Call for Artists

Summertime Art Show

All Entries Accepted and Exhibited

It’s Summertime, with the memories, emotions, sights, and scenery that our warmest season evokes. From that golden summer light to sparkling (or stormy) skies, busy beaches and bountiful produce, summer is ripe with artist inspiration.

We invite artists to explore and celebrate “Summertime”.

Beware of Sharks, Wendy Berube, Portsmouth Arts Guild

Wendy E Berube, "Beware of Shark", Watercolor

Opening Reception 

Friday, June 21st, 6 – 8pm

Portsmouth Arts Guild

2679 East Main Road, Portsmouth RI

Show Dates

June 21st – August 6th

Online submission opens Monday, May 13th  

Enter your artwork online through the Smarter Entry link here

Please enter artwork online before bringing it to the Guild. 

Artists may submit up to 3 works.  Artwork in any media – paintings, drawings, photography, digital, sculpture, and ceramics and more are accepted.  Please see entry fees below.

Important Dates and Times

Smarter Entry Submission:  Beginning Monday, May 13th

Deadline for Smarter Entry Submission:  Midnight, Sunday, June 16th

In Person Intake: Monday, June 17 th , 2– 7pm ONLY

Portsmouth Arts Guild Hall

Opening Reception:  Friday, June 21st, 6 – 8pm

Portsmouth Arts Guild

2679 East Main Road, Portsmouth

Pick Up Art Date:  Sunday, August 4th , 2 – 4pm and Monday, August 5th , 5 – 7 pm (These dates
coincide with drop off for the August 9th exhibit)

Submission Guidelines 

Member and Non-Member artists may submit up to three works unless the current Call for Artists is stated a Members Only show. All work submitted is accepted for all shows. If the current Call for Artists is a Juried show, all submissions will be juried for awards only. Recognition will be awarded at the Opening Reception of that show.


      • All work submitted must be original works created solely by the exhibiting artist
      • 3-D works must not weigh more than 20 pounds
      • Wet paint will not be accepted
      • Artwork must be professionally presented, ready to hang with D-rings and proper wiring
        No sawtooth hangers, clip-on, scratched or damaged frames accepted
      • Work must be labeled on the back with artist name, phone #, and title of work
      • Framed works on paper must be under glass or acrylic glazing
      • Works on stretcher bars must be properly stretched and wired for hanging
      • Framing is optional for gallery wrapped or cradled panels
      • All entries must be for sale and will remain on exhibit until the show closing date.
      • The Guild’s commission is 25 percent on all sales.
      • Works must be a first time submission and not previously exhibited at PAG
      • PAG reserves the right to refuse any submission that does not meet requirements

Entry fees

Guild Members – $20.00 for the first entry and $5.00 each additional.  Members apply Promo Code PAGMEM.

Non-Members, $25.00 for the first, $7.50 for the second and $7.50 for the third.

Entry Fees are paid online through the Smarter Entry link in the Call for Artists link above.

The Guild displays all artwork submitted on our Website Gallery .

Thank you for submitting your artwork to a Portsmouth Arts Guild exhibition.

Artworks are not insured by PAG. Artists should maintain their own insurance while work is on Guild premises. Although we take the utmost care of all works submitted, PAG is not responsible for any damage incurred after drop-off. All packing material must be taken away by the artist upon drop off. PAG retains the right to reproduce images of your work for publicity for the exhibition.

By providing photographs of my art for this exhibit  I am giving the Portsmouth Arts Guild permission to use them for social media, promotions, newspapers and other media.

*Your entry in this exhibition constitutes agreement with the above terms.

New to Smarter Entry?

Portsmouth Arts Guild is now using online exhibition software Smarter Entry.   Instructions are detailed here Entering Your Art