Deadline for online entries: Tuesday, October 1, 2019
Opening reception: November23, 2019 2-4P.M.
Exhibit closes: Friday, December 29, 2019
For the first time ever in its 98-year history, the Rockport Art Association & Museum will be holding an exhibition of national scope and proportions! The RAA&M National 2019 is an open invitational for artists across the United States to exhibit artwork crafted in a diverse number of media (drawing, mixed media, collage, photography, painting, digital art and sculpture) here at the Rockport Art Association & Museum. It is an opportunity to show artwork that reveals the diversity of the Creative Community around us here on Cape Ann, and an occasion to introduce new artistic influences from beyond this region to artists and the public alike.
With the extremely generous and selfless support of public institutions and private individuals over $5,000 in prize money is to be awarded for superlative works in the categories of drawing, mixed media, collage, photography, painting, digital art and sculpture. The Institution for Savings is sponsoring the show itself, while the following organizations have elected to sponsor prizes:
Mass Credit Union
Security First Mortgage Funding, LLC
Our two judges are the nationally-recognized and Tom Hughes for the category of traditional art (www.tomhughespaintings.com/home), and the esteemed Jo Ann Rothschild in the category of contemporary art (www.joannrothschild.com). Through a juried selection process the artwork is judged, with winning pieces being awarded monetary prizes ranging from $250. to $1,000. apiece. Using past attendance numbers as a guide, we project approximately 10,000 (to possibly as many as 40,000 attendees for this show.)
For more information regarding the RAA&M National, we invite you to check out our website at: www.rockportartassn.org/raam-national-2019.