Spring 2017 Open Studios Call to Artists


123 High Street, Dedham, MA

Saturday and Sunday (11 - 5)
May 6 - 7, 2017


  • Application Deadline: The call for our Spring Open Studios is closed. Please email us receive information about our Fall Open Studios on December 2 & 3
  • Acceptance Notification: April 3, 2017
  • Registration and Fee ($125.00) Due: April 9, 2017
  • Demonstration Signups: April 9, 2017
  • Exhibit/Silent Auction Drop Off: May 1, 6 pm - 8 pm
  • Exhibit Pick-Up: Times TBA

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. Our fall and spring Open Studios consistently attract well over 1,000 visitors from New England region.

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:  Saturday (5/6) 11 am - 5:00 pm and Sunday (5/7)  11 am - 5 pm. Artists or their representative must be present in their studios during the weekend. 

Demonstrations: These run throughout the weekend. All artists are invited to present a 10 - 15 minute demonstration of their process.  There is a space on the application for you to indicate your interest in participating.

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: On-line applications require your artist statement, a list of recent awards and shows, and 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 April 3, 2017.

Registration: Accepted artists will receive an online registration link with their notification.  Registration and fee ($125.00)  must be submitted by 5 pm on  April 9, 2017. Submission of payment signifies you have read and agreed to the artist guidelines.