Outside the Box

Outside the Box is going digital this year!

Because current conditions won’t permit us to gather at the G.A.R. Hall this year, we had to think “Outside The Box” on the best way to make this event happen.

Entries are due by Friday, September 25th at Midnight.

Online Auction will be open on Friday, October 2nd and will close on Friday, October 16th at Midnight.

PLUS - Join us for a virtual Cocktail Party to kick-off the event!

Friday, October 2nd, 7PM-8PM

Wear something festive and join us for a toast! You will hear from our President and various board members, catch up on the latest happenings at NRAS and see some familiar faces! Plus hear about a chance to win some exciting items.


Invitation for the virtual Zoom Cocktail Party will be sent via email closer to the day of the event. We can't wait to "see" you there!

You are invited to participate in this popular, fun event. This year we are inviting artists to choose an 8 x 8 board*, canvas, or paper of their choice and to create a piece for on-line submission to the auction. We encourage you to experiment with a different medium or use one you feel most comfortable using. Paint in a new style, submit a photo, construct a sculpture…or do something that just expresses your love of art. Have fun, be creative! But please, don’t sign or frame your work.


All artwork featured in the OTB on-line auction will be identified only by number throughout the silent auction bidding. Artists names and winners will be revealed at the conclusion of the auction.

Here’s how to submit your completed 8 x 8 piece:

1. Take a good quality photo of the piece. Images must be in .jpeg format.


2. Email us the photo as an attachment to: OTBnras@gmail.com We will be uploading the images to the auction site for you.


3. Be sure to include:

  • Your name

  • Your phone number

  • Website info if available

  • Medium used


Here’s what to do next:

4. Plan to drop off your completed artwork at the North River Arts Society office, G.A.R. Hall, 157 Old Main Street, Marshfield Hills, MA on the following days:

Tuesday, October 13 or Thursday, October 15 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Please maintain social distancing when dropping off and be sure to wear a mask.

5. Be sure to go on-line (we’ll send you info at Auction time) to view all the wonderful pieces of art and bid, bid, bid! You will be asked to set up your auction account with credit card information which will allow you to enter the site to view the art and to place bids. When the Auction closes, you will be notified if you are a winner. A list of winners and revealed artists’ names will be sent by email.

*If you would like an 8 x 8 board, The Frame Center at 152 Rockland Street in Hanover is graciously making boards available and you can pick one up during their regular business hours. They have also offered to professionally mount your artwork onto Gatorboard free of charge. Please contact them for further information: www.framecenter.com

157 Old Main Street

P.O.Box 307

Marshfield Hills, MA 02051

781 837 8091


office hrs:  Tuesday/Thursday 11am-2pm

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