The deadline for this call has passed! Please look for our next juried exhibition in the beginning of 2020


The human mind is astonishing. It can feel the sensation of fingertips brushing across the surface of an object by observing it—or even thinking about it. Natural and artificial textures can stir feelings of comfort and send shivers through the body. These associations provide familiarity with our environment as we navigate through life. Art reveals these feelings through both depicted and actual textures. This regional juried exhibition at Gallery 263 invites artists based in New England to submit artwork that explores the theme of texture.

Submission Deadline: October 6, 2019
Exhibition Dates: November 7 – December 7, 2019

Before applying, please read the submission information on eligibility and requirements below.

About the Juror

Vivian Poey is a faculty member in the College of Art and Design at Lesley University. Before joining Lesley, Vivian was a mentor in a photography apprenticeship program for high school students at the Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild, and was an artist in residence in Pittsburgh public high schools. She then became an artist teacher at the Children’s Studio Public Charter School for the Arts and Architecture in Washington DC.

As an artist and educator, Vivian engages the arts as a process of investigation both in and out of the classroom. Her photographic work examines a number of issues ranging from history, migration and cultural assimilation to the passing of time. She is American, born in Mexico of Cuban parents and lived in Guatemala and Colombia before moving to the U.S. This complicated trajectory informs all of her work. Read about her family’s history.

Vivian is the 2017 recipient of the Massachusetts Art Education Association’s Massachusetts Higher Education Art Educator of the Year award.

Photo and bio courtesy of Lesley University


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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Please visit the FAQs for more information.


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 Sunday, October 6, 2019 @ 11:59pm. No late submissions will be accepted.  Applicants will be notified of their status within the following 2 weeks.

Entry Fee

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