Competitions & Contests

Arts in Bloom 2020

Entry Dates 2020-09-01T23:59:00 - 2020-02-19T07:00:00 51 Days Left


Arts in Bloom 2020

October - November, 2020

We are excited to announce our fifteenth annual Arts in Bloom show to be juried by Marie Craig, director of Fountain Street Gallery, awarded Best of Boston in 2019. Arts in Bloom is a competitive juried annual show open to all artists. Marie will choose artwork to be exhibited in our two main galleries, and will also select six outstanding works for awards. These artworks will be honored with fresh flower arrangements designed by seven Hopkinton Garden Club members. The six winning artists will also receive cash prizes totaling over $1,000.


The Theme:

Blossom.  Birth. Rebirth.  Openness. New growth.

New terrain.  Seeing with fresh eyes.  Old things new again.

First times.  Ancient rites.  Dawn. Life.

(Art work does not have to include flowers.)



Up to three artworks that have not been shown at HCA may be submitted. All 2D media may be entered, including photos, fiber art, and digital art. The work must be wired for hanging. Maximum height and width for framed wall hung work is 40 inches.

3D work may be entered if it is free standing (does not require a pedestal) or can be hung on the wall and does not protrude more than 10 inches. 

No sawtooth hangers or sandwich frames, giclee prints, copies, derivative, or electronic reproductions will be accepted.



Important Dates: TBD

: Call Deadline 

: Announcement of selected artworks

: Accepted art to be received via mail* or drop off. Drop off hours: Friday, 4/24, 4 - 7pm, and Saturday, 4/25, 10am - 1pm

: Exhibition Opens 

: Opening Reception 

: Art Pick Up. Hours: Friday, 4 - 7pm, and Saturday, 10am - 1pm


 *Non-local selected artists work must be received at the HCA, 98 Hayden Rowe St, Hopkinton, MA 01748 c/o exhibitions by April 24, 2020. Non-local artists are responsible for shipping costs both to and from the HCA, and are responsible for insuring their work while in transit. If shipping work, each artist must provide a pre-paid, UPS or FedEx return shipping label including insurance. Please pack your work in sturdy reusable packaging. The HCA carries appropriate insurance to cover all artwork in the show for the duration of the exhibition, including the time frame of drop-off, installation, de-installation and pick-up. 

Artists of all ages are welcome to apply.

Submission Fee:
$25 for Members and $35 for Non Members for up to three submissions. To become a member, please visit the HCA Membership page.

Thank you to Weston Nurseries, our Premier Sponsor for the 2020 Arts in Bloom exhibit.

The HCA gallery spaces are fully accessible and we strive to make the exhibition submission process accessible to all artists as well. We encourage anyone to enter our open call exhibitions. If you need any additional information or accommodations in order to enter, please call Director Kris Waldman at 508.589.4409.

Commission Structure: 
Artists receive 70% commission and the HCA receives 30% for art sold during the exhibition. The HCA may duplicate and reproduce images of work for purposes of public relations and exhibition announcements directly related to the exhibition. 

About the HCA: 
Serving individuals of all ages, cultures, and artistic abilities across the MetroWest region, the HCA develops artistic skills, offers outstanding artistic performances and exhibitions, and enables visitors to experience art in all forms. Under one roof, we celebrate art through classes and events in visual art, theater, music, dance, ceramics, writing, and film. 

In 2015 we opened our expanded art center, with a new exhibition space, a 200-seat performance space, and newly renovated classrooms. The Delbridge Family Performance Space and the Lotvin Family Gallery annually present dozens of productions and exhibitions by students and adults, amateurs and professionals. Created in 2011, HCA, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit community arts center, fosters and celebrates the creative spirit in everyone.

To submit your work, go to the "Register" or "Login" button at the top right of your screen.

Click below for a quick tutorial about how to use this site. If you have trouble with it, you are welcome to call Kris Waldman, Director at 508.489.4409.