Call Detail
Art Dash
Entry Deadline: 8/15/19
Application Closed

Entry Fee (Art Dash): $65.00
Work Sample Requirements
Images | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 6
Total Samples | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 6
Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: Local
State: Massachusetts

Application deadline extended to August 15th! 

Art Dash: one night of original art
December 14, 2019 from 6-9pm
at Beacon Gallery
524B Harrison, Avenue
Boston MA 02118

You are invited to participate in a true pop-up event: Art Dash, one night of original art. Modeled after the successful ART100 series, Art Dash has been developed to provide direct support to visual artists from sales of their work. Each selected artist will have between 3 and 6 pieces on view each priced at $100 and the artist will receive 100% of their sale proceeds. The event on Saturday, December 14th will be held from 6 to 9pm and the gallery will be open for an exhibition preview during the day from 12 to 6pm. Sales will begin promptly at 6 o’clock and gallery visitors will take purchased works home with them that night. This celebration of local artists will be widely publicized and is guaranteed to be an event to remember! The exhibition and event is being hosted by Beacon Gallery with refreshments provided by sponsors Aquitaine Restaurant Group and Lucas Bols Distillery. 

Guaranteed to be an event to remember!

Jessica Burko, Artist, Independent Curator, Arts Marketer
Dina Deitsch, Director & Chief Curator, Tufts University Art Galleries
Christine O’Donnell, Owner & Director, Beacon Gallery


This call for entries is open to all New England artists. 

All artwork selected for the exhibition must be submitted ready-to-hang with a wire or d-rings on the reverse, as well as (on the reverse) the artist’s name and the title of the piece. 

Artists are responsible for all arrangements, costs, and execution of the delivery and pickup of artwork to and from Beacon Gallery. Artists dropping off work are responsible for the removal and disposal of all shipping and packing materials.

All works will be insured while on site at Beacon Gallery for the full sale value. 

Works submitted may not be exhibited they differ from images submitted. 

Any accepted artwork will not, by any exception, be exhibited if not exhibition-ready upon drop-off. 

• only work 11” x 14” and smaller will be considered.
(Work may  be 11 x 14 or smaller when framed. Both unframed and framed work accepted) 
• must hang on a wall
• no jewelry 


All submissions are through Call For Entry - no submissions in other format or via other means (e.g. in person or via email) will be considered or responded to. 

Artists should submit high-resolution images of each artwork submitted. Images must be a .jpg file, at least 1200 pixels wide. 

Each artist may submit up to six pieces and must provide: title, material (medium), price, dimensions, and year completed for each piece entered. All titles, materials and dimensions provided in the application will remain final. All artwork will be priced at $100 in this sale, so a price will not be requested. 

Number of entries per artist: up to 6 (while not all artists may be selected, we will choose between 3-6 pieces from those artists whose works we do choose) 
Submission Fee: $65.00

All pieces will be priced at $100 in this pop-up sale.
Artists will receive the full $100 from each sale (this is excluding MA sales tax that will be applied to each item) 
In compliance will MA law artists will receive their funds within 30 days after the sale, as well as the full name and email contact details of each of their buyers (mailing address will be provided upon request when it is available).


Applications Open: May 1, 2019 at 9 am EST 
Online Submission Deadline: August 15th at 11:59 pm
Preparation of accepted work:
• all work must be delivered ready-to-hang
• label on back with artist name and title of work

Notification: August 30, 2019, by email, 3 pm EST (subject to the judges having finished judging, notification date and time may change slightly - an email will inform all artists if there is such a change)

In person delivery of work:
December 7-8, 2019, 12-5pm
December 11-12, 10-5pm

Preview: Saturday, December 14, 12-6 pm
Event: Saturday, December 14, 6-9 pm
Retrieve work: Saturday, December 14, 9 pm 

About the jurors: 

Jessica Burko has been an exhibiting artist since 1985 and works with photography, encaustic, and found objects from her studio in Boston's SoWa arts district. In 2007 Burko founded the Boston Handmade artist collective and directed the organization until 2014. She also works as an independent curator with more than thirty exhibitions produced since 2000 including STITCH in 2018 at the New Art Center in Newton. Burko was the Carole Calo Gallery Director at Stonehill College from 2000-06 where she spearheaded a visiting artist lecture series and outdoor sculpture program. In addition to these endeavors, she supports artists in achieving their creative and professional goals through Arts Marketing lectures, workshops, and partnerships with organizations such as the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and Mass MoCA’s Assets for Artists program. Jessica Burko holds a BFA in Fine Art Photography from Rhode Island School of Design, and an MFA in Imaging Arts and Science from Rochester Institute of Technology.

Dina Deitsch, director and chief curator of Tufts University art galleries
Dina Deitsch is Director and Chief Curator of the Tufts University Art Galleries, located in Medford and at the SMFA at Tufts in Boston. Prior to joining Tufts, she was the John R. and Barbara Robinson Family Interim Director of the Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts at Harvard University, a guest curator for the City of Cambridge’s Public Art Program, and held teaching positions in the MFA graduate programs at the School of Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and Massachusetts College of Art and Design. From 2008 - 2015 she was Curator of Contemporary Art at deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum in Lincoln, Massachusetts where she spearheaded the PLATFORM series of site-specific commissions by emerging and mid-career artists and revamped the museums annual showcase exhibitions into biennial formats. While there she organized one-person exhibitions with Laylah Ali, Martha Friedman, Jedediah Caesar, Alix Pearlstein, alongside numerous group exhibitions including Temporary Structures: Performing Architecture in Contemporary Art, PAINT THINGS: beyond the stretcher, Work Out: Sustainable Uses of Landscapes and Walden, revisited

Christine O’Donnell, the Owner and Gallery Manager of Beacon Gallery, opened Beacon Gallery in Boston, Massachusetts after over a decade spent living and working in Paris, Hong Kong, and Singapore. While living abroad, Christine honed her eye for art in museums and galleries and also befriended local artists. Christine has a master’s degree from Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts and a bachelor’s degree from College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts. Christine and her team bring a fresh perspective and enthusiasm for the arts to the Greater Boston Area and beyond.

About Beacon Gallery:
Beacon Gallery is located on Harrison Ave in the SoWa area of Boston’s South End. The gallery offers original art from both the Boston area as well as around the globe. Representing local artists as well as showing European and Asian artists, Beacon Gallery connects emerging and mid-career artists with new and established collectors and institutions from around the world.

For additional questions, please contact Christine O’Donnell 

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