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Winter Art 2022: In a Mood

  • Jan 22 — Mar 5, 2022

In a Mood. Dreaming. Brooding. Bad. Sad. Silly. Creative. Lazy. Gotta have an ice cream sundae! What puts us “in a mood”? What’s your art and how do you convey mood? We would love for you to run wild with our “In a Mood” theme! And show our young audience attending this extremely popular annual Winter Art exhibit just how moody you can be!


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 In A Mood is accompanied by an interactive activity!

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

  • Up to THREE works per artist may be submitted
  • No size limitation, 2D and 3D work accepted
  • $10 per piece for CCftA members / $15 per piece for non-members
  • Drop-off January 17 - 10am -4pm

ELIGIBILITY: Submissions are welcomed from any artist in either 2D or 3D media.

ACCEPTANCE: Notification of Acceptance of work will be made via e-mail by Tuesday, January 18, 2022.

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.
  • 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?

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

SALES, COMMISSIONS AND DELIVERY:​ ​CCftA 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 March 7, 2022 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.