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Call for Art: "Dark Arts" Art Drop Off Sunday, September 29, 12-3 PM

  • Sunday, September 29, 2019
  • 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Salem Arts Gallery 211 Bridge Street

Call for Art: “Dark Arts”

Open to members and non-member artists!

A seasonal exhibit exploring Salem’s history with witchcraft, religion, and Halloween festivities. And we can't have dark without light so be free to share your fun art too. Salem Arts encourages any local artists to explore their interpretation of these themes in various mediums and styles.

Artwork Drop-Off: Sunday, September 29, 2019 (or by appointment)

Exhibit Dates: Friday October 4 - Sunday November 3

Opening Reception: Friday October 4 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM

Location: Salem Arts Association Gallery, 211 Bridge Street (Ash St. Entrance) Salem MA 01970

Submission Criteria: This exhibit is open to current Salem Arts member artists and non-member artists who may submit work in any medium for the juror’s consideration. This exhibit encourages artists to submit artworks that adhere to our theme.

Submission Fees: Salem Arts members fee is $5.00 per item submission. Non-members pay $10 per item submission fee. Artists may submit up to three items.

Submission Form: Please download the gallery submission form at our website and provide all required information requested, and follow instructions on the form. Printed copies must be submitted with your submissions.


Exhibition Jurying:

Our guest juror is Nathan Lewis, Director of Exhibitions and Public Programs, Montserrat College of Art

Nathan Lewis is a nationally exhibiting fine artist, curator, instructor, and lecturer; having been involved in events at the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis Institute of the Arts, Northern Spark, and more. He received his BFA in studio art from the University of Texas–Austin and his MFA in Visual Studies–Photography from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. His personal work deals with the paranormal and uses the uniqueness of photographic processes to allude to the otherworldly.

Salem Arts Gallery Committee representatives will curate this exhibit. Criteria will be based on execution quality, presentation/framing, and space availability.


Drop Off Submissions: Sunday, September 29, 2019, 12:00 PM - 3:00

Notification of inclusion/exclusion: Notification by email by Wednesday, October 2.

Pick up of unaccepted work: Any work not accepted will need to be picked up Saturday, October 5, 12:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Opening Reception: Friday, October 4, 2019, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Exhibition Dates: Friday October 4, through Sunday November 3, 2019

Gallery Hours are every Saturday and Sunday from 12:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Pick Up of Artwork: Sunday, November 3, 12:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Rules & Regulations: Please be sure to read the Salem Arts Association Artist Agreement and ensure you accept the agreement on your online member profile page. Non-members must also agree to our agreement provided at the gallery.

Please contact gallery@salemarts.org with questions.


Salem Arts Galleries ada Shop utilizes a hanging system consisting of a wire or rod suspended from a rail near the ceiling. We rarely use nails in our walls. Because of this it's very important to frame and present your work properly by following these rules. 

Submitted items will be inspected at take in. We're having a lot of issues with poor framing. 

  • All work MUST be properly framed or otherwise presented for hanging. 
  • Works on paper must be under glass (Not Plastic).
  • Plastic clip frames, Table frames (with leaning back), glass from and back see-through frames, and document frames will no longer be accepted in the gallery. Don't use them. 
  • Framed items must include a taught wire properly fastened to the top quarter of the frame back. 
  • Artwork framed using sawtooth hangars, triangle hangars, and holes as part of the frame will be rejected.
  • Loose wires or wired below the top quarter will be rejected. If you can see the wire above the frame it's wrong.





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