Call to Artists

Name of Venue or Event: Celebrate Wellness/Southborough Youth and Family Services Call to Artists Flyer(held at the Southborough Community House)

Theme: Leave the Light On

Summary: Celebrate Wellness is an event held by Southborough Youth and Family Services at the end of Mental Health Awareness Month in May. The event allows the community to come together to spotlight mental health. The event is coordinated by SYFS staff and volunteers.

Work Media: Any with the exception of video/extra-large installations

Work Size: 36 inches by 48 inches (unless otherwise permitted) and 15 pounds; 3D work should be no larger than 24 inches by 24 inches and 30 pounds.

Entry Requirements: Must fit the theme "Leave the Light On" or be related to mental health struggles, hope, experience, etc. Must be appropriate for the whole community (please be mindful of sexual content, language, etc). Please provide information to accompany your artwork including a short bio, name of piece if applicable, media, year of creation (if known/wanted), etc. We will provide small placards to accompany your work(s).

Timeline: Work will be displayed for one evening, May 31, 2023

Application Stating Interest Due: April 1, 2023 and can be found here:

Entries Must be Dropped off By: May 26, 2023 unless discussed with SYFS staff

Selection Process: We will try to allow all submitted work. If more than one piece is submitted we may have to choose fewer if space is not available.

Notification to Artist: April 30, 2023.

Accepted Artwork: All artwork that will be hung needs to have a mechanism on the back to do so. Hung items will be hung with 3M hooks. A limited number of easels may be available. If you prefer your work to be displayed this way, easel must be provided to insure proper installation. Wall space will be provided. SYFS will set up work.

Delivery: By appointment and before May 26, 2023.

Pickup Artwork By: By arrangement.

Publicity: SYFS will publicize the event in general through local media and social media but not for individual artists/works of art.

Sales: Sales are not permitted at the event. Contact information can be included on accompanying placard if artist wishes.

Contact: Shannon Kinayman, 508-481-5676, ext. 3

SYFS Exhibit Policy

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