North River Arts Society
North River Arts Society

47th Festival of the Arts

2024 Juried Art, Sculpture, and Photography Exhibit May 25 – June 30, 2024 G.A.R. Hall, Marshfield Hills, MA
Deadline was April 16th. Open to Members and Non-Members.
Thieving Feline by Paul Carley
Thieving Feline by Paul Carley

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Deadline for entry was April 16, 2024


All accepted work will be on display in the G.A.R. Hall

157 Old Main Street
Marshfield Hills, MA

​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.

Entry Fee

$25 for first entry, $10 for each additional entry up to 5


  • All forms of artwork are allowed
  • Artwork, including frame, must not exceed 44” in width or height.
  • All artwork must be originally created 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.
  • Giclees are not eligible for entry
  • 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
  • Kathy Riley 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
  • Jane Collins Memorial Award for Landscape Painting $150
(12) 1st Place Prizes – $150 plus Ribbon
Oil, Acrylic, Watercolor, Pastel, Printmaking, Drawing, Mixed Media, Digital, Sculpture, Color Photography, Black & White Photography, Portrait/Figure Photography

Honorable Mentions

Juried Fine Art, Sculpture and Photography Judges

Selection Judges

Robert Maloney (Fine Art Judge)

Ron Rosenstock (Photo Judge)

Mark Fernandez (Fine Art Judge)

Selection and Award Judge

Hadley Powell (Photo and Fine Art Judge)


Artwork may be sold throughout the exhibit but does not need to be for sale. Members are charged a 30% commission and nonmembers are charged 45%. Payment to the artist will be within 30 days of exhibit 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 26, 2024. We cannot respond to inquiries regarding the status of notifications before that time.

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

After notifications are sent, you may view the status of your entry in your ShowSubmit artist account’s Entry History. Accepted works will be notated by a green check.

If you do not receive your email, you may also view your notification letter using the View Notification link in your Entry History.

Note: Entries made prior to 2023 may not display the View Notification link.

Image and Filename Specifications

  • 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 must be displayed right side up.
  • You do not need to resize your image files.
  • You do not need to rename your image files.

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 16, 2024.)
  • 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.