Call For Entry


WORD will highlight how words and language are used in contemporary craft. We aim to include a variety of word/language expressions readily found in contemporary craft, as well as spoken, written, and sung words from other communities. The goal of the exhibition is to highlight the intersection of language and contemporary craft and how both forms of expression complement and elevate each other.

For the exhibition project, we will exhibit a variety of craft media (such as wood, ceramics, glass, metal, jewelry, leather, paper etc.) by individual artists from across the US and aim to create partnerships with NBSS's bookbinding department, Grubstreet Boston, a Boston independent bookstore, graffiti artists, area musicians, and poets to facilitate exhibition content, workshops, poetry/book readings, musical performances, and other related events.

If your work is language-based in the broadest sense, we welcome your application.

If your work is language-based but doesn’t fall into any of the above categories, please email Sam Aldrich via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for queries.

Deadline to submit: May 1, 2020

Exhibition Dates: July - October, 2020

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Calls For Entry



  • Resume
  • Artist Bio (max 1 page)
  • Images (5 clear images with high resolution, images of the whole work is preferred)
  • Image Description Document (must include title, materials, & *retail price for each work)

     Application Fee: $35.00


     The Society of Arts and Crafts ‘Call For Entry’ form is open to all craft artists located within the United States. New England based makers are
     strongly encouraged to apply as well as applicants of diverse media and backgrounds. We recognize that the evolving definition of craft includes
     a wide array of media and techniques, and we encourage artists who are working outside of the traditional craft media (fiber, metal,  wood, glass, &
     ceramics) to make a case for their work in a cover letter. All works should be original and must be fairly recent (produced within the past 5 years).


     A $35.00 entry fee will be charged with each application. The payment will be processed at the end of the application form via Paypal.


     The Society of Arts and Crafts will only accept submissions through Formstack. Only submissions by the artist will be accepted.

     Entries sent via email or by mail will NOT be considered.


  • Up to 5 works per artist, per submission.
  • All works must be for sale on a 50/50 commission percentage.
  • The Society will accept installations that have been created in the past five years and not previously exhibited in a Boston museum or gallery.
  • Depending on the install requirements, the artist may be required to be present for the installation of work.
  • The Society prohibits wet paint, objects that shed profusely, open flames, spray (perfumes, hairsprays, etc.), dangerous chemicals, weapons, pressurized containers, live plants or animals, hazardous materials (explosive, flammable, or perishable), infested materials (visible mold, or insects), or anything deemed harmful to the premises and/or visitors.
  • Anything questionable should be cleared by the Exhibition Associate.
  • Accepted work may not be removed during the exhibition.


  • The Society will review and contact artists for exhibition purposes as they see fit.
  • Please note that completing the application ensures the Society will review artwork but it does not guarantee that your work will be accepted into an exhibition.
  • Artwork misrepresented or considered unsuitable for presentation will be refused.

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