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Calls for Art2021 Season at Salem Arts

Here you will find opportunities to submit artwork for inclusion in our gallery exhibits at the Salem Arts Association.

May / June


Primavera - In “Primavera” Salem Arts Association invites its members to share work around the themes of the spring season, fresh starts, healing and any other interpretation applicable to this theme. All mediums are welcome.

Drop Off Submissions: Saturday, April 24 & 25

Exhibition Dates: May 1 – June 25

Pick Up of Artwork: Sunday, June 26



Image / Imagination - An exhibit that considers the way the artist imbues artwork with their personal statement. All art can be viewed as an imaginative interpretation of the physical world. Possible work includes but is not limited to surreal art, fantasy art, dystopic images, wearable apparel that serves as a costume or disguise and masks. All mediums welcome.

Drop Off Submissions: Saturday, April 24 & 25

Exhibition Dates: May 1 – June 25

Pick Up of Artwork: Sunday, June 26


May


Masters Circle Artists Exhibit - An exhibit of our Master Circle Artists showcasing the breadth and diversity of their work.

Drop Off Submissions:  Sunday, April 24 & 25
Exhibition Dates: May 1 to May 30
Pick-up Art work: May 30


June


Drawn Together – Salem Arts Association is honored to host an exhibit of artwork produced during the Drawn Together sessions. Every Tuesday night since 2016 Sue Grillo and Beki Ferrar have put together uniquely eclectic scenes featuring live models as inspiration for drawing. Although initially at Gulu Gulu Café covid restrictions compelled them – with help from the wonderful people at Creative Collective – to switch to an online virtual Zoom! event. This is an exhibit of these drawings curated by Sue and Beki.
Drop Off Submissions: TBA
Exhibition Dates: June 4 - June 26
Pick Up Artwork: Sunday, June 27


July / August


North Shore - An exhibition of images inspired by the landscape, cities and people of Massachusett’s North Shore. Possible subjects include but are not limited to seascapes, woods, historic buildings, local attractions such as diners, depictions of events and portraits of the people of the North Shore are all appropriate subjects for this exhibit. All mediums welcome.

Drop Off Submissions: Sunday, June 27

Exhibition Dates: July 3 to August 28.

Pick Up of Artwork: Sunday, August 29



15th Annual PEM Inspirational Exhibit: Tides of Life An exhibition by local artists inspired by the Peabody Essex Museum exhibition "In American Waters".  Art work which shows how the sea is a reflection of American culture and environment - as well as personal meditations on its beauty, violence, poetry and transformative power.  

Drop Off Submissions: Sunday, June 27

Exhibition Dates: July 3 to August 28.

Pick Up of Artwork: Sunday, August 29


September / October



Artoberfest - An exhibit exploring Salem’s history with Autumn, Halloween, Witchcraft, and the Spirit of the season. The resulting exhibit represents diverse interpretations of the theme and how, by bringing them together, we create a collective understanding of it.

Drop Off Submissions: Sunday, August 29, 2021

Exhibition Dates: September 4 - November 6

Pick Up of Artwork: November 7, 2021, 12-5pm


November / December


Member Showcase - Salem Arts Association is excited to close our 2021 exhibition schedule with a showcase of our member artwork. All current Salem Arts members are invited to bring on your best work. Let’s show the community what we have to offer in all of our diverse styles and artistic disciplines.

Drop Off Submissions: Sunday, November 7

Exhibition Dates: November 13 to December 18

Pick Up of Artwork: Sunday, December 19



Masters Circle Artists Exhibit - An exhibit of our Master Circle Artists showcasing the breadth and diversity of their work.

We hope that you are as excited as we are about the upcoming season! Additional information about drop off and take in times will be posted on the Salem Arts Association website soon.

Drop Off Submissions: Sunday, November 7

Exhibition Dates: November 13 to December 18

Pick Up of Artwork: Sunday, December 19


As always we are monitoring the situation with covid-19. We will do everything possible to make sure that our members, visitors and galleries are safe!

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