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Loading Dock Arts, Inc.

122 Western Avenue Box 127

Lowell, MA  01851



September 28, 2022 – October 30, 2022

Reception October 1, 3-5


Lowell’s Loading Dock Gallery presents RedHot, a show for our times.


RedHot glows with urgency. The art, selected from artists throughout New England, ranges from representational to abstract and experimental. RedHot responds with passion to our over-heated world. Work burns with urgency. RedHot: Passion. Eclectic, diverse. Obsession. Fury. Burn up the pavement. Set the world on fire.

RedHot also includes Lowell’s Eighth Annual Poetry Convergence. On October 1, as part of the opening, local poets will create and present poems inspired by works in the exhibit.


Entry Fee: Non-members: $35 for three entries.  Loading Dock Gallery members: $25 for three entries.  Limited to three entries per artist. Fees are non refundable.


Eligibility: Open to artists over 18 years of age, in the New England region.


Requirements: Entries must be original artworks completed within the last five years. No reproductions. All artworks must be for sale. Video, projection, and performance will not be considered.


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, RGB color space. If you need help with your uploads, email or call 888-666-1351


 Guidelines for Artwork:  2D work can be no larger than 48" wide or 72" high including frame, no more than 50 lbs., and must be hang ready with its own hanging hardware suitable for drywall surfaces. No sawtooth hangers. Large framed artwork must use non-breakable glazing. Pieces without the proper hanging hardware will not be included in the exhibition. 3-D work can be free-standing, pedestal or wall hung with no restriction on material. Free-standing work must not weigh more than 50 lbs., and can be no larger than 6' 0" in any dimension while structurally suitable for an indoor open floor plan gallery environment.    

 The Loading Dock Gallery reserves the right to reject works judged too fragile or unstable for display, that differ from the digital image(s) or description submitted or which are found to be not professionally presented. All work must be original (no reproductions). Artworks will be chosen for content consistent with the theme of the show and suitable for a family gallery.


Accepted Artists: Accepted artists will be notified by email by September 15,


Delivery: Accepted work can be hand delivered to the Loading Dock Gallery, 122 Western Avenue Studios, Lowell MA, 01851 starting on Thursday, September 15 during gallery hours or by appointment. The cut-off for all deliveries is Sunday, September 25. Artwork that has not been received by Sunday, September 25 at 4 pm will not be accepted.

Any shipped artwork must include pre-paid return postage/shipping label for FedEx or UPS.  All artwork should be packaged in a manner that will allow for the materials to be re-used for return shipping. Do not ship artwork with packing peanuts, popcorn, or Styrofoam materials. Artists are responsible for round-trip insurance.


Removal: Pick up of unsold work begins Sunday, October 30 between 4pm and 5pm. Thereafter, during gallery hours and by appointment. Works not picked up by Sunday, November 13 will be considered abandoned and become the property of the Loading Dock Gallery. All shipped artwork must include prepaid return postage/shipping label for FedEx or UPS.  In the case of inadequate or nonexistent postage, works will be considered abandoned and become the property of the Loading Dock Gallery. Artwork to be shipped will be returned within 2 weeks following the closing date of the exhibition.


Insurance: The Loading Dock Gallery insures objects on loan while they are at the Gallery. Works are not insured in transit to and from the Gallery and beyond the designated pick-up days. The price/insurance valuation should reasonable reflect the value of the artwork. Proof of valuation will be required should a claim be filed. There is a $500.00 deductible on each item. The Gallery will not be responsible for damage of artwork that has been deemed by Gallery personnel as too fragile, unstable, or improperly prepared for hanging. This work will not be accepted into the show.


Photography/Publicity: The Loading Dock Gallery reserves the right to photograph work for publicity. By entering your work in the exhibition you agree to the use of your name, likeness, certain personal information, and artwork in any publicity material developed for the show.

Sales/ Commission: The Loading Dock Gallery requires 40% commission from work sold by non-members. The sale price should include commission. Artists will receive payment by check within 15 days following the close of the exhibit.


Juror: Nancy Tobey

Nancy Tobey hails from the world of art glass where she discovered her passion for color and translucent materials. Her most recent works are in mixed media painting, where she creates abstract works that are reminiscent of landscapes, cityscapes and geology.

 A New England native, Nancy has exhibited locally in several group and solo exhibitions. She has lectured and taught throughout the US and Ireland, and has work in the the permanent collections at the Sandwich Glass Museum and The Kobe Museum in Japan.


Important Dates:

 • August 8     Open date to submit artwork to OnlineJuriedShows

• September 12   Closing date to submit artwork to OnlineJuriedShows

• September 15   Jury results and notification to artists of accepted/declined pieces

• September 15- 25   Artists deliver accepted works to the Loading Dock Gallery during gallery hours

• September 28    Show opens to the public.

• Oct 1  Reception 3-5 pm, 8th Annual Poetry Convergence 5-7pm

• Oct 30     Show Closes

• Oct 31     Artists pick up artwork during gallery hours or by appointment



Loading Dock Gallery is not liable for stolen or damaged art and by entering this show, you accept these terms.

RedHot runs September 28-October 30 at Loading Dock Gallery, 122 Western Avenue, Lowell, MA.  Open noon-5:30pm, Wednesday-Saturday; noon-4pm Sundays. Reception 3-5pm, Saturday, October 1, during Western Avenue Studios’ open house, noon-5pm. For details, visit


Loading Dock Gallery is part of Loading Dock Arts, Inc., a 501c3.



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