Lowell National Historical Park in Lowell, Massachusetts will be hosting a juried art exhibit in partnership with The Brush Art Gallery and Studios.  With this comes a national wide call for artists, open to all US Nationals of all ages.  Submissions close on April 1.


Jim Dyment

(978) 459-7819


The Brush Art Gallery and Studios

256 Market Street

Lowell, MA 01852


Title: Telling America’s Stories: Celebrating 100 Years of the National Park Service

The National Park Service turns 100 years old on August 25, 2016! In celebration of the centennial, Brush Art Gallery and Studios in partnership with Lowell National Historical Park is seeking entries of contemporary art for a juried exhibit, to be held at the Brush Art Gallery in Lowell, Massachusetts from May 7 – June 10, 2016. Help us commemorate the visionaries who came before us, their groundbreaking ideas, the amazing places the National Park Service manages, and the powerful and significant stories they collectively tell.



This is a national call for artists, open to all U.S. Citizens or U.S. Nationals, at any stage in their professional careers. Artists may submit up to 3 images for consideration.


Non-refundable entry fee of $25 for up to 3 works, paid online to the Brush Art Gallery. Follow this link for payment information: www.thebrush.org/entryfee.htm. To make a payment by check or money order, please mail directly to: The Brush Art Gallery and Studios, 256 Market Street , Lowell, MA 01852


Works in the following categories will be accepted for review – painting, sculpture, mixed-media, works on paper, and photography. Works must not exceed 36” in any direction or 30 pounds in weight.

All work selected for this show, intended to be hung on the walls, must be framed (if applicable), professionally presented, and securely wired. Artists are responsible for providing adequate instructions for handling of fragile work and/or unconventional installations of artwork, within reason.

Please keep in mind, Brush Art Gallery and Studios is open to the public. All submissions should be suitable for both children and adults. Submissions will be reviewed for exhibit suitability and response to show theme.


Entries must be submitted online and received no later than 11:59pm on Friday, April 1, 2016. The required entry fee must also be received by this time. Incomplete submissions will be disqualified. No late entries will be accepted.


All entries must be submitted online in jpeg format (300 dpi, no more than 6 inches in either direction). Please provide files of the highest available resolution and quality. Follow this link for entry form: http://www.lowellartshows.com/NPS.


Laurel A. Racine, Senior Curator for Research and Planning, National Park Service’s Northeast Museum Services Center (NMSC), Charlestown, MA.

Ahmad Ward, Vice President of Education and Exhibitions, Birmingham Civil Rights Institute (BCRI), Birmingham, AL.

Gwen Strahle, Artist, Professor


Thursday, Feb 18th 2016


Friday, Apr 1st 2016, 11:45pm


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