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Marblehead Arts Association Variations 2022 Exhibit - April 23rd to June 19th

Marblehead Arts Association 8 Hooper St Marblehead, MA 01945


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Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: National
State: Massachusetts
Event Dates: 4/23/22 - 6/19/22
Entry Deadline: 2/15/22
Days remaining to deadline: 30
Images - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 3
Total Media - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 3
Entry Fee (MAA Member 1st Entry): $35.00
Entry Fee (Non MAA Member 1st Entry): $35.00
Media Fee (per sample over minimum):$10.00

The Marblehead Arts Association (MAA) is inviting artists, both MAA members and non-members, from across the country to participate in the MAA’s Centennial National Exhibit entitled Variations 2022.

As we celebrate in 2022 our centennial anniversary as an arts organization, Variations 2022 has been expanded to an 8-week, juried exhibit of 2D and 3D artwork, all mediums are welcome.

Artwork will be juried for acceptance and judged for prizes in Fine Art, Photography, and 3D works. Winners will be awarded at the Opening Reception on Sunday, April 24, 2022.

The Marblehead Arts Association is located at
8 Hooper Street, Marblehead, MA 01945


We are pleased to have the following, highly qualified professionals be our jurors for this Variations 2022 show. All decisions with regards to which entries are accepted, as well as the awarding of prizes are solely those of the judges and no persons associated with the Marblehead Arts Association has participation in either process.

Fine Art – Miriam Stewart

Curator of the Collection, Division of European and American Art

Harvard Art Museums, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Miriam Stewart has worked at the Harvard Art Museum for more than three decades. Early in her career, she held curatorial positions in the Drawings Department where she honed her life-long interest in artists’ materials and methods. Currently, she is Curator of the Collection for the Division of European and American Art, which is comprised of art in all media from the Middle Ages to 1900. She conducts research and publishes on the collection, lectures to classes and the public, mentors’ undergraduate students and graduate interns, collaborates with faculty, and prepares exhibitions of works of art from the permanent collection. She received her formal art historical training at Oberlin College, Ohio.

Photography - Jessica Roscio, Ph.D. 
Director and Curator
Danforth Art Museum at Framingham State University, Framingham, MA

Jessica Roscio joined the Danforth Art Museum in 2011, appointed Curator in 2015, and became Director in 2020. Prior to the Danforth, Roscio held positions at the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C., and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.  She taught at Emerson College and Suffolk University, and has been a regular contributor to Aspect Initiative, an online gallery focusing on contemporary photography in New England.  Roscio has an MA in Art History from the University at Buffalo and a Ph.D. in American Studies, with a focus on the History of Photography, from Boston University.

3-D - Denise LeBlanc 

Executive Director – Ret. 2020 Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, MA

Denise LeBlanc has held management and leadership roles in the museum and non-profit fields for over 30 years, including Mass Audubon Society, Plimoth Patuxet Museum, and Executive Director for Fuller Craft Museum, spanning the areas of exhibit design, historic textile conservation and reproduction, and arts administration. Denise has lectured internationally and served as a juror for the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen, Plymouth Center for the Arts, and the Guildford Art Center’s Annual Craft Expo. With a Studio Arts background, Denise is also a maker, textile artist and watercolor painter.   


The following awards will be given in each category of Fine Art, Photography and 3-D:

  • Cash prizes of $1000, $250 and $100
  • Judges' decisions on acceptance into the exhibit and prize awards are final.

NON-REFUNDABLE Application Fees:

$35 for the first entry, $10 for each additional entry (maximum 3 entries).

For current MAA Members: At check-out, use the coupon code available to members only to receive a $10 discount on their first entry. No refunds are given after payment is made.

Must be 18 years or older to enter

MAA Members: If you are submitting a piece for jurying into Variations, please plan on submitting a different piece in the MAA Summer Member exhibit in order to avoid the same piece hanging in two closely time exhibits.

Submissions that were accepted or exhibited in the Variations 2021 show are not eligible for Variations 2022.

Visa, MasterCard, AMEX or PayPal will be accepted for application fee payment. Applicants may also pay by personal check. Checks should be made payable to the Marblehead Arts Association, 8 Hooper St, Marblehead MA 01945. The application will not be finalized until the entry fee has been paid.

In-person payment, done at the MAA for this exhibit does not exempt you from registering and completing their application through the CaFE website.

 Important Dates:

·        November 16, 2021  Online submission start date

·        February 15, 2022    Online submission closing date

·        March 7, 2022          Email notification of Acceptance/Non-                                                          Acceptance

·        April 15th, 2022       Deadline date for the arrival of accepted artwork(s). All artwork should be hand-delivered or shipped to arrive at:

The Marblehead Arts Association, 8 Hooper Street, Marblehead MA 01945

·       April 23rd – June 19th, 2022     Variations 2022 Exhibit Dates

·       April 24th - Opening Reception and Awards (expected to be in                 person but dependent upon Covid-19 conditions)

·       June 20th – Beginning of Artwork pick-up (local) date


  • Please make sure your name is directly on your artwork if shipping
  • The MAA is not responsible for loss or damage to work in transit to or from the MAA.
  • Shipping and handling fees, as well as return shipping fees, are the responsibility of the artist. We strongly suggest insuring your pieces adequately for transport.
  • No packing peanuts allowed.
  • A PRE-PAID RETURN-SHIPPING LABEL MUST BE ENCLOSED WITH THE WORK AND SHIPPED IN A CONTAINER SUITABLE TO RE-USE FOR RETURN SHIPPING. No work will be exhibited that does not include a pre-paid shipping label. If artwork is sold, the return shipping label will not be used and therefore the noted account will not be billed.
  • The MAA will store the artist's shipping materials and return-shipping labels to send artwork back at the completion of the exhibition.
  • If the artist’s shipping materials are deemed inadequate for return shipping, replacement shipping materials will be purchased and used by the MAA, at artist expense.

Commission and Sales Tax  

60% paid to artist, 40% to the Marblehead Arts Association if piece is sold while part of the MAA’s Variations 2022 show and for 30 days following the closing if it is determined the sale is a result of having seen the artwork at the Variations 2022 exhibit, either online or in person.

All sales must be made through and recorded by the MAA.

Sales tax is collected on each sale except where exempt by individual state law.

Every effort is made to pay artist’s commission for their work 30 days after the end of the exhibition and payment has been received by the MAA. All sales are final.



Exhibit Details:

Artists may submit digital images for up to 3 pieces of artwork for jurying for acceptance.

This is a one-artist-per-piece entry only. Multiple artists working on a single piece of work is not permitted.

If accepted, work sent in for exhibition must be the same work represented in the images used for judging. No substitutions will be accepted.

Artwork Specifics:

·All entries must be original, and if accepted, may not be withdrawn or substituted.  Accepted artwork must remain hanging until the completion of the exhibit unless sold or special arrangements are made with the MAA.

There are (3) three categories for submission:

Fine Art – Painting, Drawing, Printmaking, Mixed Media, Digital Art

Photography – Film, Digital

Composite images are acceptable. All parts of the image must be created photographically by the artist. Computer generated subject is not allowed.

3D – Sculpture, Crafts, Jewelry, Fabric, Paper

Digital submissions for jurying (high-quality images required for jurying)

  • Images must be jpg format, cropped to remove backgrounds
  • Any single image cannot exceed 5mb (5000kb)​ Minimum of 100 dpi resolution
  • Longest side not to exceed 1400 pixels, other side not to exceed 1050 pixels

** For 3D work, multiple views of 3D work may be submitted as long as they are combined into one image that meet the stated requirements. The artist will only be charged for 1 image.

Due to the gallery exhibition space constraints of our antique mansion, 3D work must not be larger than what can fit on a 12x12 pedestal or take up more than 3ft by 3ft floor space. Weight must not be more than 80 lbs.

All accepted 2-D work must be framed and wired for hanging. Any work deemed not suitable for hanging will be returned to the artist without a refund. Unusual installation requests must be made in advance and approved by the Marblehead Arts Association.

  • Works on paper (including photography) must be matted, framed, and under glass or plexiglass.
  • Please note: Maximum size of 2-D work: no more than 42″ on any one side.
  • Any hanging piece must not weigh more than 50 lbs.
  • We do not permit nails, glue, or application of any kind of substance to the walls of our galleries. Our hanging system requires sturdy wiring exclusively.
  • The MAA has a limited number of pedestals. Accepted artists requiring pedestals or other types of display structures should contact the MAA before shipping. All jewelry must come with its own display materials.
  • There is no guarantee of acceptance.

Must be 18 years or older

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