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Westford Regional Art Event

WRAE 2017 Reception photos here!

WRAE 2018

Calling artists of all ages

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.











Kick-Off Volunteer ReceptionPlanning Meetings
Event Calendar – receptions, gallery hours

Prospective Exhibitors

Entry Fees
Registration (mandatory online)


Important Dates – artwork drop-off and pickup dates
Art Sales
Size Limitations
More Information 

Kick-off Volunteer Reception

Wednesday, January 10th, 2018 at 6:30.  Snow date is Thursday, January 11th at 6:30.

Missed the reception? It’s not too late! Email Jan Bryson to sign up:

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

Planning Meeting

WRAE Planning Meeting for co-chairs and volunteers will be held February 7th, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. in the PCA’s upstairs classroom.  Please enter through the side door.

Event and Gallery Calendar

Adult/Young Adult Reception & Awards

Friday, March 16th
6:15 p.m.                PCA Members-only Preview (Become a member – get into the reception early!!)
7:00 – 9:00 p.m.    General Admission
7:45  p.m.               Awards Presentation

Children’s Reception & Awards

Saturday, March 17th
1:00 3:00 p.m.     General Admission
2:00 p.m.                Awards Presentation

Gallery Hours

Saturday, March 17          10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, March 18            12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 24         10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Sunday, March 25            11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Prospective Exhibitor Information

Entry fees

Seniors (65+): $8 per work        Adults: $10 per work
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.


Available February 20th, 2018 at
It’s very easy!  Artwork ID labels will be printed from information provided online. Please proofread information carefully as it will be printed exactly as entered (including upper/lower case).

PLEASE NOTE: The registration time period ends on March 10th, prior to dropping off your artwork, to enable us to 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 to register by phone.  

Entry Categories


Note: the professional/amateur distinction has been eliminated

Young Adult

Grade 9 – age 21


Grades K – 2
Grades 3 – 5
Grades 6 – 8



Oil/Acrylic                           Pastels
Photography                       Metals/Jewelry
Watercolor                          Sculpture
Drawing                              Mixed Media


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.”
– 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 pick up the artwork on time.  See the Calendar for specific dates/times. 

Logistics and Instructions

Important Dates


Deliver artwork to the PCA:
Sunday, March 11,   5:00 p.m. 7:30 p.m. and
Monday, March 12,  8:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m.

All artwork, including children’s art, will remain on display until March 25th. Please let us know if your art cannot hang until that date. 


Sunday, March 25, 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

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. 


All Adult and Young Adult work must be framed and ready to hang with hanging wire and secure eye hooks (see below for more details). Sawtooth/Zigzag hanging bar and clips are not compatible with our hanging system.

New this year: Children’s works must be framed or adhered to foam core board, and have either secure eye hooks or an adhesive tab with an attached wire for hanging

Making Sure your Artwork is Ready for Hanging

  1. 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.
  2. The PCA’s hanging system is not compatible with frames with a claw tooth (sawtooth, zigzag) hanging bar (which are designed to work with nails). Again, a hanging wire must be attached.
  3. Children’s works that are not framed must be adhered to foam core board and mounted with a securely attached adhesive tab and hanging wire 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.


When you register online, we will print identification labels that will be attached to your artwork at drop off. The labels contain Artist’s name, address, phone number, the work’s title, category (Adult, YA or K-2, 3-5, 6-8), and price (or “NFS”).

Art Sales

Work may be offered for sale, but please, no PORs (price on request). If your work is not for sale, mark “NFS.” All sales are subject to a 20% commission paid to the PCA.

Size limitations

Artists may submit up to 2 entries, up to size 24″ x 24″.

If the frame height or width exceeds 24 inches, then only 1 entry is permitted. Maximum frame height or width is 36 inches.


Neither the PCA nor the WRAE is responsible for the loss or damage to any work submitted to this exhibition. Artists should carry their own insurance if desired. Submitting artwork to this exhibition implies agreement by the artist to these conditions.


More information

(978) 692-6333