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New England Sculptors Association

New England Sculptors Association (NESA)

and Newburyport Art Association (NAA)

are partnering to sponsor a

Juried Exhibition for Sculpture



TITLE – Positivity 


THEME – Sculptural perspectives on Positivity (for 2021 and beyond), to be displayed indoors for 2 weeks at Newburyport Art Association, Newburyport MA, as well as on the NESA website.



  • NESA’s exhibition is an open call ( must become a member of either org) and to NESA and NAA members. 

Not a member? Join HERE  

  • Works will be judged on their relevance to the show’s theme, as well as on artistic merit. 
  • Any sculptor over 18 years old is eligible



Enter online at 
Help in photographing your work and properly sizing your images can be found at:  For best results, make sure your image is 72 dpi and 1920 pixels on the longest side. Images should be in JPEG format or sRGB color space. 


If you need help entering your images, please contact or call 949-287-8645.


Each entry must include a description of the piece, as well as title, materials, size, etc.


ENTRY FEE – $20 for up to 3 entries (up to 2 views of each entry)


SALES COMMISSIONS30% commission fee (15% going to NESA and 15% to NAA)


AWARDS – 2 awards will be given, one of which will be decided by the juror, and one will be a People’s Choice Award voted by viewers online and onsite. 





March 15

Call opened

April 7

Submission Deadline (by end of day)

April 16

Notification by email to the artists

April 26/27


April 27

Delivery of artwork 6-8pm (26th) and 11am-4pm (27th)


Online viewing of selected artwork opens on NESA website

May 1

Opening reception and award ceremony 11am-2pm (also via Zoom)

May 9

Exhibition Closes

May 9/10

Pick up 6-8pm (May 9) 11am-2pm (May10)




JUROR – Christopher Gowell


Christopher Gowell has sculpted the figure for 50 years. She earned her BFA from UNH (where she later taught figure sculpture) and her MFA in Sculpture from Boston University. In 1997 she bought an old Methodist Church in Eliot, five minutes from downtown Portsmouth, and began Sanctuary Arts School And Sculpture Center. This has become a vibrant arts facility with as many as 24 art classes offered to adults, 6 art studios and Green Foundry at Sanctuary Arts, a bronze, aluminum and iron casting foundry run by casting specialists Josh Dow and Lauren Holmgren. 

Christopher has two bronze large-scale public pieces to her credit, a Firefighter’s Memorial seven foot by eight foot bronze cast relief with memorial plaques for Manchester NH and a six foot bronze three-dimensional sculpture of an 1870’s French Canadian millworker and her son-“La Dame de notre Renaissance Francaise” for Nashua NH’s canal waterfront. She also sculpted a tidal pool relief for the Seacoast Science Center  in Rye, NH as a percent for Arts commission. She is a member of the National Sculpture Society and Ogunquit Artists Collaborative. Her work can be viewed at Bowersock Gallery in Provincetown MA and on her website:



  • Copyright infringement of any kind is unacceptable. 
  • Works do not have to be for sale, sold works may be submitted
  • All entry fees are non-refundable
  • Size restriction – not to exceed 50 lbs., 48” H x 30” W/D
  • Entries must be of original concept and design
  • By entering this exhibition, you agree that you have read and will abide by all rule outlined in this prospectus


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Join the Newburyport Art Association – Member’ Benefits  Join Here

  • Invitation to Annual Members Meeting
  • 10% Discount on purchases from the NAA Gift Shop
  • Discounts for NAA Classes, Workshops, and selected Special Events
  • Weekly Newsletter from the Executive Director
  • Special Vendor Business Partner Discounts, including Newburyport Framers
  • Waived entry fee for Young and Budding Artist Show for any family member     

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