Spring 2019 Open Studios Call To Artists


  • Application Deadline: The deadline to apply is 5 pm (EST) on March 25
  • Acceptance Notification: March 29
  • Registration and Fee ($125.00) Due: 5 pm (EST) on April 8
  • Exhibit Drop Off: May 20 & 21, Times: 12-1pm & 6-8pm 
  • Silent Auction Drop Off: May 20 & 21, Times: 12-1pm & 6-8pm 
  • Exhibit Pick-Up: Date and Times TBA

Mother Brook Arts & Community Center is a vital and burgeoning art center in Dedham, MA. Housed in the former Avery School, it is the creative home of over 35 resident artists, including photographers, painters, fiber artists, sculptors, ceramicists, illustrators, MetalMorphosis Silversmithing Studio, and the Dedham School of Music. Our fall and spring Open Studios consistently attract well over 1,000 visitors from New England region.

Artists:  All visiting artists are selected by a jury of artists selected by MBACC.  Imports or buy/sell are not allowed. Artists retain all proceeds from their sales.

Open Studios Hours:  Saturday (6/1) 11 am - 5:00 pm and Sunday (6/2)  11 am - 5 pm. Artists or their representative must be present in their studios during the weekend. 

Demonstrations: These run throughout the weekend. All artists are invited to present a 10 - 15 minute demonstration of their process.  There is a space on the application for you to indicate your interest in participating.

Visiting Artist Guidelines: Click here to view our guidelines. Please review them carefully. If you have any questions e-mail openstudios@motherbrookarts.org.

To Apply:

On-line: Our call to artists is currenlty open. To be placed on our mailing list to receive information about this and future open studios please email us.. You will need your artist statement, a list of recent awards and shows, and 3 jpeg images of your work.  File names should be LastName_FirstName_Title.jpg and images should be 300 dpi resolution with 1024 pixels on the longest side. Artists may choose to submit their website for review.

By Mail: If unable to apply online, mail a completed application and a CD with your images or 8 ½ x 11  printouts of your images to: Mother Brook Arts and Community Center, Attention: Open Studios, P.O. Box 1003, Dedham, MA 02027. Click here to download a copy of the application.

There is no application fee.

Notification:  All  artists will be notified of the jury's decision by email March 29th.

Registration: Accepted artists will receive an online registration link with their notification.  Registration and fee ($125.00)  must be submitted after jury by April 8th. Submission of payment signifies you have read and agreed to the artist guidelines.