Salem Arts Association offers creative exhibitions and fun events throughout the year at the gallery and around Salem. Exhibitions, workshops, markets, artist talks, and other events are always open to the public. We hope you join us.
An exhibition of images inspired by the landscape, cities and people of Massachusett’s North Shore. 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.
Exhibition Dates: July 3 – August 28
Gallery Hours are every Saturday and Sunday from 12:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Tides of Life - 15th Annual PEM Inspirational Exhibit - an exhibit at 159 Derby Street, Salem MA and in our virtual galleries!
Inspired by the exhibition "In American Waters" of the Peabody Essex Museum, local artists came up with imaginative creations showing how the sea is a reflection of American culture and environment and their own personal and psychological meditations on its beauty, violence, poetry and transformative power.
The artwork in the 15th Annual PEM Inspirational Exhibit is exhibited in our galleries at 159 Derby Street, our virtual online gallery and is for sale in our online shop.
Salem Arts Association, 159 Derby Street, Salem MA
Regular gallery hours are Saturday & Sunday, 12-6pm
Gallery Reception Fundraiser at Salem Arts Association
Join Salem Arts Association for a private, fundraising reception to celebrate Salem Heritage Days. Support Salem Arts as you view the fireworks display over the adjacent Maritime Historic site while enjoying art and refreshments in the comfort of our beautiful galleries.
At this event Salem Arts will debut an ongoing presentation focused on the history of the building that houses the galleries and the surrounding area.
If you can't attend please consider donating to Salem Arts Association to support our mission "To bring art, in all its forms, to the community and bring the community, in all its diversity, to the arts in Salem, Massachusetts."
Thanks to all artists who participated in this exhibition. We are proud to display your work. But all good things come to an end and it's time to retrieve your artwork.
If you are only picking up work you can come to the gallery during regular hours retrieve your work. If you are also dropping off work for one of our upcoming exhibits you need to schedule a time to drop off/pick up your work. Please refer to the call for art for each exhibit so that you are prepared with the necessary paperwork.
Times for Pick Up:
Pick Up of Artwork: Please note that artwork must be picked up on the designated dates/time specified in the exhibit Call for Art unless other arrangements have been made. If artwork is not picked up then, it will be moved temporarily to an unsecured basement location. If artwork is not claimed within 14 days after notice from the Salem Arts Association the work/items become property of the Salem Arts Association and will be disposed of as seen fit. It is the responsibility of the artist to pick up their work in a timely manner and to insure that this is noted in the Inventory Book at the time of removal.
Liability & Agreement: By accepting this agreement, the Artist agrees to release, defend and hold harmless Salem Arts Association, and all their officials and volunteers from and against any and all losses, costs, damages, liability, or expenses (including any attorney’s fees) arising out of or resulting from any accident, bodily injury, property loss of the occurrences to any person or persons in service of this Agreement or any part thereof. Salem Arts Association is not responsible for loss or damage and does not carry insurance on artwork/items. Insurance of artwork/items is the individual artist’s own responsibility.
Call for Art: ARTOBERFEST
An exhibit at 159 Derby Street, Salem MA and in our virtual galleries!
Open to members and non-member artists!
We invite our our Salem Arts Association members and community of artists to explore Salem’s history with Halloween, Witchcraft, and Autumn in New England. The resulting exhibit represents diverse interpretations of the theme and how, by bringing them together, we create a collective understanding.
Artists may also submit work at the same time for our 15th Annual "Inspired by PEM" Exhibit. See call info here.
Salem Arts Member Artists may also drop off, replace, or pick up retail shop merchandise at the same time. See Retail Shop Guidelines for details.
The artwork in "Artoberfest" will be exhibited in our galleries at 159 Derby Street, our virtual online gallery, our online shop, and social media.
In order to insure the safety of our members during the Covid-19 pandemic we are requiring that all artists follow these guidelines:
Sign-up for a drop off time.
We are required to limit the number of people in the galleries. If you do not sign up for a drop-off time, you might not be able to drop off work. You can use the same drop off time if you are submitting work for the shop inventory .
Arrive at your chosen time with your artwork, printed forms, and submission fees ready. Be sure to email your forms to Gallery@SalemArts.org in advance for pre-processing to speed up your take in time.
If you need help during take in you MUST sign up for two consecutive slots to have onsite help OR contact Gallery@SalemArts.org to make an appointment for help/training.
Drop Off Time Sign Up
Be Sure to Have all of your paperwork and payment ready at Drop Off. If you are a member, make sure your membership is up-to-date.
Gallery Take In Form Download
Exhibit Chairpersons and Salem Arts Gallery Committee will curate this exhibit. Criteria will be based on execution quality and space available. Every effort will be made to include as many submissions as possible.
Location: Salem Arts Association Gallery, 159 Derby Street, Salem MA 01970, our Virtual Online Galleries and Online Shop
Submission Criteria: This exhibit is open to current Salem Arts 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. Work created at any time is eligible for display.
Salem Arts Gallery Committee representatives will curate this exhibit. Criteria will be based on execution quality, presentation/framing, and space availability.
Please download the gallery submission form and provide all required information requested, and follow instructions on the form. Printed copies must be submitted with your submissions at drop off. Part of the form must be attached to your artwork.
Artwork Presentation MUST adhere to our framing guidelines for acceptance. Please review all gallery submission guidelines.
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.
Sales and Volunteer Requirements:
Exhibiting Salem Arts member artists are required to volunteer 3+ hours per month when your artwork is on display in the gallery or the gallery shop. Please sign up for a gallery host time slot or make arrangements for alternate volunteer opportunities. Click here for volunteer information and sign up.
Please contact Gallery@SalemArts.org with questions.
Submit images of your work to be included in our online shop.
We request you also submit your artwork information along with photos for online use in our shop and social media using our online form or email photos with a copy of your forms to Gallery@SalemArts.org .
Instruction for submitting images can be found below.
Submit Artwork Info and Images Online
Salem Arts now has an online shop. Appropriate inventory will be included online if we receive good quality photos of your work. See the Salem Arts Online Shop for examples of what looks best.
For tips on photographing your work here's a few helpful links.
FRAMING AND PRESENTING YOUR ARTWORK:
All submissions must be properly framed, matted, appropriately wired (no saw tooth hangars), and ready to hang. Wired images must have a tight wire positioned within the top quarter of the image height. All submissions will be inspected at take-in to assure they adhere to gallery standards. Submissions not meeting our standards will be rejected. Read our framing guidelines
Salem Arts Galleries and 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.
THIS IS PERFECTION
“Artoberfest” - an exhibit at 159 Derby Street, Salem MA and in our virtual galleries!
We invited our our local artist to explore Salem’s history with witchcraft, religion, and Halloween. The resulting exhibit represents their diverse interpretations of the theme and how, by bringing them together, we create a collective understanding of it.
The artwork in Artoberfest is exhibited in our galleries at 159 Derby Street, our virtual online gallery and is for sale in our online shop.
Thanks to all artists who participated in these exhibitions. We are proud to display your work. But all good things come to an end and it's time to retrieve your artwork.
Sunday November 7, 2021 from 12-5 PM
If you can not retrieve your work at this time please send an assigned representative to pick up your work or contact email@example.com to make special arrangements.
Sign-up for a Pick Up time.
We are required to limit the number of people in the galleries. You can use the same Pick Up time if you are submitting work for the shop inventory and/or Member Showcase exhibit.
Pick Up Time Sign Up
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 exhibit their best work showing the community what we have to offer in all of our diverse styles and artistic disciplines.
The artwork in this exhibit will be on display in our galleries at 159 Derby Street, our virtual online gallery, our online shop, and social media.
Salem Arts Association is excited to close our 2021 exhibition schedule with a special showcase of our Master Circle Artists. All current Master Circle Artist members are invited to exhibit their best work showing the community what we have to offer in all of our diverse styles and artistic disciplines.
Salem Arts Association is excited to close our 2021 exhibition schedule with a showcase of our Master Circle Artists. It's a great opportunity to consider the gift of art for your friends, family, or to treat yourself to something beautiful. Our current Master Circle Artist members are exhibiting their best work showing the community what we have to offer in all of our diverse styles and artistic disciplines.
Exhibition Dates: November 13 – December 18
Salem Arts Association is excited to close our 2021 exhibition schedule with a showcase of our member artwork. It's a great opportunity to consider the gift of art for your friends, family, or to treat yourself to something beautiful. Our current Salem Arts members are exhibiting their best work showing the community what we have to offer in all of our diverse styles and artistic disciplines.
Sunday December 19, 2021 from 12-5 PM
© 2007 - 2020, Salem Arts Association is a 501(c)(3 )non-profit organization159 Derby Street, Salem MA 01970
© 2007 - 2020, Salem Arts Association is a 501(c)(3 )non-profit organization
159 Derby Street, Salem MA 01970