Silica Games/Chip pictured with a young admirer. 1st Place Winner AoD 2019


October 12– November 18, 2020
Gallery Opening following C19 Guidelines Thursday, October 29th from 6-9 PM


In this year of C19 and social unrest, 2020 has been pretty scary on its own. Many have said it’s provided an opportunity to create work exploring the darker nature of the human psyche. Open to 2D and 3D media artists, this exhibit will feature work on the darker side of the art spectrum. In 2020? That shouldn’t be too difficult. ;) Prefer to submit traditional Halloween subject matter? Work that highlights the supernatural or macabre? That’s great too. Show us the dark work you’ve been creating during this challenging time or before.

No, the opening won’t be business as usual. We’ll still have an opening and give out awards – we just won’t be able to have as many of you there at the same time to celebrate. This year, for those not able to be physically present, you’ll be able to tune in live to see who the winners are.

Submission fees: $35 for up to 3 Entries


All 2D forms of art or sculpture that can hang safely on a wall will be considered. Sculpture requiring a pedestal will also be allowed if no bigger than 18”x18” at the base, weighing no more than 50 lbs.
All work must be securely wired for hanging and gallery ready. Work not properly wired will not be hung even if work has been accepted into show. No sawtooth hangers or clips. No flimsy plastic frames. Unframed paintings must be professionally presented (no staples showing/sides painted)


1) Fill out application form. (For File Uploads: Image files must be JPG files, no more than 10” in height or width, no less than 72 dpi or bigger than 300 dpi. High quality images are important for the selection process and will be considered for promotion and printed media.)

2) Pay submission fee ($35) via PayPal link at bottom of page. Prefer Venmo? Send fee to @JGCahoon_Artist. Check? See bottom of form for mailing address and parameters. 

DEADLINE: Entries MUST be received by October 1st.

Juror: Sean Harrington, local sculptor and educator, and winner of last year’s Art of Darkness will be jurying this show. Learn more about Sean at https://www.seanjamesharrington.com/


Notification: Entrants will be notified by email by Monday, October 5th.

Accepted Entries Drop-Off Dates: Thursday, October 8th from 11-2 and on Saturday, October 10th from 12-4.


First Place/ Best In Show: Winner will receive $100.
Second Place: Winner will receive $75.
Third Place: Winner will receive $50
Honorable Mention: Gallerist’s Choice

After exhibit pick up: Thursday, November 19th from 11-2 or Saturday, November 21st from 12-4. Failure to pick up work on designated days will result in a $10 storage fee/week. You may assign a 3rd party to pick up work for you if needed.

By submitting this form you have agreed to the following terms and conditions:
The artist affirms that all works of art submitted are original. All artworks must be for sale. No NFS items will be accepted. Do not submit artwork that may not be available after acceptance. The artist determines the price agreed upon at drop-off and understands that HeARTspot LLC will take a 50% commission from the selling price. Works of art must remain on display for the length of the exhibition. The artist gives permission for work to be photographed and used for promotional purposes. All care will be taken to insure the safety and security of work, but the artist understands that the policy for HeARTspot LLC only covers costs of materials used to create work. The director will determine the sustainability/suitability of the art, framing/support structure and if determined unsafe/unstable, work will not be hung in the show despite acceptance and returned to the artist. Works of art picked up after deadline will accrue a $10/week fee starting the day after pick-up (not pro-rated) which must be rendered to HeARTspot LLC prior to having late work returned.

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Submit the $35 immediately after filling out form. Failure to do so may result in your work not being juried. Thank you.

Prefer to send a check? Mail it to HeARTspot, 1970 Pawtucket Ave., East Providence RI 02914. You must let us know you've done this and it must arrive before 10/1/20

Venmo more your thing? Send the $35 to @JGCahoon_Artist 

Submission Fee