Open Studios Visiting Artist's Guidelines

Here are guidelines to help make the process easier for all.  Please follow them closely. If you are juried in, your registration payment signifies that you’ve read and agree to these guidelines.

Open Studios Hours:  Saturday 11 to 5 and Sunday 11 to 5. Artists or their representative must be present in the studio during these hours. Artists who leave before the event is over may not be invited back to future open studios.

Space:  You will be notified of your location in the building, along with a map, prior to the event.  Please understand that last minute changes might occur due to circumstances beyond our control. Please bring anything you might need to display your work including tables, chairs, lights, and walls.  We do not supply easels, electrical cords, lighting (except over head lights), or tools. Artists may not hang work directly on MBACC’s walls.

Set up/Break down:  The building will open at 12 noon on Friday for setup and you must complete you setup by 5:30 pm.  You may also come in early on Saturday starting at 8 am for last minute adjustments. Your space must be ready by 10 am on Saturday morning. Break down must be completed by 7 pm on Sunday evening.  Please leave your space as neat and clean as you found it. If you cannot pack up before 7 pm please let us know in advance so other arrangements can be made.

Artist Exhibition: Accepted artists are encouraged to participate in our juried art exhibit which will be on display from November 26- January 2, 2020. Prize money totals over $1000. Exhibit dates, drop off  times, and pick up times will be included with your open studios acceptance notification. 

You are invited to submit 3-5 pieces for our Open Studios exhibit. If an excess of work is submitted, a jury will determine which pieces will be entered into the exhibit. 

Promotion:  Mother Brook Open Studios provides advertising and publicity, including media announcements, our website, social media feeds (@motherbrookarts), and signage throughout Dedham. All participating artists are expected to place postcards, posters and lawn signs in their communities, and to use all social media outlets to promote the event.

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