Call Detail
Art Dash 2020
Entry Deadline: 8/17/20
Application Closed

Entry Fee (Art Dash 2020): $45.00
Work Sample Requirements
Images | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 6
Total Samples | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 6
Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: Regional
State: Massachusetts
Event Dates: 12/19/20 - 12/19/20

Art Dash: one night of original art
December 19, 2020 from 6-9pm
at Beacon Gallery
524B Harrison, Avenue
Boston MA 02118

Art Dash, one night of original art

In 2020 artists need our support more than ever.  Beacon Gallery is producing a one-night-only event to directly provide support to visual artists from sales of their work. Gallery Owner and Director, Christine O’Donnell, is hosting a juried exhibition of small works called “Art Dash” on December 19th where artists will receive 100% of the sales. All work will be priced at $100 each. This is a true pop-up event from 6-9pm with a preview during the day from 12-6pm; sales will begin promptly at 6pm. Gallery visitors will take work right off the walls and take it home on the spot. 

You are invited to submit artwork for the second edition of Art Dash!  (and we've lowered the artist fee because we know how hard things are right now for artists) 

After 2019's successful event, where over 60 pieces of artwork sold in 3 hours, we hope you'll join us for Art Dash 2020!

Art Dash has been developed to provide direct support to visual artists from sales of their work. With the Coronavirus having affected everyone in the industry, this event is needed more than ever.

All works in Art Dash are priced at $100. Each selected artist will have between 3 and 6 pieces on view and the artist will receive 100% of their sale proceeds.

The event, on Saturday, December 19th, 2020 will be held from 6 to 9pm. 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. (Necessary social distancing precautions will be planned for and integrated into the event as current events require) 

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, Stella Artois, Goose Island Brewery, Babe Wine and Lucas Bols Distillery. 

Guaranteed to be an event to remember!

Jessica Burko, Program Manager and Curator, Photographic Resource Center
Christine O’Donnell, Owner & Director, Beacon Gallery


This call for entries is open to all New England artists, or artists willing to drop off their work in person, as well as attend Art Dash on 19th.  

All artwork selected for the exhibition must be submitted ready-to-hang with a wire (preferable) 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 are requested to bring the piece in re-usable packing materials clearly labeled with their name and name of piece. These materials will be stored for the event and will be used for re-wrapping sold artwork, or for returning artist's unsold artwork. 

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

Works submitted may not be exhibited if they differ from images submitted. E.g. if you sell a work accepted to the Art Dash before the show, you will not be allowed to substitute it. 

The Art Dash committee reserves the right to reject any accepted artwork that is not exhibition-ready upon drop-off. 

• Works that are 12 x 12, or only work 11” x 14” and smaller will be considered. (for those counting, 154 inches square or less is usually ok, but please do not submit a work that is 2" x 77" - that is not in the spirit of the smaller size of Art Dash pieces). 

Work may be 12 x 12, 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), 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: $45.00 (please note that we have reduced the fee from last year in light of the struggles of the entire arts industry) 

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: June 1, 2020 at 9 am EST 
Online Submission Deadline: August 16, 2020 at 11:59 pm (extended from original Aug 1 deadline) 

Notification: August 31, 2020, 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)

Preparation of accepted work:
• all work must be delivered ready-to-hang
• label on back with artist name and title of work
• individual packing of each piece with name and title

In person delivery of work:
December 13, 2020 12-3pm
December 16, 2020 9-1pm

Preview: Saturday, December 19, 12-6 pm
Event: Saturday, December 19, 6-9 pm
Retrieve work: Saturday, December 19, 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. She is now the Program Manager and Curator of the Photographic Resource Center in Cambridge, MA. 

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