2nd Annual Celebrating the Figure – call for artists

2nd annual Celebrating the Figure - call


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.




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

Award Winners

Best Expressive Painting

Ruth Scotch “The Objectification of My Affection”

Best Drawing

Roc Goudreau “Tina”

Best Sculpture

Bill Copeland  “In the Garden”

Best Mixed Media

Althea Keaton “Armor”

Best Realistic Painting

SK Sullivan  “2:36PM”

Honorable Mention

Kati Carloni  “The Swimmer”
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