Flower Power – call for artists

Flower Power v 7


Artists have depicted flowers for centuries, relying on context to imbue meaning. Historically, flowers have represented fertility or decay, purity or promiscuity, hope or despair. Flowers have long been associated with love, and individual flowers have acquired their own language. Over time, the meanings associated with flowers have transformed. In the 60?s and 70?s, the term FLOWER POWER was used in conjunction with pop art images of flowers to represent peaceful resistance to the war. And sometimes a flower?? is just a flower.

We welcome the exploration of floral imagery and the ideas they may (or may not) represent. All styles encouraged: From realism to surrealism to abstract and pop.

Open to all 2-D and 3-D mediums. At this time, we are unable to accept electronic media and do not accept AI generated work.

‘Flower Power’ will be juried by Deborah Rubin.


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: June 25, 2023 by midnight
Notification of Results: July 3, 2023
Hand Deliver Entries: Sunday, July 9 | 1 to 3 pm 
Monday, July 10 | 1 to 3 pm
Show Dates and Times: July 15th to August 27th
Saturdays & Sundays | 1 to 5 pm
Opening Reception  Saturday, July 15th | 3 to 5 pm
Pick-up artwork: Sunday, August 27 | 4 to 5 pm
Monday, August 28 | 1 to 3 pm


Deborah Rubin paints in watercolor and occasionally oils and gouache. She has been pushing the boundaries of photo-realism and hyper-realism since the mid 1970’s with an eye on nature and more recently, architecture.  Born in Chicago in 1948, Rubin holds a BFA from the University of Illinois. She currently lives in Western Massachusetts.







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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