Call For Art: Unframed


June 15-July 20, 2018

Juror: Joel Janowitz

Entry Deadline: April 29, 11:59pm

Entry Fee: $30 for 1-3 submissions, $45 for 4-6

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The Brookline Arts Center invites artists who create work in all paper-based media to submit work for the upcoming exhibition “Unframed”. This exhibition will present a selection of works on paper unframed, directly on the gallery walls to explore the materiality and diversity of the media. Removing the frame allows a more immediate and intimate interaction with the entirety of the work, and emphasizes the tactility of the material. Artists should submit works that highlight and utilize paper in an interesting and unique way.



All artists residing in New England (Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island) are eligible to submit work. All submissions must be entered online through the BAC's submission form (link below). Up to six pieces of original artwork can be submitted.


Artwork Requirements

  • Submissions must be unframed works on paper.
  • Artwork must have been created within the last five years.
  • All submitted work must be original.
  • Work must be available for exhibition dates.
  • Maximum size 2D: up to 84" in either dimension.
Submission Requirements
  • Artists may submit up to six works. One jpg per submission. Images MUST be in jpg format, high quality, 1 MB size max. All work must be accompanied by title, materials, dimensions and year of completion (fill out on submission form).
  • Format for image files: Lastname_Firstname_1, Lastname_Firstname_2, etc.
  • Artists must also submit an artist statement and resume. Files must be in pdf format.
  • Submissions without payment of entry fee will not be considered.


*The Brookline Arts Center reserves the right to withdraw acceptance if quality does not reflect images or if the artist violates requirements.




Artists will be notified of their status via e-mail by 5:00pm on Friday, May 11, 2018. If your work is selected, it must arrive presentation ready (with appropriate installation materials) by 5:00pm on Friday, June 8, 2018. Shipped work must be received in reusable wrapping with check or prepaid label for return shipping. Work must remain on exhibit through Friday, July 20, 2018.


*Artwork that is selected for the exhibition can be listed for sale at a price determined by the artist. The BAC is entitled to 30% commission.




Please call 617-566-5715, or email




Joel Janowitz has exhibited widely. To date he has had over thirty solo exhibitions. His work can be found in numerous public collections including the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, The Boston Museum of Fine Arts, the Harvard Museums and the Yale University Art Gallery.


In 2016 Janowitz received his fourth Artist’s Fellowship in painting from the Massachusetts Cultural Council. In 2013 The John Simon Guggenheim Foundation honored him with a Guggenheim Fellowship. He has twice received artist grants from the National Endowment for the Arts.


Janowitz has taught at Wellesley College (2003-2010), Massachusetts College of Art/Fine Arts Work Center’s Low-Residency MFA program (2006-2010) and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (1994-2000).


He received his B.A. in Psychology from Brandeis University in 1967 where he studied painting with Philip Guston and drawing with Michael Mazur. He received an M.F.A. in Painting from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 1969.


The book Island, Paintings by Joel Janowitz was published in 2015 by the g. Watson Gallery and presents work inspired by his regular stays on Great Spruce Head Island, Maine.