Submissions

In keeping with its guiding principals and practices, the Cultural Center invites submissions  from  both emerging and established artists and from those with special needs and challenges.

With the exception of its Annual Members’ Exhibition in January, the exhibits it hosts are open to all.

The Center typically issues three or four calls for art submissions each year (though it hosts approximately 80 other exhibits through rentals and invitationals). Open calls are  usually based on a theme of wide appeal. Most are juried by the directors. Submission fees, which help to defray expenses, are very reasonable. In some cases, they are waived.

Current Calls:

MEMBERS’ ANNUAL EXHIBITION, JANUARY 9-27, 2019

Each member in good standing may submit up to two works. At least one will be in the show.

* All works must be ready for hanging or to be placed on a pedestal.
* No clip frames or sawtooth hangers, please.
* All work must be original by the artist.
* Please, no work previously shown at the Center.
* No work larger than 36 inches in any direction including frame.
* Entry fee is $10 for the first piece, $5 for the second.
* All works should be for sale. The Center will receive a 30% commission on sales. The artist, 70%.
* The Center will produce labels for the artwork and host a reception on Friday, January 11, from 5-7pm.

Drop-Off is Monday, January 7, between 9am and 5pm.
Pick up of unsold work will be January 28 before 5pm or by special arrangement.

 

“HIGH FIBER”
January 30-February 10, 2019
Reception on Friday, February 1, 2019 from 5-7pm
Drop-off Date: Monday, January 28 between 9am and 5pm.
The Cultural Center invites artists to submit fiber works (two-and three-dimensional pieces including but not limited to weavings, textiles, quilts, wearable art, embroidery, felt work, knitting, crochet, etc). As always, we are looking for work that is exciting, inspiring, memorable.
The exhibit will be juried by Cultural Center staff. Artists whose work will not be included in the show will be notified by Wednesday, January 30.
* Please keep in mind we will be hanging this work for display.
* All work must be original by the artist.
* Please, no work previously shown at the Center.
* Entry fee is $10 per piece.
* All works should be for sale. The Center will receive a 30% commission on sales. The artist, 70%.
* The Center will produce labels for the artwork.
* Unsold work will be picked up on Monday, February 11 or by arrangement.

 

Online Competitions
Please visit our online gallery  to view our previous call to photographers, APERTURES , SET IN MOTIONABSTRACTIONSELEMENTS|WATERAMPLIFY and
THE GOLDEN HOURSBLACK & WHITE, FAUNA and APERTURES 2018.

 

BASS RIVER PRESS – CALL FOR COVER ART

Deadline: December 31, 2018

Bass River Press is now accepting submissions of artwork for the cover of its 2019 publication. The winning cover artist will receive a cash prize of $200 along with 2 copies of the collection upon release. To submit artwork, please review the prospectus by clicking here.

All submissions must be made through Cafe at www.callforentry.org (unless you are a true luddite and simple cannot manage the online process, in which case you should appeal to Lauren Wolk at lwolk@cultural-center.org … but PLEASE give Cafe a try).

Click here to visit the Cafe listing for this competition.

 

WANDERLUST
The Cultural Center of Cape Cod invites artists worldwide to submit images to our online photography competition, WANDERLUST.

Deadline is Friday, January 18, 2019.

All winners will be displayed in our online gallery at www.cultural-center.org

First Place $500, Second Place $200, Third Place $100. The Cultural Center directors will jury.

Capturing the essence of a culture and foreign land is a great challenge for any photographer, travel is all about seeing the world in new and different ways. Every destination has a story to tell, it is the senses and energy that we try and preserve through these images. Show us travel photography through your perspective, whether it is the next town over or on the other side of the globe. Any and all methods of capture and process are welcome.

For a full prospectus, click here.

Entry is done through Art Call a web-based service that allows artists to upload images of their artwork for submissions to exhibits. To apply for a call, you must leave our website and go to the Art Call website at https://wanderlust.artcall.org where you can create a FREE artist account. You will add your details and upload your images to Art Call where your work will be submitted to WANDERLUST.

 

THE WORKS
The Cultural Center of Cape Cod invites artists worldwide to submit artwork for our exhibit, THE WORKS.

Deadline is Friday, January 18, 2019.

Cash prizes for Best in Show $500, Best Use of Color $100, and Best Choice for Subject Matter $100.

Open theme, anything goes. Open to ALL fine art mediums (oil, acrylic, watermedia, pastel, drawing, printmaking, mixed media, photography, sculpture, fiber, wood, digital art) except video.

For a full prospectus, click here.

Juror: Canadian-born, Cape Cod based artist Jackie Reeves uses mixed media to bring together figurative and abstract elements in her art. She was raised in Montreal by architect parents and studied design art at Concordia University. Her artistic career began as a professional mural painter for corporate, private and public spaces. Concurrently, Reeves co-founded the Plymouth Community Art Center. In 2010 she earned her MFA in painting at Massachusetts College of Art and Design and has since exhibited in solo and group shows throughout Cape Cod and in Pennsylvania, Vermont, Washington DC and North Carolina. She has been profiled in numerous publications including the Boston Globe, Art New England, Artscope Magazine.  She is the 2016 recipient of the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod’s Fellowship award for Visual Arts and was selected by them to paint the 32nd annual Boston Pops by the Sea commemorative painting in 2017. A resident of the United States since 1995, Reeves currently lives in Sandwich, Massachusetts. Visit her website at www.jackiereeves.com

Entry is done through Art Call a web-based service that allows artists to upload images of their artwork for submissions to exhibits. To apply for a call, you must leave our website and go to the Art Call website at https://the-works.artcall.org where you can create a FREE artist account. You will add your details and upload your images to Art Call where your work will be submitted to THE WORKS.

 

UPLIFTING ART
The Cultural Center of Cape Cod invites artists worldwide each spring to submit images for our UPLIFTING ART elevator door competition. Three images will be selected, one for each elevator door in the Cultural Center’s Education Wing. The images, provided as high resolution digital files, will be reproduced on material to be affixed to the elevator doors for one year. Our next call for entries will be announced Spring 2019.

UPLIFTING ART 2016

Untitled, Katrin in Ashville Alleys by Christopher BrownBunny on Trampoline by Lisa Graf and Descent by Jackie Reeves

UPLIFTING ART 2017
Flight by Kelly Ferguson, Dalia 2 by Asako Iwasawa and Towering Phragmites by Ed Chesnovitch

 

 

 

 

 

 

Poetry Competition
After ten years, in order to strengthen the focus on WOMR’s Outermost Poetry Competition (in honor of our dear friend Joe Gouveia) and on our efforts to publish poetry collections through Bass River Press, we have decided to end our annual poetry competition. Thank you to the thousands of poets from across the nation who participated in our competition.

 

To submit a proposal to exhibit, perform, or teach at the Cultural Center, please scroll down.

Proposals

GALLERY PROPOSAL
The Cultural Center hosts upwards of 80 exhibits each year. Some feature submissions to local or national exhibits initiated by the Center. Most are hosted by individuals or groups of artists who rent one or more of the four available galleries. Occasionally, the Center will agree to an “invitational” exhibit by an artist or group. The Center makes every effort to schedule exhibits so that opening receptions for all participants align. To learn more about the galleries, please visit our Events and Exhibits page.

If you are interested in showing your work in one of our galleries, please send an email to Executive Director Robert Nash at bnash@cultural-center.org with the following information: preferred month/year, preferred gallery space (if known), number of weeks, artist(s) involved, medium, theme (if any), and contact information including a phone number and street address. Please also include a brief bio for each artist, a website (if one exists), and one or more jpegs of work that represents what you plan to exhibit. Mr. Nash will contact you for further information.

If you would prefer, you may click here to fill out a Gallery Proposal form.

EVENT PROPOSAL
The Cultural Center supports both emerging and established literary and performing artists with a wide variety of concerts, plus plays, readings, films, and other events. If you would like to perform or present at the Cultural Center, please send an email to Executive Director Robert Nash at bnash@cultural-center.org with the following information: type of performance/presentation, preferred dates, links to websites with examples of your work, a brief bio (or a link to one), and contact information including a phone number and street address. Mr. Nash will contact you for further information.

If you would prefer, click here to fill out a Event Proposal form.

INSTRUCTOR PROPOSAL
The Cultural Center of Cape Cod offers a wide range of classes and workshops for all levels of art. Each class is presented by an artist who has extensive knowledge and skills in the subject he/she presents. All classes are limited to a certain number of attendees to maximize their learning experience… and yours. We offer instruction in visual art, culinary art, literary art, music and movement for people of all ages and abilities. If you are interested in teaching at the Cultural Center, click here to fill out an Instructor Proposal form.