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UPDATED DATES & DEADLINES  Deadline | October 1, 2021  at 11:59pm EST  Artist Notification | All accepted artists will be posted on the CAA webpage on October 22, after 5pm. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE Drop-Off (Both shows)  | November 5 & 6*Late drop-offs will not be accepted. Pick-Up  | Show 1: December 3 & 4, Show 2: December 18 & 19 or after the Holidays*Artists who are not in contact with staff about a late pick-up within 7 days of the official dates will incur a $15 per week fee until the artwork is picked up. The fee must be paid before or at pick-up. SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS BLUE 2021 will be presented as two (2) in-person exhibits in our Kathryn Schultz Gallery. The entirety of the exhibit will be featured online – and for sale- on CAA’s website for the duration of the exhibition timeline.  Artists cannot choose which show they would like to be considered for.

  • All mediums accepted: 2D, 3D and video work
  • All artwork must be listed as 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.
  • Artwork that has been accepted into a CAA show within the past two (2) years will not be considered.
  • 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.
  • Artwork must not exceed 72 inches on the longest side.
  • Total weight of wall-mounted work must not exceed 50lbs.
  • 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.
  • Artwork must be gallery ready. Read all of our Art Entry Information.

3D WORK REQUIREMENTS

  • Total weight of 3D work must not exceed 100lbs.
  • Total weight of 3D work that must be hung from the ceiling cannot exceed 10lbs
  • Wall-mounted 3D work should be wired for hanging, 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.
  • The CAA has two (2) 32" smart tvs available for use during this exhibit. Please contact Candice Bancheri at candice@cambridgeart.org regarding usage.

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UPDATED DATES & DEADLINES
Deadline | October 1, 2021  at 11:59pm EST
Artist Notification | All accepted artists will be posted on the CAA webpage on October 22, after 5pm. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE
Drop-Off (Both shows)  | November 5 & 6*Late drop-offs will not be accepted.
Pick-Up  | Show 1: December 3 & 4, Show 2: December 18 & 19 or after the Holidays*Artists who are not in contact with staff about a late pick-up within 7 days of the official dates will incur a $15 per week fee until the artwork is picked up. The fee must be paid before or at pick-up.


SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS
BLUE 2021 will be presented as two (2) in-person exhibits in our Kathryn Schultz Gallery. The entirety of the exhibit will be featured online – and for sale- on CAA’s website for the duration of the exhibition timeline.  Artists cannot choose which show they would like to be considered for.

  • All mediums accepted: 2D, 3D and video work
  • All artwork must be listed as 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.
  • Artwork that has been accepted into a CAA show within the past two (2) years will not be considered.
  • 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.
  • Artwork must not exceed 72 inches on the longest side.
  • Total weight of wall-mounted work must not exceed 50lbs.
  • 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.
  • Artwork must be gallery ready. Read all of our Art Entry Information.

3D WORK REQUIREMENTS

  • Total weight of 3D work must not exceed 100lbs.
  • Total weight of 3D work that must be hung from the ceiling cannot exceed 10lbs
  • Wall-mounted 3D work should be wired for hanging, 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.
  • The CAA has two (2) 32" smart tvs available for use during this exhibit. Please contact Candice Bancheri at candice@cambridgeart.org regarding usage.


Visit cambridgeart.org/2021-blue/ for full details  

UPDATED DATES & DEADLINES  Deadline | October 1, 2021  at 11:59pm EST  Artist Notification | All accepted artists will be posted on the CAA webpage on October 22, after 5pm. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE Drop-Off (Both shows)  | November 5 & 6*Late drop-offs will not be accepted. Pick-Up  | Show 1: December 3 & 4, Show 2: December 18 & 19 or after the Holidays*Artists who are not in contact with staff about a late pick-up within 7 days of the official dates will incur a $15 per week fee until the artwork is picked up. The fee must be paid before or at pick-up. SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS BLUE 2021 will be presented as two (2) in-person exhibits in our Kathryn Schultz Gallery. The entirety of the exhibit will be featured online – and for sale- on CAA’s website for the duration of the exhibition timeline. Artists cannot choose which show they would like to be considered for.

  • All mediums accepted: 2D, 3D and video work
  • All artwork must be listed as 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.
  • Artwork that has been accepted into a CAA show within the past two (2) years will not be considered.
  • 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.
  • Artwork must not exceed 72 inches on the longest side.
  • Total weight of wall-mounted work must not exceed 50lbs.
  • 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.
  • Artwork must be gallery ready. Read all of our Art Entry Information.

3D WORK REQUIREMENTS

  • Total weight of 3D work must not exceed 100lbs.
  • Total weight of 3D work that must be hung from the ceiling cannot exceed 10lbs
  • Wall-mounted 3D work should be wired for hanging, 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.
  • The CAA has two (2) 32" smart tvs available for use during this exhibit. Please contact Candice Bancheri at candice@cambridgeart.org regarding usage.
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We are excited to launch a new, Print + Work on Paper Program this Fall! Works in this program will be available at CAA at the Speedway in Fall 2021. 


Program Guidelines: 

  • We are seeking original works, as well as limited edition prints created by New England-based artists. We anticipate including 20 artists in the first iteration of this program. 
  • Artwork must be flat - no stretched canvas, framed works, etc. - and a maximum of 18 inches on the longest side. 
  • Prints will be stored in flat file drawers, generously donated to CAA by a supporter.
  • Prints (both photographic and printmaking-related) must be limited edition, in runs of no more than 50. Prints must be signed and numbered. 
  • Accepted mediums - we anticipate including a range of media, including works on paper, photographs, mixed media works, collage, and fiber/textile. 
  • Price point: with a goal to present affordable, accessible art, we are implementing a $250 price cap for the Print + Work on Paper Program 
  • All proceeds will be split 50/50 between CAA and participating artists


Round 1 Application Deadline: October 8, at 11:59pm

Round 1 Notification: Thursday, October 14

Round 1 Drop-off:  TBD, will be arranged with accepted artists. Artwork will be delivered to Kathryn Schultz Gallery, 25 Lowell Street, Cambridge MA 


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We are excited to offer this new, temporary venue for local artists at the Charles River Speedway, from September - December 2021. With a goal to provide affordable, accessible art AND to create a outlet for artists to connect with new audiences, we are seeking the following for the CAA at the Speedway pop-up: 

  • Original artworks, with a maximum price point of $1000
  • Artist cards/notecards - packaged  individually, or in sets 
  • Ceramics - both functional and decorative 
  • Wearable art - including scarves, tote bags, and jewelry

Submission Guidelines: 

  • Artists and makers can submit up to 5 works for review. Please note if works are multiples on the application
  • Artists and makers submitting jewelry or scarves will be asked to provide a method for displaying works that are selected for the Speedway pop-up
  • Price points for all work must be included on the application
  • 2D artworks cannot exceed 36 inches on the longest side, inclusive of frame
  • 3D artworks cannot exceed 5 lbs, and 14 inches on the longest side 


Sales:

CAA will handle all sales for work displayed at the Speedway. Participating artists will complete a consignment form when delivering items. All sales will be split, 50/50, between the consigner and CAA.


Application to this program does not guarantee acceptance. We will review all applications for appropriateness for the Speedway space, with regard to content and price point. Artists accepted for the space will be contacted via email, with delivery information. 


Review & Notification:

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. All works will be assessed based on suitability for the Speedway Gallery; adherence to the entry guidelines; and availability of space. Applicants will contacted regarding acceptance for the space by a CAA staff member. Delivery details will be provided in the acceptance communications


If you have questions that are not addressed in the above guidelines, please contact Erin Becker at ebecker@cambridgeart.org

DATES & DEADLINES
Entry deadline: November 8, 11:59pm EST

Artwork Drop-off: Friday, November 19, noon-6pm; Saturday, November 20, 10am-2pm, at Kathryn Schultz Gallery (25 Lowell Street, Cambridge MA). Shipped artwork must arrived no later than 5pm, on November 19. 

Opening Event | Wednesday, December 8, 6:00-8:00pm

This is a cash & carry sale. Artwork will remain on view through the end of December 2021. Unsold work will be available for pick-up in January 2022. 


ENTRY DETAILS & REQUIREMENTS
Artwork will be on sale at the CAA's Speedway pop-up, and on CAA’s Online Shopify Gallery.

All artwork will be sold at for $100, plus MA sales Tax. Please make sure that this price point aligns with the work you are offering for sale.  


  • Submission is Free, and open to artists 18 and older living in New England (MA, NH, ME, RI, CT). This opportunity is open to both CAA Members and non-members.
  • All artists can submit up to 4 works.
  • All mediums accepted: 2D, 3D. This year, we are accepting high quality reproduction prints of paintings (oil, acrylic, watercolor, collages, mixed media work, and encaustics). 
  • All sales will be split 50/50 between the artist and CAA; artists can choose to donate 100% of the proceeds of the sale to CAA, to support CAA programs, exhibits, and the Rabb Scholarship Program.
  • All artwork must not exceed 14 inches on the longest side. This includes the frame. No exceptions.
  • Framing artwork is not required.
  • Artists are encouraged, but not required, to submit 2 images of their artwork – one that features just the work, and a second image that features the frame the work is in. Or, mark in your submission the frame color. If an artist is submitting a 3-D piece, we encourage the second image to be another  angle of the piece.
  • All artwork images should be approximately 2100 pixels (7 inches) on the longest side, or larger.
  • All artwork images should be at least 300 ppi (pixels per inch) resolution.
  • All artwork images should be a maximum file size of 5MB
  • Artists can choose to participate in-person + online, or only online, for the 2021 Holiday Small Works Sale
  • The CAA reserves the right to remove or disqualify work that is inappropriate in content or that does not meet the guidelines for this call. 



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The Cambridge Art Association (CAA), based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, is seeking workshop proposals for Fall 2021 through Summer 2022. We are seeking proposals that will actively engage visual artists, and/or arts supporters.

Courses can be held online, or in-person (in Cambridge, MA). Online courses are still, generally, held in a small group format, of 8-25 students. Online lectures can accommodate up to 100 attendees. In person classes have a maximum class size of 12 for hands-on/technique-based classes; 25 for classroom set-up; and 40 for lectures. 


Cambridge Art Association workshops should fall into one of the following categories: 

- Professional development for visual artists (think social media strategy, photographing your artwork, writing a business plan, etc)

- Hands on classes/workshops (think beginner to intermediate level courses in painting, printmaking, etc.)

- Intensive workshops (master classes) focused on a particular medium or technique

- Art history, theory, or criticism 


All proposals must be uploaded to Submittable. Please include the following information in your proposal:

  • The name of the class/workshop and name(s) of the instructors
  • A description of the workshop, including the following: description of workshop and anticipated outcomes; length of workshop; anticipated cost to participants; additional materials costs; instructor fees (This should be entered in a single, PDF document).
  • Resumes/CV of instructor(s): please include any prior teaching experience
  • A link to your website 
  • Images of your artwork, or images from past workshops (if proposing a hands-on course)
  • Testimonials of past students (optional)
  • Letters of recommendation (optional)



Proposals will be accepted on a rolling basis

Have questions? Contact us at info@cambridgeart.org  

 

Please select which Satellite Gallery you are interested in submitting work for. There are 5 portals to upload your artwork images, and information. These images must represent the work you would like to display. CAA Staff will get in touch if they would like to see more. 


ARTWORK REQUIREMENTS

  • Refer back to the Satellite Gallery Information Page for artwork details for each space before submitting.
  • All mediums accepted: 2D work
  • All artwork must be listed as 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 exhibition dates.
  • Artwork must be gallery ready. See our Art Entry Information page for more details.
  • All wall mounted work must be wired for hanging. No exceptions.
  • Total weight of wall mounted work must not exceed 15lbs


Have questions? Please email Assistant Director, Rebecca Schnopp at rschnopp@cambridgeart.org, or call us at 617.876.0246


Cambridge Art Association’s (CAA) Art Rental Program serves to further our mission to build a vibrant community through visual art by working with local corporate and non-profit partners to place artwork by CAA Members artists in workspaces. This program is a member benefit for CAA members, with participation limited to members in good-standing (Artist, Associate, Lifetime levels). Submission of work to the Art Rental Program does not guarantee participation. 

Please have the following ready before you begin the application: 

-Your Artist Statement 

-Up to 10 CURRENTLY AVAILABLE ARTWORKS. Image files must be saved as JPG, TIFF or PNG files. We require that you include pricing information for all artwork entered into the Rental Program. (Please note: The Program Manager will not contact you regarding availability of an individual work until *after* a client proposal is accepted. If images you have uploaded become unavailable please contact the Art Rental Consultant to notify them of this change in availability.)


Program FAQ:

Q: What kind of artwork are corporate clients looking for? 

A: Generally, our current clients prefer bold, abstract works. We currently have lending artists working in a variety of media, including: painting (oil, acrylic, watercolor); photography; mixed media; printmaking; encaustic. If you have a question about your work being the right fit for the program, please contact our Erin Becker, at ebecker@cambridgeart.org. 


Q: I submitted my work to the Art Rental Program. How long will it take before my first rental? 

A: It depends. Submission to the Program does not guarantee that your work will be rented to a client. We custom curate each client space, so what works for one client might not work for another. 


Q: How long will my work be out on loan?

A: Cambridge Art Association's Art Rental Program offers rentals to corporate clients for 6 or 12 month intervals. 


Q: Will I receive payment when my artwork is rented to a client? 

A: Yes! The rental pricing breakdown is as follows:

  • 6 month rental = artists receive 10% of the purchase price
  • 12 month rental = artists receive 20% of the purchase price

So, let's say your artwork is priced at $1,000. The client would pay the following rates:

  • 6 month rental = $200, of which the artist would receive $100
  • 12 month rental = $400, of which the artist would receive $200

Those fees are then divided 50/50 between the Artist and the Cambridge Art Association. Cambridge Art Association handles all transport, delivery, installation, and deinstallation of the artwork. We work as a representative of our members, helping you to both expand the visibility of your artwork, and ensure you are fairly compensated. 


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