Call for Art

Pamela Penglase Baldwin, Just Picked, MJ2 2022 Award Recipient

Members Juried 2 is for Collage, Crafts, Drawing, Graphics, Mixed Media, Photography, Printmaking. All members are encouraged to apply!

MJ2 Entry Procedures:

  • Read the eligibility requirements + prospectus. Print and fill out your labels (on the prospectus). You can also do this in person, we will have copies in the galleries.
  • Register online and pay your fees at the ‘Registration Form’ link below. (If you are unable to register online or would prefer to do so in person, you can do it when you drop off your work.)
  • Bring your work in during the designated drop off days and times
  • Call the gallery if you have any questions 978-369-2578

PRIZES will be awarded, including the $500 Baldwin Prize for drawing.

ELIGIBILITY: Juried exhibitions are open to all members of the Concord Center for the Visual Arts. Accepted media for MJ2 includes photography, drawing, mixed media, crafts and graphics. Work must have been completed within the last three years and not previously exhibited at Concord Art.
 Check your membership status here.

ENTRY PROCEDURES: Artists may submit up to two pieces at $15 per entry. Fees are not refundable. Artists may become members at the time of intake. All work must be for sale. Concord Art receives 1/3 of the sale price and reserves the right to photograph artwork for publicity purposes. Please complete the entry forms that are in this flyer and attach to each piece of art.

SPECIFICATIONS: Artwork cannot exceed 48” in any direction (including frame and display units). 3D work must be stable. 2D work must be suitable for hanging and firmly wired. Please, no saw tooth hangers, no sandwich clip frames. We cannot accept work not adhering to these specifications.

INTAKE DELIVERY DATES: Tuesday, February 14, 10am-4pm, Wednesday, February 15, 10am-7pm, Thursday, February 16, 10am-4pm

NOTIFICATION: The names of the artists whose artwork is accepted will be posted at on Friday, February 17, after 9pm.

RETRIEVAL DATES: Artwork that is not accepted must be picked up Saturday, February 18, 10am- 4pm, Sunday, February 19, 12pm-4pm. Once the show closes, accepted work should be picked up Friday, March 24, 10am-4pm, Saturday, March 25, 10am- 4pm. Artists will be charged a $15 storage fee for work not picked up by the designated dates. Artists will have been notified if work is sold.

INSURANCE: Concord Art carries a blanket policy covering fire, theft and breakage at 100% of the sale price. Concord Art insurance covers the work of an artist during the course of the exhibition only. Concord Art will not assume responsibility for work left after the designated pick up dates.


Prospectus + Entry Forms

Members Juried 2: Collage, Crafts, Drawing, Graphics, Mixed Media, Photography, Printmaking 2023

Intake Day(s):

Tuesday, February 14, 10am-4pm
Wednesday, February 15, 10am-7pm
Thursday, February 16, 10am-4pm

Notification: Friday, February 17 after 9pm

JURIED BY Kelley Lehr

Kelley Lehr and her partner, John Danos, are the owners and directors of Greenhut Galleries and Cove Street Arts in Portland, Maine. After 20 years in Los Angeles, and having acquired Greenhut (the oldest gallery in Portland, in its 45th year and going strong) in the summer of 2016, the couple relocated to Portland from Los Angeles in the spring of 2017 and sold their LA gallery.

Cove Street Arts opened in June of 2019 with 8,000 square feet of exhibition space, establishing itself as both a Chelsea-caliber art gallery and a local cultural hub. Primarily exhibiting contemporary Maine artists, Cove exhibits work by regional, national, and international artists as well. Lehr and Danos, along with their extremely talented, dedicated, and hardworking staff, are thrilled and delighted to play a significant role in re-establishing Portland as one of Maine’s most vibrant and consequential art centers. They’re happy and proud to have been on the forefront of the current renaissance of Portland area art galleries.

Prior to making the leap from LA to Maine and leveling up her relationship with visual arts from passionate avocation to committed, full-time vocation. Lehr earned a BA in English Lit, summa cum laude, from UCLA before pursuing an interdisciplinary MA in Humanities at the University of Chicago. In addition to her zeal for visual art and literature, Lehr carries a life-long torch for music. She plays piano well and guitar poorly, dabbles in songwriting, and has published both essays and Lit and Music reviews in Lana Turner: A Journal of Poetry and Opinion. Lehr hasn’t slept in 3-1/2 years 🙂 but her current deep and interdisciplinary arts immersion is not only an absolute thrill, but also an unexpected realization of a pinch-yourself dream.

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