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2023 Festival of the Arts

Festival Poster Competition & Exhibit

Sponsored by Frame Center, Hanover, MA and Image Resolutions, Norwell, MA

Online entry deadline – February 7, 2023 - Midnight

Exhibit dates - March 10 – 30, 2023

  • Eligibility: Entry open to all North River Arts Society Members. Join or renew online at  Entries will be checked with current members list and entries will be allowed unless membership is current. A list of current members can be seen at the link here: If you have any questions on your membership status, please email  

        • ​Artwork must be originally conceived and drawn and is the artist’s original work from conception through execution.  The artwork must not be a copy or likeness of another’s work, or derived from a published painting, drawing, photograph, digital image, or print.
        • Members whose artwork was on posters prior to 2015, may apply. Members whose work appeared on the last 5 posters (2015-2021) are ineligible.
        • Artists can submit up to 5 pieces. Up to 2 may be chosen for exhibit in the GAR Hall and in the live exhibit on NRAS website.
        • Cost: $20 for first entry, $10 for each additional entry.
        • Artwork, including frame, must not exceed 44” in width or height.
        • Artwork must not have been previously exhibited in a North River Arts Society exhibition.
        • Artwork completed in a classroom or workshop is ineligible.
        • Ownership of artwork submitted for the poster competition will remain with the artist. North River Arts Society reserves the right to reproduce and publish the artwork chosen for the Festival poster.
    • Festival of the Arts Poster Award - Winning artwork will be featured on the 2023 Festival of the Arts poster, $250 cash award and framed poster Sponsored by the Frame Center, plus Ribbon.   
      Awards of Excellence (2) - Award certificate for framing (value $100) Sponsored by the Frame Center, plus Ribbon.The winning artworks will be chosen by the North River Arts Society’s Arts Committee.
    • Online Submissions: You no longer need to resize or rename your image files. You can upload your cropped, 'hi-res' or original image files. If using your mobile or tablet device, please use the 'Actual Size' or largest available.

        • Only jpeg image files will be accepted.
        • Image should be of artwork only, no frames or mats showing
        • For problems with your entry contact ShowSubmit at

      Important Dates and Information:

        • Entry Deadline – February 7th, 2023, Midnight
        • Opening Reception – Friday, March 10, 6-9pm.  Awards announced at 7:30 pm.        
        • Exhibition open to the public March 13 – 30, 2023          Monday – Thursday, 9 AM – 1 PM and Sunday, 11 AM – 2 PM.  
        • Hand deliver work to GAR Hall on Thursday, March 2 (5-7pm) and Saturday, March 4 (10am-12noon).  Artwork pickup Friday, March 31 (10am - 12noon) and Saturday, April 1 (10am-12noon).  
        • Exhibit sponsored by The Frame Center, Hanover, MA and Image Resolutions, Norwell, MA.

      Sales: Artwork may be sold throughout the exhibit, with Members charged a 30% commission. Payment to the artist will be within 30 days of exhibition closing.

      Hand Delivery & Shipping Information:

        • Hand deliver artwork to GAR Hall on Thursday, March 2 (5-7pm) and Saturday, March 4 (10am-12noon).
        • Shipping information will be provided to artists upon acceptance.  Work must arrive before hand delivery dates above.
      For questions or assistance with your online submissions please contact Julia Driscoll at  or  ShowSubmit at with any questions you might have.

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