Rockport Art Association & Museum Call for Entry

Grassroots - Emerging Artist Show 2024

  • | Start Date: 3/22/2024 12:00:00 AM (PT)
  • | End Date: 4/22/2024 11:59:00 PM (PT)
  • | Fee: $45.00 USD per 1
  • | Additional Entries: $10.00 USD per 1
  • | Host: Rockport Art Association & Museum

Rockport Art Association and Museum invites Emerging Artists to apply for entry into this exhibition. Grassroots 2024 celebrates emerging artists within the contributing membership and the creative community. Images should be submitted/uploaded by individual artists during the March 22 – April 22, 2024, submission period on the site. Artists do not need to be members of RAA&M to enter artwork for this exhibition.

Please read the entire prospectus before submitting.

Online Submissions Begin: Friday, March 22, 2024
Deadline for Submissions: Monday, April 22, 2024
Acceptance Notification: Tuesday, April 30, 2024
Accepted Artwork Drop-Off Day: Tuesday, June 4, 2024, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Exhibition Dates: Saturday, June 8 – Sunday, June 30, 2024
Awards Reception: Thursday, June 13, 2024, 6:00–8:00 PM
Artwork Pick-Up Day: Tuesday, July 2, 2024, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Entries must be original. Once artwork is submitted, the artist may not withdraw it. All artwork must remain hanging until the end of the exhibition unless sold.


  • Artwork submissions are limited to three artworks per artist in the following media categories:
    drawing, mixed media, collage, photography, painting, digital art, sculpture, and *original printmaking.
  • Maximum size is 24 x 24 inches, plus a reasonably sized frame. Oversized work will be disqualified.
  • All works on paper must be matted, framed, and covered with glass or plexiglass.
  • Frames must be in good condition. Entries must be signed, dry, properly prepared for exhibition, and properly wired for hanging. The wire and eye screws must not show when the artwork is hung.
  • Gallery wrapped canvas does not require framing unless the edges are unfinished.
  • The maximum weight per hanging piece is ten pounds.

* Original printmaking must be manually created as an original work of art. This category includes woodcuts, engravings, linocuts, collagraphs, etchings, aquatints, drypoints, monotypes, silkscreens, etc. Reproductions of artwork are not acceptable.


  • Grassroots 2024 will be juried using digital images (jpegs) submitted/uploaded by individual artists during the March 22 – April 22, 2024, submission period onto the site.
  • Up to three artwork entries: $35 for RAA&M Members and $45 for Non-Members for the first entry, plus $10 for each additional entry. Fees are non-refundable.
  • For information about RAA&M Membership:
  • There is no guarantee of acceptance into the exhibition.
  • Applicants will be notified of jury results via email on Tuesday, April 30, 2024. Please check your junk mail folder if you don’t receive an email in your inbox.


  • All entries must be submitted in a digital jpeg format, either cropped to remove the background or on a black background without a mat or frame.
  • Photos of the artwork should not be taken through glass or plexiglass.
  • Image quality is critical: poor photography and presentation may affect acceptance by the juror(s). Digital images must be representative of the artwork.

All artwork must be for sale. Prices cannot be changed from those stated in the submission. RAA&M will receive a 40% commission based on the original price for all artwork sales from the exhibition or as a result of the exhibition. The artist will receive 60%. Artists should expect payment within four weeks after the closing of the exhibition. All sales are final.

Artwork that has been juried into the exhibition should be hand-delivered to the RAA&M on Tuesday, June 4, 2024, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM.


If you are shipping artwork that has been juried into the exhibition, it should be shipped to arrive at the Rockport Art Association & Museum no later than Tuesday, May 28, 2024. The RAA&M will store artists’ boxes and return-shipping labels to send back artwork at the completion of the exhibition. All shipments of artwork must include a prepaid return-shipping label.

Mailing address:
Rockport Art Association & Museum
Attn: Kristin Czarnecki
12 Main Street 
Rockport, MA 01966


By entering “Grassroots - Emerging Artist Show 2024,” the artist acknowledges that all reasonable care will be taken to safeguard the artwork(s) on the premises, and said person accepts that RAA&M and its agents, directors, officers, and volunteers will not be responsible for any damage, injury, liability, loss, or theft should any occur. Insurance for artwork entered in this exhibit is the individual artist’s responsibility.

Please Note: Artwork that is not removed from the RAA&M after an exhibition will become the property of the Rockport Art Association & Museum after one year.


Any artwork entered in this exhibition may be reproduced for advertising, marketing, and promotional purposes for “Grassroots - Emerging Artist Show 2024” or future exhibits without consent from or notification to the artist or the artist’s agent.

Promotion will be handled by the RAA&M, but we encourage artists to promote the exhibition themselves as well.



  • Rockport Art Association & Museum Award of $100 for excellence in any medium.

  • Rockport Art Association & Museum Award of $50 for excellence in any medium.

  • Art Supplies Wholesale Award of a $50 gift certificate for excellence in any medium.