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6th Annual Art of Darkness

Call Open from Aug. 7th - Sept. 18th

October 8th– November 16, 2022
Gallery Opening Thursday, October 27th from 6-9 PM



It's baaaccccckkk! 


After a strange couple of years grappling with a global pandemic, this show has endured and we're excited to come back in full force in 2022!

This is our most popular (and FUN!) show we do all year - we hope to see many returning artists and new talent alike. Last year our show represented scary good artists from all over New England. We can't wait to see what you have in store for us this Fall!

Subject matter can range from traditional Halloween imagery to artwork that explores the darker side of the human psyche. Work can be a serious take on the theme, or more on the whimsical side. 2D and 3D media accepted.

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. No work will be considered before fee is paid. 

DEADLINE: Entries MUST be received by September 18th at midnight.

Juror: Robert Arruda. As is our tradition, first place winners from the previous year are invited to jury the next annual show. Robert is a self-taught sculptor who works in copper and is a resident of East Providence. 

Notification: Entrants will be notified by email by Monday, September 26th.

Accepted Entries Drop-Off Dates: Thursday, September 29th from 11-2 and on Saturday, October 1st from 2-4.


First Place/ Best In Show: Winner will receive $200.
Second Place: Winner will receive $100.
Honorable Mention: Jurist Choice 
Honorable Mention: Gallerist’s Choice

After exhibit pick up: Thursday, November 17th from 11-2 or Saturday, November 19th from 2-4. 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. Submission fees are not refundable in the event you do not have work accepted in a juried show. 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 ensure 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 will result in your work not being considered. Thank you.

Prefer an invoice? Once we receive your entry and "Invoice" is seen as your chosen payment method, we will send it via the email address used for your submission application.

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