November 20-December 18, 2020
Jurors: Tanya Crane and Kendall Reiss, Faculty in Sculpture, SMFA at Tufts University
Submission Deadline: September 1, 2020, 11:59pm
Submission Fee: No Fee

The BAC invites artists residing in New England to submit work for Chemical Exchanges employing either traditional metalsmithing techniques such as jewelry and sculptural forms or more unconventional materials and approaches. A chemical exchange represents the transfer of a nucleus from one molecular environment to another: wood into gas, food to energy, metallic alloys into sonically resonant material. The transformation of the Brookline Chemical Fire House to a center for the visual arts is an example of a metaphoric chemical exchange, one which ensures further creative propagation. Please include work that references this exchange of energy as described above in your proposal. Works can include 2D, 3D, sculpture, installation, sound and material.

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

Artwork Requirements

  • Artwork must incorporate elements of metal as a medium/material
  • 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.
  • Maximum size 3D: combined dimensions must not exceed a total of 144 inches (height+width+depth), total weight must not exceed 100lbs.
  • Video work: If accepted, the artist is responsible for providing all necessary viewing equipment.

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.

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

Entrants will be notified of their status via email by 5:00pm on Friday, September 11, 2020. If your work is selected, it must arrive presentation ready (with appropriate installation materials) by 5:00pm on Friday, November 13, 2020. Shipped work must be received in reusable wrapping with check or prepaid label for return shipping. Work must remain on exhibit through Friday, December 18, 2020.

*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