Rocky Neck Art Colony CALL FOR ENTRIES “For the Birds”

“For the Birds”

A multi-media, juried exhibition and fundraiser inspired by everything Avian

The Rocky Neck Art Colony (RNAC) invites New England artists to submit work to “For the Birds” a six-week exhibition at the Cultural Center at Rocky Neck, 6 Wonson Street, Gloucester, MA 01930. A portion of all sales will be donated to support Mass Audubon’s mission “to protect the nature of Massachusetts for people and wildlife”.

  • Juror: Amy T Montague, Director, Museum of American Bird Art at Mass Audubon
  • Exhibition Dates: January 28-March 6, 2016
  • Gallery Hours: Thursday-Sunday, 12:00-4:00 PM
  • Opening Reception: Sunday, January 31, 2:00-4:00 PM

The Call: The RNAC seeks traditional, decorative and expressive works of art and craft inspired by everything avian including paintings, drawings, photographs, sculpture, decoys, birdhouses, jewelry, cards and more.

About the Juror: Amy Montague is the director of the Museum of American Bird Art at Mass Audubon, the only museum dedicated to art inspired by the beauty, science and wonder of birds. In her 23 years at Mass Audubon, Amy has stewarded and grown the organization’s broad and eclectic art collection, which embraces fine art, folk art, sporting art, illustration and more. She has curated more than 30 exhibitions exploring the intersection of art and nature, focusing on artists as varied as John James Audubon and Andy Warhol. She has twice been a juror for the internationally renowned Birds in Art exhibition at the Woodson Art Museum in Wisconsin.


Open to all artists 18 years and older living and working in New England.

Artwork Requirements:

  • Work submitted will have been created within the past 4 years.
  • Artwork previously shown at any other Gloucester venue will not be considered.
  • Artists may be asked to supply a pedestal for 3-D work.
  • 2-D work will not exceed 48 inches in width, 60 inches in height.
  • All art must be original by the artist. No reproductions, video or installations.
  • Accepted work must be delivered in person, absolutely no shipping.
  • Work must be suitably framed and wired for hanging; no saw-tooth or sandwich frames allowed.

Entry Fees:

$35 for 3 entries, 2 additional entries $10 each; RNAC members: $25 for 3 entries, 2 additional entries $5 each. (Member discount code available.) Please make sure you have a credit card or a PayPal account to make your payment at the time of applying.

Submissions Open:

9:00 AM, November 30, 2015

Submission Deadline:

Wednesday, January 6, 2016, 11:59 PM


Names of selected artists will be posted on the RNAC website ( by 5:00 PM on January 15, 2016. Accepted artists will also be contacted with a follow-up email.


You will need good quality photos of your work in JPEG format, sized no greater than 2 MB, with1200 pixels for the longest dimension. Each image must be labeled with the following information: last name, first initial, title, medium.jpg. Do not use any special characters (e.g. !@#$%^&*+()][{}|/) in your image name. Example: Smith_J_SunsetSymphony_acrylic.jpg

Size Requirements:

Submitted 2-D work may not exceed 48 inches in width and 60 inches in height, including the frame. 3-D work must fit on a 16 x 16 inch pedestal top (3-D artists should be prepared to supply pedestals as needed).

Accepted Work

  • Deliver: Sunday, Jan 24, 2016, 1:00-3:00 PM or Monday, Jan 25, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM to the Cultural Center at Rocky Neck, 6 Wonson Street, Gloucester, MA.
  • Pick-up unsold work: Sun, March 6, 4:00-5:00 PM or Tuesday March 8, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM.


All work must be for sale. There is a 40% commission on the sale of non-member work; 25% on RNAC member work. Artists must be members when entering to take advantage of the reduced entry fee and the membership commission rate. To join the Rocky Neck Art Colony go to

Please send any questions about this call to

See for information about the Smarter Entry submission system.

For more information about the gallery at the Cultural Center or to join the RNAC see

Mass Audubon works to protect the nature of Massachusetts for people and wildlife. Together with more than 100,000 members, we care for 35,000 acres of conservation land, provide school, camp, and other educational programs for 225,000 children and adults annually, and advocate for sound environmental policies at local, state, and federal levels. Founded in 1896 by two inspirational women who were committed to the protection of birds, Mass Audubon is now one of the largest and most prominent conservation organizations in New England. Today we are respected for our sound science, successful advocacy, and innovative approaches to connecting people and nature. Each year, our statewide network of wildlife sanctuaries welcomes nearly half a million visitors of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds and serves as the base for our work. To support these important efforts, call 800-AUDUBON (800-283-8266) or visit

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