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Call for Art - Young At Art - Submissions Due March 7 2020, 12-3 PM

  • Saturday, March 07, 2020
  • 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Salem Arts Association 159 Derby Street, Salem MA 01970

The Salem Arts Association is excited to open our 2020 exhibition schedule with “Young at Art”, a showcase of artwork from local teens. All current Salem residents, Salem public, private, charter school students, and members of any Salem-based organization between the ages of 13 -19 are invited to bring on your best work. Let’s show the community what you have to offer in all of your diverse styles and artistic disciplines. Submission details are below

Additionally, Salem Arts will be awarding scholarships to local High School seniors who will be pursuing a higher education in the Arts. The Paula Beaulieu Scholarship, will be awarded to one deserving Salem High Senior. The Ellen Hardy Scholarship will be awarded to a deserving graduating senior from any Salem school, program, or graduating Salem Arts Association student member. Application forms and rules for these scholarships are available on our website (salemarts.org/scholarship). Scholarship winners will be announced in May 2020. 

Submission Criteria: All teen artists may submit artwork in a variety of 2D & 3D media for the juror’s consideration. Young at Art encourages artists to submit artwork of any subject matter, medium, style, or inspiration.

Submission Fee: Submission fees are waived for this exhibit; artists may submit up to three artworks.

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



Exhibition Jurying: Exhibit Chairpersons and Salem Arts Gallery Committee will jury this exhibit. Criteria will be based on execution quality and space available. Every effort will be made to include as many submissions as possible.

Awards: Our guest judge(TBD)  will select submissions for awards.

Ribbons and prizes will be awarded for Best in Show, Second Place, Third Place, and Honorable Mention. Prizes to be determined


  • Drop Off Submissions:  Saturday, March 7, 2020, 12:00 – 3:00 p.m.
  • Notification of inclusion/exclusion:  Notification by email by Wednesday March 11.
  • Pick up of unaccepted work: Any work not accepted will need to be picked up Saturday, March 12, 12:00 – 3:00 p.m.
  • Opening Reception: Friday, April 3, 2020, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
  • Exhibition Dates: April 3 – 26, 2020
  • Gallery Hours are every Saturday and Sunday from 12:00 – 5:00 p.m.
  • Pick Up of Artwork: Sunday, April 26, 2020 from 12:00 to 5:00 PM.

Rules & Regulations: 

All 2D artwork must be framed and ready to hang, with proper hanging wire. Photographs and paper images bust be matter and framed with glass. (no sawtooth hangers, please. They do not work with our gallery hanging system)

Download Info: Call_Young-at-Art-2020.pdf

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