Altered Reality – call for artists

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Altered Reality – what’s your take on it?
Open to all 2-D and 3-D mediums. At this time, we are unable to accept electronic media.

‘Altered Reality’ will be juried by Vernita Nemec.


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: April 20, 2023 by midnight
Notification of Results: April 25, 2023
Hand Deliver Entries: Sunday, April 30 | 1 to 3 pm 
Monday, May 1 | 1 to 3 pm
Show Dates and Times: May 6 – June 4, 2023
Saturdays & Sundays | 1 to 5 pm
Opening Reception  Saturday, May 6th | 3 to 5 pm
Pick-up artwork: Sunday, June 4 | 4 to 5 pm
Monday, June 5 | 1 to 3 pm


Vernita Nemec, also known by the performance name Vernita N’Cognita, is a visual and performance artist, curator, and arts activist based in New York City. She is known for her soft stuffed sculpture, collages, artist’s books, photographs, detritus works, and installations. In 1969 with Carolyn Mazzello, she originated and contributed to X-12, one of the first exhibitions to feature only women artists. In the early 1970s, she was a member of Art Workers Coalition and Women Artists in Revolution (WAR). She also wrote for the feminist art periodical, Womanart, and worked with arts activist groups, including Art Against Apartheid and Political Art Documentation/Distribution (PAD/D). In 1978, Nemec, Barnaby Ruhe, and Bill Rabinovitch organized the Whitney Counterweight, an exhibition that protested the elitism of the Whitney Biennial. In 1999, she became the part-time director of Viridian Artists, an artist-owned gallery in the Chelsea district of New York City. From 1994 to 2011, she organized 19 exhibitions of Art from Detritus around the United States; they consisted of environmental art made from recycled materials. Nemec’s own visual art includes detritus works, for which she has been labeled an “environmental artist”.


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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