2021 NEFAE

Workshop13 & ArtWorks Gallery’s

3rd Annual Juried Art Show: 
Traditional Realism

$1,000 Best of Show
Over $5,000 in prizes

Dates To Remember


Online Submissions due | August 28th, 9 pm deadline
Hand-delivered submissions | August 27th, 5 pm to 7 pm &  28th, 11 am to 3 pm.  
Accepted Submissions Posted online| September 1st,  by 5 pm visit workshop13.org. 
Deliver Online accepted Submissions | September 10th, 5 pm to 7 pm & 11th, 11 am to 1 pm
Pick-up unaccepted work | September 10th, 5 pm to 7 pm & 11th, 11 am to 1 pm
Opening Reception | September 25th, 1 pm to 4 pm, (awards 3 pm) 
Exhibition hours | September 25th through October 10th
Friday 4 pm to 7 pm, Saturday & Sunday 1 pm to 4 pm
Pick-up end of show work | October 10th, 4 pm to 5:30 pm & October 12th, 11 am to 2 pm

Entry Requirements

We welcome artwork in Traditional Realism in various mediums in the following 7 categories:
Oil Painting
Watercolor Painting
Drawing / Graphics
Acrylic (includes casein & egg tempera)
Mixed Media
All entries must be
Originally conceived, artist’s own reference, own drawing, own composition and must have been self-painted within the past 3 years
Paintings/Compositions created in/from instructional settings, i.e. workshops or art classes are not considered original artwork.
Maximum 40″ in any direction, including frame.
Wired for hanging, no saw tooth hangers allowed.
No photography or digitally enhanced submissions.
Sculpture no larger than 40” in any direction and no more than 100 pounds.
Checks Payable to: Workshop13, 13 Church St., Ware, MA 01082

2021 Jurors

Each year the committee for the Northeast Fine Arts Exhibition will select a new set of jurors.

Garrett Vitanza 

Senior Instructor

Garrett first attended the Academy of Realist Art when he was sixteen, participating in The “Old Master Workshop” instructed by Fernando Freitas. Garrett grasped the basic skills of oil painting covered in the workshop and executed a self-portrait which subsequently won first place in the National Congressional Art Competition in 2004. After graduating High School he moved to Toronto and studied for 3 years at the Academy of Realist Art. Since completing the program he has worked on several commissioned projects including murals. Garrett is currently working on a body of work that focuses on the figure and its relation to narrative and is continuing his education, pursuing a BFA at The School of The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. You can view Garrett’s work here or follow him on Instagram.   


John Asimacopoulos

Anatomy Instructor

Although born in Houston, Texas, John Asimacopoulos spent most of his childhood and formative years, outside the USA, in Greece and the United Kingdom. From a young age, he displayed an affinity to art; however, he initially decided to follow the family tradition of a career in the medical sciences. In 2010, he began his undergraduate studies for a BSc degree in BioMedical Sciences at King’s College London, UK, followed by graduate school studies, for his MSc in Global Health and Development at University College London. During his studies in London, John rekindled his relationship with art. Realizing that he would be happiest pursuing a career path in Art, not the Medical Sciences, John declined a firm offer of admission to the School of Dentistry at King’s College London. Returning in 2015 to the USA, John enrolled as a full-time student at The Academy Of Realist Art Boston. Presently, he teaches, part-time, as an Instructor for Figure Drawing and for Anatomy. 

John has made extensive use of his knowledge of Clinical Anatomy and Dissection in his teaching, molding it into an Artistic Anatomy course for students. Anatomy has enhanced John’s deep appreciation for the human form, which he is currently exploring in his personal work, through a series of narrative figure paintings. You can view John’s work here