Call Detail
Entry Deadline: 4/22/23
Application Closed

Entry Fee (Fee for Museum Member - "USED"): $18.00
Entry Fee (Fee for Museum Non-Member - "USED"): $25.00
Fee for Artist Membership - Optional: $35.00
Work Sample Requirements
Images | Minimum:Min. 0, Maximum:Max. 2
Audio | Minimum:Min. 0, Maximum:Max. 2
Video | Minimum:Min. 0, Maximum:Max. 2
Total Samples | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 2
Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: National
State: Massachusetts
Event Dates: 6/16/23 - 7/14/23

Call for Artists: “USED”

A National Juried Exhibition at the Attleboro Arts Museum in Attleboro, MA

  • Exhibition: June 16th–July 14th, 2023
  • Opening Awards Reception: Saturday, June 17th, 2pm - 4pm

The Attleboro Arts Museum invites all U.S. artists to submit interpretations of "USED." Open to all mediums, sizes and concepts. For instance: “I only read used books; she used me and broke my heart; that high-rise apartment used to be a lush garden; used clothing shops are my go-to; I’ve gotten used to their dry humor.” 

Consider creating with re-purposed materials; depicting well-loved toys; representing cherished antiques; something borrowed; other. 

Six prizes of $100 each will be awarded.

Application Requirements

  • Each artist may submit up to two different entries.
  • To show the front & back of 3D art, submit one composite image that contains alternative views. Do not show alternative views as a second entry.
  • All mediums and interpretations of USED from U.S. artists will be juried.
  • There is no size limitation per entry, however all submissions (both 2D & 3D) cannot weigh over 100 lbs each.
  • Work must not have been previously exhibited at the Attleboro Arts Museum (AAM) at any time.
  • Name each submitted file with the title of the art and artist’s last name (ex: I’m Used to It_Jones.jpg).
  • Please avoid using “Untitled” to name your work.
  • Artists can submit 2D, 3D, installation, audio/video work. If selected, all tech, accessories and specialized hardware must be supplied (monitors, projectors, cables, etc.) along with a detailed diagram for installation.
  • Artists are asked to provide a brief statement about the concept behind each USED submission.


Entry fees

  • $18 covers payment for up to two pieces for Museum members; $25 covers up to two pieces for non-members.
  • You can join as a member when you pay for your submission(s) or join now.  All fees and memberships are non-transferable and non-refundable.


Submission Deadline

  • Saturday, April 22nd at 11:59 PM, Mountain Time (MT)
  • Entries that are emailed or hand-delivered will not be accepted.


Notification of Decision

  • All artists will receive notification of the juror’s decision sent to the email address that they have provided by Thursday, May 18th at 7 PM, MT.
  • All accepted works will be listed by title on
  • All artists are expected to check the in-box of the email address that they provided and/or the Museum’s website listing for notification of the juror’s decision. Please no inquiries.



(All applicants should review dates & requirements before submitting their art for consideration):

Delivery of All Accepted Work

  • To properly record and install all accepted pieces, all work (and detailed hanging instructions, if applicable) must be delivered between May 19th and June 3rd, from 10 AM – 3 PM, EST.  We’re closed Sundays & Mondays, and Saturday, May 27th. We cannot accept your artwork before May 19th or after June 3rd.
  • Accepted work can be either hand-delivered or shipped to the AAM.
  • Installations that require assembly by the artist must be scheduled in advance of delivery.
  • You can arrange to send a representative to deliver and/or pick up your artwork for you. The AAM is not responsible for making these arrangements for exhibiting artists.
  • Once artwork is delivered it cannot, for any reason, leave the gallery until the exhibition concludes.
  • Wet paint will not be accepted.

Mark all accepted artwork with the:

  • Artist’s name
  • Mailing address
  • City/State/Zip
  • Mobile phone
  • Email
  • Title of piece
  • Dimensions (w x h x d)
  • Weight (no more than 100 lbs)
  • Sale price (if applicable)


  • Download a USED Loan Agreement and Delivery Checklist from and submit with your accepted artwork (these documents will be posted at the time that notifications are sent out).
  • Artists are responsible for all fees associated with the shipping of their work. FedEx is the AAM’s preferred shipping vendor.

All shipped work must include: 

  1. $10 handling fee – per piece
  2. Pre-paid return shipping label
  3. Payment of shipping vendor’s pick-up fee
  4. A photo of your art taped to the outside of package
  5. A completed Loan Agreement & Delivery Checklist 

Checks payable to Attleboro Arts Museum. Fees are non-refundable. 

Send to: Attleboro Arts Museum, USED, 86 Park St., Attleboro, MA, 02703. 



  • All accepted work must be framed, gallery-wrapped or finished on the edges and ready to hang at delivery with a sturdy wire hanging system. See the Museum’s Framing Guidelines for details.
  • We strongly recommend neutral frames and white or off-white mats.
  • Any pieces that do not match the juror’s decision, or are not the piece that was accepted, will not be installed and be returned COD.



  • All art sales are subject to the Museum’s commission of 30% for Museum members, 40% for non-members. Work does not need to be for sale.
  • To become a member: click here.



  • The AAM will insure all work from the date of arrival at the Museum through the stated pick-up dates. The maximum insurance amount covers up to an artist’s value of $2000, with a $500 deductible payable by the artist.
  • The Museum is not responsible for loss or damage in shipping, or for insuring art during shipping. Please be sure to pack your artwork with care and consideration.
  • Art left beyond the final pick-up date of July 19th at 3 PM EST, will not be insured.


In-person Pick-up of Exhibited Work

  • In-person pick-up takes place on July 15th, 18th & 19th; 10 AM – 3 PM, EST.  If a representative is picking up work for the artist the rep's name must be shared with the AAM in advance of the pick-up. Call 508-222-2644 x10 or email:
  • Work left past July 19th at 3 PM, EST will be charged $5 per day per piece at late pickup.


Return of Work–Shipped by the Museum

  • All work that was shipped to the AAM will be packed and shipped by July 20th, 2023, using the original packing materials that were supplied.
  • You must enclose a pre-paid shipping label for the return of your work (the shipping vendor’s pick-up fee must be pre-paid as part of the return shipping label) and a $10 handling fee per piece.
  • Checks payable to Attleboro Arts Museum.  If you are within driving distance we would appreciate an in-person pick-up.

Eligibility Criteria

  • The Attleboro Arts Museum invites all U.S. artists to submit interpretations of "USED."
  • Open to all mediums, sizes and concepts related to "USED."