Call for Entries

Members of the Rocky Neck Art Colony are invited to apply for a 3-week show at the Rocky Neck Gallery as part of our Summer Artist Series.

If you are not a member, you can join online here.

2014 Summer Artist Series

Exhibition Dates:

Six 3-week shows from June 11 to October 14, 2014 at the Rocky Neck Gallery

Submission Dates:

Submissions open : April 1, 2014    Apply Online
Submission close : April 22, 2014
Notification date: April 30, 2014

Read instructions for entering online before you begin


Open to all artist members of the Rocky Neck Art Colony working in all fine art and craft media including painting, photography, printmaking, collage, mixed media, drawing, sculpture, clay, glass, jewelry, wood, fiber, and assemblage. No video or installations. A Rocky Neck Art Colony member may submit a proposal that includes non-member artists (see commission structure below).


Rocky Neck Gallery Artist Collective, 53 Rocky Neck Ave., Gloucester MA

Exhibition Information:

The Rocky Neck Gallery, an artist collective run by members of the Rocky Neck Art Colony, is seeking proposals for six 3-week shows as part of its Summer Artist Series. The exhibit space is a corner space measuring 12 by 6 feet in a gallery to the right of the main gallery. The walls are approximately 7 feet high.

Summer Artist floor plan


Photos of past shows. All walls are now painted white.

Linda Cordner Exhibit

Linda Cordner



Claudia Kaufman


Steve Martin

Stephen Martin


Sygmund Jankowski

Sygmund Jankowski


Artists are responsible for the installation and removal of their work at the scheduled times and are expected to host a reception on the first Saturday or Sunday of the show where they are encouraged to give a gallery talk. Members of the Rocky Neck Gallery will assist with hanging and the reception. The gallery will be fully staffed for the duration of the show. The Rocky Neck Art Colony will publicize the event in local publications and websites, facebook and twitter.


Selected members of the Goetemann Artist in Residence Program, Cultural Center Exhibition Committee and Rocky Neck Gallery Events Committee. Applicants will be selected based on creativity, mastery of technique, and clarity of concept.

Submission Information:

Artists must submit

The Rocky Neck Art Colony takes 25% commission from sales of work by RNAC members, 40% from non-members. There is no hanging fee.

Image Format Requirements:

Digital images must be in RGB jpeg format between 800 and 1280 pixels on the longest side, not to exceed 2 MB in size. Digital images must be named artistlastname_artistfirstname_title.jpg

2D work may not exceed 48" in any direction, however smaller work is preferrable. Artists exhibiting 3D work must supply their own pedastals or display cases.

How to Use the Smarter Entry Online Jury System

Before you begin have your images, Artist Statement (concept behind your show) and bio. The images should be between 800 and 1280 pixels on the longest side and no larger than 2 Mb). The Artist Statement and bio can be in MS Word, Pages or PDF format. The online jury system does not work well with Internet Explorer. Please use Chrome, Firefox or a new version of Safari.

If you did not enter Here & Now, you will have to register on the RNAC Smarter Entry jurying system. If you did enter Here & Now, go to Step 2. You can only apply between April 1 and 22.

  1. To register go to https://client.smarterentry.com/rnac and click the START HERE button. Fill out the information to create your profile. You may upload a picture of yourself that is 100 pixels wide. When you are done, click the Submit button.
  2. You should now see a log-in screen. Login with the email address you entered in your profile and your password. If you forgot your password, click the "forgot my password" link and it will be emailed to you. You should then see the "My Account" page.
  3. Look for the "Summer Artist Series" logo under Available Competitions. (It won't appear until April 1, 2014.) Click on "Purchase Competitions" then click the checkbox next to the Summer Artist Series logo, select how you heard about the competition from the dropdown menu and click CONTINUE.
  4. You must submit 5 images for $20 and can optionally submit 5 more images for an additional $25. Select 5 or 10, fill out your payment information and click Submit. Print the Payment Recept. Then return to the Account page to upload your images.
  5. Before you can upload your images, you have to upload your Artist Statement and Bio. Click "Choose File" under Artist Statement then navigate to that file on your computer and click Open (or Select). The file name will appear in a blue box under Upload your Artist Statement. Repeat this process for your Biography. Then click UPLOAD DOCUMENT. If you decide to change either of these documents anytime before the submission deadline, you can log-in and click EDIT DOCUMENTS TO MAKE CHANGES.
  6. Uploading images. You will see 3 links in the left column. Image Format and File Name Requirements provide detailed information about the size and format of the image that you need to submit. The View competition details takes you to the show prospectus on the Rocky Neck Art Colony website.

    Submitting images is similar to submitting documents. First Choose the File from your computer, then click Open or Select. Then pick a Category (medium) from the drop-down menu.
  7. If you want to upload more than 5 images, click "purchase more images", pay online, then upload. You can log back into the system anytime and change, delete or add images.

Email entry@rockyneckartcolony.org if you have questions or problems with the online jury system.



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