Competitions & Contests

NHAA Call for Entry - 2023 Biennial One

Entry Dates 2023-08-01T23:59:00+00:00 - 2023-04-21T09:00:00+00:00 57 Days Left


NHAA Call For Art
Biennial One Open Juried Exhibition 
EXHIBIT DATES: August 31-October 1, 2023
EXHIBIT LOCATION: 136 State Street, Portsmouth, NH and online at
ARTCALL SUBMISSION DEADLINE : August 1, 11:59 p.m. (First round notifications: Aug. 14)DROP OFF FOR IN-PERSON JURYING: Aug. 27 Noon-6 p.m. and Aug. 28 9 a.m.-6 p.m. (Final round notifications: Aug. 20)OPENING RECEPTION: September 1, 5-8 p.m.PICKUP OF ARTWORK: October 1 (4-6 p.m.) and October 2 (9 a.m.-6 p.m.)
ENTRY FEE: NHAA member: $20 for one / $25 for two / $30 for threeNon member: $40 for one / $45 for two / $50 for three PAY ENTRY FEE HERE
Biennial One is a new open juried exhibition at the New Hampshire Art Association (NHAA). Although the NHAA, has along history of hosting juried exhibits, Biennial One is different. For this exhibition, the NHAA invites artists taking creative risksto submit 1 to 3 pieces of their best work using abstract expression, addressing contemporary environmental andsocial justice issues, working in new media, and pushing boundaries.
Biennial One has no theme. All media are welcome, including but not limited to painting, sculpture, photography, mixed media, collage, printmaking, fiber, and digital art. Artists may submit a brief written statement for each of the submitted works.
The juror for this exhibition is Lorenzo Fusi, Chief Curator and Curator of Contemporary Art at the Currier Museum of Art.Learn more about the juror here.
There will be two rounds of jurying for Biennial One, one online and one in-person. Artists will be notified of the statusof their artwork(s) in the first round by August 14th. Those invited to submit their work in the second phase must bringthe artwork to the Robert Lincoln Levy Gallery between August 27th and 28th. Artists will be notified of final decisions byAugust 29th and any artwork not accepted must be picked up by August 30th.

1-3 pieces of work per artist
2D work – maximum framed dimension 60” in the longest direction INCLUDING FRAME.
3D work - smaller 3D work up to 18”H and must fit within a 12” footprint to display securely on a gallery pedestal. If you have larger 2D or floor standing 3D work, please call the gallery to discuss size and display options.
Diptych and Triptychs accepted provided they are priced and treated as 1 piece of art and follow sizing requirements accordingly.
For any category not listed above, please contact the gallery
All artists exhibiting online or at any NHAA in person venues must adhere to our PRESENTATION AND FRAMING GUIDELINES and NHAA EXHIBIT AGREEMENTon the on the website.
Artwork created within the last 3 years and not shown at the Levy Gallery.

 To learn how to enter your submissions, please watch the video below.