The Northampton Arts Council is a city board and a non-profit organization whose goal is to support and promote the arts in Northampton. Originally created as a Local Arts Lottery Council, it began its work by administering a grants program in which proceeds from a state lottery are distributed to local artists, arts groups, and public schools.

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Northampton Arts Council Invites Submissions for 2015 Biennial Exhibition

The Northampton Arts Council enthusiastically invites submissions for their 2015 Biennial Exhibition, to be held at Forbes Library’s Hosmer Gallery from October 2 through October 30 2015

The Arts Council Biennial is a juried art show with free entry open to artists from Hampden, Hampshire, Franklin, and Berkshire counties. This year’s theme, Motion-Emotion, can be interpreted freely, and all two and three-dimensional art in any style, as well as video and performance art will be considered. The Arts Council encourages submissions of large three-dimensional and performance weather-tolerant art for the outdoor exhibition space on the Forbes Library lawn. 

Deadline for submissions is August 1, 2015.

The Arts Council is proud to announce a well-rounded panel of jurors that will allow artist participants to have their work viewed by a representative from an academic institution, a local gallery, and a local museum. The 2015 Biennial jurors will be Aprile Gallant, Curator of Prints, Drawings, and Photographs at the Smith College Museum of Art, Paul Gulla, Gallery Manager for R. Michelson Galleries, and Julia Courtney, Curator of Art at the D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts.


The Biennial is an event that brings artists and art lovers together in the spirit of the Arts Council’s mission to support and nurture the arts in Northampton. 

To submit follow this link: DEADLINE HAS PASSED

2013 Biennial Accepted Submission "June Night," Oil on Cradled Birchwood by Scout Cuomo

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