Annual Juried Art Show & Festival 2021 - Call for Art / Submission Period Open

Sunday, July 11, 2021 (All day) to Wednesday, August 11, 2021 (All day)

Call for Art

Deadline extended to Sunday, August 15th 

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Show Dates September 18 – November 6, 2021

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"Habanero"   First Place Printmaking, 2020 Annual Juried Art Show

Judy Bergman Hochberg, Stoughton, MA


September 18, – November 6, 2021

For more than half a century, Plymouth Center for the Arts has offered quality art exhibits and events to the citizens of Plymouth and the region in general. Once again, we are offering our annual signature fine arts competition, exhibition & arts festival.Located just steps from Plymouth Rock in the historic village district, our distinctive location and elegant galleries are the perfect settings for this iconic fine arts tradition.  This is a national, open show; you need not be a member.  All artists are invited to submit unique, imaginative, and creative works, in all media types, of any theme. 

This is a National Exhibition.  Entries chosen for the exhibit that need to be shipped will be informed of the full process at that time.  The minimum information is that the artist is responsible for shipping cost both ways, plus a $35 handing fee.  A full set of instructions will be available on-line on the date that the selection of artists is announced.


Drawing & Pastel, Oil/Acrylic, Watercolor, Sculpture, Mixed Media,
Printmaking, Color Photography, B&W Photography & Fine Crafts


(Totaling $3450 plus ribbons!)

Best In Show $500

Committee Choice Award $100

Popular Choice $150

(One only - by public vote awarded at the end of the show)

Awards in Each Category

First $200

Second $100

Honorable Mention

2021 Judging Team

Wallace Marosek - Painter & Graphic Designer

Liz Haywood-Sullivan  - Pastel Artist

Entry Procedures:     

All entries will be through “Smarter Entry”.  In person entries will not be accepted.

Submission Dates:  Sunday, July 11 – Wednesday, August 11th

Special Notice: Deadline to Submit Extended to Sunday, August 15th

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Entry fee:  $15.00 per entry, non-refundable. 

Plymouth Center for the Arts exhibiting members will receive one free entry.  A coupon code will be sent to current exhibiting members.  Members who do not receive a code should contact us through our website at:

Exhibition Events:  The Annual Juried Art Show will be celebrated with a number of special events as well as a live exhibition in our newly renovated galleries.

Opening Gala – September 18th

On-site Show/Exhibit – September 18th – November 6th

Art Stroll – October 2nd

Young@Art – October 16th – October 30th

Art in Bloom – October 8th – October 11th

Andrew Kusmin “Behind the Painting” presentation– October 3rd

Musical Events – TBA


This is a juried show

Artists may submit as many pieces as they choose

First Prize and Best in Show awardees will receive one complimentary admission to the Opening Night Gala

“Artists selected for the exhibit may purchase up to two discounted Gala tickets for $25 each at the artwork drop off.  This offer is only available during the drop off periods on Saturday Sept. 11th and  Sunday 12th, from 4 – 7pm”

It is at the judges’ discretion to award/not award prizes

Award winners will be notified prior to Opening Night

Winners are strongly encouraged to receive their award in person at the Gala


Entrants must be 16 years of age or older.

Original work not previously exhibited in the Annual Juried Art Show may be entered.

Work copied or done under the guidance of an instructor is not eligible.

Size of framed artwork may not exceed 48” in any direction.

2D artwork should be wired and professionally presented.

Matting and framing should be of superior quality and complement the artwork.

Worn, scarred or damaged frames are not acceptable.

Wires must be taut, strong enough to hold the piece, securely attached to the frame, and installed 1/3 of the distance from the top of the piece (no alligator clips.)

Photographs printed on glass, metal, or other material shall have compatible rails or wires for hanging.

All drawings, original prints, watercolors, and photography must be under glass or Plexiglas

Clamped or cracked glass is not acceptable.

A limited number of pedestals are available.  Sculptors and 3D artists may provide their own pedestals. 

Work not ready for hanging or display will not be accepted.

Selected artwork must remain on display at Plymouth Center for the Arts for the duration of the show.

Artists Notification:  

Artists’ names and titles of “Selected” artwork for our Annual Show will be published on our website no later than

 5pm Tuesday, Aug 24th

Award winners will be announced to the public at the Gala, September 18th.  Award winning artists will be notified by phone, prior to the Gala.

Artwork Drop Off Days & Time

Saturday, September 11th  and Sunday September 12th, from 4 – 7pm both days


We encourage artists to submit works for sale.

Works must be either priced or marked, “Not for Sale.”

Prices include frames.

A 30% commission will be retained on all Guild Member sales, 40% commission for non-members.

Liability:   The Plymouth Guild, dba Plymouth Center for the Arts, will not be responsible for fire, theft, loss or damage of any nature.  Work is submitted at the artist’s risk.  The exhibition is not covered by insurance.



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