The Regional Exhibition of Art & Craft is one of the oldest juried exhibitions in New England, and we are thrilled to continue the tradition in 2021! This annual exhibition at the Fitchburg Art Museum strives to spotlight and celebrate the artists and crafters of our region by providing a museum environment for their artwork and connecting them with fellow artists, patrons, and enthusiasts. After the events of the past year, we hope this can be a special way to highlight the importance, resilience, and unique creativity of our artist community.

For the safety of our artists, juror, and staff who help to bring the Regional Exhibition to life, we’re moving the registration and jurying process online this year. While artists will pay registration and submit images of their work online, the exhibition of the selected artworks will still be in person at the Fitchburg Art Museum! The 85th Regional Exhibition of Art & Craft will be on view in the FAM galleries from June 26–September 5, 2021.

As always, a solo exhibition of the previous year’s First Prize Winner will also accompany the Regional Exhibition this summer. The work of Nathan C. Bentley, the winner of the 2019 84th Regional Exhibition, will be on view at FAM from June 26–September 5, 2021.


The Regional Exhibition is open to all artists and crafters working in any medium who live or work within 30 miles of Fitchburg, MA. Artists may submit up to 2 artworks that have been created within the last two years. An outside juror will select the work to be featured in the exhibition. We are thrilled to announce that this year’s juror is Jamie Uretsky, the Curator at New Bedford Art Museum/ArtWorks! and a practicing performing artist.

View Jamie's Full Biography here

For questions about eligibility, please consult the list of eligible towns here or contact Terrana Assistant Curator Marjorie Rawle: regionalshow@fitchburgartmuseum.org


The registration fee is $30, which includes a year-long FAM individual membership and covers the submission of up to 2 artworks. The deadline to register is May 24. Learn more about the benefits of a FAM membership here.

Click here to register

If you are already a member, would like to request hardship pricing, or have questions about your registration payment  please contact Membership & Events Manager Jessie Olson: membership@fitchburgartmuseum.org

Artwork Submission

1. Click the link above to submit your payment and contact information.

2. You will receive an email confirmation of your registration and payment. The email will include a link to a Google Form to submit the images and details of your artwork(s).

3. Also in the Google Form, you must select a time to drop off your pieces, should they be selected for the exhibition. Artwork drop off will take place in 20 minute shifts from June 12–15, 10am–4pm

***If your work is selected by the juror, you must be available to drop it off to the Fitchburg Art Museum during this period.***

Questions? Consult our list of FAQs below.


Still have questions? Email Terrana Assistant Curator Marjorie Rawle: regionalshow@fitchburgartmuseum.org

Artwork Selection, Exhibition & Prizes

The list of artworks selected by our juror for the exhibition will be announced on June 7, by 5pm. If your work is chosen, you must be available to drop it off to the Fitchburg Art Museum during the designated drop-off period, June 12–15, 10am–4pm

You must also be available to retrieve your work from FAM at the close of the exhibition during the designated pick-up times, September 10–12, 10am–4pm. All artwork not retrieved after 30 days will become Museum property and will be disposed of or donated.

Please click the link below for packing & presentation guidelines, as well as photography, sales, & insurance agreements. 

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To acknowledge the many extraordinary artists and crafters of our region, our juror will offer a number of modest cash awards. The full list of prizes awarded by the juror is as follows:

  • First, Second, and Third Prizes
  • Sculpture Prize
  • Craft Prize
  • Voitto Jarvi Watercolor Prize
  • Saara Parker Painting Prize

Consulting Curator of Photography Stephen Jareckie will award the photography prize, and FAM staff will award the Peter McCollom Prize. The First Prize winner earns a solo exhibition alongside the 86th Regional Exhibition of Art & Craft in 2022! 

Sponsored by:

Workers Credit Union

The 85th Regional Exhibition of Art & Craft is sponsored by generous contributions from Workers Credit Union, The Fitchburg Cultural Council, Gardner Cultural Council, and the Cultural Councils of Acton-Boxborough, Ashburnham, Auburn, Ayer, Bolton, Boylston, Chelmsford, Groton, Harvard, Hubbardston, Lancaster, Leominster, Littleton, Paxton, Pepperell, Shirley, Shrewsbury, Sterling, Stoneham, Templeton, Townsend, Westminster, and Winchendon.

For general questions, please contact Terrana Assistant Curator Marjorie Rawle: regionalshow@fitchburgartmuseum.org


Wednesday – Friday 12pm – 4pm
Saturday & Sunday 11am – 5pm
1st Thursday of the month 12pm – 7pm



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185 Elm Street, Fitchburg, MA 01420
Phone 978.345.4207


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