Call for Art: STORYLINES

A regional juried exhibition


Art functions beyond the sum of its physical presence, and serves as a method of storytelling. Artists today engage with narratives of identity, politics, and perspectives, both monumental and minuscule in scale. Symbolism can be embedded in everyday objects and materials, arranged, or fragmented to uncover layers of meanings to the viewer. Gallery 263 invites artists based in New England to submit artwork that tells stories of these overlooked narratives to STORYLINES, a regional exhibition juried by James Everett Stanley.

Submission Deadline: January 18 at 11:59 PM

Exhibition Dates: February 18–March, 20 2021

About the Juror: James Everett Stanley

James Everett Stanley received his MFA in painting from Columbia University. His work has been shown widely, including solo and group exhibitions at Freight & Volume Gallery in New York, Kinkead Contemporary in Los Angeles, Andrew Rafacz Gallery in Chicago, and Frederic Snitzer Gallery Miami. Stanley is an alumnus of the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture and was awarded a Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program fellowship and a fellowship from The Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown. His work was recently included in local exhibition at Mills Gallery; Boston Center for the Arts; Gaa Gallery Provincetown, MA; the Cape Cod Museum of Art; and the Bristol Art Museum, Bristol, RI. He is an Assistant Professor of Painting at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design.


Artwork Size Restrictions & Details:

2D (painting, drawing, photography, etc.) Max Dimensions: 60” W x 108” H (40 lbs. max)

3D (sculpture, assemblage, installation) Max Dimensions: MUST be self-supportive or mountable; may not exceed 108″H x 30″W x 30″D. Installations must be simple to assemble or installed by artist.

Time Media (video or audio): No length restrictions. Submit with links to streaming (YouTube or Vimeo). Artists will be required to provide a/v equipment with selected time-based works.

Size Restrictions of Artwork To Be Shipped:

Shipped artwork must fit in a box no larger than: 36”W x 36”H x 8″D, 40 lbs.

Note on Size Restrictions:

We make these restrictions with regard to the capacity of our space, and we appreciate your cooperation. We are a 700-square-foot, one-room gallery. Typically, our juried exhibitions show between 20 and 40 artworks.

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This is a regional call, open to residents of New England or those who have lived in New England in the last 5 years. Submitted work must have been created within the last five years, complete and presentation ready.


Online submissions only. Artists may submit up to 6 works. Work in all media is encouraged.

Deadline for Submission

Submissions must be received by Monday, January 18, 2021 at 11:59pm. No late submissions will be accepted.

Entry Fee

Payment of  $25 for 1-3 submissions, $40 for 4-6.  Payment must be received by the submission deadline.