2020 NEFAE

Workshop13 & ArtWorks Gallery’s

2nd Annual Juried Art Show: 
Traditional Realism

$1000 Best of Show Prize 

Dates To Remember

NOTE: WE ARE MONITORING COVID-19 CLOSESLY AND WILL MAKE ANY CHANGES NECESSARY TO INSURE THE HEALTH AND SAFETY OF OUR STAFF AND VISITORS.  Right now, this show is planned to be held in person (with Covid19 protocols in place) and virtually. 
Online Submissions due | AUGUST 29th, 9pm deadline
Hand-delivered submissions | August 28th, 5pm to 7pm &  29th, 11am to 3pm. CURBSIDE DELIVERY, PLEASE ATTACH ENTRY FORM TO THE BACK OF EACH PIECE YOU ENTER. SEE BELOW
Accepted Submissions Posted online| September 2nd,  8am visit workshop13.org. 
Deliver Online accepted Submissions | September 11th, 5pm to 7pm & 12th, 11am to 1pm
Pick-up unaccepted work | September 11th, 5pm to 7pm & 12th, 11am to 1pm
Opening Reception | September 26th, 1pm to 4pm, (awards 3pm) 
Exhibition hours | September 26th through October 11th
Friday 4pm to 7pm, Saturday & Sunday 1pm to 4pm
Pick-up end of show work | October 11th, 4pm to 5:30pm & October 13th, 11am to 2pm


HOw to enter

You can enter online or print and mail-in entry form below. 

Entry Requirements

We welcome artwork in Traditional Realism in various mediums in the following 7 categories:
Oil Painting
Watercolor Painting
Drawing / Graphics
Acrylic (includes casein & egg tempera)
Mixed Media
All entries must be
Originally conceived, artist’s own reference, own drawing, own composition and must have been self-painted within the past 3 years
Paintings/Compositions created in/from instructional settings, i.e. workshops or art classes are not considered original artwork.
Maximum H X W (including frame) 40”. Wired for hanging, no saw tooth hangers allowed.
No photography or digitally enhanced submissions.
Sculpture no larger than 40” in any direction and no more than 100 pounds.
Checks Payable to: Workshop13, 13 Church St., Ware, MA 01082


Best in show

“Out Of The Deep”, by Sandra Wakeen

2020 Program Booklet

View all entries and winners of the 2020 NEFAE here.



2020 Jurors

Each year the committee for the Northeast Fine Arts Exhibition will select a new set of jurors.


Julie Beck was born and raised in Western Upstate New York. From 1998 to 2002, she attended Roger Williams University in Rhode Island where she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics. From 2002 to 2011, she worked primarily as a freelance designer but continued to draw and paint as a self-taught artist. In 2011, a move to Massachusetts introduced her to the Academy of Realist Art, Boston which catapulted her abilities to a new level. Since then, Julie has become both an instructor at, as well as the Assistant Director of ARA Boston. She also teaches privately with students of all ages.

Julie is currently working out of her personal studio at ARA Boston, where she is developing a body of work that explores the concepts of nostalgia, relationships, and identity. She has a wide range of painting subjects including still life paintings and animal/figurative works. Her work has won such honors as the 2013 and 2016 Gold Medal, and the 2018 Silver Medal at the Guild of Boston Artists, Best in Show for the Richeson 2016 and 2019 Annual Still life and Floral Competition, and 1st place in the Savvy Painter Competition. She is also a Fellow at the Saint Botolph Club in Boston. Her recent show “Our Hands are Full of Color” was on display at the University of Maine Museum of Art for the summer of 2019. Julie’s work can be found in private collections throughout the US and internationally. You can view here work here


Born in Boston, Emanuela De Musis traveled to Italy in 2008 to study drawing in Florence and subsequently enrolled at the Academy of Realist Art Boston. She holds a BFA in Painting from Carnegie Mellon and is a graduate of Walnut Hill School for the Arts.

In 2015, she was listed among Poets and Artists Magazine’s 50 Memorable Painters. Her painting, Miss Rachel, was awarded the Gold Medal at the Guild of Boston Artists’ Regional Juried Exhibition and in 2016 won First Place in the Portraiture Category of the Art Renewal Center’s International Salon Competition. She also placed second in that same category with her painting, Fritter and Waste.

Emanuela teaches Figure Drawing and Painting at the Academy of Realist Art Boston and is a Visiting Lecturer at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design. She is currently developing a series of paintings and drawings that deals with fertility, pregnancy and motherhood. She is represented by Williams Fine Art Dealers. You can view her work here


Thank you! We had an incredible response. This is going to be a great show! 

Accepted artwork will be listed here on Tuesday, September 2nd by 8am.