Calls for Entry

WCA/NH offers a rich variety of juried and non-juried exhibition opportunities to our members, which include painters, sculptors, ceramicists, mixed-media artists, photographers, fiber artists, stained glass artists, video and digital artists, printmakers, jewelers and bead artists, and more! Some exhibits are exclusivly for WCA/NH members; some are open to all artists.  Check each prospectus for details.

If you have a contact or idea for an exhibition, please consider joining the Exhibitions Committee, it’s warm and welcoming group of artists dedicated to supporting each other!


Call for Entry: CUP OF COMFORT

Woman’s Caucus for Art/NH Open Members Exhibition

Location: Newport Library Arts Center, Newport, NH: West Gallery

Exhibition Dates: August 9-October 4, 2024

Deadline to Enter: April 15, 2024, or the first 20 artists committing to create work for the exhibit

Artist Art Share: Saturday, May 18 from 1-3 pm at Twiggs Gallery

Opening Reception: Friday, August 9 from 5-7 pm

Limited to the first 20 WCA/NH artists entering. The deadline to participate is Monday, April 15, 2024 or 20 artists committing to create work for the exhibit, whichever comes first. Artists do not need to have finished the work to enter.

DOWNLOAD THE PROSPECTUS & CUP IMAGES

Entry Portal: https://wcanh-cupofcomfort.artcall.org

WCA/NH artists are invited to express their creativity, drawing inspiration from the theme of COMFORT and working in ANY MEDIUM using the Cup of Comfort image as the starting point for artistic inspiration.

The provided cup image should be seamlessly incorporated into the artwork in some way, allowing artists the freedom to modify/edit/alter it as they see fit. The primary objective of the Cup of Comfort Exhibit is to promote self-care and provide comfort through the therapeutic act of making art. Participants are invited to embark on their own personal journey by reflecting on what brings them solace and how they can nurture and support themselves in a positive manner.

This exhibition expands on the “Cup of Comfort” community art project, which is a embroidery stitching project initiated by WCA/NH artists Laura Morrison and Gail Smuda. Launched in 2023, the project was conceived as a response to the escalating national mental health crisis which was exacerbated by the Covid-19 pandemic and continues in its aftermath. Learn more about the “Cup of Comfort” community art project at http://www.lauramorrisonart.com/loosely-knit-alliance.html .

Questions? Contact Laura Morrison at laura.morrison@nationalwca.org


Call for Entries – RIVERS Entries Closed

Altered State

Altered State 1 & Altered State 2 by Maryellen Sakura

An Open Members’ Exhibition at Nashua Public Library

SHOW DATES: April 6, 2024 – May 16, 2024

RECEPTION: Saturday, April 20, 2024

DEADLINE: March 19, 2024 or when 50 works have been received, whichever comes first.

LOCATION: Nashua Public Library, 2 Court Street, Nashua, NH 03060

We celebrate the Nashua River and its fascinating eight to ten thousand years of local history: settlement, fishing, hunting and new trade opportunities for Native Americans, settlers and the city today. We honor the Fresh Waters Program and the high value of this beautiful watershed area as the river runs to the sea. In New Hampshire our cascading waterfalls and magnificent rocky riverbanks are valued for habitat of diverse wildlife populations as well human uses of recreation, work and energy. This exhibition will center on all aspects of rivers and our deep appreciation for everything they represent displaying a wide range of artistic interpretations.

About the Nashua Public Library: Since 1867, the Nashua Public Library has served the community through free and equal access to information, services, arts, and entertainment. With more than 178,000 visitors a year, the library continues to grow with new technology, innovative programming, and modern digital and physical resources that connect the community.  The gallery space has 60 running feet of exhibition space and a locked glass cabinet all highly visible to patrons.

Link to enter and more information: wca-nhrivers.artcall.org