Call for Art!

Future Visions: Fall 2016 Regional Juried Exhibition

Guest Juror: Nancy Adams (Communications Administrator, MIT D-Lab & Mobius affiliate)

Exhibition: September 1 – October 1, 2016

EXTENDED DEADLINE: Sunday July 17, 11:59PM


Gallery 263 seeks inspired depictions of tomorrow. What do you picture as the future of our world, or what you want to see? Your vision may be utopian, idealistic, sobering, or a warning cry to evaluate human behaviors now. By illuminating future possibilities, exploring fantasy, and making predictions, you provide a valuable visual contribution to our world. In addition to expanding our imaginations, you ultimately fuel innovation, and influence change among our leaders and one another.

Artwork may address (among many other topics): technology, architecture and urban planning, lifestyle, health, the environment, food, social problems, globalization, international relations, pop culture, politics, etc. Open to New England (CT, MA, ME, NH, RI, VT) + New York & New Jersey artists of all career stages. Open to all visual and performance media (2D, 3D, time based). See below for size restrictions and further details.

About the Guest Juror:

Nancy Adams is the Communications Administrator for MIT D-Lab, a dynamic, collaborative, interdisciplinary, international development program focused on the design of affordable technology and services for resource-poor settings.

Prior to working at D-Lab, for more than 20 years, Nancy was associated with the Boston-area alternative arts organization, Mobius. She served both as a longtime Artist Member, and co-Director or Director of the organization for nine years. Nancy has presented over 30 visually based performances at galleries, festivals, outdoors, and performance spaces.

Additionally, Nancy has held guest teaching positions at the Massachusetts College of Art, the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Rhode Island School of Design, Montserrat College of Art, and Trinity College (Hartford). Over the past dozen years, while raising two daughters and working full time, Nancy has been developing strategies for efficiently and satisfyingly engaging in the world as an artist and citizen.

How to Apply:

Applications are submitted through an online form. Up to 6 artworks, represented as jpg files or video/audio links, may be uploaded to the form for consideration. Payment is settled either as the final step of the online application form, or by a follow-up payment method (mailed check). All selections for the exhibition are made by the guest juror. All communication and installation decisions are conducted by Gallery 263. Please read the full information below and on the Future Visions Application Instructions page prior to applying.

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: 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. 

Performance Art: Provide links to video (via YouTube or Vimeo), sound clips, or images, of the proposed performance, and you may use the “Artist Statement” box to describe your happening. Please note whether your performance is intended to be done live, or displayed as a recording. Performances will be selected by the Juror and scheduled during the exhibition. Audio or video equipment must be provided by the artist.

Music: Please provide audio links for your tracks. Musical submissions will be considered for a headphone/audio device setup as part of the exhibition. If you are interested in playing your tracks live, please say so in the “Artist Statement” box. Gallery 263 will select one date to invite musicians to come play their tracks at a free, live, open-mic style event during the exhibition.

Size Restrictions of Artwork To Be Shipped:

Shipped artwork may not exceed (including box): 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.

Please visit the FAQs for more information.

Download a floor plan of Gallery 263


This is a Regional call, open to all New England (CT, MA, ME, NH, RI, VT) and New York residents. 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 11:59pm on Sunday, July 17th. No late submissions will be accepted.  Applicants will be notified of their status on Monday, July 25th.

Entry Fee

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

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