Call For Entries

Out of Darkness - National Juried Exhibition

Juror: Marjorie Kaye, Founder and Director Emeritus, Galatea Fine Art

April 4 - May 18, 2024

IN-PERSON OPENING RECEPTION: Thursday, April 4, 6-8 pm


National Show Open to all media, original works of the Out of Darkness theme.


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ABOUT THE THEME: The exhibition title, Out of Darkness, was inspired by the emergence of Spring and the lengthening days and increased sunlight. Many struggle with the dark days of Winter and Spring promises a resurgence and manifests creativity. The theme also alludes to dark times we have undergone as a nation, and the hope that we are leaving those days behind us.

Entry DEADLINE: Sunday, March 10, 2024 end-of-day. All work must be original, have been completed within the last three years, and have not been previously exhibited at South Shore Art Center (SSAC). Work that is copied or done under the guidance of an instructor is not eligible.


FEES: There is a nonrefundible $25 fee for three images. $10 for each additional image up to 6 total images.


JPEG SIZING: Image size for entry on Smarter Entry: Images should be at least 1280 pixels in the longest dimension at 72 ppi, file size not to exceed 2 MB. It is in your best interest to submit high quality images.


ALL WORKS MUST BE FOR SALE: South Shore Art Center receives 40% of the purchase price. Please submit only works that will be available at the time of the exhibition and will remain for its entirety. Work must have been created within the past three years. No accepted entry may be withdrawn prior to the close of the exhibition. No pricing changes will be allowed after acceptance. Living artists only. Work that is copied or done under the guidance of an instructor is not eligible. Entries must not have been previously exhibited at SSAC or the SSAC Arts Festival. If the work does not fully reflect what is represented on submitted image, SSAC reserves the right to eliminate if from the exhibition.

SPECIFICATIONS: Two-dimensional work must be professionally presented and firmly wired. No sawtooth hangers, no sandwich frames. 3-D work should include a sturdy pedestal.


NOTIFICATION: All submitting artists will receive a group email on Friday, March 15 by end-of-day with a list of accepted works.


Shipping, return shipping and a handling fee for shipped work are the responsibilty of the artist. No Sunday Deliveries. Delivery by Saturday, March 30 at 4:00 pm. Hand delivered work drop off: Thursday, March 28, Saturday, March 30 & Monday, April 1: 10 am - 4 pm. Please note that the art center will be closed on Friday, March 29 for Good Friday.



Hand delivered works may be picked up between Monday, May 20 - Wednesday, May 22: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. SSAC will return shipped works by May 31, 2024. A handling fee of $25 plus a pre-paid shipping label is required for shipped artwork.


I understand that South Shore Art Center will insure work accepted to the extent of 60% of the artist’s stated value while the work is in the Art Center’s custody and control.


Submission to Out of Darkness constitutes an agreement with all conditions of this show. South Shore Art Center reserves the right to photograph or use a submitted image for publicity purposes. South Shore Art Center reserves the right to reject any work not resembling the submitted entry or work that is not ready to be shown according to the aforementioned specifications.



First Prize, $500
Second Prize, $300
Third Prize, $200
Awards of Merit (3)


Out of Darkness is sponsored by the Massachusetts Cultural Council:



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