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The Cambridge Art Association (CAA) builds a vibrant community through visual art: connecting individuals and facilitating dialogue among artists and art lovers of all ages and backgrounds. We are committed to creating a Culture of Belonging by providing diverse, equitable and inclusive environments and programming for artists, students, and staff of any nationality, ethnic origin, race, color, religion, physical ability, economic status, documentation status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, or any other aspect of who they are.

The CAA exhibits quality works of art from the full continuum of our community and seeks to enrich lives and engage art enthusiasts and collectors. The CAA also provides educational and professional development opportunities to its diverse members and nonmembers as to enhance their skills as artists and build their marketing proficiency. This support helps artists to amplify their voices and promote the appreciation of visual art.


Have questions? Contact us at info@cambridgeart.org or 617-876-0246

Calling all Boston-area artists for a public art installation opportunity! The Art Wall at CAA @ Canal provides an expansive opportunity for visual artists and organizations to engage with the public in Cambridge’s vibrant Kendall Square area.
 

The Art Wall is a 24 feet long by 8 feet tall portable wall located in the window of 650 E. Kendall Street - on Termeer Square in the vibrant Canal District area of Kendall Square. The Cambridge Art Association (CAA) is seeking proposals for installations in the window/on the wall for three-month periods, beginning in June 2024, and ending in April 2025.
 

Installations must be installed by the artist, on a mutually agreed upon schedule. Installations will remain in place for a period of 3 months, after which they will be removed by the artist(s). Installations may present a new idea or concept, or may feature existing artwork - we're interested in seeing your ideas! Installations that connect the vibrant arts and life sciences communities of Cambridge are of particular interest.
 

Approximate display periods: 

  • June - August 2024 
  • September - November 2024
  • December 2024 - February 2025 
  • March - May 2025
     

FAQ

The Art Wall @ Canal comprises a 24 foot long by 8 foot tall moveable, museum-quality wall. There is approximately 3 feet of clearance between the window and the wall. Artwork or installations may be wall mounted, placed on pedestals, on displayed on the floor. Artwork or objects cannot be suspended from the ceiling. Installation involving plants or other organic matter (living or preserved) are not permitted, per the property management. Applicants should note - the windows are not UV glazed, and are subject to sun exposure throughout the day.


 

APPLICATION MATERIALS
Below is a list of materials you will need to be fully prepared:

  1. Artist Contact Information. (REQUIRED)
  2. Artist Biography. The max word count is 100 words. An artist biography talks about your background and is written in 3rd person (avoiding resume format). Your biography will be displayed on a webpage linked to this opportunity. (REQUIRED)
  3. Artist Statement written in the 3rd person. The max word count is 100 words. We recommend that you speak about the work you are submitting or what drives your artistic practice as a whole. Your artist statement will be displayed on a webpage linked to this opportunity if your work is accepted. (REQUIRED)
  4. Artist CV/Resume (REQUIRED)
  5. Artwork Images. Please include high resolution files (300 dpi, JPEG, CMYK, minimum of 1024 pixels wide).
  6. Artwork Checklist. Please upload a pdf of the artwork images and artwork information, including all Titles, Medium, Dimensions (in inches), and Prices. (Required) - note: any accepted artworks valued at $7,500 or above must be accompanied by a liability waiver.


IMAGE PREPARATION
Before starting your application make sure you have all your information together. To apply you will need the following information:

Artwork Information

  • Title
  • Medium
  • Dimensions (L x W x H)
  • Price/value 

File Size

  • Submittable allows for a maximum file size of 5MB
  • Videos can be linked to YouTube, Vimeo, etc in the "additional information" section

File Names

  • Lastname_Firstname_Title.jpg (main image)
  • Lastname_Firstname_Title_Detail.jpg (additional supporting image - 3D work only)


 

Have questions? Please contact Candice Driver a cdriver@cambridgeart.org
 

This opportunity is sponsored by BioMed Realty

$15.00

GENERAL INFORMATION
  The 2024 Mary Schein Fall Salon is a non-juried exhibit open to all current members of the Cambridge Art Association (CAA) - including Artist, Associate Artist, Student, and Lifetime. It will be presented as an in-person exhibit in our Kathryn Schultz Gallery (25 Lowell Street) and CAA @ University Place (124 Mount Auburn Street). Please note that approximately 70 artists will be featured in the in-person exhibit, and the rest will be available on CAA’s online exhibit page. We encourage you to apply early to secure a place in one of the galleries, as applications will be viewed on a first-come first-served basis.

Artworks that are under 36" will be exhibited at our Kathryn Schultz Gallery.

Artworks that are 36" - 72" will be exhibited at our CAA @ University Place Gallery.

3D artwork and video work should be submitted to the Kathryn Schultz Gallery. Location is subject to change.

All members are invited to present one (1) artwork. All entries must adhere to the size and weight guidelines, and must be shared with us using this application form.

Members of the extended Schein Family will select awards totaling $1,000, including two (2) Mary Schein Awards valued at $250 each.


SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

The 2024 Mary Schein Fall Salon will be presented as two in-person exhibits in our Kathryn Schultz Gallery and at University Place Gallery. The entirety of the exhibit will be featured online – and for sale – on CAA’s website for the duration of the exhibition timeline.

  • Artwork should not exceed 72" on the longest side.
  • 2D artworks that are under 36" will be exhibited at our Kathryn Schultz Gallery, and 2D artworks that are 36" - 72" will be exhibited at our CAA @ University Place Gallery
  • 3D artwork and video work should be submitted to the Kathryn Schultz Gallery. Location is subject to change.
  • All artwork must be available for sale.
  • Artwork must have been created within the past five (5) years.
  • Work must be original, no reproductions.
  • All work submitted must be available for the exhibition dates.
  • The same piece of artwork may not appear more than once in a Cambridge Art Association exhibition. There are two exceptions to this rule.
  • Artwork must be gallery ready. Read our Art Entry Information page for more details.
  • All wall-mounted work must be wired or have D-rings for hanging (or note method of presentation upon entry). We do not accept sawtooth hangers.
  • Diptychs/triptychs are considered as a single work and must be entered as a single JPEG, and must meet the size requirements of a single artwork.
  • Total weight of wall-mounted work must not exceed 25lbs.
  • We cannot accommodate works that hang from the ceiling for this exhibit.
  • All artwork images should be a maximum file size of 5MB.
  • On the submission form we have provided a Frame/Presentation image field. This image is not required. In this field an artist can upload an image of their artwork in the frame, or a second, detail image. It will be added to the online portion of the exhibition to give viewers and potential buyers an idea of what the work looks like in person and installed.

3D WORK REQUIREMENTS

  • Total weight of 3D work must not exceed 50lbs.
  • Wall-mounted 3D work should meet all 2D requirements listed above.
  • Artists must supply appropriate installation materials.
  • The CAA has a limited number of pedestals. Pedestals can be reserved with CAA Staff upon acceptance. If artwork requires a pedestal of a specific size, the pedestal must be provided by the artist.

VIDEO REQUIREMENTS

  • For accepted video work, the artist is responsible for providing all necessary display and viewing equipment, including, but not limited to: display monitor, DVD player, USB drive, mounting hardware, remote controls, batteries.

Please review our in-person and online exhibitor guidelines here.
  

Fees:

  • CAA Artist + Associate Artist + Lifetime Members | $15
  • Student Members | Free


 

Important Dates:
- Deadline to submit | August 7, 2024 at 5pm EST
- Drop-off | Tuesday, September 3 and Wednesday, September 4 from 12-4pm at Kathryn Schultz Gallery and CAA @ University Place (Please note that all works must be delivered to on the scheduled drop-off and pick-up dates. CAA cannot schedule alternate delivery times for this exhibit.)
- Pick-Up | Friday, October 18 from 12-4pm and Saturday, October 19 from 10am-1pm at Kathryn Schultz Gallery and CAA @ University Place (If you do not pick up work from a show on the scheduled date, you will be charged a $15 per week storage fee + a $15 transportation fee if your artwork is exhibited at our CAA @ University Place Gallery. If your artwork requires a truck rental, you must pay the rental fee as well. All fees must be paid before or at pick-up.)

- Exhibit dates |  September 13 - October 17, 2024
- In-person reception + awards presentation | Saturday, September 14, noon-2pm

GENERAL INFORMATION
  The 2024 Mary Schein Fall Salon is a non-juried exhibit open to all current members of the Cambridge Art Association (CAA) - including Artist, Associate Artist, Student, and Lifetime. It will be presented as an in-person exhibit in our Kathryn Schultz Gallery (25 Lowell Street) and CAA @ University Place (124 Mount Auburn Street). Please note that approximately 70 artists will be featured in the in-person exhibit, and the rest will be available on CAA’s online exhibit page. We encourage you to apply early to secure a place in one of the galleries, as applications will be viewed on a first-come first-served basis.

Artworks that are under 36" will be exhibited at our Kathryn Schultz Gallery.

Artworks that are 36" - 72" will be exhibited at our CAA @ University Place Gallery.

3D artwork and video work should be submitted to the Kathryn Schultz Gallery. Location is subject to change.

All members are invited to present one (1) artwork. All entries must adhere to the size and weight guidelines, and must be shared with us using this application form.

Members of the extended Schein Family will select awards totaling $1,000, including two (2) Mary Schein Awards valued at $250 each.


SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

The 2024 Mary Schein Fall Salon will be presented as two in-person exhibits in our Kathryn Schultz Gallery and at University Place Gallery. The entirety of the exhibit will be featured online – and for sale – on CAA’s website for the duration of the exhibition timeline.

  • Artwork should not exceed 72" on the longest side.
  • 2D artworks that are under 36" will be exhibited at our Kathryn Schultz Gallery, and 2D artworks that are 36" - 72" will be exhibited at our CAA @ University Place Gallery
  • 3D artwork and video work should be submitted to the Kathryn Schultz Gallery. Location is subject to change.
  • All artwork must be available for sale.
  • Artwork must have been created within the past five (5) years.
  • Work must be original, no reproductions.
  • All work submitted must be available for the exhibition dates.
  • The same piece of artwork may not appear more than once in a Cambridge Art Association exhibition. There are two exceptions to this rule.
  • Artwork must be gallery ready. Read our Art Entry Information page for more details.
  • All wall-mounted work must be wired or have D-rings for hanging (or note method of presentation upon entry). We do not accept sawtooth hangers.
  • Diptychs/triptychs are considered as a single work and must be entered as a single JPEG, and must meet the size requirements of a single artwork.
  • Total weight of wall-mounted work must not exceed 25lbs.
  • We cannot accommodate works that hang from the ceiling for this exhibit.
  • All artwork images should be a maximum file size of 5MB.
  • On the submission form we have provided a Frame/Presentation image field. This image is not required. In this field an artist can upload an image of their artwork in the frame, or a second, detail image. It will be added to the online portion of the exhibition to give viewers and potential buyers an idea of what the work looks like in person and installed.

3D WORK REQUIREMENTS

  • Total weight of 3D work must not exceed 50lbs.
  • Wall-mounted 3D work should meet all 2D requirements listed above.
  • Artists must supply appropriate installation materials.
  • The CAA has a limited number of pedestals. Pedestals can be reserved with CAA Staff upon acceptance. If artwork requires a pedestal of a specific size, the pedestal must be provided by the artist.

VIDEO REQUIREMENTS

  • For accepted video work, the artist is responsible for providing all necessary display and viewing equipment, including, but not limited to: display monitor, DVD player, USB drive, mounting hardware, remote controls, batteries.

Please review our in-person and online exhibitor guidelines here.
  

Fees:

  • CAA Artist + Associate Artist + Lifetime Members | $15
  • Student Members | Free


 

Important Dates:
- Deadline to submit | August 7, 2024 at 5pm EST
- Drop-off | Tuesday, September 3 and Wednesday, September 4 from 12-4pm at Kathryn Schultz Gallery and CAA @ University Place (Please note that all works must be delivered to on the scheduled drop-off and pick-up dates. CAA cannot schedule alternate delivery times for this exhibit.)
- Pick-Up | Friday, October 18 from 12-4pm and Saturday, October 19 from 10am-1pm at Kathryn Schultz Gallery and CAA @ University Place (If you do not pick up work from a show on the scheduled date, you will be charged a $15 per week storage fee + a $15 transportation fee if your artwork is exhibited at our CAA @ University Place Gallery. If your artwork requires a truck rental, you must pay the rental fee as well. All fees must be paid before or at pick-up.)

- Exhibit dates |  September 13 - October 17, 2024
- In-person reception + awards presentation | Saturday, September 14, noon-2pm

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