Call For Entries

Points of Departure - National Juried Exhibition
Juried by Dina Dietsch, Director and Curator, Tufts University Art Galleries

November 2 - December 16, 2023

OPENING RECEPTION: Thursday, November 2, 6-8 pm


National Show Open to all media, original works of the Points of Departure theme.


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ABOUT THE THEME: The phrase 'Points of Depature' holds both artistic and emotional weight, alluding to the vanishing point in linear perspective as well as to the places where we part from other people or experiences. SSAC's juried exhibition seeks to showcase literal and figurative parting of ways and viewpoints.

Entry DEADLINE: Sunday, October 8, 2023 end-of-day. All work must be original, have been completed within the last three years, and have not been previously exhibited at South Shore Art Center (SSAC). Work that is copied or done under the guidance of an instructor is not eligible. Accepted works will be posted by Monday, October 16 end-of-day. If possible, artists will be notified via email on Friday, October 13, end-of-day as well.


FEES: There is a nonrefundible $25 fee for three images. $10 for each additional image up to 6 total images.


JPEG SIZING: Image size for entry on Smarter Entry: Images should be at least 1280 pixels in the longest dimension at 72 ppi, file size not to exceed 2 MB. It is in your best interest to submit high quality images.


ALL WORKS MUST BE FOR SALE: South Shore Art Center receives 40% of the purchase price. Please submit only works that will be available at the time of the exhibition and will remain for its entirety. Work must have been created within the past three years. No accepted entry may be withdrawn prior to the close of the exhibition. No pricing changes will be allowed after acceptance. Living artists only. Work that is copied or done under the guidance of an instructor is not eligible. Entries must not have been previously exhibited at SSAC or the SSAC Arts Festival. If the work does not fully reflect what is represented on submitted image, SSAC reserves the right to eliminate if from the exhibition.

SPECIFICATIONS: Two-dimensional work must be professionally presented and firmly wired. No sawtooth hangers, no sandwich frames. 3-D work should include a sturdy pedestal.


NOTIFICATION: Accepted entries will be posted on our website by Monday, October 16, 2023 end-of-day.


Shipping, return shipping and a handling fee for shipped work are the responsibilty of the artist. No Sunday Deliveries. Delivery by Saturday, October 28 at 4:00 pm. Hand delivered work drop off:
October 26-28: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm.



Hand delivered works may be picked up December 18-20: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Please note that SSAC will be closed for the Winter holidays December 21 thru January 2, 2024. SSAC will return shipped works by January 5, 2024. A handling fee of $25 plus a pre-paid shipping label is required for shipped artwork.


I understand that South Shore Art Center will insure work accepted to the extent of 60% of the artist’s stated value while the work is in the Art Center’s custody and control, with the exclusion that SSAC will not be responsible for loss or damage caused by faulty framing or unstable pedestals, or integral supports provided by the artist.


Submission to Point of Departure constitutes an agreement with all conditions of this show. South Shore Art Center reserves the right to photograph or use a submitted image for publicity purposes. South Shore Art Center reserves the right to reject any work not resembling the submitted entry or work that is not ready to be shown according to the aforementioned specifications.



First Prize, $500
Second Prize, $300
Third Prize, $200
Awards of Merit (3)


Memento is sponsored by the following Local Cultural Councils:

Abington Cultural Council
Braintree Cultural Council
Bridgewater Cultural Council
Brockton Cultural Council
Canton Cultural Council
Cohasset Cultural Council
Duxbury Cultural Council
Hanover Cultural Council
Hingham Cultural Council
Hull Cultural Council
Kingston Cultural Council
Norwell Cultural Council
Plymouth Cultural Council
Rockland Cultural Council
Scituate Cultural Council



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