Call For Entries

Memento - National Juried Exhibition
Juried by Zola Solamente, Director, Arden Gallery

November 3 - December 17, 2022

IN-PERSON OPENING RECEPTION: Thursday, November 3, 6-8 pm


National Show Open to all media, original works of the Memento theme.


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ABOUT THE THEME: The word memento is defined as an 'object kept as a reminder or souvenir of a person or event.' SSAC's juried exhibition seeks to showcase the physical reminders people hold dear and the significance they hold personally and universally.

Entry DEADLINE: Tuesday, October 11, 2022 end-of-day. All work must be original, have been completed within the last three years, and have not been previously exhibited at South Shore Art Center (SSAC). Work that is copied or done under the guidance of an instructor is not eligible. Artists will be notified of acceptance via email on Monday, October 17, end-of-day.


FEES: There is a nonrefundible $25 fee for three images. $10 for each additional image up to 6 total images.


JPEG SIZING: Image size for entry on Smarter Entry: Images should be at least 1280 pixels in the longest dimension at 72 ppi, file size not to exceed 2 MB. It is in your best interest to submit high quality images.


ALL WORKS MUST BE FOR SALE: South Shore Art Center receives 40% of the purchase price. Please submit only works that will be available at the time of the exhibition and will remain for its entirety. Work must have been created within the past three years. No accepted entry may be withdrawn prior to the close of the exhibition. No pricing changes will be allowed after acceptance. Living artists only. Work that is copied or done under the guidance of an instructor is not eligible. Entries must not have been previously exhibited at SSAC or the SSAC Arts Festival. If the work does not fully reflect what is represented on submitted image, SSAC reserves the right to eliminate if from the exhibition.

SPECIFICATIONS: Two-dimensional work must be professionally presented and firmly wired. No sawtooth hangers, no sandwich frames. 3-D work should include a sturdy pedestal.


NOTIFICATION: Artists will be notified of acceptance via email by Monday, October 17, 2022 end-of-day.


Shipping, return shipping and a handling fee for shipped work are the responsibilty of the artist. No Sunday Deliveries. Delivery by Monday, October 31 at 4:00 pm. Hand delivered work drop off: October 28-31: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm. We are closed Sunday, October 30.



Hand delivered works may be picked up December 19-21: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Please note that SSAC will be closed for the Winter holidays December 22 thru January 3. SSAC will return shipped works by January 6. 2023. A handling fee of $25 plus a pre-paid shipping label is required for shipped artwork.


I understand that South Shore Art Center will insure work accepted to the extent of 60% of the artist’s stated value while the work is in the Art Center’s custody and control.


Submission to Memento constitutes an agreement with all conditions of this show. South Shore Art Center reserves the right to photograph or use a submitted image for publicity purposes. South Shore Art Center reserves the right to reject any work not resembling the submitted entry or work that is not ready to be shown according to the aforementioned specifications.



First Prize, $500
Second Prize, $300
Third Prize, $200
Awards of Merit (3)


Memento is sponsored by the following Local Cultural Councils:

Abington Cultural Council
Braintree Cultural Council
Bridgewater Cultural Council
Brockton Cultural Council
Canton Cultural Council
Cohasset Cultural Council
Duxbury Cultural Council
Hanover Cultural Council
Hingham Cultural Council
Hull Cultural Council
Kingston Cultural Council
Norwell Cultural Council
Plymouth Cultural Council
Rockland Cultural Council
Scituate Cultural Council



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