Spring 2016 Open Studios Call to Artists


123 High Street, Dedham, MA

Saturday and Sunday (11 - 5)
May 7 - 8, 2015


  • Application Deadline: February 29, 2016
  • Acceptance Notification: March 13, 2016
  • Registration and Fee ($125.00) Due: March 25, 2016

Mother Brook Arts & Community Center is a vital and burgeoning art center in Dedham, MA. Housed in the former Avery School, it is the creative home of over 35 resident artists, including photographers, painters, fiber artists, sculptors, ceramicists, illustrators, MetalMorphosis Silversmithing Studio, and the Dedham School of Music. This past November our Open Studios featured 47 artists and attracted 1,300 visitors.

Artists:  All visiting artists are selected by a jury of MBACC resident artists.  Imports or buy/sell are not allowed. Artists retain all proceeds from their sales.

Open Studios Hours:  Friday (5/6) 6 pm - 9 pm, Saturday (5/7) 11:00 to 5:00 and Sunday (5/8)  11:00 to 5:00. Artists or their representative must be present during these hours.

Demonstrations: These run throughout the weekend. All artists are invited to present a 10 - 15 minute demonstration of their process.

Visiting Artist Guidelines: Click here to download our guidelines. Please review them carefully. If you have any questions e-mail openstudios@motherbrookarts.org.

To Apply:

On-line: Click here to apply online. Please provide 3 jpeg images of your work.  File names should be LastName_FirstName_Title.jpg and images should be 300 dpi resolution with 1024 pixels on the longest side.

By Mail: If unable to apply online, mail a completed application and a CD with your images or 8 ½ x 11  printouts of your images to: Mother Brook Arts and Community Center, Attention: Open Studios, P.O. Box 1003, Dedham, MA 02027. Click here to download an application.

There is no application fee.

Notification:  All  artists will be notified of the jury's decision by email on March 13, 2016

Registration: Accepted artists will receive an online registration link with their notification.  Registration and fee ($125.00)  must be submitted by 5 pm on  March 25, 2015. Submission of payment signifies you have read and agreed to the artists guidelines.