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Festival of the Arts

2023 Juried Art and Sculpture Exhibit, and Photography Exhibit

This year, the Juried Art and Sculpture will be in G.A.R. Hall and Photography will be hung in the Firehouse as separate shows. 
Exhibition dates May 26 – June 29, 2023

Deadline for Entries: Monday, April 17, 2023, midnight

    Online Entry: The entry form, digital images and payment of entry fee must be submitted to We suggest you go to in advance to set up an account, if you don't already have one, and familiarize yourself with the entry process. 

    • Artists can submit up to 5 pieces, regardless of medium. 
    • Up to two pieces per artist may be chosen by Jurors of Selection to hang in the exhibit.
    • If accepted, delivery information will be provided at time of acceptance notification.
    • Cost: $20 for first entry, $10 for each additional entry.


      • All forms of artwork are allowed
      • All artwork must be originally 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.
      • Artwork, including frame, must not exceed 44” in width or height.
      • Submission of artwork done during the course of an in person or online workshop or class is not permitted.
      • Work must not have been previously exhibited in a North River Arts exhibition
      • Entrants must be over age 16 years and submitting artist must author work.


      • Best in Show (Fine Art) $500 plus Ribbon
      • Best in Show (Photography) $500 plus Ribbon
      • Awards of Distinction Cash Award plus Ribbon

        • Mac Haran Memorial Award for Artistic Excellence $250
        • Marian Atkinson Memorial Award for Soft Pastel $100
        • Jeanne W. Horan Memorial Award for Spirit of Marshfield $100
        • Joanne F. Regan Memorial Award for Composition $100
        • Carolyn B. Harvey Memorial Award for Creativity $100
        • Ros Farbush Memorial Award for Color $100
        • Katherine M. Wolff Memorial Award for Floral Composition $100
        • D.D. Pierce Memorial Award for Landscape (river or marsh) $100
        • Frank D. Sullivan Memorial Award for Nautical Theme Photography $100
        • Ross E. Bodnar Memorial Award for Impressionism $100
        • Marion Carlson Memorial Award for Evoking Joy $100
      •  (11) 1st Place Prizes – $150 plus Ribbon

        • Oil, Acrylic, Watercolor, Pastel, Printmaking/Drawing, Mixed Media, Sculpture, Color Photography, Black & White Photography, Creative Digital Manipulation Photography, Portrait/Figure Photography
      • Honorable Mentions  (14 for fine art 8 for photo)

        Important Dates

        • Monday, April 17, midnight - Deadline for Entries
        • Thursday, April 27 - Acceptance notification emailed
        • Saturday May 13, 10-2 & Monday May 15, 6-8 – Delivery to G.A.R. Hall
        • Friday May 26 – Awards announced at Preview Party. Exhibition posted online on
        • Exhibit runs through Thursday June 29
        • Pick up – Thursday June 29, 1-3pm and Wednesday July 5 and Thursday July 6, 9am -1pm

        Juried Fine Art and Sculpture Judges:  

        Juried Photography Judge


        Artwork may be sold throughout the exhibit, with Members charged a 30% commission and Non-Members charged 45%. Payment to the artist will be within 30 days of exhibition closing.

        Hand Delivery and Shipping for the Awards Show

        Information will be provided to artists upon acceptance into the Awards Show.

        Online Submission:

        Please follow these instructions carefully regarding the preparation of your images:

          • You do not need to resize or rename your image files.
          • Submit your original JPEG image files. Only jpeg image files will be accepted.
          • Crop out all parts of the photo that are not the actual work; do not show mat, frame, etc,
          • only the work itself.
          • Image files are automatically resized to 72 dpi and 1500 pixels on the longest edge.
          • Image files are automatically renamed using your last name, first initial and the title of the work. e.g. Hamby_D_BeautifulDay.jpg

        For questions or assistance with your online submissions please contact North River Arts Society, Julia Driscoll at  or  ShowSubmit at with any questions you might have.

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