artists will also have the option to participate in a Food & Art Market, and will gain experience and access to photograph on-site with food industry partners across the Ocean State.

Entry Fee: $50
Juror: John Robson –

I-Park’s 2021 Site-Responsive Arist Residency and Biennale
August 30 – September 20, 2021
East Haddam, Connecticut

Deadline: January 18, 2021

I-Park is an international artists residency program accepting applications for a three week session culminating in a public opening of the Biennale on September 18, 2021. Visual artists, musicians, composers, architects, new media artists, and landscape/garden/ecological designers are encouraged to apply!

The residency will be devoted exclusively to the 6-7 artists/designers invited to create new works for the exhibition. I-Park views site-responsive art as a multi-disciplinary, multi-sensory field- at its most impactful when the installations are developed and experienced in-situ. As such, for 2021, all works must include a substantial physical installation that will remain in good condition through the autumn of 2022.

An artist’s stipend of $3,500 will be awarded to each invitee, along with economy travel costs. Collaborating teams are welcome to apply but the team leader is responsible for all aspects of participation, including communications and allocation of the artist’s stipend.

Private living quarters, a meals program and limited local transportation services will be provided to participants. Workshop space and a wide selection of tools, equipment and materials are readily available.

Entry Fee: $35

CameraWorks 2021
February 27 – March 28, 2021
The Ridgefield Guild of Artists, Ridgefield, CT

Deadline: January 23, 2021

So much is happening in the world these days — mostly changes that are beyond our control. Perhaps in 2020 you had the chance to explore and see your creativity explode and were inspired to try new paths of artistic endeavors. CameraWorks 2021 seeks to show many types of photographic processes and methods and is open for all photographic mediums – film, digital, pinhole, lomography, photograms, encaustic, disposable, iphoneography, lenticular, photo transfers, videography. Surprise us with your talent and genius. Press the button and see where it takes you. Nothing is off limits as long as a camera is used in the process. Artists may submit two works.

Entry Fee: Members: $20 for first entry and $10 for the second;
Non-members: $30 for first entry and $10 for the second

Juror: Andrew ‘Dizz’ Delaney: Director, Head of Creative and Production, Custom Solutions, Getty Images

Neoteric Abstract IX
April 8 – May 1, 2021
Limner Gallery, 123 Warren Street, Hudson, NY

Deadline: January 31, 2021

SlowArt Productions presents the ninth Neoteric Abstract exhibition. This exhibition is exclusively for the abstract artist and will represent a full range of abstraction, from the geometric to the lyrical, from the precise to the raw. Entry is open to all artists working in any media.

Entry Fee: $35 for up to four pieces, with an additional $5 per artwork above four


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


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

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.