85TH REGIONAL EXHIBITION
OF ART & CRAFT 


Tablescape, an ornate screen and paintings in a Gallery View of the Regional Exhibition
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5 abstract sculptures on pedestals

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.

 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. Nathan Bentley: Waiting for the Night will be on view at FAM from June 26–September 5, 2021.


Juror

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

Artwork Selection & Exhibition

The list of artworks selected by our juror for the exhibition are now live. If your work has been chosen, you must be available to drop it off to the Fitchburg Art Museum during the session you signed up for in your submission. You will be contacted via email with specific instructions for the drop off process.

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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Prizes

To acknowledge the many extraordinary artists and crafters of our region, our juror will award a number of modest cash prizes after the exhibition opens. 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:

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The 85th Regional Exhibition of Art & Craft is sponsored by generous contributions from Workers Credit Union, Shea Family Fund, Massachusetts Cultural Council, 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, Lunenburg Paxton, Pepperell, Rutland, Shirley, Shrewsbury, Sterling, Stoneham, Templeton, Townsend, Westminster, and Winchendon.

For general questions, please contact Terrana Assistant Curator Marjorie Rawle:

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185 Elm Street, Fitchburg, MA 01420
Phone 978.345.4207
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