2023 Northeast Fine Arts Exhibition – call for artists

2023_NEFAE Call for Artists postcard


Welcome to the 5th Annual Northeast Fine Arts Exhibition. We welcome artwork in Traditional Realism in the following 7 categories:
Oil Painting, Watercolor, Sculpture, Drawing/ Graphics, Acrylic (includes casein & egg tempera, Pastel, and Mixed Media.

Juror: Julie Beck


Workshop13, 13 Church St, Ware, MA 01082

Entry Instructions:

1. Each artist may submit up to three pieces for this show.

2. All work must be originally conceived. Work created in an instructional setting is not considered original art.

3. Maximum H x W (including frame): 40 inches. Must be WIRED for hanging. NO SAW TOOTH HANGERS ARE ALLOWED.

4. Sculptural work must fit through a standard height, 36 inch wide door, weigh no more than 100 lbs, and if over 30 inches wide, must come provided with suitable display stands.

5. Artwork will be blind-juried for acceptance based on the criteria for this show using the image submitted with registration.

6. All Accepted work must be framed, wired, and ready to hang.

7. Accepted work can be hand delivered or shipped.

Entry fees:

One-time, non-refundable entry fee for submissions: $27 for one entry, $37 for two entries, and $47 for three entries.

How to Enter:

1. Only one image for 2-D work and up to 4 images for sculptural work are permitted.

2. Please ensure that images of your artwork are of good quality, are representative of the original, and exclude the frame. These images will be used in our printed program as well.

3. All uploaded images must be in .jpg, .png, or .gif format, must be at least 2MB in size, and must have a minimum of 1000 pixels on the shortest side.

4. Image must be named: FirstName_LastName_Title.

5. Outer Frame dimensions should be given in the dimension field.

6. H-W-D Dimensions for Sculpture should be included in the dimension field.


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: August 23, 2023 by midnight
Notification of Results: August 30, 2023
Hand Deliver Entries: Friday, September 8 | 5 to 7 pm 
Saturday, September 9 | 11 am to 5 pm
Show Dates and Times:

September 23rd to October 8th, 2023

Fridays | 4 to 7 pm / Saturdays & Sundays | 1 to 4 pm

Opening Reception  Saturday, September 23rd | 1 to 4 pm
Pick-up artwork: Sunday, October 8 | 4 to 5:30 pm
Tuesday, October 10 | 11 am to 3 pm


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 graduated valedictorian with 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.

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 can be found in private collections throughout the US and internationally.





Awards will be presented at the opening reception at 3 pm.


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