North River Arts Society

46th Festival of the Arts

2023 Juried Art and Sculpture Exhibit, and Photography Exhibit
Deadline is April 17th 2 weeks left to enter
Open to Non-Members
Art by Paula  Villanova
Art by Paula Villanova
Deadline for entry: April 17, 2023
All accepted work will be on display in the G.A.R. Hall (Fine Art) and Firehouse (Photography)

157 Old Main Street, Marshfield Hills, MA
Exhibition dates May 26 – June 29, 2023

Deadline for Entries

Monday, April 17, 2023, midnight

​Online Entry

The entry form, digital images and payment of entry fee must be submitted to We suggest you go to in advance to set up an account, if you don't already have one, and familiarize yourself with the entry process. 

  • Artists can submit up to 5 pieces, regardless of medium.
  • Up to two pieces per artist may be chosen by Jurors of Selection to hang in the exhibit.
  • If accepted, delivery information will be provided at time of acceptance notification.
  • Cost: $20 for first entry, $10 for each additional entry.


  • All forms of artwork are allowed
  • All artwork must be originally drawn and is the artist’s original work from conception through execution. The artwork must not be a copy or likeness of another’s work, or derived from a published painting, drawing, photograph, digital image, or print.
  • Artwork, including frame, must not exceed 44” in width or height. 
  • Submission of artwork done during the course of an in person or online workshop or class is not permitted. 
  • Work must not have been previously exhibited in a North River Arts exhibition
  • Entrants must be over age 16 years and submitting artist must author work. 
  • Work must have been completed within the past 3 years.


 Best in Show (Fine Art) $500 plus Ribbon
 Best in Show (Photography) $500 plus Ribbon

Awards of Distinction Cash Award plus Ribbon

  • Mac Haran Memorial Award for Artistic Excellence $250
  • Marian Atkinson Memorial Award for Soft Pastel $100 
  • Jeanne W. Horan Memorial Award for Spirit of Marshfield $100 
  • Joanne F. Regan Memorial Award for Composition $100 
  • Carolyn B. Harvey Memorial Award for Creativity $100 
  • Ros Farbush Memorial Award for Color $100 
  • Katherine M. Wolff Memorial Award for Floral Composition $100
  • D.D. Pierce Memorial Award for Landscape (river or marsh) $100
  • Frank D. Sullivan Memorial Award for Nautical Theme Photography $100
  • Ross E. Bodnar Memorial Award for Impressionism $100
  • Marion Carlson Memorial Award for Evoking Joy $100
(11) 1st Place Prizes – $150 plus Ribbon
Oil, Acrylic, Watercolor, Pastel, Printmaking/Drawing, Mixed Media, Sculpture, Color Photography, Black & White Photography, Creative Digital Manipulation Photography, Portrait/Figure Photography

Honorable Mentions  (14 for fine art 8 for photo)

Juried Fine Art and Sculpture Judges

Selection Judge
Julie Beck,

Selection and Awards Judge
Janet Wentworth Erickson,

Juried Photography Judge

Selection and Awards Judge
Pip Shepley,      


Artwork may be sold throughout the exhibit, with Members charged a 30% commission and Non-Members charged 45%. Payment to the artist will be within 30 days of exhibition closing. 

Hand Delivery and Shipping for the Awards Show

Information will be provided to artists upon acceptance into the Awards Show.


For questions or assistance with your online submissions please contact North River Arts Society, Julia Driscoll at [email protected]  or  ShowSubmit at [email protected] with any questions you might have.

Additional Notification Information

Notifications will be emailed by the end of the day on April 27, 2023. We cannot respond to inquiries regarding the status of notifications before then.

Please add [email protected] to your email safe senders list.

Entry status will also be available in your ShowSubmit Artist account Entry History. Accepted works will be notated by a green check.

Image and Filename Specifications

  • You do not need to resize or rename your image files.
  • Submit your original JPEG image files.
  • Crop out all parts of the photo that are not the actual work; do not show mat, frame, etc, only the work itself.
  • Image files are automatically resized to 72 dpi and 1500 pixels on the longest edge.
  • Image files are automatically renamed using your last name, first initial and the title of the work. e.g. Hamby_D_BeautifulDay.jpg

Additional Entry Information

  • You will pay for your entry by credit or debit card using our secure checkout system.
  • After your entry is submitted and paid for, you may log back in to review your entry, edit artist and image information, and add or substitute images up until the entry deadline (April 17, 2023.)
  • Entry fees are not refundable and must be submitted and paid by the entry deadline.
  • Entries cannot be accepted or changed after the deadline. Incomplete entries will be disqualified.


For questions about the entry process or this website please contact ShowSubmit Support at [email protected]. We will get back to you between 9am and 6pm Eastern Time, Monday to Friday. You can also view the Support Center, Entry Guide, or our FAQ.

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