Westford Regional Art Event

Join us for the 1st (and hopefully the only) Virtual WRAE being held on our facebook page.

WRAE 2020 has been cancelled due to the Covid-19 outbreak. The events will be back in March 2021.

The Westford Regional Art Event is an annual, volunteer-driven celebration designed to showcase emerging and established artists within our local and regional communities. Our goal is to encourage individuals of all ages to share their personal artistic expression through an open forum.

  • 500+ pieces from 350+ artists from the Merrimack Valley and beyond.
  • WRAE Gala Reception: March 20, 2020,  7-9 p.m.
  • Children’s Reception Saturday, March 21, 1-3 p.m.
  • Music and refreshments will delight.
  • Admission is free.
  • Parking on street and at surrounding lots.

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Volunteer

Interested in helping with the WRAE? We need lots of help in many areas–  Receiving art, hanging art, take-down…we have a place for you!

Volunteer

…or email


Events and Gallery Calendar

No scheduled events. Our season runs September-June. Follow us on Facebook or sign up for our mailing list.

Special WRAE Gallery Hours

Saturday, March 21        10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, March 22           12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Thursday, March 26         7:00 p.m.  –  9:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 28        10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Sunday, March 29          11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.


Registration and Fees

ONLINE REGISTRATION REQUIRED – LIMIT TWO (2) ARTWORKS PER ARTIST
It’s very easy!  We will print artwork ID labels from information you provide online. Please proofread information carefully as it will be printed exactly as entered (including upper/lower case).

Register up to ten (10) artists on one registration form!

Registration ends March 14th, 2020 

This enables us to print ID labels, hanging labels and claim forms for your art.

For those without  internet access 

If you do not have internet access, call (978)692-6333 on weekdays to register by phone (leave a voicemail or text)

Entry categories and fees

Prices shown are per/each piece (not per person)

Seniors (65+): $8
Adults (22+): $10
Children (Gr. K-2, 3-5)/Teens (Gr 6-8)/Young Adults(Gr 9 – age 21): $5



Media* 

The WRAE accepts work in all mediums including:

Computer Tools, Drawing, Jewelry, Metals, Mixed Media, Needlework, Oil/Acrylic, Pastels, Sculpture, Photography, Textiles, Watercolor

*If you have questions about the medium you use, click here for detailed information.

Eligibility

  • You do not need to be a Westford resident to participate.
  • Work must be original–no work produced using a purchased kit.
  • Work should not have been shown at a previous WRAE.
  • 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 Important Dates and Instructions.

Important Dates and Instructions

Drop off artwork at the PCA

  • Sunday, March 15, 2020   5:00 p.m. 7:30 p.m.
  • Monday, March 16, 2020  8:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m.

All artwork, including children’s art, will remain on display until March 29. Please let us know if your art cannot hang until that date. 

Size requirements

  • Limited to two (2) original works per artist, up to size 24″ x 24″ (including frame). If over 24″ height or width, only one entry is permitted (maximum 36″, including frame).
  • 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.”

Framing and Hanging Requirements

  • All Adult and Young Adult work must be framed and ready to hang with hanging wire and secure eye hooks. See Make sure your artwork is ready for hanging.
  • 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.

Make Artwork 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 (sawtooth, zigzag) hanging bar (which are designed to work with nails).  A hanging wire must be attached.
  • 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.
  • Click here for more information about making artwork ready for hanging.

Labeling 

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.

Pick-up Artwork 

Sunday, March 29, 2020, 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. 

Liability  

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

Email us or call: (978) 692-6333