Dates for Submission: April 1 – April 20
Notification of acceptance: May 1

Venue: Captain Ryan Park, Washington and Cherry Streets, West Newton, MA
Start: April 2024
End: September 2025
Rotation: Every three months

Art at the BUS STOP is a public art initiative sponsored by the Newton Art Association (and with funding from Newton Cultural Council and Newton Community Pride) to promote the enjoyment of art in Newton’s public spaces. Newton Community Pride is covering the cost of the insurance for this project. The Bus Stop structure is essentially a small two-sided billboard– 5 feet wide by 4-feet high or another way to describe it is–a big double-sided picture frame on stilts. Located in Captain Ryan Park in West Newton. NAA’s Bus Stop display will be a rotating exhibit with 3-month-long rotations from April 2024 through September 2025. Twelve different artworks by 12 different artists will be exhibited during this time period. Because of the billboard dimensions, we are seeking artwork that approximates the structure’s proportions 5 feet by 4 feet. Chosen artwork will be digitally reproduced in high-quality and full color on polypropylene and then installed. IMPORTANT DATES

  • Call for art: April 1 – April 20
  • Exhibit dates: To be determined by Jurors. Each artist will be shown for a 3 month period. Exhibit will rotate every three months.
  • Notification of acceptance: May 1 and will also be posted on the NAA website.
  • Drop-off of art: Selected artist will be notified
  • Pick-up of art: Selected artist will be notified

ELIGIBILITY

  • This is a juried entry show open to all Newton Art Association members in good standing.
  • Artists are invited to submit 2-3 JPG’s of their artwork by April 20.
  • Artwork images for application should be a minimum of 1200px on the longest side at 72 dpi. Because of the billboard dimensions, we are seeking artwork that approximates the structure’s proportions 5 ft wide x 4 ft high.
  • If accepted, artists will need to provide a high resolution (10+ MB) JPG of their artwork so as to maintain detail in the enlarged version.
  • 12 different artists will be selected
  • Applications will be accepted online only.

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