HOPE: An Open Juried Exhibit

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HOPE: An Open Juried Exhibit

HOPE: An Open Juried Exhibit will open on November 14, and run through December 26, 2020, at the Cotuit Center for the Arts on Cape Cod. Artists have until Monday, November the 9th to get work ready to submit to the show. Here are the particulars for the exhibition and for submission.

November 14th – December 26th, 2020In these difficult, soul-searching times, many of us are looking for ways to stay positive and look towards a better future. This exhibition, titled HOPE, is designed for artists to express their visions of a hopeful tomorrow. As COVID-19 resulted in our galleries being closed for much of the year, we decided to open our final 2020 exhibit to the general public. To honor our Members, Students, and Faculty, whose work usually fills the galleries during this period, their entry fee will be waived. ALL WORK WILL BE SHOWN. Work submitted but not chosen to be hung on the walls of the gallery will be included in a special digital display in the gallery, and online.

Juried by the CCftA Curatorial Committee using the criteria below.

  • Up to THREE works per artist may be submitted
  • No size limitation, 2D and 3D work accepted
  • $15 per piece for non-members

Drop-off Monday, November 9 between 10 am and 4 pm


Creativity and Originality – Work that breaks from the ordinary, blurs the boundaries between genres, and challenges notions of how a particular concept or emotion can be expressed.
Craftsmanship and Technical Skill – Work that uses a technique to advance an original perspective or a personal vision or voice, and shows skills being utilized to create something unique, powerful, and innovative.
The emergence of a Personal Vision or Voice – Work with an authentic and unique point of view and style.
Interpretation and Clarity of Theme (when applicable) – How well does the artist represent it? Will the theme be understood by viewers?
Presentation and Overall Impression – The style of presentation should be in accordance with the style of the art piece and the theme of the competition. What is the effect of the artwork in general and as a whole? Overall, does the artwork stand on its own as a complete and outstanding work of art?

Cotuit Center for the Arts reserves the right not to select and/or display anything it views as unsuitable.


All work must arrive gallery ready.
All artwork must be either priced for sale or marked ‘NFS’ (Not For Sale)
Work cannot be withdrawn before the end of the exhibit

DELIVERY OF ACCEPTED WORK: Work should be hand-delivered​ to Cotuit Center for the Arts, 4404 Falmouth Rd, Cotuit, MA and unpacked by the artist or artist’s agent on the advertised drop-off day. Any other arrangements must be made in advance with the Exhibitions Specialist, Michelle Law.

SALES, COMMISSIONS, AND DELIVERY:​ ​CCftA will retain a 40% commission on all exhibition sales. The price represented on the artist entry form will be the sale price. No changes will be allowed. Sold works will remain until the end of the exhibition.

RETRIEVAL: ​ All unsold artwork must be removed on the Monday after the close of the exhibit between 10 am and 4 pm, or by special arrangement with Michelle Law. Any work not removed during this specified time may be subject to a storage fee.

USE OF IMAGES: ​Any image submitted may be used for marketing and promotional purposes directly related to this show. This use may include publication in any publications, printed materials, advertisements, or electronic media. Copyright and all other rights remain that of the artist.

CONTACT/QUESTIONS​: ​Please direct all questions to Michelle Law, Exhibitions Specialist​.

For more information, see the CCFTA website.

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