Memento—Juried National Exhibition
November 3 – December 17, 2022
OPENING RECEPTION: Thursday, November 3, 6PM
JUROR: Zola Solamente, Director, Arden Gallery
National Show, open to all media, original works of the Memento theme.
ABOUT THE THEME: The word memento is defined as "an object kept as a reminder or souvenir of a person or event." SSAC's juried exhibition seeks to showcase the physical reminders people hold dear and the significance they hold personally and universally.
ENTRY DEADLINE: Tuesday, October 11, 2022, end of day. SSAC will send an email that lists accepted works by end of day, Monday, October 17.
JPEG SIZING: Images submitted via Smarter Entry should be at least 1280 pixels in the longest dimension at 72 ppi; file size not to exceed 2 MB.
$25 for three images. $10 for each additional image up to 6 total images.
ALL WORKS MUST BE FOR SALE. South Shore Art Center receives 40% of the purchase price. Please submit only work 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 No accepted entry may be withdrawn prior to the close of the exhibition.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 the submitted image, South Shore Art Center reserves the right to eliminate it from the exhibition.
Two-dimensional work must be professionally presented and firmly wired. No sawtooth hangers, no sandwich frames. 3-D work should include a sturdy pedestal.
Artists will receive an email that lists accepted entries by Monday, October 17, 2022.
DELIVERY OF ACCEPTED ARTWORK
Shipping, return shipping and a handling fee for shipped work are the responsibility of the artist. No Sunday Deliveries. Delivery by October 31. Hand delivered work drop off: October 28-31, 10:00–4:00 (closed October 30).
PICK-UP/RETURN DELIVERY OF ARTWORK
Hand delivered works may be picked up December 19-21, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Please note that SSAC will be closed for Winter holidays from December 22 and January 3. SSAC will return shipped work by January 6, 2023. A handling fee of $25 is required for shipped artwork.
I understand that South Shore Art Center will ensure 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.
Submission to Memento constitutes an agreement with all conditions of this show. South Shore Art Center reserves the right to photograph or use a submitted image for an accepted work 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)
SOUTH SHORE ART CENTER Arts Festival 2023
Exhibitor Call for Entries
Save the date for the 68th Annual South Shore Arts Festival on Cohasset Town Common:
Father’s Day Weekend, June 16-18, 2023
Calling all Craft Exhibitors
A salient part of what makes our Arts Festival a festival is the “art village” of nearly 100 craft exhibitors from throughout New England (and beyond!) who showcase and sell their original art, craft and designs to the 14,000 Festival goers every year. We invite you to apply to be one of these craft exhibitors!
December 5 Application Due
December 19 Notifications Sent
March 1 Booth Fees Due
June 16-18 68th SSAC Arts Festival on Cohasset Common
Please upload images showing current work that you will have for sale, if accepted. You should upload five (5) images in total, to include four (4) images of work and one (1) of booth set-up. Please also include a description of your images as well as a price point for each piece shown. An artist statement is always helpful to the jury. Application fees are non-refundable.
Booth fees, if accepted, are:
$425 Booth fee
$500 Corner booth fee
- All work must be handmade using original designs.
- Acceptable media includes decorative and wearable fiber, leather, wood, glass, sculpture, basketry, metal, jewelry, printmaking, ceramics, and paper.
- Fine art and photography are acceptable, but these media will be limited to no more than 10% of the exhibitors because of the concurrent Art Center exhibitions.
- Unacceptable work includes imported goods, flower arrangements, and craft made from kits or unoriginal designs
- Booth space cannot be sublet to other artists nor can exhibitor act as a dealer for other artists or manufacturers.
A jury will review entries to ensure handcrafted work is original and of the highest quality. Acceptance into the Arts Festival is at the discretion of the jury and the management of South Shore Art Center. Previous exhibitors will receive special consideration but are not guaranteed admission.
If accepted and unable to commit to the show, a refund may be obtained before May 1, less a $50 cancellation fee. After May 1, a $75 credit will be given toward the 2024 Arts Festival.
Insurance, Safety and Security
Exhibitors are responsible for their own insurance. All displays must be fireproof and there can be no use of open flame. Overnight security is contracted by South Shore Art Center.
The Arts Festival is held out-of-doors, rain or shine. Each exhibitor must provide a set-up to accommodate a 10’x10’ square space, including weather protection. All booths are on grass. Set-up begins at 8:00 am on Friday, June 16; the Festival opens at 1:00 pm. Accommodations can be made for a limited number of exhibitors to have access to electricity.
About South Shore Art Center
Founded in 1955, South Shore Art Center’s mission is to enrich the communities south of Boston by engaging artists and by fostering an understanding and appreciation of the visual arts through exhibitions and education. For 68 years we have worked tirelessly to meet this mission by installing thought-provoking exhibitions; hosting unforgettable events; providing a space for making art; offering courses and workshops to assist artistic growth and journeys; and of course presenting a regional Arts Festival.