Call for Art!

Fall 2017 Regional Juried Exhibition


a showcase of things touched by hands

Guest Juror: Pat Falco
(Boston-based artist/organizer)

Exhibition: September 7 – October 7, 2017

Deadline: Sunday July 16, 11:59PM


Gallery 263 seeks art that’s been made by hands for an exhibition celebrating the unrefined, imperfect, and utterly human artworks of today. As digitization, mass production, and commercial manufacturing abound, we invite those artists who choose to embrace the tools they were born with to apply to this juried exhibition. Submit your handmade objects; imperfections, charm, and all.

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). While time-based media are accepted, they should directly relate to the theme in some way. See below for size restrictions and further details.

About the Guest Juror:

Pat Falco is an artist and organizer from Boston, MA. A graduate of MassArt, he has exhibited work throughout the region at venues including the New Bedford Art Museum, the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, and Montserrat College of Art. He has been featured in public art initiatives such as his recent project “Campaign Headquarters” at Fanueil Hall, as well as Illuminus Boston and the Isles Arts Initiative. In 2014, he was the Artist in Residence at the Boston Center for the Arts.  In 2011, Falco founded the Lincoln Art Projects in Waltham, which he ran for three years, and he continues to organize exhibitions at the Distillery Gallery in South Boston. Learn more at

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 Handled 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. While video and sound works are accepted, these works should directly engage with ideas or imagery related to the theme.

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 16th. No late submissions will be accepted.  Applicants will be notified of their status by the end of July.

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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