Competitions & Contests

Love is LOVE

Entry Dates 2021-01-31T23:59:00 - 2020-01-09T13:00:00 4 Days Left


The Newburyport Art association and the Firehouse Center for the Arts are pleased to announce their joint exhibit, presented in the Firehouse Gallery:

Love is LOVE!

Friday, February 12, 2021 - Sunday, March 28, 2021


A curated exhibit to celebrate love in its many fabulous forms, and shine a light on the artful joy of our community. We encourage artists to interpret the theme creatively and broadly. Note that due to the size of the Firehouse gallery the exhibit will be limited to 25-30 pieces. Selection will be based on the strength of the artwork and creative engagement with the theme.


Jurors: Wanda Strukus, Executive Director of the Newburyport Art Association,

          John Moynihan, Executive Director of the Firehouse Center for the Arts



Dates to Remember:

    Deadline for submission Sunday, January 31, 2021.
    Notification of Accepted Works via email: Thursday, February 4, 2021
    Receiving of Accepted Works at the Firehouse:
        Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2021 1PM - 5PM (see schedule below)
    Pick-up at the Firehouse: Sunday, March 28 5-7PM & Monday,
        March 29, 2021 1PM-5PM. Pick-up is mandatory. Please contact
        the NAA before 3/28 if you are unable pick-up.        


    Entry Fee: $19. (1 submission per artist)                   
    Artist Plus/Master Artist submission is free, use discount code LOVE
    Must create an artist profile on to submit
    Must be a current NAA member, go to to join or renew
    All work must be for sale
    2D work only that is original, created within the past two years and conceived by the artist.
    Maximum size: 40” X 40” or 1600 square inches
    Work exhibited in one NAA show may be entered
    No reproductions or giclees
    No wet paintings
    Gallery wrapped canvases must have deep profile with gessoed or painted sides








    Hardware for wood frames - screw-eyes or d-rings
    Hardware for metal frames - hardware that screws into track
    No saw tooth hangers, spring clips, tension mounts, standing photo or pop-in frames



Receiving Thursday February 11, 1-5PM- please adhere to the following schedule if possible:

    A-F: 1-2PM                  G-L: 2-3PM

    M-R: 3-4PM                S-Z: 4-5PM

Insurance & Artist’s Responsibility
The NAA provides 65% of the retail value declared by the artist and is valid ONLY during show dates. All work is inspected for damage at receiving. Commission: NAA commission is 40% of sales.Submission constitutes agreement with all terms of the NAA show  and artist grants rights of use of image for marketing purposes

Quick Tutorial on How to Set Up an Art Profile!