Call Detail
"About Face": Fountain Street Call for Art
Entry Deadline: 5/1/23
Application Closed

Entry Fee (Entry Fee): $36.00
Media Fee(additional works): $10.00
Work Sample Requirements
Images | Minimum:Min. 3, Maximum:Max. 5
Total Samples | Minimum:Min. 3, Maximum:Max. 5
Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: International
State: Massachusetts
Event Dates: 7/27/23 - 8/27/23

Fountain Street Gallery presents an international call entitled "About Face".  We are looking for work that ranges from the bold and socio-political to the subtle and poetic. It is a call for you to take action, let your voice be heard and have the world see through your unique lens. This call is an open question; we ask artists to interpret the concept widely when selecting works to submit. All media are welcome.

Juried by MICHELLE MAY and PAYAL THIFFAULT, founders of JUNIPER RAG, an independent visual art and lifestyle magazine.

PAYAL THIFFAULT is a visual artist and co-founder of Atelier ID Global and Juniper Rag magazine based in Massachusetts. Payal graduated from Clark University with a Bachelor’s degree in Studio Art and Economics. She has always been drawn to both - the creative and business side of design. In her early career, Payal was a design director who developed and led product lines for one of the country’s top fine stationery and luxury goods businesses, while growing strategic partnerships with leading retail and fashion brands in the country. In Payal’s personal work as an artist, she celebrates nature, personal growth and emotions through watercolor and mixed media. She has shown in galleries in Boston, Newton and Worcester. In 2022 she co-curated exhibitions in Provincetown, Worcester and Newton.

MICHELLE MAY is also a visual artist and the co-founder of Atelier ID Global and Juniper Rag visual art and lifestyle magazine. Creativity and community have driven her professional work. As visual artists and design project leaders, Michelle and Payal began their professional careers in stationery. In marketing roles, Michelle developed and managed company-wide growth strategies and the social media strategy of one of the oldest paper companies in the US with over 200,000 retail stores. Michelle is also the founder of and contributor to many cultural and tech events. An active curator and event organizer in Worcester, she showcases local artists and contributes to awareness of the culture of the city. As an artist, Michelle currently works mostly in abstract, inspired by travel, all things organic, as well as natural and coastal atmospheres and architecture especially when in the state of decay or growth. 

In 2018, together, they co-founded Atelier ID Global, a Massachusetts-based design and marketing agency. Atelier has grown their portfolio of local and international clients from varied industries. Because of their commitment to artists and professional skills in marketing with a design legacy in luxury paper, they founded Juniper Rag in 2021, a visual art and lifestyle magazine. 



Our mission is to elevate visual artists and creative businesses and introduce them to new global markets. We celebrate contemporary visual arts and businesses —including LGBTQIA+ and BIPOC artists. Uniquely, we bring together an audience who make and collect art, with viewers who value a high standard of work, a solid curatorial review, and thrive on discovery of our creative world.


Application Requirements

Artists can submit a maximum of 5 pieces and all work must be for sale. The entry fee of $36 covers 3 artwork submissions; up to 2 additional artworks may be submitted for $10 each (optional), for a maximum of 5 artworks total. Applicants will be notified of acceptance by May 21, 2023 .

Three awards will be distributed: Jurors’ Choice (x1) and Honorable Mention (x2). All award winners will be included in a three-person award show in the Annex space of the gallery, a $500 value. The show will be curated by a Fountain Street Core Artist. 

Size: 2D works must be no larger than 60” tall or wide. Diptychs/Triptychs are considered one entry and should be united as one image for viewing by our jurors. 3D works can be no larger than 60” tall and 24” deep, and should weigh no more than 75 lbs. 

Three-dimensional installation work is encouraged. The artist may be asked to provide pedestals, if needed. If installation artwork is chosen by the juror the artist must be available during install dates  Monday–Tuesday, July 24-25, 2023.

Accepted video or interactive submissions must be shown online in their full length. If the spoken language in the video is not English, please provide a translated transcription. If work is accepted, artists may be required to provide necessary display and viewing equipment, including, but not limited to: tv/display monitor, media player, USB drive, mounting hardware, remote controls, batteries.

Eligibility Criteria

This exhibition is open to everyone. The only limitations are that entries must represent original works created in the past three years and which address the theme in some considerable way. This call is open to any and all media, traditional and nontraditional; two-dimensional, three dimensional and video artwork is accepted.