2022 NEFAE

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Welcome to the 4th 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. 


Workshop13, 13 Church St., Ware, MA 01082


Entry Criteria

  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″. Must be WIRED for hanging. NO SAW TOOTH HANGERS ARE ALLOWED. 
  4. Sculptural work must fit through a standard height, 36′ wide door, weigh no more than 100 lbs, and if over 30′ 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. All accepted work must be hand-delivered. 

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

Use Entry Thingy below to submit your entries online. 

  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 and at least 2 MB in size, and must have a minimum of 1000 pixels on the shortest side.
  4. Images must be named:FirstName_LastName_Title
  5. Outer Frame dimensions should be given in the dimension field. 
  6. Dimensions for sculpture should be included in the description. 

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:  Sunday, August 21st, 2022
Notification of Results:  Wednesday, August 31st, 2022 
Hand Deliver Accepted Entries:

Friday, September 9th, 5 pm to 7 pm and

Saturday, September 10th, 11 am to 5 pm 

Show Dates and Times:

September 24th to October 9th

Fridays,  4 to 7 pm

Saturday & Sundays, 1 to 4 pm.  

Opening Reception: Saturday, September 24th 1 to 4 pm. Awards at 3 pm. 
Pick-up artwork:

Sunday, October 9th, 4 to 5:30 pm or

Tuesday, October 11th, 11 am to  2 pm


Natalie Featherston is a contemporary realist painter specializing in trompe loeil- a French term meaning to fool the eye”. The Chicago Sun Times has described her paintings as, Artful beyond just illusion and trickery, they are truly masterful still lifes made with both craft and wit.” Ms. Featherstons paintings have received numerous awards from some of the most distinguished art organizations in the country, including the Art Renewal Center, Salmagundi Club and the Catherine Lorillard Wolf Club. Her paintings have appeared in The Artists Magazine, American Art Collector, Southwest Art, and the Santa Fean Magazine to name but a few of the publications that have featured her work. Ms. Featherston is represented by fine art galleries across the country, and her paintings are sought after by notable collectors including Toni Morrison, Danielle Steele, J.J. Abrams, and Alice Cooper.


Michael Rose is an art historian, gallerist, and writer. Since 2014, he has served as the gallery manager at the historic Providence Art Club, where he oversees a rigorous exhibition schedule spread across three unique gallery spaces. Under his leadership, the galleries of the Art Club have earned three consecutive Best of Rhode Island Awards for Best Art Gallery in Providence. In June of 2021, Michael also joined the writing staff of local news site GoLocalProv.com to author a popular weekly column “Inside Art” about exhibitions and artists throughout Rhode Island. He is a sought after lecturer on topics related to art history and art business and has juried exhibitions for numerous local arts organizations. Michael earned his BA in Art History at Providence College, and holds a Certificate in Appraisal Studies in Fine and Decorative Arts from New York University. 


$1,000 BEST IN SHOW! 1st and 2nd place cash awards will also be given in each category. All award winners will be spotlighted on our website, and on social media posts. 


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