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North River Arts Society
41st Annual Festival of the Arts

41st Annual Festival of the Arts

North River Arts Society

Juried Art & Sculpture Exhibit

Juried Photography Exhibit


The 41st Annual Festival of the Arts, sponsored by the North River Arts Society, is a three-day celebration of the arts held in historic Marshfield Hills Village, MA during the Memorial Day weekend, May 26-28, 2017.  Old Main Street is closed to traffic and becomes an outdoor gallery of sight and sound.  Last year’s Festival included the work of over 300 artists, craftsmen, and performers and attracted over 6,000 visitors.  Featured events include the Juried Art & Sculpture Exhibit in the GAR Hall, the Juried Photography Exhibit in the Firehouse Building, Festival Art Sale, Artisan’s Sale, Children’s Art Activities, and a full Entertainment Schedule.  The Gala Preview Party opens on Friday evening, May 26th and features the Awards Presentation.  The Art & Sculpture and Photography Exhibits remain open to the public through Sunday June 4th.

Art & Sculpture Jurors
Jurors of Selection
  Brenda L. Bechtel     
  Alain Picard
  Robert Sweeney
Juror of Awards
Michele Mozzone

Photography Jurors
Jurors of Selection
Matthew Mead
    Alison Miniter
    Stephen Sheffield
Juror of Awards
Maria Allen


ENTRY IS ONLINE AND DIGITAL ONLY.  Digital image of work(s), entry form, and payment of entry fee must be submitted to, by March 27, 2017.  

AWARDS: Best of Show $500, First Place in each category (6) $150, Awards of Distinction (12) $100

ELIGIBILITY: Art & Sculpture Exhibit
Oil/Acrylic, Watercolor, Pastel, Mixed Media, Printmaking/Drawing, and Sculpture are eligible for entry. Sculptors must submit 2 views (except for wall hangings).  All sculpture must be light enough for one person to handle. Ceiling hung work or installation is not eligible.  There are no small display cases for very small work.  Sculptors living within 50 miles of North River Arts Society must supply their own pedestal.

AWARDS: Best of Show $500, Best in each category (4) $150, Awards of Distinction (2) $100

ELIGIBILITY: Photography
Color, Black & White, Portrait and Creative Digital Manipulation are eligible for entry.

Additional eligibility requirements Art & Sculpture and Photography exhibits:
•    All artwork must be originally drawn and is the artist's original work from conception through execution. The artwork must not be a copy or likeness of another’s work, or derived from a published painting, drawing, photograph, digital image, or print.
•    Any number of works may be entered in any category.
•    Artwork including frame, must not exceed 44” in width or height.
•    2D work must be framed and wired securely for hanging (clip on frames unacceptable).  Gallery wraps without frames wired for hanging will be accepted.
•    Submission of artwork done during the course of a workshop or class is not permitted.
•    Artwork displayed previously in any NRAS exhibit is not permitted.
•    Entrants must be over age 16 years of age and submitting artist must author work.

•    Entry form must be filled out in its entirety.  List sizes up to the nearest inch.  Submitted images must not include matting or frame.  Crop the photos to include only the artwork.  Be sure your images are right-side-up.
•    Before uploading your images, make sure they are smaller than 4MB, but at least 1920 pixels on the longest side at 72 dpi.  Images should be in JPEG format, sRGB color space.  Help in photographing your work and properly sizing your images can be found at:  If you need help entering your images or are unable to, please write to us here:
•    Please add and to your safe senders list to ensure notifications are received.

JURORS – Art & Sculpture
Jurors of Selection – TBA
Judge of Awards - TBA

JURORS – Photography
Jurors of Selection - TBA
Judge of Awards - TBA

Call for entries announced  - February 1
Entries due  - March 27
Acceptance notification - April 21
Hand delivery to North River Arts Society - May 13 & 15. Shipped work must be received by May 15.
Awards notification - May 23
Awards presentation – May 26, 8:00 PM

ONLINE ENTRY: Go to for directions for entry.
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ENTRY FEE: Online fees may be paid with a credit card or paypal.
Members: The entry fee is $15.00 for the first image and $10.00 for each additional image.
Non-Members: The entry fee is $20.00 for the first image and $15.00 for additional images.
Entry fees are non-refundable and must be paid by the entry deadline.  Acceptance is not guaranteed.

JURORS AND JUDGES:  A panel of three Jurors will select the entries to be accepted for the Art & Sculpture, and a Judge of Awards will choose the award winners.  A panel of three Jurors will select the entries to be accepted for the Photography, and a Judge of Awards will choose the award winners.  

NOTIFICATION: All artists will receive a notification by email after judging is complete.  If accepted, the email will include a label* to be downloaded, signed, and attached to accepted work before delivery.

You can also view your acceptance by logging into your Artist Profile at Online Juried Shows after the notification date.  All accepted works will also appear on the North River Arts Society’s website and on under Published Shows.  All artwork accepted into the show will be on exhibit to the public in our galleries and online, and may be used for publicity.

*North River Arts Society requires that all accepted artists sign a disclaimer and attach it to their work along with the other forms as required.  Your signature indicates compliance with the eligibility requirements stipulated.  This ensures that all work juried into the Festival of the Arts Juried Art & Sculpture and Photography exhibits conform to these standards.  No entry will be shown without a completed disclaimer attached to the work.  The Festival Committee reserves the right to remove any work that does not comply with these requirements.

ARTWORK: The work received at the exhibition must be the same as the image submitted and described on the entry form or it will be declined.  North River Arts Society is not responsible for loss or damage during transit or at the exhibition: artists should carry their own insurance.

SALES:  A 30% commission will be charged on all artwork sold.  Payment to the artist will be within 30 days of exhibition closing.

HAND DELIVERY AND SHIPPING:  Information will be provided to artists upon acceptance.