The Westford Regional Art Event is a volunteer-driven program with a passion and purpose to provide an annual event designed to showcase emerging and established artists within our immediate and surrounding communities.
Our goal is to encourage individuals of all ages to share their personal artistic expression through an open forum.
ONLINE REGISTRATION OPENS MARCH 5th, 2017Kick-Off Volunteer Reception, Planning Meetings Calendar – dates for dropping off artwork, receptions, pickup dates/times, gallery hours, etc. Categories Media Eligibility Framing Sales Size Limitations Liability Entry Fees Registration + More Information + PLEASE NOTE: Registering on-line is mandatory. Artwork ID labels will be printed from information provided on-line. Please proofread information carefully as it will be printed exactly as entered (including upper/lower case). For those without internet access, please register by phone from March 6th-24th at (978)692-6333, Mon-Fri from 9:00 a.m. to noon. Online registration will be available March 5th, 2017. KICK-OFF VOLUNTEER RECEPTION WRAE Kick-off Volunteer Reception takes place on Wednesday, January 25th, 2017 at 6:30. Snow date is Thursday, January 26th at 6:30. We need your help! Please join us for our volunteer kick-off Dessert & Wine Reception and learn more about how you can participate. This is our largest event of the year with over 500 pieces of artwork and twice as many attendees. And, it is run entirely by volunteers…like you! For more info, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org. PLANNING MEETING WRAE Planning Meeting for co-chairs and volunteers will be held Tuesday, March 7th at 7:00 p.m. in the upstairs classroom. Please enter through the side door. CALENDAR RECEIVING Deliver artwork to the PCA: Sunday, March 26, 5:00 PM. – 7:30 PM and Monday, March 27, 8:00 a.m. – 11 a.m. ADULT/YOUNG ADULT RECEPTION & AWARDS Friday, March 31st
General Admission 7 – 9 p.m. PCA Members Only Preview 6:15 (Become a member – get in to the reception early!!) Awards Presentation at 7:45 p.m. CHILDREN’S RECEPTION & AWARDS Saturday, April 1st
General Admission 1 – 3 p.m. Awards Presentation at 2 p.m. VIEWING HOURS
Saturday, April 1 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sunday, April 2 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday, April 8 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Sunday, April 9 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. All artwork, including children’s art, will remain on display until April 9th. Please let us know if your art cannot hang until that date. PICK-UP
General pickup: Sunday, April 9, 3-5 pm. All Adult, Young Adult and Children’s artwork MUST be picked up during these hours. The PCA is not responsible for storage or safety of artwork after this period. ENTRY CATEGORIES Adult (please note: the professional/amateur distinction has been eliminated) Young Adult (Grade 9 – age 21) Children Grades K – 2 Grades 3 – 5 Grades 6 – 8 MEDIA Oil/Acrylic Pastels
Drawing Mixed Media
ELIGIBILITY – Limited to two original works per artist, up to size 24″ x 24″. If over 24″ height or width, only one entry is permitted (maximum 36″). The WRAE guarantees hanging at least one work for each artist. Every attempt will be made to hang all submitted work but, in the event of a lack of hanging space, please indicate your first choice by entering it as “Entry # 1.” – Any work entered should not have been shown at a previous WRAE – You do not need to be a Westford resident to participate – You do not need to attend any of the receptions to participate. – You (or a friend) must deliver and pickup the artwork on-time. See the Calendar for specific dates/times. FRAMING All work must be ready to hang with hanging wire (see below for more details). Sawtooth hangers and clips are not compatible with our hanging system. Children’s works should be framed or matted with a secure tab for hanging. Making Sure your Artwork is Ready for Hanging
- For the safety of your work, and the work around it, all works should be framed and ready to hang with secure eye hooks and a hanging wire. Unframed canvases are acceptable as long as they have a hanging wire as we utilize a hanging system, not nails, to display the artwork.
- The PCA’s hanging system is not compatible with frames with a claw tooth hanging bar (which are designed to work with nails). Again, a hanging wire must be attached.
- Children’s works that are not framed must be matted and mounted with a securely attached hanging wire or secure tab on the back. Using a hot glue gun to secure the wire is one of the few methods that work. Tape of any kind (Duct, Masking, Scotch, etc) is not acceptable as the wire will slip through the tape. Works without secure hanging wires may be pinned to free-standing panels, and will not be hung on the wall.
Children/Teens/Young Adults: $5 per work Make checks payable to “PCA.” Bring your artwork and payment to the PCA on a Receiving Date (see Calendar). All entries are judged and prizes are awarded. REGISTRATION ON-LINE REGISTRATION REQUIRED
Available March 5 – 25th, 2017 at www.westford.org/pca.
It’s very easy! Artwork ID labels will be printed from information provided on-line. Please proofread information carefully as it will be printed exactly as entered (including upper/lower case). PLEASE NOTE: The registration time period ends prior to dropping off your artwork to enable us to pre-print ID labels, hanging labels and claim forms for your art. For those without internet access, call (978)692-6333, Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. – Noon (March 6th- 24th) to register by phone.