2nd Annual Celebrating the Figure – call for artists

2nd annual Celebrating the Figure - call


The 2nd Annual Celebrating the Figure will focus on the realistic interpretation of the human figure.

Open to all forms of applied mediums, sculpture, and printmaking. We are not accepting photography or electronic media for this show.

‘Celebrating the Figure’ will be juried.


ArtWorks Gallery, 69 Main St., Ware, MA 01082

Entry Criteria

  1. Applicants must reside in The Northeast.
  2. Each artist may submit up to 3 original pieces per entry. No more than 2 pieces per artist will be accepted.
  3. Reproductions (including Giclée prints), kits, AI generated art, and work previously juried into an ArtWorks Gallery show, are ineligible.
  4. Sculptural work must fit through a standard height, 36′ wide door, weigh no more than 70 lbs, and if over 30′ wide, must come provided with suitable display stands.
  5. Artwork will be juried for acceptance based on the criteria for this show using the image(s) submitted with registration.

Entry Fees

There is a one-time, non-refundable entry fee for submissions: $25 for one piece, $35 for up to three pieces.

How to Enter

Use Entry Thingy below to submit your entries online. 

  1. PLEASE!!! Check the spelling and the price of each piece before submitting your work! We have no way to edit your entry information, and this data is directly used to populate our Online Show. The gallery will receive a 30% commission on all work sold. Please price your work accordingly!
  2. Enter outer frame dimensions in the dimension field: H W D (if 3-d)
  3. Please ensure that images of your artwork are of good quality, are representative of the original, and exclude the frame. These images will also be used in the online gallery.
  4. Images: Only one image for 2-D work and up to 4 images for Sculptural work are permitted.
  5. Uploaded images must be in .jpg, .png, or .gif format, be between 2 -6 MB in size, and must have a minimum of 1000 pixels on the shortest side.
  6. Image file naming format: FirstName_LastName_Title

Accepted Work

– 2-D work must be framed, and securely wired across for hanging.

– Work must be hand-delivered to ArtWorks Gallery on specified dates. If mailing in work, a prepaid return label (UPS please!) must be included. Work must be received by end of day the Monday prior to the opening to be included.

Terms of Entry

WorkShop13 will receive a 30% commission on all work sold.  Art need not be for sale, but it is encouraged.

Artists retain all copyrights to submitted images and represented artwork.  By entering the competition, artists selected to exhibit grant Workshop13 the rights to use the selected image(s) on social media, the website, and printed materials for promotional purposes as well as the online show posted on the Workshop13 website.  

Workshop13 will not be held responsible for the loss or damage of any artwork and recommends all artists carry insurance sufficient to cover the full replacement value of their artwork.  By submitting to this exhibition, each artist will be deemed to have concurred with this agreement. 

Dates to remember-

Entry Deadline: Mar 23, 2023 by midnight
Notification of Results: Mar 28, 2023
Hand Deliver Entries: Sunday, April 2 | 1 to 3 pm 
Monday, April 3 | 1 to 3 pm
Show Dates and Times: Apr 8 – 30, 2023
Saturdays & Sundays | 1 to 5 pm
Opening Reception  Saturday, April 8th | 3 to 5 pm
Pick-up artwork: Sunday, April 30 | 4 to 5 pm
Monday, May 1 | 1 to 3 pm


Susan Montgomery is a Western Massachusetts Artist and Teacher/Lecturer at the Smith College Department of Art.  Her art practice includes painting and drawing; however, the concept of the work often requires a multidisciplinary approach involving sculpture and installation. Her work focuses on the presentation of women in history, culture, and memory. The women she explores include heroes, decried antiheroes, literary figures, and other women regarded for their strength of vision or voice. Some of her subjects include the Radium Girls, Maria Sklodowska-Curie, Hester Prynne, Pope Joan, the Daughters of Saint Crispin, and Mary Bliss Parsons, the accused Witch of Northampton.

Purveyor of Poison by Susan Montgomery

Montgomery is a recipient of the Blanch E. Coleman Award, Mellon Foundation, and Sustainable Artist Foundation Grant Award. She has exhibited her work at venues including the Fuller Art and Craft Museum, Museum of Springfield History at the Springfield Quadrangle Museums, Five College Women’s Resource Center at Mount Holyoke College, Historic Northampton Museum, A.P.E. Ltd. Gallery and the Trustman Gallery at Simmons College.




Awards will be presented at the opening reception. Winners will be spotlighted in our press releases, social media pages, website, and email marketing promotions. 


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