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Winter Art 2020: Heroes and Villains

From the wilds of nature, classic tales, popular tunes, and computer-generated creations, Heroes and Villains abound!

Heroes and villains come in many different forms: From comic book characters to a favorite teacher to Mother Nature, heroes can inspire us to be better and do better. Likewise, villains from Darth Vader to world dictators to ocean polluters, show us what we can become when we give in to our darker selves.

We’d like you to show our young audience your interpretation of heroes and villains through your artwork.

Interactive Fun for Kids

Keeping younger arts patrons in mind, artwork for the show will be displayed at a height of 4 feet throughout the exhibit – right at children’s eye level and some of the artists themselves will drop in to discuss their works with the students as they tour the exhibit. The visit to Heroes and Villains is accompanied by a hands-on workshop in the Art Studio, where students will create their own piece inspired by the exhibition.

LOCATION: Cotuit Center for the Arts, 4404 Falmouth Rd, Cotuit, MA, 02635


11 Nov 2019 deadline for submission

9 Dec 2019 notification to artists

6 Jan 2020 drop-off, 10am to 4pm

11 Jan 2020, 5-7pm, opening reception

8 Feb 2020, last day of exhibition

10 Feb 2020, retrieval of artwork, 10am to 4pm


Jeff Buccacio is a sculptor, monumental art designer, art restorer and foundry owner. He has been responsible for creating and casting numerous public and private monuments at his foundry in Canton, MA. Prior to this, Jeff was a lead conceptual artist in Hollywood, and his credits include Spiderman 3, Men in Black 2, Bicentennial Man, Artificial Intelligence, Cast Away, The Ring, Hellboy, Planet of the Apes and Jurassic Park.

Mary L. Moquin is a well-known artist and teacher on the Cape. She spends every summer in a remote dune cottage on Sandy Neck where she finds most of the inspiration for her paintings. Her paintings have won numerous awards and have been included in several regional and national juried shows. Mary holds a BFA in printmaking and an MFA in painting from Umass Dartmouth. Her work is represented by Cove Gallery in Wellfleet, Chapman Art Gallery and East End Gallery on Nantucket. More information can be found at

Toni Spadafora-Sadler began her career as a costume designer after graduating with an MFA from New York University. She went on to work in regional theatre, on Broadway, opera, commercials, television and film. She has also worked in the fashion industry - managing the Los Angeles sample workroom for Bob Mackie as well as being a senior designer for retailers Chico’s and Lane Bryant. Toni has a passion for the art of collage and continues to design costumes for the stage, currently working with Trinity Rep in Providence, RI. on a new stage adaptation of Dicken’s “Tale of Two Cities” opening in February, 2020. She also designs and makes a line of gender neutral clothing for children.

ELIGIBILITY: 2D and 3D Submissions are welcome from artists living or working on or near Cape Cod.

OPPORTUNITY TO PRESENT: Successful entrants are invited (but not obliged) to give an artist presentation on their artwork to visiting groups of students. Further details will be supplied to participants upon notification of selection.

SUBMISSIONS AND FEES: Only original works may be submitted. The entry fee is $30 for one artwork and $10 for each of two subsequent entries. The maximum number of entries is 3 per artist and the maximum fee is $50. All entries must be registered/received by ​midnight EST, November 11, 2019. All entry fees are non-refundable.

DIRECTIONS FOR ONLINE SUBMISSION: Competition entry is available at If entrants do not already have an account with Smarter Entry, they will be prompted to create one.

ACCEPTANCE: Notification of Acceptance of work will be made via e-mail by Monday, December 9th, 2019.

JUDGING CRITERIA: The jurors will nominate a ‘Jurors' Pick' for the exhibition from among the selected artworks.

The jurors will be asked to judge against the following criteria:

Creativity and Originality - Work that breaks from the ordinary, blurs the boundaries between genres, and challenges notions of how a particular concept or emotion can be expressed.

Craftsmanship and Technical Skill - Work that uses technique to advance an original perspective or a personal vision or voice, and shows skills being utilized to create something unique, powerful, and innovative.

Emergence of a Personal Vision or Voice - Work with an authentic and unique point of view and style.

Interpretation and Clarity of Theme - How well does the artist represent it? Will the theme be understood by viewers?

Presentation and Overall Impression - The style of presentation should be in accordance with the style of the art piece and the theme of the competition. What is the effect of the artwork in general and as a whole? Overall, does the artwork stand on its own as a complete and outstanding work of art?

Juror feedback on individual submissions is not available.

All artwork must be appropriate for young viewers. Cotuit Center for the Arts reserves the right not to select and/or display anything it views as unsuitable.


  1. All work must arrive gallery ready.
  2. All artwork must be either priced for sale or marked ‘NFS’ (Not For Sale)
  3. Work cannot be withdrawn before the end of the exhibit

DELIVERY OF ACCEPTED WORK: Work should be hand delivered​ work should be delivered to Cotuit Center for the Arts, 4404 Falmouth Rd, Cotuit, MA and unpacked by artist or artist’s agent on 6 Jan from 10am to 4pm. Any other arrangements must be made in advance with the Gallery Manager, Michelle Law (

SALES, COMMISSIONS AND DELIVERY:​ ​Cotuit Center for the Arts will retain a 40% commission on all exhibition sales. The price represented on the artist entry form will be the sale price. No changes will be allowed. Sold works will remain until the end of the exhibition.

RETRIEVAL: ​ All unsold artwork must be removed on 10 Feb 2019 between 10am and 4pm. Any work not removed during this specified time may be subject to a storage fee.

USE OF IMAGES: ​Any image submitted may be used for marketing and promotional purposes directly related to this show. This use may include publication in any publications, printed materials, advertisements, or electronic media. Copyright and all other rights remain that of the artist.

CONTACT/QUESTIONS​: ​Please direct all questions to Michelle Law, Gallery Manager​, (

ENTRY AGREEMENT: ​ ​With the submission of artwork into the Winter Art Exhibit, the artist agrees to all the terms and conditions set forth in this Prospectus.

PLAN A GUIDED VISIT: Beginning in 2020 The Arts Foundation of Cape Cod will provide a transportation stipend. More information will be available on their website under the AFCC Access Program.