2021 New England Regional Juried Exhibition

The Guild of Boston Artists

Entry Deadline: Jul. 25

162 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02116
PHONE 617-536-7660


The New England Regional Juried Exhibition is a juried show featuring the best of representational painting, drawing, and sculpture by regional artists who work in the realist tradition.

The exhibition will be on view in the historic President’s Gallery at the Guild’s Newbury Street location, which features a skylight to allow viewing of artworks in natural light.

Selected artists will have the opportunity to exhibit where the great artists of the Boston School showed their work. Please review the following information and if you have any questions, please call the gallery at 617.536.7660 or e-mail us at [email protected]

Submission Guidelines:
Artists must complete and submit the entry form by July 25, 2021

Work must be representational with a strong academic background

Accepted painting and drawing media include oil, acrylic, watercolor, gouache, pastel, graphite, charcoal, pen and ink, and pencil. Please check if using any other medium.

Prints, including giclees, are not eligible. Using a print as an underpainting is also prohibited. The Guild has a preference for work done from life rather than photographs. Although works done from photography are not excluded, preference is given to work done from life, especially when the jurors are making the awards.

The submission fee is a flat fee of $50.00 for non-members. Associate Artists are exempt from the fee. The fee is one amount whether one, two, or three images are submitted. We accept high resolution (at least 300 dpi) digital jpeg images only! No slides or photographs, please.

All submissions should be clearly labeled with the artist’s name, title of the work, size, medium, and retail price. Prices of the work must be established at the time of submission; no changes are allowed after a work is accepted. All works must be for sale with a retail price included. If a painting is sold, artists receive 55% of the sale price.

(The director retains the right to exclude work that significantly differs from submitted images or is not appropriately framed. Metal frames and unframed works are not permitted.)

First Place: Gold Medal & $500.00
Second Place: Silver Medal & $250.00
Third Place: Bronze Medal & $150.00

Glenn G. MacNutt Award for Boston School Painting & $250.00
New England Watercolor Society Award & $150.00
Robert Douglas Hunter Award & $100.00
Award(s) of Merit & $50.00

Harley Bartlett
Robin Frisella
Donald Jurney

Jurors select paintings for the show from the images submitted, but awards are determined after the paintings have been delivered to the Guild.

Important Dates:
July 25: Submission Deadline
July 31: Artists are notified if they are selected
Aug 17 – 21: Drop-off dates for selected artworks
Aug 28: Opening and Awards Reception (if COVID guidelines allow)
Sept 11: Award Winners Panel (if COVID guidelines allow)
Sept 28 – Oct 2: Pick-up dates

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